If one of your goals in 2017 is to work on your mind, body and soul than stepping away from your typical beach holiday into a more holistic environment might be for you.
We take a look at the top wellbeing retreats that will gift you the skills and mindset to make this your best year yet.
Little French Retreat
A retreat with a difference, The Little French Retreat offers retreats far and wide, where guests, seeking an intimate retreat experience are warmly welcomed.
A unique experience for small groups, the tranquillity of the surroundings ease away stress, and the team are on hand to nourish you inside and out with wholesome, cooked food in a nurturing, convivial ambience.
*5th – 14th February 2017, Yoga+ Ayurveda Healing, India
*4th – 17th March 2017, Yoga+ Walking, Himalayas
*13th – 17th April 2017, Yoga+ Walking, France
*28th April – 1st May 2017, Beginners Yoga, France
Packages from £895 for 5 nights.
For more detail and booking head to www.littlefrenchretreat.com.
The definition of tranquillity, Penrhiw, St Davids is designed by Deborah Williamson, founder of Puriti Programs for Life.
The collaboration at this retreat focuses on personal wellbeing and sustainable transformation, using a holistic approach, incorporating diet, exercise and therapies; set against the spectacular backdrop of Pembrokeshire.
With an intimate group of just eight, guests experience a plant-based Puriti Eco diet, which incorporates all the functional foods (those foods containing health-giving additives). The schedule includes Yoga, Pilates and morning meditation, while expert massages, facials and daily workshops are also available.
*26th – 30th January 2017, Wales
*2nd – 6th November 2017, Wales
Packages from £2,375 for 6 nights.
The Holistic Health Project is on hand to equip and educate those in their mid-twenties and thirties by offering the skills to tackle personal obstacles early on in life.
Perfect for women struggling with self-confidence, a lack of direction, fatigue, and for those looking for time out and some perspective.
Held in the beautiful, quiet area of Benahavis, Spain the week led by an all-female team of experts in life coaching, yoga, meditation and naturopathic nutrition the retreat aims to explore what a healthy lifestyle looks like, taking a holistic approach, looking at the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of self to educate, empower and transform.
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*6th – 12th April 2017, Spain
*12th – 18th April 2017, Spain
*The team will also be announcing some new projects for 2017, open to all ages and covering various topics. Keep a look out on the Holistic Health Project Website for further details.
From £500 per person, based on four sharing.
For more detail and booking head to www.theholistichealthproject.com
Inspired by a growing demand for a combination of yoga, nutrition AND a healthy balance of holistic cardiovascular fitness Ibiza Retreats offers a diverse, luxurious, pioneering and truly transforming group and tailor-made retreat for those seeking to deepen their yoga or meditation practice to burnt out executives and exhausted mums.
Wellness Consultation – Much more than just a yoga holiday, each retreat begins with a full wellness consultation, followed by an optional prescriptive menu of treatments and therapies. Each day incorporates inclusive daily classes and workshops, all delivered by a team of Ibiza’s most respected and experienced teachers and therapists.
With powerful tools to enhance your daily life, mirroring key trends such as mindfulness, digital detox and self-empowerment, and ‘aftercare’, incorporating a ‘back to life’ strategy and follow-up support, the retreat helps guests retain healthier wellness habits long after they have left the island.
Packages from £895 for 5 nights.
A calendar of dates can be found here.
For more detail and booking head to www.ibizaretreats.com.
Arctic Winter Yoga
The Arctic Yoga Retreat in Swedish Lapland offers a new and exciting yoga concept. The retreat includes various healthy activities surrounded by the beauty of the natural environment including sauna, Yoga on the arctic lake, meditation and yoga in the snow. Unite the body and mind with the serenity of nature
The relationship between the body and mind with the movements of nature is the focus of your well-being at this retreat and includes Full board accommodation, Tentipi living, Yoga classes, Mindfulness, Sauna’s, and local food preparation.
*23rd to 26th March 2017, Swedish Lapland
For pricing and booking contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0046-705677092 for more detail and bookings.
Abundant Goddess & Yoga
Goddess Acumen has launched Abundant Goddess & Yoga Retreats in Barbados. The 7-day escape incorporates meditation, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) within a programme of daily workshops, activities and yoga classes to give women the space to re-connect with their inner goddess. Goddess Acumen is led by Dr Helen Johnson.
You will learn how to tap into with 6 goddess archetypes during the retreat to strengthen areas of your life, as we experience a loss or a significant life change.
Each day is dedicated to a different goddess utilising the luscious surroundings of Barbados: surfing, Caribbean cookery and exploring the island with the goal being to wake up those goddesses that are dormant.
*29th April – 7th May 2017, Barbados
The package which includes flights from the UK, most meals and accommodation costs £3599 per person, payable in one, two or three instalments. The package also includes 3 months of coaching with Helen.
For more detail and booking head to www.goddessacumen.com.
Blush Love Retreat
Women suffering from mental, emotional and physical exhaustion are heading for crisis point, with over three-quarters of women in the UK suffering from stress-related anxiety. Longer hours at work, lack of flexible working, and increasing demands on their lives are all playing a part in and causing serious concern for women’s health.
Blush Love Retreat has been created as an antithesis to the overwhelm of modern living, and as vital support to help women to rediscover what is important in their lives. Blending movement practices of Qoya and Kundalini Yoga with life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), meditation and mindfulness. The retreat allows guests the opportunity to slow down and connect in with a re-discovered passion for life. The transformational benefits will encourage women to make more meaningful positive changes in their lives way beyond the week.
*2nd – 5th March 2017, Spain
*26th – 29th May 2017, Somerset
*7th – 14th October 2017, Portugal
Prices range from £888 – £1222 per person, which includes full board accommodation. Payment plans are available.
For more detail and booking head to www.blushloveretreat.com.