Spring, the perfect time of year to detox both mind and body. This retreat weekend has a very simple formula, we won’t starve you or punish you with endless hours of fitness, we simply nourish you so that your body and mind can be cleansed and then leap from Winter to Spring with grace and ease. Over the course of the retreat you will experience and enjoy…..
- Detoxing dynamic, flowing yoga sessions with calming mediations.
- Pampering massage treatments from our in house therapists.
- Bracing coastal walks along some of Wales’ finest coastline.
- Healthy, detoxing, delicious meals.
- Laying out in beautiful gardens, relaxing with a good book
You will leave invigorated, cleansed and lighter both mentally and physically. Feeling that spring in your step as you look forward to the summer months ahead!
“Not sure which bit was my favourite…it was all so good. I wanted to experience a sense of peace and practice yoga with like minded people. Initially your website attracted me and then after talking on the phone I felt a very positive and peaceful vibe from you. Even when you communicated with us it was positive and uplifting. You totally delivered on all my expectations thank you for that.” Jules, London
Our weekends take place at Plas Cadnant. A stylish, secluded country house on the Isle of Anglesey, nestled in 21 acres of private parkland, which gathers together for your pleasure; stunning views over Snowdon, 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 Coach house is the largest property on the Plas Cadnant estate, accommodating up to 11 guests on two spacious floors with an impressive upstairs dining /sitting room with large wood burning stove. By night, candles, incense and log fires create the perfect atmosphere for complete relaxation. Its wonderfully comfortable beds, crisp white linen on deep down duvets, 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.
The Yoga Space
Stroll through the walled garden, and majestic wooden gates to the purpose built oak framed building completed in 2012. The combination of lovingly hand crafted oak beams, high ceilings and under floor heating, make it the ideal space for yoga and mediation practice. With the peace and tranquility of the surrounding parkland, it is your sanctuary from the outside world. At Zest though we are not shy of a little alfresco yoga, so be prepared when the sun is shining, to feel its rays on your face, and the grass between your toes as we get saluting the sun out in the garden.
Healthy eating is an integral part of our retreats here at The Zest Life, and this detox retreat more so than ever. The food is always vegetarian and we avoid sugar, dairy, and wheat and gluten where possible. The meals made by our in house chef will have a raw influence to help your body feel cleansed. Herbal teas are a plenty, along with fruit and yummy healthy treats. All recipes can be found on our blog.
The Yoga Teacher
The lovely Kate Hamilton – Hunter teaches Dru yoga on this retreat. The focus of Dru is to synchronise breath with movement, keeping you very much in the present moment so the whole session becomes a beautiful mindful journey of stretches and postures. Your morning practise is 90 minutes long, and has a more energetic feel compared to the evening practise which is 60 minutes, with a focus more on easing out the body after the days activities and enjoying a restorative relaxation before dinner.
Indulge in a body treatment with one on our expertly trained in house therapists. We offer Reiki, Massage, Full Swedish Body, Indian Head, Back, neck and shoulders and Reflexology. All using organic therapeutic oils to ease away your stresses and strains. £40 for a forty minute treatment. Go to your retreat team for further information on the therapists.
Plas Cadnant, Cadnant Rd, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5NH. Our retreat is easily accessible by both train and car.
The nearest station is Bangor with excellent train links to London, taking just 3 hours from London Euston.
Train times can be found at National Rail. Our suggested train times are –
Outbound – 13.10 Departing London Euston, 1 change, arriving Bangor 16.42
Return – 15.58 Departing Bangor, 1 change, arriving London Euston 19.44
Plas Cadnant is situated a 5 minute taxi ride from the station. Local taxi firms: 01248 353535 01248 364661
From A55 Expressway Mainland
- Cross over the Britannia Bridge and take the first slip road, immediately after crossing bridge.
- Turn right at T junction (A4080) taking you back under the expressway towards Menai Bridge and Beaumaris.
- At the roundabout go straight across (2nd exit) and downhill into the centre of Menai Bridge.
- Turn left at the main road towards Beaumaris (A545), through Menai Bridge town until you see a new road bridge ahead.
- Turn left at the lay-by (with white lines on it) just before the bridge and Plas Cadnant Estate entrance is 50m on the left.
- When you arrive at Plas Cadnant , make your way up the long leafy drive to the central graveled courtyard.
- The Coach House is the first big house on the left. There is plenty of parking.
Price per person & Booking
£345 Twin room | Shared occupancy
£390 Single room | Single occupancy
£345 Double room | Shared occupancy
£490 Double room | Single occupancy
- Two nights luxury accommodation with shared bathroom.
- Four yoga and meditation sessions.
- Yoga equipment use – mats/blocks/props.
- Wholesome and vegetarian – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Unlimited fruit, teas, coffee and fruit water.
- Two guided coastal/countryside walks.
- 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.
- Plas Cadnant is extremely comfortable and all rooms are finished to a very high standard. Linen, towels and toiletries are provided.
This weekend is always very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.