Yoga and detox weekend retreat with Paula Hines at Tilton House, East Sussex

Tilton House

Our retreats at Tilton House were recently recommended as one of the top five retreats by The Sunday Telegraph.

Nestled underneath the South Downs and edged by woodland with far reaching views across the Sussex Weald, Tilton House sits impressively in the natural landscape. The Georgian country house was once home to economist John Maynard Keynes and ballerina Lydia Lopokova as their retreat for contemplation and calm. It is the perfect venue for our retreat as both a yoga room and yurt are offered for our classes as well as lots of space to chill out and relax.

The house has been tastefully decorated throughout, bringing new life to this wonderful Georgian house. All seven bedrooms were decorated using natural materials. Every room has plenty of character and all have views over either the Sussex Weald or Downs. The garden has many mature trees and the fire-pit in a woodland clearing provides the perfect setting for stargazing as night draws in.

Retreat: 2014/2015

Autumn Detox: 4pm Friday 10th October - 3pm Sunday 12th October - SOLD OUT - with Paula Hines
Spring Detox: 4pm Friday 10th April - 3pm Sunday 12th April - with Paula Hines
Summer Detox: 4pm Friday 14th August - 3pm Sunday 16th August - with Paula Hines

About the classes

Yoga class
This retreat is a wonderful blend of Yoga, Pilates and Meditation. All classes are suitable for beginners to advanced levels and we include both Hatha and Dynamic Yoga as well as Pilates Matwork in our retreat. Please note that if you have any injuries or illnesses and/or conditions we are happy to adapt the yoga postures or Pilates exercises accordingly.


The Yoga classes are taught by Paula Hines and are a combination of energising Dynamic Yoga in the morning followed by a more restorative practice of Hatha yoga later in the day. The emphasis of the postures will be on detoxification and together we will work through yoga postures that compress, twist and stretch the body in order to aid elimination via the digestive system.

Yoga Nidra: Yogic sleep

Yoga Nidra (meaning 'yogic sleep') is a form of deep relaxation and is offered before bed to encourage restful sleep so you will feel refreshed & renewed both mentally & physically.

Pranayama: Breath Control

During the Yoga lessons we will also practice breathing techniques that will assist your detox and yoga practice by calming the nervous system & stimulating the digestive system.

Holistic treatments

We hope that when you leave our retreat you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated. To help we provide a wide range of holistic therapies, which are available at extra cost. These treatments include:
Deep Tissue Massage - Indian Head Massage - Thai Yoga Massage - Reiki

Treatments are are available at extra cost and it is advised that you book before the retreat. Costs are £30 for 30mins and £50 for 60mins. Please note all products used are not tested on animals. You can also request vegan only products for your treatment.


Wherever you eat your meals, you get a view of the South Downs. Meals are vegetarian and cooked fresh from the kitchen, using as much from Tilton House's vegetable gardens as possible. Vegan diets, food allergies and intolerances are catered. Please let us know beforehand.

To aid your detoxification process our food is nutritionally balanced and well thought out to provide you with enough vital vitamins, minerals and energy to keep you tip-top throughout your stay with us. As well as three meals per day we also provide fresh fruit and vegetable juices to assist your detox.



4pm. Arrival.
5.30-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Breath Meditation & Yoga Nidra
7.15-8.15pm: Dinner
Free time

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7.45-9am: Dynamic Yoga class
9.15-10am: Breakfast
12pm-1pm: Pilates inspired with yoga stretch class
1.15--2pm: Lunch
Free time
4pm: Depart.


7.45-9am: Dynamic Yoga class
9.15-10am: Breakfast
12pm-1pm: Pilates inspired with yoga stretch class
1.15--2pm: Lunch
2-6pm: Free time to relax, walk, or enjoy holistic therapies
6.15-7.30pm: Hatha Yoga.
7.30-8.30pm: Dinner
8.40-9.30pm: Meditation

Getting there

Firle is near Lewes in East Sussex, just off the A23. There are direct trains from London to Lewes (seven miles from venue) or Berwick stations (two miles from venue). Please note we can only collect you if arriving at Berwick station.

Address: Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL

Cost: From £327

The rooms
The weekend costs £327 per person sharing a room. Please note single rooms are very limited and are offered at extra cost on a first come first served basis. Single supplement is £50 for the weekend.

This cost includes all classes, accommodation, meals, snacks, drinks and juices.

Please note that our 2014 dates are now sold out. Please book your 2015 retreat now.  
Thank you for your interest.

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