transformational retreats

12 Transformational Retreats to Kick Start your Health

A retreat can be the catalyst to start again, to re-charge your batteries and get you feeling fit and healthy – and taking care of yourself! Here are 12 transformational retreats to help give you a kick start.

Easter Yoga retreat with meditation and wellness in Oxfordshire, 30th March – 2nd April

On our Easter yoga and meditation retreat in Thrupp, Oxfordshire be prepared to switch off, let go and give permission to yourself to totally relax.

It is springtime and at this time of year, the canal comes alive with life after a dormant winter. Stay in our gorgeous manor house and enjoy the peace that the meditation practices bring to you during the silent walk and in the yoga classes, and feel the body loosen and open up with the asana practices, shedding the winter sluggishness in exchange for a more energised and lighter you.

Explore the local surroundings and enjoy being in the countryside away from the frenetic pace of life in your day today. Walk along the canals, into the surrounding countryside or hire a canoe and paddle instead! Enjoy a massage from one of our expert in-house therapists or take time to rest and just be.

This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a weekend away with meditation in each yoga class, wellness, and healthy food. You don’t have to be practiced at meditation but be willing to sit for longer than 5 minutes. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.

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Detox, Yoga, nourish and glow retreat in Sicily, 14th – 21st April

This special 7-day cleanse provides guests with an immersive experience of mindful nourishment in the heart of Sicily. Far from your average detox, the serenity and natural beauty of Danena offers a sacred space for guests to to journey inwards and cleanse in comfort. Delicious local, plant-based cuisine from the surrounding landscape will be served up alongside eye-opening mind-body workshops from health coach Jennifer Carr.

Guiding guests with practical techniques and tips towards eating for optimal digestion, energy and weight loss, Jennifer and the Danena team look forward to assisting you on your journey towards a more vibrant self. Daily hatha yoga (all levels) and meditation classes support the cleanse process with positive movement and conscious breathing.

The week’s schedule is perfectly balanced to enable plenty of free time as well to swim in our infinity pool, explore the island’s raw beauty on a beach walk or take an invigorating hike through local orange groves.

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5 night Easter Yoga Ibiza Retreat, 29th March – 3rd April

Yoga Trip Retreats are hosting fabulous & fun filled Easter break in Ibiza, with comprehensive yoga program, tasty nurturing food and enchanting activities including sound bath session, one hour pampering massage and glimpses of the ‘real’ Ibiza!.

Our authentic Ibizan country house setting allows our guests to relax from the moment they arrive, we offer safe and supportive environment, and our diverse activities and wellness program is designed to support body and mind recuperation and enhance your positive spirit and balance. Our retreats are boutique size so we can ensure personalised attention to each guest.

Our days start with two-hour yoga, pranayama and simple meditation practice. You will be treated to highly relaxing therapeutic massage or in the beginning of your retreat and our therapists are at hand to offer you additional treatments and therapies to enhance your wellbeing.

 

 

 

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PILATES RESTORE: Pilates & Bodywork Retreat in Marrakech, 13th – 19th May

Join BASI Pilates Teacher Trainer Tash Barnard and Physiotherapist and Bodyworker Simone Barrett on this Pilates & Bodywork Retreat in Marrakech, who will guide you on your very personal journey to change old habits and to grow in knowledge and self-awareness. Move and let yourself be moved

Surrounded by olive trees with stunning views of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains, you will lodge in a private retreat pavillion with a million stories to tell. This place is so breathtakingly beautiful that it deserves a unique retreat.

Besides visiting Marrakech there will be  plenty of time to chill and relax or go shopping.  A day-trip excursion to the Altas Mountains with a local village souk visit, lunch and stunning views will be another highlight we can’t wait to share with you. Book your flight to Marrakesh Menara Airport from where we will pick you up and your adventure will begin.

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Carte Blanche Body Balance Wellness Retreat Ibiza, 26th May – 2nd June

It’s all inside you, every single thing you need. The carte blanche body balance retreat is an empowering and life changing experience all about you. We create an organic and nurturing environment for you to relax, recharge, switch off from daily stress and strain of life. Stepping in to your power to redirect your attention to what you truly want and move forwards towards your dreams.

Delve in to activities at your leisure, taking part in as much or as little as you like. From yoga to Pilates, nature hikes to pampering, cooking workshops to creative art workshops, there is something for everyone. Nurturing body and mind.

Our time table will be perfectly balanced between exciting activities and personal time to relax, dip in the pool and catch up on ‘me time’. You are invited to try everything, however, extra personal time and long lies are also supported.

Your villa is nestled amongst a fragrant pine forest in the beautiful North of Ibiza, a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary.

