Tilton House Weekend Yoga Retreats 2019

Deep Rest in Natural Surroundings

This is the fifth year of hosting retreats at Shaun and Polly’s lovely retreat centre. Their beautiful period home and rambling garden feel so calm and welcoming, you’ll find yourself relaxing as soon as you arrive.
With no need to worry about work, caring for others, battling traffic or even cooking for yourself, something rather special happens. You’ll realise that you’re releasing layers of bodily tension and your mind gets progressively clearer and calmer.
I team up with my partner Alistair Smith, a sound healer and composer to offer a variety of yoga, somatic, meditation and sound bathing practices. These work together to refresh your mind, body and spirit. These weekends are ideal for enjoying with a friend or relative who is entirely new to yoga. You’ll both feel the benefits.

2019 Dates

Four Day Retreat
Late May Bank Holiday
Friday 24th May – Monday 27th May

Three Day Retreat
Late Summer Weekend
Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September

Email for booking information for either retreat. Places fill up fast, so it’s best to get in contact soon.

To give you an ideal of what it’s like, here is an in-depth review of Holistic Yoga at Tilton House, by a retreat participant.

Tilton House is a beautiful period home, once owned by John Maynard Keynes, a world-renowned economist and member of the Bloomsbury Set. This group of artists and thinkers included Virginia Woolf and E.M. Foster. They resided in London, but often “retreated” to this area of Sussex to write, make art and enjoy the more relaxed pace of life. The home has an inspiring, yet laid-back feeling with a sense of space and privacy. You’ll discover the wonderful library and various other lovely spaces in which to rest and relax in between sessions. We’ll practice yoga in the yurt or, if it’s warm and sunny, outside on the lawn. Particularly in May, the soothing sound of birdsong is always in the background.

In between classes there is time to “just be” – an important part of any yoga retreat. There are numerous cosy spots in house or garden, in which to read, rest or enjoy a cup of tea. Other special treats include an outdoor sauna, a visiting massage therapist and sound healing treatments. If you are feeling more energetic, there are lovely walks in the area.

The chef at Tilton House is well known for creating delicious raw desserts, and healthy plant based meals. The cooking is vegetarian (mostly vegan), low GI and high protein. Previous students have found the food filling and delicious, even though many are not vegetarian. Herbal and normal teas, water and fresh fruit are freely available.


Early Bird Prices – Book Now
Three Night Retreat 24th May – 27th May 2019

Book and pay the deposit before 24th March

Room shared as a double or twin with one other £535
Room shared as a double or twin with ensuite £560*
Single Room £545*
Room shared with two others £520**


Early Bird Prices – Book Now
Two Night Retreat – 30th Aug – 1st Sept 2019

Book and pay the deposit before 30th June

Room shared as a double or twin with one other £380
Room shared as a double or twin with en suite* £405
Single Room £390*
Room shared with two others** £365

Please note your deposit is non-refundable but it is transferable.



Prices Include:

  • Accommodation;
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • Tea, coffee and herbal tea;
  • Use of the sauna,
  • All group yoga tuition (4 classes a day, including morning meditation; yoga nidra on Friday evening and a sound bath on Saturday evening).

All classes are included, but optional.

Prices Don’t Include:

  • Travel to and from Tilton House
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional extra massage and sound therapy treatments

Note about Room Prices
* these rooms go fast so book early
**this is a lovely mezzanine room, perfect for three people sharing. If you have missed the single room booking, it’s good to book a space in this room as the beds are arranged in such a way as to create a sense of privacy within the room.


All sessions are optional

3:00pm Arrive and Settle In
4:00 – 4:45pm Welcome Tea and Introduction
5:00- 6:30pm Yoga
7:00pm Dinner
8:30 – 9:30pm Restorative Yoga, Soundbath or Yoga Nidra

Saturday (and Sunday for the Bank Holiday Retreat)
8:00 – 8:30am Meditation
8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast
9:30 – 11am Free Time
11:00 – 12:30pm Yoga
1:00 – 2:00pm  Lunch
2:00 – 5:00pm Free Time
5:00 – 6:30pm  Yoga
7:00pm Dinner
8:30 – 9:30pm  Restorative Yoga, Sound bath or Yoga Nidra

Sunday (Monday for the Bank Holiday Retreat)
8:00 – 8:30am Meditation
8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am – 12:00pm Yoga
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:00pm Closing Session