3 Days Meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga Retreat in UK

  • Fishponds, Gracious Street, Huby, York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Yoga Retreat UK

Leave the busy, stressful, and hectic everyday life behind from the minute you arrive and you will begin to relax, repair, and recharge. Zita Fitness' motto is taken from the words of Swami Vishnudevananda, Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way, and will be reinforced through workshops, breathing practice, and meditation. You will leave feeling renewed, refreshed, and totally relaxed.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga workshops
  • Morning meditation sessions
  • Daily meditative, silent, or mindful walks
  • Daily vegetarian brunch and dinner
  • Healthy snacks, tea, and coffee
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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During the retreat, you will stay in fishponds house and share with others. This house has three types of rooms: the Cobra room and the Scorpion room have twin beds and a shared bathroom and the Crow room that has a double bed, a single bed, and an en-suite bathroom. The house is also equipped with a shower room, cloakroom, dining room, kitchen, utility room, large landscaped gardens, and parking.

The schedule is subject to variation to suit the group.

Day 1

  • 16:00 Arrival
  • 17:30 Candlelit yoga session
  • 19:30 Vegetarian meal

Day 2

  • 08:00 Pranayama, concentration, and meditation
  • 09:00 Yoga class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 12:00 Talk in the summer and meditative silent walk in the winter
  • 14:00 Yoga workshop
  • 16:00 Karma yoga
  • 17:30 Vegetarian meal
  • 18:30 Meditative silent walk in the summer and talk in the winter
  • 20:00 Mantras and chants

Day 3

  • 08:00 Silent mindful walk
  • 09:00 Yoga class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Free time
  • 13:00 Yoga workshop
  • 15:00 Question and answer session
  • 16:00 Depart
  • 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.

This retreat will take place in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

For the length of your stay, you will have vegetarian meals prepared by the residents of the house during the Karma yoga sessions. During the preparation, Zita will discuss the three diet groups: sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic, and explain their beneficial effects on the mind and body.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Afternoon tea, coffee, or soft drinks
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Daily Candlelit, Karma, and Sivananda yoga lessons and workshops
  • Healthy snacks
  • Meditative, silent, or mindful walks
  • Morning meditation sessions
  • Yoga mats, cushions, and blankets
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

You can come to the accommodation by bus from York or Easingwold on the number 40.

Arrival by train

You may travel by train from any rail station that will stop by York.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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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.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
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    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.

    10 Value for money
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    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.

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
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    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

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
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    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!

    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
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    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!

    10 Value for money
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    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

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
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    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!

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
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    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 Grimsby, UK

    "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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Testimonials

  • 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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York, United Kingdom

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

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