19 – 21 April 2024
This stunning yoga retreat takes place at 42 Acres in Somerset. Seven hundred acres of ancient forest encircle this beautiful, historic Victorian house, set in outstanding, quintessential natural beauty. Through centuries, 42 acres has evolved into this exquisite retreat space.
The living spaces are filled with stylish furnishings and traditional features, creating a luxurious, yet homely ambiance. The large windows fill the space with natural light, offering beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and woodland.
The beautiful bedrooms combine Victorian charm with contemporary innovations. The bedrooms and bathrooms have all been finished with loving care, attention to detail and the highest quality.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will share a blissful sunrise sadhana in the Yoga Yurt. The spacious yurt has wooden floors, a traditional wood burning stove and is surrounded by green fields and ancient forest. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we explore inspired Elemental Vinyasa and Dharma Yoga. In the afternoons, we surrender to restorative yin yoga practice, meditation and yoga nidra, allowing you to rest, renew and restore.
2 – 7 June 2024
Locanda Cugnanello is located in the stunning natural beauty of Tuscany in the unspoilt province of Siena. The area is surrounded by rolling green hills, ancient forest and valleys; vineyards and olive groves; historic hamlets and medieval castles.
This country villa is nestled amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany in acres of picturesque landscape, lavender fields and wild natural beauty. This majestic property has been beautifully renovated, retaining its original authenticity and rustic charm. The architecture is emphatically built in harmony with nature, radiating the golden light of Tuscany. The beautiful bedrooms have been uniquely designed to reflect the colours of the Tuscan landscape. Reclaimed wood and original features create an authentic country retreat atmosphere.
There is a beautiful garden pool that overlooks the Tuscan hills. This idyllic Tuscan villa creates an unforgettable setting and serene ambience for your retreat experience.
1 – 7 September 2024
Join us on this beautiful yoga escape at Vericoco Retreat, a paradise place on the idyllic island of Kefalonia. This paradise of pristine white sand beaches lapped by the crystal-clear Ionian Sea is one of the most beautiful Greek Islands.
You’ll start to relax the moment you arrive at Vericoco, an oasis of calm amid olive groves with views of mighty Mount Aenos and a short stroll from the soft sand of Spartia Beach. Its large, lush grounds are centred around a pink-terracotta villa, dotted with fruit tree groves and a serene swimming pool – perfect for diving into after a day spent practising yoga and immersing yourself in nature exploring the surrounding forests, caves and beaches.
Accommodation’s varied at Vericoco, from villa suites to beach houses that are dotted around the grounds, each with a combination of double and twin bedrooms and views of the surrounding forest and sea. Natural Decor’s in keeping with the retreat’s calm vibe, think terracotta walls, white cotton linen and the occasional splash of colour through exquisite art, cushions and and wall-hangings.
On waking in this stunning location, we’ll do a blissful sunrise sadhana in the Poolside Yoga Shala overlooking the Ionian Sea. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we’ll explore Elemental Vinyasa Flow and inspired Dharma Yoga. These soulful practices create a sense of lightness and radiance, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and alive. On some afternoons, we will surrender to a restorative Yin Yoga practice in the Olive Grove Shala, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate.
Meals are a treat of home-cooked Mediterranean and Greek fare created using local, organic produce and vegetables fresh from the estate’s garden. At night, we’ll gather around the long alfresco tables beside the outside kitchen and socialise beneath the stars, perhaps sampling a glass or two of Vericoco’s very own wine.
Experience a Kefalonia Cruise, exploring the turquoise coastline, white sand beaches, Vardiani island and natural wonders of the Ionian Sea, home to rare turtles and dolphins.
