Yoga in the Fells - A Yoga Retreat with Janet Richards and Rebecca Shepherd

Friday 15th November to Sunday 17th November 2019 (inclusive)

Do you fancy spending a weekend getting away from it all, taking time out to practice yoga and recharge your batteries?  Then this weekend retreat could be just what you are looking for.

Our founding teacher Janet Richards is off to Glaramara House Hotel, in the Borrowdale Valley, Cumbria with her friend and Senior Teacher Rebecca Shepherd and she is inviting you along to share a weekend of yoga, relaxation and peace in the Cumbrian countryside. She can guarantee you a wonderful experience in a superb location, however the weather is beyond her control!

The schedule is as follows:

Friday 15th November
6.00 pmArrival
9.00 pmEvening Meditation with Rebecca

Saturday 16th November
7.30 amMorning Meditation with Rebecca
8.30 amBreakfast
10.00 amRestorative Yoga with Janet
12.00 pmYang Yoga with Rebecca
1.00 pmBreak. Lunch is not included to give you time to explore the local area if you wish.
2.30 pmAnatomy and Yoga for a Stronger Core with Janet - Optional
4.00 pmYin Yoga with Rebecca
6.30pmDinner Break
9.00pmEvening Meditation with Rebecca

Sunday 17th November
7.30 amMorning Meditation with Rebecca
8.00 amBreakfast
9.30 amYin Yoga with Rebecca.
11.15 pmYang Yoga with Rebecca
12.30 pmLunch Break
1.30 pmYoga for Stress Relief with Janet

Book Your Place

Our Yoga in the Fells Retreat runs from Friday 15th November to Sunday 17th November 2019 (inclusive) and costs £390 inclusive of accommodation and dinner on Friday; breakfast and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday. 

There are a limited number of single rooms available at a supplement of £40

Deposit on Booking: £100 (non-refundable)

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits: All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Full Payments: For places paid in full and then cancelled the following applies:

More than 12 weeks before the start of the retreat: 100% refund less the deposit.
8 weeks before the start of the retreat: 50% refund less the deposit.
Up to 8 weeks before the start of the retreat: No refund will be given.

If you are interested in finding out more, then please get in touch with us by either phoning Janet or dropping her an e-mail at

Course Teachers

Rebecca Shepherd

Meet Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca was born and bred in The Lake District and lived in Cockermouth during her formative years.  As a young child she was fascinated by the poses in a Yoga book her Mum and Dad owned and used to copy postures like the cobra, bow and camel.  At school she became interested in drama and at 18 she left home to pursue an acting career in London.

She attended The Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 3 years and enjoyed the yoga influenced movement classes which she took.  Following her studies she appeared in a few TV shows and Fringe Theatre productions and also attended her first proper yoga course at The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Putney.  At that time in the 90s, Ashtanga was becoming very popular and she began attending regular classes.  Then, in 2001, a friend who was living in Florida, talked her in to attending a Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in LA.  She taught this practice for a couple of years until, in 2004, she was handed a copy of “Yin Yoga – the foundations of a quiet practice” DVD by Paul Grilley.  The Yin practice felt right and the Yang aspect felt familiar and reminded her of her movement classes at Drama School.  That was it…. she had found her calling and in 2006 she attended her first 30 hour anatomy course with Paul Grilley followed directly by an amazing 6 day retreat with Paul and his wife Suzee and 10 other students.  Since then, she has  dedicated her life to spreading the word about Yin Yoga and traveling to study with Paul each year.

In 2008 she was honoured to organise the last UK retreat held by Paul in Cornwall. Paul and Suzee are globally credited with re-introducing the world to this deep practice and spent many years traveling the world teaching a functional approach to yoga.  They made a decision to stop flying a few years ago, so the only way to work with them now is to fly to California.  She has made the trip many times now and was one of the first instructors in the world to receive his 500 Hour teaching certificate in 2012.  She has 200 hours of advanced studies with him and continues to work with him so that she can share his immense knowledge with her students and stay up to date with all things Yin.

Meet Janet Richards

Janet didn’t discover yoga until she was 46 years of age. She was suffering from stress and poor health and turned to yoga as an act of desperation. Slowly she regained her health and control of her life with the help of a regular yoga practice and in 2013 went to India to study with Sonja Appel at Sushumna Yoga. She found this a profound and life changing experience. She has continued her yoga journey training with Bernie Clark, Lucy Crawford Scott, Karen Kirkness Breneman and Josh Summers.

She is the owner of the successful The Yoga Studio, a small boutique yoga studio and she is delighted to be hosting this event in the historic City of Carlisle in Cumbria.

Find Out More

If you have any questions about this retreat, please do get in touch.

You can fill out the form below, give us a ring on 07850 668402 and speak to Janet direct, or e-mail Janet on