Read what our happy Yogis are saying…
After pandemic from last year I have been working from home and was looking forward to rejuvenate and this retreat was just perfect for anyone who is looking to relax and empty the mind. The weather turned too hot but its good to have this heatwave. Fortunately we had awesome weather during the retreat and enjoyed every bit of it. The sessions were amazing with different styles of yoga. For me the highlight was the sound bath meditation and the vegan food was sumptuous and the place was like heaven. Appreciate our instructor Lula , Amber and the chef Vanessa for giving us everything we needed. Highly recommend this place. I can assure you will forget all your worries and anxiety and return back with empty mind and learnings for more yoga practices to follow. Thanks a lot for making my first retreat experience amazing. I even went to Hastings (near Battle) to a beach by myself on 3rd day afternoon which was amazing old town by the sea. Thanks Amber for recommending.
This was the most fantastic weekend, transformational. 1. The people. Lula Mcgill is a special person ( our yoga instructor) – she did not just offer yoga ranging across every level which was inclusive and yet able to stretch your personal practice, but also extended ( if you wanted ) into nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, history, holistic yoga practice and even philosophical discussion- she is so dynamic and wonderful but not at all intrusive and very respectful of peoples wished and needs. 2. The food – exquisite – we have the incredible chef ( and yogi) Vanessa , who also has training in functional nutrition amongst other talents and made the most delicious food that was high level restaurant taste with all the healthy goodness you could wish for. 3. The venue is lovely, quiet and beautiful.
“Everything about this retreat was amazing, I felt I took something new away with me from each session that I now apply in my daily routine. I felt at ease as soon as I stepped into the house, and this feeling was carried with me throughout the weekend. The house is beautiful, it’s in a special place and the atmosphere there is so warm and cozy! The morning meditation outside overlooking the lake was incredible! I am fairly new to yoga, and I felt as though the sessions were perfect for all levels, with the opportunity to push myself when I wanted to, and the reminder to rest when I needed to and to listen to my body. I ended up doing a headstand which is a huge achievement for me! The massage I had was beautiful, and the wild lake swim although very cold was a complete rush, and the experience brought the group closer together! The food was incredible!! I felt completely nourished the entire time, and by the end of the weekend my skin was so soft! I’m putting that down to the morning juice! During my free time I also went on a walk up to the waterfall, a 15 minute drive away, which was beautiful!
I overcame a lot of anxieties, and pushed myself mentally and physically to the limit during this trip, and I feel so much stronger now. I have learnt so much about myself, yoga and healthy food, and I am already adapting this knowledge into my life! Thank you so much:)”
“This weekend is the definition of a yoga retreat weekend. Wonderful accommodation – luxurious and restful with spectacular sun sets viewed from the veranda across the open field land and horizon in the distance. Yoga and meditation sessions provided by a very knowledgeable coach (Amber) including calming scents and sounds to accompany the yoga. Introduction to vegan foods – a showcase of the best flavours and recipes. Like minded people making great company and new friendships. Wonderful, enjoyed every minute.”
“I am not sure where to start! This to me was a heart blowing experience. I was struggling for the past couple of months and needed some space and time to help me find myself and find some peace within. Well, this retreat gave me that and so much more. As an introvert, I was a bit apprehensive to going into a place where I do not know anyone, but this changed the moment I met such lovely and welcoming people. There were no expectations or judgments from anyone; I loved being able to sit in the sofa reading a book with some lovely music in the background and listening to the sounds and smells of Lula’s cooking (brought me great memories from my childhood!). Valerie’s Nidra, flow and yin sessions were something else, same with Lula’s wholesome food and flow sessions. All of this topped up with gorgeous surroundings, a so much needed massage from Abby, lovely sunsets and such beautiful people. Just thinking about the weekend brings warmth to my heart 🙂 Thank you Valerie and Lula for all your kindness.”
“A dream experience – I loved everything about this retreat and learnt so much in such a short time. The food was delicious and i thoroughly enjoyed the raw food workshop and being able to talk to our chef so openly. Each yoga class was completely different but amazing too and its clear to see that Amber is a real specialist who adores what she does. She created the most beautiful and calming atmosphere from the moment we walked in the door, where everybody could do and be as they wanted. My mum and i did our morning sessions in our pyjamas, it was that relaxed! By the end of the retreat i felt like i had found myself again and was completely grounded and inspired. I keep referring back to my positive affirmation that Amber had asked us to create and is changing my life. I will definitely be going to another of her retreats – it was an incredible weekend.”
It was so fantastic to get away from it all, to meet new people, to eat delicious food and to be immersed in yoga and mediation for the weekend. Lula was a great host and her knowledge was so impressive. Although I’ve done yoga for years, I learnt so much from Lula. I left feeling both rejuvenated and rested and also very inspired. It’s been just over a week since I returned but the positive effects are still with me. I very much recommend going on retreat here.
