10 Delicious Vegan and Vegetarian Retreats in Europe

Soul Seed Travel Guide: The Most Deliciously Healthy Holidays in Europe

Transform your health in 2018 on one of these deliciously healthy holidays in Europe. Stimulate your smells and tastes with delicious food, nutrition and discover how to naturally boost your energy levels.

Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk, 30 March – 2 April/25 – 28 May/24 – 27 August

Join us for one of our Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk. Held at our stunning barn venue set in private grounds, with opportunities for wild lake swimming, exploring the Norfolk countryside, and experiencing all that Spring and Summer have to offer!

Enjoy twice daily yoga, with a dynamic focus in the mornings and a restorative focus in the evenings, delicious home cooked vegetarian brunch, lunch and dinner, meditative practices, holistic treatments, guided walks and more. Holkham beach is nearby for those who would like a beach day in our free time! Leave feeling a lighter, brighter and a more energised you. This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.


Yoga + Eternal Spring Retreat in Tuscany, 23rd – 29th March

Our luxury fully concierged Tuscan Escape is a feast to the senses as we celebrate the earth’s awakening. We come together to share in the stories of new friendship as we gather over spring’s first harvest, sip on lunar-infused elixirs and complete a full moon circle of blessing to transfer you back to your life with a restored mind and body, a deep sense of rejuvenation, self-discovery and transformation.

From the moment you arrive, expect to find serenity and be enchanted. This Escape is about renewal and creative expression. Each morning, we greet the day with a guided meditation and a warming yoga flow, designed to gently dissolve points of resistance and increase wellbeing. To welcome Spring, we spend our days foraging wild flowers for crafting our own soaps, we explore the gorgeous grounds of the estate following ancient trails that lead to waterfalls.

In true Tuscan spirit, we learn the subtle art of making the perfect pasta, with the estate master chef. At Borgo Pignano the ethos is one of sustainability. From terra to tavola, here everything is grown locally, a true expression of slow food. Our days off the estate include a private tour of a vineyard, a visit to the purifying thermal waters of Terme di Sassetta and a day trip to the hilltop town of Volterra where we learn of ancient Etruscan traditions and delight in an evening of restorative yoga in the medieval town hall loggia. Our time together will inspire a living memory, one that only Tuscany can give.


Yoga and Surf Retreats in Cornwall with Adventureyogi. Available dates: 14 – 17 (or 21 July)/18 – 25 July


We have relocated to the beautiful area of St Agnes. This area is known for its outstanding natural beauty and from the TV series Poldark, so imagine a dramatic coastline with crashing waves and stunning beaches.

Our yoga and surf retreats in Cornwall are very popular. Energise with 1.5 hours of yoga in the morning and after brunch, the day is yours to be as active or relaxed as you like. Try surfing, explore the gorgeous beaches nearby or treat yourself to a cream tea! Restore with 1.5 hours of yoga in the evening followed by a two-course healthy vegetarian evening meal.

Whether you are a surf pro, a yoga pro or a complete beginner at either, the combination of yoga with surfing will enhance your balance, concentration and flexibility to help you get up on the board and stay on!.

This retreat is suitable for anyone who is a complete novice or is an expert. If you prefer not to get in the water that is ok, this is also suited to people who prefer dry land and wish to enjoy the scenery. It’s also suitable for all ages, shapes, and sizes.


Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat in a French Chateau, 25 – 29 July/24 – 28 August

A 5 day retreat at award winning Yobaba Lounge to re-establish a rich, soulful connection to your yoga and meditation practice. Located in a picturesque medieval village in the southern French Pyrenees, the house feels like a temple, the rooms are large and stylish.

The gourmet vegan food has been described as sensational, outrageous, alchemical, the best ever, and more. It is often raw, always free from dairy, meats, gluten, and sugar. The food supports the practice and quickly rebalances digestion. Retreat facilitator Gertrud shares her practice of Embodied Meditation, which is the yoga of breath, mindfulness and movement. Without excessive effort, the practice strengthens your core, legs and hips, tones your parasympathetic nervous system and sets alight your inner space.

