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 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.
The holiday was absolutely fantastic! Yewfield is a magical, peaceful and inspiring place...thank you very much, I came away refreshed and happy!Julia
The yoga retreat was absolutely amazing - we had a great bunch of yogis and Rory is an excellent teacher who clearly has so much knowledge - it was a pleasure to practice with him everyday. The location was stunning and there really was nothing I can fault!Victoria
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 6 years of practicing yoga. Thank you!!Kate
Rory's yoga classes are excellent. I really appreciate the variation in sequences from class to class, and Rory's attention to detail and ability to describe poses and movements. Rory, you are an inspiring yoga teacher!
Rory was a fantastic, attentive teacher - as a beginner, I felt I could go as far as my own limits, without forcing things and felt myself progressing at my own pace day by day.Hilary
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A wonderful long weekend of yoga in the Lake District, UK, 10 - 13 October 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