“There is nothing you deserve more than to reTreat yourself once in a while” – CMY

RETREATS

In need of an injection of positivity, some time out, a full mind-body-soul MOT or just some serious TLC? If so, you are in the right place!

I have been leading retreats for 8 years and they have always been one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. Not only because they tend to be in luscious places, but because they give me the opportunity to get to know you better and more time to share the wellbeing tools that have inspired and lifted me up along the way.

WHAT TO EXPECT

My retreats are welcoming, inclusive, relaxed and ultimately like a holiday with friends. I am yet to host a retreat where everyone doesn’t gel together, grow in some way mentally and physically and where people aren’t thirsty to come back for more. Most days with kick of with a dynamic vinyasa flow class, but in the evenings I try and mix it up a bit, whether that’s with some varied movement techniques, breath work, coaching exercises, partner, yin and restorative yoga. I am always tuning in to where my guests are at and what feels right and intuitive. By using these varying techniques, my aim is for you to gain a unique, one off experience, which can often end up being deeply transformative.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

7.30am: Teas and Snacks
8.30-10am: Meditation & Dynamic Vinyasa Flow
10am: Breakfast
11am: Time to chill / massage / facial
1.30pm: Lunch
3pm: Chill / Optional Activity
6.30pm: Yin/ Restorative Yoga
8pm: Dinner

SAMPLE MENU  

  • Morning Tea: Lemon & ginger tea / fruit / energy balls
  • Breakfast: Homemade Bircher Muesli / Poached Apples / Shakshuka
  • Lunch: Buddha bowl / Homemade bread
  • Afternoon Tea: Chai & Cacao cups
  • Dinner: Aubergine Tagine & Homemade flatbreads
  • Night Cap: Golden Mylk

Uplifting summer yoga retreat in Norfolk, UK

8 – 10 July 2022
Cost from £595

West Lexham Manor in Norfolk is the ideal location for a summer weekend retreat. An eco country estate offering luxury accommodation and a stunning converted barn space for yoga. Set in peaceful countryside perfect for long walks and a short drive away from the sweeping sandy beaches of Holkham and Brancaster for those wanting some sea air.

About West Lexham

West Lexham is a thriving country manor estate that has been transformed by the Colville family to bring it back into local community life. It is a unique blend of elegant, eco country manor estate with a wonderfully bohemian vibe, set in beautiful gardens and land with a naturally filtered pool, a swimming lake and only 30 minutes drive from the sea.

The estate offers an idyllic natural environment with accommodation in luxury modern en-suite rooms and cosy cabins set on the side of a lake. The heritage barn has been stunningly converted and provides an airy, bright space perfect for yoga and gathering.

The daily programme

The retreat will begin on Friday evening with a welcome class followed by a delicious dinner. Charlie will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday in the beautiful barn shala. She will offer an uplifting, dynamic morning class to align body and breath, followed by breakfast.

During the day there will be plenty of time for walks, massage treatments, a life coaching session with Charlie, a trip out to the beach or curling up with a good book. There will be a delicious healthy lunch and the group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more restorative practice to delve deeper into the postures. In the evening the group will gather again for dinner in the barn and chats around the fire pit.

Arrival time on Friday 8 July 2022 will be from 4pm. Departure on Sunday 10 July will be at midday after a lake dip for those who fancy it, energising morning yoga and a nourishing brunch.

Accommodation at West Lexham

West Lexham offers unique, beautiful and very comfortable accommodation with a mix of single, twin and double rooms and cosy wooden cabins set on the side of the lake.

The luxurious bedrooms are all en-suite and set around a courtyard adjacent to the yoga barn. All have underfloor heating and huge windows which flood the rooms with natural light. They combine rustic charm with funky modern twists.

The charming wooden cabins are a short walk from the barn. They have a double bed, en suite bathroom and views of the lake.

“Amazing! I love Charlie and think she is a wonderful teacher. I especially loved that it wasn’t just ‘asana’ focused and while we were given dynamic practices in the mornings, restorative options were offered in the evenings to help balance us out. The workshop style inviting journaling, introspection and various life assessment skills is just what should be offered on a retreat, as it was a safe space to explore and come to terms with what was, what is and what will be. This kind of work is so important for growth and having the right place to explore it makes it more potent.”

Iona

RISE, Kenya, 2018