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dive into yoga | yoga & wild swimming retreat | 5 day

june 28th-july 2nd,
july 5th-9th & 19th-23rd,
august 16th-20th, august 30th-september 3rd,
september 13th-17th & 20th-24th 2021

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After the success of our extended 5 day swim retreats in previous years we are repeating our 5 day retreat for 2021. Each day you will get to discover a new and refreshing swimming location. Investing in this time will allow you to, experience more of the amazing wild swimming locations that Wales has to offer and to fully switch off and recharge. This retreat is suitable for anyone that wants to escape to the beautiful coast of Wales, diving deeply into the zest life way of living. You will experience and enjoy:

  • Three full days of wild swimming, in fabulous wild swim locations, from stunning beaches on the Isle of Anglesey, to the spectacular lakes of Snowdonia.
  • Restorative coastal walks along beautiful Welsh coastline.
  • Sand between your toes as you explore beach yoga.
  • Healthy picnic lunches and wholesome evening meals.
  • Relaxing and unwinding in glorious settings with time just for you, to get fit, healthy and happy.
  • And of course inspiring yoga sessions each and every day.

This retreat is suitable for everyone. So solo travellers, couples and friends come and join in this all new retreat. Be as active or relaxed as you like living The Zest Life.

“Believe it or not my favourite part of the retreat was going in screaming into a freezing cold Irish Sea – I have a brown sun tanned face after being in only 45 mins or so ……….. who needs the Med?”

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 a new oak framed building perfect for yoga sessions. Described as “one of the most amazing retreats on the Isle of Anglesey”.

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 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.

The Swims

We tailor the swims to the groups’ requirements. So depending on how everyone’s feeling and what you fancy getting up to, depends on where we go. It could be anything from breathtaking coastal swims, to floating about in lakes cradled by majestic mountains, to taking an active dip in some of the most stunning waterfalls Wales has to offer. Either way, you will feel invigorated and empowered as you connect back to nature. Your every safety will be catered for and we can provide as little or as much kit as you need. This retreat is suitable for all levels of swimming ability. Go to our team to see more about your guides.

The Food

Healthy eating is an integral part of our retreats here at The Zest Life. This invigorating retreat requires a lot of fuel, which we provide with our delicious plant based vegetarian menu. You will be greeted with wholesome flapjacks and tea post swim, then it's back to the house for warming lunches of soups and dips, and a divine two course meal in the evening. Pukka and fresh herbal teas are a plenty, along with a selection of fresh fruit and healthy cakes. We try to avoid sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten where possible and we can cater for any specific dietary requirements.

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, using organic therapeutic oils to ease away your stresses and strains. £60 for 45 minute treatment. Go to our team for further information on the therapists.

Yoga Teacher – Katy Stylli

An ex-gymnast Katy's yoga classes focus on balancing strength with flexibility, and will help you find your equilibrium, both on and off the mat. Her sequences are inspired by Vinyasa flow, created to be physically challenging while tailored to ones ability. Morning classes will provide an active, full body experience that strengthens through stretching, breathing, lengthening and opening, setting you up for the days activity. The evening classes will have a more meditative focus, with time for releasing tension and long nurturing relaxations. You will feel restored and revitalised from this retreat's yoga sessions.

Yoga Teacher – Natalie Gray

Natalie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for the last 4 years. She studied at Sampoorna Yoga in India which took her practice far beyond the mat and opened her mind to the ancient Indian philosophies and teachings. Her passion and experience lies in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin Yoga. With a background in anatomy she takes a functional approach to teaching, and a focus on how each Asana feels rather than looks, making this style of Yoga accessible to all and more importantly, encouraging creativity and fun and time to take a moment to pause and find our centre.

Yoga Teacher – Claire Riley

For Claire yoga has been a lifelong passion. She has been practising for more than 40 years and has studied with many inspiring teachers in many different styles. She qualified to teach at Camyoga in Cambridge in 2015. Her regular style of yoga is Hatha Flow. Each of her classes are carefully sequenced to safely align, stretch and strengthen the entire body on a physical level and to release tensions, emotional blockages and encourage the flow of energy on a subtle level. Expect a fairly intense experience but you are never pushed beyond your own limits. She gives modifications and progressions as required to suit your individual needs.

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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: 01248 353535 / 01248 364661

By Car

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. The sat nav will take you to this point.
  • When you arrive at Plas Cadnant , make your way up the long leafy drive always bearing left to the central graveled courtyard. The Coach House is the first big house on the left. There is plenty of parking.

Price per person (including VAT) & Booking

£795.60 Twin room | Shared Occupancy

£907.20 Single room | Single occupancy

£795.60 Double room | Shared occupancy

£1020.00 Double room | Single occupancy

Price includes:

  • Four nights luxury accommodation in twin, double or single rooms with shared bathroom
  • Three hours of yoga and meditation sessions a day
  • Yoga equipment – mats/blocks/props.
  • Guided afternoon walk on arrival
  • Three days of wild swimming – Guided sessions plus wet suit use
  • Transport to and from activity locations
  • Wholesome and vegetarian – breakfast, lunch and two course evening meal.
  • Unlimited fruit, organic teas, coffee and fruit water.
  • Stunning 21 acres of private parkland to relax in
  • Linen, towels, shampoo and conditioner.
  • Complimentary Zest Life swim cap
  • The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay.

There are limited places available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Date Yoga Teacher Bookings
June 28th-July 2nd Kate Hamilton-Hunter Waiting list
July 5th-9th Natalie Gray Waiting list
July 19th-23rd Claire Riley Watiting list
August 16th-20th Natalie Gray Watiting list
August 30th-September 3rd Natalie Gray Watiting list
September 13th-17th Kate Hamilton-Hunter Book
September 20th-24th Natalie Gray Book

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

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