Adventurous, Creative & Cultural Retreats for Female Solo Travellers

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Whether you’re looking for a tranquil or action-packed wellbeing break, when travelling solo the world is your oyster. The greatest luxury about solo travelling is the freedom to go wherever your heart desires.

Give yourself the gift of travel and choose a life changing experience that will lead you to new adventures and create unforgettable memories for yourself and fellow Female Solo Travellers.

Creativity

Art & Painting

7 Day Art Workshop At Finca Parrilla

Do you dream of painting by the Mediterranean? We offer different painting vacations with amazing and experienced painters from Scandinavia. It’s a perfect opportunity to gain inspiration and develop your painting skills in a unique and peaceful atmosphere.

Peacefully located at the foot of the Teida and Alhama Mountains, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Finca Parrilla provides the perfect setting for tranquility. The Finca is a property, offering a combination of elegant accommodation and beautiful surroundings. It consists of two houses, lovely rooms, a swimming pool, yoga facilities and a small Maria Chapel for silence and meditation.‍

The lessons takes place in the mornings and the afternoons and during the course we will visit the villages, go on excursions and enjoy organic cuisine with local food made by our private chef. Join in and experience the magic of this painting workshop!


We invite you to a painting vacation with the visual artist Ingrid Thortveit. (b. 1986) Thortveit is a figurative artist. After working abroad for 10 years as an artist, she now lives and work in Oslo. The artist has studied and taught at the figurative art school The Florence Academy of Art in Italy, among Europe’s most prestigious art academies.

Between a number of exhibitions and assignments in Norway, she has taught at Token Studio and LARA (London Atelier of Representative Art) in London. Thortveit teaches both portrait, landscape, nude and still life, with different materials, but mainly oil.

Ingrid will guide you through a number of different topics from The Florence Academy of Art. The course consists of two parts: Classic painting course in full figure with clothes and a day of inspiring landscape painting in beautiful natural surroundings

One of the days is set for excursion for those who want to explore this beautiful region. Or maybe just spend a relaxing day on one of the small Mediterranean beaches?

Inspired by nature, our organic, plant-based cuisine is a highlight for our guests and a key component of our approach to health and wellness. With this in mind, our Spanish chef has developed Mediterranean specialties with ingredients from local organic producers in the area. Read more.

Just Paint Workshop in Ibiza

This practical Just Paint workshop in Ibiza will encourage you to work in innovative ways allowing your painting to emerge lead by your imagination and your creative process. The workshop is designed to help you unlock your creativity by learning how to balance simple techniques with the relinquishing of control and by harnessing chance encounters, trial, error and transformation.

Exercises combines mindfulness meditations, expressive movements, Zen seeing and Zen drawing with painting on paper and on canvas, in the studio and outdoor in nature.

It is ideal for students who wish to develop their own authentic way to paint and experience how to create from an inner space of presence and awareness.

The program is aimed for adults interested in art, creativity and mindfulness. Creation times are designed to be inspiring for artists and non artists alike, no special skills or experience are needed.

Roseline’s art studio is only 150m from Can Bueno It has been the cradle of many artistic projects and vibrates with creative energy. The studio is a 70 m2 luminous space with high ceilings and an outdoor country area, perfect for small group settings.

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. Read more.

Galathée Creative Retreats, Île De Ré, France

A magical week of relaxation with creative and culinary experiences on the island of Île de Ré. Staying in a gorgeous 18th century house in the harbour of St Martin, this will be a week of fun and creative experiences.

You will be in the company of superstar florist Kate Langdale, and leading canine painter Sara Abbott. With Kate, you will discover how to make flower cocktails, wreaths, and the perfect table arrangement. With Sara, you will unlock your creativity and experiment with oil painting techniques.

