A Wonderful, Long Weekend of Yoga
24th – 27th September 2020, from £450
Yewfield, The Lake District
A rare opportunity for a peaceful, relaxing and inspiring UK yoga weekend in the heart of the stunning English Lake District. Yewfield is ideally situated for breathtaking walks or just relaxing and enjoying the views of this exquisite region of rare natural beauty, indeed the inspiration of the Lakeland poets. Yewfield is a luxurious and comfortable vegetarian B&B that is situated in an amazing location with a light, airy and spacious studio ideal for yoga.
There are over 80 acres of land around the house, including native woodland, rough fell pasture, a small tarn and a stream. The grazed pasture is carefully managed giving priority to ecological considerations. The views from the house are truly inspiring and breathtaking.
There will be two yoga classes each day. Mornings begin with meditation and pranayama, moving into an uplifting, dynamic practice inspired by a Sivananda format and the 12 basic postures to strengthen, flex and align the body. The evening classes will generally be restorative in approach, working with a meditative mind focused on breath and posture, working towards a greater depth of awareness, and sense of inner peace.
Each day after morning yoga and a hearty breakfast, there will be the opportunity to explore the areas many walks and breathtaking surroundings with a picnic lunch. This is a very special place indeed! The walks are not guided and completely optional if you would prefer to take in the beauty of the Lakes in a different way.
Arrival time on the Thursday is from 3pm onwards. You can arrive earlier from 1pm if you want to explore the beautiful surroundings. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish mid-morning on the Sunday after yoga and breakfast.
Yewfield is set in a quiet elevated position with panoramic views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond andjust a short distance from Tarn Hows, a well known and popular destination in the Lake District.
Between yoga classes there will be time for you to explore the woodland, open fell and lakes that start right from the front door. If you fancy staying in and curling up with a good book, the large lounge at Yewfield offers a quiet space to relax and enjoy the fine views, music or book collection from the extensive library allowing you to make the most of your relaxing break in the Lake District.
“I had a wonderful weekend at Yewfield. This was my first YOAS retreat and it did not disappoint. Ceri is a great yoga instructor who bought knowledge, humor, and calm to each session. Yewfield is a beautiful location with no shortage of things to do from stunning walks to browsing around the local shops. As a group we formed amazing connections which made the whole experience an absolute joy. I'm still enjoying the relaxing and grounding benefits of being at Yewfield and would highly recommend Ceri and YOAS to anyone interested in a yoga retreat. Thank you! ”
“I had a wonderful time at Yewfield. Ceri is an inspirational, caring and creative yoga teacher who has really developed my skills and understanding. The hotel, staff and food were all great in a superb location – I would definitely go back.”