Women's Yoga Retreat in Norfolk - Autumn 2019
Fishley, near Norwich
Friday-Sunday, November 8-10th, 2019
Step out of your busy life to rest, restore and nourish yourself with fluid movement, wholesome food and connection with like-minded women at this two-night autumnal Women's Yoga Retreat in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
“Just fabulous! A really lovely balance of gentle exercise, meditation, good food and lots of sleep in a wonderful location - how we should be living all the time.”
Ruth P. on a previous Fishley Hall retreat
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The Yoga will focus on gentle and empowering practices that are specially designed to reconnect us to our cyclical rhythms and to nurture our female health and well-being. We'll also enjoy movements from the Chinese healing art of Qigong, meditation, self-care practices, deeply restorative therapies, walking, resting and wonderful home-cooked food.
And we'll celebrate the richness of the Autumnal energy of drawing inwards and together.
You can arrive at the Women's Yoga Retreat any time from 9am on the Friday. If you able to get the time off, I do so recommend you take advantage of this opportunity of quiet time to settle in, relax and explore.
The retreat will start at 4pm, with a welcoming cup of tea in the cosy living room, followed by the first practice session and then dinner. We'll finish by 3pm on Sunday afternoon, but you are welcome to stay till later to chat and relax. (See below for full provisional schedule)
The retreat is open to all women of all ages. You don't need any experience of Yoga etc and you certainly don't need to stay away because you think you are not fit, mobile or cheery (etc) enough. Our practice will be deeply self-reverent and fluidly accessible to all.
And, even more importantly, this is your weekend - you can join in as much or as little as you wish. If you choose to spend a practice session lying on your mat, you can. And if one day you feel that what you really want to do is to skip practice and instead relax, go for a walk, explore Norfolk, read a book, draw, chat with someone interesting you have connected with or spend some quiet time alone, that is more than fine.
Read how others enjoyed my previous retreats:
“Thank you, Tiffany, for a very restorative weekend. I’m going back to the real world refreshed, emotionally lighter and with a greater understanding of my body and femininity.”
- Kat R.
"Thank you for your guidance and compassion and wisdom this weekend! …. After a very emotionally difficult year, this retreat was almost like a rebirth for me, physically, mentally and emotionally. Tiffany was a gentle and compassionate teacher, and lead us in a beautiful program that embraced feminine power and self-care and allowed for a lot of healing and introspection. Such a restorative weekend in beautiful surroundings with other lovely, interesting women - I couldn’t recommend it more!”
— Emily M.
"I particularly enjoyed the meditation, the massage and the Yoga practice, plus the space in the day to be alone. … Absolutely exceptional food. Nurturing teaching and healing 1-2-1 treatments. Beautiful setting and stunning house. The only thing that would have made it even better was if it could have been another day longer!"
— Maria F.
"This Yoga is underpinned by wisdom and compassion and the sheer joy of being a woman. It is inspiring. … The greatest benefit for me was to enjoy moving and stretching again without fear after slipping a disc - and to reconnect with myself, to value myself as a woman.”
— Jo D.
"Tiffany has a rare gift of combining extensive research - theoretical and practical - with empathetic and transformative teaching. Her Yoga sessions include Qigong, reverence for seasonal change and celebration of female energy. Powerful stuff! …. It is fascinating how practice, good food, Ashley’s shiatsu massage and discussion combined to shift one’s state of mine to peace and renewal. .. And the venue was great - large spaces, great bathrooms, and intimately connected to the seasons by being on a farm and close to the sea.”
— Nicole H.
"Thank you for your wisdom and insights. … I loved approaching Yoga from an elemental aspect - this was a whole new wealth of information. … The venue was excellent - warm, with lovely bedrooms, great food and plenty of it. Wonderful company of women."
- Sarah O.
Our Yoga retreat venue is fabulous. Fishley Hall is a 17th-century manor house set in lovely countryside near the village of Fishley, just 10 miles from the Norfolk coast. The house, which was recently refurbished with enormous love and care by the owners, sleeps up to 16. We'll be practising in its beautiful, spacious conservatory, which has underfloor heating.
