Find your balance, Astanga and Restorative yoga retreat with Sarah Vaughan and Becky Pell

Find your balance, Astanga and Restorative yoga retreat with Sarah Vaughan and Becky Pell

8 days of Ashtanga and Yin yoga with Sarah Vaughan and Becky Bell

What does “find your balance” mean to those on our retreats?
It can mean so many things.. finding some quiet time to relax and unwind, finding a deeper more profound space to think and reset, maybe some energetic time to really work with aspects of your practice that you may feel stuck with or bewildered by, and of course finding new friends and your “tribe”. The two practices of Ashtanga and Becky’s style of restorative, yin and slow flow Yoga, whilst seemingly so different are at the same time so complimentary to each other. They originate from the same source of yoga in its ancient context, and from Krishnamacharya’s teaching in Mysore in the 1930’s. As is often the case, in our most recent retreat we had a complete mix of yogis, including beginners that have never practiced ashtanga before and “seasoned” second series practitioners.
“Find Your Balance” retreats give you the opportunity to feel both revitalized and energized, and deeply rested and restored, whilst exploring beautiful parts of the world and making new friends. Both healthy and indulgent, this is a chance to profoundly nourish yourself whilst deepening – or perhaps beginning – your yoga practice.


Daily morning practice followed by brunch and afternoon practice followed by vegetarian dinner.


Deposit of £300 paid before 1 April 2021
£949 in single room
£ 799 in shared double room
£7569 in shared triple room

– 7 nights accommodation
– Brunch and dinner each day
– All tea, coffee and filtered water
– Six days of yoga practice
– Six Ashtanga classes
– Five Restorative / slow Hatha / Yin classes
– All optional afternoon workshops
– Two teachers
– Full use of retreat facilities

– Flights
– Transfers
– Optional excursion / dinner out
– Massages
– Additional snacks and beverages


Please contact or with any questions and for an information pack.


Sarah Vaughan & Becky Pell

Sarah Vaughan.
I opened my studio ‘The Yoga Hutch’ in 2006 and and since then it has been my practice, my centre and my life. I share this passion with everyone who comes through the door and open each day to a community of yogis who roll out their mats and share in the energy of our special space.

I am registered as a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Twenty years ago my yoga practice began with the structure and precision of Iyengar. Then, when a friend introduced me to Astanga, I immediately loved the dynamic energy and discipline it offers. Astanga unites the body and the mind in a physically demanding practise which enhances health and well-being, stamina, strength, flexibly and inner calm. With continued practice the system becomes more subtle and reveals a quieter place of mental clarity. It’s important to note however, that yoga is not something to be experience only after years of practice, but something everyone can benefit from now.
I trained and qualified at Union Yoga in Edinburgh, with Brian Cooper and Nawajyoti in 2005, and am certified with Yoga Alliance as a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT).
I have also trained with David Swenson and have practiced with many more inspiring teachers both at home and abroad. These include (amongst others) my first teacher James Bradford. Gingi Lee, Matthew Sweeney, Paul Grilley, Liz Lark, Richard Freeman, Nancy Gilgoff, Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty. I have also practiced with Sri K. Pattabji Jois and Sharat in London. I am grateful for the immense knowledge of Donna Farhi and amazing spirit and generosity of my time learning with John Scott.
Having also completed a pregnancy yoga teacher training course, with Nadia Narain (a student of Gurumukh), the joy, openness and empowerment that the discipline of yoga offers us at any stage of life is a passion I love to share. I offer mentoring and support to new teachers and have been involved with teacher training at the Classical School of Yoga with June Mitchell.

I travel regularly and am eternally a student of yoga. My current inspiration comes form my amazing sangha practice community, and my more recent studies with Manju Jois – Second Series teacher training, Kia Naddermeir – In-Depth Development Training in Paris and Gregor Maehle – Pranayama and Yoga Sutra training. I assist Scott Johnson weekly in the Stillpoint practice space at London bridge and here, ‘bridge’ that space between student and teacher and continue to be inspired by Scott’s sensitivity and the expansiveness of the Astanga practice.
The Yoga Hutch has grown into a community of shared energy and focus. It delights me every day to offer a place to find the full potential of our body, mind, individual spirit, essential truth and consciousness.

Sarah owns, manages, mentors and teaches at The Yoga Hutch.

Becky Pell

My story so far -Since falling in love with music at an early age, I wanted to be a live sound engineer. In my 20s I made that a reality, and I’ve been touring worldwide as a professional sound engineer with high-profile bands since 1995. Along the way I also fell in love with yoga, and after several years of practice I travelled to Bali to train as a teacher (YTT500), so that I could share yoga’s life-changing magic with others.
Since then I have also qualified as a Yoga Therapist after training for 2 years at Yogacampus in London – I am accredited by the British Council for Yoga Therapy and a registered therapist with Yoga Australia. My music clients include Anastacia, Take That, Westlife, Kylie Minogue, A-ha, Muse and Natalie Imbruglia, and each year I run sound on the Pyramid Stage at the world’s largest festival, Glastonbury.
I am also a published writer – I contribute to Australian Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Om magazine,, The Stage and
When I’m on the road with bands, I teach yoga and meditation to the artists and musicians I tour with. Between tours I lead workshops and retreats, and I see private clients for yoga therapy. In my Yoga Therapy workshops you can expect therapeutic yoga practices – a blend of slow Hatha, restorative yoga and meditation along with education and practical tools to help you with whatever issue we are addressing. I also teach ‘juicy’ Vinyasa workshops, and these are rich with music, yoga philosophy, intention, symbolism and inspiration. I run retreats internationally a couple of times a year, usually in conjunction with another teacher, and these are a great opportunity to explore new places whilst getting to know yoga – and yourself! – better.

Originally from England, I am now based in the Sunshine Coast region of Australia. The unconventional and nomadic nature of my life means that I’ve learnt to get creative with my yoga practice, and it’s made every aspect of my life easier. My passion is helping you to develop a ‘yoga toolkit’, to navigate your life’s journey with comfort and ease.
Becky teaches our Slow flow and meditation on Friday mornings and Restorative and Yoga Nidra on Sunday evenings. She also hosts our ‘at-home’ yoga retreats on the first Sunday of each month with Sarah.


We are here to help you decide which retreat option is best suited to you. Please contact us to book, or to have your questions answered.