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Yoga Retreat

14-18 October 2024

Take a few days for yourself

Join us for a wonderful week of yoga, walking and pranayama/breath work this October at The Star in Alfriston.

Zephyr Wildman has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and will be leading the 1.5 hours of vinyasa yoga each morning. Zephyr will be integrating psychology and yoga asana with yogic philosophy, highlighting a discipline that brings balance to body and mind on what she calls, ‘the middle path’.

This is Zephyr’s eighth retreat with The Polizzi Collection and for those that don’t know her you are in for a treat. You will be in very knowledgeable hands.


Zephyr Wildman & Charlie Polizzi

‘This stylish trio that is Hotel Tresanton in Cornwall, The Endsleigh in Devon and The Star in the South Downs are among the finest hotels in England, and surely the perfect wellness retreat locations. Here, rooted in the natural surrounds, Polizzi Retreats avails of the wisdom and expertise of the country’s most loved yoga teachers: Zephyr Wildman, Gianna Hewlett and Charlie Polizzi.’

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Walking on the South Downs

We will be offering 2-3 hours of guided walking each day on the beautiful surrounding South Downs. Not for the faint hearted. You will need good walking boots/shoes and possibly wet weather gear as we plan to walk come rain or shine.

Every evening Charlie Polizzi will be teaching 75 minutes of pranayama/breath work. To breathe consciously is to become utterly present, calm the stress system and gain mastery over the mind. When we deliberately choose to become aware of the breath, we can use it like a tool to anchor and bring stability to body and mind.


The breath work is not suitable for pregnant women or those who have had surgery in the last two years unless you have consent from your doctor.

What’s included?

From £1980 based on single occupancy in a Classic Juliet room including four nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, guided walks and all yoga teaching. Double occupancy from £2800.

There will always be a vegan option and a fish/white meat option main course. No one will raise an eyebrow if you feel like having a glass of wine.

This is your week to relax and recharge.

14-18 October 2024
The Star
01323 870495