May 3rd – 5th 2019
A Yoga Weekend with Charlotte Watts:
Rejuvenate, relax and de-stress with Charlotte Watts over a long and luxurious weekend at a truly stunning location in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Your programme will include two daily yoga sessions, alongside options to join a silent walk, nutrition talk and evening mindfulness meditations – or simply take some time in the countryside, relax or chat with others.
Yoga content will vary according to time of day, more energising and opening in the mornings, moving to relaxing and restoring towards the end of the day and optional late night meditation. The teachings for the weekend will be somatic, explorative, restorative, meditative and influenced by Feldenkrais, Qi Gong and other practices that step away from an emphasis on reaching particular forms or goals within asana. Through embodied awareness, there will be an emphasis on recognising and offering kind attention to the habits and expectations we may spend our time retreading in our work and personal lives. See the full sample programme below.
There is also a treat on the Saturday night, with Ruth Summers of Dao Natural Health running a Therapeutic Soundbath. You can fully relax as the beautiful and therapeutic sounds of gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, rainsticks and therapeutic percussion wash over you; helping to relax the system on all levels of being; physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically/spiritually, bringing calm to the body and mind and inviting a state of deep relaxation similar to meditation. The sound initiates a ‘conversation’ with the system and creates a space within which an individual may see themselves and their process more clearly, offering the potential for deep transformation.
Yoga, food, countryside and relaxation in a beautiful setting…
– including Soundbath Saturday night
– special price £260
Happy feedback from previous weekends with Charlotte at Gayles:
“My weekend with Charlotte was absolutely wonderful. Gayles is a beautiful setting and the food was absolutely amazing. Despite my apprehensions about the dormitory room, I was extremely comfortable and relaxed. The facilities were extremely high standard, including the yoga studio which was well equipped and peaceful. Charlotte is an extremely kind, considerate and intuitive yoga teacher. She knew when was the right time to push and challenge me and when I needed to rest or take a break. Her laid back and relaxed attitude made me feel totally at ease, both in the yoga studio and outside of it where she was very approachable and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend this retreat and I will certainly be going back there myself. ” – Rachel, London
“Four days after the retreat I still feel as relaxed and calm and positive as I did whilst there! I loved the restorative yoga parts we did and feel very positive and motivated about taking this forward. I will go as far as to say I have raised happiness levels and I know that I can draw on Charlotte’s mindfulness approach on a daily basis to gradually improve my wellbeing (and parenting skills).” Sophie, Brighton
“Weekends at Gayle’s with Charlotte offer us the opportunity to relax and nourish ourselves in so many ways – we arrive as a couple and come away feeling like individuals. The programme is structured yet gentle, non-competitive and hugely restorative which is a relief in itself. It`s so lovely to be able to base ourselves in comfortable and beautiful surroundings a few miles from home – it takes going away for the weekend to another level – simples!” – Linda, Brighton
“I’ve been on 2 retreats at Gayle’s with Charlotte. Gayle’s is a beautiful venue, even though it’s dorm accommodation it is really comfortable with top notch bedding and the option of a single bed if you can’t handle a bunk. The location is stunning and it’s a great opportunity to detox from mobile phones and the busyness of the outside world! The food at Gayle’s is excellent – they are especially good at really tasty, wholesome vegetarian cuisine. Charlotte really puts a lot of effort into her classes, they are well planned and expertly taught. I really enjoy the restful and restorative element to the practice which makes a massive difference to my body which is often in fight or flight mode – this type of yoga really brings me back down to earth. Having said that on retreat there is also the chance to go into a stronger practice which I am normally resistant to but enjoy the benefits when I get there. This is a great value retreat with an excellent teacher in a stunning location.” – Julie, Sussex