4wellbeing offers yoga, Bowen technique, and mindfulness in the Peak District, UK. I love seeing the improvement in health and mental attitude that yoga brings.

Yoga Retreats (3)

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3 Days Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat in Sidmouth, UK

October 25-27 | April 3-5 | August 28-30, 2019–2020
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Instructors (1)

Paula Holden

Reviews (27)

Susan Redhead

from Great Britain, September 2019

"What an amazing experience 😊"

Paula knows what she is doing and has a great aptitude for sharing her vast knowledge, skills and experience in a way suitable for the variation in these area’s of each of her students. Her attitude and manner is so naturally friendly and supportive. As a newbie to yoga and retreats, I worried I may not get as much benefit in comparison to the more experienced attendees. However, I could not have been more wrong! This retreat has quite literally changed my life.

The schedule was excellent and I partook in all that was offered, even though I was sceptical of parts (having never tried chanting, candle gazing or laughter yoga) and actually found these to be some of the most enjoyable parts of the weekend. Although plenty to do, which I did, I left feeling energised and strong - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The other retreaters were amazing people too and added to the excellence of this experience for me. I have already booked for another retreat with Paula next year and am certain I will be a serial retreater with Paula. If I could score Paula and this retreat experience higher, I would have no hesitation in doing so. Thank you Paula. See you next year xx

Anonymous

from Great Britain, August 2019

My first yoga retreat and it was wonderful, cannot recommend Paula highly enough. All the different classes were accessible to a novice like me, evening sessions very relaxing just before bed. Good company, mixture of couples and singles worked really well. The hotel is quirky, but it added to the enjoyment. The setting is stunning.

Heena Chauhan

from Great Britain, August 2019

Coming away with more knowledge. Feeling relaxed and energised at times.

Yoga in the evening could have finished slightly earlier 9.15-9.30 as felt quite tired.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Excellent "

Relaxing experience with knowledgeable instructor and a beautiful setting.

Morag Dickson

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Joyous!"

Our instructor was excellent and it was a joy to spend the weekend with 10 like-minded ladies. The programme was varied and interesting, introducing me to many new elements that I could add into my own practice.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Great experience "

Excellent location with a lovely, experienced instructor. Brilliant weather meant we could practise yoga outside and swim in the nearby river!

Cathie Babbington

from United States, May 2019

"Paula is everything and more you want from a yoga teacher!"

Great teacher, good range of yoga and other related activities,

Really improved my practice.

Kate Davies

from Great Britain, May 2019

"A very relaxing weekend"

The yoga sessions were relaxed yet instructive and Paula created a wonderfully inclusive atmosphere. The hotel was a little querky but this just added to the experience, it is situated in some beautiful woodland which you look out into whilst swimming in the pool which is delightful. I came away feeling relaxed and revived.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Short yoga and mindfulness break"

Relaxing, beautiful surroundings, right pace itinerary, learned new things, lots of space, chilled environment, knowledgeable, professional instructor.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Relaxing experience "

I found the yoga and pace of the days really relaxing. The walks and surroundings were lovely and pool were particularly good. Food was excellent, especially because I had dietary requirements that were catered for.

Jayne Denham

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Fabulous Experience "

Paula is a wonderful yoga teacher, with a vast knowledge of how to improve your whole well being. The positive energy she projected was gratefully received by myself.

The weekend was well organised in this most beautiful of locations, will definitely be attending another retreat with Paula in the future. I met some incredible people and enjoyed every single moment.

Amy Stevens

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Fun, enjoyable and relaxing "

The weekend was relaxing and calming with a variety of different yoga and mindfulness exercises. I felt comfortable straight away in Paula's prescence and the group I met were lovely. I loved the outside yoga and trying new forms of yoga such as laughter yoga, chanting and the Indian head massage. Wonderful experience for my first yoga retreat and I would definitely consider returning next year.

Noreen Mullally

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Had an excellent experience on my first Yoga retreat "

Our Instructor was amazing, we had a full schedule starting early and finishing late, with enough free time, nothing was rushed it was a truly mindful time, trying out new practices, the laughter Yoga was a hoot! having been concerned over who I would be joining, the group were really lovely from all walks of life with one common goal in loving yoga there were all levels. The location, scenery was fantastic. I am looking forward to going again.

