Urban Retreats

Step into a sphere of wellness and serenity while staying in the city with a rejuvenating urban retreat right on your doorstep.

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Find a haven of health and wellness without having to leave town with one of our unique and tranquil urban retreats. This collection of experiences creates space for quality me-time without you needing to jet off to a far-flung destination or take dozens of days holiday. Instead, you can seek out a nurturing nook of wellbeing within the city, offering time for writing, working out, detoxing or pampering – whatever your heart desires! From single day retreats to nourishing long weekends, our urban retreats offer the perfect blend of relaxation, indulgence, and self-care to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Featured Urban Retreats

Discover our urban retreats for groups and individual therapies…

London, UK

4-Day Mindfulness Retreat with Urban Nature Discovery

2 – 9 Sep 2023

Paris, France

7-Day Dance & Rhythmic Flow Yoga Retreat in Central Paris

1-6 Oct 2023

barcelona retreat with sightseeing

Barcelona, Spain

5-Day Pilates Retreat with Catalan Catalan Cuisine

21-26 Sep 2024

rome mindful eating retreat

Rome, Italy

6-Day Wine Tasting & Mindful Eating in an Ancient Part of Rome

16-22 Mar 2024

italian lifestyle and fresh food

Urban wellness retreats are a unique way to prioritise your physical and mental wellbeing while enjoying the amenities of an urban setting. These may include sumptuous city spas, spacious warehouse studios or chic community centres with rooftop terraces and wholesome cafes!

Our urban retreats offer a variety of activities to help you feel nourished inside and out such as yoga, meditation, fitness classes, spa treatments, healthy cooking classes and more. You can expect to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your goals and interests, making it a great opportunity to connect and recharge.

Whether you want a few days to focus on a writing or craft project with fellow creatives or wish to reboot your health with a detox and fitness retreat, we have the perfect urban offering for you.

Do you love the idea of heading off on retreat but can never quite find the time? Perhaps you simply love spending time in your city but want to discover new wellness experiences that will fill you up mind, body and soul? Maybe you want all the benefits of a relaxing yoga retreat but would prefer the concrete jungle rather than the Costa Rican jungle?!

Whatever your reason, our urban retreats offer a wide range of benefits that go beyond just a relaxing vacation. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, develop healthy habits, and gain a fresh perspective on life. The  expert team of wellness professionals will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you leave feeling revitalised and inspired. Plus, whether you’re exploring new corners of your own city or discovering a new one, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see some of the world’s most exciting and vibrant cities in a whole new light, adding an extra element of adventure to your wellness journey.

Urban Yoga and Meditation Retreats

Probably the most popular type of urban retreat, yoga and meditation breaks often focus on calming asana, breathwork and mindfulness practices to help you reduce stress and increase awareness. These retreats usually include classes, workshops and guided meditation sessions held in peaceful settings with additional space for community connection and nourishing mealtimes.

Urban Spa Retreats

Our next favourite urban offering is, of course, spa retreats. These sumptuous retreats focus on relaxation and rejuvenation through treatments such as massages, facials, and body wraps and are the perfect me-time away option for those simply wanting to switch off and nurture their bodies. Our chosen resorts and spas also include amenities such as saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs so you can heat, steam and soak your worries away!

Urban Fitness Retreats

Urban fitness retreats are ideal for those seeking dedicated time to spend on their health and wellbeing with a group of like-minded individuals each with their own unique fitness goals. They focus on fun physical activities such as boot camp workshops, fitness challenges, cycling trips and circuit training and may also provide additional nutrition and wellness coaching.

Urban Self-Discovery Retreats

Do you want to dive deeper into your journey of self-discovery with a short yet life-enhancing personal development retreat? These urban self-discovery retreats invite you to explore the inner workings of your mind through workshops, journaling, and other self-reflection activities such as breathwork, meditation and mindful eating and you’re sure to come away with new insights and inspiration.

Urban Art Therapy Retreats

If you love exploring different artistic styles but can never find the time to dedicate to your creative passions, perhaps an urban art therapy retreat is for you! These retreats focus on the therapeutic benefits of creating art, including painting, sketching or sculpture and draw on mindfulness practices and other therapeutic techniques to help you discover what’s holding you back.

Urban Digital Detox Retreats

Ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily city life, these urban digital detox retreats encourage you to unplug and disconnect from technology in order to reduce stress and improve mental health. Instead, you’ll dedicate your time to technology-free activities such as writing, creative projects, walks in nature, yoga, meditation and pampering sessions.

Urban Writing Retreats

Whether you have a novel to finish, want to start a new venture or simply want to take some time out to journal and figure things out, urban writing retreats are the perfect way to switch off from the busyness of everyday and focus your mind on one thing. You’ll spend some dedicated time writing in the serenity of silence and other sessions working with your fellow writers to share and support each other with your writing projects.

We offer urban wellness retreats in some of the world’s most exciting cities, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and more. These destinations offer a unique blend of culture, history, and modern amenities such as boutique spas and yoga studios, making them the perfect destination for your wellness journey. You’ll have the opportunity to explore local attractions, try new foods, and soak up the vibrant energy of the city as well as enjoying a roster of life-enhancing activities that soothe your soul.

We here at Me Time Away know what makes an unforgettable retreat experience and our collection of urban retreats are no different. We have selected the finest accommodation options, found the most inspiring teachers and practitioners and have chosen a spectacular selection of spas all so that you can have the most awe-inspiring urban retreat experience. Whether you stay in your own city or venture to a new one, you’re sure to find a retreat that strikes the perfect balance of relaxation, revitalisation and discovery.

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