We love the city, but the pace of urban-living can often be stressful and we believe (as with any relationship!) it’s healthy to have some time apart and breathing space.
Our Escapes take you to places of awesome natural beauty, nourish your body and mind, and deliver you back to the city feeling balanced, refreshed and energised.
Midsummer Escape to the Hills
21 –23 June 2013, Surrey Hills
Where better to celebrate the longest days of summer than in the breathtaking Surrey Hills! The weekend includes four Vinyasa Flow-inspired yoga classes and a delicious deep guided relaxation led by the lovely Hayley Johns. We’ll be playing with healthy, seasonal foods with our nutrition guru Sarra Moore, going on luscious long walks through forests and fields, and making teas, lotions and potions for you to take some magic back to the big smoke. With holistic massage available too, we know you won’t want to leave!
VENUE: We had such a special time at Kilnhanger last year, we’ve decided to go back! Less than an hour by train from Waterloo, Kilnhanger is a beautiful home with stunning views and is surrounded by 40 acres of gardens, orchards and woodland. There’s even a pool and tennis court. All bedrooms are shared occupancy with one single room available for a supplement of £30. Meals are vegetarian (and delicious!) and use, locally-produced, organic ingredients where possible.
SCHEDULE: The weekend kicks off at 3pm on Friday with afternoon tea and our first yoga class starts at 6pm. There’ll be plenty of free time between organised activities to chill out as you wish. On Saturday there’ll be morning yoga, a workshop on seasonal foods, a woodland walk, evening yoga and guided meditation. On Sunday we’ll be making natural remedies after morning yoga, and leave Kilnhanger around 3pm.
COST: £320 which includes all food, accommodation and workshops. 60 minute holistic massage treatments are available for £45 (£40 when booked in advance). We also have a limited number of day places available. Saturday’s activities including breakfast and lunch cost £120 and to join us on Sunday is £60. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or you can book online here.
Yoga and Creativity Escape
8 – 10 November 2013, Suffolk
We’ve found the perfect place for you to explore your imagination and delve into creative pursuits! Whether you write, paint, draw, sew, knit or sculpt, we’ll help clear your mind and channel your creativity with yoga, guided meditation and long country walks. The winter months are an ideal time to sow the seeds of ideas we want to grow in the new year, so come with your projects, plus we’ll have some crafty activities lined up too. Classes will be led by East London’s finest Hayley Johns who teaches Vinyasa flow inspired yoga, plus we’ll be looking at herbs to encourage creative energy.
VENUE: Get cosy around the log burner, hang out with Ali the cat and enjoy views across wintry fields from the elevated yoga studio. We fell in love with Potash Barns last year on our Yoga & Writing Escape and can’t wait to go back! Potash Barns is a couple of hours by train or car from London, and just half an hour from the beautiful Suffolk coast. All bedrooms are shared in their gorgeous Grade II listed converted barns.
SCHEDULE: You’re welcome to arrive from 3pm on Friday and enjoy some afternoon tea before our first yoga class at 6pm. There’ll be morning and evening yoga classes on Saturday and a morning class on Sunday. We’ll have plenty of creative time and a chance to explore the nearby beaches. We leave Potash Barns around 3pm on Sunday.
COST: £295 which includes all food, accommodation and classes. 60 minute holistic massage treatments are available for £45 (£40 when booked in advance). Email email@example.com for more details or you can book online here.
Escape from the Office
Is your team stressed out and tired? Perhaps they need an Escape from the Office! We’ll work with you to find out what your team need from their Escape and create a bespoke event to help them manage stress both in and out of the office.
On previous Escapes we’ve taken teams to Champneys for yoga, meditation, workshops on food to manage stress and making natural remedies. We’ll create the perfect event to suit your budget, can arrange massage and reflexology treatments and our “Chill Out” goody bags will ensure that feeling of calm goes home with your team.
And if you can’t take time away from the office, we’ll happily come to you and run a workshop! For more information get in touch.
Escape with the Girls
“It’s a hen party Jim, but not as we know it.” Fear not, Star Trek-themed parties are not really our thing, but weekends away with our closest chums surrounded by awe-inspiring Nature, sharing stories and delicious food, chilling out with massage and cackling away into the night, most definitely are.
If you’re looking for an alternative way to celebrate with the bride-to-be, our bespoke hen parties promise to send her into married life with a magical and memorable experience.
We’ll be getting back to our wild women roots, making love potions and massage oils. We can arrange yoga sessions, workshops creating natural beauty products, making “raunchy” raw food, crafting saucy gifts to take home, tarot readings, as well as massage and reflexology to ensure you completely bliss out.
We choose gorgeous venues around the UK, surrounded by immense natural beauty. We cater for all party sizes and work closely with you to create the most special experience celebrating womanhood, friendship and fun!
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga & Writing Escape – November 2012
“Such a wonderful break away from the stresses of every day life. I feel like a new woman! It’s that weird sensation of having achieved but relaxed. Would happily recommend to friends and am definitely coming again.” Fran
“Thank you for making us feel so welcome. I found it rejuvenating and inspiring, and wish it would have lasted longer.” Gina
‘Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed it enormously, and found it a very positive experience. My massage was a real highlight.” Gillian
“Wonderful organisation. I felt very taken care of and spoilt.” Jess
Escape to the Hills – July 2012
“The massage was incredible, food marvellous, yoga invigorating and relaxing, setting perfect, oh and the welcome gifts!” Amy
“A great ‘switch off’ weekend. Wonderful hosts and a very relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic venue. I’d definitely recommend it – but not before me coming again!” Rachel
“A wonderful break, I feel super chilled and prepared to take on my life again.” Natalie
Escape to the Hills – April 2012
“Thanks for a wonderful weekend! My massage with you was one of the most relaxing and effective ones that I have ever had!” Nicola
“I loved the nutrition workshop and my consultation with Sarra has really inspired me. Making dream pillows was great and a good chance to chat to the other guests – I’m seriously thinking of making them as presents!” Jane
“Thanks for making it so special for everyone. It was relaxing, uplifting and the food was delicious!” Allison
“A day with the Urban Witch crew will leave you feeling calmer & wiser.” Prue