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Brexit and how it affects your travel

2018 - for those of you already registered for summer 2018 and beyond please  be aware that the venue may increase their costs to us for next season due to exchange rate changes and if this happens we will, sadly, have to pass the increase on to you. We would expect the increases to be minimal.

Some prices have risen due to exchange rates - sorry!

Updates - flight delays


My flight has been delayed. Can I get compensation?

Check the Citizens advice website for detailed information by following this link

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/holiday-cancellations-and-compensation/if-your-flights-delayed-or-cancelled/

Also read the following

Airlines don't have to pay out for delays caused by snow because weather is classified as an "extraordinary circumstance" – though some airlines may issue a refund at their discretion. For those of you flying to India you are almost certainly on a non EU airline so contact them direct to see exactly what you are entitled to.

According to Which magazine you can challenge your airline if you don't agree there were extraordinary circumstances – for example, if you are told you can't fly due to the snow, but other flights are departing. "Airlines may stretch the definition of extraordinary circumstances further than they should."

Which Magazine  states:-

If the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances you will be entitled to compensation under EU rules, but only if you are flying with an airline based in the EU or with a non-EU-based airline flying from an EU airport, and only if the delay is for two hours or more. If you are flying somewhere else or with a non-EU-based airline not flying from the EU you'll have to check that carrier's terms and conditions.

If you are delayed for two hours or more you are entitled to: two free phone calls, faxes or e-mails; free food and drinks; and free hotel accommodation if you need to stay overnight.

If your flight arrives at its destination three hours or more late you will receive compensation of between €250 and €600, depending on how far your flight takes you. So you'll get €250 if your three hour-delayed flight travels 1,500km or less (ie, London to Amsterdam), but €600 if your plane is delayed by four hours or more and travels at least 3,500km (ie, London to Sydney).

My flight has been cancelled. Will I get my money back?

If your flight is cancelled you should be offered either a refund or an alternative flight to your original destination.

For compensation you will have to look to the EU rules again, though if the delay is caused by snow – and thus an extraordinary circumstance – you might not get anything. If you are covered by EU regulations you will be entitled to travel assistance (such as help with rebooking for a later date) as well as meals and accommodation etc. Check the official EU website for more on your rights.

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  • A Yoga-Spa Weekend

    from £375

    Champneys Spa at Henlow blends the tradition of the old with the innovation of the new making for a homely, rather than formal, feel. From 2pm Friday through to 4 pm Sunday

This weekend begins at 2 pm on Friday and  completes at 4 pm on Sunday, everybody is given a single room unless they request otherwise.  Henlow has a 50 year history as a health farm and has been a centre of peace for centuries. Cistercian Monks once occupied The Grange, building the spectacular weir on the River Hiz that flows close to the house today. Over eighty indulgent spa therapies are available. 

Just an hour from London and nestled in 150 acres of parkland Henlow is an ideal country escape, and a perfect pampering retreat  It blends the tradition of the old with the innovation of the new, offering luxury and grace combined with a cost atmosphere that makes every guest feel at home.

 

 

You can relax in the steam room and whirlpool, take a dip in the huge swimming pool,visit the fully equipped gym or participate in some of the many classes that take place each day. Classes range through hula hooping, spinning, aqua classes and Pilates.

Each of our guests has one Thalassotherapy session included in thecost of the weekend. A mineral rich warm pool with hydrotherapy jets to stimulate and tone tired aching muscles. Excellent for treating cellulite, arthritis and general muscular and joint aches and pains. N.B This is a group treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga - Yoga takes place in the Directors Suite/Boardroom, see below timetable. 

Class timings may vary slightly from below according to teacher.

