Nourishing & nurturing retreats to soothe your spirit this Autumn

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For when we head away from the brightness of the summer and towards the the gorgeous colours and crisp air of the new season, here’s our round up of nourishing and nurturing retreats to soothe your spirit this coming Autumn.

Yoga, Delicious Food & Nourishment Retreat, Tuscany

13th – 19th September

Tuscany yoga retreat

Come visit a part of Italy which was very lowly effected, and which is abounding in beautiful small uncrowded towns, hillsides, and outdoor activities. Italy borders are now open and hotels have reopened for those able to travel (with full precautions in place) from the EU, and a limited number of other international locations.

Join our special collaboration with Enneagram coach and author Gina Gomez. We’ll enjoy themed self-nourishment workshops using the tool of the Enneagram as well as day trips which allow us to learn about the region and the cuisine/wine – this combines with the asana practice to deepen our mindful experience during the week in a balanced way

The week is full of mindful yoga and scenic walks, seeking more about ourselves through workshops and savouring the highlights of the area with a food-focused itinerary, all in the land of mouth-watering cuisine and wine!

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Autumn Recharge Yoga Wellness Retreat, Bicester

30th October – 1st November

On our autumn recharge yoga retreat Oxfordshire, be prepared to switch off, let go and give permission to yourself to totally relax.

Retreat to the Oxfordshire countryside and escape for the weekend on our autumn recharge yoga retreat. Our Bicester yoga retreat venue is well loved by our guests for its grand, yet incredibly homely feel.

Autumn is the ideal time to go on a yoga weekend, as it is the changing of the seasons, time to go inwards and to nourish body and mind in preparation for winter. And, you don’t need an excuse to curl up with a good book by the open fire!

We have been running our retreats at this venue for 10 years and it is a home from home for us and our return guests. Enjoy first class yoga teaching from our well loved teacher Amy Williams – read more about her below. Relax with hatha yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidra, as well as meditation and breathwork.

Enjoy incredible meals lovingly prepared by our talented chefs and served as a community, optional holistic treatments to soothe your body and guided walks of the local countryside; you are guaranteed to leave feeling energised, a little lighter, and grateful to yourself for taking some time away.

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Kundalini Yoga & Healing Retreat in Ibiza

19 – 26 September / 18 – 25 October

During this week long retreat in Ibiza we focus on a chakra a day with a specific programme of kundalini yoga and meditation sessions (morning and evening) and incorporate the ancient arts of Reiki and Shamanic Healing alongside the therapeutic vibrations of twice daily gong meditations.

This programme has been running since 2013 and it is a truly transformational experience which connects us back to ourselves, our true selves, back to the real essence and that is where our highest frequency resides.

We go deep into the process of clearing energetic blocks, coming back to centre and stepping into bliss. When our chakras are open and balanced we then begin to vibrate at higher frequencies, we begin to feel wonderful, vital, energised, glowing, flowing, calm, and quite simply happy.

We reside at our beautiful Xuclar Beach House, an elegant beach house set high up in the mountain surrounded by forest and opposite the beach. This is true Ibiza style at it finest, an authentic Ibizan experience, with incredible sunsets and secluded spots for watching the sun go down. Each room is named after one of the glorious local beaches along this precious northern coast of the island and each room has stunning views either out to sea or the mountains.

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Yoga and Excursions Retreat in Spain

6 – 13 September, 20 – 27 September, 18 – 25 October

Begin your day with yoga practice, continue on with a delicious brunch after it and then you are off to a great start with the right energy for the rest of the day! Some afternoons we will go hiking along the beach or inland through protected pine forests.

Other afternoons we practice a recuperative yoga practice (Yin Yoga, or Yoga with focus on healing sounds, organs, glands and chakras).

During these sessions we also refine our breath and discuss interesting issues on yoga-philosophy. Every day there will be enough time to experience local scenery and its beauty with all senses and fill up your body with new energy. The mild, mediterranean climate energises all year round. Get to know a different Spain, away from mass tourism!

Altafulla has a mild, mediterranean climate all year round with a lot of sunshine. The summer heat rarely reaches above 30 °C and there is always a pleasant sea breeze blowing.

You will deepen your yoga practice no matter what you have learned and practiced so far. You will get to really understand the basic concept of yoga and learn to be your own teacher.

