Kettlewell, North Yorkshire with Claire Thomas
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April 2024

Join me for a long weekend of yoga and meditation in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

During our three night retreat, we'll be staying just North of Skipton, in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park. The weekend will be a wonderful opportunity to take a break from our day to day commitments, re-connect with our essential nature and the vibrant energy of Spring. There will be yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra, interspersed with short periods of silence.

Over the weekend we'll take time to deepen our yoga practice, spend time with a fab group of like minded yogis and get out in to the Yorkshire Dales. Along with our yoga practice, the weekend includes fabulous home cooked food, time to explore the area and an optional wild swim adventure, with our very own Jess. Over the weekend, you'll be encouraged re-affirm your hopes and dreams for the year.

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Want to know more...

Our base for the weekend is the fabulous YHA hostel in the centre of the village of Kettlewell. It's a gorgeous light, bright, welcoming building with a mix of communal eating and living spaces. There's a fab garden, backing on to open countryside and - based on feedback from last Spring's retreat - lots of bedrooms, giving the option of single or twin share! Should the evenings be on the cool side, the first floor lounge has a wood burning stove to snuggle up by. Along with the hostel, we'll be using Kettlewell Village Hall, for our daily yoga practice and teachings... and there's no hill this year!

The weekend will follow the routine of simple ashram style living, with arrival from 4:00pm on Thursday afternoon. We'll begin with a simple yoga practice before dinner.

  • Mornings will begin with seated mantra, pranayama or meditation practice.
  • After breakfast, we'll stroll in to Kettlewell for teachings and a mid-morning yoga class including pranayama and yoga nidra.
  • After lunch, there will be some free time... to rest, curl up on the sofa, wander in to Kettlewell, take a stroll in the surrounding countryside or join an optional wild swimming adventure.
  • During the evening we'll eat delicious veggie/vegan food around large tables. Sharing food, taking time to chat and explore some different practices from the yoga tradition.

The weekend will close after brunch on Sunday.

What's included?

Accommodation is in bright, clean bunk rooms. There's the option to book a single room or be paired with another attendee in a twin room. There's a maximum of 18 spaces split over ten rooms.

All meals are included. Food is wholesome, home cooked and vegetarian/vegan, served with artisan breads, home made cakes, fruit and herbal teas. We're used to catering for a variety of food allergies. Please advise with your booking, if there is anything we need to be aware of. We will also be joined one evening by a fabulous veggie chef, who will be cooking our Retreat Dinner. Her food is absolutely delicious, so you're in for a real treat!

Bring your usual yoga clothes, yoga mat and blanket, along with a towel and toiletries. The hostel will be a shoe free zone for the weekend. We usually pad around in slippers or woolly socks. As the weather can be changeable at this time of the year, it would be good to bring warm layers, sensible shoes and a waterproof jacket, just in case! If you're planning to join the optional Wild Swim Adventure, don't forget to bring your swimmers and plenty of warm layers.

YHA Kettlewell Dining Room 2

Retreat Cost

The whole weekend costs £375 (twin share) and £475 (single room - please get in touch before booking) there are a maximum of 16 spaces.

Optional: Wild Swim Experience with Jess, of Cold Water Magic, cost of £30.

A non-refundable deposit of £175 is required to secure your space. The balance of the retreat can be paid in two equal instalments on 1st February and 15th March, or in one payment on 15th March. To confirm your space ---> BOOK NOW.