The Zest Life is one of UK’s leading yoga retreat companies created from a love for yoga and the outdoors by founder Laura Bell in 2011.
How retreats are put together is what makes The Zest Life unique. They have been individually created to reflect the season and the needs of the guests at different times of the year. In spring, guests can benefit from gentle detox with lots of raw foods; in summer retreaters hike Mt Snowdon and experience wild swimming in lakes and seas; autumn is time for scenic beach walks and fireside relaxing, while winter provides more meditation and nurturing retreats with cold water and breath work for those who feel adventurous.
Overall, The Zest Life retreats are curated to give you the time and space you need, away from your busy daily life, to find a sense of calm and peace, and to feel nourished from the inside out.
Different forms of yoga delivered by highly experienced teachers feature on each Zest Life retreat; there is something for everyone here and all levels of yoga ability and fitness are welcome.
Healthy, plant-based, seasonal eating is an integral part of all of the retreats and the food is wholesome and delicious. With organic seasonal vegetables drawn from the Zest Life onsite kitchen gardens, these plant-powered meals and snacks fuel guests’ active days.
Retreats are run across three stunning venues offering incredible nature immersion experience, all within an easy reach from London: Anglesey, North Wales and Lake District.
The 2023 season will close with two soul nourishing retreats to finish off the year:
Winter warmer: yoga & relaxation retreat 10-12 Nov: https://thezestlife.co.uk/best-yoga-retreats-uk/winter-warmer-yoga-relaxation-weekend/
Yoga & breathwork retreat 17-19 Nov: https://thezestlife.co.uk/best-yoga-retreats-uk/breathe-retreat-yoga-and-breathwork/
Escape for a weekend to nurture and recharge both body and mind in a relaxed luxury environment with:
- Restorative yoga (all levels), meditation and breathing practice
- Nourishing plant-based meals
- Bracing coastal walks
- Luxury accommodation
- Time away from your busy life to simply unwind
In March 2024 The Zest Life is launching its third retreat venue at Plas Ashpool, a place of solace, in the heart of North Wales with a Signature Retreat. This 4 day retreat gathers together key elements to help you jumpstart your journey towards better health. The aim of this retreat is to educate you on the inherent value of prioritising your physical and mental health in equal measure. Challenge your body with 4 hours of low-impact exercise, calm your mind with cold water immersion, be nourished with organic plant based food, and enjoy being amongst a small group of like-minded guests.
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