Summer loving . . .
Yoga and more holiday
June 22nd to July 1st
Shorter breaks available too.
Yoga Hatha, Restorative and Therapeutic, Nidra (deep relaxation),
Yoga partner play,
and Yoga in Nature,
Kriyas (cleansing practices),
Pranayama (breathing practices)
and Meditation (ahaaaah . . . )
arts ‘n crafts,
Workshops ~ making herbal tinctures, dowsing
wild swimming, walking, hiking,
fires under the stars,
singing . . . dancing
Either staying in a huge bunk barn – an old Tithe Barn – or stay in your own tent/campervan. I have one spare tent.
one person per room, 2 large rooms can accommodate for 2/3 friends coming together. The barn can sleep 56 people, but we’ll host a maximum of 12 guests inside so there’s plenty of privacy and peace 🙂
The barn has one teeny private flat with a kitchenette, own shower and toilet for one person or a couple of friends.
This June ’22 you’ll have the chance to gently detox – food will be delicous AND ever so healthy! You’ll have the chance to go on a juice fast for a day if you’d like – food will be on offer for those who don’t like! The powerful healing practice kunjal kriya will also be available for those who’d like to Really Go For It following on from this.
So basically – a fantastic holiday in a beautiful part of Yorkshire
with plenty of time to yoga, rest and play,
time to ramble, day dream and make more friends,
time to give the body and mind a really good cleanse and reboot,
time to nourish your soul.
The ultimate aim is to share practices for everyone to take home
and keep the summer loving going 🙂
A typical day
morning blessing circle
yummy, light breakfast,
morning meeting into yoga work/playshop
work/playshop (such as crafts, learning how to sprout seeds, make really healthy n delicious treats, smudge sticks, magic water) or adventuring in nature.
all day therapy sessions available
evening fire time/yoga nidra/kirtan/singing/free dancing/gratitude circle
Of course everything every day is optional for everyone.
The main thing is that we enjoy a sense of spaciousness and ease. And the true delight of simply being ourselves surrounded and supported by friendship, love and much, much laughter.
Provisional schedule – likely to adapt as we will work with the weather.
Wed land, eat and enjoy some deeply relaxing Restorative Yoga and yoga nidra
Thurs, Fri A typical day as described above. Possible hike up Pen-y-ghent or a walk to a private local cave.
Sat A typical morning and in the afternoon option to help decorate our huge activities barn with bling and co-create ceremony for the evening. Special feast and celebration of Life.
Sunday free day with therapies available (pay therapist directly). Creative cookery workshops.
Mon Cleansing day – accessible Yogic and Ayurvedic practices. Self care practice such as coconut oil pulling, jala neti (cleansing practice aiding breathing, clarity and much more) , head/body massage, aura cleanse, grounding barefoot walking, Pawanmuktanasana, the brilliant joint freeing series, With so many toxins in our environment and lives it is important to help our bodies and minds thrive. Option to enjoy a juice/soup fast. Journalling/creative artplay will help us focus. Restorative yoga will help us rest 🙂
Tues Option to practice kunjal kriya in the morning, crafts in the afternoon.
Wed/Thurs typical day Possible hike up Pen-y-ghent/walk to a private local cave.
Fri open hearts celebration and sharing circle. Closing ceremony.
Feedback from last summer
“One of the best things I’ve done in my life.” Lynne
“the location is stunning … the yoga beautifully created to build trust and openess … the fire was a perfect celebration circle … the food was incredible … you’ve made something really special here.” Becca
“Brilliant!!! I made fantastic new friends … got creative … enjoyed nourishing yoga … experienced stillness in nature … swam … delightful memories to treasure! A rare gift for us all.” Debra
“Wonderfully restorative retreat hosted with love, support and care … offering a wide range of experiences and joys. It is a not to be missed opportunity to connect, de-stress and move forward with a community wanting to grow.” Roz
“It was a truly wonderful retreat … I came away feeling blessed. Relaxing, energising … thank you.” Barbara
All food and drinks, accommodation, yoga and extra activities included.
This is no height of luxury palace (the river is our spa!) but this means I can offer lots of quality food and experiences and make the retreat more affordable and accessible. One free place and one half price place available – details below.
