We've rounded up a list of the very best new Yoga retreats coming up so you have no excuse not to get your Asana on!
Fancy enjoying a 5 day Yoga retreat in the heart of Europes cultural heart. You can take in Yoga and visit some of the cities amazing cultural centres and scenic spots, plus you'll be right beside the beach too. And did we mention how good the food is in this city?
When? MAY 21st o 25th, 2016
Where? Yoga Weeks Barcelona Urban Retreat Centre
What? Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights of Yoga, daily meditation and breath-work plus Energy healing. You;ll also get Personal coaching sessions with Leslie Keeler Saglio herself. A daily vegetarian brunch will be served to all guests so you can stay healthy throughout your retreat too.
How much? €650 per person sharing (based on Double occupancy), €990 for singles or €600 each for couples or friends coming together (€1200 total). Guests can also opt to organise their own accommodation and pay just €350 each for the retreat itself.
Tell me a little more: Leslie is all things Wellness, a lifecoach, yoga teacher, motivational speaker and a brand ambassador for brand Wellicious, there's nothing she doesn;t know about inspiring Wellness in her students.
I can't think of anywhere more fitting for a Yoga retreat than the beautiful country surrounds of Poundon House in Somerset. Imagine getting out of the city and into the countryside, unplugging yourself from the digital landscape and letting it all go. Sounds like heaven to me!
When? JULY 8th to 10th, 2016
Where? Poundon House, Poundon, Somerset
What? This retreat is the first yoga and mindfulness retreat in the UK explicitly serving Black women and women of colour. The retreat will include instinctual grounded movement, dynamic Hatha yoga flow, as well as both guided and silent mindfulness practice. Outstanding vegetarian, dairy- and wheat-free meals will be created by some of the UK's finest caterers and chefs. Two retreats have already been confirmed for 8 - 10 July 2016 at Poundon House in Poundon,
Tell me more: Theres another retreat planned for 13th - 15th January 2017 at Oxon Hoath in Kent. A third retreat will be confirmed shortly, for autumn 2016 in Somerset.
If your idea of a Yoga retreat involves somewhere exotic, the scent of frangipani in the air and an oasis of calm, but you don;t want to commit to long-haul travel to do so, then consider an afternoon in a London spa dedicated to Malaysian wellness.
When? April 27th, 2016
Where? Ushvani Spa, off Sloane Square, London
What? Ushvani will be hosting a workshop in its Sentosa Studio on Wednesday 27th April, this unique workshop for women to recover from the lethargy, emotional anxiety and stress related aches and pains associated with a hormonal imbalance. Attendees will be guided through various asanas to relax the nervous system and soothed by the tranquil surrounds and exotic scents of a Malaysian retreat - Ushvani’s signature, indulgent touch. This yoga workshop will run over 90 minutes and be open to all levels. Attendees will re-align by concentrating on restorative, reclined poses such as child’s pose and butterfly pose lying down.
How much? This unique 90 minute workshop will be £40.00, advance bookings only.
Tell me more: This award winning spa is founded by Usha Arumugam, who brings her extensive holistic well-being knowledge and business background together to create an authentic Malaysian inspired day spa in London. Ushvani offers service excellence and has been recognised in the industry as having the most highly trained staff and dedicated team. In addition to this, Ushvani has created a range of holistic products, focusing on expertly blended raw materials, ethically sourced from the best plant based materials.
Where? Chocolate Yoga retreat offered by the True Blue Bay Boutique resort in Grenada
What? This retreat includes the chance to practise yoga in stunning outdoor locations around the island. Chocolate is incorporated into the retreats in the form of cocoa tea and chocolate used during a meditation.
How much? Prices for a stay at True Blue Bay start from USD189 per night based on two adults sharing a True Blue Bay style room on a bed and breakfast basis.
Tell me more: The retreats are designed for beginners and experienced yogis and incorporate daily yoga sessions at different locations throughout Grenada including True Blue Bay’s Sankalpa studio, a cocoa plantation and the beach. The yoga sessions are led by highly qualified teachers experienced in different types of yoga practice such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram and Yin. For more information visit www.truebluebay.com