Yoga, Pilates and Wellness Retreats by the sea in Europe

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Happy World Ocean Day! To celebrate and mark the occasion, here’s our guide to the best Yoga, Pilates and Wellness retreats by the sea in Europe.

Start your day with a yoga or pilates practice 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.

Retreats by the sea in Greece, Cyprus & Turkey

Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga Retreat in Santorini

29 August – 5 September / 5 – 12 September

Immerse yourself deeply into a week of vinyasa yoga (with an emphasis on fun and flowing Jivamukti) and restorative yoga blended with evening practices of yoga nidra, gentle flow, mantras, and meditation.

Through the practice of yoga and meditation, you will connect with your body, mind, and soul. You will work with amazing instructors through a challenging and fun program that will leave you feeling truly rejuvenated and cleansed. Drawing from the magical energy of Santorini, you will feel connected with yourself and inspired.

It will be the experience of a lifetime, with a chance to immerse yourself in the life-changing practice to connect with your teachers in this relaxed and tranquil retreat setting.

Not only will you be taught by experts, you will also find yourself rebalanced by the beautiful nature of Santorini, with inspiring walks and views all around. Take in the stillness, soak up the Greek sunshine, and enjoy the energy of this special island, allowing yourself the time and space to invite relaxation and wellbeing in.

Between sessions there is time to discover the island and its natural magnificence, or simply to relax, sunbathe and swim in the comfort of the retreat setting. Itinerary & booking.

5 Day Luxurious Yoga Holiday in Halkidiki

Open from 1st May – 15th October

 

Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas, a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, consists of an exclusive collection of 36 rooms, suites & villas. Most of them have private pools with in-built sun beds which tantalise the feeling of relaxation in our Mediterranean gardens. The hotel can accommodate up to 116 people.

The gastronomic excellence of a Relais & Chateaux and the executive chef will seduce you to a delicious journey unlike no other with. The artisan and tailored-made, healthy creations will dive you into Mediterranean cuisine.

Enjoy your yoga session on our pristine beach or while floating on water, under the shade of Holy Mount Athos or meditate in our gardens overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea. Relax while having a yoga session in your private pool or inside your suite. Experience a sunrise or sunset meditation in our idyllic bay. Itinerary & booking.

7 Night Summer Beach Yoga Holiday in Corfu

Open May – October

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Join us for a 7 night summer beach yoga holiday in Corfu! Offering a beautiful yet tranquil alternative to the bustling, cosmopolitan beach of Acharavi, Almyros is a peaceful paradise escape, perfect for those looking to take a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We welcome couples; solo travellers and friends who’d like to combine their love of yoga with a sunshine holiday.

Located within the stunning Greek island of Corfu, our experienced and inspiring yoga teachers will challenge your mind and body, encouraging you to enhance your overall wellbeing through daily practice of yoga techniques.

During this retreat, you will be staying at beautiful Corfiot villa, The house is located right on the beach and offers breathtaking views of the Albanian coast.where you can spend your days chilling out in between the meals and yoga.

Substantial gardens are blooming with trees and tropical flowers, creating a beautiful environment. The walk to the nearest town is about half an hour away, or an easy ten minute cycle ride with the bikes we provide for free. We welcome a maximum of 14 guests. Itinerary & booking.

Greek Islands Sailing Yoga Retreat

8 – 15 August / 15 – 22 August / 22 – 29 August

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Sailing the Greek Islands is a lifetime bucket list item that is every part as rewarding as you’d imagine it is. Our Greek Islands yoga sailing is based out of the Ionian Islands, which is located on the west coast of Greece, which is the protected part, creating the perfect environment for flat seas, mild winds and the best leisure cruising areas.

Our Greek Islands yoga sailing holiday starts off with an hour-long yoga class in a new secret location each day, whether it’s overlooking the bay, the beach or the harbour, but rest assured you wont have done a yoga class in a location like this before.

We set sail for your daily beach stop, which includes some of the bluest, clearest water you’ve even seen with magical white cliffs towering over the beach. It truly is a bucket list trip.

As you sail on Greek Islands, you have the freedom to relax as you please with a book, sun baking, chatting with your fellow yoga retreat guests or learn to sail with your skipper. Itinerary & booking.

7 Day Sun Kissed Yoga Holidays in Cyprus

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This seven day yoga holiday in Cyprus offers you the unique opportunity to live in a traditional stone-built village home, stroll along the narrow cobbled paths to the village square, have a coffee in the local coffee shop… and settle into an easy-going Mediterranean lifestyle that respects and nurtures timeless traditions.

A fun filled week with something to suit everyone, take the next step along your path of self-discovery through the practice of Hatha yoga, physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation with our team of professional yoga teachers!

