Chillout Retreats

England, United Kingdom

Chillout Retreats offers yoga retreats that give unique opportunity to relax, revive and restore yourself in the most breathtaking serene locations in both the UK as well as abroad.

Meditation Retreats 2

3 Days Luxury Weekend Meditation and Yoga Retreat in UK

Nov | Feb | Jun | Jul | Sep | Nov, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$496

Great 9.1/10

Based on 17 reviews
from US$496
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Great 9.1/10

Based on 17 reviews
Limited availability

Great

Based on 17 reviews

Speaks English

from US$1,586

Great 9.1/10

Based on 17 reviews
from US$1,586
Price for:

11 days / 10 nights

Great 9.1/10

Based on 17 reviews

Instructors 2

Natalie Smit-Ash

Natalie Smit-Ash has practiced yoga for over 20 years, is a Hatha yoga teacher, a fully qualified holistic therapist and Reiki master / teacher. She has over 14 years of qualification, expertized and experienced in the field of complementary health. She was born into a family of complementary therapists with her grandfather practicing conventional medicine alongside acupuncture and Reiki with the Native American Indians in North America. Natalie has completed massage training in Thailand, practiced yoga in India and expanded her knowledge of aromatherapy and reflexology in Australia and China.

Debbie Curran

Debbie Curran is one of Chillout Retreats' highly qualified yoga teachers.

Reviews 17

  • Sharon Shields Canada

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The facilities were spotless

    The team were gentle, kind, and responsive

    The classes were thoroughly enjoyable

    Treatment scheduled just before I had to race checking out - this totally affected the serenity I felt afterwards. Pls consider those traveling from out of country might have added pressures on the day of departure

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Some of the people and the cook. Good escape for retired women, grandmothers or housewives.

    Too hocus pocus, "close your eyes and visualise your food bacteria", too many hugs and meditation. Not too much real yoga. More like a stretching weekend. And there was nothing luxury about it. More like a 4* hotel with bad mattresses.

  • Sallie Anne Lent Great Britain

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The location was stunning....The classes were equally good for my novice husband and also myself - even though we have different yoga experience.

    The instructors were knowledgeable and welcoming.

    I feel serene and happy and about 5 years younger !

    Highly recommended - we aim to come again!

    the head waitress in the Champneys restaurant was abrupt and rude -

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    it was relaxing and good yoga

    the food could have been more varied and luxurious

  • Stefanie Caravatti Switzerland

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Die kompetente Yogalehrerin, das fantastische Essen, die wunderschöne Finca

    Die Lage, weil man konnte das Meer nicht so gut erreichen... es wäre gut, wenn das in der Beschreibung stehen würde, dann könnte man ein Auto mieten.

  • Jacquie Kirk Champneys

    BookYogaRetreats

    Chill out Retreats exceeded my expectation. The group was very inclusive irrespective of yoga level. The venue at Champneys was great but by far the most outstanding aspect of the weekend was Natalie. Her style and balance between yoga, personal lifestyle and way of being was very encouraging and uplifting. Great weekend , when I arrived on Friday night I was very stressed out and by Saturday morning the tension had just gone.

  • Emily

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Fabulous retreat- have come away feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to book my next one. Many thanks.

  • Johanne Holman United Kingdom

    BookYogaRetreats website

    This was our first yoga and meditation retreat, prior to arrival there was a little anxiety of the unknown, but within minutes of arriving we started to enjoy a weekend of heaven. we thoroughly enjoyed every single element - the food, the Company, the seamless organisation, the amazing venue, the list just goes on and on. Nat and the team are absolutely amazing, totally incredible. will we do this again? 100%. we sincerely hope to spend many more weekends with you. I'm really not ready to go home. Thank you!

  • Michelle United Kingdom

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I enjoyed the weekend - it was my first ever yoga retreat! The location was beautiful, the venue was great and both the welcome from Lucie, Helen and Seema and the food were superb.

  • Sophie Middleton

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I did enjoy the retreat thank you. I found it very relaxing, and the people I met were lovely. However, I have a few comments that I’d like to make that I hope will help to improve things for future retreats:

    1) I was a bit disgruntled to find out (after I had eaten it!) that there was barley in the Saturday night meal. I am gluten intolerant and had filled out a form saying so two weeks before the retreat. I would have expected there to be a gluten free alternative at every meal or at least made clear that it contained gluten before I ate it. As it turned out, I was totally fine afterwards so it was no big deal for me, but might have been for others.

    2) the yoga was quite slow and repetitive. We did a very similar and slow paced class for all four yoga sessions and I guess I just expected it to be a bit more varied and there to be a few more options to work a bit harder for fitter people in the group. I totally understand that you have to cater for all levels in each class but more than half the class were very fit and active and I felt like we could have done with a bit more heat. Especially for the Saturday morning class which I left feeling quite under-worked and like I needed to go for a run to work off some energy!

