Here at The Wellness Foundry, we love our spiritual retreats. In this blog post, our team has compiled a list of our team’s top 9 favourite spiritual retreats in the UK and beyond.

From the English countryside to tropical gems in the Southern Hemisphere, we hope you discover your next self-discovery adventure.

1. Alex Mytton’s Spiritual Retreats, the UK and Ibiza, Spain

A favourite of our founder, Fiongal, Alex Mytton’s retreats are a sanctuary for relaxation and reflection. This intimate and transformative retreat offers bespoke yoga and mindfulness sessions and guided meditations. As well as hikes and nature immersion led by Alex Mytton himself. His passion for holistic health and wellbeing promises to restore, rebalance and reconnect you with yourself.

These spiritual retreats also offer breathwork and cold therapy, ice baths, beach visits and sea swimming, cacao ceremonies, guided journaling, and manifestation work, including exceptional and locally sourced culinary experiences such as candlelit banquets.

2. The London Buddhist Centre’s Spiritual Retreat in Norfolk, UK

The London Buddhist Centre’s retreats at Vajrasana are set against the idyllic backdrop of the Norfolk countryside. The eco-friendly retreat accommodations provide a soul sanctuary, ideal for those wanting to reconnect with nature. Guests are treated to bespoke mindfulness programmes led by experienced Buddhist practitioners, facilitating profound soul exploration and self-discovery. The London Buddhist Centre hosts some of the best spiritual retreats in the UK, not so much for its fanfare and frills but rather for an incredible sense of community, periods of led meditation and a chance to slow down.

The London Buddhist Centre offers various retreats for newcomers, regulars, and weekenders, as well as longer-length retreats, including inclusive retreats such as LGBTQIA+ Weekend and People of Colour Weekend.

3. The Wellness Foundry’s Spiritual Retreats, the UK and Abroad

Of course, we love our own spiritual retreats! Our spiritual retreats provide a safe space to check in with yourself, meet like-minded souls, as well as nourish your mind, body, and soul. With a combination of nourishing yoga, spiritual practices, meditation, and wholesome seasonal food, these spiritual getaways are the perfect way to re-discover your inner peace.

Within an intimate group of up to 20 retreatants, each participant is individually guided through their spiritual journeys. Our 3-day retreats typically take place over the weekend in the UK and abroad. We’re excited to host more of our retreats abroad in the future.

4. Fivelements Spiritual Retreat, Mambal, Bali, Indonesia

This eco-conscious luxury retreat in Bali combines the local wisdom of traditional Balinese spirituality with modern wellness practices and mindfulness, offering personalised yoga and crystal-infused healing sessions. Located by the Ayung River, the Fivelements Spiritual Retreat in Mambal hosts some of the best retreats in Bali. There is a range of different spiritual retreats to choose from for different individual needs. Their lineup of spiritual retreats includes their Signature Fivelements Retreat, Holistic Purifying Retreat, the Executive Performance, Boutique Group Retreats, Signature Culinary Retreat, and Personalised Private Wellness Retreats. Our personal favourite is the Panca Mahabhuta retreat which includes Balinese Healing sessions.

5. The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan, Thailand

One of the best retreats on the island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, The Sanctuary is an all-inclusive luxury, holistic wellness resort located on the picturesque crystal healing. Situated in the highlands of Koh Phangan, The Sanctuary’s spiritual retreat feels like living in a tree. The Sanctuary is about eating healthy, detoxing to build new habits, and ending days there with yin yoga in the evenings. Being with nature and animals for grounding and exploring this remote island has always felt safe. Our Team loves The Sanctuary for end-of-year resets.

6. Caggie Dunlop’s Saturn Returns Spiritual Retreat, Zakynthos, Greece

Another personal favourite is Caggie Dunlop’s Saturn Returns Spiritual Retreat in Zakynthos, Greece. Her itinerary includes an intention-setting ceremony, sound healing, yoga, an authenticity course, purpose-defining sessions, the natural collagen beach experience, rituals to address your inner critic, free movement dance, nature-based activities like sailing and hiking, and self-time. Every morning starts with a meditation and journaling morning ritual. Set by the sparkling Ionian sea, it is a peaceful 7-day retreat. Perfect for relaxation, reflection, and growth. The retreat is as life-changing as a Saturn Returns (in a good way).

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7. BBJ and Yoga Festival, Mallorca, Spain

Experience the magic of Mallorca in this bi-annual BJJ and Yoga Festival. Hosted in a glorious 5-star hotel, this chic sanctuary is a haven for those seeking a harmonious blend of luxury and holistic well-being in an idyllic Mediterranean setting. With a wide range of workshops and classes to choose from, including cacao ceremonies, meeting your Spirit Animal, gong baths, free sea diving, ice bath immersion and meditation.

Best of all, our very own Fiongal and Jamie teach on the retreat! Use code FIONGAL at checkout and receive a special discount.

8. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Peru

Connect with Mother Earth at this eco-luxury lodge in front of Madre de Dios River, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica’s spiritual retreats. Immerse yourself in the sounds of nature as you practice mindfulness in the midst of unparalleled biodiversity in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Peru.

The culinary experience at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is a gastronomic journey showcasing the region’s flavours. The on-site restaurant sources fresh, local ingredients to create exquisite Peruvian and international dishes.

9. La Vida Surf and Nature Retreats, Essaouira, Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco

With nature being a key component to spiritual development, the La Vida Surf and Nature Retreats are perfect for those keen on reconnecting with nature. Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Essaouira in the Marrakesh-Safi region of Morocco is an aesthetically pleasing sanctuary that seamlessly blends luxury with the enchanting essence of Moroccan culture. Inspired by Moroccan traditions, the retreat’s spa and wellness treatments provide a rejuvenating escape. This exclusive retreat is a haven for discerning travellers seeking to embrace nature, including night-time stargazing (Satsang).

Their Yoga, Meditation, and Culture Retreat lineups include Yoga & Meditation in Essaouira, Acro Yoga & Nature Retreat, as well as a Private Yoga Retreat. These retreats emphasise yoga, journaling, guided and silent meditations, as well as healthy, nutritious meals from freshly sourced ingredients. The property also incorporates eco-friendly practices, from energy conservation to responsible waste management, ensuring that guests can indulge in luxury with a clear conscience.

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We hope you try out some of our favourite spiritual retreats in the UK and abroad. We hope we’ve inspired you, and remember, the journey within is just as important as the destination. Our team’s faves have all the good vibes you need, from hidden nooks in the UK to far-flung escapes.

Why not sign up for our next retreat?