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Men's Reset | Yoga and Men's Wellness retreat | 2025

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Join us for a transformative weekend men’s retreat, designed to help you discover and cultivate your inner strength while reclaiming your unique gifts to share with the world. Through a powerful combination of yoga, breathwork, somatic psychology, and invigorating physical activities, you will embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. By the end of the retreat, you will have delved into deeper layers of self-awareness and empowerment, leaving with a renewed sense of purpose and a profound understanding of your potential.

Highlight

Date Yoga Teacher Stay Bookings
February
7-9
Calum Stronach / Laura Bell 3 day Book

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  • Men’s circles, warrior workout practices and sessions on personal growth.
  • Cold water immersion at the retreats secluded woodland swimming pond.
  • Yoga and meditation sessions designed for the male body.
  • Hiking across the breathtaking Clwydian Range with views to Snowdonia.
  • Nourishing, organic plant based meals.
  • Time away from social media and digital distractions.
  • A private woodland to walk, sit, be and relax.
  • Massage treatments, that really are a treat for self.
  • Quiet time for reflection, contemplation, rest and massages.

This is for the man…

Who believes his performance or health is declining.
Who feels like they have lost their mojo or feels a bit lost.
Who feels like their purpose isn’t clear or lives in the past.
Who walks through life feeling unheard or unseen.
Who feels stuck in their head.
Who has low confidence.
Or simply has questions about who he is.

Men’s Wellness Therapist - Calum Stronach

Calum is an Internal Family Systems therapist and founder of The Uncommon Bloke. He specialises in facilitating transformative journeys toward self-discovery and empowerment. His approach focuses on unraveling internal conflicts, fostering inner harmony, and cultivating resilience. With a diverse clientele ranging from elite Olympians to individuals from all walks of life seeking to overcome challenges and achieve personal growth, he provides compassionate support and evidence-based techniques tailored to individual needs.

Yoga Teacher – Laura Bell

Laura is a yoga teacher and founder of The Zest Life. She teaches an intentional flow based yoga, a style that has come from her 20 + years of yoga practice, focusing on movement with breath and alignment. Classes are set to rejuvenate the body and calm the chattering mind. Through continued meditation her practise follows a spiritual path which she incorporates into her teachings both on and off the mat.

The Location

Escape to the breathtaking beauty of North Wales where our brand new retreat venue sits quietly in the the Vale of Clwyd, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one of the most picturesque rural locations of the UK. A charming and serene location, find market towns, medieval castles, miles of coastline, rugged hills and majestic mountains including Snowdon. All this is only a 3 hour train journey from central London.

The Venue

Plas Ashpool is a newly renovated barn which offers an interior that is warm and welcoming. Traditional barn features and wooden floors can be found throughout, making it feel light and homely. Doors open out from the 4 ground floor bedrooms onto the terrace. There are quiet outside spaces where you are free to sit or stroll peacefully at any time. Or enjoy exploring the 20 acres of land including fields, a woodland with private swimming pond and tennis court. These wide open spaces of nature make this the optimal environment for regeneration and wellbeing.

The Accommodation

Finished to a high standard, the decor is crisp and fresh with warm tones and pops of colour in the bedrooms soft furnishings. The oak frame barn sleeps 12 in 6 twin/king double rooms, 4 of which are ensuite. All bathrooms have showers and baths. Sink into large soft sofas by day and cosy up in beds with fresh, white linen by night. An open plan living/ dining space on the first floor is a light and airy calming space to relax. It is perfect for convivial dining, and is complete with log burner and far reaching views across the valley and up to the hills.

Yoga

The yoga room is a light and spacious oak framed room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a quiet, flower filled courtyard. The yoga room lying adjacent to the barn, allows you to walk straight from your bedroom, down the hall and into the yoga space. With an array of indoor plants and a sound system, you can tune in to relaxing music, drifting off into a world of calm, enjoying this tranquil space anytime day or night.

Food

Our chef is constantly adjusting the menu, based on what’s in season. Inspired by nature, our lovingly prepared, plant based cuisine is a highlight for our guests and a key component of our approach to health and wellbeing. We have been cooking with plant proteins for more than 12 years and we are passionate about offering complete, nutrient-dense meals with an element of surprise. With organic seasonal vegetables drawn from the onsite kitchen gardens, these plant powered meals will fuel your active days.

