About The Dell of Abernethy
The Dell of Abernethy sits within 3 peaceful acres of the ancient Abernethy Forest, nestled on the edge of the wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.
The lodge and surrounding cottages offer charming and cosy accommodation, a riverside walk away from the village of Nethy Bridge and within easy reach of the town of Aviemore. The Dell is the perfect base for a peaceful and adventurous retreat in nature, exploring the mountains, lochs, rivers and wildlife of the Cairngorms and beyond.
Each day will begin with a flowing asana class to align to body and breath in a beautiful light and airy Scandinavian Tipi under the pine trees and open to birdsong and the forest beyond.
After the morning class there will be a hearty breakfast before you head out to explore the surrounding area on foot, by mountain bike, take a dip or simply relax. There will be a delicious healthy light lunch and the group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more restorative practice to delve deeper into the postures. Evening practice will be followed by a nourishing dinner and fireside chats.
Arrival is from 4pm onwards on Monday 20 May and departure is by 10am on Thursday 23 May.
Things to do
Between yoga classes in a magical woodland tipi there will be plenty of time to simply unwind, slow down, breathe deeply and connect with nature.
There will also be the opportunity to explore the Cairngorms wilderness on a guided hike or by mountain bike. For the brave there will be dips in the loch, a sure way to feel fully alive.
In the evenings there will be cosy gatherings around the woodland fire pit under the Caledonian pines or you can take time for yourself and find a quiet spot to curl up on a comfy sofa in the cottages in front of a log burner.
Accommodation & food
The Dell offers simple and stylish luxury with quirky vintage furnishings in a comfortable cottage setting. Between the lodge and adjoining cottages there are twin and double bed accommodation options, shared bathrooms, cosy living spaces with sofas, armchairs and wood burners and a communal dining space for group meals together.
There are two cottages offered as a private space with a double bedroom, living space and kitchen.
All meals will be vegetarian, healthy and nourishing and prepared by a fabulous chef from the freshest local produce.
Will is an outstanding yoga teacher who brings such positive energy to the practice – funny, enthusiastic with a wealth of knowledge, able to help advance individuals at any level of yoga.Fatima
Will is an incredible yoga teacher...he created a warm and inclusive atmosphere; the perfect environment for a yoga retreat. Will alternated between dynamic, upbeat classes in the morning to more restorative, yin-style classes in the evening which was the perfect combination. There were also meditation and workshops throughout the retreat. I came away feeling completely relaxed, revived and with a deeper understanding of yoga.Melissa
The retreat with Will Wheeler went above and beyond what I expected. Perfectly pitched teaching which was inclusive, connected, creative and beautifully delivered in a clear, precise way. A perfect balance of being gently pushed but also having rest. He made everyone welcome and having done my fair share of a few yoga retreats over the years - this left me wanting more! I came away, as did everyone feeling calmer, healthier and stronger.Emma
Yoga retreat in the wilds of Scotland, UK, 20 - 23 May 2024
Twin room - £695
Single occupancy room - £895
Cottage with double room for couple sharing - £795
Single occupancy cottage £995
All room rates are per person and include all meals, accommodation and yoga
Travel and transfers, guided hikes and mountain bike hire are extra.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Arrival is from 4pm onwards on Monday 20 May and check out is by 10am on Thursday 23 May.
The Dell of Abernethy
Telephone: +44 (0)1479 821643
From London you can take a train to Aviemore, the nearest station to the Dell, a 20 minute taxi ride away.
For flights the nearest airport is Inverness, a 60 minute drive away.