Yoga & Walking Retreat in Cornwall
near Newquay, uk
near Newquay, uk
Energise and revitalise on a yoga and walking retreat beside the sea in Cornwall. Enjoy coastal walks, rejuvenating yoga practices, nourishing food, uplifting activities and plenty of time to relax and recharge.
》7 nights accommodation in a beautiful beach house with spectacular sea views.
》8 yoga classes, taught by Jen, in our spacious living room or on the outdoor deck both overlooking the ocean. Classes will be a mix of flowing vinyasa morning practices and yin/restorative yoga after our long walks. Each session is carefully crafted to help you recharge, energise and feel your absolute best.
》4 wonderful walks of 5-8 miles with plenty of time to rest and enjoy the view.
》6 beautiful breakfasts (think fresh berries, coconut yoghurt, granola, avocado toast, homemade banana bread and lots more nourishing, vegetarian dishes that look gorgeous and taste delicious).
》5 delicious vegetarian dinners in our chic dining room with sea views (and on the other two evenings we’ll eat out at fantastic local restaurants).
》Little treats and surprises throughout the retreat designed to refresh and spoil you!
》Time to relax in our stunning retreat home, read, sit on the terrace and gaze out to sea or curl up on the sofa and watch a movie.
》2 walk-free days when you can do anything you like! Try surfing, stand up paddle boarding or wild swimming. Book a spa treatment at one of the top local spas or cycle the camel trail. There are so many great things to do, we’ll help you find the perfect one for you.
Tranquil, comfortable, beautifully decorated and with spectacular sea views our retreat home is the perfect place to relax and recharge. And it’s right next to the coastal path, just 10 minutes walk from the beach.
Your yoga classes will be a mix of vibrant vinyasa flow and deeply relaxing yin/restorative yoga. Morning classes will be fluid, dynamic and invigorating to leave you energised and glowing. The late afternoon classes will be slow, calming and rejuvenating. You’ll float out of these classes feeling so revitalised and relaxed.
All classes will be taught by Shine Yoga founder, Jen Austin. You can read all about Jen here.
There are 2 stunning spaces for yoga at our retreat home; a warm, light and spacious living room with spectacular sea views and outside on the terrace in the sunshine. Over the retreat there will be 8 yoga classes.
Classes are suitable for all levels from total beginners.
“Being on the retreat has been an amazing and unique experience – relaxing, energizing and inspiring at the same time. The combination of yoga and walking, sensational sea views and gorgeous vegan food has made this the perfect getaway for a week. Jen is a great host and we stayed in a beautifully located beach house overlooking the cliffs.”
Wake up slowly to the sound of the ocean, put the kettle on and take in the awesome ocean view.
Unroll your yoga mat for a feel-good vinyasa flow yoga class with ocean views. Expect creative, fun and flowing sequences to fill you with energy for the day ahead.
Time for a beautiful breakfast! Sit around our breakfast bar and tuck in to bircher muesli, fruit and coconut yoghurt, homemade banana bread or avocado toast whilst you chat about your exciting plans for the day.
Throw on your back pack and fill up your water bottle – it’s time to go! Walk straight out of the beach house and on to the coastal path for a 6 mile walk, past beautiful beaches, wildflowers, through idyllic villages and over fields. Pause to take pictures of the incredible views and breathe in the fresh sea air.
We’ll stop for lunch at a gorgeous cafe, tea room, pub or restaurant enroute, or we’ll sit on the cliff top and eat our packed lunches whilst watching the waves and looking out for dolphins.
Free time to relax at our beautiful beach house or explore the local area. Stay in and curl up on the sofa with a sea-view, read on the terrace, soak in a hot bath or have a massage. Still feeling active? Head to the beach, take a refreshing dip in the sea, wander around town or go for a surf!
Stretch out and unwind after your walk with a slow and soothing yin and restorative yoga class. You’ll rest in rejuvenating poses that will help you to feel calm and relaxed. You’ll release tension and tightness in your body, let go of stress and enjoy slowing down and taking time for yourself.
Take a seat at our beautiful dining table for a vegetarian feast. Share delicious dishes like Sri Lankan curry, chocolate bean chilli with guacamole or spring salads of new potato, asparagus and peas with wild garlic pesto. Chat about all the fun things you’ve done today and what you’re excited about for tomorrow. Then enjoy your favourite herbal tea with a sweet treat like a raw brownie or slice of vegan ‘cheesecake’.
Before you fall in to a deep sleep in your super comfortable bed, step outside, look up and be astounded by the incredible starry night sky above you.
Nestled between Padstow and Newquay, on the coastal path and minutes from the beach, our retreat home is perfectly located to experience some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches and picturesque towns.
On our walks we’ll explore the Atlantic coast and take in some of Cornwall’s most spectacular views. Highlights include Watergate Bay, Porthcothan, Holywell Bay, Fistral Beach and many more incredible areas.
Just a short walk away from our retreat home are the amazing Bedruthan Steps, an area which holds Dark Sky Status, making it a perfect stargazing spot. And there are 2 incredible hotel spas within easy walking distance if you’d like to book a spa day!
“I have now been on two of Jen’s retreats and I would say that somehow they always seem to ‘re-set’ me. There is something really special about taking time out from day to day life to practice yoga, eat beautiful wholesome food and take time to rest and reflect. Staying so close to such a beautiful beach was a real joy for me; I loved waking up to the sound of the sea and with the coastal path just minutes from the house, the location was perfect for our wonderful walks. Jen is a fabulous yoga teacher and host and I am already thinking about planning my next retreat :)”
Price is per person based on 2 people sharing.
Thinking of coming on your own? Brilliant!! This retreat is perfect for you and we always have lots of solo travellers on our retreats. You can choose to book your own private room or a place in a shared twin room with one other guest (just be quick as there are only a couple of twin rooms available).
