For this yoga hikes weekend, we will be based at the historic Rydal Hall, which is beautifully situated in the small village of Rydal, close to the lake and between Grasmere and Ambleside.  Rydal has one of the smallest lakes in the LakeDistrict, but is in a picturesque and unspoilt corner of the Lakes,  offering ample opportunities for walking.

The Hall itself will be our home for the weekend and we will be eating and practicing our yoga in the Hall as well.

Rydal Hall has plenty of history being owned by the Le Fleming family which can be traced back to 1126. It was built in the 16th century and has been enlarged, altered and refaced to what it is now currently, a grade II listed building along with the terraces, bridges, summerhouses and various outbuildings.  The magnificent formal gardens are worthy of a visit, and offer a unique example of Edwardian gardening with beautiful lawns and flowers set against the fine architecture of the Hall itself.  The Hall is now used as retreat and conference centre and is owned by the Diocese of Carlisle.  The grounds of the hall are available for us explore freely for the whole weekend and provide tranquil and scenic gardens.

We have our own private room for yoga in the main hall itself.

The yoga is varied and so will be suitable for beginners as well as for those who have practised before.

Sessions will take place on the Saturday and Sunday, before breakfast and after we return from our walks on Saturday and Sunday.  The general focus of the morning sessions will be to energise and warm up the body for our walk, and in the evening, will be to stretch out those tired muscles and relax the body.

Yoga mats and props will be provided but you are most welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.There will be five yoga sessions during the weekend, and these take place on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday before breakfast and after we return from our walks.

The general focus of the morning sessions will be to energise and warm up the body for our walk, and in the afternoon, will be to stretch out those tired muscles and relax the body.  There will be an emphasis on the breath and movement, and our priority is for the yoga to be enjoyable and safe for all.

We have a great variety of lovely walks we can take directly from our accommodation including the walk alongside Rydal Water to Grasmere and Loughrigg Terrace which we will aim to do on Saturday.

On Sunday we can walk round to the quiet and picturesque Loughrigg Tarn and then over Loughrigg fell on our way back.

The walks may vary depending on the weather conditions at the time but we have lots of options to choose from.

Walks are graded moderate, but please note that the Lake District is not flat, so there will be some steep and maybe rocky sections so a reasonable level of fitness is needed.

Our approximate walking time will be 5-6 hrs and distance 9-10 miles for the Saturday, and slightly less on the Sunday.

Our home for this yoga hikes break is Rydal Hall and we are free to explore the grounds and to use the Library and lounge.

We are able to offer single ensuite rooms or a few twin share ensuite rooms ideal for couples or friends who are happy to share. Rooms are comfortably furnished with tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries and towels are provided.

All meals are provided during this break from Friday dinner through to Sunday lunch.  Specific dietary requirements can be catered if informed in advance.

£275 for single ensuite room

£245 for twin share ensuite room per person

This includes 5 yoga classes, 2 nights accommodation, 2 guided hikes, all meals :2 breakfasts, 2 packed lunches, 2 dinners and tea, coffee and traybakes when we return from our hikes.

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