Welcome to Forest Retreats

Refresh & Restore Your Soul

A magical location overlooking the Wye Valley

Welcome to Forest Retreats, based at Hill Farm Tintern. We are an eco-retreat centre overlooking The Wye Valley, nestled in the forest and immersed in nature. We run our own Guardian recommended yoga and wellbeing retreats, yoga classes and corporate wellness days; as well as hosting other retreats and training.

Hayley and Tom

As Featured
in the Guardian
Forest Retreats featured in The Guardian February 2024
Guardian Article featuring Forest Retreats

Forest Retreats

We run our own yoga and wellbeing retreats as well as hosting a mixture of other retreats and training run by other companies. Forest Retreats have been established since 2015 and recommended by The Guardian as one of the best spa and wellbeing holidays.

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Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku)

The Japanese art of forest bathing called “Shinrin Yoku” is a meditative practice designed to reduce stress and promote relaxation (amongst many other benefits!). Forest Retreats co-owner Tom leads individuals and groups in our ancient healing woodlands of our eco-retreat centre at Hill Farm, Tintern.

Forest Bathing Info

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Venue Hire

Looking for a venue to run your own woodland retreat or training? Our eco-retreat centre located at Hill Farm, Tintern is nestled in nature with spectacular views over The Wye Valley.

Venue Hire Info
Forest Retreats guests enjoying an evening session in the hot tub

Hosted at Hill Farm

As well as our own Forest Retreats, Hill Farm is host to retreats run by other wellbeing practitioners and organisations. We list their retreats along-side our own on our retreat calendar page.

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Corporate Wellness Retreats

Teams who retreat together perform better together. Check out our bespoke corporate wellness days designed to help teams de-stress and connect.

Corporate Retreats Info
Team building in the beautiful woodland at Forest Retreats, Hill Farm, Tintern

Wellness - Yoga & Massage

Nurture your well-being all year round. Hayley leads regular yoga classes at Hill Farm, Tintern, both in person and by zoom. Hayley is also a fully qualified massage therapist, offering holistic massages to ease tension and promote relaxation.

Hayley Court of Forest Retreats, practising yoga in the bluebell woods at Hill Farm, Tintern

Testimonials

Testimonial by Linda

I first met Hayley two years ago when she did a yoga class in Monmouth. Have maintained seeing Hayley on zoom throughout the pandemic. Her enthusiasm & charm and expertise has been much appreciated throughout a very difficult time. I always look forward to classes.
Linda
Simply Yoga Student

Testimonial by Nicola

Everyone had a really lovely time; you provide the best of team days and we are so grateful to both you and Tom. We have zero doubts that we will be back!!
Nicola
NHS Manager

Testimonial by Lindsey Honour

I started zoom yoga with Hayley at the beginning of (the first) lockdown and I’m so grateful for the time I’ve spent with her and a lovely group of people on the mat since! Hayley puts so much thought and energy into her classes, shaping them around a different theme each week, sharing inspiring thoughts and ideas, introducing us to new practises, and always bringing the fun and positive vibes – and that’s on top of all the amazing benefits of yoga which I’ve only properly understood through her teaching. I feel happy and calm in body and spirit after every class – would recommend to anyone who wants to fell the same! Thank you Hayley!
Lindsey Honour
Simply Yoga Student

Testimonial by Georgina

Peaceful retreat. We took a Shinrin Yoku experience. Driving up through the countryside was a treat in itself, upon arriving we were met by Tom who was immediately friendly and relaxed. Our party was just the two of us and our old dog, we spent hours immersed in the forest enjoying our surroundings led by Tom to quietly connect with nature, our day was dry and sunny but would have been equally as enjoyable in the rain. We came away thoroughly relaxed. Friends asked us why were we paying for a walk in the woods when this can be done for free, to them I say you can walk for free, but this wasn't a walk in the woods it was a Shinrin Yoku experience with a guide knowledgeable and insightful, worth every penny.
Georgina
Forest Bathing participant

Testimonial by A Happy Guest

I have just come away from a weekend retreat and it was absolutely brilliant. Hayley and Tom are fantastic hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. Hayley’s combination of Yin and Yang yoga, Tom’s forest bathing, and nourishing, tasty veggie food, the eco spa and yurt created the perfect blend of relaxation and fun throughout the weekend. The gong bath and massage were also wonderful additions. Thanks so much!
A Happy Guest
Retreat Guest