Our beach house is just 5 minutes from Newquay airport. You can get a direct flight from London (45 mins), Birmingham (65 mins) or Manchester (65mins) and flights start from £30 each way!
Pop 'Mawgan Porth, Newquay' in to your Sat Nav or Google Maps to see what your journey will look like. There's a nice big car parking space ready for you at our retreat home.
Catch a train to Newquay, then jump in a taxi to take you the final 15 minutes out to our retreat home right by the sea.
A note from Jen –
“This is so exciting for me! I can’t wait to share a week filled with yoga, and walking, and beautiful food with you. I find hiking the Cornish coastline so energising and revitalising – all that fresh sea air, the exercise, the chance to switch off from technology, to be outside and beside the ocean, it’s unbeatable!
The beauty of Cornwall totally inspires and astounds me..the wildflowers, the birds, the jagged cliffs and the vast stretches of glistening white sand beside a vast ocean, there’s just so much to appreciate and enjoy. I’m thrilled to be able to share my favourite hikes and their unbelievable views, with you, as well as some of my favourite cafes, restaurants and local produce. I know you’re going to love it all too!
If you do any questions about the retreat just email me and we can chat through all the details.
Jen gave a wonderful yoga class. She catered brilliantly to the group’s mixed ability with everyone feeling like they had really achieved at the end of the class whilst also finding the experience really relaxing.
I feel so pampered and energised, inspired and relaxed! With the dynamic yoga classes and Jen's delicious plant based recipes paired with the stunning surroundings and cosy yurts it was the perfect retreat. Can't wait until next time!
I have learnt so much this weekend, not just the yoga but the lovely food and recipes too, I never knew eating healthily could be so delicious! The location was really special. It was so peaceful (apart from our constant laughter!) we felt completely relaxed and at ease to be ourselves without judgement. I also loved feeding the animals on the farm and was only disappointed I was not able to take Larry the sheep home! Jen, your food was amazing. The way the day was split between yoga, free time and dining was perfect. We had a wonderful time on Fowey shopping in the little boutique shops and went to a beautiful beach - you have to try the blackberry ice-cream at Talland Bay! I have recommended this retreat to all my friends and colleagues and will definitely be coming to another! Thank you so much for SUCH an enjoyable time and letting us share this time with you. Lots of gratitude.
Yoga with Jen is always an amazing experience and even more so when surrounded by the beautiful Spanish Mountains. The retreat in Spain came just at the right time for me. Daily yoga, stunning and serene surroundings and food that was not only inspirational and delicious but also catered to my requirements which allowed me to make the most of this experience, have all left me feeling stronger, inspired and ready to book my next retreat with Shine Yoga!
This was my 3rd retreat with Shine Yoga... I always turn up alone and slightly weary from London life, but leave feeling invigorated and in awe of the new people I have met. The challenging yet the relaxed and fun nature of the classes, always ensure I enjoy yet push myself further in my practice.
The place was so peaceful, the mountains so beautiful, the walks so wonderful, the food delicious and the yoga fun and inspiring.
Had such a special and restorative weekend, thank you SOooo much. The food was fantastic and has inspired me to get creative again, the yoga was so great, so nice to have the time too to work on poses and try new things, and all with the help of new friends 🙂 I feel inspired to practice more at home now, to work in a more meditative way. Jen's energy was so radiant and welcoming, Shine is the perfect name for it!
I honestly left feeling like a different person!!! Re-energised! Jen and Jess were simply the best yogi hosts. Feel amazing after all the yoga, learning to breathe properly during the classes, wonderful food, location etc ensured the weekend was as relaxed as possible. Already feel more focused (enjoying the moment and just feeling grateful... I have taken so much away from Jen's teaching and outlook on life. Not to mention some new friends and terrific recipes.
An incredible weekend. Every thought made it a wonderful retreat experience, from the location to the teaching, the food and all the little bits like the chakra balancing aromatherapy oils, eye pillows and inspiring readings. Jen's personality is so naturally welcoming and her energy sublime, it set a natural tone for the weekend and I can personally say I felt truly at ease with myself the whole weekend. I feel really inspired to carry on with what I've achieved this weekend in yoga. I'm a happy yogi bunny after this weekend and I've made new friends for life.
Thank you so much for a wonderful Yoga weekend, it was my first ever yoga retreat and I really enjoyed it, the location and the yurts were just beautiful, the yoga classes were a great combination for all levels and the vegetarian food was just AMAZING. I have come home feeling more confident in yoga, healthier and Ishall look forward to trying your recipes out at home x
As a yoga novice I was unsure what to expect but oh my goodness what a fantastic experience was in store. Great atmosphere, wonderful food, yoga I could undertake at my own pace / level and of course Jen was delightful. I have even changed some bad habits since the weekend! In a word, wonderful.
Such an amazing experience! The classes were varied and challenged us when needed and restored us when we needed something a bit gentler! The food, the place and the people all made it. Doing yoga while watching the sunrise over the sea is a special experience.
I had the most special and inspiring week in Italy with Shine Yoga. Jen is a natural teacher. The classes were challenging but incredibly fun and spiritual experience at the same time. I feel a difference already in my regular yoga classes back home. I cant wait to join her on another retreat soon! x
A stunning location, INCREDIBLE people and FABULOUS food! Can we go back tomorrow? Every minute is worth it! Invigorated, revitalised and now floating back down to Earth - wow! 🙂
Having never done a yoga retreat before I was not sure what to expect! But the week was pure bliss. I'm not a competent yogi and Jen helped me understand how I can use props to complement the practice and enjoy the sessions. And enjoy them I did on the beautiful sun drenched platform, the sounds of nature around us. The setting was perfect for total relaxation and the food and hospitality was fantastic.