Arundel, West Sussex
We are taking bookings for retreats from May 2021. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Revitalise Detox Retreat – Yoga, Pilates & Detox
Held near the historical town of Arundel, West Sussex, this retreat is for anyone in need of rest and recuperation from day to day life. With our proven approach of yoga, Pilates, expert teachers and effective nutritional plan, our detox retreat will restore your vitality, energy and enthusiasm for life. With only fifteen participants on each retreat and no experience of yoga or Pilates necessary, we welcome beginners and intermediate practitioners alike. Our specialised yoga and detox retreats are held at the luxury venue, Brooklands Barn, with beautiful Arundel just a twenty minute walk away. Trains run directly from London to Arundel making it easily accessible.
Covid 19 Update:
As it stands and the situation is changing on a daily basis, we kindly ask that once retreats resume, that all guests please bring their own yoga mats & props to ensure safety and comfort during your yoga practice.
Please disinfect these regularly and use sanitising hand gels where provided before and after practice.
With our balanced blend of Hatha Yoga, Dynamic Yoga and Pilates, your body will be both gently stretched and strengthened and your vitality will be restored. Suitable for all levels, our classes place emphasis on assisting the detox process by gently working but not over working the body, as well as stimulating the digestive system. Our expert teachers are also experienced in teaching pre and post-natal clients and those with various conditions including back injuries and back pain.
Schedule (this will be slightly altered to accommodate covid guidelines)
Set in the beautiful Sussex countryside and looking out onto fields and open spaces, the easily accessible Brooklands Barn has a wonderful nurturing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
With a newly built yoga studio, plenty of space to rest, a heated swimming pool and sauna to use at your convenience, there’s no way you can’t relax. All rooms are spacious and newly refurbished. Yoga mats are provided.
We provide you with three healthy and nutritious meals plus two specially formulated cleansing detox juices a day. All food is home-made, healthy, vegetarian, wheat and dairy free. Our aim is to encourage our guests to incorporate holistic exercise and a healthy eating regime into your daily life. We source our ingredients from local independent suppliers where possible.
This is an example menu of our retreat food: Friday Dinner – Brown rice kitchari – broccoli, frozen peas, roast sesame carrots, seaweed, beetroot chutney, cubed. Saturday Breakfast – Chai last granola with walnuts and sunflower seeds, roasted/stewed plums, Gluten free breakfast muffins. Saturday Lunch – Beetroot brown rise risotto – hazelnut & almond dukkah, kale & roast sweet potato salad & tahini dressed courgette, puy lentil & tomato. Dessert – Halva-coconut & chocolate. Sunday Breakfast – Oats porridge with stewed apple, raisins, walnuts & seeds, savoury rye soda bread, peanut butter/jam. Sunday Lunch – Green peas curry – squash, green beans, chard/spinach, beetroot & carrot salad – sesame dressing, basmati pilau with cashews, kosambari salad – mung bean sprouts, mustard dressing.
To help ensure you have a relaxing stay, we also offer a range of treatments (at extra cost) in our specially designated therapy room with our expert team of holistic therapists. Our treatments include:
- Swedish Massage
- Holistic Facials
- Indian Head Massage
- Aromatherapy Massage
- Pregnancy Therapies: Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology
Green Adventures Travel: Review of Brooklands Barn
The Telegraph: Is this Sussex Town really the most Relaxing Place in Britain?
Littlehampton Gazzette: Arundel Beats Ibiza as Top Relaxing Retreat in Europe
Fitness Blogger Miss Wheezy:Read her Review of Brooklands Barn
I just wanted to say how much my daughter Thalia and I enjoyed our retreat weekend at Brooklands Barn. We loved everything about it, yoga, Pilates, treatments and of course the food. You have a lovely team of women working with you. Best wishes, Georgia
I don’t know why but since I arrived home I have been clearing out rubbish and shredding paper work. Crazy or what? It’s like I want to get rid of things that no longer serve me well to make room for yoga and new experiences. I did not expect that effect!
