The Best Yoga Retreats & Wellbeing Breaks in England

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Our guide to yoga retreats and wellbeing breaks in England. You can choose to stay in a manor house amongst the lush greenery, rolling hills and running rivers of the great British countryside, or perhaps a cottage dotted along the wind swept beaches of the stunning Cornish coast.

For a pampering experience with holistic treatments pick a luxury spa hotel for a weekend wellbeing break, or choose to rent a home with a heart for a bespoke experience in the privacy of your own home away from home.

Yoga and Wellness Retreat in Bicester

On our Bicester yoga and wellness retreat in Bicester, 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. Our Bicester wellness yoga retreat venue is well loved by our guests for its grand, yet incredibly homely feel.

Surrounded by Oxfordshire countryside with sweeping views all around, in warmer weather relax in the peaceful grounds or in colder times curl up with a good book by the open fire.

We have been running our retreats at this venue for 8 years and it is a home from home for us and our return guests. Enjoy first class yoga teaching from teachers, meditation to calm your active mind, 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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Autumn Yoga, Surf & Coastal Walking Retreat in Cornwall

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.

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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Yoga & Spa Day Retreats at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat

Relax, unwind and have some “you time” on our retreats. Take time out of your busy schedule to focus on wellbeing, meditate your stresses, get back to nature, kickstart a new habit and really rejuvenate yourself.

Set in 72 acres of peaceful, private countryside, Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat provides a stunning backdrop to a full day of mindfulness and me time.

As well as healthy food and drink, yoga classes and meditation, your day also includes access to our spa facilities. Our luxury spa is equipped with an enticing indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, soothing reflexology foot baths, serene showers, steam room and heated loungers.

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Wellness, Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Oxfordshire

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Give yourself a well deserved break and join us for our yoga and wellness retreat in Oxfordshire. Be prepared to switch off, let go and give permission to yourself to totally relax.

Situated along the canal life has a relaxed vibe to it, with people pottering alongside the canal or walkers taking in the scenery. 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.

Immerse yourself in nature on these retreats and observe the changes of each season. Use this time to reflect on the impermanence of each day and feel gratitude for the now.

Staying at our gorgeous manor house, enjoy the peace that 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.

Enjoy a massage from one of our expert in-house therapists or take time to rest and just be. These weekends are yours to do as much or as little as you like.

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Springtime Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Lake District

hiking and yoga retreat in the Lake District

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!

Our classes for our yoga retreat in the Lake District are really special, with natural light coming in to the purpose built, high ceiling yoga shala overlooking the mountains.

Each yoga class is designed in response to the energetic needs of the group, and this is reflected in the overall pace and rhythm of your yoga retreat. We ensure that the level and dynamics of the yoga classes are in harmony with the participants, the time of the day and the activities enjoyed that day.

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Autumn Yoga Weekend in Oxfordshire

Join Jeff Phenix at the stunning Poundon House, Oxfordshire for a wonderful yoga weekend. Wrapped in the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, this UK yoga weekend provides the perfect opportunity to rest and recharge. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in a full schedule and spectrum of yoga and practices, eat delicious, healthy vegetarian food, and return home feeling refreshed and restored.

Over the course of the weekend there will be four meditation sessions and four yoga sessions. The morning yoga practices will be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama.The afternoon sessions will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation. This will be a deeply nourishing and blissful practise.

Your teacher Jeff Phenix has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

In your free time between yoga sessions and mealtimes you have the opportunity to enjoy the grounds and surrounding countryside as there are lots of walking opportunities. There are lovely characterful bathrooms just inviting you to take a long soak, massages are available and there is a lovely, comfy lounge where you can curl up by the open fire with a book and a cup of tea.

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Luxury Yoga Weekend in Bedfordshire

Escape to the peace and tranquillity of this very special historic 17th Century Manor for a wonderfully rejuvenating and replenishing pre-Christmas yoga weekend with Jeff Phenix. This beautiful, luxurious venue offers a peaceful, rural setting perfect to deepen your understanding of yoga and meditation, nurture your body with fresh and delicious vegetarian food, enjoy gorgeous country walks and indulge yourself with a massage.

By taking time out of your everyday life you can leave feeling recharged, reconnected and able to interact with the world in a more balanced and loving way.

