Frequently asked questions


Can I drink alcohol?

Alcohol wont be provided but If you feel it will make your experience more complete then by all means bring some. Most guests appreciate the break from toxic substances.

Do I need to have done yoga before to come to the retreat?

Some yoga experience is required. If you have never done any yoga before contact Esme for some one-to-one sessions before the retreat.

What is provided?
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Teas, fruits and raw nuts and seeds available any time.
  • All meals provided


Methods of payment

We accept payment via Paypal, cheque or BACS. Cheques made to Esmeralda Lopez and send to
18, Craigleith Hill Park, Edinburgh EH4 2NR. For BACS get in touch for details.
Paypal does not required to have an account. You just need a credit or debit card.

Do I have to pay for everything at once?

£100 deposit is required to reserve your place. The outstanding balance has to be paid 4 weeks before the retreat takes place.

What is not included in the price?

Transport to and from the retreat, Any body treatments like massages or reiki, buying equipment like blocks or bolsters.


What if I had a food allergy?

We cater for everyone, so if you have any specific requirements please let us know in advance.

What should I bring to the Retreat?
  • A yoga mat, and blanket for relaxation
  • Yoga clothes, including a long sleeve T-shirt, fleece or sweater for restorative yoga in the evenings
  • Walking gear: boots, waterproof jacket, hat, gloves and scarf (in the winter)


  • Paper and pen
  • Good book
  • A hot water bottle
  • A hairdryer
  • Any personal medication