The Pakefield Retreat Centre is a peaceful cottage in a quiet seaside location on England’s east coast where you can walk on the nearby beaches, relax, practice yoga, take time to reflect and journal.

The retreat centre was established in 2003 to offer workshops, retreats and satsangs in the Yasodhara Yoga tradition. We offer foundational teachings from Swami Sivananada Radha ¬– Kundalini Yoga, the Divine Light Invocation, Dream Yoga, Mantra Yoga Karma Yoga and Hidden Language Hatha Yoga. Our signature workshops give yoga students and teachers from any yogic tradition an opportunity to develop a broader understanding of yoga and enter deeply into their own process of relaxation, concentration, clarification and meditation.



front bed PakefieldFireplace PakefieldThe centre is available for weekend and longer retreats. We offer comfortable shared rooms and vegetarian meals, including the opportunity to build a retreat around one of our yoga workshops.

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda or call 01502 513859 for more information and availability.




Join us for an uplifting time of meditation, songs and reflection. Chant mantras for your friends, family, world peace and any special concerns. A perfect way to start your weekend.

Date & Times: Fridays, 7.30pm 8 and 15 December 2023, Saturday 9 December 2023

Contact: email Swami Sukhananda

All welcome, no fee,

Donations welcomed for our Yoga charity, the Radha House Association Charity no 1057281, that helps people to get to experience yoga at Yasodhara Ashram.

You can pay Jane via PayPal here or BACS, or pay the Radha House Association directly and she will pass on your donation, or you can Email Jane here for the Radha House Association BACS details
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Workshops and Events

Conflict and Resolution: Acknowledging our Difficulties and Moving towards Harmony

Yoga Retreat WeekendFriday 8 to Sunday 10 December 2023

This is an in person weekend retreat at the coast which will begin and end with quiet time for conversations, reflections and walking along the shore.

All the bed spaces at the retreat centre are now reserved, but we can help you find accommodation nearby. You will enjoy the coastal location, be part of the group, joining us for satsangs, the workshop, meetings and meals.

If you cannot join us in person, see below for the opportunities to join us on Saturday by Zoom.

Contact: Swami Sukhananda for more information and availability


Satsang – in person only  – Friday 8 December, 7.30pm

See more about Satsang above. All welcome, no fee

When: Friday 8 December ,7.30pm

Contact: Swami Sukhananda for more information



Explore the Warrior in you – a Hatha Hidden Language Workshop – in person and online – Saturday 9 December

Go beyond stretch and relax. This meditative style of Hatha Yoga respects the body as a spiritual tool, leading to greater peace of body, mind and heart. Discover for yourself this wonderful approach to practice to give greater awareness and acceptance. Explore your potential. Bring your journal.

Open to all levels and recommended to teachers wishing to deepen their experience

When: Saturday 9 December, 10.30 am to 12.30

Cost: £20 – concessions available on request

Contact: Swami Sukhananda


Annual General Meeting of the Radha House Association – in person and online – Saturday 9 December

The Radha House Association is a small charity that assists with making Swami Radha’s teachings available. It helps teachers and students to study locally and at Yasodhara Ashram in Canada, and by sponsoring teaching tours and visits.

In this way it aims to help people gain access to the very special yoga teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha.

Join us

  • to review the year
  • reflect on the theme of Conflict and Resolution: Acknowledging our Difficulties and Moving towards Harmony and
  • look to the future.

Bring your journal.

Open to all – in person and online – no fee

When: Saturday 9 December, 2 – 4pm

Contact: Swami Sukhananda for more information and a Zoom link if you wish to join from your own home


Satsang – in person and online – Saturday 9 December

See more about Satsang above. All welcome, no fee

When: Saturday 9 December 7.30pm

Contact: Swami Sukhananda for more information and a Zoom link if you wish to join from your own home

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Swami Sukhananda first met Swami Radha in 1988 and was deeply moved by her experience. She has been living and teaching yoga at the Ashram and in Europe ever since. Her articles about Swami Radha’s work have appeared in British and North American yoga magazines. She is continually inspired by yoga and by witnessing its transformative effects.




Recent Workshops and Events


Yoga Retreat and Workshop – online or in-person

Write your Life
 2 Parts, 2 weekends – Saturday, 25 February and Saturday 11 March 2023 – with Swami Sukhananda


Yoga Retreats –  November 2021 and January 2022 


Bhagavad Gita and Your Yoga Practice – March 2020

A fascinating story has captivated readers for centuries and, more recently made its way into popular films and television series. How does this ancient family saga speak to us today? Students explored ways it can help us through the battles and high points of our own 21st century lives.



A Retreat Weekend – Kundalini Yoga, Goals and Intentions, and Exploring the Dreaming Mind









We enjoyed it so much and I can see how relevant your teachings are to the younger generation. I loved how you managed to make the deeper Kundalini system so accessible and understandable to complete beginners. – Maggie, Feb 2020


Caring for the World in Challenging Times – January 2020







As always, thank you so much …I found using The Wheel of Life as a tool was a great opportunity to gain a wider perspective on life itself, and then from there to go on to my own life and its challenges.The sequence of reflections allowed new trains of thought to come forward for me. I gained some important insights to take away with me. – Devani, Jan 2020


November 2016 to April 2017 Kundalini Yoga Workshops







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