Learning To Feel: 22nd – 26th July 2019

Learning To Feel

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July 2019

Surrounded by the beautiful North Dales countryside, come with us to experience five days of natural wonder and solitary bliss, a stones throw from the iconic town of Barnard Castle. Expect luscious food, activating yoga and an emphasis on how to feel into your body.


Baldersdale, Durham

Situated in the gentle ambience of the North Dales in County Durham, expect stunning green views as far as the eye can see, complemented by a private stretch of the River Balder. The valley of Baldersdale is known for being a home away from home, providing breathtaking scenery in the comfort of a snug
setting. With nearby reservoirs and farm animals roaming the fields, the cottages boast a pool, hot tub and gym so you can be sure that your time here will be relaxing and peaceful.


In a world where we place so much emphasis on how things look, including ourselves, it is important to take some time to feel. Join us on a  rejuvenating five day retreat filled with yoga and mindfulness meditation geared to helping you experience greater somatic awareness. Learn how to understand your yoga postures from the inside out and confidently modify your poses. As well as your included massage, you will also learn how to release your own muscles at home with self-massage techniques.  Expect to unwind, restore, breathe and most importantly, ‘feel’.

What To Expect

Energising morning classes and relaxing evening sessions, a daily mindfulness practice, a deep tissue massage to soften tight and tired muscles, refreshing and delicious meals, unlimited use of the leisure facilities and captivating walks in the North Dales countryside. These five days will be packed with things for you to explore and try, but you will also have time to immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings alone.

Your Teacher

Claudia is a yogi, massage therapist, and professional dancer, who believes that movement is truly a medicine. After completing her Hatha teacher training in India, she furthered her development at the Himalayan Iyengar Centre and continues to study diverse somatic practices.


All meals will be suitable for vegetarians, with a vegan option always available. With an emphasis on worldly cuisine, each dish will be curated with a focus on nourishment and rejuvenation, helping you to recharge through a selection of fresh, nutritional meals.     

Your Chef

Jack is a chef and writer, and he specialises in cooking healthy and invigorating cuisine designed to treat your body with care and fulfilment. With over seven years experience in catering, Jack’s balance of tasty yet replenishing dishes will be carefully curated to provide you with the essential energy to prosper during your time with us.


Your travel to is not included in the fee, but we will help to guide you whether your journey is by train, car or air. Please note that because the cottages are in a particularly rural setting, driving is recommended. If you plan to come by train, please let us know well in advance so we can organise your transport to the venue.

What’s included?

All yoga sessions, meals, one massage, accommodation , towels, tea and fruit.

Fees and Booking Options

Every cottage has it’s own bathroom, living space and small kitchen for you to enjoy in your free time.

We will do our best to make sure that those who book mixed dorms share with a person of the same sex, however on occasion this may prove to be a challenge. Please advise us beforehand if this is an issue and we will resolve it diligently.

Low Barn Cottage – Shared

Twin Room – £450pp (can be booked with partner/friend, or as a single person looking to share)

King Sized Room – £600 (£100 surcharge for couples)

Low Barn King
Low Barn Twin

West Cottage – Shared

Twin Room – £450pp (can be booked with partner/friend, or as a single person looking to share)

King Sized Room – £600 (£100 surcharge for couples)

West Cottage King
West Cottage Twin

Studio Cottage – Private

Double Room – £650 (£100 surcharge for couples)

Studio Cottage Bedroom

Farm Cottage – Private

King Sized Room – £680 (£100 surcharge for couples)

Farm Cottage King Room

We require a £100 deposit per person to book today. We will contact you to discuss which room option you would like.

The remaining balance to join us on retreat must be paid in full by the 22nd June 2019. To pay your remaining balance in instalments please contact us.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable, but they do secure your place on our magical retreat.