If you are looking for something to do for some self-care time in Surrey, or looking for somewhere to stay, then Foxhills Club & Resort, based in Ottershaw, Surrey, is a good choice. Although it is open to members, it welcomes guests and visitors for a unique and diverse leisure experience, all set in a 19th century Manor House.
There are two Championship golf courses, a 3 par course (which is really rare), so it gives you a good idea of the kind of space that you are looking at, at Foxhills.
The manor house itself has 70 bedrooms, three restaurants, eleven tennis courts, four squash courts, four swimming pools, an award-winning healthspa, conference and meeting facilities, and a weekly cycling club; talk about impressive!
It just shows that there is something for everyone for an unforgettable leisure retreat. It’s important to remember though, that you don’t need to be a member, you can go along as a guest, and you can have an experience like no other.
The Yoga Cabin
Set beside the Foxhills award-winning spa, members and guests can now enjoy the specific space for their practice, in the brand new Yoga Cabin. It only opened this summer, and it is clear that no expense has been spared, as the touches really are luxurious and exceptional. In fact, the Yoga Cabin was constructed by Blue Forest, who are an award-winning design and build company, made a little more known by the Duchess of Cambridge at the Chelsea Flower Show back in May.
The timetable of classes is pretty impressive, with more than 30 different classes to choose from, all with experts leading the way, making the sessions have professionalism, clear instruction, but also lead you in the ancient practice in a safe, peaceful, and harmonious way. There are classes from Vinyasa Flow Yoga to meditation and core, so there are several to choose from. You don’t need to have practiced before, though, which is something that I know what concerned me in the past when going to yoga for the first time. Of course, there will be others around you that have done it before, but there are classes for all levels and beginners are very welcome.
One thing that I think is really impressive about the new building is that is was built using only certified timbers from sustainably-managed forests, which is something that we all need to be more aware of. Plus, there is more of an eco-friendly ethos as there are bird boxes around the building, as well as plants that have been specifically planted to help and encourage bees and butterflies to the area.
I have personally found that yoga has really benefited me, as it is unlike other fitness for me, as there is a physical and mental element to it. It helps to ground me and helps me to focus on my body and how it feels, whereas other sports or exercises are much more about just pounding out the calories on a treadmill, for instance. So if you’ve not practiced before, then I would definitely recommend it, and Foxhills is a perfect setting to do so.
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Have you heard of Foxhills in Surrey before? Or perhaps ever been to a yoga retreat? It would be great to hear what you think.
*this is a collaborative post.