EcoYoga Retreat

Retreat for a while at the beautiful EcoYoga Scotland

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga retreat with Helen McCabe
Thursday 25th March – Monday 29th March 2020

About the Retreat

Join Helen for this nurturing retreat in the beautiful location of ecoYoga in Scotland.
Whatever your level of experience, this retreat will be an opportunity to enjoy the time and space to explore different aspects of yoga practice, including movement, breath awareness, simple meditation techniques and a supportive restorative practice. As well as the opportunity to be immersed in the stunning tranquil natural environment, whether that means walking by the loch or in the woods, bathing by a waterfall or simply sitting and being still.

We will seek to return to the simplicity of the practice, to be intimately connected to our breath, to tune in to how our body wants to move (or rest) and notice how we can begin to cultivate a focussed mind.

The Practice:

Each day the morning sessions will begin with a short guided breath awareness practice, followed by a guided Ashtanga self practice class in which Helen will support each person with their individual practice. If you are a complete beginner or new to Ashtanga self practice, there will be a separate introductory class for the first 2 days so that you can then join the morning self practice sessions for the rest of the retreat.

The afternoon sessions: ‘Finding Balance’

On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will come together for 3 afternoon sessions to explore techniques including an exploration of foundational postures and the importance of these in cultivating strength and stability. Woven through each of these sessions will also be an introduction to somatic movement and restorative practice.There will also be an opportunity for discussion about anything that comes up during the retreat.

Suitable for all levels of practitioner .. let us know if you are new to the practice.


Immerse yourself in Nature

Retreat for a while at the beautiful EcoYoga Scotland

Retreat for a while at the beautiful EcoYoga Scotland


Retreat Cost:  £595 (fully catered) 

What’s included:

* Yoga/Accommodation Price Breakdown
The price shown comprises the accommodation cost (£495.00) plus the yoga teacher’s fee (£100.00). This is the total cost of your retreat. When you book this retreat you pay only for the accommodation and you pay the yoga teacher separately when you arrive at EcoYoga.

4 nights accommodation
Delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner
and a Light Lunch

Selection of teas and coffee available all day

Morning yoga, guided self practice or led classes
Meditation & Breath Awareness and Afternoon workshops

Use of the facilities at EcoYoga including Sauna, hot tub, outdoor bathing by the waterfall.  See the EcoYoga website for more details.

What’s Not Included:

Travel to and from EcoYoga Retreat Centre*

Travel/medical insurance

Massages – available upon request at additional cost

*EcoYoga offer a pickup service from Glasgow direct by minibus to the ecoYoga Centre. The pickup is at 14.00pm (on the day the retreat starts) from Glasgow Central Train station and 14.30pm from Glasgow International airport. Drop off (on the day the retreat ends) is at 12.30 noon at the airport and 13.00 at the train station. Cost £30 each way.

Booking Details

Booking Details


To book this retreat or if you have any questions about the venue, accommodation or travel, please contact EcoYoga directly

if you have any questions about the yoga practice and would like to speak to Helen please contact her by email,

More about Helen

More about Helen

Helen has practiced yoga since 1991 and has been teaching for over 17 years. She is based in Dorset and teaches weekly classes, including the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga guided self-practice and Hatha yoga classes, as well as teaching beginners’ courses, mentoring new teachers and teaching pre-natal Yoga. She runs regular retreats and workshops both in her own space and internationally.
Helen started practicing yoga, as new mum-to-be, working in an exciting but stressful job in the film industry and immediately recognised what an incredible tool for life it was. It has played a major part in her life ever since.

She is a JSY senior teacher as well as a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and has had the privilege of studying with a number of fantastic senior teachers over the years, including John Scott, Lucy Crawford, David Keil and Dena Kingsberg, amongst others.
Helen teaches with a gentle, inclusive and encouraging approach and is passionate about supporting students to connect to the energetic and meditative aspects of the practice of yoga so that they can cultivate a resourcing self practice of their own. She considers herself to be a student first and foremost and is currently furthering her study and knowledge of yoga as a therapeutic practice through the Yogamedicine® advanced training programme. She is a qualified Level 1 coach with Align Somatics and is continuing her training and exploration somatic movement alongside her yoga practice.

Accommodation and Facilities

Accommodation and Facilities



The ecoYoga Centre has 13 bedrooms. The main accommodation area has ten bedrooms with luxurious super kingsized beds, a sofa and table in a sunny windowed lobby, or views to the river, each has its own toilet and sink. The stone bothy has three bedrooms with double beds and a secret hideaway room with two kids beds in. When needed the main house has a further two doubles and a kids room with bunk beds.

There is also a yurt which accommodates three single beds in a shared space (each bed has a privacy curtain). The yurt is available for female guests only.


The ecoYoga Centre has several bathing areas and showers to choose from. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of the ‘Sento’ or public bathing house you can soak in our natural wooden hot tubs in the Dome, or choose some hideaway bathing spots in the forest or river bank.

The Yoga Studio:

The glazed studio, overlooking the gorge of the River Liever, will be your space to practice each day. The 60sqm shala is purpose built with under floor heating and a very calming ambience. Your body can melt into the warmth of the floor during Savasana (deep relaxation at the end of a Yoga practice) whilst the mind is gently soothed by the sounds of the nearby waterfalls.