Our guide to yoga retreats and wellbeing breaks in England and Wales. 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.
If you’re a rambler then grab your walking boots and head to the Lake District where you will find stunning and dramatic hiking trails.
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.
If you are closer to Wales, then try a unique camping experience at a farmhouse amongst the woodlands and wild meadows.
The English Countryside
Join us in August for our bank holiday yoga retreat weekend in Norfolk. Held at our stunning barn venue set in private grounds, with opportunities for wild lake swimming, exploring the Norfolk countryside, and experiencing all that summer have to offer.
The bank holiday weekends are the perfect time to unwind, relax and cleanse the body and mind. Stay in our gorgeous courtyard barn rooms and enjoy the deep relaxation and new found energy a weekend of yoga, meditation, and pranayama can bring you.
As an eco-retreat centre, everything has been built with sustainability at the heart of everything they do. There is a swimming lake where you can row boats, a newly developed meandering garden with paths, a Japanese garden and fire pits to stargaze in the evenings.
Explore the local surroundings and enjoy being in the countryside, away from the frenetic pace of life in your day to day. Holkham beach is nearby for those who would like a beach day in our free time. This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages. Read more.
This summer is the time to get back to nature and connect with its beauty after being stuck at home for so long. Stay in private woodland with shepherds huts, a straw bale barn for yoga, an outdoor kitchen and lots of hammocks for our glamping eco yoga retreat in the stunning area of the Surrey Hills only 1 hour from the centre of London.
Each shepherds hut is spread out in the woodland for space and privacy and stay on your own, with a friend or loved one. Bring your own tent if you love the outdoors and want to make it more affordable. Each shepherds hut has a wood burner if you feel like getting cosy.
Surrounded by fields, relax in a hammock and read a book or take one of the walks through the woods to the highest point in the South East where you can see The City on one side and the South Downs towards the south coast on the other.
Start your day with an energising yoga class – outdoors in nature and then enjoy dining al fresco for all meals – weather permitting whenever possible!
After a day of chilling or walking, unwind with evening yin and restorative yoga and yoga Nidra followed by a vegan and vegetarian feast.
This venue is fully off-grid and low impact on the environment and nature. If you are looking for low carbon breaks this is the one. Read more.
Grab your walking boots on for a spectacular three night, four day hiking and yoga retreat in the Lake District. Awaken yourself with energising and restorative yoga with 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 a qualified mountain guide.
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!
The yoga classes here are really special, with natural light coming in to the purpose built, high ceiling yoga shala overlooking the mountains. Read more.
Our springtime Peak District retreat is the perfect short stay adventure. Great for nature-loving yogis that want a more modern, luxurious feel.
Join us for a three-night weekend or mid-week Peak District retreat at a stunning new venue in the Derbyshire Dales, Hope Valley area. With views across the valleys of the Peak District, you will leave feeling like you have had a full escape away!
Our modern home for your springtime Peak District retreat has all the cosy comforts you could ever need. Plush sofas, warming fires and views from every window, of which there are a lot of! An abundance of seating areas both inside and outside means you will have plenty of space. Perfect to curl up with a book or chat with your new retreat friends.
Our days on this Peak District Retreat will be filled but relaxing. Hikes directly from the house, delicious plant-based meals, and yoga to nourish both body and soul.
We will be running covid secure retreats, with reduced numbers and lots of space, as we did summer 2020 – so you will feel like you can relax and enjoy your experience with us. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
Join us this June for a long weekend of wellness and yoga in Norfolk at our stunning eco-retreat centre. Relax in the grounds, enjoy the swimming lake, the Japanese Garden and star gazing.
After the long winter lockdown, it’s time to get out of our comfort zones, shake off the last year and find connection again on our summer yoga retreat Norfolk.
June is the perfect time to enjoy our yoga retreat in Norfolk. The sun and warmth of spring have arrived and has given the grounds of this stunning venue time to flourish so that it radiates colours of lush green, sparkling blue from the lake, reds, oranges and purples of the wild flowers throughout.
We love it here and have been running our yoga retreats here for 11 years! As an eco-retreat centre, everything has been built with sustainability at the heart of everything they do. There is a swimming lake where you can row boats, a newly developed meandering garden with paths, a Japanese garden and fire pits to stargaze in the evenings. Find a connection to nature in the expansive grounds and find connection with new people, and reconnect to you, to release tensions and stresses of the past year.
We will be running covid secure retreats, with reduced numbers and lots of space, as we did summer 2020 – so you will feel like you can relax and enjoy your experience with us. Read more.
Retreats for Women in 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.
Glamping in Wales
Fforest farm has been created as a place to enjoy the simplicity, pleasures and beauty of outdoor living in an outstanding natural environment. Located on 200 acres by the river Teifi gorge, next to the Teifi marshes nature reserve, minutes from the town of Cardigan and from the beautiful undiscovered beaches and coves of the West Wales coast.
On site you will also find the cedar barrel sauna tucked into the woods. This is the perfect après-sea treatment, after a session of coasteering or kayaking.
