Yoga, Mindfulness, Walking Retreat in the Lakes

Yoga Weekend Retreat in the Lake District (2 or 3 nights)

at Rydal Hall, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LX (map)

with Rosanna Gordon and Sion Jones

Relax and unwind in the rolling hills and expansive lakes of Ambleside – come and spend a weekend getaway in the peaceful Lake District setting with this two or three night yoga retreat for mind, body and soul

Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind and join us for an uplifting, rejuvenating and deeply restoring weekend retreat hosted by two Liverpool-based yoga instructors. Enjoy some time for yourself and reconnect with nature in the midst of winter, finding your balance and ground with the natural rhythms of the season. Join us for a truly indulgent winter break in a beautiful and unique setting surrounded by woodland and gardens where you can be in good company and let go and immerse yourself in yoga and mindfulness practices.

Come and enjoy a real winter treat!

The retreat will include:

– Two or three nights full board stay at Rydal Hall.

– Daily dynamic and restorative Hatha yoga & meditation sessions.

– Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian/vegan meals.

– Mindfulness practices.
– A day’s hike to Easedale Tarn and a walk around Rydal Water.
– Yoga nidra practices.

– Optional wild swim.

– Access to Grasmere village and Ambleside.

– Meeting and spending time with like-minded people.

Please bring your own yoga mats and props, some can be provided on request. Yoga sessions are suitable for all levels. Beginners are welcome.


Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian/vegan meals at the Hall restaurant: Friday evening dinner, Saturday morning breakfast, a wholesome packed lunch for our walk/outing in the afternoon and evening dinner, plus Sunday morning brunch. Drinks are not included. The menu will be tailored for the group – vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets can be catered for.

Rydal Hall close by to Rydal Water is a beautiful hall nestled amidst the Central Fells and a short stroll from the idyllic villages of Grasmere and Ambleside. It is located at the heart of the Lake District National Park, midway between Windemere and Keswick, making it easily accessible by car, bus, train or coach. You can enjoy beautiful views of green rolling hills and expansive lakes all around you. The peaceful, tranquil setting makes Rydal Hall the perfect location for a rejuvenating and deeply restorative break to get away from it all. The hall is set in over thirty acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty. Take in stunning views over the Rothay valley and with the Fairfield Horseshoe and Nab Scar as a backdrop. Stroll into Rydal or Grasmere village during free time, go for a walk and enjoy seasonal produce. Or simply unwind in the yoga space and chill out areas: it’s up to you. Practise yoga in both indoor and outdoor spaces, in the sun or under the cool shade of luscious trees.

The weekend schedule:

Arrival time is from 4.30pm on the Friday. Rosanna and Sion will warmly welcome you at the Hall with an evening Hatha yoga class and meditation session so you can relax after your journey, followed by a dinner all together in the Hall restaurant. On Saturday morning, there will be Hatha yoga classes and meditation to help you wake up and energise your body, centre your mind and feel refreshed for the day ahead, followed by a wholesome breakfast. During the afternoon, there will be an optional day’s hike to Easdale tarn, one of the Lakes much-loved wonderful walks where we will enjoy a healthy packed lunch, outdoors yoga and meditation session and dip in the lake should you wish to! Or you can simply choose to relax and put your feet up at the Hall or stroll into Rydal or Grasmere village and surrounding areas or have some quiet time in the yoga space. On return to the Hall, there will be free time, followed by a mindfulness session and evening restorative yoga class and meditation to help you ease into your evening, followed by a delicious dinner in the Hall restaurant. We can enjoy the extensive gardens for songs and harmonium. On Sunday, we will enjoy a morning yoga class, followed by breakfast all together, and an optional walk before the retreat finishes (for guests staying for two nights) at 2pm. You can choose to stay on an extra night for a day of activities with the retreat finishing at 12pm on Monday.

Getting to Rydal Hall: You can either travel by car, or the nearest train station is Windemere. Alternatively you can catch a bus to Grasmere village or national express coach to Grasmere.

The retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga practice, beginners and those with more experience.

Spaces at Rydal Hall are limited Book your place here

Spaces available

Come on your own, with friends or family. There are Single and Shared rooms available.

Prices per person

Tickets are £375 for two nights and £475 for three nights per person if booked by 15th December (single room supplement available for £10pppn), £395/£495 after that.

All bookings using the link above are for a shared twin/double room for two people, staying for two nights. Please get in touch if you would like a single room or for staying for three nights.

The rooms are all comfortable, warm and cosy and complement the surroundings and traditional character of the Hall. They have bed linen, towels, hospitality trays and free wifi.

Visit Rydal Hall website here

For more info, or to book your place, get in touch via the Contact page or book your place online here

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**Ticket prices include a £150 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations up to 15th December will be entitled to a full refund excluding the £150 deposit. Cancellations between 16th December and 31st December are entitled to a 30% refund. Cancellations between 1st January and 14th January are entitled to a 10% refund.

What previous students have said about our retreats:

“I was nervous joining a retreat for the first time on my own, unsure of what to expect. But from the moment I arrived Rosanna & Sion made us all feel at ease and provided a very nurturing and warm welcoming environment to rest, restore and focus on our wellbeing which is exactly what I needed. I would recommend yoga day retreats to anyone who wants to recharge the batteries or just slow down the pace of life for a short while to look inward. I’ve made some friends for life and come away with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity for my life’s path” Sarah, Chorley

“I feel relaxed and more ready to face 2019. Joy and happiness, love and light. I really enjoyed the venue, food, connection, all really. Thank you! I would love to do this again.” Kinga, Liverpool

“I feel relaxed and calm from the retreat. The food was delicious! And very lovely space to feel comfortable. A lovely day to take time out for myself and let go of all daily pulls and stress.” Hannah, Liverpool

“I feel stilled and rested. I’ve gained emotional, mental and spiritual space, and physical comfort. The lunch and treats were superb, and the space was cosy and welcoming. Thank you very much.” Andrea, Occupational Therapist

“I feel reset and release. Emotional/spiritual balance, peace and I’ve stretched my body. It was a good main room – big window, lots of light. Good lunch/food.” Jennifer Hedderick, Liverpool