Return to Presence Retreat – North Wales – Oct 2022

Booking for our October date is now closed. Please contact us for information about our May retreat back at the Big House by the Sea!

Return to Presence Retreat – North Wales – Oct 14th – Oct 17th 2022

You are invited to the Return to Presence Retreat at the Big House By the Sea! Nestled in into a Hillside south of the Llyn Peninsula. Surrounded by hills and countryside with stunning sea and mountain views stretching up the North Wales coast, you will have the opportunity to connect with nature in this beautiful location. This will be your home away from home for 3 nights.

Whether your intention is to let go of day-to-day stress, rest and re-energise. Let us guide you on your journey and fully immerse yourself in the deep transformational power of embodied movement, breathwork, meditation and sound-bathing.

Sunset at the Big House by The Sea - Gwynedd


A £150 deposit is required to secure your place on the retreat. When making a booking for more than 1 person, each booking must be paid separately. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Rooms are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a mix of shared rooms with king-sized beds (£495 per person for double occupancy or £595 per person for single occupancy) and shared rooms with single beds (£495 per person). See below for further details.

The final balance is due by October 11th 2022, alternative payment plans are available on request.

Payment plans are available on request.

By signing up for this retreat you agree to the Terms and Conditions and the Liability Waiver.

View from the Big House by The Sea - Gwynedd
the Big House by The Sea - Gwynedd
Return to Presence Retreat - Studio at the Big House by The Sea - Gwynedd

The Venue

The Big House By The Sea
Ty Gwyn
Near Barmouth
LL37 2QB

This stunning house, tucked into the hillside of Llyn Peninsula has the most incredible views up the North Wales coast and the mountains of Snowdonia. Easily accessible from all major motorways through the Snowdonia mountains, it is approximately 2 hours away from Warrington & Manchester.

Features & Facilities:

  • 11 bedrooms with hypoallergenic duvets and pillows
  • A purpose-built 100m2 Yoga studio
  • Wood burning hot tub and sauna which overlook the sea
  • A comfortable lounge with open wood burning fire
  • Large dining room and a bar
  • A home cinema for movies
  • Wi-Fi and USB charging points in all Bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms/shower rooms throughout the property
  • Garden Room
  • Landscaped gardens with seated verandas to relax and enjoy the views
  • On-site Parking
  • Walks in nature from the doorstep
  • 5-minute walk to the village train station and local store


There are 11 comfortable bedrooms to choose from with a mix of options to share with your friend or partner. If you are traveling solo you will be allocated a bed in one of the shared rooms. Please select your room preference when you book or ask to be assigned a room if you are sharing. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bedroom Options

Single Room

These private rooms can be booked for £595 £545 per person for a couple who are sharing or £795 £745 per person for single occupancy.

Sam & Kath – 1 King Bed

Blue – 1 King Bed & 1 Bunk Bed

Brown – 1 King Bed

Callums x 1 King (plus bunk)

Colin’s – 1 King Bed

Shared Rooms

These shared rooms are for friends sharing solo travelers for £595 £545 per person.

Renn’s x 2 single beds

Silver x 2 single beds

Dan’s x 3 single beds

Jack’s x 2 single beds

Red x 2 single beds

Top x 4 single beds

Sattva Dragn Yoga Retreats - Big House by the Sea - North Wales
Sattva Dragn Yoga Retreats - Big House by the Sea - North Wales
Sattva Dragn Yoga Retreats - Big House by the Sea - North Wales


Over the course of the weekend, all meals, snacks and teas will be provided (including dinner on Friday evening and a healthy brunch to set you on your way home on Monday). You will be nourished by the incredible Gala’s Organic Kitchen. The food will be all organic and vegetarian in order to keep the energy and vibration high. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know when you book.

The Experience

Arriving on Friday 14th of October, you will check-in from 4pm. We will show you to your room and you will have time to unpack and settle in before you meet your fellow yogis and yoginis. We will initiate and welcome you onto the retreat with sage smudge and a brief introduction before our first grounding practice.

Over the course of the weekend, experience a carefully crafted and unique blend of energising and grounding Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, to more gentle Restorative and Yoga Nidra to candlelight. We will guide you into expanded states of awareness with dynamic breathwork and pranayama, meditation, mindfulness. Finally melting away into complete bliss with a mesmerising sound bath.

We invite you to fully let go of the outside world and go within, using these ancient and modern practices. Learn about Yoga philosophy, it’s application as an antidote to the challenges of modern life and its power to positively affect lifelong change.

You will have plenty of downtime for you to take time out for yourself too. Relax in the wood-fired sauna and hot tub, gather around the fire pit, and wander in the sculpted gardens. Or simply sleep, rest up, read or take time to journal your experience. With the beach and the hills on our doorstep, we will step out into nature and bathe in the glory and beauty of this stretch of the Snowdonia coast.

Check-out time on Monday is 1pm. You will leave thoroughly nourished with a final morning practice followed by a hearty brunch to send you on your way, leaving you with a full glowing heart, amazing memories and new friends.

Meet Your Hosts

David Balfe - Dragn Yoga

Hayley Skelton-Bayley - Sattva Yoga

David, of Dragn Yoga has practiced Yoga since 2013. Completing his teacher training in 2019, his presence and energy is strong and nurturing.

His Yoga journey has taken him further into the mind and breath, continuing to train to specialise in meditation and breathwork facilitation.

Experiencing the benefits of these practices directly, he is passionate about their transformative strength. Using them to create authentic and uniquely themed programs to help others become better versions of themselves.

Hayley, founder of Sattva Yoga with Hayley has practiced Yoga since 2014. Completing her training in 2020, her energy is playful and compassionate, which is reflected in her teaching.

Passionate about helping people, she furthered her training to specialise in teaching people with special needs.

Hayley embodies many different aspects of Yoga in her practice. She blends philosophy with movement, breathwork and meditation, weaving them into creatively themed classes and workshops that inspire and positively impact everyone she teaches.

“We completed our Yoga teacher training with Yogacampus, a RYS Yoga Alliance, British Wheel of Yoga and Interational Yoga Network accredited school, with internationally renowned teachers Jane Craggs, Jill Amison, Graham Burns and Zephyr Wildman.

It is a shared vision to host retreats that combine our skills, experience and energy, to deliver a transformative and immersive experience.

We will embody traditional Yoga philosophy and the art of Asana, Pranayama & Meditation. Combined with contemporary practices and modern science, deepen your practice and experience of Yoga. Let us take you on “a journey of the self, through the self, to the self”, which will leave you feeling thoroughly relaxed, rested and renewed.”

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