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travel guide

2018
2019

50 incredible yoga retreats from around the world


Y O G A R E T R E AT

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20 yoga destinations by The
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Lush tropical gardens,


numerous chill-out areas,
a salt-water swimming pool,
20 spacious en-suite bedrooms,
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UK & IRELAND
6 Burren Yoga Retreats
7 Dru Yoga Retreats
8 The Big Retreat Wales
9 SoYoga For Parent & Child
Welcome to the OM Yoga Travel Guide 2019. 10 The Zest Life Retreats
Everyone loves a good holiday and what better 11 Whole Self Yoga & Mindfulness
way to spend your time than rolling out your mat
on your travels. Yoga holidays are a great way 12 Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat
to grow your practice or just have a bit of extra 13 Raw Horizons Wellbeing Retreat
fun while you’re away…so pack your bags and 14 Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat (ecoYoga Centre)
prepare for departure. 15 World Yoga Festival
Inside this special OM travel report
we’ve selected dozens of incredible retreat
destinations where you can unwind and EUROPE
rediscover your zen. It’s time to head off on the retreat of a lifetime. 2 Santillan Yoga Retreat
There are plenty of yoga choices wherever you are in the world.
We’ve split this report into four distinct geographies: UK & Ireland;
18 Vale de Moses
Europe; Asia; and the Rest of the World. Wherever you find yourself 19 Leafy Green Studio Retreats
you’ll enjoy plenty of time on the mat, and some of the best and most 20 Azulfit Yoga & Pilates Retreat
inspirational teachers out there. 22 Domaine de Mournac Centre
Pick a yoga style you love, or head out to an exotic island you’ve
always wanted to visit. There’s so much choice available. 23 Sunflower Retreats
Find your bliss on a weekend wellbeing retreat close to home or 24 Iyengar Yoga Retreats (Orange Tree Yoga)
splash out on the holiday of a lifetime to rediscover your bliss in an 25 SoYoga In Cyprus
exotic paradise. Or maybe explore incredible India, yoga’s ancient
26 Moksha Soul Yoga
birthplace. Whatever your plans, wherever you’re heading, we’ve got
something inside that’s just right for you. 27 Yoga & Ski Retreat in the Alps (SoYoga)
You’ll got a lot more than yoga on your travels too: dine on delicious 28 Casa Bhakti Yoga & Meditation
food with new friends, enjoy nutritious juices and smoothies, or take 30 Yogashala Ibiza
time to relax, whether that’s by the infinity pool watching a dreamy
sunset, or on a long back-to-nature hike through the countryside.
31 Brejo Fundeiro Retreat
Any yoga retreat is nourishing for the soul, so whatever option 32 Snowga Yoga & Ski Retreat (Niki Perry Yoga)
you pick you’re sure to have a happy, healthy, fun time. It’s also an 33 Suryalila Retreat Centre
experience that can change your life forever. 34 Alpine Flow Yoga (Alpine Action Adventures)
So what are you waiting for? If you’ve never been on a yoga break
before, now’s the time. It’ll be the best thing you’ve ever done and 35 Huzur Vadisi Yoga Retreats
your body will love you for it. 37 Anahata Yoga Ibiza
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UK & IRELAND

UK & IRELAND
The UK has got everything you need for a wonderful and relaxing
yoga holiday. Let’s start from the top. Scotland offers some of the most
striking natural scenery and wilderness in the the country, and there are
plenty of incredible retreat options that allow students to experience
just that. Wales too boasts some gorgeous mountainside retreats as
well as some of the country’s best beaches, so plenty to explore. In
England, there’s just as much variety. Hide away for a weekend in a
chic country retreat in one of the many grand old stately homes now
converted into yoga centres, or unwind by the seaside along the south
coast. Seek out the wild adventure of Cornwall’s yoga and surf scene,
great if you’ve ever thought about trying paddle-board yoga or just
want to stroll along the beaches and soak up the breathtaking scenery.
And Ireland too (north and south) offers just as much in terms of natural
beauty and yoga variety. It’s true you can’t always guarantee the British
weather, but on a yoga retreat the sun is always shining within.

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Burren Yoga Retreats
Co Galway, Ireland
UK & IRELAND

THE PLACE
Award-winning yoga retreats in a paradise setting with surprising ease
of access. The Burren Geopark, famous for its wild flowers, is on the
west coast of Ireland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Ancient, magical
The Unique Stuff
Award-winning warm, friendly intimate yoga retreats
and ideal for hillwalking. 2 hours to front door from UK. for all ages and levels. Meditation and yoga taught
by expert caring teachers. Daily guided outings
THE YOGA and optional full daily timetable of activities. Very
Authentic, gifted yoga and meditation teachers living the life of yoga. experienced team; 19 years running our retreats, all
Hatha, vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, bikram, satyananda. Maximum 15 year round.
guests so everybody gets very good individual attention.

THE FOOD THE ACCOMMODATION


Freshly prepared, locally sourced healthful vegetarian food prepared A choice of single, double or twin bedrooms, or sharing in a dorm
to restaurant standards. All diets catered for including vegan, coeliac, in the yoga centre with hotel quality mattresses, Egyptian cotton
allergies. The chef Paddi has been serving retreat guests over 14 bedlinen and spotlessly clean. Underfloor heating throughout the
years and has written her own vegetarian cook book. centre, ceiling-to-floor windows with views over the Burren hills.

THE ACTIVITIES
Daily guided outings into the Burren hills and by the sea with an
experienced guide. Full daily timetable of optional activities including
surfing, boat trips, hill walking, swimming, visiting dolmens and other
ancient sites. These daily guided outings are a huge part of our retreats.

THE INFO
Weekends from £280, week-long from £645, includes
accommodation, breakfast & dinner each day, three daily yoga and
meditation sessions, daily guided outings.

+353 91 637680
burrenyoga.com

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Dru Yoga, Meditation, Walking and Ayurveda retreats
Snowdonia, UK

UK & IRELAND
THE PLACE
The Dru Yoga Centre is a dedicated holistic venue set among
spectacular mountain scenery. Described by National Geographic as The Unique Stuff
one of the top five meditation venues in Europe, it’s just over three hours Dru have been offering yoga retreats for over 25 years
from London by direct train, yet a world away from hectic city life. in this stunning venue. Go and enjoy walking in beautiful
Snowdonia while you enjoy meditation, nutrition or our
THE YOGA more advanced yoga courses.
Dru Yoga’s foundations are set in ancient yogic tradition and its
emphasis is on therapeutic, flowing movements. Research has proved
that Dru Yoga significantly increases energy levels, maintains a healthy ayurvedic principles where possible, so the food complements your
back, improves resilience to stress, enhances emotional well-being yoga retreat perfectly.
and reduces sickness absence days.
THE ACCOMMODATION
THE FOOD The rooms here are en-suite twin, double or single rooms, all on
The centre gets rave reviews for its yummy vegetarian meals. It also ground level with free parking. They’re simple but clean and functional
caters for vegans and those with other special diets. Dru incorporate - the perfect base for a weekend in Wales.

THE ACTIVITIES
Courses run throughout the year, so do check the website to see
what’s available, as many of the retreats fill up months in advance.
From Dance to Nutrition and Detox, from Sound to Meditation, from
Yoga and Walking to Mudras – there’s something for everyone.

THE INFO
Retreats include four or five yoga, meditation or specialist sessions per
day, three vegetarian meals per day plus accommodation. There are
also optional therapies available, including ayurvedic massage, chakra
analysis and Vedic astrology.

01248 602900
druyoga.com

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The Big Retreat Wales
Pembrokeshire, Wales
UK & IRELAND

THE PLACE
Set in the heart of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
With far reaching views over the Cleddau Estuary, The Big Retreat
Wales takes place on the site of the old castle in Lawrenny and is a
The Unique Stuff
The Big Retreat Wales - the Feel Good Festival of 2019 -
family-run festival dedicated to feeling good. has one of the most stunning festival locations in the UK.
With over 200 hours of yoga, wellbeing, fitness and live
THE YOGA music performances all included in your ticket price.
With over 100 hours dedicated to yoga and wellbeing there is a
rich tapestry of classes available for all levels. Yoga styles range
from ashtanga, hatha, iyengar, vinyasa, yin, kundalini, restorative THE ACCOMMODATION
and acro, all taught by a team of inspiring, experienced and Select from a camping option at the private campsite (loos and hot
dedicated teachers. showers included), bring a camper van (small fee applies) or book a
fabulous local B&B or hotel. See website for links.
THE FOOD
Passionate food vendors cater for all tastes from vegan to THE ACTIVITIES
vegetarians, pescatarians and omnivores. From healthy smoothies Mix up your yoga with a fitness or dance class, an art/craft
and energy bars, pizzas, seafood, artisan sandwiches to a delightful workshop, bushcraft or nature walks. Enjoy cookery demonstrations,
cheeky G&T or two! Or, if you’re camping, bring your own food and a class on G&T or enjoy a fabulous session in the Talk Tent or just
cook up a storm! There’s a lovely village pub and cafe in walking relax and listen to some live music
distance too.
THE INFO
Dates: 24th - 27th May, 2019. Limited number of Super Early Bird
prices start from £99. Youth Tickets available from £45 with under 5’s
free. Full ticket prices adult ticket £169

+44(0)7973373833
thebigretreatwales.co.uk

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SoYoga Retreat for Parent and child
Oxfordshire, UK

UK & IRELAND
THE PLACE
Head to Oxfordshire for a special SoYoga Retreat for Parent and Child,
from May 3-6, 2018. Stay in a rural location, hidden among six acres of
grass and woodland, where you’ll feel completely secluded – but with The Unique Stuff
plenty to do. There’s an indoor swim spa, table tennis, croquet, a gym An amazing opportunity for parents and children to
and the opportunity to just pull on your wellies and take a long walk de-stress and reconnect over a whole, long weekend
along the stream or by the lake. and take away lasting memories and habits to relate
back over the rest of the year.
THE YOGA
This four-day retreat combines parent-only yoga sessions, parent-
and-child sessions and child-only sessions. All yoga sessions are
tailor made to suit all ages, abilities and strengths with lots of fun for THE ACCOMMODATION
both parent and child. There are 10 bedrooms. All rooms are light and airy with a modern
décor and big windows looking out onto gorgeous garden views.

THE FOOD THE ACTIVITIES


All food is freshly prepared on site and all tastes, dietary Apart from two daily yoga sessions you’ll have the opportunity to
requirements catered for. A variety of mouthwatering dishes explore the local area and take in some lovely walks. There’s also a
prepared daily and each meal is a lovely social gathering where all cookery class for the children whilst the parents enjoy some me time.
guests can tuck in to the delicious food and relax.
THE INFO
The package costs £1190 for both parent and child (Early Bird, £990,
before 30/11/18) and includes: accommodation (each parent will
share a room with their child); 9 x yoga sessions (for parents, children
and combined); 3 Breakfasts; 2 Lunches; 3 Dinners; Cookery session
for children.

