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Florence House Seaford Ltd.

6 Night Plant-Based Quiet Yoga Retreat


This peaceful retreat is an opportunity to relax, unwind and let go. Detach from traditional Christmas festivities.  Disengage with the outer world, luxuriate in a space of calm serenity.  This is a time to turn the torch light of awareness inwards, to nurture and cocoon, reconnect with your inner world. Emerge refreshed, renewed and realigned.

This retreat is led by Allison Alexander, who is an accredited Yoga Alliance Professional teacher who wants to share the joy of the practice and its life enhancing potential with you. All practices of Yoga will include asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation.  These practices allow us to let go of stress and worry, and cultivate mental and emotional balance.  The soothing and healing yoga sessions also help to improve physical flexibility, strength and resistance.

The house is set in 6 acres within an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The retreat is fully catered. Plant-based whole-food will be prepared by culinary duo Ellie Wilson and Sebastian Stafford-Edwards. During our retreat we encourage quietness throughout the day until dinner, but please feel free to stay as quiet as feels right to you.

Each day starts with 2 optional yoga practices, we then have breakfast and head out for a guided walk.  After a light lunch you are welcome to join the afternoon inspirational workshop. In the early evening you are invited to join a relaxing yoga practice, followed by dinner and a glass of wine!

You can join in as much as you wish, and take personal time as often as you like.




Day 1: Thursday 21st December

Arrival: 4:00 pm

4:00 – 5:45 pm        Welcome and settle

5:45 – 7:00 pm        Hatha Yoga – Suitable for all levels

7:30 – 9:00 pm        Winter Solstice Celebration Dinner

Day 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6 : Friday 22nd December

7:00 – 8:00 am                        Dynamic Flow Yoga – Intermediate practice for experienced yogis

8:15 – 9:30 am                        Hatha Yoga – Suitable for all levels

9:30 – 10:30 am      Breakfast

11:00 – 1:00 pm     Guided Walk

1:30 – 2:30 pm        Lunch

3:00 – 5:00 pm        Workshop – Gong bath, Breath-work, Cacao Ceremony, Sound Journey,

and Intention setting circle.

5:45 – 7:00 pm        Hatha Yoga – Suitable for all levels

7:30 – 9:00 pm        Dinner

9:00 pm                                  Optional shared learnings by the fire or  private journalling

Day 7:

Wednesday 27th December

7:00 – 8:00 am                        Dynamic Flow Yoga – Intermediate practice for experienced yogis

8:15 – 9:30 am                        Hatha Yoga – Suitable for all levels

9:30 – 10:30 am      Breakfast

10:30 am                                Goodbyes

Departure: 11 am.

Herbal teas and fruit are available throughout the day.



In our world, we are surrounded by noise, external and internal, which drowns out our peace of mind and inner wisdom and compassion. Quiet retreats are a wonderful way of deepening our practice, cultivating inner stillness and discovering insight.


Periods of extended silence can be a liberating experience, allowing us to get to know our minds at a deeper level. Through letting go of the familiar world of words we give ourselves space from the complexities of social interactions and can come to see our mind and its activity more clearly.


Spending 7 days in quietude with others is not without its challenges – it can feel unusual and awkward at first, and there may be periods where we feel uncomfortable being alone with our mind. However, attendees often find that being together in this way allows them to explore a degree of solitude while having the safety, connection and support of likeminded people. You will be supported during your inner exploration by each other and by Allison who will be around to help you.


If you’re unsure if this is for you but you’re keen to come along, please get in touch with Allison at or call 01273 686882.



Escape from your phone and let us guide you into the luxury of silence.  You are very welcome to give your family and friends our contact number so you can relax knowing that you can be contacted in an emergency while your phone is switched off.



Sample Menu:


Breakfast: Muesli, porridge, toast, and fruit.

Lunch: Fresh homemade soup and seasonal salad.

Afternoon Tea: Selection of homemade cakes and biscuits.

Dinner: Masala Dahl, steamed vegetables, and cumin rice. Warm chocolate brownie. Cheese and biscuits. Dinner is served with an optional glass of wine.


Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Herbal teas and fruit are available throughout the day.




The beautiful interior of the house itself, the abundant garden, the proximity to the sea and the wildness of the landscape, make Florence House a much loved venue. In essence, it lovingly embraces divine inspiration, the good and meaningful things of life, the sacredness and potential of each individual and the healing power of the landscape in which it sits. The walled garden provides a peaceful place for meditation or inner reflection.  There is ample space to wander, sit, and contemplate, plenty of nooks and crannies to enjoy, journal, or read, perfect for a quiet retreat.


We will be situated a 5 minute walk away from miles of stunning coastal cliff walks and the beach.



There are single, small double, twin and triple rooms available.  All are comfortable, uncluttered and simply furnished.


Please note:

  1. All rooms apart from the single room are shared.
  2. All rooms come with a shared bathroom, except 1 shared twin room.


Rooms are allocated on first booked basis. If you would like to share the room with a friend, please let us know in advance.




MAIN HOUSE                                                                                        Price per person:


Single Room, with shared bathroom                                    £1150

Double Room, with shared bathroom                                  £1200

Shared Twin Room, with shared bathroom                         £1150

Shared Twin Room with Ensuite                                                          £1200

Shared Triple Room, with shared bathroom                        £1150



Payments are being taken by: Free Spirit Yoga,

Please email Jilly at or call 01273 564230 to book your space.



On returning home we recommend that for the next few days you stay as quite and peaceful as possible to allow the experience of the retreat to resonate.



Venue: Florence House, Southdown Road, Seaford, BN25 4JS.

Arrival: 4pm on Thursday 21st December.

Departure: 11am on Wednesday 27th December.

Parking: Available on site.

Transport: The nearest railway station is Seaford, 5 minute journey by taxi, and 1.5 hour drive from London.


Any questions or queries please contact Allison at or call 01273 686882.

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