Lakes Yoga + Wild Swimming Retreat 27th-29th September 2024

Join Nichi for yoga, swimming and walking in the gorgeous Lake District. A retreat not to be missed we will be staying in the bunk house in the grounds of Rydal Hall just across from Rydal water.

All food, yoga teaching,guided swimming and walks are included. You can of course always opt to do your own thing in your free time.Transport is not included but lift sharing can be arranged and it is easy to get the train to Windermere. A bus from the station takes only 20 minutes.

Accommodation in the bunkhouse is in dormitory style accommodation- maximum in a room is 4 or 5 in the larger room. Camping may be available. Just check with Nichi first when booking.


Bunkhouse Shared Room- £275 per person for two nights accommodation.

Modern and comfortable the bunkhouse will accommodate up to 15 of the group on this retreat so you will have plenty of space across the bedrooms. All beds have memory foam mattresses. The bunkhouse is set in the grounds of rydal and has a drying room and a large lounge area.

Camping – £150 per person ( does not include your camping pitch)

Want your own space? Camping could be the best choice for you. In the grounds of Rydal this is a wonderful camping spot. You still get access to the bunkhouse, showers and drying room etc anytime along with the rest of the group.

You need a good general level of fitness to attend this retreat and must have good hiking boots, waterproof and a swimming float. ( a wetsuit if you don’t like cold water!!)



2pm Meet at Rydal and go for a swim in Rydal water.

4pm Cup of tea and settle into bunkhouse. Orientation and welcome.

5.30-6.30pm Hatha Yoga

7.45pm Veggie/Vegan dinner


8am-10.30am Meditation, Vinyasa Yoga and Pranayama

11am Brunch

12.30pm Local swim + walk

4pm Tea + cake.

5.00pm Restorative / Yin Yoga

7.30pm Dinner.


7.30am-8:45 am Meditation, Vinyasa Yoga and Pranayama

9am Breakfast.

9:30am Pack up and leave bunkhouse.

10am Walk and swim. Easedale tarn hike and swim if weather is good

2-3pm Departures.

About Nichi

Nichi has been running yoga retreats for the last 20 years. She has organised over 50 retreats, choosing places that she loves that are beautiful, quiet and that soothe the soul. She loves the sea, the lakes and the mountains so you can expect to be very close to nature on these holidays. She loves bringing people together and sharing her passion for yoga in wonderful surroundings where you can switch off and deeply relax. Good, healthy food is a strong focus on these retreats- often gluten free and mostly vegan based. You can find out more about Nichi and her teaching here


Nichi’s retreats have been life changing for me over the past few years. As a Type A, always on the go, never able to stop and switch off, Nichi has taught me the value in slowing down, be it through Yoga or meditation. 
Nichi’s retreats are a chance to do exactly that, switch off from the rest of the world, fully emerging yourself into rest and relaxation, coupled with the Yang of the Yoga flow. 
Missed these retreats so much in lockdown I am delighted they are running again. 

Ellie- October 2021

I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and Andy for the weekend- I had such an awesome time.. the food was yummy, the yoga was fabulous and the swimming and walking so amazing. I feel very refreshed and relaxed. Carys- June 2022

It was great sharing these unique and sometimes challenging experiences with you all and thanks to Nichi and Andy for making it possible. Steve- June 2022

A fabulous weekend. A great combination of swimming, yoga and making new friends.. I am looking forward to the next retreat!! Gill- June 2022.

Thank you for an amazing weekend. I cannot wait for the next one. Carla- June 2022

Such an inspiring weekend. I’m still feeling the glow. Chris- June 2022

I had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you for all your efforts in making it such a special time for us all.  Lucia June 23

Booking– Booking now open. Email [email protected] to reserve your place with £100 deposit.

Booking Terms and Conditions: 

No Refunds on deposits. 60 days notice full refund on balance less 20 percent admin fee. Less than 60 days notice no refunds. Place could be transferred to someone else but contact us first to arrange this; (there may be an admin charge to change booking) Please ensure that you can attend a retreat before booking.

To book email [email protected]