Yoga Retreat UK



Escape your busy life and reconnect with your inner and outer self on a nourishing weekend break Yoga retreat set in the stunning English countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Julia and I will focus on keeping ourselves supple, energetic and youthful by increasing flexibility, calming mind and creating inner discipline through the asana, pranayama, and meditation practices as well as fundamental and restorative yoga workshops. Of course the Turkish coffee reading experience is all part of the deal!

Parcevall Hall is the retreat house and conference centre of the Church of England Diocese of Leeds, with all the comfort and character of a traditional old house in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a peaceful place in beautiful surroundings which complements our well planned yoga retreat program.

Parcevall hall has got 4 ensuite, 6 twin and 7 single rooms. All rooms are simple, but charming, clean and comfortable. Ensuite double rooms have either a bath or shower as listed inside. All the other rooms, single or twin, have a washbasin and shared bathrooms.

The Hall has two sitting rooms, the Solar Lounge which is downstairs and has an Honesty Bar, and the Writing Room which is upstairs.  There is a self-service tea bar upstairs, and there are two payphones for guests’ use.  There is a small room upstairs called St Blaise where people can sit if they prefer.

The gardens include a rockery, an orchard, a pond and a woodland walk, plus the formal gardens where there are places to sit and relax.

Parcevall is very close to the Dales’ Way which runs some distance alongside the River Wharfe, and to the attractive country towns of Skipton, Grassington and Pateley Bridge. The closest village is 2 miles away, where there is probably one of the best real pubs in England, the Craven Arms.

There will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy free time – walks outside, reading, even swimming in the Wharfe for wild water swimmers! The Yoga experience comes with healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner, all freshly made in the kitchens, with coffee and tea.

All guests are welcome to wander around the beautiful gardens at no additional charge.

Sample Schedule


3 rooms are en suite. A mix of double and twin rooms are allocated on a first booked best room basis. Full-board means breakfast-lunch-dinner included. Tea breaks are in the package as well.

What might change is the class and walk sequence, depending on weather. There are some amazing natural Yoga platform options in the Garden and surrounding countryside if the Sun shines!

Day tickets are available for those who wants to join for a day event.

Includes: 3 nights’ accommodation, breakfast-lunch-dinner, morning pranayama&meditation sessions, Ashtanga Yoga led classes with adjustments, restorative yoga workshop, functional movement-alignment workshop.

Not Included: Flight ticket, transport, additional activities, excursions and services.

Includes: Breakfast-lunch, morning pranayama&meditation session, Ashtanga Yoga led class with adjustments, yoga workshop, entrance to Parcevall Hall gardens

Not Included: Flight ticket, transport, additional activities, excursions and services.

First 5 Early birds before January 2019 get £50 discount !
Corporate team discount is %10 for minimum 5 person booking. 

Skill level – All skill levels
Group sizes – The maximum participants in the group is 20.



Between 2000 and 2015 she practiced classical Pilates and meditative Raj yoga at Brahma Kumarisin Istanbul to help deal with the stresses and strains of an early career in pathology, digital advertising, marketing and design. In 2016 she completed a 200hr intensive teacher training course in Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga with Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley in Goa, India, and has just qualified as a Polestar Pilates teacher after taking a 1,5 year scientific Polestar Pilates teacher training course in Leeds mentored by Claire Sparrow. She regularly attends short courses and seminars to add to her skill set, like Relax and Renew restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater, who did extensive study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States.

Along with an explosion of awareness of Yoga’s health benefits to a much wider Western audience came the challenge of preventing injury. By blending a scientific Polestar Pilates qualified training into Yoga and Pilates classes, she discovered the chances of injury could be minimised and health benefits maximised. Her passion is in the study of the balance between the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the human body as it relates to everyday modern lives.

She likes to motivate her students to improve flexibility, mobility, strengthen muscles, calm the mind, and generally deal with the stress of modern life. Her aim is to help her clients develop and grow in their own unique way off this solid platform. What you put in is what you get out. She believes that if we find self-discipline and spiritual awareness, we can identify and side-line whatever limits us internally and reach our full potential externally. She brings to her classes, courses, retreats and social media a positive energy that touches as many lives in a beneficial way as possible; which helps us all find a tailor made balance in modern life that works best for each of us.


Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. B. K. S. Iyengar

That’s how Julia’s Yoga path started 5 years ago. After attending several classes, she quickly noticed that the yoga practice changed something inside of her. Not only physically, also mentally a process was initiated and that´s what made her curious and longing for more.

Her journey took her to India, the cradle and source of yoga were she wanted to learn more about the traditional forms of yoga. After coming back to Germany, she attended several workshops and retreats, trying out many different classes and styles from different yoga teachers in order to gain more knowledge and experience in the field. In the meantime she always kept going back to India, where she met Yogacharya Lalit Kumar from Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre. In 2016 she decided to do her Teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Goa/India with him, and in 2017 a Power Vinyasa Teacher Training with the Power Vinyasa Yoga Academy in Germany followed.

Julia teaches on a regular basis all level classes in different Studios in Germany. Her classes are vigorous and challenging, and at the same time playful and creative. The teachings also include Mantra chanting, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation. Important for her is to pass on the traditional knowledge and to always connect to the source again.

Over the Time India became like a second home for her, the place she always returns for further education, where she dives into the vast and fascinating field of yoga tradition and knowledge. Yoga is a never ending journey, it helps you to connect with yourself and everything around you, it heals your body, mind and soul – it’s pure magic. It’s a precious gift from India to the world, which we should all be thankful for.


By Car

Parcevall Hall Gardens are located at Skyreholme, near the picturesque village of Appletreewick. Brown direction signs point the way from both the B6160 and the B6265. Sat Nav setting BD23 6DE. Free car parking is available to visitors.

By Train

Trains to Skipton depart from Leeds every hour. From Skipton train station there are plenty of taxis who will take you up the Parcevall Hall Gardens.

By Plane

The closest airport is Leeds Bradford. From there hire a car and drive to Skipton. Next closest is Manchester airport, from where you can catch a train to Skipton via Leeds. From London airports, get into London by tube, bus or train and catch the train North to Leeds from London Kings Cross train station. Trains leave every hour.


As soon as you confirm that you’d like to come to our retreat we will send you our bank account details. As soon as we have received your payment we will send you a confirmation email that you can use like a ticket as a confirmed booking.


Weekend Bookings

  • All weekend bookings must be fully paid in advance. Confirmation of payment by email.
  • We will refund 50% of your booking if you cancel more than 30 days before the event. There are no refunds if you cancel less than 60 days before the event.

Day Bookings

  • All day bookings must be fully paid in advance. Confirmation of payment by email.
  • There are no refunds if you want to cancel. But the day ticket is transferrable.