INSPIRING OUTDOOR YOGA PRACTICES & MEDITATION
During your Perfect retreat you will experience a mix of Vinyasa Flow to get your body moving and grounding Yin yoga to slow things down at the end of the day; all expertly guided by our experienced and wonderful instructors. Our unique outdoor locations will inspire you and take your yoga to another level.
Our team are all full-time experienced yoga teachers who can teach classes to a wide range of abilities. The teachers demonstrate alternatives (easy to advanced) for each posture and you can challenge yourself as much as you like. They will suggest adjustments to help each guest make progress. After a few days of yoga, guests often surprise themselves by achieving postures that they couldn't do before.
There will be practices every day of your retreat and relaxing meditation sessions to compliment. Our classes are small and personal with a maximum of 10 yogis per class and they take place within the beautiful surroundings of Fountains Abbey; making them the ideal place to practice your Perfect Pose.
I really enjoyed the classes
and the spaces are inspiring.
Victoria, North Yorkshire
To be in nature is to be immersed in the greatest source of Prana, or life-force energy, that exists. Prana is connected to the Air element, thus practicing yoga outside naturally stimulates our entire system and awakens our senses. Through nature, we are able to tap into and active our life-force energy and in turn feel revitalized, grounded, and in alignment.
In addition, studies have found that spending time outdoors improves our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. This is why we have chosen to incorporate outdoor yoga into all of our retreats.
Surrounded by the ruins of an ancient abbey, a 200 acre deer park and elegant Georgian water garden that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, our exclusive retreat venue makes for the Perfect yoga space - it would be a shame to be indoors with such beautiful surroundings.
We provide you with all of the equipment you'll need on your retreat - quality mats, props, straps, cushions and soft blankets - so all you need to bring is yourself.
BUT WHAT ABOUT WINTER RETREATS?
We recommend that you come prepared for all weathers s we will always endeavour to hold our classes outside, whatever the British weather throws at us. We have beautiful locations that are both out in the open and undercover, and so a little rain never stops us. If the weather is expected to be exceptionally bad during your retreat however, an alternative lovely indoor venue within the site will be sourced.
WHY WE PRACTICE OUTDOORS
MEET OUR PERFECT POSE TEACHERS
YOGA INSTRUCTOR & FOUNDER - VINYASA FLOW & YIN YOGA
Ria has a personal love for yoga that grew from a relaxing hobby into an enjoyable and rewarding vocation. Since completing her yoga teacher training in January 2019, Ria has enjoyed creating a variety of Vinyasa Flow & Yin yoga classes. She loves to incorporate inspiring modern classical music, breathing exercises and delicious flows into her sequencing and classes; something that you can enjoy either as part of a Perfect Pose Retreat or at one of her local classes in North Yorkshire, click here for more details.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR - VINYASA FLOW & YIN YOGA
After finishing university, Georgina tried a yoga class after a suggestion from a friend. It just felt so natural to her she didn't want the class to end! With each day her obsession grew and in February 2015, Georgina spent a month in Bali to completed an intensive training course in Hatha and Vinyasa flow. Yoga has become her way of life and her love for yoga is infectious.