Scotland Yoga Retreat

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THE MAGIC

What's Unique

Join yoga instructor Abby Tucker at EcoYoga for this beautiful Scotland Yoga Retreat – the most incredible home of naturally-heated hot tubs, underground saunas, spa dome, and winding river. Deepen your yoga practice and explore Scotland’s rich spiritual story with visits to ancient stone carvings, castles, and more. Let’s just say we have plenty of insider secrets to guide the way.

THE HEART // This trip is so special for the combination of deep healing waters and lush home of EcoYoga mixed with Abby’s incredible teachings that are tied into the local history and culture of Scotland. We wanted to create a retreat where you could bathe in healing waters and in ancient ritual all at once. 

OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.

 

THE LIFE ON RETREAT

7 Days in the Scottish Highlands

Discover the unbounded beauty of Scotland on this magical week in a natural oasis. Daily yoga practices, nourishing meals, and an in depth look into the heart of Scotland’s spiritual roots make this trip one not to be missed. For this 7-day Scotland yoga retreat, we will stay at the one and only EcoYoga – home to naturally-heated springs, underground sauna, spa dome, comfortable accommodations, and delicious organic food from the EcoYoga farm. This dreamy setting is the gentlest invitation to unwind and slow down, to breathe a bit more deeply and take in all the fresh air you can.

This unique yoga retreat in Scotland will beautifully combine expansive teachings, magical accommodations, and an opportunity to dive into the ancient stories of our surroundings. Enjoy a perfect balance between restful days soaking in the springs and local adventures to sacred sites around our Scottish home.

We’ve searched for the best kept secrets, the most local treasures of this special corner of Scotland to find unforgettable local guides, hidden waterfalls, and ancient sacred sites to experience together. It is an honor to return for the third time with Priestess and Yoga Teacher, Abby Tucker. Abby offers an abundance of knowledge and deep connection to yoga on and off the mat. Her classes are a place to expand your practice and create a relationship of awareness and purpose with yourself. A week with Abby is truly a unique opportunity to embrace and celebrate. We invite you to join us there.

SCHEDULE

:: April 22 ::
5pm – Arrivals & Settling in
6pm – Opening Yoga & Opening Circle
7:30pm – Dinner

:: April 23 ::
7:30 – Yoga
9:00 – Breakfast
10:30 – Local Hike
1:00pm – Lunch
afternoon to soak/relax
5:30 – Evening Yoga
7:30 – Dinner 

:: April 24 ::
8:00 am Morning Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10 am Full day excursion Kilmartin w/ Scot
(packed lunches)
5 pm Return to EcoYoga
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Traditional Music + Storytelling!

:: April 25 ::
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Group Excursion
7:30 pm Dinner & Soak

:: April 26 ::
8:00 am Morning Yoga
9:30 am Breakfast
1 pm Lunch
Free time – soak, massage, etc…
5 pm Evening Yoga
7:30 pm Dinner

:: April 27 ::
7:30 am Morning Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Local Hike, Soaking, Massage…
12:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Optional Cooking Class
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:30 pm Dinner
Soak, read, relax!

:: April 28 ::
8:00 am Breakfast & Checkout
9:00 am Depart for Glasgow

From the Road

Testimonials & Our Story

“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”

For more testimonials, click here.

YOUR TEACHER

Abby Tucker

Abby Tucker is a beloved teacher, priestess and mystic, who is known for integrating her two paths — the practices of yoga — asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra and mythology – with mystical earth-based and gnostic wisdom. Abby’s classes offer dynamic biomechanics—gleaned from nearly 20 years of practice and study– within a variety of contexts, including strength and stamina-building; slow empowered flow, or workshop-style depth. Often described as a “teacher’s teacher,” Abby’s classes both nourish and empower students at every level of practice, from raw beginner to advanced practitioner. Abby’s chief mission in teaching is to help students unveil their internal wisdom and power,and to educate them into the depth of practice so that they can thrive in practice and life for the long-term.

Abby spent much of her childhood in a mystical field behind her home in Tennessee. It was there that she first learned that all of nature—including our own human nature—had a pulse, a rhythm and a cycle. She became enchanted by yoga at the age of 10, and began exploring Eastern religions and philosophies in high school and college. It was in 1998 that she finally came to the practices of yoga and, finding her entire life transformed by its alchemy, she left her full-time career in public relations and in 1999 turned her life over to yoga, becoming a full-time yoga student for the next four years.  She began teaching in 2002, earned her Anusara certification in 2005, and now holds an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance.

