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Canterbury, Kent Yoga Retreat

Offering weekend retreats set in this amazing location this charming venue accommodates 10-12 people and has a great deal to offer including;

3x Yoga classes
2x Qigong classes
2x Morning wake up juice/smoothie
2x Nutritious vegetarian breakfasts
1x Nutritional raw food workshop
1x Raw wholesome lunch
2x Delicious cooked dinners
2x Meditation/Sound bath classes

This retreat is all inclusive, you will return feeling nourished & revitalised!

You will be staying in a beautifully decorated country house set in it’s own private gardens. This venue is located only a 15 minute drive from the city centre of Canterbury in Kent and 50 minutes train journey from the city of London.

Nearby is a nature reserve, several lakes and relaxing country walks through orchards that are only a short stroll away. There is a sand and shingle beach “Herne Bay” and is a 20 minute drive away, with various attractions such as the ancient Roman ruins, memorial park, pier, downs and local zoo. Otherwise relax and enjoy a heartfelt book in the garden and book yourself a massage treat!

Once booked you will receive a welcome email confirming your reservation with full details, a map to locate the house & a client application form.

All rooms have original Georgian features, fireplaces, wooden panelling and spectacular garden views. Wifi, towels & yoga mats are included please bring comfortable yoga wear & indoor shoes/slippers if desired.

Prices start from £325
Shared & private rooms available.

Early bird discount available 6 weeks prior to retreat date.

Welcome home - Friday:

6.30pm – Arrival, relax & unwind
7-8.30pm – Nutritious wholesome vegetarian dinner
9-9.30pm – Yoga Nidra deep sleep Meditation

The early bird catches the worm - Saturday:

8-8.30am – Sunrise Qigong connecting with the elements wake up
8.30-9.30am – Healing Hatha Yoga flow
9.30-10.30am – Fresh juice & uplifting breakfast
10.30-12.30pm – Mindfulness walk/Massages
12.30-1.30pm – Raw food nutrition workshop
1.30-2.30pm – Raw wholesome lunch
2.30-5pm – Free time/Massages
5-6.30pm – Sunset partner Yoga play & long relaxation
7-8.30pm – Nutritious Wholesome vegetarian dinner
9-9.30pm – Sound bath Chakra cleansing Meditation

Feeling nourished - Sunday:

8.8.30am – Sunrise energising letting go Qigong
8.30 – 9.30am – Restorative self love & appreciation Yoga
9.30-10.30am – Awaken power smoothie & cooked vegetarian breakfast

Read what our happy yogis have to say...

I just want to let people know how much of a B-E-A-UTIFUL weekend I had at the 'Awakening Spring Yoga Retreat' in the Lake District  I had a completely serene experience the whole time. Set in the most breathtaking landscapes, our home was an old stone farmhouse which is found through a gap in a hedge and across a bridge over mini waterfalls! Whilst in our little hideaway not a single bother from the outside world was allowed to penetrate the bliss we felt... I have never slept so well. Through the early morning Qigong classes with Ivan I learnt a lot about myself and about the powers I hold within. I learnt how harnessing the earth's energy can put you in touch with yourself and everything beyond yourself which feels absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the yoga classes which were set in the most perfect atmosphere. Even as a beginner in yoga I had no trouble learning under the teaching of the tranquil Amber, as she addressed us softly, gently and fluently, guiding us through each movement. The evening yoga mediation sessions were so peaceful that some of my fellow retreaters fell asleep during the class 💖 I also very much enjoyed learning about natural, healthy nutrition in the raw food workshops, aswel as having fun whilst we made yummy snacks. By the end of the weekend I felt quite bonded to everyone in the group despite us having been strangers... What I have gained from this experience cannot be measured, nor can the love I felt from Amber and Ivan in sharing their enlightening way of life! I've definitely grown closer to my own true self and have excelled on my spiritual journey. I can't recommend their retreats enough and will definitely be attending again! Peace and Love To All 

