With the fast-paced nature of modern life, it’s important to take some time to disconnect, de-stress and focus on our well-being. Yoga retreats in the UK have become increasingly popular for those seeking to take a break from their daily routines and reconnect with themselves. The UK has a variety of stunning locations that offer the perfect backdrop for yoga retreats. From peaceful countryside locations to coastal escapes, there’s a retreat to suit every preference. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner looking to deepen your practice, yoga retreats offer the perfect opportunity to unwind, recharge and find a bit of inner peace.

What better way to spend some spare days in the UK than heading off on a yoga holiday? The great news is that we’ve done all the hard work for you and hand-picked the 12 best UK Yoga Retreats for 2024. We’ve looked into the price, location, yoga styles, food and much more to find your perfect break. Now all you need to do is read on and make your choice. It couldn’t be easier. You’ll completely disconnect from the madness of modern life, indulge in some fresh air and green space, deepen your daily yoga practice or even kick-start a brand new one, give yourself a much-needed injection of nutrition, find peace and quiet and feel like you’ve had a brand-new lease of life.

Take regular breaks and yoga classes, which may improve physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Take a meditation retreat in the UK countryside, at least a yoga weekend retreat and reclaim yourself to reconnect with your true potential, authentic self and inner wisdom, that might have been lost or neglected during everyday life. A well-being retreat will offer you various yoga practices, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Iyengar, Yin, and Restorative, among others, which vary in style, focus and intensity. Looking for some relaxation experiences in luxury? A luxury yoga retreat includes also healing sessions which aim at alleviating physical, emotional or spiritual issues, such as massage, acupuncture, energy healing, sound healing, sauna, etc. And, of course, meditation and mindfulness practices will help you to cultivate present-moment awareness, focus and calmness, which can help reduce stress, improve concentration, and develop inner peace and wisdom. 

Benefits of a Yoga Weekend

If you’re looking for a way to de-stress, recharge, and improve your overall wellbeing, then a yoga weekend break in the UK is just what you need. Here are some of the many benefits of going on a yoga weekend break:

  1. Relaxation: One of the most significant benefits of going on a yoga weekend break is that it provides an opportunity to relax and unwind. The weekend break allows you to step away from the stresses of everyday life, and take some time for yourself.
  2. Improved flexibility and strength: Yoga is an excellent way to improve your flexibility and strength, and regular practice can help you to become more toned and flexible.
  3. Mental clarity and focus: Yoga has been shown to improve mental clarity and focus, making it easier to concentrate and stay focused throughout the day.
  4. Reduced stress and anxiety: Yoga is an effective stress-reliever, and regular practice can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.
  5. Better sleep: Yoga can also help to improve the quality of your sleep, which is essential for overall wellbeing.
  6. Connection with others: Yoga weekend breaks are a great way to connect with like-minded individuals who share your interest in yoga and wellbeing.
  7. Variety of yoga styles: There are many different styles of yoga, and a yoga weekend break is an excellent opportunity to try out new styles and find the one that works best for you.
  8. Nourishing food: Many yoga weekend breaks offer healthy, nourishing food options, which can help to support your overall health and wellbeing.
  9. Improved posture: Regular yoga practice can help to improve your posture, reducing the risk of back pain and other postural issues.
  10. Increased self-awareness: Practicing yoga can help to increase self-awareness, allowing you to better understand your body and mind, and make positive changes to support your overall wellbeing.

Best Yoga Retreats of 2024

DEVON

Sharpham House Retreat

Connect with nature in an area of outstanding natural beauty, deepen your practice of wild yoga and learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your practice with this beautiful (and very popular) retreat, part of the Sharpham Trust about three hours from London.

Enjoy the asanas, pranayama, movements and sitting meditations in this gorgeous space overlooking the River Dart, and really disconnect from the madness of everyday life whilst enjoying delicious vegetarian food. What’s extra special is the fact that you’ll also be able to take advantage of a 12-hour silent period each day which will be truly life-changing and won’t have to worry about tons of people being there- there’s only space for 14.
Prices start: From £325
Style of yoga: Hatha-based (can vary depending on dates- please check)
Food: Fresh, seasonal vegetarian
Alcohol allowed: No


CORNWALL

The Scarlet Eco-Hotel

If you’re looking for a unique, luxurious yoga break created by an expert yoga teacher and Ayurvedic therapists set in a beautiful grown-ups-only hotel then don’t miss this very special yoga retreat option with hot tubs, twice daily yoga and meditation.
What makes this one extra special isn’t outdoor hot tubs or the fact that you get three individual yoga classes included in the price, nor the ayurvedic consultation and treatments or the personalised guided meditation. Nor the mouth-watering menu which is served in the restaurant overlooking the Mawgan Porth beach and further out to sea. It’s the fact that you can eat meat and fish and drink alcohol whenever you like. Contact them directly so they can create your bespoke yoga retreat package.
Price: From £1000
Yoga Style: Hatha yoga, yin yoga and restorative yoga
Suitable for: All levels
Food: Omnivore, vegetarian or vegan (will also cater to most dietary requirements)
Alcohol allowed: Yes!
When: whenever you like!


