4-Day Mindful Yoga, Meditation and Walking Retreat in the Lake District
Daily mindful breath-centred flowing hatha yoga practices to energise and set you up for the day
3 Delicious vegetarian lunches and dinners
2 group walks through stunning scenery (optional)
2 evening gentle restorative yoga and iRest yoga Nidra / guided meditation
3 morning meditation classes
Complimentary hot tub session per group
3 nights accommodation in Nab Cottage
Join us for our yoga retreat in the heart of the Lake District. We will be staying at Nab Cottage which is in a stunning location, directly across from Rydal Water and a short stroll from the idyllic village of Grasmere that Wordsworth described as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found" and Ambleside.
Practice mindful yoga, conscious breathing & meditation and deep relaxation including iRest yoga Nidra in the converted barn, with its large French window opening onto the garden and looking up the fellside. When we are able, we will practise outside in the sun or under the cool shade of the plentiful trees. There is a small meditation room also available for your personal use at any time
Enjoy home-cooked, delicious, wholesome & nutritious food, freshly prepared for us.
Go on breathtaking walks, enjoying the fresh Lakeland air, including an optional group walk led by Simon on Saturday & Sunday (approx 2 - 3 hours each).
Take home simple, yet powerful tools to reduce stress, and support your well-being and peace in your everyday life.
Beside a small lake
Original cottage features
Vegetable and flower gardens
The cottage is in the village of Rydal, and the location offers stunning scenery in all directions. Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, the famous houses of William Wordsworth are nearby. It is a 500m walk along the lake to the local pub, a 3km walk along the river into the local village of Ambleside, 3km around the lake into Grasmere and lake Windermere is also 3km away.
Your home for the long weekend will be the very special Nab Cottage standing alone beside a small lake and surrounded by mountains. It is quoted as being, ‘One of the most mysterious and beautiful of all the Lake District’s traditional cottages, once lived in by the opium-eater Thomas De Quincey’ and frequently visited by Wordsworth.
The 16th-century cottage is full of character and charm and some of the cottage's original features, such as beams, spice cupboards, creaking floors, mullioned windows, Thomas De Quincey's writing desk, and flagged kitchen, and farm outbuildings, are still present. The cottage's atmosphere is easy going and the warm and cosy rooms are all individually furnished and some with lake views, and others with views up to Nab Scar.
There’s an orchard, outdoor sauna ( which can be booked separately) and hot tub, summerhouse with hammocks, and a vegetable and flower garden. There are also magical, secluded sitting areas hidden away in the garden.
The owners Tim & Liz aim to be as environmentally aware as possible and are committed to living sustainably with a number of initiatives in place. WiFi is freely available throughout the cottage, barn and gardens.
Meals are vegetarian and cooked fresh from the kitchen, using as much locally sourced, sustainable, seasonal produce as possible. They bake their own bread and at least 70% of their produce is organic.
Gluten-free, dairy-free & vegans are also catered for if booked in advance at the time of booking. Please advise if you have any allergies i.e nuts.
3rd June to 6th June 2022
- Daily mindful breath-centred flowing hatha yoga practices to energise and set you up for the day
- Evening gentle restorative yoga and iRest yoga Nidra / guided meditation
- Morning meditation sessions plus walking meditation
- Group walk on Saturday & Sunday through the stunning scenery.
- A wonderful 2-hour complimentary session per group in the outdoor hot tub.
- Free time and space to reset and refocus throughout the weekend and/or explore the Lake District.
I started my personal meditation practice with a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat in New Zealand in March 2003. Following this revelatory experience, I went to my first yoga class a few days later, with the primary intention of improving my flexibility so that I could sit more comfortably during meditation. However, in my very first class, I became intrigued about the physical yoga practice as well as meditation and this soon developed into the passion that it is today.
My teaching style is one of emphasis on the breath, healthy alignment, the flow of movement, and building strength & flexibility, whilst also giving an opportunity for deep relaxation. I aim for all my classes to be open and friendly whilst also being focused. I am very keen on sharing the benefits of private / one on one teaching, having personally seen the depth in my own practice develop following such a setting.
As a yoga teacher, I come with 25 years of experience in a fast-paced, city working life and all the pressures, expectations and challenges that this lifestyle brings. I have seen the positives that yoga can bring first hand including supporting improved focus and energy as well as helping alleviate symptoms of stress and supporting improved sleep patterns particularly after long periods of travelling. With a regular asana practice, I have also significantly benefited from improved posture, flexibility and movement in my body where there were restrictions, particularly following the effects of a severe femur fracture in my 20s and subsequent 12 month recovery period in hospital.
Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 50% refund
You may not change your dates after booking
No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
3rd June to 6th June 2022
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