Valley View, Golden Grove, Whitby, YO22 5HH   |   07962 505906   | |

Yoga Retreat in Whitby, North Yorkshire

We are not far from Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Coast, nestled in protected woodland, between the moors and the sea. Aptly named Valley View, our site is a wildlife haven, an ecological microcosm, and a tranquil and beautiful place to stay. The moment we saw Valley View we knew it was the perfect place for yoga retreats in North Yorkshire.

Whether you simply want some time away because the pressures of ‘normal’ life are taking their toll, or you seek a more focussed style retreat we can help. We offer yoga, wellness, plant based food workshops or even a detox. Or more energetic holidays in nature. Whatever makes you feel better, we welcome you to spend time with us.

Mark and I moved to this special place to fulfil our dream to create an environment where people could find to rest and restore. At Valley View guests can enjoy the healing power of nature and of home grown seasonal produce. We would love it if you chose to spend some time at Valley View. If you do choose to step back a little you could be amazed by what you see. And we and our team can enhance your experience with complementary therapies and help you rebalance or move forward if wanted.

With love and light,



Peaceful surroundings and natural beauty of Valley View

Day Retreats

Our day retreats are popular with both locals and visitors from further afield who want to combine a yoga experience with a chance enjoy the area. If you wish to stay over there is the option of booking our stunning accommodation. 

Women's Wellness

The programme would not be complete without Women’s wellness retreats. The chance for women to come together Valley View to honour the different stages of the female lifecycle.

Total Wellness

Just spending time at Valley View is often enough to help guests let go of stress and feel fit and healthy. But if you are looking to deal with a niggling health issue or improve your quality of life you might consider a Total Wellness break.

Seasonal Yoga

Our flagship yoga retreats, where we appreciate how close to nature and its elements we are at Valley View. Seasonal yoga retreats are two night, two day breaks with dynamic yoga flows, seasonal yin and restorative yoga, and time in nature.