07825 795717
soundofyoga.co.uk

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The Zest Life Retreats
Yoga retreats in Wales
UK & IRELAND

THE PLACE
Our weekends take place at Plas Cadnant. A stylish, secluded
country house on the Isle of Anglesey, nestled in private parkland,
which offers stunning views over Snowdon, a meandering river,
The Unique Stuff
The Zest Life was voted top ten yoga retreat in the
magical waterfalls, world renowned historic gardens, lazy meadows
world, The Times January 2016. Featured in Vogue, The
and mature woodland.
Guardian, Yoga Magazine, Coast, The Independent,
Conde Nast.
THE YOGA
We offer a variety of yoga with experiecend teachers. From Dru,
Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin and Partner Yoga. We cater for both THE ACCOMMODATION
complete beginners and advanced yogis. All abilities are welcome. The Plas Cadnant estate accommodates up to 15 guests in two
spacious houses, with an impressive upstairs dining /sitting room
THE FOOD with large wood burning stove in the Coach House. Its wonderfully
We are passionate about healthy eating at The Zest Life and we comfortable beds, crisp white linen on deep down duvets, fresh
make it an integral part of our retreats, with an emphasis on warming flowers, views over rolling parkland and piping hot showers all make
and nourishing meals in winter and raw, detoxing meals in spring. up the luxury and style of your weekend at this stunning country
Our food is always vegetarian, made without sugar or dairy products, house.
and low in wheat and gluten where required.
THE ACTIVITIES
Meditation, massage, relaxation, yoga, coastal walking, mountain
hiking, wild swimming, stand up paddling and beach combing.

THE INFO
Cost from £385 per person, two night stay. This includes: two nights
luxury accommodation with shared bathroom, twice daily yoga and
meditation instruction – mats/blocks/props included. Two guided
coastal walks. All food, snacks and drinks throughout the weekend.
Accommodation is extremely comfortable and all rooms are
finished to a very high standard. Linen and towels are provided.

07989 512859
thezestlife.co.uk

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Whole Self Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat
West Dorset, England

UK & IRELAND
THE PLACE
A restorative and transformative retreat in the breathtaking West
Dorset countryside. Set in Britain’s finest manor house, Mapperton, The Unique Stuff
with cosy fires, long walks, craft workshops and delicious local Two Mindful Craft sessions creating smudge sticks,
plant-based food. luna candles and organic bath melts.

THE YOGA
Start with an energising vinyasa flow yoga in the 17th century Coach
House, recently restored with timber floors, original stone work and
THE ACCOMMODATION
a biomass heating system. A second sundown yoga practice and
Mapperton is a glorious Jacobean manor house and romantic valley
meditation takes you into evening relaxation.
garden among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside. Fifteen acres
of gardens descend from the croquet lawn, through the formal topiary
THE FOOD
down to the wild garden.
All food is plant-based and sourced locally when available. The head
chef of the Mapperton Cafe prepares a deliciously plant-based
THE ACTIVITIES
breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the retreat. All recipes are
Early afternoons can be spent exploring the award-winning 15-acre
based around Julie Montagu’s best-selling cookbook: Superfoods
gardens or hiking through the woods and valleys on the 2,000 acre
estate. Late afternoon will be spent mindfully crafting with local
experts with the Mindful Me Workshops. The cosy and creative
workshops are a unique blend of wild know-how and practical how-to
designed to help you align person, place and purpose.

THE INFO
All accommodation in the main house or adjacent cottage.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner sourcing local ingredients. Two yoga
sessions per day. Two mindful craft sessions. Meditation. Prices
from £795 per person.

+44(0)1308 862 645


Whole
Self wholeself.yoga
•YO G A •

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Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat & Yoga School
Ireland
UK & IRELAND

THE PLACE
World class award winning centre in a beautiful wild and untouched
landscape. Eco Cabins, gardens and stunning yoga studio offering
group and personal/couples retreats, teacher trainings and complete
The Unique Stuff
Open since 2001, guests regularly comment on the
venue hire. A warm welcome awaits all. professional, warm and inclusive approach at this family
business. Yoga tuition is of the highest standard. Students
THE YOGA and guests are encouraged to feel at home and look for
Anusara yoga retreats and teacher trainings. This method of yoga is a the best in themselves and others and to actively use
heart centred and alignment-based practice suitable for everyone. It the practice to evolve both on the mat and in daily life.
is a strong practice that is uplifting and transformative. Regular visiting
international teachers.
THE ACCOMMODATION
THE FOOD The Eco Cabins are warm, stylish and built with sustainability and eco
Meals at Ard Nahoo are a treat. Food is delicious vegetarian and comfort in mind. Cabins are shared during retreats and trainings but
vegan cuisine. The place is blessed to have wonderful chefs and food can be rented privately too. They have been featured widely in the
producers locally using organic produce as available. Can cater for international press.
most restricted diets.
THE ACTIVITIES
Facilities include an outdoor hot tub and sauna overlooking the rolling
hills, a mandala meditation garden and treatment rooms. There are
many wonderful walks from the door and further afield. Surfing,
kayaking, canoeing, cycling, SUP and much more in the local area.

THE INFO
Private cabin rental from €250 for two days. Retreats from €325
including food, yoga, guided walk and shared accommodation. Venue
hire rates on enquiry.

+353 71 91 34939
info@ardnahoo.com
ardnahoo.com
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Raw Horizons Wellbeing Retreat
UK

UK & IRELAND
THE PLACE
Split Farthing Hall is a peaceful luxury retreat venue in the beautiful
North Yorkshire countryside. Wellbeing programmes from short
weekend rejuvenating breaks to five-night transformational retreats
The Unique Stuff
A mind and body wellbeing retreat offering the ultimate
for small groups of women. Centrally located, with easy access, it safe haven to unwind, transform and revitalise – making
provides a calm haven of tranquility. you happier and healthier with life-changing results.
You’ll leave feeling de-stressed, inspired and energised.
THE YOGA
Kundalini yoga, called the yoga of awareness, incorporating various
routines, breathing exercises and meditation. The main aim is to THE ACCOMMODATION
help you feel more peaceful, more joyful and blissful. Suitable for all Enjoy the comfortable elegance of the eight beautiful en-suite
experience and fitness levels. bedrooms. Each room is individually styled with beautiful views.
The bathrooms are modern, spacious and stocked with fabulous
THE FOOD ayurvedic toiletries. Fluffy towels, bath robes and hair dryers are
Based on the healthy gourmet raw food concept, the vegan menu also provided.
is prepared with an emphasis on an alkalising, energising, clean diet.
It’s a delicious, satisfying way to detox and cleanse, plus it’s free from THE ACTIVITIES
gluten, wheat, dairy and sugar. Activities include yoga, meditation and movement-based sessions to
release emotion and balance energy. Select retreat programmes also
include group wellbeing coaching workshops.

THE INFO
Prices from £370 per person and include accommodation, all meals,
retreat programme activities, use of hot tub/sauna and train transfers.

+44(0)1845 591272
rawhorizons.co.uk

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Yin and Yang Yoga Retreat with Nick Loening and Laura Grace
Scotland, UK
UK & IRELAND

THE PLACE
Set in magnificent Scottish scenery, hills, lochs, rivers and forests
abound at the the ecoYoga Centre at Inverliever Lodge. The ecoYoga
Centre is totally off-grid, powered by a 550Kw hydro turbine and a
The Unique Stuff
The owners here (Nick and Rachel) have created the
large bank of solar panels. A luxurious but still genuinely ‘eco’ holiday ecoYoga Centre as an expression of their belief in a
experience. healthy, happy, carbon free and sustainable lifestyle. The
transformation from an old outdoor centre to its present
THE YOGA incarnation as a luxurious eco holiday experience is now
Experience personal balance through morning Yang Yoga and complete and a wonderful sight to behold.
afternoon Yin Yoga. Yang Yoga offers a dynamic, extroverted blast of
asana to feel the intense Sun energy. Yin Yoga returns us inwardly
with warmth and introspection, drawing Moon energy up through THE ACCOMMODATION
the Earth. Both are energising in different ways and both, when The ecoYoga Centre has 13 bedrooms. The main accommodation
combined, will bring harmony and happiness. area has 10 bedrooms with luxurious super king size beds, a sofa
and table in a sunny windowed lobby, or views to the river; each
THE FOOD has its own toilet and sink. The stone bothy has three bedrooms
Delicious artisan vegan/vegetarian food made by in-house with double beds and a secret hideaway room with two kids’ beds
ayurvedic chef Virginia Compton. in. When needed, the main house has a further two doubles and a
kids’ room with bunk beds. There is also a yurt which accommodates
three single beds in a shared space (each bed has a privacy curtain).

THE ACTIVITIES
Yoga and unique outdoor bathing. There are several bathing areas
and showers to choose from. Inspired by the Japanese tradition
of the ‘Sento’, or public bathing house, you can soak in the natural
wooden hot tubs in the Dome, or choose some hideaway bathing
spots in the forest or river bank.

THE INFO
Dates: Friday 3rd May - Tuesday 7th May 2019. Price comprises the
accommodation cost (£495) plus the yoga teacher’s fee (£145). This is
the total cost of the retreat.

+44 (0)1546 810 259


ecoyoga.org

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World Yoga Festival
Berkshire, UK - 18th-21st July 2019

UK & IRELAND
THE PLACE
World Yoga Festival takes place at Beale Park, Lower Basildon,
Reading, in Berkshire. The event brings together around 40 of the
world’s most revered teachers from authentic traditions in a festival-
The Unique Stuff
An opportunity to learn from true, authentic masters
meets-retreat setting, focusing on all eight aspects of yoga on a path from all over the globe. Never before have so many
to non-dual self-realisation. senior teachers been flown from India and further afield
to provide a genuine educational retreat-meets-festival
THE YOGA yoga celebration.
Yoga for all ages and abilities, both theory and asana practice,
meditation, ayurveda, wellbeing, healing, sound baths, children’s
THE FOOD
activities, live music and traditional Indian dance.
Specially curated, vegetarian world food caterers offer a range of
plant-based, vegan, raw and gluten-free options.

THE ACCOMMODATION
Camping on a bring-your-own tent basis is included with luxury toilet
facilities as standard, or visitors can choose to upgrade to ‘glamping’
or stay at a local B&B or hotel off-site.

THE ACTIVITIES
If you’re seeking more than just exercise, if you wish to awaken
through mindfully moving, breathing and monitoring your thoughts
then this festival is for you. Learn to overcome the trance of day-to-
day living by making whatever you think, say or do more meaningful.
More in harmony with your natural state of being. Learn to live fully.

THE INFO
Prices are currently £149 + booking fee for adults. Allows access
from Thursday at 5pm until Sunday evening and includes all classes,
workshops and entertainment and camping (on a bring-your-own
tent basis).

+44(0)121 472 6688


contact@yogafestival.world
yogafestival.world
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Europe’s yoga scene is as diverse as the continent itself, from the hustle
and bustle of the big cities to the dreamy islands of the Mediterranean.
With its California-like climate, southern Spain has become a hotspot
for yoga retreats, notably in and around Andalusia, although there
is plenty going elsewhere too, even in the interior. The chic Spanish
islands too have welcomed an influx of yoga, not just the Balearics
– including the softer side of party island Ibiza – but also the Canary
Islands, a holidaymaker’s playground. Along the sunny shores of the
Mediterranean and the trendy Balearics, there’s plenty more to explore
elsewhere along the coast, including Portugal, France, Italy, Greece
and Turkey; all have established themselves as top yoga destinations
in recent times. Turkey offers especially great value sitting outside the
eurozone. As well as these sunshine states, yoga retreats are now on
offer all across Europe’s mountains spots, from the highs of the Alps,
and into the foothills, in areas such as Bavaria, Germany. That includes
the Alpine views of Austria and Switzerland, and the cooler climes of

EUROPE
Scandinavia. France, of course, boasts unbelievable diversity because
of its varied climate and terrain, from the Mediterranean to the Alps. In
Europe there really is something for everyone.

