Last minute recommended retreats in Europe for under £1000

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Last Updated on April 29, 2017 by

Looking for a retreat for under £1000? We’ve compiled a list of recommended retreats in Europe for those seeking a quick and budget friendly escape.

653x490Retreat in Croatia: Yoga and Wellness Weekend, 25 – 28 May/1 – 4 June/8 – 11 June

Join the Joy of the Mediterranean for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing mind and body yoga and wellness weekend retreat in Croatia. This is a perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy under the Mediterranean sun surrounded by crystal blue sea and bring your body and mind into balance with daily yoga classes, meditation and breathing exercises. The experienced team will provide you with personal services to ensure that your stay is comfortable, pleasurable, and effortless. The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia.  Should you prefer a week long retreat we offer our Seaside Yoga Holiday in Croatia. Daily yoga and meditation classes are offered – suitable for everyone, from beginner to experienced yogi consisting of the fusion of various styles, including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, elements of Kundalini and breathing techniques such as pranayama.  You will be spoilt with delicious, nutritious meals, with a Mediterranean touch. Send enquiry.


Hiking and Yoga Retreat Croatia, 20th – 27th May

This Mindful Hiking and Yoga Retreat Croatia ‘On the Way Up‘ has been designed as a unique fusion of experiences embracing some of the most beautiful Croatian seaside and mountain sights.Take this mindful journey and enjoy sunny promenades along Kvarner bay, continue further up discovering magic hidden places of the hinterland and reach rocky mountain tops of the green inner land of Gorski kotar, while looking at the crystal blue Adriatic Sea. We will begin our day with yoga exercises to pleasantly energize our body and spirit. We will then boost our energy in mountain surroundings, hiking mindfully, experiencing the power of meditation and aromatherapy during hike. We will indulge our senses with delightful and harmonized savors. Selected vegetarian and Mediterranean specialties will be prepared on spot with love and care, respecting natural balance, in order to harmonize our body and spirit. Our connection with nature will be upgraded by amazing accommodation in rustic villa, which is located in the hinterland connecting sea and mountains, in a picturesque village of Grižane. Raise your limits, explore new heights and soak in some profound energy of nature on your way up! Send enquiry.

Yoga and Fitness Retreat at Luxury Health Resort, Alicante Spain, 4 – 9 May/18 – 23 May


Get fit and healthy without spending hours in the gym! This fab yoga and fitness retreat hosted by Yoga Breaks Spain at a Luxury Health Resort in La Nucia, Alicante. The retreat combines daily sessions of uplifting yoga to open and awaken your body plus fitness sessions outside in beautiful scenery and sunshine to boost to the ‘feel good’ factor of exercising in the great outdoors. Enjoy beautiful hikes into the nearby mountains, guided bike rides and uber delicious healthy food.  And, when you’re ready for a little rest and relaxation you can flop on a lounger by the pool, pamper yourself with lovely treatments, take a snooze in your spacious suite or enjoy some water ‘therapy’ in the newly opened Spa.

And don’t worry, you don’t have to be super fit to join as the instructors will inspire you to find your boundaries, not push you beyond them. You’ll be staying at a purpose built Health Resort 45 minutes north of Alicante on the outskirts of La Nucia.  This resort opened in 2009 with one aim in mind – to create a special place that provides the services and facilities necessary to achieve an optimal lifestyle through complementary & conventional medicine, good nutrition, exercise, stress management & personal development services. Receive a special last minute discount of £50 on the May dates! Send enquiry.

Heal Yourself To Happiness Retreat Valencia, 21st – 27th May

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Feel re-energised at our healing retreat in Valencia with Deborah Jane Sutton. Deborah will conduct energy healing workshops each morning, incorporating aspects such as muscle testing, emotional healing and the law of attraction. Our retreat venue will be a pretty Spanish villa nestled among the orange groves of the Valencian countryside. With the golden sand of Tavernes Beach just 20 minutes away and the picturesque monastery of Santa Maria in Simat just 10 minutes away, we are ideally situated for hiking and cycling. You can spend your free time by the pool, playing tennis or enjoying a healing massage in our salon. Before dinner, there will be a meditation practice to help us refocus our thoughts and increase our mindfulness. Deborah will also invite a couple of visiting experts to give informal talks and add their valuable knowledge and insights into other areas of Energy Healing so you can be sure of receiving a wide range of expert experience, inspiration and advice during your stay. You will leave us feeling healthier, happier and inspired. You will feel an increased level of vibrations, heightened intuition and a strong sense of empowerment. Heal yourself to happiness, experience a greater connection to your life force and find your divine path and life purpose! Send enquiry.