    3) the massage was lovely but we were charged more than double the masseurs normal going rate. I don’t know if this is normal commission rates (?) but it seems a bit steep to me. We found a flier from the masseuse showing her normal rate shown to be 30 GBP. I was charged 65 GBP.

  • Admin response from Chillout Retreats to Sophie Middleton

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Thank you for your constructive feedback, our aim is to improve and positively develop our retreats in any way that we can. As a rule we do offer different levels, variety and options to suit our guests wide range of abilities in classes. On this particular retreat we did have a couple of guests requiring extra care, recovering from invasive cancer treatment, so the teacher felt it more appropriate to keep the retreat 'chilled out' as that is the vibe what we hoped to create for everyone. The treatment rates are fixed across all venues and are inline with current prices and, quite rightly as you pointed out here, do reflect commissions and treatment room rentals that we have to pay. Once again thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you did enjoy the retreat, found it very relaxing and enjoyed meeting the lovely people. Chillout Retreats

  • Tim, Jessica and Megan Steel United Kingdom

    BookYogaRetreats website, edited

    I would like to confirm that our total experience at the Devon Chillout retreat was wonderful. We relaxed – I mean ‘chilled out’, learnt loads, stretched, meditated, laughed, walked, ate super food and came away feeling so much better, maybe it should be available on the NHS! We will be back for more I’m sure. Keep it up, the ingredients are definitely right.

Testimonials 22

  • Jane Moloney United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    What a wonderful week we shared, out of all the 8 different Yoga retreats I have been on, around the world, this one has been the best one by far. The reason for this is that the company was superb, each and every one of you contributed to making this my favorite retreat ever and I am delighted and proud to have met you all. We all agree how wonderful the food was, the venue, the weather and how lovely to share the yoga with people of varying degrees of experience. Well done Nat on making the classes so inclusive for all at whatever level.

  • Maria Ash United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    I arrived on my chillout retreat unable to focus on anything, extremely stressed and wanting to become more relaxed but stronger in body and mind. Life's stresses and prolonged competing priorities had drained me so that I could no longer make decisions that included my own wellbeing because I did not exist on my list of priorities. Chillout retreats showered us all with so many wonderful experiences - invigorating yoga, peaceful meditation, amazing food - friendship and love in the wonderful setting of Puglia - all that the mind and body craves for. I am now mended.

  • Lorraine Kernin United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    Chillout Retreats is an experience for everybody. It is a holiday from everyday stresses and strains, a real treat for the body and soul. Everything about the week was wonderful and the Chillout team think of everything to make this a wonderful and memorable experience. I was thoroughly spoilt and looked after, nothing was too much trouble. For anyone considering their retreats - go, go, go - you will not regret it!

  • Frances Bradshaw United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    Thanks so much for a truly wonderful week. Leadership and organisation are always key factors in making the retreat work but it was your amazing warmth, serenity and brilliance that made the week so very special. A huge thank you. Back home now, I'm constantly reminded of our special group. I find myself smiling with fond memories. Thanks to you all!

  • Nicky Dye United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    I was lucky enough to WIN a CHILLOUT RETREAT at the OM Yoga Show in London last October. My first ever retreat! I was so impressed with the beautiful Barn venue and vast views over Arundel. What made it so special was that Chillout Retreats is family run by sisters Nat and Lucy - Nat teaches yoga and mindfulness, while Lucy dishes up delicious, nourishing veggie food. Their daughters helped with mealtimes, cooking pancakes and making desserts and even clearing away the dishes. Together, they created a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. There were 3 yoga classes and 1 yogalates class over the weekend, each with a different theme - from restorative to dynamic, with easy-to-follow guidance and lots of fun with balancing and partner poses. I enjoyed doing core and stability moves, balancing a ball on your back, and imagining you're a king prawn in a sushi roll, while lying back over your partner in childs pose. We also had two long evening mindfulness sessions, on the breath and on compassion. It's so rare in modern life to treat yourself to a longer meditation. I was a little nervous about who was going to be on the retreat, and how we would mix, but Nat & Lucy created an optimal environment for us to relax and have a laugh together. We ate together, went on a walk exploring the beautiful cathedral, castle and surrounding countryside in monsoon rains, (we saw the funny side!) and had fun creating and sharing visions in a life coaching workshop. The retreat lived up to its title for everyone, and the following Monday morning, when my daughter shared the fact that she hadn't brought her homework book home over the weekend, and had lost all her uniform shirts in the last couple of weeks, there were no raised voices, just two people calmly discussing the best way forward. That's the power of Chillout Retreats.

