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A-Yoga Weekend Retreat with Andrea and Laura
In the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors.
6th December to 8th December 2019

from £195.00 pp

Stimulate your senses in the run up to Christmas with a festive yoga retreat in the heart of Bilsdale.

Warmed by the glow of open fires at High Ewecote, come along and indulge your wellbeing with a range of activities designed to restore your soul amidst the busyness of December.

An intimate venue set in stunning scenery in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Escape to our country, winter festive retreat. Offering you an oasis of serenity during the busy lead up to Christmas, this weekend provides a sanctuary for the body, heart and mind. The cosy setting of High Ewecote is the perfect environment to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations.

2 nights, 3 days staying at High Ewecote, Bilsdale. North Yorkshire
Arrival 2pm Friday 6th December 2019

Delicious Healthy Homemade Cuisine with a Christmas twist, made with local fresh produce and lots of love, by Veronica, the venue host.

  • Arrival drink and snack
  • Dinner on the 1st night
  • Daily fruit basket in your room
  • Daily choice of healthy buffet style breakfast
  • Homemade Hearty lunch on Saturday
  • Refreshments on Saturday afternoon
  • Dinner on Saturday evening.

2 Daily Yoga sessions suitable for beginners and intermediate levels, with Andrea.Enjoy our daily Hatha classes, a balanced & holistic flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energise you for the day.

On the Friday afternoon, Laura Ashurst will facilitate a festive aromatherapy workshop which will introduce you to the aromatic world of Christmas essential oils and basic blending techniques. Evening yoga sessions by the warm glow of candlelight with a restorative & relaxing Hatha Flow, will focus on healing and allowing you to let go. Both classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice once you leave the retreat.

Daily Mediation and Pranayama sessions, where you will learn and practice pranayama and simple meditation techniques that will help to create a calm,creative and peaceful state of mind for the festive period.
Guided walk amongst the beautiful countryside.
Yoga Nidra and sleep preparation.
Massage treatments available to relax and nourish . Pre booking is essential. ( This is an additional cost)

Set in a peaceful, rural location, on the owner’s working farm with horses and cattle, they provide a wonderful tranquil retreat from which to recharge and relax.

The cottages have been sympathetically converted to provide award-winning accommodation, with them being awarded the National Parks Authority Design Award for 2016.

Black Cat Cottage is the largest of the three barn conversions, sleeping four people in luxury accommodation. 1 x Super King Bed and 1 x Twin Room. The yoga studio is located in Black Cat and all meals shall be served in the kitchen area within this cottage.

The Owl Cottage is a cosy and compact open plan living area, sleeping two to four guests. 1 x Double Room and 1 x Luxury Double Sofa Bed
Outside the River Seph running along the margin and beautiful views of the North York Moors foothills; an idyllic spot to relax , whilst the surrounding area is a walker’s paradise, with footpaths and trails leading through the wonderful scenery.

The Witches Cottage is the largest of the two barn conversions, 1 x Double 1 x King size 2 x bathrooms sleeping four people in excellent accommodation and was awarded the Best Barn Conversion by the North York Moors National Park Authority in their Design Awards 2016.

It is Grade ll listed and has a spacious open plan living area with beautiful exposed timbers in the apex roof.

The cost per person for our Yoga weekend is
£195.00 per person staying in The Owl Cottage
£240.00 per person Staying in Black Cat Cottage
£240.00 per person staying The Witches Cottage.

All cottages have a log burning fire for your comfort and cosiness throughout your stay.

The price is based on 2 people sharing a twin room / double room including all Food, Yoga Practice and Aromatherapy.

If you do want to have a room by yourself, then there is a supplement of £75. If you are happy to share with a friend or another one of our guests, there is no extra charge.

For any further information, or to reserve your space for this relaxing weekend, please contact Andrea 07973311361


The Venue

Nestling amongst the Andalucían Mountains this venue provides the perfect backdrop for a peaceful and tranquil yoga retreat.

Morning / Guided Meditation walk amongst nature
2 Daily Yoga sessions suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.
Enjoy my daily morning Hatha session, a balanced & holistic flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energize you for the day.
Evening zen sessions shall unwind with more restorative & relaxing Hatha Flow that focus on healing and letting go. Both classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice once you leave the retreat.
Daily Mediation and Pranayama sessions, you will learn and practice pranayama and simple
meditation technique that will help to create a calm, creative and peaceful state of mind.
Evening Yoga Nidra and sleep preparation sessions.

There is a purpose built yoga circle in the shade of the trees on the mountainside plus a yoga yurt for indoor practice.

A second space between the buildings is used for meditation .

It is also possible to do yoga indoors in the dining room, with its full length panoramic windows and fantastic views, or on the deck beside the swimming pool.

The relaxation area surrounding it is a natural sun trap. Lay on the sun-beds with a book and look down through the olive groves to the lake below you and far in the distance glimpse the glittering sea and occasionally Africa

Additional Information 

As keen nutritionists the owners offer raw food options at some meals. The food is delicious.

Richard and Betty also offer on-site Massages, Holistic Therapies, Reiki and Healing that complement the retreat activities perfectly. Personalised consultations with a nutritional therapist are also available. Cost is 45 euros per hour

The retreat is relatively isolated and car hire is recommended if you wish to explore the region. The nearest village is Periana, 4 kms away down the mountain – here you will find a variety of shops, cafés and a restaurant.

Horse riding (one hour away), visits to the hot springs and other excursions can all be arranged by your hosts.

A short walk away, within the hamlet, is a local bar (picture below) with coffee, drinks and snacks, these are also available on site from the in-house bar.

Your basic holiday includes vegetarian, vegan or raw food diet options, with one night dedicated to a trip to a local restaurant where you can buy a Spanish meal for a modest price.

A large breakfast/brunch will be served after the morning yoga class and dinner after the evening yoga class. A snack is provided at lunch time.

All the facilities here are of a very high standard although we feel we should point out that the rooms are small – but perfect for your needs.

There are 8 single rooms and 1 room with a double bed which serves as a double or single.

All rooms have en-suite facilities with a terr- ace; look down the mountains over the lake (on a clear day you can see Africa) .

Flights & transfers:

You will need a flight to Malaga, you might like to search the internet for prices, I have just checked and there is a flight from Leeds / Bradford £34.26 return 🙂


Accommodation, yoga, daily breakfast, a light lunch and dinner on 6 nights .

Not Included: Flight to Malaga, transfers, travel insurance. There will be one day without yoga and dinner. Instead you will be taken to a typical Spanish restaurant where you may purchase your own meal.

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact me 

To reserve your place, or for more information, please contact the Free Spirit Travel office:-

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Love Andrea x


An exquisitely divine location for A-Yoga retreat. Imagine waking up to nectarine sweet bird calls, the trickling sounds of the holy river waters, and the brush strokes of pinks & oranges that paint the sunrise sky. Breath-taking vistas, lush tropical jungles, and all-pervading peace fills the air. You are greeted by the kindest hearted Balinese staff that only wish to keep you happy and content throughout your retreat.