The Best Places for a Yoga Retreat In The UK

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Thinking of doing a yoga retreat but don’t want to go too far from home? In this post, I’ve rounded up some of the best places for a yoga retreat in the UK to help you choose the best one for you. As a yoga teacher, I know firsthand the need to disconnect from the hustle sometimes.

In this post, I will go through my top yoga and meditation retreats in the UK, from the luxurious to the adventurous.

Want to go a little further afield and combine your yoga retreat with a holiday? I also have guides to yoga teacher training and retreats in Bali, GuatemalaIndiaCosta RicaThailandMexico, and Colombia. Plus if you are considering doing a Yoga Teacher Training read this, oh maybe consider doing an online YTT.

4 Day Hot Yoga Retreat in the Scottish Highlands, UK

Yoga retreat UK | Hot yoga retreat in Scotland
  • Price: from US$ 617.00
  • Number of nights: 3
  • Yoga style: Bikram
  • Location: Perth And Kinross, Scotland

Worried about the cold in Scotland? Don’t be as this Yoga retreat in Scotland is as hot as it can get… You’ll have two hot yoga classes each day to keep you nice and warm. And if you want to make the most of the beauty that surrounds you on this UK yoga retreat then you can borrow a bicycle to visit the beautiful landscapes you’ll find in the surrounding areas.

It doesn’t matter what level of yoga you are at, on this yoga holiday in Scotland you can join whether you are a total beginner to an advanced yogi looking to increase your abilities. Tanya, your Bikram yoga certified teacher, will guide you through your practice.

You will be staying at the Hot in the Highlands holiday home, a chalet-style house located amongst the ancient Black Wood of Rannoch! Here, everybody can use the public areas that include plenty of areas to sit and chill, a kitchen, a reading area, and more.

This is the perfect gift for yourself if you are looking for UK yoga holidays.

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat UK?

  • 2 yoga sessions per day
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast/brunch, lunch (soup and bread), and vegetarian dinner
  • Coffee, tea, fruit tea, water, and juice anytime in the day
  • Shuttle service to Pitlochry Train Station (pick up at 2:30 p.m.)
  • Yoga mats and towels
  • Linen and towels
  • Toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, soap, Himalayan salts
  • COVID-19 safety equipment such as sanitizing hand gel, face masks, latex gloves

Did You Get Travel Insurance Yet?

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you need to be prepared for anything! Travel insurance has always been high my list of things to get before I travel but now more than ever its at the top of my list.

I’m pretty sure we have all had travel plans messed up because of COVID and not all insurers covered this. So when looking for travel insurance it’s important to check it covers travel disruption due to COVID-19, Hey Mondo, Passport Nomads, Safety Wing, and Travel Insurance Master all provide cover for this.

Hey Mondo is great if you are looking for a great value flexible policy. They offer single trip cover, annual multi trip cover, and long term travel cover. You even have the option to start the cover when you are already on your trip, although you won’t be covered for the first 72 hours. For me my favourite feature is their app which offers you a 24/7 Dr chat and the ability to file a claim direct in the app.

Passport Nomads provides the most comprehensive cover for Digital Nomads. The game changer with them is that you have a red card and if you find yourself in need of medical care you just contact them and they will pre load your card with the funds to cover your treatment, meaning you won’t need to pay out of pocket and then put in a claim later.

Safety Wing is great value with monthly cover starting at $39. It’s super easy to use and it just renews each month. They have an excess of $250 and it’s simple to make a claim through their website. I currently use them as they offer me free cover for my son as part of my policy and I like that it renews on a monthly basis, so I don’t have to pay out a big lump sum up front.

I also use Travel Insurance Master for some short vacation type trips.

If you are doing shorter trips or an extended backpacking trip then Hey Mondo or Travel Insurance Master are the best option. If you are a digital nomad or planning travel of at least 6 months then go for Passport Nomads or SafetyWing.

