Exciting news for 2024 – we’re introducing a brand-new destination: Yorkshire! Following the success of our mountain retreats across the UK, we’ve decided to spread our wings and explore the stunning landscapes of this captivating location with a yoga retreat in North Yorkshire.
Nestled just a short drive from the charming old market town of Richmond, our Yorkshire yoga retreat is situated to the north of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Prepare for an adventure filled with invigorating hikes into this area of outstanding natural beauty, renowned for its glacial landscapes, vast U-shaped valleys, and an expansiveness that sets it apart.
Swaledale, a gem within the Yorkshire Dales National Park that you’ll explore during our retreat, boasts some of the wildest and most unspoiled scenery in the region. Rich in history, many villages and hamlets, such as Gunnerside (derived from ‘Gunnar’s saetr’), still carry names bestowed upon them by Viking farmers over a thousand years ago.
Home to the iconic Swaledale ram, symbolising the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and famed for its hardy sheep and locally-made cheeses, a visit offers a glimpse into the thriving local farming, crafts, and business community that keeps this area a vibrant, working dale.
The lively village of Reeth, featuring art and craft shops, pubs, and cozy cafés, serves as a focal point for our Yorkshire retreat. Further up the dale, picturesque villages like Muker, Gunnerside, and Keld await, providing easy access to unspoiled landscapes and creating the perfect escape for walkers and cyclists.
Join us for our rejuvenating yoga retreats in Yorkshire, where the tranquil beauty of the surroundings harmonises with the serenity of yoga practice. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, all while enjoying the warm community atmosphere and the rejuvenating benefits of our budget-friendly yoga retreats. Discover the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure in the heart of North Yorkshire, a destination that invites you to unwind, explore, and connect.
How do I get there?
The best way to arrive by train is to go to Darlington. There is a direct train from Kings Cross, London and it takes 2.5 hours. If you are coming from Edinburgh it takes 2 hours and there is a direct train. Taxis are around £35 each way so we can help you arrange taxi share
Is yoga equipment provided?
We provide yoga mats and anything else you would like to use please bring with you
How long are the hikes? Are they hard?
The hikes last between 3 - 4 hours and are a moderate level. You must have the energy for endurance with some hills.
Do I need hiking boots?
Yes - it is best to have hiking boots, all weather gear and a backpack to carry layers and a bottle of water and a packed lunch with you.
Can I attend a Yoga Retreat in the Yorkshire alone?
Absolutely! Attending a Yoga Retreat in Yorkshire alone is a wonderful way to embark on a personal journey of self-discovery and inner exploration. Many retreat participants choose to attend alone, providing an opportunity for introspection, self-care, and connecting with like-minded individuals in a supportive and inclusive environment. The retreat offers a welcoming space for individuals seeking solitude, personal growth, or the chance to forge new friendships.
What should I expect from a Yoga Retreat in Yorkshire?
A Yoga Retreat in Yorkshire promises an unforgettable experience filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty and transformative moments. You can expect to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Peak District, with guided hikes that showcase the rolling hills, deep valleys, and picturesque villages. The retreat provides an opportunity to deepen your yoga practice, connect with nature, and find inner peace and rejuvenation. Whether you choose to participate in invigorating outdoor yoga sessions or unwind by the fire with a book, the retreat offers a balanced blend of activities that cater to your preferences and desired level of activity.
What should I bring to a Yoga Retreat in Yorkshire?
It is recommended to bring comfortable yoga attire suitable for outdoor practice, including yoga pants, tops, and layers for varying weather conditions. Don't forget your swim wear for the sauna and hot tub. As the retreat is located in the countryside, sturdy walking shoes or boots are essential for outdoor exploration and guided hikes. Additionally, pack essentials such as a refillable water bottle, a yoga mat, toiletries, and any personal items necessary for your comfort. Don't forget to bring suitable clothing for the weather, including rain gear and sun protection, as well as any medications or personal items you may require. Lastly, bring an open mind, a willingness to connect with nature and fellow retreat participants, and a sense of curiosity and readiness for a transformative experience in the stunning the Yorkshire landscape.
Are there hairdryers?
We always recommend bringing your own if you need it. There will be some available.