22-24 April 2016

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What better venue for a springtime awakening of body, breath and spirit. With a combination of energising Yoga sessions, cleansing Pranayamas and mind de-cluttering Meditation, we’ll shake out the winter cobwebs and unfurl into the spring as nature unfurls around us.

  • Beautiful lakeside retreat centreVrkasana tree
  • Freshly prepared Vegetarian meals
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation Sessions
  • Exploration of mantras
  • Introduction to Ayurveda

Our aim for the weekend will be to consider how using asana sequencing, mantras and the wisdom of the ancient yogic science of Ayurveda to personalise both personal Yoga practice and our general lifestyle to bring maximum benefit to us as unique individuals.

Over the weekend our asana practice sessions will be based on Srivatsa Ramaswami’s Vinyasa Krama sequences. We will explore how we can use these sequences intelligently to work with any particular physical issues we may have and to take our practice in the direction we want to go in both the short and long term.

Traditionally, Yoga was taught on a one-to-one basis with practices tailored to meet individual needs. An Ayurvedic analysis of your constitution will allow you to begin to appreciate what you need in terms of diet, lifestyle, and particularly in your approach to your Yoga practice to bring you to a state of perfect health.

Equally, specific mantras can be used for particular purposes. We will explore how sound has great power to affect us on a very deep level.  Mantras are a means of accessing this power to literally change our minds. Our retreat is an opportunity to take the time to consider what you would like to change in your life and which mantras may be able to help you to reach your goals.


About the venue – Nab Cottage


“In 2009 Nab Cottage was listed at 23 in ‘Britain’s 50 best kept secrets’ by the Daily Telegraph. It is quoted as being, ‘One of the most mysterious and beautiful of all the Lake District’s traditional cottages, once lived in by the opium-eater Thomas De Quincey.’ It is a very special place to stay – standing alone beside a small lake and surrounded by mountains.” (from the Nab Cottage website).

Additional Facilities at Nab Cottagenab-cottgae-shala

Wood Fired sauna

Outdoor Hot Tub

Treatments available: Reiki, Reflexology, Oil massage (additional cost)

Horse Riding by prior arrangement (additional cost)





The cost of the weekend is £225.00, including all meals based on two people sharing a twin/double room.

There are some single rooms which are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. After that single occupancy of a twin/double room is possible with a £20 per day surcharge (£40 total)

Booking Terms and Conditions: A £50 deposit will be requested at time of booking. Full payment is due by 1st April. Your deposit payment secures your place and is non-refundable, unless the event is cancelled by Fluid Yoga.

Please contact Moira if you have any questions or wish to book your place on the retreat.


Tel: 0191 4885070   Mob: 07907 481777




About Moira

Moira first started practising yoga in 2002 at the age of 39 when she took an Ashtanga Yoga course as simply what she hoped would be more interesting form of exercDSC_0297ise than spin classes. Her hopes were more than fulfilled and yoga has become the central focus in her life. After practicing Ashtanga regularly for some 4 years, Moira decided to turn her full attention to her personal development.

After spending some time sampling the joys of many varied and wonderful yoga shalas in New Zealand and Australia, Moira made her way to South East Asia and ultimately to India. She travelled around Asia and India for a further two years, practicing and studying Ashtanga, Iyengar Yoga and traditional Hatha yoga as well as Buddhist meditation techniques and Thai Yoga Massage. She completed her Ashtanga teacher training in Mysore, India where she also studied Pranayama and Yoga philosophy.

Since returning to the UK, Moira has taken additional training in Vinyasa Krama Yoga and teaches this approach in her home city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.