The Norfolk yoga retreats are for people who want to wind down and relax in a smaller, more intimate group setting. From the tranquil surrounds of her Norfolk stone home, Yoga Teacher & Breath Coach Bridget Rooth offers from one to four guests the chance to train their minds and bodies in the workshop, relax at the fireside, and connect over delicious, vegetarian-friendly home-cooked meals.
The Finding Space retreat
Small-group retreats for two to four people.
The Finding Space retreat is for you if:
• You have never been on a retreat before and you’d love to experience one
• You are nervous about your level of yoga and not being good enough (don’t worry!)
• You like learning in a small-group setting with ample individual attention.
Mind Your Stress retreat
One-to-one stress-management retreat.
The Mind Your Stress retreat is for you if:
• You are fed up of being hijacked by the stress in your life and you want to REVERSE that situation
• You are feeling one or several of the following: depleted, irritable, in pain, tense, sleep deprived, disengaged, apathetic & cynical (signs of stress & early burnout)
• You are looking for a professional to nurture and guide you back to a life where you are in control.
Norfolk Yoga Retreat
The two-day Finding Space program focusses on the mind, the body and the breath. Guests are supported in finding space for themselves in a holistic way that considers both mental and physical health. Drawing on her yoga and mindfulness training and her work as a breath coach, Bridget helps guests release pent-up physical tension, retrain dysfunctional breathing patterns, and quieten busy minds.
Nature plays an important role in the weekend, with outdoor breath work, self-led exercises during free time on the beach, and optional walking meditations in the morning.
Learning to manage your mind is a lifelong pursuit and one that is greatly assisted by yoga. Guests learn other tools to help quieten over-busy minds, finding space for curiosity, creativity & calm.
Gentle hatha yoga is used on the first two days to find space in the body & release pent-up tension; on Sunday morning, more dynamism & flow is introduced into the yoga session.
In the Breath Better, Stress Less workshop guests explore how to identify & retrain poor breathing habits. Efficient breathing is a major component of good health and contributes to managing stress, emotions & sleep.
Gathering around a table to share food, ideas and friendship forms a core part of the retreat. Locally sourced ingredients are freshly prepared into healthy vegetarian-friendly dishes and shared around Bridget’s vibrant table.
The retreat is a time to reconnect to nature with wetland & beach walks, breathing sessions by the tidal creek, optional walking meditations in silence as well as meals around the picnic table or fire pit.
The Finding Space retreat
Finally – but no less importantly! – there is the freshly prepared food made with the choicest local ingredients. Mealtimes provide an opportunity for communal sharing and creating deeper connections.
Bridget’s tastes and cuisine have been shaped by a life of travel, and she takes great pleasure in hosting guests around her vibrant, colourful table. All the food is vegetarian friendly and Bridget can cater to vegan guests as well.
Guests Love Our Norfolk Yoga Retreats
“Bridget puts a great deal of effort into meeting clients needs from the retreat experience. She genuinely cares about ensuring that the client has a very positive and fulfilling time by ensuring that you are getting what you need.SandraBranding Consultant
I loved the yoga and Bridget was great at making corrections and answering questions. The breathing workshop is absolutely fantastic.
It was a fab weekend and the nearby beaches are stunning.”
“I loved every minute of my retreat, from long walks on beautiful wild beaches, strolls through the village, yoga and breathing sessions with Bridget, right through to the fabulous cooking. Bridget really makes you feel welcome and at home; she is fun, energetic and full of interesting stories and by being connected to nature, gardens, sea, fresh food and body movement - she helps you do the same. I left peaceful, invigorated and full of gratitude for this beautiful experience.”JelenaCareer Coach
Bridget's house, on a street built in the 1890s, lies at the heart of Heacham village on the west Norfolk coast. It is within walking distance of the local shops and the beaches. Her family has a property at Heacham South Beach with a long garden stretching down to a tidal creek. This is where she take guests to start the self-led beach exercises.
Book a room for just yourself or come along with your partner, spouse, friend, parent or adult child. Alternatively, you can book both rooms for a group of four best friends, two couples, or any combination of people you'd like to spend the weekend with.
The bedrooms are furnished with zip and lock beds and can be made up as twin or double rooms. Just tell us on your booking form how you’d like the room set up.
You can check the availability of our rooms on the calendars below – then please click through to each room’s page to make your reservation.
