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Welcome to your

Snowdonian Adventure

a Hike and Yoga retreat for the Wild Ones

May 2024 

Saturday 18th – Wednesday 22nd

Dinorwig, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A land that will leave you feeling inspired, empowered and connected to your inner wild

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I’m so excited to share with you my first official Arise Wild ~ Hike and Yoga Retreat – an adventure that will be filled with wandering the wild places, summiting new heights, connecting with nature, mindful movement, meditation and therapeutic sounds.

This has been a long time in the making; and after hosting and teaching on many retreats around the world for other companies, I thought it was time to create my very own, the Arise Wild way.

I’ve chosen Snowdonia as it holds a place dear to my heart. As a child we would come here with the family on camping trips, come rain or shine - it’s where my passion for hiking, rock climbing and the great outdoors began. It's a magical place that will capture your heart and soul and send you home feeling inspired and restored.

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The Retreat

Come and join us, solo or with friends, for 4 nights nestled in the mountains amongst the wilderness, nature in its finest form. We will explore the trails of the land by day and relax and restore in the evening with nourishing food and a slow flow practice specially designed to relieve those tired legs, sending you into deep relaxation, ready for another day of adventure.

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Hikes - what to expect

Peak Challenge: Yr Wyddfa (aka Mount Snowdon)

 

At 1085m high, Yr Wddfa is the highest mountain in Wales, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It’s a stunning caldron of many routes, ranging from steady wide pathways for those that want to take it slow and steady to craggy ridge walks for the thrill seekers that are looking for something a little more technical.

 

The route that we will be hiking will be a little in-between and regardless of what the weather will bring, you’ll be left feeling empowered, inspired and full of life; knowing that when you set your mind to something, anything is possible!

 

A moderate level of mobility is required for this as there will be some rocky pathways, you should also be able to walk on and off for around 5 hours at a reasonable pace – BUT by no means do you have to be ‘super fit’. Most people are physically capable of climbing Snowdon without doing any specific training. It will however, make it easier and your day more enjoyable if you go on some long walks to prepare.

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The main thing to remember is that we’re here for the views and the experience, no counting steps and times here – we can take as many stops as we like and there’ll of course be snacks and yummies provided along the way. You’ll be surprised at what you’re capable of, especially after a few breath work sessions in your yoga class.

 

This is your chance to break down any limiting beliefs of "I can’t"and feel the support of the mountain and like-minded souls that will be with you on this journey. Time to reclaim back your health and wellbeing!

 

There will be many places to explore in your own time too - from the Elidir Horseshoe trail (one of the welsh 3000's) which leaves right from our doorstep, waterfalls, the Unesco world heritage site of the slate quarry and many other interesting places that behold the Welsh charm. You can join in as much or as little as you like. That’s the beauty of a retreat. This is your time to give yourself what you need.

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Yoga & Sound - what to expect

The Yoga will be a mixture of gentle stretching and breathwork, tailored around the activities of the day ahead. This will help stretch out the body, getting those legs and lungs ready for the day's adventures. The evenings will be a mix of relaxing Yin and Restorative yoga with therapeutic sound meditations weaved in throughout your stay.

 

Each day will look a little different in terms of how many sessions, times and location. If the weather is dry, we’ll be taking it outdoors to soak in those glorious views. On the big hike days we will be heading out early to get a good start on the trails.

 

Important Notice - No experience necessary at all!

 

By no means do you have to be experienced in Yoga, the classes will be suitable for total beginners as well as the well-practiced yogi. This will be a safe and inclusive space - just come as you are, move at your own pace – you do you!

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Food - what to expect

There's just something so humbling about gathering around a table at the end of the day, sharing food, stories and laughter - it's a chance to connect and feel that community love.

 

You’ll be receiving a menu of wholesome plant based delights catered by our in-house chef. Brekkie, lunch and dinner will be served on all full days along with a welcome dinner on arrival and a goodbye breakfast before we say our farewells.

 

Any dietary requirements can be catered for, we’ll just need a heads up. Snacks and Teas will also be provided throughout your stay.

Accomodation

Your place of peace and rest for the duration of your stay will be in a stunningly restored Chapel in Dinorwig near Llanberis - a thriving base for the outdoor enthusiast.

 

The accommodation comprises of an open plan living and dining area with a log burning fire; This is were we will be relaxing, eating and taking full advantage of the amazing views for our yoga sessions. Oh and there’s a Sauna and games room too - Yep, girl did good!

 

Dinorwig is tucked away upon a hillside in the Pardarn Country Park next to the old disused slate quarry which forms part of the heart of the Welsh heritage. Lln Pardarn (Lln is welsh for Lake) is just a 20 minute walk down hill for those that fancy a cold water dip, which I highly recommend!

