Pakefield Retreat Centre
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.
The 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: Fortnightly on Fridays of each month, 10.00am – next ones 4 and 18 February 2022. And ever second Friday after that.
or join Sukhananda 7.30pm, Friday 28 January 2022.
Where: By Zoom
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.
Workshops and Events
Postponed due to Coronavirus precautions – but click here for information on Online classes and workshops
Travel has become more difficult again now with the second wave of the virus, making it too difficult for Swami Sukhananda to return just yet.
She misses you all!
Please stay in touch. We will let you know as soon as new dates can be arranged. You can sign up for our newsletter here.
Recent Workshops and Events
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
Two workshops – one weekend – March 2019 – Stilling the Mind and Dream Yoga
I got so much out of the workshops this week end … So helpful. It also helps that you gather such a lovely group of people together. Carole, Mar 2019
Yoga Retreat Weekend – December 2018
Thanks for a wonderful weekend all round. The workshop was genius! I loved how the journey literally came full circle. So clever, and so interesting too. My picture is on my bedroom wall where it is inspiring me. So interesting to see it from a distance – it shows me so much more… Jane Dec 2018
Kundalini Yoga: Bringing it all Together at the 6th Chakra – December 2018
February 2018 – Kundalini Yoga: What is my Responsibility?
December 2017 – Kundalini Yoga: Relaxation, Joy and Peace
During this afternoon of relaxation, reflection and gentle stretch you will discover deep fountains of creativity, joy and harmony and peace. These fountains are within each one of us. We need only to take the time for ourselves through rest and relaxation to find the keys.
Kundalini Yoga: The Chakras and the 5 Senses
What do I see? What do I hear? How does my sense of taste affect my choices? Our life is perceived through the senses, and mind acts as the interpreter. The Chakras can help us understand the mind’s incredible abilities powers and creativity. Practice relaxation, mantra, concentration and meditation to expand awareness.
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” Yeats
January 2018: Kundalini Yoga: Shakti Power, Speech and 6 Chakras
‘There is no musical instrument ever created that has the same power as the human voice.By the way you use your voice and your breath, you can say the name of a person – just one word – and express as many emotions as there are keys on a grand piano.’ Swami Radha in Time to be Holy.
Through our voice we have tremendous power to upset people or to elevate them, to communicate or deceive. In this workshop you will draw upon the symbolism of the Chakras through reflection, mantra and meditation to explore your power and how you use it.
November 2016 to April 2017 Kundalini Yoga Workshops
Energy and Your Heart’s Desire
Investigate your mind and your emotions. What do you worship? Where do you direct your energy to create your world? Are you happy with it? If not, can you destroy it and create it anew? Explore ways to direct your emotions through reflection and practices, and study the symbolism of the cakras using visualization and meditation.
Energy, Imagination and Self-Image
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.