The 10 Best Luxury Yoga Retreats in The UK 2020 Guide
The 10 Best Luxury Yoga Retreats in The UK 2020 Guide

With rolling hills and roving trails, quaint seaside towns and stunning architecture, and a charm that hangs in the mist looming over the island, the UK is an enchanted escape from the everyday. Many of us are drawn to its charm, whether our call is to the Medieval architecture or the dramatic cliffs and valleys. In any case, the enchantment of this land has inspired the birth of many luxury yoga retreats across these lands. With many to choose from, we’re making it easier. Here are our top 10 best luxury yoga retreats in the United Kingdom for 2019.

The 10 Best Luxury Yoga Retreats in the UK

Daylesford Restorative Retreats

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The Daylesford Wellness Retreat is an incredible offering in the beauty of the Cotswolds. The company began over 40 years ago but is rooted in a different realm of wellness. At heart, they’re farmers, committed to sustainable, organic farming practices. With stunning cottages, retreats, and a spa now available for guests, they’re combining the healing power of food with rest and retreat.

Program:

The Daylesford Restorative Retreat is a three-day wellness retreat. With the next one offered in October 2019, this Friday to Sunday package is intimate and personal with space for up to 12 guests. Accommodation, yoga, meditation, a facial, a massage, a crystal healing session, a wellness workshop, a cookery class, a private dinner at The Wild Rabbit, and organic meals are all included. Accommodation is in the Daylesford Cottages. Immaculately restored and designed, all cottages are comfortable and cozy. Rest well in cashmere blankets in front of a log fire.

What We Like:

In addition to this offering, they also have a package called ‘The Wood Store Retreat.’ This is a personalized, luxury retreat that can be booked for groups of up to six people. This pampered stay includes a 1-hour treatment of your choice, as well as meditation or sound healing classes and yoga.

Cost: Contact for more information

Address: Bamford Haybarn, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0YG, UK

Our Retreat

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Our Retreat was founded in 2015 and has since expanded to locations including Marrakech, France, and Italy. In the UK, they offer year-round yoga and Pilates retreats at a luxury farmhouse in Somerset. Surrounded by forest and field, this space is truly one to rest and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit in.

Program:

These beautiful retreats are held throughout the year. Three nights in length, these retreats include accommodation, brunch, snacks, dinner, healthy shakes, teas, yoga practice twice daily, one Pilates class per day, guided meditation, guided walks, and workshops. You’ll also get some time set aside for rest and reflection.

What We Like:

The exterior of the farmhouse has an ancient charm and feel to it. Inside, it is thoughtfully decorated and well-restored, providing you with luxurious rooms and common spaces to rest in. The yoga studio is bright and beautiful, peacefully inspiring your inward descent.

Cost: Contact for more information

Address: BROADGATE QUARTER, 1 Snowden St, London EC2A 2DQ, United Kingdom

The Zest Life

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The Zest Life offers retreats in wonderful Wales and the lovely Lake District. Their standard retreats are two or three days long, but they’ve now added an option for a five-day ‘Yoga and Wild Swimming’ retreat after rave reviews. Though swimming may not be an option in the cooler months, they have alternatives to consider: the ‘Autumn Recharge’ and the ‘Winter Warmer.’

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It appears the remainder of their 2019 retreats are set in Wales, nestled into 21 acres of parkland. Looking out over waterfalls and rivers, meadows and forests, this retreat center is a tranquil space to retreat in for a weekend (or longer). Their two-day ‘Autumn Recharge’ retreat focuses on nurturing and resting the body with the coming of the new seasons. With daily meditation and yoga classes, guided walks, meals, and free time included, this short but sweet retreat is worth considering this autumn. Accommodation is included.

What We Like:

When it comes to the yoga space, the high ceilings and oak beams provide an otherworldly feel. All yoga equipment is provided – that’s mats, blocks, and props. During free time, feel free to explore the surrounding areas, letting nature further inspire and rejuvenate your heart and soul.

