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General FAQs

What do you do at Adventure Yogi?

We run active and adventurous 3 night, 4 night, 7 night and 9 or 10 night yoga wellness holidays in the UK, Europe and further afield. You stay in beautiful locations and unique and stunning properties, with yoga twice a day, veggie/vegan food provided throughout (meat is an option in some locations and you can have it on nights/ lunches out). Everything is organised for you so you don’t have to think and you can feel safe, to give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, connect to others and yourself through yoga and be in nature so that you can reset and go home feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

We run 3 night weekend retreats and 4 night mid-week retreats in the UK that have an activity such as hiking or walking, sea swimming, wild swimming, SUP and more plus yoga twice a day in beautiful locations and veggie/vegan food. There is time for yoga twice a day, time for a fun activity to connect with like-minded people and then there is downtime to relax and reset. It is your break so do as much or as little as you like!

We run between 4 – 7 night activity and adventure-based yoga holidays in Europe that will have a selection of hikes and walks, culture, swimming, skiing, white water rafting, surfing, horse riding and more plus 2 yoga classes a day in beautiful locations with veggie and vegan food (some venues offer meat if they are providing the food).

We run 9 – 11 day long haul yoga holidays to bespoke locations that are thoroughly researched and planned to create the best experience with a combination of activities, culture, rest and relaxation in sometimes more than one location in the country you are visiting.

Why should I choose Adventure Yogi?

Good question! Have a look at why we think you should below:

AY has been curating safe and well-organised yoga wellness adventures since 2006 and we have organised over 700 in over 25 countries worldwide. We are experts at what we do and have a team behind the scenes working tirelessly to perfect the booking experience and experience of being on our retreats.

We have over 160 4.9-star reviews on Google. Have a read here to see what our previous guests have said.

Our retreats are active and adventurous yoga wellness retreats and holidays, with relaxation woven throughout, we call it busy relaxing! If you know, you know!

We are a relaxed yoga holiday company…what does this mean?

  • We have 2 yoga classes a day but you can join in as much or as little as you like
  • We offer activities during the day either hiking, skiing, swimming, SUP, zip-lining, safari, wildlife watching, culture trips, white water rafting, and workshops and you can join in as much or as little as you like
  • We leave a few free days in the schedule so that you can do as you choose, whether that be relax, or if you like to be busy we have additional activities that you can book.
  • If you like active yoga breaks, that get you outside in nature in breathtaking parts of the world, not just yoga and then relax the rest of the day and be left to fill your own time.
  • We welcome all levels, from complete beginners to experienced
  • We take the yoga seriously when this is happening and the benefits of this practise are something we urge people to feel and find a connection to, but ultimately you are with us to relax, switch off, meet like-minded people, eat great healthy food and have a good time so that you go home feeling invigorated, refreshed and energised, and more positive!

It’s your holiday or break so be as active or relaxed as you like!

We are a business you can trust. We aren’t going anywhere, we have thousands of guests who come back again and again.

Our price range is between mid to high-mid end. We endeavour to curate retreats that are of an affordable price range with lots included so you can choose how much you spend once you get there.

Once you have been on one of our adventures, what you experience is what you get, so you can feel safe and confident to try one further afield, like Europe or the Long haul if you started in the UK, and know you will be looked after well.

We offer good quality comfortable accommodation, with good quality linen, spacious, quiet yet near some action, so you feel like you are staying in high-level comfort at a great price.

We know what our guests like and we look for venues with a good selection of single occupancy rooms with en-suite and also twin sharing for friends and family and for those who are on a budget.

The Booking

What’s the booking process?

To reserve your space we ask for a 40%  deposit immediately, paid online on via our website or over the phone by credit or debit card.

Once you have booked you have access to your customer portal where you can access your booking form, and your invoice, your final payment can be made here and you can book a massage or extra activities. You can also read the – ‘what to do next’ section, so that you can understand what happens post paying the deposit to secure your place, like see the itinerary, understand when to pay the final payment, add information to your booking form so we can prepare for your adventure and more!

The final payment is due 8 weeks before any UK retreat or abroad trip. You can pay online or by bank transfer. Please call 01273 782734 to pay over the phone by debit or credit card.

4-2 weeks before the retreat we will send you your welcome pack and we set up a Whatsapp group nearer the time so you can arrange shared taxis and get to know each

What if I have to cancel?

