Our Home away from home is just perfect. Authentic, warm and elegant.
Set in a beautiful garden, overlooking loch Tay. An ideal setting for the union of body, mind and spirit.
There’s a total of 13 beautifully designed rooms and lots of rooms have a direct view on either the loch or the garden.
Here’s a video of our getaway, to give you a better picture.
FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
Flying into Edinburgh.
About an hour and a half away and transfers are included in your retreat package if you choose the all inclusive transfers.
On the 17th of August, there will be an inclusive shared transfer, leaving at the Edinburgh Airport at 2PM.
It’s 90 minutes drive to our house.
If for whatever reason, you choose to arrive at another time, we can arrange transfers for you at extra cost.
You can check in as off 4PM. Ideally, you arrive before dinner, so before 7PM to enjoy your first day and have time to settle in. We start our lessons on Sunday.
On the last day, we will have to leave our venue behind at 10AM so we have one shared transfer to the EDI Airport at 10AM.
We can organise any transfer you like, at extra charge.
Renting a car might also be an option as cruising through the Scottish Highlands is a really pleasant adventure! Especially if you’re used to driving on the ‘other’ side of the road.
VISIT GLASGOW – VISIT EDINBURGH
Both cities are worth while and if you have the time, check out both.
If you really have to make a choice, Edinburgh might be the better choice around this time as there’s a really interesting summer festival you might want to visit after the retreat.
Happy to assist you in sharing nice tips for hotels.
DAILY PROGRAMMA: MORE THAN YOGA
This is your time, your holiday, so if you want to skip a class or a workshop that is absolutely fine. Although we believe you will find the program stimulating and fun, primarily we want you to relax and enjoy yourself.
Here is an example of a typical schedule. We like to be open to the unexpected and our schedule can change according to weather conditions, overall group preferences, etc.
07.30 Hatha yoga class
09.00 Wonderful Breakfast
11.00 Your Included Massage
13.00 Revitalising Lunch
14.00 Loch Time, Relaxing, a Stroll in the garden, trying out the hot tub
17.30 Yin yoga class
19.30 Heartwarming Dinner
20:30 Free time
Everything That Makes A Yoga Holiday Special, The Massage, The Excursion, The Extra Classes: It is ALL Included!
HEALTHY NUTRITIOUS CUISINE
Nutritious and healthy food is a very important part of the Revealing Vajra yoga retreat experience.
We are delighted that for this Yoga retreat Scotland, we are in for a festive food party as Hayley North will be our personal chef! So, you can start dreaming already about delicious salads, filling smoothies and dishes that will make your heart and tummies sing. All nutritionally balanced and above all, super tasty. For sure, at the end of the retreat, you will want ALL of her recipes!
This week, dairy and gluten will limited to an absolute minimum. Taste and nutrition values will be maximised to the top.
If you don’t eat this or that, no to worry whatsoever, Hayley can accommodate any and all food preferences and allergies.
This retreat is now over for this year..
Please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about dates next year or other Revaling Vajra retreats.
YOUR HOST AND YOGA TEACHER, RACHEL BONKINK
You will go home after this break, with a mental back pack, filled with practical tools to help you maintain and cultivate Balance in your daily life.
I have been teaching for several years now and I do what I do because it is who I am – it is what I love to do.
Traveling the world and inspiring people in anyway I can.
THESE YOGA HOLIDAYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER HOLIDAY OUT THERE!
What I bring across is so much more than bending forwards and backwards. As I have a worked both as a COO and consultant before founding Revealing Vajra, I know what stress is. I know what deadlines are, real deadlines, handling huge budgets-with a lot of zeros, pleasing your C-level customers, keeping your corporate tribe happy- our tribe had 100+ people on the payroll.
Combine this with many years as a personal life coach, my shiatsu practises and ongoing yoga teacher trainings and personal retreats.
And, you get someone in front of you who is able to organise retreats that are very different.
It is this unique combination – a deep understanding of corporate life and the corporate ladder, alongside a vast experience of mind-body trainings and many personal retreats, plus the expertise of organising over 70 (!) of my own yoga retreats – that gives my yoga holidays and retreats a very POWERFUL edge.
I will help you to focus on enjoying your practice and gaining new insights into your body, mind and the yoga philosophy.
