Zita Fitness

Zita offers yoga classes to help yogis relax, repair, and recharge whilst experiencing a true yoga lifestyle in comfortable tranquil surroundings.

  • York, United Kingdom
Limited availability
21 people currently interested


Based on 14 reviews

Speaks English

from US$347

Excellent 10/10

Based on 14 reviews
from US$347
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 14 reviews

Zita Soanes

(Sivananda Yoga)

Zita has a 35-year teaching experience within the fitness industry and began teaching yoga full time in 2006. Zita achieved yoga Siromani in 2012 and more recently, was blessed with the distinction of yoga Acharya, master of yoga, justifiably reflecting her knowledge and passion for yoga. By limiting group sizes to a maximum of six persons, Zita is able to guide yoga enthusiasts of all levels, from beginner to advanced, in extending their own personal journey towards their goals and aspirations.

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    Review by Dorota Szczepaniak from United Kingdom

    Just what I needed (and wanted)

    CONS Cons: I always find something that I am not 100% happy with ;), but not this time. Lack of coffee was quickly substituted with coffee addiction stories that kept us laughing until departure.

    PROS Pros: Zita runs her retreat from home which seems to be built for the purpose. There is a lot of privacy, yet cosiness creates an amazing atmosphere. Vegetarian food (freshly cooked) is prepared with attention, care and imagination. Please bear in mind that Zita does not offer coffee or black tea, but has a huge selection of herbal teas and healthy snacks throughout the day. If daily cuppa is a must then take some with you :). However, I would suggest trying to survive without caffeine and see how far you can go without. Zita's retreats are in small groups (up to 6), so her attention to you during yoga sessions is almost undivided. Her house is situated in a beautiful Yorkshire countryside and rooms have views of the pond. Tranquility and peace. And quite challenging yoga classes. Absolutely loved it!

    2017-Aug-15 12:59:56

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    Review by Daina Stendere from United Kingdom

    PROS Pros: Location is perfectly peaceful, lovely garden. I fully enjoyed freshly prepared vegetarian satvic food and the family atmosphere.

    2017-Aug-10 23:22:37

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    Review by Joanna Watkin from United Kingdom


    CONS Cons: Nothing at all.

    PROS Pros: The environment, the accommodation, the gentle, warm atmosphere. The careful teaching.

    2017-Aug-07 08:23:07

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    Review by Suzana Sidelska from United Kingdom

    Perfect break

    PROS Pros: Thank you Zita for a wonderful weekend and the knowledge you shared with us. You are such a warm and welcoming host.

    2017-Jul-25 08:40:47

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    Review by Karen Byrom from United Kingdom

    An amazing retreat

    CONS Cons: There was nothing I didn't like.

    PROS Pros: Zita' retreat is in the perfect location with loads of space to practise indoors or outdoors in her beautiful garden. The yoga practice was great - Zita was so helpful - and I loved the spiritual side far more than I expected to. Food was lovely and plentiful and the others on the course were friendly and fun.

    2017-Jul-12 08:01:06

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    Review by Angela Davis from United Kingdom

    PROS Pros: Great place to go and relax, a perfect spot. Learned a lot about yoga, physically and spiritually. Enjoyed meeting new people. Good books and food, fantastic view of a lake, with lots of wildlife. Very relaxing.

    2017-Jun-13 20:31:09

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    Review by Anonymous

    Perfect weekend

    CONS Cons: Nothing

    PROS Pros: Felt well looked after and talked about all aspects of yoga

    2017-Jun-12 08:13:01

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    Review by Larissa Schneider-kim from United Kingdom

    Much-needed weekend in York! :)

    PROS Pros: It was a very good combination of yoga, meditation, relaxation, good food, learning, walks outside, rest and everything. Zita was very nice and knowledgeable and it felt all really personal. The house and the location is wonderful!

    2017-Apr-18 08:24:53

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    Review by Arushi Chopra from United Kingdom

    Complete rejuvenation

    PROS Pros: The overall experience was absolutely refreshing. Zita's passion for yoga and her love for her guests makes her the perfect hostess! The yoga sessions were very stimulating, the mindful walks and meditation sessions were exceptionally relaxing and the food was fresh and delicious. I'd highly recommend this to everyone!

    2017-Apr-17 00:03:02

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    Review by Suzanne Lester from United Kingdom

    Fabulous weekend

    CONS Cons: Nothing

    PROS Pros: Zita was really helpful and inspiring

    2017-Apr-03 10:56:01

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    Review by Orla Shehade from United Kingdom

    Genuine, warm, inspirational

    CONS Cons: Nothing- the whole weekend was fabulous.

    PROS Pros: A fantastic experience overall- Zita was genuine, warm and able to cater for all abilities within the yoga sessions with her knowledge of the practice. The retreat was elevated above others by the gentle incorporation of all aspects of the yoga lifestyle- including philosophy, diet and much more- in a non-intrusive and respectful way. Thank you Zita!

    2017-Apr-03 08:36:44

  • Review by Neil from Newcastle upon Tyne
    10 out of 10

    "Very few yoga teachers are able to blend the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga into a single weekend and still make it fun and relevant for a mixed group of yogis. Zita has that skill and led a brilliantly relaxing retreat in the North Yorkshire countryside. Recommended!"

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  • Review by Karen Cook
    10 out of 10

    "Had a fantastic time at Zita Fitness. Went with my daughter who had done a little bit of yoga and I was a complete novice. Zita was a fantastic teacher and very patient. Accommodation was first rate with lovely rooms. Full programme with lots of yoga, workshops and assisting with preparing the delicious vegetarian meals. If you only ever get the chance to go on one yoga retreat in your life then this should be the one! Would highly recommend it and would certainly make a return visit."

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  • Review by June Spencer from United Kingdom

    "My experience with Zita Fitness was amazing. Zita was very welcoming and the experience began as soon as we entered the door. The Yoga studio we practiced in was perfect and everything was provided to enable us to practice. The instruction from Zita was tailored to our individual needs and I truly felt I was being taught by a Master and because of that my practice has developed. Our accommodation was perfect and we were made to feel at home and experience a truly Yogic way of being. Zita is the perfect teacher if you want to really learn about Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. Thank you for a beautiful and enlightening as well as fun time. I wish you joy."

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  • Review by Mandy
    10 out of 10

    "From the first day I met Zita, I was inspired to get fit and be healthy! I wanted to be like Zita. The tall, beautiful, incredibly strong, kind, honest, and giving person who stood before me. Zita has time for everyone! She goes out of her way to help you reach your true potential and helps you believe in yourself. She offers advice on all aspects of health and fitness. She is a true professional!"

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  • Review by Kim Brown
    10 out of 10

    "Zita is an enthusiastic, bubbly, and caring instructor. Her classes are always varied and interesting with all exercises carried out in a safe manner. She also motivates you to ensure that you work to your full potential at all times."

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