Isle of Raasay 2020 Retreat Week

Isle of Raasay 2020

Retreat Week

Saturday 17th October – Saturday 24th October 

Raasay House Hotel, Isle of Raasay, Scottish Highlands

With Melissa Lomas and Philip Copestake

The theme for the retreat will be The Elements.
We will work with a variety of practices exploring and investigating the different characters of each of the five elements –
earth, water, fire, air and ether – how we relate to them, how they register with us, and how they are expressed in us.
There will be at least three practices each day shared between Melissa and Phil.
The practices will include Asana, Pranayama, Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga Sutra Study, Chanting, Mindful practices and Creative work.
The practices will take place on site at Raasay House, in our dedicated practice space and weather permitting in the grounds and surrounding areas.
There will also be the chance to take part in additional activities, such as walking, sea/loch kayaking, sailing or boat trips.
Some of these are at an additional cost and will need to be arranged in advance.  These will all offer opportunities to experience the elements
as they are manifested in the areas surrounding Raasay House.
There will be free time each day to enjoy the House and Grounds.

Raasay House Hotel

Raasay House was built in the 18th century with the frontage added in the 19th Century.
A beautiful building, lovingly restored, in an amazing setting – perfect for our Retreat.
The Restaurant will provide a delicious menu of meals to choose from each day.
See the Raasay House website for sample menus.
Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Rooms are on twin or double basis.


£1100 (£1075 aYs members) based on two sharing
A non-refundable deposit of £250 secures your place – paid by the beginning of March 2020.
The balance (also non-refundable) is due by the beginning of August 2020.

The package includes:

7 days of teaching with at least 3 practices per day, shared between the two teachers.
Time to enjoy the beautiful Raasay House and to explore the Isle of Raasay.
Full board accommodation at Raasay House – breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee/tea.
To reserve a place on this retreat please contact Melissa ( or Phil (
If you have any questions about the trip or require any extra information, please email us, call Melissa on 07853817888 or Phil on 07725565984.


Oct 17 - 24


All Day




Isle of Raasay
Scottish Highlands


Melissa Lomas

Other Organizers

Philip Copestake