Yoga, Mindfulness, Walking Retreat in Snowdonia

Yoga Weekend Retreat in Snowdonia, North Wales (two nights)

Dates in 2024:

  • Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February

with Siôn Jones and Rosanna Gordon

at the lovely Yr Ocar Cottage, Coed y Parc, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales LL57 4DQ (map)

Relax and renew in the heart of Snowdonia surrounded by breathtaking mountain views – come and spend a weekend getaway in the peaceful North Wales 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 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 Yr Ocar

– Daily dynamic and restorative Hatha yoga & meditation sessions

– Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian/vegan meals

– A beautiful day’s hike to Cwm Idwal nature reserve and a hike to the impressive Aber Falls waterfall

– Mindfulness practices

– Yoga nidra practices

– Outdoors hot tub visit

– Access to Snowdonia’s mountains.

– 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 very welcome.

Meals: Fresh and delicious seasonal meals in the Cottage dining area 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

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

Yr Ocar is a beautiful large, detached cottage nestled next to the Galedffrwd river in Coed-y-parc near Bethesda, Gwynedd. The cottage is within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park; perfect for a relaxing and peaceful break in the idyllic setting of North Wales. The cottage is surrounded by woodland, and paired with the soundscape of the running river.

In warmer weather, enjoy summer evenings by stepping out onto the balcony overlooking the river. Or spend time in the garden.

All rooms are lovely, there are five in the main cottage and two in the annexe adjacent to the cottage. They all have storage space, a hairdryer and a kettle with complementary teas and coffees. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and private parking is available on site.

Yr Ocar is located in Bangor, 8.1 miles from Snowdon Mountain Railway and 11.8 miles from Snowdon. The nearest airport is Anglesey Airport, 24.2 miles from Yr Ocar.

The weekend schedule:

Arrival time is from 4pm on the Friday. Rosanna and Siôn 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 dining room. 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 in Snowdonia national park, a wonderful walk to Aber Falls waterfall where we will enjoy a healthy packed lunch and take in the scenery. Or you can simply choose to relax and put your feet up at the Cottage or stroll into the surrounding woodlands or have some quiet time in the yoga space.

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

Getting to Yr Ocar: You will need to travel to the cottage by car. Private parking is available on site.

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

Spaces at Yr Ocar are limited

Book your place here for the February 2024 retreat

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

Prices per person for February 2024 – two night retreat

Standard rooms

The rooms are all comfortable and warm. They have bed linen, towels, storage space, a hairdryer and a kettle with complementary teas and coffees and free Wi-Fi.

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

February 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 23rd February are not entitled to a refund.

What previous students have said about our retreats:

“This was a real treat – Beautiful location in North Wales. My room was very comfy with kettle and tea, skylight and the sound of the stream next to us was really soothing – loved the tasty Vegan food, even though I’m not Vegan it was nice to experience a weekend of it… The yoga styles were really good and I liked the meditation and mindfulness mix also – Sion, Rosanna and Fleur (fab cook) were  professional, friendly and welcoming and I felt they had really good knowledge and the sessions were really valuable to me – we had some really beautiful walks – the weather didn’t stop us and I’ll definitely try the hot tub next time – optional massage was also welcoming … really worth going – I went on my own but met some like minded friendly people, I still feel better, lighter, less stressed 1 week after the retreat.” Donna Ruka

“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