THE QUAIVES RETREAT, UK
A summer yoga weekend in the beautiful Kent countryside with Amy McDonald
30 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2021
2 NIGHTS, 3 DAYS
Prices from £450. Sharing & Single rooms available.
The Quaives Retreat is a hidden gem, surrounded by the peaceful countryside of East Kent, a real escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, which is in easy reach with the high speed rail from London to Canterbury West Station, just 15 minutes ride away.
Set within 19 acres it provides a real sense of retreat with a touch of luxury. There are beautifully manicured secret gardens and tree-lined fields and in the middle of the grounds, a tennis court with a pair of rackets and balls for anyone who’s up for a game!
The Quaives estate has some interesting history being previously owned by Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac for 25 years.
There is a stunning brand new purpose built yoga studio with high ceilings, underfloor heating and filled with natural light. A haven in nature awaits.
The daily programme
The first class will be on Friday evening, followed by a delicious dinner. Amy will then lead you through two classes on the Saturday, a more dynamic morning class to align to body and breath and an afternoon practice to delve deeper into the postures and relax and restore. Each morning will start with meditation or a guided walk. On Sunday there will be a morning practice before breakfast, another shorter class before lunch and the end of the retreat.
Each day after morning yoga and a healthy breakfast, there will be the opportunity to walk, have a massage, relax and wonder through nature in the stunning grounds. Arrival time on Friday 30 July is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish on Sunday 1 August after lunch at 2pm.
"A wonderful escape from everyday life. I received a warm welcome and the cottage was lovely; clean, cosy and beautifully decorated. The classes were great; excellent instruction, loads of guidance and new learning. The food was fantastic and there was plenty of it! The gardens and countryside were beautiful. Keep up the good work - this is a gem of a place."