Nourishing & nurturing retreats to soothe your spirit this Autumn

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Last Updated on September 12, 2021 by Editor

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.

Women’s Only Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Iceland

8th – 13th October

A Snapshot From The Hosts: Experience an out of this world yoga and wellness retreat in Iceland. You will spend 5 nights in two award-winning luxury design hotels exploring various locations and landscapes of Iceland’s southwest region.

Explore the land of fire and ice with other Solo Female Travelers on this exclusive luxury wellness and wilderness tour that will take you to the country’s most stunning sites.

All excursions and activities are planned out for you including the Golden Circle (Thingvellir National Park, Skógafoss and Gullfoss waterfalls, geysers), northern lights, Icelandic horses, see lava flowing at Fagradalsfjall,  a premium pass at Blue Lagoon, Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Reynisdrangar black beach.

We will split our retreat between two lovely boutique hotels – both in and outside of the city centre of Reykjavik. That way we can experience the various landscapes and cultures of this amazing country.

We’ll start out our time in the heart of downtown Reykjavik at the brand new Centerhotel Miðgarður, a well-appointed hotel located in the city centre, next to the main shopping and site streets of this compact city. There’s an on-site spa and restaurant, and comfortable, newly-appointed, modern rooms.

Then after our time in the city, we’ll head to the countryside to one of Iceland’s most prized and talked-about design hotels: the Ion Adventure Hotel.

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Luxury Venice Yoga, Culture & Creativity Retreat

1st – 6th November

luxury yoga retreat Venice

A Snapshot From The Hosts: We’re returning to our annual retreat in Venice, Italy – and we’ve added some fun new surprises. This enchanting city is the backdrop of a magical retreat – with daily yoga, creativity workshops, day trips, spas, masks, sites, gondolas, and gourmet meals.

Come away with us for a week in the magical part of Italy known as Venezia! 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.

Oh, but there is so much more to Venice than what the usual tourist visit can offer. Our yoga retreat will allow for a deeper knowledge of Venice, its canals, and neighboring islands. We’re so excited to offer this retreat during a unique time to visit this amazing city – as it’s 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 magic that is Venice – and then these 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.

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5 Night Hiking Retreat in the Atlas Mountain

30 September – 5th October

A Snapshot From The Hosts: Explore the Atlas Mountains of Morocco with a personal guide, through the Imlil and Azzaden Valley and Berben villages, along footpaths and mule tracks which mount through the lush, irrigated terraces, apple orchards and walnut groves to other villages, where you will have a glimpse into a way of life that has barely changed for centuries, and where traditional values and hospitality have been largely unaffected by the outside world.

Your registered guide, from the local Berber community, is there to support you throughout your stay, discussing routes that you may want to explore as well as being a font of knowledge of Berber life in these magnificent mountain environs. The treks are adapted to your individual or groups level and pace with several treks of varying lengths to choose from.

The mountains are home to the indigenous Berber people who have inhabited Morocco for at least 5000 years. The Berbers live in small clusters of earthen adobe houses which cling precipitously to mountainsides and are often only accessible by mule or foot.

The High Atlas Mountains, which dominate the skyline to the south of Marrakech, have always played an important role for the city, not least with regard to commerce. Whilst Marrakech is in itself a fascinating city, a whole new experience awaits those who venture south into the mountains.

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Yoga, Surf & Walking Retreat in Cornwall

10 – 14 / 14 – 17 October

A Snapshot From The Hosts: Join us for the end of summer for some beach life, blissful coastal walks on our Autumn yoga retreat in a stunning country Estate in Cornwall, located only a ten minutes drive from some of the most famous beaches in north Cornwall. The prime location gives the perfect opportunity to be as relaxed and restored or as adventurous and active as your heart desires.

Stay in a choice of three separate properties and come together for yoga, dining and activities. When not enjoying yoga in the large Apple Barn Studio the lawns create a perfect space for classes too.

We will be checking out the local area which is blessed with an abundance of coastal path walks, beaches, dunes, seaside towns and of course, surf.

The retreat is suitable for anyone, whether a complete novice or 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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Resilience in Nature Retreat, Snowdonia (Wales) 

1 – 4 / 5 -8 October

resilience retreat wales

A Snapshot From The Hosts: The past 18 months has been challenging for all. Everyone has been impacted by the stress in some way and its important to keep yourself recharged so you can be at your best personally and professionally.

Get away from the hustle and bustle. Immerse yourself in nature and bring back balance through yoga, nourishing food, breathwork and workshops to learn some practical tips and tools to incorporate into your life. We believe nurturing both the body and mind is essential for optimal wellbeing.

The resilient retreat combines yoga, workshops and local excursions such as hikes, clifftop walks or bicycle rides. Overlooking a beautiful, expansive beach with views of Mt Snowdon, you will leave feeling revitalised and equipped with some practical tips and tools to build your resilience.

To maximise your experience, you can incorporate a pre and post 1:1 coaching session, a personalised resilience assessment and debrief and/or a Reiki session.

Morning yoga classes will begin with meditation and breathwork moving into an uplifting, dynamic practice to strengthen and align the body. If weather permits, we may do some classes on the beautiful, expansive Harlech beach with a swim after for those that dare!

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Digital Detox Retreat, Cascais, Portugal

16th – 19th September

A Snapshot From The Hosts: 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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Mindfulness and Yin Yoga Retreat, Portugal

17th – 23rd October

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Our yin yoga retreats are for those going through a stressful life period or work situations and need to rest, heal and recharge batteries, while spending some quality time with themselves. Living in the world, balancing love, work, family, finances and health is not an easy feat.

There are always incredible moments to be enjoyed but they are usually sustained and financed by long days of hard work. To maintain our health in such busy rhythm is often challenging and there are moments when one needs to take a break, a wholesome break, both for the body and the mind.