And with yoga therapist Cinthia Decelle, you’ll unwind through group yoga practice. Wine bar-owner and talented chef Victoria Ryan will be cooking delicious lunches and dinners using fresh local produce, while Karon Foxwell makes sure everyone gets the most out of the week

You do not need to be proficient in any classes just have the enthusiasm to learn. Each day, there’ll be a group workshop as well as time for a one on one chat over wine and supper in the evenings. There will be downtime for you to explore Île de Ré. Bicycles are the best option of transport which we can organise for you.

You will like this retreat if:

  • You want to learn from two of the UK’s leading experts on how to master the art of floristry and painting with oil on paper
  • You’re looking for inspiration and relaxation on one of Europe’s most beautiful islands
  • You’re ready for an adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • You’re inspired by travel, different cultures, and cuisines
  • You want to learn new skills regardless of your experience
  • You’re looking to connect with like-minded, creative individuals
  • You like structured time with a group but also a couple of hours each day to do your own thing
  • You love yoga and relaxation with good company, good food and lots of laughter

We hope that you will return home rejuvenated and inspired, with a fresh perspective on life and new friendships with likeminded people. Read more.

Wild Heart, Creative Soul – A joyful & luxurious creative well-being retreat

Awaken your wild heart and inspire your creative soul on this luxury, creative well-being retreat. Set in a stunning location in the Peak District, you will reconnect to the magic of nature, tap into your creative flow and take time out to relax and just be you.

If you want to spark your creativity in luxurious natural surroundings, make friends with like minded people, and get back to who you truly are, then this is the retreat for you. A whole weekend of joy, laughter, adventure and inspiration awaits…

Set in a jaw-droppingly beautiful location in Edale, just under the Kinder Scout plateau, the retreat takes place in a boutique coach house venue. You can choose to stay in the Derbyshire stone building, or in a glamping safari lodge tent with all the luxuries of loos, baths, real beds and heating.

This is a retreat for women who want to be inspired to create the life they long for by rediscovering their unique creative self. Each day has both nature-based activities as well as creative explorations, all led by professional artist and retreat host Kelly Herrick.

If you need to awaken your creativity, if you desire to express yourself more fully, if you miss your connection to nature, or want to rekindle inspiration for your life, then this is your perfect retreat.

You will leave the retreat feeling rejuvenated by being in nature and luxury, inspired by your unique creative voice, recharged and ready to step into action. This retreat is a gateway to a new way of being; grounded, reconnected and authentically you. Read more.

Watercolour Plein Air Painting Retreat at Salinara Art Farm

The historic estate, “Salinara” is located in Marsala close to the Mediterranean Sea, one of the largest Marin Natural Preserve in Europe.

Full of extraordinary charm and natural beauty, it is a perfect holiday hideaway with a beautiful sea view where both body and soul can regenerate, receiving a positive energy.

Join Igor and Ekaterina on this exciting opportunity to paint in Western Sicily where we will paint some beautiful picturesque Sicilian scenes.

Colourful sunset, olive groves, lined vineyards, typical historic centres of small villages, churches, fish markets, sleepy harbours, blue skies, unspoiled coastline, beautiful nature, jovial and friendly local people, traditional cuisine and great local wine.

Art, mixture of history and culture, create a unique atmosphere and stimulate your creativity. Two of the best Watercolorists Artists of the present time in one workshop.

Igor is an expert tutor, all participants will benefit from his lessons, daily one-on-one guidance, step-by-step demonstrations, he will show you how to take the initial inspiration to an expressive watercolour painting that is strong in composition, lights and life.

Ekaterina will show you flowers still life with watercolour, studio work and Plein Air. You will learn many secrets of the Masters!

In the evening you will enjoy dinner specially prepared for you by our chef with selected local wines at the Villa or dinner at typical restaurants carefully selected by us. Read more.

Paper & Printmaking

Creative Retreat with Yoga, Paper- and Printmaking

Celebrate spring, take a pause and connect with your creative energy. Rest and rewind and find a fresh, inspired flow through yoga, breathwork, meditation, papermaking and printmaking.

