Journey to the enchanting Scottish Highlands for a week in the wild, untamed landscapes of this magical country. Designed for an intimate group on a truly vast private wilderness estate, this tailored retreat will reconnect you with your own inner center. Spend some of the longest days of the year in a spectacular setting, soaking in the extended daylight hours and using the energy of this time to replenish and nourish your personal "source" of life. There will be twice daily yoga and meditation, guided hikes, an otherworldly remote setting, and great conversations fireside. Nourish yourself each day with artfully prepared meals from a private chef. Settle in to the quiet peace of this extraordinary place and marvel at the beauty around every bend. From pristine rivers and picturesque glens to majestic red deer and colorful hillsides - Alladale will take your breath away (and the yoga will put it back!).
Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a privately owned 23,000 acre estate powered by its very own hydro-electric system. Its ongoing mission is “rewilding” - a process of reintroducing original plant and wildlife species - and its commitments to sustainability are singular. It has recently added a self-sustaining hydroponic garden, trout farm, bee hives and fruit trees acclimated to the Highlands to provide food year round. A stand-alone yoga structure for our classes overlooking the beautiful gardens and nestled near the main lodge will round out the property buildings. Along with its conservation work it supports scientific research, produces organic cosmetics, conducts education programs, and donates 7% of bookings to the European Nature Trust. Alladale was featured by Travel+Leisure Magazine as one of the top destinations for 2018 and voted Europe's Most Eco-Friendly Boutique Hotel in 2019.
$2900 per person triple occupancy with private bath in cottage
$4100 per person double occupancy with private bath in manor house or cottage
$5200 per person single occupancy with private bath in manor house or cottage
You can either pay in full or put down a deposit of $1000 to hold your spot (non-refundable) and the balance of your fees is due before April 9, 2023 (non-refundable after this date). If you pay in full at the time of registration you avoid a $100 convenience fee for splitting the cost into two payments.
Morning Yoga and Meditation - Breakfast - Guided Hike - Lunch - Free Time - Early Evening Yoga and Meditation - Dinner - Relax
Book your flight into Inverness or take the train to Inverness. Alladale will help organize group transfers from Inverness Airport or Train Station. You can also rent a car if you want to adventure further afield during your time in Scotland!
Please fill out your specific dietary restrictions in your registration application. Our chef, Natasha, will prepare meals based on your responses so you can enjoy all the meals and relax.
We will do a variety of hikes - some easier and flatter, some steeper and more challenging. Hikes at Alladale are primarily trail free meaning you will hiking through the natural terrain. It is awesome! Get ready to step off the beaten path. All levels will be accommodated throughout the week but some level of physical fitness is necessary for the hikes.
In my experience, anything goes in Scotland during the summer! We could get days of sunshine or clouds. It might rain suddenly or non-stop. Alladale is prepared with gear to help us through the weather changes, but it is good to pack for multiple temperature ranges and wet weather. A solid pair of waterproof hiking boots is recommended.