The Otherness Spring Retreat Round Up
With restrictions lifting, travel and adventure is just one click away. No matter what you are seeking, there is a retreat created just for you in the Otherness spring retreat round up.
The Otherness retreat roundup is a regular curation of our choice of the ultimate and most inspiring retreats on offer.
Designed to nurture, nourish, rewild and rechild, from fire and drumming ceremonies to stargazing and yoga nidra we have collected some of those off the beaten track. Whether you are booking with a friend or seeking a solo trip these retreats offer countless experiences, from Cornwall to the Dolomites, each chosen for their unique offering.
For the seekers…
Spring Camp, Devon
8th April - 12th April
Do you long to take some time to reflect on where you are in your life? Inspired by nature, Embercombe is situated amidst a 50 acre valley in Devon, where the team run inspiring programmes, events and camps in service of a flourishing world for all species. This spring camp is the perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to reconnect with nature and their wild authentic self. Residing in the yurt accommodation, guests will feast on chef cooked plant based meals and enjoy wild swimming, sharing circles, singing and wild craft.
For an empowering nature immersion…
Be More Human Experience, 42 Acres Somerset.
29th April - 2nd May
For natural lifestyle coach Tony Riddle, organic movement, nature immersion and our interconnection is at the heart of his practice. The Be More Human Experience, at 42 Acres in Somerset, is the ultimate mobility and re-wilding weekend, from play, wild swimming and running to barefoot walks, ice baths and natural movement. Expect to find space away from your life to drop your masks and be able to let go of all that doesn’t serve you. Using Tony’s Be More Human tools that will help you feeling a deeper sense of self and a wilder more empowered version of you.
For the adventurers…
Yoga, Re-wilding & Surfing, Cornwall
28th April - 1st May
Held on a beautiful farm in Bodmin Moor, guests are fully immersed in nature, staying in luxury cabins amongst the woodland and nearby river. Rest and nourishing time spent in nature is encouraged, with star gazing, wilderness walks and a surfing trip at Polzeath beach included. Enjoy plant based meals, yoga in the mornings, practising daily meditations with yin and yoga nidra to wind down the evenings.
For those wanting to run wild…
The Rewilding, Lancashire
6th May - 9th May
Reawaken and rekindle your love of nature and the outdoors after the long nights of winter, at one of the most beautiful of all the Otherness venues; The Rewilding in rural Lancashire. Expect four days of immersive nature and group connection. Featuring an early morning dawn chorus walk, planting and growing workshop, body movement, making your own herbal tinctures, willow weaving plus time and space to roam and much more.
For those moving through grief…
The Grief Space Retreat with Nici Harrison
16th - 20th May
Whether you are processing deep change or grieving the loss of a loved one, this unique retreat in Somerset offers an opportunity to gather, express and integrate your experience in a deeply sensitive environment. Curated by the intuitive space holder and biodynamic psychotherapist Fiona Arrigo as part of her pioneering Core Awareness programme. Guests will benefit from embodiment practices, one to one therapy sessions and individual treatments, curated by wise and intuitive space holder and biodynamic psychotherapist Fiona Arrigo.
For movement and mobility…
Andalusia Movement and Breathwork Nature Retreat, Spain
16th - 21th May
This five day movement and breathwork retreat with Nala and Martin Petrus was created for anyone interested in natural movement. Held at the Suryalila, an organic Olive farm with three eco yoga shalas and traditional Spanish accommodation. Breathwork, natural movement and yoga classes are hosted by breathworker Martin and yoga teacher Nala, of Wild Movement Collective over the course of the retreat. Lectures and excursions are also optional on the itinerary, if you can pull yourself away from the pool.
For those looking to awaken their inner fire…
Kundalini Yoga Retreat, Ibiza
29th May - 4th June
Situated in the north of Ibiza, this women only retreat is designed to create a safe and supportive environment for women to find clarity in their life. Using Kundalini yoga, meditation, fresh healthy food and the healing power of women coming together to manifest, banish negativity, purify and invoke the good stuff.
For the broken hearted…
Moving Beyond Betrayal And Infidelity
Created by women, for women, the Heartbreak Hotel is a new breed of luxurious residential retreats. This particular three day journey is hosted by psychotherapist Alice Haddon and coach Ruth Field in Norfolk and targeted at those who have experienced infidelity. Designed to liberate you from the trauma of losing your relationship in this way, this caring team works to help guests find radical acceptance and move beyond pain with transformational therapy.
For those who need to really get away…
Integrated Healing, South Tyrol Italy
All year round
Nestled within the energetic mountains and ancient pine forests of Tryol, Preidlhof’s powerfully transformative retreats feature the work of many intuitive healers. The Integrated Healing Retreat offers a highly personalised experience, where therapists cooperate in practice with each treatment a direct response to the previous. Experiences are fine tuned according to each guest’s journey. By balancing the eudonic with the hedonic, spa director and retreat expert Patrizia Bortolin has designed the retreat to include a myriad of energy healing practices, joyful experiences and one to one therapies. One in particular a magical forest bathing experience with ceremony creator and Tyrolean native Irmgard Mossmair. Bodywork treatments including crystal sound healing, zen shiatsu and TCM focused healing sessions, guests can also experience trauma sensitive bodywork with world renowned Master healer Stefano Battaglia.
For those who love the sea…
Thursdays Beach Retreats, Hampshire
Every Thursday, From May onwards
Situated in the lush New Forest, Cadland Estate’s Beach day retreats combine the best of outdoor wellness and the beauty of nature. From an outside beach gym and yoga on the sea view deck to the benefits of cold water therapy with swim and sauna sessions hosted by Woody Edmiston and David Tilston. Based in the gorgeously comfortable Cadland estate beach houses with views over the Solent, guests will also be nourished by the reiki and meditation sessions offered, as well as fresh juices and the healthy lunch provided. Beach Houses are also available to rent overnight, complete with a luxury hamper, if you wish to wake up to the sound of the waves.
Here we share an interview with the founder of Synchronicity Earth and co-creator of Flourishing Diversity Jessica Sweidan.