Jo Kerr

from Great Britain, July 2018

"What a great weekend"

The relaxed approach from Paula

Michelle Tossoun

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Wonderful 3 days!"

I really enjoyed my 3 day retreat at this amazing location, with incredible views and perfectly chosen. I met some lovely people, the weekend was carefully planned out with scheduled yoga and mindful activities too! The yoga instructor was experienced, telaxed and friendly.........and adapted to suit the individual. I loved the food too there was lots of it! I will definitely book again in the future.

Natacha Salles

from Great Britain, July 2018

"I feel energised and ready to take on the world! "

It was my first Yoga experience and what an experience it has been!!

I learnt about all sorts of techniques: relaxations, chanting, meditations, laughter, pair yoga and and yoga .

Paula also gave us useful tools to use once we get home when things are getting a bit too much.

With what is currently happening in my life it couldn’t have been a better fit. Paula despite a really bad cold was just amazing. The right level of attention to each one of us. It was just brilliant and Yoga will now be a permanent feature in my life.

A massive THANK YOU! and I hope to see you in your next course x

Heather Draper

from United States, May 2018

"Yoga retreat May 2018 Peak District"

This was my first yoga retreat and it was wonderful. I met an AMAZING group of women and I enjoyed the company of every single one of them. Paula (instructor) put enormous effort into our time together. I found it all beneficial and did return home very relaxed and in a better mental zone. I also came away with good correctional advice on my positions, new positions to practice and determination to practice more regularly on my own.

I appreciated the 'full on' programme, though some of the events were optional (no additional cost and no pressure to attend),which left what was for me sufficient periods of 'free' time for wandering about. The grounds and surrounding area were outstandingly beautiful and we were very lucky with the weather. Nonetheless, I went for the yoga so wanted to attended everything. The paired yoga was a lovely way to end our yoga practice together and was also fun to do.

I attended with a friend but it would have been completely fine to have come on my own - as others of those who attended did. I wouldn't hesitate to attend again by myself if anyone reading this has concerns about this.

I would attend again full stop.

Johanna Sartori

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Yoga Weekend Willersle Castle"

The setting was absolutely gorgeous, very peaceful with beautiful views. Paula's teaching style was gentle and inclusive and the practices over the weekend were plentiful and varied. The other people on the weekend were lovely - always the most important factor! - and the group gelled together as a whole. It was both a relaxing and stimulating weekend, and altogether enjoyable.

Barbara Kelly

from Great Britain, February 2018

"My first time"

This was my first ever yoga retreat/holiday.

I had a great time. I met lovely people and did lots of yoga as well as other things I'd never tried before like candle gazing and Indian head massage.

I enjoyed Paula's teaching and came away feeling reassured about my yoga practice.

The setting was fabulous and we were able to have some great country walk. The pool was perfect for a dip.

Sharon Wyatt

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Beautiful countryside, lovely people!"

Overall reasonable value for money. Disappointed with the yoga though, felt it could have been better organised with more flow and levels of difficulty to meet needs of all. Basic instructions in and out of postures was poor and breathing techniques could have been incorporated more into the basics of yoga.

Jason Kelly

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Matlock Retreat"

The walk and the yoga classes. I loved the meditation too. It was a very positive experience.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Excellent"

Paula is an excellent instructor who created a fantastic atmosphere amongst the group. The yoga sessions were a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions catered to all different abilities and with some wonderful meditation/more spiritual elements too. The extra sessions offered, such as hand massage, yoga nidra, bowen technique and walks in the peak district really added to the experience. The hotle is set in a beautiful location and the accommodation, though a little basic, is comfortable, quiet and private. The food was lovely and seemingly never ending. An all round great experience which I would do again.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, August 2017

"'A relaxed and lovely break'"

The weekend was very enjoyable. Paula was very easy going and there were lots of things to do, such as walks and creative activities as well as obviously yoga, without any pressure to do everything. I enjoyed the yoga classes, that were very accessible, but also added to my existence yoga practice. Always good to notice that your own practice feels different after a retreat!

Cromford is a lovely location, also for the guided walks we did. The on-site pool provided opportunity for a proper swim.