As the start of the Summer is here, you are probably in need of some much needed ‘me time’. How about booking a yoga retreat weekend and come away feeling refreshed and invigorated, take it back to basics, stepping away, doing something a bit different and seek a deeper connection within yourself?
The Lifestyle Guide wants to make this as easy as possible for you with our top picks guaranteed to provide a completely different vacation experience and an opportunity to gain a new perspective through meditation, mindfulness, yoga practice and connecting with nature.
Allow yourself to be transported to an area of outstanding natural beauty as you practice meditation and mindfulness, take in the surroundings with organised hikes to the mountains and enjoy delicious home made food and connecting over log fires! YUM!
The weekend base is a secluded country house set in 21 acres of private parkland! It’s not named one of the best yoga retreats in the UK for nothing! Yoga, hiking and wild swimming are on the cards (you don't have to book all three) for 3, 4 and 5 day retreats.
They say "We look forward to you joining us on one of our luxury 4 and 5 * retreats where your mind and body will be enriched with energy, positivity and happiness"
'Swim, run and yoga by the sea’ this tailored adventure weekend break promises three coastal trail runs, open water swims off secluded bays and daily yoga in the middle of stunning countryside! The base for the weekend is an idyllic 10 bedroom rural detached barn in South Devon (equipped with outdoor hot tubs!)! The retreat runs in July so be quick!
The trust runs all year round mindfulness retreats of different lengths and there is a wide selection to choose from. Suited for individuals, friends or couples looking for that raw nature experience and benefiting from the calming effect of mindful meditation.
These range from mindful walking, meditation, canoeing, bird watching, stargazing, the list goes on! The Estate in Devon is set in 550 acres of land and the retreats take place in a number of venues; The Sharpham House or nearby Barn or the woods for those seeking that deeper connection with nature. Places are very limited so make sure to book fast!
‘Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.”’
The UK’s first Ayurvedic spa retreat located in Malvern, Worcestershire offers a rural heaven. With five stylish eco lodges and stunning lake views from the moment you step in you’ll feel at one with nature. Guests participating in the retreats can also stay in nearby B&B’s should the lodges be full. A typical day follows a natural rhythm with a mix of yoga, workshops and spa treatments. There are currently a number of retreats running throughout September but be sure to book fast as spaces are very limited!
Reclaim yourself! Like the idea of spending a weekend surrounded by ancient woodlands, staying in a woods cottage or cabin and practising Jivamukti yoga alongside invigorating forest walks, wild swimming and mountain biking? Then read on…
The weekend location is the Cairngorms National Park (area of outstanding beauty) and it’s mountain landscape is the wildest of its kind in Britain. Yoga sessions take place in a heated tipi and delicious vegan meals are cooked by the retreat’s own personal chef. There are also hot tubs/sauna sessions as well as massages on offer for those who want to fully unwind! The retreat takes place in October and it’ll leave you ready for the change of season ahead!
This is an ideal post lockdown retreat aimed at the solo traveller or small groups of up to four people, located on the Welsh border, between the Black Mountains and Wye Valley and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Although the retreat is self catered, the host will include a delicious breakfast hamper on your arrival and more food can be arranged at an additional cost. You can pick and choose from a select menu of yoga and mediation, treatments and adventure like activities. The possibilities are endless as you’ll have the freedom to build your own itinerary!
Want to book yourself on a wonderful and rewarding yoga retreat? Here are some useful links below that we've sourced for your convenience. Always remember to read the feedback & reviews (and cancellation terms) before you book!
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." -- The Bhagavad Gita