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Autumn Equinox Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat With Cacao, Dance & Gong Bath

Open Your Heart To More Love & Joy Through Movement & Stillness

Would you like to open your Heart to more Love & Joy? Would you like some time out for yourself in magical countryside just outside London to rest, relax & delve more deeply into the Silence & Bliss within? Would you like to connect with others in a loving & supportive community? This long weekend Retreat, offered on the eve of the Autumn Equinox is intended to help you find balance & harmony within as we leave the Summer months behind & move into Autumn, helping you to transition between the seasons. Attuning yourself with the rhythms of Nature can be an amazing way of finding more harmony & peace & discovering the deep Stillness that lies within. The Autumn Equinox is a very powerful day when night & day are of equal length. Spending time in contemplation & spiritual practice at this time can be so beneficial in bringing Balance into your life!

Daily Hatha Yoga & Meditation Classes, Gong Bath, Cacao Ceremony with 5 Element Dance, Silent Coastal Walk & Beach visit, Contemplation & Relaxation time, Delicious Vegetarian Food, Leisurely Countryside Chats, Hammock Swinging, Healing Therapies & Ooddles of Love!!! Come with friends or make new friends!

Get away from the hustle & bustle of daily life & focus on YOU!

I can't wait to welcome you to this magical peaceful haven for a Heart-opening weekend of Bliss & deep Relaxation!! Gayles, the home for our Retreat, is a wonderful small rural retreat centre on the South coast just 1.5 hours outside London.

This weekend is lovingly being created, just for YOU, to delve deeper into the Stillness within. Make time & space for yourself.

Scenic Coastal Walk


I will be leading a daily 2 hour Hatha Yoga session & a 45 minute Meditation session. I am super passionate about sharing what I know. Expect also to learn about the philosophy of Hatha Yoga & how to use Yoga to heal physical, emotional or mental issues. No previous knowledge or experience of Yoga or Meditation is required!

The Yoga style (Agama Yoga) is slow & meditative focusing on the Chakras where we hold the poses for a few minutes. Super restorative & energising. Very powerful in stilling the mind, improving the health of the body & deeply relaxing. Expect to leave each session feeling totally blissed out with a renewed connection to your True Self! The real You, beneath the layers of the mind. The sparkling diamond within!

The Meditation sessions will be heart centered. Expect to learn techniques to quieten the mind to find more peace & stillness within.

After these Yoga & Meditation sessions, you’ll leave with a greater understanding of Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Breathing techniques that will help you to keep calm, happy & grounded & more centered in your Heart, full of the magic of Life, full of the magic of You!

Group walk


**BONUS: As an extra special bonus, this weekend Retreat includes a Cacao Ceremony with 5 Element Dance on the Saturday night & a super relaxing & restorative Gong Bath on the Friday night when you arrive to de stress & fully land into the peaceful surroundings & your Self:). Yum, yum, yum!!

Saturday afternoon will also include a magical silent countryside & coastal walk & a visit to a beautiful nearby beach (weather permitting).

Our Temple space for our activities will be The Old Cowshed, a wonderful, light studio space, set a little away from the other buildings, in the corner of a meadow & edged by a hedgerow. A perfect tranquil setting for our practice & exploration!

Temple space


There is time & space on Saturday & Sunday for optional one-to-one therapies for those that wish- I will be offering Reiki, Spiritual Healing, Indian Head Massage & Spiritual Coaching. Sound Healing therapy with Gong, Singing Bowls & Vocals will also be offered.


Inner Peace Wellness Retreats are all about letting go of the every day & finding a deeper connection to YOU. My intention is for you to feel inspired in your Yoga & Meditation practice, relax & wind into yourself in the Gong healing session, to laugh & play whilst Dancing & to discover a deeper connection to your Heart, balancing mind, body & soul & coming into True Harmony. Expect a balance of quiet contemplation with laughter & play. Delving into the Deep Stillness within through stillness & movement. You can expect to meet friendly, open & beautiful souls from all walks of life who are excited to learn & to make new friends. This will be a small, intimate retreat with a maximum of 20 yogis. I can’t wait to welcome you at this Retreat, joining with you in the One Heart!


Gayles is a wonderful small rural retreat centre on the South coast just 1.5 hours outside London. It's situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs in ten acres of land with beautiful sea views from the cliffs. A super magical place in nurturing Nature to leave the hustle & bustle behind & delve into the tranquillity within. A home away from home & a perfect setting for our Retreat! Gayles has an intimate, friendly & relaxed feel. There are beautiful areas to wander & sit or walk in for quiet contemplation or swinging in hammock.

There are excellent train services from London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International, Brighton & so on. And there is even a regular bus service that stops just beside the entrance, so it's super easy to reach. For European visitors seeking retreat facilities there is a ferry service to & from mainland Europe from Newhaven, which is only a twenty-minute drive away.

The accommodation, Temple space & eating areas are situated close together around a thoughtfully maintained garden next to gentle meadows offering stunning, panoramic views, allowing you space between activities to wander & reflect.


Enjoy delicious & nourishing vegetarian meals carefully prepared with fresh & locally responsibly sourced seasonal produce & ingredients. Many ingredients come from Gayles' own lovingly tended, organic gardens. Gluten & dairy free is catered for upon request.

The generous breakfasts will be served straight after morning yoga, after you’ve worked up an appetite on your mat. It includes a feast of seasonal fruit, homemade granola & compote, porridge, hard-boiled eggs, bread/toast & a variety of teas & coffee.

Enjoy home-made vegetarian lunches & dinners using only the best local and seasonal ingredients.Usually one of the two main meals, (lunch or dinner) is more substantial, the other will be lighter with fresh fruit for dessert.

