South West France

UK Weekend Retreat with Ellie & Emily

28-30th June 2019 west sussex

Join us at Brooklands Barn for this retreat in Arundel, West Sussex for some time out to refresh your body and get some head space. Ellie and Emily are teaming up to offer you a fabulous retreat. With two teachers you will get double the expertise! 


Morning sessions will be stimulating and dynamic, afternoon sessions will be restorative and each night you will be helped to relax with Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). You can also book yourself in for a reiki treatment with Ellie; or book a massage or cupping session with Annabel, an acupuncturist joining us for the weekend. 

Brooklands is a beautifully restored 19th century barn with an inglenook fireplace and floor to ceiling windows. A central courtyard for alfresco dining, overlooks panoramic views of the Arun Valley. A heated pool and barrel sauna, as well as beautiful surroundings provide a sanctuary to truly unwind. All meals are vegetarian, yoga classes are suitable for all levels and you may do as many or as little as you like throughout the weekend.

The food at Brooklands will be a real highlight, as all meals are freshly prepared by our on site chef.  Everything served will be vegetarian, but if you have any further dietary requirements, please let me know at time of booking. Three meals a day are provided, plus fresh fruit, coffee and herbal teas



15:00 Arrival 

16:30 Yoga  

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Yoga Nidra 


08:00 Breakfast 

10:00 Yoga 

12:30 Lunch 

13:30 Free time/reiki treatment with Ellie (at additional cost) 

16:00 Yoga 

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Yoga Nidra


08:00 Breakfast 

10:00 Yoga 

13:00 Lunch and departure


£439 per person- Twin ensuite

£499 - Superking Single

**EARLYBIRD PRICE** book by 28th December

£379 per person - Twin ensuite

£439 - Superking single

 £150pp (non refundable) to secure your space on the retreat. The remainder of the money is due by 28th March 2019 

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Day Retreats on the Ropes

Experience the ropes

After struggling to find somewhere I could run a retreat that has a rope wall, it made perfect sense to run a few at my home studio.

Please let me know if you know any retreat centres with a rope wall like mine! 

investment & dates

£75 for the day.

£30 deposit to secure your place.


£30 for a half day (10.00-12:15)

11th January 2019 10-3pm

15/16th March 2019 10-3pm

Please contact Ellie to book your place

"Ellie is a beautiful and inspiring teacher and has the most amazing teaching space and technique. I love Ellie's yoga wall, it offers me the support that I need when I am fearful of surrendering to a pose and allows my body to finally surrender! Have a look and try it out, it is great fun and so beneficial" -Sarah

morning session 10-12:15

The day starts with a dynamic two hour yoga session using the ropes to anchor and ground like you've never experienced before in standing poses, go deeper into shoulder stretches and feel extreme length and traction in leg stretches. Opening brain and body to new ways of experiencing familiar poses for those who have practiced before and completely new openings for beginners!


You can look forward to a vegetarian lunch and tea and coffee served with a sweet treat at the end. 

afternoon session 12:45-15:00

This session will start with learning a simple sanskrit chant using mala beads. Followed by a restorative practice which starts with semi supine poses to aid digestion. Then gradually inverting using the ropes for support. Ending with pranayama (breathing) and a final deep relaxation in the form of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)

4 Night French Retreat with Ellie

20-25th September 2019 south west france

Nestled between open farmlands and forest hills in the leafy French countryside, Caillou is the perfect retreat sanctuary. The pool has  stunning views and the daily walks on offer are truly breath-taking. At dusk, ​sit by the outside fireplace, watch the sun go down and soak up the tranquillity.

Morning yoga sessions will be a  stimulating, dynamic practice. Afternoon/evening sessions will be a mix of restorative yoga, pranayama and yoga nidra allowing you to pause, breathe and go home feel generally more like you again. 


The main kitchen and all the food is prepared here by Yvonne our venue host and nutritionist & health expert. Every mouthful counts and means something. Energy-giving food is essential when one is practising yoga for more than 4 hours a day. Non-Veggies should say something before they arrive so that we are prepared as 90% of the food is plant-based with a small amount of dairy and eggs. Each day freshly prepared fruit and vegetable juices are served along with delicious salads and soups.


 Arriving Friday and leaving on Tuesday afternoon gives you a four night break and you will be travelling at a time when there are no crowds. Flight costs are not included but will be week day prices, and a £40 surcharge is payable for your transport from Bergerac to and from the Yoga retreat. This is the total cost for both ways. No other costs will apply. You can of course make your own way to The Yoga Retreat if you are coming by car for example, but the transport bus cannot pick up from Rail Stations or any other airport. Please discuss this in advance if you are not flying to Bergerac. Ryanair or Flybe from Stansted/Southampton/Bristol to Bergerac is by far the best and quickest route and we will pick you up at the airport.


£150pp (non refundable) to secure your space on the retreat upon booking.

£200 by 20th March 2019

The remainder of the money is due by 20th July 2019 

all included

Morning & afternoon yoga, accommodation & organic whole food prepared by a top nutritionist and health expert to be enjoyed al-fresco.
Glorious afternoon walks in the local hills and valleys with a walking guide (included in the price).
Swimming pool & free time for exploring.

Linen, towels, shampoo, conditioner & free Wi-Fi


Massages, alcohol, flights & transfers

 "I remember on my first retreat, I cried with relief that life had stopped for a moment and I could be myself again. I found it comforting to not have to think about what I was doing but simply follow the schedule, doing yoga until my meals were laid out and having plenty of time to regroup and decompress my brain!"  

France Accommodation

Main House


£695 double room per person

£895 single occupancy



Standard rooms (en-suite)

£495 double room per person

£695 single occupancy


Bell tents in the garden  (shower room & loo nearby)

£495 double room per person

£695 single occupancy

Vintage Yellowstone caravan

(shower room & loo nearby)

£495 double room per person

£695 single occupancy