Tucked away in the green hills of Serra da Arrábida with stunning views on the ocean is the beautiful eco-lodge Villa Epicurea that will host us during this journey.

With a natural pool, yoga dome, generous suites and eco-villas, it is the perfect setting to become immersed in the serenity of the surrounding landscape, soak up the fresh spring air and let yourself be inspired by nature. Explore and enjoy movement, balance and presence, physically and mentally.

Recharge body and mind through energising vinyasa and soothing yin yoga, breathwork and meditation, guided by our dear Lena.

Get into the creative flow with Lisboa Social Press founders Jilly and Tom during their hands-on papermaking and printmaking workshops.

You will be encouraged to create intuitively, to switch off and become grounded within the creative process, completing the experience with not only a mindful approach to making but also a stack of prints and paper to take home. Read more.

Writing

A Writing Retreat in Tuscany with Sarah Selecky

Writing is both the excursion into and the excursion out of one’s own life. That is the queasy paradox of the artistic life. — Lorrie Moore

Join celebrated author Sarah Selecky for a week of deep writing in the heart of Tuscany. Spring is Sarah’s favourite time to go on retreat, because equal hours of daylight and darkness make the daily routine feel balanced and whole, without effort. Italy is perfect in late April: the wisteria is in bloom, the sun is warm without being too hot, and the trees are alive with songbirds.

Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light and the prized short story collection The Cake Is for the Party will be your guide in this master class for writers of all genres, in partnership with Radiant Jane, who will be teaching Loving Kindness and leading guided meditations.

In the morning, look out the window of your private bedroom with a view of the hills, and walk the path up to the studio to invigorate your body in a morning movement class with Jane. After breakfast, you walk to the restored ancient barn for our late morning workshop session.

The afternoon is free for you to write, go for a long walk, or read and research before we gather for dinner — a delicious organic vegetarian feast paired with Fattoria del Colle’s local Brunello wines. You and your fellow writers celebrate another day of deep work, and then settle into the lounge for our evening salon, where you share some of your work and discuss the insights of the day.

Bring whatever you are working on to this retreat. If you’re stalling or circling around writing something new, this is the perfect time and place to start it. You can also bring a craft question or a writing problem that feels unsolvable, and we will look at it together.

Fattoria del Colle, where we’ll be staying, is situated on ancient Etruscan land in the countryside, and the history of this place is fascinating. It is also home to the only all-women owned winery in Italy. The energy here makes it excellent for writers who want to find the courage to write the forbidden.

The slow food movement began in Italy, and this philosophy has a lot in common with the way Sarah teaches. Slow writing, like slow food, should feel good, clean and fair. Our writing should be nourishing. It should connect us — to ourselves, to the earth, and to each other.

Good writing does not alienate or isolate; good stories never make us feel silenced. In our writing, we may question the status quo, offer meaningful reflection, create cultural change, and feel less alone.

On this retreat, we will write what we wish we could read, even if we’ve never seen it written before. Our writing will support us by bringing us closer to our true nature — alone and together.

Our retreat includes a nature hike with a local guide who will introduce us to the secrets of the Tuscan forest. Connecting to nature will bring insight to our work in surprising ways. Prepare to feel open and spacious as you tune into a different state of mind.

We’ll also take a break mid-week to refresh our systems and enjoy a visit to Montepulciano for the day. You can use your free time here to wander through the old streets, visit museums, go shopping, or simply sip a cappuccino, write postcards, and watch the street life. Read more.

Write, Travel, Transform in Tuscany

Located in central Italy, Tuscany is home to stunning landscapes, world-class food and the historic cities of Florence and Siena. It’s a place of art, delicious local dishes, Chianti wines and charming hilltop towns.

Tuscany is famous for many things, but of all its qualities, the countryside is perhaps the most remarkable. Whether you are walking the vineyard trails, or driving a winding road to one of the hilltop towns, its hills, valleys and cypress trees always seem to arrange themselves into an exquisite view. Each one more impressive than the next.

