Being an adult just plain sucks sometimes. Think about it, where is our summer vacation? All the kids get to go play and have no cares in the world, while we are still grinding away. Totally not fair. We think everyone would be much happier with three months off in the summer too, but sadly we don’t make the rules.
But maybe it can be true. How does your PTO look like? Or maybe you are someone that can work from anywhere. We say gather that PTO up and live a little this summer. We all know we could all use a little break from adulting and just be carefree for a bit to reset our minds and souls.
Here are a few of the buzziest summer wellness retreats around the world.
June 22–29:Iceland Yoga Retreat
Various locations in Iceland
YOGA, HOT SPRINGS, GLACIERS, WATERFALLS & MORE
Each Yogascapes retreat is handcrafted from the ground up to offer you a yoga retreat like no other. Our small team of wellness experts combines today’s most vibrant and influential yoga and wellness teachers with in-tune guides, local culture, incredible food, inspiring adventure and a crew of similar minded fun-loving people from around the world. Best of all, the adventure always goes down at one of our handpicked, off-the-beaten-path destinations amidst breathtaking natural beauty.
July 8–15: Love Yoga in Italy
For our Italian Summer Retreat, we will be staying in an 18th century “Masseria,” (farmhouse) that has been completely restored. The 14 acre property is up on a hill half way between the Adriatic and Ioninan Seas. Our idyllic estate features incredible architecture, a beautiful pool, yoga space, and pathways to the neighboring forest. Along with exploring our grounds and visiting local markets, we will take a day trip to the Adriatic coast for a seaside lunch out and beach day. Visiting the pristine Ionian sea as well as various day trips to neighboring villages are available and can be easily organized. Prepare to immerse yourself in simple Italian pleasures, extremely healthy and alkalizing food, and a yoga program designed to completely recalibrate you.
July 22–29: FP Escapes’ Wellness Voyage
Sardinia, Italy to Corsica, France
August 13–20: For the Love of Travel: The Scandinavia Trip
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
Scandinavia is an immensely beautiful and progressive region. This trip will introduce you to the Scandinavian way of life, while allowing you to compare the nuances of each country. This is trip moves at a quicker pace than some of our other trips since we visit three cities. We have curated some of the best activities in each place while leaving enough free time to customize your stay. Expect 8 days of discovery that will broaden your mind and leave you planning your return.
August 13–19: Heal Yourself Yoga & Meditation Retreat
End summer on a high note with this healing yoga and meditation retreat in Andalucía. Southern Spain’s breathtaking rural countryside provides the ideal blend of raw natural splendor, rich cultural heritage, and passionate spirit, which Spaniards refer to as Duende. Andalucía is famous for Flamenco, bullfighting, and fiestas, but has also served as a spiritual haven throughout the centuries. Come ignite your inner fire, find inspiration and enjoy the last moments of summer during this 7-day intimate experience.
This unforgettable week will provide you the space and time to focus on the spiritual and physical pursuits of your yoga practice. You will begin to unlock the fears that make you feel stuck and find a deeper meaning as you re-discover yourself. You will lead you through an energizing morning vinyasa sessions and a gentle evening session, guided meditations, and pranayama breathing. I will teach you time-tested techniques that you can use to heal yourself and others long after this experience is over.
During this retreat, you’ll explore the many facets of this fiery region. Andalucía has it all, beaches, mountains, countryside, sun-drenched villages, historical cities filled with museums, churches, and restaurants. We will spend 5 nights at the Hacienda de San Rafael, a sprawling countryside estate outside of Seville and one night at Corral del Rey, an upscale getaway in the heart of Seville.
Activities include sightseeing in Seville, hiking at the Grazalema National Park, a beach day, wine tasting at a local vineyard, horseback riding, and amazing tapas dinners. This retreat provides you with the space to come back to yourself and experience true healing. At the same time, you’ll be immersed in the artistic and playful qualities of the region, which remind us to not take life so seriously and live in the present moment. Viva la Vida.