The Yoga Garden Party in aid of The Hope Foundation: 2017

By catherine on May 12, 2017 | This entry has been posted in News

Yoga, Garden Party, Bore Place, Kent, Hope Foundation, Simon Low, Catherine Annis, July, 2017


Date: Saturday 29th July 2017
Location: Bore Place (formerly Common Farm) near Sevenoaks, Kent, TN8 7AR
Time: 10am – 6.30pm
Cost: Entry £20 per person – children under 16 go free – Kirtan performance (at 5.45pm) is included in cost of entry
Booking: Book online now, click here to visit the Registration Page

This is the seventh annual Yoga Garden Party in aid of The Hope Foundation and brings together some of the UK’s leading yoga teachers offering a wide range of classes, treatments, children’s activities, delicious food and much more.

  • Wellbeing treatments
  • Live music
  • Delicious food and drink
  • Fun stuff and yoga for kids
  • Stalls selling a range of ethical products
  • Luxury Raffle

In addition, why not make a weekend of it? This year you can stay all weekend and make the most of the beautiful house and gardens at Bore Place with two nights B&B, some meals, entry to the garden party on Saturday 29th July and a whole day of yin and yang yoga with leading UK teacher and Hope patron Simon Low on Sunday 30th July all for £395.

  • Two nights accommodation (B&B on Friday and Saturday night)
  • Friday evening yoga class
  • Entrance to the Yoga Garden Party on Saturday 29th July (includes one free class)
  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday night
  • The opportunity to attend a special event led on Saturday evening
  • A day of yin and yang yoga with Simon Low on Sunday 30th July
  • Brunch and afternoon tea on Sunday


There will be a wide range of classes to try with some of the UK’s best loved yoga teachers including; Simon Low, Bridget Woods Kramer, Gary Carter, Catherine Annis, Zephyr Wildman, Graham Burns, kirtan with Nikki Slade and much more.

A whole host of wellbeing treatments will also be on offer, including Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Bowen, Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage.  Kirtan with Nikki Slade at 5.45pm is included in the cost of your ticket.  There is no need to pre-book.

The Yoga Garden Party makes for a great day out for the whole family, yogis and non-yogis alike, with delicious and healthy food and drink, and plenty of fun stuff for kids including yoga and crafts.

Make sure you bring some funds, as there will a whole host of stalls with ethical products to buy from yoga clothing to handmade jewellery. As always, the luxury raffle will be full of great prizes to win.


Registration has now opened.
For your tickets, visit the Register page.



The Commonwork Centre & Bore Place House is owned by an educational trust. It is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to Sevenoaks in Kent, & is one of England’s most celebrated environmentally friendly conference & study centres.

Bore Place is an old Tudor manor house, with Jacobean & Victorian extensions, surrounded by an ancient walled garden. Commonwork Centre, which comprises an organic dairy farm, pottery, green woodworking workshop & educational centre, is a group of historic barns & buildings around a courtyard, which have been renovated and converted to provide a comfortable and peaceful environment.

The yoga weekend utilises Bore Place House and Gardens, the Large Barn and The Loft. The yoga day on the Sunday will be enjoyed in the historic Large Barn.



Up to three yoga classes can be pre-booked per person at the time of booking at a cost of £10 per class.  Please note only ONE green highlighted class can be pre-booked per person.   Additional classes can be booked on the day, subject to availability.

Yoga talks cost £5pp, there is no need to pre-book.

Kirtan with Nikki Slade at 5.45pm is included in the cost of your ticket.  There is no need to pre-book.


Bridget Woods Kramer – Anusara Yoga
Lexie Williamson – Yoga for Sport
Clive Fogelman – Morning Meditation in Movement & Stillness
Mollie Mcclelland Morris – Franklin Method Inspired Yoga


Gary Carter – Letting the Ground do the Work
Kirsty Norton – Decompression
Andy Nathan – Jivamukti Yoga
Mandy Penalver – Mindfulness Meditation

TALK – Gill Lloyd – The Life and Teachings of TKV Desikachar


Simon Low – Yin and Yang Yoga
Gill Lloyd – An Introduction to Vedic Chant
Tracie Storey – Sound Harmonisation and Sound Meditation
Ruth McNeil – Yoga Flow

TALK – Zephyr Wildman – Yoga and it’s Power for Healing


Catherine Annis – Scaravelli Inspired Yoga
Francoise Freedman – Wellwoman Yoga
Nahid de Belgeonne – Path of Least Resistance – Hatha Flow
Colin Dunsmuir – Yoga and Healing

TALK – Ben Wolff –  Breath for Life


Tanya Mickwitz – Mythical Yoga Flow
Graham Burns – Yoga-in and for-Balance
Adelene Cheong – Restorative Yoga
Emma Turnbull – Yoga and Ayurveda


Zephyr Wildman – The Prana Vayus
Ben Wolff and Vikki Stevenson – Yoga Nidra
Choi Kok – Restorative Yoga – Mudita – Finding Joy Through an Open Heart
Joo Teoh – Qigong

TALK – Graham Burns – How many Limbs are There?


Kirtan with Nikki Slade on the Stream Lawn – open for all


(schedule is subject to change)



Bore Place is situated in the Kent countryside, south west of Sevenoaks, near Bough Beech reservoir. The nearest B-road is the B2027 between Tonbridge and Edenbridge. The nearest mainline railway stations are Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Edenbridge. London Gatwick is their nearest airport.

Bore Place,
Bore Place Road,



By train: National Rail Enquiries

The nearest mainline stations are Sevenoaks or Tonbridge, both about 6 miles away. Edenbridge and Penshurst are also nearby.

By rail from London

  • A frequent service runs from London Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge to Sevenoaks station. Travel time 30-35 minutes from Charing Cross.
  • There is a less frequent service from London Victoria: change at Bromley South for Sevenoaks.
  • Taxis are available from Sevenoaks station forecourt to Bore Place.



By air: London Gatwick is the nearest airport (approx. 22 miles, c. 45 minutes by car)



Ample car parking on site.

By road from the M25

  1. Leave the M25 at junction 5 (NB you need to be in the centre lane of the M25 to exit at junction 5).
  2. Join the A21 southbound to Sevenoaks (signposted Sevenoaks, Hastings, A21).
  3. Leave A21 at exit signposted for Sevenoaks A225/Hildenborough B245/Sevenoaks Weald. Take second exit onto B245 southbound towards Hildenborough and Tonbridge.
  4. Continue onto B245 for one to two miles, then turn right (road signposted for Leigh/Penshurst/Chiddingstone).
  5. Continue straight on until you reach a T junction, then turn right onto the B2027 signposted for Edenbridge.
  6. Continue straight along B2027, through Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway.
  7. After the village shop/Post Office at Chiddingstone Causeway, take the third turning on the right. It is signposted ‘Bore Place’ and ‘Bough Beech Centre’.
  8. You are now one mile from Bore Place. Travel along the avenue of trees. At the first junction, the road narrows. Go straight on.
  9. Take the first turning left into our drive, signposted ‘Bore Place only’. Continue along the drive, over the cattle grids until you reach the car park.

By road from the M26

Please note that if travelling west on the M26, you cannot exit onto the A21 to Sevenoaks. Leave the M26 at junction 2a and go through Borough Green, Seal and Sevenoaks to join the B245.

By road from the M20

If travelling west on the M20, exit at junction 4 to West Malling/Hadlow/Tonbridge. Turn right to Hildenborough just before Tonbridge. Go straight on over one small roundabout. Turn right onto the B245 at a T junction. Turn left onto the B2027 after approx. one mile.



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