In 2012, Abby heeded the call of the sacred work of the priestess. She formally entered these practices in 2014 and is now an initiated priestess of the mysteries of Avalon through the lineage of Awakening Avalon.  The Sovereign Path is the integration of Abby’s yoga studies and her mystical practices.

YOUR HOME

EcoYoga Scotland

Nick and Rachel have created the ecoYoga Centre at Inverliever Lodge as an expression of their belief in a healthy, happy, carbon free and sustainable lifestyle. The transformation from an old outdoor centre to its present incarnation as a luxurious but still genuinely ‘eco’ holiday experience is now complete. Set in magnificent Scottish scenery; hills, lochs, rivers and forests abound. The ecoYoga Centre is totally off-grid. Powered by our 550Kw hydro turbine and a large bank of solar panels.

In our glazed studio, overlooking the gorge of the River Liever, you can learn the art of Yoga from some of the finest Yoga teachers in the world. The 60sqm shala is purpose built with under floor heating and a very calming ambience. Your body can melt into the warmth of the floor during Savasana (deep relaxation at the end of a Yoga practice) whilst the mind is gently soothed by the sounds of the nearby waterfalls.

We have several bathing areas and showers to choose from. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of the ‘Sento’ or public bathing house you can soak in our natural wooden hot tub in the Dome, or choose some hideaway bathing spots in the forest or river bank. Our artisan underground sauna is a real treat, perfect for warming up and relaxing those muscles. We have two cold plunge pools for cooling off, filled with water straight from the spring. The outdoor heated bathtubs are the ultimate in natural bathing and an experience not to be missed. It really is a magical opportunity to connect with nature and indulge your wild side.

ecoYoga food comes straight from the organic garden when in season. We strive to serve the most delicious vegetarian dishes. The main dining room is used during our larger retreats. The sun catching passive heating area is a great place to hang out, to read or chat with fellow guests.

THE JOURNEY

Travel Info

The closest airport to EcoYoga is in Glasgow Int’l Airport. There is one shared shuttle going to ecoYoga on April 22nd. Pick up stops will be at 1:30 pm from the Fraser Suites in Glasgow and 2:00 pm from Glasgow International Airport. These exact times might be adjusted slight if needed to suit the group. We highly suggest arriving the day before if possible to support an easeful transfer.

The shared airport transfer is included and guests will enjoy a scenic drive to EcoYoga for an evening yoga class, opening circle and dinner. Please double check that you arrive by/on April 22nd. Any guests arriving after noon have the option of taking a 2.5 hr bus ride ($50 one way) which will be just as beautiful (inquire for details).

There is only one group shuttle to Glasgow airport after breakfast on the 28th. It will arrive around 10:30 am, so please do not schedule your departure from Glasgow for earlier than 1 pm. And if you need alternative transportation, we can help, but you will be responsible for additional costs.

We suggest arriving in the morning or a day before to stay in Glasgow. We are suggesting guests consider staying at the Z Hotel for comfortable budget accommodations, and Fraser Suites for a little more space to stretch out. There are also plenty of great Airbnb options locally.

IMPORTANT: Please do not schedule your departure from Glasgow for earlier than 1 pm. There is only one shuttle to Glasgow airport after breakfast on the 28th and if you need alternative transportation, you will be responsible for additional costs. Afternoon and evening flights on the 28th are OK, or you can stay overnight in Glasgow and depart on the 29th. Feel free to contact us directly to confirm that your flight time will work.

THE BACKBONE

Of Every Yogascapes Retreat

Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier. 

While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.

 


 

MOVEMENT &  MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us. 

 

FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up. 

 

NOURISHMENT
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.

 

SENSORY EXPLORATION
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.  

 

DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.

REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all. 

 

ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts. 

 

COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions. 

 

​Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

April 22-28, 2018


HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.

STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

ANYTIME:
Write us at help@yogascapes.com or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.

INCLUDES

6 nights beautiful accommodations at ecoYoga
Hot Springs, Natural Wooden Hot Tub, Underground Sauna, Cold Pools, and Outdoor Bathtubs
1-2 Daily Yoga Classes with Abby
Excursions to local sacred sites
Local storytelling and music evening
Nourishing vegetarian meals from on-site organic farm
Individual mats, blocks, blankets, and wall straps provided
Massage available onsite (not included)

 

Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT

Choose Your Room

POLICIES & TERMS

Get Clear Before You Purchase

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans.  We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please read in full and please note:

All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.

If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.

If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.

YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.

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