Norfolk Retreat April 2020

~ escape the bustle of city life for a relaxing weekend in the Norfolk countryside ~

~ Thursday April 23rd – Sunday 26th ~


“The retreat exceeded my expectations. It was a perfect mix of yoga and relaxation. I loved the fact that there were two different practices per day. I had an amazing time, I really enjoyed it!”

“The retreat was incredibly well organised and thought out! The house is beautiful and every class was made to feel very personal to tailor to people’s needs.”

– Testimonials from previous retreats –

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Our home, Fishley Hall is located just 10 miles from the Norfolk Coast. The stunning, fully renovated manor house is surrounded by 350 acres of gorgeous countryside. You will have the opportunity to walk, breathe fresh air and enjoy the open space.
We will be practicing in our beautiful, spacious conservatory, which has underfloor heating and a glass ceiling. Mats and props will be provided by our lovely friend at Yogi Bare.

“Our house was beautiful, It felt like a home, beautiful, cosy, clean and thoughtfully designed. When is the next one?! – I would like to come again!”


Ashley Ahrens

Ashley started taking Yoga classes in 2010 at the Sattva School of Yoga in Edmonton, Canada. After experiencing several devastating family losses, a friend recommended she try yoga to address her grief. She agreed to give yoga a try and was completely shocked by the profound effects the practice had on her mental & physical wellbeing. The beginning of her education in Yoga was set, and she continues to be amazed by everything this healing practice has to offer.
Ashley is a London based, Advanced 450 Hour UK/North America Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor for Sattva, Hatha, Ashtanga & Vinyasa yoga. She has a Genetics degree specializing in Cancer, with a minor in Psychology and Anatomy. Her classes are strong, yet supportive and nurturing. She places a great deal of emphasis on connecting deep within your own body, using the breath as a tool to distract the mind, and fascial tissue lines of awareness to understand postures on a very personal level. She is forever grateful to her first, and main teacher, Rameen Peyrow of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. // Instagram

Melinda Szepesi

Yoga became my passion at the time of my life when I felt the most lonely and lost. I found my calling in the practice and anchor in the present moment. My attention was drawn to the physical aspect of the practice, but with time I found meditation in my movements.
As a teacher now my main focus is to give people a challenging practice, but in a way that they can reconnect with their breath.
You will be practicing mandala vinyasa with me: A playful dynamic practice slowed down to suit the evening. We will be moving 360 ° around the mat, softly flowing through asanas, challenging the body and the mind. The class will begin and close with a few yin postures to compliment our practice. // Instagram: @melindaszepesi

“We loved to have two different approaches to yoga with two different teachers. I enjoyed learning a bit about the Mandala yoga. Love the energy of Melinda and the peacefulness of Ashley.”

“Excellent retreat. Yoga practice was perfect balance- challenging, but not exhausting. Clear instructions, supportive teachers. Sattva and Mandala yoga have complimented each other.
Ashley and Melinda were always friendly and approachable.”

Rob Wilkinson Photographer


We have collaborated with our incredible friends and chefs, Luigi & Emese, to create a wonderful vegan/vegetarian menu. All meals will be included during your stay to keep you feeling balanced & nourished. We are able to cater to any dietary requirements, please note on your Guest Form when booking with us, as we will need advance notice to be sure we can accommodate.

“The food was AMAZING!- I never knew I could be so full and enjoy vegan food so much!”

“For someone who is not vegan, I thought the food was delicious, which is a testimonial for the chefs. I am usually an avid dairy and fish eater, but I did not miss either of these products.”



Thursday 23rd of April:

3pm onwards: Arrival at Fishley Hall. Take time to settle before meeting the other guests around 5pm
Tea/coffee & snacks on arrival
5:30-7pm: Opening Yoga practice
7:30pm: Welcome dinner

Full Day Schedule Friday 24th & Saturday 25th:

8am: Tea/coffee & snacks
8:15-10am: Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation
10:30am: Brunch
1pm: Optional Workshop
5-7pm: Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation or Nidra
7:30pm: Dinner

Sunday 26th of April:

8am: Tea/Coffee & snacks.
8:15-9:45am: Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation
10:30am: Brunch
11am: Check out

Please note that this is subject to change, but will give you an idea of what to expect on the retreat.


“I would like to say thank you for you Ashley, Melinda, Luigi and Emese for the hard work and perfect organization of the retreat! The food has been excellent, can’t expect any more. I loved the variety and plenty to eat in a beautiful, lovely and great location.”

“Very Good retreat, I’ve been to a few and this was the best so far. Loved the goodie bag and the gifted props.”

“I just want to say a BIG Thank you to Ashley and Melinda for putting it all together and looking after us so well!”



Economy Shared Room (can be separate twin beds or one double) – £500*

Luxury Shared Room (can be separate twin beds or one double) – £525*

Small Ensuite Room (no bath tub, only shower, this room is great for a couple or close friends) – £525* SOLD OUT

Super Luxury Ensuite Room (with bath tub & shower, king size bed) – £ 575* SOLD OUT

*based on double occupancy

Terms and conditions
Rooms not described as ensuite share a bathroom with one other room. All shared bathrooms have a bath tub and shower.
Luxury Shared Rooms will be allocated randomly unless you request to share with someone.
Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 25% will be payable upon booking. The balance will then need to be paid by March 23rd.

Payment plans available upon request.

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3 x morning yoga practices
3 x evening yoga practices
2 x workshops
1 x evening pranayama + meditation
1 x evening yoga nidra
3 nights accommodation
All meals at the Manor House
All teas/coffee and morning refreshments


Travel to Fishley Hall – trains from £10
Extra food and/or entertainment whilst out of the house



Please book via

Ashley Ahrens-  or

Melinda Szepesi-




We look forward to sharing this experience with you!