What is a Health and Wellness Retreat?

Health retreats are often referred to as wellness holidays and leave you with a healthy afterglow lasting for weeks, months or even a lifetime. The knowledge, personal insights and discoveries that you learn from a wellness retreat will improve not only your long term health but also give you insights and understandings about yourself that will change the direction of your life. Health retreats will guide and teach you how to separate your work life stresses from your personal life, giving you a new perspective of life that you can take home. This article will illustrate some of the amazing benefits of a health and wellness retreat and explore the short and long term joy of life.

So read on to find out the 10 reasons you should consider coming on a Wellbeing Pilates retreat with me!

Greek Retreat

What are the benefits of a health and wellness retreat?

Health retreats are a great way to escape the stresses of everyday life, with de-stressing methods such as meditation, detoxing and mindfulness enabling you to come away from your healing holiday feeling refreshed, energised and healthy. You will disconnect from the distractions of modern-day life, and find the inspiration you need to reach your goals so that you can return home as a whole new person with fresh motivation.

  • Change of environment, change of perspective

On a retreat your surroundings are completely natural; the destination of your wellness retreat is often beautiful and untouched. This gives you the chance to reconnect with nature and helps you to reconnect with nature and yourself. If you are looking for a warmer climate then read this article Everything You Need to Know About my Greek Health and Wellbeing Retrea

  • Time to focus and learn new skills

When you’re in such a peaceful environment and are following a gentle, yet planned schedule, you won’t be able to continue your normal routine. By doing something completely new you will have the chance to break your old habits and form new ones.

  • Kick start your healthy eating

On a retreat holiday, you will reward and renew your body, by cutting out on unhealthy eating options, so that you will return home feeling positive whilst giving your body a chance to heal. If you want to read more this article is relevant Everything You Need to Know About My Spanish Health and Wellbeing Retreat

  • Won’t simply feel good – you’ll feel great!

Health retreats leave you with a healthy afterglow lasting for weeks and provide you with the motivation you need to continue your regime at home.

  • Time to give yourself a digital detox

Wellness retreats are often set in beautiful locations that take you away from the city and help you unwind in nature, meaning there’s never been a better time for a digital detox and time away from iPhones, laptops and tablets.

Pilates in studio

  • Meet like-minded people

Retreats give you a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who have similar goals to yourself. Motivating you to stick to your new goals whilst broadening your horizon and stepping out of your comfort zone by simply interacting with those you may not normally speak to in everyday life.

  • Break unhealthy habits

Whether you find you are overindulging at mealtimes or smoking during your lunch break, our health retreats will help you to kick out your bad habits.

  • Refresh yourself, your life

When your mind is relaxed you’re able to be your most creative, your surroundings will help take your mind away from any negative energy and create positive sources of inspiration.

  • Time to focus on your healthy goals

Disconnect from the distractions of modern-day life, and find the inspiration you need to reach your goals with the guidance of health and fitness professionals.

  • Improve your sleep

Retreats allow you to relax and move back into natural circadian rhythms.  Morning guided meditations mean that you will rise shortly after dawn and retire shortly after nightfall, which will improve your sleep and reduce stress and sleep.

In addition improved sleep contributes to improvements in cognition, improved memory and enhanced creativity.

If you are interested in finding out more about the most common (and annoying!) misconceptions about Health and Wellbeing Retreats read my article

What activities do you do at a health and wellbeing retreat?

A retreat week is a relaxing, restful time that combines healthy food, conversation, and calming Pilates/Yoga exercise and movement to unwind your body and your thoughts.

A retreat uses powerful tools to help you relax, release stress and the chance to step back from your day and breathe you’ll be able to:

How does a Health and Wellbeing Retreat improve your mental health?

Retreats offer the benefit of physical, emotional and psychological separation from the stresses and strains of everyday life.  A chance to escape from the busyness, information overload, unrealistic demands and franticness of modern living.  A health and well-being retreat gives you time to relax, unwind and consider your next steps

A retreat is an enriching, supportive, nourishing environment. It offers you the time and space to find out how you are and learn a framework to access your inner thoughts and states of mind that offer insights and understanding.  It is a deep relaxation and a refreshing opportunity to get a different perspective on life.

Retreats infuse a sense of calm and bring deep and restorative healing.  A respite from the daily stressors and triggers from our ‘always on’ culture. A retreat is about the energy it creates within you and within the space that is held.

The venues are chosen for the ambience and energy that they bring and offer the attendee a healthier perspective on life that is re-energising and re-empowering. A safe haven in which to start to unwind and consider your next steps.


Panoramic view of beautiful Lefkada island. Greece

Where are the Wellbeing Retreats hosted?

Covid has disrupted the travel industry and it will take some time to recover, however, I have secured two amazing retreat venues over the next 2 years.  If you want to read more this article is relevant Everything You Need to Know About My Spanish Health and Wellbeing Retreat


Gorgeous Greek Pilates Wellbeing Retreat

Follow your adventurous path to Gorgeous Greece with soothing Pilates and restorative healing, your Greek journey to wholeness
If you are looking for a sea view retreat then the Greek Wellbeing Retreat has everything you are looking for. This amazing, 5-star venue is spread over a number of villas, and each villa has its own pool.

The venue is perched on the cliffside offering amazing views over the bay of the local village and far beyond.  The Ionian Sea is within walking distance; the path is very difficult underfoot and walking shoes are required; the private beach at the end of the 25min walk is well worth it.  To find out more about Greek Wellness Pilates Retreat click here

The accommodation is truly amazing and at the time of writing this article, there are 2 x private rooms available; email me if you are interested in a single room, but be quick they go fast.

You will love the Greek food, the Pilates studio overlooking the sea, and your fellow travellers, it will be bliss. Your hosts have had a number of years of experience with Yoga, Pilates and of course running retreats, and this one I can assure you will be amazing.

You have an opportunity to read, write, sit by the pool as well as mix with a like-minded group for the gentle exercise form of Pilates which is taught at 3 levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced so that you will quickly find your level.

If you are simply looking to find out more then read this article Everything You Need to Know About my Greek Health and Wellbeing Retreat

Spanish Serenity Pilates Wellbeing Retreat

This Spanish Pilates retreat is all about taking the time to escape, exercise, re-energise, and realign your body and mind. Whether you are new to Pilates or more advanced, you will feel the benefit of practising Pilates daily, guided by expert tuition from highly experienced Pilates and Yoga Instructors

Find out more about the Spanish Serenity Pilates Escape click here Yoga in Spain

Enjoy the pleasure of developing your Pilates practice with daily sessions morning and evening outdoors in the blissful Mediterranean climate, a perfect setting to loosen up those tight joints.  Spanish warm sun, inspiring mindfulness talks, rebalancing meditation & gentle Pilates to nurture and comfort you.

An unforgettable place where you can indulge in some luxury and take time to rejuvenate, restore and relax.


How much does Health and Wellbeing Retreats cost?

Our Wellbeing Retreats have everything you are looking for.

Greek Wellness Pilates Retreat click here

  • Shared Occupancy: £1,735
  • Includes £145 non-returnable deposit
  • Plus 3 x instalments £530
  • Single Occupancy: £2,095
  • Includes £145 non-returnable deposit
  • Plus 3 x instalments £650


Find out more about the Spanish Serenity Pilates Escape click here

  • Investment: £1,090 
  • Includes a non-returnable deposit £145
  • Plus 3 monthly payments of £315 based on shared accommodation.



Next steps

If you are looking to create a calmer lifestyle and attend a Pilates health retreat feel free to email me to discuss your requirements


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