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Leafy Green Studio Yoga and Pilates Retreats
Mas Sant Nicolau, Spain

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Mas Sant Nicolau is just 30 minutes from Girona, the Pyrenees and
unspoiled coves and beaches. A family-run, traditional Catalan
country house with seven comfortable holiday cottages, set in
The Unique Stuff
More than a yoga or pilates retreat, this is ‘you’ time;
extensive Mediterranean gardens with swimming pool, table tennis,
supporting you throughout your classes, one-to-one
boules, barbecues, free wifi, children’s play area and activity room.
sessions, revitalising treatments and once-in-a-lifetime
experiences..
THE YOGA
Based on the five pillars of health as in Sivananda yoga (exercise,
breathing, relaxation, diet, positive thinking and meditation), each
day begins with a sun salutation yoga sequence to welcome the THE ACCOMMODATION
day. Pilates-based body conditioning, stretch and relax, group walks, Cottages are named after famous artists. They are all individual
aqua-exercise, a colour consultation and massage are also offered. with two or more bedrooms to sleep a minimum of five people. All
cottages have a fully equipped kitchen, and both indoor and outdoor
THE FOOD eating areas. Cottages are heated and towels are provided.
A whole-foods, plant-based diet throughout the week to nourish the
body. Home-cooked vegetarian brunch and evening meals. Teas and THE ACTIVITIES
coffee provided. Afternoon tea served on arrival. Set in extensive Mediterranean gardens with swimming pool, there’s
also table tennis, boules, barbecues, free wifi, children’s play area
and activity room. Yoga, pilates, stretch and relax, guided and
self-guided walking, swimming, aqua exercise, colour consultation,
massage, cycling and riding.

THE INFO
Accommodation, brunch, evening meals (except one), all classes,
led walk, colour consultation and massage are all included. £550 for
twin share, £650 for private room.

+44 (0)7465 445 293


leafygreenstudio.com

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Azulfit Yoga & Pilates Retreat
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands & worldwide retreats
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Ocean vistas, stunning white sand beaches, breathtaking scenery:
welcome to our paradise island. Nestled amongst volcanoes, rolling
hills and blue sky you’ll find the wellbeing paradise of Azulfit. Jaw-
dropping views, just minutes from stunning, empty beaches and
turquoise lagoons. Sunny days and starry nights await.

THE YOGA
World-class, passionate friendly teachers, will guide and support
you. Vinyasa to yin, restorative to jivamukti, even a touch of laughter
yoga, the varying weekly programme has something for everyone.
Learn to flow, find space within and reconnect with yourself, as you
practice and progress at your own pace.

THE FOOD
Bursting with flavour and colour, all meals match the vibrant retreat
philosophy: healthful food, prepared with love, that you will be
inspired to make when you get back home. Balanced, plant-based
and plentiful, bursting with flavour and variety.

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THE ACCOMMODATION
Tranquil and thoughtfully decorated rooms with comfort and
The Unique Stuff relaxation at their heart. The attention to detail makes for a truly
Europe’s first yoga and pilates retreat (400+ excellent blissful escape. From deluxe suites to lovely, cosy cabins you’ll find
TripAdvisor reviews), providing life-changing retreat the perfect place to lay down your head, regardless of budget.
experiences. Love goes into everything they do here.
The finest teachers in the best retreat environment, at THE ACTIVITIES
an accessible price. Enjoy surfing, walking, hiking and cycling excursions. Go snorkeling
in the marine biosphere paradise. Explore Lobos island and hike the
stunning volcanos for unforgettable vistas.

THE INFO
Revitalising and inspiring experiences starting from 700 euros
including: deluxe accommodation, all classes, full board and
massage. Retreats run year-round Saturday to Saturday.

0034 664 537 728


azulfit.com

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Domaine de Mournac Retreat Centre
France
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Boutique accommodation in a recently renovated 12th century
French former coach house, set on an ancient pathway in the
heart of the Magdelene lands in southern France. Nestled amidst The Unique Stuff
woodlands and vineyards, with views of the French Pyrenees Renovated in 2017, guests fall in love with this family-
mountains, a true nature lover’s paradise. Beautiful yoga studio, run venue in the most idyllic and tranquil setting. Sit
additional eco-glamping and excellent facilities make for unique yourself on the bench looking at the valley below,
retreats, trainings and complete venue hire. Relaxation starts the hear church bells ring in the distance and be joined by
moment you arrive. the chickens and the cat as you soak up the southern
French sun - you will never want to leave!
THE YOGA
Visiting international teachers host retreats and holidays throughout
the year, with yoga ranging from ashtanga, vinyasa, anusara and THE ACCOMMODATION
yin. Authentic teacher trainings are offered by Quaternity Yoga and Within the retreat house, six bedrooms can sleep between 14-17
workshops on self-development are available. guests, twin or triple sharing. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms
and are uniquely decorated using a mixture of antique and modern
THE FOOD pieces. Additional ‘glamorous camping’ is available in the ancient oak
Working with local and international retreat chefs, focused on woodlands, for up to eight people, with an emphasis on sustainability
vegetarian and vegan cuisine, using local and seasonal produce and oneness to nature.
with supplements from the organic kitchen garden when possible.
Catering packages are available for retreat hosts, or self-catering hire THE ACTIVITIES
is also available. Swimming in the large heated outdoor pool with views of the
mountains, hiking the local area, aromatherapy massage, cycle hire,
rafting in the River Aude, SUP at a local lake, and wild swimming
in the many lakes and rivers of the region. Alternatively, learning
about the history and mythology of the region by visiting the famous
Rennes-le-Chateau to decipher the Da Vinci Code, or take a tour at
the local organic winemaker to study the process behind the making
of ‘Blanquette de Limoux’, the local version of Champagne.

THE INFO
Venue hire and catering packages available on request to teachers
and group leaders. Retreats ranging from 500 - 1,500 euros per person,
depending on the duration. Meals and transfers are usually included,
with optional activities available. See the calendar on website.

+33 7 85 54 01 61
domainedemournac.com

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Sunflower Retreats
Italy & Costa Rica

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Italy: Casperia is a beautiful Italian pedestrian hilltop village just an
hour from Rome in the Sabina hills.
Costa Rica: Mal Pais eco jungle lodge on the Nicoya Peninisula in the
The Unique Stuff
A retreat for people who prefer an authentic, natural,
heart of the Cabo blanco nature reserve on the Pacific coast
grounding and holistic holiday experience, from a low-profit
sustainable travel organisation. In this way Sunflower
THE YOGA
Retreats has supported the principles of sustainable and
A team of international yoga teachers trained in a range of styles
ethical tourism since 1998 in Italy and beyond. You’re sure
which includes Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Iyenger, Ashtanga,
to meet many international travellers & make new friends.
Kundalini , Divine Feminine Yoga, Yin, restorative, meditation, Yoga
Nidra and more.
options. You can choose a more budget option or there are also
THE FOOD
luxury room options too.
A delicious range of locally sourced and organic food with
vegetarian and vegan options. Will also cater for people with special
THE ACTIVITIES
dietary requirements.
Expect a wide range of optional ayurveda and holistic treatments
and other activities at both locations. Including: painting classes,
THE ACCOMMODATION
cooking lessons, horse riding, Italian or Spanish lessons, cycling,
Most bedrooms are with en suite bathrooms with many single room
walks, paddle boarding, surfing.

THE INFO
Prices range from £500 depending on room chosen and
accommodation option. Four or six night stay options.
Flights not included.

Skype: 01273 782 196


0039 3331893092
sunflowerretreats.com

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Iyengar Yoga Retreats with Rachel Lovegrove
Spain, Portugal, Italy
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Three unique retreat centres in gorgeous settings within Europe.
Quinta Mimosa in Portugal, Locanda Quercia in Italy and Centro
Santillan in Spain all are beautifully appointed with fully equipped
The Unique Stuff
Rachel’s retreats are run with attention to detail and a
yoga studios and ensuite accommodation and are ready to
focus on learning and self-improvement in a nurturing
welcome you to your yoga retreat in the sun taught by Rachel
setting. You will be rewarded with a deeply intensive
Lovegrove. Spain and Portugal retreat centres are 20 minutes from
and enriching experience. Her holidays are extremely
the sea, Locanda in Italy is in the heart of the Umbrian countryside.
popular and regular guests return year after year
creating a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
THE YOGA
Rachel trained to a high level in Iyengar Yoga in the UK, India and USA
and began teaching in 1998. She has been running retreats for over 15 THE ACCOMMODATION
years for all levels of experience and ability. Some retreats are geared The accommodation is tastefully decorated to a high standard in
towards a more intermediate/advanced level (Italy & Spain), but the styles of the region and all rooms have private bathrooms, some
most are suitable for all and Rachel will guide you through a carefully with balcony or terrace. Single occupancy rooms are available for a
structured program to leave you renewed, refreshed and re-inspired supplement and non-yoga partners are always welcome. All three
by her passion, enthusiasm and good humour! centres have gardens, orchards and a peaceful, relaxing setting.

THE FOOD THE ACTIVITIES


Lacto-vegetarian gourmet food is available in all three locations, lovingly The yoga program varies from week to week but there are daily
prepared in abundance. Special diets are catered for. The cooks in all classes and one day off for excursions such as beach or hiking trips,
three locations take pride and passion in their cooking and you will be paddle boarding, sight seeing or cycling. Massage treatments are
very well catered for with regional flavours, colours and tastes. available at all centres.

THE INFO
Prices start at 700GBP to 1600GBP single occupany depending on
where you stay. Meals, yoga and 7 nights accommodation is included.

+447725120043
orangetreeyoga.com

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SoYoga in Cyprus
Cyprus

EUROPE
THE PLACE
This SoYoga retreat is held every year in September (11th - 15th
2019) in the beautiful surroundings of Zacharoyia Villa, in the hills
of Pareklishia, a village in Limassol. Just a 10-minute drive from the
The Unique Stuff
Cyprus is your hosts second home. The people that
beach with stunning views and private swimming pool, it’s the perfect
come to the retreats have the opportunity to get a real
escape from everyday life.
taste of Cyprus and Cypriot food as well as a good
variety of yoga in some stunning locations on the island.
THE YOGA
All sessions are tailor made and comprise of a mix of Ashtanga and
Vinyasa Flow, dependent on the abilities and preferences of the THE ACCOMMODATION
group and each individual. The sessions are accessible to all abilities The villa comprises two double rooms and two twin rooms. One
and strengths. double is en-suite and the other three rooms share two bathrooms.
All rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans.
THE FOOD
All dietary requirements catered for. All the food is prepared with THE ACTIVITIES
fresh local produce, so this is a great opportunity to get a real taste Two yoga sessions daily between the villa and other beautiful
for Cypriot cuisine and the healthy Mediterranean diet. settings around the island. Excursions and treatments are available
including a Turkish hammam.

THE INFO
The package costs between £580 and £625 depending on rooms
and includes: 5 days and 4 nights; 2 x yoga sessions daily; Breakfast
and dinner every day; 2 excursions to other parts of the island with
yoga by the sea; lovely traditional Cypriot food, freshly sourced;
refreshments and healthy snacks throughout; transfers to and from
the airport.