Many thanks to you all and I’m sure myself and Jackie will see you in the future.
Arundel station has direct links from London Victoria and London Bridge (1.5 hours). Arundel station is a 5 minute taxi ride from Brooklands. Castle Cars is located at Arundel Station (01903 884444).
Coming from the west along the A27 – when the A27 dual carriageway from Chichester changes to single lane traffic, heading into Arundel, you will see the White Swan Hotel on your left. Take the right hand turning signposted Tortington, opposite the White Swan Hotel. Take the left fork and follow the single track lane until you come to another fork in the road. Take the left fork and follow this lane along until you come to ‘Brooklands’ on your right. Turn right into the driveway and left into the front courtyard.
From the east, follow the A27 just past Arundel, and then from the roundabout that intersects the A284 and the A27, take the exit signposted Ford/Climping (Ford Road). Priory Lane is about 1 mile south from the roundabout, it is the next turning on the right after Maxwell Road. Once on Priory Lane, Brooklands is the first left and then left again into our courtyard driveway.
You may find that our postcode does not pinpoint our location exactly. These are the GPS coordinates: North 50.845250 West 0.572570 which you can enter into Google map or Sat Nav.
Sally Parkes BSc, has degree in Sports and Exercise Physiology and has been teaching heath and fitness since 1998. She runs Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training programs in Vinyasa, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga in Europe and Dubai. She has presented fun and upbeat master classes and workshops at various health and well-being conferences including The Yoga Show and YogaFest Amsterdam, and writes regular yoga related articles for Ultra Fit, Yoga Magazine, Om Magazine and Gurgle Magazine. Sally is also the author of ‘The Students Manual of Yoga Anatomy’ and a book editor for publications such as ‘The Healing Yoga Bible’.
She began practicing yoga five years ago to help stretch tight muscles due to other sporting activities but became increasingly more passionate about learning its power to help the body and calm the mind. This lead to a strong desire to encourage others to discover its many benefits and she takes enormous pleasure in sharing her knowledge and helping people to experience the rewards that a regular practice can give.
Having trained with Sally Parkes, she now teaches small corporate groups aiming specifically at de-stressing and relaxation at the end of their day, and is also teaches at a local golf and country club.
“In a busy and fast paced life, yoga makes me feel better. It reminds me to re-connect, to breathe and to make time for myself. My greatest ambition on my yoga journey is to meet open-minded people who are happy to share my new found passion.”
Naomi first stepped into a yoga class in 2004, looking for a way to reconnect with herself during some stressful times. Finding yoga to be much more than just a physical practice and believing that yoga can help us find our truest self and wholly connect our mind, body and awareness, her thirst for delving deeper into this profound knowledge led her to undertake her 200hr Laxmi Yoga teacher training with Sally Parkes in 2013.
Wanting to share the mental and physical therapeutic qualities of yoga, Naomi began teaching limited mobility and anxiety management classes alongside her regular flow classes and relaxation offerings, and is now a teaching assistant on Sally’s current yoga teacher training’s. With a keen interest in the ways in which the physical body affects the emotional body and vice versa, Naomi continued exploring Yoga Nidra in further depth, completing her Level 1 IRI iRest Yoga Nidra training with James Reeves in 2014.
Warm, friendly and all embracing, Naomi is passionate about encouraging students, no matter what their abilities, to find their own power and true essence, through appropriate asana adaptations and personalised methods of relaxation and Yoga Nidra. Her classes typically incorporate a strong Hatha Flow, self exploration, Yoga Nidra and a healthy sprinkling of humour.
The cost of this retreat is £397pp for a shared room and £447 for a single room.
(We have one small double available at £417, please enquire about availability)
7th – 9th May 2021
12th – 14th November 2021
Brooklands Barn, Priory Lane, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0BG
So much so that we would like to put our names down already for next years Brooklands Barn retreat :)” 2017 Retreat Guest
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