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Real Life Yoga Breaks 2022

with Meg Jackson 2022

Sunday 30th January – Tuesday 1st February 2022 – Un-Bendy Beginners
Saturday 7th May  – Monday 9th May 2022 – Building On The Basics
Saturday 3rd September- Monday 5th September 2022 – Finding Your Flow

If you’ve ever wondered how yoga can benefit you in your life, let Meg Jackson, the founder of Real Life Yoga and host of Ragdale’s 2022 Yoga Breaks, explain:

“Yoga is about being curious, not a contortionist. It’s about using amazing practices so that you can become the best version of you – in real life. If we want to live a truly healthy and happy life, it’s essential to get every bit of us working in harmony.”

Meg founded Real Life Yoga (RLY) to help people to bring a little (or a lot) of yoga into their real lives. She is a 500 hours Yoga Alliance certified teacher, (which means she’s completed more than 500 hours of high quality training) and over the last ten-years has taught in a range of settings, from gyms to luxurious hotels, and from draughty church halls to corporate meeting rooms. She was also the Resident Yoga Teacher at an award-winning Caribbean health and fitness resort, and strongly believes everyone’s life can benefit from yoga.

Un-Bendy Beginners – what to expect
A totally un-scary introduction to yoga; learning how even the un-bendiest of bodies can build a practice.
Together with Meg you’ll learn poses and practices to help you feel all kinds of brilliant, and equip you with tools and knowledge so that you can feel confident continuing your yoga journey at home or in a class. Meg will also be busting some myths about what yoga is and what it isn’t and sending you back out into real life with a fantastic foundation from which you can keep on learning.
Sessions will be a combination of learning some basic asana (the moving and bending of bodies) and slowly building up to a simple-but-oh-so-effective flowing vinyasa practice, as well as introductions to basic meditation and mindfulness techniques.

Building On The Basics – what to expect
If you’ve been practicing consistently for at least six months, this is the perfect yoga break for you. Meg will help you to start ‘building on the basics’ and start challenging your body (and your mind) a little bit more. This break is about a much more subtle approach in examining how our yoga practice has the capacity to challenge us both mentally and physically. Sometimes the most profound (and difficult) development in our yoga can be when we really delve deep, slow it down, and turn up the intensity. And quite often it’s what we can do on the inside which is the first step to transforming what folks might see on the outside.

Finding Your Flow – what to expect
In this unique yoga break during which you’ll dive into the world of vinyasa yoga. “Vinyasa” is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means “to place,” and the prefix vi, “in a special way”, so this dynamic practice can give us the opportunity to tune into our bodies and minds in a whole new way. Each asana session will use the power of vinyasa yoga to explore an element of our practice; both physiologically and spiritually. We could be using our practice to find what is at our core, discovering how to relieve the weight of the world from our shoulders, or getting grounded against the twists and turns of real life. But following the flow doesn’t only happen when we move our bodies; it also happens when we try to still our minds too, so an important part of this break will be balancing our urge to move with our need to be still. You’ll get the most out of this yoga break if you’ve got at least six months consistent practice in yoga, but all poses will be offered with modifications.

Each Real Life Yoga Break includes:

– Welcome and introduction to the Break by Meg Jackson, including how to get the most from it and five yoga sessions with Meg plus a mindfulness session before bed on the first night.

– Choice of two 25-minute treatments from:

  • Soothing Back Massage?A Swedish-style massage, using medium pressure designed to release tension from the muscles of the back and neck. 
  • Conditioning Foot Treatment?A conditioning treatment utilising O.P.I’s specialist care products. The toe nails are cut or filed to the required length, the cuticles are conditioned and the feet are massaged. Please note this treatment does not treat severe calluses or hard skin and does not include nail paint.
  • Conditioning Hand Treatment?A conditioning treatment utilising O.P.I’s specialist care products to restore or maintain hands and nails. This treatment includes nail filing, cuticle work and a hand massage, but does not include nail paint.
  • Tension Release Scalp Therapy?A relaxing scalp massage which relieves tension over the head and neck.

– All meals including breakfast served to your room, three-course lunch and three-course dinner.

– You will also receive a Real Life Yoga pack with tips and hints on enhancing the effects of the break once at home.

– 2.00pm arrival on day one, departure on last day is at 2.00pm

– Full use of all Ragdale’s facilities including Thermal Spa, gym and exercise classes as listed under What’s included in every visit.

