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reshape | yoga & fitness retreat | january 2023

We all know the new year can leave you feeling a little heavier than you’d like and sometimes life needs a little shake up as you look to the year ahead. This weekend retreat has been created to give you the tools you need to reshape not just your body but your mind too. Start to feel inspired about your daily yoga practise and exercise routine, get motivated to eat well and be positive about your hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future.

Date Yoga Teacher Stay Bookings
Jan 20th-22nd Laura Bell 3 day Book
Jan 27th-29th Katy Stylli 3 day Book

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Experience and enjoy

  • Restorative yoga & meditation sessions to reset mind & body
  • Daily pilates sessions to improve your core strength
  • Running sessions from our top Tri athlete and coach, developing techniques just right for you
  • Spectacular coastal walks and runs that will leave you feeling recharged
  • Establishing healthy, sustainable fitness habits to see you through the year ahead
  • Unwinding with a full body massage and relaxing with your feet up by the warm open fire.

This wellbeing retreat is an in-depth, yet fun retreat that will pull together many aspects of your life, leaving you feeling fabulous, strong, and assertive. You will leave feeling fantastic about your fitness and life.

“A really lovely retreat which sought to cater for all levels of fitness. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone wishing to feel better about themselves” Elin, Bristol

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.

Yoga & Fitness Sessions

Each day will be spent reshaping your body with an invigorating running session where you will be coached in small groups by your fabulous trainer John, who’s had years of running experience working with people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. These sessions take place in the beautiful park land and at the beach. They are followed by fun and active yoga and pilates classes. There will be an element of challenge to all the sessions over the course of the weekend but there will always be modifications making this retreat suitable for all levels. By the evening you will be ready to sit down, relax and put your feet up by the fire.

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 – 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.

Running Coach - John Farrell

John is a highly qualified coach and experienced triathlete having run every distance including Ultra Marathon. He loves passing on his knowledge working with people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels from pro-athletes to complete beginners. He holds the level 2 triathlon coach qualification as well as qualifications in sports nutrition coaching and performance movement. He specialises in strength & conditioning and functional assessment. On a personal level he competed in the Equinox 24 hour race and regularly runs marathons in Snowdonia and Anglesey.

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)

£546.00 Twin room | Shared Occupancy

£588.00 Single room | Single occupancy

£546.00 Double room | Shared occupancy

£720.00 Double room | Single occupancy

Price includes

  • Two nights luxury accommodation with shared bathroom
  • Four yoga and meditation sessions – mats/blocks/props included
  • Two pilates sessions.
  • Two running coaching sessions
  • Two guided walks
  • Yoga equipment use – mats/blocks/props.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner – wholesome and plant-based.
  • Unlimited fruit, organic teas, coffee and fruit water.
  • Private access to the 21 acres of stunning garden and grounds at Plas Cadnant with its river and plunge pool.
  • Plas Cadnant is extremely comfortable and all rooms are finished to a very high standard.
  • Linen, towels and toiletries are provided.
  • The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay.

dates and booking

Last year our new year fitness retreats sold out, 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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