Keep the Veganuary lifestyle going after January by going on a retreat that offers a lovingly prepared and nourishing vegan menu. Here’s our recommendations on the best vegan retreats around the world.
7 day spring detox yoga retreat: self discovery, yoga, mindfulness, clean eating, laughter and pampering in beautiful and magical Ibiza. This retreat will aid you to reconnect with yourself, maybe shift a negative habit or two, and bring back the sparkle in your eyes. The nurturing environment, nutritious plant based food, daily yoga and mindfulness practise, heart raising cardio spurts, insightful workshops, morning cleansing rituals and other supporting activities will help you with your journey.
Your mornings will start with cleansing ritual, herbal infusion and meditation to continue the silence of mind after restful nights sleep. After energy boosting power shot we will be practising dynamic vinyasa flow yoga, followed by relaxation to let the benefits of our practice to seep in.
Brunch, and our food in general, is cooked from locally sourced seasonal ingredients, ensuring maximum nutrition and minimum travel time from the ground to the table. Afternoons are spent relaxing, some days we will have guests hosting workshops or we head out for a hike to enjoy the beauty of Ibiza. Before dinner we have gentle yoga practice to soothe bodies and calm minds.
Detox with us in a genuine, supportive and sustainable way through yoga and wellness classes. This retreat is designed to enhance your self discovery journey, in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Here you are truly able to let go, explore your body / mind connection and find the sparkle that may have been missing from your life. We also have plenty of fun along the way and excellent food to keep us going on our detox journey.
Join us for an event-filled week, and learn how to create variety in your kitchen through seasonal, wholesome, and healthy vegan cooking. We will create nourishing dishes that can be enjoyed by all, and learn how to combine ingredients to create a plant-based plate of goodness. No diets, no fads, nothing fancy, nothing fake. Simply home cooking that fresh, healthy and delicious.
We’ll begin each day with a sunrise yoga session, followed by a healthy breakfast. After that we will continue with cooking demonstrations and presentations that will help you to form good habits and create a home menu for yourself and your family
Maria Galbeaza, founder and Chairman of the The Wine Tourism Association (“Asociația de Enoturism”) will bring a selection of Romanian wines for us to discover, along with her knowledge and passion for the winemaking tradition of Romania. This will be a truly special and unique addition to our wellness experience right here in Transylvania.
On two nights of the evening you will enjoy a three course vegan menu which is paired with specially selection wines from around the country.
Your stay includes accommodation in our boutique rooms, nourishing vegan meals, access to the wood-fired hot tub and sauna. You will also have free time to take walks in nature, read or enjoy a massage from our resident massage therapist.
This special 7-day cleanse provides guests with an immersive experience of mindful nourishment in the heart of Sicily. Far from your average detox, the serenity and natural beauty of Danena offers a sacred space for guests to to journey inwards and cleanse in comfort. Delicious local, plant-based cuisine from the surrounding landscape will be served up alongside eye-opening mind-body workshops from health coach Jennifer Carr.
Guiding guests with practical techniques and tips towards eating for optimal digestion, energy and weight loss, Jennifer and the Danena team look forward to assisting you on your journey towards a more vibrant self. Daily hatha yoga (all levels) and meditation classes support the cleanse process with positive movement and conscious breathing.
The week’s schedule is perfectly balanced to enable plenty of free time as well to swim in our infinity pool, explore the island’s raw beauty on a beach walk or take an invigorating hike through local orange groves.
Build your own week of food and fun! Join us for a retreat focused on the delicious organic gourmet vegan and vegetarian cuisine we call Gaia Gourmet. This will be a casual week to experience The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in your own way; the only thing you need to show up for is shade grown organic Costa Rican coffee at 7am, a well balanced breakfast made from farm-to-table yumminess at 9am, a three-course lunch with a scrumptious vegan gluten free dessert at 2pm and a rich and nourishing, easy to digest dinner at 7pm. Everything else is a la carte!
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers – Liz Lindh, is a 40 acre tropical paradise with swimming pool, waterfalls, and rivers, hidden hammocks, gardens, and hiking trails. Tapping into your natural roots is a great way to nourish the soul. So we built an eco-village in order to do just that! But we did it cool, modern and chic.
Time = Energy = Love. This equation is how we approach health and wellness through the Culinary Arts & Sciences. Allow us to take you on a magic carpet dining ride! You will never believe that we could blast your taste buds on that wild of a journey.
Kainalu Cleanse Retreats are unique in that they focus specifically on cleansing the organs that are challenged during each particular season. Pulling from both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, our program is designed to cleanse organs of accumulated excess through non-invasive, food-based techniques including toxin-flushing fluids, food-based tonics, high-fiber green smoothies and specialized raw and cooked foods.
We do not support juice fasting as it can be very depleting, high in sugar and cause cortisol levels to increase resulting in weight gain later. Our Lifestyle System is a unique program in that you actually cleanse by “eating” the right cleansing foods, drinking lots of detox fluids, building and strengthening the digestive system, lymph system, and immune system, while developing skeletal and muscular alignment and strength by moving your body.
