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“Really enjoyed myself. Couldn’t fault any part of the retreat. Enjoyed the Yoga the most. Laura is a very knowledgeable teacher. Just to say see you same time next year.”

Andy, York, Swim Retreat, August 2023

“I was seeking to recharge and de-stress. It definitely delivered on those fronts. The outdoor swimming was the highlight for me, but combined with yoga just brought it to another level of relaxation. It also motivated me to continue with meditation and outdoor swimming, which I started attending and aim to do regularly. Excellent service, great food and plenty of it, and it has been great to mingle with the other people who came solo. Thanks “

Iveta, London, Swim Retreat, August 2023

“I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED it and have been telling everyone about it. I went on a budget swim retreat earlier this year and it was worlds away from Zest Life. You are absolutely worth every penny! It’s the little details too, like hot drinks after swims and food always ready on time right after yoga or swim, the grounds are stunning and the staff/hosts (Katy!!) are always so helpful and nothing to is too much for them.”

Shelly, London, July 2023

“An absolutely wonderful experience. Lovely people, tasty and imaginative food, fun activities. Kate, the yoga teacher and our host for the weekend was an absolute treasure. I thoroughly enjoyed her sessions and can’t recommend her enough. Dave from Acwa Terra guided us safely through the wild swimming experience which I really enjoyed as well. I’d also recommend his services happily. Very knowledgeable and fun. I would definitely recommend Zest Life retreats to anyone who needs to reboot the mind, body and soul.”

Isi, West Bridgford, Swim Retreat 2021

“It was all incredible! I hoped I would gain confidence in open water swimming, and feel calmer and more relaxed after the retreat. These goals were fully met and then some! The yoga was amazing, I felt so much happier and more relaxed in my body after the sessions. There was an element of the more meditative and spiritual side of yoga which I hadn’t experienced before, really nice to explore this. The swims were great and well run, with a good level of challenge for all of us. Delicious and satisfying food all weekend – a real highlight! The grounds of the estate were beautiful. A bonus highlight for me was a quick dip in the freezing waterfall pond on the estate, in incredible surroundings. Fabulous weekend!”

Lizzy, Leeds, Swim Retreat 2021

“I really enjoyed every single part of everything, swimming in the lake surrounded by mountains, meeting new people, the food, the yoga, sea swimming, the accommodation, it all fitted together perfectly! Came back feeling very relaxed & rebalanced, and I can feel the change in myself as the days go on. A five star retreat!”

Fran, Liverpool, Swim Retreat 2021

“Clare, Sarah and Catherine did a fantastic job of looking after us all, I feel marvellously nurtured. So much thought clearly goes into organising and delivering these weekends. Loved the venue, particularly those gardens, and the swim locations were terrific. The guides did a terrific job of ensuring the different swimming levels within the group were catered for. The yoga was similarly inclusive so that the less energetic among us were looked after. Claire was so encouraging and inspiring and thoroughly professional in hosting the weekend. Catherine’s food was delicious and nourishing! I’ve been raving to my friends and hopefully will return with some of them in tow!”


“I am kicking myself for not taking advantage of your retreats sooner! It has been an amazing weekend of laughter, great food, world class yoga and so much more. We are very lucky to have you in Wales. This will be an annual treat for us”

Mark, North Wales.

“Thank you for a truely wonderful weekend. The itinerary was exactly the sort of thing I had been looking for for some time. Your organisation and attention to detail are second to non. I have felt totally spoilt, relaxed, re-energised, exhausted, inspired and re-balanced, all at the same time. I will definitely be back. Thanks again.”

Stephanie, London

“Thank you all so much for a truly wonderful weekend. For the first time in a long time i have been able to switch off and time seems to have lasted forever. The yoga has been wonderful and the food truly delicious. The setting is divine and extremely relaxing and the cottages were perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend . You all worked so hard and made it truly special.”


“Laura has a beautiful teaching style and plenty of variety to keep things interesting and fun. I did classes with her twice a day on retreat for a week in Sri Lanka and it was always different. A great teacher who connects both the mind and body side of yoga as well as being inspirational in her own practice.”

Melanie, Dubai

“Thank you Laura and team for an amazing weekend. We were so looking forward to it and it was even better than we had imagined it would be. Everything was perfect and we had a really lovely time. Please put your recipes on your website!”

Sarah, Cheshire

“The weekend has been magical, from start to finish. Amazing yoga, food and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. Thank you, we are booking again very soon.”


“A perfect venue, surroundings and accomodation. Amazing food, amazing hosts. Perfect Retreat. Thank you”


“The sense of achievement when we got back after climbing snowdon was amazing followed by a great restorative yoga session. The perfect combination for a yoga retreat weekend. Thank you.”

Ellie, London

“I set out on the retreat to get back into my yoga and my techniques. I achieved all of that and more with the expert teaching. I would definetly attend another retreat.”


“Peace, feeling good, exercising, doing yoga, all wrapped up in a beautiful location with fabulous hosts. I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasurable weekend.”

Debbie, Manchester

“Thank you very much for the weekend on Anglesey. Everything was just perfect, the place the food, the yoga, the walks, the gardens, the company. I enjoy your yoga classes very much and thought I’d let you know. Thank you”

Anemone, Canada