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4 Days Rejuvenate Yourself Scottish Yoga Retreat in UK

  • Bunrannoch House, St. Andrews, Kinloch Rannoch, near Pitlochry, Scotland, UK


Wellness Yoga Retreat UK

Lindsey of Yoga~Nu~U and Cat of Reach the Peak invite you to join this retreat that is open to everyone and is designed to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing. It will offer you a unique blend of yoga, walking, and NLP coaching, all set in a beautiful, remote Scottish highlands location. Come and enjoy an inclusive, caring, and respectful environment, with the opportunity to rejuvenate, nurture yourself, and improve your overall wellbeing.


  • 5 Hatha yoga sessions
  • NLP based coaching sessions
  • Invigorating walks in the beautiful hills
  • Complimentary local pick up / transfer up by arrangement
  • Complimentary 20 minutes Indian head massage
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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All four floors of Bunrannoch House have been lovingly refurbished by its current owner, who lives in a flat on the ground floor, to recreate the warmth and charm of the original hunting lodge. The many character features include large sash windows, high ceilings, a grand staircase, and a real fire in the living room. The character of the house is complemented by its modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms in every bedroom, wireless internet access and a large, commercial style kitchen.

Bunrannoch House sleeps a maximum of 16 people, in seven bedrooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms. There is plentiful off-street parking and the gardens extend to more than two acres. One set of bed linens, a hand towel, and a bath towel will be provided to each participant. Single rooms can be arranged upon request and may incur a supplement.

What does the yoga involve?

Yoga will be available daily as an activity, usually with a morning and an afternoon or evening session. As with all the activities, participation is encouraged but optional. As the retreat progresses, you may feel increased benefits of doing a daily practice. Lindsey’s style of teaching follows her Hatha yoga teacher training which she often adds to with elements from other yoga styles such as Bikram, Yin yoga, and others.

Yoga sessions will be tailored to suit the level and needs of the group and are suitable from a complete beginner level up to intermediate level or someone who enjoys a regular, sustained practice. Everyone will have the opportunity to find their edge and move beyond it to discover new aspects of their mind and body through their yoga practice. Modifications are given to enable everyone to achieve the maximum benefits of their practice and enable any specific injuries or restrictions to be worked with.

A small number of yoga mats will be available to borrow for those that do not have their own, at no extra charge.

What does the walking involve?

The aim is to include a walk of 30 minutes to four hours each day during the retreat (weather dependent) and, as with all the activities, this is optional. You can choose to join the walk or perhaps alternatively enjoy some time in front of the fire in the house. These walks will be based predominantly in and around the local area close to the house, although may occasionally involve a short drive.

For one day of the retreat, a full-day of guided high-level walking will be attempted. This option will be suitable for novices, although a good level of fitness is required and will also depend on the weather conditions.

The walks are tailored to each individual group based on their previous experience of hill-walking, levels of fitness, and what they are looking to achieve. The group moves at the pace of the slowest person and regular breaks will be taken to chat, admire the view, eat snacks, and drink water. Some coaching activities may also be done along the way, which can be a different and wonderful way to work through things.

A suggested list of required gear will be sent out at the time of booking.

What does the coaching involve?

Both Cat and Lindsey are qualified INPLTA NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioners and their coaching sessions will be predominantly based on NLP coaching techniques. At times, they may bring in or include other coaching practices. As with all the activities, taking part in each coaching exercise is optional but encouraged.

Coaching can take place around any topic you wish to explore. This could be something "big and meaty" like a career change, relationship change, or working towards an important goal. Or, it could be something smaller but important to you, like wanting to start a new hobby, increase your fitness activity, or to improve a relationship at work.

Each individual is welcome to come up with an idea(s) of what they would like to work on during the retreat (some pre-thinking prompts will be sent out to you closer to the retreat date to help you with this) or you may choose to just see what comes up during the retreat. Both approaches work well. The coaches will also suggest topics or themes that can be explored by everyone and work during the week.

Coaching activities will include both one-to-one conversations with either facilitator, or with another participant on the retreat, and guided group activities. This type of retreat can help you by providing a safe and nurturing space to think things through, to explore your situation through some guided processes, and to reconnect with what is most important to you. At the very least, you will gain new insights into your own situation. You may find you discover a big change that you want to make.


This is an example schedule that can be adapted to the requirements of the group and weather conditions. All other time will be free to spend as you wish.

  • 07:00 Morning yoga (one hour long)
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Coaching activity (two hours long)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Walk (sometimes with coaching activity) (30 minutes to 2 hours)
  • 16:00 Tea and cake
  • 17:30 Evening yoga (45 minutes long)
  • 19.30 Dinner

A full day of guided high-level walking is included in the price of the retreat. This option is suitable for novices and it will depend on the weather conditions. A good level of fitness is required for this activity.

