Sunny Brow Farm offers ​holidays in beautifully crafted barn renovations, surrounded by the natural beauty of the English Lake District.

Yoga Retreats (11)

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Instructors (3)

Suzy-Anne Saunders

Jane Alexander

Olivia Fern

Reviews (75)


from United Kingdom, June 2021

"A much needed soothing tonic for the mind body and soul"

Everything about the retreat was just what I needed for this moment in my life. The care, love and attention which Suzy and crew bring to every part of the retreat's components is truly inspiring. I loved being able to experience new elements and styles of yoga practice and meditation, some of which will be added to my tool kit going forwards. I loved feeling full happy and healthy after every meal, the food is gorgeous! The accommodation is simply stunning. I will definitely return. Many thanks to Suzy, Olivia and Hanka :)

Shila Russell

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Yoga chill out at Sunny Brow farm"

Yoga in a yurt surrounded by nature is a brilliant idea. The massage by Suzy is highly recommended. The walks were a good workout and the views were stunning. We were served delicious vegan food.


from United Kingdom, October 2021

"Sacred retreat"

Accommodation excellent, food excellent. The location is perfect.


from United Kingdom, September 2021

"Can't wait to go back"

Very restorative, balanced retreat on all levels - food was delicious, wholesome and filling without being either austere or overindulgent, accommodation was clean, comfortable, light and spacious with great views, the yoga sessions and related activities were very personalised and sensitive to the needs of the group. Beautiful live music accompanying some sessions. Suzy and her team are friendly, helpful and passionate about what they do. The itinerary flowed at a leisurely pace - I never felt bored or rushed. I came home feeling nourished and inspired!

Helen Maciver

from United Kingdom, September 2021

"Amazing place"

The setting is beautiful, the accommodation has been restored to very high standard. Suzy and her team can't help you enough. The yoga and sound baths were fantastic, really experienced teachers. Big bonus having Liv perform for us who is a professional singer and song writer. Delicious healthy food and plenty of it. I will definitely go back!

Jen Tea

from United Kingdom, July 2021

"Perfect retreat!"

The retreat was amazing, exceeded all expectations. Both Suzy and Liv were intuitive yoga teachers, feeling what the group needed. The location was stunning and a short drive to lakes and tarns. The food was divine, so fresh and every meal was delicious (looking forward to trying some of the recipes myself). My bed was so super comfy, I slept like a log each night. And the kitchen/lounge area was a lovely added bonus. I appreciated the 9am starts with a chance to lie in and take things slowly! Myself and the other women on the retreat had such an amazing magical time that couldn't have happened without Suzy and Liv's hard work, love and energy. Thank you so much 🥰🧘‍♀️🦡🪶⚘ xxxxxxx

Joe North

from United Kingdom, July 2021

"A perfect restorative weekend"

Right from the start of the weekend I was made to feel welcome. Suzy and her team have created a perfect balance. Great yoga instruction,wonderful spaces to practice and relax and the food. Oh my .....I would have been happy to have travelled just for the meals. Be sure to buy her cookbook!

Ainura Lenahan

from United Kingdom, May 2021

"Truly amazing and restorative experience!!!"

From arrival to departure I was genuinely cared for by the wonderful Host Suzy and her family. It was like stepping into the world of compassion and LOVE. From peaceful mediation with Jane and restorative yoga from Suzy to an empowering and transformational massage that I will never forget! To top it up food was as delicious! Thank you Suzy and Jane for an unforgettable experience! I will come back!!!

