Experience historic and stunning bonnie wee Scotland at our upcoming magical yoga retreat, situated on the edge of the famous Loch Lomond in beautiful Scotland! Having grown up in Scotland, Sally is so thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to lead a yoga retreat in her home country and share the beautiful energy of Scotland and all things Scottish with you!
Scotland is filled with ancient and historic sacred sites, castles, lochs, mountains and Scotch whisky, and is rich in Celtic stories, symbolism and culture. We will draw on the energy and wisdom from this sacred location as we deepen our yoga and meditation practices and connect with the wisdom of our ancestors on this beautiful land. We will also have fun and settle into the heart and soul of the Scottish way of being which is to go with the flow and have a braw time!
We will be staying at the Lodge on Loch Lomond which is a unique and stunning destination located on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and the beachfront of the wee Scottish village of Luss, with magnificent panoramic views over Scotland's favorite loch! The lodge is a short stroll to the village of Luss, often described as one of the prettiest villages in Scotland.
The relaxing location overlooking the loch will provide us with the perfect opportunity to slow down and recharge, whilst there will also be time to enjoy local hiking trails, watersports on the loch (e.g. SUP, kayaking, wakeboarding, fishing, boat trip), visit a whisky distillery or ancient Scottish castle, or relax and wind down with a massage or spa treatment. There is something for everyone at our upcoming Bonnie Wee Scotland Yoga Retreat!
We have selected these specific dates in case anyone would like to attend the famous British Open Golf Championships which will be held at Troon in Scotland, just south of Glasgow, during the weekend after the retreat, July 19-21. For non-golfers, we will be sharing our recommendations for Tours of Scotland after the retreat in case you are interested in seeing more of the beautiful Scottish Highlands, islands, coastal towns, historic town of St. Andrews, The Home of Golf or the famous cities Edinburgh and Glasgow, before or after the retreat.
The yoga classes will be mostly vinyasa flow yoga for all levels, linking movement with the breath for an energizing yet relaxing flow. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities. You'll have the opportunity to play with some backbends, arm balances, and inversions if you choose, and cool down with some deep stretches to restore the body and mind. The evening classes will be yin yoga, with longer held seated and supine postures, stretching, lengthening, releasing tension and creating more space in deeper layers of connective tissues in the body. Yin yoga is also a perfect opportunity to journey inwards and practice meditation.
"Sally's retreats are simply the best. Treat yourself to relaxing meditation, all levels yoga, quality, healthy food, and excellent company. I have gone to 2 retreats and found the other participants welcoming and friendly. Sally gets to know each person and gently guides all through her classes and hikes. This is the best gift I give myself every year. Can't wait for 2020!" - Marilee F, Nov 2019
"Loved Sally's yoga classes! This was my second retreat with Sally. I really like her retreats because it includes not only yoga, but also meditation, outdoor activities, trail walkings, and evening chats with new and old friends :) I came home well-rested, energetic, and positive. Thank you, Sally!!!" - Aida R, Nov 2019
The Lodge on Loch Lomond is a stunning and unique destination located on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and the beachfront of the wee Scottish village of Luss, with magnificent panoramic views over Scotland's favorite loch! The lodge is a short stroll to the village of Luss, often described as one of the prettiest villages in Scotland.
The atmosphere at the lodge is warm, welcoming and charming with a true Scottish style in all the bedrooms and dining room, with Scottish tartan decor and stunning views over famous Loch Lomond. The Amber Rose Spa offers a variety of treatments and self-care services that may be booked during your free time.
Just 30-45 mins drive from Glasgow Airport and 1.5 hours drive from Edinburgh Airport, the Lodge on Loch Lomond is easily accessible by car or taxi. There is also a direct bus from Glasgow City Center Buchanan Street bus station to the bus stop just before the village of Luss, which is a short 10 minute walk to the Lodge. We can also help to coordinate shared airport transfers with other retreat guests if desired. There are direct flights to Glasgow and Edinburgh from many US and European cities.
Average weather forecast in this part of Scotland can be found here.
Sally Mitchell, E-RYT 200 Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Growing up in Scotland, Sally is excited to take a group of yogis and friends to Scotland, her home country, for yoga, wellness, nature and all things Scottish!
Sally is an inspiring teacher and healer, sharing with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.
Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body, the power of the mind and the greater Universe. She is grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to live a healthier and happier life and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection, mindful movement, massage, energy healing and essential oils.
She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your spiritual journey. Read more about Sally.
Important Note:The schedule below is tentative only and subject to changes. The final schedule will be shared with all participants a few weeks prior.
Yoga mat, comfortable clothes for yoga and hiking, sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots, water bottle for hiking, bathing suit for watersports in the loch, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather.
Note: There are no yoga mats or props so please bring your own yoga mat and (optional) blocks, blanket, bolster, strap. We understand it may not be possible to bring blocks, blankets and bolsters if you are traveling by flight. We will keep this in mind during the yoga classes and adjust as needed.
Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.
"This was my first yoga retreat and my first with Sally, it was a fantastic experience! I definitely will be attending more in the future. Sally truly blessed us with her spirit, knowledge and generosity of practice!!!" - Sandy, Dec 2016
The bedrooms are comfortable and contemporary style, with a Scottish style and furnishings, and stunning views over beautiful Loch Lomond. Rooms have either 1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds, for Single or Double Occupancy. All rooms have linens, towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hair dryer, coffee maker.
"THANK YOU for another fantastic yoga retreat. You have a special talent in bringing people together and helping us to feel great during and after our get-away. Loved every minute." - Jo, March 2017
All participants must be aged 18 or over.
Limited Availability. We recommend to Sign Up Soon!
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due 90 days prior to the retreat. You will receive reminder emails a few days prior to your balance due date. If the retreat is less than 90 days from the date of registration, the full amount is required.
Shared rooms are female only unless you are signing up with a friend or partner and booking the whole room. If you would like to share a room with a friend who is booking separately please mention their name on your registration form.
5% Friend Discount if you sign up with a friend or partner! Use discount code FRIEND5 at checkout. Not valid with other offers.
All prices are per person, not per room.
We look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you in Scotland!
We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (with the "cancel for any reason" clause)
Important Booking Information: All prices and bookings are per person, not per room. If you would like to book for multiple people, please select the number of participants in the dropdown list in the booking system. For example, if you would like to book for 2 people in a Double Occupancy room type, please select 2 in the dropdown list, and your total price will update accordingly.
Please fill out the form below, selecting the 2024 Scotland Retreat, if you are interested in attending our Scotland Yoga Retreat but not ready to commit by paying your deposit yet!
"Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar