A weekend of self-care: Meditation and Yoga retreat, Oxfordshire. Book now for Sept 30-Oct 1.

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Reviews of Chris’s retreats
“Great yoga sessions – perfectly pitched between challenging and relaxing. And great walks – the scenery was beautiful.” Rob, Peak District 2013
“Thank you so much, I really enjoyed the weekend: gentle and relaxing yoga, excellent walks in a beautiful setting.” Louise, Peak District 2013
“Wonderful. Hartington Hall is beautiful in an idyllic setting. I loved it – and every minute of the yoga! Thank you Chris, I’ve had a lovely weekend.” Hayley, Peak District 2012
“Thanks Chris. Beautiful surroundings and great facilities. Excellent yoga sessions – would be great to join your classes if I lived nearer!” Caroline, Peak District 2012

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Getting to Hartington

By train:

To Stoke-On-Trent (1.5hrs from London) and then taxi (£12.50, based on 4 sharing). Or Derby (1.5 hrs from London) and then taxi (£10, based on 4 sharing) Or to Buxton via Stockport (3 hrs from London). Then Bowers bus 442 direct from Buxton Rail station to Hartington. Or about 20 mins in a taxi. 442 bus timetable National Rail Inquiries

By car:

Just off the A515 Ashbourne to Buxton Road. See map here

Yoga and walking weekend, Hartington Hall, Derbyshire, 8-10 April 2016

Combine gentle yoga and walks in the stunning scenery of the Peak District for a weekend to revive body, mind and soul

Hartington in the Derbyshire valley of the River Dove is a beautiful village surrounded by the breathtaking countryside. Indulge in a refreshing Spring break with fresh air, hearty food and relaxing yoga with Chris.

We will stay at the historic Hartington Hall, parts of which date from 1611 and which is now a four-star youth hostel. With oak-panelled rooms, open fires, a great restaurant and bar – and single or shared rooms available – it’s very relaxing base for a weekend break.

There will be four yoga sessions on Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening , and Sunday morning – and plenty of time in between for walks in nearby dales: Beresford, Wolfcote, and Dovedale. Chris will guide two walks – one through the dale and another across the hilltops.

The yoga will refresh and restore: postures, breath awareness and meditation all taught with a gentle approach, suitable for beginners, or those attracted to a mindful and nuturing practice.

Included in the price is two nights’ accommodation, all yoga, two three-course dinners and two full breakfasts. Any other meals can be made in the self-catering kitchen, bought at the youth hostel (including a packed lunch to take walking), or in one of the pretty Hartington village pubs.


Price per person

Bed in dormitory £218
Sharing a twin room £250
Small single room £265
Large single room £305
Sharing a double £250

Prices include: All yoga, 2 guided walks, 2 nights’ accommodation, with breakfasts and three-course evening meals. Packed lunches can be bought, or plenty of cafes and pubs nearby.

Email Chris for room descriptions, more information and bookings or call me on 07866 801177.