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Early Autumn Yoga, Surf & Coastal Walking Retreat in Cornwall

9 – 12 October / 12 – 16 October

Join us for the end of summer for some beach life, blissful coastal walks on our Autumn yoga retreat Cornwall. Based near St Agnes and Perranporth try to surf one day and sunset yoga another in these stunning locations. We will be enjoying exploring sections of the coastal path, taking in the views of hidden coves and beaches.

This 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.

Our Autumn yoga retreat Cornwall is very popular. After a 30-minute silent meditation walk and a 2 hour morning practice, you can enjoy relaxing at our gorgeous pad, soothe achy limbs in the outdoor hot tubs (yes we have two!), or venture out to the coastal walks or try something a little more adventurous; Surfing, coasteering, paddleboarding, kayaking to name a few of the activities we have on offer. Learn more about the walks from our doorstep or if surfing is your thing then see what yoga poses can help.

Stay for the weekend, mid-week or the whole week. This Autumn Yoga Retreat in Cornwall is suitable for anyone who is a complete novice or is an expert. If you prefer not to get in the water that is ok, this is also suited to people who prefer dry land and wish to enjoy the scenery!

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Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat in the Portuguese Mountains

Open March to 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.

Soulfully reconnect with our planet and with your own body. This warm invitation to deepen your love affair with yoga, is open for everyone, travelling alone or with friends, new to yoga or practicing for decades. Most of our retreats at Vale de Moses include morning and afternoon classes, a health consultation, massage/acupuncture treatment, 3 nourishing daily meals and a trip to the nearby Rio Zêzere.

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Vino and Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in Spain

16th – 21st November

Treat yourself to a wonderful escape to bright Andalusia for an extraordinary experience of Wine and Yoga. During the retreat you will tone and relax during the yoga classes as well as delve into the world of wines, especially our local Andalusian wines.

Esther’s passion for wine started at her parent’s dinner table. But it wasn’t until 2006 that she started working in the world of wine, as many do, in a wine shop.

Flanked by Suryalila’s world class yoga teachers Esther Mercedes Jürgens will teach entertaining, yet informative wine classes and lead you on winery visits in the area. An Andalusian cooking class as well as wine and food pairing round off this rich experience.

Since 2013 Esther holds the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits and is now an accomplished wine expert with many years of experience. Over the last 7 years she has been living in Tuscany/Italy. There and in Chile she worked in several wineries, welcoming visitors and explaining the wines and wine making process

Digital Detox Retreat, Cascais, Portugal

17th – 20th September

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.

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Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Cádiz, Spain

6 – 11 September / 18 – 23 October

Nominated by Yoga Journal as the best retreat in Europe, Suryalila Retreat Centre, nestled into the rolling hills of Andalusia, is the perfect retreat from the hurry and worry of everyday life.

We have prepared a unique Five Day Hiking and Yoga Retreat for all nature lovers. Discover all the local treasures in Sierra de Grazalema with the help of very experienced guides while nurturing yourself at Suryalila Retreat Centre.

Our local eco tourism organisations, O-Live and Sierra Vida, will lead you on some magical hiking, birdwatching and biodiversity tours.

The goal of this retreat is to help you deepen your yoga practice in a beautiful retreat environment while exploring the Spanish countryside through outdoor activities here in the breathtaking nature of Andalusia.

The nearby mountains of Sierra de Grazalema boast with more than 200 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, outstanding Mediterranean flora (including more than 30 species of orchids and the unique Spanish fir), 18 species of reptiles and 9 species of amphibians.

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Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona

27th September – 3rd October

Join us for our 7 day Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona. The timeless beauty of Villa dei Cipressi, nestled on the highest hilltop of the Sona Village, is both enchanting and inviting. Her classically elegant architecture and design are said to date back to the end of the 9th century.

Spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furniture including many beautiful art deco pieces, original art works, exquisite lighting, ancient tiles, linen drapes and luxurious bedding.

We will begin each day with a beautiful morning yoga practice (90 minutes) in the panoramic sun room facing the park.

The grand estate, recognised as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centred as the crown jewel.

