Yoga, Pilates & Wellness Retreats by the Sea

Soul Seed Travel Guide: Yoga, Pilates and Wellness Retreats by the sea

Imagine practicing yoga or pilates by the soothing ocean as you welcome in the sun in the mornings, relax, unwind and surrender into the day then watch the sun go down in the evenings during a restorative practice to ease you into a restful nights sleep.

Here’s our 2018 guide to the best Yoga, Pilates and Wellness retreats by the sea. Book through Soul Seed Travel to receive a complimentary gift such as a massage or airport pick up from our retreat partners. Contact retreats@soulseedmedia.com to book.

GREECE

The Alchemist Meditation and Yoga Retreat, Lefkada Greece, 12th – 19th May

Join us for a beautiful and transformative Indian Yoga and Meditation experience in the scenic backdrop of Lefkada Islands, Greece. Learn to go inside through deep Buddhist meditation and classical yoga in order to release our blockages and undo the cycles of our past, while simultaneously applying this powerful knowledge in order to heal the body through tantra, ayurveda and reflexology practices.

Winner of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017 for Asia and Australia region and Service Excellence by Tripadvisor this is an intensive spiritual experience, where with the back drop of pure nature you can learn to go inside, let go off the pain, the cycles of limitations and expand beyond your original self through simple direct work on and into the mind which the Yogis have practiced for thousands of years.

There are opportunities to work directly with the Zen master and seek Transcendental appointments and therapies from him during the retreat. Come, allow yourself the change you have always wanted, but did not know how to create. This retreat is immerse and content rich, suitable for the student who is ready to form his her spiritual path.

Our luxurious back drop if the Urania Luxury Resorts, standing on top of a mountain overlooking the 7 Ionian Islands and the beautiful Ionian Sea.

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AdventureYogi Sunshine and Yoga Holiday in Santorini, 30 June -7 July/7 – 14 July

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For a breathtaking and unforgettable sunshine and yoga holiday in Greece, come and join us on the magical island of Santorini. Santorini is known for its beautiful blue and white churches and surrounded by majestic views of volcanoes in the backdrop, the crystal clear Aegean sea and stunning sunsets. Get all the Vitamin D you could possibly need and more soaking-in the warm Greek summer sun.

The wonderful heart-warming people of Greece, the food, and stunning scenery make it a very special location to retreat to. There really is nothing else quite like Santorini so it is a must-do holiday destination. Combining it with yoga makes it an unforgettable experience. Morning yoga up by the church behind your accommodation with views to the Aegean Sea and evening yoga in the spacious yoga platform, dive deep into your own inner self and find the power from within. Release and let go of tension and feel energised and grounded from the fire of this volcanic island.

Everyone is welcome, yogis of all levels, and non-Yogis. You will be made to feel more than welcome by the lovely hotel staff and looked after by our AdventureYogi Team so you can totally switch off. Early booking is highly recommended as flight prices get expensive the closer we get to the date.

Your Greek holiday will include accommodation at a stunning boutique hotel, a wholesome organic breakfast of fruit, granola, meats, cheeses, yoghurt and more all freshly prepared, 3 hours of yoga per day, a 2 hour walking tour of the Santorini Coastline, and more. The food is all locally grown and absolutely delicious. Whether you’re looking to de-stress and unwind, or you’re more athletic, you’ll find what you’re looking for. For the adventurous, you can go diving, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and more. If you just want to relax, you can go swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear blue waters, or lounge around on the beach or by the hotel pool.

AdventureYogi have been running yoga retreats and holidays for over 10 years and have carefully selected venues and senior yoga teachers to give you the best possible experience. Over the years we have listened to what their guests want and offer unique retreats to a highly professional standard.

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CYPRUS

7 Day Sun Kissed Yoga Holidays in Cyprus, open all year

Want to prevent burnout, evade stress or master your fears? Would you like to regain your inner strength and balance? Then join us for our sun kissed yoga holidays in Cyprus. Immersed in nature, Cyprus Villages is the ideal environment to decelerate and get to know yourself.

Treat yourself to an uplifting holiday, experience tradition living in the countryside of a centuries old village, set far away from tourist areas amidst the vineyard and tempting orange and olive plantations. Step into the heart of Cyprus, for years now, the family run company offers yoga holidays in Tochni, be it for individuals or small groups.

Start your day with the sun salutations, slow down to strengthen your body and quieten your mind. Our yoga teacher will guide you into gently executed body postures, followed by an awareness phase to further a better body knowledge, more strength and flexibility. The deep relaxation at the end of each class has a calming, balancing effect that counters the consequences of stress. The content and the teaching methods are adapted to each persons current condition, needs and interests. So the retreat are both accessible and challenging to all levels. The teaching style is undogmatic amd free from constraints.

