Pick ‘n’ Mix Weekend Escape

15-17 November
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Do you need to take some time out for yourself ? If so, book your weekend escape in North Yorkshire with us. Join some fabulous classes, enjoy the comforts of a 4-star hotel and let yourself completely relax.

‘An activity heaven!’

‘They are truly an activity heaven – accommodation in absolutely lovely locations, really interesting themed weekends with a variety of activities to choose from and friendly, professional instructors.’ Debbie, Cheshire.

Take this opportunity for some me-time. Join your favourite classes as well as try new ones; explore the many delights of this historic town, spend time with friends & meet other like-minded people.
Have a laugh & let your hair down!  

Available to book

With welcoming teachers and lovely countryside you’ll leave on Sunday with some new experiences, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to face the world again. 

There is a wide selection of classes to choose from over the course of the weekend, so you can decide whether to slow it down or step it up, with either energising or more relaxing classes.

The most popular ones will be scheduled more than once. They include:

  • Yoga for all
  • Dynamic yoga
  • Pilates
  • Stretch 
  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
  • Self-defence: Learn Key Moves
  • Boxing Basics 
  • Kickboxing for Fitness

After booking your place you will be asked which classes you’re most interested in. The final schedule will be available about 6 weeks before. You will be able to join additional classes if there is availability on the day.

Pilates works the deep stabilising muscles to improve  strength and posture. It has a strong mind/body connection,involving precise moves and specific breathing techniques. It increases body awareness which encourages more efficient and graceful movement.

Pilates with Cilla

This is a wonderful refreshing tonic for the whole body. It helps keep muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. Flexibility allows us to maintain a range of motion in the joints, otherwise muscles can easily shorten and become tight.  Regular deep stretching enhances our physical performance and helps reduce risks of injury. Releasing tension and knots through stretching the body also feels really good!

This is a combination of Sivananda and Ashtanga yoga. Tony has an inclusive teaching style, guiding beginners & non-beginners through a flow of poses and sequences that will improve flexibility, stamina & strength, enhancing posture & encouraging a sense of well-being.

There will be 2 types of yoga classes on offer, as some people prefer a slower pace whilst others enjoy a more flowing and dynamic yoga.

Forward bend in yoga

This is a High Intensity Interval Training class in which you give one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. This keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

This is aimed at people who want to challenge themselves. But don’t be scared – Cilla will only encourage you to do what you can!

Putting on boxing gloves and hittingthe pads is very satisfying for beginners and non-beginners alike. You will practise classic punches hitting a boxing pad – not another person! Taught in a very safe environment, these classes are technical as well as a lot of fun . You will definitely leave feeling energised, and probably wondering where all the time has gone…

Practising a punch

This introductory class will cover the fundamentals of awareness and self-defence – how to avoid confrontation and be aware of signs of trouble. You will learn some basic and effective physical self-defence moves that anyone can employ, whatever your strength or size. 

That makes it sound very serious & dry, but it’s actually good fun – you’ll find yourself laughing a lot whilst practising some key moves! It’s a great introduction that Tony makes enjoyable as well as practical.

Our teachers have decades of experience and you can be assured that you will be taught in a very safe environment.

We have two fantastic teachers taking the classes – both with a huge amount of experience and talent who’ll make sure you get the most of each session. They’ll make you feel welcome whether you’re a complete beginner or more experienced.

Cilla Thwaites has over 20 years experience in teaching fitness and pilates classes,  and makes everyone feel welcome whatever their ability-level. She keeps classes light-hearted & enjoyable whilst providing clear technical guidance. For more on Cilla and her classes see: www.cillasfitness.com

Sensei Tony Mousah is a highly experienced instructor and a 5th Dan black belt who has been practising martial arts for 35 years & teaching yoga for over 15 years. Always enjoyable, you’ll leave the class wondering where all the time has gone!

Triangle pose in yoga

This weekend  is designed for people who want to try a selection of classes they may never have tried before and curious to see what they are like, as well as take a class they already love.

