9 September 12 September

Polizzi Active Retreat
Mountain Biking & Yoga in the South Downs

Join us at The Star for an exhilarating and restorative Active Retreat. Enjoy a mindful combination of mountain biking and yoga against the backdrop of the idyllic village of Alfriston and the South Downs.  

The programme is varied and can be adapted to individual needs, making it ideal for couples with different interests or strengths. 

Zephyr Wildman & Charlie Polizzi

Each evening Zephyr Wildman will lead a two hour yoga session, with a focus on anatomy and physiology.  

Across two mornings, our mountain biking guides, Marmalade MTB, will be hosting three hour rides over the beautiful South Downs. There will be a beginners group and an intermediate/experienced group so that all abilities are catered for. Guests can bring their own bikes, or hire them (at an extra cost) through us. Electric mountain bikes are also available for those who want a little more help up the hills!  

For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, there are fantastic walks from the hotel (maps can be provided for reference). Alternatively we can arrange a visit to one of the numerous local cultural attractions such as Charleston, Farleys House or The Towner Gallery. Alfriston itself also has charming shops that are certainly worth exploring.  

Our head Chef has created a series of nutritious and delicious menus for this Retreat, to ensure that guests are energised. There will always be a vegan option available. 

‘Polizzi Retreats avails of the wisdom and expertise of the country’s most loved yoga teachers’

Condé Nast Traveller

What’s included?
From £1475 based on single occupancy staying in a Classic Juliet room including three nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, guided mountain biking (excluding bike hire) and all yoga teaching. Double occupancy from £2170.

Monday 9 September
From 3pm Guests arrive
5pm Welcome introduction
5-7pm Yoga with Zephyr 
19.30pm Dinner 

Tuesday 10 September
7.30-9.30am Breakfast
9.30am-12.30pm Guided mountain biking with Marmalade MTB
1pm Buffet lunch 
2-4.45pm Afternoon at leisure. Opportunity to book a massage in the hotel (additional cost)
5-7pm Yoga with Zephyr Wildman
19.30pm Dinner 

Wednesday 11 September
7.30-9am Breakfast at The Star
9.30am-12pm Guided mountain biking with Marmalade MTB
1pm Buffet lunch 
2-4.15pm Afternoon at leisure. Opportunity to book a massage in the hotel (additional cost)
4.30-6.30pm Yoga with Zephyr
7.30pm Dinner

Thursday 12 September
7.30-10.30am Breakfast
Guests depart

To book contact The Star directly: Click Here

Mountain Biking & Yoga

14 October 18 October

Take a few days for yourself. Join Charlie Polizzi and Zephyr Wildman for a wonderful week of yoga, walking and pranayama/breath work this October at The Star in Alfriston. Alfriston is a lovely village set in the foot of the East Sussex Downs. On the banks of the Cuckmere River, the sea and the magnificent Seven Sisters chalk cliffs are within walking distance.

The Star is a 15th century inn, with additions from the 1930s and 1960s, located in Alfriston, a traditional downland village with medieval roots. The Star, housed in a mixture of new and old buildings, has been totally rebuilt, with new roofs, new wooden windows, many trees planted and its 30 bedrooms and bathrooms remodelled and newly decorated.

We will be offering 2-3 hours of guided walking each day on the beautiful surrounding South Downs. Not for the faint hearted. You will need good walking boots/shoes and possibly wet weather gear as we plan to walk come rain or shine.

Every evening Charlie Polizzi will be teaching 45 minutes of pranayama/breath work. To breathe consciously is to become utterly present, calm the stress system and gain mastery over the mind. When we deliberately choose to become aware of the breath, we can use it like a tool to anchor and bring stability to body and mind.

The breath work is not suitable for pregnant women or those who have had surgery in the last two years unless you have consent from your doctor.

Full Board
Buffet or cooked breakfast to order for those who want it, a vegan buffet lunch of a soup and selection of salads and a three course dinner. There will always be a vegan option and a fish/white meat option main course. No one will raise an eyebrow if you feel like having a glass of wine or cocktail in the evening however, all alcohol will be charged separately.

This is your week to relax and recharge.

From £TBC based on a Classic Juliet room single occupancy.

To book please contact The Star 01323 870495

14-18 October 2024

East Sussex Yoga Retreat at The Star

9 October 2023 14 October 2023

Take a few days for yourself. Join Charlie Polizzi and Zephyr Wildman for a wonderful week of yoga, walking and pranayama/breath work this October at The Star in Alfriston. Alfriston is a lovely village set in the foot of the East Sussex Downs. On the banks of the Cuckmere River, the sea and the magnificent Seven Sisters chalk cliffs are within walking distance.

The Star is a 15th century inn, with additions from the 1930s and 1960s, located in Alfriston, a traditional downland village with medieval roots. The Star, housed in a mixture of new and old buildings, has been totally rebuilt, with new roofs, new wooden windows, many trees planted and its 30 bedrooms and bathrooms remodelled and newly decorated.

We will be offering 2-3 hours of guided walking each day on the beautiful surrounding South Downs. Not for the faint hearted. You will need good walking boots/shoes and possibly wet weather gear as we plan to walk come rain or shine.

Every evening Charlie Polizzi will be teaching 45 minutes of pranayama/breath work. To breathe consciously is to become utterly present, calm the stress system and gain mastery over the mind. When we deliberately choose to become aware of the breath, we can use it like a tool to anchor and bring stability to body and mind.

The breath work is not suitable for pregnant women or those who have had surgery in the last two years unless you have consent from your doctor.

Full Board
Buffet or cooked breakfast to order for those who want it, a vegan buffet lunch of a soup and selection of salads and a three course dinner. There will always be a vegan option and a fish/white meat option main course. No one will raise an eyebrow if you feel like having a glass of wine or cocktail in the evening however, all alcohol will be charged separately.

This is your week to relax and recharge.

From £1968 based on a Classic Juliet room single occupancy.

To book please contact The Star 01323 870495

9-13 October 2023

East Sussex Yoga Retreat at The Star