Camping, Yoga & Paddleboarding Retreat at Camp Plas

Camping, yoga & paddleboarding retreat

This is a retreat with a difference – taking you back to nature and back to basics.

Allow yourself to connect with your roots, with mother earth. This is a self catering camping retreat during which you’ll be staying in a stunning setting at a greener camping site, doing plenty of yoga and meditation, paddleboarding at the stunning Lake Vyrnwy and going on nature walks.

Everything is outdoors; we have a lovely open sided barn to use for yoga or plenty of open fields and riverbanks if the weather is kind to us. The setting is absolutely beautiful, completely quiet and wonderful in a valley by a river. All camping pitches are in the meadow by the river (except campervan pitches) and as this is a greener camping site, there will only be a few pitches available and lots of space between tents.

This retreat will be raw and beautiful, filled with making memories, gazing stars, dancing in the wild flower meadows (if you so choose), feeling the earth beneath your feet and connecting with all elements. Come alone or with friends, this will be time to connect and share, to let go and find a real connection.

Please note: This is a self catering retreat, you need to bring your own tent and food, which is reflected in the price. However some basic ingredients and snacks are included. This retreat is inclusive of all so vegetables, meat, eggs and dairy will be present on site. This is also a working sheep farm which cares for its animals and their welfare.

The place

Hidden away in the heart of Wales, Camp Plas is a haven for animal lovers, walkers and those who simply want to get a little closer to nature. Each pitch is nestled within a beautiful wild flower meadow next to river Vyrnwy (apart from campervan pitches which are on the next field), with its own fire pit area that’s perfect for fireside story-telling and star-gazing. Facilities include wonderful warm showers, communal kitchen area with gas hob, and flushing toilets. The weekend is for us and there won’t be anyone else staying on site.

You will need to bring your own tent unless you book on for the one glamping hut which is absolutely stunning. This is a greener camping site and as a special treat for my first retreat you will receive the Greener Camping Club annual membership (one per pitch – value £10) which allows you to stay at other Greener Camping Club sites throughout the year.

For more information about this place: www.camp-plas.com

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on lead.

Sorry no children under 16 on this retreat.

Camp Plas

Schedule and what to expect

Friday

  • Arrivals from 14:00 on Friday. You can arrive anytime from 14:00 on Friday to set up camp and chill out. You will receive a welcome drink and a snack pack for the weekend on arrival.
  • First yoga session is on Friday at 17:00 – a flow yoga session to ease your body after the journey, connecting your feet firmly onto the earth, leaving what was behind and arrive in this beautiful place for our weekend. The first session also includes an opening meditation. The session will be for approximately 2 hours.
  • Optional yoga nidra (deep relaxation) under the summer night sky (or barn) later in the evening.

Saturday

  • We will greet the morning with a qigong inspired flow at 7:30 – hopefully in the meadow by the river. After breakfast we will head to the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy which is about 15 minute drive away. Car sharing will be offered and encouraged if circumstances allow. We will spend a few hours at Lake Vyrnwy. The retreat price includes an hour’s paddleboard/canoe/kayak hire and lesson (for paddleboarding) from a qualified instructor. You can also try some yoga on the paddleboard as I will guide you through a paddleboard yoga session! The group will be split into two so you have time to explore the trails, have a picnic or pop to the local café while you are here. *please let me know if you have your own paddleboard
  • After we return from the lake, you have free time to relax, take a dip in the river, have a nap, read or whatever takes your fancy.
  • On Saturday afternoon I will offer one to one support and time to discuss any aspects of your yoga practice with me
  • At 17:00 we have another longer yoga session. This is going to be a nice yin style practice to relax you after an active day.
  • We will close Saturday evening with a meal (this will be a joint meal if circumstances allow) by the campfire and mythical story telling
  • This place is perfect for star gazing so we can enjoy a magical evening under the stars

Sunday

  • We will start Sunday a bit later with a chilled slow flow yoga practice at 9:00 before breakfast. There is an opportunity to go for a local walk (not guided) or just have a chilled Sunday morning, dipping in for a wild swim in the river or connect with others . We will finish the weekend retreat with a closing meditation at 13:00. Departure on Sunday by 14:00.

If you want to stay extra nights before or after the retreat, please let me know and I will guide you on how to book.

Price

  • Pitch price £275 if shared with a friend or £175 single occupancy of a whole pitch
  • Glamping hut £375 (this hut has its own balcony overlooking the river, bed, bedding, kitchen, log burner, private toilet in the hut and own dedicated shower in the shower block)
  • Deposit of £80 is payable on booking, final balance is 60 days before retreat (payment plans available -please get in touch to discuss). Please see full terms and conditions here.

What is included

  • 2 nights in this stunning greener camping camp site
  • Use of communal areas for cooking, shower and flushing toilets.
  • All yoga and meditation sessions
  • Paddleboard (or kayak/canoe) hire and paddleboard lesson
  • Snacks (granola bars, fruit, nuts), eggs, porridge oats, spices and herbs for cooking, jam, honey, herbal teas, coffee

What is not included

  • Tent (unless you are staying in the glamping hut)
  • Food – this retreat is self catering but I will provide some ingredients and snacks as stated above. This enables me to run the retreat even if restrictions are in place. You have an opportunity to go to a café on Saturday at Lake Vyrnwy if you wish and the site sells some local produce such as meat for BBQs.
  • Travel to and from the retreat.
  • Travel insurance

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Camping, yoga & paddleboarding retreat

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Camping, yoga and paddleboarding weekend retreat

Friday 2 July – Sunday 4 July 2021

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Camping, yoga & paddleboarding retreat

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Camping, yoga and paddleboarding weekend retreat

Friday 2 July – Sunday 4 July 2021

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