The retreat takes place at Villa I Bonsi, located 400m above sea level in the beautiful Tuscan hills, 45 minutes away from the magical city of Florence. Originally built in the fifteenth-century, the Villa estate covers hundreds of hectares filled with olive groves, vineyards and forest.

The Villa belongs to a noble Florentine family who dedicated themselves to restoring it to its original glorious state after it was occupied by Germans during WWII. Between the rolling hills, the wild white peacocks strolling free on the grounds, and the air of Florentine history, one has plenty to inspire and awaken the senses.

Olive trees on the estate produce one of the finest olive oils in the world. Grapes from the expansive vineyards are used to produce delicious organic wine. The land also produces fine raw honey, seasonal garden vegetables, and its own “Vinsanto” – a delicate white dessert wine that is traditionally aged in oak barrels for at least five years. Simply divine!

There will be a writing workshop every day except for the two days we go on all-day outings. Laura Davis will help you sharpen your powers of observation and ability to write vivid description. You will learn to record your experiences and insights with clarity and depth, facilitating a richer travel experience. We will also use writing practice, developed by Natalie Goldberg, to discover our “wild mind” and tap our deep creativity

A highlight of this experience is time shared with your new community of writers. Whether you walk in the vineyards or participate in our daily mindfulness/yoga class, you’ll have the chance to relax, rejuvenate and share with others.

Each morning before breakfast, Karen Zelin will offer an hour of meditation and yoga instruction. Whether you are new to yoga and meditation practice or you are an ongoing practitioner, the classes are designed to help you stay grounded, and to help you integrate your travel and writing experience.

You will learn the Four Foundations of Mindfulness practice, explore compassion and impermanence, and gain new skills for meeting life, on and off the travel path. Read more.

A Writer Within Retreats for Women in Tuscany

It’s not a question of whether you have a writer within, it’s how can you set her free.

What could be better for your writing than getting away from the stresses of everyday life? A writing retreat, exclusively for women, held in a beautiful villa in Tuscany where all your needs are taken care of might just be the answer. All you have to do is relax and reconnect with your creative flow.

In this week-long writing retreat, led by Kathryn Kay, author of The Gilder, you will focus on finding and nurturing your unique vision while surrounded by a supportive community of like-minded women. In this safe and nurturing environment you will find there is nothing between your words and the page except unlimited inspiration.

Kathryn believes in the writer within you and is dedicated to getting you beyond your internal critic and into the creative flow. She has yet to find a student who wasn’t surprised by the writing they produced in her workshops.

Expand the boundaries of your imagination, master elements of the craft, generate new ideas, break through blocks, and write like you’ve never written before!

You will be met in Florence and driven to our villa 45 minute south of Florence where a room of your own will be waiting. Villa Castellare de Sernigi will serve as our base for this magical week in Tuscany.

The Corti family has owned this 800-year-old villa since the 1950’s and restored it to include every luxury and modern convenience, including air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms in each bedroom. We will be the only guests at the villa and its staff will be attending exclusively to our group.

Your meals will be prepared by our talented Florentine chef who will cater to your every need, and by the end of the week you will definitely be in love with her cooking.

Following breakfast, each day will begin with a group writing session focused on the creative process and the elements of the craft.

As a reward for your hard work, you will enjoy a buffet lunch on one of the villa’s terraces. Afternoons will either be free to do as you please, relax/write/explore, or enjoy a professionally guided excursion to nearby sites of interest.

If you need a massage to vanquish the last vestiges of jet-lag this can easily be arranged. A quiet walk through the property’s olive grove is sure to quiet your mind and open it to the imagination.

Additional writing sessions will be scheduled on afternoons without excursions.  Before a three-course dinner, we will gather in the outdoor living room to enjoy an aperativo and admire the sunset.

During the week, Kathryn will schedule a private consultation with you to discuss your work. This retreat also includes a second consultation via phone with Kathryn at some point post retreat.

