Uplifting New Year yoga retreat in Norfolk, UK

29 December - 1 January 2021

Cost from £625

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 9th year to celebrate another New Year in idyllic surroundings with great teachers offering: yoga, meditation, pranayama, celebration and happy times. All in a safe and welcoming environment with special measures in place.

Also on offer are beautiful countryside walks, delicious wholesome food, fireside chats, good company 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 2021 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 in the charming village hall closeby on the estate 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. All in a covid secure way of course. 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 celebration.

Between two yoga teachers and two yoga spaces we have reduced the group size and limited numbers to 30 yogis (two groups of 15). Allowing plenty of space for yoga and in all communal areas. 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 relax by the fireside.

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. This year we are offering plenty of single accommodation and reduced numbers in the treehouse dorms.

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 recently refurbished and offer luxury chic interiors with twin or double bedrooms, most are en-suite and 2 rooms share a bathroom.

We also have stunning fully heated tree-houses, usually for six people but we have reduced this to offer them as three person dorms. One treehouse is more open with an en suite bathroom and the other has more separate sleeping areas and bathroom facilities a short walk away.

Client Reviews

The retreat was incredible! Mona and Will’s knowledge and commitment was outstanding and the experience included the perfect combination of meditation and yoga which nourished my mind and my body. It was an amazing and calming way to begin the new year! The retreat was so well organised with so many lovely finishing touches from Wendy and her family that made it extra special. The food was delicious and the kitchen team were kind and accommodating! Everyone was really friendly and it made my first solo yoga retreat a lovely experience! Thank you so much!
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.
Will and Mona - what a talented bunch. I have come home refreshed and ready to start the year in such a positive frame of mind and my body is so much more relaxed. Thank you so much. I'll be back and spreading the word!
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 food was fantastic, the company was great, and the New Year's Eve bonfire was a great way to welcome in the New Year. Thank you so much, namaste.
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.

Press Reviews

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New Year Yoga retreat, Norfolk

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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 2021


Single occupancy cottage room, shared bathroom - £775
Single occupancy cottage room, en-suite bathroom - £795
Single occupancy barn courtyard room, en-suite bathroom - £795
Shared twin/double cottage room, en-suite - £625

Shared twin/double barn courtyard room, en-suite - £625
Luxury heated treehouse dorm, 3 person - £625
All costs are per person

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

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

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 will recommend trains once the schedules are available and put people together for taxi and lift sharing where possible.

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