10 Recommended Retreats to uplift, inspire and nourish you

10 Recommended Retreats to uplift, inspire and nourish you

Sometimes all we all need is a change of scenery and a beautiful view to bring a new perspective to our lives. Here’s our 10 Recommended Retreats to uplift, inspire and nourish you.

Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps, 26 July– 2 August/9 August/9 – 16 August/16 – 23 August

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Join us in the beautiful French Alps for an alpine yoga and hiking holiday adventure. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home! Stay in our beautiful rustic Chalet style accommodation nestled on the mountainside surrounded by alpine pastures. Start and end the day with yoga to stretch out your hiking limbs, and soothe them with a sauna and hot tub, or treat yourself to a massage. We have been running these alpine adventures since 2008 and have worked out the perfect formula for your active relaxation.

Step out of the chalet and the mountain trails are yours for the picking. If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you’re in for a treat. As the winter snow melts away in the spring, the mountains take on their summer mantle of bright green grass and colourful alpine flowers. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.

After a long walk reward yourself with a swim to cool off in a refreshing glacial lake. There are so many hikes to choose from, at blue, red or black levels. Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding or white water rafting, or enjoy the Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice. Or simply relax in the garden of the chalet and catch some sun whilst enjoying a good book. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – Adventureyogi Alpine

Surya Retreat – Rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates in Fuerteventura, open all year round

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Join us year round at our Surya retreat, on the sun-blessed island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands with epic sand dunes rolling down into the turquoise ocean, breathtaking white-sand beaches and dramatic volcanic sunsets. More than just a holiday, we are here to support you in your wellbeing journey, making you feel at ease from the moment you arrive.

Relax and revitalise at one of Europe’s leading Yoga and Pilates Retreat, Canary Islands, Spain. Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, pilates and meditation. Enjoy mouthwatering vegetarian meals, holistic massage and stunning sunsets over the volcanoes.

Our seven night yoga and Pilates retreats running every week from Saturday to Saturday are designed to help reduce stress, improve fitness and vitality and most importantly take time for you. Perfect for all levels from beginner to advanced practitioners, we are here to support you and your goals every step of the way. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Sailing holiday in Mallorca, 17 – 24 June/5 – 12 August

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Join us on this sailing holiday in Mallorca. We will be setting sail around the Balearic island of Mallorca in a wonderful sailboat built for 10 guests. Enjoy active sailing with relaxation, swimming and snorkelling. On this holiday we focus on sail as much as possible and connect to nature. Our goal is to show you the beauties of the Mediterranean sea, while trying to not harm the environment. During this week we will visit the most beautiful spots around Mallorca and visit the beautiful little bays of the west and north coast of the island.

The island is the most beautiful sailing destination in the Mediterranean with amazing beaches, small bays and crystal clear waters. Our experienced crew is multilingual and will make everything perfect for your amazing holiday. We will usually prepare food together, but you can also choose to have dinner in the harbour where we spend the night. We always offer vegetarian and vegan friendly options. It is a unique way of discovering Mallorca from an unusual perspective, connecting with people and enjoying nature! Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – Sailing Yoga Holiday

Aphrodite’s Call Women’s Empowerment Retreat, Natura Beach Hotel Cyprus, 1st – 7th July

 

Aphrodite’s Call Empowerment Women’s Retreat is carefully designed for ladies only. Aphrodite is the Goddess of energy and the planet Venus. Our purpose is to empower the feminine in all levels and awaken the sacred feminine within each women. A unique gathering of women, which combines the spiritual seminar, daily hatha yoga practice and energy massage, with best quality organic vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Offering a retreat program of 5 days to reconnect to your female roots and your female power, energy work, excursions to Aphrodite’s Baths, fire and water rituals, awakening unconditional love, relaxation and rising the inner beauty and freedom.

We are going to energetically heal deep traumas in the womb of the female participants. These traumas correspond and affect different levels of a woman’s expression in the daily life and represent different aspects of herself. There are master energy feng shui techniques that will be applied on the body helping restore balance of shiva and Shakti in the chakras.

