Arundel, West Sussex
*Our next retreat will run on: Dates TBC
Brooklands Barn will be closed for refurbishment during 2023
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.
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.
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
A great weekend escape, with a fun relaxed vibe!
I can’t thank you enough for such an awesome, amazing retreat.
Jackie & I can’t believe how lucky we were to have found you, to have shared space with you and the rest of the ladies that attended.
It was a very special experience and one that I already want to repeat.
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!
Many thanks to you all and we’ll will see you in the future. Namaste x
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, you will see Brooklands Barn on the left hand side, then turn left again into the 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.
Traveling by Rail
Arundel station has direct links from London Victoria and London Bridge (1hr 20mins). Arundel station is just five minutes taxi ride from Brooklands.
Castle Cars is located at Arundel Train Station: 01903 884444
Sally Parkes BSc: Yoga, Pre & Postnatal Yoga and Pilates
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’.
Claire Nobbs: Chef
Claire discovered an interest in healthy & ethical living following her move to Brighton in 2012. She has since studied Ayurvedic nutrition & cooking in India, and has subsequently completed two inspiring retreat chef trainings with the Holistic Kitchen Academy. As a result, Claire has been head chef for Sally Parkes Yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings since 2015.
Claire’s food is inspired by her studies and from her travels around the world. Her vegetarian and plant based menus incorporate as many seasonal vegetables and fruits as possible as well as healing herbs and spices. She loves the creativity that is possible with plant based cooking and enjoys introducing people to new ingredients so that people may discover new healthy foods for themselves and be inspired to try new recipes at home. For Claire, there is much joy in feeding others, using good quality ingredients, food cooked from scratch and made with love.
Claire also cooks for retreats in Kent & Spain, and in her spare time likes to volunteer for food related projects. She is currently involved with the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership Community Kitchen and the Real Junk Food Project.
The cost of this retreat is £427pp for a shared twin room and £487 for a single room.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp Sally on 07983 508018 to check availability before booking.
Brooklands Barn will be closed for refurbishment during 2023
Brooklands Barn, Priory Lane, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0BG
Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend.
I really enjoyed my first retreat and feel thoroughly chilled!
Great venue and balance of classes, relaxation, and with delicious food.
With your gentle guidance, I feel rebalanced & more confident my yoga practice
Just quick note to say that Clare & I throughly enjoyed the yoga retreat at Brooklands Barn this weekend.
Bella & Helen are great teachers & Claire was a truly outstanding chef!
We enjoyed it so much, that we would like to put our names down already for next year’s Brooklands Barn retreat 😀
I loved the informal, relaxed style of this retreat and that you made time for everyone’s questions.
You catered for everyone’s level by giving us lots of options in classes.
Thank you for making my first yoga experience such a special one.
Thank you for organising such a wonderful retreat at Brooklands Barn.
It was one of the loveliest weekends I’ve had. The teachers were fantastic, the food delicious & venue so relaxing.
I hope to be back sometime again in the future.
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, the treatments & of course the food!
You have a lovely team of women working with you.
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