In 2007 AdventureYogi was born with a dream of creating yoga holidays with a difference. Incorporating action and fun, as well as being relaxing, therapeutic, energising and transformational. A decade later, AdventureYogi are experts at designing yoga holidays and retreats. Having run hundreds of escapes worldwide, their winning formula continues to attract new and loyal guests.
Michelle King spent her twenties working in the French, Italian and Japanese Alps. Inspired by the variety of cultures including Japan’s holistic therapy traditions, a love of yoga, snowboarding and travel, she decided to combine her passions to create a holiday product like no other. One that balanced yoga with activities whilst incorporating healthy eating and massage. Her vision was to combine yoga with adventure creating space for like-minded people to connect, have fun and journey together. So, in 2007 a group of like minded friends organised the first ever AdventureYogi holiday in the French Alps. It was a great success and spurred Michelle on to create many more retreats. Through passion and dedication the business rapidly grew year on year and Michelle found herself turning her dream into a full time business.
AdventureYogi went on to offer exhilarating experiences worldwide, including windsurfing in Sardinia, surfing in Morocco and diving in Egypt, plus retreats to scenic escapes across the UK in Somerset, Oxfordshire and Cornwall to name a few. A decade later, AdventureYogi are known as the adventure yoga experts and that’s down to a team of amazing teachers, chefs and therapists who are experts in making sure that their guests feel totally restored and renewed by the end of their trip.
AdventureYogi now offer over fifty holidays and retreats in the UK and worldwide, from Sri Lanka to Somerset. We’ve had an unforgettable first decade and can’t wait to create more adventures for you in the future…
Love. Support. Community. Fun.
We want to see more of these words above in our world and we know that you do too. But we also know that we can’t change the planet overnight. So we promote our values in small ways, by creating spaces for people to experience them on our escapes. Because of this, our yoga holidays are as much about inner adventures as they are about outer ones.
Our team of “adventure weavers”(yoga teachers, vitality chefs and therapists), work together to create experiences that create the space to allow all of this to happen. If you want to find the ideal blend of adventure (inner and outer) and relaxation, AdventureYogi is for you.
Alex"I have been on 4 SnowYogi holidays now. I love Sainte Foy and enjoyed the fact that we could ski at a number of locations. I’ll be booking again next year!"
Charlie"I spent a week in Greece this summer with Adventure Yogi, and loved every second. I was apprehensive before going because I was a complete beginner (and didn't really know my Downward Dog from my Cobra), and 9 weeks pregnant (and full of nausea). But, I needn't have been nervous - I was completely spoilt by the yoga teachers, who were on hand with many adjustments to make sure the baby was safe and I didn't feel awkward at all about being inexperienced. The whole yoga experience was unbelievably fulfilling, much more so than I could have imagined."
Vickie"10/10! Beautiful Chalet, great facilities, loved the hot tub, sauna, lounge, deck, everything!"
Joanna"What an amazing way to tick TWO things off my bucket list, trekking AND yoga in the beautiful Alps literally!"
Karen"The staff are the perfect team! The yoga changed my life! Dynamic together. There was the perfect amount of activity and relaxation."
Jane"Great! It was lovely to be practising yoga outside, I am not a young bunny and I found the pace manageable and involving and the background information clear."
Jade"It was lovely that it wasn't a 'detox' retreat, but a holiday with yoga. You can eat and drink what you like, and the emphasis was very much on being kind to yourself. That included many chocolate milkshakes around the pool for some as the week progressed, alongside the customary greek salad of course."
Jen"This AdventureYogi retreat was a very special, nurturing and tranquil experience, Rebecca is an excellent yoga teacher, and a really wonderful venue. Lovely, easy going group of people to share a few days with."
Poppy"I really enjoyed the weekend, my boss just told me I look bright and glowing! Loved the early morning walks and the Stone Circle and wading through the corn fields. I had a really great teacher and it felt so good to practice yoga again. The food was delicious and our room was very cosy! Thanks so much!"
With growing concerns about the world around us, people are becoming more aware of their surroundings and the effects that we humans have on our direct and indirect environment. AdventureYogi strives to educate people about caring for their impact on their locality and beyond. This is not force fed but we believe that every little helps. We can all play a part to some extent even if snowboarding or climbing in a French ski resort or surfing on a beach in England.
Go by train or bus
This is why we have decided to keep our yoga holidays and yoga retreats as local to the UK as possible, so that people can get to us by train or bus and it won’t take 3 days to do it! Sticking to Cornwall is easy overland; France, on the other hand is a little bit more of a push. To make overland travel more appealing we offer incentives such as a FREE treatment (worth £50) of your choice, to relax those muscles after the journey.
We recycle everything we use within the UK retreat venues and the overseas chalets and villas and also when we are being active, wherever we may be!
Organic and Local Food
We love healthy eating and we feel the benefits from it everyday, especially when we slip up at special occasions and over-indulge (yes we are all prone to doing that sometimes!). But the reasoning for being conscious about what we eat is more than just noticing the health benefits; we know that it can foster a healthy awareness of the local economy plus doing our bit to encourage a healthy planet. Hence all the meals where possible will use locally sourced and organic produce.