New Year Ayurvedic yoga Retreat Dec 31–January 2 from £365

What to expect

We run 4 retreats a year to explore Ayurveda and Yoga and one retreat on Yoga and the Chakras -please see below.

Ayurveda is the ancient system of Indian healing and means the “science or wisdom of life” it is the original Functional medicine as it includes many topics, health, diet, herbs, massage, body therapies, oils, food classification, body types. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life

Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.

During the retreats you will also have time to enjoy the spa town of Harrogate and the beautiful surrounding Yorkshire Dales. The retreats typically run from Friday 4pm to Sunday after lunch with exception to the August bank holiday retreat which runs for an extra day and finishes on the Monday.

We offer residential and non-residential options. Residential options include single rooms or shared rooms. The living accommodation is part of the Chris and Anne-Maries family home where the Centre is based. But if you prefer non- residential there are plenty of other options based in Harrogate close to the Centre.

We invite you to join us as we transition into a New Year during this 3-day retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to explore Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation in more depth and enjoy a healthy and contemplative start to the new year as we set our intentions for the coming year

Please note we usually have a waiting list for this retreat so please book in good time

We encourage you to see this as an opportunity to rest, restore and heal the body and mind in a nurturing and safe environment. To make the most of your experience, we recommend minimising or abstaining from caffeine and alcohol, and trying out some cleansing practices such as neti and self-massage.

The full program of meditation, yoga, and other Ayurvedic healing lifestyle practices is carefully designed to optimize the benefits of a healthy diet and bring you closer to inner calm and peace. In your free time, you may feel like resting, reflecting, and learning, or, if you are feeling energetic, exploring the lovely town of Harrogate and its surroundings.

The menu includes a rich, nutritious breakfast and a home-cooked, nourishing evening meal, food is Ayurvedic designed to balance your doshas ( This is explained in our Ayurvedic seminars) Healthy snacks, fruit, and refreshments are on offer throughout the day.

We welcome all levels of yoga and meditation experience to join us on this retreat


Ayurvedic Yoga Weekend Retreat Outline Programme

Please note this is illustrative and may be subject to change-

*on the Summer Bank holiday retreat, day 3 has the same timings as day 2 and day 4 is the same as day 3

Day 1

· 4 -4.15 pm Arrivals may be earlier if you have a treatment booked and welcome

· 5 pm Meditation

· 5.45pm Hatha flow class

· 7pm Dinner

Day 2

· 7.30 – 8am Ppportunity to learn Neti – nasal cleansing

· 8 -10.00am Meditation followed by hatha flow class

· 10.00 -11.15am Brunch

· 11.15- 1pm Ayurvedic Seminar

· 1pm-4.30pm Free time / option for therapy

· 4.30 – 6pm Meditation / restorative yoga & yoga nidra

· 6.30pm Dinner

· 7.30pm Social time

Day 3

· 8 -10.00am Meditation followed by hatha flow class

· 10.00 -11.15am Breakfast

· 11.15am Workshops learn the basics of Abhyanga – Ayurvedic massage

· 12.00 – 12.30 pm Cooking lesson: Kichari with James (see recipe below)

· 1 – 2pm Free time / option for therapy

· 2 – 3pm Lunch

· 3pm Departures

Session Options

Holistic treatments with Kelly-Anne/therapist eg massage, Reiki , Angelic meditation See different therapies available with Kelly-Anne here:

Use of Equipment: e.g. Physiocacoustic sound wave

Visit to the Turkish Baths or local hotel gym/ Spa local 4* hotel spa/ nature walk