Welcome the New Year in a sharing, healing and rejuvenating spa and massage event by the sea. You will be able to relax, share massages and connect with new friends.
Sunday 30th December
1. Arrival/Registration: 4-6 pm
2. Dinner and dishes: 6-7:30 pm
3. Opening Circle: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
4. Spa, sauna and Massage session: 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Monday 31st December (New Years Eve)
1. Breakfast, Dishes: 9 - 10 am
2. Massage session: 10 am -1:00 pm
3. Lunch and Dishes: 1-2 pm
4. Own time: Beach Walk, Yoga, Meditation, Martial Arts: 2-6 pm
5. Dinner prep, Dinner, Dishes: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
7. Gathering and Evening Sharing: 7:30 8:00 pm
6. Spa, sauna and Massage Session: 8:00 - 10:00 pm
7. New Year’s Eve Dance: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 1st Jan 2013 (New Years Day)
1. Breakfast, Dishes: 9 - 10 am
2. Massage session: 10 am -11:45 am
3. Closing Circle: 11:45 am -12:15 pm
4. Lunch and Dishes: 1-2 pm
5. Own time: Beach Walk, Yoga, Meditation, Martial Arts: 2-4 pm
Retreat Centre Renovation
The retreat centre 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 to use and the cost is inexpensive.
Retreat Venue and Facilities
The retreat venue was originally built for a Reverend in 1910 and has been used for residence, worship and care. It is a beautiful 25+ room house by the sea with a nice private garden courtyard space to relax in.
It has been renovated with a large workshop area with Aikido mats, which is ideal for Yoga, Massage, Dance and related workshops.
It includes a hot spa, saunas, a steam room and a martial arts/self defence training and Theatre/Stage space.
Several portable single/double person Lotus Infrared Dome saunas are also available.
There are six bathroom/shower areas. Some of these will soon be renovated with facilities for colonic Hydrotherapy for the 7 Day Detox and Cleanse Programmes.
A short walk from Birchington train station, with its regular fast trains to London. Cost £35 return. Take the high speed train to Ramsgate/Margate and get off at Birchington.
There are regular National Express buses from Victoria. Cost £15 each way.
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.
Location and Local Attractions
The retreat venue is located in the lovely village of Birchington in Kent, a few miles from Margate.
It is a few minutes’ walk to the beach, and has lovely nature walks covering the North Kent Coastline with its very popular Viking Coastal Trail cycling and hiking routes.
Attractions close by include the towns and beaches of Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Herne Bay. Dover and Canterbury are a shot drive away.
The mysterious Shell Grotto, thought to be dedicated to the Phoenician Goddess Tanit, from whom the “Isle of Thanet” is believed to get its name is a few miles away.
It is thought that Shell Grotto’s builders may have included the Knights Templar and that it has associations with Phoenicia.
The Tuner Contemporary Art Gallery is also close by.
Shared House Care
There will be some shared house care/work for all such as help with vegetarian food preparation, cleaning, dishes.
If you are a yoga, massage or other therapist or teacher, you could also contribute by helping with or facilitating workshops.
£150 with your own private room. Accommodation will be in single or double bedrooms. Each room has a sink, but is not en-suite.
If numbers are high, then we will make communal sleeping arrangements available for the additional guests at a reduced cost of £125 per person for the event.
How to Book
RSVP yes now, and send us an email with your phone number or send a text on: 07904437676.
Please RSVP immediately if you'd like to come so that we have an idea of the numbers to prepare for.
More details about our retreats:
Look forward to meeting you soon
James and Laura