Recommended Pilates & Yoga retreats in stunning locations

Soul Seed Travel Guide: Recommended Pilates & Yoga Retreats in stunning locations

Recommended Pilates & Yoga Retreats in stunning locations

For your next retreat, choose an environment and view that will inspire you when you wake up in the morning; a back drop of sand dune beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, lush green rolling mountains or a rice filed with towering coconut trees. Here’s our guide to Recommended Pilates & Yoga Retreats in stunning locations.

When you book through Soul Seed Travel you will either receive a discount or complimentary gift such as a massage. Contact the team on retreats@soulseedmedia.com to book.

Spain and the Canary Islands

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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. The diverse and full weekly schedule (over 21 classroom hours) is delivered at a pace that allows you to do it all and still have ample time for additional therapies and exploration, or be more selective and just relax– we know it’s your holiday, you decide.

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Soul Alive Retreat, Tarifa in Southern Spain 17th – 24th November

When you’re at a major crossroads or going through a particularly challenging life transition, giving yourself extra time to negotiate this passage is very helpful. The Soul Alive Retreat is particularly aimed at this. With too many plates spinning how to decide which ones to drop? SOUL ALIVE allows you to step back and reassess your life through creativity, mindfulness and having a good laugh. You’ll be part of a small, confidential group in a safe and nurturing environment.

Everything you need is taken care of, which leaves you free to focus on yourself and your new friends. No telephone, no emails, no internet – unplug, switch off and open up for 7 whole days. Making time for yourself is both a rare luxury, a much needed necessity and a good choice.

It’s a fully-inclusive, 7-day boutique retreat in Tarifa, southern Spain – you benefit from both a fully-facilitated Retreat and a holiday combined. An en-suite room to yourself, nutritious Ayurvedic meals prepared for you, Movement-Art Therapy workshops, daily chauffeur-driven excursions, relaxation in the beautiful, spacious gardens of this luxury villa with indoor and outdoor pools with panoramic views over miles of coastline.

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Pilates, Yoga and Activity Holidays in the beautiful Bay of Mazarron, Spain 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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Yoga and Pilates Retreat by the Sea, Spain 20th – 25th September

Join Yoga Breaks Spain 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.

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Portugal

Relax & Revive 5 Day Retreat – Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda, Portugal open March – November

Escape everyday life and treat yourself to an indulgent 5 night stay at Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda with maximum pampering and minimum stress. This is the perfect spa getaway experience just for you with your partner or a friend guaranteed to rejuvenate, relax and de-stress.

Boost your energy levels and establish new healthy habits with our selection of spa treatments and restaurant menu. This Relax & Revive offering includes 5 nights in a room with a beautiful sea or garden view, a welcome smoothie or juice on the hotel’s panoramic terrace with stunning views of the sparkling ocean and endless sky, super-food breakfasts with dairy free alternatives, fresh fruit, vegetable juices and smoothies. A two course lunch is included on two days of this relaxing break, to be taken on days of your choice as well as one evening four course dinner with vegetarian, vegan and raw food options.

As part of the retreat you can enjoy four organic treatments in the hotel’s Neal’s Yard Remedies of Covent Garden London Spa the first overseas spa of its kind. This includes Indian Head Massage, Body Harmony Treatment, Relaxing Back Massage and a Facial. Morning yoga sessions are included every other day and you will also enjoy unlimited access to the wellness pool, sauna and steam room.

So relax and completely unwind with us, it will make a world of difference to your health and wellbeing and see you returning home completely renewed.

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Croatia

EAT.PRAY.MOVE Croatia + Montenegro Yoga Retreat, 20th – 26th May

We’re returning to the Adriatic Coast for a combination week in both Croatia + Montenegro! Enjoy wine tastings, spa day, and blue waters as we practice yoga and manifestation coaching workshops to consciously create the life you dream!.

This yoga retreat will take place in both Dubrovnik, Croatia and nearby Kotor, Montenegro to give guests a taste of the jewels that both countries have to offer! We’ll begin the week at a beautiful historic villa, named Zamagna, in the bay of Zaton, just outside of Dubrovnik. This 400-year-old stone summer house was one of the first such homes of its kind in quiet Zaton Bay where the aristocracy of old Dubrovnik came to retreat for the summer months. For many years this particular villa has been passed down through the same family line, and it’s opening its doors to receive guests. It’s a unique look into the history of Dubrovnik and its beautiful people.

The venerable stone guest house at water’s edge enjoys a peaceful location on the quiet bay against a backdrop of steep, rocky hills and cultivated terraces. The residence is set among an exquisite garden with vine-covered trellises, carefully designed to showcase a variety of colorful blooming flowers, as well as fragrant herbs, fruits, and vegetables. A small chapel nearby is part of the residence, donated by the ancestors of the Zamagna family to the local community and still in use for church ceremonies.