“This retreat was all & more than I ever expected. I’m not a vegetarian however the food was some of the best I’ve evet eaten. The host, Amber, was one of the kindest,calmest people I’ve ever met & the variety of yoga was great. The group for me, was perfect as we were just ladies & I felt so relaxed & easily bonded. The retreat itself is set in fields so could go for a walk or just sit & read in your spare time. The itinerary was set out perfectly & if there is a massage available definitely take one, it was very good. I wouldnt hesitate in booking again.”
“Just returned from a week’s retreat in Menorca with Amber and Ivan. What a wonderful life changing experience
“This retreat was a peaceful weekend getaway! The food was incredible and the yoga was accessible to everyone – we had a mixture of abilities in the group from complete beginners to yoga teachers. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and our teacher was lovely Lula – she was super knowledgable in health & nutrition and the mechanics of the body and she guided us though many different types of yoga and meditation techniques so every class was different and interesting. My accommodation was perfect – I had the fluffiest bed all to myself and felt like I was literally sleeping on a cloud! I woke up to the sound of the sheep outside and it was dreamy. The massage was also excellent :)”
After a very challenging year, this retreat was the best gift I could have ever given myself. The house we stayed in was beautiful, surrounded by nature. Amber’s teachings were marvelous. One of the biggest highlights of the weekend was definitely trying many new styles of yoga and meditation. I especially enjoyed the free movement workshop. Holly’s nourishing vegan cooking was a treat for both the body and the soul. Abby’s massage was excellent and revitalizing, I have returned home feeling re-energized and so much better. Thank you so much for a wonderful break!
This was my first yoga retreat and definitely won’t be my last. The classes were so varied and introduced me to different forms of yoga and meditation, qigong, etc. The food was absolutely incredible and the venue was so secluded and serene. Val and Lula brought the most amazing energy to the weekend, and the other attendees were so warm and welcoming. Everything was amazing and this was just the reset that I needed!
“A truly amazing experience for me. Wonderfully lead by Lula, I left feeling so much lighter than when I arrived. Everything from the food to the accommodation was above and beyond. I will treasure my time there and look forward to coming back.”
“The location, absolutely beautiful. A great mix of people, and with lack of phone signal and TV, we sat and “spoke” Just like it used to be.
I really enjoyed the mix of yoga, and learnt a lot of new things. Also learning that vegan food can taste so good.”
“Friendly, helpful, supportive, fun , understanding and all in a calming environment. Im progressing all the time and loving life with yoga retreats holidays , i would 100% recommend too everyone.
I’m doing stuff I never thought possible and still learning more .
Every class is fresh and made enjoyable and always finish on a life high and relaxed .
Helps me with all sorts of life problems . I would recommend this to anyone interested in yoga or just Curious”
“I have been searching for the perfect yoga teacher in Hastings for some time now. I am happy to say that I have finally found her! I have been attending Amber’s classes for a few weeks now. I love how she fuses together different styles of yoga, including hatha, iyengar and ashtanga, to create her own unique style of teaching. Amber is an engaging, passionate and mindful yoga teacher. She is very attentive to everyone in her class and ensures that they work to their maximum capabilities. She creates a beautiful relaxing atmosphere, with the use of candles, incense, chanting, tibetan singing bowls, bells, meditation and deep breathing exercises. Her instructions are flowing, soothing and calm. I leave each class on cloud 9, feeling amazing – relaxed, fully stretched and opened out and I can’t wait to return the following week.”
“This was my first yoga retreat and definitely won’t be my last. The classes were so varied and introduced me to different forms of yoga and meditation, qigong, etc. The food was absolutely incredible and the venue was so secluded and serene. Val and Lula brought the most amazing energy to the weekend, and the other attendees were so warm and welcoming. Everything was amazing and this was just the reset that I needed!”
“I did like almost everything about this. The location is beautiful. You really feel in the middle of nature. The environment that Amber creates makes you feel like you are in a different reality. It allowed me to relax like never before. The food is awesome. I haven’t eat so well outside my home in months. The yoga and meditation classes are comprehensible and easy to follow. Perfect for beginners. The overall experience has been awesome. I couldn’t recommend it enough.”
“Amber was so calm and lovely- her energy permeated the whole weekend. The diverse yoga styles, the calm pacing, the magnificent vegan meals and beautiful house made it a real treat. Our group of strangers gelled together beautifully and shared wonderful stories and ideas and many laughs. Bonds of friendship and understanding were built! Heart warming 😍”
“Amber was so skilled in so many different areas of yoga and meditation. She was an all singing, all dancing, one women band! It made it so varied. I tried so many new things and learnt so much. She’s also an exceptional warm, caring person and this set to ethos of the whole weekend”
“The house in Kent was beautiful and had everything you could need for a relaxing weekend. Amber was very accommodating and the yoga practice was adapted to the needs of all- I am beginners level and Amber made sure to include alternatives for me where necessary. The food was extremely delicious and nourishing and I have come away with lots of inspiration to try new recipes.”
“The whole weekend was exactly what I needed and more than I could have hoped for to help me to reconnect amongst wonderful people and in a stunning location. Amber is an incredible yoga instructor and a warm and lovely person. With her help the retreat brought me back to myself and has equipped me with tools to maintain my peace during my daily life. The food was to die for too. Highly recommend.”