2024 “RELAX-RELAX-RELAX” Yoga Retreat- with Ken Ryan SOLD OUT

Prepare yourselves for a phenomenal weekend of yoga, rebounding, hiking, fitness classes, cold water immersion and mind-blowing food! GET READY to harness the power of yoga, Breathwork and meditation and embark on this profound yoga journey with the one-off Kenneth Ryan!
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Date:
22nd-25th March 2024
Location:
Lynton, Devon, UK
Accommodation:
Guest House
Length of Retreat:
3 nights
Retreat Code:

RRR-MAR24

Your hosts:

Kenny, Natalie, Lesley, Steve, Beth

Cost:

£620 for a Luxury Suite twin ensuite

Sust! Health Retreats is delighted to welcome yogi KEN RYAN from Yoga-beyond-yoga to guide us through an unforgettable and immersive yoga experience that will energise the body, calm the mind and ignite your spirit.

Explore the subtle arts of yoga, Thai Chi, deep relaxation and meditation with a much-loved and true master in the field.

This extraordinary event includes:

  • STUNNING GUIDED HIKES across Exmoor
  • RESTORATIVE YOGA
  • GUIDED MEDITATION
  • THE FIVE TIBETANS
  • MINI-REBOUNDING
  • RESISTANCE BAND WORK-OUTS
  • COLD WATER IMMERSION in beautiful, wild SWIM SPOTS
  • NUTRITION TALKS
  • A sensational HEALTHY MENU showcasing the BEST LOCAL DEVON PRODUCE.

This phenomenal retreat boasts Luxury ensuite Guesthouse accommodation in the picturesque village of Lynton, nestled within the majestic Exmoor National Park, surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of the North Devon Coast.

THE PROGRAMME

NATURE, MOVEMENT and FOOD is what Sust! Health Retreats does best! Following the Sust ‘Fit, Flow, Fuel‘ formula, the daily programme includes guided hikes, expert-lead yoga classes, breath work, meditation, fitness classes, cold water immersion, nutrition talks and an exceptionally delicious and healthy menu.

SAVE THE DATE!

This retreat will take place in Lynton (North Devon) from Friday March 22nd to Monday 25th March.

WHAT TO EXPECT…..

HIKING

The North Devon Coast is celebrated as a hikers paradise! The untamed magnificence of Exmoor National park stands alone and the panoramic vistas along the rugged coastal trails are nothing short of breath-taking.

We have two spectacular guided hikes in store for you over the weekend that will be sure to invigorate your body and enchant your spirit.

There is a shorter and a longer hike option to cater for different fitness levels. Hikes will typically be 3-4 hours long (they are worth it!) and between 4-8 miles long depending on the option you choose. 

The vast expanse of Exmoor National Park provides the perfect setting for this powerful retreat.

YOGA CLASSES

Whether you are a seasoned yogi or just beginning your yoga journey, join us for a transformational experience on the mat! Ken will guide you through a fusion of yoga postures, breath-work, and guided meditations that empower you to release old patterns, let go of what no longer serves you, and fully embrace the here and now.

The morning flow yoga will be sure to awaken and strengthen the body, ignite your core, and cultivate a sense of grounding and balance. The evening restorative yoga will gently calm the mind, soothe the body, and bring a profound sense of serenity and peace. Leading you through some gentle stretches and supported postures, Kenny will create a haven of relaxation where the mind can unwind and the body can heal.

THE FIVE TIBETANS

You will also get the opportunity over the weekend to learn ‘The Five Tibetan Rites’ and experience for yourself the benefits of this ancient practice. With a history spanning over 2,500 years, this system of exercises emphasises a continuous flow of movements.

Originating within the lineage of Tibetan monks, the primary purpose of the Five Tibetan rites is to focus on the seven energy centers known as “chakras” within the body. 

Ken is such an advocate of this time-honoured system of movement that he wrote a scientific thesis on it!

KEN (‘KENNY’) RYAN

Ken Ryan originally heralds from the wild west of Ireland. He has spent much time in India with extended periods of study and practice at remedial, spiritual and scientific schools of Yoga. Some of his most profound learnings come from having spent months alone in the jungles there.

His yoga-teaching career has spanned an impressive 25 years and he has spent much of his career teaching on Health Retreats in Greece, Turkey, Portugal and Ireland.

