Looking after you at every stage of life depends on a number of factors, not just your physical health. Your mental wellbeing and emotional health needs some tender loving care too.
The overall wellness of our bodies does require daily input and it can feel hard to stay motivated, but there’s nothing like a break away to rebalance your body and put your wellness first.
You don’t have to venture too far to find life-changing wellness retreats and a change of scenery. There is a selection of wellness experiences right here on your doorstep, with the UK emerging as a healthy holiday destination for individuals of all ages and with all interests. Kick start your transformation by visiting one of these top wellness destinations in the UK this spring or summer.
As champions of sustainable living, we couldn’t help but get excited about ecoYoga. Based in the Scottish Highlands, it’s a yoga retreat with a difference.
The location itself is magnificent, with the retreat surrounded by dense forest, calming lochs and rolling hills, and that’s before we even get to the range of yoga classes and courses on offer.
Working with renowned instructors, founders Nick and Rachel run a selection of courses, ranging from beginners to Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar.
Once you’ve finished, you can soak yourself in one of their many baths. Enjoy a natural light filled bathe in their Japanese sento dome or head to their Upper Gorge Bath for a dip with a view. Just below this, you’ll find their Lower Gorge Bath. Here you can indulge in a wild river swim, before heading to their nearby bathtub for a hot soak. It’s the ultimate luxury wild swim. Click here to find out more about ecoYoga.
The Clover Mill
Indulge yourself at The Clover Mill and discover complete relaxation in the heart of Worcestershire. It’s the UK’s very first Ayurvedic spa retreat, with every aspect of their eco-accommodation, spa facilities, personalised treatments, yoga sessions, workshops, and plant-based dining experience inspired by the ancient Hindu system of medicine. The result is a restful break and the ultimate wellness escape as Sally Lovett found when she stayed at The Clover Mill:
“I left The Clover Mill on Monday morning feeling the most rested I’d felt in a long time. My tailor-made programme of nourishing and grounding meals, yoga, and treatments had clearly done the trick in balancing my vata tendencies, and gave me a welcome reminder and enthusiasm for the transformative powers and multiple benefits of an ayurvedic lifestyle.”
Find further information on The Clover Mill here.
Wild & Free
Your yoga and foraging adventure starts here! Wild & Free in Devon offers weekend breaks that help visitors embrace themselves as well as nature, the outdoors and the sea.
The eco-farm that you’ll call home has been voted a top holiday in the South West by the Guardian, named top glamping escape by Escapism Mag and featured on Channel 4’s Wild Weekenders.
At Wild & Free, you’ll stay in a luxury geodesic dome, feast on healthy meals, relax with morning and evening yoga sessions, and enjoy a foraging adventure and cooking class.
Find out more about Wild & Free here.
The Sharpham Trust
The Sharpham Trust is another Devon based wellness retreat with a difference. A specialist in mindfulness retreats and internationally recognised for its experienced based programs, The Sharpham Trust is a great way to be mindful in nature. Its woodland retreats in particular help individuals reconnect with the great outdoors and immerse themselves fully into the natural world.
Reboot your life and deepen your mindful awareness with one of their 3 or 5 night stays, whilst dining on delicious vegetarian food and working on your meditation skills.
Explore The Sharpham Trust right here.
Go back to basics at Dhanakosa in Lochearnhead, Scotland. The retreat centre uses Buddhist study and meditation to deliver a number of retreat options. Explore yoga, hillwalking, Tai Chi, arts, and alternative health in the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to find a calmer you.
Discover more about Dhanakosa here.