Winter Solstice Retreat – 14th to 18th December 2023
I have been running this for a number of years now and it just gets better and better, even if I do say so myself! Last year there was a request for this retreat to be longer by a good number of people, so here it is! A deeply restorative, little longer retreat.
This retreat is very dear to my heart and I am blown away by the holding of Florence House every time I go there. It is known as ‘the place where extraordinary things happen’ and I can testify this. I feel the holding of the ancestors each time I go there and I know I am not alone in this.
We will gather at a time when life can become frantic. We turn our backs on the bright lights, cheesy music and excessive shopping and instead towards candlelight, warmth and a nurturing space of rest and presence which is exactly what winter asks of us.
There is plenty on offer over the weekend: Yoga Nidra, embodied movement, rest practices, restorative breathwork, circle gatherings, fireside connection and as always plenty of delicious soul food.
There is an invitation to do as little or as much as you want. You might wish to to rest in solitude, curl up with a good book or take a gentle stroll to the beach (10 mins away), it’s your choice in any given moment.
This retreat is a shoulder dropping, breath softening, jaw relaxing, heart warming, smile inducing weekend and I would love you to come and join.
3 nights accommodation at the gorgeous Florence House, Sussex
3 delicious meals a day plus tea, coffee and water
* Transport to and from Florence House
* Florence House can cater for vegan, wheat, gluten or dairy free diets or any other special diets for an additional charge of £5.00 per person per meal.
Support person to be confirmed.
About Florence House
Florence House was built in the 1920’s and has been beautifully restored into a perfect venue for retreats. It is nestled in stunning 6 acre grounds. The peaceful walled garden provides the perfect place for quiet meditation and inner reflection.
Inside, the oak panelled library, dining room, comfortable lounge with a wood burning stove and charming rooms this give this historical house both an elegant yet relaxed ambience.The house provides an intimate and comfortable venue, perfectly suited for retreats.
Each bedroom is unique and offering a slightly different theme. Rooms offer views over the sea or the rolling hills of the South Downs and private gardens.
It is located two hours from London on the brow of Seaford Head on the South Downs in East Sussex.? A coastal path leads from the house into the Seven Sisters Country Park and unspoilt beaches are only a short distance away making the location perfect for a multitude of stunning coastal walks.
Florence House is renowned for its creative, fresh, home cooking prepared by their very own chefs. When possible, food is sourced from their own garden.
Road: From London Take the M27 to Brighton. Travelling east on A27 from Worthing/Brighton, follow signs to Newhaven/Lewes. At the roundabout after the rail crossing you have a choice between Lewes and Newhaven; take A26 to Newhaven / Seaford. Alternatively follow the coast road A259 from Brighton to Newhaven. In Newhaven, follow sign to the left for Seaford A259.Carry on the A259 until you reach Seaford and a mini roundabout with the train station on your right hand side. Stay on the A259 going out of town and continue in the direction of Eastbourne. Look out for a church almost immediately on your right and take the third turning on your right after the church into Southdown Road. Helpful markers to look out for at this junction are: a traffic light, postbox and phone box.Stay on Southdown Road and go straight down the hill towards Seaford Head and the golf-course, crossing over a couple of streets. At the bottom of the hill or Southdown Corner you will see Florence House, a large house on the hill in front of you. Take the first gate entrance and follow it to the front door.Rail: From Victoria there are trains every 30 mins, change at Lewes for Seaford. Journey time is approx. 1 hour 20 mins. There are usually taxis at the station. Florence House is near Seaford Head golf course.
Single room ~
Twin sharing room ~
Triple sharing room ~
Terms and conditions (not applicable to COVID-19)
60 days or more prior to the retreat date: Your payments will be refunded, less £150 which is your non-refundable deposit.
59-30 days prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less the £150 non-refundable deposit).
29 days or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable.