An aerial photo of people doing stand up paddleboard yoga on the River Yar on the Isle of Wight

Relax, recharge and reconnect at a wellness retreat on the Isle of Wight

At a time when physical and mental health is more top of mind than ever, the demand for holidays offering relaxation, rejuvenation and reconnection with nature is rising. We are proud to provide the link to one of the UK’s oldest and most serene wellness destinations – the Isle of Wight. With its abundance of wide-open spaces, awe-inspiring nature and diverse wellness offering, a trip to the Isle of Wight offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of the past few months.

With a wide range of upcoming wellness experiences, from paddleboard yoga to mediation retreats, here’s our highlights of those taking place this Autumn and Winter 2020.

Take a Yoga Class on Water Along the River Yar

Work the elements and practice your asanas on a paddleboard with Jenny Stewart Yoga and the iSurf team for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga Adventures. Combining traditional yoga with aquatic sport, paddleboard yoga helps build core strength, improves flexibility and calms the mind. Sessions take place throughout September, with additional dates for October coming soon.

A group of people posing while doing stand up paddleboard yoga on the River Yar, Isle of Wight

Empowerment at a Radiance Retreat

Aimed specifically at women navigating their way through perimenopause and menopause, this weekend radiance retreat promises to inform, empower and enrich guests. Yoga Guru Emma Spencer-Goodier guides guests through tools and techniques including daily yoga and core control, meditation, as well as mentoring with a faculty clinical psychologist and physical trainer. The Radiance Retreat takes place on 2nd – 4th October 2020.

A group of women in various yoga poses on a sandy beach on the Isle of Wight

Breathe Easy at a Pranayama and Meditation Weekend Retreat

Yogalaurent’s autumn retreat is located at Godshill Park Farm, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the perfect setting for quiet reflection. Relax and revive body, mind and soul through a daily Nidra Yoga practice, pranayama breathing exercises, sensory meditation and relaxing therapeutic treatments. A variety of hiking trails across the downs and along the coast will appeal to both keen walkers and gentle strollers. The retreat takes place on 8th – 11th October 2020.

A group of walkers walking between Yarmouth and Brighstone on the Isle of Wight with the coastline in the background

Get Off-the-Grid in Style

Boasting five-star accommodation, this autumn retreat offers roaring fires and rolling hills, with a bespoke yoga studio and off-the-grid shepherds hut. Taking place on 30th October – 1st November 2020, guests can expect dynamic mornings and restorative evenings, with yoga, meditations and pranayama sessions in between – perfect for those who want to delve deeper into their yoga practice.

A group women doing yoga in a circle, seated on the ground, in the countryside of the Isle of Wight

Immerse in a Nature Retreat

Taking place on 6th- 8th November 2020, this weekend yoga retreat promises to ignite a deeper connection with nature, whilst exploring physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Guests can practice yoga and meditation each day, enjoy nutritious and locally-sourced dishes, indulge in therapeutic massages and explore the quieter corners of the island, to renew strength, motivation and clarity.

The sun shines over a countryside scene of rolling hills and fields on the Isle of Wight

Get a Glo at a Winter Wellness Residency

Balance + Glo aims to inspire a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle through the power of movement, mindfulness and nutrition. Re-charge and re-focus this winter at their luxury winter wellness retreat from Friday 27th – Monday 30th November, 2020. Located one mile from the picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth, guests can enjoy luxurious hill-top accommodation with sweeping sea views. Days are filled with yoga, fitness and strength sessions, alongside workshops, treatments and locally-sourced plant-based dishes. Those with an appetite for adventure can also enjoy foraging excursions, water sports, horse riding, and guided walks.

Two women doing a fitness class outdoors on the Isle of Wight

Magnify Your Radiance Retreat

Join yoga guru Carol Macartney and leading life design and empowerment coach Kate Taylor over the New Year, on 30th December – 1st January, for a special retreat at Nettlecombe Farm. Nestled in the heart of the rolling countryside, surrounded by green fields and lakes, the retreat aims to provide guests with the space to explore divine life purpose and soul mission. Expect daily yoga, meditation, celestial communications, qoya dance, and an opportunity to set soulful intentions for the year ahead.

Yoga teacher Carol Macartney practicing Yoga on the Isle of Wight

Book your wellness break today.

*images thanks to Jenny Stewart Yoga, Yoga With Emma and Carol Macartney Yoga

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