No matter where you are on your writing path, just starting a project, have lost your way, or simply need a new perspective, this is the perfect retreat for you. If you’re looking for something unique and luxurious…take the leap and join us in Tuscany! Read more.

Adventure

Yoga & Hiking

7 Day Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Andalusia

Enjoy this wonderful area in the heart of Andalusia. A 7-day hiking and yoga trip in the area of ​​Sierra de Tejeda National Park, Almijara y Alhama: an impressive mountain range that forms a natural border between the provinces of Málaga and Granada.

You will see olive, almond, orange and medlar trees and an abundance of wild plants during walks. During the hiking days you visit several beautiful villages.

Everyone knows the Costa del Sol, the Spanish coast between Gibraltar and Almería, with (bath) places like Torremolinos and Marbella. We prefer a more authentic stay, more inland, where you can relax after a beautiful hike and enjoy a delicious drink and a good book with a beautiful view.

Much less known than the tourist attractions of the Costa del Sol is the inland of this region, where small mountain ranges (Sierras) and beautiful valleys alternate. The climate is usually very pleasant in spring and autumn.

We offer a program with hiking and other activities such as: yoga, meditation, cooking, going to the beach, kayaking on the lake, and last but not least, enough free time to relax.

All activities are free of obligation, so when there is a need for more free time there is always room for it. Among other things, we offer a few yoga sessions in which we show how you can positively influence your life with yoga and meditation.

In addition, there is a cooking workshop where our Chef shows you how to prepare the most delicious meals with varied, local, healthy and mostly seasonal products. Why yoga and a cooking workshop? What we believe is that a combination of healthy nutrition and exercise ensures that the body stays healthy and in balance.

As a bonus we offer a beautiful kayak or bike trip at Lake Viñuela with a beautiful view of the white villages and the impressive mountains with the ‘highlight’ of the Maroma mountain.

The routes all vary in difficulty but they are easy to do for people with a normal condition. This hiking and yoga holiday is for everyone who is looking for a combination of beautiful hikes, yoga, interesting workshops and time to relax in a beautiful natural setting. Read more.

Hiking and Travel Writing on the Camino de Santiago, Spain 

Hike the Camino while Learning to Use Words and Sketches to Create a Memorable Travel Journal. This is primarily a hiking trip, enhanced with creative elements to enrich your travels and record your pilgrimage experience. Writing and drawing will feed and support your journey, but this trip will not provide a deep dive into either discipline.

Beginners in both writing and sketching are welcome to attend. There are no writing qualifications or benchmarks you have to pass to qualify for this trip and participate. If you enjoy writing and are open to creating a travel journal, you’re welcome to join us.

In our classes, Laura will teach you the basics of travel writing, and we will focus on honing our skills of observation and descriptive writing. She will also guide you in using writing to deepen the pilgrimage aspect of our trip by teaching you to document the thoughts, feelings, and insights that arise as we walk the Camino. Our focus will not be on craft or polishing work all the way to completion.

Drawing, like writing, is a practice and a craft. Some of us will be total beginners (like Laura) and others have been practicing for longer and are more skilled.

Our itinerary is designed to maximize creative time, while hiking the last 100 km of the Camino, inn to inn style. Like all adventure travel trips, the itinerary may need to be altered due to weather, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.

The 14-day trip will include:

  • Eight days hiking the Camino de Santiago (French route) beginning at O Cebreiro Pass and ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Four days focused on writing and sketching at the beginning, middle and end of our trip
  • Instruction in writing, sketching and watercolor techniques designed to be used on-the-go to capture the beauty and meaning of your journey
  • A small travel watercolor sketch kit with watercolors, watercolor brush and paper
  • Your own pilgrim passport, to be stamped each day along the 100 km journey, qualifying you for your Compostela Certificate, on arrival at Santiago
  • Delicious foods from the Galicia region, including local cheeses and wines
  • History and traditions of the Way

In summary, this is not the trip to take if your goal is to hole up to finish your novel in the next two weeks or to do a deep dive into only writing. This is adventure travel with a deep creative bent. Read more.

