Yoga Retreat in Scotland
a beautiful weekend of intention setting,
yoga practice, nourishing food, nature walks
and music... a soulful start to a new year!
with Clare Martin
January 24th - 26th, 2020
Join Clare for a gorgeous weekend getaway in the Scottish countryside to celebrate the New Year.
Enjoy two nights accommodation at Old Kilmun House, a beautiful Scottish country home with views of Holy Loch and surrounded by beautiful forest trails. We will practice yoga together in the heated yurt, outfitted with all the props and comforts to support your yoga practice. Inspired by the New Year transition, we will take some time to get clear after the rush of the holidaze to set intentions for the months to come and start the year off right with some rest, reflection and self-care!
Enjoy a delicious plant-based menu of nourishing food prepared with love by Clare.
Massage services will also be available and the house features a sauna and hot tub for your relaxation and pleasure. Start your day with an energizing morning practice and end with a relaxing yin or restorative session. And given that we are sharing space together for Burn's Day, you can expect some live music & folk songs courtesy of Clare to celebrate with joy.
Old KIlmun House is a classic Scottish country home situated on Holy Loch. Surrounded by 1.4 acres of lush gardens & featuring a beautiful yoga yurt, its the perfect place for a weekend retreat. We have our own waterfall and meandering burn in the garden and lots of special places to explore.
The house has plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. The large lounge and open fire is the perfect place to sit and relax. The dining room also has an open fire and fits 16 guests and we usually use this room for lunch and dinner. The dine-in kitchen is bright and spacious, perfect for breakfast.
There are several rooms that can offer double or triple accommodations and bathrooms upstairs and downstairs. All beds feature lovely new linens and beautiful views of the Loch, gardens, and forest.
We have a hot tub on our patio, lovely garden furniture in the summer and a large BBQ.
Originally built in 1696 by the Duke of Argyll, the property was home to James Duncan (founder of Benmore Botanic Garden) in the nineteenth century. For its unusual layout and early date, Old Kilmun House has been granted Category A listed status by Historic Scotland
Old Kimun House is around 2hrs 15mins from Edinburgh and 1hr 40 mins from Glasgow.
The quickest route is to go to McInroy’s Point ferry terminal in Gourock and take the ferry
for 15mins across the water to Dunoon. The house is about 15 mins away from the ferry
port around the bay.
You can also go the scenic route and avoid the ferry however this is around 3hrs from
Gentle Yoga Practice + Welcome Circle
Yoga Talk: Manifesting your New Year
Bedtime Yoga Nidra
tea & fruit available in the morning
8:00am Awakening Yoga + Meditation
10:30-12:30 Meditative Walk
in the Puck's Glen
1:00pm Yoga Talk: Ayurveda & Winter (optional) or Relaxation Time
or Massage Treatment
4:30 Afternoon Yoga Practice
Yin Yoga for Winter
7:30 Burn's Day Scottish Folk
Music with Clare
7:45am Light Breakfast
8:15 Awakening Yoga
9:15 Closing Circle
Our yurt is beautiful and extremely atmospheric. We provide 16 mats, bolsters, eye pillows and bricks. There is a wood burning stove to keep the yurt cosy warm that will be lit in advance to each yoga practice.
There is also a sauna and hot tub available for your relaxation.
Enjoy three daily delicious plant-based meals. Tea, light snacks & fruit will be available throughout the day.
Breakfast will include coffee or tea, a healthy smoothie, as well as porridge or yogurt options with fresh fruit.
Lunch will feature hearty soups & salads, plus fresh homemade dips with veggies & bread.
Dinner will include buddha bowls, roasted veggies, curries, pasta & more, with salad & dessert to finish a beautiful day!
Please inform us of any allergens or food sensitivities so we can accommodate for your needs. Gluten-free & vegan yogis are welcome!
Join Clare for healing yoga classes, meditations, workshops & more.
Deepen your yoga practice, nourish your body & relax your mind.
Practices will include:
energizing hatha + vinyasa flow
restful restorative + yin yoga
sound healing & music
Yoga talk: Manifesting your New Year
Yoga talk: Winter & Ayurveda
Yoga nidra (guided deep relaxation)
meditation & meditative hikes