Mid week yoga retreat on the Dorset coast, UK

15 - 18 July 2024

Cost from £495

Teacher Kate McKenzie


About Bonhays

Bonhays is a beautiful eco-retreat centre, nestled in the hills of West Dorset, between Bridport and Lyme Regis and just two miles from the sea. The setting is secluded and peaceful, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Set around a central courtyard with the soft curves of the straw buildings and the hills beyond, there is quiet and stillness here. Bonhays has lovely communal areas to relax and chat in as well as many peaceful and secluded spots for quiet and reflection. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool.

The coast and beaches are just two miles away if you want to get a dose of sea air and enjoy a beach walk or you may simply want to enjoy a peaceful moment on the decking and watch the sunset, swim peacefully in the pool, share wonderful meals in the conservatory, practice yoga and meditation; be and rejuvenate.

Retreat programme

There will be a yoga class with Kate on Monday evening and meditation after dinner. On the following days there will be two yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, plus plenty of time to walk, rest, relax or take a dip in the pool or even the sea. There will be a yoga class on Thursday morning before brunch and goodbyes.

There are plenty of lovely walks, local beaches to visit and ample space to simply relax.

Accommodation & food

Single, shared twin or double rooms are available. Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.

There is also a charming shepherd's hut set in a quiet corner looking up the Marshwood Valley and a magical little house tucked away in the woods. The hut and the little house both have a double bed, electricity, a wood burner and are fully insulated. The hut has an outside tap and access to shared bathroom facilities closeby. The little house also has a small kitchen area and its own shower and toilet.

Camping with your own tent or camper van is also an option.

The chef at Bonhays sources local ingredients and produces healthy and delicious vegetarian lunch and dinner. Supplies are provided for breakfast and this is prepared by the group.

Client Reviews

I loved the retreat - Kate is a brilliant teacher and the place was lovely, as was the food!
Kate's teachings were brilliant and inspiring; I loved the space and free-flowing approach to movement while balancing this alongside the breath, mantra and a deep reverence of our chakras. I left Bonhays feeling like I had been awakened...and I didn't even realise I had been asleep. Thanks again, I will definitely be back...and I have recommended YOAS to so many people.
The yoga retreat with Kate was truly amazing, this is first retreat I’ve been on and I couldn’t have for a better unforgettable first experience. I loved the combination of yoga, chanting, singing and meditation.

Mid week yoga retreat on the Dorset coast, UK, 15 - 18 July 2024


Single occupancy room £645
Shepherd's hut single occupancy £665
Little house in the woods single occupancy £685
Twin/double room £550
Single occupancy bunk bed room £625
Twin bunk bed room £530
Camping with own tent or camper van £495

All rates are per person

Bathrooms, shower and toilet facilities are shared.

The cost is per person and includes your accommodation, all yoga classes and delicious vegetarian meals.
Massage treatments are available at an additional cost.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Arrival on Monday 15 July is from 3pm onwards and the first yoga class will be at approx 5pm. The retreat will finish after brunch at 11am on Thursday 18 July.

Address: Bonhays Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset DT6 6RF

Axminster Station is on the line from Waterloo to Exeter.
National Rail