Combining classes of your choice with free time means you can tailor the weekend – to be either energetic or more relaxed and slow-paced.

There is no judgement and everyone is welcome – alternatives are offered throughout classes, making them suitable for most people whatever your level of fitness and experience.

If you have any questions about suitability please contact us to have a chat. Everyone is welcome – come alone or bring a friend!

Stunning ceiling in the class studio

The newly refurbished Country Living St. George Hotel is a 4-star venue in the heart of Harrogate, perfectly located within reach of all the local attractions. It has a country charm with modern amenities, with plenty of space to relax and unwind. 

Lobby, St. George Hotel

Harrogate is an historic spa town, with a reputation for  relaxing breaks to nurture your mind, body and soul amidst its famous waters and spa treatments.

The town centre is surrounded by 200 acres of open greenery, giving it a unique feeling of space. Among some of the famous attractions are its’ stunning Turkish Baths, as well  as Bettys famous Tea Rooms.

There is a wide array of fabulous places to eat out to suit every pocket & taste, if that’s what you’d like to do on Saturday night, all within a few minutes walk.

We’re 2 minutes from the historic Turkish Baths, where you can enjoy a unique experience, & they also offer a wide range of services & packages. 

Mosaics at the Turkish Baths

If you’d like a treatment but prefer not to leave the hotel, then that’s possible too. We’ve arranged for local therapists to provide a selection of massages & other treatments in the hotel itself. 

Relaxing massage with hot stones
Relaxing massage

The first class will be late Friday afternoon, with a 3-course meal in the evening. Classes will be scheduled throughout the weekend including before breakfast, with the last class finishing by lunchtime on Sunday.

For a detailed schedule please contact us using the form below.

All bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom; free WiFi, a television, hairdryer, telephone and hospitality tray with tea & coffee making facilities.

Choose from a twin, double, single or cosy double for single occupancy.

We’ll have a delicious 3-couse meal from a seasonal menu on the first evening. There will be a choice of dining times, depending on whether you opt for an evening class or not.

A full English and continental-style breakfast is served in the dining room on both mornings. Choose the time that suits you best – you might opt for a pre-breakfast class to start the day or decide to have a lie-in…


  • Your choice of en-suite room for two nights in a 4-star hotel
  • Up to six classes of your choice with experienced & welcoming teachers
  • A 3-course meal in the restaurant on Friday evening
  • A full hot and cold English breakfast both mornings
  • The option to book an on-site massage without having to leave the comfort of your hotel (pay the therapist directly)

Choose the room that suits you.

  • Twin en-suite: £309 pp 3 rooms remaining
  • Double en-suite: £309 pp 1 room remaining
  • Single en-suite: £349 pp FULLY BOOOKED
  • Cosy double en-suite for one person: £369 pp
  • Classic double en-suite for one person: £389 pp

1-Night Option
This includes:

  • Accommodation for one night in a 4-star hotel
  • Up to three classes of your choice*
  • A 3-course evening meal in the restaurant (drinks are not included)
  • A full hot and cold English breakfast 

*There will be a smaller choice of classes available with this option.
Please use the form below if you’re interested in a 1-night option.

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is the minimum required to secure your place, with any balance due by 1st October.

Payment in full can be made either via bank transfer or the button below with Paypal or a credit/debit card.

If you wish to pay a deposit now and pay the balance by October 1st, please use the bank transfer option.

By booking you are accepting our terms & conditions. Please read our T&Cs including refund policy here.  

Available to book

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is the minimum required to secure your place, with any balance due by 1st October at the latest.

Please use the form below to tell us which event you’d like to book, the type of room you prefer and the number of people you are booking for.

Once we receive your request we’ll reply confirming whether there is availability of your choice, and then we’ll reserve the rooms for 48 hours. As soon as payment is received we will confirm your booking.

The details are:
Bank: NatWest
Account name: SIMPLY ESCAPE
Sort code: 01-02-96
Account number:  26738562

If you’ve any questions or would like to arrange a call, please contact us below or email info@simply-escape.co.uk.