The Tree (previously called The Orange Tree) is an exclusive yoga retreat in the North York Moors set in beautiful English countryside. The center is run by Edward Harpin and his sister Helen, who are both Hatha yoga teachers, as well as practitioners of mindfulness meditation.
They run two to three sessions a day during which there is instruction to music, peaceful silences, mantas and yoga breathing exercises. It is a complete yoga system, not just somewhere to practice asanas, the physical element of yoga. You can also learn Kriya yoga and Qi Gong.
The retreat also has an outdoor jacuzzi and sauna, and they offer massages too, for the full spa experience. It is one of the few yoga retreats we have come across that also offers yoga nidra (guided sleep meditation) before bed.
Being located in the North Yorks National Park, this is also a fantastic location to enjoy country walks. It is near the beautiful Rosedale Abbey. It accommodates up to 17 guests at a time and offers yoga weekend breaks.
The retreat is in Rosedale East. Nearest town is Pickering, a traditional market town with a market held every Monday.
Visit www.thetree.earth for more information.