Queenly retreats in July
Reboot and replenish in the sun with some of our favourite summer retreats. From getting fit on Ibiza to cleansing at a rustic mill in Portugal to enjoying yoga with wine tasting in Greece, our reviewed and recommended retreats have something for all your needs.
Get fighting fit with 38 Degrees North, Ibiza
6-8 July: Book a 6 night Body: Fit Ibiza retreat at a choice of two slick coastal hotels for a mix of HIIT and other fitness activities, runs, hikes, SUP, yoga and Pilates to help you get leaner, lighter and confident about sustaining a new lifestyle once back home. Explore.
Self discovery with Skyros, Greece
7-14 July & other dates: These immersive holistic holidays on Skyros Island give you the chance to do something different. This particular week offers a pick and mix of yoga, treatments, comedy writing, singing and a course on ‘How to live a joyful life’. Explore.
Wine tasting with AdventureYogi, Greece
7-14 July: This uplifting yoga holiday on the chic island of Santorini is based at Pelagos Hotel in typical Santorini-style white domed houses, just 5 minutes from the beach. Twice daily yoga classes are mixed with down time, a day-long hike and activities including sunset wine tasting. Explore.
Detox at Moinhos Velhos, Portugal
Open Jan-Nov: Come to cleanse on carefully curated juice fasts at a rustic converted mill for 7, 10 or 14 days. Supplements keep energy levels high and there are optional self-administered colonics. There are pretty gardens, a wood-fired sauna and a Jacuzzi for star-gazing. Explore.
Yoga & ayurveda at Ulpotha, Sri Lanka
8-22 July: Yoga teacher Nigel Gilderson is offering a Hatha flow yoga week at this remote organic farm and eco village at the foot of the Galgiriyawa mountains. Bathe in the central tank, sleep in adobe huts dotted among the forest, enjoy ayurveda treatments. Explore.
Writing & yoga at Retreats for You, UK
9-13 July: Tuck yourself away at this homely retreat in the Devon village of Sheepwash and enjoy a Writing Retreat & Yoga Week with relaxation, yoga sessions, time to write and healthy food to help keep your mind and body on track with no sugar crashes. Explore.
Nourish with Soulshine Retreats, Ibiza
Various dates: Based at a luxury villa in the hills, these 6-night retreats will nourish you with good food and plenty of time on the mat. Choose ‘Pure’ for workshops on mindfulness, ayurveda, life-coaching & nutrition, or ‘Shine Bright’ for this plus journalling. Explore.
Mindful Vinyasa Yoga at Kaliyoga, Italy
29 July – 4 August: This relaxing yoga retreat takes place at Kaliyoga´s gorgeous retreat in beautiful Puglia. Enjoy twice daily yoga classes, morning meditation sessions, top notch veggie cuisine, treatments with excellent holistic therapists and optional walks. Explore.
Healthy living with Yeotown, England
Weekly: This haven in the North Devon village of Snapper offers 4 night / 5 day health & fitness detox programmes to leave you stronger in body and in a more relaxed mental state. Includes massage, outdoor & indoor fitness, glorious hikes, yoga & cleansing meals. Explore.
Yoga & digital detox on Silver Island, Greece
29 July – 4 August: Unplug on a private Greek island with a Quantum Yoga retreat led by Caroline Graham-Wood. Yoga sessions are twice daily, food is seasonal and delicious, and the magical island will keep you busy being inspired and chilling the rest of the time. Explore.