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May 28, 2018 at Nab Cottage in Ambleside.



With Ash Bond, Gabrielle Parker & Tom Wood

Welcome to our Inversion Immersion. Nestled in the heart of the idyllic Lake District, this dynamic and innovative retreat promises a mix of hardcore handstand training, functional movement geekery, rural escapism and delicious yogic relaxation.

Our schedule is woven around handstand training, yoga, performance flexibility and functional anatomy, with plenty of space for refuelling and R&R in between.

Gabby will be there to deliver her specially formulated technique-driven programme to ensure our inversion socks are most definitely blown right off, with daily handstand classes.

While Ash will offer the yoga practice to complement the highs of the week’s acrobatics; sweet and nurturing sessions are partnered with goal-setting meditation where we nurture the discipline and body awareness that a strong physical practice requires.

And of course it wouldn’t be a HandstandYogi Retreat without a bucket load of geekery. Our daily interactive lectures will be lead by anatomy expert Tom Wood, so students can both embody and pass on the body wisdom that we will learn.

But don’t worry, we train hard but we relax hard too (…there is a hot tub!).

Subjects covered:

The Language of Movement
Handstand Alignment, Anatomy and Cueing
Injury Prevention & Bullet Proofing Shoulders
Functional Movement Assessment
Anatomy of Breathwork
Handstand Myth Busting

The Schedule

This is a training immersion as much as it is a retreat. All of the classes are of course option, but they are going to so mind-blowingly interesting, you won’t want to miss a single one. Each day will end with an optional activity of snuggling up by the fire, chilling in the hot tub, munching pop corn in front of a movie or walking the 3km to the local pub (just do remember yoga starts at 7am…).

A typical day…

7-8.30am Yoga with Ash
8.30-10am Breakfast
10am-12.30 Handstand Workshop with Gabby
1pm lunch
1-4pm Free time
4-5pm: Anatomy lecture with Tom
5-6pm: Performance Flexibility with Gabby / Restorative with Ash
7-8.30pm: Dinner
8.30-10.30pm: optional activities including a ‘Handstand Myth Busting’ Q&A use of the hot tub and a movie night

The Location

The cottage overlooks a small lake and is surrounded by hills. It is in the centre of the Lake District National Park, an area of incredible beauty. There are many wonderful walks from the cottage including waterfalls, caves, valleys, mountains and rivers. They have a large canoe you can use on the lake and on warm days you can swim in the lake. It is a 500m walk along the lake to our local pub, a 3km walk along the river into the local village of Ambleside, and 3km around the lake into Grasmere.

The Accommodation

The Daily Telegraph once referred to this cottage as ‘One of the most mysterious and beautiful of all the Lake District’s traditional cottages’. It is a very special place to stay – standing alone beside a small lake and surrounded by mountains.

The bedrooms themselves are all cosy with beautiful views, and most have their own shower and toilet. We have a selection of ensuite twin and standard (shared bathroom) twin rooms.


Standard Twin £600 *sold out*
Standard Single £690
Twin Ensuite £690

There are limited spaces for this retreat, and we do expect to sell out.

Deposit of £200 required to secure booking with balance to be paid by 28th February 2018.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel more than 60 days before 1st day of retreat and receive a refund of 50% of your payment. Less than 60 days and no refund will be possible.

Inversion Immersion | Lake District *SOLD OUT*

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