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Press Pause Yoga Retreat in the Lake District

15th-19th Sep
Cumbria, England, UK
Press pause on the stresses of your daily life and reconnect to yourself and to nature during this long weekend yoga retreat in the Lake District. Deepen your yoga practice with twice-daily sessions exploring bodywork and breathwork, simultaneously strengthening and relaxing your body. Build the ...
From $979
15th-19th Sep
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Wild Swimming & Yoga Weekend in Wales

30th Sep-2nd Oct
21st-23rd Oct
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Powys, Wales, UK
An intentional and invigorating weekend syncing your mind and body with the flow of nature. Embrace the ritual of cold water swimming during guided immersions, including a magical evening swim beneath the moon. Learn mindfulness and breathing techniques that will guide you through yoga and swim s...
From $309
30th Sep-2nd Oct
21st-23rd Oct
6th-8th Jan '23
13th-15th Jan '23
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Yoga and Wild Swimming 4-Day Retreat in the Lake District

30th Sep-3rd Oct
Cumbria, England, UK
Find harmony within yourself and amidst nature as you spend a long weekend syncing with the rhythm of the wildly beautiful Lake District. Start and end your days with a grounding meditation and rejuvenating yoga that will bring you in deeper connection with your mind and body. Explore the stunnin...
From $1,045
30th Sep-3rd Oct
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Yoga and Wild Swimming 3-Day Weekend on the Isle of Anglesey

2nd-4th Sep
Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK
Are you eager to experience some of the most exquisite areas of North Wales? Head to the Isle of Anglesey for a weekend of yoga and wild swimming among serene, secluded nature. Rise and shine with energizing yoga and meditation to prepare your mind and body for a day of swimming. Leave your worri...
From $725
2nd-4th Sep
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Yoga and Wild Swimming 5-Day Retreat on the Isle of Anglesey

5th-9th Sep
12th-16th Sep
Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK
Are you eager to experience some of the most exquisite areas of North Wales and soak up the magic of nature? Head to the Isle of Anglesey for a week of yoga and wild swimming among serene, secluded landscapes. Rise and shine with energising yoga and meditation to prepare your mind and body for a ...
From $1,075
5th-9th Sep
12th-16th Sep
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Yoga and Wild Swimming 5-Day Retreat in the Lake District

26th-30th Sep
Cumbria, England, UK
Find harmony within yourself and amidst nature as you spend a week syncing with the rhythm of the wildly beautiful Lake District. Start and end your days with a grounding meditation and rejuvenating yoga session that will bring you in deeper connection with your mind and body. Explore the stunnin...
From $1,345
26th-30th Sep
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Swim and Yoga Retreat in Dorset

12th-16th Sep
Dorset, England, UK
Do you thrive in the water or are you looking to dive deeper into swimming? Head to beautiful West Dorset for a five-day immersion into swimming that will refine your techniques and build your confidence in the water. Spend mornings learning from experts to hone your skills, improve breathing, an...
From $979
12th-16th Sep
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Swim Dip Chill & Yoga, Turkey, 3 - 8 June 2023

3rd-8th Jun '23
Muğla, Turkey
Fantastic escape that’s perfect for solo travellers, friends or couples. Swim and dip in gorgeous lakes and beautiful turquoise coves. Enjoy our moonlit dip and lie back on our boat star gazing  your way home ! Completely stress free holiday . We will organise everything so you can do as much or ...
From $795
3rd-8th Jun '23
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Yoga Retreat in the Welsh Hills

14th-17th Oct
Powys, Wales, UK
Yoga sessions in the morning and evening will consist of asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and relaxation. The yoga sessions invite you to a place of deep physical, personal and spiritual connection where body and mind are rewired back into synchronicity and harmony. In addition there will be a litera...
From $555
14th-17th Oct
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Yoga and Wild Swimming 4-Day Retreat on the Isle of Anglesey

9th-12th Sep
Isle of Anglesey, Wales, UK
Are you eager to experience some of the most exquisite areas of North Wales? Head to the Isle of Anglesey for a weekend of yoga and wild swimming in serene mountain lakes along a stunning coastline. Rise and shine with energizing yoga and meditation to prepare your mind and body for a day of invi...
From $849
9th-12th Sep
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Why go on a wild swimming retreat?


With the constant stresses and distractions of daily life, we often find ourselves slipping into negative patterns and unhealthy habits that can take a serious toll on our mental and physical health.

Coldwater swimming has been praised for its remarkable mental and physical health benefits, helping burnt-out professionals, parents and yogis relax, bring harmony back to their lives and reconnect with nature.