This retreat offers exactly that, quality yoga and mindfulness teachings, therapeutically holistic treatments, healthy food and lots of time and space for you to disconnect and reconnect.

 A way that includes words like forgiveness, compassion, acceptance or empathy and at the same time the capacity to decline other people’s abusive behaviour.

Our yin yoga retreats are soft, healing and restorative retreats where people who need to take a break and recharge batteries have the opportunity to do it in the most wholesome environment. These retreats are for all levels.

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7 Day Weekly Yoga Holiday in Cyprus

yoga holiday Cyprus

Open all year

This seven day yoga holiday in Cyprus offers you the unique opportunity to live in a traditional stone-built village home, stroll along the narrow cobbled paths to the village square, have a coffee in the local coffee shop… and settle into an easy-going Mediterranean lifestyle that respects and nurtures timeless traditions.

A fun filled week with something to suit everyone, take the next step along your path of self-discovery through the practice of Hatha yoga, physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation with our team of professional yoga teachers!

Relax and unwind in the comfort of one of Cyprus Villages tastefully restored traditional village houses far away from mass tourism. The houses and apartments are located in and around the village of Tochni.

Tochni is set in the country approximately 10 km from the beach and 30 km from Limassol. Spend your free time either reflecting quietly or take part in the varied activities on offer. Leave feeling renewed with a greatly enhanced sense of wellbeing and positivity.

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Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona

15th – 19th November

A Snapshot From The Hosts: 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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7 Night Yoga Holiday in Fuerteventura

Weekly dates

yoga retreat in Fuerteventura

A Snapshot From The Hosts: Available all year round. Arrive any day of the week! Find the true balance between body and mind with daily yoga sessions, playful days next to ancient volcanoes, turquoise sea, and endless sandy beaches.

This is a fun and active yoga holiday that is designed for anyone who wishes to experience the transformative energy and good vibes of the island.

You’ll be enjoying gentle flow yoga mixed with some yin yoga on the beach where you can absorb the atmosphere and energy of an expansive lunar landscape while surrounded by breath-taking scenes; dunes, volcanoes, the Atlantic Ocean, and starry skies.

We practice yoga outside – on the beach which is 15 min walk from your accommodation. Fuerteventura has over 300 sunny days a year and in a rare case of rainy or very windy weather please allow us to adapt the schedule to a different time of the day or even move the practice indoors.

After yoga, you will have enough free time to enjoy the beach and explore the area. This holiday is self-catering and is not a typical yoga retreat but rather a holiday with yoga in it. This is a holiday for YOU, to focus on yourself and to get away from it all.

The retreat offers you enough personal time to wander the streets of Corralejo, go for quiet walks in the desert, let your senses soak in the salty Atlantic breeze, or just chill by the pool with a good book.

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Koukoumi Vegan Hotel Mykonos – All Inclusive Yoga & Fitness Packages

A Snapshot From The Hosts: 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.

We can enjoy life without harming animals, the environment or ourselves. A vegan will feel at home here and every one can try out an alternative and peaceful way of being, satisfying at the same time all their senses.

Respecting the principles of authenticity, simplicity and balance we offer an impeccable standard of service, while allowing the guest to lie back, relax and enjoy a healthy and harmonious accommodation. Minimum stay of 3 days!

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Wellbeing Retreat in the Croatian Countryside

2nd – 11th October

A Snapshot From The Hosts: Our wellbeing retreat is a kick-off retreat, our first such event taking place at the charming Villa Luka in Svib, Croatia, in the middle of the countryside.

In those nine days we want you to relax and focus on your personal wellbeing. We want you to identify where you are now and where you want to go. Further, our goal is for you to go home with some healthy take-aways to improve your routine after the retreat.

We focus on four key points: Forest-bathing, food consciousness, physical activities and coaching. The maximum number of participants due to the room availability is restricted to nine and everybody above 18 years of age is welcome. (Current attendees range from age 40 to 60.)

Regarding the Covid-crisis we are carrying out all requirements given by the Croatian government. At this moment, all you need to bring is a negative test before you fly in.

Everyone in the household of coaches is vaccinated against Covid or has their own immunity. This wellbeing retreat is organised by communication and mindfulness coach Kristina Bodrozic-Brnic and WorldTribe. The retreat is delivered in both German and English.

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Hiking & Yoga Escape, Dikastika (Greece)

26th September – 2nd October​ / 24th – 30th October

A Snapshot From The Hosts: Treat yourself to a retreat in beautiful nature, with breathtaking views between the sea and the mountains. Go hiking with experienced guides along meandering mountain paths and ancient hidden trails with lots of history and few tourists.

​​You’ll see a variety of flora and fauna depending on the season, the one constant will be the curious and always hungry tortoises which inhabit all four mountains.

We are located amid the raw, wild beauty of Dikastika, very close to the historic Marathon. Come and experience the true spirit of Greece, the wild olive trees perched along the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the sweet smell of Jasmine and the explosion of colour from the beautiful bougainvilleas that embellish the landscape.​

Our programme is based on studies of Blue Zone where it has been proven that people live healthier, longer and more active lives.

Blue Zone is a term given to geographic regions where people have shown to live longer, and have lower rates of disease than anywhere else. One of the Blue Zones is found on Ikaria, an island in Greece. All our hikes of are suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Healing Ayurvedic Retreats at Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka

Open all year

A Snapshot From The Hosts: 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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4 – 7 Nights Yoga and Wellness Retreats in Gozo

Weekly dates

A Snapshot From The Hosts: 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.

Arrival days are Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. These retreats have a maximum of 4 participants. Part of your retreat will be group classes where you will meet a maximum of 5 participants.

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