Norfolk yoga retreats

Norfolk yoga retreats

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.

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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.

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The Finding Space retreat

The two-day 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.

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Mind

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.

Stress Managment

Body

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.

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Breath

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.

Food

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.

Nature

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.

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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 Retreat

“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.
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.”

SandraBranding Consultant

“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

Accommodation

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.

The Finding Space retreat

Prices & program

£ 495-790

All-inclusive prices start at £495 for a single occupancy double room
and at £790 for shared room (twin beds or double bed setup).

 

Click here for the full Finding Space retreat program

Availability

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.

CACAO ROOM

Norfolk retreat Cacao Room double

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 and journal, write, or simply be. Choose to have the room made up with either a double bed or two singles. Shared bathroom.

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ZINGIBER ROOM

The Zingiber Room has a wooden floor and richly coloured handwoven rugs. Its magnolia walls glow in the late afternoon sun: a perfect space for contemplation and relaxation. Choose to have the room made up with either a double bed or two singles. Shared bathroom.

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What Guests Are Saying

“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.
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.”

PaulConstruction Site Manager

“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