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Best meditation breaks and mindfulness retreats in the UK for health and wellbeing in 2023

Best meditation breaks and mindfulness retreats in the UK for health and wellbeing in 2023

Perhaps more than ever before, people are discovering the mental health benefits of meditation and mindfulness. Chart-topping apps like Headspace and Calm are at the vanguard of a multimillion-pound industry, while online classes in meditation and yoga have soared in popularity. Nothing beats immersing yourself in a residential retreat, though, and whether you’re interested in delving into the millennia-old wisdom of Buddhist teaching or prefer a strictly secular approach, there’s a range of options available to you.

Many of these companies also offer online courses alongside their regular schedule, so you can join in from home.

Sharpham House

Location: Ashprington, Devon

18th-century estate Sharpham House

(Sharpham House)

The exquisitely manicured gardens of Capability Brown form a suitably relaxing backdrop for meditation retreats at Sharpham House, an elegant 18th-century estate in rural Devon. If you’re a total novice, or looking to rekindle a long-neglected meditation practice, a one-day mindfulness course is a good place to start; other shorter events include foraging and wild medicine days in the estate’s rich woodland. For a more immersive wellness retreat, five-night residential courses are on offer which bring together classes in mindful moving, creative writing, guided meditation and woodland walks into a holistic retreat which rejuvenates body and mind.

Day courses from £50 per person

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The Zest Life

Location: Plas Cadnant, Anglesey, Wales

The Zest Life offers three-day retreats at the rustic Plas Cadnant estate in the east of Anglesey, with the daily schedule divided between meditation, yoga, massage and guided walks in the countryside. Luxurious accommodation is in the estate’s historic coach house, while the vegetarian food, free of sugar and dairy, is wholesome and restorative. The estate’s own river provides opportunities for a bracing wild dip, after which the living room’s log fire is all the more inviting.

Three-day courses from £588 per person

Rivendell Retreat Centre

Location: High Hurstwood, East Sussex

If you’re interested in discovering more about the Buddhist origins of mindfulness meditation, a retreat at Sussex’s Rivendell Centre might be for you. The centre is run by the Triratna Buddhist community, which stresses that the retreats are open to those of all faiths and…

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