A variety of teas (& coffee) are always available, as is fresh fruit, so you will never go hungry! Herbal teas & honey are also provided in the comfy dormitories.

The setting for our communal meals will be The Stables, a beautifully converted 1930s stable. The ideal space to eat, chat & relax. Immediately outside there is also a large seated area for eating al fresco in good weather!


Organic veggie garden


Most of the accommodation is in two clean, spacious, warm & comfortable dormitories 'The Studio' & 'The Playroom'. Each dormitory has its own toilets, showers & washing areas as well as hot drink making facilities. There are good quality, sturdy single & bunk beds with individual storage drawers. High quality duvets, pillows, linen & towels are provided. Come with your partners, best friends or make new friends with your roomies!

Sharing with fellow yogis is the best way to get fully immersed into the Inner Peace Wellness Retreat experience. One Heart, one Community!

There is also one double/twin and one single room (with shared bathroom) in the Stables. If you are interested in one of these rooms please get in contact as soon as possible to reserve it.*

Camping in the grounds is also possible & tents are provided (you need to bring a sleeping bag & mat).



  • Arrival at 4pm

  • Welcome tea & chats

  • Free time to meditate, walk, swing in a hammock, chill, read, journal, or whatever you feel!

  • Healthy, veggie dinner

  • Opening Ceremony with Heart Meditation, Intention setting & restorative Gong Bath


  • Optional early morning 45min Meditation

  • Teas, coffee & juices

  • Morning 2 hour Hatha Yoga class

  • Plentiful vegetarian breakfast buffet

  • Free time to meditate, walk, swing in a hammock, chill, read, journal, or whatever you feel!

  • Healing treatments (optional)*

  • Nourishing vegetarian lunch

  • Group activity: Silent Walk & Beach trip

  • 2 hour Cacao Ceremony with 5 Element Dance

  • Delicious veggie dinner

  • After dinner fun & chats


  • Optional early morning 45min Meditation

  • Teas, coffee & juices

  • Morning 2 hour Hatha Yoga class

  • Plentiful vegetarian breakfast buffet

  • Free time to meditate, walk, swim, chill, read, journal, tennis or whatever you feel!

  • Healing treatments (optional)*

  • Nourishing vegetarian lunch

  • Closing Ceremony & Meditation

  • Farewell & Departure

*Optional Therapies - Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Spiritual Healing, Spiritual Coaching, Sound Healing


Yoga & Meditation:

“I really love the sessions you do, they are the most powerful I have ever experienced.” Arabella, London

“Fouzia is a fantastic teacher, very patient and attentive. Her classes are very gentle but incredibly powerful with a focus on the spiritual side of yoga that is often sadly neglected in the west. I feel like I've had an amazing healing after her classes. Highly recommended!” Suzanne, London

"I've been doing yoga for most of my adult life, and with it I've found a sense of balance and self, in some of the toughest of times. But your session on chakra meditation has opened me up to an awareness I always somehow knew I was missing. This feels like the beginning of something new, the next phase of my journey. I felt touched by the simple, direct way you speak from the heart. Thank you." Bruno, London

“Fouzia is a gifted teacher of meditation and the living embodiment of its benefits. She radiates calm and compassion and is an inspiration to anyone seeking self-improvement or simply the means to find stillness in our hectic modern world. Her 5-week course is a great introduction to the subject and provides a supportive, nurturing environment in which to learn and to connect with like-minded people.” Paul, London

“I have been to the meditation classes 4 weeks in a row and it has been a truly great experience. Fouzia is an amazing teacher, who really takes the time to understand, answer and explain. She's very flexible and adapts her teaching constantly. You can really feel the effect of meditation on her!” Sylvain, London

☼ Cacao Ceremony with 5 Element Dance:

"Hard to put into words, phenomenal, beautiful, Divine, love, love, love!"

"My heart and my soul are on fire and I'm going to let it burn bright forever." Ashionyne

"Such a heart-opening experience. It calls my spirit home." Jason

"Epic". I awoke the next day feeling reborn!"


Friday September 15 2017 from 4pm to Sunday September 17 until 4pm

The retreat includes:

  • 2 night's accommodation

  • All meals, hot drinks & refreshments

  • All Yoga & Meditation sessions

  • Gong Bath, Cacao Ceremony with 5 Element Dance, Opening & Closing Ceremonies

  • Walk & Beach visit (weather permitting)

  • Use of yoga mats & blocks

Travel to and from Gayles & the optional one-to one therapies are not included.

Accommodation type:

  • Studio or Playroom Dormitory: £295 (£275 early bird price booked before 18 August 2017)

  • Camping (tent is provided) £290 (£270 early bird price booked before 18 August 2017)

  • One double/twin room in the Stables £350 pp

  • One single room in the Stables £390 pp

  • Only £250 each if 2 friends book together by 18 August 2017!! Great value!!



1. Click on Regsister to select your accomodation type. You will NOT pay via Eventbrite. This process is simply to collect your details and room selection. If you are coming with a friend, please each go through this process.

2. Please email Fouzia at to confirm your booking & accommodation selection & to receive details for payment.

3. Fouzia will email you the payment details. To secure a booking, please make the full payment or £100 non refundable deposit within 12 hours of booking.

4. If you do not pay in full at the time of booking, the full payment is due by 20 August 2017.

Queries: email

This is the only Inner Peace Wellness offered this year. This will be a small, intimate retreat over an energetically powerful period on the eve of the Autumn Equinox. Places will sell out. If you feel the call to nurture yourself over the Autumn Equinox, then BOOK NOW!! There are special discounts if you bring a friend, so find a friend & share the good times!!!

I want to make this retreat accessible to as many people as possible and am open to setting up a payment plan for paying in instalments – just ask!

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