Bookings now available:

26th-28th June (incl.) with Shay Grant & Gyles Abbott

25th-27th September (incl.) 2020 with Cherry Bennalick & Gyles Abbott

Hawthbush Farm, East Sussex

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Offering a weekend retreat experience with a difference. We’ve merged our two favourite things - yoga & fitness - with the most beautiful farmland venue, and thrown in some beautiful treats to make this the most unique experience.

We are all so time-poor, so this weekend has been consciously designed to make this the best investment you’ve made in yourself - leaving you refreshed, recharged & refuelled.

Hosted in the stunning Hawthbush Farm, East Sussex, accommodation will be in one of their gorgeous converted barns - with private or shared room options. Yoga will take place in their beautiful restored barn, or if the weather is kind, outside under the canopy of their ancient woodland.

Bringing together the talents of Shay, Cherry and Gyles, a typical day will begin with an optional morning run lead by Gyles through this beautiful East Sussex countryside, followed by a gorgeous morning yoga practice with Shay or Cherry. After breakfast, Gyles will lead an energising cross-fitness session designed to build core strength, burn calories & relieve stress.

After a delicious, nutritious lunch, the afternoon will be yours to enjoy in the comforts of these beautiful surroundings; being pampered with a deep, indulging massage; or joining us for a walk around the farm.

Before settling in for a sumptuous evening feast, an evening yoga class with Shay or Cherry will ensure you’ve completely wound down and left any external challenges firmly at the farm gate.


gong sound bath with gong therapeutics

For those of you who have experienced our incredible Gong workshops, you’ll know what a treat we have in store for you. Taking you on a deeply immersive journey, David will be hosting a Gong Sound Bath evening session - to help you completely relax, unwind & restore

David Davenport-Firth/Gong Therapeutics

David Davenport-Firth/Gong Therapeutics


The Cowshed, Granary, Piggery and Amly Barn have all been simply but stylishly converted to offer guests a relaxing and restoring stay. We have a selection of rooms available, see below:


x2 Twin - £500/per person

x2 Twin with ensuite Shower Room - £550/person


x1 Double with shared bathroom - £600/single occupancy or £450 per person if sharing

x1 Twin with shared bathroom - £500/per person


x1 Double with ensuite - £625/single occupancy or £450 per person if sharing

Amly Barn:

x1 Double with ensuite - £625/single occupancy or £450 per person if sharing

x2 Twin with ensuite Shower Room - £550/person

Shepherds Hut:

x1 Double (use of shared facilities) - £450/single occupancy or £400 per person if sharing

Shay Grant

Shay Grant

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Born in western Canada, growing up near Vancouver, Shay is a qualified 500H RYT trained in Rocket, Ashtanga, Mandala Vinyasa & Yin

She is passionate about helping people find comfort & ease in their own bodies, while having a few laughs & tumbles in the process 

Shay encourages her students to challenge themselves with an open mind & compassion to their own limits. She believes that the sacred does not need to be serious, and a good sense of fun does wonders on the mat and in life. During the retreat, Shay will guide you through a series of practices that will challenge, replenish & restore

Cherry Bennalick

Cherry Bennalick

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Cherry's Yoga journey started when she travelled around Thailand in 2008. What started as a way to meet people turned into a real love & passion for Yoga.

Cherry completed the Yoga lifestyle course with Yoga Studio Academy, Bangkok, Thailand. Following her move back to London, she completed the Teacher Training at YogaLondon in August 2017.

Cherry is dedicated in helping her students find their love of Yoga & tailors her classes to her students abilities. She goes at their pace, but challenges them to progress their practice whilst making sure every class is fun & enjoyable. Her weekly classes are regularly attended by other teachers, and she’s a force with an arm balance - so if you’re looking to progress your practice she will help set you on your path.

All levels are welcome, including those in their first year of practice


fitness with gyles

Gyles got into Personal Training through his own relationship with fitness and the positive impact it had on his own life - physically & mentally

He has a passion for fitness, continually striving to find new & inventive ways for his clients to enjoy and embrace exercise

His realistic, encouraging & consultative approach help clients achieve permanent and positive change

Gyles doesn’t believe there’s a short cut to fitness, creating an environment where exercise is fun, rewarding & social is the key to ensuring that this element of healthy living becomes part of your everyday routine

The fitness sessions at the retreat will include a variety of equipment & body-weight exercises which will leave you feeling strong & energised



Guests can arrive from 4.30pm on the Friday afternoon

Accommodation covers Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights

Guests can depart as early as they like on Monday morning, but breakfast will be available


By Car
Off the A22 midway between Uckfield and Eastbourne. If coming from London on the A22 about a mile after Golden Cross turn left onto Nash Street and travel for 1.5 miles. About 400m on the right after the 'Gun Hill' road-sign you will find the Hawthbush Farm sign and a farm gate. Satnav users, don’t use our postcode TN21 0JY as it sends you wrong, use our neighbours TN21 0JX, this will bring you about 200m south of us on our road, Gun Hill

Parking is at the top of the track by the wooden barn, where we will sign you in ahead of pointing you in the direction of your accommodation

By Rail
There is a regular service from London Victoria to Lewes, running every 30 minutes. The nearest station is Berwick, approximately 6 miles from Hawthbush Farm. For train time information please call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit

to book:

Please email us at stating your name, contact details & accommodation preference. We will contact you to confirm & complete your booking. 50% Deposit is required at time of booking, followed by full payment 60-days prior to the event. T&C’s apply.