A collection of short but effective retreats you can do over a long weekend
Feeling demotivated, sluggish and restlessness at night this week? Shift the focus away from distressing factors at home on a weekend retreat for a spiritual and mental cleanse. A variety of destinations available with minimal travelling to ensure time is preserved for restoring psychophysical balance.
Our weekend retreats starting next...
body and mind
Relaxing weekend retreats in quiet and peaceful locations to refresh your mind through various techniques...
Italy > South Tyrol
available between -
30th May 2019 - 02nd Jun 2019
Italy > Puglia
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18th Apr 2019 - 13th Oct 2019
Italy > Sicily
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10th Apr 2019 - 14th Apr 2019
France > Paris Region
available between -
09th May 2019 - 12th May 2019
Weekend retreats are a great and efficient way to snap out of the cyclical daily routine to realign focus on you and refresh the spiritual mind on purpose and direction as they only last a weekend, making these a favourable option for whenever you feel your week is becoming a little too heavy for the mind and physical body. Also, many individuals have found that by scheduling a weekend retreat rather than other forms of retreats, which could last as long as ten days up to two weeks is a more productive mode of mindfulness and rest than simply cooping in at home, faced with the four bleak panelled walls, lost in a spiral of negative thoughts.
Why a weekend retreat may suit you?
Feeling restless at night, unable to catch ample sleep is a common epidemic for those warped in a contemporary lifestyle of constant rush and stress. For those who are craving some downtime to draw a fresh lungful of air without having to pinch delays into your non-stop schedule, a weekend retreat will be able to put time off from work to good use without needing to compromise conferences and meetings.
Engage with new people, be engrossed in new surroundings and evolve spiritually, physically and mentally on a weekend retreat. Programme itineraries often consist of yoga classes, meditation sessions and breathing exercises to help soothe the mind, providing individuals the opportunity to learn essential skills to nurture a wholesome, healthy and balanced lifestyle during and after each retreat. Also, as weekend retreats are oftentimes held in the outdoors, it becomes an opportunity to reconnect with nature, which carries natural healing benefits for restored essential energies as well as cleanse the mind from toxic energies trapped in our minds.
Adventure weekend retreat
Stretch those supple yet stiff limbs in an adventure weekend retreat. Ideal for those who sit cross-legged by their office desk Monday to Friday and for the active bodies who have forgotten their passion for an adventure in the outdoors, start a new climb up a rural hill in the countryside or up a mountain and once you arrive at the peak, remember to take a moment to enjoy the view and let the crisp fresh air fill your lungs and sweep all stresses and anxieties out of your system with each exhale. Alternatively, adventure weekend retreats may also include a sightseeing drive across plush and pristine countryside grounds.
Restorative weekend retreat
It becomes an easy habit to forget how necessary it is to sit down, unwind and breathe freely. A restorative weekend retreat is ideal for helping individuals who are struggling to find time to pause and unclutter the mind. When your tummy is kicking with jittery nerves and fingers are itching to reach for your smartphone to respond to each incoming ping of an email, take a short weekend break for a restorative weekend retreat spent by a secluded beach, lounging on a double decadent sun lounger with a book, letting the waves lull your mind into a moment of Zen.
Yoga weekend retreat
Yearning to improve your yoga practice, posture and techniques? Consider a yoga weekend retreat where taking time to focus on the practice of yoga is the key focus. With up to two yoga sessions a day followed by deep meditation classes and breathing exercises with the vibrant landscapes of the outdoors providing solitude and serenity. A yoga weekend retreat is also ideal for those who have wanted to pick up yoga but have been unable to take time out for the very first step.
Why choose Balance Holidays for a weekend retreat?
Starting your wellness journey with Balance Holidays not only means experiencing restored psychophysical balance and wellbeing but each retreat and programme is held in some of the most exclusive resorts and hotels in the world and will become an unforgettable memory that leaves an imprint in your heart. Our aim at Balance Holidays is to provide the essential tools to help individuals cultivate and maintain a balanced and fulfilled lifestyle of self-care, mindfulness and healthy living. We also understand every individual has individual needs which is why each and every programme is hand-selected and carefully considered by us to ensure those needs are met and expectations surpassed.
From the style of yoga to cooking classes and meditation, each programme incorporates elements of the surrounding culture and traditions to grant an inescapable impression and an experience that stretches beyond the realms of ordinary, discovered just for you.
Drawing from personal experience and understanding of the confusion around the wellness retreats market, the team at Balance Holidays sets out to inspire others with their individual wellness journey which is why the team offers a highly personalised and unique service by being readily available to answer any queries, offer advice and reassurance throughout each stage of booking on our website to completing your retreat.
To help you find the best retreat choice, give us a call on 020 8036 3888