Price per person sharingUn-Bendy Beginners 
Simple Twin Room ?Our smallest rooms with restricted/little view, however they all have fresh, bright decor. £434
Classic Twin Room ?Slightly larger than Simple Rooms with different decor and in a different location. These rooms have restricted or no views. /The Lodge ?Ideal for a small group or individuals who seek a little seclusion. An attractive country cottage which houses four luxury twin bedded rooms and is situated 200 metres from the main entrance. Each room is equipped with a mini bar and Lodge guests also have the pleasure of a small private garden. £487
Luxury Twin Room ?Similar to our Superior Plus rooms but decorated differently, slightly smaller, although still spacious, with breakfast table and comfy chairs. Views in Luxury rooms vary.£535
Price per person sharingBuilding on the BasicsFinding Your Flow
Simple Twin Room ?Our smallest rooms with restricted/little view, however they all have fresh, bright decor. £498£498
Classic Twin Room ?Slightly larger than Simple Rooms with different decor and in a different location. These rooms have restricted or no views. /The Lodge ?Ideal for a small group or individuals who seek a little seclusion. An attractive country cottage which houses four luxury twin bedded rooms and is situated 200 metres from the main entrance. Each room is equipped with a mini bar and Lodge guests also have the pleasure of a small private garden. £551£551
Luxury Twin Room ?Similar to our Superior Plus rooms but decorated differently, slightly smaller, although still spacious, with breakfast table and comfy chairs. Views in Luxury rooms vary.£595£595

To book please call Reservations on 01664 433000 or email reservations at reservations@ragdalehall.co.uk

Book an extra night on the Tuesday evening after ‘Un-Bendy Beginners’, or the Monday night after ‘Building on the Basics’ and ‘Finding Your Flow’ for only £175 per person twin occupancy, and £205 per person in a single room.

It’s the perfect way to round off your Yoga Break with some extra relaxation. Includes dinner, breakfast and lunch, and another 25-minute treatment from the choices above.

This break is not suitable if you are pregnant. If you have any serious medical conditions you should check with your doctor before starting any kind of new physical activity.

PLEASE NOTE – your itinerary and further details will be emailed to you closer to the date of your event so please ensure our Reservations team has your correct email address. Call 01664 433000 to update your details.

Infinity pool at night during overnight spa breaks

What's Included In Every Visit

  • A warm welcome from our Guest Liaison Team who will ensure your visit gets off to a great start.
  • A daily programme of exercise classes and group activities in our two air-conditioned studios, suiting all fitness levels.
  • Use of our air-conditioned gymnasium with cardiovascular, free weights and functional sections.
  • Use of the Thermal Spa including Candle Pool, Waterfall Pool and series of heat and water experiences.
  • Use of the 25-metre indoor Swimming Pool with whirlpool, massage jets and cascade.
  • Use of the indoor Exercise Pool with Aqua Gym equipment and a daily programme of water classes.
  • Use of the Rooftop Infinity Pool with underwater massage jet recliners and wonderful views.
  • Outdoor heated pool (summer months only).
  • Unlimited use of mountain bikes, tennis courts, croquet and outdoor games.
  • Daytime and evening talks and workshops on a wide range of interesting subjects.
  • Opportunity to visit our three lovely shops.
  • Sumptuous lounges, quiet areas and gardens in which to relax.
  • Complimentary robe for use during your visit.

Bedrooms

Enjoy comfortable accommodation in a room with en suite bath, shower and WC (Single Simple rooms have shower and WC only).

All rooms have free Wi-Fi*, digital TV and radio, telephone, hairdryer, mini safe and tea and coffee making facilities.

Lodge rooms are situated two minutes walk from the Main Hall Lodge rooms also include mini bars and DVD players.

Your room is serviced on a daily basis.

*Please note it is unlikely our WiFi capacity will support streaming and downloading of large files.

First Time To Ragdale?

If this is going to be your first visit to Ragdale Hall, we’d recommend you read the following information here to help you gain the most from your experience.

Treatments

Almost all our spa breaks and days include at least one inclusive treatment (see what’s included in each package). In addition, we offer an extensive range of face and body treatments from major skincare companies including Elemis and Clarins plus a wide array of natural therapies and many treatments exclusively available at Ragdale Hall.

Please contact the Treatments Advice Line for more information on 01664 433043 (9am to 7pm weekdays, 9.00am to 5.00pm weekends) or visit the Treatments page to take a look at what’s on offer.

Additional Information

  • Single rooms are limited in number, therefore we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
  • All our spa breaks are a minimum of two nights, however we occasionally have short notice offers which are one night only.
  • Our breaks are set packages and the treatments within them cannot be exchanged or upgraded.
  • Please read our full Booking Conditions and cancellation policy prior to making a reservation.
  • We would also suggest you read our Essential Information page for further details about your booking and if you are, or are visiting with, a mobility restricted or disabled guest, more information can be found here.
  • Minimum age is 16.
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