WHEN: 6pm 24th Jan to 6pm 26th Jan
WHERE: At the exquisitely restored Quaker Barns, Haveringland. Set in the Norfolk Countryside.
HOW MUCH: £295 for a beautifully cosy dorm experience or shared twin. You can upgrade to a single supplement Master Bedroom for £70, or deluxe double for £50.
This includes all yoga, workshops, wholesome vegetarian meals and accommodation.
This weekend retreat is well-timed after the Christmas craziness and just after Januarys ‘Blue-Monday’, a time when we may have sunk into a winter sludge. This retreat is designed to snuggle, support, and inspire you into re-tuning mind-sets and body practises to help you make the most out of a fresh year, where you could make anything happen!
The purpose of Jackie’s retreats are always self-exploration and self-care. For this retreat the emphasis will be on great wholesome food, mindful yoga to move the body, and mental space to process what your personal and professional needs are for the coming year.
The yoga Jackie teaches is based on the eight limbs of yoga, so mindfulness, breath and affirmation is equally important as movement.
We will be focusing on opening up the body, stretching, building energy and improving focus. There will be inspirational practises and engaging workshops based around these themes throughout the weekend, with around 8 hours of hatha yoga practise, mixed with a blend of vinyasa and a splash of yin.
As it is the new year we will be focused on setting intentions for 2020, and developing individual thoughts around daily practise to accompany us through the navigations of daily life. Our workshops will be focused on vision boards and finding our mantras. The Zen Buddhist’s set intentions every morning and evening as an approach to living a content lifestyle. Intentions, or mantras are powerful reminders which can be used to move us towards a positive mindset for living, and can be adapted according to our individual needs and changes in the environment around us. To adapt, and to flow, towards a more peaceful life.
There will also be ample opportuntity to walk the Norfolk Countryside and soak up those BIG Norfolk Skies!
Quaker barns are light, spacious and contemporary in style. The barns have views across undulating fields to woodland and beyond. There is an abundance of birds and wildlife, and an adjacent footpath allows for country walks direct from the doorstep into miles of quiet country lanes. There are two stunning master bedrooms and two deluxe doubles. You can book these at a very reasonable single supplement of £70 and £50 respectively.
The shared accommodation comprises of two twins and a stylish hayloft quad, although you can also pay a supplement to have a twin room to yourself, just contact us. However, having taught retreats for a while, the community of a shared experience is all part of the weekend, and you will quite probably make some friends for life.
Quaker Barns is set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside in the middle of country fields. To the east is the Norfolk Broads, to the south the historic city of Norwich and north of Haveringland lies the dramatic Norfolk coast, the backdrop for many a film set and the reason why Norfolk has earned the description of the county of The Big Sky.
Here there is certainly space. Space to meander through countryside fields, to cycle the many tracks, to hop on a local boat down the broads or simply to sit and appreciate the setting sun.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
Jackie Heffer-Cooke is skilled at providing adaptations to suit different levels of asana (poses and postures) ability. The yoga Jackie teaches is based on the eight limbs of yoga, so mindfulness, breath and affirmation is equally important as movement. Jackie teaches intuitively with humour, knowledge, authenticity and warmth.