3 Day “Relax and De-Stress” Meditation Retreat in Yorkshire

November 2021 (sold out)
29th Apr – 1st May 2022 •
30th Sep – 2nd Oct 2022

Join us for a relaxing and refreshing weekend meditation retreat in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

About the retreat

A unique getaway for soothing and balancing the overworked mind and body.

During this retreat, you will be guided in an array of deeply relaxing meditations which allow you to completely unwind and relax and let go of any stress and tension you’re holding.

The retreat schedule will consist of a number of inspiring workshops and guided meditations inspired by Buddhist psychology, complimented by laid-back vinyasa yoga in the morning and countryside walks in the afternoon. The workshops will explore the inner causes of stress, anxiety, and provide you with tips and innovative ways to calm and de-stress at home.

We’re sure you’ll leave feeling refreshed, nourished, and stress-free – with new tools to reduce your stress and anxiety and to feel more positive and peaceful.

About The Venue

An oasis of calm and serenity

Feel your cares fall away and the world slow down as you leave behind the motorways and cities. At the end of your journey, you are on single track roads with only sheep for company until you arrive at this relaxing oasis.

In the natural environment of Malham Moor in the heart of the Yorkshire dales, this retreat centre will be entirely exclusive to our group. With its unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, tempting home-cooked meals, and a warm welcome, this venue is the ideal setting for a weekend of relaxation, reflection, and renewal.

Accommodation

Clean and comfortable ensuite rooms

Our private accommodation offers guests a secluded, distraction-free and comfortable experience. Enjoy a single or double bedroom all to yourself, ensuites rooms available. Each of the bedrooms has very different characteristics, which makes each totally unique.

Comfortable bedrooms, delicious home-cooked food and warm hospitality, plus an on-site sauna combine to make it the perfect place to relax and recharge.

Catering

Vegan & delicious!

The retreat is fully catered with fresh and enticing vegan delicacies. Meals consist of a continental and cooked breakfast, two-course lunches and three-course evening meals. There will also be mid-morning and afternoon refreshments. All meals are freshly prepared to the highest quality and cooked on site.

The Grounds

A unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity

Our retreat takes place within five acres of grounds which incorporate ponds, woods, open spaces and intimate gardens, with secluded corners. Complete with an on-site sauna, the venue has it all, whether you wish to enjoy a countryside walk, contemplate, relax in nature or simply chat, the grounds can accommodate your perfect retreat. Picnic tables and parasols identify pleasant corners for those who want to meet, contemplate or discuss outside.

Local Interest

Explore the quiet countryside

As well as being able to participate in a variety of local countryside walks, beyond the grounds you can enjoy some of the finest scenery in Britain. The beautiful surroundings give you access to crags, caves and moorland. Right from the door, you are immersed in the unspoiled upland landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, well away from the madding crowds. Just to step outside is to be in the hills. The air is clean and pure. There is no rumble of traffic or light pollution. This authentic living landscape assures you peace, seclusion and space to make the very best of precious time. Wild rolling hills invite exploration. In the folds of the landscape, small communities have their villages, established in ancient times. Between is space to wander, reflect and regenerate. History is written on the landscape.

What's included

Everything you need for a unique experience

Reviews

Hear from our previous attendees

Sally Dells
Sally Dells
@sallydells
Read More
From the moment I arrived I was not alone. I became part of a family of the best and most inspirational people I’ve ever met in my life. I experienced a moment of pure happiness. I learnt an immense amount to deepen my practise and have come home with heaps of tools to use in everyday life to calm my stresses and anxieties. David and Manu of Samadhi are 2 of the kindest most humble humans among us and I can’t thank you enough for this life changing experience. It’s never too late to face the scaries in our lives🧡
Emilie
Emilie
Read More
What an amazing experience! I attended a meditation and yoga weekend retreat with Samadhi in Oxfordshire and everything was perfect. The many sessions (meditation, yoga and talks) were incredibly interesting and helpful. There was a very positive vibe within the group, the food was outstanding and the place was so beautiful and relaxing. It is a wonderful and rare occasion to get to spend some time exploring the mind with a group of kind-hearted people as well as taking the time to reconnect with your own self. Everything was very well organised, I have learned a lot over the 3 days and I think the positive effect of the retreat will have a long lasting impact. I highly recommend this organisation and their retreats to anyone and hope I will be able to attend another of their retreat. Thank you.
Allice Lett
Allice Lett
Read More
What a wonderful weekend it was! Thank you to everyone else that went, I learnt something off everyone I spoke to. And David and Manu you were both incredible! I'm still feeling very inspired ✨
Steph Feelingshifts
Steph Feelingshifts
Read More
Thank you David, Manu and also everyone else who made the experience most enjoyable. I'm still processing the positive effects: a mix of feeling drained after releasing so much and elation/motivation 🙏😍
Previous
Next

