Energising wellness retreats in the UK under £250

Taking some much needed ‘me time’ out to rest, refresh and recharge is essential to maintaining our sense of equilibrium.

And where better to do it that on a wellness retreat on UK shores? Combining nourishing food with stunning surrounds and all manner of zen-inducing activities including yoga and meditation, we can’t think of a better way to spend our leisure time.

All the retreats below will set you back less than £250, so you won’t need to break the bank, while banking on a staycation that will boost your health and wellbeing.

Sanctuary in the Sea

Where: Flat Holm Island, Wales
When: Next retreats 2020
How much: £60

Yes you read that right! Unbelievably the cost of this two-night ‘Sanctuary in the Sea’ retreat includes the following:

  • Return RIB boat trip
  • Relaxing yoga, Reiki, reflexology and meditation sessions
  • Vegan food and drink
  • Basic shared dormitory, or camping accommodation

This amazing deal on a tiny island off the cost of Cardiff has, unsurprisingly, sold out for its September intake but you can register here for the 2020 retreat schedule – I did this in a flash – with dates yet to be confirmed.

Meditate in Brighton

Where: Brighton
When: Various meditation weekends throughout the year
How much: From £88

I’ve tried and tested one of these meditation retreats myself, and found it really relaxing. Based at the Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre, there is a thread of Buddhist teachings throughout the weekend, which often have core themes such as ‘Overcoming Anxiety’. There are several meditation sessions/talks throughout the day, but also pockets of free time to chat with other retreat attendees, walk along the Brighton seafront and enjoy some delicious vegetarian food and snacks.

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Secret Warriors

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Where: Peak District
When: Various dates throughout the year
How much: From £159

Personalised retreat weekends with Secret Warriors include all professionally prepared food, drink, yoga, a dedicated host, accommodation in a stunning venue in the Peaks, with retreats in other parts of the country coming soon.

The JOMO

Where: Apart-hotel chain Roomzzz (currently being trialled in London and Manchester Corn Exchange venues)
When: Various dates
How much: From £249

Truly getaway from it all with a JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) wellbeing overnight stay package at this boutique hotel chain.

The above price includes the following:

  • A special ‘box’ for all devices to be deposited in to create a real-sense of distance and avoid temptation.
  • Sleep inducing scents c/o Neals Yard Remedies, cosy socks and eye mask for ultimate relaxation.
  • An in room guide to “switching off” and guiding you through the mini-retreat.
  • Activities of the guests choice including;
  • Yoga/exercise mat and subscription to Les Mills On Demand programmes including BodyBalance which is inspired from yoga, Tai chi and Pilates disciplines.
  • Magazines
  • In-room massage booked and scheduled
  • Books of your favourite genre in the room
  • Herbal Teas
  • Stocked fridge with selected food and drink of their choice and some healthy, nutrient boosting goodies for a delicious supper (recipe provided in the guide)

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