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winter warmer | yoga & relaxation retreat 2023

The essence of this weekend is taking some much needed time out to relax before the hectic festive season. Our inspired team helps you to see this retreat as an opportunity to enjoy this quieter, hibernation time of year. We give you permission to calm down and relax. The retreat is tailored to be in sync with the slower rhythms of nature that this time of year presents.

Date Yoga Teacher Stay Bookings
November 10th-12th Laura Bell 3 day Book
November 17th-19th Katy Stylli 3 day Book

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On this retreat you will experience and enjoy

  • Luxury accommodation to relax into.
  • Divine, homemade plant-based meals to nourish your body.
  • Rejuvenating yoga to ease away winter stresses and strains.
  • Deep relaxations and therapeutic calming meditations.
  • Bracing coastal walks, taking in the fresh sea air, building up an appetite for tea and heathy cake on your return.
  • Time to sit by our log fire, unwinding mentally and physically, curling up with a favourite book.

You will leave with a feeling of contentment and peace, a sense that all is well, ready to take on what ever the festive season brings.

“Thank you for this weekends yoga retreat, I really enjoyed my time at Plas Cadnant the food was delicious the yoga was great and the setting was beautiful. I am now feeling very relaxed and ready to face the world. I appreciated your lovely approach to teaching yoga in an amazing setting. ” – Gill, Cheshire

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 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 – 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 – Laura Bell

Laura is a yoga teacher and founder of The Zest Life. She has a personal and friendly yet professional attitude towards her teaching of vinyasa flow based yoga. A style that has come from her 15 years of Ashtanga practise, focusing on movement with breath and alignment. Her classes with their inspired sequences and calming relaxations are set to rejuvenate the body and focus the chattering mind. She continues to practise yoga at a physical level and through continued meditation she has developed a more spiritual path to her practise, which she now incorporates into her teachings both on and off the mat.

itinerary

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)

£492.00 Twin room | Shared occupancy

£546.00 Single room | Single occupancy

£492.00 Double room | Shared occupancy

£654.00 Double room | Single occupancy

Price includes

  • Two nights luxury accommodation with shared bathroom.
  • Four yoga and meditation sessions.
  • Yoga equipment use – mats/blocks/props.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner – wholesome and plant-based.
  • Unlimited fruit, teas, coffee and fruit water.
  • Two guided coastal/countryside walks.
  • 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 is very popular 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




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