April 18, 2017 - Jemma Hewitson5★★★★★

Just returned from a week's retreat in Menorca with Amber and Ivan. What a wonderful life changing experience. Beautiful weather, food, location and most importantly people. The island is stunning and you have plenty of free time to explore the lovely walks and beaches. Starting our day with Qigong on the cliff with the sun on your face is a memory that will stay with me for a long time, and Amber's yoga classes are the best I have been to. We managed all our classes outdoors and even watched the moon on the rooftop on the last evening. I have come home feeling so much more at peace with the world and life. Thank you for the experience I will definitelybe back. You are an amazing couple xx

November 19, 2016 - Estelle Shearman5★★★★★

I had never been on any kind of retreat before, although I had read some reviews from last year's Menorca retreat. The photos were enticing enough.

So I booked myself and one other on the retreat, not knowing who was even going to come with me, my partner Nick, who had never done yoga, or my 19 year old son Milo who had a bit of time on his hands. In the end it was me and Milo. I took him to a few yoga classes in Sevenoaks to give him a taste..he loved it.

So, we arrived quite late on the first night..and settled into our accommodation. 

The next morning the sessions began. First warming up with Ivan then yoga with Amber..most of us had done a bit of yoga before and Amber seemed to intuitively know how far each of us could go, she eased us all gently into poses, stretched us physically and mentally building our stamina daily opening our minds and our hearts.

I think we all gained so much from the experience. I particularly loved the fresh air, the breathing and chanting, the mindfulness walks, I felt so relaxed I was inspired to stop smoking. Having been an on and off smoker for 13 years, I thought it would be difficult, two weeks later and I still have not had a cigarette. I feel younger and more invigorated than ever and I seem to have much more energy all round.

We have continued to attend our yoga class here. We can do a lot more than we could before. There is so much truth in the saying "use it or lose it" and also "it is never too late".

Thank you Amber and Ivan..you have given me a new lease of life and Milo some inspiration for his future, even if it is just to become a Pirate and live in a cave..Namaste..xx

April 26 2016 - Joanne Batchen5★★★★★

Just been at a wonderful yoga retreat in Grasmere where Amber was joining and in particular experienced both the meditation session and also the massage. Both were fantastic.
With the massage, I chose the deep tissue (my own fault) and under focused breathing (a few groans while those tense bits were vigorously worked on) I felt SO good after (and later the same day when I went walking/fell running).
I can say with all certainty that Amber delivered the best, most thorough massage I have EVER had in my life. And I have had quite a few in my running career! Amber, you're bloody brill! 🙂 x

07/08/16 - Simon Barker 5★★★★★

Joining Amber & Ivans yoga retreat in Sussex for a beautiful weekend away was absolutely what i needed, with their wise teachings and healthy dietary tips i have come away happy, cleansed and back to feeling like my old self! I can't recommend them enough.

Thank you x

15/04/2016 - Carmen Seteram 5★★★★★

Amber is a brilliant teacher. The atmosphere she creates is so relaxing. I always leave her classes feeling rejuvenated, completely relaxed, and with a calm, peaceful mind. Also she really helps you to work to your full potential with every pose so you get a thorough deep stretch. I suffer with lower back pain and tension in my neck and shoulders and a general state of stress - I realise this because of how calm I feel after her classes! And it's so relieving to stretch out all my tense areas. I can't recommend her enough.

May 24, 2016 Joanna Turner 5★★★★★

Thank you so much for a lovely yoga & meditation retreat in Canterbury. Your yoga classes were really healing and your voice is perfect for relaxation it sent me into a deep sleep. The house was stunning and the food was delicious, i can't wait to come back next year and join another one of your retreats!

July 12 2016 - Jenny Marlow 5★★★★★

I had an amazing experience at Ambers yoga retreat in Menorca.
The combination of Yoga, Qi gong, healthy food, walks
and swimming all set in beautiful surroundings was the ideal break away to find some peace and harmony.
Much love to Amber and Ivan for being such good hosts, i wish you all the best in your venture.
Thank you for the time shared with you both.

December 3, 2015 - Andrew Harston 5★★★★★