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What is Forest Bathing? And Why We Do it On Retreat!

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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.

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Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Most of our guests arrive on retreat ready for adventure and sleep is often the last thing on their minds amid holiday excitement. Which is why many are so happily surprised to find that their retreat sleep turns out to be one of the highlights of their trip!

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5 Reasons You Need to Book a Yoga Retreat

Why book a yoga retreat? With so many holiday options available, it’s a valid question! You can really elevate your retreat experience in many ways by booking a retreat which incorporates yoga. So we have compiled a list of 5 unarguable reasons why you should make your next holiday a yoga retreat.

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The Best Yoga Retreats for Switching Off

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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 […]

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Different Styles of Yoga: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

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If you’re new to yoga, or have always stuck to one or two of your favourite classes, all of the different styles of yoga can be a little overwhelming. Yoga’s numerous types—which are even more varied and hybrid the more popularised the practice becomes in the West—means you’re often not sure what you’re going to […]

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The Best Yoga Retreats for Hiking

Yoga and hiking in Mongolia

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 […]

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The Real Health Benefits of Nature & The Wilderness

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‘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 […]

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Vinyasa Yoga Retreats in Sri Lanka

Hiking in Sri Lanka

We went to Sri Lanka for a vinyasa yoga retreat and we loved it! We lured our teacher Adam Husler away from his London yoga classes and escaped the gloomy European winter to enjoy a hot, sunny week practicing yoga and meditation and having lots of fun too! Guests arrived on their retreat in style, landing […]

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Our Best Yoga and Spa Retreats

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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 […]

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The Best Yoga Retreats for Healthy Foodies

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There’s nothing like sitting down in an exceptional setting to tuck into to a delicious, healthy dinner you didn’t have to cook yourself. When you are on retreat you want to make sure the food you’re being served is not only healthy enough to power you through your morning yoga class but also exciting enough to […]

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