&Sister offer retreats, workplace wellness and private event production.
Since being founded in 2015 we have hosted over 26 of our own retreats, countless collaborative classes, events & workshops at Poundon House and beyond.
“I cant remember the last time I felt so calm, peaceful and held in unconditional love.” Eddie
&Sister creates the space for you to transform and become the most grounded and vibrant version of yourself.
We believe in balance, bringing warmth, love and fun to all of our events. We believe every one can learn to truly love themselves and create a life they love.
&Sister, our three intensions defined ….
Connect – we create the space for you to bond with the innermost version of you
Collaborate – we are alchemists of the soul bringing together beautiful practitioners
Commune – we invite you to open your heart, to share your vulnerabilities, take strength from others and smile your way through the journey.
Poundon House has been owned and loved by the Roscoe family for nearly 40 years. Natalie & Alicia (&Sister) grew up at Poundon House and now both work for the family events business. As a family and a business we have hosted many events over the years, from sprawling house parties to 300-strong fusion weddings! &Sister launched from Poundon House. Natalie and Alicia set up the retreat side of Poundon House in August 2015, with the venue quickly becoming a popular destination for retreats and &Sister evolved.
“Our aim is to share the experience of being in a beautiful country house for the weekend, away from the city, surrounded by nature and, in this case immersing yourself in yoga, delicious nourishing food and enhancing your own well-being.” Natalie
Older sister Natalie works in events and marketing and Alicia is a yoga-lover and a trained yoga teacher:
“There is nothing that gives me more happiness than hosting a retreat at my family home. I know how great guests will feel by the end of the weekend: inspired, uplifted, relaxed, rejuvenated. I have experienced it myself after yoga retreats and now want to share that experience with our guests.” Alicia
The aim of &Sister Yoga Retreats is to collaborate with inspirational yoga teachers, chefs with a passion for delicious and healthy food and experienced therapists. Alongside these experts we want to provide not just an escape from the hectic hullaballoo of daily life, but also the chance to return to that life with a renewed vigour and sense of calm and control.
Wellness in the workspace
We are experienced in finding the perfect option for your employees and organisation whether that is through providing weekly classes, workshops, talks or events.
&Sister provide the ultimate private wellness experiences! We have had years of practice at producing events, from retreats, to healthy hens & baby showers to meditation spaces at festivals and conferences, you name it, we create it.
A little bit more about Alicia, founder of &Sister…
Alicia teaches yoga classes and offers well-being workshops, talks and events in Oxfordshire and beyond. Alicia moved away from a corporate career as a lawyer to follow her heart which yearned to learn more about yoga practices and connect with people on a deeper level. Alicia originally trained in Ashtanga yoga and has subsequently studied with traditional Hatha yoga teachers as well as theming creative sequencing for vinyasa flow classes. Alicia loves to include philosophy, poetry, pranayama and meditation in her classes and to bring lightness and playfulness wherever possible. Alicia’s intention is to teach with full presence, humility and an open heart, gently asking her students to take a break from the busyness of ‘real’ life and help them open the doors into their true nature. She is passionate about helping people discover the beauty and healing attributes of yoga. Encouraging students to take this off the mat and into every-day life, live their dreams and realise their full potential to live a purposeful, peaceful and harmonic life.
Outside of the yoga shala Alicia is mother to five-year-old daughter Amaryllis, she has also worked within teams to set up Poundon House, Oxfordshire as a retreat location and 42ACRES Shoreditch as a conscious events space in London. In 2014 Alicia founded her own wellness platform ‘&Sister Wellness’ collaborating with wellness practitioners and brands to create retreats, workshops and events. In 2017 Alicia became an ambassador for LuLu Lemon, partnering with the brand to spread wellness in the community and sharing their philosophy to sweat once a day and dance at least three times a day!