07825 795717
soundofyoga.co.uk

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Moksha Soul Yoga
Marrakech, Morocco
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Dar Sabra Hotel Marrakech is located in the luxury district
of Marrakech called La Palmeraie. The hotel is dedicated to
contemporary art, with its bold cubist-cum-futurist architecture
The Unique Stuff
Intimate and customised for you to experience
where the art of hospitality, central to the Moroccan way of life,
freedom and space to restore your energy. Groups
is cultivated in an avant-garde setting. Moksha Soul Yoga are in
are small (never more than 12 people) and the yoga
collaboration with Dar Sabra and Liver Happy Life.
classes are beginner and intermediate friendly. You
are given the possibility to have a great experience in
THE YOGA
an exclusive place as Dar Sabra Resort is (with the best
Moksha Soul Yoga believes in nourishing body and mind through a
prices possible you will find!)
healthy daily diet, revitalising yoga along, reconnecting with nature in
a peaceful environment. If you’ve never tried yoga before, or would
like to learn more about the benefits of ashtanga, vinyasa, or yin, this THE ACCOMMODATION
retreat is for you! Junior Suite Single 800 euros + tax (1person); Junior Suite Double
860 euros + tax (2 person); Superior Suite Single 900 euros + tax
THE FOOD (1 person); Superior Suite Double 960 euros + tax (2 person); Villa
A well-rounded menu that will be nutritionally balanced, wholesome, Blanche 1580 euros + tax (2 to 4 people).
and satisfying. Dar Sabra chefs prepare a delicious healthy,
vegetarian, and vegan buffet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all THE ACTIVITIES
included. All dietary requirements catered for. Take your pick: camel riding, cooking classes, gym, horse riding, hot
tub/Jacuzzi, massage, spa, steam room, swimming, table tennis,
tennis court

THE INFO
Each room package includes four nights’ stay, three healthy meals a
day, yoga & sound meditation and airport to hotel shuttle. Dates:
December 5-9, 2018. January 31-February 4, 2019. July 18-22, 2019.

www.mokshasoulyoga.com
maria@mokshasoulyoga.com
+212618974064

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Yoga and Ski Retreat in the French Alps
France

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Yoga and Ski Retreat in the French Alps, from March 23-27, 2019 at
The Penthouse, a stunning ski-in, ski-out property with sweeping
dual-aspect mountain views, in the beautiful alpine setting of Morillon
The Unique Stuff
A fantastic way to combine an exhilarating alpine
Les Esserts. Set in the the heart of the Grand Massif ski area, Morillon
holiday in the snow with a relaxing yoga retreat, in a
offers skiing for all levels and abilities, just one hour’s drive from
beautiful yet cosy setting.
Geneva Airport.

THE YOGA THE ACCOMMODATION


Yoga sessions will be held in the morning and evenings, and will be There are seven double bedrooms, all with small en-suite. It’s
suitable for all levels, with an emphasis on pre-and post-ski yoga and recommended that in most instances rooms are booked by two
relaxation. Start your day with an energising morning session to set friends who are happy to share. Single supplement also available.
you up for your day on the snow and close your day with a session
that will help to recharge and relax your aching and tired muscles. THE ACTIVITIES
Yoga sessions will be held in the mornings and evenings to leave
THE FOOD plenty of time for alpine pursuits during the day, including alpine and
Breakfast, afternoon tea and cakes, and most dinners are included cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or just relaxing
and will be prepared by local chefs using fresh and healthy local in the mountains. Reiki and massage treatments also available (not
produce. Wine also included! included in price).

THE INFO
Total package price per person in a double room is £890 (early bird
discounted price £790 until 26/10/18) including accommodation, yoga,
breakfast and tea every day, three dinners at The Penthouse, transfers
to and from Geneva airport for designated flights, refreshments and
healthy snacks throughout and discounts on ski equipment hire.

07825 795717
soundofyoga.co.uk

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Casa Bhakti Yoga & Meditation Retreats
Andalucia, Spain
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Surrounded by olive and almond trees, Casa Bhakti is situated in a
peaceful secluded location with scenic mountain views perfect for
the practice of yoga, meditation and self-awareness. Book your flight
to Granada or Malaga: the beautiful historical city of Granada is only
35 minutes away and the coastal city of Malaga is a little over an
hour drive.

THE YOGA
The teachings are led by experienced teachers and are adapted to
all levels. They are based on the five basic principles of yoga: proper
breathing, proper exercise, proper relaxation, proper diet and proper
thinking (meditation) in the respect of the classical/integral yoga
tradition which originated in ancient India many thousands of years
ago.

THE FOOD
Nourish your body with the delicious vegetarian and freshly
prepared breakfast, light lunch and dinner. The food is organic,
locally grown and the menus are especially thought to keep your
body balanced and healthy.
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THE ACCOMMODATION
You’ll be staying in a comfortable single, shared twin or double
The Unique Stuff room. All bedrooms are decorated with taste and have their private
A traditional and inspiring yoga experience that can bathroom with rain shower. Packages are all inclusive so enjoy three
lead motivated practitioners to an eye-opening delicious vegetarian meals and the use of all facilities including a
time. The retreats have already helped many with shala room, outdoor yoga space and swimming pool.
a life-changing moment: why not be the next one?
Give yourself a chance to discover your inner peace THE ACTIVITIES
in a dedicated environment by discovering or simply Join the two meditation and two hatha yoga sessions offered every
deepening a truthful yoga practice. day, as well as evening kirtan sessions. Abandon yourself to one
of the Thai yoga or ayurvedic massage therapies available upon
request, take a walk in the middle of the olive and almond fields or
simply relax by the swimming pool.

THE INFO
The retreats include accommodation, three organic meals per day
(water and infusions throughout the day), all meditation and yoga
classes, personal advice from dedicated and passionate teachers,
pick-up/drop off from Granada airport or Moraleda bus station. Price
starts from 75 euros per night all inclusive. Single and shared rooms
available. Minimum stay five nights. Maximum of eight participants.

+34617186494
casabhakti.es

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Yogashala Ibiza Boutique Camping
at The Garden of Joy, Sol Den Serra
Ibiza, Spain
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Winding your way up the camino through sweet scented meadows,
moving up towards the cliff top of the spectacular Bay of Sol Den
Serra lies the Garden of Joy, Ibiza. A welcome sight for our guests The Unique Stuff
for over 10 years. Your space to relax and enjoy at Yogashalaibiza. It’s It’s rare to find such a peaceful and stunning space so
rare to find such a peaceful and stunning space so close to major close to major transport links by sea and road (it’s just
transport links by sea and road ( just 20 minutes from Ibiza Town, a 20 minutes from Ibiza Town, a Unesco World Heritage
Unesco World Heritage Site) and to two of Ibiza’s stunning beaches. Site) and to two stunning beaches.

THE YOGA
The highest level of teaching for all levels with meditation, dynamic THE ACCOMMODATION
vinyasa flow classes and or hatha yoga/restorative five mornings per Stay in the fabulous Bali Hut or sample life under canvas in the Coral
week. There’s no pressure to practice every day; this is your holiday. Pink Boutique Camping Bell Tent. Enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature
in the heart of the countryside. Accommodation is self-catering and
THE FOOD with an open air kitchen and shower and bathroom which is shared.
This holiday is for you to taste the magic of Ibiza and to explore the There is room to park if you wish to hire a car or a scooter.
local cafes, juice bars and restaurants on the beach and beyond.
You may wish to purchase fruit and vegetables from the local Ibizan THE ACTIVITIES
organic farm to create your own salads and cold dishes in the Sea swimming & snorkeling in the Mediterranean. One of Ibiza’s
Garden of Joy. largest sandy cove beaches is just a 10-minute walk. Or the secret
cove, a beautiful pebble non-tourist beach, is two-minutes away.
Hike up the cliffs or enjoy more gentle walks, visit an organic farm
or watch local artists at work. Catch the ferry to Ibiza Town or the
famous hippie market.

THE INFO
Prices from £495 to £795 per week not including flights and transfers.
Massage treatments (various types) at additional cost.

+44(0) 7534962811
yogashalaibiza.com

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Brejo Fundeiro Retreat
Portugal

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Boutique-style manor house in peaceful Portuguese countryside,
walking distance to lake, created to host yoga retreats. Tutors The Unique Stuff
stay free if they bring 8 to 16 students. Fully equipped yoga shala, The mission here is to serve by providing a retreat
Saltwater pool, gardens. Open since 2015. space where tutors can guide others to grow, evolve
and expand their consciousness. The goal is to provide
THE YOGA a high level of quality and a taste of luxury, yet also
Classes taught by experienced teachers who hire our purpose provide value for money. Take a peek on Instagram:
restored sanctuary for those who are investing time in their personal brejo_fundeiro_retreat
evolution. The yoga shala is 95 square metres, with a 75 square
metres wooden floor and 20 square metres stone floor, and is fully
equipped. THE ACCOMMODATION
Seven bedrooms: six ensuite with chandeliers, wood ceilings,
THE FOOD shutters, and floors, plus one room which is not ensuite with tiled
Home-grown organic vegetables supplement market bought local floor. Three have two single beds, three have three single beds and
produce. The vegetarian menu also includes various vegan and raw one has a double bed. Max 17 people.
dishes. The afternoon cake is freshly made each day, served with tea
infusions, many of which are also home-grown. THE ACTIVITIES
To incorporate into your retreat, or offered as optional: massage
therapies, organic wine tasting, guided tour of 12th century Convento
de Cristo, meditative sound bath concert, boat cruises, canoeing…
and even paintball to bring out your inner warrior.

THE INFO
Full board accommodation, tea infusions, spring water, snacks,
quality linen, fully equipped yoga shala, exclusive use of entire
venue. Prices upon request.

+351 933 5434 55


info@portugalretreat.com
portugalretreat.com

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Luxury Snowga Peak Yoga And Ski Retreat
Switzerland
EUROPE

THE PLACE
The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is a 5-star hotel and award winning spa
located in the beautiful Swiss Village of Arosa, an easy 3-hour drive
or train journey from Zurich Airport
The Unique Stuff
A luxury yoga and ski retreat with first class yoga tuition. If
you love to hike or ski in the mountains and also want to
THE YOGA
deepen your yoga practice and enjoy incredible food and
First class yoga tuition led by experienced teacher Niki Perry. There are
light hearted company, then this is the retreat for you.
two practices a day: 90-minute Deep Power Vinyasa Flow in the morning
and 60-minute restorative deep stretch and release in the evening.
THE ACCOMMODATION
THE FOOD You will sleep so deeply in the softest bedding and instantly relax as the
The food is a culinary delight to nourish body and soul. Breakfast 5-star service ensures you are left in complete comfort and relaxation.
and dinner are included. All healthy and nutritious and can cater for
vegan/vegetarian and all intolerances and allergies. Each mouthful THE ACTIVITIES
is a taste sensation with one restaurant awarded a Michelin star. The day begins with a morning silent walk through the mountains,
a juice and light snack, 90-minute yoga flow, delicious brunch then
off to ski/hike/spa at your leisure, 60-minute deep relax yoga flow,
sauna with a sauna master, massage, relaxation and then dinner.

THE INFO
Dates: Monday 28th January to Friday 1st February 2019.
Cost: £1700 with other price options for room upgrade if required.
Included: your room, breakfast, dinner, seven yoga classes, access to
award winning spa and massage.

