In a zeitgeist where moving faster is becoming the norm, many of us long for life at a slower pace. For disconnecting and reconnecting, releasing and refocusing. The uprise of slow living and yoga retreats in Europe and beyond backs our need for physical and emotional realignment: a healing holiday. Here are some of our favorite retreats in Europe.
She she is all about creating holistic, meaningful wellbeing experiences with a focus on physical movement, contemporary spirituality and creativity for modern women. Their retreats are mostly held at stunning and authentic locations in the small town of Deía, Mallorca and go much deeper than your average yoga retreat. Definitely one of our favorite yoga retreats in Europe.
Built on the ruins of an abandoned mountain village in the foothills of the Algarve, Wild View Retreat is completely submerged in nature for full peace and tranquility. Practice in the large yoga shala or roof terrace with wild mountain views of the Corgas Bravas.
A yoga retreat and creative resort on one of the smallest and most authentic of the Ionian island constellations in Greece: Ithaca. The backdrop for a personal project for owner Ingrid, creating a beautiful space to practice, teach, inspire and share. They offer different retreats every month.
A holistic yoga retreat at the beautiful Agroturismo Can Bet, with simple and elegant stone houses and two swimming pools surrounded by pine forest. The practice is a combination of yoga asana flow, pranayama meditation and quiet reflection. The chefs prepare organic vegetarian and vegan dishes, sourced from local farmers.
Lago d’Orta, Italy
A beautiful retreat center just an hour’s drive from Milan. Built on a hill overlooking the stunning Lago d’Orta in Northern Italy. Mandali combines guided meditation, yoga and self-discovery as well as nutritious food all in a design setting. They offer an ongoing schedule of experiences and retreats in a set of themes such as yoga and movement, personal development, healing arts or meditation.
Accommodation ranges from shared dormitory style to luxury rooms and private apartments for every budget.
42 Acres is a regenerative organic farm, nature reserve and wellbeing retreat in rural Somerset. They practice slow and sustainable living by growing their own organic vegetables, working almost exclusively with local and ethical suppliers and foraging mushrooms and herbs from their own land which is dedicated to nature restoration and wildlife. During the retreat, you can choose to stay in one of their luxury off-grid-tiny homes, a cottage or the farmhouse.
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