Inside the villa the original design and look of the main rooms and salon were preserved, while the rest of the house was recently completely renovated, including all the guestrooms, to a more modern style. Rooms are spacious, and enjoy views towards the garden or the bay, with wooden furniture, private bathrooms, and fresh linens.

Next, we’ll move south to the nearby Montenegro at a boutique hotel near the popular designation and sea-side town of Kotor. Kotor is a unique combination of mild Mediterranean climate and a long century old influence of history, culture and tradition of different peoples who used to live here. That is why it was placed on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The town walls keep and preserve the culture and rich history. The Kotor Bay (Boka Kotorska ), one of the longest and deepest bays in the Adriatic Sea, is often referred to as the southernmost fjord in Europe. The view from the cliffs of mountains Orjen and Lovcen that overshadow the town is one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. Numerous cultural – historical monuments testify about the rich history of this are

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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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Ibiza

Midsummer weekend wellness retreat with Yoga Trip Ibiza, 21st – 25th June

Join Yoga Trip Retreats for a wellness weekend during midsummer and the summer solstice, when the day is longest, magic happens and energies are strong.

Great yoga program, summer solstice celebration with sound bath and pampering. Plus lots of fun!. Some of our mornings start with (optional) brisk silent walk or jog to the seaside and back to get our energies flowing, followed by yoga practice.

Other mornings we flow straight into our pranayama, meditation and yoga practice after our supercharged power shot. Seasonal, delicious vegetarian brunch follows with time of to digest, lounge by our pool and relax. Afternoons we have workshops, endure for a hike in stunning Ibizan nature or soothe our bodies and minds with restorative or Yin yoga practice.

Dinners are long affairs here – often accompanied with laughter and lots of great stories. To celebrate the longest day of the year you will enjoy summer solstice rituals, and light hearted ceremony to enhance your wellbeing and positive powers. We will be taken for a sound healing journey at the retreat house’s gardens, amazing natural spot to enjoy the therapeutic power of sound. To top the retreat off, you are going to be indulged in body or energy healing treatment of your choice. And our authentic Finnish sauna will be heated for a purifying sauna session. The retreat is accessible to all levels, including beginners.

All meals and full program is included. All you need to bring is a positive spirit and curious mind. Come and join us!.

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Jamaica

Relax, Detox and Reconnect with Nature Retreat, Long Bay Jamaica, open all year round

We are directly on the seaside; an Oasis for your Mind & Soul with fantastic ocean views and surrounded by gorgeous green nature; a quiet and safe area where the only sounds you will hear are singing birds and the ever flowing voice of the ocean.

Long Bay beach, one of the most beautiful virgin beaches, with kilometers of fine white sand, is just at 3 minutes walking distance, in the fishermen village Long Bay.

Jamaica is described as the most beautiful island in the Caribbean; the enchanting jewel with sugar-white beaches, majestic waterfalls, charming houses, breathtakingly beautiful mountain peaks and tropical flora; all of it accompanied by the sensual beat of reggae

It is time to slow down and get back into balance. Enjoy an oasis of tranquility and relaxation through yoga, mind and body awareness, healthy food, fresh spring water and herbal medicine. More than just a holiday, we are here for you to experience a transformational journey within yourself. Go Natural retreats are all about slowing down and getting back into balance.

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Greece

Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Santorini, 12 – 19 May/19 – 26 May/14 -21 July/21 – 28 July/1 – 8 September/8 – 15 September

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Imagine doing a fluid practice of yoga and Pilates in one of the world’s most beautiful islands. An island that erupted over 2500 years ago to reveal the best sunset in the Mediterranean. With cascading white bungalows down sheer cliff drops, blue skies forcefully embracing turquoise waters and the only navigable sea crater in the world. Join us for a weeks Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Santorini, Greece. Your perfect destination to rekindle that fire within and enjoy a week of amazing yoga and Pilates.

Your backdrop for your Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreat will needless to say leave you captivated, enlightened and elevated to another realm. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to transform your yoga and pilates practice and your view on the splendors of nature. The Pelagos Hotel in Oia Santorini will be hosting what will be your most memorable healthy holiday. With beautiful bungalow accomodations all equipped with individual bathrooms and kitchenettes and an on-site vegetable and fruit garden. This boutique hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing and fun Pilates and Yoga holiday.

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Bali

Yogalates Retreat at the Bhanuswari Resort & Spa in Ubud, 3rd – 10th May

Connect with your heart and the spirit of Bali at this peaceful and private boutique resort on the outskirts of Ubud for a 7 night retreat with Louise Solomon, world-renowned teacher and trainer for an unforgettable experience; become unplugged, replenish your nervous system and calm your mind.

