Yorkshire Wellbeing Centre,
40 Duchy Road,
Tel : 01423 524893


Escape the rat race with our Yoga Retreats

Yoga retreats in the UK and abroad

If you want to give yourself a complete break from the stresses of modern day living. The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing & Harrogate Yoga Retreats offer a range of retreats, both at our Harrogate centre and at other retreat centres abroad. Since 2011 we have also taught on retreat in Gozo, Sri Lanka, India, Bali, France, Greece, Cyprus and the Maldives.If you have special requirements for either yourself or your group, we will plan a bespoke retreat especially for you.

For more information of our Harrogate retreats, outline programme etc please click here.

Please see our new HarrogateYogaretreats website http://harrogateyogaretreats.co.uk


Ayurveda Yoga Retreat

Ayurveda teaches the art of finding balance and harmony within our environment. In the retreat, the wisdom of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation is shared with you, so you can learn to adapt your lifestyles to enable you to be as healthy, harmonious and balanced as possible.

Our next yoga retreat is our New Year Dec 31-Jan 2

Chakra Yoga Retreat

Tantra is an ancient spiritual pathway of India from which yoga was born. The word ‘Tantra’ refers to the infinite Divine Energy which permeates all of life. In this retreat James teaches Yoga from a tantric perspective which focuses primarily on the chakras; the subtle energy centres of the body. In the retreat the student will learn yoga, meditation, yoga philosophy and powerful tools for transformation. The Timetable is similar to the Ayurvedic retreat shown in the link above. (please note this style of yoga has nothing to do with sex tantra)

Our next Chakra Yoga retreat is October 27-29

Regular Classes

Once you have experienced the professionalism of our approach, you will want to come back for our Pilates and Yoga classes. We provide a range of classes for varying abilities throughout the week, so you are sure to find the right class for you.

Easter Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat March 23-25 from £255 non res price, early bird £220 by February 7

Easter is an ideal time to learn how Ayurveda, yoga and meditation can bring renewal, an enhanced life, healing and balance.

May 25-27 Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat from £255 non res early bird £220 before April 7

As we move away from winter the Spring is an ideal time to learn how Ayurveda, yoga and meditation can bring renewal, healing and balance to our lives

Ayurvedic Summer Bank Holiday Retreat August 24-27 from £295  non res price also available early bird by July 7 th £255

The Summer is a wonderful time to join us for our longest retreat here at the centre. As well as exploring yoga, meditation and ayurveda you will also have enough free time to simply relax in our beaitiful gardens or visit the elegant spa town of Harrogate or visit some of the local attractions and beautiful N.Yorkshire country side.


Other Non UK retreat options for 2017 and why we will be returning to Ahimsa.

This year we have invitations to run other retreats in the Maldives, or Bali and also to run a retreat at several other non UK destinations
However, we feel the experience at Ahimsa Gardens is so outstanding and is the most beneficial on all levels, so we plan to return to in November as well, so more of you can experience it for yourselves.
As an Ayurvedic centre it has not been possible for us to provide full Panchakarma, but now with our partnership with Ahimsa the dream has  become a reality.




Ayurveda Yoga Retreats with Panchakarma Ahimsa Garden retreats Kerala S.India

February 16-24 2018 Ahimsa Garden retreats Ayurvedic yoga retreat with Panchakarma from £1350 inc 21% govt tax - 3 rooms left

November 2018 tbc Ahimsa Garden retreats Ayurvedic yoga retreat with Panchakarma from £1350 inc 21% govt tax 

Please see our notice board page for more information or the video link below for a small glimpse of what to expect from a retreat at Ahimsa


Please click here for link to Ahimsa Garden retreats

For more details of the retreats please click here

For Dr. Kuchinad's personal statement please click here


What people have said about our classes and Retreats

"Thank you so much for a wonderful retreat! I am still enjoying the effects of the meditation and relaxation.As a practitioner and teacher of Reiki, as well as a shamanic healer, I particularly appreciated the all-inclusive nature of the Yoga retreat."

Melanie Mascall August 2012

" I have now been to my first retreat .. And what joy.. Surpassed my expectations as I left feeling grounded and pretty exhilarated all at the same time. If one centre can put on varied and satisfying yoga all week.. And on top of that hold transforming retreats. It must be leading UK I would think"

Belinda Allsopp February 2015

"I attended my first Yoga Retreat and found it a hugely enjoyable and relaxing day.
The retreat was well balanced with asana, meditation and Ayurvedic advice.

I slept more soundly that night than I had for ages.

Years ago I hated my first experience of yoga. This was primarily because the focus was purely on the asana and it felt very competitive I compared myself to everyone else and thought I was useless!

Having experienced The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga I now appreciate that yoga is so much more than the physical poses. I don’t think any more about what everyone else is doing – I focus on myself and seek to learn and improve within the limits of my own body.

I would heartily recommend the retreat if you want to take time out for yourself and learn more with like-minded people. I guarantee that you will definitely leave feeling more calm, centred and relaxed than when you arrive."

Melanie Richardson Harrogate 2011


The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing is unique in in the N.E its use of Yoga Nidra in the treatment of Veterans with PTSD. The retreats run by the centre are invaluable in helping the veterans deal with PTSD without the use of medication. The number of veterans suffering form PTSD is increasing and the approach offered by the centre is invaluable, very few centres offer this sort of holistic treatment.

Charles Holleran Newcastle-upon -Tyne May 2017 (veteran of the Falklands- now works in support with other Veterans)