Monday 2nd - Sunday 8th April 2018

The Ideal Women's Health Yoga week

Yoga led by Abigail Acquaviva

Brooklands Barn
Priory Lane,
West Sussex, BN18 0BG


from £725 pp

(including all food, accommodation, tuition, and use of Brooklands facilities)

Nutritional Support and Advice

from Emily and Jan Holden of the I Eat What I Need team


About In Brooklands Barn

Brooklands Barn is a stunning 19th century Sussex barn converted into a truly unique retreat space.

There is animpressive open plan living area, dining for 20, with log burner, ten large bedrooms, eight ensuite, two share bathroom, two dedicated Studios and two dedicated Treatment Rooms. There is an Indoor heated Swimming Pool and Sauna, Temple Spa toiletries, quality linen & towels.

There is underfloor heating, free WiFi & On site parking for approx fourteen cars,and two acres of private gardens with panoramic views including Arundel Castle.

Brooklands Barn is just a15 min walk from the historic town of Arundel.




The programme

Monday 2nd April 

4:00pm - Arrival (any time from)

7:00pm - Delicious home cooked meal

8:00pm - Welcome Circle


Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th April

8:00am - Gentle morning class - bring a cup of tea to ease softly into the day. Silence is requested until breakfast.

9:00am - Breakfast

10:30am - Morning Workshop.Each morning session will be guided by Abigail, gently guiding you through an embodied experience of 'the Conditions' - the Acquaviva School of Yoga's proprietry approach to practice - a principle-based approach that 'creates the conditions for the yoga to arise naturally'. This week will be for women only and the principles will be centred on and applied to women's health. You are welcome to bring questions and specific issues you would like to be covered. There will be space for Q & A and interactive solutions.

1:00pm - Delicious lunch

4:00pm Afternoon workshop (optional for those not wanting to attend as CPD, but of course all are welcome). These afternoon sessions will involve more information and theory, but the ideas will none-the-less be primarily explored directly within the framework of asana, pranayama and meditative practices. This offers a practical understanding of the work.

Areas of women's health covered, will include yoga for:

  • Early mensturation, including period issues
  • Fertility, preparing for pregnancy
  • Peri-natal practice
  • Birthing
  • Peri-menopausal practice 

7:00pm - Delicious home-cooked meal

The exception will be
Wednesday/Thursday (depending on weather), afternoon trip to Arundel Castle gardens in full tulip display (click here for information)




The food

Food will be prepared by Jan & Emily Holden experienced I eat what I need team who will be offering a Food and Philosophy kitchen with delicious plant based meals. Please contact them direct with any food requests and if you would like to know more about their ‘conscious choice’ philosophy.



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About Abigail


Abigail is Co-founder of the Acquaviva School of Yoga and Co-facillitator on the ongoing Yoga Development Courses with Marc J Acquaviva.

Having delved deep into other trainings, including; the Esther Myers School in Toronto, pre & post natal pregnancy yoga training, Doula work, as well as a MSc in Engineering, Abigail brought her own extensive experience, intelligence and deeply nurturing skills to the School.

She helped found the School so that she could go through a training with Marc herself, and has been working side by side with him ever since to develop and bring to fruition the vision that they both hold for this Yoga and for the School.

"Yoga is my soothing, my challenge and my pleasure. My delight is to guide students in their own practice so that they listen and trust in their own body wisdom. Once they tune into their own yoga, the stripping away of unnecessary noise and fight allows the body’s magnificence to be revealed."

Brooklands Barn, West Sussex 2nd-8th April 2018

Cost per person:

Single: £875
Shared twin: £775
Shared triple: £725
A non-refundable deposit of £275 will reserve your place.
For further information and booking Contact Abigail directly:



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