Sweaty Betty

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

yoga retreat CorfuJoin us for a 7 night summer 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. 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. Send enquiry.

Pure Bliss Yoga Holiday in a secluded village in Greece, 24th – 30th June


This Pure Bliss Yoga Holiday in Southern Greece takes place in a magical and secluded part of the Mediterranean region. Your retreat and teacher Massimo has been have been traveling to this part of Greece since 1995 and since then, almost every year has been taking groups of people from all parts of the world, for teacher trainings, retreats or simply to share together a different kind of holiday in a pristine environment, with amazing beaches in total silence, calm and relax.

Not far away, there is the well-known beach of Pounta as well as the island of Elafonisos with its notorious beach of Simos. Within walking distance you can swim at the beach of Neratziona with its golden white sand and the emerald sea water and enjoy your refreshments at the nearby beach bar. Following the coastline to the northwest you can reach two beaches of astonishing beauty, Pounta and Magganos. The endless white beaches and turquoise sea water lead to the little port where you can take the ferry and reach within five minutes the nearby island of Elafonissos. After 10 minutes of driving to the southwest, you can reach the picturesque port of Neapoli. There, you can enjoy local delicacies by the seaside, in one of many restaurants, taverns or ‘ouzeries’. You can also wander in the port and the city alleys and buy traditional products from the numerous bakeries and patisseries, groceries and souvenir shops. Send enquiry.

7 Day Vino and Vinyasa Italian Yoga Tour Holiday, 25th June – 1st July

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Join Silvia Mordini for her 7 Day Vino and Vinyasa Italian Yoga Tour Holiday. Silvia is a yoga teacher, healer, author and international guide who is passionate about Tuscany and has lived in Italy on and off her entire life, and is experienced in the culture! You will be guests at Antico Borgo di Tignano recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site focusing on Tuscan traditions. Stay in your own 10th century restored villa all with private baths. Peacefully nestled into the hills with epic views of Casole d’Elsa and Volterra in the distance, this is the perfect entryway into the Tuscan countryside.

Some say you can fall in love with a place just as you can with a person. This is certainly true of Toscana! The tastes, sights and people of Tuscany will nourish your spirit and renew your sense of joy. Experiencing life under the Tuscan sun is something that stays with you forever. In Italy, you slow down to enjoy each breath, each sip of chianti, each taste of antipasto. You may in fact realize that you are actually home: the home of your heart. And life will never be the same after that.

Tuscany teaches us to savor each moment and live inspired by the details that might have otherwise passed us by. Silvia’s years of guiding in Italy ensures that you will experience the joy of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life).

You will travel to many famous Art Cities, including: Florence, Monteriggioni, Siena, Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Tignano, Volterra, Petriolo Natural Hot Springs & Spa, The Mediterranean, Casole d’Elsa, and Colle Val d’Elsa. Lingering with iconic art, architecture, and design punctuated with wine, food, fashion, and fun, you will experience the real sensuousness of Tuscany and understand why it is on everyone’s bucket list! Many people decide to spend some time after our trip, to build on the foundation, and we highly recommend it! Send enquiry.

Sweaty Betty

Pilates and Mindfulness Retreat in Greece, 21st – 28th June

Spend a week in a beautiful villa overlooking the islands of Greece. Restore and renew with daily Pilates around the pool. Relax and chill with Mindfulness in the late afternoons. Take time out of your busy life to really nurture yourself with fresh delicious meals and wellness treatments at the villa, evenings at well-chosen restaurants serving fresh fish or local specialities and fun activities like Paddleboarding and sight seeing.

