As one of the top yoga destinations in the world for retreats, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to yoga retreats in the UK. There is an abundance of long weekend retreats that will bring you to the charming countryside in England and away from bustling London, to the Scottish Highlands and onto the mat with top instructors.
Picture your holidays filled with scenic views of lush rolling hills, home-cooked meals, rejuvenating flows and in rustic or luxurious accommodations.
Whatever it is that you’re searching for in a yoga retreat weekend, there’s a retreat in the UK with your name on it.
Top Yoga Holidays in the UK
From strictly yoga holidays to retreats that incorporate surfing, healing, fitness and more, you’re bound to find the perfect fit for your Europe yoga retreat needs and wants.
5-Night Ultimate Wellness and Health Retreat in Essex
The Glass House Retreat offers an all-inclusive approach to detoxing, fully immersing you into a retreat that takes care of you, your health and well-being from the second you enter the door. This retreat isn’t only about yoga, it brings together fitness, motivational talks, detoxing and spa treatments into one package.
Expect to have 5-days of daily exercise classes, a dietary plan that suits you and access to a pool, sauna, steam room and inclusive spa treatments in a location amongst the Essex fields.
3 Day Boutique Wellness Spa & Yoga Retreat with Amazing ESPA treatment in Kent Countryside
This long weekend retreat is bound to ground you through nutritious, mostly homegrown food, and a variety of yoga styles, plus spa treatments that will help you relax back into yourself.
Nestled in the lovely and serene Kent countryside that is an easy trip from London make this UK retreat a top choice for those looking to get out of the city and into the countryside, even if just for a weekend. Aside from yoga, there are opportunities to go hiking, cycling, and running through the forested area around the property, and even an outdoor hot tub to unwind and gaze up at the stars. Talk about a luxury yoga retreat!
5 Day Mid-Week Luxury Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Peak District
Glow you will, after this mid-week retreat on the grounds of a luxury-modern estate in the picturesque Peak District. This yoga retreat isn’t about nailing your chaturangas, it’s about giving yourself time to rejuvenate so that when you get back home it will feel like you’ve been away for weeks since you’ll feel so good.
A number of yoga styles will be taught including dynamic, restorative, and yoga Nidra, with two classes offered daily. Two guided hikes from mountain experts in the area are also a part of the itinerary, which gives you plenty of free time too. Between your time on the mat, you can wander through the lovely area, let some steam off hiking, fill your belly with tasty meals prepared by the in-house chef, or spend time under the stars while you sit by the fire pit. Talk about a week to spoil yourself!
3-Day Simply Yoga Holiday in York
Book yourself in for a couple of days that focus just on you. With 3 daily yoga classes, workshops on health and well-being and a picturesque location for you to take time for yourself on walks you’ll be able to get in touch with you again.
The location offers rustic and tranquil beauty in a converted farm guest house and barn where you can kick back, participate in some vinyasa sequences and forget about your worries, even if just for a weekend.
4-Day Hot Yoga Retreat in the Scottish Highlands
Hot yoga is such a great way to fully detox, get in touch with your body, feel your strength and deepen your yoga practice.
This long weekend retreat is one of the most popular in the UK, located in the stunning Scottish Highlands. Your time outside of practicing yoga can be spent outside in nature or curled up reading a book, journaling or just pondering the beauty of life.
Bikram yoga is taught at this retreat, a type of yoga that is known for its discipline. There are 2 yoga classes daily, all meals are included and there is plenty of free time so you are never on a strict schedule.
3-Day Sisterhood Gathering in Canterbury
Join this retreat for a powerful 3-days of feminine energy as you connect with yourself and with other women, all from different walks of life.
Revel in the nature of the luxurious countryside estate between yoga sessions, meditation, sound healing, women’s circles and teachings on empowered communication and cycle wisdom.
Yoga taught on this retreat includes kundalini, yin and yoga Nidra, all very different and very powerful forms of yoga that will certainly get your energies flowing.
If you have yet to attend an event that embraces womanhood and celebrates being a woman such as this one then you are in for a treat. These types of events are empowering, eye-opening and so damn refreshing. This specific retreat is only held 3 times a year so don’t miss out!
3 Day Weekend Escape: Sound bath, Guided walks, and Yoga Retreat in Perthshire, Scotland
If a weekend of pure relaxation isn’t your thing then perhaps a few days for a re-boot is what you’re after. This retreat mixes relaxation and mindfulness through yoga, guided walks around the area, and a sound bath session.
This retreat, though short, will offer you the opportunity to reconnect to yourself and nature while bonding with others over the course of the weekend.
3 Day Lush Eco-Farm Stay Yoga Retreat in the New Forest Hampshire
Give yourself the gift of a yoga weekend retreat filled with play. Not only will you get yoga sessions with an expert teacher but also get so much time to enjoy outside with almost any outdoor activity available. Yoga is truly the cherry on top of this retreat where you will play, laugh, and have a ton of fun exploring, partnering up with new-found friends, and always have a warm, cozy, and luxurious place to come back to rest. Described as “pure luxury in the forest” by the Guardian, this is certainly one unique opportunity to not pass up!
3 Day Peaceful Country Delight Yoga Retreat in East Sussex
This is one of the most popular retreats in the UK and offers the most kinds of yoga styles in one retreat. You’ll get the chance to try and practice Hatha, yin, dynamic, restorative, yoga Nidra and even partner yoga!
Between classes, you’ll be introduced to Qigong, similar to Tai Chi and a raw food nutrition workshop. Not to mention that you’ll also have access to massages and an aromatherapy jacuzzi.
This nourishing and healing retreat is the perfect 3-days away with panoramic country views and delicious, home-cooked meals.
5-Day Sacred Meditation and Midweek Yoga Retreat in Cumbria
This is the ultimate relaxation yoga retreat. Experience 4-days of deep healing with a program designed with love.
Through restorative yoga, meditation, massages and rituals you’ll walk away feeling more connected to yourself, having let go of any stress or worries.
You’ll be spoiled with spectacular views in the UK’s beautiful Lake District and get cozy in a renovated barn for a charming holiday.
Haven’t quite found the perfect yoga retreat? No worries, dear reader, there are plenty more to choose from in the UK or you could look elsewhere for a yoga retreat in Europe!
Enjoy your yoga holidays in the UK!