Whether you want to deepen your downward dog or find a new space for your savasana meditation, you will not find a more glorious place to do it than Scotland. Just imagine… replacing your gym or laptop screen with lush Scottish landscapes, followed by healthy dinners and meaningful conversations with your fellow yogis.
Whatever your level, a yoga retreat in Scotland will replenish, rejuvenate and re-energise your mind, body and soul.
1. Galloway Holistic Retreats, Dumfries & Galloway
Have you earned a wellness break in the glorious Galloway countryside? Galloway Holistic Retreats in Auchencairn, just outside Castle Douglas, is designed to give you a much-needed escape from your daily routine. Spend days strengthening your study of yoga and meditation. Sleep in a luxurious bedroom, enjoy healthy vegetarian cuisine and spend some mindful moments soaking in the hot tub.
Future retreats will focus on relaxation, mental health and immune system strengthening. Keep up with all the upcoming plans on their Facebook page.
2. Eco Yoga Scotland, Argyll
A river-side retreat in the calming countryside of Argyll might be just what you're looking for. The EcoYoga Centre combines its two passions - sustainable living and yoga. Connect your practice with the land and earth, as you are surrounded by wildflowers and nature. Yoga sessions are followed by river baths, dips in the natural spring water plunge pools or soaks in the hot tub or wooden sauna.
Keep an eye out on the retreats page to see what's coming up throughout the year or book a stay at the retreat on a self-catering basis.
3. Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven & Wild Yoga Glencoe, Highlands
Take your mountain pose somewhere new - like the top of a mountain! With Mountain Yoga Kinlochleven and sister company, Wild Yoga Glencoe, discover the joys of zen yoga, meditation, Chi Gong and mindful mountain walking. There are online classes, workshops and retreats on offer, each with the mountainous Highland landscape at the heart of the sessions.
Keep an eye out for more events coming soon.
4. Kinship Yoga Studio, East Lothian
Beach-loving yogi, Sally, brings her expertise and knowledge to an array of yoga classes, workshops and retreats throughout the year, and she is currently offering a programme of online classes from Kinship Yoga Studio in North Berwick. In the past, yoga lovers have enjoyed yoga retreats and beach-themed yoga weekends celebrating the beauty and tranquillity of the East Lothian coastline. Say good morning to the world with a sun salutation in the shadow of the Bass Rock!
Stay up to date on Sally's website and Facebook page for future experiences.
5. Body Toolkit Retreats, across Scotland
Time to hit the reset button? The Body Toolkit Retreat can really help you kick-start a healthy routine. There are several retreats throughout the year, offering a combination of powerful techniques to nourish the body and reduce stress. A typical day will involve yoga, walks in the great outdoors, and an organic juice and soup programme that will leave you feeling amazing after six days.
Keep an eye out for future retreats - several are based at the stunning Cray House in rural Perthshire.
6. Hot In the Highlands, Perthshire
A great option for yogis looking to intensify their practice. Hot yoga is an amazing way to deepen stretches and increase flexibility. The Hot in the Highlands studio cranks up the room temperature to between 26 - 36 degrees Celsius and offers holidays for up to six guests for weekend or week-long breaks. Your days will involve yoga classes in the mornings and evenings, leaving you with the middle of the day to explore the gorgeous, leafy surroundings of the Perthshire countryside. Finish off the day with a home-cooked vegetarian meal for dinner.
Stay up to date on their website and Facebook for future experiences.
7. Yoga & Surf Swell Weekend, north Highlands
Explore the north coast of Scotland with this watery wellness weekend! With expert guidance from North Coast Watersports, progress your surfing skills with a weekend of surf sessions on one of Scotland's best surfing beaches. Your days will start with calming beach yoga sessions to keep you in alignment and to help your posture on the board. Chill time will involve exploring castles, watching surf movies with your new buddies, seafood barbecues, beach bonfires, followed by nights at the cosy Melvich Hotel. This weekend will be one to remember!
Check out the upcoming available dates on their website.
8. Retreat Scotland UK, Loch Lomond
Spend a few blissful days at this health & wellness retreat on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Retreat Scotland UK have a range of different accommodation options to suit your personal needs and budget. And once you're settled in you'll be able to switch off and work on your yoga and wellness whilst improving your nutrition too. Whether you fancy a day visit or a longer retreat, this is a stunning place to relax!
Check out the Retreat Scotland UK website.