Terms and Conditions for Dedham Retreats

Section I The Tallow Factory Self-Catering Booking Terms and Conditions
(Please find yoga terms and conditions below in Section II)

Dedham Retreats
The Tallow Factory
Brannam Court
High Street, Dedham
Colcheser CO7 6DE

Thank you for choosing to book to stay at Dedham Retreats. We look forward to welcoming you. By making this booking you are entering an agreement with us. Please read our terms and conditions of booking below.

The price of the accommodation includes the following: Electricity, linen, towels, cleaning, hot water and heating.

If an overdue balance is not paid by the deadline given within a written reminder, it will be assumed that you have cancelled your booking and the property will become re-available to rent. If the property does not re-book, you will still be liable for the balance.

We are able to accommodate your well-behaved dog. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate cats or other pets. Please make us aware that you are bringing your dog when booking. There is an additional cost of £20 per dog, per night. In the event of an unforeseen soiling incident we reserve the right to add an appropriate cleaning charge to your account. Additionally, in the unlikely event that the affected room needs to be taken out of service you may be liable for resulting loss in revenue.

Non-availability of Accommodation
We would only cancel your holiday if the accommodation was unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We would however attempt to offer you alternative accommodation. If this was not possible, or unacceptable to you, then we would refund all monies paid by you for the holiday. Our liability would not extend beyond this refund.

Your accommodation will be available to you from 3pm on the day of arrival, unless otherwise arranged. We may not be able to accommodate you if you arrive earlier than the agreed time as we will be busy preparing the property. If it is not possible to coordinate an arrival time that will allow us to meet you in person at the property then we can arrange for key collection to be made via a secure lockbox at the property.

Please be ready to leave the accommodation by 10am on the day of departure, unless otherwise arranged. We pride ourselves in the quality of our accommodation and we're sure you realise this when you arrive. We ask all guests to leave the property in a clean and tidy state with all used linens and towels on the floor and all dishes washed and put away. If we are unable to meet you at the property to collect the keys then it is required that you leave the key in the secure lockbox after check out.

Care of the Property
Please take care when staying in our property. You are responsible for the care of the contents during your stay. We ask that you leave the property in the same clean and tidy state at the end of your stay as you find it at the beginning. In the event that additional cleaning is required you will be liable for this and may be charged. The property must not be used for any dangerous, illegal, noisy or immoral activities or be of any nuisance or annoyance to neighbouring properties. Smoking is not permitted in any part of the property, including the courtyard and car park. We reserve the right to terminate your stay at any time if it is felt that any of the above conditions are being broken.
You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages, which you cause, to the accommodation or its contents. All we ask is that you report any incidents as they occur. We do not normally charge for minor breakages, but we may send you an invoice for repair or making good if the damage or breakage is significant, and we may make an additional charge if you did not report this.

Dedham Retreats, it’s contractors and representatives shall not be liable for any injury, sickness, loss or damage to the property or your personal property, directly or indirectly caused or arising from the use of the properties or access.

When you submit a booking via our online reservation system you will receive an automatically generated booking summary by email to the email address you provide in the booking form. This does not form a contract between us. A contract shall only arise when your booking is subsequently confirmed in writing via a letter of confirmation sent to you by post or email. A booking is not confirmed until a deposit is received alongside the booking information.
A deposit of 50% is required upon booking. The balance is due 60 days before the commencement of your stay. If you are making your booking less than 60 days prior to your arrival, the full amount is due at the time of booking.

Cancellations must be given in writing, either by letter or e-mail. In order for your cancellation to be confirmed, you must receive an acknowledgement from us, if you do not, you must assume we have not received your communication.
In the event of a cancellation, you will be liable to pay the total amount due. If, however we are able to re-let the property, we may be able to return some of the balance less the deposit paid.

Privacy Policy
Any data collected during the course of this booking will be stored on our computer(s). With your permission we may from time to time contact you about promotions and offers. We will not share your details with any third party.

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if it subsequently transpires that any of the above mentioned conditions have not been met.

A warm welcome awaits you at Dedham Retreats.

Section II Yoga

Bookings for Courses, Workshops and Day retreats
When booking 4 or 5 Week Courses, Workshops or Day Retreats, please note that we can only provide a full refund (less a 10% admin fee) for cancellations made more than 28 days before the start date. For any other cancellations there will be no refunds or transfers unless your place can be filled from a waiting list, in which case we may be able to refund the fee (less a 20% admin fee). If a course or workshop is cancelled you will be offered either a cash refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative event.

Online class bookings
Pre-booked classes must be paid for in advance, either for a single class or 6 Class Pack. If you select the [Book Now – Pay Cash] option your space is not always confirmed and it is your responsibility to bring cash for the teacher to be paid same day. Classes will automatically be deducted from your 6 Class Pack or you can purchase individual classes with any debit or credit card.

