Adventures in Paradise

Forest Retreats Blog

We like to blog about subjects we find interesting – whether it be yoga, the environment, retreats or wellness. Please see below all of our blogs and send us a email if you would like to feedback.
  • Find your zen and find the right yoga retreat for you!

    Deciding that you are going on a yoga retreat is the first step in self-care. There are now so many options that choosing one can have the opposite effect of what you are looking to achieve. This blog gives you some ideas on what to consider when looking for a yoga retreat to make the…

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  • Eco yoga retreats are good for the planet and the soul!

    Yoga retreats are becoming increasingly popular, with between 20,000 and 30,000 yoga classes being taught in the UK each week (finder.com), and practitioners choosing yoga retreats and holidays over traditional sun, sea and sand getaways. Yoga is not just a practice for the mat - embracing the spirit of yoga is to examine all areas…

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  • How Forest Retreats yoga retreats for beginners was transformative for Rachel

    Forest Retreats offer a range of yoga and wellbeing retreats based at a spectacular eco-retreat centre overlooking The Wye Valley. Based at Hill Farm in Tintern, Forest Retreats is close to Chepstow and 40 minutes from Bristol and Cardiff. Our day and weekend retreats include both energising and restorative yoga, the Japanese meditative practice of…

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  • Five reasons to buy one of our yoga presents from Forest Retreats

    With Christmas around the corner, our thinking caps are coming on about what to buy for our loved ones. Men in particular struggle to know what to buy, and yoga presents are the perfect gift for the Yogini in your life. Forest Retreats provide gifts of wellness that provide the perfect range of yoga presents…

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  • 5 Reasons to try Forest Bathing

    What is forest bathing all about? Have you heard people talking about it and assumed that it simply means swimming in the forest? So, I’ll need my swimming costume? Or perhaps you know it’s based on walking in the woodlands and thought isn’t it just a walk in the woods that I do all the…

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  • Team Away Day Ideas

    This guide is packed with fun and interesting team away day ideas. They're all about helping your team get along better and work more efficiently. From relaxing wellness retreats and survival training to art classes and sports events, there's something for every team in our guide. Fun and Easy Ways to Boost Team Happiness and…

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  • Spring Clean – Inside & Out!

    “Clutter is not just the stuff on the floor. It’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living” Peter Walsh Spring is in the air; the visitors have flocked to see The Sculpture Gardens famous snowdrop display (well done Gemma and team) and next is the bluebells. Aren’t we lucky…

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  • Why people are choosing Yin over Yang when practising Yoga

    Yin yoga has been rising in popularity since the 1980’s inspired by martial arts expert Paulie Zinc, and then developed by Paul Grilley. Most yoga styles have been traditionally been of a “yang” nature, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa and power yoga. Yang meaning more dynamic, faster paced and outwardly focused. It could be argued that…

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  • Courage

    We have been exploring in our yoga practice what courage means from a couple of different perspectives.  The first being the courage to defend our country, homes, ourselves, our families and our values – and we can see courageous acts happening all across the world when fighting against oppression. Nelson Mandala describes this type of…

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