Into The Heart


A residential summer retreat for gay, bi & queer men

12th – 14th June 2020

This is the fourth retreat we have run from this venue, Gayles Retreat as we all love it so much and keep coming back!

It’s nestled deep in the Sussex countryside, a haven of peace, calm and a much needed breathing space. Conveniently close to London/Brighton with excellent rail/bus links and plenty of parking should you wish to drive the 90 minutes from London to the Sea.

The weekend will be hosted by two experienced teachers, Andy Butterfield and Tom Cowan, who have been leading workshops and retreats offering Vajrasati & Hatha Flow Yoga, Shiatsu, Tantra, Meditation and Nature Connection Practices.  They regularly support events for Yoganu, Loving Men, Tantra for Gay Men and the Radical Faeries.

This event is for you if you want to explore:

  • daily yoga and meditation
  • authentic connection within ourselves and with each other
  • morning nature walks
  • therapeutic touch workshop with Shiatsu massage
  • free time to relax and unwind
  • being in the company of friendly gay, bi & queer men

Please come and join us for this immersive weekend of relaxing and restorative Shiatsu massage, playful deep and accessible yoga, fun games and nature based practices, meditation walks through the beautiful gardens and delicious home cooked vegetarian food, all against the backdrop of the stunning Seven Sisters coastline and the gentle ambience of Gayles Retreat atop the cliffs.

Prices include all costs, including your room, three delicious vegetarian meals a day and all refreshments, fruit, hot drinks etc.

Prices and accommodation

Large Dorm (11 beds, most bunks, 2 showers, two toilets) – £285

Camping in the Orchard (with showers and WC in the horsebox) – £285

Small Dorm (6 beds, no bunks, one toilet and one shower) – £299

Attic Double Bedroom Hideaway with En-Suite (only one available – for two people who will share a double bed) – £599

Quiet Single Room (only one available) – £365

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Food at the event is vegetarian and with sufficient notice it’s possible to provide vegan, dairy-free and wheat-free diets.

Arrivals from 1630 on Friday 12th for dinner at 1830.
Departures after lunch at 1500 on Sunday 14th.

All mats, blocks, blankets provided.