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Retreat into Rest: Thurs 23rd ~ Sun 26th Jan 2025, Cumbria, UK

Start your year feeling truly rested, nurtured and centered...and see how the impact ripples out into the rest of your 2025.
Winter is a season for hibernating + down time but this can be tricky with the hustle of the everyday. Join us at the beginning of the year to cocoon yourself in resting + nourishing yourself on all levels and beginning to perhaps dream of the year ahead…

join us for Retreat into Rest.

A much loved annual residential retreat now in it's third year, there is a focus on slowing down + living harmoniously with the seasons. This is more than something to look forward to in the coldest and darkest part of the year, it can be the spark to a flame that can burn bright and guide you for the months ahead.

Image by Yohan Marion

If we look to nature for our cues, the dead of winter is not the time for drastic change, but rather an excellent time for hibernation and infusing our being with warmth, in all senses of the word...

Allow us to help you do just that as we unwind and relax in a picturesque restored vicarage in the north Yorkshire Dales with a beautiful, fully equipped yoga studio.

You’ll practice yoga, meditation & breath work daily, delve into workshops, gather around fires, feast on delicious seasonal dishes, connect with like minded people and dare to slow down.

Arrival time is from 5:30pm on Thurs 23rd Jan, with the opening circle Friday morning to allow space for everyone to settle in + accommodate different arrival times.

Below is a sample itinerary ~ this is a rough guide only and subject to change.

Thurs 23rd Jan

5:30 -7pm Arrival time

7-8pm Dinner

8-9pm Gentle yoga & relaxation


Fri 24th Jan

8-9:15am Morning meditation, breath work, movement

9:15-10am Breakfast

10-11am Welcome circle

11am-12:30 pm Morning walk

1-2pm Lunch

2-4pm Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath

4-6pm Free time

6-7pm Dinner

7:30-9pm Yin Yoga


Sat 25th Jan

8 - 9:15am Morning meditation, breath work, movement

9:15 - 10am Breakfast

10:15am-12:45pm Waterfall Walk

1-2pm Lunch

2-4pm Workshop

4-6pm Free time

6-7pm  Dinner

7:30-9pm Yin + Yoga Nidra

9:15pm Stargazing/fire ceremony


Sun 26th Jan

8-9:15am Morning meditation, breath work, gentle movement

9:15-10am Breakfast

10am - 12pm Workshop

1-2pm Lunch

2-3pm Closing Circle

The venue is situated next to the rolling hills of the Howgill Fells, perfect for an afternoon stroll. There will also  be the option to book reflexology, massage and sound + energy healing treatments (at an additional cost) on site ~ more details will be shared with participants closer to the date.

The retreat is fully catered with an incredible on site caterer preparing your meals fresh daily. Her meals are colourful, nutritious and deeply nurturing, created with organic seasonal produce and put together with love. Some sumptuous sweet treats are included! Dietary requirements can be catered for with adequate notice ~ please specify any on the booking form.

Our venue is a stunning converted vicarage in Cumbria with a dedicated studio space, outdoor decking and fire pit, picturesque views, log fires and everything you could possibly need to feel cosy and snug in our retreat cocoon. The post code is LA10 5LZ ~ full address will be shared upon booking.


Accommodation Options

Mackintosh *available*
(pictured above, left) is a twin room with en suite shower and a view of the garden & Howgill Fells. Marrakesh *available*  (pictured above, right) is a twin room with en suite shower and garden view. Both rooms have 2 single beds but can be converted into a double bed if desired + booking the room with another person.

Twin Room pricing: £545 pp Earlybird (until 31st May) £565 standard


Namaste *booked* (pictured above, left) is a serene private room with double bed (not pictured ~ beds are convertible) with ensuite shower and single window view. De Montfort *available* (pictured above, right) is a cosy private room with double bed, ensuite shower and a view over the garden and Howgill Fells.

Private room pricing (single occupancy only):
£695pp Earlybird (until 31st May) £725 standard


Monteverde *available* (pictured above, left) is a twin room* with ensuite shower, bath and a view over the garden. Anapurna *available* (pictured above, right) is a twin room with ensuite shower and a view over the garden. Both rooms have 2 single beds but can be converted into a double bed if desired + booking the room with another person.

Twin Room pricing: Twin Room pricing: £545 pp Earlybird (until 31st May) £565 standard

To Secure Your Space

A non refundable deposit of £150 & completed booking form is required ~ click on any of the buttons to complete the booking form. Choose whatever pattern of monthly installments suits you for the remainder ~ the balance is due by 31st October 2024.

Keep reading for kind words and FAQs...

Kind words from previous Retreat into Rest participants

"I’m so incredibly proud of the work that I’ve done over the last year (since the first retreat), giving myself space to rest, and ultimately recover, and I’m so incredibly grateful to you, Marie, for facilitating the experience that made me realise that rest is not only productive but it is vital for us to be the best version of ourselves - for us and those around us. I’m going to keep on building what I’ve started, and I’m so grateful you helped me start on this journey."


I haven't been practicing yoga for very long, can I join?

Absolutely. Whether you've just started your yoga journey or are a seasoned practitioner you are welcome. There is an emphasis during this retreat on slower and more gentle movement, making it perhaps even more accessible for those newer to yoga.

Do I need to come with someone?
No! Most people join retreats solo and often don't know any of the other participants, but we all leave as friends by the end. Feel free to come with friends, family or loved ones or on your own ~ we have accommodation options for you all.

What should I bring?
Yoga mats & props including bolsters, blocks, belts, blankets + eye pillows will be provided but if you would like to bring your own mat + blankets etc you are welcome to. Please bring comfy warm clothes to move in, clothes for outdoor walks (inc walking boots if you have them), a water bottle, journal + pen.

What is the main emphasis of the practices we'll be exploring?
REST! The main focus of the practices will be exploring mind, body and breath connection and our sense of home within ourselves through slow, gentle, nourishing movement. We will practice Yin & Yoga Nidra meditation in the evenings and slow, gentle mindful movement, meditation and breath work in the morning. The workshops will cover a range of complementary topics.

Do I have to attend everything on the itinerary?
No ~ you are welcome to attend as much or as little as you want to. There is ample free time scheduled around activities so that we can rest and integrate, but everyone is welcome to adjust it to their own rhythm.

Is there anyone that the retreat is NOT suitable for?
Unfortunately the retreat will not be suitable for anyone under 16, who is pregnant or has given birth in the last six weeks.

Is your question not here? Feel free to email Marie:
with your query or to arrange a chat ~ let's rest!

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