Caroline does…. Yoga Retreats!

So the ‘Caroline does…’ line has become a running joke in our house.

‘Caroline does the Washing Up’… ‘Caroline does Cooking’… ‘Caroline does Putting the Kettle On’…

Also – how convenient it was that my father’s surname was ‘does Yoga’ – like it was nominative determinism. Mr Bun the Baker, Mrs Taylor the Seamstress, Mr McCracken the Chiropractor and so on.

Someone recently asked me what my actual surname was, because he’d just been using ‘Yoga’.

Oh well, it does the job.

But I digress – Yoga Retreats!!

I mentioned in a previous blog and on social media that I’m making a few changes to my teaching and concentrating more on fewer, focused events.

Well the very first Caroline does Yoga Retreat is now live and bookable! In fact, it’s so live, and so bookable, we’re already taken some bookings!

Do you like yoga?

Do you like walking, wildlife, countryside views?

Do you like log fires and cosy sofas?

What about saunas?

Do you enjoy being super relaxed, good food and a break from having to think?!?

With exclusive use of the New Ing Lodge Guest House, good food, yoga and mediation, guided walks, a log burner and sauna – look no further for pre-Christmas relaxation.


I’m teaming up with Alex Kendall who is a writer (new book out this month!) and international mountain leader.

Alex has years of experience leading groups on day walks, challenges and long distance journeys. He likes to combine guiding with natural history and wildlife watching, and has travelled widely, including on expeditions to southern Africa, Svalbard, Borneo and Oman. 

Alex also created The Snowdonia Way – a 97 mile long distance walking trail through the mountains of North Wales – with accompanying guide book.

He is all over the walking part of the weekend – nice gentle strolls around the local countryside where he can tell you all about the wildlife, natural and cultural history of the area. For those bits, I’m just along for the ride….

… he’s also rather good at cooking, and pouring wine…

I’m better at the Yoga side of things – well what else could I do with that surname??

I teach Hatha Yoga and my classes are adaptable for all experience and abilities. There are alway options with every position – so whether you find some things more challenging than others, or if one day you just want to take things easy that’s no problem. On the flip side, if you fancy developing a certain pose, or working on something more challenging just let me know!

As well as the physical practice, I like to focus on breathing exercises and lovely relaxation sessions with some mindfulness and meditation thrown in.

Take away techniques and bespoke routines to help with focus, concentration, improve sleep and reduce stress.

With four sessions across the weekend, we’ll be sure to do wonders with our zen as well as our hamstrings!

So that’s what to expect from the walking bit and the yoga bit… but we’re not stopping there.

We’ve teamed up with the guys and gals at the picturesque New Ing Lodge to offer you exclusive use of the entire Guest House and grounds. Including cosy living room with log burner, a 10 person sauna, comfy bedrooms with all your meals included. We’ll even get a couple of cauldrons of Mulled Wine on the go to warm your cockles.

Booking is simple – just email us at and I’ll send you a booking form.

All prices and further information is available on the event page.