Photography

Botanica Intima with Laurie Tennent 

Immerse yourself in the Tuscany landscape, enjoy food and wine from an amazing chef onsite, excursions to photograph planned through the week . All levels of photographic experience welcome. Camera rentals available.

Spend a week surrounded by the inspiration of the Tuscan landscape where we’ll dig into the origins of botanical illustration, the appearance of flowers in classical paintings, and research dynamic floral contemporary photography.

You will collect plants and flowers to experiment with back in the classroom at our private villa. Each day you’ll enjoy assignments in the field, after which you will share your images in a group critique where Laurie will provide personal advice on both the technical editing and artistic aspects of flower and plant photography, drawn from her own passion – and 30 years of experience.

Laurie Tennent is an American photographer known for her distinctive, dramatic botanical images. Laurie holds a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and exhibits her collections in botanic gardens, galleries internationally, as well as museums – with installations both interior and as outdoor sculpture.

Her work is part of many public and private collections including, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, The Mira Goddard Center for Photography at Ryerson University, Toronto ,The Detroit Institute of Arts, Kresge Art Foundation, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, The Gap/Doris Fisher Collection and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

With an acute sensitivity to today’s persistent digital noise, Tennent’s collection of intimate portraits command attention by returning us to our most primitive and organic roots. Isolating delicate living structures and amplifying them on a massive scale transports the viewer to a serene space where we are encouraged to breathe and to reconnect with the simple beauty of these objects.  Read more.

Culture

Luxury Yoga Retreat at Peacock Pavilions, Marrakech

Marrakech yoga retreat

This Luxury Yoga Retreat at Peacock Pavilions 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.

Peacock Pavillions

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. Read more.

7 Day Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia

Discover this “it list” region of Italy’s rural heel. This wonderful Luxury Yoga retreat will enable us to experience the landscapes and activities of this incredible rising star of Italy.

Spend a week amongst fertile red earth, gnarled olives and turquoise seas. The day trips will allow you to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer.

Tour through Puglia’s famous “Trulli,” white, cone-shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO heritage site where the main concentration of these trulli still stand.

One day is spent in the neighbouring region of Bascilicata in the town of Matera where we’ll enjoy the sites and unwind in a beautiful spa with treatments. The next day will be spent learning about the flavours of Puglia.

We start off with a cheese tasting and a visit to the town of Martina Franca. We will take in the gorgeous hilltop town of Ostuni, known as the White City, explore some of Italy’s oldest olive farms and enjoy a meal in a local restaurant.

Our day trips will allow you to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer.  One night will be spent at an award-winning restaurant with a tasting menu + wine pairing. Next we have a day of relaxation planned at one of the region’s blue beaches and at a private beach club.

One day will include a winery visit with a tour and tasting, and yet another day with a visit to one of the area’s most picturesque towns with plenty of photo-worthy vistas and blue waters, followed by an amazing unique meal in a “grotto” overlooking the cliffs by the sea in Polignano al Mare.

We will round out the week with massage treatments and plenty of time to relax at our home-away-from-home with its beautiful pool, walking trails, and more. Read more.

Healing

“The Great Heart” Meditation and Self-Healing Experience in Tuscany

This exclusive Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Tuscany is a perfect environment to tap into your heart energy, nurture your soul and find peace with all that is. Surrounded by the wild nature and its healing properties your whole being will revive. You will gain a great sense of clarity and connectedness with yourself on a spiritual level.

This is your invitation to step into a renewed sense of living from the place of unconditional love. This all-inclusive “The Great Heart” program is a transformative and personalised meditation experience for your emotional wellness. We will be working with the energy of the heart centre to develop a feeling of openness and nourishment.

We provide a safe environment for you to go onto the journey of self-rediscovery, gain perspectives and restore inner wellbeing. This experience can support you in healing from past stories and change your vibration. As you change your frequency, you change your reality.

