Weekend Retreats

A collection of short but effective retreats suitable for 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 upcoming weekend retreats...

body and mind

Relaxing weekend retreats in quiet and peaceful locations to refresh your mind through a variety of techniques...

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

Italy > Sicily

Grounding Retreat at Sicilian Historical Manor Farm

available between -
21st May 2020 - 25th May 2020


£1346 pp

Weekend retreats are a great and efficient way to snap out of the daily routine to shift the focus on you, refreshing the spiritual mind to reaffirm purpose and direction. Lasting over the span of a weekend, these retreats are a favourable option for whenever you begin to feel as though your week is becoming a little too heavy for the mind and body. Many individuals also find that by scheduling a weekend retreat rather than week long or more retreats is a more effective and productive mode of mindfulness than simply cooping in at home, facing  the bleak, panelled walls, on a slippery slope of negative thoughts.

Why a weekend retreat may suit you?

Feeling restless at night, unable to catch quality sleep is a common epidemic for those wrapped in a contemporary lifestyle made up of constant rush and stress. For those craving some downtime to draw a fresh lungful of air without having to postpone existing plans, a weekend retreat will be able to put time off from work to good use without needing to interfere with 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  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. Oftentimes held in the outdoors, it becomes a great opportunity to reconnect with nature, allowing the natural healing benefits to freshen the body and mind as well as rid trapped toxic energies.


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 or the active bodies who have forgotten their fiery passion for an adventure in the outdoors, start a new climb up a steep hill or discover a little-visited corner on a brave biking trail. Once you arrive at the destination, remember to take a moment to enjoy the view and let the  fresh air fill your lungs, sweeping all the stress and anxiety out of your system with each exhale. Alternatively, adventure weekend retreats may also include a sightseeing drive across pristine countryside grounds or unique activities such as horseback riding.

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, take a short weekend break for a restorative weekend retreat spent by a secluded beach, lounging on a decadent sun lounger with a book. Let the waves lull your mind into a space of undisturbed Zen.

Yoga weekend retreat

Yearning to improve your yoga practice, posture and techniques? Consider a yoga weekend retreat, to allow time to focus on the practice of yoga. With up to two yoga sessions a day followed by deep meditation classes and breathing exercises in the vibrant outdoor landscapes to  provide an ambience solitude and serenity. A yoga weekend retreat is also ideal for those who have wanted to pick up yoga but have been nervous to take the very first step to give it a try.

Why choose Balance Holidays for a weekend retreat?

Starting your wellness journey with Balance Holidays not only means experiencing restored psychophysical balance and wellbeing. Each retreat and programme is held in some of the most exclusive resorts and destinations in the world to offer 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 with each detail carefully considered 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 industry, the team at Balance Holidays sets out to inspire all those at the beginning of their wellness journey or looking to continue maintaining balanced wellbeing. This 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.