NEWSFLASH: Brighton Summer Retreat (official) announcement!

It´s official! We´re going ahead with the Brighton Summer Retreat! Thank you so much for your feedback! So far, 8 people have booked and there are now only 2 places remaining!

Looking forward so much to sharing this with you!

Read on for details!

THE INTENTION

Dust off the residue and immerse yourself in yoga, exploration, amazing food and adventures in the wonderful city of Brighton. A summertime treat with time for yourself, fresh experiences, new friends and a deepening of your practice. Continuing our focus on high food and accommodation standards and lots of yoga exploration,  we have also added some new sights and landmarks to embrace in a very special and vibrant time in the city.

THE SETTINGbrighton horses

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?brighton-north-lane

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. 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.77830329e32ba47b794f61618a1c644c

Many know that Brighton is my spiritual home. I´ve lived here on and off for 10 years. It´s where my yoga journey stepped up, and i took my first teacher training. It´s where i felt life began.  The city is vibrant and open, accepting and easy-going. Anything goes, and this sense of freedom and magic is certainly one of the many reasons i will always love it.

Ketil and I lived in Brighton before we moved to Bergen in 2010 and we recently moved back in January 2014. We want to share this special place and create a haven amidst all of this inspiration. To get away from it all, yet connect with others, have many adventures, get to know this city at your own pace (tailor-make your stay according to your hearts desire) and eat some of the finest food of your life (no understatement!). All of this, in combination with your yoga practice and activities to stimulate your creativity and incorporate the inspiration and experience on and off the mat.

We will be providing a guided tour of the city in bite-sized chunks, and you will also be provided with a Brighton pack with all of our “must-see” recommendations, walks, maps, secrets, masseuse referrals and top tips to ensure your stay is magical.

THE YOGA Photo1(5)

There will be a welcome yoga class on Friday afternoon to ground and get acquainted with your surroundings, followed by dinner that evening. Saturday and Sunday morning will each have a 3-hour yoga workshop in the morning, then you will be free to explore and do as you fancy for the rest of the day. On Monday morning, we will have a “farewell” session to 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 and a range of styles of yoga including flow, yin, somatic movement and exploration.

THE FOODCatherine

Breakfast and lunches are all included in the stay. All meals will be healthy, 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 we have cherry picked Brighton eateries, institutions in their own right, with the highest quality ingredients, where you can choose your meal and non-alcoholic drink.

Dinner with the group is optional, however we will book seats at three of the finest restaurants and details will be in your arrival pack. If you would prefer to make your own dinner plans that´s no problem.

THE ACCOMMODATION

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Located in the “heart and soul” of Brighton, the luxurious, newly renovated, spacious loft conversion of Vine Street Studios is our base. Exquisite craftsmanship in every detail and nestled in the heart of the North Laine. We have a quiet and calm yet central location including our own yoga space. The best of both worlds, our tranquil haven the vibrant and eclectic community.

Bedrooms will be shared between 2 people and there are 3 bathrooms plus a bath in the space. Your towels and bedding are included so you have extra room in your suitcase!

THE TRANSPORT Brighton's Palace Pier, England.

PLANES
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. There is currently a flight sale on so they are very cost effective!

If you´re coming from Bergen, we recommend the following Norwegian flight:

Bergen – London Gatwick
Friday 31 July
09:15
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London Gatwick – Bergen
Monday 3 August
20:45
DY1319

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WHAT THEY SAID

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“Brighton Yoga Seaside Retreat! Best thing I did this summer!”
-Elin

“Brighton Yoga Seaside City Retreat was perfect for me!! Number of yoga sessions was just perfect and also lots of space for free time in between, was just what I needed! Delicious food every day. Thank you SO much Ketil and Dionne! xxx”
-Helga

“A perfect mixture of inspiring yoga sessions, nice people, delicious food, and English seaside city life :)”
-Anne

“I had an amazing time discovering Brighton with Dionne & Ketil, on top of great yoga sessions – and wonderful company. Such a fantastic week end!”
-Pauline

“A wonderful weekend… including a mix of great yoga classes, delicious food, lovely people and new experiences.”
-Hildur

THE DETAILS
The retreat runs from Friday 31 July – Monday 3 August 2015. Our retreat will kick off on Friday at 18:00. We check out of the studios at 10:00 on Monday, and will wrap up after our leisurely brunch around midday.

INVESTMENT

Price will be the same as last year, 4500kr (388gbp) and includes all yoga classes and workshops, glorious accommodation, breakfasts and lunches.

BOOKING

*Places are limited to 10 and there are currently 2 available. These will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
*To register and reserve one of the spots, a 1500kr non-refundable deposit is required.
*The remainder of the payment of 3.000kr is due Monday 29 June 2015.
*Pre-pay bank account: Dionne Elizabeth, 1203 91 73059
*Please mark your payment with your name as a reference.
*Deposits and full repayments are non-refundable unless we can fill your space.

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to email me directly:dionneyoga@gmail.com

Here´s a link to photos, video and feedback from the first and second Brighton retreats.

Check out images from our other Yoga & Creativity retreats!

Here´s a taste of Brighton in the winter on our January 2014 retreat! Add some instant sunshine and stir!

and a little tour of the city (also in winter!)

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