Lorraine Wall

from United Kingdom, October 2020

"Perfect perfect perfect"

Everything about sunny brow farm is centered around you as a person the relaxing feeling is like nothing l can discribe. Beautiful buildings and surrounds the food was excellent and l. Am a very picky eater but every thing that was served was very tasty and so much of it l will be returning as soon as possible thanks to everyone involved

Pauline Ewart

from United Kingdom, October 2020

"Amazing healing retreat"

Great team, very welcoming & intuitive. Gentle yoga. Amazing sound bath. Full of ceremony & sharing. Food first class Can't rate it highly enough

Nikera Davidson

from United Kingdom, October 2020

A wonderful nourishing retreat, relaxing, encouraging supportive setting. Simply, beautiful!


from United Kingdom, October 2020

"First time retreat "

The instructor was very good, all levels catered for. The group were made very welcome and encouraged to share, found the meditation sessions particularly good.


from United Kingdom, October 2020

"The Rising Sisters’ of Sunny Brow"

This was a truly restorative and joyous weekend, shared with a group of wonderful women. The support for each other’s journey was tangible and our experience as a group was unique, visceral and complete.

Linda Gillespie

from United Kingdom, October 2020

"Finding space "

Everything was positive. Suzy and her team were welcoming, friendly and helpful. They really took time to gauge the group and to work with us accordingly. The food was stunning, just beautiful, delicious and healthy. The walks with Phil were breathtaking, the views and the countryside and the chance to chat as we went along were all so pleasant. Sunny Brow Farm itself is a positive place and you feel better just for being there, never mind the huge benefits of yoga, walking and meditation! The yoga classes were all different and I enjoyed every one, each teacher brought a different style but the themes of focusing on calm and letting go, on breathing and grounding were just what I needed. I felt lighter and calmer than I had in a long time and I relaxed in the nurturing environment. The massage was a real treat too!

Linda Fox

from United Kingdom, October 2020

"A.must for revival!"

Everything was wonderful - the environment, the people all, the yoga, the walking, the food, the massage. Such a delight and so replenishing!

Sandra Spencer

from United Kingdom, October 2020


It was my first yoga retreat wasn’t sure what to expect. But everyone in the group blended well. The yoga was fabulous. Food wholesome very tasty. Definitely going to go back.


from United Kingdom, September 2020

"I will be back again! "

I liked the yoga practices and the relaxed vibe.

Silvia Zagalo

from United Kingdom, July 2020

"Absolutely perfect!"

Suzy was an amazing host and has made us feel so welcomed and taken her time with small gestures to ensure all was personalised to our needs. Food was simply amazing, it feeds the soul! We felt so relaxed and at peace. It's an excelent place to recharge and reconnect. Can't thank Suzy enough, it was such an amazing experience and I definitely recommend it, it has exceeded my expectations and can't wait to come back :)

Isabell Hood

from United Kingdom, March 2020

"Wonderful experience from arrival to departure "

I loved everything about this retreat. Restorative yoga and yin yoga wasn’t something I’d done before but I’m a convert now. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. The food is all delicious. I met lovely people and we all enjoyed the time there. Music and singing by Liv was an added bonus. If you want to get away from it all and are open to new experiences then you will love this

Naomi Fitzpatrick

from Switzerland, March 2020

"Inexplicably nourishing "

The overall process of the retreat was incredible. Suzy and Jane created a great space for us to work through what we needed to. Exactly what I needed before making some big life changes to feel ready prepared and settled to go forwards. Beautifully thoughtful and inspiring throughout.


from United Kingdom, March 2020

"First yoga retreat"

The rooms are well curated and cozy, the yoga was a mix of different practices but mostly yin which is perfect when you do so much of it and it leaves you feeling very open, the food was really tasty, delicious and fresh and the group was so much fun! I loved everything! We went by btrain and it was quite easy to get there.

Vivien Saunders

from United Kingdom, March 2020

"Like coming home"

The love Suzy put into all aspects of my retreat was just amazing

Deborah White

from United Kingdom, March 2020

"Hidden gem"

The whole experience from start to finish was amazing, the yoga sessions the delicious vegan food, massage and spending the evenings getting to know other the guests over dinner

Jenny Hanson

from United Kingdom, February 2020

"Just what I needed, highly recommended"

I cannot praise my experience at Sunnybrow highly enough. The yoga was calming and restorative, the food was nourishing, the accommodation was warm and peaceful, the massages and facial I had were wonderful and Suzy created a loving, safe space for me to explore my soul and spirituality. If you need time to reconnect with yourself and to heal, go to Sunnybrow.