If you want to book the whole house for four guests, please check availability before making a separate booking for each room or contact us and we’ll be happy to make the booking for you.
Bridget also runs private one-to-one programs in the week aimed at people who particularly need help managing and mitigating their stress levels.
Book your Finding Space retreat
Treat yourself to a weekend away and leave feeling peaceful, invigorated and ready to start the next week.
The Cacao Room is the house’s master bedroom. Spacious and east-facing, it overlooks the garden and receives the morning sun. A small table and chairs by the window offers the perfect place to sit, write, or simply be. Choose to have the room made up with either a double bed or two singles. Shared bathroom.
The Zingiber Room has a wooden floor covered with richly coloured handwoven rugs. Its magnolia walls glow in the late afternoon sun: a perfect space for contemplation, reading or relaxation. Choose to have the room made up with either a double bed or two singles. Shared bathroom.
Book the whole house and get a 20% discount.
Come as four friends or two couples – or any combination of people you’d like to retreat with – and we’ll run a private retreat at the special price of £1,265.
What Guests Are Saying About Our Norfolk Yoga Retreats
“This was a very welcoming retreat, which combined yoga, practising stillness and silence, enjoying good food and spending lots of time outdoors. Bridget was very good at looking after her guests. I felt very nurtured in lots of different ways, not least by the amazing food. This is a small retreat, and to my mind all the better for it. Bridget is very receptive to exchanging ideas and thoughts, and it was great to have the space to think, reflect and take stock.”KathrynProfessional Support Lawyer
“From the moment that Bridget opened the door with a beaming smile, I felt safe and in good hands.PaulConstruction Site Manager
The yoga classes were exactly what I needed and the breathing classes were new to me and I found them very useful.
The retreat is in a lovely quiet part of the country and the peace and quiet was refreshing.”
“I liked being in a small group and being able to get to know everyone. I liked the flexibility. I liked the balance between structure and free time. I liked the relaxed evenings in front of the fire. The food was fabulous. We would definitely go again.”AnnieOccupational Therapist & Councillor
“I attended this retreat with my friend and we shared a room which was a giggle and a bit like being in a dorm as Bridget pointed out! Recently bereaved, this was such an excellent place to be for me, Bridget is a warm and fascinating host. Yoga was great and a silent walk on the beach was just amazing - the Norfolk space takes some beating. Really enjoyed the Saturday evening sitting at the dinner table after another excellent home cooked meal, the tree of life, sharing our experiences and hopes and ideas for the future as well as appreciating the now of course! A lot was gained from the weekend, fun and laughter, new ideas and things to consider. Would recommend!”Diana & HelenTwo nurse friends
“I booked this trip using my company's wellness budget. It was a fantastic way to take advantage of this allowance and Bridget was able to accommodate with an agenda that met their requirements both in practice and on paper. Staying with Bridget felt like the perfect mix of taking three days of yoga classes while staying with an old friend. (with a splash of a fun quirky aunt thrown in too) I enjoyed the yoga, the schedule and the other activities. Bridget went out of her way to accommodate and entertain me and it was greatly appreciated. Walks on the beach, mindfullness and exploring space. I definitely recommend and I expect I will attend a future retreat as well.”NoahProgrammer
“I absolutely loved my mini retreat away in Heacham, Norfolk. 48 hours to focus on breathing, walking in nature and of course yoga! It’s been nearly two years since I retreated and so long overdue. Just having some space to “BE” for a bit, being nurtured through amazing food in someone’s home, connecting with other women (typically two NHS workers), holding space for one another, reconnecting with ourselves and road-mapping our futures together was wonderful. I’ve known for a while that I’m on the right path, but it’s always good to remind myself of that! So when life becomes overwhelming, just remember to stop. And breathe.”LiannaMid-wife
“While the host and the food were exemplary, the real take away from the weekend was the feeling of calm and new found control. Bridget with subtle inputs, encourages you to find your own space mentally, even without thinking about it. The breathing workshop adds further to the feeling of self confidence and empowerment, providing many tools to set you on the path to achieve that inner peace we all look for.”ChrisOil Industry worker
“Had the most wonderful retreat with Bridget. I cannot recommend the retreat enough. If you want to get some headspace, yoga, cycling around Heacham and some delicious food, no need to look any further. Thank you Bridget for a wonderful weekend.”SamClinic Director
“Having never done a yoga retreat wasn't sure what to expect but this was certainly a 'good' experience. Learnt a lot....particularly about 'breathing' and given me a way forward with breathing more effectively. Also the yoga instructions taught me things I certainly had learnt before and given me the 'determination' to do regular practice. The nature and walking side was also such a bonus and made the weekend even more rounded. The food was also really really good. Bridget is a lovely warm person and her home is very welcoming. Being such a small retreat was also a real bonus and particularly in these times I felt comfortable and 'safe'.”NicolaIT consultant