Just outside the villa are ancient coniferous and cypress trees, a rose garden, lily pond with fountain, bamboo grove with an outdoor pizza oven, expansive lawn, swimming pool, and several cozy seating areas to relax, contemplate and enjoy the breathless views of the Verona Valley with a delicious glass of wine cultivated right on the property. All of this and more creates a romantic, dream-like atmosphere in exclusive privacy

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Yoga, Wellbeing and gentle Detox Retreat in Ibiza

13 – 19 September / 4 – 10 October

A week in Ibiza to unplug from modern life. The House of Om welcome you to their healing retreat for a full week of yoga, meditation, breathwork and an abundance of other therapies to promote calm and balance. Your stay with us will be in the stunning setting of a beautiful villa in the hills of San Carlos.

Your time with us will be based around carefully designed yoga, meditation and nutritional programs. Fresh organic and deliciously healthy food will be provided by our wonderful chef.

Our programs have been designed to stimulate your mind and body, to boost your metabolism and naturally cleanse and gently detoxify in order to encourage the feeling of overall wellbeing.

We also build in plenty of time for rest and relaxation, with lots of glorious down time to eat, explore, relax, read, walk and simply enjoy…. always offering the perfect balance!

A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a chance to have a digital detox and reset the mind.

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Yoga, Mindfulness and Lifestyle Detox Retreat, Ibiza

19th – 16th September

Designed for people who find themselves over-thinking or over-analysing, or who are prone to stress and fear they are heading for burn-out, and for those seeking to heal trauma or heartbreak. The Harmonise Retreat is the perfect environment to disconnect from the over-stimulation of 21st century living and bring your life back into true harmony; mentally, physically and spiritually.

Through mindfulness and meditation practices to train the “monkey mind” and flowing, therapeutic yoga for all abilities, you will ease relentless mind-chatter and tune into the quieter voice of your inner-guidance system.

The 21st century sees us constantly plugged in and always digitally available; we invite you to step into stillness, switch off your phone and tune back in.

Bring the art of mindfulness into your yoga practise, with breath-work and meditation to reconnect to your power-centre and inner guide. Feel new passions and purpose emerge, empowering you to create a more sustainable love-life-work equilibrium, and step forward into a more harmonious chapter of your life. This is for you if you are feeling burned out, tired out or in need of stillness.

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Luxury Yoga Marrakesh Move + Manifest Retreat

26th October – 1st November

This Yoga Marrakech Move + Manifest retreat offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. Expect meaningful discussions and fun activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and heartfelt desires.

Your retreat home for the week is the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel. This stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler.

You will not only enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and covered yoga platform, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites.

A guided day trip in Marrakech will lead you through an introduction to souks and visits to sites such as Ben Youssef Medrasa. A full day will be spent exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains with a base at the Kasbah Tamadot Hotel with a traditional mule trek to the nearby village of Asni followed by time at the beautiful grounds of this 5-star location overlooking the vista and tasting menu lunch.

The final full day entails a trip to the famous Bains de Marrakech, a luxurious spa facility, where guests can be pampered to their heart’s content with a full program of various treatments. What better way to wrap up a week of yoga than a day of pure relaxation.

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Healing Ayurvedic Retreats at Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka

Open all year

The Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a small, peaceful and modest retreat in a nature reserve set between a lagoon and the ocean in the south of Sri Lanka. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty and relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

The Sanctuary offers Yoga and Ayurveda retreats all year round and hosts detox retreats and special Signature retreats a few times a year. The gentle rhythm of the sanctuary and the pared back approach and architecture of the place allow for a genuine retreat.

The focus at Sen Wellness Retreat is on rest and connection with nature and oneself. The eclectic and fascinating selection of books available are perfect to fill your time between yoga, treatments and walks on the beach.

You’ll be encouraged to put away your devices as much as possible and allow for a digital detox too. With our retreat sanctuary in the mangrove forest by the beach, we invite our guests to reconnect with nature and feel the vital energy of Sri Lanka.

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Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Lake District

22nd – 25th October

Grab your walking boots and join us for a spectacular three night, four day hiking and yoga retreat in the Lake District at our luxurious venue. Awaken yourself with energising and restorative yoga with our expert yoga teachers, enjoy a hearty and healthy breakfast and then bundle up for a guided hike to discover breath-taking and panoramic views of the Lakes with our qualified mountain guides.

On the second day of your activity and hiking yoga retreat it is up to you – enjoy one of the many activities available in the area: more hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, or perhaps visit Lake Windermere for the day?

We also recommend getting cosy and enjoying the magnificent grounds, before treating yourself to an indulgent massage – it is your yoga retreat, so it’s up to you!

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