What to pack for a retreat in the UK

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When thinking of what to pack for a retreat in the UK, hazard a guess the first question will be ”what’s the weather going to be like?”. So we’ve included some long sleeved tops and jumpers for you!

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Our favourites from ASQUITH

BALANCE BRA TOP – BLACK £45.00

Made with Bambor, with a contrast binding and cool racer back — this is an activewear essential. With removable foam pads. Can be worn alone as a sports bra or layered underneath our vests.

MOVE IT LEGGINGS – NAVY £59.00

These flattering leggings are super soft against your skin and hold you in. Perfect for yoga, Pilates or a workout. The elasticated, double depth waistband makes them extremely comfortable and secure. The hip and side seam details have been designed to flatter all figures and shape your bottom.

YOGA MAD: DELUXE YOGA PROP BAG GREEN £27.50


Make a statement with the all new Deluxe Yoga prop bag which is made from high quality cotton fabric in India. The beautiful jute pattern on the bag is available in two colours, choose from soothing green or uplifting orange.

This bag is the perfect size for carrying your yoga mat, props and accessories to and from your yoga class as well as storing all of your props at home in one, tidy stylish solution. This deluxe bag also has numerous, generous sized pockets and a key fob, perfect for storing your mobile, keys and purse or wallet safely whilst in class.

LONG SLEEVE SMOOTH YOU TEE – NAVY £59.00

A winter update on our bestselling Smooth You Tee with floaty puff sleeves. Made in super soft drapey bamboo fabric, it has an elegant back dart detail and a wide waistband to wear at hip length — perfect to keep the top in place during practice or wear everyday with jeans.

BE GRACE BATWING – BLACK £59.00


Meet our bestselling top. Gently shaped, batwing sleeve tee in super soft drapey bamboo fabric. It is fitted at the hip to stay in place during yoga or Pilates practice but also looks great worn as part of your everyday wardrobe. An easy to wear piece and particularly great if you want to cover your tummy.

BLOUSON TEE – AMBER £55.00


This 3/4 sleeve, loose fit tee features 6cm cuffs, slashed neckline and a drawstring waistband. It can sit on your hips or waist and you can tie it up for a more support whilst you practice. Made with super soft bamboo jersey it’s a great layering piece over our bamboo vests.

SUBLIME SWEATSHIRT – PEARL PINK £95.00


Loose fit longer length sweatshirt with pretty rose gold side zips and bell cuffs. Unzip the sides to show your top underneath and cool down. Cosy, soft and slouchy — a great throw on for after your practice.

LONG HAREM PANTS – KHAKI £65.00


A longer version of our bestselling Harem pants. Relaxed fit, full-length pants made with the softest bamboo jersey. With deep elasticated ruched cuffs that stay in place during yoga and Pilates practice. Very flattering cut, with gathering detail and side pockets — a wardrobe essential for all body types.

DIVINE PANTS – BLACK, KHAKI £69.00

Relaxed pants with a flattering tapered leg shape, side pockets and gentle gathering at the waist so they don’t cling to your thighs. The elasticated waistband means they are designed to stay in place during your practice – they make a perfect addition to your yoga and everyday wardrobe.

Our favourites from People Tree

Yoga Mindful Sweatshirt £50.00/£69.00

Our design team have dreamt up a whole new type of yoga wear. Its amazing ultra soft on the skin and hypoallergenic organic cotton keeps its shape – so you can breathe, eat and literally do yoga in it. Style with our latest yoga wear collection and get ready for downward-facing dog.

Peace Jumper in Pink

100% Organic Cotton £49.00 / £85.00

You asked and we listened. This bestselling Peace T-shirt has been reinvented this season with the addition of a pink jumper. Crafted from the softest organic cotton, this top is perfect for weekend getaways. Wear with relaxed jeans for an understated look or style with a white embroidered skirt for a statement making look.

Our favourites from YOGANDHA

Yogandha Balance Rollerball 10 ml £16.95

Divine Jasmine & refreshing Cypress balances mind & body, particularly hormonally. Yogandha Balance rollerball is a luxurious blend of 9 therapeutic oils with multi-layered benefits expertly blended to enhance emotional well being.

Benefits: Enhances emotional wellbeing. Soothing & relieves PMT with Jasmine & Cypress essential oils. 100% natural & vegan.

Yogandha Detox 125ml £24.95

Refreshing lemongrass & restorative juniperberry in coconut & grapeseed oils to cleanse & uplift body mind & spirit.