+44(0)7968605085
niki@nikiperryyoga.com
nikiperryyoga.com

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Suryalila Retreat Centre
Andalusia, Spain

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Large and beautiful yoga retreat centre in a renovated olive farm, of the fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs served come from the
available to host yoga retreats and trainings, or individual visits centre’s own organic farm and garden.
Located in southern Spain, Andalusia, one hour from Seville, Cadiz
and a couple of hours from Malaga. THE ACCOMMODATION
Designer decorated throughout, with a unique and colourful Asian
THE YOGA flair. Accommodation packages are all inclusive, so enjoy three
Join one of the many world-class yoga retreats on offer with top gourmet vegetarian buffet-style meals per day plus use of all
teachers, or experience one of the own custom designed retreats, facilities: saltwater swimming pool and eco sauna.
like Adventure and Yoga, Horse-riding, AcroYoga and Spanish and
Yoga. Or visit as a free autonomous guest, and join the daily morning THE ACTIVITIES
Vinyasa Flow practice. On site activities include deep tissue massage, Thai massage, horse-
riding, flamenco classes and use of the sauna and saltwater pool.
THE FOOD Also excursions to Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, hiking trips in the Sierra de
Outstanding vegetarian fare. Meals are delicious, diverse, and Grazalema and beach trips to the stunning Costa del Luz.
beautifully presented, using all organic and local ingredients. Many
THE INFO
All inclusive packages: three organic gourmet veggie meals a day,
yoga classes and the use of retreat centre facilities. Superior Double
(shared bathroom): €110 / for two people €170. Deluxe Double
(private bathroom): €210 / for two people €125 per person. Twin:
€90. Dormitory: €70. Yurt: €75. Family Yurt: €80. Eco Casa twin: €78.
Eco casa Single: €105.

(0034) 856 023 631


info@suryalila.com
suryalila.com

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Alpine Flow Yoga
French Alps
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Connect with nature and your true self in the incredible setting of
the French Alps. A medieval Abbaye overlooked by the surrounding The Unique Stuff
mountains is host to most of your yoga practices, with a spiritual vibe Invigorating mountain practices and activities, laid
that takes your experience to the next level. back feel good vibes , adaptable yoga practices to fit
your individual needs and a SUP yoga experience that
THE YOGA provides memories for a lifetime.
The twice daily yoga practices explore Yin and Yang theory through
a diverse multi-style yoga programme, including: vinyasa, hatha,
Yin and yoga workshops. Taught from both Indian and Chinese THE ACCOMMODATION
philosophy perspectives. Suitable for all levels. A traditional Alpine chalet with outdoor hot tub and sauna,
comfortable beds and free wi-fi. Book rooms in twins, doubles
THE FOOD or triples. Sunny terrace outside and large lounge and reading
An abundant, delicious and nutritious vegetarian menu will be area to relax in.
provided by your on-site hosts with: morning smoothie, post practice
brunch and four-course dinner with wine or beer and teas, coffee THE ACTIVITIES
and snacks available all day. Specialist diets catered for on request. Enjoy six yoga sessions, plus 1 SUP yoga session, an introduction to
meditation, an instructor-led hike around an Alpine lake, mindfulness
exercises…and a surprise treat!

THE INFO
A four-day break costs £496 inclusive of everything you could
possibly need. Flights not included: just get yourself to Geneva and
your hosts will take care of the rest.

+33450374986 (chalet)
+33771766370 (mobile)
info@alpineactionadventures.co.uk
facebook.com/alpineflowyoga

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Huzur Vadisi Yoga Retreats Spain
Almeria, Spain

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Finca del Alamo sits in the semi-desert landscape of Almeria,
southern Spain, amid lush gardens; its stylish and grand modernist
house has long been an unusual, bohemian family home, also an
The Unique Stuff
Fab eco-pool with reed bed filtration, a great swimming
exotic venue for photo shoots. It is now catering for yoga groups.
experience! Intriguing and characterful venue, a home
from home, managed by Jane (Huzur Vadisi) with 26
THE YOGA
years experience of running great retreats.
Each week hosts a new yoga teacher from the end of April to mid-
October. In 2019 teachers include: James Jewel, Tanja Mickwitz, Jeff
Phenix, Liz Warrington, Gerry Kielty and Diana Shipp.
THE ACCOMMODATION
THE FOOD Comfortable air-conditioned rooms, individually styled, six twin
Vegetarian by default with fresh local produce, including breakfast, or double bedrooms in the main house, and seven in traditional
lunch and dinner, meals are healthy and varied, with plenty of choice. converted farm buildings located a hundred metres from the house.
If requested one or two meals during the week can be provided with All rooms are en-suite.
fish or chicken. Gluten and dairy free catered for.
THE ACTIVITIES
Lovely beaches within 30 minutes drive in the unspoiled Cabo de
Gata National Park (excursions arranged). The pretty, traditional
village of Nijar, renowned for its crafts, is within walking distance.

THE INFO
From £795pp for twin/double. Single supplement £150. Price
includes en-suite accommodation, all meals (excluding one dinner)
and yoga. Not included flights, transfers, excursions.

huzvad@gmail.com
huzurvadisi.com

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Anahata Yoga
Ibiza

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Located on the northeast coast of the island of Ibiza, the retreat is a
gentle five-minute walk to the local beach. This retreat will allow you
to immerse yourself into the uniqueness of Ibiza experiencing her
spirituality whilst finding your own personal freedom.
The Unique Stuff
For a small Island Ibiza has so much to offer: connect with
the White Island through the mountain meditation at Es
THE YOGA
Verdre, practice yoga by the beach, listening, feeling and
Seasonal Yoga practice focused on strengthening and lengthening,
connecting with the ocean breeze.
both through mind and body. A blend of ashtanga, flowing the
practice in line with the seasonal elements and related organs. Yin
mindfulness and meditation workshops also included. This is both a
THE ACCOMMODATION
physical and an educational practice; a journey through each season.
Experience organic living in the Pinewood forest and hills on the
north-east coast of the island, where you can choose from a private
THE FOOD
or shared room within the gorgeous Villa Roca or outdoor living in
Seasonally selected freshly grown organic food, all retreats offer
your own traditional Balinese pagoda hut.
outstanding nutritional and educational meals. Enjoy a delicious
and simple breakfast and experience the Anahata juicing detox
THE ACTIVITIES
programme (if desired). All meals are vegetarian and/or vegan.
All yoga classes included, plus gentle mindfulness and meditation
workshops. Optional activities include a day out in the old town of Evissa,
a chartered yacht experience with Anahata Charter, a moonlit hike
through the local mountains, or the stunning beach is only five-minutes
away with a wonderful hippy market, restaurants and so much more.

THE INFO
All yoga, meals and six nights’ accommodation. Villa Roca: €700pp
shared or Pagoda Hut: €600pp shared (single occupancy is
available, supplements will apply)

+34 655 672 500


anahatadiveyoga.com

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Bodhi Adventure Winter Bliss Retreats
French Alps, Europe
EUROPE

THE PLACE
Nestled in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area in the French Alps,
you will find yourself tucked away from the bustle of Meribel town,
surrounded by snow clad peaks and alpine forest.
The Unique Stuff
Retreat and embrace the vitality that mountain life
brings. Time in the mountains should be time to
THE YOGA
develop and grow, to rekindle energy levels and allow
Wake up to an energising vinyasa practice and intention setting
your mind to quiet itself in an environment of wellbeing.
meditation in the fresh mountain air. Close the day by recharging
Join us on the adventure!
your aching muscles and tired mind with a nurturing workshop
session. Leave the retreat understanding more about your body and
what you can do to keep it active and healthy. THE ACCOMMODATION
Beautiful, modern alpine chalet, deliciously designed for relaxation
THE FOOD and calm. Salute the sun in the morning as it beams through the
For too long ski holidays have been about excess, It’s time to tip large picture windows and cosy up in front of the fire in the evening
the balance! Enjoy the opportunity to detox your body and mind with tales of the day’s adventures.
with wholesome plant-based meals created to keep your body
energised and your taste buds tingling. THE ACTIVITIES
Hear the call of the mountains, enjoy the freedom of the day to go
alpine skiing, snowboarding or snow-shoeing, with access to the
world’s largest ski area, you won’t get bored!

THE INFO
5th-12th January 2019 & 9th-16th March 2019
Twin en-suite, shared occupancy - £975 (single supplements are
available). Price includes 7 nights accommodation, wholesome
breakfast and afternoon tea daily, and six three course evening
meals, along with 2-3 yoga sessions daily.
Summer mountain adventures coming in 2019!

0333 200 0960


bodhi-adventure.co.uk

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Wellbeing Retreats: Symi Wellbeing Centre
Greece

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Symi is an idyllic Greek island renowned for its neoclassical
architecture, amphitheatrical harbour and clear blue sea. The Symi
Wellbeing Centre provides a space to empower, transform and heal.
The Unique Stuff
Salute to the sun and sea! Retreat to a destination that
Open year round, it offers regular classes, treatments, retreats and
emanates wellbeing. Give yourself time to reconnect,
workshops.
clear your mind, revitalise your body and awaken your
spirit, surrounded by the dazzling blue Aegean Sea.
THE YOGA
Start your day mindfully with a morning hatha, restorative or vinyasa
yoga class, combined with pranayama and meditation, offered by THE ACCOMMODATION
seasonal teachers. On planned retreats, classes are conducted in the A complex of three private, luxury villas, with striking sea views,
Wellbeing Centre, in retreat accommodation or out in nature. surrounded by courtyards and terraces for guests to relax and find
solitude. All bedrooms are double, with either private or shared
THE FOOD bathrooms.
Retreats are inclusive of three delicious, healthy, vegetarian meals
per day, prepared either by the Symi Wellbeing Centre team or at a THE ACTIVITIES
chosen restaurant, depending on the excursion of the day. A discerning selection of excursions gives guests the very best
experience of Symi‘s natural beauty, including hiking, road trips, and
private boat tours to stunning bays.

THE INFO
Costs include accommodation, food, excursions, yoga classes and
workshops, and transfers to and from accommodation. For more
information, please visit the website.

+30 6980 546 268


symiwellbeingcentre.com

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The Schloss, Inspiring Retreats
Alps, Austria

EUROPE
THE PLACE
Only 25 mins from Innsbruck, The Schloss is easy to reach from
across Europe but in its own oasis. Nestled in a traditional farming
village and dramatic valley, the house is steeped in history,
The Unique Stuff
Set amongst picturesque Austrian alpine scenery, The
surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, nature and tranquillity.
Schloss offers an idyllic spot to detach, relax and learn
in a location which truly lends itself to refreshing and
THE YOGA
rejuvenating both mind and body.
A variety of inspiring instructors will be hosting retreats in 2019
(details on the website). If you and your friends like the idea of a
bespoke retreat, talk to The Schloss. Are you an instructor looking for
an amazing venue? The Schloss offers complete packages. THE ACCOMMODATION
A unique and homely venue, each of the five bedrooms has its own
THE FOOD character and feel. There are large living areas with space to read,
Breakfasts include home-made sourdough and foraged berry study, gather together or escape and outside there are hammocks
compotes, while vegetarian dinners are a mix of worldwide flavours on the tower and garden seating areas.
and influences using local organic produce. In summer, meals are
served on the 13th century tower with 360º views of the mountains THE ACTIVITIES
and village. This awe inspiringly beautiful area offers a way to connect with
nature through walks, hikes, cycling and wild swimming. Visit historic
Innsbruck or taste local produce at a village farm. Or come in winter
to also enjoy the great snow activities.