Bhanuswari Resort & Spa is hidden away in the southern foothills of Bali, just a short 20-minute drive from Ubud city center and gives new meaning to the word “tranquility”. The breath-taking beauty of terraced rice fields, towering coconut trees, natural spring-fed streams and luscious flowering gardens envelop this perfectly secluded sanctuary of peace.

With yogalates you will explore the vitality of your breath with the stability of your core; supporting functional movement within your body by embodying the fusion of pilates and yoga. It’s a great way to compliment correct bio-mechanical movement into your everyday living, or to fine tune your practise. Our retreats are suitable for beginners to intermediate level.

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Italy

Detox your mind & rebalance your body yoga retreat, Sicily 20th – 27th October

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

One of the best quotes that summarize this amazing week long, detox your mind & rebalance your body yoga retreat with Francesca Paris. We will focus and experience “pranayama” physically and internally, appreciating every movement as it radiates outwards and inwards throughout the body, calming the mind, reducing stress and promoting concentration. Hatha Flow, Yin and Meditation will be our magical tools to make every movement purposeful, we will experience what yoga feels like, rather than what it looks like, you will be encouraged and given the opportunity to wake up your core and spine throughout the classes and build self-trust. Embrace the present and nourish each minute of your yoga vacation, recharge your energy, take advantage of this time dedicated to you, spread the Light and Be Love.

Our main location is a 19th century farmhouse – La Masseria – situated in the luscious natural landscape of southeastern Sicily surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea. A beautiful setting close to nature that helps you unwind and rejuvenate.

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Serenità Wellness Retreat at Monestevole, Italy 7th – 14th July

My intention is to create space for you to take time out from the everyday rush to treat yourself- by getting back to the basics. Surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, you will find yourself letting go of stress and responsibility while enjoying yoga, mindful practices, and delicious organic food. For the foodies among you, feel free to step into the kitchen with Nonna to help cook the meals, taking mental note of all of her tips and tricks. If you feel the need to connect with nature, just step outside; you can read a book while swinging in a hammock, float in the salt water pool, or hike to the nearby medieval castle. During the week, there will be opportunity to participate in various workshops, from sketching and painting to learning about energy healing and connecting with your inner self. For a little excitement, join us on our day trip to the medieval city of Perugia, home of the Baci chocolate, where you will have free time to shop, eat at restaurants, people watch, and café hop.

Our retreat centre is one of a kind. Monestevole is the first self-sustainable community in Italy focusing on offsetting their carbon footprint; you will have the opportunity not only to learn about their mission, but to be a part of it, by participating in gardening and caring for the animals. For the animal lovers out there, you can even go for a horseback ride in the surrounding hills.

Our mission during this week is simple – rest, rejuvenation, and connection. At the Serenità Wellness Retreat, you will have the chance to deepen existing friendships and to cultivate new connections with the other wonderful women in attendance. What better place to unwind than in the Italian countryside, alongside friends, farm-to-table food, and an abundance of homemade wine. You may even learn a few words of Italian!.

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Sri Lanka

Sen Wellness Retreat Sanctuary in Sri Lanka, open all year

The Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a small, peaceful and modest retreat in a nature reserve set between a lagoon and the ocean in the south of Sri Lanka. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty and relax and rejuvenate your body and mind. The Sanctuary offers Yoga and Ayurveda retreats all year round and hosts detox retreats and special Signature retreats a few times a year. Founder Sam Kankanamge, is a world-renowned Osteopath who runs a clinic in London as well as hosting the signature retreats at the Sanctuary himself.

We teach Kundalini Yoga and other yoga styles in twice daily classes that mark sunrise and sunset. The gentle rhythm of the sanctuary and the pared back approach and architecture of the place allow for a genuine retreat. The focus here is on rest and connection with nature and oneself. The eclectic and fascinating selection of books available are perfect to fill your time between yoga, treatments and walks on the beach. You’ll be encouraged to put away your devices as much as possible and allow for a digital detox too.

Our team of world-class osteopaths and yoga teachers as well as local therapists, skilful chefs and knowledgeable Ayurvedic doctor’s wellness philosophy is to support all aspects of our guests, reminding the physical/mental/emotional/spiritual body to live in harmony as a whole. The Sanctuary programs are an integrative system of healing that blends advanced scientific principles of the west and ancient wisdom of the east. By treating each individual as a whole, the necessary changes can be made and long lasting results can be created.

We tailor our retreats to your needs, allowing you to have more control over how you enjoy your time. We offer twice daily yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, as well as osteopathy. Our retreats allow you to relax, rebalance and rejuvenate in a peaceful, healing environment in our natural sanctuary. With our retreat sanctuary in the mangrove forest by the beach, we invite our guests to reconnect with nature and feel the vital energy of Sri Lanka.

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