One Day Yoga Retreats


Monthly Sunday Yoga Retreats at Lauderdale House 

Next Retreat: Sunday 3rd April  2022

A new way to retreat, that combines the restfulness of being in natural surroundings with the convenience of being close to home. 
Being on retreat enables you to take a deeper dive into yoga practices that a 1.5 hours class or even a 3 hour workshop can offer. It takes time to unravel the tension that builds up from our being in the world living our lives. 
I chose Lauderdale House as it’s on the edge of the lovely Waterlow Park in Highgate and within walking distance of Hampstead Heath my favourite local nature immersion spot.  
Lauderdale House One Day Retreat
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A Deep Dive into the Gentle Power of Breath – Yoga to Restore Health and Vitality

The main focus of this gentle yoga retreat will our breath and nervous system. Both have been impacted one way or another by the pandemic. Tending to our breath, discovering its natural full and deep expression is one of the best ways to create health and wellbeing within. When we are able to comfortably slow down our natural breath rhythm, science shows that our immunity and our ability to withstand stress increases. In this way, we build inner strength, confidence and resilience. Yoga asana will create more space for breath to flow, which energises and relaxes us. Breath, relaxation, philosophy and relaxation practices will work synergistically to bring us to a calm centre. 
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Retreat in Laid Back Style

Lauderdale House is set in the beautiful Waterlow Park, they are both public spaces. During the lunch break and after the retreat you’re invited to explore the surrounding areas and enjoy the nature. We will weave in some nature immersion practices to the retreat so we can learn from the Wisdom of Nature herself.

You are invited to bring your own lunch, or to visit the Lauderdale House cafe, which has a selection of salads, sandwiches and cakes. 

In between classes there will be some opportunities for nature connection, and reflection. Although the park is a public space, there is space enough to find a quiet spot to contemplate whether walking or sitting quietly on the grass or a bench.

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One Day April Retreat 2022
10am – 5pm on Sunday April 3rd 2022
£70 per person* to book your place, click here

What to Bring
Please bring your own yoga equipment. Recommended equipment information here. Basics to bring, yoga mat, yoga belt, blanket, bed pillow, two yoga blocks (flat and wide rather than the brick blocks). Bringing the pillow and the blanket will help you to relax more deeply in the yoga nidra, so it’s is work the hassle!! Chairs are available for meditation practice if you prefer not to sit on the floor.

It’s best to come in comfortable clothes to stretch in although you could change in the toilets if needed. 
Also bring a large bottle of water to stay hydrated
Your own packed lunch and snacks if you wish.


Prices Include:

  • All group yoga tuition: including one somatics class, one yoga class; breath and restorative Yoga Nidra; walking meditation; nature immersion; yoga philosophy and meditation practices.

Prices Don’t Include:

  • Travel to and from Lauderdale House
  • Lunch
  • Drinks and Refreshments

There is a cafe at Lauderdale House, with some gluten-free options. However, if you have particular dietary requirements it may be wise to bring a packed lunch to enjoy on the retreat.

* Payment for your retreat is non-refundable but transferable. If Holistic Yoga or Lauderdale House has to cancel the retreat, your payments will be returned in full. 



10:00am – 10:30am Welcome and Meditation
10:30 – 11:30am – Somatics for Opening to the Breath
11:30 – 12pm Short Break for Questions, Rest and Refreshment
12:00 – 1:30pm Yoga for Vitality 
1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch and Free Time in the Park
2:30 – 3:30pm Yoga Philosophy Q and A
4:30 – 3:45 pm Short Break, Refreshment
3:45pm – 4:30pm Yoga Nidra Breath Practice
4:30 – 5:00pm Closing and Meditation 
5:00 -5:15pm – Packing Up
5:15 – 5:30 Optional Grounding and Re-Entry Practice, on the lawn in Waterlow Park


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Perfect if you feel overwhelmed with life and really need to relax and reset in Nature with a wonderful caring and nurturing yoga instructor who really understands the body

Tanya (Osteopath)

Thanks you so much for everything you’ve set up and taught us. It was exactly what I needed. Now I am nourished, nurtured and inspired to get back to my yoga practice.

Seino T

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