Britain's Chic Retreat

Detox and yoga converge in the countryside at Mercedes Ngoh's Yeotown.

When London's elite need to unwind and recharge outside the confines of the city, they head to north Devon, a quaint country, seaside area in the British countryside. It's there that Mercedes Ngoh, a woman who has quickly made a name for herself as one of the UK’s top yogis, holds her highly sought after detox and yoga retreats, Yeotown.

“Yeotown is not a bootcamp,” says Ngoh, “it’s not a fast or a fat farm, weight-loss-obsession thing. But you’ll probably lose weight as a by-product of exercising, eating healthy, sleeping better, yoga stretching and meditation.” She describes Yeotox as a modern approach to detox, a kickstart to whatever it is you are trying to achieve, whether it’s a detox from your urban lifestyle or shedding unwanted baby weight. If you're thinking of booking yourself a place at one of Ngoh’s in-demand Yeotown retreats (Equinox is holding one from June 27th-30th), here’s what you need to know before you pack your bags.