10 of the Best Yoga Retreats around the UK and Europe

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Happy Spring Equinox. The longer and lighter days are finally here and it’s the time when retreats in Europe start to open their doors. To celebrate the beginning of the Spring, here are 10 of the best yoga retreats around the UK and Europe.

Best Yoga Retreats for Yoga + Activity

IBIZA: 4 Night Long Weekend Yoga & Fitness Retreat

Dates: 31 May – 4 June, 13 – 17 October

Join us for this true re-set Ibizan style long weekend yoga and fitness retreat. Benefit from a daily 2.5 hour yoga and mindfulness practice; two one hour fitness sessions with a personal trainer to get your heart rate up; a healing one hour massage treatment for your body; mind balancing journaling and intension setting; a session in our authentic wood-burning sauna; deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra and if you feel like it and letting your hair down with music and bit of dance one afternoon / evening in a well-known Ibizan beach club!

We stay in authentic Ibizan country house with lovely green gardens and large swimming pool, sauna and plenty of chill-out areas. We do our practices on a serene yoga platform that is surrounded by ancient trees, eat clean, locally grown vegetarian food and enjoy great company!

Leave totally rejuvenated and find your inner fire and that sparkle again. All meals and full program is included. All you need to bring is a positive spirit and curious mind. Come and join us!

IBIZA: 7 Day Luxury Nourish and Flow Yoga Retreat

Dates: 8 – 14 June, 6 – 12 July

Join us for an activity filled nourish and flow yoga retreat in a luxurious villa, located in the beautiful and peaceful north of Ibiza. We focus on providing a full programme during the retreat week, making sure you have plenty of time to relax, unwind and explore Ibiza and its beaches.

During the week, we work on achieving balance. Providing you with uplifting activities such as – dynamic yoga, partner yoga, stand up paddle boarding, a drummer’s circle and sunset at Benirras beach. To balance we offer restful activities including – restorative yoga, meditation and candle gazing meditation, healing crystal sound baths, and plenty of time to sunbathe, enjoy each other’s company and free time to do what you please.

The inspirational yoga teacher Zarah Boden will guide you through a morning Vinyasa flow yoga practise as well as restorative yoga and meditation in the evenings.

This retreat will guide you towards embodying yoga, listening to your inner guru and taking steps towards self-empowerment. You will be nourished with healthy and delicious Mediterranean food, fresh from local Ibiza farms. I need balance in my life!

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Best Yoga Retreats for Yoga + Culture

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.

This 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.

Come and enjoy the hotel and encompassing estate, the richness of the Italian cities in nearby regions. Day trips will add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to your retreat experience. You 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. Take me to Chianti!

ITALY: 7 Day Vino and Vinyasa Italian Yoga Tour Holiday

Dates: 30th June – 6th July

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Join us for our 7 Day Vino and Vinyasa Italian Yoga Tour Holiday. You will be guests at Antico Borgo di Tignano, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site focusing on Tuscan traditions. Stay in your own 10th century restored villa all with private baths. Peacefully nestled into the hills with epic views of Casole d’Elsa and Volterra in the distance, this is the perfect entryway into the Tuscan countryside.

Some say you can fall in love with a place just as you can with a person. This is certainly true of Toscana! The tastes, sights and people of Tuscany will nourish your spirit and renew your sense of joy. Experiencing life under the Tuscan sun is something that stays with you forever. In Italy, you slow down to enjoy each breath, each sip of chianti, each taste of antipasto. You may in fact realise that you are actually home: the home of your heart. And life will never be the same after that.

Tuscany teaches us to savour each moment and live inspired by the details that might have otherwise passed us by. Silvia’s years of guiding in Italy ensures that you will experience the joy of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life).

You will travel to many famous art cities, including: Florence, Monteriggioni, Siena, Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Tignano, Volterra, Petriolo Natural Hot Springs & Spa, The Mediterranean, Casole d’Elsa, and Colle Val d’Elsa. Lingering with iconic art, architecture, and design punctuated with wine, food, fashion, and fun, you will experience the real sensuousness of Tuscany and understand why it is on everyone’s bucket list! Many people decide to spend some time after our trip, to build on the foundation, and we highly recommend it! Il Bel Fai Niente!

