Urban Day Retreat
- 42 Acres, Shoreditch London -
Saturday 5 October 2019
9am - 6pm
Join Saori and Lydia in a one day urban yoga retreat in the breathtaking 42 Acres, in the heart of the city. Planet-friendly and socially aware, we invite you to join us in this beautiful space where nature and spirit meet.
The team of two will be offering a variety of specialised yoga workshops, two yoga classes of differing styles, yoga nidra and pranayama. This one day retreat will be a wonderful way to spend more time going deeper into your practice and doing something wonderful for the body and mind.
We have hand picked to work with a bespoke caterer who works with seasonally sourced plant-based food that is inclusive, eclectic and natural, to provide a delicious healthy lunch. We hope to have you join us on this special day.
Saori and Lydia will be there to support all individuals, all levels welcome.
Yoga Retreat at West Lexham, Norfolk, Norwich
24 May - 26 May 2019
Join Cheryl Theodorou Abela and Lydia Lim for a long weekend yoga retreat at the stunning West Lexham set in beautiful Norfolk.
The retreat includes daily dynamic practices in the morning, restorative sessions in the evening complemented with pranayama and guided meditations. You will enjoy the luxury of nourishing your body and mind through carefully crafted yoga practices and have the chance of reconnecting with nature through walks, taking a leisurely row on the lake or simply enjoying a dip in the pool. You will be able to tempt your palate with delicious homemade meals and leave feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and relaxed.
The retreat is catered to all levels.
50% deposit to secure booking.
Deposits are non-refundable.
Final balance to be paid 10 weeks before the retreat date, after which, is non-refundable.
* 3 days / 2 nights Accomodation at West Lexham Village Hall
* 4 yoga classes (mixture of styles)
* Daily evening guided meditation
* 1 yoga workshop (2 hours)
* Dinner on Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday catered by the amazing Julia Martin from Purple Plum Fine Food
* Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks)
* Support from Cheryl and Lydia
* Pool time
* Optional Nature hikes
* Daily fresh fruit, coffee, tea
Optional Cooking Course (£10 per person supplement)
Saturday 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Vegan Cooking Course with Julia, founder of Purple Plum Fine Foods
* Covering the principles of an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle
* Example dishes: lime and spirulina cashew cheesecake / nut milks
The retreat will begin on Friday 24th May.
Arrival from 3pm onwards.
The retreat will end on Sunday 26th May.
Departure at 2pm onwards.
Healthy nutrition is key and we want all of our yogis to experience the richness of freshly prepared vegan/vegetarian cuisine. We are fortunate to have the wonderful Julia, our in house chef, who runs Purple Plum Fine Food in Norfolk.
Julia prides herself in cooking up delicious, clean, whole foods inspired by the lush variety of locally sourced ingredients. At Purple Plum, every ingredient is meticulously sourced and impeccably prepared to create unique and ever-changing seasonal menus.
The food is seasonal with a great emphasis on ayuverdic diet where possible. Any food intolerances, allergies or special diets can be accommodated for (please specify in the booking form).
West Lexham is the perfect rural retreat venue. Let nature soothe your brow and drop into utter tranquility in the 21 acres of gardens, woods, rivers and lakes. The heritage buildings and hand crafted furniture lift the spirits and inspire people to unfurl to their full potential. West Lexham is nearly 100% run on renewable energy. Wherever possible, the retreat centre supports the local economy by sourcing food and materials locally. You will have time to explore the venue taking in details from the shell mosaics, to the bonsai forests and original artworks.
*The Village Hall and Cottages will be undergoing renovation in the early part of 2019 with beautifully done up new rooms.
The nearest train station is Downham Market. Trains run from London Kings Cross to Downham Market every hour and every half hour at certain peak times. Journey times are approximately 1h 25m.
From Downham Market:
PJ Taxis- 01366 385904
Bishops Travel - 01366 324307
Journey time from Kings Cross approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
Born in Kuala Lumpur and raised as a third culture kid, Lydia was first introduced to yoga in her early teens in South East Asia. She has lived in London over the past decade, completing her degrees in Architecture and Cultural and Creative Industries. Lydia completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Pre/Post Natal Training with YogaLondon in 2016 and 2017 respectively. She has also trained with Jamie and Dulce, from The Yoga People, in Mandala Methodology and Pranification. She currently teaches at studio's based in Central London. Lydia will be undertaking her 500hrs teacher training starting in July 2019 in New York under the guidance of Sri Dharma Mittra.
Lydia classes include a tapestry of dynamic sequences coupled with a spiritually Dharmic element, that aims to nurture physical and mental agility with the ambition of cutting the strings that pull on the mind.
*Lydia is a Yoga Alliance approved, Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200
Cheryl first discovered yoga when she was living in South Africa after graduating. She was immediately drawn to the practice for the juxtaposition it offered, a discipline that delved into her heart and mind whilst building mental and physical strength in a non-competitive space.
Cheryl teaches yoga from the heart and offers a warm and light approach to the practice whilst weaving in the spiritual elements. She is also an anatomy enthusiast and loves to integrate her knowledge of this field and strong alignment throughout her teaching.
Cheryl attained her L3 diploma, 200 hrs yoga teacher's training in 2011 attaining a CQY Accreditation with YMCA. Cheryl will be undertaking her 500 hrs teachers training starting in January 2019 with YogaLondon. Cheryl's teaching is inspired by various styles of yoga including Astanga, Dharma, Sivananda and Bikram. She is passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and feels like she has come home.