This Yoga Hikes Brathay Hall weekend will offer the best of both worlds, to get out walking enjoying the beautiful scenery in the Lake District and to practice yoga. There will be a choice of yoga classes during the weekend : beginner/gentler or intermediate level (you will be able to attend 5 yoga classes during the weekend), and there will also be a choice of a more strenuous hike or a moderate hike each day.
We will be based at Brathay Hall near Ambleside for this Yoga Hikes Brathay Hall Weekend. The hall is part of the Brathay Trust which is situated in the heart of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere. The impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture. There is also a comfortable lounge and bar for us to relax in with stunning views of the grounds and lake.
The wonderful views have inspired artists and poets alike for centuries. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Constable have all been notable visitors to the Hall and its impressive gardens. Also located just a 15 minute walk from Ambleside, with it’s great selection of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs, whilst from our accommodation we have access to the fells and mountains that surround us.
Brathay Hall Accommodation
We have all standard or superior twin share rooms for this stunning break at Brathay. The standard rooms are in the main house and the superior rooms are in the grounds and offer fantastic luxury accommodation with great views.
Don’t worry, if you are coming on your own (most of our guests do), we will match you up with a room mate of the same sex. All the rooms are flexible with ziplink beds that can be converted into twins or into a double for couples.
Yoga Hikes Brathay Hall – Yoga Classes
We have our own 2 dedicated yoga rooms on the ground floor and 1st floor looking out over the gardens. We offer two yoga classes each day and we will explore the stunning Lake District scenery on a moderate or strenuous hike in between. There will be a choice of yoga class at each session tailored to ability : beginner/gentle and intermediate level for those who practice regularly and you will be asked which class you would like to go to upon booking.
Sessions will take place on Friday evening and 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.
Yoga Hikes Brathay Hall – Hiking
We have a fantastic choice of walks available directly from the Brathay Hall. On each day, we will offer a choice of either a moderate hike or a more strenuous hike.
Your hosts, Kevin and Yen both live in the Lake District, know the area well and have walked extensively here.
Yoga Hikes Brathay Hall – Meals
All meals are included in the cost of the weekend. Saturday and Sunday breakfast, plus Friday and Saturday dinner will be provided by the Hall. Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday will be provided by us.
All meals at Brathay Hall (breakfasts and dinners) are served buffet style and are good quality with a good range of choices. All meals are taken in the Hall dining room.
If anyone has any dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking.
It has become a popular feature of our breaks to offer large quantities of tea and home-made cake at the end of a walk.
Two reviews from two recent hiking and yoga breaks:
“Great weekend! Really enjoyed it, fantastic walks and yoga, would recommend it to anyone! Thanks Yen and Kevin for such a lovely weekend!”
“That was an amazing weekend! Huge thanks to Kevin and Yen, both are extremely helpful, easy going, and professional. Everything was perfect–breath-taking view, sunshine and clouds, delicious home-made cake, and on the top of that a wonderful group of new friends! Looking forward to the next walk with all of you.”
You can also read our Blog Pages to read about all of our previous trips.
Our accommodation is in a fantastic location with many and varied walks directly on our doorstep.
For this event we are able to offer a choice of hike each day : a more strenuous hike or moderate hike.
You will be asked to sign up for the hike of your choice upon arrival.
Walk options will depend on the weather and current conditions. However, these are typical options and if the weather is suitable we will be offering these walks or similar. If the conditions are not suitable the walk options will be reduced, but we will still offer walks whatever the weather.
Saturday : Wansfell and Troutbeck Circular 14k, 800m of ascent
Sunday : Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Terrace and Tarn, Skelwith 10k, 600m of ascent
Saturday : Loughrigg Fell and Terrace, Rydal Caves 12K, 600m of ascent
Sunday : Elterwater and Great Langdale, 10K, 250m of ascent
For this weekend we are able to offer yoga classes according to ability and we will ask for you choice of class upon booking.
AS OF 11/01/2019
PLEASE NOTE LAST 2 PLACES IN INTERMEDIATE YOGA CLASS
(BEGINNERS/GENTLER FULLY BOOKED)
We have found that we do have a wide range of ability during our weekends from beginners to teachers.
So for this weekend, at each yoga session slot there will be a beginner/gentler class for those who are new or returning to yoga, (also suitable for those who may have an injury or a specific concern) and also an intermediate class for those who practice regularly or those with a longstanding practice.
We will have two dedicated yoga rooms on the ground floor and first floor, looking out over the gardens.
