From yoga retreats to alpine hideaways, these are the holidays that will leave you feeling more relaxed, rested and rejuvenated than ever...
Words Helen Brown
While a lengthy pool-side stint in the sun makes for a superb respite from the nine-to-five, nothing is more recuperating than a wellness retreat. These health and fitness holidays will have those batteries recharged in no time. Get ready to feel more rested than ever, while enjoying fantastic food and innovative fitness programmes. Here are a few of the best…
AMY BUCK’S COMO SHAMBHALA PILATES RETREAT
As one of the leaders and innovators in wellness, COMO Shambhala Estate are offering guests the chance to learn pilates from one of the best. Amy Buck has a celeb following that includes Chrissy Teigen and is an absolute pro at posture alignment. Her retreat – set amongst Bali’s lush jungle – includes five days of pilates aimed at posture and rebalancing the muscles around your joints.
ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS
Located in the beautiful foothills of the Indian Himalayas, Ananda promises an enchanting stay. The award-winning spa is collaborating with UK fitness guru Matt Roberts to launch a brand new retreat this autumn. Guests on his bespoke package will enjoy Ananda’s Ayurvedic Rejuvenation package, along with gym training and treks. Expect to leave fully rested, rejuvenated and re-energised.
ROSA ALPINA HOTEL
Located in the heart of the Italian Dolomite mountains, Rosa Alpina is the perfect place for a digital detox. The hotel has partnered with globally acclaimed Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Suraj to launch their latest wellness retreat. Ayurvedic is a practise based on balances the mind, body and spirit. The programme includes yoga, meditation, mindfulness and treatments inspired by Ancient Eastern therapies.
FEEL GOOD WEEK AT HILLSIDE BEACH CLUB
Hillside Beach Club is a hidden paradise by the Aegean Sea, perfect for a couple’s break or wellness retreat. This year sees the return of Feel Good Week, a devoted wellness retreat aimed at revitalising body and mind. Guests will enjoy a jam-packed programme of fitness training, nutrition, yoga, hiking and spa treatments. There’s also and a healthy balanced menu of Mediterranean-inspired food to leave you feeling good inside and out. Hillside Beach Club also boasts three beautiful beaches, making it an ideal setting to switch off. For the ultimate pampering experience, head to the SANDA Nature Spa which set beneath a picturesque pine forest. On offer is a selection of Balinese or Turkish treatments, ensuring a rejuvenating renewal of body and mind.
ADVENTURE YOGI IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
For the perfect combination of relaxation and activity join Adventure Yogi in the Lake District this October. The Activities & Yoga weekend promises an adventurous and refreshing activity-packed retreat in an awe-inspiring landscape. Take some well-deserved time out with two daily yoga classes, hiking, kayaking, biking, horse riding, spa treatments and more.