South Downs, Sussex
Hatha Yoga, Relaxation and Detox Retreats at Tilton House.
Nestled underneath the South Downs and edged by woodland with far reaching views across the Sussex Weald, Tilton House sits impressively in the natural landscape. The Georgian country house was once home to economist John Maynard Keynes and ballerina Lydia Lopokova as their retreat for contemplation and calm. It is the perfect venue for our retreat as both a yoga room and yurt are offered for our classes as well as lots of space to chill out and relax.
The house has been tastefully decorated throughout, bringing new life to this wonderful Georgian house. All seven bedrooms were decorated using natural materials. Every room has plenty of character and all have views over either the Sussex Weald or Downs. The garden has many mature trees and the fire-pit in a woodland clearing provides the perfect setting for stargazing as night draws in.
The Yoga classes are a combination of energising Dynamic Yoga in the morning followed by a more restorative practice of Hatha yoga later in the day. The emphasis of the postures will be on detoxification and together we will work through yoga postures that compress, twist and stretch the body in order to aid elimination via the digestive system. This will help you feel lighter both physically and mentally which will in turn assist you in reaching a state of relaxation.
Yoga Nidra: Yogic sleep
Yoga Nidra (meaning ‘yogic sleep’) is a form of deep relaxation and is offered before bed to encourage restful sleep so you will feel refreshed & renewed both mentally & physically.
Pranayama: Breath Control
During each yoga session we will also practice breathing techniques that will assist your detox and yoga practice by calming the nervous system & stimulating the digestive system. The practice of Pranayama is also known to improve mental focus and clarity and improve ones’ lung capacity.
We hope that when you leave our retreat you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. To help we provide a wide range of holistic therapies, which are available at extra cost. These treatments can be booked when you book your place on the retreat and include:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Thai Yoga Massage
About the classes
This retreat is a wonderful blend of energising dynamic yoga, gentle hatha yoga and relaxation. All classes are suitable for beginners to intermediate levels and classes are taught in an all-inclusive manner. Please note that if you have any injuries or illnesses and/or conditions or are pregnant we are happy to adapt the yoga postures accordingly. Please let us know at the time of booking where possible.
Wherever you eat your meals, you get a view of the South Downs. Meals are vegetarian and cooked fresh from the kitchen, using as much from Tilton House’s vegetable gardens as possible. All food is nutritionally balanced and well thought out to provide you with enough vital vitamins, minerals and energy to keep you tip-top throughout your stay with us.
Vegan diets, food allergies and intolerances are catered. Please let us know beforehand.
5.30-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Breath Meditation & Yoga Nidra
7.45-9am: Dynamic Yoga class
12pm-1pm: Gentle yoga class and relaxation
2-6pm: Free time to relax, walk, or enjoy holistic therapies
6.15-7.30pm: Hatha Yoga.
8.40-9.30pm: Meditation and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
7.45-9am: Dynamic Yoga class
12pm-1pm: Gentle yoga class and relaxation
Lynette ( RYT 400 hours), began her exploration with yoga 12 years ago. It only took a few years until she developed a serious relationship with her yoga practice and in 2010 embarked on her first teacher training in Ashtanga (Hatha Raja Yoga). Following her passion for linking breath to movement after discovering a vinyasa flow class, she went on to undertake her second 200 hour teacher training with Sally Parkes in 2013 studying sequencing, gentle hatha, restorative yoga, yoga for back care and pre and post natal yoga.
Lynette has also trained with Leila Sadeghee, Bridget Luff, Adam Husler and Bridget Woods Kramer, she is earning her status as an Anusara inspired teacher, with comprehensive alignment principles and life affirming philosophy. Lynette continues to pursue education in yoga and the healing arts. This ongoing process of learning is what provides the fresh insights that inspire her teaching. Healthy breathing, alignment and balanced energy flow are consistent points of her focus in her classes. Lynette’s teaching style is intuitive, playful and highly spirited and nourishes the hidden strengths of her students, while challenging them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. You will leave Lynette’s class feeling enlivened, vibrant and whole.
Emma has been practising a variety of styles of yoga since 2006 and has a keen interest in the connection between the mind and the body. She completed a 200 hour teacher training in the Himalayas and is registered and Insured with Yoga Alliance and has also completed her Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training with Sally Parkes Yoga.
It was during her time in India that her passion for Yoga was reignited and is an advocate for yoga being for all people from all walks of life. Emma’s approach is very nurturing and inclusive with a particular interest in women’s health and well-being. Emma divides her time between teaching weekly vinyasa and gentle yoga classes, and Yoga Nidra and relaxation workshops in the Worthing, West Sussex area, and practising as a Community Homebirth Midwife.
The weekend costs £357 per person sharing a room. This cost includes all classes, accommodation, meals, snacks and drinks.
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15th – 17th September 2017 with Emma Rich - twin rooms only available
27th – 29th October 2017 with Lynette Greenaway - sold out
27th – 29th April 2018 - twin rooms only available
13th – 15th July 2018 - twin rooms only available
10th – 12th August 2018 - twin rooms only available
21st – 23rd September 2018 - twin rooms only available
12th – 14th October 2018 - twin rooms only available
Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL
“I wanted to share with you how my weekend at Tilton went with Lynette. The house was very comfortable and Lisa who looked after us was just super! Lynette was an inspiration and naturally followed the level and needs of our group, just perfect! I came away feeling relaxed and almost floated out of the house after our last Yoga session which was help in the garden under the trees.”
“I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive about coming on my own but it couldn’t have been better; beautiful surroundings, lovely relaxed atmosphere, great company, food and classes all made for a very chilled, relaxing weekend. Please pass my thanks to everyone – you all make a fantastic team and I hope to be back sometime in the future.”Diana Botting
“A superb retreat…It has reduced my stresses and re-focused me….wonderful food, venue and superb classes, it was all so wonderful. Thanks a million.”T. Mclelland
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