Meditation Retreats

UK wellness retreats that will restore your sense of equilibrium

In order to maintain our sense of balance, it is important that you take the much-needed time to rest, refresh and recharge your batteries.

We can’t think of a better way to spend our free time than with one of these wellness and spa options when we combine nutritious food with stunning surroundings and all kinds of Zen-inducing activities like yoga and meditation. These UK wellness retreats cannot be missed.

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Wellness retreats can be expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank while wagering on a stay that is good for your health and wellbeing.

These are the best affordable wellness retreats in all of the UK

Sanctuary in the sea

Where: Flat Holm Island, Wales

When: Check the website for details

How much: £ 75 (Yes you read that right!)

What is included in a weekend stay?

  • Return by RIB boat
  • Relaxing yoga, reiki, reflexology and meditation sessions
  • Vegan food and drink
  • Simple shared dorm or camping accommodation

Unsurprisingly, this amazing offering on a tiny island before the cost of Cardiff sold out for September inclusion. However, you can sign up for the 2020 retreat schedule here – I did this in a flash – and the dates have yet to be confirmed.

Accommodation is simple – either sharing camping or dormitory – but what better way to get back to nature? You can choose between a simple, same-sex dorm with bunk beds (you’ll need to bring a sleeping bag or a single duvet) or camping under the stars. Magical!

LEARN MORE: Flat Holm Island Retreat

Glasshouse retreat

Where: Bulphan, Essex

When: At any time

How much: £ 85 for a day of wellness, including a full health MOT. 2 nights from £ 419 based on two people.

What is included in a two night stay?

  • Stay from Friday 3pm to Sunday 4:30 pm
  • Exclusive use of the facilities, daily fitness classes and three meals a day
  • Luxurious, modern and spacious bedrooms, all with private bathrooms
  • Three inclusive spa treatments, including Lifecube cryotherapy

It’s a truly holistic experience at the Glasshouse Spa and Retreat. Be warned, they are strict about meeting your health and fitness goals, but the results speak for themselves. Meals are specially prepared by the in-house chef to flood your system with health-promoting nutrients.

It’s a plant-based menu that keeps foods as close to their natural state as possible. When you consider that a 2 night package includes all meals, three inclusive spa treatments, a daily morning country walk to get your metabolism started, and as many fitness classes as your stamina allows, this is great value!

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All nutrition plans are based on plants with three options. Juice diet, weight loss diet, and balance diet. Food is kept as close to its natural state as possible to ensure it is full of nutrients. And there are daily classes and workshops to help you adopt a healthier lifestyle after you leave, including meditation sessions, aromatherapy group sessions, and vegan cooking demos.

A highlight is the opportunity to get a full health inspection with one of the retreat’s health experts, which explains not only your muscle and fat values, but also your personal goals and how they can be achieved.

BOOK HERE: Glass House Retreat

Secret warriors

Where: Peak District

When: Different dates throughout the year

How much: From £ 159

What is included in a two night stay?

A typical stay includes …

  • Prosecco / drinks and homemade goodies on arrival
  • Relaxing treatment of your choice
  • Dinner and drinks, healthy breakfast
  • Time to relax and unwind with a bubble bath, face masks
  • Guided meditation
  • Yoga or Pilates session

Personalized retreat weekends with Secret Warriors include all professionally prepared food, drinks, yoga, a dedicated host, accommodations in a stunning location in the peaks. Retreats in other parts of the country will follow shortly.

LEARN MORE: Secret Warriors


Where: Apart hotel chain Roomzzz. (currently being tested in London and Manchester Corn Exchange)

When: Different dates

How much: from £ 249

What is included in a one night stay?

  • A special “box” for all devices in which they must be placed in order to create a real feeling of distance and avoid temptation.
  • Sleep-inducing fragrances c / o Neals Yard Remedies, cozy socks and an eye mask for ultimate relaxation.
  • Instructions in the room to “switch off” and to guide you through the mini retreat.
  • Activities of the guests’ choice including;
  • Yoga / exercise mat and subscription to Les Mills On Demand programs, including BodyBalance, which is inspired by the disciplines of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates.
  • Magazines
  • Massage in the room booked and planned
  • Books of your favorite genre in the room
  • Herbal teas
  • Filled refrigerator with selected food and drinks of your choice and some healthy, nutrient-fortifying treats for a delicious dinner (recipe in the instructions)

The joy of missing out sounds pretty good to us! Maximize your time with plenty of relaxing classes and an in-room treatment to unwind.

LEARN MORE: Roomzzz JOMO Retreat

Kite adventure

Where: Brown Rigg Lodges, Bellingham, Northumberland

When: Different dates

How much: Early bird tickets available from £ 175pp, shared room for women – £ 225 per person, shared room for men – £ 225 per person

If you live on the edge of Northumberland National Park, with soothing waterfalls and beautiful forests on your doorstep, expect a weekend of reflection, mindfulness, and meditation on this trip.

Trained counselor Fleur will use a variety of therapeutic techniques outdoors to help you relax and rediscover your inner peace. The focus this weekend is on wellness rather than walking, although guests will take a stroll on their trip into the great outdoors.

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Prices include two nights in luxury accommodation, a full weekend of therapeutic techniques, strategies and exercises for wellbeing, and freshly prepared food prepared on site.

BOOK HERE: Kite Adventures

Meditate in Brighton

Where: Brighton

When: Various meditation weekends throughout the year

How much: From £ 88

What is included in a two night stay?

  • Meditation sessions
  • Workshops on Buddhism
  • Walks along the coast
  • Vegetarian food and snacks

I tried one of these meditation retreats myself and found it really relaxing. The Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Center has a series of Buddhist teachings throughout the weekend, often with core themes such as “Overcoming Fear”.

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There are several meditation sessions / lectures throughout the day, but there is also free time to chat with fellow retreat participants, stroll along the Brighton seafront, and enjoy delicious vegetarian food and snacks.

LEARN MORE: Meditate on Brighton & Hove

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