Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats

One of the greatest joys in my life is to lead yoga retreats. This is something I’ve had the privilege of doing for over 15 years.

It’s fabulous to visit stunning retreat centres, with high vibration nourishment and find inspiration and space to be. It feels like a miracle for me, to witness participants immerse in their yoga practice, unwind on all levels and become a more expanded versions of themselves.

Away from daily life, there is an opportunity to explore facets of yoga that we may not normally have time for and so gain a life enriching experience. Over the years, apart from the actual yoga, I have prioritised creating a welcoming and accepting group dynamic in which we can all grow together.

I really hope you can join us sometime…

Kate is one of the most amazing Yoga teachers that I know. I am hoping to go on one of her retreats again, as they are wonderful for body and soul. Maybe we can even welcome her back in Ireland at a retreat here in Blaney, let us hope.

– Gabriele Tottenham, Blaney Retreat Centre

Mid Week Yoga Retreat on the Dorset Coast, UK

15th – 18h July, 2024 | From £495 per person

Bonhays is a beautiful eco-retreat centre, nestled in the hills of West Dorset, between Bridport and Lyme Regis and just two miles from the sea. The setting is secluded and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Set around a central courtyard with the soft curves of the straw buildings and the hills beyond, there is quiet and stillness here. Bonhays has lovely communal areas to relax and chat in as well as many peaceful and secluded spots for quiet and reflection. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool.

The coast and beaches are just two miles away if you want to get a dose of sea air and enjoy a beach walk or you may simply want to enjoy a peaceful moment on the decking and watch the sunset, swim peacefully in the pool, share wonderful meals in the conservatory, practice yoga and meditation; be and rejuvenate.

There will be a yoga class with Kate on Monday evening and meditation after dinner. On the following days there will be two yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, plus plenty of time to walk, rest, relax or take a dip in the pool or even the sea. There will be a yoga class on Thursday morning before brunch and goodbyes.

There are plenty of lovely walks, local beaches to visit and ample space to simply relax.

“I found Kate’s teaching fantastic and she was very good at bringing a group together and holding the space. It felt a very safe environment to go deep into ones self. All in all I felt it to be an amazing experience on many levels and would not hesitate to book something with you again. I have been spreading the word already!!”

– Natasha

Mid Week Yoga Retreat on the Dorset Coast, UK

15th – 18h July, 2024 | From £495 per person

Bonhays is a beautiful eco-retreat centre, nestled in the hills of West Dorset, between Bridport and Lyme Regis and just two miles from the sea. The setting is secluded and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Set around a central courtyard with the soft curves of the straw buildings and the hills beyond, there is quiet and stillness here. Bonhays has lovely communal areas to relax and chat in as well as many peaceful and secluded spots for quiet and reflection. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool.

The coast and beaches are just two miles away if you want to get a dose of sea air and enjoy a beach walk or you may simply want to enjoy a peaceful moment on the decking and watch the sunset, swim peacefully in the pool, share wonderful meals in the conservatory, practice yoga and meditation; be and rejuvenate.

There will be a yoga class with Kate on Monday evening and meditation after dinner. On the following days there will be two yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, plus plenty of time to walk, rest, relax or take a dip in the pool or even the sea. There will be a yoga class on Thursday morning before brunch and goodbyes.

There are plenty of lovely walks, local beaches to visit and ample space to simply relax.

“I found Kate’s teaching fantastic and she was very good at bringing a group together and holding the space. It felt a very safe environment to go deep into ones self. All in all I felt it to be an amazing experience on many levels and would not hesitate to book something with you again. I have been spreading the word already!!”

– Natasha

A Regenerating Week at La Roane, in the South of France

23 – 30 July, 2024 | £790 per person (£130 deposit)

What can I say about La Roane? I’ve been returning each year for about ten years and feel like part of the family now. Having said that, Anna and her father Nigel have a knack of making everyone feel at home.

