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

Yoga Retreats (1)

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Reviews (23)

Chelsea Yates

from Great Britain, December 2019

"Left feeling renewed and refreshed :) "

Wow. This is a really inspiring and rare look into fully living the yoga life and understanding what it all means and where it comes from. Zita is a fabulously knowledgeable teacher and has a big heart. Go with an open mind and an open heart and you never know what you might come away with, even if it’s just one thing or several elements of it. It’s really worth doing this to stop and take stock. It certainly helped me- I arrived feeling wired from work and a bit off kilter. At the end of the weekend I felt lighter and refreshed.

Amazing company, amazing food and a comfortable space to be you x x

Diana Smith

from Great Britain, November 2019

"It wasn’t quite what I expected"

I felt hungry most of the time, I apologise for that. Zita was a lovely lady. Think I booked the wrong type of retreat. Lovely people on the weekend with me. Sorry, not my cup of tea


from Great Britain, September 2019

"Recommended Retreat!"

The house is in a lovely location and it was really nice to be able to practice outside with the birds and butterflies as we had good weather! Zita is an extremely welcoming host, a very knowledgable yogi - and happy to share that knowledge - as well as a patient teacher. There was a lot offered on the retreat with classes, meditation, talks, walks and more, so I felt it was great value for money, and we also had down time to relax, chat or read. I believe we all came away having learnt something and advanced our practice as Zita worked to everyone's level, helping us individually with techniques and challenges. The food was really delicious and there was plenty of it. A couple of us had dietary requirements and were very well catered for and we all took recipes away with us! Overall I highly recommend the retreat, it was well structured as well as flexible to all levels and ages and I really enjoyed my experience.

Linda Ellis

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Friendly & Enjoyable Weekend Yoga Retreat Experience"

Lovely warm-hearted knowledgeable Yoga Teacher with energy and experience in abundance. Really appreciated the healthy food with my Gluten Free diet well catered for. Loved the breakfast muffins. Room was clean, light & airy with a great view over the beautiful garden. I loved the silent walking meditations around the beautiful countryside. Zita shared wonderfully nourishing Yoga practices with me to create energy and help lift my spirit. I loved the Yoga practice in the garden and the morning breathing practices in the fresh air were just what I needed. Thank you for a wonderful first Weekend Yoga Retreat experience :-)

Beverley Yearwood

from Great Britain, October 2018

Sheila Pearce

from United States, August 2018

"Wonderful yoga retreat"

Zita is an excellent teacher . She is knowledgeable about yoga and the body . She was very patient and kind. I learned more about yoga and my body in the 3 days l was there then 3 months doing a yoga class. The house is well equipped and has a beautiful garden in which we did a class in the good weather. The accomodation is comfortable and clean. The food was excellent and l got the recipes to try out at home. The timetable was manageable and we had time to relax either in a group or on our own. I would happily go back and l have recommended the retreat to work colleagues and friends.

Annie Dyson

from Great Britain, April 2018

"A big thankyou to Zits for a wonderful weekend and first tim"

I enjoyed everything about the weekend. The classes were excellent - food - tasty and nourishing and very good variety - setting and accommodation were good.

I would highly recommend Zita.

I hope to return soon.

Jannette Backhouse

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Perfect de tox & yoga weekend."

I enjoyed everything about the weekend, there is so much more to yoga than the exercise & this was so interesting.

Zita works to all abilities within the group & she only has a maximum of 6 people which is great. I had no previous yoga experience & was worried as I have had a hip replacement & mobility in that hip is slightly reduced but Zita always had an alternative for me!

I must have enjoyed it as I'm still drinking hot water with lemon & ginger & I'm booked on a beginners class to start in March!

Gillian Foster

from Great Britain, December 2017

"A wonderful Yoga experience "

It was interesting to learn more about the Yoga lifestyle without it being forced upon me. I really liked the variety of activities and getting to know the other guests.

Dorota Szczepaniak

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Just what I needed (and wanted)"

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!

Daina Stendere

from Great Britain, August 2017

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

Joanna Watkin

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Wonderful "

The environment, the accommodation, the gentle, warm atmosphere. The careful teaching.

Suzana Sidelska

from Great Britain, July 2017

"Perfect break"

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

Karen Byrom

from Great Britain, July 2017

"An amazing retreat"

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.

Angela Davis

from Great Britain, June 2017

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.


from Great Britain, June 2017

"Perfect weekend"

Felt well looked after and talked about all aspects of yoga

Larissa Schneider-kim

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Much-needed weekend in York! :)"

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!

Arushi Chopra

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Complete rejuvenation "

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!

Suzanne Lester

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Fabulous weekend "

Zita was really helpful and inspiring

Orla Shehade

from Great Britain, April 2017

"Genuine, warm, inspirational"

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!

Marta Sánchez

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Una experiencia muy recomendable"

Las clases, la armonía, la comida, el entorno.


from Newcastle upon Tyne,

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!

Karen Cook

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.