We really hope you don’t! But if you do please notify us as soon as possible about your cancellation via, [email protected]. In the event of a cancellation, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below:

More than 56 days before the first day of your retreat – deposit only; more than 35 days before the first day of your retreat – 60% of the total cost of your holiday; more than 21 days before the first day of your retreat – 80% of the total cost of your holiday; 21 days or less – 100% of the total cost of your holiday. 

How do I get in contact with AdventureYogi?

We are available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm on
T: 01273 782734
E: [email protected]

Do I need Travel Insurance?

We require you to take out your own travel insurance when you join us on our holidays in case you have an accident whilst away with us or have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Whether skiing, surfing, hiking or travelling long haul or even staying in the UK it’s best to be protected. If you are intending to take part in one of the extreme sports, please make sure your insurance covers this.

The Yoga

What type of yoga do you teach?

For more information on the type of yoga we will be teaching, please visit the specific retreat page, or teachers pages here.

At our yoga retreats, we offer a variety of Yoga practices to cater to different preferences and experience levels. In the mornings, we typically offer a more energising and dynamic class that would be in the styles of vinyasa flow/hatha flow/hatha/a variation of Ashtanga but not the primary series yoga class to warm and enliven the body and mind and prepare participants for the day ahead. In the evenings, we typically offer a yin and/or restorative yoga class with yoga nidra to promote deep relaxation and stress reduction. Each of our teachers has their own unique style of teaching, which adds to the diversity and richness of each retreat experience. 

Here are some of the specific styles of yoga that you may encounter at our retreats:

  • Vinyasa yoga: A dynamic and flowing style of yoga that links postures together in a sequence, often synchronised with the breath.
  • Yin yoga: A passive style of yoga that holds postures for several minutes at a time to target the deep connective tissues in the body.
  • Restorative yoga: A gentle style of yoga that uses props to support the body in relaxing postures for extended periods of time.
  • Hatha yoga: A general term that encompasses many different styles of yoga, hatha yoga focuses on physical postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama) to promote physical and mental well-being.

Are yoga mats provided?

We provide yoga mats and some equipment at our UK retreats and we offer yoga equipment at most of our abroad locations if the venue we are working with provides them. You can find out this information on the retreat page on the website in the ‘what’s included’ section and in your customer portal once you book. 

The Guest

I haven’t done much yoga before/ I am a beginner to yoga, can I come?

We welcome all levels on our adventures. We have designed our weekends and weeks for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practising for years. All our teachers are experienced and are capable of adapting the classes to all levels. Our ethos is about being open & friendly and we welcome and have a lot of guests who are total beginners, some haven’t even been to a yoga class before joining us. There is so much to do hat you can join in as much or as little as you like in the classes.

I am quite an experienced yogi, would I enjoy your retreats?

In a word yes! All our retreats and holidays are suitable for those who have done little or lots of yoga. The teachers are very experienced and ensure that everybody in the group has their needs and expectations met over the time they are with us.

I’m a solo traveller, can I come by myself? 

Yes, we welcome solo travellers…in fact, many people choose to come solo! It’s a great opportunity to meet new like-minded people, have time to yourself and explore a new destination at your own pace.

Are men welcome?

We get asked this all the time, and of course, the answer is yes. We know that our website features a lot of women but we do have men join us on most of our retreats and holidays. We promise you are very welcome.

I’m pregnant, or might be by the time of the retreat, can I book?

Please let us know on enquiry if you are pregnant so that we can ask the yoga teacher if she is able to support you. We do request that if you are pregnant you have experience of either yoga or pregnancy yoga so that you are already aware of the variations you can do in class.

If you have booked and then afterwards become pregnant, please let us know as soon as possible and also of your yoga ability so that we can speak with the yoga teacher to make sure she has the right experience/qualifications/insurance.  We will work with you to create a safe and personalised yoga plan that is tailored to your specific needs and stage of pregnancy.

Please note that the decision to travel during pregnancy is up to your discretion and should be made in consultation with your healthcare provider and the yoga teacher or Adventure yogi is not liable if something was to happen. They can assess your individual health and provide guidance on whether flying or participating in a yoga retreat is appropriate for you.

I would like to book for a group/take over a whole retreat, can I do this?

Yes you can! If you are a group booking (2+) we can accommodate you, and if you would like to take over a whole retreat for your own group or for us to arrange a bespoke retreat we can do this also. Simply email [email protected] and we can get started.

What’s a typical group like?