Over the course of the weekend there will be four meditation sessions and four yoga sessions. The morning yoga practices will be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama. The afternoon sessions will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation. This will be a deeply nourishing and blissful practise.

Your teacher Jeff Phenix has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

Between yoga sessions and mealtimes, you are free to do as you wish. There is time to relax with a book in one of the comfortable lounges, chat with new friends, enjoy the lovely grounds, take a walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside or if you prefer just find time be to be on your own and relax.

There will also be a therapist offering massages and other treatments so you can treat yourself if you wish. Tofte Manor also has its own labyrinth, the grounds are anchored with beautiful crystals which create a unique energy and space perfect for peaceful reflection and quiet time.

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Raw Horizons Yoga, Detox and Coaching Retreats for Women, Yorkshire

Reframe your mind and transform your life for a healthier, happier you. Raw Horizons is the UK’s leading destination for wellbeing retreats for women.

Offering wellness coaching, yoga and detox programmes, our life-changing retreats will take you on a unique mind and body journey to be healthily happy.

Here you will find sanctuary, a safe haven to find peace, clarity and inspiration. Come to us to slow down and discover how to find your balance, access your inner confidence, discover your life passions, nourish your body or just relax.

Our delicious cuisine is based on the clean raw food diet, helping you detox in a gentle satisfying way. Open all year, we offer four signature retreat programs for 2, 3 & 5 nights.

Located in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside with amazing views and lovely country walks, our tranquil retreat venue, Split Farthing Hall is luxurious yet cosy. Arrive tired, stressed, perhaps a little lost… Leave feeling calm, energised and ready to take on the world.

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Sometimes the only way to truly relax is to leave city life behind and escape to the countryside for a peaceful couple of days. If you can’t abscond for a trip abroad, take the staycation route and pay one of the UK’s most luxurious spa hotels a visit.

Dormy House Hotel, Worcestershire

Wind your way down picturesque country lanes, past Cotswold-stone cottages, and eventually you’ll reach the warm welcome of Dormy House Hotel – a cosy converted farmhouse that’s about as British as you can get.

Accommodation options range from roomy suites to the adorable Rose Cottage, complete with private hot tub, and the House Spa is utterly luxurious. As well as an indoor infinity pool, outdoor hydrotherapy hot tub and three thermal suites, the treatments on offer are truly exemplary.

The fitness studio is well kitted out too, but if the weather’s nice it would feel foolish not to take advantage of the glorious Cotswolds setting – ask for a map at reception and take a walk across hilltops dotted with sheep. Afterwards, reward yourself with a meal at one of the restaurants on-site – The Garden Room is particularly special. Read reviews.

Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire

Just over 90 minutes from London by train, Lime Wood Hotel’s idyllic New Forest setting makes for the most picturesque of countryside retreats, complete with wild ponies and donkeys roaming the entrance.

From opulent but cosy rooms in the main house to secluded cabins and lodges with log fires and private patios, it is almost too tempting to relax in your room for the entire stay.

However, with a spa that features a peaceful rooftop herb garden (where you can take part in morning yoga or meditation should you wish), a hydro-pool, steam room and sauna overlooking the forest and an outdoor hotpool and mud house – not to mention the warmest service, a pretty courtyard bar and a restaurant headed up by Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett and co-head Luke Holder – the rest of Lime Wood is well worth your time too. Read reviews.

Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire

The word “Manor” in Calcot Manor is slightly misleading, encouraging visitors to expect a stuffy intimidating house, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Calcot Village would be more appropriate to describe the layout and feel, since the accommodation is made up of 35 quaint cottages, barns and outbuildings, all grouped around the rustic main building.

Thoughtfully preserved on the outside and completely modernised on the inside, the rooms provide exactly what most city visitors want from a country retreat: the appearance of rural living, but with wi-fi.

The spa – one of the main reasons that Calcot is almost always full, even on a rainy midweek day – occupies another of the cluster of farm buildings and boasts an indoor pool, treatment rooms, lounge, and lavender-surrounded outdoor hot tub overlooking an open wood fire.

Treatments focus on complete relaxation using Aromatherapy Associates products – although CACI therapies are also on offer – and the 45-minute Rose Facial is so relaxing it feels twice as long. Time moves more slowly in the Cotswolds – which is just as we like it. Read reviews.

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire

After driving down a mile-long driveway lined with beech and lime trees, Lucknam Park is no disappointment when you eventually reach it.

