Post Christmas Active Retreats To Recover From Over Indulgence
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Post Christmas Active Retreats To Recover From Over Indulgence

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With the Christmas craze already upon us, with that comes over indulgence, less exercise and often those unhealthy eating habits sneaking back up on us. To help you survive this we’ve put together a round up of fitness and active retreats to kick off 2019. Book before midnight Monday 29th October and we’ll give you £25 off your booking.

Yoga, Hiking & Healthy Food Retreat in Cornwall 1st – 4th January

After the excess of Christmas, our New Year yoga retreat Cornwall is the perfect way to unwind, rest and recuperate and start 2019. This new year we have relocated to the beautiful area of St Agnes. The area is known for its outstanding natural beauty and from the TV series Poldark, so imagine a dramatic coastline with crashing waves and stunning beaches.

Gently cleanse and nourish body and mind this new year with 2 hours of energising yoga in the morning and after brunch, enjoy the many walks from the retreat, immerse yourself in the setting intentions workshop, journal, have a massage or soak in the hot tub. Explore the many gorgeous beaches nearby such as Porth Towan, St Agnes and Perranporth or treat yourself to a cream tea!

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Alpine Ski Yoga in Alpe d’Huez, France, 27th January – 3rd February

Do you dream of combining the passion of skiing and snowboarding with the restorative balm of yoga and meditation? Rockin’ the slopes and carving some inspirational yoga into your holiday? Outside there is ice, snow, powder and breathtaking mountains.

Inside the beautiful stone and wooden chalet there are log fires, bespoke rooms and congenial communal spaces lit by candles, warm smiles and tall tales of mountain adventures. Delicious vegetarian meals, home made breads, juices and house wines are served daily as the sun rises and sets over the mountains of the Oisans ranges.

This is an ancient village where time has been preserved in the twists of the timbers that support the tumbling tiles and wood piles high beside the cow shed door and yet, we can potter up the road and with one ski-lift are deposited into the heart of one of Europe’s favourite ski areas, Alpe d’Huez.

Pumping pistes and the life affirming backdrop of the alpine scenery make this a retreat that offers both peace and passion for the ultimate ski-yoga getaway. Our yoga space looks over the mountains, with eyes drawn towards the rising sun or moon, high above the valley floor.

This environment is perfect to breathe deeply of life, to restore and revitalise as the practice soothes tired muscles, calms the mind and prepares the body lovingly for the skiing in your day ahead.

The company is warm, like minded and welcoming, with participants returning annually to experience the dream fusion of a holiday that facilitates skiing in one of the world’s top resorts and the yoga instruction of a senior inspirational teacher.

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Yoga Holidays in Las Palmas, open all year round

Join us for one of our yoga holidays in Las Palmas, a place known for its all year long summer, right in the beach promenade of la Playa de Las Canteras, a 12 kilometers beach which is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe.

The Canary Islands are known for their eternal summer weather, so you can enjoy your holidays at the beach all year long. We want to give you the opportunity to let yoga be your daily companion, merge into the Canarian lifestyle, meet new people, connect to nature and have a time for yourself.

An invitation to leave your “musts” behind and just live your holiday as you please. We want to give you what we love, so we offer you daily yoga classes and all sort of activities to discover Gran Canaria, experience something new or simply relax and chill.

Your non yogi partner will also have its place and you will be able to enjoy both your yoga practice and the pleasure of sharing. Because we believe that above all, the best way to be healthy is to be happy.

The neighborhood where we are located is very quiet, secure and warm, so you can have all the facilities of being in a city, but in a soft and calm atmosphere. Las Palmas is a charming city which still keeps its Latin American colonial influences, making it colorful, joyful and kind.

It also has a lot of different kind of nice restaurants where you will be able to eat all sorts of food from all over the world. Our cute yoga studio is from 5 to 10 minutes walk from all our accommodations as it is the rooftop where we teach some of our lessons.

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Pilates and Yoga Retreat at Desa Seni, Bali 2nd – 8th February

This pilates and yoga retreat at Desa Seni is one of our most popular, even amongst our teachers! Every two years we return to the island of gods for our Bali fix. For the fourth time, our beautiful teacher of teachers, Tash Barnard, will be leading us through her innovative and knowledgable Pilates classes and inspire you to do more than you thought you were capable of.

Tracy Sue de Plassis, classical Pilates and Iyengar Yoga teacher will join us and add that second layer of teaching with her patience, knowlegde and wisdom.

Exercise besides, of course there will be plenty of time to explore the natural and cultural wonders of Bali itself, be it the beaches, the temples, an evening walk through the rice fields or the creative bustle of Ubud’s shop-lined alleys.

