Looking to recharge batteries on a yoga escape this summer? Below, we round up some of the best yoga retreats and holidays running in the UK and abroad, from May to September 2011 inclusive. (To book, contact the provider directly). Our guide to Summer retreats, 2012, will be published shortly.
August 28 - Sep 1: yoga & meditation retreat in South West France, from £320, with YA Retreats: take the train down to the beautiful Les Passeroses retreat centre. Two long yoga and meditation classes daily, fabulous food, al fresco dining, relaxation by the pool. Yoga and meditation practices suitable for all levels. Book before July 22nd and receive a complimentary private class (quote 'round-up offer'). Click here.
Relax and renew retreat in the mountains of Andalucia, September 17-23. A wonderful blend of Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition and Meditation. Rest easy that you will return feeling as good as new! Ten places maximum. The week promises a relaxing break with daily yoga and pilates classes on the outdoor yoga space or in the indoor studio. Click here.
Join us this summer at Samahita Yoga Thailand for a diverse range of retreats and trainings. Explore advanced anatomy and Ayurveda, discover naturopathic detox or go deeper into the subtle science of Pranayama at Asia's leading Yoga Retreat and training Centre located on the beach in Koh Samui. Owned and directed by teacher Paul Dallaghan, Samahita Yoga Thailand has been a location for practice, learning and holiday for literally thousands of guests. Click here.
AdventureYogi has an exciting summer planned of high adrenalin or chilled out retreats and holidays. Come to Cornwall for SurfYogi from the June 3-10 - join us for a weekend, week night or whole week stay. Enjoy the sun, surf, beautiful beaches and feel rejuvenated by the sea air and surf board action! Click here.
Summer Yoga Week with Norman Blair: August 26 to September 2 - Tilton House, East Sussex. Take the time to deepen your practice of yoga in the beautiful East Sussex countryside: a chance to relax and renew, unwind and unwrap in the wonderful setting of Tilton House. There will be two classes each day: an astanga-inspired practice in the morning and yin yoga in the afternoon - and there will also be daily meditation practice. Tilton House is a well known centre for contemplation and calm, with extensive gardens and opportunities for walking. Click here.
Have you ever dreamed of a summer camp for adults where you could play outdoors all day? Where all the activities are taken care of and delicious, healthy meals prepared for you? This is your golden chance to try out hiking, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, yoga and dancing on a magical island in Brazil. One all-inclusive price and you can have the adventure of a lifetime. Click here.
Holy Isle Yoga Retreat, off Arran, July 13-19: Join us for a week of learning Kum Nye Tibetan yoga with experienced teacher Gretchen Faust. Other sessions will be with Debbie and Martha. Based at the World Peace Centre you will eat wonderful vegetarian food, stay in peaceful accommodation as well as stretch your body, deepen your breath and let your mind become calm. Click here.
La Roane: yoga and activity holidays in South-West France - set in a magnificent 20-acre estate, three miles from the mediaeval market town of St Antonin. Here you will find peace and tranquility, a paradise for nature lovers. We run ten one - week residential courses from May until September, based around different forms of yoga, but also including themes such as dance, singing, tai chi and art work. Click here.
Summer specials at Shreyas Yoga Retreat, India: Shreyas has been rated one of the top ten yoga retreats in the world by Gayot, and been handpicked into the select circle of Relais & Chateaux as the only vegetation property in its group that has a no-alcohol policy. It is a magical sanctuary nestled within 25 lush acres of whispering palms, with only 12 luxurious cottages, and less than an hour's drive from Bangalore International Airport. Click here.
Yoga Abode publishes a round-up of forthcoming retreats every season. The next feature will cover yoga escapes taking place over Autumn, 2011. Please contact us here if you would like your retreat to be included.