A Palladian mansion just six miles from the beautiful city of Bath, Lucknam boasts 42 individually-styled rooms and suites, 500 acres of land (which you can explore on horseback or by bike, should you wish to), a Michelin-starred restaurant and a spa featuring a 20-metre pool, hydrotherapy pool and five thermal cabins.

Guests can choose from a list of treatments using products from Espa, visit the gym or even book an appointment at the hairdressing salon during their stay.

The setting is idyllic, the hotel and facilities utterly luxurious and the service second to none – a weekend’s stay feels like the ultimate country escape. Read reviews.

The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire

Tucked away in what feels like the most quaint, quiet English countryside (it is, in fact, only a 40 minute drive out of central London), The Grove Hertfordshire is almost too close to home to be safe from temptation mid-week.

Boasting four different restaurant areas and grounds that are as luscious as its gourmet breakfast (served in bed, naturally, eaten propped up with cloud-like pillows and silky soft linens), it is the Sequoia spa that is the jewel in its crown.

Using Natura Bissé products, their formulas rich in active ingredients, its body treatments are some of the best you’ll experience. A special mention goes to The Orangery Experience.

Who would have thought feeling like a citrus soufflé would be so invigorating? It’s the perfect precursor to a day spent walking around the expansive grounds, culminating in a glass from their excellent wine list. Read reviews.

Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire

With 55 acres of woodland and meadows for guests to enjoy, Cowley Manor is a firm favourite with Cotswolds-frequenters. Its C-Side Spa makes it an even more enticing proposition, especially given the new menu of Emergin C Scientific Organics.

These are treatments that utilise the latest in skincare technology to provide hard-hitting, results-driven facials.

High points are the Anti-Ageing Apple Stem Cell Treatment (100 per cent of clients noticed improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet), and the Detox Facial, which uses a range of potent super-ingredients such as kombucha, seaweed, French clay and grape extract. Read reviews.

The Scarlet, Cornwall

You can indulge in all kinds of relaxing diversions here at the Scarlet – including cliff-top hot tubs, a natural reed-bed swimming pool and an Ayurvedic inspired spa. The hotel has been designed so that almost wherever you are, you can enjoy far-reaching views of the beach and sea beyond. A balance of light, airy spaces with cosy, private areas which allow you to mix with our other guests or enjoy peace and solitude.

The stunningly appointed bedrooms and suites feature free standing baths, walk-in showers, sea views, private gardens, terraces or private rooftop sitting rooms. The Scarlet offers you serenity, a chance to escape from life’s fast pace, slow down and truly enjoy nature, great food and a warm welcome. With its luxury tented treatment rooms lit by lanterns and its far-reaching views over Mawgan Porth Beach to the wild Atlantic beyond, the Scarlet Spa is essentially a quiet, contemplative, almost spiritual place.

The focus of their spa is on your holistic wellbeing and the nourishment of your mind, body and soul, drawing on the wisdom of Ayurveda and a distinctive Cornish twist. You might want to slather yourself in rich mineral mud in our rhassoul, experience a traditional bathing ritual in the hammam, or try your hand at massage guided by one of our therapists. Outside, a cliff top hot tub invites you to stargaze or storm watch, and our natural chemical-free pool, cleaned by reeds, beckons you into the water. Read reviews.

Polurrian on the Lizard Hotel, Cornwall

Take a breath, feel the sea breeze and make the Cornish coast your playground. From early morning slow yoga to seal-spotting adventures, we’ll inspire a fresh view of life. Here, you can savour the simple things: share some tapas, stroll down to the sand or sip drinks with a view. This is a coastal hotel with a very different outlook.

Whenever you are ready, we will be here to welcome you to our spectacular Cornish retreat, with the magnificent coastline to explore, delicious local food, tasty new cocktails and plenty of time to enjoy a long-awaited change of scenery. The beach will be waiting for you.

Our Health Club has a range of facilities to try, including an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. Prefer to exercise in the sun and sea air? There’s also an outdoor tennis court, seasonal outdoor pool and miles upon miles of coastal path on our doorstep.

Our relaxation room is where you’ll discover the meaning of chilled out. Enjoy the perfect space to rest before and after a treatment or simply unwind to soothing sounds in a tranquil atmosphere. If the weather is sunny, grab a lounger on the decking outside or around the pool and feel the sea breeze on your face.