There are often after dinner activities which usually need to be pre-booked - ask for details at reception

 

Day 1 ARRIVAL :

14.00 onwards: - Check in, relax and enjoy the facilities

16.00 - 17.30: - Yoga: welcome workshop

19.30: - Dinner

 

Day 2 :

7.30 - 9.00 Yoga workshop

9.30: - Breakfast

13.00 - 14.00: - Lunch

16.30 - 18.00: Yoga workshop

19.30: - Dinner

 

Day 3 :

7.30 - 9.00: - Yoga workshop

9.30: - Breakfast

12.00 - 14.00: - Lunch

16.00: - Depart

 

 

nid%3D1011%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneAccommodation - Rooms are designed with your comfort in mind.  All rooms are en-suite (with a complimentary collection of mini toiletries), have a flat screen television and DVD, kettle, hairdryer and telephone.  A robe and slippers are provided for you to wear during your stay.

Food -The food is plentiful, delicious and served buffet style in the restaurant. You may have breakfast and lunch in your robe, please wear regular/more formal clothes for dinner (i.e. not your robe or yoga clothes).

 

 

Please let the restaurant know at what time you will require dinner when you go for your lunch, if you opt for an individual table then please choose whatever time suits you. We have also arranged for a communal table with your teacher, so that nobody needs to eat on their own unless they prefer.  Please check with your teacher as to what time dinner will be if you wish to join this table.

Should you feel 'peckish' outside of mealtimes there is a small coffee/tea lounge in the conservatory overlooking the pool close to the restaurant.

 

Champneys Henlow Travel

By Car - either visit the Champneys website for travel directions or we can send you details by post on request.

By Train - on a direct rail line from London the nearest train station is Arlesey, a 5 minute drive away. Trains to Hitchin are more frequent, just 10 minutes away. You will need to pre-book a taxi to the resort from Arlesey. Please call Arlesey Station Cars 01462 642 222

 

Includes - Accommodation, full board beginning with dinner on Friday evening and ending with lunch on Sunday, yoga classes as scheduled, one Thalassotherapy treatment, use of facilities and open classes.

Not Included - Travel, transfers, insurance, drinks and snacks (other than those included with dinner, lunch or breakfast), therapies, massages and treatments other than Thalassotherapy treatment as listed above.

 

Date Nights Programme Teacher Single Sharing
2018
Fri Aug 31 2 Dynamic Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Roanna Harstad £399 £369
Fri Sep 7 2 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Emma Robinson £420 £375
Fri Oct 12 2 Yin & Yang Flow Yoga Bev Hetherington £399 £369
Fri Nov 2 2 Iyengar Yoga Adrienne Riel £399 £369
Fri Nov 9 2 Creative Vinyasa Yoga Liz Lark £420 £375
Fri Nov 23 2 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Tracey Killengray £399 £369

 

You will automatically be placed in a single room unless you have requested otherwise

Hi Divya, Thank you for a fabulous weekend. The yoga was perfect and the pace just right. It was lovely to meet both you and all those other lovely people. I hope that we get the chance to do it all again. I am certainly feeling very relaxed and somewhat looser. Definitely a great thing to do at the beginning of December.
All the very best and thanks again. Liz x

Divya - December 2016

 

Hi Divya ! Missing you already. It was great to meet you . My spirit definitely took to you. I was so lucky to have this for my first retreat .
Thanks for a fantastic weekend. I loved the yoga , company , food venue and conversation..
Wishing you Joy love and light, Sonya x

Divya - December 2016

 

Thank you - Hannah and I really enjoyed our weekend learning from Ken.
Please pass on our grateful thanks. Pam
Ken Eyerman - November 2015

 

Hi Divya, Thank you again for sharing  such a wonderful weekend with us. I truly felt I had come home with your teachings.  I didn't want to take too much of your time, but just to say as it was my first "class" for a least six weeks I felt "held" and safe and now feel really ready again to return to my teachers.
That aside I also feel relaxed and ready to return to normal life, I do so with a clear mind and a better connection to my self. Such a pleasure to spend time with you and your amma, it added a certain something, a grounding, an appreciation of relationships and support.
I wish you well, and I am glad our paths finally crossed. I realise I am already on your mailing list!

Namaste xxxxx (April 2015)
 

Hi David,
As I didn't catch you before I left, thanks for an inspiring and enjoyable weekend at Champneys.  Looking forward to coming to another another event soon and in the meantime will try and remember to breathe and eat chocolate mindfully (even if it is torture!).

All the best David, Andix (New Year with David Sye)