Ah this is a difficult one! We love that people of all walks of life join us on our retreats, so it is hard to sum up a typical group. However, there are a few things that unite all of our groups: they tend to be made up of friendly, like-minded people, solo travellers, couples, friends and groups, people are respectful of each other and people are looking to relax in an active way, so they enjoy the great outdoors, experiencing new cultures and places and seeing beautiful things in nature so that they can unwind and have fun in a safe, welcoming setting. It’s a real mix of ages, and we love this as you can learn so much! Our groups are from 25 – 65+ but our main age group is 30 – 55. Some people come solo and meet new friends with a shared love of yoga, health, travel and being active and then re-book again together as AY travel buddies!

How many people do you have in a group?

We run such a range of retreats in different venues, but it starts at about 8, and can go up to about 19. We have been doing this a while so have learnt a really good balance, and the groups always feel intimate, with enough staff to make sure you are well looked after.

The Food

What is the food? veggie/vegan/meat?

We are a vegetarian company based on the yoga diet and a veggie/vegan diet will help you feel energised, focused, and ready to immerse yourself in the practice of yoga, health and wellbeing.  We know that retreats have evolved and we get asked about serving meat but we have decided to stay as a vegetarian company to stay true to the yoga diet, and also because of our sustainability principles to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum, as this is something we can do to help.

If you are travelling with us to one of our abroad destinations and the accommodation is a hotel or guest house, there may be a choice of meat and veggie/vegan as that is what they serve. Please note that, on our abroad retreats, we sometimes have the opportunity to eat out at local restaurants, where you can sample authentic dishes that may include meat options.

I have specific dietary requirements, can I still come?

Yes – our wonderful vitality chefs can cater to any dietary requirement. We are vegetarian/vegan on our retreats and holidays but we can cater for dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and coeliac. If you are coeliac and  However when you go out for group meals on our holidays, some people do choose fish and meat options.

I am a meat eater so I am nervous about a veggie/vegan diet, what can I do?

If you are a meat eater, fear not! We get emails from guests all the time voicing their concerns here, and then they go on the retreat and they are blown away by the creativity, taste and nourishment of the veggie/vegan diet and come home inspired. If you are craving meat on a retreat we recommend you bring some meaty snacks that we can keep in the fridge for you in the UK. If it is an abroad holiday on some trips not all meals are included in the itinerary so you can find a nice cafe/restaurant and have a meaty meal to get your fix! 

A typical day of food on an AY retreat 

We provide a mix of veggie and plant-based meals. Breakfast is typically vegetarian, with cow’s milk or plant-based milk for your tea or coffee, natural yoghurts, savoury and sweet options and eggs on some days. Lunch and dinner are plant-based and lunch will either be a packed lunch if out and about or a selection of warm or cold salads/soups depending on the season. Dinner is two courses, a main with a variety of dishes and a dessert. We are low in sugar and have pre-yoga snacks in the morning and post hike/activity snacks in the afternoon. Fruit and herbal teas/coffee/tea are available throughout the day. 

What meals are included?

In the UK all meals are provided. Abroad it will depend on the location. It is usually all breakfasts included, some lunches and most dinners except one where you can go out and experience the local area. The best thing to do to find out is go to the ‘what’s included’ section of the holiday/retreat page to find out more. 

Can I purchase/drink alcohol on the retreat?

At Adventure Yogi, we have a different attitude to UK and abroad retreats and holidays. In the UK we encourage not to drink alcohol, as it is a short break and it is an opportunity to have a break from the norm and feel the benefits of the yoga, the food, being in nature and good sleep. If however you really would like a drink it is also ok too. 

On our holidays abroad, it is a holiday, not a retreat, you have chosen AY because we are relaxed and if you would like a drink this is fine. We do ask that excessive alcohol consumption be strictly prohibited on all Adventure Yogi retreats. We prioritise the safety, well-being, and respectful environments of all participants. If you have any concerns or questions about alcohol consumption before or during your retreat, please feel free to contact us directly for further clarification.

The Adventure  

Do you have private rooms? What about twin sharing rooms?

We offer a variety of room options, including single occupancy rooms, so you can have your own private space to relax and unwind. We also offer twin room options, exclusively for guests of the same sex, and although initially, many guests are apprehensive about sharing with another yogi, we always receive overwhelmingly positive responses from our guests who choose to do so, many come away with long-lasting friendships.

If you’re thinking about coming to an Adventure Yogi retreat by yourself, we encourage you to go for it! It’s an experience that you’ll never forget.

What is included in the price of a yoga adventure abroad?

Our holidays are more specific with what the cost includes so please go to the specific holiday page of choice for more information on what’s included.

What is included in the price of a UK yoga retreat?

