Brooklands Barn

Arundel, West Sussex

We are taking bookings for retreats from June 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.

Retreat schedule

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.

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Schedule (this will be slightly altered to accommodate covid guidelines)

 

Friday

3.30pm: Arrival
4pm: Introductions and refreshments including detox juice
5.30-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Breath Meditation & Yoga Nidra (relaxation)

7-8pm: Dinner

Saturday

7.45-9am: Dynamic Yoga
9am: Breakfast
11.30am: Detox juice
12-1pm: Pilates
1-2pm: Lunch
1.45-6pm: Holistic treatments, free time, refreshments
4pm: Detox juice
6.00-7.30pm: Hatha Yoga & Meditation
7.30-8.15pm: Dinner
 

Sunday

7.45-9am: Dynamic Yoga
9am: Breakfast
11.30am: Detox juice
12-1pm: Pilates
1-2pm: Lunch
3.30pm: Depart

The Venue

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.

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Our food

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.

Holistic Therapies

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
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Reiki
  • Pregnancy Therapies: Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology

Cost of treatments is £30 for 25 minutes and £55 for 55 minutes. To ensure you get the treatment you’d like, please book treatments before the retreat commences. Thank you. Head massage


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!

Miss Wheezy

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

Wendy Giardina

By train

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).

Driving

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.

Satellite navigation

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.

Our Teachers

Sally Parkes BSc:Yoga, pre & post natal 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’.

Sue Bolland is a qualified 200 hour yoga teacher practicing Hatha based classes and vinyasa flow.
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 Rudge 200 hour RYT, iRest Yoga Nidra Certified Teacher
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.

Booking Information

For bookings please email info@sallyparkesyoga.com

By booking this retreat you are agreeing to our cancellation policy

Prices from:

£397pp

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)

Book your Next Retreat NowIf you wish to pay by BACS please email info@sallyparkesyoga.com for our bank details.

Upcoming Dates

2021

11th – 13th June 2021 *Fully Booked*
12th – 14th November 2021 *One Twin Room remaining*

Retreat Location

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

Louise

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 😀

Guest from 2017

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.

N. Wright

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.

Lottie Kern

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.

Georgia

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