Andi Woolley

from United Kingdom, February 2020

"Absolutely wonderful"

I booked the break for my wife's birthday and loved we loved everything about it. The accommodation was beautiful - clean, modern but homely. The short walk (30 seconds) to the Yoga Yurt in the woods was magical. Meditating in a Yurt, in the woods with the wind in the trees and the sound of water cascading down the hills below you whilst keeping warm from the wood-burner is an experience in itself. My wife has a little experience of Yoga whereas I had none yet we were both welcomed and accommodated in all the sessions. We also enjoyed a couples massage whilst there which was equally fantastic. We stayed in the 'HAYLOFT' where our home made organic vegan brunch and dinner was served to us by our wonderful hosts. Really was an amazing experience all round and we are already planning another visit.


from United Kingdom, February 2020

Suzy'y care and enthusiasm

Julia Stansfield

from United Kingdom, February 2020

"New Year - new me!"

The whole experience was wonderful. There were lots of new experiences, all of which I enjoyed. The best way I can find to describe it is that it felt like being wrapped in a warm embrace. It was a group retreat, which was lovely, however there was still plenty of opportunity to find space for myself. The food was delicious - it is plant based and as a veggie that was fab for me but the non-veggies loved it too. I'm starting on a new journey this year and this could not have set me off on a better start.


from United Kingdom, January 2020

"suzy was excellent and we had a fantasic time"

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Stephanie Lumley

from United Kingdom, January 2020

"Nourishment for the heart and soul"

Wonderful setting, restorative yoga, fabulous massages and amazing food. It surpassed my expectations and was an enriching experience. I would highly recommend Suzy and her team.

Joy Seanehia

from France, December 2019

"Excellent yoga retreat"

The yoga twice a day in a peaceful yurt was just what my body and spirit needed. The beautiful landscape nearby was just divine and I am so glad and blessed to have had such an experience. The hosts gave us service that was to perfection and I could not fault at all (from Philip picking me up in ambleside to the delicious food, to enjoying Hanker's massage and Olivia's healing musical talent). The group I was with was so lovely and we bonded so well. From different ages, cultrual backgrounds and experiences and so encouraging that we all felt safe sharing and leaning in. I wish I could go back to those 5 days again

Susan Barnes

from United Kingdom, November 2019

"A perfect escape "

I loved everything about my 4 day retreat .It exceeded all all areas.A magical ,restorative experience .Will definitely return!!

Janet Szabo

from United Kingdom, November 2019

"Sunny Brow- Perfect in every way"

My first time at a yoga retreat and it was an amazing experience. I have never been so relaxed and can’t thank Suzie and her team enough for making it such a wonderful experience. The massages and treatments were the best I have ever had- anywhere! I am already looking at booking my next one at Sunny Brow. Value for money was outstanding.

Samantha Marsh

from United Kingdom, November 2019

"The whole experience was exquisite"

Everything from the moment we arrived till now. l love the positive feelings it has given me.

I am looking forward to going again .

Richard Cobbold

from United Kingdom, October 2019

"Yoga Lakeland retreat "

Very peaceful retreat and lovely instructor.

Jill Falk

from Germany, October 2019

"Lot more than I expected"

It was my first retreat and due to the pictures on the homepage I had some expectations. However, the accommodation, the yoga, the staff, the other treatments, the surroundings, the food, everything exceeded my expectations. It was a fantastic experience.


from United Kingdom, October 2019

"A Transformational Experience "

This was a very special experience. The accommodation, food and setting were all outstanding. The yurt used for yoga and meditation was a special place, especially for meditation - in the woods by a babbling brook. It was, however, too hot and too small for the number of people for some yoga poses. Having said that, a new yoga studio is under construction and so this will soon be resolved.

My massages with Suzy were amazing and deeply spiritual experiences. The meditations with Jyoti were truly inexplicable journeys - I meditate regularly but it has never been like this.