What people say…

Grace McLaughlin
Grace McLaughlin
My mother, sister and I visited Yoga & Spice for a private yoga retreat for two nights which included a supper and two breakfasts. From our immediate arrival we were absolutely delighted with our choice. Lorraine and Mark made wonderful hosts in their beautiful surrounding, the rooms were immaculate and the food was delicious. We had three private yoga sessions, one of which was aerial, and Lorraine was a fabulous teacher, striking the perfect balance for mixed abilities and also tone. She was lovely company and we felt relaxed and well informed during our sessions. Can't fault any of Lorraine and Mark's offering and we are very much looking forward to returning! Great location for walking too!
Debs Grossman
Debs Grossman
Just had the most wonderful retreat weekend (women's wellness) with Lorraine. Feel fantastic! Great schedule - balance of activity and unstructured time. Fantastic cabin - we stayed in Valley View - the sound of the stream was beautiful, coupled with the sounds of nature - what a gift. Lorraine's warmth, knowledge and cooking were the magic ingredients - nothing was too much and she did everything possible to make us welcome. The location is amazing - you really feel like you're away from everything and yet you're so close to the beach should you want to visit. I'd highly recommend the retreats here or as a space to come and just be. The yoga studio is stunning with an amazing energy. Thank you Lorraine and Mark, I can't wait to come back. x
I came for the yoga day retreat and wasn't disappointed. The day was nicely paced and really enjoyable and with the small sized group and Lorraine's expertise, it was easy to ask questions, have discussions and receive the one to one attention. It was a delight to be able to retire to my cabin at the end of the day. I stayed 3 nights in this beautiful and most peaceful of settings. My cabin had everything I could have wanted and was spotless and comfortable. A really delightful stay. Thank you.
Anne J
Anne J
An escape from the world, staying in 'Treetops' log cabin in the woods, waking each morning to the delights of bird song. Delicious vegetarian food provided by Lorraine for breakfast and evening meal. I'd highly recommend the yoga retreat. You can immerse yourself in yoga for a day in a beautiful setting under Lorraine's expert guidance. We stayed for 3 nights, so also had time to explore nearby Whitby and the surrounding area. A fantastic weekend. Thanks Lorraine and Mark.
Amanda Waller
Amanda Waller
Stayed at yogaandspice for a weekend retreat in February. I think it was quite possibly one of the best weekends away I have had! Lorraine is a fantastic yoga teacher, and the itinerary was perfect. Plenty of time for yoga, chatting, relaxing and eating Lorraine's amazing home cooked food. I went by myself and was quite nervous, but I needn't have been. Lorraine (and Mark) make you feel very welcome, and I met 3 other lovely ladies who were also by themselves. The cabins are clean, warm, cosy, and have everything you need. They are situated perfectly in beautiful natural surroundings. I would recommend yogaandspice 100% and will most definitely be back!
Fantastic stay in Treetops cabin. The cabin was spotless and lovely and warm when I arrived. The perfect weekend retreat with log burning stove and outside fire pit. Breakfast was brought to the cabin - great choice and delicious both days. The yoga day was relaxing and insightful with many ideas to practice at home. Again a delicious lunch with many nutritional tips to take away. Many thanks. I will be back soon 😊
Karen Ritson
Karen Ritson
Just experienced a fabulous day retreat at Yoga and Spice. The setting is a rural heaven and so quiet. The yoga studio is purpose built and beautiful. Natural light gently illuminates and large windows give glorious views over beck and woodland. Lorraine is an accomplished and friendly guide. Groups are small and time is taken with individual questions. People are supported to get whatever they need from their day. The food was so delicious, healthy and such a welcome addition. Very highly recommended.
This is our second visit to Yoga and Spice both of which we have thoroughly enjoyed. The location is perfect, far enough away to enjoy a beautiful and peaceful place but easy enough to go into Whitby and other places, should you wish. We loved the tranquility and privacy of our woodland setting, listening to the wildlife amidst the flora and fauna. The cabins are spotless and well maintained with all the amenities we required. Our food was freshly prepared and locally sourced or home grown. Breakfast set us up for the day and our evening meals, truly delicious. We came on a yoga retreat and Lorraine guided us expertly through a number of different styles, supporting us to reach our different goals, with a focus on our wellbeing. The sessions were really enjoyable and definitely improved our practice. We also treated ourselves to a remedial massage - rejuvenating. We can't recommend Yoga and Spice enough. Liz & Dave
Jill Stoker
Jill Stoker
I don’t usually do reviews, but this place was so outstanding that in this case I feel I should. My sister and I had a personalised yoga retreat with some meals. This is an oasis of peace in a beautiful setting and we were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The jewel in the crown is the outstanding standard of the yoga classes we received, perfectly tailored to suit our individual different requirements. I have been doing yoga for quite a while yet I learnt new things. The food we had was also very good. I can’t say enough about this place, it’s very special indeed.
Suzanne Rees
Suzanne Rees
Yoga.Lorraine is an excellent teacher.Kind caring and a good listener. Yoga Studio is beautifully designed. Light and airy surrounded by woodland and wildlife.Food was delicious, tasty and well cooked and plentiful.Lots of lovely organic fresh vegetables from the garden.Served with lovely spices and fresh herbs. Acommodation we we're very comfortable in the garden room and had easy access to dining room and all amenities. We left the retreat feeling loved rested relaxed and well fed. We would love to go again.

Whitby Yoga Holiday

If you would like to combine a holiday in one of our secluded log cabins with a combination of private and group yoga then we can offer a package just for you.

First choose your accommodation from our sister company Whitby Log Cabins then contact us to arrange your yoga and relaxation programme. There is a chance to join four studio classes a week and we can add private sessions too.

Yoga Classes

Purpose built for yoga retreats our studio is jewel of the Valley View site. It is light and airy with plenty of room allowing us to use a variety of mat formations depending on the style of the class.

Fully insulated and always warm, there is also a back up heating system for very cold days.

The studio has a stylish mezzanine floor for group relaxation or workshops. It has a small kitchen area with fridge and sink and we always provide a selection of teas. The views of the woodland and stream beyond are breathtaking.

During the course of all retreats and holidays guests are welcome to use the studio for self practice or meditation.





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