5 of the Best Yoga Retreats in the Lake District

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published June 12, 2024

Renowned for its ethereal beauty, the Lake District is the ideal destination for a spot of rejuvenation and self-discovery – and there are dozens of yoga retreats now open to help you on your way. 

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A three-day retreat combining yoga, mindfulness and walking (Photo: BookRetreats.com)

Picture-perfect Lake District has always been a popular spot for those looking to get closer to nature. Between its rippling lakes, rolling hills and lush woodlands, there are plenty of corners for peace and quiet. Now, there are dozens of retreats designed to capitalise on the serene surroundings while nourishing mind, body and soul, from dawn yoga sessions to meditative hikes. The best of these combine fantastic teaching with soul-stirring experiences, delightful farm-to-table cuisine and comfortable lodgings. With so many to choose from, we’ve selected five of the best yoga retreats in the Lake District based on itinerary, locations, value for money and customer reviews. 

3 Day Yoga, Mindfulness and Walking Retreat 

Set at Brathay Hall, this three-day retreat in August gives guests the chance to explore some of the region’s most breathtaking landscapes, including Grasmere village, Ambleside and Rydal Water and Caves. As well as daily dynamic and restorative Hatha yoga sessions, guests can enjoy optional extras, like rejuvenating massages and wild swimming too. Fresh seasonal meals and two nights full-board are included in the price. From £325 per person. 

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3 Day Summertime Weekend Yoga Retreat 

(Yoga by the lake. Photo: BookYogaRetreats.com)

Nestled in the heart of Borrowdale Valley, the Yoga Adventures Retreat at YHA Borrowdale promises an unparalleled immersion into nature. Set against a backdrop of epic lake landscapes, the retreat includes several yoga sessions tailored to the group’s energy levels and abilities, ensuring a personalized experience. With hiking trails right at the doorstep, guests can explore the valley’s beauty at their leisure too. From £340 per person. 

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3 Day Wild Women’s Nature and Soul Connection

Set in ancient oak woodlands on the shores of Lake Coniston and suitable for Beginners, this three-day retreat is best suited to those looking to unplug and get totally off the grid. The experience prioritises connection with nature over luxury amenities through a carefully curated programme of forest bathing, Hatha and Nidra yoga, crystal bowl sound healing, foraging and botanical creation, and cacao ceremonies. From £350 per person. 

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4 Day Sacred Yoga and Meditation Midweek Retreat 

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(Photo: Four or five day Sacred Yoga Retreat)

Led by seasoned instructors Suzy-Anne and Jane, guests are invited to immerse themselves in 11 hours of yoga and meditation sessions, including Hatha Flow, Yin and Restorative yoga, in the heart of Ambleside, one of the Lake District’s prettiest towns. The retreat includes three nights of luxurious accommodation, complete with delicious plant-based meals and a personal holistic massage. Group sizes are limited to 12 participants to ensure a transformative experience tailored to individual needs. From £450 per person. 

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5 Day Luxury Yoga and Wild Swimming Retreat 

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Silverholme, Lake Windermere, this brand-new, award-winning retreat is ideal for those looking for a break that combines yoga practice with luxurious surroundings. The week-long retreat, which takes place in a Georgian manor house, offers three days of wild swimming with expert guidance, morning yoga and meditation practice, unlimited access to the lake and healthy, plant-based meals made fresh every day. From £1250 per person. 

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