Apart from the yoga sessions you can relax at the pool, venture on your own, take a walk through the village, a trip to the sea, hike or rent a bike. In addition you have the chance to let yourself be pampered at our spa or take pilates and relaxation classes.

Nothing compares to a holiday in traditional village atmosphere, tucked in the gentle hills of Cyprus. Cyprus Villages is the perfect opportunity to live in a traditional stone house, stroll along the narrow streets around the village square and enjoy a coffee in an authentic coffee shop. You will participate in the authentic village life with mediterranean flair. What’s more, Cypriots are famous for their hospitality and the catchphrase “kopiaste”, meaning: come, join us!.

 

ITALY

EAT.PRAY.MOVE Amalfi Coast FORM+FLAVOR Retreat, Italy 13th – 19th May

Join us for our newest addition of a YOGA + FOOD + FORM retreat. Besides a daily yoga class (and on this Amalfi retreat, it will be a class overlooking the sea!), we will also enjoy many walks around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast as well as a day walking one of Italy’s most renowned scenic hikes. A meditation walk will be included in the week as well. “FLAVORS” – We’ll not only balance the week with the healthy “form” part of the retreat, but also with learning about and experiencing first hand the amazing flavors of this region. Each day we’ll be able to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, as well as take part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons. From award-winning restaurants to family farms and kitchens, learning and enjoying the food will be an added bonus to working up an appetite during our classes and walks!.

Our day trips will allow us to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. We will begin our week with a lemon tour + cooking class, as well as a tasting of the region’s famous mozzarella – both while visiting the famous nearby towns of Ravello and Amalfi. We’ll take a day trip by private boat to the nearby island of Capri to see the chic sites of this beautiful “blue island” as well as visit to a winery with a tour and tasting of the wines that hail from this region. Others days will be filled with time to relax by the private pool, and nearby beach, as well as a hike on the Sentiero degli Dei, one of Amalfi’s most famous paths on our way to Positano for a lunch. We’ll end the week with a day at a 5* spa being pampered with treatments and time to relax before ending the week with another scrumptious meal.

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SPAIN

Pure Yoga Retreat Going Deeper, Alicante Spain 26 April – 1 May, 20 – 25 September

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If you’re keen to re-kindle or develop your existing yoga practice, going on a yoga retreat is the perfect way to deepen your understanding with experienced teachers. You’ll feel the difference in just a few days which is all you need to ignite your yoga flame and kick start a regular practice back home.

Our Pure Yoga Retreat Holidays are held near the sea in the vibrant coastal town of Denia, an hour north of Alicante. The programme includes carefully planned twice daily yoga sessions with plenty of alignment cues to keep you on track, different pranayama techniques and daily meditations all of which will help your body relax, open and strengthen. We’ll also delve into other aspects of this ancient healing system and help you create your own home yoga practice too.

And, when you’re not on your yoga mat, there will be plenty of time to relax at the beach, paddle in the sea, join a coastal hike, head off on a guided bike ride, go horse trekking, book super beauty and holistic therapies, snooze, enjoy delicious tapas or explore the lovely vibrant town of Denia. You’ll feel so much stronger and calmer by the end of your stay and notice a huge difference in yourself and your yoga practice in just a week. Join us for an authentic and complete yoga experience which touches on yogic details and practices your regular teachers may not have time to teach you. It is ideal if you want to deepen your practice with senior teachers who will help progress and develop in just a few days.

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Azulfit Lotus Retreat – the boutique beach yoga holiday in Fuerteventura

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Salute to the sun as it rises over the ocean, explore the endless white sandy beaches or learn to surf in the beautiful turquoise ocean. Azulfit’s Lotus Retreat in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands is a little oasis for you to experience an unforgettable beach yoga holiday. With world-class instruction from a team of international instructors, an inclusive full body massage and delicious, wholesome breakfasts, the retreat is made for holidays that enliven body, mind and spirit.

With small class sizes, world-class instruction and massage treatments all set in the stylish accommodation of a luxury villa, this is the perfect way to rejuvenate and reconnect whilst enjoying a beach holiday. For extra exhilaration surf courses are available.

This retreat offers beach yoga, Pilates, TaiChi and meditation sessions led by inspiring and highly qualified instructors who give personal attention to each and every student. As well as beach yoga and Pilates, you will also have the chance to experience blissful yoga and meditation classes at the retreat. Drink in the sunset from the yoga terrace or enjoy our spacious indoor studio and drift away into savasana.

