14 of the Best UK Wellness Retreats for 2022

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N need a new year reboot? Taking a few days to yourself to focus on your well-being can do wonders for body and mind.

From digital detoxes in Essex to yoga and hiking in the Lake District and tai chi meditation in the Garden of England, there are plenty of options on home turf here.

Here are the best retreats in the UK for 2022.

Jeff Fenix ​​Yoga & Meditation Retreat, Bedfordshire

Tofte Manor in Bedfordshire

Escape the city to the lush greenery of Tofte Manor, a 17th-century property set on 50 acres of stunning gardens in the Bedfordshire countryside, for a weekend of yoga and meditation hosted by veteran yogi Jeff Fenix.

Expect dynamic morning classes, followed by slower, more relaxing afternoons flowing with meditation, followed by an indulgent massage for all that Zen vibes. The retreat includes accommodations for two nights and three nutritious, vegetarian meals a day.

where: Tofte Manor, Souldrop Road, Shornbrook, Bedford MK44 1HH

Date: 18-20 February 2022

Price: From £495 for shared accommodation

Stead Court Private Fitness Retreat

Stead Court in Kento

For those who prefer an intimate setting, former celebrity PT Katherine Freeland has opened her beautiful home to offer a bespoke fitness-focused retreat for up to six people (private groups only). Start your day with a circuit in the woodland or yoga by the side of a swimming pond, followed by hiking or running, after which you can take a dip, relax in a hammock or unwind in the outdoor sauna ( We recommend all three (in that order).

Freeland also offers mindfulness and meditation sessions that she weaves into your personal itinerary, and prepares delicious and nutritious meals that you can enjoy al fresco – recipes you will be begging to take home with you.

Date: Year-round availability

Price: £1,750 . Weekend Recharge Retreat for Two Beginners

Norfolk Yoga Retreat with Sarah Malcolm

Clubhouse at Fritton Lake

Yoga teacher Sarah Malcolm is set to host an enjoyable weekend of invigorating flows and wild dips surrounded by the serenity of Lake Fritton in the middle of the Norfolk countryside this spring.

To recharge after a busy day of paddle boarding, swimming, and woodland wandering, retreaters will flock to the luxurious rooms in the 16th-century clubhouse complete with roaring fires and luxurious beds. The two-mile-long lake also boasts its own floating sauna for those who brave the open water.

Price: From £635 per person on a shared room basis

The Power of CBD: OTO x The Coniston Hotel, Yorkshire

Infinity Pool Nadra the Coniston

Located in the North Yorkshire Dales, country spa The Coniston Hotel has teamed up with CBD brand OTO to create a chill-inducing spring retreat. Guests will enjoy sunrise yoga, gong baths, CBD massages, sound treatments and wellness talks.

Plus, you’ll cool off at the estate’s shiny new Nàdarra Spa, which opened last year and features two infinity pools, infrared, Finnish and Himalayan saunas, an aromatherapy steam room, and ice fountain.

where: The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA

Men’s vernal equinox at Broughton Hall, Yorkshire

Broughton Hall’s Avalon Center

Broughton Hall’s Avalon Wellness Center is a space dedicated to retreats for healing and self-reflection, with everything from herbs to sound healing, forest bathing, and year-round foraging. In March, former Leeds Rhinos player Anthony Mullally will host a three-day Spring Equinox retreat specifically designed to help men reboot and focus on themselves.

There will be breathing sessions, cold immersion, sweat lodge and fire temple.

Where: Avalon, Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 3AN

Date: 18-21 March, 2022

Price: From £595 per person

Barre Coach Retreat, Cheshire

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In the village of Malpass, nestled in the southern Cheshire countryside near the Welsh border, General, aka The Body Coach, will welcome guests to three-day barre classes in a converted barn, candlelight stretching sessions, early morning sauna, late Afternoon swim and jungle walk.

Guests will stay at the 12-acre property, which will have a private cook to prepare a nutritious plant-based menu.

Price: from £550 per person

Oxen Hoth Tai Chi and Meditation Retreat, Kanto

Oxen Hoth in Kanto

Looking for something a little different? Head to Oxen Hoth in Kent for a springtime retreat of tai chi, qigong and meditation, while enjoying the peaceful grounds of the country estate. Beginners and total novices are welcome.

Expect to learn short sequences of slow and flowing movements combined with breathing techniques to relax and calm the body and mind. The retreat includes two nights’ accommodation and organic food prepared from household produce.

where: Oxen Hoth, Oxenhoth Road, Hadlow, Tonbridge TN11 9SS

Price: £375 per person, including all workshops, meals and accommodation

Human Method at Fair Oak Farms, Sussex

Fair Oak Farm, Sussex

Feldenkrais teacher Nahid de Belgione, founder of human law, In 2022, Fair Oak Farms in Sussex will host a two-week treatment. Her May retreat is already sold out, but you can still snap a spot on her autumn weekend in 12 acres of delightful Sussex countryside.

