There are so many yoga retreats and fitness retreats out there, it can be a minefield. I thought I would do a list of the best of the best yoga retreats, doggy retreats and everything in between!!

I am so excited for you to see the list of amazing retreat options. Making time for yourself isn’t just a nice thing to do (although it is that too!), but it is essential for your mental and physical well-being. However busy you are, getting out and visiting a new country, spending time on yourself and having an opportunity to reassess your goals is invaluable.

Go ahead and book one of these fantastic yoga retreats right now, or just have a browse and plant the seed, ready for some point in the future when you decide the time is right and think of all these exciting options!

So the categories for the best retreats in 2020 are as follows:

  • Best Fitness Retreat in Morocco
  • Best Yoga Retreat in Spain
  • Best Fitness Retreat in the UK
  • Best Yoga (and wine!) Retreat in Italy
  • Best Yoga Retreat in the Mountains
  • Best Surf Retreat in Portugal
  • Best Yoga Retreat in India
  • Best Doggy Friendly Retreat
  • Best Business Retreat
  • Best Day Retreat

Best Fitness Retreat in Morocco The Complete Retreat

This fitness retreat has three phases Relax, Reset and Refocus. The first two phases take place on the the fitness retreat itself and the third phase is the aftercare programme that you have once you have returned home. It will provide you with everything you need in order to leave you feeling refreshed, focused and confident.

Nestled in the hills of Essaouira, they have curated a setting dedicated to your relaxation and well-being. Their ethos is centred around the alignment of the body and mind. Over the course of the week you will enjoy nutritious food cooked by the private chef and inspiring activities in and around their stunning riad.

The variety of activities included on this fitness retreat is vast, with daily yoga and fitness sessions, two massages throughout the week plus cycling, hiking, surfing, yoga on the beach and exploring Essaouira Medina by foot. All if which are optional so you can be active all the time or simply relax by the pool reading your book. 

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Best Yoga Retreat in Spain Suryalila Retreat Centre

February 8, 2020 – February 13, 2020

This Beginners Yoga Retreat Immersion is a custom designed program to help you learn about yoga in a holistic and systematic way.

Held in a warm and safe atmosphere, their yoga sessions are designed to give you a well rounded perspective on yoga.

This retreat will integrate yoga philosophy, asana, breath work and meditation. They offer tools to harmoniously balance the body, the mind and the breath to help you achieve a meditative state in your practice.

By the end of the retreat you will be confident and comfortable to attend any class, to modify where needed and practice safely.

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Best Fitness Retreat in the UK The Life Lab Retreat

Multiple times throughout the year

The retreat is hosted in a farmhouse that is modern and chic. It boasts a large heated indoor swimming pool, games area and two outdoor hot tubs to enhance your experience even further.

While you are a guest you are treated to indoor and outdoor HIIT training and fitness sessions, relaxing yoga, meditation, team games, mindset training and cooking instruction.

In your downtime you can chill out, go for a swim, enjoy a massage, bubble away in the hot tub, relax your muscles in the steam and sauna or get involved with the Life Lab’s evening entertainment.

Best Yoga (and wine!) Retreat in Italy Vineyards and Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

9th-16th May 2020

Julie Margolis, a longtime PFY yoga teacher and sommelier, is bringing her Vineyards and Vinyasa yoga retreat to Umbria, Italy. Each day, Julie will lead you through an all-levels yoga class to help you kick back and relax under the Umbrian sun. You’ll enjoy locally-sourced, expertly-prepared food (truffles, anyone?) and daily tastings of Italy’s most tantalizing wines. Round out your vacation with a selection of food and wine activities including winery visits and tastings; a pizza-making dinner; an all-Umbrian food, wine and history tour; truffle hunting; and pasta-making, all with plenty of time to sightsee and meander through several of Umbria’s most iconic towns.

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Best Well-Being Retreat in the Mountains Pyrenees Wellness and Adventure Retreat

Available all year

If you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and the stresses of life are taking their toll, you need the complete body and soul reset provided by this wellness and adventure retreat in the mountains of the French Pyrenees.

The advantage of this retreat is it is a fully flexible, tailor made, wellness and adventure retreat, available all year round. The include a variety of activities in the 7 night package so you can make the retreat exactly what you want it to be.

Whether you’re a busy professional lady needing a break away with your girlfriends or a family needing a more wellness orientated holiday, come and experience for yourself why previous visitors have described this area of the Pyrenees as ‘so good for the soul’.

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Best Yoga Retreat in Portugal Portugal City & Surf Retreat

29th-29th June 2020

From the luscious shores of Lisbon through Porto, the ‘mini-Venice’, Aveiro and all the way to the sun-soaked, golden beached Algarve, this retreat dives deep into Portugal’s unique beauty and charm. Learn to surf, relax doing yoga and explore Portugal’s hidden gems. you will return home fully refreshed!

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Best Yoga Retreat in India Gin & Yin Retreat

January 2021

Although this one isn’t until next year I couldn’t let it slip through the net! The objective of this Retreat is to enable you to hit pause on life as we know it for a few days, in a wonderfully slow paced environment, enabling you to make some headspace to review where you’re at in life right now and have some quiet time to think about what’s next, in a proactive, rather than a reactive way.

This Retreat is also very much about having fun, learning something new, either about yourself or India, trying something new, maybe paddle boarding; yoga; an Ayurvedic massage or giving meditation a go and maybe even learning how to cook your own authentic Goan dish to show off to family and friends when you return home.

Best Doggy Friendly Retreat Tails and Trails Retreat

18th-20th September

Tails and Trails Weekend takes place in Top of the Woods, glamping and camping site in Pembrokeshire. Top of the Woods is an award-winning eco campsite, surrounded by beauty and nature.

The retreat is filled with guided walks from woodland to beaches, dog yoga and q&a’s from leading dog health experts. As well as live music, campfire stories and many more activities – if you have a dog be sure not to miss out by emailing Adele directly. 

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5th-8th June 2020

On their ‘AWAKENING’ journey, you will gain a new perspective on your relationship with yourself. You’ll engage with genuine, likeminded women and forge new relationships and friendships whilst encouraging your own personal growth, through challenging your comfort zones. Choose your own itinerary full of wonderful and magical workshops. These together with being surrounded by stunning scenery will be sure to inspire you and block any outside distractions.

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Best Day Retreat RESTFEST Retreat

15th March 2020

Immerse yourself in 60+ unique activities, a day designed to leave you feeling full of joy, inspiration, rest and empowerment. RESTFEST is a one day festival experience focused on emotional intelligence, they do everything they can to ensure their guests leave feeling super happy!

You’ll enjoy an emporium of experiences mixed with wellness wisdom, meaningful conversations & authentic connections. All fully focused on you!

It’s fun, it’s thought provoking, it’s life affirming! There’s nothing else quite like it! Your #feelgoodfestival awaits!



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