The Best Retreats in Europe: Yoga, Wellness, Pilates & more!

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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 some 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.

Croatia:  8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking classes, and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island

Dates: 28th September – 5th October

Retreat in Mljet Island

This 8 Day Detox, Yoga, Cooking classes, and Hiking Retreat in Mljet Island, Croatia will nourish, nurture and inspire your body, mind and spirit in 2019. It will create a platform on which you will be able to build on once when your return home, so that you can continue implementing positive changes and healthy life style in your daily life.

During this retreat you will experience the joy of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises. The healthy cooking classes are led by our macrobiotic chef whose love and knowledge of nutritional, healthy, organic food is truly exceptional. You will also join hiking trips with stunning views of the island, lakes and sea and to Odysseus’ cave.

You will be spoiled and nurtured by our chef who will cater for your needs with love and care. Our holistic wellbeing yoga retreat is a short training that will help you start a balanced, healthy lifestyle and it is also a great way to relax, meet new people and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating holiday.

During this retreat we will accommodate a small number of participants, in order for us to be able to serve you in the best possible way and to care of each of participants needs as well as to give everyone the personal attention that is needed during yoga classes as well as cooking classes.

The schedule is designed in a way that every day is a new experience. At the evening tea time, you can discuss and reflect on the experience that you had throughout the day.

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Italy: Luxury Ischia Yoga Retreat

Dates: 30th September – 5th October

Join us on this hidden gem of an island, Ischia, the “green” neighbour of Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Indulge in a thermal spa 5* hotel, just as the crowds leave, but while the water is still invitingly warm. We’ll taste mouth-watering cuisine, wine, and take walks to the mysterious castles, beaches, and gardens.

Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles.

Considered the “green island” and visited by the more “in-the-know” scene, as contrasted by the neighbouring island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast, Ischia is a volcanic island in the Bay of Naples and one of the must-sees of the area.

Historically, the island has been inhabited by the Greeks, Syrausansa, Romans, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Normans, Saracens, Turks, and Aragonese, and plenty of ruins remain to suggest the lineages of these colonies. With its wonderful climate, nice location from the mainland, and richness of therapeutic hot-springs, it’s not hard to see why it was a landscape worth fighting over!

Ischia was one of the world’s first health spa destinations. For centuries people have flocked to Ischia to indulge in its volcanic muds and waters, rich with healthful minerals. Doctors even prescribe stays here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life while during your stay.

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Italy: Luxury Yoga and Spa Retreat in Chianti

Dates: 16th – 21st October

Join us in the heart of Italian wine region of Chianti for a fall getaway, themed in ‘self-care’, on this luxury yoga and spa retreat you will enjoy a 5* accommodation, spa treatments, one of the best food seasons in Italy, as well as daily yoga and soul-coaching workshops.

Our luxury yoga and spa retreat offer a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. We will have meaningful discussions and fun activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and heartfelt desires.

And between the beauty and serenity of Tuscany alongside the vineyards and olive trees, the atmosphere will surely ignite your being with an energy perfect for the creative process.

Guests will not only enjoy the hotel and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the Italian cities in nearby regions. Day trips will allow students to add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to their retreat experience.

We will visit the nearby cities of Florence and Siena as well as the “city of towers”, San Gimignano and various Chianti wine region villages for tastings.

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Portugal: Vale de Moses

Dates: Open April – October

Val de Moses yoga Portugal

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.

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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France: Empowerment Wellbeing Retreat for Women, Cap Ferret

Dates: 14th – 22nd September

Our empowerment wellbeing retreat for women is a combination of an empowerment workshop, surfing, yoga, meditation and healthy, organic, low carb food. On this retreat you will increase your energy levels, boost your confidence and get you back in charge of your life. We will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone while also enjoying life and dancing in the rain.

The main focus is on the Empowerment Workshop to expand your imagination and encourage you to chase your dreams. We use surfing, yoga and meditation as a tool to bring you in a relaxed, open state of mind and henceforth improve your coaching experience. The environment and the culinary pleasure are the cherry on the cake

If you are women between 25 –90 years of age, open minded, ambitious, passionate, active and interested in connecting with other like-minded women, ready to challenge yourself, looking to challenge yourself and experience life to the fullest, then book with us and prepare to feel flow, and grow.

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France: Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps

Dates: 31 July – 7 August, 7 – 14 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.

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.

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Greece: Yoga retreat in Kythnos Island

Dates: 1st – 7th September

Join us for a transformative yoga retreat in Kynthos Island on the ancient and unspoiled seashores of Greece. Kythnos Island is a place where time passes a bit slower and you can barely distinguish between what is design and what is nature.

It is known for its magnificent 100 km coastline of sand and pebble bays. Just a short boat ride from Athens, it is surprising how this island has evaded mass tourism. Kythnos truly is Cyclades’ hidden gem.

Practicing yoga in an open studio with a view over the Aegean Sea is one of the most beautiful experiences. Enjoy the benefits of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the mornings. Take pleasure in yin yoga, restorative yoga or workshop-style classes in the afternoon while watching the magical sunset. Feel energised, nourished and centred.

Spend your free time exactly as you like. Delight yourself with a massage, swim in the infinity pool, sunbathe on the near-by beach or visit the thermal waters with their therapeutic properties.

The K4 Kythnos Retreat Centre is located by the beach. A sustainable complex of four independent villas, each one boasts a unique Cycladic style and a terrace overlooking the infinity pool and the Aegean Sea. The whole place feels like it’s been suspended 100 feet above the crashing waves.

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Cyprus: 7 Day Weekly Yoga Holiday

Dates: open all year

best retreats in Europe

A fun-filled week with something to suit everyone, take the next step along your path of self-discovery through the practice of Hatha yoga, physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation with our team of professional yoga teachers!

Relax and unwind in the comfort of one of Cyprus Villages tastefully restored traditional village houses far away from mass tourism. The houses and apartments are located in and around the village of Tochni.

Tochni is set in the country approx. 10 km from the beach and 30 km from Limassol. Spend your free time either reflecting quietly or take part in the varied activities on offer. Leave feeling renewed with a greatly enhanced sense of well-being and positivity.

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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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Author: CHERYL SLATER