Join us and find out for yourself what unconditional love is and how it feels to live with your heart wide open. In your free time, you can stroll around picturesque Tuscan hills, enjoy horse riding or cycling, or simply breathe in the lavender scent while reading your favourite novel.

With incredible passion, devotion and love our partners cultivate their organic garden which lately manifests on the dining table. Featuring mama’s best creations we are lucky to taste true Tuscan flavours along with enjoying magnificent nature around the mansion.

One day you will be guided by the owner of the mansion to the organic farm for meditative vegetable picking, allowing you to get closer to Mother Nature and learn about permaculture in Monteriggioni. Read more.

Power, Purpose, & Pleasure Retreat in Costa Rica

This Is Your Permission to Put Yourself First. This retreat experience will have a focus on yoga, meditation, and ecstatic dance and embodied movement, with an educational track centred around how we can heal and thrice in our relationships and show up in our fullest, most magnetic energy!

We strike a nourishing balance of rest and yin, while we are also learning and creating new belief systems that serve you and move you forward towards your goals.

Imagine This…

  • Daily Yoga + Meditation Classes on the Jungle Deck
  • Plant-Based Meals from the Organic Garden
  • Transformational Personal Development Workshops
  • Healing, Restorative Experiences In Nature
  • Heart-Opening Ecstatic Dance Circle
  • Surrounded by lush jungle, wildlife, hiking trails, minutes from pristine beaches and waterfalls

Costa Rica holds a very special place in our hearts. Your hosts and facilitators, Manda and Meleah, lived right here in Manuel Antonio from 2018-2019.

The gorgeous, world-renowned beaches of Manuel Antonio, where the ocean meets the jungle, are only minutes away. Manuel Antonio is also perched on top of a mountain, so the coastal views are breathtaking!

Our retreat venue Téva Eco Retreat is a community space on 20 hectares of pristine jungle forest that offers hiking trails, permaculture food gardens, botanical treasures, a jungle-view swimming pool, a top-rated Moroccan-Latin fusion restaurant featuring fresh, flavourful, plant-based cuisine, social spaces for meeting other travellers, a yoga deck in the jungle, a wealth of local knowledge, reliable high-speed internet, and opportunities to see abundant wildlife like scarlet macaws, toucans, and three species of monkeys, right from your window! Read more.

7-Day Luxury “Divine Body” Transformational Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Bali

Embark on a journey of inner-exploration where you will learn more about spirituality and methods of self-healing. With daily meditations, mindfulness and breathing techniques, you will reduce mental tension, emotional blockages and simply melt down the tension. If you are searching for a safe environment for self-discovery, this experience would be a perfect match.

A carefully planned holistic diet will take you on a gentle detox while nourishing your body on a deep cellular level. Plant-based nutrition will give you an energy boost and amazing sensations of tranquillity and peace. Holistic food has never been so tasty before.

Our yoga and meditation program is aimed to give you a shoulder of support, to show how you can take much better care of your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. You will learn easy techniques that will radically shift your vibrations to the higher frequencies.

After the traditional Balinese water blessing ceremony, you will find yourself renewed and balanced on all levels. Gaining emotional balance and inner peace – you will feel brand new inside out.

This all-inclusive “Divine Body” wellness program is carefully designed to assist you in reaching a spiritual state of bliss, balancing your energy and healing relationships with your body.

It offers an intimate and personalised experience where every participant receives what one came for. You will be offered daily guidance and mentorship while deeply resting in the peaceful jungle surroundings.

Experienced facilitators and their holistic approach will enable you to gain the maximum benefits for your mental, physical and spiritual wellness.

At Bliss Body, you will find yourself in the space of no judgment and total acceptance. You will be encouraged to express yourself freely and authentically.

We will inspire you to live your life more consciously and with love. Bali Island is a perfect place to transition from your old self to your new self. Together with you we will immerse into the power of the jungle, discover ancient, mysterious water purification ceremonies, and activate light within the body.

