Body Positive Yoga Retreat - 10th – 12th May 2024

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Retreat Overview

We are so excited to be offering this weekend retreat at The Quaives a luxury estate (a hidden gem), in the exquisite and peaceful countryside of East Kent. Less than 2 hours drive from London.

The Quaives is a beautiful small countryside estate in East Kent, with 19 acres of beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond. There is a tennis court and cedarwood pavilion for guests’ use. Just what the Doctor prescribed!

Date: 10th – 12th May 2024

The retreat is a Body Positive Yoga Retreat

EveryBODY is welcome! Each guest will have the opportunity to practice at their own level/pace making this weekend suitable for everyone.

We will cover many aspects of yoga postures, pranayama, meditation and relaxation.

“I have just returned from CurveSome’s yoga retreat.  The venue was amazing as is the teacher, Donna Noble.  I am a newbie at yoga and the progress I have made over the last 6 months is testament to Donna’s patience, experience and her ability to make a plus size woman feel that their size is not a limiter.  Her classes are fun and thought-provoking. As she says enjoy the (yoga) journey and I have thus far.   Thank you so much.”

Jacqui H

“I went on a week long retreat with Donna to the South of France. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and fun. I was able to develop my practice further with Donna and also really enjoyed the taster sessions into the different types of yoga that I had never tried before. I would definitely recommend a retreat with Donna and I hope to do another one soon!”

Accommodation & Rates

Make the £200 deposit below to secure your space, or can pay in full.

If you paid a deposit, the balance is on 27 February 2024 and is payable by bank transfer.

Price includes: accommodation, twice daily yoga & 3 daily meals (on full days), use of all yoga mats & props plus use of tennis courts.

Optional extras: use of the hot tub & booking massages.

Fuchsia Cottage (2 Bedrooms)


1/2 person shared room – single beds £560pp


1 private room with double bed £780 or twin share £600pp.  


Songbird Cottage (Suitable for couples or friends that want to share the room together)

Single occupancy – £950.00

2 person shared bed £795.00pp

Private cottage with an open plan lounge-kitchen and private bathroom.



Bumble Bee Cottage (suitable for couples or friends that want to share the room together)


Single occupancy – £950.00

2 person shared bed £795.00pp

Private cottage with an open plan lounge-kitchen and private bathroom.


Scandinavian Adult Dormitory

Beautiful Scandinavian-style dormitory with 8 single beds in a stylish, cosy, clean, spacious room, with 3 shared modern toilets &  3 shared shower facilities.

£560 pp for bunk beds



Yoga Classes

During the weekend there will be a total of 4 classes. The Retreat begins just after 2.00pm on Friday and ends at 2.00 pm on Sunday.

Flow Yoga

The morning class will provide you with the opportunity to develop and explore your personal yoga practice.

Yin Yoga Class

The evening class will be a relaxing yin yoga class. Where postures will be held for longer. Helping you to relax. Donna will also introduce you to techniques to help reduce stress, creating balance and simplicity in your life. There will be the option for group simplicity coaching and meditation sessions. Where we will look at ways in which to deal with stress and simplify life.

Donna teaches Body Positive classes making the classes inclusive and accessible.

What to expect

A weekend where you can come and re-treat from your hectic schedule. Cultivating “me time” and learning how to listen to your body.

In your free time you have the opportunity to enjoy a massage explore the grounds and surrounding countryside as there are lots of fabulous walking opportunities.

There’s also plenty of time to enjoy the stunning gardens, complete with hot tub, walks in the beautiful countryside.

Guests can also help themselves to tea or filtered water during the weekend and relax inside the saloon with comfy sofas and a log burner at one end for chilling, reading, or chatting with other Yogis.

Retreat Schedule

Day 1

· 14:00 Arrivals, settling in, welcome snack with orientation

· 17:00 Yin yoga with Meditation

· 19.00 Dinner

Day 2

· 08:30 Slow Flow Body Positive Yoga

· 10:15 Breakfast

· 12.30 Body Positive workshop

· Free Time and hot tub dips

· 14:00 Lunch

· Free Time and hot tub dips

· 16:00 Mid-afternoon snack and countryside ramble

· 17:15 Yin yoga with meditation (90 minutes)

· 19:00 Dinner

Day 3

· 08:00 Body Positive Yoga

· 10:00 Breakfast

· 12:00 Closing circle

· 14:00 Depart


This is a guide to the weekend. All activities are optional and subject to change.

· Wild swims in the local river and coastal areas nearby

· Countryside walk

· Outdoor yoga (weather permitting)

All meals will be catered for by The Quiaves excellent retreat chefs. The menu will be created using the produce that is in season and also around any specific dietary requirements.

The following meals are included:

· Breakfast

· Lunch

· Dinner

· Snacks

· Drinks (Water and Tea)

Getting There:

The Quaives, Seaton Road, Canterbury, CT3 1RU 

Trains: The nearest train stations are Canterbury West and Canterbury East. If you are coming from London, the quickest trains are from Kings Cross St Pancras or Stratford, and takes about 51minutes to Canterbury West. The trains to Canterbury East are slower with more stops. There are cabs you can pick up outside of Canterbury West, but Canterbury East I would recommend booking ahead.

There is also free parking on site for those of you driving.


A ride is £15 one way, and takes 10-15 minutes. Here are some local companies:

● Cabline Taxi’s – 01227 555555

● Green Light Cabs – 01227 292929 (local friendly firm!)

● Canterbury Taxi’s – 01227 444444

● Canterbury City Taxi’s – 01227 498888

● Longport Taxi’s – 01227 458885

Tell your driver that we share a postcode with our neighbour on the other side, so make sure they zoom into their maps when you reach Wickhambreaux and head down Seaton Road, not The List. Our entrance is right next to a children’s playground.

Terms & Conditions

Refunds & Cancellation Policy

A reservation requires a non-refundable deposit of £250 to reserve your space. 

We are happy to offer a payment plan to make our retreats accessible to everyone.

The remaining balance must be paid by 28th February 2024 

As we are a small business, the deposit is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled.

No refunds.

We reserve the right to cancel the retreat if it is not meeting the minimum of 10 participants, in which case your deposit will be refunded in full.

In the event of a cancellation: • 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £250 which is your deposit.

• 29-30 days prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less £250 deposit) to a future Retreat.

• 29 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable.

All descriptions of holidays and facilities are correct. However should amenities or courses be unavailable due to acts of God, technical failure or unforeseen difficulties of any kind, we will try our very best to provide an acceptable alternative, but under such circumstances cannot be held liable.

While the highest standards of care are provided, neither can we accept liability for loss or damage to your personal property or any medical condition which may develop during or after your holiday. Your holiday insurance should cover these and any other contingencies.

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