What’s a retreat?
A retreat is a place or space where you can rest and replenish away from the world – whatever that means to you at a particular time. It could be your brain in a busy room; a city park, massage bed or yoga class during a challenging working week; your precious home when you can’t or don’t feel like getting away. Sometimes it will be a traditional, monastic-style space such as an ashram, Buddhist retreat, meditation weekend or yoga break, at others it might be an all-consuming detox, fitness break or healthy holiday. A retreat can also be a boutique hotel or destination spa where you can relax and indulge, or something more low-key such as a B&B or self-catering cottage that has access to local therapists.