Retreats

For the last 20+ years, we have been running retreats in beautiful corners of the world from the Scottish Highlands  to Morocco to India and Sri Lanka and many idyllic places in between. Until travel becomes less restrictive, our focus for retreats is on “Shala Sanctuary” retreat experiences in our beautiful London studio and weekend retreats in the Ashdown Forest within easy reach of London.

Yoga Retreats in and near London, UK

This year, we are hosting three low-cost weekend retreats in East Sussex in the Ashdown Forest, just 75 minutes from South London, as well as some day retreats in our beautiful London sanctuary. In Spring 2025 we will also be running week-long retreats in the South of France – more information coming soon. All our retreats focus on wellness, deeper yoga exploration, sustainable self care, personal development, experiential learning and cultivating connection and community. 

Forest Yoga Retreats in East Sussex

Twice a year, we run affordable weekend immersive retreats just 60-75 minutes drive/train from the Shala in the heart of the beautiful Ashdown Forest in Sussex. These offer the opportunity to escape the city and immerse in nature,  yoga and community. The  Spring 2024 weekend will be led by Gingi Lee with Emma Landolt offering yin and yoga nidra.  In September 2024 the retreat will be led by Gingi Lee and Liz Lark, who share a long history of yoga practicing and working together since the mid 1990s. There will be a well balanced schedule with both dynamic and relaxing practices including nidra, meditation and creative flow classes.

These will be weekends of nurturing practice, sharing, community and reconnecting with nature. Find out more by clicking on the links below.

Spring Forest Yoga Retreat – May 2024
17-19 May 2024 with Gingi Lee & Richard Knight
Forest Row, East Sussex

Summer Forest Yoga Retreat – June 2024
29-30 June 2024 with Gingi Lee & Charli Van Ness
Forest Row, East Sussex

Late Summer Forest Yoga Retreat – September 2024
6-8 September 2024 with Gingi Lee, Liz Lark & Kath Roberts
Forest Row, East Sussex

Ashdown Forest Retreat
Corporate Yoga

Yoga Retreats in London

These themed yoga retreat events have been carefully curated by an experienced team to offer you an immersive yogic experience where you can

The yoga ethics (yamas and niyamas) as well as some of the other 8 limbs of yoga will underpin these themed days, which are designed to take your body, mind and spirit on a journey towards positive change.

The “retreats” will be led by experienced teachers in small groups of 10-12. Depending on the theme, they may interweave physical practices, meditation, mindfulness, breathwork, mantra, chanting, rituals, sound healing, discussion, yoga ethics, aerial yoga practices, philosophy, visualisations, bodyrolling and more in an experiential and interactive day focused on wellbeing and growth.

We hope that these days will be the starting point for change on many levels. Our wish is that you leave feeling held, restored, reset, nurtured, deeply rested, connected….. but we also aim for you to leave feeling inspired and motivated and equipped to make well-being sustainable in your day to day life.

Shala Sanctuary

28 April with Charli Van Ness
The Shala, West Norwood, London SE27

Yoga Retreat Press

Benefits of Yoga

Want to know more?

Email admin@theshala.co.uk if you would like more information on our retreat offerings. 

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