Short Break Wellness Retreats In Europe For A Health Boost

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Last Updated on September 1, 2021 by Editor

Give yourself a health boost on one of these short mid week or weekend wellness and spa retreats. Perfect when you are time poor, in need of a holiday, and some healing therapies to nourish you on every level.

When you can’t spare a week or more, these two to five night yoga and wellness breaks provide the perfect opportunity for you to deepen your practice, recharge your batteries give yourself a health kick.

Koukoumi Vegan Hotel Mykonos, Greece – All Inclusive Yoga & Fitness Packages

Located in Mykonos, Koukoumi is the first and only vegan hotel in Greece. Situated in the heart of the island, in the traditional village of Ano Mera, it was created to be a peaceful and boutique sanctuary for the sophisticated wellness traveller, with only 14 rooms.

From the spa to the menu, everything at the hotel is plant-based. Designed with sustainability in mind, you will find eco-friendly mattresses, solar water heaters, and a magnesium pool. All different, the rooms offer a feeling of harmony and deep relaxation.

The vegan head chef Aggeliki Charami has created a rich variety of plant-based snacks, starters, main courses and desserts, free from sugar and with minimal or zero processing.

This all inclusive retreat package includes:

  • Accommodation in a Master Suite with private veranda and private outdoor jacuzzi.
  • Half Board, (include breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Daily spa treatments using cruelty free products (massage, body, face, sauna).
  • Daily Yoga or cross functional training with our personal trainer.
  • Free use of our magnesium swimming pool.
  • Free use of the gym at the duration of the day, upon availability.
  • Free consumption of mini bar products.
  • Free transfer to our hotel and back from the port or the airport.

Book stays from a minimum stay of three nights.


Yoga and Pilates Retreat by the Sea, Spain

Join us for a 5 night Yoga and Pilates retreat by the sea and immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food.

Plus, super experienced yoga and pilates teachers will help you open, lengthen, quieten and strengthen your body with two classes a day with time in between to explore this stunningly beautiful area with the optional biking, hiking, horse trekking or simply relax by the pool with a great book and soak up the sun’s rays.

Based at a 300 year old olive farm – now a 4* country house hotel – set in acres of orange & olive groves near the sea. This peaceful setting is the perfect base to get away from your normal routine and get a fresh perspective on life.

Whether you’re a keen beginner or have a regular yoga or Pilates practice, this retreat will meet you where you are with small groups of 12 and classes for beginners and intermediates/advanced plus workshops to help progress and deepen your practice.

There’ll be plenty of opportunity to get outside and be in nature too with a guided hike, bike ride, horse trek, visits to the beach, take part in a Spanish cookery workshop, rest by the pool or enjoy pampering therapies.

And don’t worry, these retreats are super relaxed. So if there is a morning where you want to sleep in, please do. If there’s an afternoon you would stay longer by the pool and skip class, that’s ok! Whatever you feel you need, please do.


Yoga and Wellness Retreats in Gozo

Are you looking for relaxation, new energy and some time for reflection? These yoga and wellness retreats in Gozo offer a wonderful way to recharge, explore and be filled with inspiration to make new plans!

Gozo, also known as “The Island of Joy”, offers peace, tranquility, 300 days of sun every year and breathtaking nature. The ideal place for outdoor yoga at sunrise while looking at the waves of Qbajjar Bay, hiking over cliffs and through beautiful valleys, meditation by the sea and other recharging activities that make you feel your best.

You can choose to stay in your own private apartment or in a beautiful hotel by the seaside, enjoying healthy food, daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, hiking or other activities in a tailor-made program designed to your needs.

For those who like to do their yoga, meditation and hiking early in the morning and at sunset, book a four night retreat during the summer months.


Autumn Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Andalucia

A perfect retreat to gain new energy with guided mountain hikes, spectacular views, afternoon yoga classes and organic cuisine with local food – all a perfect starting point for active experiences and better health.

Five days designed to allow guests to experience nature’s healing elements in a stunning mountain landscape, in a unique and peaceful atmosphere.

Finca Parrilla surrounded by a large “Alhambra Garden”, overlooks the Natural Park and the Mediterranean sea, with small fountains, orange trees, apricots, mangoes, figs, olives and a small vineyard, providing the perfect setting for tranquility.

We will hike every day in the beautiful mountains of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, located in the province of Malaga / Granada. The Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park is a mountain group filled with mountain peaks, streams, rivers, beaches, trails and cart roads.


Pure Yoga Retreat Going Deeper, Alicante Spain

If you’re keen to re-kindle or develop your existing yoga practice, going on a yoga retreat is the perfect way to deepen your understanding with experienced teachers. You’ll feel the difference in just a few days which is all you need to ignite your yoga flame and kick start a regular practice back home.

Our Pure Yoga Retreat Holidays are held near the sea in the vibrant coastal town of Denia, an hour north of Alicante. The programme includes carefully planned twice daily yoga sessions with plenty of alignment cues to keep you on track, different pranayama techniques and daily meditations all of which will help your body relax, open and strengthen.