This organic and nurturing home has gardens to explore, meditative spaces to switch off, Baili style huts to relax and a beautiful pool to dip in and refresh. Step away from the party scene and find the most beautiful and breath-taking Mediterranean paradise. Together we will discover an island of turquoise waters, hidden coves, pine tree forests, the magical Es Vedra filled with magnetic power and explore Ibiza’s best kept secrets.

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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

Inspired by Ayurveda, our daily menus are always colourful, easy to digest and soul satisfying. Enjoy three tasty and nutritious meals every day, cooked from fresh local ingredients, low in salt and rich in home grown herbs and salads. You will not go hungry on this retreat, you will be nourished and fed! We are well versed in catering for vegans and for those with special dietary requirements

Retreat in Croatia: Yoga and Wellness Weekend, 26 – 29 April/17 – 20 May/31 May – 3 June/28 June – 1 July/5 – 8 July/20 – 23 September

Join the Joy of the Mediterranean for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing Yoga and wellness weekend retreat. 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

The experienced team will provide you with personal services to ensure that your stay is comfortable, pleasurable, and ensuring that you will enjoy the most authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia. Should you prefer a week long retreat they offer 7 day Seaside Yoga Holidays.

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Yoga Breaks Spain Yoga and Hiking Retreat, 22 – 27 March/12 – 17 April/4 – 9 October/18 – 23 October

Escape to Spain for 5 nights and immerse yourself in warm sunshine, ‘drink’ fresh clean sea air, feast on delicious tasty food, open your body in twice daily amazing yoga and hike in stunning natural scenery. And, if you fancy exploring further, you can go biking and horse trekking, cook up a delicious paella lunch or simply chill in the sun.

Our yoga and hiking retreats in Spain are the perfect blend of two complementing exercises. Whilst hiking is great for the heart and lungs it can create tight leg muscles and an aching back but, with the addition of delicious yoga to lengthen, open and strengthen your posture, you’ll loosen your hamstrings, build strength, mobilise joints and deepen your breathing. The simple fusion of yoga and hiking on one retreat means you receive a complete boost to your health and fitness.

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Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat in a French Chateau, 20 – 24 June/21 – 25 September 

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.

There will be periods of free time each day, which gives you opportunity to just relax in the walled garden, pamper yourself or explore wild swimming in nearby lakes and rivers. You will be held within a clear daily structure. The Yobaba Lounge team will look after all your practical needs whilst you let go and spend time with your self. Our retreats include periods of delicious silence (until mid-day each day) to help you reflect and integrate what arises during practice.

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.

Yoga, Mindfulness and Lifestyle Detox Retreat Ibiza, 24 – 29 March/21 -26 April/19 – 24 May/23 – 29 June/21 – 27 July/26 August – 1 September/27 October – 1st November

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A yoga, mindfulness based, lifestyle detox retreat with Ibiza Retreats. De-stress and rejuvenate in body, mind and heart. This is for you if you are feeling burned out, tired out or in need of stillness. We invite you to switch off your phone and bring mindfulness, breath-work and meditation into your yoga practice

A personal program of massages and therapies will help you to let go of stress and tensions and practical life coaching techniques to take away with you, will transform your fears and anxieties.  The retreat is about balance and ultimately realising that health and wellbeing is a pleasurable and fun experience, it is not about suffering or deprivation. We’ll serve delicious, conscious and healthy food that is gluten, sugar and dairy free.

Combining more than 100 years of authentic, wellness-for-life expertise, Larah, Sophie, Shambala, Liliana and team welcome you to let go of “have to’s” and instead, slow down and harmonise.

All inclusive Yoga Safari Retreats in Namibia, open all year round

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Namaste Yoga Safari is the first and so far the only yoga retreat in Namibia that offers Yoga while on Safari. Some people describe Namibia as a country that gets into your Soul. Namibia awakens your emotions and senses –with its stunning landscapes, endless space and fresh air. You will experience moments that wont be possible anywhere else, feeling re-connected with your soul! Its not just a holiday, yoga or a safari, it is an adventure of a lifetime. An unforgettable journey making your feel more peaceful and balanced. The Retreat will offer you the chance to enjoy nature in its purest form and deeply relax in unique surroundings.

We offer all inclusive 7 and 10 day Yoga Safari Retreats in Namibia, accommodating a maximum of 8 people and a minimum of 4 to keep it intimate and special.  Yoga, nature and animal lovers looking to get in touch with their inner self will appreciate these Soulful Yoga Safari’s. This is a truly unique experience combining Yoga on Safari.

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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.

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Having trouble choosing? Email us at retreats@soulseedmedia.com and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat. Follow our travels on Instagram @soulseedtravel.

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