If the past year has been a slog, these breaks focusing on yoga and mindfulness can help restore balance, health and creativity
On historic Dartington estate in the South Hams, Schumacher College offers a range of short retreats aimed at helping people deepen their relationship with nature. Gardening as a Spiritual Practice, in July, is led by Emma Clark, an expert in Islamic garden design, and the college’s co-founder, Satish Kumar, a former monk. In workshops and garden time, participants explore the relationship between gardens, civilisation and the soul. There’s also daily qigong and veggie meals. Small, single rooms have shared bathrooms.
• 8-11 July, from £625pp for 3 nights all-inclusive, schumachercollege.org.uk