Where: Birchington On Sea, Kent
When: May 25th-27th
About your stay
You will stay at Rossetti Lodge, which was built in 1910 for the Reverend. Birchington's All Saints' church is the burial place of the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
About the Walks/Hikes
During the day we will take the opportunity to walk and relax by the sea. The walks will be gentle, along the beautiful Viking Coastal Trail.
The length of the walks depends on the group and your personal preference.
About the Yoga Spaces
Our aim is to provide a space for you to explore, practice and enjoy bodywork at your own pace, to suit your own needs, flexibility, body weight and fitness level.
There is the main Dojo Space with Aikido mats. A second yoga space has hammocks for aerial/anti-gravity yoga, and there are also smaller workshop rooms, On sunny days, the garden courtyard can also be used for outdoor yoga.
About Aikido Mats
Aikido mats are thick and firm but softer and nicer then yoga mats for the body. You can do more expansive bodywork then is possible with yoga mats, bodywork that you will be introduced to over the weekend.
About the Yoga Sessions
The yoga sessions will involve a warm up session with movement and breath work, followed by explorations of traditional yoga asanas.
About Anti-Gravity Yoga
Anti-gravity yoga is easy, fun and therapeutic. It is now being taken up in this country by many, including celebrities like Geri Harriwell. It was recently demonstrated on the Alan Titchmarsh programme and on Loose Women.
Those that want to try it will be shown how to do it and will have ample opportunities to practice and enjoy. It is completely optional and you can stay on the mat if you prefer.
About Thai Yoga Massage
Thai yoga massage is an enjoyable, relasing and healing massage therapy. It has elements of Indian Ayurvedic, Yogic and Taoist massage. It is believed to have been brought to Thailand by Dr Jivaka some 2,500 years ago, who is believed to have been the Buddha's personal physician, and is the founder of Traditional Thai Healing Therapies.
You will be introduced to Thai Yoga, and there will be demonstrations and practice sessions.
Spa and Sauna Areas
These are places to relax, detox and enjoy. There is a hot spa bath, a 4+ person Canadian Infrared Sauna, a Herbal Steam Pod, and a large Infrared Sauna room. There are also portable infrared saunas available.
More details about Sweat Therapy and Infrared Saunas at:
Lodge Renovation and Reduced Cost
Rossetti Lodge is still in the process of renovation and transformation but as you can see from the photos - it is welcoming, cosy, all facilities are ready and the cost is low.
The weekend costs just £150 per person. It includes:
2 Nights accommodation in shared double or twin bedrooms Yoga sessions and walks/hikes Thai Yoga Massage Workshops Meals. We will make and share our own home cooked, vegan meals. There will be raw fresh green smoothies, raw fruit juices, ionised water. You can also eat out at restaurants close by if you prefer. Transportation costs are not included
Private rooms are available for £15 per night supplement.
1 pm-4pm: Arrivals 4:30 pm: Opening Circle 6:00 pm: Dinner 7-8 pm: Spa and Sauna 8:00 pm: Thai Yoga Massage
8 am: Yoga session 9.15 am: Breakfast 10 am: Thai Yoga Massage 12 pm: Light Lunch 12:30-4:30 pm: Walk/Hike 6:00 pm: Dinner 7-8 pm: Spa and Sauna 8:00 pm: Thai Yoga Massage
9:00 am: Yoga Session 10:00 am: Breakfast 10:30 am: Closing Circle 11:00 am: Departure
More details at:
To Book, please RSVP Yes now, and pay via Paypal.
Spaces are limited, and this event has been advertised in other places and groups. Please wait for a confirmation email.
Shared House Care
There will be some shared house care for all of us, such as helping with food preparation and cleaning up.
The Lodge is a short walk from Birchington train station, with its regular fast trains to London Victoria and Kings Cross/St Pancras. Cost £35, time around 1:40 mins.
There are regular National Express buses from Victoria. Cost £15 each way, time around 2 hours.
3. By Car and car share
It is about an hour and half's drive from London.
When you RSVP, please say how you will travel and maybe offer or share a ride with someone.
We will be driving down from from the A2Z Centre, 639 Green Lanes, N8 0RE at 10:30 am on the Saturday, and can give a ride to 5 people (returning Monday morning).