3 Nights Wellness and Walking Yoga Holiday in Norfolk

Join us on our 3 night yoga retreat in Norfolk. Stay for a long weekend of wellness, walking and yoga in Norfolk at our stunning eco-retreat centre. Enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens, a Japanese garden and a swimming lake.

Enjoy our wellness and walking yoga retreat in Norfolk.  We are situated here for all the bank holiday weekends. The bank holidays are a great time to have a long weekend break in the UK as you get that extra day off to really unwind from the frenetic pace of life.

We love it here at our beautiful venue for our Norfolk yoga retreats and have been running our yoga retreats for 15 years since it started. As an eco-retreat centre, everything has been built with sustainability at the heart.  There is a swimming lake where you can row boats, a newly developed meandering garden with paths, a Japanese garden and fire pits to sit around and stargaze in the evenings. There is also a garden cafe if you fancy a coffee and cake treat.

Not only do you have beautiful grounds to enjoy while away, but we also offer an afternoon walk in the Norfolk countryside on one of the days. It is a 3-hour walk along a river and through fields to an old fort and Church and sweet little village where you can treat yourself to ice cream.

Then, you have a whole day to relax on the grounds, or if you have a car, visit Holkham beach, famed for its beauty and expansiveness. At this three-night yoga holiday in Norfolk, you can be as active or relaxed as you like.

Enjoy the twice-daily yoga classes in the barn with sunlight streaming through or out in the private garden when the sun is out. With four hours of yoga a day, you can immerse yourself in your practice and feel energised and rejuvenated.

On this 3-night yoga holiday in Norfolk, you will discover a connection to nature in the expansive grounds, connect with new people, and reconnect with yourself. This magical retreat centre has grown over the years, with the environment and human connection at the centre of what it does. It’s not just a retreat venue; it’s a whole well-being experience.

Find out more about Holkham beach here.

Enjoy this energising yoga sequence.

Find out more about Norfolk here.


  • Location

    Location
    Nr Swaffham

  • Season

    Season
    Bank Holiday Weekends

  • Duration

    Duration
    3 nights

  • Group size

    Group size
    Up to 20

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation
    Converted farm, eco-retreat centre

  • Meeting Point

    Meeting Point
    Downham Market

  • Yoga level

    Yoga level
    All Levels

  • Activity level

    Activity level
    All levels

  • Food

    Food
    Veggie/PLant-based

  • Carbon Footprint

    Carbon Footprint
    33Kgs

From £649
Female
Male
Couples

PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING:

INSTALMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE

Shared Twin/ Double Rooms – On all of our retreats, twin or double rooms mean two people sharing. If this option isn’t available on the website please email us and ask for availability.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Please buy a travel insurance policy that works for you due to unforeseen circumstances.

Your wellness and walking yoga retreat starts from 4pm on Friday so that you can settle in and relax before the yoga and then dinner.

The retreat ends at 10am on departure day.

 

Daily Itinerary

8 am – 8.25am

Silent meditation walk in the grounds

8.30am – 10.30am

Morning Yoga & Meditation Class

10.30am

Brunch served, wholesome, healthy, filling, creative

12pm-5pm

Free time to read and relax

1pm – 3.30pm

Saturday – a walk to Hill Fort with packed lunch.

12pm - 5pm

Sunday – relax at the venue, drive to Holkham Beach if you came by car, try other walks

5pm – 7pm

Evening yoga and meditation class

7.15pm

Delicious vegetarian feast

9pm

Fire pit star gazing

10pm

Bedtime!

See what is included in your wellness and walking retreat in Norfolk
What's included
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Cosy Barn accommodation set in 21 acres of thoughtfully designed gardens surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside

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2-hour morning yoga practices to energise and awaken

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2-hour evening yoga to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra

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Silent meditation walks pre-yoga in the morning around the lake

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Delicious wholesome and hearty vegetarian / vegan brunch

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Light lunch on one day and packed lunch on walk day

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Delicious and creative 2 course vegan evening meal

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Saturday afternoon: Guided afternoon walk to Castle acre to refresh and invigorate

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Sunday afternoon: relax and enjoy the grounds, have a massage, wild swim in the lake

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Use of the swimming lake and extensive grounds

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Yoga equipment provided

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Amazing AY team to look after your every need!

What's not included
  • Travel to and from the venue
  • Travel Insurance
  • Massage treatments
Accommodation in Swaffham

These luxury en-suite rooms combine a rustic charm with quirky modern twists. They are nestled in a courtyard formation around the Barn which is the yoga, dining and chill-out space. The main barn has underfloor heating throughout, wood burners and big cosy sofas in a living space to relax into.

Each bedroom has original artworks by renowned artist Oliver Barnett, giving each room a unique interpretation of a natural scene creating a perfect harmonious colour balance with the handmade curtains and cushions. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms have their own underfloor heating. They also have super comfortable, extra thick sprung mattresses and high-quality cotton linen.

