Holidays that offer relaxation, rejuvenation and reconnection with nature are in demand, as more people seek to boost their physical and mental health.
One of the UK’s oldest wellness destinations is the Isle of Wight.
“Travellers are looking for holidays at home, and holidays that heal, and the Isle of Wight has long been a safe haven for visitors seeking to calm the mind and relax the body,” said Keith Greenfield, CEO of Wightlink.
Wellbeing options currently include the following;
Yoga Class on Water Along the River Yar;
Work the elements with Jenny Stewart Yoga and the iSurf team for Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Adventures.
Combining traditional yoga with aquatic sport, paddleboard yoga helps build core strength, improves flexibility and calms the mind. Sessions throughout September, with October dates soon.
Empowerment at a Radiance Retreat:
Aimed at women experiencing perimenopause and menopause, this retreat is to inform, empower and enrich guests.Yoga Guru Emma Spencer-Goodier guides through daily yoga and core control, meditation, as well as mentoring with a faculty clinical psychologist and physical trainer. Takes place October 2 to 4 2020.
Breathe easy at Pranayama and Meditation Weekend Retreat:
Yogalaurent’s autumn retreat is at Godshill Park Farm. Relax and revive body, mind and soul through daily Nidra Yoga practice, pranayama breathing exercises, sensory meditation and relaxing treatments. Enjoy hikes across the downs and along the coast. From October 8 to 11 2020.
Get Off-the-Grid in style:
With five-star accommodation, this autumn retreat offers roaring fires and rolling hills.From October 30 to November 1 2020, guests can expect dynamic mornings and restorative evenings, with yoga, meditations and pranayama sessions in between.
Immerse in Nature Retreat:
From November 6 to 8 2020, this yoga retreat aims to ignite a deeper connection with nature, while exploring physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Guests can practice daily yoga and meditation, enjoy nutritious food, indulge in therapeutic massage and explore quiet corners of the island, to renew strength and motivation.
Get a Glo at a Winter Wellness Residency:
Balance + Glo aims to inspire a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle through movement, mindfulness and nutrition. From November 27 to30 2020, one mile from Yarmouth.
Days are filled with yoga, fitness and strength sessions, alongside workshops, treatments and plant-based dishes. Plus foraging excursions, water sports, horse riding, and guided walks.
Magnify Your Radiance Retreat:
Join yoga and life design experts from December 30 to January 1 2021, for a special retreat at Nettlecombe Farm. This provides space to explore divine life purpose and soul mission. Expect daily yoga, meditation, and qoya dance.
The Isle of Wight is a 40-minute ferry ride with Wightlink. A car ferry day return crossing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne costs from £49.50 with short break car ferry return crossings from £69.50 and for foot passengers, tickets cost £14.40 per person, (based on day/overnight return crossings on a weekday in September 2020, on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route).
Sign for a whole package at Luccombe Manor from £179 for two people.Visit www.luccombemanor.co.uk/flash-sale-hotel-break/ site.
For wellness experiences visit: https://tinyurl.com/y2j3dhqo. To book tickets visit www.wightlink.co.uk site.