I went on the retreat as part of my recovery from very serious mental health problems. The healing work that was woven was more effective than an private or NHS medical treatment I've had in the past two years.

I can't praise Sunnybrow Farm highly enough - so much so that I've already booked to go back later in the year

Monica Castenetto

from United Kingdom, October 2019

"Nurturing for body, mind and soul"

Gentle, nourishing and warm atmosphere in a stunningly beautiful setting. Calming and healing yoga practices in the cosy wood-burner-heated woodland jurt. Nourishing, abundant and yummy macrobiotic food. A massage so caring and relaxing I fell asleep. Affirming insights from Suzy's soul reading. And a respectful, warm and enjoyable group of fellow 'retreatees'. This is a special place, where the body can recoup and the soul can rest a while, surrounded by beauty. Thank you Suzy (and Hanka and Phil) for these precious things you've given. I returned home replenished. <3


from United Kingdom, October 2019

"couples retreat "

Suzy's attention to detail and the care with which she delivers everything (be it yoga, dinner or massages) was hugely appreciated. Had a lovely stay!

Denise Penney

from United Kingdom, September 2019

"Recent stay"

I have just returned from Sunny Brow

It was a truly life changing experience. Set in beautiful woodlands the accommodation was first class.

Everything was top quality.

The yoga was tailor made to our requests twice a day.

Food was just amazing- home cooked with an amazing array of natural organic ingredients. Cooked by owner Suzy and Hanka. Both talented and passionate about the food they feed you- and lots of it too.

Owners Suzy and Phil are so passionate and skilled about their home and go out of their way to ensure your stay is perfect.

I made some amazing new friends and my memories will last forever.

I cannot recommend Sunny Brow highly enough and I can’t wait to return

Jackie Pearce-dickens

from United Kingdom, September 2019

"Surpassed all expectation "

Suzy and Philip have put their heart and soul into every aspect of Sunny Brow. It’s a really special place where loving care runs like a thread through every aspect. Suzy went out of her way to make sure everything was uniquely tailored. I arrived frazzled and left feeling the most relaxed for ages. Can’t wait to return.

Cathy Rowland

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"A special time for me"

I loved the location, which was quiet and beautiful. Yoga/meditation in the yurt to the sound of a running stream. Suzy is a fantastic instructor, very genuine, down to Earth and yet also intuitive. Her food was amazing. Bracken Barn was a perfect retreat for me, where the high-spec conversion combining natural materials/colours with creature comforts provided a perfect back drop to my stay. On top of my yoga package I also had a soul reading session which made the whole time at Sunny Brow Farm very special. I would certainly come again


from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Beautiful location "

Suzy was lovely, really warm, friendly and genuine host. Location was beautiful with walks possible straight from the accommodation. Restaurants and pubs within walking distance. Accommodation was high spec with comfortable bed and nicely fitted out. Suzy was happy to find a yoga class that suited everyone. Food was all excellent.

Karen Gale

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"Relaxation for mind and body 😁"

I enjoyed the whole experience. The setting absolutely beautiful. Accommodation comfotable and peaceful everything you need. Food delicious. Suzanne makes you feel welcome she has a calm presence great instructor and therapist 😁

Kerrie Bainbridge

from United Kingdom, July 2019

"Stay at sunny brow barn "

One word: amazing


from United Kingdom, July 2019

"Idyllic yoga retreat in the Lake District"

A beautiful barn conversion in the heart of the Lake District, within easy reach of Hawkshead, Coniston and Ambleside. The farm is surrounded by scenic woodland for you to explore at your leisure. You receive a lovely warm welcome from Suzy and Phillip as you are shown to your luxury barn conversion. Each barn has a shared bathroom, living accommodation, kitchen and dining area. The members of the yoga retreat eat together in the Old Dairy, as this is the largest kitchen/dining area, making it easy to get to know each other.

Yoga and meditation sessions, as well as some massages, are conducted in the large yurt by Suzy and Jyoti. Both have a wealth of yoga and meditation experience and provide holistic and spiritual guidance during the week. They are always on hand for a chat and the family really make you feel relaxed and part of their little community. The group are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings, however you can contribute as much or as little as you want.

