Why go to a Yoga Retreat?

If you’re feeling overly-stressed and need a spiritual getaway, if you’re desperate for some ‘me time’ to help you find your equilibrium again, or if you just want to advance in your yoga practice, Esme can help.

Her yoga retreats are customised to your needs, giving you the space and time to learn, experience and practice new techniques you can use in your everyday life. Whether it’s a day long rural retreat in Edinburgh, a weekend in Scotland or a sanctuary in Spain for a week, Esme’s customised yoga retreats cater for you and are perfect for groups of eight to twelve people. Learn to heal and balance yourself, deal with stress and anxiety, all while having a social life with the people you love most! Simply decide on a location and possible dates, tell her what you want from the retreat and how you want to feel afterwards, and let Esme do the rest. From a day of pampering and meditation, to a weekend of yoga and nutrition workshops, Esme’s got you covered on all counts!

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Venues Available


Rossie Ochil House – Forgandenny, Perthshire, Scotland, PH2 9DH

Rossie Ochil House is a refurbished 17th– century house in the rolling hills of Perthshire that accommodates ten people. The house boasts a large, formal dining room; spacious living area; a spacious lounge with piano; a fully equipped traditional farmhouse kitchen; a games room; and free Wi-Fi!


MasQi, The Energy House – Sierra de Mariola S/N, 03450 Banyeres de Mariola, Alicante, Spain

MasQi is a stylishly remodelled farmhouse nestled away in the heart of the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park between Alicante and Valencia. Yoga retreats are held in a dome built on the edge of a forest giving you beauty, peace and luxury all in one.

Other venues can be arranged upon request.


Sessions Available


Alongside a morning of Vinyasa Yoga and an evening of Yin/Restorative yoga, the following workshops with Esme are available:

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Partner Yoga
  • Cleansing Techniques
  • Pranayama
  • Myofascial Release

There are also a handful of non-Yoga related workshops and activities:

  • Nutrition Workshops – Detoxing, Hormone Balancing, General Wellbeing
  • Basics of Ayurveda
  • Reflexology, Indian Head massage and Hopi Ear Candles
  • Bach Flower Remedies [see below]
  • Reiki Healing
  • Cooking Demonstrations and Lessons
  • Sewing and Crafting, Soap Making, Candle Making
  • Guided Walks and Outdoor Activities


What YOU Need to Bring


While Esme will provide the equipment for your yoga practices, a chef and possibly a masseuse, there are a few things you may want to bring for your own comfort throughout the retreat:

  • Yoga clothes and mat;
  • Walking gear (including trainers and a cap);
  • Swimming and sunbathing gear;
  • Sun cream and mosquito repellent; and
  • Any personal medication and other necessities.

Please note you are also required to organise transportation to and from the retreat.


To book into the next retreat, click here.


Bach Flower Remedies

In the 1930s, the English homeopath, Edward Bach, realised that he could influence underlying emotional states by infusing spring water with wild flowers by either sun-steeping or boiling. They encouraged the body to heal and restore the balance between mind and body while casting out negative emotions. Each of his 38 remedies were tailored for a specific mental and emotional state, including anxiety, insomnia and stress.

Esme’s workshops teach you the basic properties of all 38 remedies, and how to make the right mixture to suit your need. She also teaches you how to use Bach’s remedies to help both yourself and your loved ones. You even get to take home free samples!


“I went to Esme’s retreat thinking I had a really healthy January and was on great form. However the whole process of unwinding was a real eye opener for me. I realised I had no ‘gas left in the tank’. After 3 days in beautiful Perthshire in a lowly house with an Aga I felt like a different person. Yoga, meditation and nutritional advice left me inspired. I really learnt so much and had a wonderful time.” – Sarah