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
There will be two yoga classes each day. Mornings begin with meditation and pranayama, moving into an uplifting, dynamic practice to strengthen, flex 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 areas 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 the Thursday 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 the 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/DVD, radio and tea/coffee making facilities.
I had such a great time. Ceri is an inspirational teacher. She combines deep understanding of the principles of yoga with a refreshing down to earth approach, kindness and a sense of humour. I couldn't recommend the holiday enough. Thank you Ceri!Peter
I had a wonderful time at Yewfield. Ceri is an inspirational, caring and creative yoga teacher who has really developed my skills and understanding. The hotel, staff and food were all great in a superb location- I would definitely go backSue
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...the level was pitched just right - there was a wide variety of yoga experience in the group, from beginner to a yoga teacher and yet I'm sure we all felt we could work to our individual abilities. 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
A truly wonderful week in a beautiful location, with a wonderful host and one of the best yoga teachers I have had in my six years of practicing yoga. Thank you!!Kate
I had a wonderful weekend at Yewfield. This was my first YOAS retreat and it did not disappoint. Ceri is a great yoga instructor who bought knowledge, humour, and calm to each session. 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 Ceri and YOAS to anyone interested in a yoga retreat.Michelle
This is the third time I have gone on a YOAS yoga holiday and each time I have come back because of Ceri. A lovely setting, great food, a nice group of people, great yoga and walking in the countryside to boot. I came away feeling healthy, revived and beautifully calm and uplifted with a deep inner sense of joy. Pure indulgence. I love Ceri’s teaching style. Relaxed and positive, taking us on a journey and each time different - so I learn and build my confidence in my practice. The yoga with meditation built in was so rejuvenating - stretching us and taking us forward, patient and gentle at the same time, responding to what our bodies were saying. The mix of exercise and spirituality is just right. Each session I left feeling great - a deep inner smile, full of peace and joy - just the antidote I needed to frenetic London. I loved the setting of the B&B in the countryside and those breakfasts are a real treat. Not to mention the massage too. All in all a huge thank you and hats off to Ceri for making it a fabulous, fun and exhilarating retreat once again.Katja
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A wonderful long weekend of yoga in the Lake District, UK, 11 - 14 April 2019
£450 per person for a shared twin or double room
£525 for a single room (limited availability)
Included is accommodation, all meals and soft drinks, two yoga classes per day. Not included is travel. Although Yewfield is not licensed, you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer.
Arrival time on the Thursday 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 the Sunday.
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