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reshape | yoga & fitness retreat

january 7th-9th & 14th-16th 2022 | 3 day

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 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.

Experience and enjoy

Waking up to restorative yoga and meditation sessions
Establishing healthy, sustainable fitness habits
Conditioning your whole body in pilates sessions
Running across open beaches and learning new running techniques
Blowing away old cobwebs with brisk coastal walks
Time for self study and reflection, creating mood boards and goal setting for the year ahead.
Full body massage to ease away aches and pains
Relaxing by the warm open fire with a good book.

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. We want you to feel fantastic about 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 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 Food

We are passionate about healthy eating here at The Zest Life and we make it an integral part of our autumn & 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 Pukka herbal teas for you to choose from over the course of the retreat and with three full meals a day, fruit and healthy treats in the afternoon you are sure to feel nourished.

Yoga & Fitness Sessions

The days will be spent reshaping your body with a couple of invigorating beach running sessions where you will be coached in small groups, followed by fun and active yoga and pilates classes. There will be an element of challenge to all the sessions but there will always be modifications making this retreat suitable for all levels. By the evening you will be ready to sit down and get creative with your mood board creations.

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 – 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.

Yoga Teacher – Kate Hamilton-Hunter

Experiencing one of Kate’s yoga classes is a perfect opportunity to find the balance that you need in life. Kate Hamilton-Hunter has been teaching since 2013. She began studying Hatha yoga and then trained in Dru Yoga, which is a more flowing style of yoga. Kate responds to the different needs of the group and accommodates all levels of yoga experience in her classes. Kate’s morning classes are more dynamic and energising, setting you up for the days activity. The evening classes will have a more restorative focus, with time for meditation, setting intentions and long nurturing relaxations. You will feel restored and revitalised from this retreats yoga sessions.

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

£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.
  • Wholesome and vegetarian – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Unlimited fruit, organic teas, coffee and fruit water.
  • Plas Cadnant is extremely comfortable and all rooms are finished to a very high standard. Linen and towels are provided.
  • The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay.

Last year our new year fitness retreats sold out, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Date Yoga Teacher Bookings
January 7th-9th Kate Hamilton-Hunter Book
January 14th-16th Claire Riley 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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