Twin or double rooms: The rooms are spacious enough for two people to share a room comfortably, with cosy single beds and crisp linen and beautiful en-suite bathrooms that have either a bath or a shower room.

Triple rooms: These rooms have the same thoughtful eco-design as the twin or double rooms but with an extra area which is a day bed for the third person in this lovely triple. There is a spacious en-suite bathroom also.

Single rooms: We have limited single rooms available and they have a single supplement of £150.

By Car
We are situated in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. If you are driving, we send out travel information in the welcome pack.

By train
The train station is Downham Market, 30 minutes from the venue. We set up a Whatsapp group prior to the retreat, so you can arrange taxi sharing with fellow yogi’s, to help you save some money and the environment.

Recommended train times from London Kings Cross:
We recommend that those travelling from London catch the following trains:

Arriving Friday:

Departs London Kings Cross 13.42
Arrives Downham market 15.47

Departing Monday:
Departs Downham Market 11.58
Arrives Kings Cross 13.33

 

A twin/double room is for two people sharing either two single beds or a double bed. If this option isn’t available on the website please email us to ask for availability.

Main Barn rooms:

Shared Twin/Double ensuite bathroom £749pp

Single occupancy, en-suite bathroom £899pp

Cottage:

Shared Twin ensuite bathroom £649pp

Single occupancy, en-suite bathroom £849pp

This room has a double bed for 1 person.

The venue provides all yoga equipment
If you are driving from London, the journey takes approximately 2 hours. The nearest train station is Downham Market, which is about 35 minutes away from the retreat. There are regular trains from London King's Cross to Downham Market. To help you share taxis with other guests, we recommend booking your train at the times on our website check out the 'getting there' section.
Depending on the time of year,
- warm clothes to relax in or summer clothes if summer
- swim suit for a cold water dip in the lake
- back pack for walk for packed lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, rain jacket
- Anything else you like for yoga
- Slippers for extra cosiness
- A good book or journal
- waterproof footwear for silent morning walks (as grass is dewy)
There are a few, but we recommend brining your own for regular use.
Yes, you can enhance your retreat experience with a massage from our skilled massage team. We recommend pre-booking your massage as our appointments fill up quickly. You can easily book your massage through your customer portal.
Check in on the day of arrival is 4pm, please note that if you arrive before this you will not be allowed into the venue. Checkout on departure day is 10am, once again you will need to leave the venue promptly to allow the team to prepare and clean for the next guests.
Yes, there is wifi throughout the property.
Yes, there is plenty of private parking on-site.
No there are not
Yes! Most of our guests travel solo, or with a friend or family member. It's a great way to meet like-minded people and find yoga travel buddies!
There is so much on offer at this yoga retreat in Norfolk, and you can choose to be as active or relaxed as you like.
- A 3 hour guided walk to an old fort and historical village is on one afternoon and enjoy a packed lunch
- There is a swimming lake as well as rowing boats
- There is 21 acres of gardens designed to follow paths, a Japanese garden
- Firepits for evening star gazing
- Massage treatments
- Silent morning walks around the extensive grounds

This wellness yoga retreat Norfolk is suitable for anyone who'd like a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome, we love yoga newbies.

Suitability : Level
  • All ages
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Men & Women
Sustainability

We are working towards reducing our carbon footprint, and here are some ways we, as a company, are doing this. 

We are a 88% vegan company, 10% vegetarian and 2% fish or meat (only when staying in boutique hotels that offer these options). This makes up a huge percentage of carbon emissions that we avoid so easily because our food is still delicious, balanced and even more creative. So, thanks to you all for enjoying our healthy (mostly) plant-based meals. 

The difference: Most travel companies struggle to reduce their travellers’ meat and dairy consumption, which accounts for a large portion of their carbon emissions.

We stay primarily in one location for the duration of the retreat. We have started staying in a few locations on our long haul, but it is limited to 2 or 3 locations over an 8 – 10 night period. Staying in one place means low carbon emissions because we aren’t burning fuel to get around.

The difference: Other adventure travel companies move around every two days, using alot of petrol in vehicles for sometimes only 1 or 2 people. 

Our activities are low-impact—yoga, hiking, surfing, skiing/boarding, whitewater rafting, SUP, and kayaking are all very low-carbon activities, in fact, zero-carbon (except skiing/snowboarding due to the ski lifts, which is also low). These activities are included in the price we measure. The carbon may increase with travel to and from these activities in vehicles. 

The difference: Other travel companies can include high-carbon activities in the price, such as jet skiing, quad biking, and jeep driving, which increases their carbon footprint.

We run more than half of our retreats and holidays in the UK; these are very low-carbon holidays. 