There is a great sense of fun, nurturance and healing at La Roane. There are trips for the active: canoeing and river swimming and the more gentle picnicking and sight seeing in a nearby mediaeval village. Another highlight is the Sunday outing to the market with stunning fresh produce and artisan foods and crafts.

Italian chef Enzo captivates and entices with his lovingly prepared vegetarian lunches and dinners. In the French mid summer, the refreshing large oval pool is a delight and a place where you can quietly read or get to know your fellow participants better.

I live in the ‘treehouse’ when I am there and we have instigated the tradition of the treehouse party ( don’t worry we stay on firm earth) with much joviality and even dressing up!

Oh yes, in case you’re wondering, we do practice yoga! Twice a day in fact ( some breaks for the outings) and I encourage you to immerse as deeply and sincerely as you can in your practice.

I think that the amount of returnees is a testament to how much this fabulous week means to people and how many great friendships are formed there.

“I’ve been thinking back to my holiday and I can only think of laughing, I honestly think that I laughed more in this last week than I did in the whole of April. It was so good for me – since being home I’ve carried on laughing, so much so that my daughters have commented on it.”

– Sofia

A Regenerating Week at La Roane, in the South of France

23 – 30 July, 2024 | £790 per person (£130 deposit)

What can I say about La Roane? I’ve been returning each year for about ten years and feel like part of the family now. Having said that, Anna and her father Nigel have a knack of making everyone feel at home.

There is a great sense of fun, nurturance and healing at La Roane. There are trips for the active: canoeing and river swimming and the more gentle picnicking and sight seeing in a nearby mediaeval village. Another highlight is the Sunday outing to the market with stunning fresh produce and artisan foods and crafts.

Italian chef Enzo captivates and entices with his lovingly prepared vegetarian lunches and dinners. In the French mid summer, the refreshing large oval pool is a delight and a place where you can quietly read or get to know your fellow participants better.

I live in the ‘treehouse’ when I am there and we have instigated the tradition of the treehouse party ( don’t worry we stay on firm earth) with much joviality and even dressing up!

Oh yes, in case you’re wondering, we do practice yoga! Twice a day in fact ( some breaks for the outings) and I encourage you to immerse as deeply and sincerely as you can in your practice.

I think that the amount of returnees is a testament to how much this fabulous week means to people and how many great friendships are formed there.

“I’ve been thinking back to my holiday and I can only think of laughing, I honestly think that I laughed more in this last week than I did in the whole of April. It was so good for me – since being home I’ve carried on laughing, so much so that my daughters have commented on it.”

– Sofia

A Peaceful Week of Yoga and Sunshine in Almeria, Spain

24th – 31st August, 2024 | From £895 per person

This stunning venue is on the edge of the Cabo de Gata offering a peaceful setting with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. The venue is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, with a wonderful wild coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations and spectacular flora and fauna.

The charming local village of Nijar is within walking distance and can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. Almeria airport is just half an hour away.

I will offer two yoga classes each day. The morning class will offer meditation, pranayama and a flowing asana class to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath. Allowing space for the body and mind to expand, strengthen and feel lighter.

There will be time set aside in the day to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax by the pool, head off to the beach or take a walk.

The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative practice. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day and no yoga on travel days.

A Peaceful Week of Yoga and Sunshine in Almeria, Spain

24th – 31st August, 2024 | From £895 per person

This stunning venue is on the edge of the Cabo de Gata offering a peaceful setting with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. The venue is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, with a wonderful wild coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations and spectacular flora and fauna.

The charming local village of Nijar is within walking distance and can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. Almeria airport is just half an hour away.

I will offer two yoga classes each day. The morning class will offer meditation, pranayama and a flowing asana class to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath. Allowing space for the body and mind to expand, strengthen and feel lighter.

There will be time set aside in the day to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax by the pool, head off to the beach or take a walk.

The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative practice. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day and no yoga on travel days.

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