Activities and yoga – Lake District
May / October 2017 | From £465pp Early Bird
Discover. Explore. Inspire. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and home to Scafell Pike – its largest mountain. Enjoy an adventurous and refreshing activity-packed yoga retreat in this most awe-inspiring landscape with us. These activity and yoga retreats are a high energy retreat – so be prepared for an energising hike on the Saturday. We work with qualified mountain guides and they will gauge the group’s level so don’t be scared that you won’t be able to keep up – but prepare to be challenged a bit too. They will lead us over hills and mountains, alongside rivers and waterfalls, to be able enjoy the breathtaking views of the Lake District. From Old man Coniston, Langdale Pikes or Lingmoor, these are just a few of the hikes our yogis have done.
Sunday can either be a day of rest to make the most of the gorgeous house and grounds that you are staying and have a treatment; or be active again and try horse riding, walk to Tarn Howes or visit Lake Windermere. It’s your retreat so listen to your body and mind and if you need to rest then take some time out for you. Of course you don’t have to join in, it’s up to you if you’d prefer to kick back and rest at the retreat.
8am-10am: Morning yoga and meditation class.
10am-11am: Brunch of healthy energy boosting breakfast foods and porridge.
Saturday guided hike with qualified mountain guides. Enjoy a packed lunch. Be ready for 12pm for departure at 12.15pm.
Sunday enjoy a choice of optional activities: Walk to Tarn Howes Lakes, go to Lake Windermere or Ambleside or relax and enjoy a treatment.
6pm-8pm: Evening yoga, meditation and yoga nidra class.
8pm: Delicious vegetarian feast.
There are 13 luxury ensuite bedrooms in the main house, with a choice of standard, superior and suites which are freshly decorated in a traditional/contemporary style. Each room has a bath or walk in shower, crisp linen, pretty views, and a TV/DVD player.
The public rooms of the house are there for you to relax in. There’s always a quiet corner to stretch out in, and in the colder months a wood burning stove will keep you toasty warm. The house invites you to borrow their selection of books, music and DVDs.
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Enjoying healthy and flavoursome vegetarian food is an integral part of our active yoga retreats. The food is provided by the experts at the B&B, who also have a few vegetarian restaurants in the Lake District. Breakfasts are a hit, with a huge choice of yoghurts, toasted nuts and seeds, jams, soaked dried fruits, cereals, eggs, toast, tea and coffee. Enjoy a packed healthy packed lunch with their home baked breads and for supper enjoy flavours inspired from their vegetarian restaurant in Ambleside. It will be hearty, warming and healthy after an active day of hiking to restore your energy and fill your tummy. There are alternative milks and we can also support any dietary needs – just let us know.
Massage / Holistic Treatments
Our own highly experienced therapists are on hand to soothe away your aches and pains. Choose from an array of wonderful different massages, facials, reiki, depending on your retreat and therapists available.
Prices: £38 for 30 minutes and £65 for 1 hour.
Things to do
We are in a hot spot for activities! There’s:
Walking – From the retreat you can walk to Tarn Howes. They are lakes with forest surrounding and waterfalls. It is a very popular picturesque place to visit and walking takes 20 minutes to get there and you can spend as long as you like there.
Hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing we can arrange for you. Lots of people enjoy horse riding.
It is nice to visit Lake Windermere and take the boat across or visit Ambleside – however you will need a car. If you have come by train then we can arrange a taxi or talk with your fellow yogis and see if you can arrange to all go together in car share.
How to get there
The nearest town to the retreat is Hawkshead in Cumbria which is about a 5 hour drive from London.
Rail: The nearest station is Windermere. It’s about 9 miles from the retreat. The journey from London is about 4 hours. We have recommended train times below. Please book these trains/or similar times if coming from a different direction, so that we can organise a taxi share for you and and save you some money. If trains are booked in advance the fares start at £47 return.
Recommended train times:
Depart: London Blackfriars 10.49am
Arrive: Windermere 14.39pm
Depart: Windermere 12.48pm
Arrive: London Blackfriars 16.53pm
- 4 hrs of yoga a day in our beautiful yoga space with wood burner and stunning views.
- Luxurious accommodation varying types to suit all budget and all with ensuite bathrooms.
- 3 Delicious wholesome veggie breakfasts to fill you up before your day of activities.
- 2 packed lunches to take on your activities in the day.
- 3 delicious wholesome evening meals.
- 1 hike on the Saturday afternoon with experienced local mountain guides to the most scenic areas of the Lake District.
- Assistance in arranging travel and taxis to and from the retreat.
- Assistance in arranging Sunday afternoon activities from helpful AY staff.
Price: Not Included
- Sunday activities.
- Travel to and from the venue.
- Treatments: £38 for 30 minutes and £65 for 1 hour.
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"What an amazing way to tick TWO things off my bucket list, trekking AND yoga in the beautiful Alps literally!"
"Really great, peaceful time as well as fantastic hiking arranged!"
£450pp (standard shared)
£495pp (superior shared)
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