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Retreat Testimonials

Here's what a few students have to say!

"Thank you Lauren, for bringing everyone together for this amazing weekend. It really was one of the best things I've done in forever. Please do another one soon.

Karen Boughton, Lawyer

"I loved the weekend. The yoga was wonderful - to be able to wake up and practise, in silence with the sun newly up in the fields outdoors, was magical. I really enjoyed the variety of sessions - from very relaxing, soothing yoga, to upbeat, energetic sessions which were more demanding. Always with brilliant music to match the pace and tone of the sessions - Lauren has a real knack of providing variety and stimulation, around familiar postures and sequences, and with superb playlists!

There was a mixture of people on the weekend, we all seemed to gel around a common purpose of being on the retreat. I liked the way people were open and friendly - up for going for a walk, or a chat, but respected privacy if you wanted to sit quietly or read. We had lots of laughs, especially at the mealtimes which were a lovely way to come together, over the most delicious food! No boring abstemious meals here - there was an abundance of gorgeous tasty food.

I also had a facial and massage, in the garden yurt, which was very good. The silent walk we did on the last day was a highlight - across the stunning cliff paths, really dramatic scenery. The brisk pace and peace made for a meditative and uplifting walk."


Kimberley Rayman (Amazing Mum of Three & Life Coach), Wimbledon

I really, really enjoyed the retreat and thought you ran it beautifully. I wasn't quite sure what to expect or how I would find it but it exceeded all my expectations. It has made me feel revived, calmer and more centred. Thank you and well done - it was obvious that you had put in a lot of time in preparation and the whole weekend flowed really well. So a big thank you. 

Kate Jones (Physiotherapist), Wimbledon

Lauren's yoga retreat was a wonderful and re - energising weekend for both body and soul.  Going alone I was quite anxious, would I be able to keep up with the yoga classes on offer, would I worry about leaving the children...

My worries were misplaced as the weekend was a perfect tonic of well balanced yoga classes, free time and an abundance of food.   In particular I valued the silent mornings which Lauren introduced which allowed us all to be just free.  

Lauren's unique talent to provide an intention for each yoga practice gave me a place to focus on each session and the free time allowed me to have some well needed  introspective time.

My highlight of the weekend was the silent walk on the Sunday morning . We walked alone with our thoughts and stunning scenery but yet we were not alone!  We all respected each others  space and each others silence. 

Lauren's yoga retreat was a gift of her commitment and caring nature to yoga and her students.  I am truly blessed to have her in my life."

Priti Chapman-Dawe (Supermum & Housewife), Wimbledon

"This was my second time at Lauren’s Florence House Yoga retreat and I loved every minute of it! Being a busy mum of three this was a brilliant opportunity to have some time for myself, relax and recharge. Lauren is an amazing yoga teacher who always seems to find the right balance between more challenging practice and the lovely restorative one. I also loved all the added details, the aromatherapy diffusers, the music which all helped with relaxation. Lauren managed to create a very warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere where everyone felt included. Florence House was a brilliant venue, in a gorgeous spot close to the seaside. The food was also one of the highlights of the retreat as the home made vegetarian dishes were delicious so as the guided meditation in a yurt."

Eva Tarnok (Photographer), Colliers Wood

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