4 days, 3 nights Yoga Retreat
Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th January 2022
Northcourt House, Main Rd, Shorwell, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 3JG
Join Anna and I for a wonderful Winter Retreat on the idyllic Isle of Wight. You’ll be ready to shake off the winter blues by then and journey inwards; immerse yourself in nature and breath-taking views to nurture and revive both body & mind.
Your retreat hosts will guide you through a 4 day sanctuary, offering a wide variety of yoga practices: asana/movement, meditation and mindful breathing techniques. An offering of workshops including exploring the foundation of yoga poses to yogic philosophy. If you love seasonal, home-cooked food, delivered to you in a beautiful manor house, our mini wintering escape is for you.
You'll be staying in the magnificent, historic Jacobean Manor House; North Court House on the Isle of Wight for your retreat stay. Your accommodation is a Grade II listed, heritage property offering incredible quality, homely accommodation, set within 15 acres of glorious gardens. North Court Manor is located in the picturesque village of Shorwell, in an idyllic, rural location and part of the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Price based on shared occupancy
£570 (early bird booking made before 25th Dec 2021)
£620 normal rate
Price based on single occupancy
£845 (early bird booking made before 25th Dec 2021)
£895 normal rate
50% deposit to secure booking. Payment plans are very welcome, please contact Cheryl/Anna to discuss this. This can be arranged after the deposit has been paid.
Deposits are non-refundable - in the event the country goes into a lockdown the venue owners will be happy to provide us with an alternative date.
The final balance for the retreat is required by 1st Dec 2021.
8 Yoga classes, including: Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Nidra & Sound Baths // 2 workshops: Asana Elementals & Yoga philosophy // 3 meditations – all taught by Advanced Yoga & Meditation Teachers with 2,000hrs training and 15 years of teaching between them.
Our retreat takes place in a Grade II listed heritage property, set within 15 acres of beautiful gardens and log fires. A rural location on the Isle of Wight’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close to beaches
Grand regal rooms with beautiful views – 9 bedrooms: doubles, twins and triples, all with en suites. From *£570 if booked by 25th Dec
Daily plant based delicious brunch & dinner. We can cater for most diets**
5 minutes from the beautiful coastal cliff top walks
Yoga in a spectacular yoga Shala overlooking the exquisite gardens
An afternoon excursion to explore the island with a clifftop walk
Lots of free time to enjoy the manor house, gardens, warm winter fires, and local walks, the difficulty will be to decide which!
18 yogis max
Open wood fires to keep you cosy and warm in our winter retreat!
Delicious dinners Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening
Unlimited teas, coffee, fruit
Towels, linen, hairdryers
Self Serve: early porridge available for those who cannot practice on an empty belly
A guided walk
What's not included?
Transport to and from the retreat centre, including ferry from the UK. Get in touch to share the journey with other yogis.
Food & drinks other than already stated. Option to bring wine***/soft drinks or have lunch at the local restaurants (although brunch will be BIG)
Local excursions & activities
**Some diets may cost extra, please email us to find out. Special diets need to be requested by 15th January.
*** Please note, the retreat is to support cleansing and detachment, please apply a mindful approach to alcohol consumption
The retreat is catered to all levels of yoga experience, you will be guided to develop your practice mindfully, so you can do as much or little as you wish.
The retreat will begin on Thursday 27th Jan 2022
Arrival from 4pm onwards.
The retreat will conclude on Sunday 30th Jan 2022
Departure by 1pm.
The ferry adds a bit of adventure and an extra sense of escape! The retreat can start when your journey begins, and we can pair you up with others yogis if you like so you can share the cost and adventure.
Ferry booking: http://www.wightlink.co.uk(Portsmouth or Lymington) orhttp://www.redfunnel.co.uk (Southampton to E.Cowes). Lymington to Yarmouth is the recommended crossing as this is the shortest route, nearest the venue and the most attractive route . Additionally if you have to wait for the ferry Lymington and Yarmouth are much the nicest places to wait. Although longer to drive through the New Forest, it is a less crowded route (and you avoid having to negotiate Portsmouth, Southampton and Newport traffic). It is possible to book one way via Lymington and return to Portsmouth or vice versa on the same ticket as it is the same ferry company and rate. In winter the ferry companies may have special offers.
Wightlink have introduced a new large ferry, the Victoria from Portsmouth. This can take longer to load and unload and you may have to park on the upper car park. Arrival at least 30 mins before departure seems more essential at busy times.