Each morning we will meet for our yoga practice, after we will enjoy a delicious breakfast with the stunning view of the blue sea! With joy we will start our seminar day, opening the door for Shakti, the female power. We take a look at everything which blocks it, we release, we heal and we allow ourselves to become stronger and stronger every day. The mornings will always be spent together – often we will meet in nature. In the afternoon you will have free time to study about what we did in the morning and we meet again before dinner to share our experiences. On the 4th day of the seminar we will take an excursion to Aphrodite`s Baths for the day day, Aphrodite will be at our side very intensively on this day and after the seminar lesson we will enjoy ourselves at the beach close to Aphrodite’s Baths.

Send enquiry – Aphrodite’s Call Retreat

Art of Healing Retreat Ibiza, 8 – 15 July/24 August – 2 September

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he Art of Healing Ibiza Summer Retreat takes place at our new luxury Hacienda villa, a truly luxurious estate situated on the east coast of Ibiza set over 12,000m2 of private land with lush tropical gardens. The retreat provides an opportunity to get away from your busy schedule, release old beliefs and patterns which no longer serve you, reflect on where you are and where you want to be. Discover new healthy habits which will empower you to navigate your being with less stress and ease.

Each day starts with yoga and towards the end of the week will be accompanied with hang. Upon completion of breathwork, yoga poses and relaxation you will feel your energy flow open into a meditative state. Our retreat also includes one-to-one life coaching sessions. If there is an area in your life you would like to improve, your life coach will be there to lovingly guide you to see what is holding you back, enabling you to live the life of your dreams.

The Art of Healing Retreat offers a variety of activities such as: creative journaling in a diary gifted to you, sound healing, art classes where you paint your own mandala, crystal jewelry introduction and raw food workshop. Or you can always choose to stay by the pool with your book. Whatever it is, it is perfect. This is your journey. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – Art of Healing Retreat

Re-Discover Balance Retreat – Yoga and Ayurveda, Ubud Bali 21st – 28th October

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Join Justin Robertshaw and Caroline Pontual as they hold a 7 day Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in lush and beautiful surroundings of Swasti Eco centre in Ubud, Bali. The retreat has an amazing content as well as plenty of free time to relax and will include daily led yoga classes, ayurveda treatment package (1 massage and 1 treatment), meditation and Pranayama workshops, a traditional Balinese water ceremony and waterfall visit and ayurveda consultations for each student so they know their Prakriti (biological and mental constitution) and vikriti (current state of health) and from there knowing how to balance their lifestyle more effectively through yoga asana (having better knowledge on which postures are better for them based on their individual constitutions), meditation, right diet and lifestyle. This knowledge can be then used during the retreat and also once the retreat has finished and empowers the participants to integrate into their daily lives going forwards.

This exclusive retreat will only have limited spaces available to allow a high level of teacher attention and support for all students. The peaceful retreat venue is ideally located just a short walk away from the magical arts and crafts village of Ubud with its well known market and the famous Monkey Forrest. Beautiful rice paddy views are close by with the Balinese volcanos in the backdrop. Justin and Caroline are two highly experienced yoga teachers with over 13 years of teaching and 21 years of practice experience between them and they welcome students of all levels from all around the world to their retreats and workshops. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – Rediscover Balance Bali

EAT PRAY MOVE Yoga Marrakesh Move + Manifest Retreat, 17th – 23rd September

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Besides daily yoga classes, our new EAT PRAY MOVE Yoga retreat offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. We will have meaningful discussions and fun activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and heartfelt desires.

This fantastic yoga retreat will take place at the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel. This stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler. Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and covered yoga platform, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in Marrakech will lead guests through an introduction to souks and visits to sites such as Ben Youssef Medrasa.

