Nestled in a beautiful, wildflower meadow at the safari ‘glamp-site’ of Knepp Wildland, The Yurt has truly found its rightful place in this secluded haven of natural beauty.
Surrounded by rolling grassland, birdsong and a rich variety of wildlife, visitors cannot fail to be inspired and restored.
Knepp Wildland is a 3,500 acre rewilding project, the largest of its kind in lowland UK. Using free-roaming grazing animals it aims to re-establish natural processes – very different to traditional conservation - where nature takes the driving seat, thereby increasing biodiversity and natural resilience to influences such as climate change.
This peaceful paradise is perfectly aligned with the ethos of The Yoga Garden and as such, creates the ideal home for a venture with its roots in wellbeing.
The Yoga Garden was set up by Nina Fowkes as a place for the practice of yoga and fitness, which was deeply connected to nature and its ability to heal.
She wanted to provide an alternative to noisy gyms and crowded sports centres. A vision beyond a venue just for practice; a community for health and happiness.
The studio Nina has created is a hand-crafted Mongolian style yurt whose organic, breathing structure offers a light, airy space to do just that. Warm and cosy in winter, cool and open in summer, it is fully-equipped with ethically-sourced, organic mats, bolsters and blankets.
Nina Fowkes, founder of The Yoga Garden, said: “The real healing of yoga happens through union with yourself and others.
“The community of The Yoga Garden supports this process to perfection. Even if a client leaves a class having not spoken to anyone, they sense the connection with others and nature very deeply and this is what we are all seeking.”
The Yoga Garden offers a full range of treatments, therapies and workshops as well as a selection of fun, vibrant, overseas Yoga Retreat Holidays.
In addition, this community conscious company hosts regular charity events where students practice together, in order to raise funds and awareness for charitable causes.
Currently The Yoga Garden is supporting a Mysore based Anti-trafficking organisation and children’s home in India (www.odanadi.org) as well as a local conservation project (www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk).