The best yoga retreats for 2020

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From a traditional retreat in the birthplace of yoga to pistes and pranayama in Chamonix, we pick the best yoga holidays for 2020…

Glow and Flow with Cat Meffan, Peak District

The one for countryside R&R… 

What? Yoga teacher and wellness blogger Cat Meffan is running a three-day energising retreat in the heart of the Peak District. Stay at a luxury barn conversion and enjoy two daily yoga classes, guided meditations and walks through nature. Plus, feast on vegan delights whipped up by Marcin Ksiazka who was previously head chef at Farm Girl Cafe.

When: March 16th – 19th 2020

Price: From £600. Visit catmeffan.com/retreats

Third Space Restore Escape, Crete

The one for luxury lovers… 

What? Unwind and recharge your batteries with daily yoga, guided meditation and HIIT sessions hosted by luxury London health club Third Space in Crete. And when you’ve worked up a sweat? Relax in the stunning and secluded location of Meakis Beach.

When: September 31st – 5th 2020

Price: From £1,259. Visit thirdspace.london/escapes-2020

Chaya Yoga Retreats, India

The one for the spiritual soul searcher… 

What? Cleanse your mind, body and soul on this 10-day journey from Goa to the spectacular wild mountains and jungle of the Western Ghats. Highlights include twice daily yoga practice (two-hour dynamic flow in the morning and yin in the evening) incorporating pranayama, chanting and guided meditation, plus visits to ancient temples, healing therapies and inspiring workshops.

When: February 4th-14th 2020

Price: From £1,661. Visit chayayogaretreats.com

Souljourn Yoga, Sri Lanka

The one for the do-gooder… 

What? Much more than just a ‘healthy holiday’, Souljourn Yoga invites you to join them for a nine-day yoga adventure. Travelling to Sri Lanka you will delve deep into your yoga practice through support and volunteering at the Rosie May Foundation, which empowers girls and women through education. Also included in the package is a trip to a tea plantation and turtle sanctuary.

When: April 10th-18th 2020

Price: From £1,550. Visit souljournyoga.com

Our Retreat, Chamonix

The one for alpine views…  

What? Need to chill out? Head to Chamonix in France where Our Retreat has teamed up with mindfulness master Richie Norton to host a ski, yoga and mobility retreat. A typical day features lots of soothing stretching, fun time on the slopes, delicious healthy food and workshops/movie nights.

When: March 1st-7th 2020

Price: From £1,250. Visit ourretreat.co.uk

Soul & Surf, Algarve

The one for the surfer chick…

What? Make waves at Soul & Surf’s first European base in Portugal’s Algarve. For those short on time opt for the ‘weekend warrior’ package, which combines expert surf tuition with relaxing yoga and meditation classes. Weeklong and mid-week stays are also available.

When: April – November 2020

Price: From £365. Visit soulandsurf.com

By Sam

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