Barmoor Lodge is an Edwardian house on the North Yorkshire Moors with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from every side. The communal areas are cosy with open fires, big sofas and huge windows with views looking right out over the moors, perfect for curling up in on a raininy day with a book or to chat to friends. The yoga space itself is in its own building just outside the house, kept super warm by the huge log burner,if the days are warm we can throw open the big doors and let the sunshine in. Bedrooms are simple but light and airy. Choose from twin, triple or 4/5 bed rooms.
Each morning will start with a Mysore style self practice class for the more experienced and a led Ashtanga class for those who are less familiar with the practice. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to head out on a guided walk to explore the beautiful
North Yorkshire Moors - we will definitely try to find a wild swim spot for those who like a spot of cold water. Alternatively you can explore by yourself, the pretty village of Hutton-le-Hole is a short walk away. Or relax at the house, read a book, play games, make new friends, spend time journaling, curl up on a window seat with views right out over the moors or on one of the many benches placed outside in the garden. There's a small hill just behind the house, perfect for sunrises if you're a super early riser and where we can head up for a late evening sunset after dinner
In the late afternoon there will be another yoga class focusing on refining your practice through exploration of alignment and technique, we'll also just have a bit of fun and play around with a few of the more challenging asanas. Depending on time and the wishes and needs of the group we'll include chanting, breath work and meditation I always make space for and encourage journaling, some time and space for reflection whether through writing, drawing, poems, thoughts, ideas, whatever works for you - looking back at the first half of the year, how it's all gone, and setting intentions for the second half.
The food, as always, will be amazing - all of it is plant based, the majority of it is vegan and gluten free - with the exception of some of the cakes and we will provide cows milk for those who need it in tea!
The retreat is open to students of all levels of experience. Do contact me if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org