Women’s Ashtanga Yoga Week with Peg Mulqueen and Helen McCabe

Join Helen and Peg for a 5-day women’s yoga retreat in April here by the beautiful Dorset Coast

Ashtanga Yoga women’s retreat here by the beautiful Dorset coast (non-residential)

with Peg and Helen

November 2020


About the Retreat

Helen and Peg are really looking forward to sharing this 5 day retreat with you here in Studland in April.

Find ways to nurture and strengthen your connection to your own inner-wisdom through:

Morning yoga classes (both led + Mysore-style)
Guided meditations + breathing practices
Somatic movement + other explorations
Journal prompts for reflection
Group discussions

Join us in the intimate setting of our little studio here in Studland village.  We will hold a space for you for the week as we explore Ashtanga yoga and other movement practices, including somatic movement, restorative yoga and breathing practices. At lunchtime each day there will be free time and an opportunity to walk down to the beach here on our stunning coastline in Studland.


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

We look forward to sharing this retreat with you.

*Please Note* This retreat is suitable for Ashtanga yoga practitioners of all levels, who are familiar with assisted self practice classes. It is not suitable for complete beginners. Please contact us first if you are not sure if this retreat week would be suitable for you, and see our Terms and Conditions for more details, before booking.

Exploring the Feminine Side of Practice

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Unravelling

Morning guided practice

Afternoon exploration:

breath – slowing down + breaking down
mind – exploring the roots of belief systems
body – the body as home

Day 2: Reconnecting

Morning Mysore-style practice

Afternoon exploration:

breath: integration + rhythm
mind – patterns + habits
body – state of flow

Day 3: Alignment

Morning Mysore-style practice

Afternoon exploration:

breath – moving from gross to subtle
mind – clearing the field
body – sorting postural alignment

Day 4: Creativity

Morning Mysore-style practice

Afternoon exploration:

breath – inspiration
mind – the courage to create
body – the yoga practice, outside the box

Day 5: Embrace

Morning guided practice

Afternoon exploration:

breath – expansion
mind – letting go of fear
body – the paradox of backbends


Nurture Yourself


This will be a small group
limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Retreat Cost:  £400
*£350 if booked by 14th February, 2020* 

Payment schedules available. Please contact us for details

What’s included: 

All yoga, restorative and meditation practices each morning and afternoon with Peg and Helen

Use of all equipment at the studio
Herbal Teas, water & fruit will also be available during the day

What’s Not Included:

Food and 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 each day involves the opportunity for a beach walk at lunchtime, bring suitable footwear and outdoor coats etc. And for those of you that are crazy / hardy swimmers, bring your swimming gear if you’d like to swim in the sea (which will be very cold in April!)

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 if the weather is cool.  This time of year can be beautifully warm and sunny or still quite cold so pack layers for all eventualities.

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

"Practising to the sound of early morning birds and a cracking log fire in the sleepy Purbeck hills is as good as it gets"

More about Peg

More about Peg


With a master’s degree in psychology and nearly two decades of yoga study, Peg has always found herself drawn to any practice of transformation. As the founder of Ashtanga Dispatch and the host of the Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast, she works hard to make this practice accessible to ALL – instilling within students a renewed sense of enthusiasm and love of practice. Her intention is for students to leave classes and workshops feeling both uplifted, supported, and most of all, empowered.

Besides being an Ashtanga yoga enthusiast, Peg is a loving mom and a wife and the importance of her family to her is evident to anyone who knows her. She also works as a copywriter for various national non-profits and have been featured in online and print publications including Yoga Journal, and of course, the Ashtanga Dispatch Magazines.



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 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 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.


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