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Ayurveda Yoga Retreat UK

Learn Ayurveda and yoga techniques to bring a healing balance transformation during the New Year in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. You can learn to minimize toxic input and maximize nourishing experiences for both body and mind. Join the retreat and learn to enhance your ability to create health and happiness in your lives and for those around you!


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Level one and two Ayurvedic seminars
  • Learn the basic of Abhyanga-Ayurvedic massage
  • Opportunity to learn neti or nasal cleansing
  • Daily tasty brunch and dinner
  • 2 nights accommodation


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will stay at The Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing, it is Harrogate's premier Pilates and yoga studio with free onsite parking.

Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing Yoga Holiday UK Program

Start the New Year with renewed health and vigor as you set your intentions for the New Year for your higher good. Ayurveda teaches the art of finding balance and harmony within your environment. In the retreat, the wisdom of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation is shared with you, so you can learn to adapt your lifestyles to enable you to be as healthy, harmonious, and balanced as possible.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1

  • 16:00 Arrivals, may be earlier if you have a treatment booked
  • 17:00 Meditation
  • 18:00 Hatha flow class
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:00 Opportunity to learn neti - nasal cleansing
  • 07:30 Meditation, pranayama, or Hatha flow class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Ayurvedic seminar
  • 13:00 Free time
  • 16:30 Meditation, Restorative yoga, and yoga Nidra
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Social time

Day 3

  • 07:00 Opportunity to learn neti - nasal cleansing
  • 07:30 Meditation, pranayama, or Hatha flow class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:00 Workshops to learn the basics of Abhyanga-Ayurvedic massage
  • 12:00 Ayurvedic cookery lesson when you prepare your lunch
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time
  • 15:00 Meditation and yoga Nidra
  • 16:00 Departures

Please note this schedule is illustrative and may be subject to change.


Anne-Marie Burford
Anne-Marie is a highly qualified and experienced teacher (initially a secondary school teacher). She subsequently trained as a health education tutor, working in G.P practice with referred patients and later as an RSA YMCA exercise to music teacher Pilates and yoga teacher. Anne-Marie is committed to developing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and is a certified "Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga" teacher with the world renowned Chopra Centre for Well Being, California.
James Burford
James spent over five years of study and training in India from 2007 to 2012. He is a Sivananda Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga teacher, as well as a Pilates teacher, Ayurvedic massage therapist, and a Reiki master. James provides in-depth teaching of all aspects of yoga and its underlying philosophy. He has sound understanding of Pilates and physiology with 10 years of experience in Pilates and appeared in Anne-Marie's DVD "Pilates on the Ball". James has a keen interest in sports, travel, and music, and is a grade eight pianist and also plays the guitar and djembe drum.
Chris Burford
Chris helps host the retreats. He is a great cook and helps prepare the amazing Ayurvedic food, some of which comes from the Chopra Centre cookbook. He is also involved in men’s retreat work and is a psychotherapist at Regent’s. Chris is also a Tai Chi teacher which he is always happy to demonstrate and will teach a class if requested.
Kelly-Anne Head
Kelly-Anne is a passionate, knowledgeable and very experienced spa and holistic professional. Trained in London with 13 years' experience as Press Therapist, trainer and manger of five-star spas, she offers a wide range of reconnecting and recharging therapies, including Ayurvedic treatments that are recommended in Ayurveda as part of the treatment strategy, while her chakra balancing treatments perfectly enhance the experience on the Chakra Tantra retreat.


This retreat will take place in Harrogate, United Kingdom. Harrogate has a long history of promoting health and wellbeing its elegance and style draws from its 18th century history, when it became the spa town of choice for its wealthy visitors, so it is a perfect environment to enjoy a yoga retreat. Harrogate has also been voted the happiest place to live in the UK for three years running.


You will be served daily Ayurvedic brunch and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Sign up for holistic treatments such as massage, Reiki, and Angelic meditation
  • Use of equipment, Physiocacoustic sound wave
  • Visit to the Turkish baths or local hotel gym or spa

What's included

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Level one and two Ayurvedic seminars
  • Learn the basic of Abhyanga-Ayurvedic massage
  • The opportunity to learn neti
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunch and dinner

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Arrival: Monday December 31, 2018
Departure: Wednesday January 2, 2019

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Early booking is recommended as there is always a wait list for this retreat.

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