Schedule in some ‘you time’ and book yourself onto a wellness retreat! A break from the chaos of an overworked lifestyle pays dividends in terms of preventing burnout, helping you to achieve a more balanced approach to life, nourishing your mind and body, energising, revitalising and reclaiming a positive attitude!
Here’s our take on some of the best ones out there:
1. Long Weekend Yoga Retreat with Jacob Mellish and Hailey O’Hara in Fife, Scotland | 16-19 April 2020
Nourish mind, body and soul, dive deeper into your yoga practice, eat delicious meals and enjoy the stunning scenery that Scotland has to offer…what’s not to love? Jacob and Hailey bring their different teaching styles together to provide a number of yoga classes and workshops over the weekend, enabling you to take your yoga practice even deeper. With kuxury accommodation, ocean dipping and hiking also on offer, you will certainly leave feeling revitalised!
2. Deluxe Yoga Retreat with Nico Luce in Sorrento, Italy | 26 April – 1 May 2020
Treat yourself to a week of powerful yoga practices, delicious meals, cozy and minimalistic facilities, meaningful connections to like-minded people, the smells of the surrounding orange trees, the awesome views of the bay of Naples and the turquoise blue of the refreshing Mediterranean sea. Nico's teaching is unique and aims to take you on a powerful transformational journey which will have you seeking the answers to your questions and challenging the way you view your life. Each morning holds a dynamic vinyasa practice and each afternoon a calming yin and restorative practice...all in the grounds of a beautiful and luxurious 16th century Jesuit monastery
3. Luxury Mindfulness Retreat with Neil Seligman in Forest Mere - UK | 19-21 June 2020
Get away from it all and reconnect with yourself on this weekend retreat with International Mindfulness Advocate, Neil Seligman. Amidst glorious surroundings you will get away from it all, reconnect with yourself and learn the timeless art of mindfulness. Under the roof of the luxurious secluded lakeside spa resort: Champneys Forset Mere, you will certainly leave feeling very relaxed!
4. Spirit of Summer Yoga Retreat with James Rafael in Sicily, Italy | 4-11 July 2020
Set in Sicilian Spirit retreat centre, a restored 17th century masseria, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Madonie mountain park, you’ll be sure to slow down and reconnect with the sense of peace, space and nourishment that nature brings. The inspirational James Rafael will skillfully lead you on a journey to explore what uplifts your spirits, and fills you with joy and connection to deeper meaning in life. Expect daily yoga and meditation practices, locally sourced veggie food, massage, optional day trips, cooking classea dn hikes to explore and importantly warm company! The result: balance, ease and lightness to body and mind. Ahhhhhh!
5. Mindful Movement with Dyl Salamon in Croatia | 1-6 September 2020
An ancient island, with no cars & no cares. Hiking, yoga, sea kayaking & mediterranean cuisine will leave you in a true state of flow. This retreat is an unbelievable mix of luxury, boundless activities & self improvement. Dylan Salamon emphasises mental wellbeing on this retreat, removing you from the general chaos and stresses that life delivers, instead offering you a chance to be truly present. Step away from life, have meaningful discussions, develop new connections and naturally allow yourself to shift into a calmer state of mind. This retreat promises to improve your physical & mental state while you appreciate one of the most historic and breath-taking locations in the world.
6. Soul Ignition Retreat with Neil Seligman in Forest Mere, UK | 18-20 September 2020
Sometimes in life we all get a bit stuck, in our thinking, in a job, a role, a relationship, or a place. This retreat, lead by International Mindfulness Advocate Neil Seligman, offers a dynamic series of four session and a nurturing environment allowing us to welcome our own roadblocks, understand them more clearly, find tools to overcome them, and envision our next steps. The fabulous setting of a luxurious secluded lakeside spa resort: Champneys Forset Mere should certainly ignite your soul!
7. Moving with Animals with Dyl Salamon & Roo Hamer in South Africa | 2-8 October 2020
Connect with nature and the animals that wonder the land of South Africa. Dylan and Roo will teach you to move as one with the animals, giving you the chance to tune into yourself, create more space in the body and move with purpose. Yoga practices and movement workshops will be interspersed with daily game drives at the private Tsheshepe Lodge in the Waterberg Region of South Africa amidst free roaming animals and game. Whether you are just starting your yoga journey or are looking to perfect your advanced postures, this retreat caters for all levels. mind Find out motre about Moving with Animals
8. Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat with Marc Laws and Amanda Noga in Sukhavati -Bali | 1-7 November 2020
Dubbed as a life-changing pilgrimage to the green, serene womb of mumma Bali, this amazing retreat offers peace and quiet, time and space, real soul connection, Balinese massage, nourishing organic meals and healing ayurvedic treatments…oh and did we forget to mention some awe-inspiring yoga practices too! Hosted by newlywed yoga teachers Marc and Amanda, who invite you to come home to yourself, live Ayurveda in real time and embark on a journey that incorporates the power of the natural elements, the mental-emotional connection of the chakra system and the wisdom of the Ayurvedic doshas to inform how we eat, move and restore balance. If you find yourself on this retreat, you are in for a real treat!
9. New Years’ Retreat with Danni Pomplun in Todos Santos, Mexico | 29 December – 3 January 2021
What an awesome way to end the year - an immersion retreat embracing endings and new beginnings while journeying through five days of asana, meditation, and sadhana! Danni's teaching style is functional, down-to-earth, and fun with an edge and he strives to reconnect his students to their truth, so you can expect strong physical practice, rich inner work and you will learn more about your true capacity for joy – all under the inspiration of Ganesha, the deity of transitions and beginnings!! So do it - kick off your New Year by setting yourself on a trajectory to be who you really are in 2021!
...So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and ringfence yourself some downtime before your 2020 calendar gets too booked up!!