Take a little time out and learn a simple pleasure

The Dell is a beautiful, creative and versatile space to host a retreat or event of any kind. Right in the heart of the Cairngorms and on the edge of the Abernethy Forest the Dell is a peaceful place with great access to real wilderness.
Accommodation is versatile, owner Polly can provide creative and nourishing soul-food and a studio space can either be set in the woodland Tipi or first floor dual aspect room in the Lodge with open fire and views to the mountains.
We make sure your guests have the environment that allows them to relax and gain the most from the retreat. The kettle is always on, the fire stoked, candles lit and a warm welcome to the Dell.

Autumn 2018

Rest & Restore

6 Jun - 31 Oct

7.30pm Most Wednesdays


Why restorative yoga? In our fast paced busy lifestyle a restorative practice allows our busy bodies to fall into a well deserved state of effortlessness, focusing on muscular relaxation, creating softness of both the body and the mind.
In these magical Tipi sessions we will encourage deep relaxation and openness of the body, stillness of mind and give our selves that well needed break to foster our bodies true capacity for balancing and healing.
Sessions require no previous experience, just some comfy clothes, big cushion/bolster and big smiles.

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Tipi Sessions | Roddy Woomble & Friends

30 Sep



We are delighted to welcome Roddy Woomble and friends to our Tipi Sessions at the Dell.
Roddy will be at the start of his UK tour with his incredible new album 'The Deluder'
Do not miss this!

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The Bevvy Sisters Workshop & Gig

5 Oct

6 / 8.30pm

£20 / £5

Mixing equal measures of sweetness and sass, grit and glamour, heartbreak and hilarity
– cut with a dash of potent Scottish spirit –
Since 2006 The Bevvy Sisters have won a uniquely distinctive place in audiences’ hearts.
Their radiantly triple-layered voices and artfully wide-ranging repertoire of vintage,
contemporary and original songs stand out from the crowd in both style and substance. 
Pure vocal magic, distilled to the power of three.
Also this time we're allowed to join in (!) as they are offering what will be an amazing singing workshop just before the gig.

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Highland Adventure Trail running & Yoga Retreat

12 - 15 Oct


We're excited to welcome back Heather Thomson bringing this perfectly located mix of yoga and trail running in the forests surrounding the Dell.
The yoga is open to all levels and focusing on conditioning, toning and strengthening.
The guided trail runs through the Cairngorms foothills with Trail Running Scotland www.facebook.com/runningscotland/ will include navigation skills, barefoot running, posture & technique guidance and injury prevention
Also meditation & guided relaxations to aide healing and that ‘zen’ feeling post-run together with confidence coaching.

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Yoga & Walking Retreat

19 - 22 Oct


Peace, balance & inspiration … Escape to the wilderness for a luxurious weekend retreat of yoga & mountain walking.
Start & end each day in the best possible way with a challenging, aligned flow practice & meditation before breakfast & a wonderfully peaceful Restorative Yin Yoga practice each evening. During the day, hike in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, taking in breathtaking scenery & exhilarating views.
Sarah is a teacher whose knowledge of yoga has been honed from over 20 years of constant personal practice & study. She is known for her steady enthusiasm, depth of knowledge & ability to lead students towards a stronger, more peaceful way of living.

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Yoga & Paddleboard Retreat

27 - 30 Oct

From £749

Start each day with a warming vinyasa flow with Louise followed by a delicious breakfast. Then head out on the water with Barry, who’ll lead you on some magical SUP adventures around the remote lochs and rivers of the Cairngorms. Breathe in the mountain air, admire the wildlife and stunning autumn scenery paddling on these tranquil waters. With plenty of free time each day, you can explore, or chill out with a book by the fire. In the evenings, expect a mellow, calming yoga practice before sitting to a long-table dinner together. While away the rest if the evening stargazing next to the fire pit, or cosied up in the tipi.

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We Love Retreat

9 - 12 Nov

£549 Earlybird / £599

Body Love and Yoga with The Chachi Power Project.
This retreat is hosted by Body Positive Advocate Danni Gordon from The Chachi Power Project. Join her and your personal Forrest yoga trained yogi, Janet McInnes, for a retreat into body love and fierce feminine energy.
On this fully catered 3 night retreat you can expect daily meditation, yoga and various creative workshops which will inspire, relax and perhaps challenge you. All activities are based around specific themes, intention setting, perspective shifting and learning how to reconnect and fall in love with your own body.
Expect plenty of self care, star gazing, creative writing, winter walks, craft workshops, fire pits, energising stretching and delicious locally sourced food.

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Winter 2018

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Spring 2019

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

Summer 2019

Sorry. There are no workshops scheduled at this point in the year.

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Whether it be a romantic break, a weekend yoga retreat, a fire pit session or a bottle of wine on arrival, allow us to look after this for you.

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