The Venue:
We'll be guests of the Yorke Trust at their delightful venue, The Creake Centre. The Yorke Trust is a registered charity dedicated to bringing classical music to children and students from all walks of life, to perform together and enjoy music away from the pressurised atmosphere of university or school. The money they make from this retreat will go directly to the work of the charity.  

There are two main buildings that comprise The Creake Centre. The Old Chapel, a Grade II listed building dating from 1738 with its former Sunday School Room, which will be the indoor venue for our yoga and meditation sessions, and a one-time public house, The Old Norwich Arms, that provides accommodation for up to thirteen people.  As a charity, the accommodation is basic but functional.  I'm afraid you won't find Molton Brown cosmetics and rainforest walk in showers,  but you will find comfortable beds and hearty meals.

Getting There:

There's plenty of parking in the orchard, but we'd prefer you to car share if possible.  By car is really the best way to get there. The nearest station is King's Lynn, approx 20 miles away.

The Food:

We'll be looked after by a professional chef, who will provide a healthy breakfast, hearty lunch, and delicious dinner.  Meals will be served in the dining room of the Old Norwich Arms or in the courtyard if the weather is fine.  Please let us know if you  have any special dietary requirements and we'll do what we can to accommodate.  

What to wear/Bring:

It's a naturist retreat, but bear in mind it's the UK in the spring so it might not be very warm! The chapel and accommodation are well heated, but there's a very short walk through a corner of the orchard and across a courtyard between the two (see the photo above).

How many students will there be? 

The accommodation has a maximum capacity of 13, but the retreat is limited to 10 yogis (excluding the saturday early evening session which will be open to local visitors).  We expect demand to be high, so get in early!

Terms and Conditions

  • In the event that this holiday is cancelled for reasons beyond our control a full refund (including deposit) will be given.

  • A non-refundable deposit of £100 will secure your reservation, payable no later than Jan 31st 2018 for early bird rate, or 4th April 2018 for full rate. 

  • We accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness, which may occur during the holiday or travelling to or from the holiday. All yogis are strongly recommended to have their own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary. It is advisable to take out travel insurance in the event that you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • We reserve the right to make any changes to our program, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare.

  • We ask that you inform us if you have any particular pre-existing injury or illness that is relevant to the yoga practice. We advise that if you are feeling any pain or illness during class that you stop and rest.

Mens 3 day Naked Yoga Holiday

When: Friday May 4th 2018 5pm -> Monday May 7th 2018 2pm
Where: South Creake, North Norfolk. Details on confirmation of booking.
Price: SOLD OUT!


Who this holiday retreat is for:

This retreat is for men who are keen to find out more about themselves in a safe, non-judgmental environment. No problem if you've never done yoga before, or if you are an experienced yogi who wants to deepen your practice, everyone's welcome. We'll be practising naked, no exceptions, so you'll have to be comfortable being naked around other naked men. You're welcome to be naked whenever you choose, though bear in mind it's the UK in May... it might be freezing outside!  It's a great opportunity to escape busy lives and relax in beautiful surroundings with other like minded naked men.
 

Why naked?:

Yoga is about deepening our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and our place in that world.  Without the physical shield of clothes it's much easier to connect with that sense of self as we can more easily put aside the mental shield we all have in our daily lives. We're all on the same level, so no judgement can be made about who we are by the outward signs we choose to cover ourselves with.  Meditating and practising yoga whilst naked as a member of a group of other naked men is a life-affirming and deeply liberating experience. 

What's included:

  • three nights accommodation in a shared room, single beds. Some rooms have bunk beds, some are en suite, some are shared bathroom. Single occupancy may be possible.

  • up to eleven yoga and guided meditation sessions over the weekend.  

  • fully catered by executive level local chef.

  • naked yoga on the beach (weather permitting).

  • access to the secluded ancient orchard; a potential outside yoga venue and ideal for sunbathing naked if the weather allows.

What's not included:

  • getting to the venue.  There's ample parking at the back of the orchard, but car sharing is preferable.

  • yoga accessories such as blocks and straps.  If you like to practice with these, please bring your own.

Pricing:

Early bird price of £260 until Jan 31st, thereafter £275, based on two people sharing a twin room.

Single occupancy guarantee £275 early bird price, £300 after Jan 31st, subject to availability.

The Yoga/Meditation:

There will be four sessions each day. All are optional, it's your holiday!  We'll start each day with a gentle yoga moving meditation.  After breakfast there will be a more engaged session, taking us up to lunchtime.  The afternoons are free time, and I'll be in the chapel available for one to ones, questions, drop ins etc. This is when we may try and get to the seaside!  Another more dynamic session before dinner (which will be also open to local drop in students), then a final quiet meditation after dinner to take us to bed time.

May 2018

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