  • Natasha United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    I Just wanted to say how much me and my sister enjoyed this weekend. I feel like a new person today! Really helped me put things into perspective and I realized I need to make more time for myself. Off to yoga tonight you'll be pleased to hear! Definitely going to stop being too busy to look after myself. So thank you! It was such a pleasure to meet you and the rest of the gang.

  • Susan United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    Chillout Retreats does exactly what it says on the tin...I feel so much calmer, connected and focused on the good stuff in my life. I'm eternally grateful and I will definitely be back for more.

  • Pauline United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats

    The accommodation was of a really high standard and although mixed ability, the yoga classes really challenged me at times. I felt muscles that I didn't even know that I had. It has given me the confidence to find a more advanced class when I get home. The food was delicious, please let me know when you publish a retreat cook book.

  • Claire United States

    Chillout Retreats website

    I have experienced what true happiness feels like again. This retreat is just the most beautiful venue and the energy is very rejuvinating and special. I will be back

  • Alison the UK

    Chillout Retreats website

    The most relaxing time. Thank you so much for setting me on the road to finding me.

  • Rosh and Bhav United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    Thank you for a lovely weekend. We have learnt so much and will take this with us and hopefully be back on another retreat with you soon.

  • Sue United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    A truly cathartic experience. My first retreat but it won't be my last. A wonderful healing, uplifting and stimulating weekend with amazing guides.

  • Adam the UK

    Chillout Retreats website

    I can honestly say it was a very refreshing and revealing weekend, and I came back feeling very calm and rested and, in the main, have managed to keep that calmness with me ever since. My mind seems much less cluttered, and more able to focus and stay focused, and I know Jo has benefitted from being able to get a decent deep sleep most nights which is a big plus for both of us. We laugh most days but mostly when we are happy and chilled - you can benchmark how good a weekend is by our laughter, so I think that demonstrates an A+ for this one.

  • Veronika the UK

    Chillout Retreats website

    It has been some time since I saw you for our one-to-one pilates class at Brooklands Barn with Chillout Retreats in September. I just wanted to say thank you for the time you took with me during the class and the information sheets you sent me. I have had fantastic success following your advice and now very rarely suffer any aches or pains associated with my office work.The roller in particular has been brilliant - and made a huge difference to my day-to-day life! Many thanks again, Katharine. If heaven is going to be as wonderful as this weekend then I am ready to go. I have experienced what true happiness feels like. Thank you.

  • Claire United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    The weekend was a treat for the soul, mind and body - a big thank you to the Chillout team - you did a wonderful job for us all.

  • Johanne United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    This was our first yoga and meditation retreat, prior to arrival there was a little anxiety of the unknown, but within minutes of arriving we started to enjoy a weekend of heaven. We thoroughly enjoyed every single element - the food, the company, the seamless organisation, the amazing venue, the list just goes on and on. Nat and the team are absolutely amazing, totally incredible. Will we do this again? 100% We sincerely hope to spend many more weekends with you. I'm really not ready to go home. Thank you.

  • Jo United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    These sessions made me feel like I had been on holiday for a month as I reconnected with my mind and body. I liked that the chillout team joined in on the classes - as it felt like we were all having the same experiences together. I left the weekend feeling very nurtured by everyone and best of all feeling nurtured by myself. I have come back to busy London with a firm knowledge of how to combat the stresses that are mostly bought on by myself and most importantly with the knowledge that I need to be nice to myself feed myself with healthy food and healthy thoughts. I feel wonderful and very grounded.

  • Karina United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    Amazing weekend, it's so much more than I had expected.

  • Suzy United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    It was such a good little break, loved all the yoga, food, beautiful walk, and a really nice bunch of people. You set a really good tone - it was very relaxed and people were able to experience the weekend in whichever way they wanted to, without any feeling that we 'should' be doing one thing or another... which I think played a big role in making it so refreshing and enjoyable. I will be back -you will see more of me, and I suspect you may meet some of my friends in future too... I've been recommending it to everyone!

  • Mark United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    It was a pleasure to meet all of you and the weekend was just what I need to get back on track, youll definitely be seeing me again

  • Alison and Steve United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    Finding this retreat with you was for me like finding a diamond on a sandy beach. The other friends who have come along to make this retreat have been a breath of fresh air. I havent laughed, relaxed, stretched, or been with so much ab pain for so long. The food was a welcome experience and I enjoyed everything about eating vegetarian for the week.

  • Sue United Kingdom

    Chillout Retreats website

    Thank you so much for stretching me, stroking me and feeding. And thanks to the whole group for warmth, friendship, and laughter. What a fabulous relaxing and happy week. Sunny memories to last all winter long. I cant wait to do it again.

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