The Quaives Retreat is a hidden gem, surrounded by the peaceful countryside of East Kent, a real escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

We run weekly yoga classes, weekend workshops, and weekend retreats with owner and long-time yoga teacher Clare Rodea Ryan, and have many exciting retreats with lots of guest teachers too. The whole venue is available for hire for all types of wellbeing events and retreats, including holistic-bohemium style Weddings; be it for 1 day, 1 weekend, a long weekend or a whole week. Our cottages have become a popular holiday destination; with accommodation options perfect for a romantic weekend away or family holidays.

Our aim is to provide a real sense of retreat with a touch of the luxury. We have a range of accommodation options for holiday rentals and yoga retreats groups. We have a brand new beautiful yoga studio with high ceilings, and a communal diner-lounge with log burner and an on-site professional kitchen. There is a hot tub, tennis court, fire pit, and cedar wood pavilion for guest's use and beautiful formal gardens and grounds to explore, that open onto meadows and the lakes beyond. 

We are a short distance from two stunning english villages of Ickham and Wickhambreaux; the latter of which you will drive through to get to us and is located along the pristine Little Stour river complete with an impressive five storey water mill, village green with many charming period properties. Canterbury is only a few minutes drive away, with its stunning cathedral, many museums, great shopping and wonderful cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the winding medieval streets. A choice of seaside towns and villages are also within easy reach.

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Fancy trying one of our yoga classes?

The studio has underfloor heating, yoga mats, cushions, blankets, blocks and straps. We have a range of classes, including postnatal mum and baby yoga. Our studio timetable is growing, as we build our team of amazing instructors, to provide top classes to all, from absolute beginners to advanced. Get in touch if you are an experienced local fitness instructor, we would love to hear from you!

Or why not take some proper time away and come on retreat…..or are you a teacher looking for the ideal place to bring your students?

A blissful and rewarding yoga retreat. The whole atmosphere was so warm and respectful. Amazing food and beautiful surroundings. The yoga was fabulous and a guided walk and hot tub thrown in made it such a memorable weekend.
— Georgia Sargeant from Great Britain

Sisterhood Gatherings

With owner Clare Rodea Ryan; experienced yoga teacher and women’s mentor. These weekends include empowering women’s wisdom teachings and nourishing practices for women.

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Be Radiant Yoga Retreats

The Quaives run signature quarterly transformational weekends with yoga, mindfulness walks, meditation, deep relaxation, gong bath, hot tub and delicious food!

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 Guest Teachers

We have a growing calendar of wonderful retreats held here at The Quaives with the most fabulous array of guest teachers and therapists coming to share their teachings, gifts and wisdom.

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Hiring the Quaives

Our retreat venue is the perfect countryside escape for your wellbeing events; Retreats, workshops, trainings, and corporate wellbeing events for groups of up to 21 plus teaching team.

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I attended a Be Radiant retreat this weekend and can honestly say it was a divine experience. The location and grounds are stunning, all you can hear is birdsong and the breeze through the big mature trees. The mediation and yoga classes were amazing, I was new to yoga and Satgur made me feel welcome and supported everyone, no matter what level of experience we had. I came home floating on cloud 9 and feel like a weight has been lifted from me. Will definitely be re visiting this gem
— Suzanne Moss from Great Britain
“The location is beautiful. Truly stunning accommodation and grounds with quaint country roads good for walking and exploring.”
— Husky, United Kingdom

Choose The Quaives to celebrate your special day with family and friends, create magical memories to last a lifetime, and fall in love with each other all over again.

We offer a magical and luxurious setting with a laid-back bohemian feel and a wedding package that offers total freedom, allowing you to completely DIY your day yourself or with some help from us! You pick and choose, and make it uniquely yours. 

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