Spring has finally arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere and after the clocks have gone forward we are slowly coming out of hibernation from the cold and dark winter months.
Let’s look forward to the warmer weather, the changing bright colours of nature, the blooming flowers and longer days. Here’s our round up of recommended mood lifting Spring Happiness Retreats to welcome in the new season. Goodbye winter blues, hello spring happiness!
Soul Medicine Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Mood: Nurturing, soul healing Kundalini retreat in the mountains
Dates: 2nd – 6th June
We heal the soul though connecting to nature, we heal the soul by being, by allowing, by feeling we heal the soul by listening to that still voice of the soul within and developing that dialogue.
The experience here is to really re-connect, to plug back in, to allow in the space to nourish, the time to replenish, the energy to open, the vibration to heal and the frequency to elevate
We go deep into exploring our connection to our purpose, our intuition, our feeling and have an opportunity to listen to our soul and our soul’s calling and tune into what we really have come here to express, to make manifest, to experience, to vibrate. 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 of the mountains. Info and booking.
Yoga, Surf & Coastal Walking Retreat
Location: Cornwall, UK
Mood: Stunning beaches, coastal walks and nourishing yoga
Join us for our yoga surf & walking retreat for 3, 4 or 7 nights this Easter. We have returned to Cornwall after a break, and we are so excited to share this adventure with you! We have relocated to the beautiful area of St Agnes. 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 Easter Cornwall yoga retreats are very popular. After a 30 minute silent meditation walk and a two 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, the mid week or the whole week. Whether you are a surf pro, a yoga pro or a complete beginner at either, the combination of yoga with surfing will enhance your balance, concentration and flexibility to help you get up on the board and stay on!.
This yoga surf retreat 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. It’s also suitable for all ages, shapes, and sizes. Info and booking.
Spring Yoga Weekend With Jeff Phenix
Location: Kent, UK
Mood: An amazing opportunity to take time out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life
Dates: 4th – 6th June
As we emerge from lockdown this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a wonderful yoga weekend in the UK with experienced yoga teacher Jeff Phenix. This UK yoga weekend is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga and return home rested and recharged.
An amazing opportunity to take time out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and escape to the perfect peace and tranquillity of Oxon Hoath, a stunning stately home less than one hour from London.
Spend the weekend focusing on your ‘self’ and your wellbeing – immerse yourself in yoga and meditation, eat delicious healthy food, taking time to relax and reset your energy and intentions. You can’t help but return home on Sunday feeling recharged and rejuvenated.
We have lots of measures in place to offer you a socially distanced, safe covid-secure environment so you can relax and enjoy a wonderful weekend. Info & booking.
Yoga and Pilates Retreat by the Sea
Location: Altea, Spain
Mood: Immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food
Dates: 10 – 15 June 2021 / 19 – 24 May 2022
Join us for a 5 night Yoga and Pilates retreat by the sea and immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food. Plus, super experienced yoga and pilates teachers will help you open, lengthen, quieten and strengthen your body with two classes a day with time in between to explore this stunningly beautiful area with the optional biking, hiking, horse trekking or simply relax by the pool with a great book and soak up the sun’s rays.
Based at a 300 year old olive farm – now a 4* country house hotel – set in acres of orange & olive groves near the sea. This peaceful setting is the perfect base to get away from your normal routine and get a fresh perspective on life.
Whether you’re a keen beginner or have a regular yoga or Pilates practice, this retreat will meet you where you are with small groups of 12 and classes for beginners and intermediates/advanced plus workshops to help progress & deepen your practice. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to get outside and be in nature too with a guided hike, bike ride, horse trek, visits to the beach, take part in a Spanish cookery workshop, rest by the pool or enjoy pampering therapies.
And don’t worry, these retreats are super relaxed. So if there is a morning where you want to sleep in, please do. If there’s an afternoon you would stay longer by the pool and skip class, that’s ok! Whatever you feel you need, please do. Info & booking.
Surya Retreat – Rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates
Location: Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Mood: Immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food
Dates: Open all year (Saturday to Saturday)
Join us year round at our Surya retreat, on the sun-blessed island of Fuerteventura, with epic sand dunes rolling down into the turquoise ocean, breathtaking white-sand beaches and dramatic volcanic sunsets.
More than just a holiday, we are here to support you in your wellbeing journey, making you feel at ease from the moment you arrive. Relax and revitalise at Surya, one of Europe’s leading yoga and pilates retreats in the Canary Islands.
Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, pilates and meditation. Enjoy mouthwatering vegetarian meals, holistic massages and stunning sunsets over the volcanoes.
Our seven night Yoga and Pilates retreats run every week from Saturday to Saturday. They are designed to help reduce stress, improve fitness and vitality and most importantly take time for you. Perfect for all levels from beginner to advanced practitioners. Info & booking.
6 Day Yoga & Soul Coaching Retreat in Todos Santos
Location: Todos Santos, Mexico
Mood: Relax or meditate on our expansive sandy beach, hike to awe-inspiring views and refresh in our brand new salt-water pool. Adventure with your group to experience highlights of the Todos Santos area. Add your magic to this immersion in nature, with the comforts of Glamping, to create at transformational travel experience of a lifetime!
Dates: 19th – 25th April
Join Laina Florio and Marcie Costello at Yandara in Todos Santos, Mexico on the beautiful Baja coast. This nature lovers retreat is designed to inspire relaxation and rejuvenation in mind, body and soul.
Imagine daily meditation, yoga classes overlooking the ocean, soul coaching workshops, a variety of excursions, relaxing pool time, and showering outside in clean fresh air! You’ll return home feeling more healthy and balanced with new ways of maintaining peace in your everyday life. Max 14 attendees. Beginner Yogi’s welcome!
Soul Coaching Workshops: Laina leads several workshops designed to support you in living a more inspired, purpose driven life. The intention for you is to awaken into the highest version of yourself as a limitless human being. We will explore what Soul Consciousness means and how you can begin living from this place, rather than getting lost within the constructs of the limited mind.
You will gain more clarity on your purpose, and release limiting beliefs and situations that are holding you back from living your life in a more inspired, purposeful and joyful way. Laina holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health & Healing and has been coaching clients, retreats and workshops for over 10 years. You will be supported and guided in a safe, nurturing space. Info & booking.
Yoga Retreats in Caveland
Location: Santorini, Greece
Mood: Caveland is nested in an old 18th century winery situated in the heart of Santorini island in a typical local village called Karterados
Dates 27th – 30th May
Yoga retreats in Santorini at beautiful Caveland have been happening now for 8 years. We bring together yoga practitioners from all-around the world. During the yoga retreat we practice on a secluded outdoor terrace overlooking the local village and the sea. Furthermore we learn about the island’s history, take stunning photos and taste local wines during a private guided tour.
Finally your relaxation is completed by an hour-long massage of your choice. Of course a daily fresh vegetarian breakfast is served in the garden right after the morning practice. Above all your accommodation is in historical private caves in Caveland. Info & booking.
Balance Luxury Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Location: Le Marche, Italy
Mood: Set on a hilltop with expansive views of the stunning Adriatic coast, the beautifully designed Oliveto Estate is an unforgettable luxurious Italian retreat that offers year-round exceptional luxury, 5* services and authentic experiences in the heart of the untouched Marche region.
Dates: All year round
Your tailor-made retreat all-year-round – We can also offer bespoke retreats tailored to you and your group should you wish on a date of your choosing.
Are you ready to calm your mind, body & soul? Are you ready to relax, refresh, restore & re-balance? Join us at the luxury Oliveto Estate, with your hosts, the calming and experienced Gianluca Iacopini and Caroline Benzi, on our luxury, 7 night all-inclusive Yoga and Wellness retreat.
Designed to help you to bring balance back into your everyday life through the practice of Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga, meditation, workshops and delicious food.
Here, you can take time to relax, recharge and retreat in the beautiful, luxurious Oliveto Estate & Spa, in the heart of Le Marche, one of the most unspoiled and charming regions of eastern Italy. Offering all the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Tuscany, but without the crowds as described by Forbes and The Telegraph and recently voted as No.2 region to visit in the World for 2020 by Lonely Planet.
Here you can take time to experience the slow way of life in this untouched part of Italy. With its endless coastlines of clean, quiet beaches, delicious local cuisine, breath-taking mountain ranges and charming historic towns, Le Marche ticks all the boxes for those seeking an authentic Italian escape..
You can experience the slow way of life. Whether you want to join this retreat to recharge round the fire pit, silence your mind in a sound bath, or create a deeper connection with yourself and nature, the calmness and surroundings of the Oliveto Estate makes it the perfect place to allow the magic to happen.
Designed as a holistic experience for up to 20 people, the carefully crafted schedule has been created to focus on your health, wellbeing and how to best create a more balanced lifestyle with small steps that make a big difference.
