Get what you need on a bespoke retreat

Psychologies Retreat Editor Caroline Sylger Jones, the founder of Queen of Retreats, knows the power of having a retreat tailor-made for you


Get what you need on a bespoke retreat

Sharing your experience with a group of people on a retreat can be immensely powerful, but what if you can’t make the dates of a group retreat, you feel too fragile to openly discuss the details of your situation, or you would simply rather have a private retreat tailor-made just for you? Thankfully, beautifully curated bespoke retreats that are devised solely for the individual and their needs are on the increase in the retreat world.

Your special recipe

Pick a date to suit you and let your retreat leader craft you the escape of your lifetime – or at least of your year. You can even arrange your break so you are joined by a group of special friends or family members. You might want private life coaching in Spain at a gorgeous boutique B&B to help you move forward in your life, career or relationship. Or what about art classes, treatments, yoga and great food at a rural haven in Kent, so you can relax, stretch your body and mind, and create? Yoga and surfing with spa treatments at a coastal family-friendly hotel in Morocco might be just the ticket if you have kids; or a solo fitness break led by experienced personal trainers if you’re running a marathon or want to kick-start a fitness regime.

Like all retreats, the best bespoke ones should offer guidance and advice before you book, and help you devise a programme in advance, so you don’t arrive to a stressful session of scheduling. You should expect nourishing meals to calm your system, therapies and treatments to support your journey and a peaceful, pleasant environment in which you can switch off from the world and get down to the serious business of reconnecting with yourself.

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