In our treatment rooms, you can indulge in a pampering Elemis treatment and some well-deserved me-time. Soothe away stresses with an age-defying facial, unwind with a deep tissue massage or be rejuvenated with a lime and ginger salt scrub. Read reviews.

Watergate Bay Hotel

Set on a spectacular, two mile surfing beach on the North Cornwall coast, Watergate Bay Hotel is the perfect destination for a contemporary beach holiday.

Swim Club – our take on a spa – where outdoors meets indoors and beach meets hotel. This is our space for active relaxation. Swim in our 25-metre infinity pool, build strength and flexibility in a yoga class, or take time out for a treatment.

Work hard in a cardio cycle class or find focus and strength with yoga or pilates. If you’re craving an impromptu training session, our cardio room is filled with top of the range gym equipment.

Hatha yoga – Led by experienced teachers, this reflective yoga style encourages the release of tight muscles, energising the whole body. Classes include breath work (pranayama), posture (asana) and mindfulness (dharana). Build strength and increase your flexibility.

Cardio cycle – Challenge your body with a 60-minute, full cardiovascular workout on our stationary exercise bikes – complete with brakes that help you dial in your workout intensity. A fun way to strengthen your legs, build endurance and improve your overall fitness.

Pilates – These class will focus on strengthening and toning muscles, improving posture, flexibility and balance, reducing stress and your overall wellbeing. It will emphasise on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core and improving coordination.

The beach’s large open bay is great for extreme sports as it picks up swell from the Atlantic, so if you’ve always wanted to learn to surf, body board or wave ski, then there really is no better place: the hotel offers access to qualified instructors from The Extreme Academy. Read reviews.

Homes With A Heart

Pebble House, Cornwall

With stunning panoramic sea views, the award winning 5-star rated Pebble House in Mevagissey offers luxurious, boutique bed and breakfast, situated right on the South West Coastal Path. This adult-only property has rooms with super king or king-size beds, free WiFi, free parking, and the award-winning Pebble House breakfast.

The sea view rooms have floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a hairdryer and straightening irons, and tea/coffee making facilities. All beds are fitted with goose feather and down duvets and luxury Egyptian cotton linen. The contemporary en suite bathrooms include luxury bathrobes, Molton Brown toiletries and underfloor heating.

Pebble House 5-star breakfast includes local and home-made produce with free-range eggs, award-winning sausages and bacon and home-made granola.

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Iris, St Ives

Tucked away in arguably the most famous street in St Ives, Iris is a beautifully restored fisherman’s cottage full of character and unique features.

The cottage’s maritime history can be seen throughout with eye-catching wallpaper and the oar bannister adding a quirky touch.

Beautiful hand-crafted oak beams and an exposed stone wall give a nod to the building’s humble past which has been reimagined into a stylish open plan space for families and friends to reconnect after salty days by the sea. The flickering wood burner provides a toasty spot to spend lazy evenings and the two inviting bedrooms offer a serene space for a peaceful night’s sleep.

The shared courtyard is a peaceful spot for an evening tipple before heading out to sample some of the local seafood delicacies.

St Ives’ cobbled streets are lined with colourful cottages, independent shops and artists’ galleries, taking inspiration from the surrounding waters shimmering turquoise and blue in the magical Cornish sun. Iris is perfectly positioned for lazy beach days with two beautiful stretches of golden sand moments from your front door.

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Having trouble choosing from one of our best yoga retreats in the UK? For the latest travel inspiration follow us on Instagram @soulseedtravel. Or get in touch with our retreat advisors to help you find, discover and book your perfect retreat. Namaste!.

What to pack

The SHUG Lavender Eye Pillow is a must-have accessory for your meditation and yoga sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24Bottles Urban Petit Jardin water bottle. The -0.08 printed on the bottle is the amount of CO2 you are saving by not buying a single use plastic bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Unity Yoga Mat Bag – Retro Print. The Yoga Mat Bag features an Eye Pillow pocket that also fits an iPhone 7 Plus, wallet and a notebook.  There’s also space for a travel towel and a fresh set of clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eko® lite yoga mat 4mm. This non-Amazon harvested tree rubber mat firmly supports both your practice and our planet. Each mat is hand processed and has unique patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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