We’ll also delve into other aspects of this ancient healing system and help you create your own home yoga practice too.

And, when you’re not on your yoga mat, there will be plenty of time to relax at the beach, paddle in the sea, join a coastal hike, head off on a guided bike ride, go horse trekking, book super beauty and holistic therapies, snooze, enjoy delicious tapas or explore the lovely vibrant town of Denia.

You’ll feel so much stronger and calmer by the end of your stay and notice a huge difference in yourself and your yoga practice in just a week.

Join us for an authentic and complete yoga experience which touches on yogic details and practices your regular teachers may not have time to teach you. It is ideal if you want to deepen your practice with senior teachers who will help progress and develop in just a few days.


5 Day Holistic Wellbeing Retreat through Art, Nature & Mindfulness, Ibiza 

This holistic wellbeing retreat combines hikes in nature, meditation and creation: drawing, painting, clay, expressive movement, spontaneous art making in nature and in art studio, art rituals, creative writing, yoga and body awareness.

Roseline de Thelin is an interdisciplinary artist, creative coach and art therapist, long time resident in Ibiza where she runs her art studio since many years. Roseline’s passion is to awaken people’s artistic potentials, creativity, consciousness and connection to the environment.

She facilitates art retreats and creative workshops that foster artistic investigation, self-discovery, self-awareness and personal innovation.

Nature is the ultimate artist and the nature of Ibiza is raw, untamed and exquisitely beautiful. Guided by Roseline participants will explore hidden parts of this historic Mediterranean island and find inspiration in its pristine nature, clear waters, inspiring light and magical landscapes.


Digital Detox Retreat, Cascais, Portugal

Are you feeling overwhelmed, looking for a break from always being on the go, and glued to the digital world? The key to living well in a high tech world is to use much less technology.

Our retreat in Cascais, Portugal provides a solution for busy change makers, decision makers and action takers who seek balance, clarity and peace in their daily life.

We offer an opportunity to unwind, relax in a 5 star environment offering privacy ( max 8 per retreat), an individual approach with daily yoga classes and skill development workshops to nourish body and mind.

Our team of experts will lead your digital detox journey for a completely unique and truly holistic wellness experience.

The immersive 4-day experience can be life-changing! If you are into yoga, self- development, enjoy comfortable and relaxing settings, want to develop yourself, and regain inner balance in a company of mindful entrepreneurs this might be the best retreat investment you have ever done.

Get ready to unwind, recharge and reconnect with yourself and the world without any devices, in order to invigorate, repurpose and balance your personal and professional life, all whilst spending quality time in a secluded, luxurious environment in the Portuguese Riviera.


Weekend Wellness and Yoga Weekends on Korcula Island, Croatia

yoga and hiking seaside retreat Croatia

Join us for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing Yoga and wellness weekend retreat located in old stone house on the outskirts of medieval Korcula town on the sea front, overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

This is the perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy 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.

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 natural 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.


Walking, Food and Yoga Retreat on the Amalfi Coast, Italy 

Amalfi Coast Yoga retreat

Join us for our seven day retreat combining daily yoga classes overlooking the sea, walks and hikes around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast.

Praiano is one of the favoured towns on the Amalfi coast for its location and proximity to the more popular tourist-destinations of Positano and Amalfi, but without the bustling crowds. Flanked on both ends by some of the coast’s most amazing coves, this town is the perfect place to retreat!

Our home for the week will be the amazing hotel Margherita in the beautiful town of Praiano. Their terrace restaurant, at the tables of which you will be able to taste the delicacies of the cuisine, is surrounded by the intense colours of the hills and the sea.

All rooms have a balcony, overlooking the ocean or the garden, with classic Amalfi décor, traditional furniture and majolica tiles. With plenty of sun loungers, citrus trees, and a short walk to the beach, you’ll want to stay much longer.

Taste mouth-watering cuisine as you learn firsthand about the amazing flavours of this region and take part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons. From award-winning restaurants to family farms and kitchens, learning and enjoying the food will be an added bonus to working up an appetite during our classes and walks!


Early Winter Yoga, Surf & Coastal Walking Retreat in Cornwall

Join us for a weekend or mid week on this early winter yoga and coastal walking retreat in beautiful Cornwall. This intimate retreat, with a maximum of 9 guests, is the ideal way to spend a 3 night healthy, adventurous weekend by the sea.

Situated a stone’s throw from the beach with sea views from the yoga space, indulge in four hours of yoga a day and be guided along the coastal paths and explore fishing villages and be in awe of stunning sunsets right from your yoga studio!

As the winter sets in, this retreat will set you up with the perfect balance of well-being and adventure to get you through.

With a super modern but homely feel, our Cornwall base is only a 5-minute walk to the beach and the beautiful coastal path is right on the doorstep. There is so much to explore!

Feel free to relax and unwind or get involved with the hikes or even a surf lesson. Our yoga classes look out to sea so you can soak up as much of the view as possible, as does the dining room.


