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ashtanga yoga retreat 2023

New for 2023, this retreat sees the world renowned Manchester based Ashtanga yoga teacher Matt Ryan sharing his passion and knowledge of yoga with The Zest Life. Ashtanga yoga is a specific style of yoga that involves synchronising the breath with a progressive series of postures, a process that detoxifies muscles and organs, helping to create a strong, flexible and balanced body. As you move through Autumn you will find this retreat to be the perfect MOT for your mind and body.

Date Yoga Teacher Stay Bookings
October 20th-22nd Matt Ryan 3 day Book

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Over the course of the weekend you will experience and enjoy:

  • Beginning each day with rejuvenating Ashtanga yoga led classes.
  • Developing your Ashtanga yoga techniques, in a workshop style afternoon class.
  • Invigorating Breathwork sessions to uplift and energise.
  • Learning the art of various Zen meditation practises to calm the mind.
  • Healthy, detoxing, delicious plant based meals each and every day.
  • Autumn walks helping you to re-establish your connection with nature.
  • A luxury, rural retreat setting to relax and indulge in.

For those of you keen to learn more about Ashtanga yoga or yogis who want to take your practise to the next level, this is the ideal retreat for you.

Plas Cadnant

The Location

Our retreats 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 an oak framed building perfect for your yoga sessions. Described as “one of the most amazing retreats on the Isle of Anglesey”, it is the most peaceful haven away from busy life on the mainland.

The Accommodation

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, fresh flowers, views over rolling parkland and piping hot power showers all make up the luxury and style of your retreat at this stunning country house.
Plas Cadnant Yoga Space

The Yoga Space

Stroll through the walled garden, and majestic wooden gates to the oak framed building. With its lovingly hand crafted oak beams, high ceilings and under floor heating, it makes the ideal space for yoga and mediation practice. Bask in the rising sunlight during morning yoga and then enjoy settling down into candle lit relaxations in the evening. With the peace and tranquility of the surrounding parkland, it is your sanctuary from the outside world. All yoga equipment is provided, from mats to blocks and cushions to straps, so all you need to do is turn up.

The Yoga

The yoga classes will be a colourful mix of strong, led primary series flow and technique based workshop style teachings, with a sprinkling of calming zen meditation and invigorating breath work sessions. The yoga will be an opportunity for students of all levels to immerse themselves in these individual but complimentary practices. You can take part in as little or as much yoga as you like but ultimately we encourage you to listen to your body and to go where it takes you. This retreat is about you, your yoga journey and doing what feels good.

The Food

We are passionate about healthy eating here at The Zest Life and we make it an integral part of our Autumn and Winter retreats, with an emphasis on warming and nourishing plant-based meals. Our food is always vegetarian, made without sugar or dairy products and low in wheat and gluten where required. We offer beautiful Yogi herbal teas for you to choose from over the course of the retreat and with three full meals a day, fresh juice and healthy treats in the afternoon you are sure to feel nourished.

Holistic Treatments

There will be plenty of time to indulge in a body treatment or two with one on our superb in house therapists. We offer a range of massage treatments, from Indian head and Swedish full body, to Tui Na (a Chinese massage similar to Shiatsu). Our therapists use organic therapeutic oils to ease away your stresses and strains. Each treatment is £60 for 45 minutes. Go to your team for further information on the therapists.

Yoga Teacher - Matt Ryan

Matt has a wonderfully fun and friendly, approachable teaching style. He makes everyone feel welcome, encouraging all yogis to find their yogic path, working to the physical level that suits them. He has taught yoga all over the world, set up and established Yoga studios in Manchester, London and Los Angeles. He holds the highly coveted Ashtanga Yoga level 2 teaching authorisation and his own practise includes the Advanced B series of Ashtanga Yoga one of the few practitioners globally working at this level.



Getting There

Plas Cadnant, Cadnant Rd, Menai Bridge, Gwynedd, LL59 5NH. Our retreat is easily accessible by both train and car.

By Rail

The nearest station is Bangor with direct train links to London, taking just 3 hours from London Euston. Plas Cadnant is situated a short 5 min taxi ride from the station. Local taxi firms: P G Cars 01248 716503 / A1 Taxis 01248 602111

By Car

The A55 expressway on the mainland is a short five minute drive away. You cross over the Britannia Bridge and drive through the small, coastal village of Menai Bridge before arriving at Plas Cadnant.

Price per person (including VAT)

£588.00 Twin room | Shared occupancy

£630.00 Single room | Single occupancy

£588.00 Double room | Shared occupancy

£744.00 Double room | Single occupancy

Price includes

  • Two nights luxury accommodation with shared bathroom.
  • Daily ashtanga yoga and zen meditation sessions.
  • Yoga equipment use – mats/blocks/props.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner – wholesome and plant-based.
  • Unlimited fruit, teas, coffee and fruit water.
  • A guided coastal/countryside walk.
  • Private 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.

dates and booking

This retreat will be very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. We guarantee you will not regret it. All you have to do now is click to book.

If you have any further queries about the retreat please see our FAQ’S page or contact Laura on 07989 512859 / email