Tresco Island

Looking to escape for a revitalizing meditation and yoga retreat? Why not consider Tresco Island, a tranquil oasis located 28 miles from the Cornish coast? Here, guests can embark on a serene bike ride, do wild yoga, go for a refreshing wild swim or hike, practice yoga and meditation, indulge in luxurious spa treatments like a relaxing massage or two, and simply bask in the tranquillity of watching a romantic sunset in perfect silence.


YORKSHIRE

The Tree, North Yorkshire

Set off on an adventure to the tranquil heart of North Yorkshire Moors National Park, located just outside the charming village of Rosedale Abbey. Here, at The Tree Relaxation Retreat Centre, you can experience a deep sense of inner and outer peace that is truly fulfilling. Wondering how guests unwind and rejuvenate at this retreat centre? Simply partake in a few days of regular yoga classes and meditation sessions, savour the delectable and nutritious vegetarian meals, indulge in enchanting spa treatments and holistic therapies.


WALES

The Zest Life

UK Yoga Retreats

Voted one of the 25 greatest yoga holidays on the planet by the Telegraph newspaper, this stunning retreat has it all healing sea air, yoga sessions to undo those knots, warming nourishing food which is always vegetarian and made without sugar or dairy products, local walks and even a log fire to sit in front of to warm your toes. Sink into crisp white sheets, treat yourself to long piping hot showers, enjoy the woodland and plunge pool, indulge in a spa treatment or massage or two and feel utterly de-stressed, calmed, happier and ready to make it through the winter.
Prices start: From £499
Yoga style: Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga
Suitable for: all levels
Food: Plant-based food
When: Please check the website


Mandala Yoga Ashram

This meditative Karma yoga retreat will help you live more in the present moment and allow you to become more aware of everything you do, both on and off your yoga mat, making it perfect for you if you wish that your savasana session at the end of class would never end!
You’ll be enjoying a simpler life, staying in dorm rooms, showering with rainwater and enjoying everything that Ashram life has to offer.
Included in the 5-day retreat are a daily hatha yoga class, chanting and guided meditation sessions, karma yoga through the morning and afternoon, discussions and more chanting. But it’s not all ‘go’- you’ll also be free to enjoy the beauty of the welsh countryside and take a step back to reconnect with your true inner self.
Prices start: at £180pp
Yoga style: Hatha yoga/ Karma yoga
Suitable for: all levels
Food: Vegetarian, freshly picked, home-cooked


SCOTLAND

Black Loch Retreats

For an intimate, quiet, traditional-style yoga retreat that is at the heart of the Scottish highlands and focuses more on YOU than a massive group of students, look no further than Black Lock retreats. Located at the heart of a working farm in Perthshire, Scotland, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodation with a difference plus an opulent line-up of meditation, yoga, discussion, incredibly delicious foods and nature right there on your doorstep. Beautiful!
They also offer short 1 day retreats, longer 4-day retreats and even a bespoke option for individuals, or groups of up to five so there really is something for everyone.
Prices start: From £140
Yoga style: Hatha
Suitable for: All levels
Food: Omnivore breakfast included


Lendrick Lodge Retreats

Join highly experienced yoga teachers Karen Adamson and Ann Hunter as they share everything they know about the ancient healing mantra known as arogya. You’ll learn what it means, and how to do it, and also enjoy asana, meditation, visualisation and sound to help you get healthier, happier and more in tune with the world.
Prices start: £140
Yoga style: Hatha
Suitable for: All levels
Food: (Please contact for details)


LAKE DISTRICT

Sunny Brown Farm

Get incredibly cosy, detox and feel absolutely incredible retreat. Offering a blend of Hatha, vinyasa and Anusara yoga set in the jaw-dropping Lake District countryside, you can do exactly as much (or as little) whilst you’re here as your body demands so you feel like a whole new person when you leave.
You’ll have full access to a full schedule of yoga classes, meditation, and healing therapies.
Prices start: From £250 per person – half board – 5 nights
Food: Detox- smoothies, juices, nut milk, soup
Alcohol allowed: Yes
Suitable for: All levels
Yoga style: Blend of Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, Vini yoga, women’s yoga, pregnancy yoga, or yoga Nidra
When: Whenever you want


