Queenly retreats for October 2017
Make October a celebration of the changing seasons by treating yourself to a break. Do something creative, cleansing, active or meditative to encourage a natural shift in your body, mind or emotional state, or simply soak up the last drops of sun with your nose in a book.
Artful Retreats, Crete
Created by engaging Cretian art therapist Penelope Orfanoudaki and held at her gorgeous private olive grove estate, these retreats mix art therapy principles with yoga, walking, gourmet food and visits to local artists to help you be mindful, express yourself and rediscover your inner needs. Explore.
Jiva Healing, Turkey
There’s nothing quite like guaranteed warmth, sunshine and the sea to aid the detoxing process. Jiva Healing’s reliably good Juice Fasting, Healthy Eating and Yoga Retreat takes place at the herb-filled Yuva Eco Retreat and includes healthy eating and nutrition classes and optional treatments. Explore.
Platinum Healing, England
Until 30 October
These Monday to Thursday retreats have a comprehensive juice detox programme at their heart and include daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, NLP or life coaching workshops and educational talks. Extra therapies are offered depending on the retreat and your needs to help you clear body and mind. Explore.
38 Degrees North, Ibiza
Until the end of October
Intelligently crafted and run by fit and friendly British couple Claire and James Davis, 38ºN fitness holidays help you reset both body and mind through HIIT sessions, runs, hikes, SUP, yoga and Pilates with a team of talented trainers. Leave leaner, lighter and confident about sustaining a new lifestyle back at home. Explore.
Moinhos Vellhos, Portugal
Come here to cleanse on a carefully curated juice fast, and simply rest or sample a wide range of treatments. Based in converted mill buildings in a magical valley, the team has been guiding people through juice fasts for 23 years, and there’s a depth of knowledge and spirit of open-minded enquiry here. Explore.
Tilton House, England
Tilton House is a lovely picturesque Georgian house set at the foot of the South Downs National Park. Come for a yoga, wellbeing or creative weekend retreat or book B&B during the week to enjoy the peace and treatments. Visiting yoga teachers leading retreats in October include Kieran Baine and Lynette Greenaway. Explore.
Serenity Retreat, Greece
Last retreat starts 1st October
The focus for Serenity Retreat weeks is total relaxation, and the timetable is up to you. Mornings start with a simple meditation near the beach, there’s qi-gong based mindfulness movement three times a week, then various activties to dip in and out of. You self-cater in the village of Nikana on pretty Lefkada. Explore.
Transformative, calming yoga retreats with Kaliyoga in Spain are based at an Andalusian farmhouse where you can also stay in a tipi. Teachers make yoga truly accessible and fun whilst retaining a strong sense of spirituality, and you’ll enjoy a holistic house party vibe with no pressure. Explore.