Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Relax and Renew with Julie Greenhalgh
Florence House, East Sussex,
Friday 18th March - Sunday 20th March 2022
Hi, I am Julie and I am a counsellor, kundalini yoga teacher, breathwork coach and healer. I am passionate about wellness, self care, transformation and authenticity and I am excited to offer you this Relaxing and Renewal Kundalini Yoga Retreat where you can release your stress and replace it with inner stillness, love and compassion. The retreat is a beautiful space to let go of internal and external stresses, relax, meet like minded people, make new friends as well as go on beautiful breath taking coastal walks. Come on your own, with your partner or with friends. This retreat is available to anyone and you do not need to have experienced kundalini yoga to join us and enjoy it.
Florence House is a beautiful and comfortable house set within 6 acres of gardens and grounds, and 5 minutes away from miles of stunning costal cliff walks towards Seven Sisters Country Park. Florence House is well known for its amazing vegetarian food and is a much loved venue for yoga retreats. The gardens are abundant and magical to walk around and each of the cosy bedrooms all have views of the grounds or Seaford Head. The yoga room is huge and light filled as it faces out onto one of the gardens and there is a beautiful yurt in the grounds for meditation.
We live in a period of rapid change which can feel like chaos to some. The stress that most of us are experiencing relates to how we handle these pressures. As we try to keep up with the pace of everything, our frustrations stem from the resistance to change within ourselves and within our society along with information overload which is often conflicting. We stop listening to our inner guidance. A stressful environment, life problems, losses, or traumatic events can create blockages in the energy flow that can translate into psychological symptoms such as anxiety and worry.
Kundalini Yoga is a technology which incorporates, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (postures), mantra (chanting), relaxation and meditation. This technology helps us to function in harmony with the new realities and energies to enable us to reduce our resistance.
We practice techniques that help us to achieve inner peace whilst keeping ourselves grounded. Kundalini yoga is all about transformation and awareness and helps to awaken the energy of consciousness. The practice brings to us an awareness of our self-limited beliefs and habitual patterns that we inherited from our past. The primary goal of kundalini yoga is to allow us to reach our full potential and to expand our awareness of our unlimited self. Benefits of kundalini yoga are improved vitality and self-awareness allowing you to feel more in control of yourself, clarity, greater self esteem and a deeper inner calm as well as strengthening your nervous system and balancing your glandular system.
What the retreat includes:
Exclusive use of Florence House and its extensive beautiful 6 acres of grounds on Seaford Head.
Full-board from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. The food is vegetarian and delicious. It is seasonal and locally sourced and from their own organic garden, where possible.
Breakfast consists of a buffet with a selection of fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, egg and selection of breads.
Lunch consists of freshly made soup, a chef’s choice main course, salads and vegetables.
Dinner consists of a chef’s choice main course, salads, vegetables and dessert.
The venue includes unlimited fresh water, teas and coffees, fresh fruit and biscuits.
Breakfast is from 9.00-10.00am; Lunch from 1.00-2.00pm; Dinner from 7.00-8.00pm.
Special diets can be catered for (vegan and /or wheat, gluten or dairy free) for an additional charge of ￡3.50 per person per meal (excluding vegetarian meals). Prior notice is required before the retreat starts.
Kundalini Yoga is all about the experience and this retreat will include pranayama (breathing practices), asana (posture), mantra (chanting), relaxation and meditation. We will have a fun experience with Shakti dance and then relax to the sounds of gong plus experience beautiful Yoga Nidra followed by a gong bath.
This schedule is a rough outline and may be subject to minor changes. If inclement weather, there will be indoor activities/talks to participate in.
5.30pm-7pm opening circle, kundalini yoga
8.30pm-9.30 yoga nidra and gong
10am-12am group walk
12pm-1pm gentle kundalini yoga/talk
2pm-4.30pm free time or group walk
4.30-5.30pm talk on stress/self care
5.30pm-7pm chakra dancing and gong bath
8.30pm-9.30pm meditation in yurt.
12.pm-1pm gentle yoga/meditation
4.30pm closing circle and goodbyes
Shared accommodation (twin or triple rooms). There is a single supplement option of￡50, subject to availability.
The total fee for this weekend is ￡375 (early bird ￡340 if booked before 15th October 2021) per person based on shared accommodation (twin, double or triple rooms) with exclusive use of Florence House and its extensive grounds, full board from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. To secure your booking a deposit of ￡100 is required. Single rooms are available at a supplement of ￡50.
Please contact me below for a Booking Form and the Terms and Conditions for this Retreat.
Testimonials from the retreat.
I would highly recommend Julies Retreats. It was so lovely to meet such a wonderful group of people. Julie ensured from the beginning to have an all inclusive mentality which was appreciated and followed joyously. The classes and learnings taught by Julie are life lessons that I will implement in my day to day life going forward. Thank you Julie
ful Julie. It's difficult to contemplate that this was the first one you've run.
I really enjoyed your teaching; the kriyas and meditations. I expect you spent a lot of time preparing these and there is an ease and naturalness about your teaching. There was such a lovely connection within the group, almost as though this was a reunion of yogis who'd been together previously. The long time sun certainly shone upon us all. With love and gratitude.
This is my first retreat and have never experienced kundalini yoga before, but I feel completely relaxed and replenished and lots of intentions to take home with me.
I was a little nervous beforehand as had never been on a retreat and it was out of my comfort zone. I needn't have worried - the slightest. It was fabulous from start to finish. I loved meeting everyone and everyone was so friendly and interesting to talk to. I feel like I've been away for a weekend and come back with new friends and having learned so much more about yoga.
I attended Julies retreat so as to have a few days of relaxation, restoration and community. In all respects the retreat provided these. There was a wonderful connection between everyone. Julies style of teaching is conducive to inspiring and uplifting people and she introduced over activities such as Shakti Dance. Overall a great experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing yoga retreat in Seaford. The program was well organised with a range of relaxation yoga, a talk, meditations and outdoor walks by the sea. I met new people who I connected with and learnt so much. I would definitely come on the next retreat.