Uplifting New Year yoga retreat in Norfolk, UK

29 December - 1 January 2020

Cost from £430

Teacher Will Wheeler

Holiday Expired

We are very excited to return to the fabulous West Lexham Manor in Norfolk, the ideal location for a New Year Yoga Retreat. So we are back once again for a 7th year to celebrate another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great teachers offering: yoga, meditation, pranayama, fun, celebration and happy times.

Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome food, fireside chats, party games, new friends and the space to just be. Holkham and Brancaster beaches are half an hour drive away for those wanting some sea air.

Book early to make sure you can join us in our new year celebration of love, life and friendship. Come on your own or with your friends, either way you're guaranteed to have a great time and begin 2020 with a clear mind, an open heart and a rejuvenated spirit…what better way to start the year!

About West Lexham

West Lexham is a thriving country manor estate that has been transformed by the Colville family to bring it back into local community life. It is a unique blend of elegant country manor estate with a wonderfully bohemian vibe, set in beautiful gardens, woodland and only 30 minutes drive from the sea.

The estate offers an idyllic natural environment with an eclectic range of accommodation from peaceful, modern en-suite rooms to cosy cottages. The heritage barn has been stunningly converted and provides an airy, bright space with underfloor heating, perfect for yoga and entertaining. The second yoga space is nearby in the charming village hall which has recently been refurbished and offers another beautiful space to practice with underfloor heating.

The daily programme

This retreat will be an opportunity for you to be in company with old friends or making new. Or if you prefer it will offer the chance to have some quiet time, space and reflection. Your choice, alongside a morning and evening programme of yoga, pranayama, meditation and much fun and celebration.

Between two yoga teachers and two yoga spaces there will be a group of around 40 yogis to share this celebration. Each morning there will be a yoga class followed by a delicious breakfast with free time and lunch to follow. We will then meet again in the afternoon for another yoga practice. For each practice you will be able to choose between a more challenging dynamic practice or something more gentle and restorative, as you feel.

There will be a delicious celebratory dinner on New Year's Eve, a bonfire and celebrations.

Between classes there will be time for walks, trips to the beach, massage treatments or the space and time to simply hang out with a good book or chat and make new friends by the fireside. We will be one big family creating a new year to remember.

Accommodation at West Lexham

West Lexham offers unique, beautiful and very comfortable accommodation with a mix of twin and double rooms, dorm spaces and amazing tree-houses.

There are luxurious en-suite rooms set around a courtyard adjacent to the yoga barn. All have underfloor heating and huge windows which flood the rooms with natural light. They combine rustic charm with funky modern twists.

Charming and cosy traditional flint cottages are also part of the Estate. All cottage rooms have been refurbished in the last year and offer luxury chic interiors with twin or double bedrooms, most are en-suite and 2 rooms share a bathroom.

We have an additional charming cottage with a 4 person mini dorm as an affordable option. We also have stunning fully heated tree-houses, one as a 6 person dorm and another suitable for 2 friends or a couple.

Client Reviews

Will is an incredible yoga teacher, but I knew that already from attending his classes in London. He created a warm and inclusive atmosphere; the perfect environment for a yoga retreat. Will alternated between dynamic, upbeat classes in the morning to more restorative, yin-style classes in the evening which was the perfect combination. I came away feeling completely relaxed, revived and with a deeper understanding of yoga.
I'd just like to say what a fabulous experience the New Year retreat at West Lexham was. It was brilliantly organised, the location was excellent, and the facilities were really good...the chanting, music and meditation practices were the perfect way to enter the New Year. The food was fantastic, the company was great, and the New Year's Eve bonfire was a great way to welcome in the New Year. I met loads of lovely new people and it was an all round great experience. Already considering next year... :-) Thank you so much, namaste.
The new year's retreat was fantastic, thank you - the food was outstanding, the people were great, the yoga teaching was top quality and the whole atmosphere was a great way to see in the new year for yogis.
This was my second New Year retreat in West Lexham. Loved it, lovely people, great food, excellent yoga, relaxing, challenging and inspiring. I just love the place, you feel like you are at home, loved curling up with a book in the hall, watching the fire in the wood burner, and I love the fact that there is under-floor heating in the yoga room in the barn! Can't fault any of it.
It was a wonderful retreat, we were blessed with such great weather which was a bonus - along with the fab company, terrific teachers, fun and games, wonderful food and space. We had laughs, dynamic stretching, a heated floor, lots of goodies, time by the fire to read and chat, a country walk, peaceful moments, a brilliant bonfire end to the year and so much more. Thanks to everyone who made it happen. I loved West Lexham Manor and would definitely recommend both that as a venue and Yoga on Shoestring as a company.
I have only positive things to say about my stay - everything was well-managed, organised and delivered. All aspects in just the right sentiment - professional and warm. The food was amazing. I had a wonderful time and I have been singing the company's praises to all that enquire. A big thank you.
This was the perfect start to the new year. Good teachers, great food, and lovely accommodation; all within easy reach of pretty beaches, villages and towns to explore in between classes.
You provided a fantastic new year's event. The accommodation was superb and the yoga was of really high standard. Such a great way to start the year and I'm ready to book the next break from madness. Thanks for a very memorable new year. Namaste.

Press Reviews

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New Year Yoga retreat, Norfolk

The Guardian, November 2015

Healthy (and fun) retreats for New Year

If you think New Year’s parties are over-rated, escape the mayhem on a healthy retreat and start the year feeling zen.

This retreat is in a bohemian Georgian manor near Swaffham, in gorgeous grounds with stream, water meadows and lakes. Rooms range from a budget mini-dorm to luxury en suites. The programme includes twice-daily meditation and yoga. Food is homegrown, organic and vegetarian, with a special meal on New Year’s Eve.

Uplifting New Year yoga retreat in Norfolk, UK, 29 December - 1 January 2020


£655 single occupancy cottage room, shared bathroom
£530 shared twin/double cottage room, ensuite
£530 shared twin/double courtyard room, ensuite
£560 shared double luxury treehouse, ensuite
£510 luxury heated treehouse dorm, 6 person
£430 cottage mini dorm, 4 person

The cost includes:
Your accommodation
Daily yoga and meditation classes
Delicious homemade/homegrown organic vegetarian food
Beautiful walks
Fun and celebrations

Travel Arrangements

West Lexham is situated in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. It is about 2 hours from London by car and close to rail and coach stops.

Arrival time on 29 December is from 4pm and the first yoga class will be at 5pm. The retreat will finish after brunch on New Year's day. We will put people in touch with each other for lift sharing.

If you are coming by train from London the most direct journey by train is from King's Cross to Downham Market. We recommend you take the 13.11 train from King's Cross arriving at Downham Market at 14.38. From here you could share a taxi with others. The journey from Downham Market to West Lexham Manor takes 40 minutes by car and costs around £35. For the return we recommend the train departing Downham Market at 11.42 on 1st January.

To look at train options go to: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Full travel details can be seen on the West Lexham website: www.westlexham.org

West Lexham Manor
Nr. Kings Lynn
Norfolk PE32 2QN