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4 Days Nourish Your Spirit Forrest Yoga Retreat in Wales

  • Trigonos Retreat Centre, Plas Baladeulyn, Nantlle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 6BW Wales, Great Britain

Overview

Connect to Your Soul UK Yoga Retreat

After the madness of Christmas and New Year's Eve, start 2017 by taking some time for yourself, to nourish body and spirit and set your course for the year ahead over this four day, three night retreat experience. Make the space to listen to and refine your relationship to your spirit or soul. What do you need to let go of or change? What positive actions can you take in 2017 that will bring you into alignment with your highest goals?

Highlights

  • Daily Forrest yoga classes
  • Gentle ceremony and meditation sessions in the evening
  • Opportunity to take local walks
  • 3nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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The retreat will be held at Trigonos retreat center, which provides a nurturing space with nourishing vegetarian food, much of it grown onsite, and comfortable clean rooms. There are single rooms with or without ensuite available and twin rooms with shared bathrooms.

Claire will lead you through daily Forrest Yoga classes and ceremonies. Forrest Yoga has been created by pioneer of yoga and emotional healing Ana Forrest. It is a physical but internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life and helps you to build strength and integrity in your body. The yoga taught will be ‘all levels’ classes, so options will be provided for both beginners and more experienced yogis looking to deepen their practice.

Jules will lead afternoon sessions which will help you connect to your wild nature through plants, working with the energy of the season stored in roots and dormant seeds.

Everything is optional: if what you really need to do for four days is to sleep, then you are welcome to do so.

The retreat will be held at Trigonos retreat centre, which provides a nurturing space with nourishing vegetarian food, much of it grown onsite, and comfortable, clean bedrooms. The retreat starts at 7pm on the Thursday evening but you are welcome to arrive from 4pm. The retreat ends at 2pm after lunch on the Sunday.

Thursday

  • Arrivals
  • Delicious vegetarian dinner
  • Post dinner yoga and welcome session

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • 2 hour Forrest Yoga session
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • 2 hour workshop - exploring the magic of Wild Plants with Jules Cooper
  • Dinner
  • 1 hour gentle yoga, ceremony and guided meditation

Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • 2 hour Forrest Yoga session
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • 2 hour workshop - exploring the magic of Wild Plants with Jules Cooper
  • Dinner
  • 1 hour gentle yoga, ceremony and guided meditation

Sunday

  • Breakfast
  • 2 hour Forrest Yoga session
  • Lunch
  • Farewells and departures
  • Claire Mace

    Claire Mace is an experienced Forrest yoga instructor who's been learning from modern master of yoga, Ana Forrest, for the last four years.

This retreat will ake place at Trigonos Center in North Wales, UK. Trigonos provides a high quality retreat environment set in 18 acres of land in the south of the Snowdonia National Park, next to the stunning Nantlle lake. Nestle inside in the library, warmed by a log fire, or explore the walled garden or nearby quarries. Much of the food is grown on site and the vegetarian chefs make absolutely delicious - and healthy - food.

Nearby places

  • Caenarfon, 15 minutes
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), 2 hours
  • Manchester International airport (MAN), 2 hours
  • Penygroes - 2 miles
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lake nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room

Food is vegetarian, made by highly creative chefs, often from produce grown onsite and sourced locally.

As an essentially vegetarian center, Trigonos does not usually serve meat. However, in special circumstances the are happy to provide some meat dishes - if required before booking.

Sample menu

Breakfast

  • Cereals
  • Muesli
  • Porridge
  • Yogurt
  • Homemade bread
  • Toast
  • Homemade jams and marmalade
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Preserved and fresh fruits
  • Fruit juice
  • Cheeses
  • Teas and fresh coffee

Lunch

Lunch varies according to the season based on the following homemade items:

  • Soup
  • Bread
  • Goats cheese and red onion tart
  • Quiche
  • Fritatta
  • Humus
  • Green, mixed, and grain salads
  • To these they add the cheese board, fresh fruit, and teas and fresh coffee

Dinner

Dinner usually consists of a substantial main course, followed by dessert, cheese and biscuits, fresh fruit, teas and coffee. Here you have some examples of fresh meals:

  • Broad bean croustade with mixed salad, rosemary, and garlic focaccia
  • Poached pears with vanilla cream
  • Matar paneer with broccoli pakora and white basmati rice with mustard seeds
  • Orange and cranberry halva
  • Tamari nut loaf with roast potatoes, balsamic roast beetroot, and red onion,
  • Peas and sweetcorn and onion gravy
  • Apple crumble and custard or cream
  • Spinach and mushroom lasagne with fresh ground parmesan
  • Balsamic red cabbage and green salad
  • Stewed plums and almond biscuits
  • Butter bean and vegetable casserole with mashed potato
  • Broccoli and roast tomatoes
  • Raspberry and banana crumble with cream
  • Chard and coconut dhal and cauliflower pakora with mint and cucumber raita and brown basmati rice, peas, and cashews
  • White chocolate kulfi with raspberry coulis
  • Leek and tofu stew in tomato and coconut with fried savoy cabbage and wholewheat noodles
  • Lemon tart with crème fraiche

Drinks

Over 20 varieties of teas, caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees, coffee substitutes, and hot chocolate are available to residents at all times and at no extra charge.

Food hygiene

Trigonos has been awarded a five star rating in a recent food hygiene inspection, the top score.