His style has been described as strong, energetic, deeply grounding and non-conventional. His unique classes integrate teachings from Thai Chi, Astanga Yoga, The Five Tibetans, Sivananda Yoga and Yin yoga.

It’s a rarity for someone to be widely recognized solely by their first name, but there’s a compelling reason why the name ‘Kenny’ holds such respect and affection within the retreat circuit. After encountering his genuine Irish charm and infectious humor, people seldom forget him. However, what truly sets Kenny apart is the transformative impact he has on those he encounters. There is no doubt that Kenny leaves a mark on your heart and soul, leaving you feeling renewed, uplifted, and….relaxed….relaxed…..relaxed…. 😉

FITNESS CLASSES

Get those muscles pumping and your heart beating with a dynamic mix of mini-trampolining, resistance band workouts and Pilates. We make fitness FUN at Sust health retreats! We focus on simple and effective forms of exercise that prime your muscles and your metabolism for the rest of the day and that you can continue at home to build muscle, physical resilience, and enjoy a well-rounded and balanced fitness regime.

NATALIE

Natalie is a yoga, pilates, and fitness instructor based in North Devon and the owner and founder of Sust! Health Retreats. She has enjoyed an extensive career in the health retreat industry both as a teacher and manager and she is dedicated to motivate, inspire, and educate people through unique and exceptional health retreat programmes based within Exmoor National Park.

Natalie will be hosting this event alongside Ken and can’t wait to share her passion for movement and nutrition during this exciting event.

Resistance bands

COLD WATER IMMERSION

Cold water immersion in secret swim spots along the North Devon Coast will take your breath away (in the best possible way). Nature is at the heart of the Sust! experience so if you are a lover of rivers and the sea, and you are open-minded about trying cold water immersion, then this weekend provides a brilliant opportunity for beginners and seasoned cold dippers alike, to reap the many benefits of this practice in a supportive and safe environment. Be warned….you might become addicted!!

LESLEY

Lesley is a qualified cold water therapist and educator. Her passion for cold water dipping has lead her to research deeply into the topic and she enjoys sharing this knowledge and personally coaching small groups in and around Exmoor National Park at her favourite wild swim spots. Lesley is also a Nordic Walking instructor, Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness teacher.

FOOD!

Get ready for an incredible culinary experience featuring nutrient-dense dishes crafted from locally sourced Devon ingredients. The Sust! menu takes pride in offering high-quality protein to help regulate blood sugar levels and support muscle development. Our commitment to providing a nutrient-rich menu produced from UK farms means that seafood, meat, eggs, and dairy are generously incorporated into most of our dishes, alongside plentiful seasonal vegetables exploding in colour and fibre.

At Sust! we seamlessly blend the timeless wisdom of traditional cooking techniques with the contemporary trends of modern healthy cuisine. This is why you will enjoy classic foods like broths and stews, alongside refreshing vegetable juices, vibrant smoothies bursting with nutrients, and guilt-free dessert creations.

In the Sust! kitchen, our dedicated team works tirelessly in preparation for your retreat. They laboriously simmer bone broths, slow-cook hearty stews and soups, dehydrate nuts, seeds, and crackers, and carefully select thefinest produce from UK farms, all of which form the core of the SUST! food philosophy.

For those who prefer plant-based options, rest assured that our meals burst with vibrant plant-based ingredients, and our Vegetarian and Vegan menu is just as satisfying and delicious.

Natalie will share her passion for Nutrition through several informative talks and practical demonstrations, ensuring that simple, take-home tips and knowledge can be implemented right away at home.

ENSUITE LUXURY GUEST HOUSE- WOODLANDS

Nestled in the exquisite West Lyn Valley in Exmoor, Woodlands is a luxurious boutique guesthouse that offers a perfect retreat. Originally built in 1882 for a prosperous London gentleman and his family, this charming detached Victorian property has a fascinating history, having been owned by the Church, served as a private school for evacuees during World War II, and operated as a hotel in the 1960s.

The property holds a 4.5-star rating and features five luxury ensuite rooms. Its strategic location provides easy access to prominent attractions like the Valley of Rocks, Watersmeet, the South West Coast Path, Lee Bay, Woody Bay, and The Two Moors Way. The quaint village of Lynton is a 10-minute stroll away along a pleasant, wooded track. 

