Join us for a long weekend retreat in this incredibly peaceful setting, just a couple of minutes outside the charming village of Hutton-le-Hole. Allow yourself the time to go deeper into practice and tap into the stillness of this beautiful countryside setting.
We’re hoping we might even get a bit of mild, late-summer weather!
Barmoor Lodge is an Edwardian house on the North Yorkshire Moors with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from every side. Bedrooms are basic but bright and airy and communal areas are cosy with open fires and big sofas. The yoga space itself is in its own building just outside the lodge and has a wooden floor, a log burner and huge windows which bathe the space in natural light. A simple garden surrounds the house with a few tall pines and picnic tables at which to sit and admire the views. There are no single bedrooms, but you can choose from sharing in a double room, triple room or multiple room (four or five sharing). All bathrooms are shared too. If there is someone else who has booked onto the retreat who you’d like to share with, feel free to let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate (you must both book the same type of room).
Expect food which is nutritious and delicious in equal measure. Meals will include plenty of options, so you can choose to eat light if you wish but if you’ve got a good appetite, don’t worry, there’ll be plenty to fill you up.
We are lucky enough to have our wonderful chef Kate againg this year, those of you who came last year know what a treat you’re in for!
After practice brunch will include some options that are great for making a little packed lunch in case you’re going to get peckish later on or in case you want some food to take out on a walk in the middle of the day. Food will be predominantly vegan and gluten free, although we’ll have cows’ milk available for cups of tea, as well as dairy yoghurt and butter.
This retreat is only suitable for experienced Ashtanga students who have an established Ashtanga Mysore-style practice and know the Ashtanga sequence. If you are not sure whether this retreat is suitable for you, please check with us by getting in touch via the booking form at the bottom of the page.
3pm onwards – arrive, get settled, relax
5pm – welcome and gentle yoga class (if you can’t get here in time then that’s ok, you can just arrive in time for dinner)
7:15pm – evening meal
Morning – led meditation, Mysore-style Ashtanga
Free time to rest/read/explore
Afternoon technique class or restorative class
Morning – led meditation, Mysore-style
11:30 – 1pm Closing circle *please note, this is only a rough outline of the schedule and is subject to change, (although the Friday arrival and start time and Sunday end time will not change, so you can go ahead and arrange travel based on these times).
1pm – pack up and a clean up
2pm – depart
Although a duvet and pillow are provided at the centre, you will need to bring:
During the retreat, if practical, we ask you not to use any digital technology such as phones/tablets/laptops etc. if you are able to do so. Otherwise, please keep this to a minimum. We hope this will help us to be more present with ourselves and with others and also make space for increased capacity to rest which comes when we are able to have less immediate responsibilites for a short period.
Barmoor Lodge, Lowna Road, Gillamoor, Hutton Le Hole, York, YO62 6UE
To get to Barmoor Lodge, whilst driving through Hutton-le-Hole village (heading North), take the left hand fork, continue for a couple of minutes and then take the turning on the left hand side. On your left there is a small path to a residential property, ignore this and drive down the right hand path for a minute, following the ‘Barmoor 1982’ sign and you’ll arrive at the gate of the lodge. Parking There’s a reasonble amount of space to park within the gates of the house. We are under strict instruction not to park outside the gates of the property as this may offend the person who owns the land. This means we will need to park close together.
The closest train station is Malton, the closest major train station is York, (if you’re coming from further afield, I think most trains will require you to change at York to go to Malton). The below website has useful information about travel options, times and prices from Malton to Hutton-le-Hole: https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Malton-England/Hutton-le-Hole If you’re taking public transport to Hutton-le-Hole, let us know in advance what time you’ll arrive there and we can arrange for someone to give you a lift, otherwise it’s about a ten minute walk.
One person sharing a double room – £395
One person sharing a triple room – £370
One person sharing a multiple room – £340
Please specify which room type you would like. Once we receive your booking request we will confirm whether a space is available and then send the payment details.
We ask for a deposit of £50 within one month of booking and the remainder amount is due on 1st October 2023.