The brunch and dinner are served in the dining area of the Old Dairy, as well as outside if the weather permits. The food is excellent home cooked hearty meals – brunch is two courses and dinner is three courses. These are all lovingly prepared by Suzy and Jyoti, with many recipes in Suzy’s published cookbook.

You also have time to yourself to explore the surrounding area, or do absolutely nothing if you wish. The week is planned, but it is a very relaxed schedule, designed to accommodate all members.

Luc Badain

from United Kingdom, July 2019

"A truly exhilarating retreat "

From the moment you enter into Sunny Brow Farm it is very clear that a lot of love goes into the development and running of this retreat. There are some sheep grazing, a few pigs, dogs and cats that you would expect to find around a farm that make wonderful sounds that would otherwise be a very quiet secluded space. You can walk to the drunken duck pub about 0.8 miles away or into Hawkshead about 20 mins walk, otherwise the places like Ambleside and Windermere are all within a short drive.

The accommodation is modern, clean with super comfortable beds.

Now onto the food; Suzy and Jyoti managed to make up some of the most amazing foods I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It was very much seasonal, healthy, nutritional and absolutely 5* top quality. I suffer from allergies and they went the extra mile to cater for my requirements.

The yoga retreat was amazing, we were fortunate to have a fantastic group of 7 in total. There was yoga in the morning followed by brunch, free time then more restorative in the evening with an amazing meal to follow. The treatments are highly recommended also and great value for money. I can honestly say 100% that there will be a return to Sunny Brow and would recommend to anyone and you will not be disappointed.

Nuala Hawthorne

from United Kingdom, June 2019

"Me Time "

Everything was so relaxed and easy.

I felt extremely comfortable with Suzy from the beginning.


from United States, June 2019

"Wonderful "

Suzy has managed to establish such a beautiful intimacy between human to human, human to animals, and human to nature. She opens your eyes to see love everywhere in your life. This is a experience that will stay with you for a long time.


from United Kingdom, June 2019

massage, yoga, meditation- all amazing and helped me to restore an recharge

Helen Cooper

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Perfect. Tailored to my deepest needs. "

I felt at ease with Suzy from the moment I arrived at Sunny Brow Farm. She is warm and welcoming, and within 10 minutes of arrival I knew that I would benefit hugely from her ability to empathise and connect at a deep level.

All our work together was 1-2-1 and Suzy worked with compassion and love throughout. She tailored the yoga, meditation, healing and massage to my individual needs each day.

Suzy’s cooking is all about nourishment and it was heaven to be waited on with the most comforting home-made soups , fresh bread, seasonal vegetarian dishes, and healthy desserts. Each morning yoga session was followed by a scrumptious brunch ( wild mushrooms on sourdough with kale / fresh pancakes with berries, pecans and honey) eaten al fresco with views of the beautiful farmland and sheep. There is a small stream running through the woodland, and over the little bridge is a winding path leading to a yurt and a fireside gathering space.

My accommodation was beautiful and airy, with quality furnishings. The living space was comfortable and relaxing, with tv, dvd collection, sound system. My bedroom had a sense of simplicity that was very restorative and peaceful. The bathroom was luxurious and spacious.

I am truly thankful that Suzy and Phil were able to provide me with a beautiful space where I could retreat and restore at a really difficult time in my life. Suzy really commits to communication at a deep level and was able to guide me on my journey. I am truly grateful.


from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Exceptionally good. I would highly recommend this yoga retre"

It was the whole experience. Everything was set to a very high standard.

Claire Atkin

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Relaxing retreat"

The location is just heavenly, so quiet, peaceful and beautiful settings. I feel that all levels and abilities were catered for in the yoga. I especially enjoyed the yoga actually outside amongst the trees and the sound of rippling water in the background. What could be better for a therapeutic experience. The food was all freshly prepared and tasted amazing. Suzy was very attentive and made me feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend a visit to anyone looking for a relaxing retreat for the mind, body and spirit.

