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Oxon Hoath Retreat Centre, Hadlow, Kent, TN11 9SS
An inspirational weekend of
Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness
“A mind free from all disturbance is Yoga." - The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
This is a relaxing and uplifting weekend suitable for those of you who have an in interest in Yoga, Meditation/Mindfulness and Personal & Spiritual Development, and who would like to learn more.
Today we live in a busy world and our lives can be full of noise and distractions; both externally (media, work pressure, relationship problems) and internally through our thoughts and feelings (for example guilt, insecurity, sadness). This weekend will be an opportunity to learn how to let go of the ‘frazzeld mind’ and to connect with your extraordinary inner peace, that is always there, but with which we often loose contact.
The most powerful thing that you can do to improve your life and to feel more in balance is to start meditating. This will put you in touch with who you really are. It will also put you in touch with your heart and intuition. When we live from a place of inner peace, our lives can transform in miraculous ways!
This weekend is also about finding your inner power and connect with the ‘real’ you! Far too often we are chasing something ‘on the outside’ when it has been within us all along. We get ‘side tracked’ by stress, commitments, a busy mind, and life events. With a whole weekend, just for you, there is plenty of time to re-connect with the deeper aspect of yourself and thereby regaining balance and inner peace.
What this Weekend includes:
Hatha Yoga Sessions, including Yoga Postures, Specific Exercises to Release Muscular Tension, Breathing exercises (Pranayama).
Deep Relaxation including Yoga Nidra.
Learning How to Meditate and trying out different Meditation Techniques.
Small group in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Magnificent venue and surroundings with many good walks only 45 min from London
Cosy evenings in front of the fire.
Price includes shared accommodation Fri and Sat night, all meals (delicious, vegetarian and organic when possible) and all talks/classes/workshops.
This gorgeous, peaceful Georgian Manor Estate surrounded by beautiful countryside (73 acres) with long stunning walks, offers lovely vegetarian meals and plenty of space, allowing you to get away from everything and dive deeper into your yoga practice and connect with yourself and likeminded people. The place has a wonderful eclectic, bohemian feel to it with huge fireplaces and a wonderful library, gorgeous, large, quirky, stylish bedrooms to share or smaller single rooms upon request and a very large practice room with a beautiful view onto the estate's garden.
Oxon Hoath Retreat Centre is situated in Kent (close to Hadlow) and easily accessible from the M25/M20. The nearest train stations are Tonbridge and Hildenborough and it takes 45 min from London. Taxi from the train station to Oxon Hoath is approx. £10-£12.
Rose-Marie Sorokin, B.A., Dip BWY. Rose-Marie has worked in the body-mind area for 30 years. She is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher, a qualified Pilates Teacher and Meditation Teacher (post graduate British Wheel of Yoga Meditation & Personal Development training with Maarten Vermaase), a Spiritual Coach (trained with Nick Williams and Sarah Alexander, London), Astrologer, Healer (NFSH) and You Can Heal Your Life Cert. Facilitator (based on Louise Hay’s work) and works internationally. She is currently writing a book with the title 'The Miracle of Yes'.
Rose-Marie has, for a very long time, been fascinated by how our thoughts, feelings and the subconscious mind affect our life and believes passionately in our capacity to heal and turn around any situation to create inner peace and a fulfilling life. Rose-Marie has studied personal and spiritual development and related subjects for many years and is particularly inspired by Eckhart Tolle, Louise Hay, Nick Williams, Adyashanti, Gangaji, Rupert Spira, Robert Holden, Teal Swan, Gregg Braden, Godfrey Devereux, David Wolfe and many other teachers within the area of spirituality and Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism).
Rose-Marie’s Hatha Yoga classes are an inspirational blend of different styles with an emphasis on a flowing style of yoga – sequences of postures – suitable for both beginners and intermediate students. Classes also include specific exercises, designed by Rose-Marie, for releasing tension, stiffness and tightness in the muscles as this is hugely important for improving our wellbeing. She sees Yoga as invaluable when it comes to connecting to our Inner or Sacred Self, which is the true ‘goal’ of Yoga.
Yoga is a fantastic tool for creating balance on all levels - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It allows us to get in touch with our own body and to gently work on blockages that are present there. Any pain, stiffness or discomfort in the body is a reflection of our thoughts and emotions. Through yoga postures, breathing, meditation and deep relaxation much of this can be improved or even resolved. Yoga also improves the flow of energy (prana in sanskrit) which puts us in touch with Who We Really Are or our Sacred Self. Through Yoga we can access our Intuition which guides us to what we need to do in order to create the life we want. In the West we rarely work with this deeper aspect of Yoga, but it is there waiting for us to tap into.