There will be periods of free time each day, which gives you opportunity to just relax in the walled garden, pamper yourself or explore wild swimming in nearby lakes and rivers. You will be held within a clear daily structure. The Yobaba Lounge team will look after all your practical needs whilst you let go and spend time with your self. Our retreats include periods of delicious silence (until mid-day each day) to help you reflect and integrate what arises during practice. The retreat is intended for all those in need of rejuvenation, rest and relaxation, and those who are seeking a more mystical connection to their existing yoga and meditation practice. Nevertheless, it is suitable for beginners or those already proficient in either yoga or meditation.


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

Join us year round at our Surya retreat, on the sun-blessed island of Fuerteventura, 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 retreats in the 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 massages 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.


Yin and Yang Yoga Retreat Under Portuguese Skies, 15th – 20th May

Join us for a five day yin and yang yoga retreat in luxurious and tranquil accommodation, nestled in the streets of the Old Town of Olhao, a charming fishing town, just a fifteen minute away from Faro airport.

This place is stunning, with incredible views and a rooftop pool, and the possibility to just step out into Olhao without having to travel! In the middle of the day, the time is your own to do as you please. You will not be short of options: you could choose to explore the islands or maybe book a massage in one of the treatment rooms. Take the time for some ‘you time’!

During these five blissful days in sunny Portugal you will get a chance to relax and unwind, but you will also have the opportunity to step up your practice on our rooftop, with a variety of styles on offer (Jivamukti, Rocket, Vinyasa, Yin and Nidra). Elodie’s retreats are fun, sweaty whilst still giving you your independence. You can choose to join in as little or as much yoga as you want and there will multiple options given to make the practice more challenging or softer.

Elodie has a wealth of experience in movement; from contemporary dance, to yoga, as well as body weight training. Thanks to this, you will without a doubt find your way into a deeper, and stronger practice. Not only will you deepen your understanding of asana, pranayama, meditation and anatomy, but you will also feel refreshed, restored and nourished, thanks to the chef’s beautiful vegetarian brunches and dinners. Expect to leave with new friends, chomping at the bit, energised and best of all… happy!.


Gaia Gourmet Cuisine and Culture Retreat (with a side of yoga) in Tuscany, 1st – 8th October

Join chef Naga and Liz Lindh for their Gaia Gourmet retreat in Tuscany! We have crafted a delicious week with cooking classes, wine & cheese tasting, truffle hunting, sight seeing, shopping, daily Yoga and more! All of our culinary delights and adventures have been curated by Chef Naga in alignment with our Gaia Gourmet philosophy. We have chosen foodie-focused excursions (everything is optional), and have also left some unstructured time for you to explore on your own or relax with some quiet moments on this beautiful property.

We will journey to another Sanctuary in the Chianti region of Tuscany, the heart of the “Golden Triangle” between Senna, Arezzo and Florence; La Selva di Giordano. This magical property, overlooking the gentle slopes of the Arno valley, is a vast 32 acre natural garden of ancient oaks, olive groves, grape vines and overflowing meadows with indigenous wild flora and fauna. Similar to our beloved Sanctuary in Costa Rica, two flowing streams of water enhance the potent high vibration of the land. The totally restored 17th century farmhouse, two additional smaller villas, a spacious studio specifically for Yoga, four salt water swimming pools and an outdoor amphitheater are peacefully nestled into this healing environment, intertwined as if in symbiosis.

Although the main villa was built more than 300 years ago; the recent restoration has maintained the spirit of the house with respect to the original architecture and use of hand-made and natural materials following bio-architecture parameters. The design and decor are simple and comfortable, with inspiring use of light, art and antiques. The owner is an artist, visionary, florist and arborist who stumbled upon this run-down property while hiking and has passionately and wholeheartedly enlivened it beyond its original beauty.

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

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. Retreat week run from April to October. A variety of styles of yoga are taught at Vale de Moses through the year by some delightful and inspiring teachers who will take care of you on your mat. Please do not worry about being “good” enough. Or flexible or thin enough. Or whatever enough. We prefer to think you are perfect just as you are. Whatever your capability or experience may be, you are truly welcome. It might be your first yoga retreat, perhaps your first yoga class, or maybe you’ve been practicing regularly for decades.


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