Lakes, Mountains & Romantic Poets
Wild Times yoga retreat in the Lake District
24-26th may 2024

May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains
May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains

May 24-26th Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains

£250.00

Our Classic Lake District Yoga & paddleboarding retreat - we have now run over 12 retreats here in our higgeldy piggeldy cottage!

Join us for a truly re-wilding, restorative retreat in the heart of the Lake District. Walk out and up onto the hill track behind, or hop across the road into the lake for a wild swim in Rydal Water, one of the smallest, loveliest lakes in the area. 

We will be staying in a rustic, 16th century cottage that was once home to some of the Romantic Poets and regularly hosted Wordsworth, De Quincy & More. It even has an opium den, you can feel the history within its walls! May 24-26th 2024. Twin rooms from £475pp. 

*YOU CAN NOW PAY A £250 DEPOSIT AND THEN PAY THE BALANCE 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE RETREAT START DATE.* 

*ONE SINGLE ROOM LEFT*

Highlights include:

  • Daily vinyasa, yin & meditation
  • SUP yoga, wild swimming + paddle boarding
  • A surprise workshop 
  • Accommodation in a 16th Century cottage, once home to some of the most famous Romantic poets, surrounded by mountains with lake views
  • An afternoon cream tea
  • Mountain walks, open fires, a pigsty sauna and a hot tub!
  • Delicious vegetarian meals and snacks
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, fresh mint, lemon and ginger
  • Luxury goodie bag

Do

Relax, you have arrived. Start with tea and grounding yoga, explore, walk or get an early night.

Saturday will bring vinyasa yoga and morning meditation as well as paddle boarding, yoga and marshmallows round the campfire.

On Sunday there will be more yoga and meditation, a picnic lunch and optional walks. All activities are optional but encouraged, so you can nap, read or swim in the lake - it’s completely up to you. Schedule is subject to the weather, so surrender and go with the flow!

Stay

In a historic 16th Century cottage in the middle of the lakes. Some of the great things include: a sauna, lake views, a separate yoga barn with a log burner, a fire pit outside and cosy nooks to read in.

There is a large dining room in the cottage with two tables and a hot drinks station, and a cosy lounge with an open fire. The yoga barn also has another, larger lounge, another bathroom and a quiet decking area. Please note that while this is a wonderful cosy cottage, if you're expecting 5* luxury this isn't it - it's more on the rustic side and there is a road between the cottage and the lake! 

Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. There are single, twin or double (mostly en-suite) warm and cosy bedrooms. Three bedrooms share a family bathroom with a separate toilet. The rooms at the front overlook the lake and those at the back are quieter with views up to Nab Scar. 

Eat

It wouldn’t be the Lake District if you didn’t start with a cream tea! All the food on the retreat is nutritious, wholesome, homemade and vegetarian.

Snacks, drinks and meals are provided, from tea, toast, granola and porridge for breakfast to soups, salads, curries and more. There will be fruit and a hot drink station for you to help yourself to throughout, with herbal teas, fresh mint, lemon and ginger. We can cater for dietary requirements if you let us know at least two weeks beforehand. 

Location: The Lake District

The Lake District is England’s largest national park and now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, loved by writers, artists and poets throughout time. A mountainous region in Cumbria, North-West England, the Lakes are home to England’s highest mountain (Scafell Pike) and it’s deepest lake (Wast Water).

From our cottage in the heart of the Lakes, you can easily walk to Rydal Mount (home of William Wordsworth which now has the prettiest gardens and tea rooms) or around the lake to Rydal Caves and up to Loughrigg Fell opposite. Or, head to the picturesque village of Grasmere via the Wordsworth Museum (stopping to sample the famous Grasmere gingerbread, of course). The popular town of Ambleside is a 5 minute drive away, and the Badger Bar pub is just down the road, where they have nightly badger feeding! 

There is plenty to explore, beautiful views and refreshing wild waterfalls to swim in behind Rydal Hall, just along the stony track and up the hill from the cottage. 

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Example Schedule:

Tuesday

2pm: Arrive, settle in, cream tea
3pm: Opening circle, yin yoga & meditation
Walk to the waterfall, optional swim
7.30pm: Dinner
9pm: Yoga Nidra

Wednesday

8.30am: Vinyasa, meditation
10am: Breakfast
11.30am: SUP yoga or free time
1.30pm: Lunch
3pm: SUP yoga or free time
6pm: Yin yoga
7.30pm Dinner, campfire, drinks, marshmallows

Thursday

8.30am: Vinyasa, meditation
10am: Breakfast
11am: Free time - walk, relax
1pm: Lunch
2pm: departures

Schedule is dependant on the weather, subject to changes and goes with the flow!
Do as much or as little as you like.

What’s Included

● Accommodation in a 16th C cottage
● All meals and snacks
● Four x 1/1.5 hour yoga classes
● Daily guided meditation
● Optional hike
● Optional wild swimming
● A 2 hour introduction to SUP session, including a SUP yoga class with a qualified instructor
● Yoga mats, blocks, blankets and paddleboarding equipment
● Use of the sauna and hot tub
● An afternoon tea of homemade scones, cream and jam
● Unlimited fruit, tea and coffee
● A goodie bag

What’s not included

● Transport to and from the retreat
● Travel insurance

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