Bus information is available: www.islandbuses.info and ferry routes on http://www.islandbuses.info/arriving.shtml. We have bicycle storage. The bus service number 12 is 2 hourly and stops outside our gate, via Yarmouth (changing at Totland) or Newport. There is a regular service from Cowes or Ryde every 15 minutes or less to Newport.
If travelling from London by train the trains from Waterloo to Southampton are the fastest (about 75 minutes) and there is a free bus to Town Quay. The redjet operated by Red Funnel takes 20 minutes to Cowes, where a bus should be waiting.
The house is behind the village shop, with the entrance at the bottom of the steep hill (if you approach from Carisbrooke/Newport) on right opposite some thatched cottages. Approaching from the south-west, through Brighstone, and onto Shorwell, the drive is 200 yards on left after the Crown, on a bend, before going up the hill, just after the shop. Newport can be a bit of a bottle-neck, but as you arrive at the big roundabout, from Fishbourne, take the town centre-second exit (not Sandown). After the lights and new shops turn right in front of MacDonald’s, and then immediately left before Barclays and after HSBC. Continue for a mile up Carisbrooke Hill, and after the church on right turn left at the mini-roundabout in front of the Waverley pub. The steep hill into Shorwell is about four miles from there. Beware satnav is not always to be relied upon, as you may get lost or end up in a ford at Carisbrooke!
Delicious, hearty and healthy food is key and we want all of our guests to experience the richness of freshly prepared plant based cuisine.
We will have a chef who will be responsible for lovingly preparing your meals throughout your stay. We will be serving you delicious plant based food during your stay, using quality seasonal ingredients to nourish and satisfy you. During your stay you can expect to have:
→ Access to a 24 hr tea/coffee bar.
→ Self serve porridge will be available first thing for those who prefer not to practice on an empty belly
→ We will be serving you a daily 2-course brunch after your daily morning yoga practice.
→ During the day you will have access to a selection of fruit
→ In the evening you will be served a nutritious two course meal,
Cheryl and Anna both love making sourdough so we'll aim to get some sourdough made whilst we're there.
Cheryl teaches yoga from the heart and offers a warm and light approach to the practice whilst weaving in the spiritual elements of the practice, including meditation, pranayama and Nidra practices. She is also an anatomy enthusiast and loves to integrate her understanding into her teaching.
Cheryl attained her L3 diploma, 200 hrs yoga teacher's training (YTT) in 2011 with a CQY Accreditation and want on to complete the advanced 300 hrs YTT with YogaLondon in spring 2021. Cheryl loves to learn about yoga philosophy to understand the depth of the practice as a way to understand herself better. Cheryl has trained in Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Sound healing to offer a well rounded experience and yoga offering.
She is passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and feels blessed to be able to share the amazing practice with people like you.
Anna has loved yoga since she first started practicing it in ‘94. She has taught it for 8 years, and attained the highest teaching qualification EYT-500hr in 2018. She aims to empower her students to regain their balance, energy, focus and explore a lighter side to life. Anna infuses yoga philosophy with modern anatomy, to enable you to re-connect to all layers of self and guides practitioners to feel a sense of inner calm and a greater connection to their essence.
Anna has tallied over 850hrs training including Yoga for Athletes with Sarah Ramsden (Ryan Giggs teacher), ‘Creating Space & Freedom - Hips & Legs’, ‘Building Integtrity & Stability - Spine & Core’, & ‘Cultivating Strength & Movement - Shoulders, Neck & Upper Back’ with Jason Crandell, described as taking yoga to its next level. She has also been fortunate to study with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (teacher, author and feminist) ‘Well Woman Yoga’ - a movement guiding us to use yoga to embrace women's health and vital energy throughout their lives. Anna teaches in their garden studio in SW London, and hosts workshops & retreats in the UK, Greece, Portugal & Zanzibar.
Your safety and well-being are paramount to us during your stay. The property has a comprehensive COVID-19 cleaning guidance which we will adhere to during our stay at the property.
PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING: With the easy and free access to lateral flow tests now available in pharmacies, we ask all guests to take 2 lateral flow tests prior to coming on the retreat. One 24 hours in advance of arrival and a second one will need to be conducted on arrival in your vehicle. We know this isn't ideal we'd loved to just give you a big hug on arrival but in order to keep everyone safe and for peace of mind we would appreciate you complying with this. If the result is positive 24 hrs before you have time to get a PCR test to confirm a positive test result. By doing this we can attempt to create COVID safe retreat.
The Government rules in relation to COVID are constantly being updated and are therefore subject to change. We will continue to update this page with more information as and when we can, but in the meantime, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your understanding and support.