12 Recommended Yoga and Wellness Retreats in Europe

12 Recommended Yoga and Wellness Retreats in Europe for 2018

Can’t decide where to go in Europe for your next retreat?  Ask yourself, would you prefer a mountain retreat or a sea view to wake up to? Do you see yourself strolling the streets to explore the local culture between your practice or relaxing and having treatments at the spa?.

Here’s 12 of the best retreats in Europe to consider in your next search. Book through Soul Seed Travel to receive a complimentary gift such as a massage or airport pick up from our retreat partners.

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Spain & Canary Islands

Pilates, Yoga and Activity Holidays in the beautiful Bay of Mazarron, 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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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.  Check out our other retreat venue Surya.

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UK

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

For a surf or walking adventure join us in Cornwall for 3, 4 or 7 nights this summer

We have returned to Cornwall after a break, and we are so excited to share this adventure with you! 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.

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Portugal

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

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. You will be safely and physically challenged. 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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Iceland

EAT.PRAY.MOVE MOVE + MANIFEST Retreat in Reykjavik, Iceland, 28th July – 1st August

Enjoy the midnight sun in the land of FIRE & ICE on this magical Icelandic adventure with daily yoga, day trips, and stimulating life-coaching workshops. Our day trips will allow us to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. We will take a tour through Iceland’s famous Golden Circle which will include the main stops on the route, such as the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning “golden falls”), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur.

Our day trips will allow us to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. We will take a tour through Iceland’s famous Golden Circle, which will include the three primary stops on the route: the national park Þingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning “golden falls”), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, which continue to erupt at every 5-10 minutes interval.

We will also spend a day in the capital city of Reykjavik to explore some sites, take a walking tour, have some free-time to shop, see more of the Icelandic design, or relax before our dinner in town! A day in the village of Hveragerði will allow guests to see more of this thermal water capital and even visit various sites and thermal parks. And a trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without a day at the Blue Lagoon with its healing waters, silica masks, unparalleled views, and overall spa experience!.

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Italy

Gaia Gourmet 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.

Croatia

Seaside Yoga, Meditation and Hiking Holiday in Croatia 9 – 16 June, 24 June – 1 July/22 – 29 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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Greece

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

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.

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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.

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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Ibiza

Soulshine Ibiza Holistic Wellbeing Retreats, open April – October

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Soulshine Ibiza Retreat experiences capture the heart and soul of the Soulshine philosophy. More than a yoga holiday, our meticulously curated retreats at Soulshine’s Ibiza flagship, Can Shui, allows you to pause from the crazy pace of modern life. Reconnect with your true nature and let your soul shine with a whole heap of love from the Soulshine team and a jam-packed schedule of holistic, healing and transformative loveliness. The perfect opportunity to explore, develop and deepen your yoga and meditation practice whilst gaining a greater understanding of holistic healing.

Laugh a lot, make new friends, snooze, sunbathe, explore, relax, read, walk and indulge in yummy food. A Soulshine Retreat gives you a transformative holistic wellness experience that nourishes your body, mind and soul.

During your six nights in the care of the extensive Soulshine Retreats Team you can expect to enjoy an extraordinary amount of delicious daily Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Talks and Healing Workshops from our wellness experts, plus pampertastic and deeply healing remedial treatments from our talented wellness team (to ensure maximum relaxation and soul soothing!). Not to mention being cared for by our utterly loving and attentive hosts who are constantly on hand to ensure that you don’t lift a finger (we’re quite strict about that!). It is a truly holistic wellness experience.

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France

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.

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.

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Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps, 1 – 8 August, 8 – 15 August/15 – 22 August, 22 – 29 August

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.

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Having trouble choosing? Email us at retreats@soulseedmedia.com and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat.

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