We offer a yoga class on Friday evening before dinner and then two yoga classes each day. Yen and another local teacher will take all the yoga classes and will split the classes so irrespective of your level, you will have two teachers over the weekend.
Sessions will take place on Friday evening to get you in the mood for the weekend, then 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. There will be an emphasis on the breath and movement, and our priority is for the yoga to be enjoyable and safe for all.
Yoga mats and props will be provided but you are most welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.
Everyone who has been on one of these weekends all agree that yoga and hiking compliment each other perfectly and make for the ideal weekend getaway.
Any queries regarding the yoga sessions, please contact us.
Brathay Hall has a wide selection of accommodation and for this weekend.
For this weekend, we have a choice of rooms : standard twin rooms or superior twin rooms.
Rooms are on a twin share basis with the option of double share basis for any couples. Please don’t worry if you are coming on your own as most people do, as we will allocate you a room with a member of the same sex. All rooms have zip link beds so can be twin or double.
Standard Rooms £280 per person – ALL FULLY BOOKED
We have a small number of standard rooms, located in the main Hall, or just behind the main Hall. These rooms offer a unique panorama of the surrounding countryside. The rooms are furnished in the same style as the superior Scafell rooms and are stocked with hot drinks facilities, a dressing table, wardrobe, hairdryer and safe deposit box.
Superior Rooms (Scafell Rooms) £310 per person
All these superior twin rooms are situated at the side of Brathay Hall. They have been thoughtfully designed to include many sustainable and environmentally friendly features. All rooms offer a unique blend of comfort and contemporary design, with solid oak furniture, flat screen plasma televisions. Each room has an en-suite shower and a large window to capture the fantastic scenery, looking towards the fells and the Lake. Wi fi is freely available in all the rooms
The Hall has a spacious lounge including a small bar where we can relax.
Please note that this weekend starts with yoga at 18:00 on the Friday evening, so please plan to arrive around 16:00.
If you would like to arrive earlier in the day, we cannot guarantee a transfer from Windermere train station, but it is possible to use the bus service or taxi, to get to Brathay Hall where you can enjoy exploring the house and gardens.
Friday 1st March
16:00 – 17:30 arrivals
18:00 yoga session
19:30 welcome dinner
Saturday 2nd March
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session.
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
9:45 – depart hike
16:00 – return from hike
16:00 – 16:30 tea, coffee, homemade cake
18:0 – 19:15 yoga session
Sunday 3rd March
7:30 – 8:45 yoga session
8:45 – 9:30 breakfast
10:00 – depart for day hike
14:15 – return from hike
14:30-15:45 yoga sesion
15:45 – 16:15 – tea, coffee, homemade cake
Total cost for the weekend from £280 depending on room choice
£280 per person in a standard twin room
£310 per person in a superior twin room
plus optional £10 train station group pick up (see travel tab)
To book, Click Add to Basket and checkout to arrange a deposit of £75 by paypal
The balance will be due within 8 weeks of the start date and you should arrange a bank transfer for this.
Bank details are below :
Bank Account Yoga Hikes
Sort Code 60 18 11
Account No 17441331
(please quote ‘Brathay’ plus your name (as it appears on your booking)
Your place is only confirmed once full payment is received.
Includes: Five yoga classes, two guided walks, all meals (breakfast each morning, dinner on Friday and Saturday evening and packed lunches each day) and accommodation in twin share standard or superior rooms
Does not include: Train or car travel to Brathay Hall
Optional Train Station Pick Up and Drop Off £10
You are of course free to take any train you wish, but we are only able to offer 1 group pick up and the times are below.
Suggested trains from Euston Station to Windermere, the nearest train station which is 5 miles away.
(These same trains can also be picked up from Manchester and other stops).
Fri 01/03/2019 : group pick up at Windermere
depart 1230 arrive 1558
depart 17:14 arrive Euston 2013
the group drop off will be to Oxenholme station to catch to 17:12 to London and other onward connections.
(the train times departing from Windermere to Oxenholme on Sundays have been reduced to only 1 per hour from 2 per hour)
We will drop you off after the last yoga class. Please note that recommended train times may change closer to the time, if this is the case, the easiest ticket is still to buy a return from Windermere.
Train tickets are best bought in advance online and cheap tickets are usually issued 12 weeks before travel at http://www.thetrainline.com/buytickets/default.aspx
Alternatively if you do have a car and are happy to drive and car share, please send us a message. It is approx 6hr drive from Brent Cross, London, or 3 hours from Manchester.