Into the Wild Yoga Retreat Watamu, Kenya
28 September – 4 October 2024
The Kenyan village of Watamu beholds coconut palms, soft white sand beaches, turquoise pure waters, coral gardens and tiny paradise islands. Watamu is a Marine National Park offering a pristine snorkelling and diving experience with manta rays, turtles and gentle whale sharks. The region is habitat to abundant forest, wildlife, elephants, birds and butterflies. This paradise place is spiced with Kenyan, Arab and Italian culture. The delightful village features quaint Kenyan dukas and the ancient Gede Ruins, a mysterious 13th century Swahili village is nearby.
Watamu Tree House is set amidst Kenya’s indigenous coastal forest on the edge of Watamu’s white sand beach. It has been ecologically constructed with tropical simplicity in harmony with the beauty of nature. There are seven spacious double en-suite rooms and each provides an unforgettable and unique experience. The interior is designed in traditional Kenyan style with white, wood and splashes of colour to uplift your soul. Balconies open to sunrise ocean views or sunset forest views so that your gaze beholds beauty everywhere you look.
On waking up in this turquoise-white verdant paradise, we will do a blissful sunrise sadhana at the ocean-view yoga shala surrounded by indigenous forest, wildlife, bird song and the azure horizon. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will embody the beauty and power of nature through elemental inspired Vinyasa Flow and Dharma Yoga. These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly uplifted and alive. In the afternoons, we will surrender to an introspective Yin Yoga and meditation practice at the yoga shala and on the beach, allowing your being to rest, rejuvenate and renew.
Sunrise to Sunset immerse yourself in the natural beauty of soft white sands and crystalline-turquoise waters. Swim in the natural cool-pool under a canopy of trees, relax and read on one of the verandas or sublime rooftop spaces and indulge in a blissful massage at the Lakshmi Spa. This is life at the tree house.
23 – 29 November 2024
Malabar Magic in Gods Own Country
This exquisite South Indian retreat is set in the shade of a coconut grove on the pristine shores of the Arabian sea in Northern Kerala.
The bare-foot luxury at Neeleshwar Hermitage is a sublime retreat experience, where Vedic well-being meets boutique-chic to create complete relaxation for the body and soul.
Neeleshwar is set in beautiful verdant gardens, oriented towards the rising sun and the ocean. The palm-roofed Garden Cottages are of traditional Keralan design, surrounded by lush gardens of palm trees, hibiscus and frangipani flowers. The cottages are built in local stone and embellished with carved woodwork by local craftsmen. Teak floors, handmade wooden furniture and contemporary art create the ambient charm of each room that is inspired by the yoga tradition.
Harmonise your being by the waves of the ocean, relax by the infinity pool to the sounds of the sea, walk along the golden sand, gazing into the ocean horizon.
On waking up in this stunning location, Heidi Pascual will share a sunrise Vinyasa Flow and Dharma Yoga sadhana. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore embodied mythology and philosophy sadhana of the Indian gods and goddesses. In the afternoons, immerse yourself in the soft embrace of Yin Yoga guided by Lucy. With each breath, find gentle solace in the intuitive, introspective element of the practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate. Ayurvedic massage and treatments will be available for you to experience at the Priya Spa throughout your stay.
Sunshine for the Soul Retreat Essaouira, Morocco
Coming soon …
Join us for a sun-filled, nurturing week of yoga, meditation, sightseeing, swimming and nutritious food at Le Jardin Des Douars, a pocket of paradise just outside the ancient seaside town of Essaouira.
Situated on the north coast of Africa, the blue and white Medina is a wonderful place to escape the UK winter and energise your soul and senses; Arabic and French language fills the air along with spices and perfumes, souks are filled with treasures like jewellery, bags, art and lamps and the wide, sandy beach and crashing Atlantic surf are mesmerising. Boutique hotel Le Jardins Des Douars is an oasis amid the desert landscape 15 minutes outside the Medina. Walking through the pink bougainvillea-framed entrance is a bit like stepping into a dream where things appear more vivid than usual – dragon flies flit around the flower-filled gardens, archways lead to secret corners and secluded roof terraces and everything is enveloped in sunshine and serenity.