Hikes

Pull on your muddy boots, grab your rucksack and we will be off. Stepping straight out of the front door at Plas Ashpool, you are into pasture land and wide open spaces. Our daily guided walks will be up in the Clwydin Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, that surrounds the estate. Within half an hour you will be enjoying the quiet hill tops with breathtaking, expansive views up and down the picturesque valley, to Snowdonia and beyond. You will be left in awe of this mythical and legendary part of the world.

Natural Swimming Pond

Witness and receive the powerful physical, energetic and emotional benefits of this practice. Cold water has many physiological effects on your body from soothing aching muscles to releasing endorphins and stimulating the lymphatic system. You will learn how to control breathing, keep calm and relax with deep breathing to get over the initial cold shock. Regardless of your experience all the guidance will be given to allow you to immerse yourself in this incredible healing practice in the most secluded natural swimming pond.

Holistic Treatments

There will be plenty of time to indulge in a body treatment or two with one on our superb in house therapists. Enjoy the healing benefits of taking time out and indulging in a holistic therapy amidst the retreats stunning grounds. We offer a range of massage treatments, from Indian head and Swedish full body, to Acupuncture and Tui Na (a Chinese massage similar to Shiatsu). Our therapists use organic therapeutic oils to ease away your stresses and strains. Each treatment is £65 for 45 minutes. Go to your team for further information on the therapists.

Timetable – Your Days

Friday

5pm Arrivals – Tea and cake
5.45pm-7.15pm Yoga and Meditation
7.30pm Dinner
8pm Introduction and Men’s Circle

Saturday

6.30am-7.30am Workshop – Warrior Workout
7.30-8.30am Yoga and Meditation
9am Breakfast
10am-12.30pm Guided Hike and Cold Water experience
1pm-2pm Lunch
2pm-4pm Workshop – Warrior Practice
4pm-6pm Downtime – Tea and cake, Massages
6pm-7pm Workshop – Shadow Practice
7.30pm Dinner

Sunday

6.30am-7.30am Workshop – Activator Workout
7:30am-8.30am Yoga and Meditation
9am Breakfast
10am-12.30pm Guided Hike and Cold Water experience
1pm-2pm Lunch
2pm-3pm Workshop – Breathwork Journey
3pm-4pm Integration and Men’s Circle
4pm Departures

Getting There

Plas Ashpool, Llandyrnog, Denbighshire, LL16 4HP, North Wales, UK.

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Our retreat is easily accessible by both train and car.

By Car

Chester 40 Minutes

Manchester/Liverpool/Wilmslow/Knutsford 1 Hour

The A55 expressway is an easy 12 minute drive away. You drop down from this expressway and drive along the B5429 through small villages before arriving at Plas Ashpool.

By Rail

National Rail will release train ticket availability around three months before travel.

The nearest station is Prestatyn, 25 minutes from the venue and with direct train links to Central London taking just 3 hours.

Chester station is the next closest station, 45 minutes from the venue, with direct links from Central London and Manchester.

Local taxi firms: Prestatyn Taxi 0174588811 – Robert’s Taxi 01745 888444

By Air

Manchester International airport is the nearest airport to the venue, with a car journey time of 1 1/2 hours.

The retreat price includes 2 Nights / 3 Days (Friday-Sunday) of:

  • Accommodation with ensuite and shared bathrooms
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily workout practises and personal growth sessions
  • Yoga equipment – mats/blocks/props
  • Daily guided 2 hour hikes
  • Daily Cold water immersion/swimming in natural woodland swimming pond
  • Plant-based, nutritionally dense meals and snacks
  • Unlimited fruit, tea, herbal teas, coffee and flavoured water
  • Private access to the 20 acres of fields and woodland
  • Linen, towels and toiletries are provided
  • Plas Ashpool is extremely comfortable and all rooms are finished to a very high standard.
  • The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay
Room 4 day
King Double Ensuite – Single Occupancy from £988
King Double/twin Ensuite – Shared Occupancy from £844
King Double/twin (shared bathroom) – Shared Occupancy from £799

The deposit of 20% is required on booking and the final payment due 60 days before the retreat start date. Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

dates and booking

Places are limited to 12 guests so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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

Photography: Amy Bell and Benjamin Griffin. Offa’s Dyke photo credit © Crown copyright (2023) Wales