Spend your day nesting in your private lodge, treehouse or cottage and feasting on a seasonal vegetarian menu made from local produce, breathing, practicing somatic yoga, and focusing on personal growth. Leave with an increased sense of relaxation, refreshment and mental clarity.

where: Fair Oak Farms, Mayfield, Sussex

DateDate: 30 September to 2 October 2022

Birch, Hertfordshire

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Housed in a Grade II listed mansion in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, Birch is a newly opened members’ club and hotel surrounded by 55 acres of luscious greenery where you can take wild forage and reconnect with nature on long walks. can. Just half an hour from Liverpool Street by train, this is where London creatives go to rest their weary heads and recharge for a day, night or weekend. You can create your own retreat here.

There is an open-air lido, screening room, yoga and bootcamp classes, pottery, sourdough rituals, and gong baths. Or just go on the route to sip and enjoy the imaginary facials from here to take a rest Skin Studio in Hackney.

where: Lt. Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Goffs Oak, Waltham Cross EN7 5HW

Price: Rooms from £110 per night

Yoga Hiking in the Lake District

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Yoga Hikes offers retreats in and around the Lake District in cozy cottages and luxurious homes. Retreats run Friday through Sunday and include a healthy vegetarian menu to inspire you to take a long walk amid the dramatic scenery.

Guests usually start each morning with an invigorating flow before setting out for a day of hiking. After a quick pitstop for tea and homemade cakes, there’s another yoga session before dinner.

where: Various locations in the Lake District

Date: March-November 2022

Mindful Wild Camping in Dartmoor National Park

Mindful Wild Camping in Dartmoor National Park

Wandering Wild hosts mindful wild camping and walking retreats in Dartmoor National Park. Expect three days of guided meditations, wild swimming, stargazing and walking among wild ponies and stone circles. Groups are kept up to a maximum of seven and are led by trained hill and moorland guide Henriette Lofstrom, who knows all the sweet spots.

Upon arrival you will be provided with a backpack that contains everything you need for a stay under the open sky, including a private tent, sleep mat, head torch, cooking equipment, and meals and snacks.

where: Various locations in Dartmoor National Park

Date: April-September 2022

Price: from £290 per person

Swimming in the Wild Seas in Cornwall

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Michaels Resort in Falmouth will host another series of open-water swimming retreats in 2022 in partnership with Swim Lab, which means you can do your front crawl right in the turquoise Cornish waters.

Swim guru and coach Salim Ahmed will lead guided sea swimming and breathing and technique lessons. Enjoy beach yoga and coastal walks, complete with a Cornish sea salt steam room and outdoor barrel sauna, before recovering from treatments at the wellness spa. The three-night retreat, open to both experienced open water swimmers and novices who want to dip their toe in the water, will run once in the spring and twice in the autumn.

where: St. Michaels Resort, Gillingways Beach, Falmouth TR11 4NB

Date: May 20-23, September 22-25 and October 29 – November 1, 2022

Digital Detox at Glass House in Essex

Glass House Retreat

Another that is nice and close to the capital for a quick getaway, the Glass House Retreat in Essex is all you need to detox including a new natural outdoor swimming pond and Finnish sauna. Day and night spa packages include a 25-minute facial or body scrub at Elemis Spa; yoga, cardio and/or Pilates classes; vegetarian cooking workshop; use of the indoor heated swimming pool and Himalayan Salt Block Sauna; Plus a mobile phone safe to make sure you have a complete digital detox.

Head Chef Miguel Gouvia prepares organic plant-based dishes and alcohol and caffeine are strictly off the menu at this detox-focused retreat.

where: The Glass House Retreat, Harrow Road, Bulphan, Orset, Upminster RM14 3BP

Date: Year-round availability in 2022

Price: day rate from £100 per person, overnight stay from £152.50 per person (based on two people sharing a room)

Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness in Somerset

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Set in a secluded farmhouse surrounded by 42 acres of tranquil Somerset countryside, our retreat hosts a series of two-day luxury retreats, complete with mindfulness yoga, Pilates, wild swimming, sound therapies, wellness workshops and guided woodland walks .

The chefs will create a healthy plant-based menu for the retreaters, with each day culminating in a friendly buffet-style meal around the dinner table, where guests can interact and discuss the day’s activities.

Where: 42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL

Date: January-November 2022

prices: Starting from £595 per person

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