Once you arrive on our yoga weekend retreats everything is included! Here is a summary:

  • Brunch, light lunch and 2 course evening meal
  • pre-yoga snacks and post-hike/activity snack
  • Gorgeous unique accommodations in rural and beautiful places
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • A workshop can sometimes be included in the price
  • Guided afternoon walk/hikes on the hiking/surf lesson/ swim lesson etc
  • Teas and snacks to re-fuel throughout the day
  • Wonderful AdventureYogi team to look after your every need

All you have to pay for is your travel to and from the venue, which may include a train and taxi fare plus any treatments that you would like to have and any massage that you may like to book.

What should I bring to a Yoga Retreat?

We send you a packing list in the welcome pack and in your customer portal per location. below is a general packing list for all our adventures.

  • A backpack to put your packed lunch and refillable water bottle for your outdoor activity
  • In the UK we ask that you bring a packed lunch box for your lunches
  • Appropriate clothing for the country/weather. On a UK retreat it’s nice to bring slippers and comfy clothes to potter about in. We give full advice on what to pack in our welcome letter for other retreats and holidays
  • A few changes of yoga wear – our retreats offer yoga classes at least twice a day (mornings and evenings).
  • A shawl/sarong for yoga nidra/ savasana / being cosy in the evenings.
  • Good walking shoes/boots for hikes.
  • Ear plugs if sharing with someone you don’t know
  • A good book
  • A journal if you like to record your thoughts/experience

What is the schedule for a UK retreat weekend?

  • 8 – 9.30am -Yoga and meditation class
  • 9.30 AM: Brunch
  • 11:30- 2.30PM: Activity of the day: hike, swim, surf
  • 2.30PM: Post-activity snack
  • 3:00-5:00PM: Treatments to pamper yourself or free time
  • 5:00 – 7:00PM Evening yoga and meditation class
  • 7:15 PM: Delicious vegetarian/vegan meal

What is the schedule on a yoga adventure abroad?

  • 8 – 9.30am -Yoga and meditation class
  • 9.30 AM: Brunch
  • 10:30- 3.30PM: Activity of the day: hike, swim, surf, lunch as a packed lunch or at the venue depending on the length of activity
  • 3.30PM: Post-activity snack
  • 3:00-5:00PM: Treatments to pamper yourself or free time if activity has finished pre-lunch
  • 5:00 – 7:00PM Evening yoga and meditation class
  • 7:15 PM: Delicious vegetarian/vegan meal

For our abroad adventures we like to provide a semi-filled schedule with activities included in the price of the holiday so that you can have enough to feel like you are on an active break and with the few down days you have you can choose optional extra activities to fill the day if you would like to continue being active. Or you have the time to relax, read a book, sleep, go for a wander locally, or have a massage.

Each holiday abroad is different so for more information please see the page of the one you are interested in.

What time do I need to arrive on the UK weekends/mid-week retreats?

Our weekends usually start at 4pm on Fridays. This gives you time to settle in to your room and have a stroll around the grounds before your first yoga class at 6pm.

What time does the retreat end in the UK?

On a 3 or 4 day retreat, the finishing time is either 10am or 11am on the last day depending on the venue.

How do I get to your retreats and holidays by public transport?

For UK retreats, once you have booked we arrange a WhatsApp group for you all to get to know each other pre-retreat and arrange taxi share from the nearest train station. The train station and recommended arrival time is on the website in the ‘how to get there’ section on the retreat page. If you like you can also ask about car share if you would like to help reduce the drivers carbon footprint.  Our adventures abroad have transfers from the airport included in the price if the transfers are further than 1 hour away. if they are less than 1 hour we don’t include transfers and recommend taxi companies for you to arrange your own transfer. You can also ask in the WhatsApp group to share taxis to keep the cost and carbon footprint down.

What time do I need to arrive on abroad adventures?

Every destination is different and all arrival and transfer times from the airport to the venue are on the retreat page in the ‘how to get there’ section.

Can I stay another night?

This isn’t usually an option as we rent all of our venues for the period of the adventure. You may be able to in some cases so it is always best to ask us by emailing us here. [email protected]

Have you got any special offers and discounts on Adventure Yogi retreats and holidays?

We offer early bird discounts on newly launched adventures for 3 weeks before the price goes up, so this is the best time to book your place! We have loyalty return special offers and from time to time we have special offers and last minute discounts. The best thing to do is to check out our  special offers page on our website for more information.

Can several special offers/discounts be used to reduce the price of a retreat or holiday?

We can only apply one offer at a time, but the best offer can be applied to the cost of the retreat or holiday so you get the best discount.