Pilates and Mindfulness are a perfect mix. When you start Pilates you soon learn about your own body and how it moves, works, changes and you get in touch with it in much more detail, from your soles of your feet all the way up to the crown of your head and deep into your core. Mindfulness is the same for the mind. Through taking a course you will learn how to notice a little more clearly what your mind is doing. How thoughts can control your mood and by seeing them with clarity you can then begin to make a change in how you deal with the problems that arise in daily life. Send enquiry.

wholehearted retreats franceRelease & Renew Summer Solstice Retreat in South West France, 17th – 24th June

Join us for a week at Le Manoir, a stunning Eighteenth Century property that has been beautifully restored to create a spacious retreat centre. Set in the hamlet of La Perotterie, with 360 degree views of stunning countryside in the beautiful Aquitaine Province of South West France, the retreat has a private pool plus extensive gardens and grounds to explore. Two celestial events fall during the week of our retreat, the Summer Solstice on the 21st and a New Moon on our final day the 24th.

We’ll be celebrating the height of summer by honouring the sun and connecting with the heightened solar energy of the summer solstice through an in depth exploration of Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) and marking the completion of the cycle that began at the winter solstice with a celebration of summer at the retreat centres very own stone circle. Solstice means ‘standing of the sun’ and we will use our yoga practice this week to connect to this turning point in the earth’s yearly cycle by taking time to stop and reflect our own unique journey over the last six months. We’ll focus on releasing what’s gone before and build our inner energies to prepare for the second half of the year. To compliment and balance this, we’ll follow the solstice by shifting our focus inward with an exploration of Chandra Namaskar (moon salutations). The new moon signifies a time for letting go, cultivating an inner awareness and planting the seed for new beginnings. We’ll observe this point of the lunar calendar with a nourishing and restorative practice that will help us set our intentions for the coming six months.

Our retreats take a holistic approach to your experience by balancing active practice and free time to ensure you are able to switch off, relax and enjoy yourself. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to the smooth running of the group facilities by participating in some simple Karma Yoga to keep things clean and tidy. Send enquiry.

Vegan Detox Retreat in a French Chateau, Chalabre 9th – 12th June

yobaba loungeA healing weekend Vegan Detox Retreat consisting of gourmet vegan food, mindful yoga and a digital detox at award winning Yobaba Lounge. Located in a medieval village in the southern French Pyrenees, a region of stunning beauty and fascinating history. The house feels like a temple, the rooms are large and stylish. Using positive ritual, we realign mind, body and spirit through gentle reflection, joyous mindfulness and a delicious vegan diet. We are known and loved for our outrageous gourmet vegan food. It has been described as inspirational, beautiful, exceptional, the best ever, and more. Without dairy, meats, sugar or gluten, the diet quickly rebalances the digestion and supports the cleansing processes.

The retreat is intended for all those in need of rejuvenation, rest and relaxation and those wishing to experience inspirational vegan food. It is suitable for beginners or those already proficient in either yoga or meditation. Send enquiry.

Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Santorini, 6 – 13 May/13 – 20 May

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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 3600 years ago to reveal the best sunset in the Mediterranean. With cascading white bungalows down sheer cliff drops into the Aegean Sea, blue skies forcefully embracing turquoise waters and the only navigable sea crater in the world, Santorini Greece is 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. This boutique hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing and fun Pilates and Yoga holiday, with a beautiful 30’ x 40’ practice shala where all classes will take place. All your materials for all your classes will be provided so you can bring your body, mind, and spirit to the mat. Prepare to reconnect with your love of health and the warmth of the mediterranean sea. Receive a special last minute discount of €100 on the May dates! Send enquiry.

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

vale de mosesVale 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. Though the format and language of yoga styles taught by our teachers may differ (Dynamic, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and more), they are in essence, just one. The very meaning of the word Yoga, is union. A daily invitation to explore the possibility of what our bodies can do and what they can show us, about ourselves and the world we perceive around us. A wonderful journey of self enquiry and discovery. Send enquiry.

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