United Kingdom · July 23 - 25 2024

Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains

Lakes, Mountains & Romantic Poets. Wild Times July Yoga Retreat in The Lake District

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Overview

Our Classic, loved Lake District Yoga & paddleboarding retreat - we have now run over 20 retreats here in our higgeldy piggeldy old 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. There will be plenty of fresh air, exercise and time spent in nature surrounded by lakes and mountains. 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!

Highlights

Daily vinyasa, yin & meditation classes

Daily vinyasa, yin & meditation classes

SUP yoga, wild swimming + paddle boarding

SUP yoga, wild swimming + paddle boarding

A magical gong bath

A magical gong bath

Accommodation in a 16th Century cottage, once home to some of the most famous Romantic poets, surrounded by mountains with lake views

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 on arrival

An afternoon cream tea on arrival

Mountain walks, open fires, a pigsty sauna and a hot tub!

Mountain walks, open fires, a pigsty sauna and a hot tub!

Delicious vegetarian meals and snacks

Delicious vegetarian meals and snacks

Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee, fresh mint, lemon and ginger

Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee, fresh mint, lemon and ginger

Luxury goodie bag

Luxury goodie bag

Schedule

Example Schedule | Schedule subject to change / going with the flow. Do as much or as little as you like.

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Tuesday

2pm: Arrive and settle in, cream tea.
3pm: Opening circle, yoga & meditation. Free time to explore, walk, swim, relax.
6pm: Lie down and enjoy a sound bath
7.30pm: Dinner

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Wednesday

8am: Vinyasa yoga and meditation
9.45am: Breakfast
10.45am: Paddleboarding (group 1) / free time (group 2)
1pm: Lunch
2.15pm: Paddleboarding (group 2) / free time (group 1)
4.15pm: Free time - walk, sauna, hot tub
6pm: Yin yoga
7.30pm Dinner, campfire, drinks, marshmallows.

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Thursday

8am: Vinyasa yoga & meditation
9.45am: Breakfast
11am: Free time to relax or join us to walk to the waterfall (optional swim!)
2pm: Closing circle, departures

What's included

What's Included

Accommodation in a 16th C cottage

All meals, snacks + drinks

Four x 1/1.5 hour yoga classes

Daily guided meditation

Optional hike to a waterfall

Optional wild swimming

Intro to SUP session

SUP yoga session

Use of paddle boarding equipment

Yoga mats, blocks, bolsters and blankets

Goodie bag

Sound bath

Transport to and from the retreat

Travel insurance - please make sure you get your travel insurance as soon as you have booked your retreat.

Tickets

Twin Room for One

Share with another guest on the retreat!

FROM$624.24

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Single Room

Single bed for 1 guest

FROM$729.38

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Double Room

Either a double room for 1 for £655 OR share with a friend/partner for £950

FROM$1,248.49

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Twin Room for Two

Share a Twin room with a friend!

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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 the picturesque village of Grasmere (stopping to sample the famous Grasmere gingerbread, of course!)

There are nearby caves to explore, mountain views to see and refreshing wild waterfalls to swim in behind Rydal Hall, just along the stony track and up the hill from the cottage.

Location: The Lake District

Trip Tips

Do

Do

Relax, you have arrived. Start with tea and scones before a grounding yoga class. Then we will have cacao and a gong bath in the yoga barn before dinner. Saturday will bring paddleboarding, vinyasa and yin yoga and marshmallows round the campfire. On Sunday there will be more yoga and meditation, a picnic lunch and beautiful walks. All activities are optional but encouraged, so you can nap, read or swim in the lake - it’s completely up to you. The schedule is always weather dependant!

Stay

Stay

In a historic 16th Century cottage in the middle of the lakes. Some of the great things include: a sauna in the old pigsty, lake views, a separate yoga barn with a log burner, a fire pit outside and cosy nooks to read in. 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! Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. There are two single rooms and eight twin or double (mostly en-suite) warm and cosy bedrooms. The rooms at the front overlook the lake and those at the back are quieter with views up to Nab Scar.

Eat

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, home-cooked, wholesome and vegetarian. Snacks, drinks and meals are provided, from hearty breakfasts to soup and salad lunches. 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 beforehand.

Reviews

I had a fantastic weekend in The Lakes on a Wild Times retreat. Every detail was carefully thought through and Jenny created a beautiful calm space for us to come together to explore, rest and recharge. I will definitely book another weekend in the future.

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This was my 3rd weekend with Jenny and The Wild Times and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I arrived a little frazzled and tired and left completely lifted and rejuvenated. Everything about the weekend was perfect - the venue, the yoga, the paddle boarding, the company and the beautiful scenery. As a host, Jenny is outstanding; a beautiful human being. I would highly recommend The Wild Times and would encourage anyone to book one of these retreats. I’m already looking forward to next year.

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FAQs

The Wild Times are for anyone of any age and ability who wants to connect to nature and relax.

For this retreat in the Lake District, a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required for the hike and getting in and out of the lake and on and off the paddle board. Email us if you're not sure and we can always have a call to discuss and see if this retreat is right for you.

We recommend attending 3 or 4 yoga classes prior to attending if possible to get the most out of it, or you can book some private online 1:1 classes with our Founder Jen beforehand.

Not at all! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just finding your water/yogi legs you are very welcome. We just ask that you can swim 50 metres. 

We recommend some water shoes for getting in and out of the waterfall and the lake as it can be pebbly underfoot. Bring a wetsuit for the Paddleboarding if you like, or clothes you don't mind getting wet, and bring a spare towel for the water activities. 

Rydal, Ambleside, LA22 9SD. 

The best way to reach the cottage is either by car or train and the nearest train station is Windermere. From London Euston the train takes 3.5 hours. (Top tip: if three or more of you are coming on the same train, you can get the ‘group saver’ discount which is a 1⁄3 off each!) The cottage is 15 minutes away from the station, then jump in a taxi to us.

Yoga Retreat in the Lake District: yoga, paddle boarding, lakes & mountains

United Kingdom · July 23 - 25 2024 · 2 nights

FROM$624.24

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