Mantra: om vajrasattva hum. mantra of purification

A restorative blend of 9 healing oils with multi-layered therapeutic benefits on both body & mind. Our organic lemongrass activates & tones every system in the body, lifting the spirits & boosting lymphatic drainage. Sweet fennel awakens the mind & is nature’s cure for over-indulgence while juniperberry clears the head, tightens skin & helps cellulite. 100% natural, it will penetrate deeper, doing more good.

Benefits: Detox & cleanse body. Boost lymphatic drainage. Organic Lemongrass & Juniperberry essential oils. 100% natural & vegan. The perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.

Our favourites from TheHappiEmpire

Gratitude Daily Journal

Inside the new Gratitude Daily Journal, you will find guided, creative processes that can be used to promote empowerment and wellbeing in your daily life.

By focusing on all the things you feel grateful for, you will experience feelings of deep joy, literally attracting happiness.

Our favourites from GREENPEOPLE

Holiday Sun Starter Pack £14.50

Discover healthy, natural sun protection with this organic starter pack. Treat your skin to the benefits of an organic sun care routine.

Our favourites from MANDUKA

Manduka eko® superlite travel yoga mat – thunder £30.00

The eKO SuperLite provides superior grip on carpet or hard surfaces. Only 1.5 mm thick, it folds to fit easily in your bag, suitcase or purse! These eco-friendly yoga mats are made of a natural, biodegradable material.

The eKO SuperLite will leave no footprint in landfills, and is the ideal yoga travel mat for people who want to make a commitment to our planet and take their yoga practice on the road. These eco-friendly yoga mats are made of biodegradable rubber that won’t fade or flake.

Manduka yogitoes® yoga towel – perspective £48.00

It’s all about perspective. Find yours with the Perspective towel. Yogitoes® yoga towels help to prevent slipping no matter how much you move or sweat. Versatile and eco-friendly, yogitoes features our patented Skidless® Technology, which utilizes silicone nubs to grip your mat and keep you in place.

Our Favourites from ORGANIC PHARMACY

Organic Pharmacy Daily Probiotics £26.00

A gentle Daily Probiotics mixture. Each capsule provides 2 billion cfu: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis Fructooligosaccharides.

Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream £29.00

A superb, nourishing, dual action cream for both lips and eyes. Reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Reduces the appearance of fine lines. Hydrates dry lips

Our Favourites from S’WELL

S’well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 500ml  £35.00

Size: 500 ml Colour: Millie and Katie Our bottles feature triple- walled construction, designed to keep beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 High-Grade 18/8 Stainless Steel. BPA-free. Vacuum insulated to keep liquids and carbonated beverages fresh.

S’ip by S’well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 450ml, Sunny Side, £24

These insulated bottles keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.
Toss your bottle in your bag without worrying about spills or drips. The bottles feature a leak-free top for added spill protection. Bottles are composed of BPA-free, double-walled, insulated 18/8 stainless steel.

Our favourites from ANTIPODES

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream 60ml £26.99

For deeply hydrating skin, soothes and protects. Antipodes Vanilla Pod Day Cream feels lusciously light on your skin but is intensively hydrating to leave your skin supple and beautifully fresh. It has a gorgeous creamy texture and with the help of Manuka Honey and African Karite Butter, glides on to your skin to protect, hydrate and soothe.

Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser 75g £24.99

For all skin types. Cleansing and priming the skin, plumping and leaving the skin glowing. Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser will leave your complexion divinely fresh and deeply cleansed.

This is a nourishing and rich balm containing organic oils and bioactive botanical ingredients which provides a subtle exfoliation and leaves your skin feeling conditioned, hydrated and cleansed.

Soothe and remove impurities from all skin types with this sleek minimalist preparation of nourishing cocoa butter, soothing olive and harekeke oils.

Olive oil and Harakeke soften whilst lavender and blue chamomile calm and soothe sensitive skins. Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanser also contains Vinanza Grape extract, a quintessential antioxidant from New Zealand’s sauvignon blanc grape seeds which revitalises your skin whilst Hibiscus flower brings gentle exfoliating action.

Suitable for most skin types, especially oil prone skin, as pure plant oils help balance and regulate your own oil production.

We have just launched a new Wellbeing Travel Shop, offering everything you will ever need to pack for a retreat. All the products are offered through an affiliation with the companies direct or that stock these products. Shop now!

Author: CHERYL SLATER