Relax and unwind in the comfort of one of Cyprus Villages tastefully restored traditional village houses far away from mass tourism. The houses and apartments are located in and around the village of Tochni.

Tochni is set in the country approximately 10 km from the beach and 30 km from Limassol. Spend your free time either reflecting quietly or take part in the varied activities on offer. Leave feeling renewed with a greatly enhanced sense of wellbeing and positivity. Itinerary & booking.

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Retreats by the sea in Italy

7 Day Luxury Yoga Retreat, Puglia

20th – 26th September

Join us for our annual Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia, and discover this “it list” region of Italy’s rural heel. This wonderful retreat will enable us to experience the landscapes and activities of this incredible rising star of Italy.

We will spend a week amongst fertile red earth, gnarled olives, turquoise seas, tour through Puglia’s famous trulli; cone shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Besides daily yoga classes, our retreats offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life.

One day is spent in the neighboring region of Bascilicata in the town of Matera where we’ll enjoy the sites and also allow us to unwind in a beautiful spa with treatments. The next day will be spent learning about the flavours of Puglia.

We’ll enjoy a walk around town and enjoy a meal at an award-winning restaurant with a tasting menu + wine pairing. Next we have a relaxed day at one of the region’s blue beaches – we will explore the amazing coastal areas at a private beach club, visit a unique cheese farm and have a tasting in the area before heading back to the hotel.

One day will include a winery visit with a tour and tasting, and yet another day with a visit to one of the area’s most picturesque towns with plenty of photo-worthy vistas and blue waters, followed by an amazing unique meal in a “grotto” overlooking the cliffs by the sea in Polignano al Mare.

We will round out the week with massage treatments and plenty of time to relax at our home-away-from-home with its beautiful pool, walking trails, and more. Itinerary & booking.

Detox, Spa and Wellness Retreat in Sardinia

Open March – December

Choose between 3 – 6 night wellness, detox and spa packages at this resort set in 120 acres of beautiful gardens on the white sandy shores of the Mediterranean and sheltered by the mountains.

Offering tailor made wellness programmes plus a daily activity programme: Anti-Ageing, Thalasso Detox, Stay Healthy and Weight-loss. All packages are full board. Wellness programmes and accommodation are priced separately.

Nestled among 47 hectares of beautiful gardens along a white sand beach on the sunny south coast of Sardinia, the resort offers you a choice of 5 five star hotels and 3 four star hotels plus 11 luxury villas.

Each guest on a wellness package gets a personalised wellness nutritional programme. A food programme will be created after a visit to Dr Cerina and post health analysis. Nutritionist Elisabetta Orsi specialises in Nutraceutics – food that makes one feel good, keeps one healthy and improve performance. The hotel has its own gardens growing figs, lemons, aubergines, tomatoes and much more. Itinerary and booking.

Walking, Food and Yoga Retreat on the Amalfi Coast

23rd – 29th May 2021

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Join us for our seven day retreat combining daily yoga classes (and on this Amalfi retreat, it will be a class overlooking the sea!), walks and hikes around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast, as well as a day walking one of Italy’s most renowned scenic hikes, the “Sentiero degli Dei” and several other lesser known paths in the area.

A meditation walk will be included in the week as well. We’ll also be learning about and experiencing firsthand the amazing flavours 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 home for the week will be an amazing hotel in the beautiful town of Praiano. The hotel boasts a wonderful terrace with a panoramic view and swimming pool. Their terrace restaurant, at the tables of which you will be able to taste the delicacies of the cuisine, is surrounded by the intense colours of the hills and the sea. Itinerary and booking.

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Retreats by the sea in Spain

Yoga and Pilates Retreat by the Sea, Altea

24th – 29th September

Join us for a 5 night Yoga and Pilates retreat by the sea and immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food. Plus, super experienced yoga and pilates teachers will help you open, lengthen, quieten and strengthen your body with two classes a day with time in between to explore this stunningly beautiful area with the optional biking, hiking, horse trekking or simply relax by the pool with a great book and soak up the sun’s rays.

Based at a 300 year old olive farm – now a 4* country house hotel – set in acres of orange & olive groves near the sea. This peaceful setting is the perfect base to get away from your normal routine and get a fresh perspective on life.

Whether you’re a keen beginner or have a regular yoga or Pilates practice, this retreat will meet you where you are with small groups of 12 and classes for beginners and intermediates/advanced plus workshops to help progress & deepen your practice. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to get outside and be in nature too with a guided hike, bike ride, horse trek, visits to the beach, take part in a Spanish cookery workshop, rest by the pool or enjoy pampering therapies.

And don’t worry, these retreats are super relaxed. So if there is a morning where you want to sleep in, please do. If there’s an afternoon you would stay longer by the pool and skip class, that’s ok! Whatever you feel you need, please do. Itinerary & booking.

