Scottish Highlands Eco Yoga Retreat
6 – 9 April 2017
Our springtime Scottish Highlands Yoga Retreat took place at a tranquil river-side EcoYoga Centre, dedicated to sharing yoga and sustainable eco living. The retreat is set in magnificent Scottish scenery of hills, lochs, rivers and forests abound.
The glazed yoga studio overlooks the gorge of the River Liever and has a calm, serene ambience. The shala is purpose built with underfloor heating and the soothing sounds of the river and waterfalls nearby.
Yogis relaxed in the natural wooden hot tub, set in a glass Dome with the sky and stars above and all around. The artisan sauna is built into the hillside with views to the river and hills and a cold plunge tub to revitalise the body and being. The outdoor, heated baths are surrounded by forest, the waterfall flowing down to the river running by. It is a truly magical way to relax and fully connect with nature.
The Eco Yoga Centre offers a luxurious, yet eco-rustic experience. We were wonderfully taken care of, yet felt at home sweet home.
Nicola’s nourishing food was colourful, creative, delectable and abundant; home-made and heavenly, sourced straight from the organic garden.
On waking up in this stunning, natural location, yogis experienced creative, uplifting Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we explored the ancient insight and wisdom of The Bhagavad Gita. In the afternoons, we surrendered to a more restorative, yin practice, allowing yogis to rest, renew and rejuvenate.
In the afternoons, yogis relaxed in the hot tub, artisan sauna, bathed by the waterfall or walked in the hills, rivers and lochs. On our last evening together, we gathered around a fire circle under the full moon in the night sky.
We had a truly magical time together!
The yoga was awesome, the location spectacular and the people absolutely genuine, fun and kind. What a way to spend a weekend. I’m basking in Scottish bliss!
Thank you for such a wonderful retreat, we had a fantastic time. You are amazing and truly inspire me and my practise!
Thank you for the brilliant retreat. I really enjoyed everything, I just wish it could have been longer!
Thank you for this retreat ~ the best one yet!
Thank you for a wonderful retreat. I loved every minute!
We had a wonderful time on your retreat. Thank you for your yoga sessions; I really enjoyed the story aspect to them. The retreat lived up to expectations with wonderful people, food, scenery, hens and hot tubs. We also enjoyed meeting all the other like-minded yogis. We look forward to seeing you on your next retreat.Heidi, thanks so much for your wonderful love, boundless energy, creativity, amazing planning and attention to detail. You are very special and hope you feel super proud. It was such a success.
Kathleen and Fraser Mitchell