Nourishing New Year yoga retreat in Wales, UK

30 December - 2 January 2023

Cost from £695

Teacher Lila Conway


About Garth Barns

Garth Barns offers the perfect combination of beautiful location, great facilities and accessibility, set amidst the rolling hills of rural Wales.

Nestled in unspoiled and natural beauty in the countryside that surrounds the historic and pretty town of Llanidloes, the venue is world away from it all, deep in the charm of the Welsh countryside and yet easily accessed from London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.

Retreat programme

Each day Lila will offer morning and evening yoga classes. Mornings will begin with mantra meditation followed by an energising yoga asana and pranayama practice. Later in the day there will be a more relaxing and restorative class to ease you into your evening.

After morning yoga and breakfast there will be the opportunity to explore, head out for a walk, take a dip in the wild swimming lake, have a sauna or simply relax.

On New Year's eve there will be a special dinner and a celebratory gathering around the bonfire. On New Year's morning there will be a post yoga dip in the swimming lake for the brave followed by breakfast and a long walk.

Arrival time on Friday 30 December is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga class will be at 5.30pm. The retreat will finish at 10am after a hearty breakfast on Monday 2 January.

Things to do

Garth Barns offers comfortable accommodation in which to relax and enjoy a good book. It's also the perfect setting if you want to amble about the local town or take to the hills and fields for a long (or short) nature walk. You can also take a dip in the natural swimming lake and warm up in the sauna post swim.

There will be delicious and healthy vegetarian food throughout the retreat and plenty of time just to hang out and chat, make new friends, read, relax and enjoy being in nature. Massage treatments will also be available from a local therapist.


The comfortable accommodation is finished to a high standard and all rooms are en-suite. There are single, double and twin room options.

The two large barn conversions that house the yoga space and accommodation are heated from renewable biomass and the drinking water is from the farm’s own pure spring water source.

The barns surround the old farmyard, now a lovely space with gardens and a stream running through. There's also a sauna, gym and a swimming lake for wild swimmers who fancy a New Year's morning dip. The venue is set within 200 acres of farmland with plenty of walks in the hills and valleys right on the doorstep.


The Garth Barns weekend was excellent- I feel rejuvenated! It was such a treat to get away to such a beautiful place and feel normal again. Jane and the team had made such a lot of effort to ensure we felt safe - which we did. The accommodation was very comfortable, the food yummy. I look forward to my next YOAS adventure...
The Yoga holiday was 10/10. Lila, the teacher, was fantastic. Her yoga style was perfect. Altogether I'm so glad I chose this retreat it gave me everything I required and more.
The Garth Barns weekend was wonderful. Jane and Rowen were warm and welcoming hosts - they couldn’t do enough for you. The food was superb - Sarah is a fabulous cook - and plentiful. All-in-all excellent value in a wonderful peaceful setting with people who genuinely cared about what they were doing.

Nourishing New Year yoga retreat in Wales, UK, 30 December - 2 January 2023


Accommodation options:
Twin or double room: £695
Single 0ccupancy room: £795

All room rates are per person & include all meals, accommodation & yoga

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Venue location:
Garth BarnsGarth, Van, Llanidloes SY18 6NN

Travel by rail is to Caersws station - you can then take a taxi to the venue.

A tip on rail tickets – if you book in two stages from London Euston to Birmingham New Street and then Birmingham to Caersws, you can save more than 50% on the cost of a ticket.

Arrival time on Friday 30 December is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The retreat will finish after breakfast at 10am on Monday 2 January.