Scotland is famous for its highlands, castles, and lochs and is one of the most mystical countries in the world. It also has breathtaking mountain and coastal landscapes, making it a nature lover’s haven and an ideal place to take a yoga holiday.
As a small country, you might not find many Scottish yoga trips, but don’t let that deter you. We’ve rounded up the five best yoga retreats in Scotland that offer a unique and memorable experience.
Best Retreats in Scotland
You’ll find wellness retreats in Scotland atop mountains, by the cliffside, or down in enchanting valleys. Here are our top picks.
Starting from: $1,254
Enjoy some much-needed quality time with yourself and nature by spending a week with ‘Hot in the Highlands’ in the pine forest region, Black Wood of Rannoch. This unique location is a remnant of the ancient Caledonian Forest, full of beauty, wildlife, and fresh air.
In this peaceful environment, you can partake in two hot yoga classes per day, a mix of Bikram, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin, along with a group daytime activity such as walking, cycling, or swimming in the loch. You’ll also have plenty of free time to explore the magnificent scenery around and relax by the fire pit in the outdoor area.
Starting from: $641
There’s no need to travel to faraway tropical destinations to learn to surf when you can take a surf and yoga trip to the north of Scotland. The 4-day adventure takes place on the tip of the Scottish north coast and includes surf lessons and beach view yoga every morning.
Then, in the afternoons you can choose your adventure. Options include exploring Castle Varrich, sand-dune bodyboarding, or even waterfall jumping. Then, when the adrenaline gets a bit much, you can enjoy the private onsite hot tub and sauna. For food, you’ll get to feast on many homemade delights, including wood-fired pizza, BBQs, and of course, traditional Scottish breakfasts.
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Starting from: $549
For a blissful few days in nature, check out one of the best weekend yoga retreats in Scotland. On this 3-day escape, you’ll have four Hatha yoga classes, a sound bath session, and guided walks in the local area.
You’ll stay in the Fernbank Guest House in the cute market town of Perthshire, where each day you can admire the breathtaking surroundings and breathe in the fresh air. You will also get to feast on a hearty breakfast each morning. What’s more, if you’re not ready to head back to the city after two nights, you can extend your stay for an extra night.
6 Days Scottish Idyllic Coastal Retreat with Mindfulness, Yoga, Castles, Gardens, and Walks in Nature
Starting from: $2,074
This 6-day Scottish yoga retreat is ideal for anyone who needs to get off the hamster wheel, slow down, and de-stress. This yoga vacation in the coastal town of Stonehaven will teach you the mindfulness techniques you need to deal with daily stressors. You’ll find more ease and experience your ‘monkey mind’ relaxing with mindful walks in nature, meditations, workshops, and three Hatha yoga classes.
Aside from the mindfulness and spiritual practices, you’ll have plenty of time to visit the nearby castles and gardens. You’ll leave feeling lighter, more present, creative, and realigned with your goals and values.
Starting from: $1,996
This is one of the only private yoga retreats in the UK that allows you to reconnect with your loved ones on a secluded island. If it’s your first time visiting Scotland, you might be drawn to a yoga retreat in Edinburgh, however, the Isle of Mull is off the beaten track and full of untouched nature. There is no better place to switch off and enjoy a private yoga holiday with your partner, family, or close friends.
The retreat caters to couples or small personal groups of up to four people. As a yoga Nidra retreat, you’ll be spending your time meditating rather than practicing asana, and you’ll experience 11 Nidra meditation sessions over the five days. It’s one of the most restful and restorative wellness retreats in Scotland.
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