Work stressing you out? If you’re desperately in need of a relaxing break, why not eschew your usual indulgent holiday choices and opt for a yoga retreat in some of the world’s most idyllic locations…
Combining unbeatable locales and top instructors, these 11 wellness holidays offer the perfect chance to recharge your batteries – and return home feeling rested (and toned)...
Secret Yoga Club, Tuscany
Set in Villa Lena, an idyllic Tuscan estate with its own organic vineyards and olive groves, Secret Yoga Club’s four-day retreat will combine a full programme of classes from some of London’s top instructors with seasonal Italian feasts from an in-house chef, meditation sessions and relaxing art workshops.
Price: From £575 per person for a four-day retreat from 15th-19th September 2016.
Tart’s Foodie & Yoga Retreat, Mallorca
Love food and yoga? Then you’re in luck because fashion’s favourite catering duo Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison of Tart London are organising the ultimate retreat at Son Torrella, one of Mallorca’s most breathtaking and historical villas. You’ll get the chance to experience the girls’ tasty cuisine and learn all about eating well at nutritional workshops, while enjoying daily yoga sessions, meditation and hilltop walks… Not to mention plenty of chill time poolside.
Price: From £1,500 per person for a six-day retreat from 19th-25th August 2016.
Florblanca, Costa Rica
It’s time to strike a pose at this yoga and surfing retreat set on Costa Rica’s stunning Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll tone your core while learning to ride the tropical waves during six private surfing lessons with expert local instructors, before stretching out with Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga classes, followed by reviving treatments at the in-house spa.
Price: From £2,235 per person for seven nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
Ananda Yoga, India
Experience the healing benefits of yoga and Ayurveda in luxurious surroundings at the foothills of the Himalayas at this restoring retreat. Combining personalised classes to suit your ability and goals, plus spa therapy and holistic dining, this is the perfect way to hit the reset button.
Price: From £3,440 per person for seven nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
KU Retreats, Tuscany
Improve your energy levels with daily Hatha yoga, meditation and Tai Chi while taking in panoramic views at this countryside retreat in Tuscany. You’ll get the chance to refuel with a delicious menu of macrobiotic meals, using only fresh ingredients from the grounds, before learning to recreate the dishes at home in specialised cooking classes.
Price: From £1,235 per person for six nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand
Escape to the beautiful island of Koh Samui for a rejuvenating yoga and detox holiday. You’ll get the chance to experience various types of yoga with unlimited classes, while benefiting from a signature cleansing programme to suit your individual needs, combining delicious food, detox drinks and nutritional supplements.
Price: From £1,930 per person for eight nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
Aro Ha Wellness Adventure, New Zealand
This yoga and hiking getaway will allow you to experience New Zealand’s mesmerising landscape while boosting your wellbeing at the same time. Combining Vinyasa yoga and meditation classes with TRX strength training and healthy vegetarian cuisine, plus water therapy and therapeutic massages, this eco-friendly option won’t fail to blow away the cobwebs.
Price: From £3,485 per person for four nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
Fusion Maya Yoga, Vietnam
Located on one of the world’s most exotic beaches, this luxury Vietnamese yoga retreat offers a personalised introduction to yoga with private and group sessions, plus a guaranteed minimum of two spa treatments per day, whether you fancy a beautifying facial or a pressure massage.
Price: From £2,285 per person for seven nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
Paradis Plage, Morocco
You’ll soon become a yogi pro with Paradis Plage’s extensive class schedule, set on a private beach on Morrocco’s striking coastline. Unwind with natural treatments at the spa or make the most of your surroundings with paddle boarding or surfing.
Price: From £1,095 per person for seven nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates, Caribbean
Enjoy the feel of white sand between your toes as you practice daily yoga and Pilates classes on the enchanting private island of Parrot Cay, before unwinding at the world-renowned spa, enjoy a variety of watersports or simply relaxing in the Caribbean sun.
Price: From £2,485 per person for seven nights with Health and Fitness Travel.
Porto Elounda, Crete
After an initial yoga consultation, you’ll benefit from personalised sessions and chakra balancing for greater energy at this holistic, healing retreat on the sunny shores of Crete’s Mirabello Bay.
Price: From £1,475 per person for seven nights with Health and Fitness Travel.