Winter Women's Retreat Day

Join us for this nurturing one day retreat in December here by the beautiful Dorset Coast

December Women’s Retreat Day

with Helen and Sophie

Sunday 8th December 2019


About the Retreat

Helen and Sophie are really looking forward to sharing this one day mid Winter retreat here in Studland. Designed to be a perfect opportunity to find a little stillness and resource yourself at what can be a busy time of year, this will be the 4th time that we have facilitated a women’s retreat and it is always such an honour.

Join us in the cosy studio at the Space as we start the day with a warm drink by the wood-burning stove as we settle in.  We will then hold the space for you for the day as we explore yoga and movement practices, including somatic movement, restorative yoga and breathing practices as vital tools to connect with our bodies and to help you to feel nurtured and recharged.  At lunchtime there will be a delicious plant based lunch prepared by the very talented Gilly from Wylde Green Kitchen followed by an opportunity to walk down to the beach here on our stunning coastline in Studland (weather permitting).

With a maximum of 12 spaces, this will be an intimate group retreat day.

We look forward to sharing this day with you.


*Note* This retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioner including anyone who is new to yoga, but please let us know if you are a complete beginner and see our Terms and Conditions for more details, including any information about food intolerances before booking.

Nurture Yourself


Retreat Cost:  £95

*Early Bird Price £85 if booked by the 1st November* 

Payment schedules available. Please contact us for details

What’s included: 

Welcome drink

All yoga, restorative and meditation practices throughout the day

A delicious plant based picnic style lunch
Herbal Teas, water & fruit will also be available during the day

What’s Not Included:

Overnight accommodation –  please contact us if you would like us to recommend local accommodation options.

What to bring:

Bring your own yoga mat if you have one and anything that you would like to have with you to be cosy for the restorative practices e.g. shawl, blanket and warm socks.

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in for practice and layers for when we are sitting.  As the day involves the opportunity for a beach walk at lunchtime, bring suitable footwear and outdoor coats etc. too.

We have a fully equipped yoga space with mats, blankets etc. so you can borrow a mat if you don’t have one of your own.  We also have a wood-burning stove and underfloor heating which makes for a perfect cosy setting for our day together.

Our Location and the Yoga Space

Our Location and the Yoga Space


The Space is a beautiful yoga space in a very special part of Dorset. Studland.  We are situated on the Jurassic coast in the beautiful seaside village of Studland, surrounded by stunning countryside and just minutes from the beach. This former Wesleyan Chapel has been renovated to create a light, bright and warm practice space, with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove to keep it cosy on Winter days.

The yoga space is fully equipped with mats, blankets, props etc so there is no need to bring anything unless you would prefer to use your own mat.  We have a bathroom with shower facilities and a little garden to the front.

For directions on how to find us, local transport and parking information please see our contact page:

Booking Details

Booking Details

If you would like more information, including payment schedule options, please contact us or you can book a space by clicking on the link below

Restore, Rest and Relax

"Thank you to Sophie and Helen, who led a beautiful Women's Retreat at The Space, a beautiful yoga studio on the Dorset coast"

More about Sophie

More about Sophie


Sophie has been teaching yoga in Reading since 2009 and took her first class at the age of 17.  Her main discipline over the last 15 years has been Ashtanga Yoga making countless trips to Mysore India at the KPJAYI institute.

In recent years Sophie has developed her learning and teaching to include different forms of yoga and movement including Iyengar Yoga, Feldenkrais, FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) and strength training and now likes to mix these disciplines into her practice and teaching.

Sophie teaches Ashtanga at Yoga Reading as well as regular beginners courses and Functional Flow.
She loves to teach outside of the box and empower the practitioner to enjoy their body in movement.

Sophie lives in Brighton when she’s not teaching in Reading and loves sea swimming and dancing. She is passionate about female empowerment and body positivity. You can connect to her on Instagram



About Helen

About Helen


Helen has practiced yoga since 1991 and has been teaching for over 17 years. She is based in Dorset, where she founded ‘Yoga at the Space’, a beautiful community yoga space where she teaches weekly Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga guided self-practice and other 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. She 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. Helen has studied for many years with John Scott and is a JSY senior teacher as well as a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She has also had the privilege of studying with a number of fantastic senior teachers over the years, including Lucy Crawford, David Keil and Dena Kingsberg, amongst others, and continues to be a student of this amazing practice.

Helen teaches with a gentle, inclusive and incredibly 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 is Currently furthering her study and knowledge of yoga as a therapeutic practice through the Yogamedicine® advanced teacher 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.


Terms and Conditions for this one day Retreat, Including Cancellation Policy:

By Paying for and booking a space on this retreat, you confirm that you have read and agree to the following terms and conditions:

Spaces booked for a particular workshop are not transferable and are for the person or persons named at the time of the booking.

They cannot be transferred to a third party without prior confirmation by the workshop organiser.

Cancellations made up to 21 days prior to the start of the retreat will receive a refund minus a £15 handling fee. We cannot guarantee refunds for cancellations made less than 21 days prior to the start of the retreat and up to 10 days before unless we are able to fill the space, in which case you will receive a refund minus a £15 handling fee.

No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 10 days of the start of the retreat.

We will send you a confirmation email once we have received your payment for the booking. Please bring this with you on the day as proof of booking.

If you have any injuries, have had recent surgery, have any medical conditions or are taking prescribed medication or are pregnant, please inform the teacher before the event so that they can give appropriate alternatives as necessary. If you have any injuries or medical conditions, we would also recommend checking with a doctor or medical professional for their advise before attending any yoga classes, retreats or workshops.

* * As there will be food served as part of this workshop please inform us in advance of any food intolerances. Unfortunately, our guest chefs cannot accommodate any severe allergies but are able to provide options for any intolerance.

Please ensure that the event which you book is suitable for you and check the event description before booking. If you are uncertain, please contact us for advice before booking.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, including but not exclusively limited to: severe weather conditions, teacher cancellations, low bookings or other situations outside of our control, we reserve the right to cancel or make any changes to our programme, courses or teachers as necessary. Alternative arrangements will be offered to the best of our ability but we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including travel or accommodation arrangements.

If you need to cancel your space, please inform us in writing, via email.  We will then reply by email to confirm receipt of your cancellation instructions and will endeavour to re-fill the space.  Cancelling your space online via the Mindbody booking system is not enough to let us know that you wish to cancel your space.

Thank you for accepting these terms and conditions which enable us to run our events and workshops as smoothly and efficiently as possible.