“I was very nervous as this was my first time ever on a solo break. Bridget was so welcoming, as soon as I walked in her home, I felt at home. The yoga sessions were very informative & also designed for the individual. The homemade food was hearty, healthy & filling, and with food allergies, nothing was a struggle for Bridget. The bedroom I had was amazing! Very comfy. I loved being able to sit & read on the sofa next to the window. Heacham is a beautiful village & the beach is very large & peaceful.”LouiseElectrical Services Business owner
“From the off Bridget made me feel welcome and relaxed. Delicious home cooked food prepared with love, a beautiful house in a wonderful setting, and well-structured days allowing for interaction with the group and tutor but making space to find time for myself and reflect and absorb what I had learnt. The breath work and yoga classes are tailored, helping me discover more about myself and taught me methods to progress my practise. I have come away from the retreat armed with new skills, a refreshed mind and body, and having made amazing connections (also with loads of new recipes to try!). Bridget is a goddess and I highly recommend her retreats to anyone, whatever level of yoga.”ClareMarketing manager
“A truly nourishing and restorative time for body and mind at this yoga retreat. Wonderfully wholesome meals interspersed between yoga sessions in a picturesque Norfolk village with coastal rambles, cosy fires and Bridget's beautiful grounding company and guidance.”JoAir hostess
“I have just returned from my New Year’s retreat with Bridget. This is my second retreat with her, I came to the Finding Space retreat in Nov ‘20. After every visit, I leave feeling re-energised. Bridget has an incredible capacity to make you feel welcome in her home through her nourishing food, involving you in her kitchen or listening to what you want to share. The yoga and breath work has given me a new year boost. The beach is close by, walking and cycling along the sea wall was divine. Bridget…you are an inspiration and thank you.”VanessaCorporate Trainer
“I have just returned after a wonderful weekend of yoga, nature, and breath work with Bridget and highly recommend her retreat for anyone looking to realign themselves and meet lovely people at the same time. I learned so much from my experience and look forward to integrating everything into my day-to-day life. I definitely hope to return!”QuentinGraphic Designer
“A wonderfully nurturing weekend! My mum and I were drawn to Bridget’s peaceful place on the Norfolk coast and loved every moment of the experience. We both learnt so much from Bridget’s kind and knowledgable way of teaching. It really deepened my understanding of breath work and got me in touch with areas of my body that have been laying dormant for a while. I specifically loved the homely, welcoming, inclusive feel of the retreat ~ I was at ease straight away. I would recommend this retreat to anyone ~ all levels of experience too! The combination of tailored Yoga, breath work learning, nature (a lovely afternoon enjoyed on the beach) and delicious home cooked food make it a very unique and magical space. Thank you Bridget and hopefully see you soon :)”HectorMusician
“A really wonderful weekend with a great mix of different yoga sequences, reflective workshops and time to enjoy the local surroundings. Fantastic food, very comfortable home and a relaxed feel throughout the experience. I'd absolutely recommend it, thank you Bridget!”LisaPhysiotherapist
“Lovely informative yoga and breathwork "Finding Space" retreat in friendly, cosy surroundings next to the Sea. Bridget was able to teach us lots of new skills in short time and we had lots of fun along the way . Bridget taught us new practical breathwork skills to take home and incorporate into everyday life that are actually doable. Bridget is a great host and very knowledgeable in her field of breathwork . Hope you will consider doing a winter retreat in warm climes Bridget! I would definitely come along.”JosieGP practice nurse
“I learned from each session in different ways. The location by the coast and in a beautiful village was perfect. Walking on the beach was very relaxing and Bridget has made her house into a little haven of peace. A much-valued chance to unwind, be relaxed and introspective.”TonyRetired Energy Engineer
“The overall peace and harmony of the experience and coming away feeling recharged and inspired to try new things. I most certainly found the space I was looking for. The yoga and breathing technique sessions were both relaxing and educational - I'll definitely be practising what I learnt. The time spent outside - whether walking around the pretty village, along the exhilarating expanse of beach or through the cool pine forest of Sandringham, offered a perfect balance of environments to contemplate, find peace and feel energised. The cottage was homely with a peaceful ambience and Bridget and her guest were welcoming, inspiring (I have ideas of books to read and recipes to make!) and an overall joy to spend time with. A very positive experience for a first-time retreat.”Nicola MilnerAdministrative coordinator
“Bridget is such a welcoming host. The food was absolutely amazing and her home has such a beautiful energy - so calm and quiet. Through chatting, breath-work and yoga Bridget helped me to see patterns in myself that I hadn't noticed were holding me back. Now, with this awareness in mind, I can work on letting these go and move forward in my life. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we spent quality time on the beach walking and being mindful. We had such a lovely intimate group and the support from Bridget meant that I'm sure we will all be life-long friends - we arrived strangers and left with such beautiful connections to each other. Thank you Bridget.”Name withheld
Frequently Asked Questions
When do you run the retreat?