Yoga 6 Class Pack Terms
Once you have activated a 6 Class Pack to attend a particular class, we will automatically reserve you a space in the following 5 weeks in that class and you will receive an email confirmation and reminder. If you do not wish to attend the class for whatever reason you must cancel before 24 hours in order to keep your credit for another class in the schedule. Please note the pack is valid for use in any classes in the schedule for a period of 8 weeks from the purchase date. 6 Class Packs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Early cancellations
Class bookings can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance only online. If you paid by class pass, your class will be credited back to your account. We will not be able to process any cancellations manually on your behalf, so please do it through the booking site.

Late cancellations
Any cancellations made after this time (within 24 hours of the class start time) will not be credited back to your class or refunded.
We require that you sign into class a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the class start time. If you have not signed in by this time your space will be opened up to allow drop-ins and this will be treated as a late cancelation and your class will not be credited or refunded.

Cash Bookings
If you purchase a 6 Class Pack by cash then you will be automatically signed up for the next week's class. You will be given the opportunity to log in and manage your schedule and can cancel before 24 hours of the class. If you cancel within the 24-hour notice period or miss the class for any reason you will lose a class credit.

Appointments for private yoga classes
We operate a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. For cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice or if you do not turn up for your appointment, you will be charged the full appointment fee in these circumstances. The details shown on the Dedham Retreats email booking confirmation + appointment reminder is the date and time for which you will be charged if you miss your appointment or cancel less than 24 hours prior to the booked appointment.

Teaching arrangements
Dedham Retreats provides yoga sessions taught by the best independent teachers from the surrounding area, all trained by the British Wheel of Yoga (Sport England's Recognised National Governing Body for Yoga). Dedham Retreats also provides the space for independent teachers and therapists to provide services such as workshops, day retreats and treatments. All payments for these services are accepted by Dedham Retreats on behalf of the teacher or therapist.

About using our site
You agree to use our site in accordance with these terms + conditions, only for lawful purposes and in a way which does not infringe the rights of anyone or restrict or inhibit anyone's use + enjoyment of the site. If you don't comply with these terms, we may deny you access to our site.
If you wish to make a booking, you should follow the instructions for making a booking that appear on the site. Any booking will be subject to your agreement to further terms + conditions in respect of that booking. We will notify you of the relevant terms and conditions, which you will have to accept to complete your booking. You may download + print content from our site only for your private, personal + non-commercial use. We do not guarantee or warrant that any material available for downloading is free from infection, viruses, trojans +/or other contaminating codes. You agree to use the enquiry + booking forms on our site to make only genuine enquiries +/or bookings for you or for other persons for whom you are authorised to act.

You will not use the site to send by e-card, email, post or otherwise transmit any material that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, vulgar, obscene or profane.

You agree not to reproduce, distribute, modify or re-post our content on another site, frame or mirror our site or link to our site without our prior written consent.

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Our site may have some sections accessible only by a user identification code +/or password. From time to time, we may restrict access to those sections, or to the entire site, to users who have registered with us. If you choose, or you are provided with, a password, you must treat such information as confidential and only use it yourself. We may disable or suspend your access or any pass code, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time in our sole discretion. Our issuing of pass codes is not a promise of continued use or access to the site or any data you might store on it. The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only + is not intended to be comprehensive or to constitute professional medical advice. The information should not be relied on or treated as a substitute for specific medical or heath advice. Dedham Retreats accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained on this website. Parts of the website link to external internet sites, and other external internet sites may link to this website. Dedham Retreats is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites.

Like most other websites, during the course of any visit to the Dedham Retreats website, we use small files which are stored on your hard drive by our browser ("cookies") to monitor your use of the website. Once you have closed your browser, we do not use the information these cookies collect.

Dedham Retreats takes all reasonable steps to protect your personal information, however we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using the Dedham Retreats website you accept the inherent security implications of dealing online and will not hold Dedham Retreats responsible for any breach of security unless such breach has been caused by Dedham Retreats' negligence. If you currently receive marketing information from us, which you wish to cancel, please email us.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.


    Yoga and Meditation

    Self-Catering Accommodation

  • This Spring at Dedham Retreats

    Spring into Yoga and Mindfulness in our beautiful studio in the heart of Dedham. View the full schedule below to book your space by clicking on the button below. Gift Certificates for your valentine are available in our shop. ♥

  • Class Schedule

    Spring 2017 Schedule

    Our weekly Yoga class prices are as follows:

    Single class ~ £15

    6 Class Pack valid for 2 months for use in any of the weekly classes ~ £75

    Please noted that our classes are limited to 8 people so we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations.



