West Lexham Manor in Norfolk is the perfect location for a New Year Yoga Retreat. We are so happy to be returning for the 11th year to celebrate in this idyllic setting.
The retreat will offer yoga classes each morning and evening, delicious healthy food, beach and country walks, bonfire gatherings, great company and celebrations.
Join us for a new year celebration of love, life and friendship. Come on your own or with your friends, either way you're guaranteed to have a great time and begin 2023 with a clear mind, an open heart and a rejuvenated spirit!
About West Lexham
West Lexham is a thriving country manor estate that has been transformed by the Colville family to bring it back into local community life. It is a unique blend of elegant country manor estate with a wonderfully bohemian vibe, set around a lake with beautiful gardens, woodland and only 30 minutes drive from the sea.
The estate offers an idyllic natural environment with an eclectic range of accommodation from peaceful, modern en-suite rooms to cosy cottages. The heritage barn has been stunningly converted and provides an airy, bright space with underfloor heating, perfect for yoga and entertaining. The second yoga space is in the charming village hall closeby on the estate which offers another beautiful space to practice with an open fire and underfloor heating.
This retreat will be an opportunity for you to be in company with old friends or making new. If you prefer it will offer the chance to have some quiet time, space and reflection - it's your choice, alongside a morning and evening programme of yoga, pranayama, meditation and celebration.
West Lexham offers plenty of space for a gathering of about 40 yogis with two wonderful yoga teachers, Will Wheeler and Sunita Devi leading the retreat and two separate yoga spaces.
Each morning there will be a yoga class followed by a delicious breakfast with free time and lunch to follow. We will then meet again in the afternoon for another yoga practice. For each practice you will be able to choose between a more challenging dynamic practice or something more gentle and restorative, as you feel.
There will be a delicious celebratory dinner on New Year's Eve, a bonfire and celebrations.
Between classes there will be time for walks, a dip in the lake, trips to the beach, massage treatments or the space and time to simply hang out with a good book or relax by the fireside.
West Lexham offers unique, beautiful and very comfortable accommodation with a mix of single, twin and double rooms, charming cabins and amazing treehouses.
There are luxurious en-suite rooms set around a courtyard adjacent to the yoga barn. All have underfloor heating and huge windows which flood the rooms with natural light. They combine rustic charm with funky modern twists.
Charming and cosy traditional flint cottages are also part of the estate. All cottage rooms offer luxury chic interiors with twin or double bedrooms, most are en-suite, 2 rooms share a bathroom.
There are also stunning fully heated luxury treehouses of varying sizes and magical wooden cabins set around the lake. Some en suite and others sharing the high quality garden washroom facilities closeby.
The retreat was incredible! It was an amazing and calming way to begin the new year. The retreat was so well organised with so many lovely finishing touches from Wendy and her family that made it extra special. The food was delicious and the kitchen team were kind and accommodating. Everyone was really friendly and it made my first solo yoga retreat a lovely experience. Thank you so much!Louise
I'd just like to say what a fabulous experience the New Year retreat at West Lexham was. It was brilliantly organised, the location was excellent, and the facilities were really good...the food was fantastic, the company was great, and the New Year's Eve bonfire was a great way to welcome in the New Year. Thank you so much, namaste.Kevin
This was my second New Year retreat in West Lexham. Loved it, lovely people, great food, excellent yoga, relaxing, challenging and inspiring. I just love the place, you feel like you are at home, loved curling up with a book in the hall, watching the fire in the wood burner, and I love the fact that there is under-floor heating in the yoga room in the barn! Can't fault any of it.Sonia
Will is an incredible yoga teacher, but I knew that already from attending his classes in London. He created a warm and inclusive atmosphere; the perfect environment for a yoga retreat. Will alternated between dynamic, upbeat classes in the morning to more restorative, yin-style classes in the evening which was the perfect combination.Melissa
Thank you for organising such a magical retreat. I really struggle to switch off and relax, but the setting was so lovely that it instantly slowed me down. Sunita’s flows are always a firm fave for me anyway - but I had no idea of all the other strings she had to her now so it was so lovely to have that mix of flow, yin and nidra. The journaling sesh was also a lovely touch.Sarah
Just want to say a HUGE thanks for the New Year retreat in Norfolk - what an awesome few days. Such a great balance of activity and free time - and just no pressure. The food was OUTSTANDING! I have come home refreshed and ready to start the year in such a positive frame of mind and my body is so much more relaxed. Thank you so much. I'll be back and spreading the word!Lynsey
New Year Yoga retreat, Norfolk
The Guardian, 29 November 2015
Healthy (and fun) retreats for New Year
If you think New Year’s parties are over-rated, escape the mayhem on a healthy retreat and start the year feeling zen.
This retreat is in a bohemian Georgian manor near Swaffham, in gorgeous grounds with stream, water meadows and lakes. Rooms range from a budget mini-dorm to luxury en suites. The programme includes twice-daily meditation and yoga. Food is homegrown, organic and vegetarian, with a special meal on New Year’s Eve.
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Uplifting New Year yoga retreat in Norfolk, UK, 29 December - 1 January 2023
Single occupancy cottage room, shared bathroom - £725
Single occupancy cottage room, en-suite - £745
Single occupancy courtyard room, en-suite - £745
Shared twin/double cottage room, en-suite - £625
Shared twin/double courtyard room, en-suite - £625
Luxury heated treehouse, en-suite, 6 person - £595
Luxury heated treehouse, outside bathroom, 3 person - £595
Luxury heated double bed treehouse, en-suite - £625
Single occupancy wooden cabin, en-suite - £745
Single occupancy wooden cabin, outside bathroom - £725
All costs are per person
The cost includes:
Daily yoga and meditation classes
Delicious homemade/homegrown organic vegetarian food
Beautiful walks and celebrations
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
West Lexham is situated in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. It is about 2 hours from London by car and close to rail and coach stops.
Arrival time on Thursday 29 December 2022 is from 4pm and the first yoga class will be at 5.30pm. The retreat will finish after brunch on New Year's day 2023. We will put people in touch with each other for lift sharing.
If you are coming by train from London the most direct journey by train is from King's Cross to Downham Market. We will recommend train times nearer the time. From here you could share a taxi with others. The journey from Downham Market to West Lexham Manor takes 40 minutes by car and costs around £35.
West Lexham Manor
Nr. Kings Lynn
Norfolk PE32 2QN