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Creative Cooking, Conscious Eating and Yoga Retreat at the Dover House, Knowlton Estate
(10-13 April 2020)

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Join us this Easter at a wonderful new retreat venue in Kent. The Dower House is a charming Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house nestled within its own expanse of private gardens at the heart of Knowlton Estate. Guests at the Dower House enjoy its secluded location within the woods and its magnificent views of the Estate's extensive parkland. There are two lovely living areas, one with a lovely large open fireplace, high quality linens, private garden, central heating and a dedicated yoga space with wooden floors, open beams underfloor heating. Another wonderful feature of the house is that almost all of the rooms are ensuite.

There are miles of lovely walks throughout the estate itself as well as the surrounding villages. A short ten minute drive takes you to the historic market town of Sandwich with its river, quay, golf courses and beach, and Sandwich Bay, from which you can follow the old Roman Road and walk along the coastal path to the seaside towns of Deal and Walmer.


Shown below are prices per person in British Pounds. You will need to pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking and the remaining 50% payment is due 3 weeks before the start date of the retreat.

Twin or double room, with hall bath: 420

Twin or double room, with ensuite bath: 440

NOTE: These prices are based on two people sharing a room. Single supplement charges are 160. Our prices include 3 nights accommodation at Dower House, all classes, and all food and drink. Massages and travel costs are not included. There are only 9 guest rooms available and these are allocated to customers on a first come first served basis.

Please contact us in advance of making payment to ensure availability on the dates you intend to come. Email:

More about the Retreat

In this weekend retreat you will have the opportunity to take part in cooking classes that will help you to become more creative in the kitchen. You will learn how to create meals that will be healthy, satisfying and fun to make. You will learn about macro-nutrient balance, times of the day for optimal digestion and assimilation, how stress affects digestion and why it's important to relax while eating. You will learn about common allergens in foods and how to easily avoid them as well as effective ways of balancing blood sugar. All recipes will be vegetarian and dairy and gluten-free.

More and more research is showing the important role that stress-reduction plays with illness on many levels. This weekend retreat will teach you the importance of slowing down and relaxing, and what that can mean for digestion, assimilation and energy levels.

Twice daily yoga classes will also be part of the program and we will have a team of professional massage therapists on hand to give a variety of treatments, including Foot Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage and Organic Facials. (Please note that massages are not included in the price of the retreat.)

More About our Yoga Teacher

Jemima Croker journeys to India each year to deepen her practice, exploring the healing powers of asana, pranayama and meditation. The foundation of her teaching is that physical Yoga is the first step on an inward journey; that feeling the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit within our own selves helps us to realise our connection to others, our environment and the elements that make up the universe.

Physically, it is a dynamic but sensitive practice that aims to enhance the prana (energy) throughout all the channels of the body, leading the body through the fundamentals of an effective Hatha Yoga practice and exploring unfamiliar pathways that generate a flow state and circulate energy. The practice is based on four main principles that cultivate strength, flexibility, stability and relaxation whilst removing stress on a physical and emotional level; move actively, move from the centre, move with flow and breathe naturally.

Jemima believes that with practice, Yoga cultivates the embodied recognition of body, mind and spirit as one, and that this physical experience of union naturally gives rise to qualities of awareness, acceptance and interconnectedness for you to share with the world through your interpersonal relationships.

Sample Daily Timetable

8:30 - 10:00
Yoga (gentle hatha practice)
12:00 - 13:30
Cooking Demos in the Kitchen and Nutrition Class
14:30 - 18:00 Afternoons free to explore, have massages and rest
Restorative Yoga and Meditation

Please note that this timetable is merely a guide and may be subject to some changes

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