Our first weekend of the year at Yewfield was great fun and a real Yoga Hiking adventure. Yewfield is a fantastic location, with great rooms, stunning walks from the door and a fantastic yoga studio. For this break the weather was more of a challenge and turned the break into a proper adventure.
Storms Ciara and Dennis had wreaked havoc on the previous weekends. This meant the ground was still pretty wet and it was still windy. However, the weather improved sufficiently on the weekend to get out for some great hikes on both days.
We had a fantastic group, who were well prepared for the weather and adopted their best adventurous spirit. There were 5 yoga classes over the weekend plus two good hikes in the gorgeous Lake District scenery plus lots of fun. The waterfalls and rivers also looked pretty dramatic after the recent rain.
On Friday evening we welcomed everyone with our first yoga class in the spacious and warm yoga studio.
Then it was straight into dinner for a delicious vegetarian meal to fuel us for the following day. We gave a short briefing to explain the schedule for the weekend and answer any questions.
Saturday Yoga Hiking Adventure
After yoga and breakfast we picked up our packed lunches and headed out for our first hike of the weekend. The forecast had improved so we aimed to do a full day hike as planned. This would take us around tarn hows with stunning views of the lake and mountains.
Then we hiked down Glen Mary with dramatic views of the river and waterfalls.
Our lunch stop was at the very dramatic Hodge Close before heading back with more dramatic views of the mountains.
After we returned from our adventurous day out in the hills, tea and cake on a comfy sofa in front of a warm fire was even more enjoyable.
Then after a short break we headed in for our evening yoga class. Our evening classes are more relaxed with lots of gentle stretching and use of bolsters, to ease out any tired or stiff muscles.
On Sunday we again started the day with our morning yoga practice followed by breakfast. Then our hike today took us back to Tarn Hows for more views of the lake and the overnight snow on mountain tops.
The group hiked down to the lake at Coniston and then made our way back with more stunning views of the lake and hills in dazzling sunshine at last.
Next we did a final loop around tarn hows and then we were back to Yewfield for a quick change. Our final yoga class of the weekend was followed by Tea and cake in the conservatory.
Then it was final goodbyes and off in our group taxi or cars. It was a great weekend in some testing conditions with a great group. So we would like to add a personal thanks to everyone for coming well prepared and with their best adventurous spirit.
If anyone would like to join us on one of our next breaks please click here to see our upcoming schedule of trips.