Journey to the Heart - Luxury Easter Retreat in Kent with Margherita Dal Pra - 10-12 April
This Easter, join Margherita on a yoga weekend in beautiful Kent – just a step out of London. This perfect weekend yoga retreat will be held at the Quaive in the stunning Kent countryside, The Quaives is a beautiful small countryside estate in East Kent, with 19 acres of beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore, that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond. There is a tennis court and cedarwood pavilion for guests' use. If you are looking to get away from London for a weekend yoga retreat, this stunning location will lift your spirits and inspire you to unfurl to your full potential. Your experienced yoga guide, Margherita dal Pra, will lead you through an immersive experience, where you can leave the world behind and walk the talk of how life can be.
The Quaives is a beautiful small countryside estate in East Kent, with 19 acres of beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore, that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond. There is a tennis court and cedarwood pavilion for guests' use. The Quaives can house on site 13 to 16 persons.
An eight-bed adult dormitory has curtain dividers per every two beds for privacy, storage, sheepskin rugs, mirrors and hanging space, three toilets and three showers.
Fuchsia cottage is a three-person cottage. It has two bedrooms, one bedroom with two single beds and another with a double bed, a lounge, kitchen, and bathroom.
Songbird Cottage is a one to two persons (private) cottage, and it has one bedroom with a kingsize bed, open plan lounge-kitchen, and bathroom.
Bumble Bee Cottage is a one to two persons (private) cottage that has one bedroom with a kingsize bed, open plan lounge-kitchen, and bathroom.
The studio itself can comfortably accommodate up to 20 with lots of space plus teachers. It is incredibly light and spacious, and it has underfloor heating throughout. The studio is also available between yoga sessions for silent meditation and time to yourself.
Saloon and kitchen
Everyone eats in the Saloon, a self-contained building next to the studio. It is a Scandinavian style cafeteria, with self-help tea, water and fruit on offer at one end and with sofas and a log burner at the other end where guests can chill, read and chat, and help themselves to cups of tea.
What to Expect
During the retreat, we’ll focus on slowing down and deepening your yoga and meditation practice. We’ll also learn Ayurvedic lifestyle and practice recommendations to align harmoniously with the spring season, so your health and well-being may flourish. I’ll also be joined by a holistic chef and a holistic bodyworker offering massage and consultations at an additional cost.
Each afternoon there will be free time to walk in the country side, sit on benches overlooking the lakes, drink tea, read, or whatever else feels relaxing and restorative.
There is a real sense of community at these retreats and many participants return time and time again. It’s a wonderful and welcoming environment for those who are new to retreats and/or yoga and meditation. These retreats are short and sweet, but offer just enough time to come back home to yourself without having to travel far.
The healthy seasonal vegetarian and organic delicious meals will be prepared with love by our private chefs trained by Hayley North founder of the Holistic Kitche Academy. A great emphasis will be put on nutrition to support both your practice and life.
Emphasis on nutrition, food energetics and Ayurveda is coupled with a strong values on ethically sourced produce and seasonal ingredients. The food is influenced by travel, culture and tradition. This is food that not only tastes great, it is mindfully prepared and full of love, leaving you feeling great too!
About the Facilitator
Margherita’s teachings are grounded in the traditional lineage of Hatha yoga and the deep philosophy of Tantric practices married with the movement of Embodied Flow, the precision of Anusara yoga - one of the most heartfelt synthesis of yoga, and the energetics that are steeped in the tradition of Tantra and Ayurveda. She honors the traditions of yoga while awakening the true potential as an individual in the modern world. She hopes for each student to experience a journey that goes beyond the body and pierces deeply into the heart by weaving together asana, mantra, mudra, pranayama, meditation and chanting, along with shadow work, ritual, and a deep connection with nature.