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Before attending a retreat do I need to have had experience of yoga ?

At The Zest Life our retreats are suitable for all levels and abilities. You are welcome to do as much or as little as you like. We advise you to have taken a few classes before attending a retreat but it is not compulsory. A moderate level of fitness though is required for some of the weekends, eg Yoga Rocks.

What do I need to bring?

1. Summer – Suitable walking boots, comfortable clothing to walk in, warm waterproof jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. Small day rucksack.

Winter – As above but Waterproof trousers, gloves and wooly hat

2. Small day rucksack.

3. Layers of clothing for your yoga and meditation practise. Slippers or warm socks for the house.

4. Yoga mat and blanket. If you don’t have a mat please inform us and we can arrange one for you.

5. Plenty of lovely reading material.

6. Drinking water bottle.

Can I use my mobile phone?

Yes. But do we encourage phones to be switched off. We request that guests keep phones on silent and limit use where possible. Keeping communal areas a phone free zone.

Is there parking?

Yes. Free off street parking available.

Is the food on the retreats vegetarian?

Yes. All of our retreats have vegetarian menus with dishes based around the seasons. Food is local and organic where possible.

Can I bring alcohol?

No. Retreats are alcohol free and we respectfully ask that you do not bring alcohol to any of the retreats.

Can I smoke?

No. Although our retreats are very relaxed they are non smoking events. We welcome everyone at our retreats but please note that if you are a smoker you will need to go off site to smoke.

Can you cater for specific dietary requirements?

Yes. The weekend is all vegetarian and we can cater for people with allergies and intolerances.

What time will the retreat finish?

Two day retreats finish around 3pm on the Sunday and three day retreats finish at 11am Monday

Where is the nearest station?


Can we car share?

Yes, of course. Send us your details and we can pass them on to other members of the group and see who is interested.

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