Yoga retreat in nature in rural Wales, UK

8 - 11 August 2024

Cost from £725

Teacher Emma Arscott


About Garth Barns

The perfect combination of beautiful location, great facilities and accessibility, set amidst the rolling hills of rural Wales. Garth Barns sits nestled in unspoiled and natural beauty in the countryside that surrounds the historic and pretty town of Llanidloes. A world away from it all, deep in the charm of rural Wales and yet easily accessed from London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham.

The original farmhouse and two large barn conversions that house the yoga shala and all of the accommodation are heated from renewable biomass and the drinking water is from the farm’s own pure spring water source. The barns surround the old farmyard, now a lovely space with gardens, a stream and an outdoor dining area for warmer days. There is also a gym and Finnish sauna. For wild swimmers there is a swimming pond. The venue is set within 200 acres of farmland with plenty of walks in the hills and valleys right on the doorstep.

Retreat programme

There will be two yoga classes each day. Emma will offer a Forrest inspired yoga practice with a therapeutic and healing approach to the breath, strength and integrity. Mornings will begin with a quiet meditation and gentle pranayama followed by an energising yoga asana practice. In the evenings there will be a more relaxing restorative yoga class to ease you into a restful night.

Each day after morning yoga and breakfast there will be the opportunity to explore, take a dip in the wild swimming pool, have a sauna or simply relax.

Arrival time on Thursday 8 August is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish at 10am on Sunday 11 August, after breakfast.

Things to do

Garth Barns offers comfortable accommodation in which to relax and enjoy a good book, take to the hills and fields on long (or short) stunning nature walks. Amble about the local town, have a cup of tea or peruse the shops. Take a sauna or a dip in the natural swimming pond. There will be delicious vegetarian food and plenty of time just to hang out and chat, meet new people, read, relax and enjoy being in nature and taking a break. A variety of massage treatments will also be available at an additional cost.

Accommodation & food

The comfortable accommodation is finished to a high standard and all rooms are en-suite. There are single, double/twin and triple room options.

Nourishing vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared by a local chef using fresh seasonal produce.

Client Reviews

Fantastic retreat in Wales. Felt much longer than a weekend, always a good sign. Great yoga, company, food, location! Highlight was swimming in a lake in the nearby nature reserve on the hottest of summer days. Happy memories!
Emma was a fabulous teacher and created a lovely welcoming and inclusive atmosphere from the start. I am missing the yoga nidra now I’m back home! I would happily go back and join other retreats where Emma is teaching.
It was a fabulous weekend thank you. It was such a beautiful place to be and Emma is a wonderful teacher - I'm actually finding it hard to come back to reality this morning.

Yoga retreat in nature in rural Wales, UK, 8 - 11 August 2024


Accommodation options:
Triple room: £725
Twin or double room: £745
Single 0ccupancy room: £795

All room rates are per person and include all meals, accommodation and yoga classes.

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

Travel Arrangements

Venue location:
Garth BarnsGarth, Van, Llanidloes SY18 6NN

Travel by rail is to Caersws station - a 10 minute taxi ride from the venue.

A tip on rail tickets – if you book in two stages from London Euston to Birmingham New Street and then Birmingham to Caersws, you can save more than 50% on the cost of a ticket.

Arrival time on Thursday 8 August is from 4pm onwards. The first yoga session will be at 5.30pm. The weekend will finish at 10am on Sunday 11 August after breakfast.