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WAITLIST - Teacher Mentoring Retreat - Liberate & Elevate

  • Little Gayles Friston, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 0BA UK (map)

A weekend retreat for the development and nourishment of teachers

Our third Liberate & Elevate retreat – a weekend full of personal practice, practical workshops, mentoring and above all sustenance. I want you to come and fill up. The idea is not to pass on any one way of teaching or impose a dogma but simply to create a potent space for teachers to come together, to acknowledge each other within a loving environment.


Our schedule is still to be finalised but over the course of the weekend (midday Friday through to Sunday afternoon) we will offer you the following:


  • 1.00-2.00pm Welcome circle
  • 2.00-4.00pm Workshop 1
  • 5.00-7.00pm Afternoon practice
  • 7.30pm Dinner


  • 8.00-10.00am Morning practice
  • 10.30-12.00pm Brunch
  • 12.00-2.00pm Workshop 2
  • 3.00-5.00pm Free time
  • 5.00-6.30pm Restorative yoga
  • 7.00pm Dinner


  • 8.00-10.00am Morning practice
  • 10.30-12.00pm Brunch
  • 12.00-2.00pm Workshop 4
  • 2.00-3.00pm Closing circle


Little Gayles Retreat in East Sussex


Gayles is a small retreat centre ideally situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs, five miles from Eastbourne and fifteen from Brighton. Here rural doesn’t mean hard to reach; 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.

Gayles is just one-and-a-half hours drive from London and there is a regular bus service that conveniently stops beside the entrance.

The environment and ambience at Gayles encourages an open, safe, relaxed and intimate atmosphere that promotes learning and self-development.


In order to keep the cost of the weekend down and to support the overarching theme of community we have chosen a venue with dorm facilities. These are really lovely, thoughtfully renovated dormitories – ‘The Studio’ which sleeps eleven people with two showers and two toilets and ‘The Playroom’, which sleeps six and has one shower and one toilet. Together, both dormitories offer simple, high quality, comfortable and reasonably spacious single-gender accommodation. There are good quality, sturdy single and bunk beds with individual storage drawers. Duvets, pillows, linen and towels are provided. Basic hot drink making facilities are also available in the dormitories.

Please note that the venue supplies bedlinen and towels; students make their own beds on arrival.

Friday – Sunday 2th-29th October 2017 inclusive


The full price for the whole weekend based on simple but thoughtfully designed dormitory sharing is £395 per person. This includes EVERYTHING – meals, accommodation, the workshops and yoga. This is a one off flat cost and is totally offered on a first come, first served basis.

Next steps

We have space for 17 wonderful yogis who would like to stay onsite with us and 3 non-residential yogis.

For more information or to book your spot please contact Naomi directly.

To hold your spot a non-refundable deposit of £150 is requested to be transferred to the following account (please state your name as reference):

Miss Naomi Absalom
a/c: 110665
a/c: 00251693

Please note that the balance is required no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of the weekend ie. 16th September.

I really, really hope that you will join us for this special gathering.

With so much love and encouragement


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