journey to the heart – luxury yoga weekend, kent

21 – 23 October 2022

Book by 15 July get 20% on the skandi dorms

Escape to the country for a perfect  weekend yoga retreat with Margherita Dal Pra. Set in this luxurious retreat centre in Kent, you will be wrapped up and surrounded in all that is relaxation. From award-winning food to sumptuous surroundings and the breath-taking countryside, this yoga retreat is your time to renew, recharge, and reconnect to the world in a more balanced, purposeful way. You will leave the weekend retreat feeling refreshed, restored and full of love and vitality for yourself and your world.

Cost from £380


The venue

Step away from the frenetic of life and join us as we spend a balmy weekend in luxurious accommodation surrounded by lush nature, whilst delving deep into the magic of yoga.  Perfect for complete beginners and experienced practitioners who would like to deepen their practice alike.

The place provides a real sense of retreat with a touch of luxury; a beautiful small estate set in 19 acres of manicured gardens and fields and surrounded by the peaceful countryside of East Kent.

Accommodation options range from 3 luxury cottages with doubles, twins and bunk-bed room options, plus an 8-bed Scandinavian style bunk-bed dormitory.

There is a brand new beautiful yoga studio with high ceilings, lots of light and underfloor heating, a modern Scandinavian style communal diner-lounge with log burner and an on-site professional kitchen for Woody to cook up a storm every day. There is also a tennis court, cedar wood pavilion for on-site treatments, as well as beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond.

The venue is only a short distance from the two stunning english villages of Ickham and Wickhambreaux; the latter is located along the Little Stour river complete with a five storey water mill and village green with many charming period buildings. Canterbury is also only a few minutes drive away.

will be the perfect backdrop for your weekend yoga retreat.

The Weekend

Over the course of the weekend there will be four meditation sessions and four yoga sessions.
The morning yoga practices will be¬†be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‚Äėdeep slow flow‚Äô asana practice and may include meditation and pranayama.The afternoon sessions will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as hip opening yoga, restoratives, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation.¬†¬†This will be a deeply nourishing and blissful practice.
Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome organic food,  fireside chats, new friends and the space to just be…

Rest & Relax


The Quaives provides a real sense of retreat with a touch of luxury. A beautiful small private estate of a listed 16th century manor house set in 19 acres of manicured gardens and fields and surrounded by the peaceful countryside of East Kent.

Accommodation options range from 3 luxury cottages with doubles, twins and bunk-bed room options, plus an 8-bed Scandinavian style bunk-bed dormitory.

Explore Nature

Sole use of the 9 acre beautifully manicure gardens and 9 acre field beyond. Surrounded by countryside there are many options for walks from the doorstep.

Nurturing time …;

We will nourish you with gourmet vegetarian meals, and nourish your soul with a welcoming atmosphere and a feeling of being looked after to the core of your being. We have the most beautiful spaces inside and out to explore, unwind and find yourself again. We are surrounded by the peace, quiet and beauty of the Kent countryside.

We also have a luxury outdoor wood fired hot tub, and have the chance to go on walks in the countryside and for those that feel very energetic there is the tennis court!

Guests can help themselves to teas and filtered water during the weekend, and relax inside our Saloon with comfy sofas and a log burner at the one end for chilling, reading or chatting to other group members.

Enjoy the most delicious, healthy seasonal food

Organic Cuisine

We are blessed to have the most wonderful retreat chefs that are highly skilled and experienced, with a great passion for nourishing all of our retreat guests with gourmet vegetarian food, that is tasty and inspiring.

Food source: We source as much produce as we can from local organic farmers, Wingham & Country Market, which also means less plastic, packaging waste and travel!

Chef Training: Our chefs have trained with Holistic Kitchen academy – an excellent progressive training specifically for cooking on retreats.

Please note that the venue is alcohol free and we wish you to respect that, and you will be amazed on how you will feel charged by giving a break on certain habits such as the usual glass of wine.


More info about the area: 


All prices per person. Book by 15 July get 20% off scandi dorms

Scandinavian Adult Dormitory

8 adult bunk beds with 3 toilets and shower rooms Р£380 £450  SOME AVAILABILITY

Fuchsia Cottage ( with shared bathroom)

Room #1

2 people shared room -king bed or two single beds £645 SOLD OUT

Room #2

2 people shared room Рbunk beds-  £475

Songbird Cottage (with ensuite bathroom)

Private cottage with king /or twin beds SOLD OUT

2 people shared cottage Р £675

Bumble Bee Cottage (with ensuite bathroom)

Private cottage with a king bed

2 people shared cottage -£675 ideal for couples SOLD OUT

Private room £750 all cottage for yourself SOLD OUT

Potting shed Cottage (with ensuite bathroom)

Private cottage with a twin or king bed

2 people shared cottage -£595

Rooms are assigned on a first come first served basis, therefore early booking is strongly recommended!

extra accommodation available 2-10 mins walk for twin/king beds and ensuite king bed in private house. please email me at hello (at) for detail or in contact form below.

For more info about the rooms please get in touch


whats included?

  • luxurious accommodation in stunning Kent Countryside
  • senior teacher tuition with 17 years of teaching and body work experience
  • morning upbeat Embodied Flow/Rasa Yoga sessions to get the prana moving
  • Beautiful nature walks in the surrounding lush countryside
  • Evening Candlelit Embodied Yin & Restorative Yoga Sessions¬†allowing you to unfold, surrender & release
  • Pre-Bedtime mindfulness meditations / guided relaxations or intuitive movements (*)
  • delicious vegan/vegetarian meals lovingly prepared by the inspirational on-site chef
  • Unlimited fresh fruit, tea, coffee and water
  • All yoga equipment (Mats, bolsters, straps, blocks, blankets, eye-pillows, cushions & soft rugs are provided for no extra cost)
  • Use of the beautiful, delux yoga studio & stunning meditation room
  • Gorgeous grounds complete with panoramic views of the¬†countryside
  • On-site parking
  • Use of luxury linen and towels
  • 5 yoga sessions, including meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis court

(*) facultative depending on the energy of the moment

Not included:

Therapies, transports  and transfers are not included.

travel information

The Address:

The Quaives,
Seaton Road,

By Car:

if you drive there is free parking.

By train:

The nearest train stations are Canterbury West and Canterbury East. If you are coming from London, the quickest trains are from Kings Cross St Pancras or Stratford, and takes about 51 minutes to Canterbury West. The trains to Canterbury East are slower with more stops. There are cabs you can pick up outside of Canterbury West, but Canterbury East I would recommend booking ahead.


Taxi costs apporx £70 and takes 1hr 20 mins with no traffic.


A ride is £15 one way, and takes 10-15 minutes.

Cabline Taxi’s Р01227 555555

Green Light Cabs – 01227 722 222

Canterbury Taxi’s Р01227 444444

Canterbury City Taxi’s Р01227 498888

Longport Taxi’s Р01227 458885

Tell your driver – we share a postcode with our neighbour on the other side, so make sure they zoom¬†into their maps when you reach Wickhambreaux and head down Seaton Road, not The List. Our¬†entrance is right next to a children’s playground.

Reserve your space

To reserve your space you can book directly below or if you have any further questions please feel free to send me an email.