Eat, EXPLORE, Yoga:

THE SCOTTISH CASTLE

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eAT, EXPLORE, YOGA:
THE SCOTTISH CASTLE

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED

6 nights' accommodation

Single or double occupancy accommodation options available, each with its own ensuite or private bathroom

Healthy breakfasts, mouthwatering dinners, and three lunches + wine and beer are included

2+ GOURMET meals EACH day + WINE

Invigorating morning and relaxing evening yoga classes + meditations with two top instructors, suitable for all levels

2 yoga classes per day

FULL EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE LUXURY CASTLE

We will have the castle and it's grounds all to ourselves so you will be able to relax and fully enjoy the jaw-dropping gardens and entire experience with our exclusive group

You'll also get a free 1-Year Elite Membership which gives you unlimited access to our entire library of over 2,600 classes

1-YEAR ELITE MEMBERSHIP TO YOGADOWNLOAD

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

10:00am-7:00pm Arrive at the castle

6:00pm Snacks, beverages, and meet & greet

7:30pm Delicious gourmet dinner

8:30pm Group orientation + info

DAY 1 - Saturday

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:30pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 2 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Relax at the pool and/or the beach

3:30pm Temazcal ceremony (optional add-on activity)

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 6 - thursday

12:00am - 5:00pm Countryside bike tour w/ lunch stop (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:00pm Gourmet dinner w/ bagpipers

3:00pm - 5:30pm Whiskey tasting and/or painting class at the castle (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 3 - monday

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Gourmet dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am - 5:00pm A day exploring local castles and beaches, plus a shopping stop w/ lunch (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 4 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 5 - wednesday

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00am Morning yoga session

8:00pm Gourmet dinner

10:30am - 6:00pm Free time, relax, read, explore the castle grounds, optional massages

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 7 - friday

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 2 - sunday

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Free time, relax and/or explore, optional massages

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is our tentative retreat schedule 
(subject to change based on weather, etc)

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YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JACKIE CASAL MAHROU

Jackie believes that yoga can awaken us to the vast capacity of our hearts, minds, and spirits so that we can live wholehearted and fulfilling lives. Through her flowing sequences and heart centered intention she creates an environment for each student to embody clarity, strength, and balance. Jackie’s intention is to help students discover their own personal alignment (both mental and physical) so they can experience the power, freedom, and presence that yoga offers.

Since Jackie began teaching yoga 17 years ago she has completed numerous trainings including power, yin, and hatha yoga. She continues to study and learn so she can keep growing as a teacher and help her students better understand the vastness of yoga.

ADVENTURE AWAITS!

I'M GOING TO SCOTLAND!

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With an array of fabulous castles and historic houses to explore, plus an endless stream of lush green fields and forests, you will truly feel as though you've been whisked away to a mysterious and magical land.

WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

Wedderburn Castle is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts with fabulous walking, cycling and riding on the doorstep.

The stunning sandy beaches of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland coastline are just a stone’s throw away. Some other nearby highlights include the beach at Bamburgh with miles of pristine sands, the magnificent views from the cliff tops at St Abbs Head - a designated Nature Reserve and the breeding ground for thousands of seabirds and seals, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, an overwhelmingly mystical place cut off from the mainland during high tide.

WEDDERBURN - SCOTLAND

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flights to/from Scotland

Transfers to/from the airport to the castle (we will help you coordinate)

Travel insurance - it is highly recommended you get travel insurance before arriving

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Optional add-on activities and massage treatments

Additional meals incl two lunches during the retreat which are not included

40% of the price paid is due 90 days before the retreat start date

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your money is fully refundable if the retreat is cancelled by us at any time, or if you cancel 90 days before the retreat start date (or you can choose to apply your deposit towards another upcoming retreat).

The remainder of the balance is due 60 days before arrival

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

30% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 89-75 days prior to the start date of the retreat

50% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 74-60 days prior to the start date of the retreat

If you cancel less than 60 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. 

Q. Where should I fly into?
A. You can fly into Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is an hour's drive away, or Glasgow Airport (GLA) which is a two hour drive from the castle. There are taxis and Ubers available, and we will also help you coordinate ride shares with other guests arriving at similar times. 

Q. Do I need to bring a yoga mat or supplies for classes?
A. No, we will have yoga mats and any other necessary supplies available for you.