THE INFO
Retreats start at £750pp depending on instructor and include
accommodation, meals and transfers. Venue available for hire to
host your own retreat.

+44 (0)7488467020
schlossschneeberg.com

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ASIA
ASIA
Asia’s vast size means there is naturally plenty of yoga going on, and
immense variety in terms of retreat options. That includes India, as the
birthplace of yoga, which is a must for anyone looking to deepen their
practice. Indeed, many people visit India for their yoga teacher training
or to experience a stay at an ashram for a glimpse into a calmer, more
spiritual way of life. Places like Rishikesh have entranced visitors for
thousand of years, including countless westerners and celebrities
in recent decades. For those new to India, a retreat can be the best
possible introduction to the country. It’s an ideal setting to experience
yoga as it should be and soak up the magic of this unique country.
Other popular destinations on India’s yoga trail include Kerala and Goa,
among many other destinations. Close by, there is Sri Lanka, another
dreamy place for yoga retreats with its own unique charm, culture
and picture postcard beaches. In Indonesia, beautiful Bali is another
paradise island that offers a warm welcome for all yoga travellers:
fantastic studios, retreats and healthy eating options galore. Keep an
eye out for other hotspots too. The rise in popularity of yoga across Asia
means there are other options in territories like China and Japan.

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BaliSpirit Festival 2019
Bali, Indonesia, March 24-31, 2019

THE PLACE
BaliSpirit Festival takes place in Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali and
a leading destination for yoga. The festival venue is set among the
tropical jungle, surrounded by rice fields, rivers and lush gardens at
The Unique Stuff
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The diverse programming and spiritual setting


Purnati Centre of the Arts.
makes BaliSpirit Festival one of a kind. It is truly an
unforgettable experience of yoga, dance, music,
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healing, Balinese culture and mesmerising nature.
Yoga styles range from vinyasa, yin, ashtanga, jivamukti to acro,
hatha, power, laughter yoga and much more. Confirmed 2019
presenters include: Tymi Howard, Jeffrey Armstrong, Chester Tan, THE ACCOMMODATION
Ronan Tang and many more. There is a wide variety of accommodation options in and around
Ubud, from cozy Balinese homestays to luxury wellness resorts.
THE FOOD There is also an all-day shuttle bus system to take you to and from
The colorful Dharma Fair at the festival has a wide range of healthy the festival venue.
options including local Indonesian specialties as well as international
vegetarian, vegan and raw cuisine. Stay hydrated with young THE ACTIVITIES
coconuts and a large variety of fresh slow-pressed juices. There are over 300 workshops during the week across yoga, dance,
movement, breathwork, healing and personal development seminars,
as well as day and night live music concerts.

THE INFO
Seven-day passes include unlimited access to all workshops and
music nights for seven days. Check out other ticket options online.
BaliSpirit Festival, March 24-31, 2019

info@balispiritfestival.com
balispiritfestival.com

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Authentic Ayurveda Retreat And Yoga
India

THE PLACE
Three beautiful locations (on the banks of a river, on a mountain and
The Unique Stuff

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on the seashore) where you can experience the serene of nature
along with the specialised ayurveda treatment, using medicines and
To experience truly authentic ayurveda and yoga as
oil manufactured in-house with all naturally available resources.
well as enjoying the beauty of nature.

THE YOGA
The yoga programmes follow the ancient texts as mentioned by
Patanjali Maharshi, such as hatha yoga and various yoga asanas.
Also special yoga classes and asanas according the treatment
THE FOOD
programmes.
The food is strict vegetarian with naturally available organic
resources.

THE ACCOMMODATION
We have beautiful individual cottages with all the amenities

THE ACTIVITIES
Twice daily yoga sessions plus customised yoga programmes for
the individual. Daily consultation with ayurveda acharya (doctor) and
daily treatment programme. There are different programmes for
weight loss, skin care, hair care and for all other major diseases.

THE INFO
Pries available on the website.

+91-8157011347
ayurvedayogavilla.com

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Fierce Grace Retreat
India: Kovalam Beach, Kerala

THE PLACE
Enjoy spectacular views of the Arabian Sea from this once sleepy
fishing village, now a mecca for those looking to brush off the
pressures of home, soak up the sun and focus on wellbeing.
The Unique Stuff
As a Fierce Grace guest, you’ll enjoy expert-led yoga
every morning in the gorgeous ocean view yoga shala,
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leaving afternoons free for time in the sun, lounging by


Experience all the Fierce Grace classes: including soft deep
the pool, plenty of rest and wellbeing treatments.
stretching, fitness-based and powerful uplifting flowing classes, as
well as alignment, breath, and deep meditation and yoga nidra - all
included in the price of your escape. THE ACCOMMODATION
Luxury accommodation in one of Kerala’s most luxurious five-star
THE FOOD hotels. Gorgeous rooms, idyllic pools and beautiful surroundings,
Exceptional dining courtesy of the hotel’s wonderful restaurant. Enjoy plus sumptuous food.
dinners out in local beach front restaurants where the views are as
sublime as the food. THE ACTIVITIES
Enjoy excursions to nearby attractions, which include everything from
local market towns to show-stopping holy sites. Plus 20% discount on
ayurveda treatments in the spa (the treatments are very inexpensive in
the hospital a 5-minute walk away).

THE INFO
Included: Airport transfers for 2+ people per car; two gourmet meals
per day at the hotel (some evenings out to enjoy the local beach
restaurants); luxury accommodation, double with en-suite; 10%
discount for extra meals if eating a third meal at the hotel. Prices start
from just £1,900pp, based on two people sharing.

02089609644
retreats@fiercegrace.com

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Aleenta Resorts Retreats - Holistic Wellness Retreats
Thailand

THE PLACE
Aleenta, Sanskrit for ‘reward of life’, celebrates joyful wellbeing,
enjoying a rewarding life and happiness with resort retreats in
Thailand by the sea at award-winning luxury boutique spa resorts,
The Unique Stuff
Aleenta retreats adopt a holistic mind-body-and-
Aleenta Phuket and Aleenta Hua Hin.
beyond approach to create balance and energise your

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whole being; with freshly prepared and deliciously
THE YOGA
nutritious dishes served, first-class spa experiences and
Yoga is an integral part of the Aleenta retreat experience, with daily
traditional therapies with modern-day practices in yoga,
hatha yoga practice designed to focus on gentle yogic movements
healing and ancient medicine.
to suit all levels as well as breathing exercises and meditative
relaxation; creating space for you to truly reconnect with yourself on
every level as well as the world around you. THE ACCOMMODATION
Stay in a gorgeous Thai resort destination that is both traditional and
THE FOOD modern at the same time. Each venue reflects a holistic philosophy
Good, healthy Thai-fusion food served here, depending on your that resonates perfectly with the resort’s stunning seaside setting, the
programme. Welcome drink and fusion tapas upon arrival, plus daily meditative power of the sea and the beauty of the beaches on the
healthy vegetarian meals and delicious juices/smoothies. island of Phuket and the tranquil sands of Pranburi close to Hua Hin.

THE ACTIVITIES
Soak up the sunshine, swimming and dreamy beaches of this exotic
paradise. Visit local landmarks and markets, or explore the incredible
natural beauty of Thailand.

THE INFO
Various programmes to choose from: Pause and Restore (3 days, 2
nights); Life Enhancement (7 days, 6 nights); Stress and Burnout (5
days, 4 nights). See website for details.

+66 2-514-8112
contact@ahmshotels.com
aleenta.com/retreats
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Perfect Balance Retreats
India

THE PLACE
Known as the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh sits in the foothills of the
Himalayas, alongside the mighty Ganges River. Staying in the heart
of this spiritual town, you’ll be surrounded by temples, ashrams and
The Unique Stuff
A holistic retreat with a touch of adventure. You’ll do
all the colours and wonders India has to offer.
yoga outside wherever possible, and explore sound
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healing, chanting, meditation and mindfulness for


THE YOGA
relaxation and growth.
Perfect Balance retreats believe anyone can do yoga. They practice
traditional hatha, focusing on breathing and alignment. Suitable for all
abilities and designed to be as challenging or soothing as you need. THE ACCOMMODATION
All rooms are private, en-suite with air conditioning, fans and hot
THE FOOD water so you have your own space to relax and fully enjoy the
Fantastic vegetarian meals, freshly cooked by in-house chef. A experience. Well-appointed and some with balconies overlooking
mixture of local and international dishes served daily, you’ll also the Ganges and local temples with the stunning backdrop of the
sample the local street food and restaurants on your travels…and it’s surrounding hills.
all included! The chefs will do their best to accommodate any dietary
requirements too. THE ACTIVITIES
Explore ancient cave temples, take part in the evening Aarti
Ceremony, visit an animal sanctuary in search of tigers and
elephants and get involved in local customs and cultures as well as
getting back to nature.

THE INFO
A week-long retreat including private rooms, all meals, trips and
transfers with all holistic programme for £650 per person (flights not
included).

+44(0)7804469844
perfectbalanceretreats.com

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The Sanctuary Thailand
Had Tien Beach, Koh Pha-Ngan

THE PLACE
Established in 1991, The Sanctuary is rustically set on a beautiful tropical
beach nestled into a jungle bay. Focusing on yoga, detox and wellbeing,
its passion is to treat each guest to a revitalising, renewing experience.
The Unique Stuff

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An established yoga and wellness destination with
a rich history, offering diverse programmes, focused
THE YOGA
on revitalisation, self-awareness and making new
Group classes: drop in to the tropical jungle yoga shala for the
friendships in nature.
three regular, daily, classes offered by experienced and renowned
teachers. Classes are designed to cater for all levels.
Private classes: pre-arranged and individually tailored for you to THE ACCOMMODATION
enjoy a fulfilling experience of wellbeing and self-discovery. Unique, rustic, island-style bungalows, dorms, beautiful open-plan
houses or air-conditioned suites, there is something for everyone
THE FOOD here. All accommodation styles offer the guest relaxing comfort.
The beachside vegan-focused restaurant caters for all dietary
requirements. The cuisine, internationally inspired, offers a nutritious THE ACTIVITIES
healthy vibrant style, fused with Thai flavours and featuring an All-inclusive detoxing, weight loss and yoga holidays that incorporate
abundance of local fresh fruits and vegetables. daily yoga, healing therapies, treehouse spa, herbal steam room,
infrared saunas, SUP, kayaking and snorkelling.

THE INFO
All packages are designed to incorporate all that The Sanctuary
has to offer. Starting from a three-day mini yoga break and gentle
cleansing experiences to 300hr yoga teacher trainings. Prices are
reflected by the level of accommodation desired and length of stay.
Full price list available on website.

relax@thesanctuarythailand.com
thesanctuarythailand.com

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Oneworld Retreats
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
ASIA

THE PLACE
A retreat centre in the peaceful hills of Ubud, Bali, bordered by a
small creek and surrounded by jungle and rice fields. Located about
1.4 km from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud, a town that
gained its reputation for its cultural and art scenes.

THE YOGA
Retreats are designed for those who want to immerse themselves
in yoga and meditation, spa treatments and cultural activities in
serene surroundings. Most retreats are open for male and female
guests of all yoga experience levels.