Cat Trebilco

Cat is an experienced mountaineer, fully qualified mountain leader, and first aider. She regularly leads groups of all ages and experiences in the hills, including scout groups, corporate organisations, and novices on their first ever trips. Further afield, she has led expeditions in the Alps, Peru, Swaziland, and Ethiopia.

With a degree in psychology and sociology, she has always been fascinated by people and how they think. She first came across NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in 2010 and after a few different taster sessions, and she qualified as an NLP practitioner in 2014. She personally uses NLP every day to help solve problems as well as moving her life forwards, and she loves helping others to do the same!

Having worked in the corporate world for eight years, Cat decided it was time to move into the world of self-employment in 2014 to gain a better work-life balance and do something she was truly passionate about.

Lindsey Porter

Throughout her busy successful career as a project manager, working in the financial services sector both in the UK and overseas, Lindsey has mindfully kept her yoga practice going to help keep a balance in her life and to keep her sane. In 2006, she seized an opportunity between jobs to spend time in India to deepen her understanding of yoga and certified as a RYT-200 yoga teacher, under Yogi Vishvketu. It was there Asha Jhoti (Lindsey's yogic name) was given to her which translates to "light of hope".

Whilst her teaching follow the Hatha style of yoga, she likes to incorporate elements from other styles as well. Typically, she will guide you through a combination of postures (asanas,) breathing exercises (pranayama,) and relaxation and internal focus techniques. Yoga is a non-competitive activity which exercises the mind, body and improves breathing. It promotes balance, core stability, strength, and flexibility, alongside encouraging you to make space to absorb the benefits of your practice.

As well as running three Yoga~Nu~U yoga classes based near Falkirk, Lindsey also enjoys being a mom to her two boisterous boys and actively supporting two voluntary organisations: CVS Falkirk and Smart Works Edinburgh. She is also a certified NLP Practitioner, Reiki master, and holistic therapist (Indian head massage and hopi ear candles).

Bunrannoch House is a large Victorian hunting lodge built in 1860, which stands proudly in its large grounds, on the outskirts of the village of Kinloch Rannoch, in highland Perthshire. The remote village lies at the eastern end of the 10 mile long Loch Rannoch, in an incredibly tranquil setting, surrounded by some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery, including the 3,553 feet high Schiehallion, the "Fairy Hill of the Caledonians".

There is a wide range of wildlife in the peaceful glen, often seen in the gardens of Bunrannoch House, including deer, red squirrels, and many birds of prey. Despite the remote location, the house is well positioned for a wide range of activities, from touring fairytale castles, or sampling whisky distilleries, to salmon fishing on the river Tay, or "bagging" some of Scotland's 282 Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet).

Nearby locations

  • Edinburgh - 2 hours
  • Glasgow - 2 hours
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Wholesome home cooking will be provided for every meal and afternoon snacks, covering both meat and vegetarian options (and occasionally fish). Plenty of tea, coffee, drinks, and homemade cakes will be available.

Alcohol is not included in the cost of the retreat, with the exception of wine being served as part of the welcome meal for those that would like a glass. You are welcome to bring along your own alcoholic drinks, to enjoy in moderation, in the evenings, throughout the retreat.

In addition to the scheduled activities for each day, there will be periods of downtime, to spend as you wish. Here are a few ideas of what you could do:

  • Continue and extend the useful conversations from the coaching activities
  • Enjoy the peace of the garden, wander along the loch shore, and explore the immediate surroundings.
  • Help with cooking tasks if it is something you enjoy doing
  • Relax in the comfortable lounge and dining room
  • Read a book or enjoy some "mindful colouring" (a number of mindful based reads will be available along with a small number of colouring books and pencils. You are welcome to bring your own as well).
  • Visit the nearby village of Kinloch Rannoch, a 15 minute walk away. Although small, Kinloch Rannoch has a village shop (which doubles as a post office) selling a basic range of foods. There is also Treats café which has a small selection of souvenirs and artwork including glassware, woodcraft, and paintings for sale.
  • Visit the Fortingall Yew Tree, a 30 to 40 minute drive away. Experts estimate the tree to be between 1500 and 3000 years old. It may be the oldest tree in Britain and is situated in a quaint spot.

A complimentary 20 minutes Indian head massage is included in the price. Additional treatments are available by appointment, for an extra cost.