We currently don’t measure our guests’ travel as part of our carbon output because our guests don’t only come from the UK, so it is hard for us to predict this. We also don’t include travel in the holiday price, which is not part of our calculations. We know that we provide these holidays, so we are looking to include this carbon measurement in the future so we are investigating how we can reduce this.

The carbon measurements at the top of the page with the icons are per person for the whole retreat. 

Ultra-low-carbon holidays

These holidays are below 200 kg per person, and our UK retreats are below 100 or even 70 kg, so these are great adventures for low carbon breaks.

Ski holidays are actually low in carbon! 

In France, many ski resorts are turning to green energy to power the lifts. If you eat low in meat and dairy while you’re there and hire your ski equipment, this makes your trip as low-carbon as possible. 

How can you help? 

There are ways that you can help reduce your carbon when coming on our retreats and holidays:

Travel by train, try slow travel across Europe and the UK.
If travelling abroad to Europe or further afield, choose carbon capture schemes, check out Ecologi. Offsetting is not the best thing to do these days, but try carbon capture where you pay for carbon to be absorbed into the environment.
Car share UK – we recommend when guests travel by train to arrive and depart at the same time to taxi share – which helps keep costs and carbon emissions down. Why not consider car share, too? Most guests who drive come alone or with a friend; we have WhatsApp groups that, if you like, you can see who is driving from your area and enjoy getting to know each other on the way to the retreats, and save on your carbon emissions at the same time!

We are by no means saints when it comes to producing carbon, as a travel company we know this is very difficult to reduce. We are working to reduce our carbon output each year by measuring it and then creating plans to reduce it. We are reviewing all our venues and asking them how they can improve their carbon reduction as we don’t own any of our venues but we would like to work with them to help in any way we can. We want to be transparent with this, so please get in touch for more information. As we change things, we will update the website.

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Yoga Teacher Melanie Hutton

Retreat Chef Charlotte Hopson

Beautiful Norfolk

Searching for yoga retreats in Norfolk? Escape to the rolling landscape of North Norfolk, where you can find tranquility and rejuvenation. Our retreat is located near Swaffham, an old market town, and is just a 30-minute drive away from the beautiful beaches of Holkham and Wells-by-the-sea.

Immerse yourself in the peaceful countryside that surrounds our wellness retreat in Norfolk, a region that has been predominantly farming for centuries. Market towns are scattered throughout the area, adding to the charm and serenity of the surroundings.

During your stay, we offer a guided walk to Castle Acre, an ancient castle and monastery that was tragically destroyed when King Henry VIII dismantled the Catholic Church. This picturesque village is steeped in history, providing a captivating backdrop for your walk.

Our yoga and wellness venue is a sustainably run retreat center, with a strong focus on environmental conservation. The grounds are a sight to behold, featuring a Japanese Garden, winding paths through woodlands, and cozy benches that offer the best views. Take a dip in the swimming lake or gather around the fire pits in the evening for a truly memorable experience. It’s more than just a house and a garden; it’s a haven for relaxation and connection.

Conveniently located only 2 hours from London and with easy access to the north and midlands, our retreat is perfectly situated for anyone seeking a yoga day or a meditation retreat in Norfolk. Come and discover the tranquillity that awaits you in this idyllic setting.

Norfolk is home to one of our favourite beaches in the UK, check out our blog post on the best beaches in the UK.

If this is your first yoga retreat with us, here’s what to expect on your first adventure yogi retreat.

About the yoga

Morning yoga:  During your wellness yoga retreat in Norfolk, you will be treated to 2 x 2 hour classes a day. Enjoy an energising flow class in the morning to increase flexibility and strength while making you feel relaxed, leaving plenty of time for meditation and savasana. Get what you need from each class by going inward and really listening to your inner voice and wisdom so that you can nourish and revive in the individual way that you need.

Evening yoga: The evening yoga class will be more restorative finding yourself in longer holds, allowing the body to open up in its own time. Feel grounded, calm and nourished from the evening practice.

Yoga will be practices outside weather permitting.

Highlights

  • Indulge in 4 hours of yoga a day

  • Enjoy a 3 hour walk to Castle Acre and the old fort with packed lunch

  • Take a dip in the swimming lake or take the row boat out

  • Keep your carbon footprint low at this venue

  • Enjoy the stunning grounds of our Norfolk venue in full bloom

  • Enjoy a snack at the garden cafe

  • Evenings spent round the fire pit star gazing (weather permitting)

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About the Food

We are a Vegetarian / plant-based company and take great pride in creating incredible food on our retreats.

Our breakfasts are a mixture of savoury and sweet with eggs, yoghurt, bread and butter and milk with coffee/tea as well as plant-based options.

Lunch and dinner are more plant-based. Our chefs create diverse and imaginative menus that really highlight the seasonality of local produce.

We are able to cater to all dietary requirements.

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