BRIGHTON NEW YEAR RETREAT
TUESDAY 3 JANUARY - FRIDAY 6 JANUARY 2017
Imagine yourself strolling along the beach on a brisk winter's day before heading into a cosy café for coffee and cake followed by a rummage through some vintage treasures in Brighton’s charming city centre.
You spent the morning indulging in a luxurious, warming and detoxing yoga session, and the night before you connected with newfound friends at Brighton’s best restaurants sipping natural wine and enjoying a healthy, hearty and nutritious meal.
Was it all a dream? Nah! It could be you this January on our Brighton New Year Retreat!
Often our lives are going 100 miles an hour getting all the things done: family obligations, making magic happen and juggling all kinds of to-dos. After a busy winter season; breathe out, replenish, reset and restore your vitality before heading back to start your year with the best possible foundation.
You deserve all the good things. Carve out some time for yourself to reconnect. Get inspired with creative activities. Acquire some new healthy recipes to take home from the daily breakfast and lunch feasts. Discover hidden local gems for evening meals. Explore Brighton's culture scene or take a cleansing walk along the shore or to a quaint local village. Indulge in a massage from our fave therapist, or simply stay in the warm luxury of our home base in the heart of the North Laine.
Treat yourself and a friend to a christmas present packed with memories and join us for our 5th Brighton Retreat this January!
We know there were a large number of people who were disappointed they couldn’t make the date this summer. Now’s your chance!
PS: It was so much fun - did you see our video report? Have a look below!
For the New Year Retreat you can expect a seasonal reset including:
- Deep warming movement immersion (morning and afternoon sessions on full days and a mixture of dynamic and restorative styles)
- Developing a mediation practice.
- Healthy, hearty and nutritious meals and treats (+ recipes to take home!)
- Pampering (massages and other treatments available)
- Rituals to greet the new year
- Welcome gifts
- Time to explore Brighton and the surrounding area (with our personal tips)
- Optional visit to the Brighton Pavillion ice rink!
- Exciting creative activities (which are optional if you just want more time to shop in the January sales!)
- And as usual our pick of the best Brighton eateries for koselig dinner times!
We believe your relationship to wellness isn´t something that´s carbon copied - a one size fits all. We also believe that it should feel good. Indulgent. Luxurious. Personal. A way of life that meets your needs, not something that deprives you or makes you feel bad. We like to create a personal and meaningful experience and hope to offer activities that are accessible so you can then recreate the stuff that resonates back home, or wherever you are, in your own sustainable way.
Scroll down for all the info, prices and how to book.
Hope to welcome you to Brighton for the perfect start to 2017!
Much warmth and love,
Dionne + Ketil
Yoga immersion, creativity, amazing food, inspiration and adventures in the wonderful city of Brighton!
Opportunity with time for yourself, fresh experiences, new friends and a deepening of your practice. Focus on high food and accommodation standards and lots of yoga exploration!
The retreats include activities, ritual, and much nourishing food guided by hosts Dionne and Ketil, who also share some of their fave recipes, art and craft workshops.
As well as the activity and inspiration, there´s very much a focus on restoring through yoga and movement, workshops and also time with our fave massage therapist who provides her magical treatments which can be booked if you fancy it.
Brighton: city by the sea, alternative, creative, “quirky”, charming, cosy, a quintessentially English seaside town, eclectic, open-minded and fun!
Geographically, Brighton is a sunny town (the sunniest in the UK!), located on the south coast, and the vast seaside panorama certainly adds to the spacious feeling. Colourful, eclectic and creative, it contains more than 365 restaurants, an attitude of celebrating individuality, many independent boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, a place that´s easy to be a vegan or vegetarian (or not!), shopping that is unique and fabulous and did i mention the vintage?
Pubs, bars, live music, festivals, food markets, massage, arthouse cinemas, supper clubs, car boot sales, spas, pug meetup groups, beautiful architecture, beach life, history, minutes from the south downs nature, beautiful parks, museums, galleries, paddleboarding, cosmopolitan atmosphere and cycle rides along the seafront, the list is really endless. Brighton has something for everyone all year round. It can provide the wild party nights (and days) and leave you breathless if you have the energy, but it can also be a quiet and calm resort, full of pampering, meandering cobbled streets and alleyways finding solitary space and peace.
There will be a welcome yoga class on the first afternoon to ground and get acquainted with your surroundings, followed by dinner that evening. The two following mornings and afternoons will each have deep warming movement immersions with a mixture of dynamic and restorative. You will be free to explore and do as you fancy for the rest of the day. On the morning on the last day, we will have a “farewell” session to close the retreat and set you up for your journey home, after which, we will head out to brunch.
The “style” of the sessions will offer a balance of dynamic and restorative yoga open to all levels, beginner or experienced, and individual attention to focus on deepening your practice. There will also be focus on meditation techniques, ritual, breathwork, and a range of styles of yoga including flow, yin, somatic and creative movement. Sessions, as with activities, are not obligatory, so as with any practice, take it as you feel.
Breakfast and lunches, unlimited tea, coffee, drinks and snacks are all included in the stay. All meals will be healthy, warming, nutritious and hearty (with options for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans).
Breakfast will be served at the loft, a smörgåsbord including muesli, fresh bread, fresh croissants, cheese selection, jam, yoghurt, juice, coffee, teas, fruit, eggs, seeds and nuts. Organic and locally sourced where possible.
For lunch, Dionne and Ketil will be preparing a warming and hearty vegetarian feast for two days, using the highest quality ingredients – and you´re welcome to receive tips and recipes if you´re interested. There will also be a brunch outing included at one of our favourite Brighton eateries where you can choose your meal and a non-alcoholic drink.
Dinner with the group is optional, however we have cherry picked three of the finest restaurants which are very reasonably priced, and will book seats, the details will be in your arrival pack. If you would prefer to make your own dinner plans that´s no problem.
YOUR GLORIOUS ACCOMODATION in the heart of brighton city centre! (CLICK TO FLICK)
To those of you outside of England, we recommend you fly to Gatwick as it is a short 20 minute hop to the city by train. Norwegian fly direct from Bergen, Oslo and Stavanger.
If you´re arriving from the near continent, the Eurostar is also an option. Once arriving at St Pancreas, Kings Cross station is a short walk from which you can catch a train direct to Brighton.
The retreat runs from Tuesday 3 January – Friday 6 January 2017.
Our retreat will kick off on Tuesday afternoon at 4pm. We check out of the studios at 10:00 on Friday, and will wrap up after our leisurely brunch around midday.
INVESTMENT /// RATES
5500 NOK – includes all yoga classes, activities and workshops unless otherwise stated, glorious accommodation, breakfasts and lunches.
2000 NOK will secure your spot, then send an email to hello (at) changingthemenu.com or through the contact section on this website with your reference and it will guarantee an amazing new year adventure!
please note that your deposit is non-refundable
*The remainder of the payment of 3500 NOK is due 1 December 2017.
*Pre-pay Norwegian bank account: Dionne Elizabeth, 1203 91 73059
*Please mark your payment with your name as a reference.
*Based in Brighton? Get in touch for special rate excluding accommodation cost.
*For prices and payment in other currencies or UK bank account details please send us an e-mail.
*Places are limited to 10 and these will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to email us directly: hello (at) changingthemenu.com
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