If you want to escape it all, a cleansing yoga weekend in God’s Own Country is just what you need…
Want to take your yoga practice to the next level? You need to try these incredible retreats in Yorkshire. You can get to grips with Vinyasa flow and refine your Iyengar in spectacular surroundings. Relaxation is at their core, so this is the perfect excuse to indulge in a little me-time. You can expect inspiring workshops and plenty of downtime as you enjoy hot tubs, snug living areas and beautiful grounds, all on a mission to find your inner shanti.
The Tree Relaxation Retreat
Nestled in the North York Moors, The Tree Relaxation Retreat is the perfect place to relax and recharge. This charming retreat combines yoga, meditation and holistic therapies with a range of spa facilities, so you can leave your cares at home and immerse yourself in your practice. On their yoga retreats, you can take part in a series of classes and workshops, but you’ll also have time to enjoy the facilities. Relax in the hot tub, retreat to the sauna or retire to the Zen Chi Massager Bed – the choice is yours.
The Tree Relaxation Retreat, Rosedale East, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8RH. Prices start from £295 for two nights, based on two people sharing a room. Treatments start from £22.50.
Yorkshire Coast Yoga Holidays
Want to combine yoga with fresh sea air? Yorkshire Coast Yoga Holidays is the retreat for you. A stone’s throw from the Bridlington coast, it’s a small complex of converted barns and stables with a fully equipped studio and an Iyengar rope wall. Yoga and walking go hand-in-hand here. Their instructor-led classes will help you unwind and their guided strolls to the beach will give you some much needed fresh air. After a day of exploring, you’ll be treated to wholesome vegetarian meals cooked by their in-house chef. It’s easy to see why this is one of the best yoga retreats in Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Coast Yoga Holidays, Main Street, Buckton, North Yorkshire, YO15 1HU. Prices start from £395 for three nights, based on two guests sharing a room.
Deighton Lodge offers rural yoga retreats in the dramatic North Yorkshire countryside. A converted barn complete with a hot tub and a huge living area, it’s a truly extravagant escape. Their statement roof space will be your studio – its panelled ceilings are fitted with magnificent lights that’ll add an element of luxury to your practice. If you fancy a spot of meditation, there are quiet corners and hanging chairs to settle into. Add in optional guided walks and leisurely fitness activities to create a weekend that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Deighton Lodge, Rush Farm, York Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6HQ. Prices start from £260.
Zita Fitness Yoga Retreat
Set in a tranquil village in North Yorkshire, Zita Fitness Yoga Retreat is is a great choice for a relaxing yoga weekend. The shared accommodation is snug yet spacious, with large windows that let plenty of natural light in. Lush meadows surround the building, so you can enjoy stunning views all-round. They offer a variety of activities, many of which take place in the garden to make the most of the fresh country air. Karma yoga, guided meditative walks, mantras and chants are just some of the areas you can cover. To top it off, everyone will follow their own tailored instructions, making it a great retreat for yogis of all abilities.
Zita Fitness Yoga Retreat, Gracious Street, Huby, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 1HR. It’s £235 per person for two nights.
The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing
The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing is an established yoga and pilates studio in the spa town of Harrogate. The building itself is a spacious Victorian house, just a ten minute drive from the Yorkshire Dales. On their yoga retreats, you can try a range of workshops that cover everything from yin to vinyasa flow practices. Outside of your classes, you’ll have plenty of time to relax. Whether you explore the mature gardens outside or kick back in one of two lounges, there are lots of ways to clear your head. Want to treat yourself? They offer treatments like facials and angelic reiki.
Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing, 40 Duchy Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2ER. Prices start from £345 based on two people sharing a room.
A wellbeing retreat surrounded by swathes of open countryside, Raw Horizons will help you ease away the stresses and strains of everyday life. Luxury is key here – they have everything from an infra-red sauna to an outdoor hot tub in their large country house, which comes complete with incredible views from every window. They offer an array of muscle-melting massages to help you unwind, but the main focus is the yoga. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to perfect your practice, as they provide a range of guided lessons and meditation workshops throughout the day. During your stay, you’ll be treated to gourmet raw food to help detox your body.
Raw Horizons, Split Farthing Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2AF. Prices start from £370 per person.Cover image credit: Paula Duck Photographer