Best virtual wellness retreats to go on from home

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A trip to India or Ibiza for your wellness fix this summer is probably off the cards but we’ve found the next best thing – virtual wellness retreats to go on from home. From yoga and sound baths to healing circles and art therapy, here’s how you can zen out via Zoom…

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Soul & Surf

Soul & Surf, which hosts retreats in India, Sri Lanka and Portugal, has launched a two-day virtual experience that aims to replicate its usual offering of food, yoga, meditation, surf lessons and more. The ‘Pause’ weekends include five pre-recorded sessions and 10 live-streamed sessions.

When: Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June 2020

Price: £80. Visit soulandsurf.com

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As We Live & Breathe

Eco-wellness company As We Live & Breathe is marking the longest day of the year with a special summer solstice online retreat combining rejuvenating yoga sessions, meditation and seasonal cooking classes. You’ll also take time to connect to nature and reflect on the past six months as you turn your thoughts to the next solar cycle.

When: Saturday 20th June 2020

Price: £30-£50 (pay what you can). Visit asweliveandbreathe.co

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BK Yoga Club

BK Yoga Club, a body-positive yoga studio in New York, is hosting a one-day virtual retreat based on the theme of exploring play through creativity and mindfulness. The event will equip you with self-care tools to implement into your everyday life and features a packed schedule: yoga, sound bowl meditation, art therapy, an essential oils workshop and a dance party with a live DJ.

When: Saturday 27th June 2020

Price: From $10. Visit bkyogaclub.com

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Escape Haven

Experience some Bali magic from your living room by embarking on a three-day retreat with Escape Haven, a female-only sanctuary located in the beachside town of Canggu. The online course allows you to sample a range of healing, grounding and uplifting practices and activities offered by its team of experienced wellness gurus. A typical day starts with morning rituals and an energising workout and ends with a relaxing yin yoga session.

When: Friday 5th – Sunday 7th June 2020

Price: Free. Visit escapehaven.com

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Bamford

Bamford is running a series of themed virtual wellness retreats hosted by a team of specialist practitioners from its spa in the Cotswolds. This month’s two-day event focuses on the theme of the summer solstice and will feature workshops designed to ‘leave you with a nurtured heart and lighter mind’.

When: Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st June 2020

Price: £75 (two-day pass)/£40 (one day pass). Visit bamford.com/uk

Photo: Trish Whelan/Soul Adventures

Soul Adventures

Soul Adventures, which runs retreats in Ibiza, is offering a 40-day at-home yoga retreat using the healing practices of kundalini yoga, meditation and shamanism. The online programme gives you access to yoga and meditation classes filmed in dreamy locations around Ibiza, kriyas and playlists, as well as weekly live healing circles led by retreat leader Trish Whelan.

Price: £70. Visit souladventures.co.uk

Main image: Escape Haven

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