Florence House

Seaford, East Sussex

Relax and Restore Retreat with Sally Parkes and Paula Hines.

Our retreats at Florence House in Seaford, East Sussex is a wonderful blend of Dynamic, Hatha and Restorative Yoga and Pilates. Facilitated by experienced yoga teachers Sally Parkes and Paula Hines, this retreat focuses on re-balancing both the body and mind, and with our healthy eating menu this weekend retreat is also a great way to detox. Classes are gently invigorating as well as restorative and are suitable for all abilities as well as beginners. There will also be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and stunning Sussex coastline.

All food is home-made, vegetarian and healthy. As well as three meals per day we also provide fresh fruit and a selection of teas are available throughout your stay. All our retreats are alcohol free. 

Read our Florence House Retreat review from by Miss Wheezy here

The Venue

On the brow of Seaford Head, East Sussex, sits Florence House, rock solid in the sea air and surrounding wild landscape. In many ways its situation is a metaphor for its life’s purpose – a haven for the spirit however the wind blows. It’s a much loved venue for life enhancing workshops and retreats. In essence, it lovingly embraces divine inspiration, the sacredness and potential of each individual and the healing power of the landscape in which it sits.

There are beautiful places within the gardens and we encourage guests to take advantage of these areas. Our aim is to create a unique, nurturing environment where you can rest, restore and relax.

Our Yoga and Pilates Program

Hatha and Restorative Yoga are slow and steady paced styles of yoga that work to balance of the nervous system to help instill calmness. We will use props to support the body so the mind can rest enabling you to fully relax.

Dynamic Yoga is faster paced and stronger than Hatha yoga and works by generating heat within the body allowing your muscles to stretch whilst they strengthen. We teach a more gentle form of Dynamic yoga than Ashtanga yoga that is suitable for all abilities.

Pilates is very effective in strengthening both the abdominal and lower back area as it works by creating stability within the body. We will work through a number of Pilates movements and variations using Pilates exercise balls and bands.

Our Food

All food is home-made, vegetarian and healthy. As well as three meals per day we also provide fresh fruit and a selection of teas are available throughout your stay. All our retreats are alcohol free.

Pumpkin soup

 

Holistic Treatments

To help ensure you have a relaxing stay, we also offer a range of treatments with our expert therapist Jo Poxon. Our treatments include:

  • Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage
  • Holistic and Dermalogica Facials
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Pedicures and Manicures

Cost of treatments is £30 for 30 minutes and £55 for 60 minutes. To ensure you get the treatment you’d like, please book treatments before the retreat commences by emailing info@sallyparkesyoga.com. Thank you.

 

Head massage

Friday

4pm: Arrival

5.30pm: Hatha and Restorative Yoga

7.15pm: Dinner

8.30pm: Candle lit Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation

 

Saturday

7.45am: Dynamic Yoga

9am: Breakfast

12pm: Pilates with yoga stretch

1pm: Lunch

6pm: Hatha and Restorative Yoga

7.15pm: Dinner

 

Sunday

7.45am: Dynamic Yoga

9am: Breakfast

12pm: Pilates with yoga stretch

1pm: Lunch

4pm: Depart

Travelling By Car

Travelling east on A27 from Worthing/Brighton, follow signs to Newhaven/Lewes. At roundabout after the rail crossing you have a choice between Lewes and Newhaven; take A26 to Newhaven / Seaford.

Alternatively follow the coast road A259 from Brighton to Newhaven. In Newhaven, follow sign to the left for Seaford A259.

Carry on the A259 until you reach Seaford and a mini roundabout with the train station on your right hand side. Stay on the A259 going out of town in the direction of Eastbourne. Look out for a church almost immediately on your right hand side and take the third turning on your right after the church, this is Southdown Road. Helpful markers to look out for at this junction are: a traffic light,red postbox and red phone box. Stay on Southdown Road and go straight down the hill towards Seaford Head and the golf-course, crossing over a couple of streets. At the bottom of the hill at Southdown Corner you will see a large grey house on the hill in front of you. This is Florence House. Take the first gate entrance and follow it to the front door.

 

Travelling By Train

From London Victoria every 30 mins, change at Lewes for Seaford. Takes approx. 1 hour 20 mins. There will be taxis at the station. Florence House is up by Seaford Head golf course.

National Rail Enquiries is: 08457 48 49 50.

Local taxi hire firms include:

Terry’s Taxis 01323 899444 (mob: 07745307227)
Martello Taxis: 01323 492929
Day-Night Taxis: 01323 896666
Beacon Taxis: 01323 898888

Booking Information

For bookings please email info@sallyparkesyoga.com

By booking this retreat you are agreeing to our cancellation policy

Prices from:

£337pp

The cost of this retreat is £337pp for a shared room and £387 for a single room.

Upcoming Dates

13th – 15th November 2015

2016

18th -20th March 2016

29th-31st July 2016

4th-6th November 2016

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Retreat Location

Florence House, Southdown Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4JS

“My body felt like jelly after having my third child. After only four sessions of Pilates with Sally I felt a surge of strength and got a good report from the physio – something I hadn’t had all year! Sally has given me the energy to keep going” Camillla Cavendish

Award winning journalist for The Times

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