Summer is such a lovely time to retreat. In most parts of the world, the sun is shining, we’re in better spirits and time away from our everyday lives gives us the boost we need to face the rest of the year. Whether you want to chill out by a beach, limber up and get lithe with some yoga or simply break free and escape all your technology, at Queen of Retreats we have a getaway that will tick your boxes.

Recharge your mental wellbeing

The pandemic has touched most people’s lives and for many, the last two years have been a challenge. Now is the time for a mental health retreat, where you can switch off your phone and do a digital detox, talk through your troubles, sort your head out and build resilience for the future.

At Middle Piccadilly in Dorset in the UK the Re-Emerge Retreat and the After Lockdown Retreat have treatments to help guests who feel they have lost their way spiritually. Based at Holwell near Sherborne, this is a peaceful, back-to-basics vegetarian retreat in a 17th century thatched cottage surrounded by rolling countryside, which begs to be walked. It’s run by Dominic Harvey and his wife Lisa, a holistic therapist, and treatments are with therapists who work with skill, dedication and heart.

In France Haven in the Vines and Haven by the Sea offer private retreats at two locations – Haven in the Vines is nestled among cognac vines at Saint Saturnin, while Haven by the Sea is on the edge of the small market town of La Flotte, on the Île de Ré, just a five-minute stroll from the harbour. The retreats pivot on one-to-one emotional therapy and/or coaching dealing with anything that is preventing you from living a satisfying and healthy life. Retreats include a gourmet raw vegan diet and offer energy healing and nutritional consultations.

Improve Your Mental Health In Bali

For those who want psychotherapy, The Place Retreat in Bali offers breaks tailored to your needs. Set in the heart of cosmopolitan Seminyak, this is the ideal mental health retreat if you’re facing low self-esteem, burnout, overwhelm, an addiction or emotional issues, including abuse. Set up by Jean-Claude Chalmet, who has more than 20 years’ experience as a psychotherapist and family therapist, these healing retreats cater for all ages and include Kundalini yoga and meditation, as well as psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, Japanese acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. 

Yoga Retreats Around The World

If you’re looking for a yoga retreat, Zen Rocks Mani in Greece runs set date retreats and also welcomes guests to stay as long as they like – there’s even a month-long Work Remotely offer. Nestled in a tranquil olive grove on the rugged Mani peninsula on the Peloponnese, retreats here nurture and nourish your mind and body with exceptional yoga and meditation, fresh, local produce, and enchanting nature.  Expect a collection of elegant stone houses built in the traditional style in the foothills of the Taygetos Mountains.

Whether you’re a beginner yogi or experienced on your mat, AyurYoga Eco-Ashram in India beckons. This secular yoga and ayurveda retreat centre is on the banks of River Kabini in the peaceful district of Mysore, Karnataka. Set in 18 acres of organic farmland, it offers beginners and intermediate yoga retreats, as well as health packages that deal with stress, weight management and anti-ageing therapy, and Ayurveda programmes. You’ll dine on fresh, homemade vegetarian meals, made from many products grown in the organic gardens.