Too Busy to Relax???

The Tree Relaxation Retreat, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8RH

20170721_1553002019 will mark the 7th year of running my ‘Too Busy to Relax?..’ yoga weekends at The Tree Relaxation Retreat in North Yorkshire.

Formerly The Orange Tree Relaxation Centre, owner Edward Harpin decided that after several years of successfully running the centre it was time for a change. So new name, new logo, new space but still the same warm, welcoming and most homely place to hold a yoga retreat.

We are truly spoilt with a glorious yoga space, which is filled with light and has such a peaceful feel about it you don’t actually want to leave.

The home-cooked vegetarian food remains consistently delicious and plentiful (trust me, you will not go hungry!). I challenge anyone who samples the food not to walk away with their recipe book!

These popular weekend are perfect for cutting yourself off from everyday life so that you can simply relax. They are designed to restore your inner peace, calm your mind and emotions and re-balance the flow of energy in the body.

People come on their own, in pairs, or in groups. Conversation and laughter always seem to flow with ease. People make friends, swap details, stay in touch, book for the same time next year! Some weekends are like mini reunions!20170722_192722

And it’s not all about the yoga, there will be free time during in the weekend. You could put on your walking boots and explore the stunning countryside (guided walks available) or book a relaxing treatment with the therapists at The Tree. You could ease out your muscles in the sauna or soak in the hot tub with stunning views of the glorious Moors.

(Please note the therapies are not included in the price and are to be paid directly to The Tree. For a list of therapies & prices please visit

Here are some testimonials from past weekend participants – thank you all for your contributions!

” Not having done yoga for such a long time I wondered if I would be able to keep up, but I was very pleased with how it went and I only wished I lived closer to join in your weekly classes. What a lovely bunch of ladies you have, so friendly and The Orange Tree, what a fantastic place. definitely a place to re visit. My body feels very honed and toned, my mind feels refreshed and peaceful, down to a combination of your yoga and the wonderful quality and tasty food. I am determined to continue the healthy theme!”

Pauline Rayne

” Wanted to say THANK YOU for organising the yoga weekend. The yoga was well planned and really enjoyable, and The Orange Tree, food and tranquility were as good as ever.”

Anne & Lauren Bardsley

“Thank you so much for the photos and thank you even more for giving us such a FAB weekend.  We absolutely loved everything and your Yoga sessions were amazing and so beneficial.  Jane and I really couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more and the weekend at The Orange Tree will always be a real highlight and something which we shall look back upon with very happy memories.  What a super group of people, both attending and looking after us, in a truly magical setting.  It was BRILLIANT.”

Hilary Kendall

In 2019 I will be holding three weekends at this lovely venue

Dates & Availability 2019:

In accordance with The Trees T&C’s these weekends are only open to over 16’s

If you would like to book for more than two people to share a room or dormitory please contact me directly to arrange. Email:

14th -16th June – Fully booked.Please click the book now button to be added to the waiting list book now


26th-28th July – Fully Booked. Please click the book now button to be added to the waiting list book now


20th – 22nd September – Fully Booked. Please click the book now button to be added to the waiting list  book now

Price £315 pp (based on 2 people sharing)

£75 single supplement – limited availability (single supplement is added onto the deposit payment)

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  • Accommodation for two nights (based on two people sharing a room. Limited single supplements are available)
  • All meals (delicious vegetarian home cooking) – plus Afternoon Tea on Saturday
  • Use of sauna & hot tub
  • All yoga and meditation sessions
  • Refreshments provided throughout the weekend

For more information on The Tree Relaxation Retreat please visit their website

Deposit: £115 per person. Please note deposits are non-refundable.

To book or if you would like any further information, please email me:

I am currently working on the 2019 itinerary but to give you an idea of what goes on you can see the 2018 itinerary here itinerary-2018

To book please contact me directly and I will send the booking form out to you, which must be completed and sent back with the deposit to secure your place.

Full payment is due 6 weeks before the start of each weekend.

Fully Booked. Please click the book now button to be added to the waiting list