Each day will being different experiences where you can enjoy a variety of Hatha, Yin & Vinyasa Yoga techniques, strengthen your knowledge through Yoga workshops, and discover how to calm your mind with meditation techniques and sound healing that you can take back home with you. Info & booking.
8 Day Hiking and Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Location: Brač Island, Croatia
Mood: Ashtanga Yoga, Healthy local food, hiking activities and island hopping to Hvar and Pakleni islands
Dates: 27th May – 3rd June
Would you like to enrich your summer vacation with Ashtanga Yoga practice, mastering breathing techniques and deepening pelvic wisdom? — all led by amazing Justyna.
Join us in the Brač island and spent some quality time in a luxurious villa while discovering the Mediterranean coast.
You can expect intensive immersion into Ashtanga Yoga practice, workshops about breathing techniques, pelvic floor and Mula bandha wisdom, and deepening cyclic nature knowledge — all led by experienced yoga teacher, Justyna Jaworska.
We will be located at ‘Villa Gumonca‘, a luxury beachfront vacation house in the peaceful village of Mirca, near Supetar, the central town of Brac island. The villa’s 250m² surroundings offer a breathtaking view of the sea and the mainland as well as of the fragrant eco gardens with direct access to a small pebble beach. Info & booking.
Luxury Beginners Surf & Yoga Retreat
Location: Peniche – Portugal
Mood: Enjoy life to the fullest at this luxurious Surf & Yoga retreat- treat yourself to something out of the ordinary!
Dates: 8th – 15th May
Treat yourself to something out of the ordinary. Do you love yoga, the ocean and being surrounded by stunning décor in a homely atmosphere?
Would you love to (re-) learn surfing, but think you are too old, too big, too inflexible or just too scared? We have you! Come to this wonderful beginner’s surf spot in Portugal.
The organiser Elisabeth Ippel lives since 2018 in Peniche, and has all the knowledge needed so you feel totally at home in the area. Get comfortable in the wonderful 4 star & stylish Surfers Lodge. The setting is really unique. The hotel Surferslodge has this exceptional cosy and laid-back atmosphere, where you instantly feel at home.
It has been designed as a 4 Star Eco Hotel, inspired by Californian surf culture from the 1960’s. With solar panels on the rooftop and up-cycled materials throughout, blending eco with luxury. All of the spaces are designed for maximum comfort, functionality, and of course, to make you feel at home! Info & booking.
Yoga, Wellness and Cooking Retreat
Location: Ionian Islands, Kefalonia
Mood: Rejuvenate your body inside and out on this holiday in our small picturesque olive grove on Kefalonia island.
Dates: 7th – 12th June
Help your body relax with combining therapeutic treatments while surrounded by nature. Improve your well-being and minimize stress. Meditation and other alternative therapies are used to centre and balance your energy.
Rejuvenate your body inside and out on this holiday in our small picturesque olive grove on Kefalonia island.
Experience authentic Greek food and hospitality. Christina and Elias are guiding guests on harvesting, drying and storing fresh sage, oregano and rosemary. Plus you can try your hand at making local favorites such as dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), stuffed eggplants or tomatoes, spanakopita, moussaka, zucchini and tomato fritters, along with oven-roasted lamb. You can stay longer upon request. Info & booking.
Breathe From The Soul Retreat with Gourmet Vegan Food
Location: French Pyrenees
Mood: 5 days exploring an inspirational practice of Embodied Mediation, daily periods of silence and glorious vegan food, in a hip, Boho village chateau.
Dates: 29th May – 2nd June
Breathe from The Soul is Yobaba Lounge’s signature retreat format by its founder, Gertrud Keazor, which has gained international acclaim.
We will look after all your practical needs whilst you spend time reconnecting with yourself. We include daily sessions of gentle, soulful yoga and meditation support you in your journey back to your centre.
Gertrud shares philosophies, science and yogic mindfulness practices that have the power to shift your paradigm.
This retreat is suitable for those who need a break, who are exhausted and burnt out, as well as those who already have a yoga practice but are looking for something deeper and more soulful. It is suitable for those new to yoga as well as those who are already proficient.
Embodied Meditation is a yogic mindfulness practice and offers a way to explore mindfulness in a somatic and experiential way, using breath, movement, visualisation and sound. It leads to transformative experiences without excessive effort and is a simple way of practicing emotional, physical and mental hygiene and self-care.
The result is that we become ever more familiar with our inner, often sub-conscious landscape; we start to feel calm, we naturally slow down, and we naturally feel more vibrant and truly ourselves – the definition of mental and physical health. Info and booking.
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