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Top 5: Wellness breaks for mindfulness Mother’s Day escapes

Multi-tasking mums around the world will know that juggling the demands of motherhood is not always conducive to connecting with your inner-calm. This Mother’s Day, give mum the break she deserves as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in healthy holidays worldwide, shine the spotlight on their wellness breaks for mummy mindfulness.

From a mountain escape in Switzerland to a beach retreat in Morocco, these mindful wellness breaks offer practical techniques for staying present, balanced and calm, when tackling toddler tantrums or teenage dramas. Whether she is a yoga guru, outdoor aficionado or spa worshipper, she’ll find everything she needs to cultivate calm and channel a more balanced motherhood mindset.

Here are their top five picks:

Portugal: Longevity Mindfulness

Portugal: Longevity Mindfulness
Portugal: Longevity Mindfulness

Spirit your mum away to a secluded beach haven in Portugal where she can immerse herself in the healing practise of mindfulness. Help her to escape the stresses of her everyday life through private mindfulness sessions with resident teacher, Shantidevi. Learning the skills needed to use mindful movement in everyday life, mum will also be given the chance to revive her body with a healing osteopathy session. Dedicated to enhancing health and well-being, Longevity will return your mum to you glowing, rested and more in tune with her inner-self.

The package: 3 nights at Longevity from £1,460pp or £1,630 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, a mindfulness programme, return flights and transfers.


Spain: SHA BodyBreak

Spain: SHA BodyBreak
Spain: SHA BodyBreak

Set on the stunning Spanish coastline, surprise your mum this Mother’s Day with a complete wellness boost at SHA. After an initial consultation with both a health and macrobiotic consultant your mum is given the choice to tailor-make her unique mindfulness break. Overwhelmed mums will learn how to let go of anxiety with yoga and meditation classes, whilst tense mums can soothe tight muscles with a deep tissue massage. Complete with wellness lectures, your mum will benefit from enhanced clarity and a feeling of deep relaxation on this mindful Mother’s Day break.

The package: 3 nights at SHA from £1,445pp or £1,750 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a BodyBreak programme, return flights and transfers.


UK: Grayshott Spa Recovery

Grayshott Spa Recovery
UK: Grayshott Spa Recovery

Set in 47 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, show your mum how much you appreciate her with a mindful wellness break at Grayshott Spa. Mums rarely have time to focus on themselves, so give her the opportunity to live mindfully for a few days at this Surrey countryside spa retreat where she can enjoy yoga, meditation and Tai Chi. With daily walks through the estate and adjacent national trust land, your mum can re-engage with herself and feel re-centred, equipping her for a happier and more mindful life at home.

The package: 4 nights at Grayshott Spa from £1,011pp for single or double occupancy. Price includes full board and a Recovery programme.


Switzerland: Alpina Gstaad BodyBreak

Switzerland: Alpina Gstaad BodyBreak
Switzerland: Alpina Gstaad BodyBreak

Treat your mum to a mountain escape in the Swiss village of Gstaad for a rejuvenating mindful Mother’s Day break. Active mums can reconnect with nature and quiet their mind on an invigorating power walk, whilst yoga fans can centre themselves and focus on living in the moment during a private yoga or meditation class. Cares and concerns can be smoothed away with a divine facial, or tense bodies soothed with a deep tissue massage. Give your mum the gift of wellness this Mother’s Day with some treasured free time to enjoy the present.

The package: 3 nights at Alpina Gstaad from £1,075pp or £1,350 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a BodyBreak programme and return flights.


Morocco: Paradis Plage BodyBreak

Morocco: Paradis Plage BodyBreak
Morocco: Paradis Plage BodyBreak

Indulge your mum this Mother’s Day with a wellness break in a Moroccan paradise facing onto a private beach and boasting 340 days of sunshine a year. An initial wellness consultation will set mums on a personalised path, with a choice of wellness activities. With yoga and meditation sessions in the beachfront yoga pavilion, together with healing holistic spa treatments, mums will soon be living a more mindful experience as they soak up every moment. Focusing on the present moment will help your mum let go of any lingering stress to leave her fully restored.

The package: 3 nights at Paradis Plage from £650pp or £850 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a BodyBreak programme, return flights and transfers.

For more information on all the packages above, visit healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891.