After a long wait, we're stoked to see in-person retreats back up and running this summer. A yoga or meditation retreat is an awesome way to refresh your basic sanity and health after a testing period of time for all of us.
A fresh, new, positive and uplifting environment in luxury surroundings and having the opportunity to connect face to face with other human beings will help you personally to reconnect with your inner wisdom, strength and kindness. Wellbeing retreats are just what the soul needs right now and will aid anyone seeking inner balance, rejeuvenation and healing.
We've chosen our top 5 retreats for the summer of 2021...and the timing could not be more apt to show yourself a bit of much-needed and thoroughly deserved self-love. Take the plunge and indulge in a luxurious and nurturing getaway.
Hide & Seek Yoga Retreat By The Mediterranean, Sicily
WITH NICO LUCE & CHLOË LABELLE
If you are looking for a retreat with a strong foundation in meditation, pranayama and asana, influenced by Eastern philosophy and spirituality, then look no further! The setting is a gorgeous 19th Century Sicilian farmhouse, set amongst luscious natural olive groves and beautifully scented myrtille trees and surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea. With dynamic vinyasa in the mornings, poolside discussions in the afternoons and yin/restorative yoga in the evenings, there is something for everyone. Did we forget to mention the delicious meals and cosy minimalistic facilities, of course including a pool!
10th-17th July, prices from €1500. For more infromation or to book a space on the Hide & Seek Yoga Retreat, click here
Somerset Yoga Retreat, UK
WITH JAMES RAFAEL
Nestled on a nature reserve in a secluded Somerset valley, this retreat is ideal if sustainability is important to you. This luxury award-winning farmhouse runs exclusively on renewable energy and serves up delicious meals using fresh organic food grown on site. Surrounded by 700 acres of ancient woodland, an abundance of wildlife and a lake for wild swimming, this is the perfect getaway for anyone who wants to relax, unwind and connect with nature. The magical yoga spaces will host your morning meditation and breathwork, followed by energising vinyasa. Late afternoon is time for restorative and healing practices such as Qigong and Yin and James will lead you through a final evening meditation before bedtime. Pure eco-friendly pro-planet nature-loving bliss!
12th-16th July 2021, prices from £800. For more informtion or to book a space on the Somerst Yoga Retreat, click here
Soul Ignition Retreat, Forest Mere UK
WITH NEIL SELIGMAN
Feel like you need a reset? This nurturing, inspiring environment will send you on a journey of personal development, self-exploration and transformation. Expect group discussions, creative explorations, mindfulness exercises and interactive reflections in a fun, dynamic and inspiring atmosphere...oh and did we forget to mention the use of the luxury facilities at Champneys!
17th-19th September 2021, prices form £520. For more information or to book a space on the soul ignition retreat, click here
Vibrating Higher Retreat, Somerset UK
WITH EMILY COHEN & ROO HAMER
Unfurl from life, open your eyes to the unyielding beauty around you and transcend higher on this retreat of summer highs in a boho-luxe farmhouse. Cultivate a sense of higher happiness, calm and clarity during the twice daily movement, from dynamic & gentle vinyasa to bodyweight circuit training & animal flow. Delicious sustainable locally grown food will boost your mood and a nutrition & food workshop will help you to understand how to fuel properly for gut happiness. Walk away in your own paradisiacal bubble
5th-9th August 2021, prices from £995. For more informtion or to book a space on the Vibrating Higher Retreat, click here
Summer Sanctuary, Sicily Yoga Retreat
WITH JAMES RAFAEL
Slow down and reconnect with the sense of peace, space and nourishment that nature brings in the stunning golden Sicilian countryside. Hosted in a beautiful restored 17th Century masseria, nestled nestled in the heart of the Madonie mountain park, you can walk for hours along secret nature paths and ancient oak forests, enjoy sunrise or sunset on the terrace overlooking the mountains, or sunbathe and relax by the infinity pool. Explore what uplifts your spirits, fills you with joy and connection to deeper meaning in life. Enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals daily, prepared with love using produce of the masseria, a certified organic farm for more than 15 years. The extraordinary vegetables and fruits grown in the Sicilian soil includes oranges, lemons, basil, tomatoes and artichokes, bursting with flavour to make nourishing dishes which will feed your soul.
14th-21st August 2021, prices from £1000. For more information or to book a space on the Summer Sanctuary Retreat, click here
If you already have commitments this summer, be sure to watch out for our 2021 Autumn/Winter retreats article, coming soon...