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About Us

Welcome to your second home

The Sussex Shala is a sacred space shared by local yoga teachers, practitioners, healers and other holistic business owners wishing to share their expertise within the yurt, holding classes, wellness events and retreats. Discreetly tucked away in the Sussex countryside. 

The term ‘Shala’ is a Sanskrit term directly translated as “house,” “abode,” or “home.” We wish to create a home away from home. A peaceful, comforting, and warm environment to rest the body, where you feel safe, heard and protected. Most importantly, showing off the beauty of the Sussex countryside, and protecting the landscapes around The Sussex Shala.  

The mission is to bring like-minded souls together, yet also welcoming new faces to the world of mindfulness and wellbeing. Creating a non-judgemental space for people of all ages and backgrounds to reconnect back to themselves through all styles of movement, healing, crafts and meditation. The awareness of mindfulness is continually growing, and the understanding of living in the present moment has never been so important. 

Recognising the importance of sustainability, and being eco-conscious is vital within our business plan. Using eco-friendly products, reusing and recycling when possible, and never leaving a trace. Education around supporting our planet will be a vital part of The Sussex Shala. Letting people who enjoy our space also know how to enjoy the earth consciously. 

No other yoga studio, pilates studio, or wellness space compares to The Sussex Shala. East Sussex is missing a location that steps out from its towns and cities and uses the untouched natural beauty of the South Downs to reground and connect people to themselves and nature.

Our Story

Founded by Nicole, local Sussex yoga teacher and retreat leader, owner of Breathe With Ease. She highlighted a gap in the holistic offerings Sussex currently has and knew it was missing a peaceful oasis where people of all ages could retreat to and regain balance in their busy working lifestyle. Community and building connections with like-minded souls is the main heart of The Sussex Shala. Honouring the South Downs and opening the space to any therapists, coaches, teachers or practitioners who wish to hire the Shala and spa. 

Our Partnrships


Get in touch


The Sussex Shala, Warren Farm, Thornwell Rd, Polegate, BN26 6RL


Nicole: (+44) 07910 355771

Opening Hours

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Opening hours vary

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