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Yoga and Wild Swimming Escape

From £796 pp

Anglesey, Wales

4 Nights/5 Days

Small group of 3-16

Yoga and Wild Swimming Escape

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What You'll Do

Truly immerse yourself in the wild landscape of North Wales, on a luxury wild swimming and yoga retreat on the Isle of Anglesey, and experience the rejuvenating power of nature.

Dates Available for 2022:

13-17 June
20-24 June
11-15 July
18-22 July
8-12 August
15-19 August
5-9 September

Once you arrive at your country house, surrounded by acres of idyllic parkland, you’ll embark on a weekend adventure that will get you back in touch with nature, and leave you feeling refreshed and re-energised, and feeling the full benefit of escaping busy life and returning to the great outdoors.

Each day you’ll discover a beautiful new wild swimming location, exploring the beautiful Anglesey coastline with its hidden, misty coves, secluded beaches, majestic sand dunes and stunning countryside and get sand between your toes with beach yoga sessions.

These are spots that the locals have been using for hundreds of years, but they’re far enough off the tourist trail to still feel totally wild, wonderfully unique and completely unspoilt, so you can bask in the feeling of swimming in complete seclusion.

This is a retreat suitable for anyone; solo travellers, couples and groups of friends who want to explore the stunning coastline of North Wales from a totally unique perspective, and for those people who really want to get away from it all, be as active or relaxed as you like and experience a bit of true wilderness.

Experience
Highlights

Get truly in touch with the incredible landscape on wild swimming excursions

Relax and unwind with meditation and yoga sessions led by your host

Relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of your country house home

Your Local Host:

Laura Bell

Laura landed into yoga quite literally after being thrown out of a boat in Australia 11 years ago and landing with a broken back. After 3 months of rehabilitation, she was able to walk again but was told her passion of running was no longer an option and that yoga would be the best form of exercise to aid her recovery. As she started to practise yoga as a way to keep her back strong and pain free, her love of yoga was born. After training with David Swenson in Ashtanga yoga a new yogic way of life flourished.

From teaching weekly classes and workshops she soon realised that she wanted to give her students more. It was then that her retreats were born. She found a stunning location, taught the yoga, led the group on coastal walks and with the help of her mum cooked the meals. It was very much a family affair, with her sister helping out and carrying out the massages. But demand for the retreats grew and now have a team of like minded, caring women running the retreats throughout the year. Laura is still very much involved in the running of the retreats and will often be there to help set up, sometimes with a baby or toddler in tow!

Experience Itinerary

Arrival on Anglesey

5pm – Arrival and settle in with some tea and cake

6-7pm – Meditation and yoga

7:30pm – Dinner, introductions and expectations

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be in the magnificent Coach house on the Plas Cadnant estate, accommodating up to 11 guests on two spacious floors with an impressive upstairs dining/sitting room with a large wood-burning stove.

The estate is located on 200 acres and surrounded by history, amazing gardens, and is known as a peaceful place to relax with a warm and friendly atmosphere. By night, candles, incense and log fires create the perfect atmosphere.

Its wonderfully comfortable beds, crisp white linen, fresh flowers, views over rolling parkland and piping hot power showers all make up the luxury and style of your weekend at this stunning country house.

Yoga and Wild Swimming

7:45am – Meditation and yoga class

9:15am – Breakfast

10:30am – Safety briefing, kit distribution, then depart for the day’s natural swimming location

11am-2:30pm – Walk, wild swim and picnic lunch

2:30pm-5pm – Free time to relax, enjoy tea and cake and massages back at Plas Cadnant

6-7pm – Meditation and yoga class

7:30pm – Dinner

Accommodation

Plas Cadnant Estate

A Final Yoga Session and Departure Day

7:45am – Meditation and yoga class

9:15am – Breakfast

10am – Departure

Reviews (2)

Pat A

Friday 20th September, 2019

Amazing weekend. Amy is a truly inspirational yoga teacher. Lake and sea swims were awesome. The food was so good. Highly recommend this retreat.

Amazing weekend. Amy is a truly inspirational yoga teacher. Lake and sea swims were awesome. The food was so good. Highly recommend this retreat.

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Lou B

Monday 24th September, 2018

Feeling fabulous today for the first time in a long time all thanks to a weekend away with The Zest Life. A huge thank you to Kate and the Wild Swim team for an awesome sensory reboot.

Feeling fabulous today for the first time in a long time all thanks to a weekend away with The Zest Life. A huge thank you to Kate and the Wild Swim team for an awesome sensory reboot.

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Location Information

Retreats take place at Plas Cadnant, a stylish, secluded country house on the Isle of Anglesey.

Nestled in 21 acres of private parkland, you’ll discover stunning views over Snowdonia, a meandering river, magical waterfalls, world renowned historic gardens, lazy meadows, mature woodland and a new oak framed building perfect for yoga sessions. Described as “one of the most amazing retreats on the Isle of Anglesey”.

The retreat is easily accessible by both train and car. The nearest station is Bangor, which links directly with London Euston. Exact directions will be provided on your booking voucher.

  • Four nights luxury accommodation with shared bathroom
  • Three hours of yoga and meditation sessions every day
  • Yoga equipment – mats/blocks/props
  • Three days of wild swimming
  • A guided walk on the afternoon of arrival
  • Wholesome breakfast, nutritious lunch and vegetarian dinner
  • Unlimited fruit, tea, coffee and water
  • Unlimited access to the 21 acres of stunning garden and grounds at Plas Cadnant with its river and plunge pool
  • The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Free swim cap
  • Linen and towels

FAQs

The retreats provide a delicious plant based vegetarian menu – healthy picnic lunches at the swim locations and divine meals back at the house in the evening. Retreats avoid sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten where possible. Pukka and fresh herbal teas are plenty, along with a selection of fresh fruit and healthy cakes. You will not go hungry!

This retreat is perfect for all levels; small groups ensure everyone gets the support they need.

The minimum age is 18, however some mothers and younger daughters have come together.

Just through the walled garden and majestic wooden gates you’ll find the oak framed yoga space. The combination of lovingly handcrafted oak beams, high ceilings and underfloor heating make it the ideal surrounding for yoga and meditation practice. With the peace and tranquility of the surrounding parkland, it is a sanctuary from the outside world.

Amy Bell

Amy specialises in Vinyasa Flow classes, in which you will be guided down a creative, physical journey, with an accompanying contemporary music playlist designed to support the energy and rhythm of the class. The classes are intelligently sequenced so that the students are safely warmed up and prepared for the various, chosen “peak” postures.

You will be encouraged to focus on the breath not only to help you flow through the transitions with grace, hold the postures with strength, and release tension in the stretches, but to help you make the practise become a moving meditation, lessening any unwanted, distracting thoughts in the process.

Expect some fun, challenging postures, in order to keep your mind and body connected, and to keep you progressing in your physical practise. Amy also weaves some practical insights/themes into the class to take your practise to another level beyond the physical.

Check in is at 1 pm on the Monday, check out is at 10 am on the Friday.

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