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See Yoga Holidays Gran Canaria, open all year round

Our yoga holidays are located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), a place known for its all year long summer. We want to give you the opportunity to let yoga be your daily companion, merge into the Canarian lifestyle, meet new people, connect to nature and have a time for yourself. An invitation to leave your “musts” behind and just live your holidays as you please.

We want to give you what we love, so we offer you daily yoga classes and all sort of activities to discover Gran Canaria, experience something new or simply relax and chill. Your non yogi partner will also have its place and you will be able to enjoy both your yoga practice and the pleasure of sharing. Because we believe that above all, the best way to be healthy is to be happy.

At See Yoga Holidays all levels and reasons for practicing yoga are more than welcome. During the classes, you will always be encouraged to listen to your body and let it be your guide. We will suggest you all sorts of modifications that will help you to build up your own practice and deepen into it. Classes will naturally change from one yoga style to other (Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, Kundalini) depending of the time of the day and the energy of the group. All our teachers are qualified by the Yoga Alliance and have wide experience in other fields (reiki, alternative therapies, art, dance, meditation). Indoor and outdoor yoga practices will be combined.

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Pilates, Yoga and Activity Holidays in the beautiful Bay of Mazarron, 14 – 21 April, 15- 22 September/27 October – 3 November

Costacalida Spanish invites you to this yoga retreat with Spanish learning and Pilates classes in Murcia, Spain. This holiday will be held in spring and autumn when the weather can be glorious. Your holiday will include yoga practices in a beautiful studio overlooking the sea, relaxed informal morning Spanish lessons, Pilates classes, historical visits, guided excursions so you can learn about the area, wine tasting, cycle rides, activities and much more. Of course all activities are optional. If you prefer to relax in the apartment or have time at the beach, the choice is yours. Join Costacalida Spanish for a holiday in the beautiful Bay of Mazarrón for a totally bespoke holiday and a chance to explore this undiscovered unspoiled corner of Spain.

We understand that you/your partner/a friend may not want to participate in the Spanish lessons, Pilates classes, Yoga and/or the cultural activities. We will make sure that you have a fabulous time too. The area is steeped in history from prehistoric times to Phoenician, Roman and with many places of interest and excavated sites. A visit to Cartagena is a must to see the roman amphitheatre and excavations and the town of Mazarron to see the stunning mining features and old mining industry.

Mazarron itself and the coastal areas are separated by Sierra de las Moreras, Sierra de las Herrerias and Sierra del Algorrabo being the ideal area for the practice of outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, cycling or climbing. If this is your thing, we can arrange this for you. Evenings will be spent eating in different local Spanish restaurants. Single travellers, solo travellers, couples and small groups are all welcome on our holidays.

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CROATIA

Seaside Yoga, Meditation and Hiking Holiday in Croatia 9 – 16 June, 24 June – 1 July, 1 – 8 September

Are you looking for an inspiring yoga holiday under the Mediterranean sun? Do you want to go somewhere where you can roll out your yoga mat by the sea in the morning, explore secluded beautiful beaches and unspoiled island’s nature in the afternoon, and cleanse your body with organic food and detox juices? Then this nourishing seaside yoga holiday in Croatia is perfect for you!

Experience the joys of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, hiking through the amazing unspoiled nature of the island and neighboring Peljesac peninsula, a culinary tour, wine tour, sightseeing, excursions, a visit to a organic olive grove farm and a wild herbs workshop – where you will be able to learn about the culinary use and medical benefits of Mediterranean herbs. The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia.

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Yogalates Sailing Retreat of the Croatian Islands, 2nd – 9th June

Refresh and rejuvenate while you sail around the stunning Islands of Croatia. Enjoy the tranquillity of the sea as you tantalise your senses in this luxurious Yogalates Retreat with Louise Solomon, world renowned teacher and trainer with 29 years experience in developing the fusion of Yoga and Pilates for an unforgettable experience. Linda’ is a 5 star elegant 32 meter wooden gulet. Decked throughout in teak and mahogany, she is truly the Queen of her class. Imagine sunbathing on the enormous cushioned area on the foredeck or relaxing with a drink on the shady rear deck or just diving overboard for a refreshing dip on the Adriatic, not to mention the delicious Croatian cuisines cooked by Masterchef Jaska and wines served at meal times.

We will visit Mljet (bike ride, lake, national park), Korcula, Vis (green grotto), Hvar and Trogir (mainland), exploring the charming villages of the Islands, the beautiful natural landscapes including coves and beaches and enjoy swimming, paddle boarding and other water activities fused with your daily Yogalates practice, deepening the vitality of your breath with the stability of your core, supporting functional movement within your body with the fusion of Yogalates.

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