Best Yoga Retreats for Yoga + Sea

GREECE: Sunshine Santorini Yoga Holiday

Dates: 24th – 31st August

For a breathtaking and unforgettable sunshine Santorini yoga holiday, come and join us on the magical island 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.

Your Santorini yoga holiday will include accommodation at a stunning boutique hotel, a wholesome organic breakfast of fruit, granola, meats, cheeses, yoghurt and more all freshly prepared, 3 hours of yoga per day, a 2 hour walking tour of the Santorini Coastline, and more. I want sunshine!

TURKEY: 8 Days Refreshing Yoga and Pilates Holiday

Dates: Open from April – October

Come and join us for an exclusive Yoga & Pilates retreat in Dalyan, Turkey. Dalyan is an ideal destination for escaping from the stress of daily life. With the resorts natural surroundings, this retreat is the perfect place to re-energise yourself.

Discover the healing benefits of relaxation, meditation, and chanting in the tranquil part of Turkey. With the resorts natural surroundings, this retreat is the perfect place to reenergise yourself.

The town of Dalyan is located on the Turquoise coast in southern Turkey. Dalyan is well known thanks to its proximity to the famous Iztuzu Beach where the endangered Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) lay their eggs, the beach and surrounding area is protected. The beach can be reached by minibus or by a relaxing boat ride on the Dalyan Canal. Take me to Turkey!

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Best Yoga Retreats for Yoga + Weekend in the countryside

OXFORDSHIRE, UK: Summer Yoga Weekend Retreat

Dates: 12 – 14 July, 16 – 18 August

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Give yourself a well deserved break and join us on our Summer Yoga wellness retreat in Oxfordshire where you can unwind, relax, and cleanse body and mind.

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.

Situated alongside one of the Oxfordshire canal routes, Thrupp is a pretty and thriving village. If you are feeling adventurous take a canoe and paddle down the canal or hire a canal boat for the afternoon!

Explore the local surroundings and enjoy being in the countryside away from the frenetic pace of life in your day to day. Enjoy a massage from one of our expert in-house therapists or take time to rest and just be.

Revive in the morning with energising yoga in our beautiful yoga space and the day is yours to unwind in the grounds or explore and even take out a canoe! Evening yoga can be outside on the lawn to the dusk light. Tell me more!

NORFOLK, UK: Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats

Dates: 3 – 6 May, 24 – 27 May, 23 – 26 August

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Join us for one of our Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk. Held at our stunning barn venue set in private grounds, with opportunities for wild lake swimming, exploring the Norfolk countryside, and experiencing all that Spring and Summer have to offer.

Enjoy twice daily yoga, with a dynamic focus in the mornings and a restorative focus in the evenings. Feast on delicious home cooked vegetarian brunch, lunch and dinner. Relax and energise with meditative practices, holistic treatments, guided walks and more.

Holkham beach is nearby for those who would like a beach day in our free time. This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages. Come and join us!

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Best Yoga Retreats for Yoga + Hiking

FRANCE: Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps

Dates: 31 July – 7 August, 7 – 14 August, 14 – 21 August 21 – 28 August

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Join us in the beautiful French Alps for an alpine yoga and hiking retreat. 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!

If you are a lover of the mountains and enjoy being in the great outdoors this is the hiking yoga holiday for you. An exciting week of adventure activities during the day beginning with yoga and then a choice of hiking, white water rafting, paragliding or wild swimming.

The hiking yoga experience is unrivalled here. 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! There’s nothing like a hiking yoga holiday to exhilarate and enliven body and mind.

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. I love the mountains!

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Best Yoga Retreats for Yoga + Mindful Workshops

CROATIA: Luxury Yoga, Culture & Mindful Workshops Retreat in Dubrovnik

Dates: 2nd – 7th July

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We’re returning to Croatia, this year at a new luxury hotel, for our luxury yoga, culture and mindful workshops retreat in Dubrovnik for a week on the gorgeous Adriatic. Think wine tastings, spa, and blue waters! Combine yoga and manifestation, and coaching workshops to consciously create the life you dream.

Besides daily yoga classes, our retreat in Dubrovnik offers 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 of Croatia and the serenity of the sea and landscape, the atmosphere will surely ignite your being with an energy perfect for the creative process. I love the sea!

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Having trouble choosing one of these summer yoga retreats? Contact our team on retreats@soulseedmedia.com and let us help you find your perfect retreat.

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Author: CHERYL SLATER