my 1st uk weekend Yoga retreat

Did I ever thought I will be running a yoga retreat, no I never thought in million years where I am today. Well everyone seems to be talking about yoga retreat, I had to dive into this curiosity.  During my 1st retreat I came  across that a lot of people felt  nervous about booking onto a retreat, and that’s entirely natural.  There are may questions popping into the head. 

  • Will I like the yoga classes?
  • I may not like the accommodation ?
  • I wonder who else will go on this retreat?
  • Will the yoga class will be too advance for me?
  • What’s included in the price?
  • Will I like the food?
  • Are there going to be people my age?
  • so on…..

All these questions and others came flying to me, and you can call me and find out any question that pops into the head. 

This retreat was for those who were craving some time away, this was  the perfect space to connect to your inner self.  Everyone engaged  with new people in new surroundings on this weekend retreat.

The Retreat centre was a stunning stately home in the heart of the ancient woodland of the New Forest. Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, spent many happy days playing here!

This yoga weekend retreat combined Surya Namaskara , yin, Yoga Nidra  meditations and Gong bath to unlock and heal the body. 

We had an amazing opportunity to make  MALAs on this beautiful mala making workshop.

The food was out of this world , all food was  freshly prepared locally sourced plant-based. 

sUN SALUTATION - HATHA YOGA - Yin yoga - yoga Nidra -gong bath


  • Surya Namaskar
  • Vinayasa Slow Flow
  • Yin  yoga classes
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Opportunities to connect with nature and Mala making workshop.
    Beautiful woodland walks
  • Freshly prepared locally sourced plant-based meals
     Accommodation in rural setting with a



4pm – Arrival check into your rooms

5pm – Welcome  hot drink and cake and get together chat get to know each other 

6-7.15pm – Chillout Yin Yoga

7.30pm – onwards Delicious veggie dinner


8am – 10am – Breakfast & walk in woods after

10.30am – 12pm Vinyasa Yoga Class

12-1pm Chillout time

1pm – 3pm – Delicious veggie Lunch and Relaxing time

3pm – 7.15pm  – Gong Bath , Relaxing Yin and Yoga Nidra 

7.30pm –  Delicious veggie dinner 


7.30am – 9.30am – Breakfast & walk in woods after

9.45am – 11pm Hatha Yoga Class

11-2pm Mala workshop (details to follow)

2.15pm – 3pm –Delicious Farewell veggie Lunch 

Location & Contact Details
Raj Nijjar –
mobile – 07717011591 
Email – sukhmanyoga@gmail

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 A massive thank you to each and everyone of you for making this weekend so special and meaningful.   Enjoyed your company, the yoga and all the shenanigans that came with it. A special special thank you our lovely Raj who made sure everyone of us was looked after and made us feel very welcome. Thank you organising this event so successfully 
Aruna -Raj thank you sooooo much for organising this wonderful retreat and was really great to meeting all lovely new people . The yoga classes were wonderful and energetic and food was superb!  
Jay really enjoyed everybody’s company, we certainly came back feeling very refreshed and content. 
Thanks once again . 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

So lovely to have shared this golden weekend with you all – we have some good memories now & our sweatshirts & Malas to remind us- love & peace to you all & especially to Raj for creating 🙏🏽💜


A fabulous weekend – I so enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone – thank you all and thank you Raj for bringing us altogether and creating such a superb itinerary xx

Big THANK YOU to Raj for organising such a fantastic event 👏👏👏 Had a blast of a time, meeting all you lovely people! ❤️
Can’t wait for the next one 🤗

And a huge thank you from me to Raj, Bonnie and Nas for a great weekend. The yoga was varied and brilliant, the gong bath was an amazing experience, as was making the Mala necklaces and bracelets. Great organisation from Raj, and you kept good humoured throughout! 👍😊👏🥰

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The Retreat is easily accessible by road or rail or plane:

  • Address: The Retreat New Forest, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch, BH23 7EF.

  • By car: By road the venue is just off the A35 between Lyndhurst and Christchurch. It is impossible to miss, as you can see the venue from the road. Just type in the address or postcode into google maps. It is a simple journey from London – about 2 hours drive. It’s also about 2 hours drive from Brighton. It’s 30 mins from Southampton, 30 mins from Poole, and 45 mins from Salisbury.

  • ​Parking: There is free easy parking outside The Retreat.

  • Plane: Bournemouth International Airport is just 15 mins drive away.

  • By train: There are numerous train stations nearby. The main train station is in Christchurch, which is 5 miles away (less than 10 mins in a taxi). There are also train stations in Hinton Admiral (3 mins drive) or New Milton (5 mins drive), or Sway (10 mins drive), or Brockenhurst (15 mins drive).

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Conscious, natural living. For us, this means living in tune with the seasons, in harmony with our fellow beings and with the freedom to express our true selves. In practice, this affects the way we do business in many ways – from plant based, seasonal menus to empowering the local community.

I believe we are in great hands, the cafe is run by two bothers Brothers, George and Will.