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3 Days Give Back to Nature: Tree Planting and Yoga Retreat in Snowdonia, UK

Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, 22 High St, Bangor LL57 3LX, UK

Yoga Retreat UK

Want to reduce your carbon footprint, contributing to the reduction of the temperature on the planet? Tree planting offers a practical way of making a difference to the environment, so join The Dru Yoga team for a weekend of giving back to nature, while also enjoying yoga and meditation sessions.

Meet the instructors

Monica
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Deeply nurturing morning walks
  • Explore the untouched forests and lakes of the area
  • Plant trees in Snowdonia National Park
  • Daily food and refreshments
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Concierge desk
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Towering mountains rise on either side of Snowdonia Mountain Lodge and from your bedroom window, you can see the changing light dancing over the fields and listen to the sheep and lambs in the surrounding fields. The peace monument's water feature is a relaxing place to sit and soak up the sunshine or you can meditate by a mountain stream. Teaching sessions are held in the spacious yoga hall and in between classes, you can browse through the extensive yoga shop.

Thousands of people from all over the world come here every year to enjoy the positive ‘feel good’ ambience; delicious vegetarian meals; easy access to the mountains; excellent yoga and meditation instructors; and nurturing therapies.

Snowdonia Mountain Lodge has 21 bedrooms; a selection of single / double / twin bedded and family rooms. All rooms are simply furnished, ground floor, and en suite.

Program

On this retreat, you will have a morning of deeply nurturing walks, Dru yoga, and meditation classes for all levels. After a delicious plant-based lunch, you will plant trees in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and explore the untouched forests and lakes of the area.

Dru yoga

Whatever your age, fitness levels or health goals, Dru is one of the most adaptable forms of yoga on the planet. Dru yoga is a therapeutic, evidence-based yoga which has been shown in many peer-reviewed journals to reduce back pain and sickness absence in the workplace.

In clinical trials, Dru yoga has also been shown to: increase energy levels, improve resilience to stress, reduce injuries, and enhance emotional wellbeing.

Instructors

Monica Staniforth

Retreat location

With its spectacular panoramic views, situated in the beautiful Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia National Park, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Easily accessible by rail and road, the place is located on the A5 (the historic main route from London to Ireland). Snowdonia Mountain Lodge is a friendly, comfortable centre from which to explore the rugged beauty of Snowdonia National Park and the beaches of Anglesey.

Distances

  • Bangor, 8 miles
  • London - 3.5 hours (by train)

Unique features

General

  • Concierge desk
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All food and refreshments are included. The catering gets rave reviews from the guests. It is delicious plant-based cuisine; tasty, healthy, and complements the retreats perfectly. The meals also cater for gluten-free, vegan, and other special diets. Let Dru UK know your needs when you book.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Zip lining at Zip World

Zip World is home to 11 unique adventures set in 3 stunning location within North Wales; Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda (5-10 mins drive) is home to Velocity, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Zip World Velocity is the nearest thing to flying, taking you 500 meters above the quarry lake, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Zip World Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog includes the first 4-person zip lining in Europe to the unique, all-weather underground adventures.

Carnarfon Castle Tour

You can visit Carnarfon Castle, a medieval fortress (13 miles away) in the historic town of Caernarfon. This grand castle is one of the most famous of Wales's castles, and was the venue for Price Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales. Its commanding presence and sheer scale set it apart from the rest.

Climbing Snowdon

Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England, and is more than well worth a visit for its breathtaking views. You can choose from six different walking paths to conquer this 1085 meters giant; The Llanberis Path, Rhyd-Ddu Path, PYG Track, Miners’ Track, Watkin Path, or the Snowdon Ranger Path.

You can also let the mountain railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. The park's historic Snowdon Mountain railway climbs to the summit of Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland. The beginning of most of the tracks up Snowdon is a 20-minute drive from Snowdonia Mountain Lodge.

Exploring Ancient Anglesey

Ancient Isle of Anglesey is only 10 miles away (or a 16-minute drive) from the lodge. Numerous prehistoric stone markers and monuments are present on Anglesey which historically has been associated with the druids. Anglesey has stunning landscapes and unspoiled coastlines. Explore unusual landscapes that are home to an extraordinary amount of plants and wildlife.

You can wander through picturesque villages and explore miles of scenic walks or cycle paths on the coastal path. The beaches of Rhosneigr are great for surfing, fishing and diving. The island has a rich culture and heritage. The Isle is known as the second most Welsh-speaking local authority area in Wales.

Mountain walking and rock climbing

Snowdonia offers some of the best climbing spot in the UK. For those who prefer bouldering, there’s a variety of choice too. The popular climbing spots include Plasy Brenin, Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Milestone Direct Route, and Great Gully. The mountains climb above the beautiful Welsh landscape tempt walkers with the promise of breathtaking views and natural beauty. Trails on the mountains are well-marked and well-maintained.

They offer some of the best walking trails in the UK. You can climb past mining huts, lost caverns, and beautiful clear lakes on the way to the top of Snowdon, Conwy Mountain, and Tryffan. Even on misty days, the mountains display a mystical quality that sings with the legends of Welsh dragons. Wild horses call the mountains home and they are a wonderful sight to behold as you make your way across the stunning natural landscape.

Penryn Castle Tour

Penrhyn Castle (6 miles away or a 12-minute drive) is a country house in Llandegai, Bangor, in the form of a Norman castle. It was originally a medieval manor house with the fortification around the area. There is a lot to see in its extensive gardens regardless of the season including the snowdrops, bluebells, and daffodils. The formal gardens include a Fuchsia Arch and the 60 acres of grounds which also have woodland walks. The interior of the castle includes a one-tonne slate bed built for Queen Victoria and there is a dolls house museum and model railway museum. The castle is ideal for a family visit.

Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed offers an idyllic woodland setting for all your adventurous wishes.  Zip Safari is a journey through the canopy of the trees on 23 zip lines and 6 other ropes course elements 60 feet up into the trees. The Fforest Coaster is based on the traditional toboggan but runs on rails, which offers an all-year and all-weather experience.  You will fly through the forest at exhilarating speeds!

Surfing at Surf Snowdonia

Surf Snowdonia Adventure Park is the world-first inland surf lagoon and the UK’s most compelling outdoor adventure holiday destination for you, your friends and the whole family to enjoy. There is lots to explore but its main feature is an awesome 300 meter surf lagoon.

Spa treatments

From Ayurvedic Abhyanga full body massage to foot reflexology, you will feel the true benefits of the whole Dru experience (optional).

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily plant-based meals and refreshments

What's not included

  • Yoga accessories (can be bought from the yoga shop)
  • Therapies and mentoring

How to get there

Arrival by train

The accommodation is 3.5 hours away from London by train.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Friday January 31, 2020
Departure: Sunday February 2, 2020

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 10% per person for 2020 dates. To benefit, book or reserve before October 31, 2019.

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