West Lexham Barn, Norfolk
21 – 24 April 2017
Our springtime yoga retreat took place at a luxury 19th century converted barn, located in the heart of north Norfolk countryside; the stunning beaches of Holkham and Wells-Next-to-the-Sea nearby.
West Lexham is set in 21 acres of rolling lawns, landscaped gardens, wild flowers, woodland glades, rivers, lakes and picturesque countryside walks.
West Lexham Barn was built in 1805 and has been beautifully restored with all its original character, space, light and rustic charm. The living spaces are filled with handmade furnishings and traditional log burners, creating a rustic, homely ambiance.
Our yoga classes took place in the spacious Harvest Room with its original ceiling and organic, antique charm.There are two full height windows on either side allowing natural light and views of the gardens to enhance and inspire our sadhana.
On waking up in this stunning, natural location, yogis experienced creative, uplifting Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we explored the ancient insight and wisdom of The Bhagavad Gita. In the afternoons, we surrendered to a more restorative, yin practice, allowing yogis to rest, renew and rejuvenate.
Our food was lovingly prepared by The Nourish. April Rose Moodie created colourful, delicious, delectable vegan cuisine; our yogis were wholesomely nourished by her home-made, heavenly dishes.
We shared a wonderful yogi walk together on Norfolk’s beautiful British Heritage Holkham beach.
On Saturday, our yoga classes were serenaded with soulful sounds of the harp and guitar, played live by Rafael Angulo and Lucidia Omamori. In the evening, this talented duo performed their soulful songs and sweet harmonies for our musical retreat experience.In the evenings, we relaxed on the sofas by the traditional log burners or outside under the stars by the fire circle. Yoga friendships and community were formed and we had a truly magical time together!
I had such a brilliant time. You energy far exceeds your tiny size. See you next year.
Heidi, just want to say thank you again for your providing such a lovely retreat this weekend. It was very meaningful for me. Thank you very much!
Thank you for a lovely retreat. You have made it special for everyone and you put so much of yourself into it in preparation and in effort in the sessions.
This retreat was pure artistry and I loved it.
Great weekend ~ I’m elastic ecstatic.
Totally blessed out and thankful to Heidi Marie Pascual for another sublime yoga retreat.
Fantastic weekend yoga retreat in Norfolk with gorgeous yogis!
Great yoga, great vegan food great friends, can’t wait for next year!
This retreat was lovingly prepared and thought out. I loved the flow of the classes and being totally in the moment. I loved the live musicians that accompanied the yoga class. The food surpassed my expectations. I loved whole space of the retreat and the harmony of our group; peace and stillness within and without. Perfect venue. Perfect place. Just perfect.
It was a beautiful weekend – my favourite of all the retreats. They are all special in their own way but everything was perfect this weekend. Be very proud Heidi, for giving everyone such lovely experiences and memories.
Everything about this retreat was perfect. Best birthday ever thanks to the amazing practices (as always), food, venue, people and attention to detail. Thank you so so much!
An especially lovely retreat. I really felt nourished in all ways.
I loved the arc of mythic story that unfolded through the choreography. It was perfect! It’s all about the yoga and it was the most fabulous class. The food was adventurous, healthy, wholesome, colourful, plentiful and creative. The live music was fantastic in class and I loved the walk on the beach. You inspire people and you have made this amazing community. I love it so much!
A fabulous four days of yoga, superb vegan food, and great company in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
Thank you for a wonderful few days. I returned home feeling refreshed and healthy. I benefitted from the intense exercise and healthy food. I thoroughly enjoyed the beach walk, the surrounding areas and practising yoga to live music. The venue was excellent; in the heart of the countryside, a beautiful setting.