Our exceptionally delicious food - prepared for us by in-house chef, Henry - will, like our Yoga, celebrate Autumn's wholesome energy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be vegetarian (tending to vegan) and Henry is happy to cater for other reasonable dietary requirements (eg gluten-free). There will also be nourishing snacks and lots of teas (regular and herbal) available.
Treat yourself to a full-body Shiatsu treatment with our in-house therapist, my talented friend Ashley Styring.
Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing treatment that addresses the energy meridians of the body.
Ashley’s passion is exploring how we can achieve health and well-being through movement and touch. She is qualified in Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki and Pilates.
60-minute Shiatsu treatment - £65
Slots are available on Friday afternoon (between 1pm and 4pm) and throughout the weekend between Yoga and Qigong sessions and in the evenings. Please contact Ashley directly on email@example.com for more information and to book your slots.
"Ashley's Shiatsu treatment was an experience I had never had before. It felt like a healing balm." Maria F.
"Thank you, Ashley, for a wonderful Shiatsu treatment, the perfect complement to the weekend." Emily M.
"Ashley is very special. An excellent massage and the warmest personality." Jo D.
Rough daily Women's Yoga Retreat schedule (subject to change)
- 9am onwards - Arrive any time to settle in, relax, enjoy your own lunch (you can use the lovely kitchen) or even take a trip to the nearby coast
- 1.30-4pm - 1-2-1s available
- 4pm - Welcome tea and greetings
- 4.45-7pm - Introductions and opening Yoga practice
- 7.30pm - Dinner
- 8pm onward - 1-2-1s available
- 6.30-7.30am - Early riser gentle stretching and meditation
- 7.30am - Breakfast
- 8.30-10am - Time for you/1-2-1s available
- 10-12pm - Morning Yoga practice
- 12.30pm - Lunch
- 1.30-4.30pm - Time for you/1-2-1s available
- 3.30pm - Join me (if you like) for tea and chatting on the theme
- 5-7pm - Afternoon Qigong and self-care practices
- 7.30pm - Dinner
- 8pm onward - 1-2-1s available
- 7.00-8.00am - Early riser gentle stretching and meditation
- 8.00am - Breakfast
- 8.30-10.30am - Time for you/1-2-1s available
- 10.30-11.30am - Gathering and sharing
- 11.30-1.00pm - Closing Yoga practice
- 1.30pm - Lunch
- 3pm - Retreat closes - but feel free to stay to relax
Everything is optional (particularly those early morning sessions!). And non-practice times are totally free for you to relax or book a private treatment.
Finding Fishley Hall
The address is Fishley Hall, Fishley, Norwich, NR13 6DA. It is a 1.5-hour drive from Cambridge and about 2.5 hours from north London.
The house is easily accessible by train - to Norwich, then a short ride to Acle. From there it is a 5-minute taxi to Fishley Hall (best to book taxis in advance).
All the rooms at Fishley Hall are comfortable and lovely, with spacious, modern bathrooms. I offer a choice of single, twin or triple rooms:
- One triple
- Four twins
- Two classic singles - one with ensuite with shower and one sharing a larger bathroom, with shower and bath, with one twin room.
- One super-luxury 'Bridal Suite' single with a gorgeous ensuite.
Rooms not described as ensuite share a bathroom with one other room.
Twin and triple rooms will be allocated randomly, unless you request to share with someone.
- Triple Room - £350/person
- Twin Rooms - £390/person
- Classic Singles - £540
- Luxury Single - £590
This covers (almost) everything - your accommodation, your food and all your practice sessions. Shiatsu treatments can be booked separately (see 1-2-1 therapies above).
A booking form and a £150 deposit confirms your space. The balance is due by June 30th, 2019 (after this date, the full price is to be paid in full at the time of booking).
Don't miss out on this nourishing Women's Yoga Retreat