We are not far from Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Coast, nestled in protected woodland, between the moors and the sea. Aptly named Valley View, our site is a wildlife haven, an ecological microcosm, and a tranquil and beautiful place to stay. The moment we saw Valley View we knew it was the perfect place for yoga retreats in North Yorkshire.
Whether you simply want some time away because the pressures of ‘normal’ life are taking their toll, or you seek a more focussed style retreat we can help. We offer yoga, wellness, plant based food workshops or even a detox. Or more energetic holidays in nature. Whatever makes you feel better, we welcome you to spend time with us.
Mark and I moved to this special place to fulfil our dream to create a special space. At Valley View guests can enjoy the healing power of nature and of home grown seasonal produce.We would love it if you chose to spend some time at Valley View. If you do choose to step back a little you could be amazed by what you see. And we and our team can enhance your experience with complementary therapies and help you rebalance or move forward if wanted.
If you want to escape into nature, then I highly recommend going to Lorraine’s retreat in North Yorkshire. We first... went there last Autumn and Fell in love with the peace and beauty of the woods around our lodge; the colours in October and November are stunning. It is the perfect get away from the normal rush of everyday life and we always leave feeling refreshed. We have been several times to stay since.A key part of our trip is Lorraine’s wonderful yoga teaching in her studio (I now also do classes online at home). I came to yoga late in life but I find with Lorraine’s excellent teaching I now enjoy stretching out and feel less stiff in the morning. We also love going for walks in the nearby woods and down to the coast; Mark will give you some great suggestions for where to go walking.We are always impressed by the warm welcome from Lorraine and Mark and the attention to detail to make your stay perfect. Whether you do yoga, go for walks in the woods or just sit on the deck and enjoy the sounds of the birds and the nearby steam, I highly recommend a trip to Yogandspice.read more
My friend and I had an amazing three night stay at Valley View. We where so well looked after and the food was... amazing. We had some great yoga sessions in one of the best yoga studios I have been in. The place is peaceful, quiet and relaxing. We loved the cold water dip in the waterfall and our mindful walk through the glacial valley. We would both highly recommend valley view and we loved our retreat away as are both busy mums.read more
Starting the day with Lorraine's yoga class online has become a twice weekly treat for me. I love the way she draws... upon her wealth of experience of different yoga practices, awareness of the breath, and Chinese medicine, to create a unique , holistic, whole body practice - which is highly enjoyable and often makes me smile!An online one to one yoga session has been so beneficial for my shoulder pain and lifted my spirits too. Thank you!read more
We can't say enough good things about our time at Yoga and Spice. Having started yoga online three months ago, our... practice has gained so much from our 4 day stay under Lorraine's patient, expert and fascinating guidance. Lorraine tailored our yoga sessions perfectly to our level of experience and ability, also giving us an introduction to different aspects and styles of yoga. Really recommend trying the aerial yoga for a careful and fun way into inversions. We stayed in a lovely, peaceful woodland log cabin on a half-board basis; the breakfasts and dinners were fresh, healthy and delicious. The location is perfect for setting out onto walks on the Cleveland Way and bike rides along the Cinder Track and local lanes. All in all, a revitalising and regenerative holiday; now planning our next trip to Valley View!read more
I typically am not one to write reviews, but this is worthy! I stayed in one of the lovely log cabins for 3 days but... wish I could have stayed longer! The cabin was spotless, cosy, and the shower was fantastic. What a special place set in leafy woodland close to a stream and positioned perfectly for wonderful walks to and around Whitby. The cabins have been built very sensitively, with conservation in mind, and are run by two special people: Lorraine and Mark. They took great pride and care in making sure my stay was just what I needed: I had meals tailored to my individual needs (vegan) which were absolutely fantastic, including home-grown organic veggies (I have come away with new amazing recipes which I have been trying myself at home!). Various walking routes and options were willingly shared, which were absolutely spot-on. Yoga sessions were also tailored to my requirements, and I had a go at aerial yoga too in the fantastic spacious new-build yoga cabin which was wonderful! I must say that Lorraine is extremely modest and not one to blow her own trumpet, but she also is skilled in Ayurveda (and no doubt many other things!) and once I realised this I booked a consultation with her, which has provided valuable insights into my dietary needs and routes to better wellbeing. I would definitely recommend, from anyone just needing a quiet retreat and a walking base, through to those interested in deepening their yoga practice and sampling some fantastic home-cooked food. I will definitely be returning when I can! Thanks Lorraine and Mark! 🙂read more
A lovely, peaceful place to recharge and connect. Lorraines yoga every day was just what I needed. The vegan food she... cooked was all delicious and my little cabin was the perfect getaway hideaway! Will definitely be going back soon!read more