The Cost for this Weekend is:
All prices per person:
Dormatory room for 2, 3 or 4 people - £359
Twin room, bathroom nearby - £379
Small single room, bathroom nearby - £359
Twin room, en-suite - £399
Superior twin room, en-suite - £419
Single room supplement: £60 (for two nights - for twin rooms with single occupancy)
Early booking recommended.
A deposit of £150 secures your place (non-returnable).
The price includes shared accommodation, full board (delicious healthy vegetarian food, organic where possible - Oxon Hoath is well known for their wonderful vegetarian food!), all yoga, mediation and relaxation classes and all talks and workshops.
Did you know?
It does not matter who you are or what you do, everyone deserves to be happy. Whether you are a single mother, run a business or are retired, everyone is entitled to be happy, have inner peace and experience personal fulfillment.
Happiness does not come from the outside, but from the inside. It is not about ‘luck’ or having the right car or relationship, but about realizing that you create your own happiness and that you are in charge of your own life.
Once you have done some inner work, most things fall into place on the outside; relationships become better, health improves, job/career become more fulfilling, finances improve, you have a stronger sense of inner peace etc.
Did you know that there is a single ingredient that separates people who are happy from people who are not? That component is how you harness your personal power. You do not need to acquire this power, you already have it!
Rose-Marie’s mission is to help as many people as possible unleash this power and use it to its full potential to create a life of peace, abundance and happiness.
Arrival after 5pm
5.30pm-6.30pm – Yoga, Meditation & Relaxation
7.pm – Dinner
8.15pm – 8.45pm - Introduction & Short Talk
09.30am - 11.00 Talk/Workshop
11.15pm-12.30pm Yoga, Meditation & Relaxation
4.30pm – 5.30pm – Talk/Workshop
5.30pm-6.30pm – Yoga, Meditation & Relaxation
7pm – Dinner
Free evening (by the fire?)
9.30am – 11.00 Talk/Workshop
11.15am-12.30am – Yoga
2.00pm – 3.00pm – Meditation & Deep Relaxation
3.00pm-3.30pm – Goodbye
Booking Form - YES Weekend
A couple of the previous groups.
"Dear Rose Marie, Thank you for a lovely weekend, I really enjoyed the yoga especially the relaxation and meditation. I still feel like I am floating. I thought the mix of workshops , free time and gentle exercise was great. The workshops were very thought provoking and they have given me some good, simple and practical ideas for a spiritual practice that will be easy to fit into my life and the introduction to the "law of attraction" has already paid dividends! Oxon Hoath was a fabulous venue and warm (v important to me) that created a cosy nurturing feel for the weekend and to top things off you fed us healthy chocolate. I will be recommending the weekend to some friends for next year.” Julie
"Rose-Marie you are an amazing woman with such a calm nature that spills out into your practice. Thank you so very much for a wonderful experience." Deborah
"An amazing, powerful and peacful weekend. Has brought a clarity to my focus I didn't even realise was missing. Thank you! Keep in touch and keep doing what you are doing." Sue
"A truly wonderful experience! My first retreat but it won't be my last. The teaching and exercises were very good and I have learnt a lot that I can take away with me and put into practice in my daily life. The yoga was excellent and improved my understanding of the postrues. The meditation was especially helpful. I will be carrying on with this. Didn't want to leave and look forward to the next one". Trisha.
“Hi Rose-Marie, I just wanted to say a big thank you for a really enjoyable weekend – one I will hopefully be able to do again. I found the weekend to be totally enjoyable – well organised and a great crowd of people. Meditation is new for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed practising it and will certainly keep it up! I have found myself reciting some of the new phrases that I have learnt. Once again many thanks. The picture of us all will go in my journal book!” Alison
“Dear Rose-Marie, Thank you for a great weekend, very relaxing as well as inspiring. The venue was beautiful and the food superb. All perfect and hope that I can join you again. Warmest wishes.” Jackie
“I was a little nervous about this weekend because it is often the case where I mix in circles of people. How surprised was I that most of us had so much in common, both in ideas and beliefs. Such a brilliant idea to combine yoga and the spirituality! The yoga was gentle, but worked my body appropriately, even though I have back problems. The workshops and discussions will help me to understand my books, with the sessions helping me to bring focus on the many ideas I have. Thanks for a really interesting and inter-active weekend!”