Yoga Retreat with Cheryl and Lydia

May 24th 2019

Join Cheryl Theodorou Abela and Lydia Lim for a long weekend yoga retreat at the stunning West Lexham set in beautiful Norfolk.

The retreat includes daily dynamic practices in the morning, restorative sessions in the evening complemented with pranayama and guided meditations. You will enjoy the luxury of nourishing your body and mind through carefully crafted yoga practices and have the chance of reconnecting with nature through walks, taking a leisurely row on the lake or simply enjoying a dip in the pool. You will be able to tempt your palate with delicious homemade meals and leave feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and relaxed.

*The retreat is catered to all levels.

Retreat Includes

* 3 days / 2 nights - accommodation at West Lexham Village Hall * 4 yoga classes (mixture of styles) * Guided meditation

* 1 yoga workshop

* Dinner on Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday catered by the amazing Julia Martin from Purple Plum Fine Food

* Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks)

* Support from Cheryl and Lydia

* Pool time

* Optional Nature hikes

* Daily fresh fruit, coffee, tea

Optional Cooking Course (£10 per person)

Saturday 2.30pm - 4.30pm Vegan Cooking Course with Julia Martin, founder of Purple Plum Fine Foods

* Covering the principles of an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle

* Example dishes: lime and spirulina cashew cheesecake / nut milks


Healthy nutrition is key and we want all of our yogis to experience the richness of freshly prepared vegan/vegetarian cuisine. We are fortunate to have the wonderful Julia, our in house chef, who runs Purple Plum Fine Food in Norfolk. 

Julia prides herself in cooking up delicious, clean, whole foods inspired by the lush variety of locally sourced ingredients. At Purple Plum, every ingredient is meticulously sourced and impeccably prepared to create unique and ever-changing seasonal menus.  

The food is seasonal with a great emphasis on ayuverdic diet where possible. Any food intolerances, allergies or special diets can be accommodated for (please specify in the booking form).

About Lydia

Born in Kuala Lumpur and raised as a third culture kid, Lydia was first introduced to yoga in her early teens in South East Asia. She has lived in London over the past decade, completing her degrees in Architecture and Cultural and Creative Industries. Lydia completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Pre/Post Natal Training with YogaLondon in 2016 and 2017 respectively. She has also trained with Jamie and Dulce, from The Yoga People, in Mandala Methodology and Pranification. She currently teaches at studio's based in Central London. Lydia will be undertaking her 500hrs teacher training starting in July 2019 in New York under the guidance of Sri Dharma Mittra. 

Lydia classes include a tapestry of dynamic sequences coupled with a spiritually Dharmic element, that aims to nurture physical and mental agility with the ambition of cutting the strings that pull on the mind.

*Lydia is a Yoga Alliance approved, Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200

About Cheryl

Cheryl first discovered yoga when she was living in South Africa after graduating. She was immediately drawn to the practice for the juxtaposition it offered, a discipline that delved into her heart and mind whilst building mental and physical strength in a non-competitive space. She was blown away by the beauty and softness it offered and knew she had stumbled upon something very special.

Cheryl was drawn to marathon running and triathlons in her 20's, and during this time she maintained her yoga practice knowing it was the key to success for her crossing the finish line. Cheryl teaches yoga from the heart and offers a warm and light approach to the practice whilst weaving in the spiritual elements. She is also an anatomy enthusiast and loves to integrate her knowledge of this field and strong alignment throughout her teaching. 

Cheryl attained her L3 diploma, 200 hrs yoga teacher's training in 2011 attaining a CQY Accreditation with YMCA. Cheryl will be undertaking her 500 hrs teachers training starting in January 2019 with YogaLondon. After 10 years of working in digital media and having 2 children she knew the time had come for her to change her path and left media in 2017 to teach full time. 

Cheryl's teaching is inspired by various styles of yoga including Astanga, Dharma, Sivananda and Bikram. She is passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and feels like she has come home.

Prices and Offers

Double occupancy: £379 (early bird bookings made before 28 Feb 2019) / £429 normal rate. 

Single occupancy: £579 (early bird bookings made before 28 Feb 2019) / £629 normal rate. 

50% deposit to secure booking. 

Deposits are non-refundable

Final balance to be paid 10 weeks before the retreat date, after which, is non-refundable


Please contact Lydia & Cheryl directly  to request a booking form and secure your spot.

Cheryl: Cheryl@yogamakesmesmile 

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