Soul Seed Travel Guide: Yoga, Pilates & Wellness Retreats by the Sea

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

Yoga, Pilates and Wellness Retreats by the sea

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.

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.

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Retreats by the sea in Greece and Cyprus

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.

Our yoga retreats by the sea 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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The Alchemist Meditation and Yoga Retreat, Lefkada Greece, 14th – 21st October

 

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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Early Summer Yoga Retreat In Greece, 1st – 8th June 

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Join us again on this yoga retreat in beautiful Greece!. Early summer is the perfect time to visit Greece – it’s sunny and warm but not too hot, perfect for yoga. Our home for the week will be a stunning villa nestled on a hillside overlooking the sea, the views are just magical with very close proximity to the sea.

The villa provides the perfect spot to relax and to practice yoga, a totally tranquil and unspoilt environment. There will be two yoga sessions a day we will start with silent meditation and then a dynamic morning practice, with suitable modifications to accommodate individual levels which we will build on during the 7 days to deepen your yoga practice.

The evening practice will be slower, looking more at alignment and breaking down postures, and include pranayama (breathing techniques) and guided relaxation. On retreat you will have the time and space to focus fully on your yoga practice, the rest of the day will then be yours to walk through the village,swim in the ocean or simply relax by the pool.

We will have a professional chef creating our meals using fresh locally sourced seasonal produce, prepared from scratch, organic where possible. This is a small intimate group retreat, limited to 10 people.

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7 night Summer Yoga Holiday in Corfu, open May – October

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Join us for our 7 night summer yoga retreats by the sea 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. Just Relax is a Greek yoga retreat, which allows guests to unwind in its tranquil environment. 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. Our beautiful Corfiot villa is located just a stone’s throw away from Almyros beach and offers breath-taking views of the Albanian coast. Substantial gardens located at the front and rear of the Just Relax villa are blooming with trees and tropical flowers, creating a beautiful environment for our guests to relax and unwind.

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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 retreats by the sea 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!.

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Retreats by the sea in Italy

Wellness and Detox packages at Acquaforte medical spa, Forte Village

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A Sardinian beach resort where nature, fine dining, sport and wellness merge to create an unforgettable holiday experience. Developed in the 1980’s when Forte Village Resort’s medical team joined the Italian Thalassotherapy School, Acquaforte Spa’s new approach to detoxification draws on the healing properties of seawater to restore and rebalance the body.

Beyond the Thalasso SPA and pools, Forte Village Resort’s all-encompassing approach to health and fitness includes a Sports Medicine Centre, Cosmetic Medicine Centre and extensive offering of sport, training, spa therapies, healing treatments and personal counseling services. Forte Village is known for having revolutionised the world of thalassotherapy, creating a totally original and extraordinarily effective method for detoxing, rejuvenating and improving the body.

The resort is set in 120 acres of beautiful gardens on the white sandy shores of the Mediterranean and sheltered by the mountains, Sardinia’s sub-tropical climate enjoys 300 days of sunshine every year. The Acquaforte medical team offers tailor made wellness programmes plus a daily activity programme: Anti-Ageing, Thalasso Detox, Stay Healthy and Weight-loss.

Food Heals Vegan Italian Getaway and Retreat on the Amalfi Coast, 2nd – 9th June

Join three leading female thought leaders in the plant-powered community, Vegan Chef Lesley Durso, Food Heals Podcast hosts Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy, for a life-changing, transformational and healing Vegan Italian Getaway and Retreat on the Amalfi Coast this spring.

Immerse yourself in the storybook cliffside town of Ravello. You will learn how to cook delicious Italian vegan food, dine at the most extraordinary restaurants on the stunning Amalfi coastline and experience the divine local wine and olive oil tastings.

This is an immersive and experiential retreat experience where you will network with like-minded, healthy and driven women and create friendships and relationships that will last a lifetime.

Your retreat home for the week is Villa San Cosma, a stunning estate overlooking the Amalfi Coast and rated 5 stars on Tripadvisor. Make memories by the infinity pool spectacular, stunning views, organic garden and a natural spring grotto while enjoying organic wine from grapes grown on the property!.

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SICILY | Yoga + Culture in the City Retreat, 7th – 14th September

 

La Vita in Equilibrio takes us to this fabled island in the Mediterranean sea. Our Escape begins in the vibrant and flamboyant city of Palermo. Famed for its storied past and street food culture, this is a city at the center of the ancient world, a place where Arabesqu rub shoulders with baroque churches, a place where fallen empires and faded frescos collide. Staying in the heart of the old Souk markets, at the luxury boutique hotel Porta di Castro we find ourselves in the lively centro storico wandering the labyrinthine streets, breathing in the dazzling aroma of spices, and savoring local delights. Each morning we greet the day with a guided meditation and a yoga flow, before we set out to explore the Palermitan way of life. Our days are spent discovering ancient mysteries, marveling at glowing Byzantine mosaics and learning the secrets of la tavola Siciliana.

Mid-week we journey to the seaside oasis of Marsala famed for its picturesque salt-pans, sweet wine and amber sunsets. Here, our daily yoga practice takes us from the fragrant cellars and oak barrels of Florio Cantina to the convent-turned-art-space of an ancient Carmelite order. Notwithstanding the magic of art and wine, the yoga highlight of our trip is a sacred practice in the nearby ruins of Selinunte. We also visit vineyards, learn the art of making the perfect panini and most importantly unwind, as we join the mood of permanent riposare in Marsala!.

Imagine a maze of crumbling grandeur where you can abandon yourself to the mysterious charm of winding vicolos and medieval markets, gothic palazzos and ancient ruins — a place where the salty air leads you like a siren past eternal crossroads of fallen empires and faded frescos.

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EAT.PRAY.MOVE yoga retreat in Puglia, 9th – 15th September

On this wonderful retreat we will stay at the luxurious Masseria Fumarola and experience the landscapes and activities of this incredible rising star of Italy.

Besides daily yoga classes, our new MOVE+MANIFEST retreats 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. And between the beauty and serenity of Puglia alongside the sea and ancient olive trees, the atmosphere will surely ignite your being with an energy perfect for the creative process.

We will tour through Puglia’s famous trulli; cone shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site. After walking around the town and enjoying a delicious tasting lunch, we will make our way back to the stunning Masseria Fumarola, an ancient farmstead that will be our home for the week.

There will also be a relaxed day at the beach where we will explore the incredible coastal part of the region, followed up with an amazing and unique dining experience in a cliffside grotto. In this open cavern, we will eat while looking down upon the sea at Polignano al Mare, one of the most picturesque villages of Puglia.

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Retreats by the sea in Spain

Pure Yoga Retreat Going Deeper, Alicante Spain 20th – 25th 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 Retreats by the sea are held 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 retreats by the sea 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, 15- 22 September/27 October – 3 November

These week long yoga retreats by the sea yoga take place in the beautiful Bay of Mazarrón for a totally bespoke holiday and a chance to explore this undiscovered unspoiled corner of Spain.

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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Retreats by the sea in Croatia

Retreat in Croatia: Yoga and Wellness Weekend, 31 May – 3 June, 28 June – 1 July, 26 – 29 July, 20 – 23 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, flavors 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 naturural 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. Should you prefer a week long retreat we offer our Seaside Yoga Holiday.

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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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