Escape to the Lake District and nourish your mind, body and soul with yoga, Ayurveda and delicious food amidst nature. Nestled in the picturesque Cumbria countryside, our tranquil retreat awaits you at St Marks Stays near Sedbergh. This retreat, offering you a unique opportunity to delve deep into the captivating realms of yoga and Ayurveda. Delighted to be bringing this retreat to you in partnership with Kirsty Brown Cookery.
Ayurveda, often referred to as the “Science of Life” or “Longevity,” imparts profound wisdom on how to optimize our health through dietary choices and lifestyle habits. During your stay, you’ll have the opportunity of expanding your knowledge and insight through a variety of enriching experiences, including yoga classes, pranayama sessions, enlightening Ayurvedic discussions, sumptuous homemade meals, and captivating cookery demonstrations. As you bask in the serenity of this exquisite house, you’ll find the time and space to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate.
While I guide you through the intricacies of yoga and share my insights into Ayurveda, Kirsty will serve as our delightful chef for the weekend. Her culinary expertise will treat your taste buds to a delectable array of nutritious dishes, adding a delightful dimension to your retreat experience.
This retreat is open to individuals, couples, or groups of friends and family seeking to nurture, empower, and revitalize themselves through the transformative practices of Yoga and Ayurveda.
We’ve reserved only 12 places to maintain an intimate, welcoming, and convivial atmosphere, where you can savour the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. You can anticipate personalised attention, dedicated time, and unwavering support from us.
To assist students in spreading their costs, a Payment Plan is made available upon request.
Set within the opulent confines of a former vicarage, our retreat offers a haven of opulence. You’ll find a splendid yoga studio, a kitchen and dining area that exudes elegance, and delightful lounging spaces that beckon relaxation and connection.
The outdoor space is stunning set in the beautiful Howgill Fells, we are treated to gorgeous views, charming gardens and delightful fire pit area perfect for stargazing.
The moment you step into St. Marks Stays, you'll be enveloped by its soothing and tranquil ambiance. This exquisite house and its surrounding gardens create the perfect setting for unwinding and finding relaxation.
Embrace a menu that celebrates the changing seasons, as we present you with delectable meals meticulously crafted in accordance with Ayurvedic principles. Our menu reflects the bounties of nature's cycles, offering a harmonious balance of flavors and nourishment.
Participate in our daily Iyengar Yoga and pranayama classes, thoughtfully designed to gently unfurl the knots in your body, liberate you from the clutches of stress and tension, and infuse you with renewed vitality. This daily practice will leave you fully energised and prepared to embrace life.
Find pleasure in forming meaningful connections with like-minded individuals who share your passions, interests, and values. Engaging with this supportive community allows you to exchange ideas, experiences, and insights, fostering a sense of belonging that enhances your weekend.