The Onsen Domes at fforest farm take year-round comfort and engagement with the outdoors to a new level. With solid wood floors, wood-burning stoves, bespoke furnishings and beautiful countryside views from the giant bay window.
Outside each has a Japanese style bath-house with shower, basin and cast concrete, sunken soaking tub. From the decked area you can fully relax on our custom built outdoor sofa overlooking the beautiful Welsh countryside.
Described by National Geographic as one of the top five meditation venues in Europe, Dru Yoga is located in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Lonely Planet considers the area one of the top 4 locations to visit in the world! And Trip Advisor gives its Certificate of Excellence to the accommodation side, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge.
Relax and recharge in in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia. Enjoy warm friendship and experience some of the most professionally taught yoga in the country.
With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition and its emphasis on soft, flowing movements, Dru Yoga can help increase energy levels, ease back pain, and wash away stress.
Designed to be practised by people of all abilities, fitness levels and age groups, it is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime. It is now taught in many different countries, and as such has helped us become one of the largest yoga organisations in the world. As hundreds of our students are finding every day, at its most simple, Dru Yoga helps relieve the pressures of modern living.
Luxury British Spa Hotels
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This stunning pod offers a unique experience that you’ll treasure, located close to the owner’s own home, situated within one acre of private secluded grounds, high above the village of Rhuallt in North Wales.
An ideal location for those wanting a quite relaxing break with many accessible walking routes from your doorstep such as the famous Offa’s Dyke path.
Each cabin offers 20 square metres of living space, and are just perfect for couples seeking a romantic get away from it all and offers a unique holiday experience, wonderful memories will be created to take away and treasure. Both located in well kept grounds and lawns to be enjoyed, each with a private decked seating area, there are even hammocks available for your use and enjoyment.
It comes with a compact but well-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up a leisurely breakfast or a simple supper, which can be enjoyed at the breakfast bar or on the decked area outside.Afterwards, snuggle up together on the comfy reclining sofa and relax in front of the warming woodburning stove. The sumptuous double bed with Egyptian cotton bedding will ensure a good night’s sleep and the well-appointed shower room completes this wonderful accommodation.
The Snowdonia National Park is a short drive, with its stunning lakes, mountains, walking and cycling, while the Llyn Peninsula and excellent beaches on the Isle of Anglesey are ideal for a day trip. Whatever you decide to do, these beautiful pods will make a wonderful holiday at any time of the day.
Having trouble choosing from one of our best yoga retreats in England and Wales? 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 for a retreat
eko® lite yoga mat 4mm€80.00 Buy product
Manduka mat wash spray – all yoga mats – (237ml)£12.50 Buy product
Tisserand Neroli Essential Oil (2ml)£40.50 Buy product
Breathe Embroidered Linen Eye Pillow£24.95 Buy product
Meditation Cushion – Meadow Of Enlightenment£49.00 Buy Product
Manduka align yoga strap£14.00 Buy product
Haoma Hand Sanitiser (50ml)
Notebook Large Rainbows£12.99 Buy product
PHANTAI Mandala Yoga Mat
Zafu Meditation Cushion
Complete Unity Yoga Mat Bag – Mindful Jungle
Corinne Taylor Calm Aromatherapy Room & Linen Mist (100ml) Vegan£21.50 Buy product
Green People Sun & Travel Collection£39.00 Buy product
Swell Blue Granite Traveler 470ml£24.50 Buy product
Restorative Yoga Bolster – Cylindrical – Mehera Shaw Edition£52.95 Buy product
The Classic Eco Mat Yoga Bundle + Embroidered Linen Eye Pillow Regular price£74.40 Buy product
Manduka recycled wool blanket€50.00 Buy product
24Bottles Urban Petit Jardin (500ml)
Green People quinoa superfood travel collection
The Ultimate Beginner Yoga Set£135.00 Buy product
Pulsin Caramel Chocolate & Peanut Protein Booster (50g)£1.95 Buy product
Green People Rosemary & Prebiotics deodorant 75ml£10.50 Buy product
Evolve Organic Beauty Daily detox facial wash – travel size£6.00 Buy product
Evolve Organic Beauty Gentle Cleansing melt Travel size£9.00 Buy product
Hastings Vegan Cotton Canvas Rucksack£75.00 Buy product
Moon Phases Yoga Mat by Wildmagic + 5mm + Eco-Friendly Printed Design
Mini Zero Waste Voyager ~ Travel Kit, organic skincare sample range£23.46 Buy product
Self Care Journal£22.00 Buy product
YOGITOES® YOGA MAT TOWEL€60.00 Buy product
YOGITOES® YOGA HAND TOWEL€20.00 Buy product
Flower Fabric Reusable Makeup Remover Pads, Wipes£8.00 Buy product
Jungle Culture Eco Friendly Safety Razor for Women & Men | Reusable Zero Waste Razors w/ Travel Bag£17.99 Buy product
Jungle Culture Premium Shark Double Edge Safety Razor Blades (Pack of 10)£3.99 Buy product
VEGAN LEATHER Travel Wallet – Medium – Vintage Tan£49.00 Buy product
The SHUG Lavender Eye Pillow is a must-have accessory for your meditation and yoga sessions.