Yoga retreat Weekend
At Gayles- Sussex

22nd-24th March 2019


From Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon, you will delve into the wonders of ancient Yogic practices and discover tools to ground, energise and deeply relax your body, mind and heart.  
Away from the usual demands of daily life, in a stunningly beautiful, safe and nurturing environment, Sybille invites you to come take care of yourself, and simply enjoy being. 

This weekend retreat is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Downs, just an hour and a half's drive from London. 
Gayles is a picturesque retreat centre situated on the South Downs, five miles from Eastbourne and fifteen miles from Brighton. There are excellent train services from the nearby towns that provide direct travel to and from London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International, Brighton and so on. There is a regular bus service that conveniently stops beside the entrance. For European visitors there is a ferry service to and from mainland Europe from Newhaven, which is only a twenty-minute drive away from the retreat.

Please note this is a women only retreat.

22nd-24th March 2019
From Friday 22nd March at 4.30pm until Sunday 24th March 2pm.

Gayles Retreat- Friston, East sussex, BN20 0BA- (See TRAVEL section for map and directions)

  • Standard rate £295 
  • Early Bird £265- if booked before the 22nd of January 2019
  • Single room: £340 ( Early bird £295)
  • Double room: £380 (Early bird £340)/person

Included: All food, Yoga, and Dormitory accommodation.

Not Included: Travel


Accommodation is in lovely comfortable dormitories ( one dorm with 11 beds and another with 5 beds).
There is one small very basic single room, and one large double room for those of you who prefer more privacy. Both share the same bathroom with shower. 

The dorm accommodation, studio and eating areas are situated close together around a thoughtfully maintained garden next to gentle meadows offering stunning, panoramic views, allowing you space between activities and room to wander and reflect. 
All accommodation is equipped with toilets, showers and washing areas as well as hot drink making facilities. Duvets, pillows, linen and towels are provided.

In the summer you can use the swimming pool and tennis court.

Apart from the sensitively managed estate in which students are free to wander, there is also a private hard surface tennis court that you are welcome to use. For more Photos, see Gayles website.


Good quality locally sourced food is simple yet tasty and nourishing and is served in the relaxed atmosphere of the beautifully converted dining room. Food will be vegetarian and mostly organic when possible. The menus are designed and prepared by the retreat centre to be easy to digest and nutritious to help our Yoga practice. Read about Gayles food HERE

Weekend Sample program

All activities are optional but it is best for yourself and for the group if you try to participate in most.


4.30pm- Arrival- Tea and cake
5.30-7pm- Yoga- Releasing and grounding 
7.15pm- Dinner
8.30- 9pm - Yoga Nidra- (Deep relaxation)


7.30-8am- Pranayama - Meditation 
8- 9am - Breakfast
10am- 12pm - Yoga- Energising and rejuvenating

12.30- 1.30pm - Lunch

1.30pm- 5.30pm Free time / Walk / Swimming 
5.30- 7pm- Yoga-  Relax and restore
7.15pm dinner
8.30-9pm Yoga Nidra/ meditation



7.30-8am- Pranayama & Meditation 
8- 9 am - Breakfast-
10am- 12pm - Yoga- Energising- Rejuvenating- Restorative
Closing circle at the end of class

12.30- 1.30pm - Lunch

2pm- Departure

This schedule might be slightly changed to suit the group's needs.

Payment terms and booking

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to confirm your place. The balance is due no less than 6 weeks prior to the event. You may also pay in full at the time of booking if you prefer. Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to the event must be paid in full.

To book your place please send me £100 to reserve your place, email me to let me know how money is on its way, and you will receive a booking form to complete to finalise your booking.
You can pay in one of the following ways:
  • Online: 
  • Book online

  • Send me a cheque: Please email me and I'll send my details.
  • By Bank Transfer: Sybille Pouzet - HSBC- Sort code: 400503 - Account: 81469193- As a reference include your full name and date of retreat.

You will be the contacted for the remaining balance to be paid 6 weeks before the start date of the retreat (By the 8th of February 2019).

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are treated fairly and sympathetically, but as spaces are limited the following applies: 
Deposits are non-refundable. Thereafter refunds (up to 25% of payment and excluding deposit) can only be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Cancellation of your retreat for whatever reason, must be notified in writing to me via email :
All bookings are final. 
Getting there

Venue details: 

  • Gayles Retreat, Friston, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 0BA
  • 07721 023 845 or 07969 749 829 (Roz & Derry Robinson)
  • Gayles is situated off the A259, 5 miles from Eastbourne and 15 miles from Brighton and about one mile from the picturesque village of East Dean. It is easy to find and access is excellent.

Travelling east on A27 from Worthing/Brighton, follow signs to Newhaven/Lewes. At 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. You will come upon a small bridge spanning a water course. Continue over the single lane bridge and you will then come upon a farm house and the Seven Sisters Cycle hire shop on your left where the road begins to start to climb up a small hill. Approximately 2 miles beyond these buildings towards the crest of the hill there is a bus stop on the right hand side of the road as well as the entrance to the private road leading to Gayles.

From Victoria every 30 minutes, change at Lewes for Seaford or Eastbourne – takes approximately 1 hour 20 mins. There are usually taxis at the station. Gayles retreat is 4 miles from Eastbourne or Seaford railway stations.

Bus from Brighton:
Buses run from Churchill Square and the seafront regularly, taking just under an hour directly to the top of Gayle’s driveway – see the timetable here.

If you have any questions please drop me a line:

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