 SOMERSET

42 Acres

This is perfect for those who simply want to relax, enjoy healthy food, put pen to paper and enjoy some truly beautiful yoga sessions in beautiful surroundings. They have a variety of retreats or experiences on offer, check their website for more details.
Prices start: From £350
Yoga style: Restorative, Yoga Nidra
Suitable for: all levels
Food: Vegetarian, locally sourced, organic and sugar-free


WORCESTERSHIRE

The Clover Mill

Put yourself first for a change, completely and utterly relax and disconnect from the stresses and strains of modern life by treating yourself to a retreat at The Clover Mill in Worcestershire. It’s the perfect option if you want to combine yoga with whole-body wellness to feel completely relaxed and de-stressed.
You’ll stay in one of their luxury stylish eco-lodges overlooking the lake, enjoy delicious Ayurveda-inspired meals, daily yoga and meditation classes and use of a steam room, relaxation areas, and those daily treatments which are all included in the price. They’ll also throw in a full Ayurveda consultation including your personal dosha, talks, a cookery demonstration and a healing gong sound bath which will help you feel completely and utterly revived and ready for anything. Stay from 2 to five nights.

Prices start: £295
Yoga style: Yin yoga/rejuvenating
Suitable for: All levels
Food: Ayurveda-inspired
Alcohol allowed: No
When: whenever you like


SUSSEX

A few other retreats in the uk we weren’t able to review but have heard great things about are down in beautiful East Sussex, please click on the links below to check them out.

1. Tilton House

2. Retreat to Gayles

3. Rivendell Retreat Centre

As you can see, there’s a wealth of other retreats in the UK, that will suit all levels of experience, dietary requirements, personal tastes, budgets and even lifestyles.
Check out our other listings of retreats around the world by clicking here.

Yoga Glossary

Asanas: the poses, that you usually think of as yoga
Anusara yoga: a modern version of Hatha yoga
Ashtanga yoga: athletic, quite demanding
Hatha yoga: broad term for classical yoga
Kundalini yoga: a spiritual practice focused on breath work and focus on raising energy
Pranayama: breathing exercises and focus
Yoga Nidra: meditative yoga, relaxing, still
Restorative yoga: slow poses which are supported using props like blocks, cushions and blankets
Vinyasa yoga: flowing yoga, powerful and dynamic
Yin yoga: a slow rejuvenating form of yoga

Conclusion for the UK Yoga Retreats and Weekend Yoga

In conclusion, the UK offers some of the best yoga retreats in the world, catering to a variety of yoga styles and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a weekend yoga break, a meditation retreat, or a luxury yoga holiday, there are options available throughout the UK countryside.

One such option is Clover Mill in Kent, which offers restorative yoga and yoga nidra alongside guided meditation sessions and a sauna. The Coach House Retreat in the Scottish Highlands is another great option, offering daily yoga practices, healing sessions, and guided meditations.

For those looking to explore different types of yoga, there are retreats that offer Vinyasa flow, Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, and Kundalini yoga. Some retreats also offer Pilates classes and sound healing sessions to supplement the regular yoga classes.

Many retreats also focus on healthy eating and offer vegetarian food options to support your well-being. For example, Reclaim Your Self in Dale provides foraging opportunities and healthy meals to accompany their daily yoga practices.

If you’re looking for a luxurious yoga retreat, Wild Yoga in the New Forest is an excellent choice, with its luxury yoga studio, tree relaxation retreat, and spa days.

Whether you’re looking to reconnect with yourself, deepen your yoga practice, or simply enjoy a weekend away, there are UK yoga retreats to suit your needs. With retreats each year, including the upcoming June 2024 retreats, it’s easy to find the perfect retreat location and schedule.

In conclusion, yoga and meditation retreats are an excellent way to improve your well-being and connect with yourself. With various yoga styles and healing sessions available, you can choose the retreat that best suits your needs. So, book your next retreat today and experience the benefits of twice-daily yoga, guided meditation sessions, and healthy vegetarian food.

Other Best Yoga Retreats

Do you need more information on yoga holidays and retreats? If you enjoyed reading our guide to retreats in the UK 2024, you may also enjoy our other guides such as Top 18 Women Only Retreats or Top 20 Bali Yoga Retreats. 

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