Wellbeing

Five fabulous women’s only retreats for an autumn reset

With the summer holidays well underway and less time than ever to ourselves, why not book a womens-only autumn reset retreat to get your feelings of wellness back on track? We round up the top trips to try…

Written by High Life North
Published 18.08.2022

By Emily McCarrick

 

Did you know that, spiritually speaking, autumn represents our personal harvest?

A time when we should be celebrating what we have achieved over the last six months and not wondering how we are going to get through winter. Our lives go through cycles of growth, harvest, death and rebirth, just as we see in nature; but if you’re struggling to see what you’ve got to shout about it, then it might be time for a little break and some respite with like-minded women to remind you how fabulous you are.

LES JOLY DAMES, WOMEN’S WALKING RETREAT, CHAMONIX, FRANCE

What’s the deal?

If you love the great outdoors and a healthy dose of Alpine air, this walking and yoga retreat in the French Alps could be just the way to reset yourself after summer. Over a long weekend of four nights and three days, you will stay in an alpine chalet, eat delicious home-cooked food, walk each day and practice yoga every evening before dinner in the shadow of Mont Blanc.

Location:

Chamonix, France.

Getting there:

Flights from Newcastle to Geneva run throughout the week, then there is a bus transfer from the airport to the retreat.

How much?

£650pp sharing a twin room, £875pp single occupancy – double or twin room.

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RECLAIM THE WITCH WEEKEND, SEDBERGH, CUMBRIA

What’s the deal?

Set around the autumn solstice, what better time to connect with your inner witch? The weekend includes three vegan or vegetarian meals a day, accommodation, snacks, three yoga sessions, two sharing circles along with an additional ‘Reclaim the Witch’ wild outdoor circle, a fire ritual and a special Saturday night feast. Plus, an optional guided walk and lots of time to relax.

Location:

Sedbergh, Cumbria.

Getting there:

Sedbergh is about a two-hour drive from Newcastle.

How much?

£180 – £427pp, depending on accommodation.

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RISE UP, FEMALE FOUNDERS RETREAT, PADSTOW, CORNWALL

What’s the deal?

Rise Up Retreats will host their first retreat from 30th September – 2nd October in Padstow, Cornwall, for a group of women wanting to start a new business and in need of help getting their ideas off the ground. The retreat includes practical advice on how to launch and market a new business, as well as a mini brand photoshoot and consulting time with a graphic designer. The perfect practical reset break.

Location:

Padstow, Cornwall.

Getting there:

Flights from Newcastle to Newquay are available with Logan Air. Padstow is 11 miles from Newquay Airport.

How much?

From £2,500pp. This retreat is brand new, so keep an eye on their Instagram for more details.

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R&R LUXURY RETREAT, CALDERA LODGE, LINCOLNSHIRE

What’s the deal?

If it’s relaxation that’s going to reset you, then this is the retreat you need to book. Check into the five-star Caldera Lodge and spend your days exploring the gorgeous local area or by treating yourself to a spa treatment, and your evenings sipping prosecco in a private hot tub.

Location:

Caldera Lodge, Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire.

Getting there:

Caldera Lodge is about a three-hour drive from Newcastle. 

How much?

Selected dates (2-night stay) across September to October £400 midweek or £500 weekends.

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THE BODY RETREAT’S STRESS RESET FOR WEIGHT LOSS RETREAT

What’s the deal?

If you need a full body and mind reset and can commit to a week, then this getaway comes highly recommended. This week-long ‘stress reset’ retreat, run by women for women, is running this year from 16th – 23rd September. The programme includes four to six activities a day – including mindfulness workshops, sleep hypnotherapy, yoga, Pilates, help with stress and hormone imbalance – in gorgeous accommodation with all meals provided and a take home CD to help you stay on track.

Location:

Near Taunton, Somerset. There are also retreats in Spain and Dorset on different dates.

Getting there:

Tone Valley, near Taunton, Somerset, is a 10-minute drive from Tiverton Parkway station, via London Paddington.

How much? Prices from £2,850 for the week.

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