Refresh this summer? Check-in to one of these 5 amazing European yoga retreats!!
These 5 European yoga retreats will offer the needed relaxation for mind, body and soul.
Yoga retreats are plenty in Europe. There are yoga places with breathtaking views, soul-enriching sunshine and luxurious venues all mix harmoniously with top yoga teachers. From beachside classes in Sardinia to hill walking in the Alpujarra region, there’s a cleansing escape to suit every kind of yogi.
European Yoga retreats:
Raw food and restoration in Spain
Based in the hilly region of Alpujarras, Kaliyoga offers a medley of activities to mix in with your yoga. These include hiking, horse riding, raw food cleansing and juice fasting. With knowledgeable teachers including Lely Aldworth on hand to guide you through your yoga practices twice a day, you can spend the rest of your time relaxing by the pool, having a treatment, or enjoying the cutting-edge vegetarian and vegan cuisine on offer.
Discover ancient magic in Portugal
Portugal-based Sadvidya Foundation adapt ancient yoga practices to the modern-day world for serene short breaks – the ultimate mental, physical and spiritual recharge. Following Yogic and Ayurvedic principles, traditional vegetarian dishes are served around activities, so you’ll feel calm and healthy inside and out. As well as Portuguese weekend workshops, the foundation have deep roots in the spiritual home of yoga – India. 10-day retreats to the south Asian gem combine morning and evening yoga and meditation with active day trips, including jungle hikes and temple tours.
Cleanse by the coast in Greece
Tucked into a cliff on Crete’s southern coast, Yoga Rocks take an eclectic approach to yoga. The friendly and experienced team run retreats that range from gentle chanting and meditation to funky, deep hatha inspired by tai chi – simply pick a teacher who feels right to you. Between classes, explore the coast by swimming, snorkelling or watching bright blue skies pass by from the sweet comfort of a hammock. Refuel after a day at the beach with scrumptious vegetarian feasts, locally sourced and immaculately prepared.
Saluting the sun in Italy
For those who don’t want classes to take over your whole break away, Sardinia Yoga offers the perfect solution. Based at the four-star Grand Hotel in Porto Cervo, you’ll start the day with two hours of open-air yoga every morning. Practice vinyasa flows and gentle breathing while looking out onto twinkling azure waters of Sardinia’s north coast. When you’re not practising your downward dogs on the beachfront, other activities include scuba diving, boat trips, tennis and cycling.
Alphine snow-ga in France
Snowsports and yoga. The two are an uncommon pair, but escape on a yoga retreat with AdventureYogi and you’ll see they’re a match made in heaven. Start the day with an energising hour of hatha yoga with Chetana Thornton before a day on the slopes. Power hounds can wind down in the sauna after an energetic day. You can also sink into a book by an open fire before the restorative evening class. Rejuvenate after an intense and healthy day by tucking into three-course gourmet vegetarian cuisine, washed down with local organic wines.
Book directly on the website for great prices at www.muthuhotels.com for special offers…
SUMMER SPA BREAK
Muthu Clumberpark Hotel & Spa
Price: From £99.00 per person (based on 2 sharing)
Valid from 1st June 2018 – 30th September 2018
- Overnight accommodation
- Use of the spa facilities between 1pm day of arrival and 1pm day of departure
- Dinner (£25.00 per person to spend on food only, no drinks included)
- One bottle of house red or white wine to be served with dinner (per room)
- 1 x 25 Minute treatment per person; Nectarine & Honey Blossom body Scrub, New Leaf Tea Wrap, Super Fruit Facial & Coconut Scalp Massage
- Full English breakfast
- 25% off any additional pre-booked, full price treatments
- 10% off retail products