THE FOOD
The freshest, healthiest and most tasteful meals, infused with love are
prepared for you by well-trained chefs. All dietary requirements are
catered for. Most meals are included and lunch and dinner available
on request for guests not participating in the retreats.

THE ACCOMMODATION
Fourteen comfortable and spacious rooms, two swimming pools,
open pavilion, dining room, lush gardens and wonderful views of
the rice fields as well as a spa offering high quality treatments and a
beautiful yoga shala.

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THE ACTIVITIES
Oneworld Retreats also offer discovery journeys that can either be
The Unique Stuff booked as an additional treat to one of the retreats or on their own,
according to your travel plans. Other activities inclusive in retreats
There are 52 retreats a year. The number of
include purification rituals, bike ride, cooking class, rice field walk,
participants is capped for each retreat to ensure
Balinese offering class and more.
the opportunity for guests to better bond with their
peers and retreat leaders.
THE INFO
Retreats are inclusive of accommodation, meals, yoga, activities,
spa, tax and service, etc. Single room: IDR 25,000,000 (approx.
£1,302) to IDR 29 million (approx. £1,507). Twin room: IDR 23 million
(approx. £1,329) to IDR 25 million (approx. £1,299). Prices vary
depending on the retreat.

+62 361 289752

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oneworldretreats.com

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Oneworld Ayurveda
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
ASIA

THE PLACE
Ayurvedic healing centre dedicated to authentic Panchakarma, the
ultimate and most effective healing experience in the science of
ayurveda. Run by professionals with a loving and caring team, giving
each guest a memorable healing experience.

THE YOGA
Individual programmes are put together by highly qualified
ayurvedic doctors and include therapeutic massages, deep
detoxification techniques, herbal medicines, personalised diets,
yoga (suitable for all levels), meditation and lifestyle transforming
experiences.

THE FOOD
Ayurvedic food consists of six main tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter,
pungent and astringent. Enjoy wholesome balanced meals, many
from traditional recipes that are thousands of years old, as well as
dishes adapted to the Western kitchen.

THE ACCOMMODATION
Twelve beautifully designed, incredibly comfortable rooms with
beautiful views of rice terraces and the jungle. Each room has a
private terrace or a private garden. The yoga and meditation pavilion
also has amazing views to the rice fields. Swimming pool area, an
authentic ayurveda dining room and beautiful gardens.

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THE ACTIVITIES
Yoga and meditation, herbal walks, Vedic chanting, cooking
classes and demonstrations, guest speakers, rice fields walks,
The Unique Stuff purification ritual.
Seven to 28 days authentic Panchakarma healing
programmes. Bali, with its similar climate to Kerala in THE INFO
India (birthplace of ayurveda), is a fertile island and a Rates inclusive of: transportation from/to airport/South Bali,
favourable place for a serious Panchakarma. accommodation, meals, treatments, initial diagnosis, daily doctor
consultations, medicines, cultural activities, yoga, meditation, herbal
walks etc. Cost start from IDR 28 million (approx. £ 1,510). Prices vary
depending on the programme.

+62 361 289752


oneworldretreats.com

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Restore, Rejuvenate and Relaxxxx
Kerala, South India

THE PLACE
A warm welcome awaits! Stay at two unique premises, nestled within
the beauty of Kerala’s famous backwaters and fairytale tea fields
providing stunning interiors, heavenly views, indulgent swimming
The Unique Stuff
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A journeying yoga retreat in the lap of the mighty


pools and luxurious spaces to retreat.
Western Ghats. The hosts have personally vetted every
destination and activity, which guarantees you will have
THE YOGA
a deeply transformational and enjoyable experience.
Your hosts, Sara and Akhil teach classical hatha yoga. Whether
leading a gentle or dynamic practice, their focus in every session is
on the heart of the practice: that is pranayama and meditation, not THE ACCOMMODATION
just correct alignment, but ultimately genuine relaxation. Overlooking the Munnar tea plantations for the first three days and
the River Perriyar for the remaining three days, guests at these
THE FOOD accommodations will be overwhelmed by the quality, style and care
The head chef can cook anything you wish. His speciality is delicious taken to deliver a simply wonderful experience.
healthy traditional Kerala vegetarian meals. Unmissable.
THE ACTIVITIES
Visiting the highest tea plantation, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking,
cycling, local trade experiences (for example, rubber tapping),
enjoying traditional dance performances, taking a dip in the pool and
of course daily yoga sessions.

THE INFO
Standard single price: £2,250; special partner price: £4,000 for two
people sharing. All features included except flights.

+44 (0)7792143296
asrama.co.uk
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Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Koh Samui, Thailand

THE PLACE
VIKASA was created with yoga and nature at its source. The centre
sprawls from a breathtaking mountain top, widening as you journey
down to the coastline below. Along the way you’ll encounter
The Unique Stuff
The VIKASA lifestyle emphasises holistic healthy choices
sweeping sea views, lush jungle gardens, world-class yoga pavilions
for physical, mental and energetic transformation. Its
and a stunning beach front.
flagship spiritual home is in Koh Samui, Thailand where
it also offers yoga teacher trainings at its academy. The
THE YOGA
trainings provide globally recognised certification in an
VIKASA is a methodology of yoga as well as a place, inspired

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all-inclusive experience in paradise.
by founder Kosta Miachin on his beliefs in yoga’s power of
transformation. Guests may choose from a wide selection of yoga
styles taught for all levels by an accomplished team of professional THE ACCOMMODATION
instructors from around the world. Five accommodation styles ranging from simple eco-friendly
bungalows to fully-equipped resort-style chalets. All are
THE FOOD comfortable, humble and in touch with nature. There are no
VIKASA Life Cafe is the buzzing hub at the centre of the hive. It’s a plush bathrobes or minibars full of sugary snacks; instead you’ll
place to eat healthy food, meet like-minded people or just relax with find a comfortable and supportive environment for yoga-centric
a fresh juice to take in the sea view. Creative flavours harmonised transformation.
with locally sourced produce prove that eating healthy is anything
but boring! THE ACTIVITIES
VIKASA Voyages offer meaningful adventures: spend a day sailing
in a wooden long-tail boat while you learn the challenges facing the
environment, or snorkel in clear blue waters being mindful of the
local fish. Hike waterfalls with a guide or participate in a group beach
clean-up.

THE INFO
All stays are inclusive of group yoga classes and healthy buffets.
Tailor your experience with a focused retreat or simply choose a stay
focused on detox, adventure, rejuvenation or intensive yoga with a
personal touch. See website for prices.

stay@vikasa.com
vikasayoga.com

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Barefoot Bohemia
Mind & Movement Medicine Yoga Retreats in Bali, Africa, India & Mexico

THE PLACE
Bohemia is not a place, but a free-spirited state of mind and
bohemian way of life you will be immersed into on our retreats. Join
The Unique Stuff
me in Bali, The Island of the Gods to see for yourself. Plenty of unique stuff here: African rhythm healing with
sound and body drumming; pathway through trauma,
THE YOGA anxiety, panic attacks & PTSD; somatic experiencing;
Your body naturally possesses a reservoir of healing medicine and hypnotic headphone yoga; blindfold yoga; 80’s themed
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the answers to all your questions which become buried by life and dance; post-teacher training mentoring for new teachers;
self-sabotaging barriers. More than just asana, BB Yoga is a hypnotic sacred gong ceremonies and nidra; thyroid healing; the
exploration through fluid & spiral movement, expressive sound art of self-massage; tapping & trigger point therapy.
vibration and breath, alongside transformational lifestyle guidance to
lead you on a sensory-awakening journey. Create the life you yearn
bed, the Barefoot Bohemia team of in-house therapists and private
for, simply by unearthing you.
chefs are on hand to meet all of your retreat needs.

THE FOOD
THE ACTIVITIES
The plant food menus creatively combine beauty for the belly and
Hang out with monkeys, baby turtles or join in on majestic Sumatran
the brain: picture post-yoga floating breakfasts in infinity pools with
elephant bath time. Once in a lifetime sunrise volcano treks up Mount
breathtaking views across mountains, ocean and luscious tropical
Batur, the island’s intricate heartland of rice paddies, waterfalls and
jungle. The signature superfood smoothie bowls are set upon
temples, snorkel, dive or surf the Indian Ocean.
floating banana palms adorned with flowers.
THE INFO
THE ACCOMMODATION
Prices start from £125 per day including all yoga, accommodation
From the serene sanctuary of the hilltop villas with infinity pools or
and floating breakfasts. Retreats run throughout the year with flexible
the palm-fringed beachfront villas with sand just footsteps from your
dates and lengths of stay. Celebrating our Bali launch, I’m treating all
barefoot bohemians to an exotic flower bath and natural hot springs
experience ON ME and offering a FREE PRE-BOOK 1-1 THERAPY
SESSION to meet me and discuss your individual needs.

barefootbohemia.com
(+44) 7717 040911
bohochicretreats@gmail.com
@barefootbohemia
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Meditation, Contemplation, Accommodation
Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

THE PLACE
Located on the west side of Koh Pha Ngan island is this sanctuary
of tranquility. The peace is only disturbed by the sounds of frogs, The Unique Stuff
insects, chickens, dogs and birds. A peaceful, easygoing destination Welcome to paradise! The hosts here have 18 years
that follows the Laws Of The Universe. of experience in Koh Pha Ngan and Thailand at your
disposal. They will assist to the best of their ability to
THE YOGA ensure your stay is joyfully blissful.
Koh Pha Ngan has many different yoga centres and practices

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enabling you to choose and design your own programme of THE ACCOMMODATION
activities before or after arrival. Private lessons or classes can be The walled grounds (40 x 40 metres) enclose three buildings: (1)
arranged on site, with plenty of space to exercise and relax. Coconut wood bungalow, with Indonesian style bathroom with hot
water shower, double bed, fan, fridge and balcony; (2) The Saala,
THE FOOD a traditional old style Thai house with outside bathroom, double
Combine the options: (1) self-catering; (2) small, tasty local Thai bed, fan and fridge; and (3) The House: two en-suite bedrooms with
‘restaurant’ 250 metres from the house, where the chef prepares double bed and fan, kitchen, lounge and balconies. A small plunge
everything herself (vegetarian, vegan and organic; (3) eat out: Koh pool is also there for everyone’s use.
Pha Ngan has all you need (Thai, Mexican, French, Italian, Greek,
vegetarian and vegan). THE ACTIVITIES
Yoga, diving, sea fishing, windsurfing, trekking, cycling, dancing,
among other options. Car, motorbike and bicycle hire available to
explore the island. Or learn about Mindism. A mix of philosophy,
science and mathematics, it uses the power of reason to develop an
understanding of self, mind, body, spirit and soul.

THE INFO
Come alone, come with friends, bring your own students and give
your own classes. Maximum cost of accommodation with double
bed is £250 per week.

