Healthy Cooking Retreats

A collection of healthy cooking retreats utilising local culinary concepts in unique locations

Diet is a vital component to a balanced lifestyle and to help individuals permeate change, a healthy cooking retreat consists of healthy cooking classes, workshops and taste-testing sessions. A fun and delectable retreat to seek inspiration from recipes and cooking techniques to take back home Learn to enjoy eating and cooking healthily in the afternoon spent with nutritionists and local culinary experts.

Our upcoming plant-based and healthy cooking retreats...

body and mind

Learn from experts and local chefs who will share their passion and knowledge of simple food preparation and holistic health in a range of open cooking classes

Italy > Tuscany

Re-energize, Restore at Eco-Sustainable Historical Retreat

available between -
11th Sep 2019 - 15th Sep 2019


£2008 pp

Italy > Puglia

Invigorating Retreat at Centennial Farm House

available between -
09th Oct 2019 - 13th Oct 2019


£2489 pp

Italy > Lombardy

Immersive Jivamukti and Ayurveda Retreat

available between -
10th Jun 2020 - 14th Jun 2020


£1370 pp

Morocco > Marrakesh Region

Creativity and Yoga Retreat

available between -
09th Oct 2019 - 13th Oct 2019


£1760 pp

Healthy cooking retreats are fun experiences to discover and learn new cooking practises from various parts of the world. Dispel any misleading concepts that may have crept into our cooking habits and acknowledge food as an extended source of pleasure rather than just fuel for body.

Food is a permanent staple in our lives but is feeding the body to satisfy hunger enough? As well as safeguarding the wellbeing of our mind and body, our dietary habits are equally as important for maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Whether you are looking to attend an intensive yoga retreat to hone your practice or seeking a new adventure, discover a range of wellbeing retreats consisting of healthy cooking classes to discover tips, tricks, easy to do at home recipes and the correct dos and don’ts behind a healthy cooking routine.

Why a healthy cooking retreat may suit you?

Be armed with the knowledge of healthy cooking and learn to nourish the body with meals made from ingredients and techniques that will offer enjoyment during and after each class. Cooking should not be considered a chore but instead, part of a patterned routine of fulfilment and satisfaction. If you have a bad habit of filling the body simply to satisfy hunger rather than feeding the body to feed the mind, body and soul, consider a healthy cooking retreat to understand the importance and connection between the quality of food we consume with the effects it has on our bodies. The key takeaway will be insightful advice, tips and tricks and delicious, easy to-do at-home recipes that will not require every pan and pot in the kitchen. Learn to change the way you eat and what you choose to eat back at home to cultivate and maintain balanced wellbeing.

Types of Healthy Cooking retreats

Wellness Resort Retreats

Be immersed in complete serenity and soulful satisfaction with the sea at your feet and golden rays of sunshine beaming from above at a wellness resort retreat. For a laidback weekend break engrossed in complete tranquillity with landscapes untouched by time and simplicity at the core, discover a fixture of self-content, self-care and self-love through meditation, different styles of yoga, enjoying time to rest and relax in a slow-tempo wellness programme.


Healing Retreats

Surrounded by the fresh scents and aromas of blooming meadows and fruit tree groves, bathe in a haven of peace and relish in the togetherness with nature at the eclectic settings of a healing retreat. Cooking classes with a local chef is designated to teach guests how to complement ingredients for a beautifully come-together meal as well as herbal remedy recipes with ingredients sourced from on-site gardens. Ideal for those wishing to unwind but continue to learn and explore new things at the same time.

Nurturing Retreats

Pushing boundaries to exit comfort zones is the main objective of a nurturing retreat. Learn to take control of personal wellbeing through intensive yoga classes followed by calming meditation sessions to increase energy levels and help improve management of negative moods including stress, depression and anxiety. At the end of the programme, guests will feel fitter, stronger and more confident, reaffirming the possibility of achieving goals and dreams.

Why choose Balance Holidays for a healthy cooking retreat?

Choosing to start your wellness journey with Balance Holidays becomes an opportunity to restore life-balance and to redefine purpose and dreams at some of the world’s most exclusive resorts and destinations. Learn to improve management of mood fluctuations, tackle stress and nourish the body with healthy foods and traditional culinary concepts in our exclusive collection of wellness retreats.

The aim at Balance Holidays is to help guests feel lighter and invigorated at the end of each wellness holiday as well as to provide an unforgettable experience with all the essential tools to cultivate and maintain a balanced and fulfilled lifestyle of self-care, mindfulness and healthy living back at home. We understand that every individual is different therefore their needs are also different hence-why each wellness programme in our exclusive collection is hand-selected and carefully considered to ensure each need is fulfilled and expectations surpassed.

Whether it’s different styles of yoga to exploring a new cooking concept in a cooking class or breathing exercises surrounded by century-old olive trees, each programme infuses cultural elements and traditions to offer a truly divine and unique experience that stretches beyond the realms of ordinary.

At Balance Holidays, we understand the confusion around the wellness retreats industry. This is why the team sets out to inspire others with their wellness journey by offering a highly personalised and unique service  throughout each stage of booking as well as providing insight, advice, guidance on which programme to choose and reassurance to each guest.