My weekends in the UK and week long holidays abroad are about deepening your practice, meeting others from all over the world, adventure and exploration.
Held in the most beautiful areas of the UK. Retreats are all about connections – connecting to yourself on the yoga mat, connecting to others through conversation, trust, support and encouragement and connecting to the world around you through getting outdoors, being exposed to the elements and exploring – feeling the earth beneath your feet whilst hiking in the mountains, feeling the rock under your hands and feet as you trust your instincts and face your fears when rock climbing, braving the waters on streams and tarns whilst wild swimming or really testing your courage with ghyll scrambling.
The days start with a choice of a Mysore style self-practice class or a led class for those with less experience. The afternoons are spent out in the mountains returning to totally let go with restorative yoga and beautiful home-cooked vegan food.
A whole week to totally immerse yourself in yoga without outside distractions, allowing you to discover the benefits of a regular daily practice without having to rush. The classes are taught in a traditional Mysore style with beginners and those unfamiliar with the sequence given extra guidance and support so that they can develop their own practice and fully understand the benefits of this method of learning.
Afternoons are for exploring the local area, relaxing by the pool, reading, chatting, journaling and enjoying the sunshine. Evening workshops are where we can break down the practice and look at different aspects in more detail. There is time to talk about the more philosophical aspects of yoga and for questions and answers. We will always end the day with some form of restorative yoga.
Come away from a week of yoga feeling rested, refreshed and re-inspired – and maybe a little bit achy too!!
Fri 13 Oct – Mon 16 Oct 2023
Nab Cottage, Rydal Water, Lake District
Finding the centre
The nearest train station is Windermere, about 4 miles away, from here you can catch the nu,ber 555 bus to keswick which drives directly past the cottage. Ask the driver about which is the best stopto get off at.
A weeknd of escape and adventure giving you time and space to explore the rite of passage and the power that is menopause. Ashtanga yoga, general yoga, rock climbing, hiking, wild swimming, journaling, discussion, saunas and more....
Fri 16 Jun – Mon 19 Jun 2023
Barmoor, Hutton-Le-Hole, North Yorkshire
In 2022 we spent a long weekend at Barmoor right at the beginning of spring, just as we started to emerge from winter. This time we'll be there at the height of summer - just before the summer solstice. We'll make the most of the long light days with morning yoga practices, hikes out into the north yorkshire moors, exploring just that little bit further afield to find cold swimming spots, early evening techniques workshops and evening hikes up the hill behind the house to watch the sun set. Nourished by fantastci seasonal plant based food.
For those who just need to do a bit less this is the perfect spot to chill out in, a big Victorian house, windows overlooking the moors, big gardens surrounding us and the pretty village of Hutton-le-Hole a short stroll away. Do as much or as little as you need to do - this is your mid summer escape.
Sat 13 May – Fri 19 May 2023
YogApulia, Puglia, Italy
YogApulia is set in the stunning Itria Valley, Puglia.
Flights are to Brindisi (40 minutes away) or Bari (an hour away)
A week of Ashtanga yoga and much needed sunshine in this beautiful yoga retreat centre. YogApulia is a boutique retreat centre exclusively for yoga and meditation practice, set up and run by dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioners Mark & Nicola. Their intention is to create an intimate space in tune with the natural rhythm of nature where guests can escape from the demands of the modern world to deepen their practice in the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Valle d’Itria in Apulia, Southern Italy.
Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr 2023
Nab Cottage, Rydal Water, Lake District
We’re on the A591 between Ambleside and Grasmere villages half way along Rydal Lake. Postcode is LA22 9SD
Nearest train station is Windermere. From Windermere you can take the 555 bus towards Keswick or the 599 towards Grasmere - both buses pass the cottage
Put some energy back into your practice as we move into spring, spend time in the beautiful lake district fells, hiking, rock climbing, swimming in lakes and tarns, chatting, journaling, relaxing by the fire or in the sauna and hot tub.