+44 (0)7866565181
mca@mindism.net

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REST OF THE WORLD
We live in a beautiful world…so why not explore it all? From Africa to the
Americas, there’s so much choice for yoga travellers nowadays. If you’re
looking for the ultimate getaway then there are no limits. The United
States has led the way in showcasing yoga to a broader audience in the
western world in recent years, and offers so much choice. From New
York to super cool California, this is a place where you’ll find some truly
fun and inspirational teachers. The whole of the country is big into yoga
too, so you’ll find studios and retreat centres dotted all over the place. If
you don’t mind a long-haul flight then literally the whole world is within
your reach. If it’s adventure you’re looking for then jet off to Africa where
you’ll still find plenty going on, from exciting yoga safaris in southern
Africa, to an exotic cultural immersion in Morocco. Latin America and the
Caribbean also offer plenty of yoga options too. Then there’s Australia
and New Zealand, where you’ll feel the laid back vibe as soon as you
step off the plane. Both are big into healthy living so again there’s plenty
of good yoga choices available. Be bold, be brave, and go explore the
globe, yoga traveller.
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WORLDWIDE
360 Hour Rainbow Yoga Specialisation Teacher Training
Mexico

THE PLACE
Mar de Jade is a yoga, wellness and vacation retreat centre nestled
between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala,
México. Chacala is one of the most beautiful and tranquil beaches on
The Unique Stuff
Dip in the swimming pool or jacuzzi nestled amidst
the lush coastline known as Riviera Nayart.
banana trees and flowers. Watch sunset over the ocean
from a beach chair or nap in a hammock. Visit the herb
THE YOGA
gardens and step onto Chacala Beach for swimming,
For aspiring and experienced yoga teachers. The only Training of its
paddling or kayak.
kind in the world, guiding you through 12 incredible specialisations,
From fertility yoga to yoga for seniors. Learn to teach all ages with
Rainbow Yoga. THE ACCOMMODATION
Tuition fees are based on shared accommodation in Mar de Jade
THE FOOD jungle or garden view rooms. Private jungle or garden view rooms
Delicious, balanced vegan meals served three times daily in the are available upon request for an additional fee, until sold out. Please
WORLDWIDE

open-air dining room overlooking Chacala Bay. Every dish is made enquire now to reserve private accommodation.
daily from scratch using fresh ingredients from the organic farm.
Inspired by traditional Mexican cuisine and international flavours. THE ACTIVITIES
Get inspired by the natural treasures of Mexico; jungle hikes, surfing,
snorkelling, whale watching and ancient sites. Simple pleasures of
playing on the soft sand and swimming in year-round warm ocean
waters. Enjoy the spa, dip pools, coconut trees and tropical jungle.

THE INFO
Dates: 1st- 28th July 2019. 360 hour Rainbow Yoga Specialisation
Teacher Certification: digital teacher training manuals; share
accommodation in Jungle or Garden View Rooms; three wholesome
and local vegan meals made with delicious ingredients grown mainly
on site (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily); herbal teas, water, snacks
daily. Early Bird: US$5,500

+61 1800 941 052


info@rainbowyogatraining.com
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appleyoga Soulshine Retreats
UK and worldwide

THE PLACE
appleyoga has travelled the world and handpicked some of the
most beautiful retreat venues. From the expansion of the Mexico
coast to the rolling hills of In Sabina, Italy, and on to the breath-taking
The Unique Stuff
The pinnacle of high quality, fun yoga fuelled by
cliffs of Florence House in Sussex, UK.
transformation and laughter. A tangible felt change and
illumination on one’s life that is sustainable for months
THE YOGA
after the retreat. Some students have been known to
Suitable for all levels. Morning practice typically solar vinyasa flow
attend 10 or more appleyoga retreats!
(energetic and alignment-based hatha, pilates core inspiration,
invocations, heart opening to liberate body and mind). In the late
afternoon you’ll enjoy more introspective and awaking lunar yoga THE ACCOMMODATION
practices (pranayama, meditation, yin yoga, restorative, yoga nidra). Rooms are typically designed in a simple, natural style, combining
old and new, and appleyoga strives to find retreat centres where
THE FOOD every guest room is unique. Single, double/twin are usually
WORLDWIDE

Delicious, nutritious food so expect maximum energy and buzzing available, and sometimes triple, quad or dormitory layouts are on
vitality throughout your stay. The finest and freshest local produce, offer too.
provided by excellent chefs. Some retreats are vegetarian, and most
food allergies can be accommodated. THE ACTIVITIES
There is so much on offer at an appleyoga retreat, location
dependent and subject to extra charges, but often including
stunning walks, local tours, horse riding, surfing lessons, spas,
hammams and beyond.

THE INFO
Seaford, Sussex weekends (Jan 2019, Apr 2019, Nov 2019): £385-£465
Italy Soul Shine Retreat (Jun 15-22, 2019): £795-£950
Mexico Expansion Retreat (Nov 2-9, 2019): £795-£1800

+44 (0) 845 643 7027


appleyoga.com

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Neal’s Yard Holidays
Specialists in worldwide wellness holidays

THE PLACE
Neal’s Yard Holidays are adept in finding unique places off the beaten
track and close to nature, including beach holidays, island escapes,
rural and eco retreats. All ideally suited for yoga and wellness.
The Unique Stuff
Neal’s Yard Holidays are happy to advise you according
THE YOGA to your needs. They are a pioneering one-stop shop
You can find a diverse choice of yoga retreats including ashtanga, established since 1991 and apply their expertise
hatha, iyengar, kundalini, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, plus ayurveda to handpick some of the best yoga and ayurveda
holidays – all offered by experienced and approved teachers. All holidays, wellness retreats, activity and creative escapes
levels welcome. worldwide. Check their exclusive offers online.

THE FOOD
Healthy and delicious food plays an important role in all retreats. cosy log fires. Whether a spa weekend, island retreat or glamping
Most are vegetarian and cater for different dietary requirements, getaway, most provide either a swimming pool, jacuzzi, hot tub,
including vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, raw food, and detox juices. sauna or spa facilities.
Some holidays can provide fresh local fish and wine. Often you’ll find
organic food and home-grown fruit and vegetables too. THE ACTIVITIES
Choose from yoga, pilates, ayurveda, detox, meditation, mindfulness,
THE ACCOMMODATION walking, cycling, horse riding, cooking, photography, singing, dancing,

WORLDWIDE
Accommodation ranges from English country houses to Asian yurts, writing and more. Some retreats offer a combination or optional
or quaint rural cottages, converted barns, or eco retreats, some with activities. Most escapes provide excursions to local markets or ancient
sites, plus facilities for swimming, spa or massage treatments.

THE INFO
UK breaks from £249pp for 3 nights full board. Prices vary for
each location. Please get in touch about the destination
of your choice.

+44(0)20 7390 0500


nealsyardholidays.com

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The Niles New Wave & Pablo Imani Yoga
Egypt
Image courtesy & all rights reserved: The Niles New Wave
Pablo Imani on location the Nile at Nubia

THE PLACE
A very special rebirth of an immersive sailing retreat on the
legendary magical waters of the River Nile. Embarking from Ancient
Thebes, known as the modern city of Luxor in southern Egypt, and
The Unique Stuff
Celebrating 30 years of devotion on the mighty
disembarking at Ancient Swenet, now known as Aswan. Reconnect
sacred river, come share in the relaunch of this unique
with the source
independent private Nile charter service devoted
to shaping a new aesthetic through the sharing of
THE YOGA
transformational journeys on the Nile. A rare opportunity
Rise with the sun to Tamare Smai Taui/Afrikan Yoga which is the
to immerse in the phenomenal holistic power and out of
combined wisdom of ancient Africa with the use of Sanuyaat yogic
time sensibility that reflects the true Nile enlightenment
postures, Raagus African dance and Hudu African tai chi to unite the
body, mind and spirit for health and wellbeing for modern day living.
THE ACTIVITIES
WORLDWIDE

Contemplate far from the crowds and immerse into astonishing


THE FOOD
light-blessed Nilescapes aboard the privately chartered heritage craft
Savour the purity and power of traditional Maghrebian North African
passing leisurely through time itself, berthing at key sacred sites en-
influenced dishes created from locally sourced ingredients reflecting
route: Esna, Edfu, El Silsila and Kom Ombo, as well as private islands in
the deep heritage and colour of the Nile Basin. The on-board chef
the middle of the Nile that cannot be accessed by modern cruisers.
will also cater and create for all individual requirements. Breakfast,
lunch and d inner dining are encouraged al fresco.
THE INFO
A 7 night / 8 day retreat sailing full board including daily yogic
THE ACCOMMODATION
mentoring and airport transfers: £2,200 per person / £1,850 for
Rest peacefully in private white
partners, friends and family accompanying their yogic devotees.
wooden panelled cabins on-board the
Rates do not include flights. Also private charters available on a
dahabeya (Arabic for ‘golden boat’), a
minimum of 4 night / 5 day sailings.
white wooden-shuttered lateen sailed
heritage craft emanating historically
from the Nile since the 1830s. These
rare antique boats combine beautifully
+44(0) 7798895504
the spirit of 1800s tranquility and thenilesnewwave.com
elegance harmoniously with 21st
century luxury and comfort .
pabloimani.com

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AdventureYogi - Retreats and yoga holidays
UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, North/South America, Australia, Worldwide

THE PLACE
Adventure and yoga holidays worldwide. Try relaxing in Sussex, Oxford,
Norfolk; surfing in Cornwall, hiking in Wales and the Lake District. The Unique Stuff
Further afield enjoy skiing in France, hiking in France, Santorini, Sri Lanka, Adventure Yogi have been running yoga holidays for 13
Barcelona, Montenegro Tanzania and Zanzibar to name a few! years, so expect a professional experience. Not only is
the yoga, food and other activities integral to the retreat,
THE YOGA so is making sure you are happy from beginning to end.
All teachers have over five years of teaching experience and are Your yoga teacher is with you on your adventure and
trained in a variety of styles from vinyasa, hatha, yin, restorative to joins you in all activities to make it extra fun!
Forrest yoga. Each teacher combines their multiple yoga trainings with
focusing on what the energy of each group presents for a unique and THE ACCOMMODATION
tailored class. All accommodation is beautiful and affordable. Stay in stately homes,

WORLDWIDE
yoga B&Bs, safari lodges, beachfront boutique hotels, cosy cottages,
THE FOOD bell tents, farmhouses, eco glamping, converted barns. Twin, double
The food is as important as the yoga. All chefs are experts in vegan and single room options on all our retreats and also a mix of en-suite
and vegetarian cooking and can cater for any dietary requirement so and shared bathrooms.
don’t be afraid to let them know. The meals are well balanced so that
nutritionally your needs are always met. THE ACTIVITIES
As adventure specialists, there are activities on all retreats (even
wellness weekends include a guided walk). Other activities range from
surfing, skiing and paragliding through to mountain biking, horse riding
and kayaking, amongst others. All dependent on holiday and location.

THE INFO
2 nights from £395pp; 3 nights from £495pp; 7-night European holiday
from £645pp; 10-night long haul from £1195pp upwards.

01273 782 734


adventureyogi.com

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The Retreat Company
Worldwide

THE RETREAT COMPANY


One of the world’s longest running retreat portals. We have
been active since 1996 providing retreats and helping to support
the retreat industry as a whole. When you are looking for a
The Unique Stuff
The Retreat Company’s mission is to be a reminder
healthy holiday, a rest, somewhere to recuperate, a bolthole or
that we are human beings not human doings. It is so
transformation vacations, our online retreats directory delivers a
important for there to be work/life balance for every
range of retreats and topics to choose from.
individual and the planet as a whole by taking time
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we need to start by being at peace with ourselves.
some time out of the busy lifestyles we have these days. These
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ups and or retreat leaders wanting to take their business to the next
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