‘The ultimate yin and yang- pushed, cold, wet and happy, rewarded with blissful warmth, companionship, beautiful food and relaxation.’
-Fiona Richardson

This is a secret paradise hidden in the Abernethy Forest where I run Day Retreats.

As you drive through the grounds you will be greeted by a magical, cosy tipi with a fire to gather around and hammocks to relax in. Further on you come to a group of stunning cottages - www.thedellofabernethy.co.uk - the luxurious accommodation you can book if you wish to stay at the Dell after your day retreat.

The delicious food is often prepared by Polly Cameron, a trained chef and welcoming host – her family has owned Dell of Abernethy for four generations. The location is surrounded by forest trails, views to the Cairngorms and easy access to the tranquil Loch Garten.

The day retreats are a unique collaboration to get involved in. The activities that could be included in a day are wild fitness sessions in the forest, a cycle to loch Garten for a freshwater dip and sauna with watershed sauna. Finish the day with a Restorative yoga session in the tipi.

A typical day at Dell of Abernethy

Arrive at the cosy tipi in the woods for a mug of coffee and delicious treat

Join me in the woods for a fitness session inspired by the natural landscape

A warming and nutritious Lunch

Group Cycle to Loch Garten for a fresh water dip and warming flask, enjoy the treat of a sauna by the loch with watershed sauna.

Restorative Yoga session in the tipi.

Meet the team

Yaz Basan

Yaz is the Founder of Wilderness Fit. She is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Ski Coach. She creates and hosts the retreats and will be who you are in touch with to book and get all the information from including the logistics of travel and accommodation, fitness level, any goals or desires for the weekend or day that you are booked onto. Yaz has a passion for providing an experience for people ' I love watching people open up and relax over a weekend or throughout a day, you set the atmosphere correctly and magic happens.' Yaz will be guiding the outdoor fitness sessions and take you for a fresh dip!

Sarah Collins 

Sarah has been practising yoga for over half her life and has been teaching for eight years, in both Scotland and internationally. A life-long student of embodied movement and healing modalities, Sarah brings her varied studies in yoga, tantra and somatic-based practices into the classes, workshops and 1:1 sessions that she offers. Sarah creates spaces to be fully present, to feel deeply and to bring a sense of playfulness and curiosity to our minds, emotions and physical bodies. 
 
With a passion for the environment and being outdoors, Sarah's classes are inspired by nature, whether inside, cosied up by the fire, or outside in the Scottish, woods and water. 

Dates and Costs

Day Retreats

Cost: £235 per person

Dates: 30th of September 2023/10 spaces available

28th of October 2023/10 spaces available

*Contact directly to book a space.