A beautiful and tranquil setting for health and wellbeing retreats and activities. Situated in the historic village of Ardingly, West Sussex, the centre provides the perfect setting in which to attend a retreat, class, course, workshop or event. The Victorian building, a beautifully restored chapel with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, is available to hire throughout the year and is a perfect venue to bring people together.
Situated in the historic village of Ardingly, West Sussex, the centre provides the perfect setting in which to attend a retreat, class, course, workshop or event. The Victorian building, a beautifully restored chapel with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, is available to hire throughout the year and is a perfect venue to bring people together. In 2014 the Koorana Natural Therapy Rooms opened to provide smaller units for teachers, practitioners and therapists.
* Hire a state-of-the-art space for yoga, Pilates, dance and exercise
The chapel with its vaulted ceiling and original stained glass windows was completely renovated in 2012. It provides a fabulous space for the regular programme of exercise classes and features a stunning natural oak floor, underfloor heating and ventilation through windows and oscillating ceiling fans.
* Easy to reach
Ardingly is just 3 miles from the neighbouring town of Haywards Heath with a fast and frequent railway link to London and the South Coast. London Gatwick Airport is situated just 13 miles away. There is free car parking in a public car park and in neighbouring roads around the centre.
* Nearby accommodation & catering
The centre can provide details for local accommodation through hotels and B&Bs. It recommends local company Bird Food for catering www.birdfood.co.uk.
Surroundings & Activities
Lindfield and Cuckfield Villages - 10 minute drive - boutique shops, cafes and restaurants
Wakehurst Place (part of Kew Gardens) and South of England Showground - 5 minute drive
Ashdown Forest - 10 minute drive
Standen, Nymans and Sheffield Park - 15 minute drive - National Trust Properties
Brighton - cultural metropolis - 40 minute drive - Royal Pavillion, art galleries, restaurants and shopping
London - 45 minutes by train from Haywards Heath direct
- Airport Transfer
Gear & supplies
Art and craft materials
Yoga mats and blocks
Total number of rooms: 5
Room(s) Description: Non residential. Transport can be provided to neighbouring hotels and B&Bs that the centre recommends.
Food types available:
- Vegetarian with fish
- Traditional (non vegetarian)
Can a retreat leader bring a personal chef? Yes
Closest city with major airport that attendees would fly into: London Gatwick
Travel time to closest airport: 20 minutes
Transportation from airport to venue:
By car and minibus. Limited bus service between Brighton and Crawley stops in Ardingly.
Taxi from Haywards Heath mainline railway station costs approx £6.50 each way.
For teachers leading a group retreat
Deposit to reserve the venue: 25% of full fee
Price range per day per attendee (for a group retreat)
Price Description & Conditions
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28 days 25% of full fee
14 days 50% of full fee
7 days 75% of full fee
24 hours full fee
'The Koorana Centre in Ardingly is a wonderfully warm and unique environment that lends itself very well to a multitude of activities, particularly those requiring a peaceful venue that encourages introspection, meditation, concentration or just somewhere for people to get together and engage with each other on a deeper level. The building has a history of 'spiritual' and community-related activities which becomes evident as soon as you step foot inside, and with the high standard of renovation and simple but sympathetic and practical decoration and furnishings, the main hall in particular has a feel all of its own. You can't help but feel at peace in this space.'
Jerry Burchett, Tai Chi Teacher
'I am so happy to be a part of the Koorana Centre and feel blessed to teach my yoga classes in this beautiful venue. Gabrielle has been wonderful and is a pleasure to do business with. I couldn't recommend 'The Koorana Experience' enough!’
Natalie March, Yoga Teacher
'The Koorana Centre is the perfect place for yoga. As you enter the building you are enveloped in a sense of peace and positive energy. The beautiful chapel windows create a light and airy space whilst the underfloor heating keep students warm. And what a joy to teach in a purpose built studio which is always clean and highly maintained.
Sharon Reed, Mindful Yoga Teacher
I have had the pleasure of teaching at Koorana since day one. The wonderful energy and the comfortable, warm environment that Gabrielle has created is an ideal space to relax and learn, and those who attend my events, whether it be an all day workshop or two hour class always enjoy being there. I can't imagine offering my local events anywhere else now!
Anna Taylor, International Workshop Leader