We all need something to look forward in 2018 and a relaxing holiday is often top of the list. If the purse strings are little tight, finding affordable retreats is key.
At Neal’s Yard Holidays we’ve got wellness retreats to suit everyone. Our most affordable retreats cost just under £200 for a half board weekend retreat in the UK or travel abroad for £500 per person per week full or half board, including activities and excluding flights. Plan ahead to save more with early bird discounts, and don’t miss out due to limited spaces available.
Relax in Surrey countryside
Claridge House offers wellbeing retreats and short courses including yoga, mindfulness and meditation all year round in an Edwardian mansion house set in peaceful gardens near Lingfield in the Surrey countryside. For example, a two-night Restorative Yoga weekend, including sound and yoga Nidra costs £189pp full board (vegetarian meals) sharing room.
Recharge in Sussex Downs
AdventureYogi combine yoga retreats with adventure activities. Set in four cottages with an outside heated pool surrounded by the South Downs, their East Sussex base offers yoga or detox retreats with the option of walking, swimming, cycling, windsurfing, kayaking, surfing and sailing. Two nights from £295pp for twin share (£413 single) full board. Select dates throughout the year.
Rejuvenate with gourmet raw food in Yorkshire
Stay at Split Farthing Hall, a restored Georgian mansion near the Yorkshire Dales with a hot tub and infrared sauna. Raw Horizons offers a holistic combination of Kundalini yoga, meditation and detoxifying raw food on selected dates throughout the year. Two nights from £345pp full board twin share (single £450) including yoga, retreat activities, transfers to and from the local train station.
Warmth and sunshine in south Spain
For winter sun come to Cortijo Romero, a farmhouse surrounded by jasmine-scented gardens with a small pool in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near Granada in Andalucia. The well-established retreat offers year-round wellbeing retreats including yoga, tai chi, mindfulness, photography and more. Week-long retreats from £675pp twin share full board.
Bathe in the sun and the sea in southern Turkey
Heliotrope Yoga Holidays have a base at Onuncu Koy hotel in a coastal village near Antalya in Southern Turkey with restful gardens with a swimming pool and authentic Turkish bath (they also now have one in Portugal) offering Iyengar yoga. Week-long retreats from £500pp twin share (£570 single) half board (vegetarian meals) including yoga. Available May to June and September.
Wishing you a healthy and relaxing 2018!
(Top image courtesy of AdentureYogi)
Jo Fernandez is a leading UK travel journalist, with much of her career spent working for the London Evening Standard where she was Travel Editor until 2015.
Now a freelance travel journalist and copywriter, she lives in Essex and has one daughter. As a travel expert, she still enjoys jetting off to write travel pieces, with favourite destinations including Mexico, Croatia and, of course, Essex.