When summer gets going, the warmer sun and longer days help wellbeing retreats across the UK and Europe really come into their own. June summer retreats are some of the best.
Home-grown destinations have so much to offer. Whether it’s Ayurveda massages in Wales or yoga in Somerset and Devon, there are plenty of June summer retreats where you can immerse yourself in peaceful seclusion.
June is also perfect for European getaways. With the more expensive school-holiday season yet to start, you could make your hard-earned cash go a long way on June summer retreats in France or Spain.
Are you looking for a short break, or retreat to recharge this spring? A holiday in May means you can make use of the bank holidays!
May bank holidays always fall on the first and the last Monday in May, in 2016 that’s Monday 2 May and Monday 30 May (Spring bank holiday).
Here’s our selection of where to go on holiday in May. Places where you can go alone without being alone, from yoga retreats to creative breaks. Read more…
Have you ever been asked why detox? Do we need to detox occasionally?
A friend recently asked why detox, surely that’s what my liver does for me? I replied yes, and so do your lungs, kidneys and skin. Still, does our body sometimes need a little extra help? We give our car a yearly MOT and change its oil from time to time, but do we afford the same care to our body? Read more…
We know, we know… It’s not quite Pancake Day yet, and here we are, posting ideas for an Easter retreat.
But then that’s how we’re wired over here at Neal’s Yard Holidays. Always looking ahead for the next bank holiday and the next chance to get away. And we figured we’re not that different from anyone else, so if we’re thinking about going on an Easter retreat then you might be too.
And what’s more the Easter weekend is early this year, 25-28 March, so planning your Easter retreat now is a good idea. Get your booking in and make the most of those bank holidays. Here are our tips for:
Easter retreats near… Read more…
How about treating your yourself and your mum to a wellbeing retreat this spring? Here are our hand-picked Mother’s Day retreat ideas.
Wondering what to get for your mum for mother’s day this year? Forget about the usual flowers and chocolates. What better way to show your mum how much she means to you than taking her on a special spa break or wellbeing retreat. Treat her to a Mother’s day retreat (pardon the pun).
No need to go far, we have some excellent UK weekend breaks that don’t cost the earth but offer the pampering your mum deserves. You could always join her and spend some quality time together. And if you want to treat your mum to something really special, read on for Neal’s Yard Holidays’ picks of once-in-a-lifetime holidays, and Mother’s day retreat weekends.
This year Mother’s day comes early, on the 7th of March 2016. So what are you waiting for? Read more…
From sausages and ham to tortilla chips and tomato sauce, the sweet stuff is everywhere. How can we break our bond with sugar and get healthier in the long term?
Sugar isn’t good for you.
OK, let’s develop that a little further. It is well documented that regulating our sugar intake is the key to tackling obesity. But while chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies, for example, come with an obvious warning sign of their indulgent contents, there is less awareness of just how much added sugar there is in our everyday diet.
In the second part of our blog dedicated to spreading Ayurvedic Christmas spirit, we move away from indulging ourselves to indulging others.
And we reserve a spot for that less popular of Christmas pastimes – keeping fit, in both body and mind. So that you can start the new year with a spring in your step, rather than sluggishly roll into the office. We know. We’ve been there.
Think Christmas is all about waiting for the top button of your trousers to pop while you lounge out in a mince-pie coma, completely oblivious to day and night?
We know you’re smarter than that. So smart, in fact, that you long ago planned your wellbeing Christmas escape, leaving behind the festive hustle and bustle.
But even if a wellbeing getaway doesn’t materialise for you this winter, you can still make sure Christmas is wholesome, recharging, and enhances your wellbeing.
How? Well, as is so often the case, we look to Ayurveda for the answer. And if you can’t come to Ayurveda, then let Ayurveda come to you – with five easy steps brought to you in this two-part blog post. Read more…