Special diets

The chefs are very experienced at catering for all kinds of special dietary requirements and always produce a meal of equal quality to that given to the majority. If you have a special diet you won’t be disappointed when eating at Trigonos.

To ensure that they fully understand your requirements please use the definitions below to guide your request.

Vegetarian - No meat, fish or any products derived from slaughtered animals (rennet, gelatine, lard, fish oils, etc.)

Vegan - As for vegetarians plus no product from any living animal such as milk (cows', goats' or ewes'), cheese, eggs, cream, lactose, honey, etc.

Wheat-free - No product containing wheat in any form but other grains, such as rye, oats, barley, etc, allowed

Gluten-free - No product containing gluten, such as wheat, oats, spelt, rye. Suitable starches used are buckwheat, millet, rice, and potatoes

Dairy product / dairy / milk products are products derived exclusively from milk. Milk is obtained from animals that include cows, goats, sheep, and buffalo. There are always alternatives to milk as standard rice or soy drink.

Allergies and intolerance

These are the standard definitions used by health services in the UK:

An allergy produces specific symptoms, such as swelling of the lips which usually develops within minutes of eating the food. Only a tiny particle of food is needed to trigger a food allergy. The symptoms of a food allergy can be life threatening.

An intolerance produces more general symptoms, such as indigestion or bloating, that can develop up to several hours after eating. The symptoms of a food intolerance, unpleasant as they can be, are never immediately life threatening.

Please be certain to tell your special dietary requirements before your visit.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Lactose Free
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Relax in the library and meeting room
  • Take nourishing classes
  • Walk in nature and visit the surroundings
  • Yoga sessions everyday
  • Two afternoon sessions themed around the magic of wild plants such as Thistle and Dandelion
  • Relaxing evening sessions with some gentle yoga and yoga ceremony
  • All teas, coffees, and herbal teas
  • Meals from dinner on Thursday to lunch on Sunday

Driving directions from the North

  • Take the A55 toward Bangor / Holyhead.
  • Ignore the first junction signposted to Bangor and leave at the following junction (signposted Caernarfon and Bangor).
  • Follow signs for A487 to Caernarfon and then Porthmadog.
  • About five miles beyond Caernarfon, at a roundabout, take the first exit, signposted Penygroes.
  • In Penygroes, turn left just after the traffic lights at the Co-op, signposted to Nantlle.
  • After 150 yards turn right at the T junction and continue for one and a half miles.
  • At the next T junction turn right to Nantlle / Beddgelert and carry on for two miles into the village of Nantlle.
  • The Trigonos entrance is on the right and well signposted.

Driving directions from South and Mid-Wales

  • Follow the A470 through Dolgellau and then the A487 towards Caernarfon.
  • About five miles before Caernarfon take the third exit at a roundabout, signposted Penygroes.
  • After 200 yards, at the next roundabout, take the first exit.
  • After quarter of a mile turn right at the Co-op just before a set of traffic lights (signposted to Nantlle).
  • After 150 yards turn right at the T junction and continue for one and a half miles.
  • At the next T junction turn right to Nantlle / Beddgelert and carry on for two miles into the village of Nantlle.
  • The Trigonos entrance is on the right and well signposted.

Driving directions from the Midlands

  • M54 on to the A5. Follow to Bangor
  • Take the A55 toward Bangor / Holyhead.
  • Ignore the first junction signposted to Bangor and leave at the following junction (signposted Caernarfon and Bangor).
  • Follow signs for A487 to Caernarfon and then Porthmadog.
  • About five miles beyond Caernarfon, at a roundabout, take the first exit, signposted Penygroes.
  • In Penygroes, turn left just after the traffic lights at the Co-op, signposted to Nantlle.
  • After 150 yards turn right at the T junction and continue for one and a half miles.
  • At the next T junction turn right to Nantlle / Beddgelert and carry on for two miles into the village of Nantlle.
  • The Trigonos entrance is on the right and well signposted.

Driving directions from South of England

  • M54 on to A5 up to Capel Curig.
  • Left onto A4086 / A498 to Beddgelert.
  • Then A4085 to Rhyd Ddu and left onto the B4418 to Nantlle.
  • Drive through the first part of Nantlle and after 200 yards of open land, turn left into the Trigonos driveway.

Arrival by airplane

Please book flights to Manchester International Airport (MAN) or Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL). From the airports you may take a train, rent a mini bus or a car - 95 GBP for one to three passengers, and 120 GBP for more than four passengers or book taxi to get to Caenarfon.

Arrival by bus

Coach National Express buses no longer stop in Penygroes. Caernarfon is the nearest stop, from where you can get a bus or a taxi.

The 1N from Caernarfon serves Nantlle and connects with other buses running from Bangor, Caernarfon, and Porthmadog.

The 5A from Bangor runs to Nantlle twice a day, early morning and late afternoon.

There is also the T2 bus from Bangor-Aberystwyth which stops at Penygroes (two miles from Trigonos). Approximately two buses run a day, early afternoon and evening.

Arrival by train

Nearest mainline stations are Bangor (West Coast mainline) or if travelling from mid Wales, Porthmadog. If you are coming by train (to Bangor), let us know and we'll help to arrange a liftshare or taxishare.

For information about the booking conditions, please send North Wales Retreats an inquiry.

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North Wales Retreats organizes yoga retreats and workshops in beautiful North Wales, UK.

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Arrival: Thursday January 5, 2017
Departure: Sunday January 8, 2017

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