A peaceful, relaxing and inspiring UK yoga weekend in the heart of the stunning English Lake District. Yewfield is ideally situated for breathtaking walks or just relaxing and enjoying the views of this exquisite region of rare natural beauty, indeed the inspiration of the Lakeland poets. Yewfield is a luxurious and comfortable vegetarian B&B that is situated in an amazing location with a light, airy and spacious studio ideal for yoga.
There are over 80 acres of land around the house, including native woodland, rough fell pasture, a small tarn and a stream. The grazed pasture is carefully managed giving priority to ecological considerations. The views from the house are truly inspiring and breathtaking.
The daily programme
Morning classes will begin with meditation and pranayama, moving into an uplifting, dynamic practice to strengthen and align the body. The evening classes will generally be restorative in approach, working with a meditative mind focused on breath and posture, working towards a greater depth of awareness and sense of inner peace.
Each day after morning yoga and breakfast, there will be the opportunity to explore the area's many walks and breathtaking surroundings with a picnic lunch. This is a very special place indeed! The walks are not guided and completely optional if you would prefer to take in the beauty of the Lakes in a different way.
Arrival time on Thursday 19 May is from 3pm onwards. You can arrive earlier from 1pm if you want to explore the beautiful surroundings. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish mid-morning on Sunday after yoga and breakfast.
Things to do
Yewfield is set in a quiet elevated position with panoramic views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond andjust a short distance from Tarn Hows, a well known and popular destination in the Lake District.
Between yoga classes there will be time for you to explore the woodland, open fell and lakes that start right from the front door. If you fancy staying in and curling up with a good book, the large lounge at Yewfield offers a quiet space to relax and enjoy the fine views, music or book collection from the extensive library allowing you to make the most of your relaxing break in the Lake District.
Accommodation at Yewfield
Situated in over 30 acres of its own grounds, Yewfield is an impressive country house with Gothic architecture dating back to 1859.
Rooms are furnished to a high standard. Double and twin rooms at Yewfield are individually appointed to a very high standard, all with en-suite bath and shower, TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities.
The holiday was absolutely fantastic! Yewfield is a magical, peaceful and inspiring place...thank you very much, I came away refreshed and happy!Julia
I had a wonderful weekend at Yewfield. This was my first YOAS retreat and it did not disappoint. Yewfield is a beautiful location with no shortage of things to do from stunning walks to browsing around the local shops. As a group we formed amazing connections which made the whole experience an absolute joy. I'm still enjoying the relaxing and grounding benefits of being at Yewfield and would highly recommend YOAS to anyone interested in a yoga retreat.Michelle
My feedback on the yoga weekend is all positive: the venue was stunning - so serene and tranquil - and the service was friendly and extremely attentive. The accommodation and food were lovely. The yoga studio was an absolute pleasure to be in. I really enjoyed the weekend, from the booking process with you right to the end of the break and I can't think of anything which I would have changed.Lolly
What a wonderful experience, well worth the wait. Everything was perfect; accommodation, food, environment and the team looking after us all. Not least our exceptional, insightful, supportive and intuitive teacher, Belle. Thank you for a life enhancing experience. I look forward to my next YOAS Retreat.Jane
I’ve been on this retreat quite a few times. It just gets better and better! Belle is a wonderful teacher. She held the group together in just the perfect way. Her teaching was the right mix of stretch and recuperation for me. Her music is a joy. I felt like I was walking on air when I left. As ever the food, rooms and location were lovely.Jessie
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A long weekend of yoga in the Lake District, UK, 19 - 22 May 2022
Sharing a twin or double room £495
Single occupancy room £595
Prices are per person
Included in the cost:
Accommodation, all meals and soft drinks, two yoga classes per day. Not included is travel.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Arrival time on Thursday 19 May is from 3pm onwards. To enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the nature trail, you are welcome to arrive a little earlier. The first yoga session will be at 5pm. The weekend will finish mid-morning on Sunday 22 May.
To get to Yewfield, there are hourly trains running from London Euston to Windermere (changing in either Oxenholme or Preston).
If you are coming by train then let us know what time your train gets in and we can see if anyone else is on the same train so you can share a transfer together from Windermere.
The local company is Abacus Taxis (tel: 01539 488285) and the cost will be approx £25. There are usually taxis at the station but please let us know your plans and if there are lots of people arriving at the same time we can alert the taxi company and let you know so you can share.
Alternatively, you can take a bus that goes from the station and you need to get off at Hawkshead Hill, a 5 minute walk from Yewfield. They do not run all day though so you will need to check the timetable on the Cumbira Buses website: www.cumbria.gov.uk
Directions to Yewfield by car: www.yewfield.co.uk
Yewfield, Hawkshead Hill, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0PR