Bunk barn £780
You are free to arrive from 3pm Wed June 22 and stay until 10.30am Friday July 1st. We’ll cater for you from the word go – and welcome team spirit/karma yoga to help keep things running nice and smooth.
Camping £110 per day and night
Bunk barn £135 per day and night
If you’d like to stay an extra night: before and/or after your stay add as appropriate £20/camping, £30/bunk barn
Limited places ~ 24 guests
One free place available for someone who’d love to come but no way can afford it and really needs/deserves a break. This happened to me in my life – I’m now in the fortunate position to be able to offer this too.
One half price place for a helper who can afford some and is happy to come and help out. I’ve done this lots of times in my life – its a great way to particpate and be involved.
Lift sharing will be facilitated. Taxis from from Settle train station, the local town, cost around £10.
£120 deposit secures your place.
Book your space by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions
Up to two weeks before the retreat all moneys are refundable as long as someone else is able to take your place, minus £90 admin fee for being annoying. Most events sell out and have waiting lists but I can get very busy with my Teacher Training work so please do give me as much notice as possible. Thank you. Full fee payable by the end of May.
Autumn Yoga retreat
North Yorkshire Moors
12pm Wednesday October 5th to 2pm Sunday October 9th
ample t i m e to immerse into
healing, cleansing and energising yoga practice
fun, friendship and frolics
Last year we cried with laughter – charades!
We had very happy hearts – crafting, painting, creating, walking and wombling.
And of course Yoga gave us its unique gift of relaxing into ourselves so it was distinctly easy and joyful to be together.
This year our focus is on detoxing. Yogic and Ayurvedic practices will help us get ship shape for the coming winter – physically, mentally and emotionally. You’ll be invited to let go of social media and tech addictions over the retreat . . .
asana practice – dynamic, restorative, therapeutic
pranayama – breathing practices including nadi sodhana
kriyas – cleansing practices including jala neti and tratak
meditation – one of our most important tools
Wed arrival day. Settle, walk, wander and wonder. Simple soup lunch available from midday for whenever you arrive.
6pm early evening welcome feast followed by Restorative yoga and yoga nidra.
Thurs, Fri, Sat
8am jala neti, pranayama and meditation
10 to 12 immersive yoga practice or private therapy session (massage, tui na, reflexology, healing)
2 to 4 immersive yoga practice or art/craft activity
8pm Thurs Scrabble n puzzles Fri fun and games Sat kirtan (singing)
9.30 tratak and meditation
7.30 self led practice of neti, pranayama and meditation or practice joint freeing Pawanmuktanasana series
9.30 yoga ~ props and/or partner
1.30 fare well dear friends
Barmoor is a beautiful huge old Victorian house with open fires and great open countryside all around. The charming village of Hutton-le-Hole is a short ramble away.
The house can sleep up to 26 people but guests will be limited to 12 so that there is plenty of space for peace and privacy. Maximum 2 per bedroom in shared rooms with 4 single rooms available.
Price includes all activities, accommodation and delicious vegetarian food (mostly organic/locally sourced).
Early birds price
Shared room £350
Single room £470
Prices are kept low to help make the retreat accessible.
All hands on deck (washing up etc) to facilitate this 🙂 Aye Aye Cap’n.
Therapies (massage, tui na, reflexology, healing) will also be available – pay therapist directly,
£120 deposit secures your place. Retreat is now full – but you can be the first on the waiting list ~ life often happens and I’m happy to help fill places if they come up.
Book your space by emailing me email@example.com
Feedback from previous retreats
“The whole experience has been very, very special. The atmosphere has been warm, nurturing and lots of fun. I leave feeling full of joy and also brimming with love and compassion and enthusiasm.” Liz
“An amazing experience.” Sally
“The venue, the programme, the food, the company, Sonia, the stars! All brilliant!” Sam
Terms and conditions
Up to two weeks before the retreat all moneys are refundable as long as someone else is able to take your place, minus £90 admin fee for being annoying. Most events sell out and have waiting lists but I can get very busy with my Teacher Training work so please do give me as much notice as possible. Thank you.