You will feel renewed, pure at the level of the soul and much more spiritually connected. This is a unique opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the sacred sights of the island that is still keeping the tradition alive. Read more.

Women’s Yoga and Wellness Retreat with Yohanna in Stockholm

This journey to a private island outside of Stockholm is a time of reconnecting and of learning how to truly care for the self. Through yoga and wellness workshops, we will explore our bodies, breath, minds, spirituality, and practice how to live heart centred lives that are true and meaningful.

This is an experience for those desiring to gather with like-minded women in reflection and sharing. This is not your average retreat but a profound experience that will bring you back home to yourself. My intention is to hold a space for you to restore your balance and awaken inspiration and joy within but also to empower you with with tools that will continue to support your wellbeing back home.

This will be my third retreat on the island and we are so happy to make it happen. Restoration and healing is essential during these challenging times but precautions will also be taken to secure everyone’s health and safety. The group is small and we have a whole island to ourselves. Read more.

Healing Ayurvedic Retreats at Sen Wellness Sanctuary in Sri Lanka 

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. Read more.

Spa

Luxury Ischia Yoga Retreat

Join us on this hidden gem of an island, Ischia, the “green” neighbour of Capri and the Amalfi Coast for our Italian Luxury Yoga Retreat. Indulge in a thermal spa 5* hotel, just as the crowds leave, but while the water is still invitingly warm. We’ll taste mouth-watering cuisine, wine, and take walks to the mysterious castles, beaches, and gardens.

Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles.

Considered the “green island” and visited by the more “in-the-know” scene, as contrasted by the neighbouring island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast, Ischia is a volcanic island in the Bay of Naples and one of the must-sees of the area.

Historically, the island has been inhabited by the Greeks, Syrausansa, Romans, Heruli, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Normans, Saracens, Turks, and Aragonese, and plenty of ruins remain to suggest the lineages of these colonies. With its wonderful climate, nice location from the mainland, and richness of therapeutic hot-springs, it’s not hard to see why it was a landscape worth fighting over!

Ischia was one of the world’s first health spa destinations. For centuries people have flocked to Ischia to indulge in its volcanic muds and waters, rich with healthful minerals. Doctors even prescribe stays here to reap the benefits of bathing in the healing springs. In addition to all its natural wonders, one of the most appealing things about Ischia is the hospitality of the people themselves. You’re sure to enjoy the island’s welcome and relaxed way of life while during your stay. Read more.

Yoga & Food & Wine

Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona

This Wine and Wellness retreat in Verona happens only once a year! You’ll enjoy yoga and curated cultural and culinary experiences in this amazing region.

Each weekday you’ll sweat and flow with a morning Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa class in the panoramic sun room facing the park. You’ll have a single or double room in the Villa dei Cipressi. 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.

The ancient city of Venezia is considered by many, including your hosts Liz and Naga, as the most beautiful city built by Man. You will find exquisite works of art around every corner and breathtaking delights for all of your senses where ever you direct your attention.

The history and natural beauty make it a perfect site for a fabulous wellness-infused adventure. Endless excursion possibilities exist, including a trip to the incomparably beautiful city of Venice; a spa experience at Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa; a day of culture and history in Verona (Romeo & Juliet’s hometown!); and, of course, fantastic wining and dining. Read more.

Walking, Food and Yoga Retreat on the Amalfi Coast

This seven day retreat combines daily yoga classes overlooking the sea, walks and hikes around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast, as well as a day walking one of Italy’s most renowned scenic hikes, the “Sentiero degli Dei” and several other lesser known paths in the area.

You’ll be learning about and experiencing firsthand the amazing culinary flavours of this region and enjoying mouth-watering cuisine from award-winning restaurants, family farms and kitchens, as well as taking part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons.

Your retreat home for the week will be the amazing hotel Margherita in the beautiful town of Praiano. The hotel boasts a wonderful terrace with a panoramic view and swimming pool. 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. 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! Read more.

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