Meet the Hosts

Guiding your meditation & yoga experience

David Johnson

International Buddhist Meditation Teacher & Retreat Leader

David will lead this weekend retreat, run the workshops and guided meditations, and be on hand as a mentor to support you.

David is an experienced Buddhist contemplative and meditation guide who has studied and taught internationally for several years. He is the Co-Founder of Samadhi and a qualified mindfulness teacher, Mental Health First Aider, and an active member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity. His teaching style is clear and practical, and his warm and humorous approach makes him a popular mindfulness teacher.

Manuel Orozco Jimenez

Accredited Yoga Teacher & Retreat Coordinator

Manu is our retreat co-ordinator and accredited yoga teacher. He will guide our morning vinyasa yoga sessions and, alongside our venue hosts, will be around to assist you during your retreat and make sure you have a wonderful experience.

He is the Co-Founder of Samadhi and a Mental Health First Aider. Manu’s laid-back approach and kind heart has a warming and inspiring impact on our retreatants and he is much loved by all.

Details & Schedule

What to expect

Make a Booking

Reserve your place today

RESERVE NOW AND SAVE £90

THIS OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

For a limited time, get £100 off and book for a total of £535 per person (£635)

Book Event

3 Day Retreat (ENSUITE - DEPOSIT ONLY) £100

Please enter the number of tickets you require. E.g. For one place, enter '1' in the box below.

Available Tickets: 12
The 3 Day Retreat (ENSUITE - DEPOSIT ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
3 Day Retreat (ENSUITE - PAY UPFRONT) £535

Please enter the number of tickets you require. E.g. For one place, enter '1' in the box below.

Available Tickets: 12
The 3 Day Retreat (ENSUITE - PAY UPFRONT) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

When booking with us you are accepting our retreats terms and conditions.

FAQ's

Everything you need to know

Yes, the private chef does cater for a wide variety of dietary requirements. Please ensure you have submitted your dietary information to us at the time of booking to make sure that our private chef caters accordingly. If a diet is extremely specialised, then there may be a supplementary charge.

For the meditation and workshop sessions, you just need to wear something comfortable. During our first session, you will claim a spot in the meditation hall with a yoga mat and cushion provided (or chair, if preferred). We ask you to use this same spot, yoga mat and cushion throughout the weekend so as to prevent infection. If, weather permitting, the yoga sessions are held outside, you can take your yoga mat from the hall with you to the outside space. For the yoga sessions, wear some comfortable clothes in which you can move freely. You are welcome to bring any additional cushions, mats or blankets if you wish.

Yes, the venue has ample free parking available for guests.

Arrival is from 4pm on Friday. On arrival, go straight to Reception where you will be greeted by our venue hosts. They will show you to your room and the welcome area for tea, coffee and biscuits. Our introductory session will begin at 6.00pm, with dinner at 7.00pm.

You will be advised of all the health & safety details of the buildings and its facilities at your first group session. Manuel Orozco Jimenez, our retreat co-ordinator, will be your first point of contact in case of emergency. He will also hold the master key in case any individual locks themselves out of their bedroom. If it is an actual emergency, the Resident Warden of the site is available overnight.

Have another question? Please send us an email or a message us using the chat in the corner of the screen.

Human Friendly Events

Samadhi is an inclusive organisation and we welcome people of all ages, genders (including gender identity), sexual orientation, abilities, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief.

As an LGBTQ-led Buddhist organisation, we strongly believe that no one should be discriminated against for any reason at all and subscribe to the ideals of non-harm and loving-kindness. You’re welcome no matter who you are and you’re free to express yourself authentically.

Not sure if this retreat is right for you?

Listen to previous attendees talk about their experience ⬇️