This refuge is for those who teach others, a space to connect with your true needs and self-care – held by a community of like-minded folk to help you feel independent in your self-enquiry.


The lovely yoga studio will be held as a silent space for you to use as you need. The morning led yoga sessions will be after breakfast, so that you are free to lie-in, do your personal practice in the studio or go for a walk before. 


All sessions will focus on offering you the time and space to truly step away from the deluge of daily life. Several of these will be recorded, so that you have an audio of the practice (sent after) and can fully experience without feeling you need to remember or write down.


The school, training or ‘type’ of yoga you teach does not matter; the point is to arrive and allow your body to come to a place of potential nurture. The teachings for the weekend will be somatic, explorative, restorative, meditative and influenced by Feldenkrais, Qi Gong and other practices that step away from an emphasis on reaching particular forms or goals within asana. 


Through embodied awareness, there will be an emphasis on recognising and offering kind attention to the habits and expectations we may spend our time retreading in our work and personal lives. You are invited to bring a journal to write in for several self-enquiry exercises and any personal reflection along the way. 


There is also a treat on the Saturday night, with a Therapeutic Soundbath.


The program will include daily yoga sessions, a silent walk and soundbath. The cost of this retreat also includes your food and accommodations.

Styles

  • General
  • Restorative
  • Vinyasa

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
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Location

East Sussex, England

Eastbourne is a town in East Sussex. With a scenic seafront, Eastbourne is an english seaside town, with cool summers and mild winters.

Food

Food will be vegetarian and organic. Any food intolerance can be accommodated and you will be asked for details upon booking.

Full Description

This refuge is for those who teach others, a space to connect with your true needs and self-care – held by a community of like-minded folk to help you feel independent in your self-enquiry.


The lovely yoga studio will be held as a silent space for you to use as you need. The morning led yoga sessions will be after breakfast, so that you are free to lie-in, do your personal practice in the studio or go for a walk before. 


All sessions will focus on offering you the time and space to truly step away from the deluge of daily life. Several of these will be recorded, so that you have an audio of the practice (sent after) and can fully experience without feeling you need to remember or write down.


The school, training or ‘type’ of yoga you teach does not matter; the point is to arrive and allow your body to come to a place of potential nurture. The teachings for the weekend will be somatic, explorative, restorative, meditative and influenced by Feldenkrais, Qi Gong and other practices that step away from an emphasis on reaching particular forms or goals within asana. 


Through embodied awareness, there will be an emphasis on recognising and offering kind attention to the habits and expectations we may spend our time retreading in our work and personal lives. You are invited to bring a journal to write in for several self-enquiry exercises and any personal reflection along the way. 


There is also a treat on the Saturday night, with a Therapeutic Soundbath.


The program will include daily yoga sessions, a silent walk and soundbath. The cost of this retreat also includes your food and accommodations.

What is included

  • All Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
  • Vegan
  • WiFi Internet
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Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Meditation
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yoga
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Free time to explore, Silent Walk along the cliffs
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Talk on the psycho-social nature of modern stress
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Therapeutic Soundbath with Ruth Summers

Time Off

There are plenty of nooks and crannies at Gayle’s for you to retreat whenever you need and the studio will be available as a silent space between classes. During your free time you are free to explore, walk, relax, read your favorite book, or just stay in your room. There is also an open-air pool where you can take a dip or just rejuvenate after a day of yoga and meditation.

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Accommodations

Shared Dorm at Gayles Retreat

Shared Dorm

There are two thoughtfully renovated dormitories, ‘The Studio’ which sleeps eleven people, has two showers and two toilets and ‘The Playroom’, which sleeps six and has one shower and one toilet. Together, both dormitories offer simple, high quality, comfortable and reasonably spacious single-gender accommodation for up to seventeen people. There are good quality, sturdy single and bunk beds with individual storage drawers. Duvets, pillows, linen and towels are provided. Basic hot drink making facilities are also available in the dormitories.

Private Room at Gayles Retreat

Private Room

The double rooms are separate, self-contained accommodation. This can accommodate up to 2 people. There is a study area (which has a quality television and DVD player), a shower room with a toilet and a bathroom (with a huge bath and another toilet). As you would expect, the furnishing and facilities are all of a very high standard and the space allows you room to study, relax and enjoy your time.

East Sussex, England

Eastbourne is a town in East Sussex. With a scenic seafront, Eastbourne is an english seaside town, with cool summers and mild winters.

Venue   Gayles Retreat
Gayles Retreat, Venue for 3 Day Yoga Teacher's Retreat

Gayles is a small retreat centre ideally situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs in the South East of England, five miles from Eastbourne and fifteen from Brighton. The environment and ambience at Gayles encourages an open, safe, relaxed and intimate atmosphere that promotes learning and self-development. Here, rural doesn’t mean hard to reach; there are excellent train services from the nearby towns that provide direct travel to and from London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International, Brighton and so on. Gayles is just one-and-a-half hour drive from London and there is a regular bus service that conveniently stops beside the entrance. For European visitors seeking retreat facilities there is a ferry service to and from mainland Europe from Newhaven, which is only a twenty-minute drive away.


Eastbourne offers the most accessible railway station as it has direct links with London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International, Brighton and, of course, many other places. The National Rail Enquiries website offers travel information and a booking facility.

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