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3 Days Chakra Yoga Retreat in Harrogate, UK

40, Duchy Rd Harrogate HG1 2ER, England, UK

Spiritual Yoga Weekend Retreat in UK

James lived and studied in India for five years. In this retreat he will teach yoga and meditation from a Tantric perspective which focuses primarily on the chakras; the subtle energy centers of the body corresponding to the nervous system, the major organs and endocrinal glands in the body.

According to yoga/ Tantra, all illness in the body can be attributed to one of the seven chakras becoming blocked due to emotional, mental and karmic issues; trauma from the past stays in the subconscious mind and affects the functioning of the chakras leading to health issues. In the retreat, the student will learn about these different psychological, emotional and physical issues relating to the chakras and how we can use Yoga, meditation and other powerful tools for personal transformation.

This is an excellent retreat allowing you to develop your understanding of your body and your yoga practice where you will benefit from James's extensive experience and knowledge.

Meet the instructors

Anne-Marie, James, Chris, & 1 More…
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  • Group meditation sessions
  • Chakra Flow (Hatha) yoga classes
  • Deep relaxation and yoga Nidra sessions
  • Seminar on healing with the Chakras and learning about Mantras/Yantras
  • Sessions for questions and answers
  • 2 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction
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  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking

The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing is Harrogate's premier Pilates and yoga studio with free onsite parking. During the retreat, you will be staying in the hosts' own large, spacious, comfortable Victorian home which is in one of the most prestigious areas in the conservation area of Duchy Rd in Harrogate, only a five-minute walk from the renowned Valley Gardens and a 10-minute walk into Harrogate.

There are three large shared rooms that can accommodate up to three people (but usually only two people per room) and two single rooms on site, there is also a single space which is screened from the main living space with another single room just off site.

There is a large dining room, two lounges, with a newly built, large designer kitchen and living area, a luxury treatment room with its own lounge consultation area and a new café bar / reception are which can also used as a second yoga studio. There are also spacious mature gardens, with a pond and water feature with a garden swing and ample seating for guests to relax and enjoy.


This retreat will include philosophical theory and practical tools in Tantra and yoga which will provide the groundwork for powerful transformative practices and transcendental meditative states. James has developed a unique style of yoga based on the Agama / Trika school which uses asanas (postures) to activate the chakras to bring the microcosmic energies of the body into coherence with the universal macrocosmic energies. It is a powerful form of yoga, which works in ascending order through the chakras, leading to higher states of consciousness. Please note that sex Tantra is a miniscule portion of 'Tantra' and will not feature in this retreat. Below are lectures that you will get:

  • Introduction to yoga and Tantra
  • The chakras and the evolution of consciousness
  • Tantric tools for transformation


Tantra is one of the most ancient spiritual pathways of India from which yoga was born. ‘Tantra’ means ‘warp’ or ‘extension’ and refers to the infinite energy of divine consciousness which permeates all of life. Tantra recognizes the human body as a microcosmic replica of the macrocosm. Through practices such as yoga and activation of the chakra centers, the latent energies of the body are liberated. As these energies are freed, an expansion of consciousness occurs as one progressively moves towards emergence with Shiva, universal consciousness.

Daily schedule


  • 16:00 Arrivals (maybe earlier if you have a treatment booked)
  • 16:30 Welcome introduction
  • 17:00 Meditation
  • 17:30 Yoga class
  • 18:45 Dinner


  • 07:00 Opportunity to learn neti
  • 07:15 Meditation and Hatha Chakra flow class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Seminar - evolution and healing through the chakras
  • 13:00 Free time/options
  • 16:00 Meditation and Restorative Chakra yoga
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Social time


  • 07:30 Meditation and Hatha Chakra flow class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:00 Seminar - Tantric tools for transformation - Mantras and Yantras
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time
  • 15:00 Meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • 16:00 Departures


Anne-Marie Burford

James Burford

Chris Burford

Kelly-Anne Head

Retreat location

Harrogate is "famous for its healing waters, this Victorian spa town oozes cosmopolitan charm, smart streets and quaint mews. Enjoy fabulous shopping, atmospheric cafés, fine restaurants and plenty of green open spaces.


The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 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)

  • A visit to a local 4-star hotel spa / leisure complex
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Browse antiques and unusual gifts in the stylish Montpellier Quarter
  • Dine in atmospheric cafes and fine restaurants
  • Enjoy fabulous shopping
  • Explore Harrogate's spa history at the Royal Pump Room Museum
  • Reiki
  • Stroll around Harrogate
  • Tai chi / dance
  • Use of equipment: e.g. physiocacoustic sound wave chair, reviber
  • Visit Fountains Abbey Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site, Ripley Castle and Harewood House
  • Visit the Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate International Centre and the Royal Hall for concerts and ballet
  • Visit the Sun Collonades, Sun Pavilion in the Valley Gardens and several art galleries
  • Visit the Turkish baths

Spa treatments

On this retreat, you have the opportunity to treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage, Reiki, and also visit the Turkish bath and the local 4-star hotel spa. For more information, please contact Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Deep relaxation and yoga Nidra sessions
  • Group meditation sessions
  • Seminar on healing with the Chakras and learning about Mantras/Yantras
  • Sessions for questions and answer
  • Tantra and Hatha yoga classes

What's not included

  • Optional excursions during your free time
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel cost
  • Travel insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Friday November 1, 2019
Departure: Sunday November 3, 2019

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