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

20170721_155300For 6 years I have been running yoga weekends at The Tree Relaxation Retreat in North Yorkshire. In 2017 many changes happened in this beautiful place.

First was the completion of the Old Chapel, the building next door to the Retreat house. This has given us extra accommodation and the most glorious yoga space, which is filled with light and has such a peaceful feel about it you don’t actually want to leave.

Then came the change in name. 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.

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 2018 I will be holding four weekends at this lovely venue

Dates & Availability

2018 weekends are all FULLY BOOKED

2019 dates are as follows:

14th -16th June

26th-28th July

20th – 22nd September

I am currently updating my booking forms so please contact me in you are interested in putting your name down for one of these dates whilst I get this done.

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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

2017 Price: £305 per person based on two people sharing a room

£380 for a single room (Limited availability, only 2 per weekend)

2017 Deposit: £105 per person. Please note deposits are non-refundable.

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

You can also download the itinerary for the weekend 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.