The Finding Space Retreat is usually a weekend retreat. Check-in is at 5pm on Friday evening and all the learning part of the retreat is complete by 1pm on the Sunday. You can download the full Norfolk Yoga Retreats program here.
However, if you’d like to book the whole house for a group of three or four people, I’m happy to organise a mid-week retreat especially for you. Contact me with your required dates and I’ll be happy to discuss welcoming you during the week.
Why is the retreat called Finding Space Retreat?
Norfolk has always offered me ‘space’. All my life I have been coming to this part of the coast for my holidays – first as a child with my parents, then with my three children when I was living in France and China. Now it’s my turn to share this beautiful, wild, freeing space with others.
Finding Space means something different to every one of my guests. I know because I always ask that question at my retreat opening ceremony. For some guests, it means finding headspace, for others space to reflect, for some space to stretch the body and release pent-up tension, and yet others are looking to find space in the lungs and improve their shallow breathing habits.
My role is to hold space so that each guest can find the space they need, in the way they need.
What is the level of yoga?
I have welcomed complete yoga beginners to teachers-in-training – and every level in between. Because the retreats only have between two and four guests, it’s quite easy to give every guest the attention they need.
Anyone – with any yoga level – is welcome to come on the retreat.
What do I need to pack for the yoga retreat?
Once you’ve reserved your place on the retreat, I’ll send you some Joining Instructions with a full packing list. I ask everyone to bring their own yoga mat – all the other yoga equipment such as bolsters, blankets, blocks etc are provided.
Do you cater for special dietary needs?
I cook everything from scratch and ask every guest to fill in a Guest Information Sheet so I know about their allergies or special dietary needs.
If you are not sure – please contact me and let me know your special needs and I’ll be happy to discuss how I can accommodate you.
What makes Bridget different from other yoga or breath coaches?
I came from a career in the language industry where I lived through some very stressful situations. I’m more likely to call myself a business woman than a yoga teacher. I wanted and to share a wellness skillset I had been developing for my own needs during my career and to move from working with documents to working with people.
What certifications does Bridget hold?
As well as doing two certificate courses in yoga (200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Course + 50 hr Yoga for Kids Training Course), I have completed a stress certified course in meditation with the British Mindfulness Institute and I’m a certified Positive Neuroplasticity Coach. Furthermore, I’m registered with CIMPSA in the UK and insured by UK Coaching.
What about Covid? What safety measures do you have in place for my stay?
I started organising retreats in the year of lockdown and although lockdown has now lifted I have kept in place some of the recommended Covid precautions. The house is open plan downstairs and I keep it well ventilated. The yoga room has a door and we practice with the window slightly open or we practice outside in the garden.
What is your payment policy and do you give refunds in relation to cancellations due to Covid?
Payment is £100 upfront per person and the remainder one month before arrival. If you have to cancel due to Covid, you are invited to rebook on another date. If that is not possible, payment is fully reimbursed.
Can I get an official receipt to help with reimbursement from my organisation?
I can provide an invoice if you need to submit one to your organisation’s training or wellbeing budget. Let me know while you’re making your booking and I’ll email you an invoice.