How co-subsidies from yoga retreats are paying for holidays and mindful meditation for refugees

If Kent is the garden of England, then the tranquil Quadrangle farm estate near Shoreham could be the poster child for the county. Behind the Victorian farmhouse lies a daisy-starred lawn and sprawling garden. A brook runs alongside herb patches and a newly planted wood; bees bimble around hollyhocks and gooseberries ripen in the late summer sun. For yogis, it’s the perfect setting to roll out a mat in the morning and do some sun salutations, or practice qi gong as the sun sets over the High Weald hills.


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