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Create a personal health package by learning how to maintain balance through food and lifestyle changes. Experience the benefits of yoga and learn natural cleansing methods. Gain essential knowledge about your perfect diet and discover how to increase its nutritional content. This weekend provides the ideal introduction to the Ayurvedic retreats.
Snowdonia has received a certificate of excellence this year from TripAdvisor for the accommodation. Snowdonia Mountain Lodge has 21 bedrooms, with a selection of double, twin, and family rooms. During this retreat, you will be staying at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Snowdonia, United Kingdom in a private or double room.
Aside from that, family rooms are also available with one king-size bed and a single bed. You will also get your own free car-parking space. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi, television lounge area, where you can relax and read, and a peaceful outdoor seating area. Depending on the availability, some rooms will also have television.
Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualization. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind, and spirit therefore improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.
Designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime. Dru Yoga classes are available in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, across Europe, Australia, and Canada. Short Dru Yoga retreats and yoga holidays in these countries are also very popular.
Dru Yoga has its roots in hatha yoga and includes classical yoga postures (asanas), pranayama (breath work), mudras (gestures), positive affirmations, empowering visualizations, and powerful, flowing, dynamic sequences. Dry Yoga is known to keep your joints relaxed and soft during movement. This creates flexibility and a free flow of subtle energy.
Aside from that, it is also known for Energy Block Release sequences (EBRs) which an easy-to-practize, flowing movements that help to release tension physically, mentally and emotionally. In Dru Yoga, all movements originate from the spine because a flexible, healthy spine will support your entire yoga practice. The spinal wave and spinal twist are core features of Dru, enhancing spinal health and vitality.
A deep understanding of core stability is a major focus. Dru Yoga works to balance the chakras which is the energy that centers of the body and access the powerful energy of the heart. Within the flow of movement, Dru Yoga creates powerful moments of stillness which is known as “Dru points.” Classes are tailored to an individual level and usually contain Energy Block Release sequences, graceful yoga sequences, pranayama, relaxation, and Dru meditation.
During this retreat, you will be able to go into Ayurveda workshops to help you look good and feel young. Besides that, this retreat will also help you discover your constitution type, learn balancing detox yoga, and superfood cookery demonstration. During your free time, you will be able to enjoy your time your with walks in nature and do Dru yoga and relax. You will also bring home some castor oil packs and other home therapies.
Kindly note that the main sessions will vary according to the theme of the retreat.
Keith combines his background in nutrition, Ayurveda, herbalism and cookery with over 30 years of experience as a vegetarian chef. As chef at the Dru Centre in Snowdonia in North Wales and author of the cook book 'Cooking with Love' Keith oversees the culinary and nutritional delights for all Dru UK retreat participants throughout the year. Keith now travels widely, teaching workshops, retreats and courses around the world. His events are hugely entertaining as well being full of practical knowledge His highly popular blog keithonfood.com is not only funny but also packed with free resources.
Annie is an international Vitality Coach, motivational speaker, Yoga and Nutrition Consultant. She is the Co-Founder of the International School of Dru Yoga (UK) and author of 'Dru Yoga Stillness in Motion'. Annie has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has pioneered health and yoga programmes into schools and businesses throughout Britain. Annie specialises in the positive effects of nutritional analysis, and uses her training in analysis of nutrition and blood, alongside her in-depth knowledge of yoga and yoga philosophy to really make a difference to her client's health and wellbeing.
This retreat will take place in Snowdonia, United Kingdom. The retreat is a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life but is still easily accessible by rail and road on the A5.
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During this retreat, you will be served with daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The delicious vegetarian cuisines are tasty, healthy, and complement the courses perfectly. Dru UK also caters for vegan and other special diets, such as gluten-free, and more. Please let Dru UK know your diet upon booking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 are available upon request for additional pricew. From Ayurvedic Abhyanga full body massage to foot reflexology, when you enjoy a therapy on one of the retreats, that is when you will really feel the true benefits of the whole Dru experience. You can also book a personal mentoring with one of the expert tutors on topics such as chakra analysis, Vedic astrology, and much more.
The Snowdonia Mountain Lodge is 3.5 hours away from London by train.
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