We show you where to find some inner peace, catch some last minute sun, and how to look stylish whilst doing so
Whilst we’ve doubtless enjoyed one of the hottest British summers since records began, for most of us the desire to wake up to a change of scenery remains strong. If you’ve waited out the summer months on home turf reward yourself as autumn approaches by combining some low season rays with nourishment for the body and soul. Below we’ve picked some of our favourite late summer yoga retreats and selected the fitness clothing you’ll need to help you get the best from your body whilst you’re there.
Yoga Rosa, Ibiza
Rosa Klein’s beautiful retreat is situated in the north east of Ibiza in Santa Eularia in a peaceful, lavender-scented plot surrounded by pine trees. The retreat comprises healing yoga and Pranayama and the emphasis is on a holistic experience where practice, nutrition, nature and relaxation form a natural symbiosis. The stylish accommodation is formed of three restored fincas positioned around lush green gardens, a stunning pool, and yoga shala sheltered by pines. Perfect for a group of friends looking for some tranquility as an antidote to summer’s excesses.
What to pack:
If it’s still warm under the Balearic sun pair the Adele Bralette with the Saskia Legging to air your abs and décolletage, or go for a one-piece like the Corset Shortie so your legs can catch the last of the summer sunshine.
Little French Retreat, Gascony
The Little French Retreat is set in the historic and picturesque village of Montesquieu in Gascony, south west France. English owner Tamsin Chubb - whose story one cannot help but be captivated by - runs retreats in the spring and autumn months. Upcoming retreats in September and October include ‘Complete Beginners Sivananda Yoga’, ‘Yoga and Mindful Walking’ and ‘Autumn Cleanse: Yoga Detox’. The courses are best for those who are in need of some lifestyle changes but not sure where to begin.
What to pack:
The Romy Corset is a versatile piece that can be used for yoga during the day, and as a flattering top for warm evenings out. Likewise the Mara Legging with its natural properties of cotton combined with the technical features of polyamide means it’s perfect for casual wear or exercising.
Itha108 is the vision of former city financier Ingrid Gottschalk. The serene location is situated against a rocky outcrop on the island of Ithaca in the Ionian Sea. The dramatic landscape combined with Gottschalk’s discerning eye for style results in a rustic but refined setting for the various retreats it hosts throughout the year. Ideal for those who wish to spend the last few hazy days of summer nurturing the soul whilst absorbing the rugged natural beauty of the neighbouring Kefalonian coastline.
What to pack:
The rich red tones of the Diane Bra and Saskia Legging in aubergine will make you feel right at home amongst the globally-influenced textiles and design features dotted around the retreat. The Italian technical fabric allows for maximum freedom of movement and breathability allowing you to go as deep as your body will take you into the asanas.