Yoga at Pengelly Retreat

Private Yoga Sessions at Pengelly Retreat

The peaceful surroundings at Pengelly Retreat really lend themselves to yoga and meditation practice, whether by the lake, in the stream-side tipi or outside in the gardens.

If you would like a relaxing yoga retreat in Cornwall, both the Boat House log cabin and Sail House luxury yurt have plenty of room inside for yoga practice and are surrounded by gorgeous tranquil countryside and lake views. One of our favourite outside yoga and meditation spots is on the deck overlooking the lake with the sound of the water all around.

Guests at our lakeside accommodation can book a private yoga session tailored to you with experienced Yoga Teacher and Homeopath, Kim Hopkins.  Kim will come to Pengelly Retreat to teach yoga by the lake either one-to-one or for a small group. This will be held in the tipi by the stream (subject to availability) or within your accommodation.

Kim teaches yoga at all levels, she specializes in introducing people to yoga, encouraging those returning to yoga or working with you on areas you may wish to focus on.  To book your private yoga session by the lake contact Kim on 07751552313, prices from £60.

More about your Yoga Teacher, Kim Hopkins

Kim has been in the fitness and health industry for nearly 40 years, teaching all forms of exercise before she discovered Pilates and then Yoga.  She is now a 500hr yoga teacher after training in many forms of yoga with teachers in both London and Cornwall.

Kim has taught a variety of fitness and health classes as well as doing Personal Training and getting a degree in Homeopathy.  After experiencing an early hysterectomy she chose to pursue Pilates and learn more about the workings of the core which then lead to her interest in Yoga.  Coming to Yoga later in life was a challenge but it means that Kim has a great understanding of how to work at all levels and with individual preferences.  She says:

‘Yoga will always be a challenge for me, I could live to 150 and still not know everything I would like to know about it or do some of the poses I would love to do, but that is fine, I accept that and work with what I can do and teach you to do.  Yoga will change your life for the better.’

Kim lives locally and runs small classes in her own studio and near St. Ives.  She is still a practicing Homeopath and happy to offer treatment if that is also something you would like to explore. She is also a major enthusiast of eating well and can also give nutritional advise.

yoga teacher Kim Hopkins Cornwall


Upcoming Yoga Retreats at Pengelly

In 2022 & 2023, we have the following group yoga retreats running here, please click on the links for more details and to make a booking:

Soul Full Woman with Ocean Light Yoga – 6-9th May 2022

A fully catered 3 night yoga retreat in an idyllic setting with private swimming lake and secret garden. Nourish, connect, empower, restore and come alive to you.  A uniquely tender and transformative retreat to bring you home to yourself, your body, your life.  Come to this secret land to connect more deeply and truly with yourself, into embodied presence with all that moves you, free from the need to change but open to your unique unfolding.

Led by Julia Poole of Oceanlight Yoga, a warm and caring teacher, with a background in counselling, healing, meditation and mindfulness along with 25+ years of her own yoga practice and teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga and with Scaravelli inspired teachers Sandra Sabatini (a long time student of Vanda Scaravelli herself), Bill Wood and Caroline Lang.

This beautiful retreat is limited to a small group of women to come together and journey gently and companionably into what it is to be you, what it is to be woman, at this time in history and this time in your own life journey and includes:

  • nature walks through endless gardens connecting you to Earth and your own Earth body
  • sensitive and tender Yoga to reawaken your sense of joy in being (no experience needed)
  • vibrational sound bath to align and release
  • movement practices to embody and kindle your divine feminine essence
  • coming together in circle to share and explore common themes
  • Yoga Nidra to soothe and stimulate your sense of flow and direction
  • Meditation to balance your mind and tune in to your highest purpose
  • Time to simply be

For more information, prices, availability and bookings please see the Oceanlight Yoga website:


If you are interested in running a retreat here yourself, then please see the Retreats and  Whole Site Hire pages for more information and contact us to discuss your requirements on or 01736 850225.