"You harvest what you Sow" Retreat

With Sifu Matthew Cohen

and Movement For Modern Life

West Lexham Manor, Norfolk, UK    Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th September 2018


Join me for a 3 day Sacred Energy Arts Self-Care retreat in the UK, close to London this coming September 17th - 19th.

This will be a joint venture with Movement For Modern Life, who will document the event, and offer it as a Sacred Energy Arts product on their online video platform. You will nonetheless have full choice of whether you are filmed or not.

The retreat will be a combination of many of the themes and art forms I teach, with the aim of giving you the tools to develop and deepen your practice.

Day One will focus on Yoga and Qigong fusion, Day Two on 5 Elements Qigong and Martial Arts Qigong, and we will finish up on Day Three with Healing Hands, an introduction to massage for self healing, and for healing others.

This will be a fun retreat full of many things I haven't yet taught in London. It will also be filled with healthy, beautiful, Qi-strong food, courtesy of chef Sophie Gordon, creator of DustGranola, utilising the best of the season's harvest.

The venue will be West Lexham, set within 21 acres of idilic land in the heart of Norfolk, just 1.5 hours via train from London. With beautiful en-suite accommodation plus treehouses set within the wooded areas of the gardens, a stunning barn and garden to practice in, plus endless countryside to ramble through in the downtime. It will be the perfect place to drop in and go deeper.


Prices and Accommodation


£250 Non-refundable deposit to secure your reservation.

Balance due by August 1st 2018.

En-suite Barn Twin Rooms - £600 per person.

Same-sex, en-suite Barn Triple Dorm - £550 per person.

6 person same-sex, en-suite Treehouse Dorm - £550 per person.


Twin & Triple rooms are located around a courtyard garden, close to the Harvest Room practice area and comfy wood burner heated living space.

The Treehouse is also close to the barn but in a secluded patch of woods. It has use of the communal garden living areas.

Prices include 2 nights accommodation, all tuition & 6 meals + snacks and refreshments.


All payments will be handled by my assistant Tom Holmes, who will be your main point of contact.


Subject to change.


12pm-2pm - Arrivals

3pm-6pm - Opening Circle + Stoking The Fire

This class will cultivate strength and warmth in the center or "Core". Moving from the center or "inside out" creates a unified energy field that strongly supports, nourishes and integrates the yoga practice on and off the mat. This practice integrates Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Healing that is at once accessible and powerful.

6.30pm-8pm - Dinner

8pm-9pm - Turning Inwards (Meditations)


7am-8am - Breath Inside The Breath (Pranayama)

8am-9.30am - Breakfast

9.30am-12.30pm - Intro To 5 Element Qigong

12.30pm-2pm - Lunch

Free Time

4pm-6.30pm - The Three Jewels (Martial Arts)

7pm-8.30pm - Dinner

8.30pm-9.30pm - Meditation & Poetry By The Fire


6am-7am - Walking The Red Road (Chakra Cleansing)

7am-8.30am - Breakfast

8.30am-11.30am - Traditions Of Heart And Hand (Partner Healing Work)

12pm-1.30pm - Lunch

2pm-3pm - Closing Circle


Arrivals and Travel Suggestions

Room check-in will be available from 12pm on Monday 17th September. There will be refreshments and a light lunch available before the opening circle at 2pm. Check-out will be mid afternoon on Wednesday 19th September.

Travel to West Lexham:

West Lexham Manor
Nr Kings Lynn
PE32 2QN

Tel:01760 755 602

West Lexham is in Norfolk to the east of Kings Lynn. The nearest town is Swaffham, to the South. It is close to rail and coach stops, and we strongly recommend coming here by public transport rather than driving, as there are plenty of easy links. There is parking available should that be your preference.


The nearest train station is Downham Market. Trains run from London Kings Cross to Downham Market every hour and every half hour at certain peak times. Journey times are approximately 1h 25m. Check here for times

Please let Tom know expected arrival times and he will organise taxis for as many people per car as possible. The rates are around £35 each way.

Airport Transfers

Stansted is the closest international airport and we can arrange transfers upon request.



Please let us know as soon as possible if something comes up and you cannot attend our retreat. We always endeavour to treat cancellations fairly and sympathetically, but as spaces are limited the following applies: We'll refund you the full amount you've paid minus the deposit (£250) if you cancel 30 days BEFORE the start of the retreat. If you cancel WITHIN 30 days of the retreat, no refund will be issued unless we find a replacement for the vacancy created by your cancellation. If we do find a replacement, we will refunded everything you've paid minus the deposit to you within 15 days.