7 UK Yoga Retreats To Book For 2024

By Ellie Smith

3 weeks ago

From Scottish wilderness weekends to glamping in Devon


Feeling burnt out? Overworked? Frazzled? It might be time to book yourself onto a yoga retreat. Luckily, there’s plenty of zen to be found here on UK shores: this country’s wellness retreat scene is thriving, offering the chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here, we focus on the ones that place yoga front and centre – paired with nourishing food and other wholesome activities like wild swimming, walks and meditation. These are the C&TH pick of the UK’s best yoga retreats for 2024.

Best Yoga Retreats UK

Our Retreat, Somerset

Our Retreat, Somerset

After attending her first retreat to escape the pressures of London life, Lisa Carolan was immediately hooked, and went on to launch her own concept, Our Retreat. The company hosts retreats all over the world in places like Italy and Ibiza, but also in Somerset, at 42 Acres, an idyllic, regenerative farm in the heart of the countryside. You’ll spend three days there, taking part in daily morning and evening yoga, breathwork and guided meditation, plus wild swimming in the lake and guided walks through the local landscape. All this, alongside nourishing meals, resting your head in one of the farmhouse’s dreamy bedrooms.

Upcoming retreat dates: 14 – 16 June, 12 – 13 July, 16 – 18 August, 13 – 15 September 2024

Price: From £595pp

BOOK: ourretreat.co.uk

 

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The Tree Relaxation Retreat, North Yorkshire

If a rural setting is high on your priority list, book a weekend at The Tree, set beside the wildly beautiful North York Moors National Park. Owned by husband-and-wife duo Edward Harpin and Clare Kerrigan, the retreat centre runs regular yoga weekends. Expect to try an array of different yoga techniques, from Qigong to hatha and yoga nidra, alongside meditation sessions, spa treatments and home cooked vegetarian food. Fancy taking things one step further? The Tree also hosts silent retreats, designed to help you heal and reach a state of inner peace, based on the hatha and kriya yoga practices.

Upcoming retreat dates: Browse the calendar for availability

Price: Yoga weekends from £390pp

BOOK: thetree.earth

Yoga Like Water, North Cornwall

If you’re looking for a retreat with an ultra-relaxed schedule, check out Cornish-born studio Yoga Like Water, run by yogis Dan and Gemma Peppiatt. The pair host a number of retreats at their peaceful hideaway, Little Acorn, a pocket of rainforest set beside a wildlife reserve. Join them for a weekend of gentle yoga, countryside walks and guided breathwork, fuelled by meals made from organic produce grown on-site. Choose to stay in glamping pods, solar-powered converted trucks, or your own tent. As the itinerary is relaxed, you’ll have time to explore the local area too: the pretty nearby villages of St Agnes and Perranporth are just down the road.

Upcoming retreat dates: 18 – 21 July and 23 – 26 August 2024

Price: From £425pp

BOOK: yogalikewater.com

Somercecil retreats

Somercecil, Gloucestershire

Having grown up in the Cotswolds and Cornwall retrospectively, Bella Somerset and Gaby Cecil discovered from a young age the importance of spending time in nature. This inspired them to launch Somercecil, a retreat series at Badminton Estate – where Bella was lucky enough to grow up. The retreats are themed around three pillars: movement, nature and connection: think morning runs, yoga, walks and e-bike adventures, alongside activities like foraging, cacao ceremonies and massages. On the food side, you can expect seasonal vegetarian dishes made using homegrown produce straight from the pesticide-free garden veg farm.

Upcoming retreats: Stay tuned for dates

Price: From approx. £495pp

BOOK: somercecil.com

 

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The Clover Mill, Worcestershire

Intrigued by the world of ayurveda? Delve into the ancient Indian medical system on a retreat at The Clover Mill, a retreat centre set in a converted 17th-century watermill in the Malvern countryside. Based upon the holistic principles of ayurveda, the experience includes plenty of revitalising yoga alongside personalised meals and treatments, designed to restore and nourish body and mind. You’ll stay in an eco-lodge set amid nature, complete with private decks overlooking the lake.

Upcoming retreats: 10 – 12 May, 31 May – 2 June, 14 – 16 June 2024, plus many more dates throughout the year

Price: From £795pp

BOOK: theclovermill.com

 

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Wild Yoga Glencoe, Scotland

Where better to reset the mind than in the Scottish Highlands? This dreamy retreat is set in Glencoe, a picturesque village nestled within the banks of Loch Leven, renowned for its dramatic mountains, waterfalls and wild beauty. Founding yoga teachers Claire Thomson and Penny Clay run a series of ‘Bothy Weekends’ which involve al fresco yoga by the loch, plus cosy fires and meditation. Ideal for people craving a digital detox, you’ll stay in a traditional ‘bothy’: a natural shelter with no mobile signal or access to Wi-Fi.

Upcoming retreats: Check the website for upcoming events

Price: TBC

BOOK: wildyogaglencoe.co.uk

 

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Swell Yoga, North Devon

If you’re after a more active yoga retreat, check out Swell, which runs yoga and surfing retreats in North Devon. You’ll stay in a bell tent near the famous beaches of Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, and retreat days will be bookended with yoga (energising in the morning, calming in the evening), with a day of surfing in between. Chef Nikita from VeganWise will be on hand to cook plant-based fare, and you can expect magical sunsets, breath-taking coastal views and nighttime stargazing.

Upcoming retreats: 27 – 30 June 2024

Price: From £330pp based on a shared bell tent

BOOK: swellyoga.net