Snuggled on the edge of the rolling and wild Yorkshire Dales is our unique home for the weekend: a spacious cottage for the retreat family, a light filled yoga shala and the most incredible inspirational wellbeing centre dedicated to the art of being and true mind, body, soul harmony.



Ritual and Rest Retreat is an immersive late summer weekend of nature & nurture to enjoy a profound simplistic luxury- The Bliss of Being.

Join us for 3 nights of city escapism and countryside love, sun/star gazing and community connection. Each day is a container for your unwinding explorations into the essential self - take time to enjoy twice daily dynamic solar and lunar/yin elemental yoga practices that are rich, creative and traditional, deep tantric meditations, healing yoga nidra, soul nourishing naturopathic food, wild wandering, fire temple chats and luxurious self spa pampering.

Inspiration: SURYA & SOMA

Taking place in the hazy heat of late summer this retreat honours the sun and the moon through energy balancing practices. Our morning practices pay homage to the heart of our solar system and universe- the Sun, known in sanskrit as SURYA. Connecting to the sun in a balanced way enhances our health and wellbeing through promoting vibrancy, creativity, curiosity and intelligence.

We meditate upon the supreme light of the Divine transforming Sun (Savitri) that he may stimulate our intelligence.

- Rig Veda

In the ancient tantric texts ( Vedas) we come across references to the magic of SOMA. Soma is described as a mysterious regenerative elixir or the nectar of longevity. As well as being considered a rare ceremonial drink loved by divine beings, Soma is also one’s own ability to restore the vital balance within by building Ojas ( the lustrous essence energy of regeneration) through subtle yet powerful purifying practices that open us to the flow of Soma in nature.

"Filled with Vigour, filled with Soma, filled with energy that increases Ojas, I found the source for our well-being”

- Rig Veda

Time for Your Rituals

Everything counts! Please take this time to honour and initiate ceremony through the appreciation of every act of self care. This is a way of transforming us into a receptive state to realise the sacred within- opening every moment into a space for conscious transformation.

Rest & Release in Freedom

Our schedule is relaxed and curated with space for you to enjoy the incredible facilities and treatments at our state of the art sanctuary- Avalon Wellbeing. The stunning swimming pool, sauna and steam are open for you to enjoy with the most mind blowing avantgarde therapies available to pre-book.

Can I come alone?

Yes ! Solo adventurers and lovers are so welcome! Many people come on retreats alone ( I always have done) and have a wonderful time- in-fact this gives you space to connect freely with the group or have the time you need to reset. In-fact many people become good friends! If your coming as a couple, please let us know and we can make sure we have a double room set up for you.

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Broughton Hall is in Bronte country located within a 3000 acre estate which has incredibly been in the same family since the 12th Century! Within the grounds there is the opportunity for pond swimming, forest bathing and fire temple gathering. Our beautifully decorated cottage has a really cosy, clean and relaxed vibe with a communal kitchen, living spaces and shared bedrooms and bathrooms ( single supplement available on request). Rooms will be thoughtfully paired same sex or together with friends/lovers. There is space for privacy to unwind or to come together. All our nourishing meals will be served at the cottage and you can help yourself to tea/snacks throughout the day as you need! All the food is vegetarian/vegan gluten free and naturopathic inspired, delicious, fresh and vibrant- you will not go hungry! Please let us know in advance of any allergies.

The daily yoga sessions will take place very nearby at Avalon in the The Nest yoga space ( first picture).

The closest train station is Skipton which is about 3 1/2 hours from London and then it is a very short taxi ride of 3 miles to the estate. Trains from London leave from Kings Cross Station and change at Leeds Station.

Below find pictures of our accommodation and Avalon Wellbeing.

As well as your beautiful bedrooms we have plenty of space to relax: a communal Kitchen/dining room, Lounge with TV ( totally allowed), Library and a Family room.

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DAY 2:

Light delicious Breakfast before or after practice

Morning Yoga session 9 am - 10.30 am


Workshop: Forest Bathing Ritual with pranayama & moon meditation 12 - 1.30 pm


Free time for Spa/treatments/wandering

Evening Yoga Session 5 pm - 7 pm Full Moon Sadhana

Dinner 7.30 pm

ROUGH TIMETABLE (open to the flow)

DAY 1:

Arrival from 4 pm with teas & snack and time to settle

Opening Circle 5.30 pm

Relaxed evening yoga session 6 pm ( 1 hour )

Dinner 7.30 pm


DAY 4:

Morning Yoga session and closing circle 9 am - 10.30 am ( take a little more time to recoup before your trip home)

Brunch 10.45 am

Free Time until 1.30 pm ( Checkout) spa/treatments/wandering


Transfers to Skipton Station included

DAY 3:

Light delicious Breakfast before or after practice

Morning Yoga session 9 am - 10.30 am


Freetime for spa/treatments/wandering

Workshop: Creative Relaxation Meditation and drawing 12.30-1.30 pm


Evening Yoga Session 5 pm - 7 pm

Dinner 7.30 pm



£460 per person sharing ( twin room or double room for a couple, shared bathrooms)

£490 per person twin/double ( couple sharing) room with ensuite bathroom

2 single rooms at £500 with shared bathroom

Last spaces for this retreat - 1 or 2 Full Day workshops !

Drop in £95 per day or £190 both days (staying off site) book this here…

what’s included for weekend retreat guests:

Daily Yoga and meditation classes from the tantric tradition ( 6 in total ), optional centering and creative workshops, 3 nights luxury shared accommodation, 3 dinners/3 breakfasts ( hamper style) and 2 generous lunches, group transfers to Skipton train station, use of the glorious spa facilities, incredible fresh natural immersion in the most beautiful landscape, fire pit gathering for chai and chats, sound healing and restful yoga nidra.

It is so important to me that this retreat is both affordable and generous. Yoga is life time practice for sustaining health and this includes the health of your bank balance.

A non refundable deposit of 50 % is required to secure your place with full balance payable 45 days prior to the retreat start date.

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Your Teacher!

Bess has been practicing and living yoga for the past 12 years. You can find her teaching regular classes at well loved london studios. With a wealth of experience leading retreats and teaching at festivals in the UK and abroad she loves to hold space for you to take a deep dive into your practice. Known for her fluid, dynamic, raw and deep teaching style - she artfully weaves philosophy, pranayama & peacefulness into every session to offer a full and rich experience of yoga. Bess is a certified Chartered Level 2 Yoga Teacher and shares her knowledge on the Real Flow Yoga 200 Hr Teacher Training Course.


Is a truly magical place, I was amazed when I first went there last year and am so excited to be going back with you! There are some incredible and outstanding therapies available to help you restore deeply. Please book and pay for therapies in advance through Avalon’s website or I can put you in touch.

Therapies include: Crystal Light Bed, Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Soma Dome Meditation, Crystal Healing, Massage, Facials , Reflexology & Sound Healing

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