Every day you will enjoy the spectacular surroundings of our beautiful chapel, and the epic landscapes of Snowdonia, along with great Vegetarian food, therapies, space to relax, time by the wood burner and fire pit, time in the hot tub, out by the sea, with the great company of the group or alone.
A converted gothic chapel located in the small seaside town of Tywyn on the Cambrian Coast, where guests can expect luxury and comfort. After spending our days out and about we will retreat to the beautifully renovated chapel in the evenings where you can explore healing treatments, and be lulled into a deep sleep by the soothing vibrations of a sound bath and yoga Nidra. You’ll also be invited to relax in the hot tub, star gazing outside in the zen garden and cosy up by the fire pit!
On site personally by specially chosen vegan / vegetarian chefs for nourishment, health and nutrition compliment all our activities. Scrumptious seasonal food will be in abundance, celebrating summer with colourful, tasty seasonal local ingredients all prepared by our wonderful creative chefs.
Wales is packed with uplifting views, so if you’re looking for inspiration from nature you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our retreat in Tywyn Gwynedd is surrounded by coastal views, crystal lakes, waterfalls, and craggy peaks of the hills and mountains! Situated on the foothills of Snowdonia people come from all over the United Kingdom to de-stress and recharge in this beautiful area of Wales!
On trip advisor, we invite you to come and discover for yourself our tried and trusted five star retreats held throughout the year that will leave you refreshed, revived and energised whether a seasoned yogi or brand new to retreats. See all our reviews here.
Never been on a retreat before?
This special Nourishing Winter Yoga Retreat is ideal for first-time retreaters of any age, suitable for those travelling alone or with a friend(s) or relatives. We always make new guests feel welcome and part of the Sunsetbay family!
Become grounded with beach yoga and meditation sessions by the sea, and align your mind and body through our mindfulness workshops and breathwork sessions!
Luxury accommodation for total comfort is available at our stunning converted Chapel and for those wanting to hear the sounds of the sea as you sleep and awake, we have extra accommodation at nearby Sunsetbay Beach House.
Suitable for all levels of yoga, paddleboarding and fitness we look forward to you joining us.
On arrival we will show you to your room either at Ty Chapel or Sunsetbay Beach House, once you’ve settled in and sampled our delicious homemade cake and freshly pressed welcome juice, you will be treated to a complimentary ½ hour massage or reflexology, to really help begin the process of cleansing the body and de-stressing after your journey. A welcome yoga session and intention-setting practice for the week will start to calm the body and mind to really get you in the zone! A scrumptious two-course vegan/vegetarian dinner is followed by a beautiful relaxing yoga Nidra session. For those not wanting to drift off to bed, we will light the fire pit in the Chapel’s zen garden, this always goes down a treat at the end of the first day!
We start the morning for the early risers with a run or walk along the beach, followed by a flowing yoga class and after a hearty healthy breakfast, our guide Phill the Hill will take you on a variety of scenic walks along the Cambrian coast, exploring the local waterfalls, forests and hills! A paddle boarding session on the Dovey Estuary, a cold water dip at the waterfalls and wild swimming at the Talyllyn lake are all included as part of your daytime activities.
You’ll be brought back to The Chapel in the afternoons for some peaceful free time, you can either float away in the hot tub in our beautiful zen garden or book an additional therapeutic treatment, we offer a whole range of treatments in massage, reiki, reflexology, life coaching and tarot, or you can do whatever you need to allow yourself some special me-time!
We offer an extra early evening activity of restorative yoga or yin yoga, stretch class, mindfulness session, or breathwork workshop, to really take time to restore the body and nourish it with some deep self-care.
Following a wonderful two-course gourmet vegan or vegetarian dinner, you will be invited to join us in a range of evening activities. Silence in Sound will help you unwind and rebalance with a beautiful sound bath and on your last night you will be entertained with wonderful storytelling, local fables and songs in Welsh by local musician Gwilym Morus – Baird.
There is always a fire pit glowing in the garden if you want to star gaze or chat with new friends, at the end of each evening!
Following a reflective yoga session, you will enjoy a wonderful brunch before setting off on your journey home. We offer an optional extra two hour walk with our guide following brunch, which will be available for those who don’t want to rush off and would rather enjoy the last few hours of clean air to absorb the retreat experience and how it’s its benefited you before returning home.
All the above is included in the room price, the only extras are treatments with our therapists Katy and Elaine who offer various Massage Techniques, Reflexology, Reiki and Bach Flower Remedies. Jill offers individual life coaching and tarot for those who want to go deeper into self discovery.
We do all the planning for you so you can just switch off and enjoy beautiful surroundings, mindful activities, fresh air, new challenges, relaxation, delicious food and laughter with like-minded people! We look forward to welcoming you on this or maybe one of our other signature 2023 retreats held throughout the year!
Need a refresher?
We are honoured to have many guests returning year after year, when they are looking for a recharge and rebalance knowing they are in a safe and friendly environment. We have welcomed back many returning guests over the years, we listen to their feedback and are constantly tweaking the retreats to be exactly what our guests are needing.
This retreat is perfect for newbies and returners!