Just because you’re cleansing does not mean you’re going without pleasure. We lavish you with high flavor and satisfying caloric intake, keeping your glycemic levels balanced throughout the day with unlimited, freshly made, delicious smoothies made with Hawaiian Spirulina. We serve three meals per day and unlimited snacks focusing on bio-dynamic, detoxifying and raw vegan foods.
Vale de Moses is a family run yoga retreat in the heart of the Portuguese mountains. Spend a week or more practicing yoga, receiving massage and acupuncture treatments, walking in forests, swimming in natural river pools and eating delicious nutritious food. Stay in one of the beautifully restored stone cottages, Soulpads or in a Tipi. Our retreat home is perfect for those in need of a break, rest and relaxation. We are surrounded by nature and forests, peace and tranquility – the perfect ingredients to restore your body and mind. The combination of good food and sleep, clean mountain air and water, therapeutic massage and acupuncture, hill walking and river swimming, all create a highly restorative context in which to begin, or to deepen, your yoga practice.
You won’t be hungry as we feel it’s important to nourish your body while on retreat with us. We’re feeders! We lovingly prepare three delicious and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals every day. Fresh vegetables, salads and fruit available from our own or our neighbours’ gardens during the season and from our favourite local greengrocers in Oleiros.
Our chefs this year, Raul from Spain and Miguel from Portugal, bring a passion and joy to their cooking. They both have years of experience with vegetarian and vegan food in a variety of restaurants and settings around the world. Their fusion of ingredients, spices and flavours, according to the principles of Ayurveda, mean every dish is not only tasty but also easy to digest. Food is plentiful at Vale de Moses. And one of the highlights mentioned in many of our reviews.
”At Vale de Moses they really know how to cook! My taste buds and digestive system felt truly nourished!” – Liese van Dam, Ayurvedic nutritionist and practitioner.
Join Justin Robertshaw and Caroline Pontual as they hold a 7 day Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in lush and beautiful surroundings of Swasti Eco centre in Ubud, Bali. The retreat has an amazing content as well as plenty of free time to relax and will include daily led yoga classes, ayurveda treatment package (1 massage and 1 treatment), meditation and Pranayama workshops, a traditional Balinese water ceremony and waterfall visit and ayurveda consultations for each student so they know their Prakriti (biological and mental constitution) and vikriti (current state of health) and from there knowing how to balance their lifestyle more effectively through yoga asana (having better knowledge on which postures are better for them based on their individual constitutions), meditation, right diet and lifestyle. This knowledge can be then used during the retreat and also once the retreat has finished and empowers the participants to integrate into their daily lives going forwards.
This exclusive retreat will only have limited spaces available to allow a high level of teacher attention and support for all students. The peaceful retreat venue is ideally located just a short walk away from the magical arts and crafts village of Ubud with its well known market and the famous Monkey Forrest. Beautiful rice paddy views are close by with the Balinese volcanos in the backdrop. Justin and Caroline are two highly experienced yoga teachers with over 13 years of teaching and 21 years of practice experience between them and they welcome students of all levels from all around the world to their retreats and workshops.
Retreat in Croatia: Yoga and Wellness Weekend, 26 – 29 April/17 – 20 May/31 May – 3 June/28 June – 1 July/5 – 8 July/20 – 23 September
Join the Joy of the Mediterranean for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing Yoga and wellness weekend retreat. This is the perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy under the Mediterranean sun surrounded by crystal blue seas, and bring your body and mind into balance with daily yoga classes, meditation and breathing exercises. The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia. Located in the gorgeous and unspoiled location of the enchanting Korcula Island, Dalmatia.
You will enjoy hikes through Korcula’s lush and unspoiled wild fields, explore hidden bays of breathtaking beauty and experience an excursion to the magical naturural park of island Mlijet, with its salt lakes, bicycle wine tour to the famous Croatian wine region on Peljesac and most of all to discover all the joys of Mediterranean and have a lot of fun in the process
The experienced team will provide you with personal services to ensure that your stay is comfortable, pleasurable, and ensuring that you will enjoy the most authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia. Should you prefer a week long retreat they offer 7 day Seaside Yoga Holidays.
A 5 day retreat at award winning Yobaba Lounge to re-establish a rich, soulful connection to your yoga and meditation practice. Located in a picturesque medieval village in the southern French Pyrenees, the house feels like a temple, the rooms are large and stylish.
The gourmet vegan food has been described as sensational, outrageous, alchemical, the best ever, and more. It is often raw, always free from dairy, meats, gluten, and sugar. The food supports the practice and quickly rebalances digestion. Retreat facilitator Gertrud shares her practice of Embodied Meditation, which is the yoga of breath, mindfulness and movement. Without excessive effort, the practice strengthens your core, legs and hips, tones your parasympathetic nervous system and sets alight your inner space.
There will be periods of free time each day, which gives you opportunity to just relax in the walled garden, pamper yourself or explore wild swimming in nearby lakes and rivers. You will be held within a clear daily structure. The Yobaba Lounge team will look after all your practical needs whilst you let go and spend time with your self. Our retreats include periods of delicious silence (until mid-day each day) to help you reflect and integrate what arises during practice. The retreat is intended for all those in need of rejuvenation, rest and relaxation, and those who are seeking a more mystical connection to their existing yoga and meditation practice. Nevertheless, it is suitable for beginners or those already proficient in either yoga or meditation.