Wilderness and Yoga Retreat, July 2018

From Bali to Yorkshire, UK  6-9th July 2018

Finally! After nine years of teaching at the Yoga Barn in Bali, this is my first retreat on home soil! I am also honoured to have the presence and expertise of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Yoga Teacher Zoe Nash by my side as co-teacher.  Together we have soo much to share with you…

Zoe will cover a range of topics in the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including a study of the meridian system, acupuncture points that can be used in daily life, yinyang theory, the five elements, the three treasures, and of course Taoism. One of the topics she most loves sharing is the intimate relationship between the yinyang organ pairs—and the emotional body as this is the key to providing new levels of insight into the often-illusive world of the emotions. A wellspring of wisdom comes through the Taoism teachings, the ancient, profound philosophy that is still relevant today and allows us to reach greater insight into the greater meaning of this universal existence. To read more about Zoe and her offerings on this retreat check here: Zoe Bio for Freedom through movement

This is a call out to all of you who can’t make it across to the Far East but can make it up North! Come and join me for 4 days of journeying through Yoga Ecology. Explore how to tune into the power of Nature wherever you may find yourself and use your practice as that reminder that there is nothing else to attain. You are perfect expression of the utter beauty of Life itself.

The retreat is focused on incorporating Freedom Through Movement on and off the mat. We will explore meditation in motion through asana and breath, and in the rivers, waterfalls and fells of the Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Dales in particular is wild, stunningly beautiful and will offer and incredible venue to literally soak up the wisdom of these teachings and life-force of the land.  It is my intention that this retreat will both rejuvenate you and inspire you in whatever creative endeavors are unfolding in your life right now.  It will be roots!  We will glamp and camp, practice outside, walk in the hills and eat local veggie food.  It is open to all practitioners who just want to gather with likeminded souls and immerse in the summer light and gifts of life. In the words of William Blake (who barely travelled 30 mile beyond his house in his entire life):  “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour” ….this will be the ethos of our retreat, the foundation of exploration and celebration of all that life has gifted us inside and out!

A wonderful opportunity for lovers of Yoga and livers of life to practice and study together. Suitable for all levels of practitioners from teachers in need of some inspiration and beginners eager to travel beyond a conventional modern day yoga class.


Each day includes:

  • Extended morning practice: Postures, mantra, mudra and pranayama
  • Long walks and practice through utter wild beauty
  • Presentations on Yoga Ecology, Activism and the Healing Arts, the philosophy of TCM, including a study of the meridian system, acupuncture points that can be used in daily life, yinyang theory, the five elements, the three treasures, and of course Taoism.
  • Evening practice: Yin and Yoga Therapeutics

Sample Schedule (subject to change):

Friday 6th Arrival:

5-8pm Evening practice and introduction with Bex and Zoe
8pm Dinner (included)
Saturday 7th
8-10.30am Morning Practice: Asana, Pranayama, Mudra with Bex
10.30-11.30 pm Lecture: Yoga Ecology with Bex
11.30- 1pm Brunch (included)
1-4pm Afternoon wilderness walk
4-7pm Evening practice and presentation with Zoe
7.30-9pm Dinner (included)
Sunday 8th
8-10.30am Morning Practise: Asana, Pranayama, Mudra with Bex
11- 4 Walk over the moors to a local cafe (please note that your lunch is not included on this day) and lunch time discussion with Bex and Zoe on Activism and the Healing Arts
4-7 Evening practice and presentations with Zoe
7.30-9pm Dinner (included)
Monday 9th
8-10.30am Morning Practice Asana, Pranayama, Mudra with Bex
10.30-11.30 Lecture: Bex and Zoe
12pm Lunch and check out

Simply come ready to retreat into Nature, anchor in your heart and gift yourself this time to both embody and activate your Yoga.


Glamping and Camping! Please bring your own tents to camp and for the glampers you will need a sleeping bag and pillow.  There are hot showers on site.

Check out the venue: http://www.studfold.com/ at Pateley Bridge.

Local bed & breakfast nearby (but please arrange independently – we can give you recommendations but no discount is available. Please see http://www.covillbarn.co.uk/ of ask for my ideas!)


Early Bird Price (before 6th June) 310GBP

Regular Price (after 6th June) 380GBP

100GBP deposit required to secure place.

Includes 2 Vegetarian Meals per day (as stipulated above)

Price is for campers and glampers: first come first served!

To register: Contact us or email directly to: freedomthrumovement@gmail.com

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Another incredible moment of freedom captured by Breeze Krehbiel Karimi. http://www.tabrizikarimi.com/