If you appreciate tranquillity, the melody of birdsong, the murmur of a woodland river, and captivating valley views, Woodlands Guesthouse will appeal to you. 

For allocated down time, there is a comfortable and cosy lounge, upstairs ‘snug’ area, an onsite hot tub and Infra-red sauna, making Woodlands the perfect place to RETREAT YOURSELF 😉 

TRAVEL

Travel direct in your own car and park in the onsite carpark. If you prefer to take the train, Lynton is a 40 minute taxi ride from Barnstaple Station, or 75 minute taxi ride from Tiverton Parkway. We do our best to connect guests travelling by train to facilitate taxi-sharing.

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY

  • 3 nights’ luxury ensuite Guesthouse accommodation or at nearby apartment
  • 3 x 6-9 mile guided hikes in Exmoor National Park (short options available)
  • 2 x three-course meals a day using high quality, ethically sourced produce from trusted suppliers.
  • Daily yoga flow and restorative yoga classes with Kenny
  • The Five Tibetans- instruction by Kenny
  • Hiking snacks, fruit, tea station and coffee pod machine
  • Daily resistance training with the mini-bands
  • Daily mini rebounding classes
  • Daily breath work and meditation classes with Kenny
  • Medicine Card session with Kenny
  • Nutrition talk with Natalie
  • Cold Dipping Immersion talk and 1 x practical session per day in the river or sea.

EXAMPLE DAILY PROGRAMME

  • 8-8.30am Gentle wake-up rebounding with Nat
  • 8.30-9am The Five Tibetans with Kenny
  • 9-10am: Ashtanga yoga with Kenny
  • 10.30: Breakfast
  • 11.15-12.15: Nutrition talk/ demo
  • 12.30-4pm: Hike and wild swim.
  • 5pm: Dinner
  • 7-8.15pm Restorative yoga and relaxation with Kenny

The retreat begins on Friday 22nd march at 3pm (arrivals from 2pm) and will kick off straight away! The programme runs until 11am on Monday 25th March

ROOM COSTS

WOODLANDS GUESTHOUSE- LUXURY ROOM

The Luxury rooms are spacious double en-suite rooms with King size beds that can be configured as twins. They each have spacious ensuite bathrooms, and beautiful views over Lynton and Exmoor. 

  • TWIN or DOUBLE SHARE £620 per person
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY £1140
  • Perfect for friends or couples
  • ***SOLD OUT ***

WOODLANDS GUESTHOUSE- SMALL DOUBLE ROOM

This cosy room has an ensuite shower room and a comfortable double bed. It is best taken as single occupancy, but is also suitable for a couple on a budget. 

  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY £795 
  • DOUBLE SHARE £445
  • Perfect for someone wishing to have a room to themselves or a couple 
  • ***SOLD OUT ***

WOODLANDS GUESTHOUSE -STANDARD TWIN ROOM

Beautifully appointed twin room with comfortable twin beds and en-suite shower room. 

  • TWIN SHARE £595 per person 
  • **SOLD OUT**

KING SUITE ROOM- LYNBRIDGE HOUSE APARTMENT

Lynbridge House is an elegant and roomy apartment, conveniently located a brief stroll from Woodlands Guesthouse, and boasts stunning views of the Lyn Valley. This comfortable double bedroom has a spacious en-suite and a luxurious king-size bed.

Perfect for people wishing to have a room to themselves or for friends who do not mind sharing a bed.

  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY £895
  • DOUBLE SHARE £525pp
  • ***SOLD OUT***

STANDARD TWIN- LYNBRIDGE APARTMENT

Lynbridge House is an elegant and roomy apartment, conveniently located a brief stroll from Woodlands Guesthouse, and boasts stunning views of the Lyn Valley. 

This comfortable twin bedroom features two high quality single beds and has sole use of a large, contemporary bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Perfect for friends wanting to share a room.

  • TWIN SHARE £595pp
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY £1040 
  • **SOLD OUT**

JOIN US!!

This weekend retreat caters for ALL fitness and yoga levels, and equally beneficial for men and women.

Knock those winter blues on the head and join Ken and Sust! for this unique fusion of yoga, fitness, Nature and food.

Together we’ll emerge inspired, nourished, renewed, and RELAXED!

NAMASTE 😉