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3 Days Sound, Mantra, and Yoga Retreat in Bethesda, Wales, UK

Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, LL57 3LX, Wales, UK

Weekend Yoga Retreat UK

This weekend is the ideal way to explore the power of sound and mantra in beautiful Snowdonia. This retreat will help you to find your natural voice, whether you think you’re a singer or not!

Meet the instructors

Jane & Petra
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Highlights

  • Yoga sessions
  • Sound and mantra sessions
  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends
  • Plenty of time to relax and unwind
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


3 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

Snowdonia has received a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor for the accommodation. Snowdonia Mountain Lodge has 21 bedrooms, with a selection of double, twin bedded, and family rooms. With its spectacular panoramic views, situated in the beautiful Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia National Park, it’s the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Program

There will be wonderful sound and mantra sessions, together with flowing Dru Yoga. You will have time for walks in the beautiful Snowdon Valley with, possibly, some outdoor sessions, Welsh weather depending.

Your voice reflects your unique personality. On this experiential weekend, you will develop a personal practice to help you find your full vocal power. You will learn how to improve your listening skills, essential breathing exercises and discover the principles of resonance and sacred sound.

If you haven't been to the teaching center before, then you're in for a real treat! Bring warm clothing and layers too. Comfortable clothes to use for the sessions, including outdoor wear too.

Day 1

  • 17:00 Welcome and check-in
  • 18:45 Supper
  • 20:00 Introduction to the retreat and relaxation

Day 2

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Movement and sound
  • 11:00 Tea break
  • 11:30 Singing with confidence and introduction to mantra  
  • 13:15 Lunch
  • 14:15 Walk in the beautiful Snowdonia national park
  • 16:30 Tea break
  • 16:30 Free your voice – strengthening exercises
  • 17:30 Tea break
  • 18:00 Chanting session
  • 18:45 Supper
  • 19:30 Optional therapies or mentoring

Day 3 

  • 07:30 Optional Dru Yoga and Relaxation
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Toning through chakras and mantras
  • 11:45 Break
  • 12:30 Final Session - create your home sound practice
  • 13:15 Lunch

Instructors

Jane Clapham

Petra Opsteeg

Retreat location

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
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

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Yoga sessions
  • Sound and mantra sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Transport to and from the airport

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 April 3, 2020
Departure: Sunday April 5, 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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