Yoga, Mindfulness and Walking Retreat in the Lakes

Yoga, Mindfulness and Walking retreat (two nights)

Dates in 2024:

  • Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June
  • Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October

with Rosanna Gordon and Sion Jones

at the beautiful Nab Cottage, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9SD (map)

Relax and unwind in the rolling hills and expansive lakes of Ambleside – come and spend a weekend getaway in the peaceful Lake District setting with this two night yoga retreat for mind, body and soul

Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind and join us for an uplifting, rejuvenating and deeply restoring weekend retreat hosted by two experienced yoga instructors. Enjoy some time for yourself and reconnect with nature and find your balance and ground with the natural rhythms of the season. Join us for a truly indulgent break in a warm and cosy lakeside setting surrounded by gardens and beautiful scenery where you can be in good company and let go and immerse yourself in yoga and mindfulness practices.

Come and enjoy a real seasonal treat!

The retreat will include:

– Two nights full board stay at Nab Cottage

– Daily dynamic and restorative Hatha yoga & meditation sessions

– Fresh and delicious vegetarian seasonal meals

– Mindfulness practices

– A day’s hike to Easedale Tarn and a walk around Rydal Water

– Yoga nidra practices

– Optional wild swimming

– Outdoors hot tub

– Access to Grasmere village and Ambleside

– Meeting and spending time with like-minded people

Optional extras: Enjoy a Relaxing and rejuvenating Traditional oil massage, Reiki, Shiatsu or Reflexology session during your stay, unwind in a Hot tub with lake views or spend some time in the Wood fired sauna in the garden.

Please bring your own yoga mats and props, some can be provided on request. Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels. Beginners are very welcome.

Meals: Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian/vegan meals at the Cottage restaurant are included.

  • Friday evening dinner
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • a wholesome packed lunch for our walk/hike outing on Saturday afternoon
  • Saturday evening dinner
  • Sunday morning breakfast
  • a wholesome packed lunch for our walk/hike outing on Sunday afternoon

There will be teas and coffees provided throughout the weekend. Other drinks are not included. The menu will be tailored for the group – vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets can be catered for.

Nab Cottage, opposite Rydal Water, is a beautiful 16th century cottage nestled amidst the Central Fells and a short stroll from the idyllic villages of Grasmere and Ambleside. It is located at the heart of the Lake District National Park, midway between Windemere and Keswick, making it easily accessible by car, bus, train or coach.

You can enjoy beautiful views of green rolling hills and expansive lakes all around you. The peaceful, tranquil setting makes Nab the perfect location for a rejuvenating and deeply restorative break to get away from it all.

The cottage is set in pretty and peaceful gardens and natural beauty. Take in stunning views over the Rothay valley and with the Fairfield Horseshoe and Nab Scar as a backdrop. Stroll into Rydal or Grasmere village during free time, go for a walk and enjoy seasonal produce. Or simply unwind in the yoga space and chill out areas: it’s up to you. Practise yoga in a beautiful barn.

The weekend schedule:

Arrival time is from 4pm on the Friday. Rosanna and Sion will warmly welcome you at the Cottage with an evening Hatha yoga class and meditation session so you can relax after your journey, followed by a dinner all together in the Cottage restaurant. On Saturday morning, there will be a Hatha yoga class and meditation to help you wake up and energise your body, centre your mind and feel refreshed for the day ahead, followed by a wholesome breakfast.

During the afternoon, there will be an optional day’s hike to Easdale tarn, one of the Lakes much-loved wonderful walks where we will enjoy a healthy packed lunch and dip in the lake should you wish to! Or you can simply choose to relax and put your feet up at the Cottage or stroll into Rydal or Grasmere village and surrounding areas or have some quiet time in the yoga space.

On return to the Hall, there will be free time, followed by an evening restorative yoga class and meditation to help you ease into your evening, followed by a delicious dinner in the Cottage restaurant. On Sunday, we will enjoy a morning yoga class, followed by breakfast all together, a mindfulness session and an optional walk before the retreat finishes at 2pm.

Getting to Nab Cottage: You can either travel by car (parking available), or the nearest train station is Windermere. Alternatively you can catch a bus to Rydal or national express coach to Grasmere.

The retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga practice, beginners and those with more experience.

Spaces at Nab Cottage are limited

Come on your own, with friends or family. There are Single and Shared rooms available.

Prices per person for June and October 2024 – two night retreats

Standard rooms

The rooms are all comfortable, warm and cosy and complement the surroundings and traditional character of the Cottage. They have bed linen, towels, hospitality trays and free wifi.

Visit Nab Cottage website here

For more info, or to book your place, get in touch via the Contact page.

**Ticket prices include a £150 non-refundable deposit. Deposit to be paid on booking to secure your place, with the balance due six weeks before the retreat arrival date.
Cancellations less than six weeks before the retreat arrival date are not entitled to a refund.
Cancellations between six and twelve weeks before the retreat arrival date are entitled to a 25% refund.
Cancellations more than twelve weeks before the retreat arrival date are entitled to a full refund, minus the deposit.

What previous students have said about our retreats:

“Great people, great yoga and meditation and amazing walks. I came home feeling relaxed and refreshed and would totally recommend” Heather, UK

“I was nervous joining a retreat for the first time on my own, unsure of what to expect. But from the moment I arrived Rosanna & Sion made us all feel at ease and provided a very nurturing and warm welcoming environment to rest, restore and focus on our wellbeing which is exactly what I needed. I would recommend yoga day retreats to anyone who wants to recharge the batteries or just slow down the pace of life for a short while to look inward. I’ve made some friends for life and come away with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity for my life’s path” Sarah, Chorley

“Both Rosanna and Sion had put together a great itinerary . Had a great mix of different types of yoga which was brilliant for all abilities . The walks were amazing and the meditation was wonderful. The days were organised well and getting to the venue by bus / train was really easy The food was well cooked and fresh and packed lunches were organised when we were out walking. It was also possible to book a massage with a therapist brought in Penny who was brilliant too. Thankyou Rosanna and Sion – I didn’t want to come back home ” Clare, Manchester

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Yoga Retreat at Rydal Hall in the Lake District. Rosanna and Sion were welcoming and included everybody. The group of people taking part varied in age and experience and everybody could access and enjoy the activities. As a solo traveler, I was made to feel totally included – I could be sociable when I chose and have my own space when I needed it. I loved the combination of Yoga, mindfulness meditation, walking, and swimming – I could connect with the beautiful environment (lakes and mountains) and with my own body and mind. I felt the combination of challenge and support in the level of Yoga practice and walking was perfect for my ability (intermediate). The walking routes were well planned and stimulating, with an opportunity to visit caves and Mountain tarns and also peruse pretty villages. Thank you!” Maggie, London