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New Year Retreat in the Howgill Fells, Cumbria 

January 3rd- 5th 2020


Be kind to yourself and yours and enjoy a happy, healthy, and peaceful start to the New Year.


Ready for a new start in the New year? Begin 2020 with mindfulness and gentle yoga at St Marks Stays, set in the beautiful surroundings of Howgill Fell, between the Lake District and the Dales.


Activities include mindfulness meditations, Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra (also known as Yogic sleep… a beautiful way to set your intentions for year ahead). Included in this 3-day retreat is a body massage or Neal’s yard facial. Enjoy the landscape of Howgill Fells in your free time. While there are meditation and yoga activities throughout the weekend, you can dip in and out of them as you like.


This retreat will be with a small group (maximum 9 people) and is suitable for those who wish to travel here alone or for couples. En-suite shared twin rooms and double rooms are available. Meals are vegetarian.

Getting there:

Located on A683, diagonally opposite The Church of St Mark in Cautley. A few minutes drive from Sedbergh, 10 minutes from Junction 37 of the M6 or 20 minutes from Brough on A66. In Yorkshire Dales.

Check the route from your  location on Google Maps 


St Marks



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By Train: Oxenholme Mainline Station near Kendal, just 20 minutes drive away from St Marks Stays.

By Bus: Nearest bus stop is in Sedbergh.

Airports: Leeds Bradford 64 miles. Liverpool 95 miles. Carlisle (opening Spring 2019) 57 miles. Taxi companies can be booked.

Itinerary (subject to minor changes)

Friday 3rd January 2020 

Arrival from 3 pm (3 spaces available here to book your inclusive therapy session)

6:30 pm: Dinner

7:45 pm: Yoga Nidra

Saturday 4th January

8:15 am: Meditation / chanting

9 am: Breakfast

10 am: Yin Yoga

12:30 pm: Lunch


Free time until 4:30 pm

4:30 pm: Mindfulness mediations

6:30 pm: Dinner

7:45 pm: Yoga Nidra / chanting


Sunday 5th January

8:15 am: Hatha Yoga

9 am: Breakfast

10 am: (Inclusive therapy sessions available from 10 am- 3 pm)  

Mindfulness practice / chanting

12:30 Lunch

Free time until 2 pm

2 pm Mindfulness practice/ meditation

3 pm – 4 pm closing of the retreat

Cost of the retreat includes: 3 days and 2 nights stay and all meals: A simple breakfast to start the day and locally made home- cooked lunch and dinner. A massage or Neil's Yard facial for every guest. All mindfulness/ Yoga activities. 

Book a place

All rooms are en-suite 

1 person in a shared twin room- £355


1 person in a shared room with 3 beds ( bunk beds)-£325



2 people in a double bedroom - £690