Yoga Holidays in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Open all year round

Join us for one of our yoga holidays in Las Palmas, a place known for its all year long summer, right in the beach promenade of la Playa de Las Canteras, a 12 kilometers beach which is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe. We are open all year round and you can check-in and check-out anytime you like.

The Canary Islands are known for their eternal summer weather, so you can enjoy your holidays at the beach all year long. 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 holiday 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.

The neighbourhood where we are located is very quiet, secure and warm, so you can have all the facilities of being in a city, but in a soft and calm atmosphere. Las Palmas is a charming city which still keeps its Latin American colonial influences, making it colourful, joyful and kind.

It also has a lot of different kind of nice restaurants where you will be able to eat all sorts of food from all over the world. Our cute yoga studio is from 5 to 10 minutes walk from all our accommodations as it is the rooftop where we teach some of our lessons. Itinerary & booking.

7 Night Yoga Holiday in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Open all year

yoga retreat in Fuerteventura

Available all year round. Arrive any day of the week! Find the true balance between body and mind with daily yoga sessions, playful days next to ancient volcanoes, turquoise sea, and endless sandy beaches. This is a fun and active yoga holiday that is designed for anyone who wishes to experience the transformative energy and good vibes of the island.

You’ll be enjoying gentle flow yoga mixed with some yin yoga on the beach where you can absorb the atmosphere and energy of an expansive lunar landscape while surrounded by breath-taking scenes; dunes, volcanoes, the Atlantic Ocean, and starry skies.

We practice yoga outside – on the beach which is 15 min walk from your accommodation. Fuerteventura has over 300 sunny days a year and in a rare case of rainy or very windy weather please allow us to adapt the schedule to a different time of the day or even move the practice indoors.

After yoga, you will have enough free time to enjoy the beach and explore the area. This holiday is self-catering and is not a typical yoga retreat but rather a holiday with yoga in it. This is a holiday for YOU, to focus on yourself and to get away from it all.

The retreat offers you enough personal time to wander the streets of Corralejo, go for quiet walks in the desert, let your senses soak in the salty Atlantic breeze, or just chill by the pool with a good book. Every day after morning activities you will enjoy a delicious and filling vegan brunch, and a New Year’s eve dinner is included in the program.

Please note that on arrival and departure days there are no classes included in the program. All levels of experience are welcome to join this retreat. Itinerary & booking

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Retreats by the sea in Croatia

Detoxing Yoga and Wellness Weekend in Korcula

17th – 20th September

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Join us for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing weekend retreat on one of our wellness retreats by the sea. This is the perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy under the Mediterranean sun surrounded by crystal blue seas, and bring your body and mind into balance with daily yoga classes, meditation and breathing exercises.

The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavours and experiences of Croatia. Located in the gorgeous and unspoiled location of the enchanting Korcula Island,  Dalmatia.

You will enjoy hikes through Korcula’s lush and unspoiled wild fields, explore hidden bays of breathtaking beauty and experience an excursion to the magical natural park of island Mlijet, with its salt lakes, bicycle wine tour to the famous Croatian wine region on Peljesac and most of all to discover all the joys of Mediterranean and have a lot of fun in the process. Itinerary & booking.

Should you prefer more than a weekend retreat in Croatia, they offer 7 day Seaside Yoga Holidays.

8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking classes, and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island

26th September – 3rd October

hiking retreat in Mljet Island

This 8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking classes, and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island, Croatia will nourish, nurture and inspire your body, mind and spirit. It will create a platform on which you will be able to build on once when your return home, so that you can continue implementing positive changes and healthy life style in your daily life.

During this retreat you will experience the joy of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises. The healthy cooking classes are led by our macrobiotic chef whose love and knowledge of nutritional, healthy, organic food is truly exceptional. You will also join hiking trips with stunning views of the island, lakes and sea and to Odysseus’ cave.

You will be spoiled and nurtured by our chef who will cater for your needs with love and care. Our holistic wellbeing yoga retreat is a short training that will help you start a balanced, healthy lifestyle and it is also a great way to relax, meet new people and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating holiday.

We only accommodate a small number of participants, in order for us to be able to serve you in the best possible way and to care of each of participants needs as well as to give everyone the personal attention that is needed during yoga classes as well as cooking classes.

The schedule is designed in a way that every day is a new experience. At the evening tea time, you can discuss and reflect on the experience that you had throughout the day.

Experience the lush, peaceful, unspoiled and serene environment of National nature park. You will find yourself surrounded by abundance of green thick lushes forest of pine trees, enchanting turquoise salty lakes, crystal clear blue sea and breathtaking nature. Itinerary and booking.

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