Sheree Holder

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Just switch off "

Absolutely lovely host. Suzy was very welcoming and a joy to have as a yoga tutor. The yut was a wonderful experience too. I adored the meditation and the sounding, which was a new experience for me and one I will continue to practice. Clare’s massage was amazing and I didn’t want it to end!

The rooms are beautiful and done to a very high standard, and the surroundings are so pretty and peaceful. You could not fail to feel relaxed here and I would recommend it to anyone 🥰

Susanne Mead

from United Kingdom, March 2019


The location, the accommodation, the hospitality, the yoga and the additional therapies were perfect above and beyond what I had hoped for. I left positive, rejuvenated and on new journey in my life steered by Suzy, this retreat was an amazing experience that will stay with me for life or until I can get back for a continuation of the soul searching I have started. Would I recommend? Absolutely, without hesitation.

Deborah Carter

from United States, March 2019

"A pocket of peace in a frenetic world"

Suzy is an inspirational, positive teacher. She created a wonderful atmosphere. We absolutely loved the yoga in the yurt beside a babbling brook. Hannah’s vegan food (a first for me), was lovingly prepared, delicious and plentiful. The barn is renovated to a high spec, enhanced by a cosy log burner each evening. My daughter and I loved every minute, and will definitely return.

Ian Walters

from United Kingdom, February 2019

"Amazing Experience "

We cannot fault our stay at Sunny Brow. Suzy is a brilliant, caring hostess and yoga instructor. The 2 hour couples massage was outstanding and the yoga and meditation in the yurt truly enlightening. Lovely location and the accommodation spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Loved every minute of our stay and would highly recommend.


from United Kingdom, January 2019

"Idyllic retreat in beautiful location"

Very restorative week spent with like minded people under the guidance of welcoming and intuitive hosts. The mix between yoga sessions, food and free time was perfect. The accommodation has been tastefully renovated with considerable thought and finished to high standard. Additional treatments available which were well worth a bit extra.

Highly recommended!

Corinne Lewis

from United Kingdom, January 2019

"Mother and daughter chill out after exam stress!"

I can’t say just one thing as everything was much better than our expectations! Suzy and Phil were both very welcoming and so helpful too!

Joan Mcfadden

from United States, January 2019

Positive attitude and hard work of staff in making sure your stay was comfortable and enjoyable


from United Kingdom, January 2019

Suzy is absolutely wonderful!

Favourite bits: furnishing was to an extreamly high standard, everything was such good quality (bedding/sofas etc)

Massage: I was with Jane. It was a beautiful experience, totally unique.

Extra therapy: again, unique, a fantastic experience.

I also loved the gong! The evening meditations, work with chakras.

Fiona Anderson

from United States, January 2019

"Beyond expectations "

From when I landed until when I left Suzy went out of her way to make sure that my stay was comfortable safe at ease and enjoyable

beyond my expectaions thank you Suzy l will hopefully return very soon x

Deborah Cairns

from United Kingdom, January 2019

"January Detox"

Suzy was lovely and very accommodating - couldn't do enough to help.

Linda Lees

from United States, January 2019

"What a lovely experience "

It was relaxing atmosphere Suzy was very welcoming and warm the location was wonderful and just the whole experience was rejuvenating I would definitely recommend it


from United Kingdom, January 2019

"Fabulously restorative"

I thought the setting and accommodation were excellent and even though i had a back injury the teacher was sensitive and experienced making me feel safe to practice some restorative yoga.

Janet Morgan

from United Kingdom, December 2018

"December birthday treat"

Absolutely perfect retreat. So good we have booked again!!!

Keri Platt

from United Kingdom, December 2018

"Restorative week in a beautiful place..."

Suzi is a wonderful host and I thoroughly enjoyed my time away on her beautiful little farm. Yoga in the yurt was brilliant, as were her healing massages and meals. The location itself is perfect for exploring the Lake District. Definitely hope to be back!