FAQs

Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. Yes! After your 30% deposit we can set up affordable monthly payments for the remainder of your balance. Simply check the box for setting up a monthly payment plan when you register and we will send you the details. 

Q. Can someone attend and not participate in the yoga?
A. Yes! We've had many partners come along on our retreats and not do yoga but still participate in meals and activities.

Q. Can I come by myself?
A. Absolutely! Many of our retreat participants come alone as that's part of the fun of these retreats - connecting with like-minded fellow travelers and yoga practitioners in an extremely friendly and welcoming environment!

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SET IN a LUXURY COUNTRYSIDE CASTLE

Our castle has the ambience of a Georgian family house with original features and modern comforts.

JUNE 8 - 14, 2025

DUNS, SCOTLAND

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Our luxury castle castle was built in 1770 by renowned Scottish architect, Robert Adam, and provides the perfect backdrop to spend a week feeling like queen or king while enjoying the healing benefits of daily yoga.

The castle is set on 80 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland. It's located an hour's drive east (and slightly south) from Edinburgh, and the charming market town of Duns is just over two miles away.

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THE ROOMS

The castle features 12 large luxury rooms, along with 7 additional rooms available in four cottages located within the private and secluded castle grounds. 

The rooms come with luxurious bathrobes and towels as well as toiletries. There are twin, queen, and king bed options with either ensuite or private bathrooms.


June 8th - 14th, 2025

Join YogaDownload teachers Jackie Casal Mahrou and Kristin Gibowitz for a week of adventure, yoga, meditation, and exploration at our magical yoga retreat in Scotland!

Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to live like a queen or king in your own castle? Well your dream can now become a reality as our retreat will be held at stunning countryside Scottish castle with luxury accommodations. The castle has the ambiance of a private Georgian family house with all original features still in place, maintained to the highest standard and with all of the modern comforts.

This retreat includes all breakfasts and dinners along with three lunches, plus lots of wine or beer to enjoy with your meals. You will also enjoy twice daily yoga which is suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced yoga practitioners (non-yoga participants will very much enjoy this retreat too!).

So.... are you ready to wake in an exceptional private castle that dates back to the 18th century as you gaze onto breathtaking views of the surrounding estate? Then begin your day with a refreshing and opening yoga class, relax in the traditional drawing room as you read a book, wine and dine beneath an impressive sparkling chandelier, enrich yourself in a fascinating culture, and laugh with new like-minded friends from across the globe as you eat incredible fresh local food? JOIN US!!

Questions? Send us an email for more info!

"The Yoga Download team made sure we were well taken care of. We stayed at a picturesque villa, ate incredible meals, went on tours of beautiful historical villages, and got to start and end each day with yoga taught by some of the best instructors . This was an unforgettable experience and one I won't forget."
~ Anne S, California

"I really didn't know what to expect, but upon arrival, I immediately knew I was in for a real treat. And by the end of the week, I was completely blown away by the entire experience: the yoga, the location, the people, the activities, all of it was just a dream. I can't wait for my next yoga download retreat!"
~ Elizabeth H, S. Carolina

KRISTIN GIBOWITZ

Certified to teach in 2003, Kristin now an E-RYT 500, Trauma Yoga Specialist, Breath Coach, and Enneagram Harmony Practitioner. A trainer for Yoga Download’s 200-hr. Yoga Teacher Training, Kristin is passionate about training up and encouraging yoga teachers to uniquely serve the corners of the world they are called to lead.  Years ago, Kristin suffered from a back surgery and found herself on the yoga mat. She realized there was more to the story than back pain. Our yoga journey allows for us to get real and attune to our thought-life, our physical body, and our thirsty souls. “My goal as a yoga teacher is to share my passion and point people towards health and wholeness.” Kristin lives in Parker, CO with her husband Craig and is the mom of three inspiring young women.These days, she’s mostly focused on training teachers and teaching for philanthropic yoga  events as the founder of Living Soul Institute.

"Another absolutely unbelievable experience with Yogadownload. Second retreat for me, and almost impossibly, it was better than the first. Custom made food, spectacular location, amazing people who are now genuine friends and two of the best instructors in the world. Brilliant!"
~ Chrissy H, Germany