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Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga Retreat with Sophia Pym, New House Farm Sussex, September 2017

Join East of Eden and Sophia Pym for a 3 day retreat mixing dynamic yoga, yin yoga, meditation walks and optional massages in the beautiful Sussex countryside. There's a heated swimming pool, hot tub and a giant inglenook fireplace to hang out at after the yoga is done, with a glass of red wine, and delicious, organic, healthy food. Sophia Pym will be teaching dynamic, alignment focused but playful, vinyasa flow yoga and also the slower, more relaxing yin yoga to provide a balanced practice. The yoga is suitable for all levels - there'll be progressions for the more advanced practitioners and lots of support if you are newer to yoga. With plenty of time to workshop poses, this retreat is a chance to explore the inner workings of your mind and body and dive deep into your yoga practice.


This 3 day retreat will be held at The Lodges At New House Farm in Etchingham. Just one hour from Central London, The Lodges at New House Farm - a new luxury rural holiday destination - is set in the heart of the High Weald of East Sussex. 

It is based around six lodges, in a modern rustic style, all with far reaching views of the High Weald – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Central to The Lodges is a beautiful and extremely spacious, long, communal barn which also includes further accommodation facilities, and a huge kitchen, all designed to cater for large groups.

There is a heated outdoor swimming pool available, with it's own private gardens and terraces, and also a hot tub. 

The lodges are set amongst 12 private acres of untouched rolling, rural landscapes. There is a walk along the beautiful banks of the River Rother, plenty of secluded spaces to relax in, wildflower meadows, streams, woodland walks and beautifully kept walled gardens. There are many local public footpaths leading from the property, across endless fields and forests, but the farm itself is entirely private.

They are hidden away at the end of a private lane, spreading from the peak of the south facing Rother Valley down to the banks of the River Rother. Located between Etchingham and Ticehurst, in East Sussex. It is one hour from London by car, or 75 minutes by train from Charing Cross, via London Bridge and Waterloo East stations - all going direct to Etchingham station. They are just 3 minutes drive from the station, or a short walk.


The six lodges each sleep 2-5 people, with comfortable beds, high end personal catering facilities, wood burning stoves, cast iron Victorian roll top baths (not in all lodges), wet rooms as well as TV and entertainment facilities. 

£300 for a single bed in the living area of the Stable Lodges (sharing with 1 other)
£375 for a single bed in a shared bedroom in one of the Stable Lodge Suites or Garden Lodge Suites (max 2 people to room)
£450 for kingsize bed in the Garden Lodge Suite living area with option to add a single bed for £300 if you are coming with a friend.
£550 for double bed in Garden Lodge Suite (own room)
£1200 for exclusive hire of the Pool Lodge Suites for 2 people (1 kingsize bed with rolltop bath in bedroom, 1 kingsize bed in living area. Opens onto pool area). Discount for single occupancy.

This includes accommodation for 3 nights, 3 days of retreat activities (3 dynamic yoga workshops and 3 yin yoga session), and all delicious food and snacks. Travel to Sussex and massages are not included.

Optional extras include massages which must be pre-booked



All menus are vegetarian, with gluten and dairy free options. Everything used is organic where possible and of the highest nutrtional value.

Example menus below:


Lunch - Chickpea stew sharing platter - A stew based on chickpea, served with babaghanoush, salsa, and vegan pitta breads. 

Dinner - Wild mushroom and truffle black rice salad

Dessert- Chocolate and avocado pudding


Breakfast - Porridge made with soya served with dried figs, rhubarb and nuts

Lunch - Cauliflower rice salad with roasted squash, pomegranate, pickled beetroot and rosemary salted pine nuts

Dinner- Sweet potato asian style curry served with rice

Dessert- Banana ice cream with a healthy cookie crumble


Breakfast - Granola with jasmine tea infused coconut custard served with fresh fruit

Lunch-  Sauteed sprouts, pickled zucchini ribbons and lentil salad with candied walnuts

Snacks - granola bars, dried fruit, healthy blueberry muffins 


Healthy breakfast after morning yoga, before leaving before lunch.



Sophia trained with the indomitable Jason Crandell in Vinyasa Flow yoga and Norman Blair for Yin. Her classes are physically challenging and fun with an emphasis on flowing sequences. Sophia believes that everyone deserves to make time to move their body, breathe and feel good at least once a day, every day. Yoga for Sophia, is also a way to quiet the mind vibrations and circumnavigate the fast-paced and stressful city life in. Read more at