No matter how much you enjoy your life and your work it’s easy to get bogged down with the day to day pressures of life. It might be that you work long hours, or you are having to look after kids once you get home, or simply that you just feel like there are not enough hours in the day.

These strains can become far worse if you are in a job that you don’t like, or you have other personal issues.

Regardless if how you feel on a day to day basis, getting away for a break can really help to rejuvenate you. It could be that taking a holiday is enough, but you might want something a little more targeted at improving your health, fitness or general wellbeing.

We have put together the top 5 retreats that will really help you to rejuvenate not just your body but your mind as well.

  1. Fit long weekend with 38 Degrees North (Marbella, Spain)

38 Degrees North have set up this fantastic weekend break to Marbella in Spain. On this retreat you will be staying at the five-star beach resort of Puente Romano. This location features a Six Senses spa as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant.

The program itself is designed to get your body working and to relax your mind. The course features a mixture of activities including high-intensity training, beachfront runs, yoga, nutrition workshops and motivational goal setting.

This retreat is available each year in both January and March.

  1. Transformative Spring Awakening Retreat (Sen Wellness, Sri Lanka)

This is a fantastic location in the Indian Ocean and the retreat itself is lead by Sam Kankanamge – a London-based osteopath and acupuncturist.

The great thing about this retreat is that the contents of the break and tailored to each person – when you first meet Sam you will get a tailored program depending on your exact requirements. This program could include anything from Yoga to acupuncture and will be designed to address the key areas of your body and mind that are facing the most discomfort.

  1. Emotional Balance & Freedom Retreat (Kamalaya, Thailand)

This is a siz night group based retreat in Kamalaya, Thailand. Just the location alone is enough to boost anyone’s spirit and the program will add to that making this a real healing vacation. The retreat features healing treatments, one to one sessions and group workshops. Led by Kamalya’s “Life enhancement mentors” they will draw on ancient Asian philosophies to get to the heart of any problems you might be facing in your life.

  1. Ila Wellness Day (Oxfordshire, UK)

This may be closer to home for some, and perhaps wont sound as exotic, but it is an ideal retreat for anybody who is short of time and for anyone who is interested in finding out what the UK has to offer when it comes to treatments and wellbeing retreats.
Courses are held twice per month in Oxfordshire and are led by Sophie Andrews – an experienced yoga teacher and therapist. Including in the wellness program are various treatments including mindful silent meditation walk as well as a range of other activities and treatments to help you create a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

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