Whether diving into an icy loch or fresh river, this remarkable activity is a great way to feel alive, refreshed and recharged. But its benefits don't stop there.

Benefits of wild swimming


While wild swimming has always been around, the refreshing activity has seen a rapid surge in recent years as more people turn to nature to bolster their wellbeing.

But is wild swimming really worth all the fuss?

It most definitely is.

Plunging into a fresh body of water and soaking up the beauty of the great outdoors is proven to be fantastic for our health in more ways than one. 

Here are a few benefits you can reap from a wild swimming holiday.

Decreases stress levels


Although leaping into a cool body of water gives the system an initial shock, after a few minutes, you'll feel like you're floating on Cloud 9.

Wild swimming sessions typically involve deep breathing exercises and meditation which helps calm and clear your mind. 

The cool water and serene setting are also fantastic for tense muscles, forcing you to relax while relieving pent-up stress in common problem areas.

Improves muscle recovery


Coldwater therapy is a popular method used by both professional athletes and elderly people to speed up muscle recovery and improve circulation in the body.

When you expose your body to a drastic change in temperature, blood surges through the various areas in your body, reaching and repairing damaged muscles.

Strengthens the immune system


Open water swimming is also great for the immune system. 

Studies show that wading through cold water for a short period of time boosts the metabolism and the body’s white blood cell count.

These remarkable little cells are key to helping the body fight off nasty infections and other diseases

Bolsters mental wellbeing


Whether on a forest bathing getaway, surf and yoga holiday or wild swimming retreat, spending time in nature is known to soothe an overstimulated mind, remove emotional blockages and reduce anxiety.

Much like mindfulness meditation or Yoga Nidra, a wild swimming session helps empty your thoughts and clear the mind. 

If you often feel tense or anxious, this is a great way to let go of negative feelings and simply be in the present moment. 

Top wild swimming destinations in the world


Wild swimming is one of those fantastic activities you can do anywhere in nature. 

Wild swimmers can plunge into Scotland's frigid lochs, the crystal blue seas of Costa Rica or head on a surf and yoga holiday in sun-kissed Spain - the options are endless.

If you're not sure where to take your next plunge, here are some of the top wild swimming spots in the world.

UK


Boasting magical waterfalls, peaceful lakes and roaring rivers, the United Kingdom is at the top of any wild swimming bucket list.

The region's frigid waters and cool, crisp outdoors make it an ideal spot to experience wild swimming on a wellness holiday.

If you're looking for a freshwater adventure, the Lake District in Cumbria won't disappoint.

17 lakes wind through mature woodlands and majestic mountains, creating the perfect backdrop for a wild swimming retreat.

In Scotland, travellers can take a wild swim in one of the many iconic lochs and soak up the stillness of the countryside, while Devon and Cornwall's coasts offer more of a thrilling plunge with excellent surf and SUP boarding camps.

Wales is another location that can't be missed. 

In north Wales, thrill-seekers can explore the serene lakes and rugged mountains of Snowdonia, or dive into the quiet and crisp waters on the Isle of Anglesey.

France


France
is a haven for wild swimming.

Here, travellers can immerse themselves in a diversity of swimming spots, from magical waterfalls to man-made lochs.

France's Alpine villages are a top pick for a wild swimming adventure.

In these quiet parts, swimmers can plunge into majestic lakes with views of the Alpine mountains before soothing their entire body with a piping hot shower at their luxury accommodation.

Italy


Jutting out from the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is a tropical paradise.

Many people trek here for a rejuvenating yoga and meditation holiday along the Amalfi coast or a meditation getaway in Tuscany's rolling hills.

The islands of Sicily and Sardinia are also brimming with crystal blue beaches that make the perfect playground on a nature holiday or even a transformative yoga teacher training retreat.

Costa Rica


When it comes to a wild water adventure, Costa Rica is the place to be. 

The country features some of the most amazing retreats hemmed with palm trees and turquoise waters.

On a trip here, you'll practise Hatha yoga on the beach, dig into delicious dishes and savour the region's great outdoors with SUP boarding, surfing and relaxing evening dips.

Replenish your mind and body on a wild swimming retreat


If you're in need of a refreshing break from reality or want to soak up the healing power of nature, there's nothing better than a wild swimming getaway.

With Basubu, you can browse, filter and find the perfect retreat for your next holiday in nature.

Discover luxurious beach villas, quiet countryside homesteads, and even nourishing detox retreats in the mountains.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the ultimate break today with Basubu.