Your weekend runs from 5pm Friday until 2pm Sunday
PRICE £199 - Includes:
All Workshops - Yoga, Tai Chi, African Drumming, Dance, Dowsing and Tibetan Singing Bowls
Board (incl. refreshments) – Friday dinner to Sunday
lunch. Arrival from 5pm, finishing after lunch on Sunday, All meals vegetarian and if you have any
special dietary requirements we can cater for them. Please tell us on the
Tea, coffee, herbal teas and bottled mineral water.
(No bar licence, therefore, if
required, please bring own wine)
rooms (Opportunity to upgrade) – Towels and linen provided.
You may wish to upgrade from shared
rooms (subject to availability), and you can choose from the following:-
Single bedded rooms £30 p/p weekend supplement
Twin bedded rooms £15 p/p weekend supplement
Ensuite rooms weekend supplements (Limited, call in advance to
single £48 / twin bedded £25 p/p / three bedded £16 p/p / Four bedded £12 p/p
number of 1/2 hour (£18) and 1 hour (£30) alternative treatments are available
(payable in advance). To book indicate your choice on the application
Please note, the workshop programme is continuous, therefore treatments
will overlay. We welcome an open door policy to our workshop programme; you are
welcome to enter and leave workshops as you please. Also, the extensive grounds
are quite magical and peaceful, so feel free to enjoy your time with us at Leiston Abbey
as you wish.
The aim of our weekend for you!:
Starting again after a number of years, Chris Cozens and
Cheryl Sayers, invite you to join us on a fun, feel-good weekend of discovery.
This is a great
opportunity to reverse stressed (back-to-front) into desserts in one weekend!
idea was born shortly after Cheryl and I met back in 1998 and we began these
weekends in 1999, running twice a year with groups of between 20 and 40 people.
Our weekend location was moved to Leiston Abbey after we discovered it’s magic
and potential that would complement our idea of running a taster weekend
retreat with a difference.
you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a weekend with like-minded
people, exploring and experiencing ways to enhance your lifestyle? Well now you
can, and at a refreshingly affordable price, thanks to Life Arts. Spend a
weekend being guided by experienced practitioners and teachers in an informal and
friendly atmosphere in the tranquil, relaxing and magical grounds of Leiston
Abbey, set in the Suffolk countryside.
experiencing taster workshops including Yoga, Tai Chi, Creative Art, African
Drumming and Personal Development. Treat yourself to pamper sessions, discover
your destiny with a reading or simply enjoy wandering around the peaceful
grounds and gardens.
The Life Arts Team:
Chris Cozens is
the Life Arts organiser, co-creator and a team facilitator. After spending 22
years in the Royal Air Force he decided on a career change! Chris is a fully
trained and registered complementary therapist and tutor for the Association of
Natural Medicine teaching accredited courses in A & P, Reflexology, Reiki, Indian
Head Massage and Thai Yoga Massage. He also organises other holistic workshops,
weekends and also Mind Body & Spirit Exhibitions.
Cheryl Sayers is
the co-creator of Life Arts and has been an International teacher of Yoga since
1981, teaching in USA, Spain and France. Taught Yoga as a child by her father
who learnt in India and practised all his life. Cheryl has an IBRM
qualification in Leisure management, ILAM Fitness Instructor, brown belt in
Karate and has implemented and run numerous health shows, bodybuilding and
power lifting competitions in the USA.
assist in making this weekend special, chosen for their high standards, ethics
and dedication. They will complement us over the weekend, offering a wide range
of treatments that you may choose to experience whilst staying with us at this
Eddie Mann has been playing and teaching
percussion for thirteen years. He is an inspirational and energetic teacher;
working from the abilities of his students to create beautiful connections and
YOGA FOR FITNESS
Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong
flowing movement, which create high-heat, high energy, low impact workout.
Based on the classical and original yoga system of Hatha Yoga, it is a sequence
of postures that flow into one another, building strength, unwinding tight
joints, and lengthening muscles. Relaxation is achieved through bringing the
consciousness inward during postures and sequences. Emphasis is based on the
“hard” and “soft” to create the balance. Please
wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement and bring a suitable mat to lay
With Cheryl Sayers
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS - Details soon.
DANCE - Details soon.
This workshop will look at the fundamental properties of Tai Chi
and how they affect posture, breath, and the mental processes. Using
visualisation, postural integration and analysis we will discover how movement
exhibits our inner feelings and how Tai Chi can help to balance our physical,
mental and emotional being.
Tai Chi is
suitable for all ages and abilities. Please
wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement.
With Chris Cozens
Come and create exciting and
uplifting rhythms. Celebrate
and connect through the power of the drum. More than a musical experience, drum
workshops are joyful, energising and often healing. You will relax, you will de-stress and
you will have fun! With Eddie
Comments by participants from our previous weekends:
“What more can I say other than it was
the best, most moving, inspirational two days of my life”
“A truly amazing experience, made even
more so by the people I shared with”
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and thoughtfulness, such a
“The whole atmosphere was a most
enjoyable experience, I feel much more comfortable with myself”
Some frequently asked questions
Q. Will I feel comfortable
coming on my own?
will not be on your own. A Life Arts break is indeed ideal for meeting
like-minded people in an informal and relaxing way.
Q: I am 70/20. Am I too
old/young for a Life Arts Break?
A: No, the age of our
participants ranges from 18 to 80.
Q: I have never before attended
any of the workshops you have on offer, is this problem?
of the people who join us have no previous experience; it is an ideal
opportunity to try out something new.
Q: Would I have to join all
A: No, you are absolutely free
to do as much or as little as you want.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: All bed linen and
towels are provided, but guests are requested to provide their own toiletries.
It is advisable to bring comfortable clothing for workshops involving movement,
and for those attending yoga a suitable mat to lay on. Also, if you play any
kind of instrument please bring it along.
Our next “Pamper” w/e break will not be until 4-6 October 2013