Sussex Prairie Garden is now open until 13th October 2024. Our normal opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays* and Tuesdays (*except Bank Holiday Monday 26th August when we shall be extraordinarily open !) Our next big event will be this weekend -THE BOTANICAL ART FAIR on 20th & 21st July 11am until 5pm - Online ticket sales closed for saturday BUT YOU CAN BUY A TICKET ON THE GATE ! expect lots of artisan makers and creators , refreshments and music ! Dogs welcome ! Tickets can also be purchased on the gate !

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Events & Courses

Yoga Workshop with Marie Page

Sunday 4th August 2024 | 9:30am - 12:00pm

Yoga Workshop with Marie Page

Enjoy a yoga workshop in the beautiful surroundings of Sussex Prairie Gardens in Henfield. Date options 23rd June and 4th August

An accessible and friendly 2.5 hour class designed to explore mobilisation, stretching, strength, balance and breathwork amidst the expansive and calming Prairie Gardens.

The Gardens are closed to the public during the class so you will be in a private outdoor space with the other workshop participants. You are also welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the gardens after the workshop or alternately stay for coffee and cake in the Garden cafe. Do bring water with you and wear sun screen.

The workshop will cover:
Gentle mobilisation exercises to warm up and release joints and muscles
Hatha based postures with a focus on optimal alignment for you rather than how deep we can go in the posture
Options for differentiation for when a full posture isn’t possible (eg arthritic wrists or sore knees)
Postures for strength and flexibility
Postures to work, stretch, soften and strengthen different body parts and improve your posture
Simple balances
Standing, seated and lying postures
Using props (blocks, straps) for comfort, alignment and to fully access a posture
Exploration of different breathing and pranayama techniques
Deep relaxation time

What to expect
We will begin with some simple breathwork exercises to help relax and ground us
Some gentle seated, kneeling and standing warm-up movements will help prepare the muscles and joints for safe stretching
We will then progress through a series of Hatha yoga style postures standing, seated, supine and prone
The postures will incorporate asanas for balance, flexibility, mobility and strength – options will be given for different levels of experience and ability
The physical practice will be interspersed with specific breathwork exercises to energise or calm
We will finish with mindfulness and meditation as well as deep relaxation
There will be a comfort break at the mid point of the class


The cost for the 2.5 hour workshop is £35. Please let me know if the cost is a problem for you though.

Book here

What to bring

Wear clothing appropriate to the weather including layers if cooler (the yoga will be warming though). A hat may be helpful if sunny. Wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle (water will be available). Please bring a yoga mat and, if you have them, blocks, bricks and straps – I like using props in class. I will have spares but please email me if you need to borrow a mat as I want to ensure there are enough for everyone.

Who is the workshop suitable for?
Whilst people who already do yoga will enjoy the class (and probably learn a few new things), the workshop is also beginner friendly with adaptations for people with issues with backs, knees, wrists, shoulders, balance and more. No scary pretzel shapes and you always have an option to relax if you prefer not to do a pose. Designed for all ages, body types and abilities. For reassurance check out the Google reviews of my classes here.

What happens if it is raining?
In the case of rain the workshop will be rescheduled and/or refunds offered.

Problems booking in?
My booking app (Booking Hawk) has problems with some older btinternet and yahoo email addresses. If you are struggling to create an account and book please book using a different email address.

Note that class credits cannot be used for this workshop.
Facilitator Marie Page Yoga
Venue:Sussex Prairie Gardens, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9AT, United Kingdom
Contact: +44 7782 171459

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Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
      Based on 518 reviews
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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful