SCOTLAND

with Laura Forsyth & Jenn Wooten

Aug 30 – Sept 6, Sept 6-13  & Sept 13-20, 2025

RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN!

Join Jenn and Laura for the first time on an adventure retreat to the Scottish Highlands! Fluffy highland cows and sprawling hills … valleys, lochs, bagpipes and magic. The history and landscapes that inspired Outlander, Highlander and Braveheart.

We are thrilled to have secured a partnership with an award winning wilderness reserve who’s caretakers have spent the last 20 years rewilding 23,000 acres of highlands. A labor of love and selfless commitment, a million trees have been planted, damaged peatlands repaired, and native species reintroduced. Free roaming highland cows, red deer and more are restoring balance on the land. The Scottish wildcat, on the brink of extinction, has gone from a believed 50 to a current 150+, in part because of the enclosures on the reserve in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to safely breed and bolster the population, releasing these special lions of the Highland back into their natural habitat.

These dramatic glens, colorful hills, glistening rivers, lochs, and wild nature will capture your heart.

This 8 day / 7 night retreat adventure is limited to 18 participants per week (including staff).

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.Wash your spirit clean.”

JOHN MUIR
Scottish Naturalist, Author, Environmental Philosopher

Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Vacation Details

Disconnect yourself from everyday life and immerse yourself in the wilder side of the Scottish Highlands. Our retreat takes us to an acclaimed Wilderness Reserve, where we’ve arranged to have exclusivity of this spectacular 23,000 acre property for our groups.  Housing will be at the main lodge plus 2 additional houses for a maximum intimate group size of 18 per week.  Chef prepared meals, daily yoga classes and several guided explorations / excursions all included.

We’ll start our week with an expertly guided 4 x 4 tour of the reserve, getting acclimated to our home for the week and venturing down the reforested glens to soak up the stunning views. We’ll learn about the restoration work underway, visiting the reforestation areas and spotting native wildlife, all in the company of  skilled and knowledgeable rangers. 

Look to the skies for golden eagles, search the stony tops for ptarmigan and hares, while keeping your eye out for our native red squirrel and black grouse. Take in the panoramic glens, the untamed rivers, the old-growth and recovering forests. You might spy red deer stags on the mountains or Atlantic salmon leaping in the waterfalls.  Away from light pollution, we’ll be at one of the best places for astrophotography in the UK.  Long haired highland cows roam the property, and we’ll receive a special tour of the Scottish Wildcat enclosures built in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the European Nature Trust to bolster the population of this endangered species.

The rest of our week will include (optional) guided hikes and / or biking explorations, a full day trip to the East Coast of the Highlands, chef-prepared meals and daily yoga classes.

There will, of course, be spaciousness during the week for solo and small group explorations of the reserve.  For hikers, the remote Highland glens offer a wild spectacle for all skill levels. You can walk through the most northerly stand of original old-growth Caledonian forest, take a stroll over to the historic Croik Church, or hike up to the middle ridge for a once-in-a-lifetime view of both the East and West coasts of Scotland. There are recommended walks for different fitness levels, and Highlands hiking trail maps are always available.

For the adventurous, take out a mountain bike or reset your mind and body with a wild swim in one of the many lochs, or dip in the river.  These waters are some of the purest you will find anywhere in the UK.​

Midweek, we’ll take a day trip to the East Coast of the Highlands.  We’ll journey back in time and experience Dunrobin to enjoy the castle, gardens and falconry display. Watch dozens of seals at Loch Fleet, before passing Embo beach on the way to Dornoch or Tain for lunch. The afternoon can be spent visiting Anta & Tain Potteries, and maybe even a whisky distillery!

Of course, we’ll gather each day either in the morning or afternoon (or both), enjoying the newly built, fully stocked yoga shala at the main lodge.  This is the thread that weaves us together as a unified community for our week creating space to digest and integrate.

Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016

Travel, Additional Information, and FAQ’s

The easist international airport to travel to is Inverness (INV)  in Northern Scotland.  From here, our retreat property is approximately 90 minutes drive.  Some may choose to share a rental car for convenience, but also our hosts can arrange pick ups and drop offs from the airport or local hotels. A shared car is about $225 each way and can hold 4-6 people.

If you are planning an extended stay in Scotland with a rental car or using other transportation, the other international airports are Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The retreat begins with dinner on the start day of the retreat and ends with breakfast on the last day of the retreat.

We will start collecting travel plans from participants several months in advance of each retreat.

 

A few packing suggestions:

  • Layered clothes, pants, tops under layer, middle layer
  • Good hiking shoes / boots with water resistance
  • Light rain / wind jacket
  • Yoga clothes
  • Bathing suit if you might like a cold dip!

    *The center offers wellington and hiking boots, backpacks and water bottles for those who need them

Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016
Galapagos Islands Yoga 2016

Your Teachers

Jasmine Dennis - One Yoga Teacher

Jenn Wooten

Jenn is a certified yoga therapist and yoga educator who has studied yoga and mindfulness for over 20 years. She has been a teacher, mentor and group facilitator in the Austin yoga community since 2004. Her teaching style focuses on embodiment, functional movement, joy and resilience. Jenn teaches trauma-informed yoga classes and leads foundational and in-depth yoga teacher trainings, mentorships and retreats throughout the world. She guides students to respond to life’s stressors through embodiment, breath, self-awareness and self-compassion. Her teaching is engaging, accessible and warm-hearted. Jenn’s gift is her intuitive ability to help students lean into to their own self-authority and connect to their body as a source of wisdom. The core of her teaching is helping people cultivate a yoga and mindfulness practice as a pathway for healing, awakening and wholeness.

Jasmine Dennis - One Yoga Teacher

Laura Forsyth

Laura Forsyth is the founder of One Yoga Global. She began her yoga studentship 25+ years ago and began teaching in 2005. She served as National Events Director for a large yoga studio group for 13 years, and still offers mentorship to yoga studios and studio owners. As a teacher, Laura specializes in Hatha yoga for all levels, yoga for stress management, yin yoga, restorative yoga and iRest yoga nidra. She leads workshops and trainings on special topics and she serves as guest faculty in various teacher training programs. She is deeply grateful to all her teachers including Dr. Richard Miller, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Leslie Kaminoff and so many more.

Accommodations

We can bring 18 total participants (including staff) to each retreat.  The main house / lodge has 6 rooms upstairs each with ensuite private bathrooms.  A 7th single room downstairs room can be offered as needed. We have a 2nd house on property with 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms, full living, dining and kitchen.  A third house with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom will typically be used for staff, but can be offered to a couple or three friends.  See below for descriptions, then pricing and availability.  A $795 deposit will secure your space, and balances can be set to run in monthly payments through June 2025.

MAIN LODGE
Rowan Suite – The largest room in the lodge, beautifully equipped with cedar wood furniture, a large sitting area and a stunning en-suite bathroom with his and hers basins, bathtub and shower. Classic sash windows overlooking north-east.

Willow Suite-  Second largest room in the lodge. Large sitting area, large bow windows, high celling, and antique furniture that can take you back to Victorian era. The en-suite bathroom has both a bath and a shower. Stunning south-east facing views.

Aspen Room – Third biggest room in Alladale Lodge with unbeatable views, south-east facing overlooking Carn na Speireig. Unique design with sitting area, ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower.  

Holly Room – This room has a lovely contemporary design with cosy sitting area, ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower (no bathtub). Views are north-west facing overlooking grouse park. 

Alder Room – This room has a very chic design, beautiful Victorian sash windows north-west facing overlooking grouse park. Plenty of natural light, stylish ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. 

Birch Room – This room is smaller than the rest in the Lodge but majestic views from the bedroom makes up for it. South facing overlooking Carn na Speireig, with great amount of natural light. This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower (no bathtub).

Pine Room – this downstairs room (same size and bath as Birch upstairs) can be offered as an additional single occupancy room (as needed and if we re still under 18 peoeple on any given week). PLEAESE INQUIRE: Laura@oneyogaglobal.com

EAGLES HOUSE
This  a beautiful house has 3 bedrooms all with private bathrooms, showers and bathtubs.  It has a grand living and dining area plus full kitchen. It is a 20-25 minutewalk to the main house and / or the caretakers can also offer rides to / from until 8pm each night.  NOTE:  Laura and Jenn will be in the house nearby AND will have a rental car for extra ease as needed for anyone needing a quick zip back to the houses from the lodge.

GHILLE’S 
Ghille’s offers 2 bedrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs), 1 full bath with shower and bathtub, living room, dining room and kitchen. It is about 20 minute stroll to the main lodge.  It will most likley be used for staff, but could also be considered for 2-3 traveling together who would enjoy a house to themselves.NOTE:  If Laura and Jenn are not here, they will be in Eagles Crag nearby AND will have a rental car for extra ease as needed for anyone needing a quick zip back to the houses from the lodge.

AUGUST 30 – SEPT 6, 2025
MAIN LODGE:
Rowan Suite
RESERVED
Willow Suite – RESERVED

Aspen Room – RESERVED
Holly Room – AVAILABLE Double Occupancy: $4995 per person
Alder Room – Single
RESERVED
Birch Room – Single RESERVED
Pine Room – Single AVAILABLE Single Occupancy: $4995 per person

EAGLES HOUSE: RESERVED
GHILLES HOUSE: RESERVED

 

 

SEPTEMBER 6-13, 2025
MAIN LODGE:
Rowan Suite
RESERVED

Willow Suite – RESERVED
Aspen Room – RESERVED
Holly Room –AVAILABLE Double Occupancy: $4995 per person
Alder Room -Single RESERVED
Birch Room – Single RESERVED

EAGLES HOUSE:
THREE double rooms AVAILABLE, each with private bathrooms
Double Occupancy: $4995 per person

GHILLES HOUSE: please enquire: laura@oneyogaglobal.com


SEPTEMBER 13-20, 2025
MAIN LODGE:
Rowan Suite
RESERVED
Willow Suite – RESERVED
Aspen Room – RESERVED
Holly Room – RESERVED
Alder Room -Single RESERVED
Birch Room – Single RESERVED
Pine Room – AVAILABLE Single Occupancy: $4995

EAGLES HOUSE: RESERVED

GHILLES HOUSE:
AVAILABLE for 2-3 persons
(full house, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom)

Double Occupancy Room:  $4995 per person
Single Occupancy Room: $4995


Questions, please email: Laura@oneyogaglobal.com

 

 

 

 

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Chef catered meals during our stay
  • 1 ranger guided drive of the preserve
  • 2 ranger guided explorations via foot and/or bike (as desired)
  • Special full day guided outing to the east coast, Dunrobin and more
  • Free time to explore the property, ride mountain bikes, visit the wildcat breeding program take a cold dip in the loch and more
  • Other special surprises!

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights to Inverness Scotland
  • Transfers to the Lodge 
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature / souvenirs
  • Optional activities during free time (ex. trout fishing. skeet shooting)
  • Gratuities (at your discretion, suggested $20-$40 per day in a pool for staff)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)​

Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($795)  before May 1, 2025. No refunds after May 1, 2025. In case of emergency cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation directly to a family member or friend as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Participants will be required to sign the application and  liability waiver to participate on this trip.

If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through June, 2025 unless other arrangements are made.

We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like Trawick and Travel Guard offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.

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We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. AIG Travel Guard and Trawick International are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.

We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. Trawick International and Travel Guard are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.