Gentle movement retreats

Do you want to limber up, stretch, get more exercise or just feel better in your own skin? But does the thought of hiking up mountains or pushing your body at a bootcamp fill you with dread? We understand. We also know that a slower pace is sometimes the best and most effective way forward. The gentle movement retreats we recommend are all over the world and they’re restorative and healing. Some of the retreats we rate specialise in gentle movement, while others include classes and sessions as part of a broader wellbeing programme. You might choose to focus on the Chinese martial art Tai Chi, or Qigong, an Asian form of yoga, which co-ordinates body posture, movement, breathing and meditation. The Tibetan healing yoga of Lu Jong, the oldest form of yoga dating back 8,000 years, could well be the one for you. A simple series of movements combined with rhythmic breathing, Lu Jong can have a profound effect on the body, mind and spirit. Whatever path you opt for, you can be sure your retreat will remove blockages in your subtle energy system, and you’ll emerge energised and raring to go, without a blister plaster in sight.

Discover Your Depths Retreats

Seasonally-inspired freediving and yoga retreats in Egypt and Europe

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Malabar Retreats

Tibetan healing yoga retreats in the lap of luxury

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The Arrigo Programmes

The Arrigo Programme international retreats held in spellbinding locations around the world.

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Revivo Wellness Resort, Bali

Exquisite wellness hotel for privacy and tailored retreats

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Preidlhof, Italy

Expert therapy and healing retreats in the South Tyrol

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Paraiso Escondido, Portugal

Personalised restorative retreats on a stunning estate in the Alentejo hills

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Sharpham Trust, England

Mindfulness and meditation retreats in a barn, in woodland and a mansion above the River Dart

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Skyros, Greece

5 4 votes

Creative and sociable holistic holidays on Skyros island in Greece

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Yobaba Lounge, France

Splendid wellness retreats in an eccentric bohemian chateau in Chalabre

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Kamalaya, Thailand

Serene and soulful holistic spa for all your wellbeing needs on Koh Samui

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La Crisalida Retreats, Spain

Wellness holidays on the Costa Blanca with yoga, detox and life coaching

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Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Italy

Luxury eco spa resort with breathtaking views over Lake Garda

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Green Farm Spa & Retreats, Kent, England

A delightful country retreat on a working farm with an extensive ESPA spa in Kent

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Fusion Maia, Danang, Vietnam

Beachside spa and health resort on Vietnam’s central coast

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Adler Spa Resort Thermae, Italy

Sophisticated family-friendly thermal spa in rural Tuscany

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Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand

Well-curated affordable wellness retreats with gracious, well trained staff

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Bespoke Retreats, West Sussex, England

5 20 votes

Transformational meditation, healing and life coaching retreats with bespoke extras

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Mandali, Italy

Meditation, yoga and personal growth in a sensitively curated environment with a view to die for.

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