Welcome to Satvada Retreats


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Are you looking for a small group yoga retreat, yoga weekend, mindfulness weekend or yoga and walking holiday? We create nourishing, thoughtful escapes for anyone seeking to rejuvenate body & soul in exceptional surroundings, within a supportive, relaxed atmosphere. Our three-to-five night holidays and retreats are currently based in Morocco, Croatia and Norfolk.

As owners of Chelmsford-based yoga and meditation studio, Yoga at the Mill, and the proud receivers of many press accolades, we are held in high industry regard, with a trusted track record for providing welcoming, grounded and accessible escapes. 

We are especially keen to welcome newcomers to retreats, mindfulness or yoga, and our intention is to offer an enriching experience informed by a balanced programme, mindful teaching and an ethos of deep self-care. Detox retreats and jam-packed schedules are off our particular menu!

Expect a loyal team of teachers picked for their inclusive, therapeutic approach, and deep love of yoga and meditation - ancient practices with such contemporary resonance. We have taken our background in travel and health journalism into our quest to find family-owned venues with a quiet wow-factor. We promise to treat you with delicious, wholesome, balanced food (always locally sourced), including afternoon tea and home-made cake!



What's coming up?

Sutivan Croatia


A boutique, small-group escape set in two gorgeous villa, the larger venue being sea-facing, with heated infinity pool. We have sourced this venue for its outstanding location and exceptional standard of food and accommodation, and are now pleased to offer the option of staying in a charming second villa, owned by the same family, ten minutes' walk away. This retreat offers a relaxed schedule of guided gentle walking amongst pine forests and olive groves with glimpses of the sea; three hours' daily mindful yoga; time to swim, rest, breathe.



When: Sep 24 - 29, 2018
Where: Brac, Croatia 
Suitable for: All
Availability: Medium 
Find out more: Luxury Yoga and Walking Holiday

Riad Courtyard


A gorgeous dose of self-care, we are delighted to be bringing our popular long weekends of mindfulness to an opulent British-owned Riad in the heart of Marrakech. A light schedule of led mindfulness sessions will be balanced by plenty of time for non-doing. Choices include resting on the roof terrace, enjoying a massage or hammam on the Riad's spa, taking a dip in the heated pool or jacuzzi, or visiting a museum or art gallery. All this enhanced by wonderful home-made meals, spa treatments and beautiful en-suite rooms, arranged around the central courtyard. Our British hosts spent five years lovingly restoring this incredible Riad. We love it and know you will too.


When: Nov 8 - Nov 11, 2018
Where: Marrakech, Morocco 
Suitable for: All
Availability: Good
Find out more: Luxury Mindfulness weekend

New Year Yoga and Walking in the Atlas Mountains


Fancy doing something a little special this year? Then why not join us in the Atlas mountains for our New Year yoga and Walking retreat. Hosted by a wonderful, eco-friendly Kasbah (castle) only 40 minutes from Marrakech, yet surrounded by a panorama of sweeping mountain views, this trip aims to strike a balance between al fresco activity and rest. Daily moderate three-hour guided walks will take place after the morning yoga class, and are guided by a friendly local with extensive knowledge of the terrain. On New Year's Eve, we will enjoy a special gala meal and toast in the new year with a glass of bubbly! 


When: Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019
Where: Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Suitable for: Reasonably good fitness levels required for the guided walking.
Availability: Good
Find out more: Walking and Yoga Holiday in the Atlas mountains




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