Yoga Weekend Retreat in the Lake District (2 nights)
Dates in 2024
- Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January
at the beautiful Brathay Hall, Clappersgate, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0HR (map)
with Rosanna Gordon and Sion Jones
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 a nurturing, revitalising 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 seasonal break in a beautiful and unique setting surrounded by woodland and gardens 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 Brathay Hall.
– Daily dynamic and restorative Hatha yoga & meditation sessions.
– Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian/vegan meals.
– A day’s hike to Rydal Caves and a walk around Grasmere Lake.
– A mindfulness session.
– Yoga nidra practices.
– Outdoor yoga and optional wild swim.
– Access to Ambleside and Lake Windermere.
– Meeting and spending time with like-minded people.
Optional extras: Enjoy a Relaxing and rejuvenating massage during your stay.
Please bring your own yoga mats and props, some can be provided on request. Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels. Beginners are welcome.
Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian/vegan meals at the Hall restaurant: Friday evening dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, a wholesome packed lunch for our walk/outing in the afternoon and evening dinner, plus Sunday morning breakfast. Drinks are not included. The menu will be tailored for the group – vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets can be catered for.
Brathay Hall, located less than two miles south-west of Ambleside, just off the north western shore of Lake Windemere, is a gorgeous Mansion nestled amidst the Central Fells. 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 Brathay Hall the perfect location for a rejuvenating and deeply restorative break to get away from it all.
The hall is set amongst 360 acres of land, woodland and natural beauty that leads down to the shore of Windemere. Take in breath-taking views, overlooking the grounds and lake, within the woods, or towards the fells that sit as a stunning backdrop to picturesque Ambleside. Relax at the impressive Hall 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 both indoor and outdoor spaces, in the sun or under the cool shade of luscious trees.
The weekend schedule:
Arrival time is from 4pm on the Friday. Rosanna and Sion will warmly welcome you at the Hall with an evening Hatha yoga class and meditation session so you can relax after your journey, followed by a dinner all together in the Hall restaurant. On Saturday morning, there will be Hatha yoga classes 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 one of the Lakes much-loved wonderful walks where we will enjoy a healthy packed lunch, outdoors yoga and meditation session and dip in the lake should you wish to!
Or you can simply choose to relax and put your feet up at the Hall or go for a stroll in the surrounding areas or have some quiet time in the yoga space. On return to the Hall, there will be free time, followed by a restorative yoga class and meditation to help you ease into your evening, followed by a delicious dinner in the Hall restaurant. On Sunday, we will enjoy a morning yoga class and a breakfast all together on Sunday morning, a mindfulness session and an optional walk before the retreat finishes at 2pm.
Getting to Brathay Hall: You can either travel by car, or the nearest train station is Windermere. Alternatively you can catch a bus to the Hall.
The retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga practice, beginners and those with more experience.
Spaces at Brathay Hall are limited
Come on your own, with friends or family. There are Single and Shared rooms available.
Prices per person for two-night retreat
Standard Lake View rooms
Tickets are £405 for 2 nights. All bookings are for a shared room for two people. There are also single rooms available: +£45 pppn
Superior Lodge rooms
Tickets are £425 for 2 nights. All bookings are for a shared room for two people. There are also single rooms available: +£55 pppn
The rooms are all comfortable, warm and cosy and complement the surroundings and traditional character of the Hall. They have bed linen, towels, hospitality trays and free wifi.
Visit Brathay Hall website here
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January 2024 retreat T&C’s
**Ticket prices include a £150 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations up to 31st October will be entitled to a full refund excluding the £150 deposit. Cancellations between 1st November and 30th November are entitled to a 25% refund. Cancellations between 1st December and 26th January are not entitled to a refund.
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