A full day will be spent exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains with a base at the Kasbah Tamadot Hotel with a traditional mule trek to the nearby village of Asni followed by time at the beautiful grounds of this 5-star location overlooking the vista and tasting menu lunch. The final full day entails a trip to the famous Bains de Marrakech, a luxurious spa facility, where guests can be pampered to their heart’s content with a full program of various treatments. What better way to wrap up a week of yoga than a day of pure relaxation. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – EAT.PRAY.MOVE Marrakech

Fitness Fusion Retreats at Layana Resort and Spa, Koh Lanta Yai Thailand

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Layana Resort & Spa is a luxurious adults-only hideaway set amidst the azure blue waters of the Andaman Sea, Koh Lanta Yai, an idyllic tropical island located in the South of Thailand with pristine beaches backed by lush tropical greenery and forested hills. Located on 3 kilometers of the white sandy Phra-Ae-Beach and harmonising with its secluded surroundings in a way that is distinctly Asian, Layana Resort & Spa blends pampered luxury with a fresh, open and natural ambience. Translated from the Sanskrit language “Layana” means “a pause in time”; in keeping with this ethos, Layana Resort & Spa is committed to creating an exclusive haven of luxury where the world revolves around you.

To extend our commitment to the luxury of time and rejuvenation power of an island holiday, we have just completed an ambitious upgrade and expansion of our wellness facilities. Guests can enjoy a completely new experience at our “Wellness Zone.” After an invigorating workout in our new and ultra-modern gym facilities or pre/post a soothing massage, refresh or take laps at the new wellness pool. The pool uses saltwater treatment, nature’s very own purifier and cleaning agent, which aids in skin recovery, is great for joint pain, and has far less irritants when compared to chlorinated pools. You will leave feeling revitalized and cleansed without the harsh side effects of chlorine.The half Olympic size lap pool is perfect for exercise sessions or just lounging while enjoying healthy refreshments from the brand new Healthy Juice Bar. Our Fusion Fitness retreat packages are offered for 4, 7 or 10 nights. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – Layana Resort

Zen Shiatsu, Meditation and Yoga Retreat Spain, 11th – 18th November

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Through the study of yoga and Zen Shiatsu, you can explore the profoundly therapeutic healing principles found in both these ancient traditions. Gerry Rixen established his yoga and Zen Shiatsu school SYM in 1997 and the school continues to offer residential and non-residential courses in France, Spain and Greece. This foundation course is open to anyone with an interest in yoga and hands-on healing.

The program is created through understanding and incorporating the meridians in your daily yoga practice in which health and therapeutic issues can be grasped much easier. This therapeutic healing is a combination of yoga and an understanding of the principles of Chinese Medicine.

Yoga postures can be related to the 12 archetypal energies which is also known as meridians by the Chinese. These meridians in turn relate to the chakras and the vital organs. Working with these in both yoga or Shiatsu will help you feel the flow of vital energy, Prana, or Qi, and you can begin to harness this energy for your own health and happiness as well as helping others.

This foundation course teaches all the basic yoga and Shiatsu postures and techniques as well as the fundamental theoretical concepts, including the most important acu-points. The combination of yoga together with an understanding of the principles of Chinese medicine will lead to a better health and a higher awareness of what yoga can really bring into your life. Take control of your health, release your stress, and restore harmony and balance in your body, mind, and soul. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – Zen Shiatsu Meditation

Yoga Retreat Portugal – Vale de Moses, open April to October

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Vale de Moses is a family run yoga retreat in the heart of the Portuguese mountains. Spend a week or more practicing yoga, receiving massage and acupuncture treatments, walking in forests, swimming in natural river pools and eating delicious nutritious food. Stay in one of the beautifully restored stone cottages, Soulpads or in a Tipi.  Our retreat home is perfect for those in need of a break, rest and relaxation. We are surrounded by nature and forests, peace and tranquility – the perfect ingredients to restore your body and mind.

The combination of good food and sleep, clean mountain air and water, therapeutic massage and acupuncture, hill walking and river swimming, all create a highly restorative context in which to begin, or to deepen, your yoga practice. This warm invitation to deepen your love affair with yoga, is open for everyone, travelling alone or with friends, new to yoga or practicing for decades. Retreats include morning and afternoon classes, a health consultation, massage and acupuncture treatment, 3 daily meals and a trip to the nearby Rio Zêzere. We are featured in The Guardian as one of the Best Yoga Retreats in 2017. Receive a complimentary gift or discount when you book.

Send enquiry – Vale De Moses

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