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Would you like to start your year feeling rested, nurtured, hopeful and calm?
Book mark some time at the beginning of the year to spend cocooned away, resting, nourishing yourself on all levels and beginning to perhaps dream of the year ahead…

join us for Retreat into Rest.

A residential retreat with a focus on slowing down and living harmoniously with the seasons, this is more than something to look forward to in the coldest and darkest part of the year, it is the spark to a flame that can burn bright and guide you for the rest of the year.

Image by Alisa Anton

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.

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.

Following the huge success of Retreat into Rest 2023 we knew this had to be an annual event and can't wait to see the magic that will unfold at Retreat into Rest 2024! Keep reading for a rough idea of itinerary, accommodation options, kind words from previous guests and FAQ.

Arrival time is from 5:30pm on Thursday 18th January, with the opening circle Friday morning to allow space for everyone to settle in and accommodate different arrival times. You might want to make time on your journey down to stop in Sedbergh to peruse their lovely independent book stores and coffee shops ~ it's idyllic!

Please note this itinerary is a rough guide only and subject to change.


Thursday 18th

5:30 -7pm Arrival time

7-8pm Dinner

8-9pm Gentle yoga & relaxation


Friday 19th

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

9:15-10am Breakfast

10-11am Welcome circle

11am-12pm Morning walk

1-2pm Lunch

2-4pm Workshop

4-6pm Free time

6-7pm Dinner

7:30-9pm Yin/Yoga Nidra


Sat 20th Jan

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

9:15 - 10am Breakfast

10:15am-12:30pm Walk to waterfall

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 21st

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

9:15-10am Breakfast

10am - 12pm Workshop

1-2pm Lunch

2-3pm Closing Circle

The retreat is fully catered with an incredible vegan caterer preparing your meals 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!

The 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. There will also even be the option to book reflexology and massage treatments (at an additional cost) on site!


Mackintosh *Available* (pictured above, left) is a twin room with en suite shower and a view of the garden & Howgill Fells. Marrakesh *1 Bed available*  (pictured above, right) has an en suite shower and garden view.

Twin Room pricing: £525 pp Earlybird (until 31st March) £545 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 *Booked* (pictured above, right) is a cosy private room with double bed, ensuite shower and a view over the garden and Howgill Fells.



Monteverde *Booked* (pictured above, left) is a twin room* with ensuite shower, bath and a view over the garden. Anapurna *Booked* (pictured above, right) is a twin room with ensuite shower and a view over the garden.

Twin Room pricing: £525 pp Earlybird (until 31st March) £545 standard

*If you're a couple booking a twin room together the beds can be configured as a double instead of 2 twins if desired.

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. There is the option to pay in monthly installments with the balance due by 8th Dec 2023 ~ please indicate on the form how you'd prefer to pay.

Keep reading for kind words and FAQs...

Kind Words from previous Retreat into Rest participants

"Best retreat I’ve ever been to! Amazing location, beautiful accommodation, incredible vegan cuisine, peaceful and well thought out yoga classes and meditations, knowledgable and kind teacher, loved the fire ceremony and the yoga nidra sessions - utterly relaxing and transformative experience. Would 111% recommend Marie and any of her future retreats! Can’t wait for the next one."


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 & bolsters will be provided but if you would like to bring your own mat for some extra cushioning you can do, as well as other props (like blocks & belt). A cushion and blanket, anything that makes you feel comfortable and at home.

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 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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