In conclusion, these holidays are so much more than just a getaway. These retreats can be truly life changing and empower you to become a more healthy and happy person.
DIFFERENT YOGA STYLES
I will teach different styles of yoga, and offer several guidelines/techniques for meditation during this week.
Starting with Hatha, lots of Yin, and Yin/Yang… At least one class is Kundalini yoga.
All levels are welcome, I know how to adjust all poses.
I don’t take life all too seriously, nor do I see yoga as the most serious thing in the world. It’s very possible that I even make a joke here or there during our classes together…
Pranayama (breathing), meditation and yoga philosophy are part of all my lessons.
Asana wise, I started my own journey about 10 years ago with Ashtanga. Later on, I got very inspired by Iyengar trained teachers like Gustavo Ponce and John Stirk. Over the years, I’ve taken several 100 and 200 hour teacher trainings in India, the Netherlands, the USA and Thailand. Currently, I enjoy receiving teachings by Paul Grilley and Alan Wallace. Every year, I go on at least two to three retreats myself to recharge, rejuvenate and broaden my knowledge on yoga and meditation.
I am happy to discuss your expectations and see if this holiday is right for you. I welcome any and all questions or concerns you may have and invite you to email me at: email@example.com or just give me a call on +32 476 204 121.
You can read more about my story and starting Revealing Vajra here …
WHAT TO DO NEXT? BOOKING THIS “YOGA RETREAT SCOTLAND”
Prices include full board accommodation, all yoga lessons, a workshop, a wicked excursion, a private session and one full-length treatment.
Euro per person for shared accommodation for one week – for a couple/close friends, 1 bed
Euro per person for private accommodation for one week
The 500 Euro deposit is non refundable.
There are no partial refunds for late arrivals or if you need to leave the retreat early.
Balance refunds depend on the timing of your cancellation:
A 90% refund will be provided on cancellations, up to 60 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refunds will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
This yoga retreat was exactly what I needed!
Very well scouted location, a balanced yoga programme combined with excursions, massage, coaching and workshops. Just enough time for myself in between to relax.
It was all so very well organised and last but not least, I have to mention the healthy food every day. I can highly recommend this retreat and I will join Rachel again in the future!
Scotland, August 2018
Alexandra K, Germany
This is my second Revealing Vajra Yoga Retreat. They keep getting better.
Always a great group of people, great food and a variety of yoga styles.
The mind and body feel GREAT!
Scotland, August 2018
Charlene Mc Koin, USA
You don't come to Scotland for the weather. But you do come for the yoga with Rachel and Hayley's amazing cooking. And, who knows, with enough sun salutations, the weather might just improve too!
Scotland August 2019 (and Morocco 2018 and 2017)
Elena Logutenkova, Russia
The reason that I keep coming back to Revealing Vajra yoga holidays is that everything is being taken care of for you. The minute you land, you can just surrender as your taxi is already there and from then on, you can just surrender and enjoy. The groups are not too big and the yoga is refreshing. And the food, of course, the food is just amazing!
Scotland August 2019 (8 revealing vajra retreats prior to this one)
Korine den Blanken, the Netherlands
My second revealing vajra yoga retreat and was once again, it was wonderful.
The combination of being in the Scottish Highlands, with yoga classes and a group of great people, made this week a moment of rejuvenation and joy.
I will go back to my daily life, all filled with positive energy and new insights. I am so grateful to Rachel, who has such a warm and rich personality, and who makes all of this happen.
I had a Fantastic retreat!!!
Scotland, August 2018
Karin Wouters, Belgium
This is my fourth retreat with Rachel. She never disappoints!
She's so thoughtful and helps us maintain a healthy mindset. She makes room for rest and relaxation and always has incredible cooks with her! I will be back, just not sure when yet!
Scotland, August 2018
Mona Varsh, USA
SO WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE YOGA RETREAT SCOTLAND?
Simple, this is the PERFECT environment to Unwind, to Relax,to take some Time off and Recharge.
We are convinced that you will love every single meal.
We know that this venue is so special, you will never want to leave.
But, when you do leave, you will leave feeling loose, stretched, stronger and more peaceful.
Furthermore, you will feel rejuvenated and most of all Happy.