Cost: Contact for more information

Address: Denbigh LL16 4HP, UK

The Scarlet

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The Scarlet is a luxury hotel on the north coast of Cornwall with ongoing retreats available for guests to consider when making their booking. It’s adults-only (with few exceptions) and in aiming to maintain a Zen-like atmosphere, they stay away from group bookings. A stay here is calm, tranquil, and completely restorative.

Program:

When it comes to yoga, the hotel offers three-night yoga breaks for both beginners and those with a more advanced personal practice. These packages include three nights of accommodation in a sea view room, a two-course breakfast each morning, dinner on two evenings, a guided meditation, three private 90-minute yoga sessions, and group classes. Also included are a complete four-hour pampering session entailing a personal consultation, a bathing ritual, a guided meditation, a massage, and time for deep relaxation. Your therapies will be matched to your Ayurvedic constitution.

What We Like:

While you’re there, you can also sink into their clifftop hot tub, relax in the Retreat Lounge, make use of either the outdoor or indoor pool, hang out in their relaxation rooms, and explore the coastal surroundings. There is no shortage of ways to rest and rejuvenate at The Scarlet.

Cost: Contact for more information

Address: The Scarlet Hotel, Tredragon Rd, Mawgan Porth, Newquay TR8 4DQ, United Kingdom

Chillout Retreats

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From West and East Sussex to Dorset and back to Champneys Forest Mere, Chillout Retreats offers a variety of beautiful settings for their yoga retreats. West Sussex and Champneys Forest Mere are their most luxurious offerings. Retreats are offered throughout the year, with Champneys Forest Mere being their most well-established and most frequent program.

While you’re there, you can also sink into their clifftop hot tub, relax in the Retreat Lounge, make use of either the outdoor or indoor pool, hang out in their relaxation rooms, and explore the coastal surroundings. There is no shortage of ways to rest and rejuvenate at The Scarlet.

Program:

While you’re there, you can also sink into their clifftop hot tub, relax in the Retreat Lounge, make use of either the outdoor or indoor pool, hang out in their relaxation rooms, and explore the coastal surroundings. There is no shortage of ways to rest and rejuvenate at The Scarlet.

What We Like:

Accommodation here is five-star. Quality beds and linens make for a restorative night’s sleep at the end of each day. You are also welcome to enjoy the spa hotel’s facilities – fitness studios, outdoor loungers, log fires, relaxation lounges, and more.

Cost: Starting at 97 USD

Address: Dolphin Lodge, Grand Ave, Worthing BN11 5AL, UK

Mindfulness for Wellbeing

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Satvada Retreats offers the Mindfulness for Wellbeing retreat in Norfolk. This rural retreat is a perfect place to get back in touch with nature – both inside and out – as it is set in 21 acres of woodlands and open grounds. There is plenty of space to breathe here and to restore one’s sense of balance.

Program:

This package includes three nights of luxury accommodation (en-suite), breakfast, light lunch, tea and snacks, two-course dinners, and all classes (yoga, mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, and more). The Saturday and Sunday (the two full days of the retreat) include approximately five hours of teachings per day. It sounds like a lot, but nothing on this retreat is mandatory. You are free to join for as much or as little as you like. During relaxation time, sip tea and relax in the bright, open barn.

What We Like:

The venue that this retreat calls home is both modern and rustic. The old barns have been fully converted while maintaining the original beams. It’s environmentally-friendly, running nearly completely on renewables thanks to solar energy and a biomass boiler that burns environmentally-sustainable wood chips.

Cost: 546 – 972 USD

Sunny Brow Farm Retreats

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Sunny Brow Farm is one of the UK’s most quaint and cozy retreat spaces. The luxury barns on the property provide a completely comfortable and down-to-earth sanctuary to call ‘home’ for your stay. They offer both personalized retreats (for couples and individuals) and prearranged group retreats throughout the year.

Program:

If you’d like to book a custom retreat, choose your preferred cabin and then add-on any one of their packages. From the ‘Couples Retreat’ to the ‘Soul Healing Yoga’ package, there are a handful of options to choose from. Different packages have varying inclusions, but as an example, the ‘Soul Healing Yoga’ retreat package includes three hours of soul healing sessions, three yoga and meditation sessions, a personal healing ceremony, two brunches, and two evening meals. Prearranged retreats are typically all-inclusive of meals and accommodations (though check specifications).