 

You can also take a 10 min drive down to Llanberis if you don’t fancy the walk back up the hill – there will be opportunity to hire SUP boards and kayaks for a paddle on the lake too

So - what do you get

Activities

  • A guided hike up to the summit of Snowdon with an experienced local mountain guide with transfers 

  • A chance to visit the world heritage UNESCO slate mines to learn about the areas heritage and explore the quarry side of the mountain - a place that goes very much un-explored by most tourists

  • Waterfall visit and wild swims in the lake

  • Yoga classes - mats and props will be provided

  • Sound healing meditations

  • Photographs of the experience for your memory box

Accomodation and food

  • A small group dynamic

  • 4 night stay in luxury accommodation with full use of the on-site Sauna

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Lunch will be a pack up for your convenience

  • All tea-coffee, refreshments and snacks

Other activities available in your free time

These are not included in the price, but I can help you arrange (and will probably join in)

  • Coasteering

  • Gorge Walking

  • Abseiling

  • Rock climbing

  • Beach visits

  • Massages

  • Zip Line

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Some things to note

Not Included

  • Travel 

  • Insurance (which I highly recommend)

  • Extra food and drinks

Weather

As the saying goes, no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing :)

We will keep an eye on the weather on the build up to the retreat and unless there is national advice against travelling, the retreat will still proceed. Wahoo!

The Hikes

Hikes will go ahead come rain or shine, I'll keep you up to date closer to the start of the retreat as to what we can expect, if a severe weather warning is issued we may have to have a jiggle around with the itinerary. 

 

Travel info

I would recommend driving to the venue as the journey over is  stunning and will give you more freedom to explore – car sharing is always a great option to help split costs too.

 

There is parking for around 6-8 cars on site and off road parking nearby. There is also an electric car charging point which can be paid directly to the owner – Price on request.

The closest train station is Bangor and taxis can be easily found to get you to the venue.

Price

The investment for your stay is done on a room by room basis as they all offer a little difference – some with en-suite, some shared – some valley views, some patio views. I’ve tried to keep it as affordable as possible so it’s available to various budgets. The price includes all food and activities as mentioned.

Room 1 - Ground Floor (SOLD OUT)

2 x Single beds with en-suite and a valley view. You will be sharing this room with another beautiful like-minded soul or you can book with a friend.

– £650 per person

 

Room 2 - Ground Floor

2 x Single beds with en-suite and a valley view. You will be sharing this room with another beautiful like-minded soul or you can book with a friend.

– £650 per person

 

Room 3 - Ground Floor - Single Occupancy (SOLD OUT)

Double bed with en-suite and a valley view for single occupancy. This room would be good for those looking for a bit of space and privacy.

– £795 Single Occupancy

Room 4 - Ground Floor

Super King or 2 x Twin beds with en-suite (with bath tub) and a valley view. This room would be nice for a couple or friends sharing.

– £650 per person (+£150 if wanting to book as single occupancy)

 

Room 5  - Ground Floor - Single Occupancy (SOLD OUT)

Super King with en-suite and patio view for single occupancy. This room would be good for those looking for a bit of space and privacy.

– £785 Single Occupancy

 

Room 6 - Mezzanine Upper Floor - (SOLD OUT)

2 x Single beds with shared bathroom in the loft annexe

– £575 per person

Room 7 - Mezzanine Upper Floor (SOLD OUT)

2 x Single beds with shared bathroom in the loft annexe

– £575 per person 

This is currently a special offer price!

We get it - sometimes investing up front can be a stretch, this is why we've designed a payment plan, giving you chance to save a little each month so you can spread the cost for ease. Wahoo!

 

We'll first ask for a non-refundable deposit of a third of the total amount per person upon booking.

 

The balance payment will be due by April 18th 2024

Other bits

Cancellation policy

 

Bookings and payments are non-refundable

However - I will be holding a waiting list. If for whatever reason you cannot make the retreat, I will offer your place to someone on the list. You will receive a refund on your money paid, minus a cancellation fee of £100 to cover admin costs.

 

Bookings are also transferable. This means that you can send someone else in your place if you can't make it and work out the finances between yourselves. If this is the case I will need all details of the guest who will be taking your place emailed to hello@arisewild.co.uk

Mindful considerations

In respect for others that choose not to drink alcohol, I kindly request that it is not brought onto the property and consumed - a great chance for a cleanse.

So, there’s only one thing left to say...

If you’d like to spend time with like-minded souls, exploring the magical wild places of Northern Wales, whilst being fed nourishing food and moving mindfully to promote positivity in your physical and mental health and wellbeing -  then this is the adventure for you. You will leave feeling inspired and empowered, connected to your true self, with joyful memories and maybe even a new bestie!

If you would like to reserve yourself a space today then pop me an email on hello@arisewild.co.uk with your desired room choice and we’ll get you booked in - I can’t wait to share this experience with you all!

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