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Autumn Yoga Retreat Weekend with Izzie Lankester and Will Wheeler


Take a weekend off and treat yourself to a grounding Autumnal retreat with Izzie Lankester and Will Wheeler.

Escape the hustle and bustle for a relaxing and revitalising weekend in November at The Quaives; a beautiful East Kent retreat hideaway in the countryside. From daily yoga, nourishing food to sumptuous surroundings and wanders in nature, it’s your time to retreat, recharge, and reconnect to the world in a more balanced, purposeful way.

Deepen your practice, meet beautiful people and discover new possibilities with us.

The Quaives provides a real sense of retreat with a touch of luxury; a beautiful small estate set in 19 acres of manicured gardens and fields and surrounded by the peaceful countryside of East Kent.

Accommodation options range from 3 luxury cottages with doubles, twins and bunk-bed room options, plus an 8-bed Scandinavian style bunk-bed dormitory.

There is a brand new beautiful yoga studio with high ceilings, lots of light and underfloor heating, a modern Scandinavian style communal diner-lounge with log burner and an on-site professional kitchen for Woody to cook up a storm every day. There is also a tennis court, cedar wood pavilion for on-site treatments, as well as beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond.

The venue is only a short distance from the two stunning english villages of Ickham and Wickhambreaux; the latter is located along the Little Stour river complete with a five storey water mill and village green with many charming period buildings. Canterbury is also only a few minutes drive away.

The yoga on this weekend retreat is open to all levels.

The morning, afternoon and evening yoga classes will include Mandala Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Dynamic Vinyasa Flow to leave you feeling energised and revitalised.

All sessions will be adapted to the individual and modifications of the poses will be offered to ensure that everyone is receiving the benefits of the practice and individual attention.


4:00pm - Arrivals

5:30 - Yoga (1 hour 30 minutes)

7.30pm - Welcome Dinner


8am - Yoga (1 hour 30 minutes)

9.45am - Breakfast

1.30pm - Lunch

3pm - Yoga ( 1 hour)

5.30pm - Yoga (1 hour 30 minutes)

8pm - Dinner


8am - Yoga (1 hour 30 minutes)

9.45am - Breakfast

12.30pm - Yoga (1 hour 15 minutes)

2pm - Lunch

4pm - Departures

Izzie’s love of yoga started several years ago and after completing her training at Yoga London she has been teaching in studios and corporates in Central and South London.

Her classes are a reflection of her spirit, she takes inspiration from mandala yoga, power, traditional vinyasa and yin, specialising in creative movement which is mindful yet dynamic. After experiencing the power of yoga herself, Izzie is passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others, helping students realise the potential of their bodies through breath and movement.

Izzie's class style is creative and strong with an emphasis on breath and good alignment. Expect some core work through balances, inversions and playful transitions. She is playful with movement but always grounds her classes with yoga philosophy or an anatomic theme. She offers challenging options for intermediate practitioners as well as variations for beginners.

Will is a co-founder of LEVELSIX, a yoga teacher and has been ambassador for brands including Lululemon and Mindful Chef.

Will trained as a yoga teacher with Yogahaven in Morocco and continues his professional development by studying with senior teachers including Sianna Sherman and Jason Crandell (US) and Claire Missingham (UK). He loves their clear and concise approach to yoga and is currently learning more about the Jivamukti yoga method which follows a vinyasa-ashtanga style movement sequence, incorporating breath work, philosophy, spirituality, meditation and chanting. He runs retreats and events in various locations around Europe and his yoga adventures have taken him to Bali and India to learn yoga and the study of Ayurveda. This year he is teaching daily yoga at Glastonbury Festival 2019.

Expect dynamic, fun and accessible classes. Students have described Will as teaching classes which are strong, grounding and also offer a spiritual and meditative aspect. He wants everyone to enjoy yoga as much as he does and always offers lots of modifications.

You will enjoy the most delicious, healthy and wholesome food and drink over the weekend, inspired by the seasons. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be designed to be nutritious, healthy and filling.

Woody, our co-founder and chef believes it’s vital that we consider what we eat, both for ourselves and our planet. This choice can too easily become automatic and convenience-led. Expect healthy vegetarian dishes avoiding any unnatural ingredients or processes.

Born and bred in Peckham, much of Woody’s culinary experience has been gained locally. He is one of the co-founders of LEVELSIX and is the brains behind the delicious food and drink in the studio cafe.

Woody designs menus inspired by his interest in nutrition and as far as possible by the seasonality of fruit and vegetables. Woody makes nearly everything himself, including almond milk, yoghurt, kombucha and raw vegan flapjacks.

As well as serving a continuously changing menu of fresh juices, smoothies and delicious meals, Woody likes to share his passion and experience and now runs fermentation workshops, kombucha masterclasses and tea tastings as well as hosting yoga workshops, with dinner and supper clubs.

All prices are per person.

£380 - 8-bed bunk bed dormitory with shared bathrooms (3 toilets, 3 shower rooms) - SOLD OUT
£420 - 2-bed bunk bed in cottage with shared bathroom - SOLD OUT
£460 - Twin/Double in cottage with shared bathroom - SOLD OUT
£480 - Twin/Double in cottage with ensuite bathroom - SOLD OUT
£500 - King size Double in cottage with ensuite bathroom* - SOLD OUT

*Single occupancy is available on this option only. Please add £120 supplement to the above price.

To secure your space, please pay a £140 deposit.

The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance must be paid in full by 27 September 2019.

LEVELSIX will contact you after you have paid your deposit to confirm your accommodation booking and confirm the date you would like to pay the balance. Please contact Linda at if you have any questions about payment or accommodation arrangements.


  • 2 nights accommodation (towels and bedding provided)

  • All main meals. There will also be a self-help bar for water, herbal teas and healthy snacks in the communal diner and lounge.

  • 5 yoga sessions, plus 2 optional meditation sessions

  • Yoga mats and all props


  • Treatments

  • Taxi transfers from the train station

For all enquiries and more information about the accommodation please e-mail Linda at

We can cater for special dietary requirements. Please let us know of any intolerances, allergies or needs 2 weeks before the retreat.

If you wish to book for a friend, please contact us.   It is only possible to reserve one space under your own name - everybody needs an account and to sign our online waiver.

Earlier Event: October 24
Later Event: November 3