5 Recommended Retreats in celebration of Global Wellness Day

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Last Updated on April 3, 2017 by

In celebration of Global Wellness Day here are 5 Recommended Retreats all offering life changing and transformative wellness and yoga programmes to heal and nourish you on every level.

Breath of Life retreat sanctuary in Sri Lanka, open all year

The Breath of Life Retreat sanctuary in Sri Lanka welcomes you to come and experience fantastic yoga instruction in a stunning Sri Lankan setting. 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. We hand pick the best international yoga teachers for Breath of Life and offer twice daily classes. Styles vary from kundalini, vinyasa, restorative yoga and yin.

Receive an exclusive complimentary welcome treatment and osteopathy treatment even if staying shorter than a week when you book through Soul Seed Travel. Further info.

Yoga retreat in northern Slovakia, 23rd – 28th September

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Yoga Eternity is an incredible yoga retreat in northern Slovakia with renowned yoga teacher, Luiz Veiga. Set in the stunning and tranquil valley of Demänovská Dolina in northern Slovakia, our mountain cottage is filled with positive energy and peace. The resort is located next to a mountain stream amid serene forest scenery. Find a balance of mindfulness, relaxation and nourishment encircled by the beautiful Tatra National Park, just a few minutes drive away from Jasná ski resort.

Luiz Veiga will be teaching a combination of yin and ashtanga, a style he is well-known for. He will give each student the tools they need to build and reinforce a solid self-practice. The classes are suitable for all levels. Further info.

7 Night Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica, open all year round

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Come to the mountains of Costa Rica for an all inclusive rejuvenating retreat at our beautiful eco-lodge immersed in nature. Practice yoga and meditation in an open-air pavilion with breathtaking views, read by the pool, hike in the jungle and renew your health with our professional wellness services directed by AHG registered herbalist and nutritionist Jill Ruttenberg. AmaTierra’s cuisine is healthy farm-to-table food with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, combining local flavors (mangos abound in spring/summer months) to make our cuisine a real treat for your tastebuds. Meals are sumptuous and varied, with fresh farm eggs (we have our own chickens) and greens from the Organic Gardens. Fresh fruit or vegetable smoothies are available as snacks and are part of every Detox Program as are medicinal teas created by the herbalist owner. Detox programs are individualised according to the needs and constitutions of our guests. Further info.

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

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. Retreat week run from April to October. 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. Further info.

Christmas yoga retreat in Thailand, 23- 30 December/30 December – 6 January

This Christmas yoga retreat in Thailand integrates yoga and fitness to give you a great way to escape the commercial onslaught of the holiday season. Paul Dallaghan and his team are looking forward to sharing the task of teaching and guiding you through a range of yoga practices, core strength work and cycle classes.

In the first week, we will place an emphasis on asana practice in the workshops, with more philosophical focus in the second week. We will contemplate the closing the old year and opening the new, with both weeks focused on the breath. We will host a special Christmas Eve celebration with a delicious gourmet feast, musical performances and fundraiser for our local charities. On New Year’s Eve a special ceremony to acknowledge 2016 and welcome in 2017 will take place, accompanied by a feast and special performances. The special ceremony will help you close and heal the past year, while setting the energy and intention for the year coming with an impetus to follow through on it. Come and really enjoy a genuine holiday break from the ‘holidays’. Further info.