Winter Warmer Yoga spa weekend set in the beautiful Cornwall hotel -9th-11 November 2018

Yoga and spa weekend 9-11th November


t*This weekend is now full, contact Claire to reserve a space for the next Summer Solstice Yoga retreat at St Nectan's Glen Friday 21st-Sunday June.  Limited spaces available due to return bookings.  See Events page 

Our last two retreats was such a success returning guests have agreed there is no better location, and have  booked on the next one.  The Cornwall hotel and spa is a perfect setting to relax and unwind - stretch and breathe through yoga.

Arrive at your leisure on Friday 9th November - accommodation will be available at 3pm.  Take time to find yourself in the wonderful surroundings.  Perhaps some autumnal sunshine,  a breath of fresh air as you explore the 44 acre woodland estate.

Enjoy the spa, a catch up with friends in the bar,  or relax in the 4 * lodge - your accommodation for the duration of the retreat.  The choice is yours...  

Luxury Lodges - your accommodation

Check in to your 4* lodge - Scandinavian style 3 bedroom accommodation,  set amongst the wonderful woodland - a true setting for a yoga weekend as you connect with nature.. Four 3 bedroom lodges have been allocated for our yoga group,  Each lodge has 2 x twin rooms, 1 double with a private bathroom. There is a kitchen and dinning room, as well as spacious sitting room and outdoor balcony overlooking the majestic trees and spacious surroundings.  Host lodge includes a hot-tub for all guests to use in addition to the facilities at the clearing spa.

Open plan modern living space: (standard double will become twin during our stay)

Yoga timetable

Claire"s passion for yoga will be shared with you all during the duration of the stay with her own Chi style holistic hatha practice.  Even if you attend regular classes, a yoga retreat is time to reconnect and enjoy a deeper practice.  Finding the space and taking the timeout from routine. 

Joining Claire this year Sara Hurst 500-hour trained yoga teacher with the Devon School of Yoga, and she is also a wonderful reflexologist.  Sara shares the same holistic and mindful approach to yoga practice as Claire, Freshly back from her 3 week tour of India, and a stay at a local ashram, she will be sharing some wonderful winter warming yoga with us all. 

Over the weekend there will be themed sessions working with energy and flow, balance and stability, and gentle stretches where we deepen and soften through our asana postures. Both sessions will lead to a crystal or colour meditation and a deep yoga-nidra relaxation including elements of yoga therapy.  

Yoga workshops will take place in a large open room at the hotel Acorns function room - all mats, bolster, straps and block provided.  If you wish, bring an extra warm layer or blanket for relaxation.


  • Saturday morning: 8.00am - 9.00am - Gentle morning yoga with Sara
  • Saturday morning:  10.30am - 1.30pm - Chi Yoga session  -"Embrace life"
  • Sunday morning:     11.00am- 1.30pm - Yin yoga - "Let go, release and breathe"

Infinity pool and spa

I have stayed at lots of hotels all over the world as part of my previous executive lifestyle.  My husband and I stayed at "The Cornwall" as a special anniversary break, and is one of the best hotels and spas I have visited.  I loved the spa and the infinity pool.  A real hidden gem in Cornwall. 

As part of your stay you will have inclusive use of The Clearing Spa’s spectacular infinity pool set within the Victorian walled garden, hi-tech gym, sauna, steam, sun terrace, juice bar and the hard top tennis courts. Spa opening times are:          

  • Friday     7am-9pm
  • Saturday 7am-8pm
  • Sunday   7am-7pm

Please book your holiday package with Krama Yoga.  For spa treatments only  contact the hotel directly for reservations at the Clearing Spa. and quote "Karma Yoga" (see prices and contact details in the download menu).  

All bookings for the yoga retreat complete the booking form in the download section.


Friday evening

Welcome drinks and Social circle from 7pm

A sharing style tapas at the host lodge on Friday evening, including welcoming drinks.  This is following feedback from our previous weekend that guests enjoy the introduction and quality time getting to know everyone at the yoga weekend. This will include a seated circle and Yoga Mantra to open our weekend.   

There are plenty of alternative options either at the hotel restaurant or bar, in St Austell itself, or you can bring something to eat in your lodge.  The Hotel Elephant Bar & Brasserie serves a variety of fresh and locally sourced Cornish cuisine, bar snacks and traditional afternoon tea. There will be some light refreshments available at your lodge.

Saturday Breakfast Self service

Breakfast - Continental style made available at your accommodation. Ranging from fresh fruit, granola and yogurt, croissant, eggs, toast and preserves.  Fruit juices and tea coffee.

*Price included in your retreat package

Lunch 2-3pm

What could be better after our yoga practice but to relax and enjoy a  healthy soup and salad, including gluten free bread

 *Price included in your retreat package

Saturday evening - Dinner at 8.30pm 

Our 3 course evening meal will take place at the hotel restaurant.  Comfortable seating - warm and inviting relaxed environment. 

*Meal will include at least 3 choices, including vegetarian and vegan options. 1 alcoholic/non alcoholic drink of your choice in addition to table water.

*Price included in your retreat package

Sunday Breakfast self service 

As Saturday - Continental style 

*Price included in your retreat package 

Sunday farewell lunch 2-3pm

A light healthy buffet sharing board lunch and refreshments will be served before your departure. Includes tea and coffee.  Time to bid goodbye, but knowing you will take the friendships made, and yoga will always be in your hearts. 

*Price included in your retreat package

Price includes...

* includes all yoga, use of spa.  Tapas on Friday evening, Afternoon tea on Saturday, set-3 course evening meal on Saturday, buffet lunch on Sunday.  Breakfast at the lodge Saturday and Sunday morning 

Complete the  booking form in the download section, and email to Claire Jennings - 


Click on a file to book, and access details of the spa and Brasserie menu.