Are you wanting to learn meditation techniques and practice yoga? Or simply in need of some peaceful time-out and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life? It’s time for a weekend of discovery and relaxation with a team of respected professionals. Let me introduce you to The Garage, an ancient stopping station at Greta Bridge in rural Teesdale, which was previously used as a refuelling and repairing point for the country’s first motorcars travelling between London and Scotland, has been upcycled to quintessential English spa with an abundance of character. THE GARAGE combines the simplicity and comfort of English rustic charm with luxurious and innovative spa facilities to create a haven of unparalleled relaxation both indoors and out. The sumptuous décor awash with natural Teesdale stone and mellow red cedar timber is designed to make guests feel immediately at home and privy to the warmest of house parties. But THE GARAGE is no ordinary spa. Want your nails done? Step into the paint shop. Not firing on all cylinders? A full body MOT might be just what you need. Need to put the brakes on after exploring the gorgeous rolling Teesdale hills and highways? Then THE GARAGE is a welcome break. THE GARAGE has been creatively designed to make the most of its history and location with the spa spilling out into the outdoor space and relaxation experiences which can be enjoyed whatever the weather. New innovations, and a first in the UK, is the Shepherd’s Hut log sauna set in the beautiful Secret Garden complete with hanging pods with fur throws and a simple but stylish spacious tent for some serious back to nature relaxation. Indoors, guests can dip in and out of the hot tubs, feel the warmth of natural stone in the garden herb scented steam room and breathe in the benefits of the salt room with its aromatherapy-infused ancient salt block wall. There is also a Mud Pit for sharing with a friend or two, Car Wash showers and dry float rooms where you can float on water without getting wet. In between there are wholesome and freshly made delicious snacks and refreshments to enjoy, all using locally sourced products, many from the owner’s vegetable garden. Treatments take guests on their preferred journey to relaxation and looking fantastic. Following a Treatment Menu Road Map, they will be able to choose from: The Country Lane, The Scenic Route, The Coastal Path and Off Road. Each journey offers a selection of face and body treatments using THE GARAGE’s own product range which has been developed in conjunction with The Natural Spa Factory and incorporates a selection of locally sourced ingredients.
- Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March 2013
- Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November 2013
With a degree in theology from Cambridge University, Chris Helliwell a highly respected and experienced meditation coach will guide you in the skills of mindfulness, controlling thought for overall life enhancement. Leading yoga teacher in the North East, Simon Cowling has trained at the Sivananda Insitute in India founded by one of the greatest yoga masters of the 20th century and will lead three yoga classes over your weekend stay, including advice and instruction on the 5 Points of yoga (proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet and positive thinking & meditation) The Meditation & Yoga Weekend Package Includes:
- 3 x yoga classes
- Daily meditation
- Silent Walks
- Full use of The Garage spa facilities*
- Use of towelling robe, towels and slippers
- All meals
- Two night’s accommodation in a twin/double room at the 4 star Morritt Hotel
*spa treatments are available to book at extra cost. Guests can also enjoy THE GARAGE’s other facilities, such as the car wash shower, quirky log-fired Shepherd’s hut sauna, steam rooms, salt rooms and indoor and outdoor hot tubs, together with use of a cosy robe and slippers to ensure that the enjoyment of each visit is optimised. Meditation & Yoga Weekend Package THE GARAGE starts from £220 per person in a single room and from £190 per person sharing a twin or double, including all meals. For further information contact THE GARAGE, Greta Bridge, Nr. Barnard Castle, Co. Durham DL12 9SE. Tel: 01833 863100 Email: email@example.com. www.thegaragespa.co.uk.