Surrounded by paddy fields and an organic garden, our home for the week will be the much sought after Desa Seni Village Resort in Changgu. Created by two Australian friends, the eco-resort is a labour of love and a hand-picked collection of beautiful antique wooden homes and traditional furnishings, representing different cultures and traditions of Indonesian lifestyle.

Each villa has its own style and character and the attention to detail is remarkable. It might take you the week to discover all the little details and treasures your cosy home has to offer. There is a saltwater pool with a sundeck, an organic restaurant supplied from the on-site garden, and a spa offering holistic treatments.

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All Inclusive Total Self Care Program at Samahita in Koh Samui, open all year

Samahita Wellness Retreat in Koh Samui is purposely set up to help you unlock your potential, increase your energy level, recover and enhance your vitality – to breathe into a new life.

Health, fitness, and spirituality, through yoga practice, meditation, breath, core and cardio workouts, charged delicious food, interesting people, detox and vitality enhancing wellness programs, in a relaxed yet supportive environment, directly on the beach.

Samahita’s Total Self-Care Program has been developed to help you make the most of your stay and relieve stress.

You get the stress-free benefit of the whole selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day, all the great food, and a selection of massages, facials, scrubs and skin treatments. This Samahita wellness program is available for 3, 5 or 7 days.

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Weekly Rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates Retreats in Fuerteventura, open all year

Surya retreat

Join us year round at our Surya retreat, on the sun-blessed island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands with epic sand dunes rolling down into the turquoise ocean, breathtaking white-sand beaches and dramatic volcanic sunsets.

More than just a holiday, we are here to support you in your wellbeing journey, making you feel at ease from the moment you arrive.

Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, pilates and meditation. Enjoy mouthwatering vegetarian meals, holistic massage and stunning sunsets over the volcanoes.

Our seven night yoga and Pilates retreats running every week from Saturday to Saturday are designed to help reduce stress, improve fitness and vitality and most importantly take time for you. Perfect for all levels from beginner to advanced practitioners, we are here to support you and your goals every step of the way.

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Sunshine, Surf, Beach and Yoga holiday Sri Lanka, 7th – 16th February

yoga holiday in Sri Lanka

Escape the cold and damp days of winter by joining us on our sunshine, surf, beach yoga holiday in Sri Lanka.

We have been going to Sri Lanka in search of the best sunshine, surf, beach and yoga holiday package for you since 2013. We have explored the whole island and the surrounding area of our yoga holiday location, to make sure we offer you the best balance of yoga, relaxation, adventure, culture and time out just for you.

In Northern hemisphere winters, all you want and need is a beach, an ocean, delicious food, yoga to unwind and great company. We have moved location for 2019 to provide you with just that.

Heading down south, we are right on the beach in our new luxurious accommodation, with beautifully simple and chic rooms Sri Lankan boutique with a private pool and the beach right next door. After morning yoga and a wholesome and healthy breakfast you can surf, dive or relax with the friendly locals on the beach; explore the markets and Buddhist temples. The surf beach is just around the bay, all you need is right where you are.

Our schedule is the right balance of activity and relaxation, allowing you to settle in for a few days and then explore the country. The holiday is jam-packed with things to do each day so if you like to be busy and really get a feel for Sri Lanka and the local surroundings you can do that to.

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Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps, 2 – 9 March, 9 – 16 March, 16 – 23 March, 23 – 30 March

alpine yoga and hiking retreat

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. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.

After a long walk reward yourself with a swim to cool off in a refreshing glacial lake. There are so many hikes to choose from, at blue, red or black levels.

Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding or white water rafting, or enjoy the Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice.

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Four & Five Night Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Altea, Spain 21st – 26th March

Escape to Spain for a four or five night yoga and hiking retreat, 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. 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.

The twice daily yoga sessions will complement the hiking with a combination of deep Hatha stretches and the warming flow of Vinyasa to open the body and joints in a sensitive nurturing way.

We’ll also be hiking out exploring this beautiful area at a nice relaxed pace.  First morning we’ll take you on an orientation 14k ‘Coast & Country’ hike to help nudge your body into action and explore the area close to the hotel so you get a good feel for what’s on your doorstep which will help you when you want to venture out on your own into town or the beach.

If you’re still feeling energetic, you can take this opportunity to join our guided biking excursion through mountain villages, have fun in the aerial yoga workshop or join Chef in his kitchen to help him prepare some traditional Spanish dishes which you’ll then eat for lunch or of course, visit our super beauty and holistic team for therapies, life coaching or nutritional advice.

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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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