& NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION
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We understand that before deciding to book one of our Perfect retreats, you will no doubt have many questions to ask. We’ve tried to cover the most commonly asked ones below, but if there is anything that we’ve not covered then please feel free to contact us.
How do I book?
To book your place on our Perfect retreats, please complete and submit our online booking form which can be found HERE. Or alternatively, complete our contact form with your details and preferred retreat, then we will give you a call help you to reserve your place and answer any questions you may have. For full details on booking, refund and cancellation policies please read our Terms & Conditions.
What is the retreat venue address?
We are proud to have exclusive access to hold our retreats at
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon HG4 3DY.
How do I get there?
Our retreat venue is easily accessible by car, train and air.
By Car: Our retreat venue address is Fountains Abbey & Study Royal, Ripon HG4 3DY. Should you choose to drive, we can provide you with simple but detailed driving instructions if required.
By Train: The nearest train station is Harrogate (HGT). You will need a transfer from this station in order to reach our venue. We we are happy to provide local taxi numbers for this if required.
By Air: The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford (LBA). You will need a transfer from this station in order to reach our venue. We we are happy to provide local taxi numbers for this if required.
If you need any help planning your route just let us know.
Is there anywhere to park my vehicle?
Yes. There is plenty of free on-site parking available at our retreat venue.
Can anyone practice yoga?
Yes. Yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities, young/old, fit/unfit, men/women, any ethnic origin, any religious background. Yoga has no boundaries or exclusions but our yoga classes do involve physical activity that might not work for some people. If you have an old or a new injury or medical condition please inform your teacher so that we can give you modifications to guide you safely into the postures.
Before attending a retreat do I need to have had experience of yoga?
The yoga practices on our Perfect retreats are suitable for all levels and abilities. You are welcome to do as much or as little as you like. We advise you to have taken a few classes before attending a retreat but it is not compulsory. A moderate level of fitness is required for the guided walk (available on some of our retreats), which is approximately 10km long through rolling countryside. If you have any concerns, please just get in touch.
What do I need to bring?
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR YOGA SESSIONS ARE PREDOMINANTLY OUTSIDE
PLEASE BRING BRITISH-WEATHER APPROPRIATE LAYERS
Layers of comfortable/exercise clothing for your yoga and meditation practise
A warm waterproof jacket and warm gloves
Trainers for getting to (and during, if preferred) your outdoor yoga practice
A season-appropriate hat
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Comfortable clothes and slippers or warm socks for around the house
Something lovely to change into for dinner, if you wish to
Comfortable clothing to walk in & suitable walking boots and socks (compulsory if your retreat includes a guided walk and if you want to explore the abbey grounds)
Small day rucksack
A good book
Drinking water bottle
Do I need to bring my own mat and yoga equipment?
No. We provide everything for you to use so you don’t need to worry about bringing lots of equipment. A selection of quality mats, blocks, blankets, cushions, straps and props will be available for your use.
Is the food on the retreats vegetarian?
Yes. All of our Perfect retreats have vegetarian menus with home-cooked dishes based around the seasons. Our ingredients are locally sourced and organic where possible.
Can you cater for specific dietary requirements?
Yes. Our Perfect retreat menus are all vegetarian, however since all of our food is home-cooked we can also cater for vegan/special diets and allergies and intolerances. Just let us know when you book your place.
Can I bring alcohol?
We are an alcohol-free environment and prefer that you do not bring your own alcohol to any retreat.
Can I smoke?
Please be aware that our retreats are non-smoking events. We welcome everyone at our retreats but please note that if you are a smoker you will need to go off site to smoke.
Is there internet access?
There is free WiFi available at our Retreat Centres, however please be mindful that internet speeds may not be as fast or reliable as you have at home due to our rural location.
Can’t find what you are looking for? Please just contact us with your queries and we’ll be happy to help.