Known as shinrin yoku in Japan, forest bathing is considered a powerful healing medicine for those afflicted with common lifestyle-led conditions of modern living, such as chronic stress, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia. And people worldwide are now realising, too, the power of switching off and heading into the forests.
Have you experienced the power of adventure? In this modern world of digital media the draw of adventure has never been more readily at our fingertips. We need only open Instagram to be faced with swathes of photos of people out in the world, enjoying the adventure that is planet earth.
But there is more to adventure than catching an epic Instagram photo.
Good sleep is an essential component of an exceptional retreat experience — we know that on your yoga holiday, you’re looking forward to peaceful nights in uninterrupted dreamland as much as you’re excited for the yoga and adventure! We have you covered. Check out our run down of the best yoga retreats for sleep.
In May we went back to Japan for another yoga retreat with Jivamukti teacher Emma Henry. This time we were exploring the mountains of Nagano region, known as the Japanese Alps. Here’s what we got up to… We began our retreat in the old city of Matsumoto, home to a big old castle and famous […]
So you’ve realised you need a digital detox? You’re in the right place! Here is a run-down of our best yoga retreats for switching off: Digital Detox in Luxury: UK Yoga Weekend Despite the prompt to hand over all devices at the door, our yoga and digital detox weekends, held every year in the UK with […]
As the number one retreat company for remarkable locations, Reclaim Your Self naturally delivers the best yoga retreats for hiking. We figured out long ago that epic hikes over mountain ranges and glaciers are the perfect complement to yoga classes, adventure activities and ultimate relaxation. No longer just the domain of ramblers groups and Boy […]
‘The joy of travel has always involved getting away from it all, but never has the very notion of escape seemed as liberating as it does today’ – Pico Iyer As technological advances seem to whittle our globe ever-smaller, the adventurer within us is more prone than ever to frustration at the lack of real […]
We love find luxury locations where we can combine yoga activities with a spa retreat. Let’s face it there is nothing quite like a good soak in a thermal bath or hot after a challenging yoga class. Receiving a a brilliant massage or healing session while you are in “me-time-mode” is the perfect time (more […]
In October 2018 we ran two Jivamukti yoga retreats in Iceland with Emma Henry and they were epic! While we were there, our Iceland yoga retreats were featured in The Guardian as one of their 20 Best Yoga Holiday Destinations. Here are some words and pictures that capture our Northern Lights adventures. Our yoga retreats happen in a remote […]
In July we ran our first yoga retreat in Norway and it was epic! Here are some words and pictures that capture our midnight sun adventures. We spent our first day sailing on the famous Hurtigruten ship, cruising along watching the most amazing scenery as we passed through the Trollfjorden. We were blessed with a beautiful […]