We are very excited to return to the fabulous West Lexham Manor in Norfolk, the ideal location for a New Year Yoga Retreat. Once again we will celebrate New Year in idyllic surroundings with great teachers offering: yoga, meditation, pranayama, celebrations and happy times.
The retreat will also offer delicious wholesome food, beautiful countryside walks, 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 2022 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. If you prefer it will offer the chance to have some quiet time, space and reflection - it's your choice, alongside a morning and evening programme of yoga, pranayama, meditation and celebration.
West Lexham offers plenty of space for a gathering of about 40 yogis with two yoga teachers leading the retreat and two separate yoga spaces. 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 single, 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 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 and cabins. 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. There are also charming wooden cabins for single occupancy with en-suite bathrooms.
The retreat was incredible! 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!Louise
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.Kevin
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.Sonia
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.Melissa
Thank you for organising such a magical retreat. I really struggle to switch off and relax, but the setting was so lovely that it instantly slowed me down. Sunita’s flows are always a firm fave for me anyway - but I had no idea of all the other strings she had to her now so it was so lovely to have that mix of flow, yin and nidra. The journaling sesh was also a lovely touch.Sarah
New Year Yoga retreat, Norfolk
The Guardian, November 2015
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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 2022
Single occupancy cottage room, shared bathroom - £675
Single occupancy cottage room, en-suite bathroom - £725
Single occupancy barn courtyard room, en-suite bathroom - £725
Shared twin/double cottage room, en-suite - £575
Shared twin/double barn courtyard room, en-suite - £575
Luxury heated treehouse dorm, en-suite, 6 person - £550
Luxury heated treehouse dorm, outside bathroom, 3 person - £575
Single occupancy wooden cabin, en-suite - £725
All costs are per person
The cost includes:
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.
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 Wednesday 29 December 2021 is from 4pm and the first yoga class will be at 5pm. The retreat will finish after brunch on New Year's day 2022. 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 13.42 train from King's Cross arriving at Downham Market at 15.17. 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 11.58 on 1st January.
West Lexham Manor
Nr. Kings Lynn
Norfolk PE32 2QN