3 Day Simply Yoga Retreat in York

Yoga retreat UK |
  • Price: from US$ 396.00
  • Number of nights: 2
  • Yoga style: vinyasa, yin, restorative, nidra or ashtanga yoga.
  • Location: York

This UK yoga retreat in York, is surrounded by open green spaces and a peaceful environment. The facilities and accommodation spaces are neat and nicely decorated to ensure all of your senses will slow down to focus on your mind and body.

Another perk is that you can join this yoga retreat in the UK no matter what your level of expertise is. You will enjoy the daily vinyasa, yin, restorative, Nidra, or ashtanga yoga classes.

In your free time, you can enjoy other relaxing activities like massages, reiki sessions, facials, etc.

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat?

  • Yoga sessions
  • Spare time to meditate, walks or hikes in the local area, or time to yourself
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals and snacks

What to wear on your yoga retreat

6-Day Ultimate Wellness and Health Retreat in Essex

Yoga retreat UK | Health retreat in Essex | Luxury yoga retreat
  • Price: from US$ 2,011.00
  • Number of nights: 5
  • Yoga style: Hatha
  • Location: Essex, Southeast England

This not your average UK yoga retreat. This is a health, beauty, and fitness retreat for couples, individuals, or even for bridal showers.

If you want to fully restart your body and mind, this is an excellent opportunity. This Yoga retreat in the UK includes everything (click here if you are looking for the best yoga mats) from the accommodation, guided exercise at the gym, and last but not least, they can cater to your every dietary requirement. Of course, it is more expensive than other options, but you can be certain that you will be pampered.

It doesn’t matter if you are not experienced with yoga and fitness since there is room for everybody from beginners to experienced.

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat?

  • 1 Lifecube session
  • 100 GBP spa voucher (Glass House Retreat recommend booking your treatments prior to arrival via their App to avoid disappointment)
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Mobile phone safe for a complete digital detox (if you want)
  • Wellness practitioner during check-in & consultation at check out
  • Full use of the luxury state-of-art facilities, including swimming pool, Himalayan salt block sauna, steam room, and exercise studio
  • Full use of gym facilities with the latest equipment
  • Detox and weight loss with any of three fully interchangeable dietary plans
  • Motivational talks and/or evening activities (Mon-Fri)
  • Variety of organic herbal teas
  • Complimentary Glass House Retreat logo water bottles
  • Daily exercises classes, including yoga, Pilates, circuit, aqua aerobics, outdoor fitness classes, and high-Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) classes

3 Day Total Body Wellness Retreat: Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional Health in Wales

Yoga retreat UK | Yoga in Wales
  • Price: from US$ 722.00
  • Number of nights: 2
  • Yoga style: Hatha, dynamic, vinyasa
  • Location: Login, Wales

In this yoga retreat in Wales, you will let your senses go wild while you also explore your mental and physical health. Aside from all the benefits of the yoga practices and other activities, the Old Lan Farmhouse is a stunning place where this yoga retreat is located. Surrounded by nature and with some common areas where you can meet other people, make the vibe of this place is something really special.

You can practice three different types of yoga, Hatha, dynamic, and vinyasa, no matter what your level of experience is.

You will feel like you are in a different world from the moment you arrive. Especially since you will be encouraged to turn off your mobile phone and all technology gadget during your stay.

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat?

  • Yoga, meditation workshops, and seminars
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 free treatment with the options to choose from massage, a facial, reiki, or reflexology
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and refreshments
  • Retreat goodie bag
  • Use of fire pit
  • Use of hot tub
  • Use of on-site gym and yoga studio

3 Day Lush Eco-Farm Stay Yoga and Wild Swimming Retreat in the New Forest Hampshire

Yoga retreat UK
  • Price: from US$ 524.00
  • Number of nights: 2
  • Yoga style: vinyasa
  • Location: Lymington

This is the perfect choice for those looking for a weekend yoga getaway in the UK close to nature. A unique thing about this yoga retreat is that no weekend is the same because the themes for each one, the guided yoga sessions, and meditations will change according to the needs of each group.

It is up to the group to make the experience more spiritual, physical, or creative.

They can accommodate groups of up to 16 people, making it an enjoyable experience for every group member.

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat?

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 10 yoga, and meditation sessions
  • Lush facemasks by the roaring fire
  • Acres to wander around and the national park
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus drinks, afternoon tea, and cakes

3 Day Weekend Camping, Yoga, and Surf Holiday in Cornwall, England

Yoga retreat UK | Surf and yoga retreat in North Devon | North Devon surfing
  • Price: US$ 295
  • Number of nights: 2
  • Yoga style: Hatha
  • Location: Cornwall

This is the perfect UK yoga and surf retreat for surfers and adventurers who also enjoy some yoga and relaxation. It is not for beginner surfers or yogis, though. The program has been created for intermediate or experienced surfers who want to improve their skills.

It is perfect if you are a solo traveler, a couple, or even a group of friends or family looking for a good time away from day-to-day life.

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat?

  • 2 inspiring surf lessons
  • Free use of surf equipment during lessons hours
  • 2 relaxing yoga sessions
  • Guidance of helpful instructors
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Free use of yoga mat
  • Unique camping experience
  • Breakfasts

3 Days Yoga and Hiking Up Wales’ Highest Mountain of Snowdon on the Isle of Anglesey

Yoga retreat UK | yoga retreat in Anglesey | yoga in UK
  • Price: contact them for full details
  • Number of nights: 2
  • Yoga style: Vinyasa, yin, nidra and parter yoga
  • Location: Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

If you enjoy gathering in groups and meeting new people, this place is an excellent choice. With nice and beautifully adorned spaces, this place is like a family house where you will be able to share a table and go on group hikes with other yogis.

You can organize a UK yoga retreat for a group of more than eight people, or you can join an existing group.

The big selling point for me on this yoga retreat in the UK is that they are passionate about healthy eating and they make it an integral part of the retreat…YUM

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat?

  • 2 nights of luxury accommodation with a shared bathroom
  • Three yoga and meditation sessions
  • Yoga equipment use – mats/blocks/props
  • Guided hike up Mount Snowdon
  • Guided coastal walk
  • Transport to and from your walks
  • Wholesome and vegetarian – breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Unlimited fruit, teas, coffee, and fruit water.
  • Unlimited access to the 21 acres of stunning garden and grounds at Plas Cadnant with its river and plunge pool
  • The friendly host service of the team at the retreat throughout your stay
  • Plas Cadnant is extremely comfortable and all rooms are finished to a very high standard
  • Linen, towels, and toiletries are provided

4 Day Yoga Retreat with Bobble Yoga in Llanidloes

Yoga retreat UK | Ashtanga yoga teacher training | Yoga in Liverpool
  • Price: contact them for full details
  • Number of nights: 3
  • Yoga style: Ashtanga vinyasa
  • Location: Liverpool

Last but not least on our best yoga retreat UK list, is this Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.

It is not a shock that this retreat is for advanced yogis since you have to be well aware of how physically and mentally demanding Ashtanga yoga practice is, and be able to domain the postures yourself. Aside from that, you also have to know about human anatomy to understand the postures and movements better.

So, in this yoga retreat, you will learn all that.

In terms of the location, you will be staying at the Baltic Hotel, and the yoga will happen at a studio 20 minutes away on foot, or you can hire a taxi.

If you are looking for online yoga teacher trainings, take a look at these options.

What’s Included in This Yoga Retreat?

  • Daily mindfulness practices
  • 3 evening Restorative yoga practice
  • 3-morning energetic asana (physical) practice
  • 2 90-mins workshops on energetic practice and active relaxation
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and healthy snacks
  • 3 nights accommodation in en-suite bedrooms
  • Free time for your own personal activities


Best Places for a Yoga Retreat in the UK