Walk in Beauty Retreat, Ibiza 

There is a moment in every single class, here in the hills in Ibiza, where the beauty is just absolutely all consuming. There is a moment that is so divine and the feeling is so, so connected and that is where the bliss is, that is where the beauty is and that is where we will arrive at over and over again on this 5 day immersion.

In shamanic terms, the concept of Walking In Beauty, is all about returning to Harmony and remembering that this is the place where our souls feel full of love, full of beauty and fully connected to all that is.

To get to that place, we will allow the fears to arise, to be felt and to move through us and through this release we will arrive closer to peace, to stillness and to the softness that our souls truly love.

To get to this, we must soften, we must relax, we must trust and allow the flood of hormones in the system, to wash through us, allowing us to sink into to states of calm and peace, this is how we have the realisation that we are one with everything, and everything is beautiful.

We will be out in beauty as much as possible, bathing in the natural beauty here and coming into deeper connection with all the elements.

We will have two Shamanic Kundalini Yoga classes per day and a Workshop where we delve deeper into the souls purpose and uncover more of our unique natures and explore fully what this Walk in Beauty way really means for each one of us.


Luxury Venice Yoga, Culture & Creativity Retreat, Italy

luxury yoga retreat Venice

This enchanting city is the backdrop of a magical retreat – with daily yoga, creativity workshops, day trips, spas, masks, sites, gondolas, and gourmet meals.

Venice is a place unlike any other in the world, and to see it is to transport yourself back to the days of Casanova, masked balls, and Carnevale.

Our yoga retreat will allow for a deeper knowledge of Venice, its canals, and neighbouring islands. We’re so excited to offer this retreat during a unique time to visit this amazing city, out of the main tourist season so you can get a deeper view into the local life.

This is one of our continued collaborations with Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS to combine a look at creative focus with art projects in sketching and “ifonography” (smartphone photography) throughout the week.

Yoga and meditation classes will be held daily to prepare our bodies and minds to find the calm in the city, and the art projects will help us find news ways of seeing – both yoga and art working together to find focus in the many layers of history, water, and beauty of the Venetian landscape.

You will get to experience all the major forms of water transportation that the city offers, and there’s also plenty of time to explore on your own as well.


Two Night Retreat Package at HOY Yoga & Vegan Hotel, Paris

HOY Vegan Hotel Paris

The HOY hotel has been built with consciousness at its core, taking care of today for a better tomorrow. HOY is intended to be a meeting place, evolving around health and wellbeing of the body, mind and soul in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

HOY means the House of Yoga – and yoga is one of the main pillars. In each of the 22 rooms you’ll find natural air purifiers, dance bars for easy stretching and a yoga set for personal practice. Besides this, one room was designed to be a wellness room, dedicated to energy and osteopathic care.

A personal sanctuary space has been created to promote healthy and mindful habits in each room, improving the well-being and your prosperity

HOY chose the Yoga YUJ studio, known in Paris to be the first dark yoga studio with infrared lights. The sessions are open to hotel guests, external guests and local residents.

The restaurant menu at MESA de HOY was made in collaboration with the English chef, Lauren Lovatt, elevating dishes with a 100% plant-based cuisine inspired by Latin America.


Weekend Wellness Packages at Can Lluc, Ibiza

Immerse yourself in the Ibizan countryside at Can Lluc agroturismo hotel, a calm oasis where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets from the viewing platform, siestas beneath the carob trees, a dip in the pool and nights beneath a thousand stars.

Choose a Stay Healthy or Weekend Wellness Yoga package, to help you relax and indulge in some pampering with a massage in the zen garden besides the breathtaking pool.

With only 20 rooms, this is a boutique style wellness package where you will be well looked after by the family owners and wonderful staff.

In the evenings you can choose to eat at the on site restaurant that attracts many locals and serves home grown, organic and locally sourced food and wine from their own vineyard. Or if you want to head into Ibiza town, it’s only a fifteen minute drive away so you never get that feeling that you are somewhere completely remote and in the middle of nowhere! A peaceful nights sleep followed by a deliciously healthy breakfast in the morning is guaranteed.


Shanti Som Detox and Spa Retreat, Spain

Shanti-Som wellbeing retreat is nestled in the midst of nature surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere reserve and has been carefully constructed respecting and incorporating local materials as well as following the guidelines of Feng-Shui.

On arrival you will be greeted by a huge Buddha lying on the roof. Shanti Som is a haven of tranquility, surrounded by acres of luscious land pine, almond, lemon and olive trees.

You will wake up each morning to the blissful sounds of the wildlife and water from the stream, waterfalls and fountains of the retreat’s Oriental gardens, rather than an alarm clock to get your body in natural harmony with natures rhythms. And you will leave the retreat feeling rested and re-nourished on every level. Read reviews

If you are looking for something completely unique, we can create a tailor made package for you. Get in touch to check availability and special offers.

Having trouble choosing your weekend wellness retreat? Email us at and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat. Pack your bags and book your flight!