  • 3 daily home-cooked meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 5 sessions of Hatha yoga
  • Complimentary 20 minutes Indian head massage
  • Complimentary local pick up / transfer up by arrangement
  • Daily guided walks
  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) coaching techniques and sessions
  • Snacks, fruit, and homemade cake
  • Tea, coffee, and water
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Equipment for yoga and walking (some items may be borrowed, consult first)
  • Holistic treatments
  • Laundry service (available at extra cost)
  • Transportation

Driving directions from Glasgow or Edinburgh

The retreat location is about a two hour drive from any of these two cities. Where possible, Yoga~Nu~U will help join up participants to enable lift sharing. Please let them know if this is something you are interested in.

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airports are Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Inverness Airport (INV), Dundee Airport (DND), or Glasgow Airport (GLA) which can be connected by train to Pitlochry.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Pitlochry. Glasgow and Edinburgh stations are accessible to and from most parts of the UK. Pitlochry station is about a 30 minutes drive away from the retreat location.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga~Nu~U an inquiry.
  • Review by Emma Hepplewhite from UK

    "Thoroughly enjoyed my first yoga session with Lindsey Porter on Monday. It did wonders for my stress levels and I can't wait for the next class. "

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  • Review by Linda Cairns from UK

    "I can recommend this retreat for anyone who wants to take stock, embark on a change, or just develop themselves. It’s a physical, mental and emotional workout. It’s well put together with lots of thoughtful touches to help you make the most of the retreat. The location is stunning and the accommodation very comfortable."

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  • Review by Marie Short from UK

    "Lindsey and Cat provide a unique and very special offering. The combination of yoga, walking and coaching is superb for both your mind and your body. And it was full of lovely little surprises."

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  • Review by Karen Herbert from UK

    "Carolyn has returned absolutely buzzing about the great time she had on the retreat, lovely views, great weather, fabulous yoga. Apparently she is a dedicated fan and is going to join your regular yoga classes? She can’t get over the fact that, never having done yoga before, she was standing on her head! She is so enthused by the whole thing, it is wonderful."

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  • Review by Lis George from UK

    "I find Lindsey's yoga classes like a breath of fresh air. She has a considerate and thoughtful style. Her approach in giving subtle adjustments where needed and intertwining pearls of wisdom from books on topics such as resistance or change as well as postures and breathing has given me a broader perspective on what yoga is and can be."

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  • Review by Angela Cassidy from UK

    "Having never done yoga before I started Lindsey's classes about four months ago. I thoroughly enjoy her classes. No two classes are the same as Lindsey sets different themes for each class. I never feel there isn't anything I can't do as Lindsey ensures that everyone is comfortable (but challenging themselves) offering more challenging positions or modifications. I would, and have, recommended Lindsey's classes to anyone."

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  • Review by Leona Fell from UK

    "Lindsey's calming nature and people skills means she has the perfect qualities for a yoga teacher. Along with her amazing skills, she left me feeling completely de-stressed and relaxed at the end of every yoga session. She always has a smile on her face and made each individual in the class feel special. She is continuously improving and undertaking further development to ensure we get the best possible experience in our yoga classes. I would highly recommend everyone tries one of Lindsey's yoga sessions."

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  • Review by Alisdair Bruce from UK

    "It was really nice to meet you yesterday and I certainly feel that I have benefitted from our 121 practice, it was definitely the most enjoyable (and challenging!) yoga session I have had to date. I have got loads of aches and pains this morning; I'm sure that's a good sign! I've never enjoyed the relaxation at the end more as I was exhausted by that stage; it was absolute bliss. I also really enjoyed the shiatsu foot massage you gave me half way through our practice when I was starting to flag, it gave me a boost."

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  • Review by Pam Jenkinson from UK

    "As a complete yoga beginner, what I love about yoga sessions with Lindsey is the gentle pace that she uses to take us through each move. Lindsey’s words are reassuring, informative, funny and encouraging. Lindsey repeatedly reminds us that yoga is not a competition and that it’s for us to decide how far we go with any pose. Overall the session has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and leaves you feeling amazingly refreshed and zingy."


    "I’ve never been very keen on fitness activities or going to the gym, but I am glad I found Lindsey’s class, as it feels very different. Everyone is very real, and just themselves, probably because of the great welcome they receive from Lindsey as they arrive and the very personal attention she delivers throughout."

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Maddiston, Falkrik, United Kingdom

Yoga~Nu~U offers wellness retreats to help people to discover and enjoy new ways to rejuvenate through yoga and to embrace who they really are on and off the mat.

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Arrival: Friday March 24, 2017
Departure: Monday March 27, 2017

Book by September 30, 2016 and receive a complimentary 20 minutes Indian head massage.

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