    Introduction to Yoga - 4 Week Course with Lucy Greeves
    6:30pm-8:00pm on 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May
    £50 course fee



    6:00pm-7:15pm Level 1 Restorative Hatha Yoga with Lou Hart


    7:30pm-8:45pm Level 2 Restorative Hatha Yoga with Lou Hart


    9:30am-10:45am Level 1 Therapeutic Yoga with Lucy Greeves


  • Lou Hart

    Lou was a marketing executive in Hollywood for over a decade before she decided to deepen her 12 year yoga practice with a teacher training at one of LA's leading studios YogaWorks. In April 2015 Lou moved back to live in the beautiful village of Dedham, where she grew up, to open a retreat centre with yoga studio in her family home The Tallow Factory. Lou is RYT-200 certified with the international Yoga Alliance and is currently earning her degree-level diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. Lou is also on the founding committee of the Dedham Mindfulness Group and co-hosts weekly meditation classes every on Tuesday evenings ♥


    Lucy Greeves

    Lucy teaches the Thursday morning Mindful Flow Yoga class and will also be providing cover for other classes on the schedule when Lou is unavailable. You can read more about Lucy at Yoga For Busy Minds.


    "Yoga is an amazing toolbox for life. By combining physical challenges with breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques and philosophical enquiry, it offers everyone the opportunity to uncover a stronger, more balanced body and a calmer, more open mind.

    I believe that our natural condition is to be comfortable in our own skins; through yoga, I want to help my students rediscover this ‘happy body’ state. It is my aim that no-one should feel intimidated or defeated in my classes, but rather gently amazed by their own hidden possibilities."

    Naomi Davies

    Naomi has been teaching Yoga since 2008 and practising Yoga for many more years before that. Her initial training is with the British Wheel of Yoga but she has since undertaken comprehensive further training since then in Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Mum and Baby, Children’s Yoga, Toddler Yoga – learning from some of the leading teachers in this field. I am a qualified Baby Massage Instructor (IAIM) and also provide holistic massages – including Pregnancy massage – and Reiki. Naomi joins us in September to teach Everyday Yoga and Mum and Baby Yoga on Wednesday mornings.


  • Day Retreats

    Throughout the year we host day retreats with yoga, meditation, nutritious food and fun and laughter. We've just had our first Buddha Belly Day Retreat in collaboration with Barefoot Yoga and Wellbeing.

    It was such a success that we're planning another one for Saturday 20th May 2017. See below photos of the delicious food that Amy from Barefoot Yoga and Wellness made for our guests - click on it to launch Lou Hart's blog recap. Read more below about what we did on the day and sign up for more details or book a space on our next one.


    Sunday 22nd January 2017

    When was the last time you looked down at your belly and gave it a pat and a rub and just said ‘Thank you’~? We live in a culture that celebrates tight abs, but if we hold ourselves in too tightly, we can sabotage our breath and the flow of intuitive wisdom that comes from this integral part of ourselves. Deep belly breathing is one of the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety; calm nerves; and find a sense of compassion, confidence, and acceptance in your being.

    Come and spend a Sunday showing some much needed love to your Buddha Belly, with yoga, meditation and nutritious food in our lovely retreat centre in the heart of Dedham.

    9:30am ~ Welcome Refreshments and Morning Graze

    See below some recipes with key benefits from Barefoot Yoga and Wellbeing

    10:00am ~ Buddha Belly Flow Yoga

    11:30am ~ Nutritious Vegan Brunch

    12:30pm ~ Buddha Belly Wellness Talk

    1:30pm ~ Deep Buddha Belly Breathing and Meditation

    2:30pm ~ Healthy Afternoon Tea

    3:30pm ~ Fulfilled Farewells

    Fill yourself up with wisdom, knowledge, laughter, gratitude, a balance of soul food and health food, and most of all—embrace your Buddha Belly.

    Space limited to 8 people so book early ♥ £95 for the day, including food and refreshments. Plenty of free parking available in the Dedham car park on Mill Lane, just a few minutes walk away. Three bedrooms available for discounted rate of £95/night for retreat guests from afar. In just over an hour from London by train you can find yourself in the heart of unspoiled countryside. We can arrange for a car to meet you at Manningree station.

    Your guts will thank you ♥


    If you would like to sign up for more information, please enter your contact information below. Or if you feel ready to book then please click on the Book Now button below and scroll through the dates to 4th June where you will see the option to book online. You will be asked to enter your card details in order to book your space. If you would prefer to pay over the phone then please call Lou Hart on 07947 438430.

  • Recipes

    Nutritious and delicious soul food for your Buddha belly by Barefoot Yoga and Wellbeing.

  • Shop

    Yoga and Mindfulness Classes for You and Your Loved Ones

  • Find Us

    We are located at The Tallow Factory, in a private courtyard just off the Dedham High Street, opposite St Mary's Church and between the Pharmacy and The Sun Inn. There is plenty of FREE PARKING available on the High Street and Royal Square or in the nearby car park on Mill Lane.


    We are just over an hour by train from London Liverpool Street to Manningtree and after a short taxi ride you can find yourself in the middle of unspoiled Constable Country. Dedham is one of the UK's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty with breath-taking walks and boating along the river, as well as world-class restaurants and shops.

  • Sign Up

    Be the first to know about our upcoming classes, events and retreats.

  • Connect With Us 

    While we encourage unplugging from technology now and again, everything in moderation is healthy in our book.

    So feel free to connect with us in the way that makes you most happy.

    +44 07947 438430


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