What We Like:

Regardless of your type of stay, you can consider adding a holistic treatment or two to your retreat. They offer services including hot stone massages, Thai massages, reiki, crystal healing, and more. Whatever type of holistic treatment you prefer, they are likely to have something that suits your soul.

Cost: Starting at 399 USD

Address: Ambleside LA22 0PU, United Kingdom

Raw Horizons Wellbeing Retreat

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Raw Horizons Wellbeing Retreat was founded by Dr. Clair Maguire, wellbeing and life coach, published author, and a top raw food chef in the UK. Her approach to wellbeing is truly holistic, encompassing everything from nutrition to meditation and Kundalini yoga.

Program:

She offers a variety of retreat types, from yoga weekends to juice detox retreats. The yoga weekend is two nights in length and is inclusive of accommodation, yoga, meditations, and gourmet raw food. Massage treatments and other therapies are also available but at an additional charge per treatment.

What We Like:

Accommodation here is a simple luxury. Whether you opt for the deluxe or superior room (and either single or shared occupancy), you’ll rest well in a comfortable bed and 100% Egyptian cotton linens. Ayurvedic bath products are a soothing touch as well. Split Farthing Hall, the 18th century home and venue of this retreat, is located in North Yorkshire. The space is cozy and comfortable, with fireplaces to warm both body and soul.

Cost: Contact for more information

Address: Split Farthing Hall, Thirsk YO7 2AF, United Kingdom

EcoYoga Retreats

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EcoYoga Retreats is an enchanted sanctuary set in the Scottish Highlands. Dedicated to sustainable living and yoga, Nick and Rachel created the EcoYoga center as a reflection of their highest values. The venue is entirely off-grid, fueled by a hydro turbine and plenty of solar panels.

Program:

This retreat center hosts a variety of yoga teachers. Most retreats here take an Ashtanga approach, but each offering varies dependent upon the teacher. You can join one of these prearranged retreats (which is typically inclusive of food and accommodation) or come as a guest for a self-guided retreat of your own. The self-catered holiday here includes accommodation and a healthy breakfast of muesli, oats, and fresh eggs, though you will be on your own for additional meals. Yoga is not included, though you can arrange for private sessions for yourself or your group.

What We Like:

This venue offers incredible nature-inspired facilities, such as outdoor baths, an artisan sauna built into the earth, and a spa dome with rainforest showers and hot tubs. All in all, this space offers a down-to-earth luxury that is soothing on so many different levels.

Cost: 724 – 845 USD

Address: Inverliever Lodge, Ford, Lochgilphead PA31 8RH, United Kingdom

Rossendale Yoga Retreats

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Rossendale Yoga Retreats is situated 40 minutes north of Manchester in a peaceful countryside setting. It’s held in the Rossendale Holiday Cottages, and aside from yoga retreats, it’s also a perfect space for corporate retreats that need a little time and space to reinvigorate creative energies.

Program:

This yoga retreat (the next one offered September 2019) is held over the course of a weekend. The booking includes accommodation in the Rossendale Valley, four yoga classes, two vegetarian (or vegan) brunches, two evening meals, snacks, tea and coffee, and juices. Both Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga will be included, as well as Yoga Nidra to help you rest and reset after your perhaps busy week.

What We Like:

Massage treatments can be booked for an additional cost. In your free time, you’re also invited to explore the natural surroundings. There are plenty of hiking and cycling trails.

Cost: 363 – 436 USD

Address: Rosssendale Holiday Cottages, Dean Ln, Rossendale BB4 9RA, United Kingdom

So, whether you are in search of a naturally-inspired, down-to-earth getaway (that is still sweetly luxurious) or a fully pampered yoga retreat with all the modern amenities and more, the UK has numerous idyllic yoga retreats to consider. From Cornwall to the Lake District and up to the Scottish Highlands (and everything in between), you have your pick of the backdrop for your next 2019 yoga retreat. Let your eyes inspire and your heart guide as you explore these 10 beautiful retreats this region has to offer.

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