New Years Retreat

United Kingdom · January 3 - 5 2020

A YOGA AND CYCLING WEEKEND AT THE QUAIVES RETREAT CENTRE IN THE KENT COUNTRYSIDE

Overview

The first week of the new year will gather in the most stunning of venues. The Quaives is such a special place nestled in between picturesque English villages and along the Little Stour river. The Quaives homes four perfect cottages, gardens and grounds with a hot tub and tennis court that opens up onto meadows and lakes. The yoga barn is second to none, with high ceilings, under floor heated and floor to ceiling windows that pour in natural light.

This weekend is simply for you to indulge in you. A few days to be kind to yourself; to give your body and soul the attention and care it deserves. Enjoy energising and restorative yoga and soothing Yoga Nidra. Take in the fresh country air as you venture on wheels through Kent countryside. Nourishing gourmet vegetarian meals sourced with local organic produce.

What's Included:

Highlights

Amazing accommodation

Amazing accommodation

The Quaives has four cottages for hire as well as dorm accommodation

Supported cycle

Supported cycle

Get out on your bikes, pedal through some of Kent most stunning countryside

Daily Yoga

Daily Yoga

Led by our yogi Lydiana

Delicious organic cuisine

Delicious organic cuisine

Sourced locally and lovingly prepared by the Quaives chefs

The Quaives

Our retreat centre

Overview

Why the Quaives is great....

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 from us. 

Their aim is to provide a real sense of retreat with a touch of the luxury, with a range of accommodation, communal diner/lounge with log burner and onsite professional kitchen. They have a brand new beautiful yoga studio with high ceilings, lots of natural light and underfloor heating. There is a hot tub, tennis court, fire pit, and cedar wood pavilion for guest's use and beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore, that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond. 

The Plan

FRIDAY 3rd January 4 pm Arrive & settle in 5.30 - 6.30 pm Vinyasa Flow 7 - 8.30 pm Dinner 8.30 - 9.30 pm Opening Circle & Yoga Nidra SATURDAY 4th January 8 - 8.30 am Meditation 8.30 - 9.30 am Breakfast 9.30 am - 1.30 pm Cycle (50 km) 2 - 3 pm Lunch 3 - 5 pm free time 5 - 6.30 pm Vinyasa Flow 7 - 8.30 pm Dinner 9 - 9.30 pm Yoga Nidra SUNDAY 5th January 8 - 9.30 am Vinyasa 9.30 - 10.30 Breakfast 10.30 - 12.30 Slow Flow/Restorative + Yin and Closing Circle 1 - 2 pm Lunch Leave by 3pm

Friday 3rd Jan

Arriving from 4pm you'll have the chance to settle in and land yourself in these amazing surroundings before stretching ourselves out in Vinyasa flow. We'll get to know each other over an organic vegetarian feast, followed by an opening circle and relaxing yoga nidra session before bed. 


Saturday 4th Jan

After a meditative start and a hearty breakfast we'll be jumping in the saddle for an brisk ride through the stunning Kent countryside. We'll be back to the Quaives for lunch, followed by some free time to relax or explore the grounds. In the evening we'll have a Vinyasa flow followed by dinner and a relaxing yoga nidra.  

Sunday 5th Jan

We'll be greeting the morning with a Vinyasa flow before filling our bellies at breakfast. We'll then be closing the retreat with a slow restorative yin session and closing circle. For here we'll feast one last time over lunch before heading our separate ways. 

Lydiana Abbott

Our good friend Lydiana is the face behind KUASAYOGA and is one of Brake the Cycle's resident yogi's. First introduced to yoga over 10 years ago, Lydiana became instantly hooked. She found peace in the stability and routine of the set sequences of Ashtanga yoga.
2017 saw a year of traveling and teaching at festivals, schools, retreats and permaculture centres across South America. Back in London, she is excited to bring to her practice and teaching to the place she calls home. Lydiana is overjoyed to finally be offering a skill to others that she feels so passionate about. She comes to you with an open heart, ready to share what she has learned over the years.

Private Accommodation

Bumble bee cottage
Enchanting pocket-sized cottages with double beds

Facilities: Daily asana practises (both dynamic and creative vinyasa flow and restorative yoga), Yoga Nidra and guided meditation, chanting and pranayama (breathing exercises)., Carefully chosen guided cycle routes to take in the beautiful Kent countryside., All meals, organically sourced with excellent vegetarian chefs., Free time to explore the grounds, and Most importantly, enjoying good conversation and company

Song bird cottage
'Cosy and endearing'

Facilities: Daily asana practises (both dynamic and creative vinyasa flow and restorative yoga), Yoga Nidra and guided meditation, chanting and pranayama (breathing exercises)., Carefully chosen guided cycle routes to take in the beautiful Kent countryside., All meals, organically sourced with excellent vegetarian chefs., Free time to explore the grounds, and Most importantly, enjoying good conversation and company

Fuscia Cottage bunk beds
'Nestled in the grounds of a 17th century estate'

Facilities: Daily asana practises (both dynamic and creative vinyasa flow and restorative yoga), Yoga Nidra and guided meditation, chanting and pranayama (breathing exercises)., Carefully chosen guided cycle routes to take in the beautiful Kent countryside., All meals, organically sourced with excellent vegetarian chefs., Free time to explore the grounds, and Most importantly, enjoying good conversation and company

Fuscia Cottage private room (double or twin)
'A warm cosy stay with all the comforts'

Facilities: Daily asana practises (both dynamic and creative vinyasa flow and restorative yoga), Yoga Nidra and guided meditation, chanting and pranayama (breathing exercises)., Carefully chosen guided cycle routes to take in the beautiful Kent countryside., All meals, organically sourced with excellent vegetarian chefs., Free time to explore the grounds, and Most importantly, enjoying good conversation and company

Shared Accommodation

Scandinavian Mixed Dorm
8 beds in a stylish, cosy, clean dormitory for grown-ups.

Facilities: Daily asana practises (both dynamic and creative vinyasa flow and restorative yoga), Yoga Nidra and guided meditation, chanting and pranayama (breathing exercises)., Carefully chosen guided cycle routes to take in the beautiful Kent countryside., All meals, organically sourced with excellent vegetarian chefs., Free time to explore the grounds, and Most importantly, enjoying good conversation and company