From a morning yoga practice at sunrise on the beach to a candle lit sunset meditation on a mountain in the midst plenty of azure seas and glorious sunshine, Europe has got it covered with an abundance of retreats to choose from. Here’s our recommendations on the best places in Europe for a yoga retreat.
The best places in Europe for a yoga retreat: Greece
Though having one beach to wander and relax upon is great, in Greece you are able to choose between hundreds of beaches. Since the country is home to 227-inhabited islands, it is on the cards that you will find that one special beach that allows you to escape and truly enjoy yourself.
Not all beaches are created equal in Greece as some have white sand while others have pink or black sand covering the shores.
Dates: 31 August – 7 September, 7 – 14 September
Be energised and inspired on this trip of a lifetime and join us on our 7 day Santorini yoga retreat. Enjoy flowing vinyasa practice, gentle restorative sessions and rejuvenating meditation.
This rejuvenating 7 day Santorini yoga retreat programme combines vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga and meditation to take you on an incredible journey of wellbeing and discovery in stunning Santorini.
From your arrival in Greece you can feel at ease and enjoy the wonders of this glistening jewel of an island, safe in the experienced hands of our team. We look forward to welcoming you, supporting you and guiding you through this incredible wellbeing experience.
As well as the expert teachings you will also find yourself rebalanced by the beautiful nature of Santorini, with inspiring walks and views all around.
You can take in the stillness, soak up the Greek sunshine and enjoy the energy of this special island, allowing yourself the time and space to invite relaxation and wellbeing in. Book this retreat!
Dates: 13th – 20th May
Luxuriate for eight days and seven nights on this unforgettable nourishing luxury retreat for women in Mykonos, the Greek Islands of the Gods!
Nourish your body, mind, and soul surrounded by the Aegean blue, learn how to embody your dreams with playfulness and manifest miracles in your life! Relax by the swimming pool of a serene eco-luxury villa as you indulge your senses with a Fresh Greek mountain tea during the sunset hour, gazing endlessly the union of the golden sky with the crystal clear sea at the cosmopolitan Mykonos island.
Experience a nourishing blend of mindful practices and rituals in Delos island, one of the most uplifting energy sites in the world. And there is more bliss to follow as your inspiring teachers, Apostolia and Toby are preparing a Full Moon Ceremony especially for you and your new amazing friends that bring energy to your soul!
This life-changing journey is for those of you longing to set your soul free and embody your dreams through breathwork, meditation, yoga, dance, chanting and dream journeying!
This unmissable retreat experience is meticulously designed for you, as a gift to yourself to receive transformative guidance and invoke your untapped source of creativity, wisdom and to become a Dreamer of Dreams, ready to weave your own pathway to happiness when you go back home. Book this retreat!
Join us for a beautiful and transformative Indian Yoga and Meditation experience in the scenic backdrop of Lefkada Islands, Greece. Learn to go inside through deep Buddhist meditation and classical yoga in order to release our blockages and undo the cycles of our past, while simultaneously applying this powerful knowledge in order to heal the body through tantra, ayurveda and reflexology practices.
Winner of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017 for Asia and Australia region and Service Excellence by Tripadvisor this is an intensive spiritual experience, where with the back drop of pure nature you can learn to go inside, let go off the pain, the cycles of limitations and expand beyond your original self through simple direct work on and into the mind which the Yogis have practiced for thousands of years.
Our luxurious back drop if the Urania Luxury Resorts, standing on top of a mountain overlooking the 7 Ionian Islands and the beautiful Ionian sea. Book this retreat!
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16 Days Thai Massage Training and Yoga Retreat Crete, 6- 21 October & 15 – 30 MarchRead more
200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Corfu 28th May – 20th JuneRead more
200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Greece 31st August – 24th SeptemberRead more
200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Lefkada (Greece), 29 April – 23 May / 11 October – 4 NovemberRead more
7 night Summer Beach Yoga Holiday in Corfu, open May – OctoberRead more
Euphoria Emotional and Physical Transformation Retreat, Greece 3rd – 10th NovemberRead more
Summer Greek Islands Sailing Yoga Retreat (available June – September)£500.00 – £1,375.00 Select options
Sunshine Santorini Yoga Holiday, 27th June – 4th July (2020)Read more
The Alchemist Meditation and Yoga Retreat, Lefkada Greece, 20th – 27th OctoberRead more
Yoga, Gyrokinesis & Pilates Retreat in Greece, 10th – 16th OctoberRead more
The best places in Europe for a yoga retreat: Spain
The excellent climate is a great appeal for travellers and with an average of 300 or more days of sunshine each year along the Mediterranean coastline; Spain is the sunniest country in Europe.
Siesta time may not be adhered to religiously throughout Spain, however the pace is slow, and the climate warm. Whilst on holiday, relaxing midday is a great part of the Spanish culture to indulge in.
Choose the right location and settle into the swing of things; Spain is the ultimate location for fully recharging the batteries.
Dates: 3 – 8 October, 17 – 22 October
Escape to Spain for 5 nights and immerse yourself in warm sunshine, ‘drink’ fresh clean sea air, feast on delicious tasty food, open your body in twice daily amazing yoga and hike in stunning natural scenery.
And, if you fancy exploring further, you can go biking and horse trekking, cook up a delicious paella lunch or simply chill in the sun.
Our yoga and hiking retreats in Spain are the perfect blend of two complementing exercises. Whilst hiking is great for the heart and lungs it can create tight leg muscles and an aching back but, with the addition of delicious yoga to lengthen, open and strengthen your posture, you’ll loosen your hamstrings, build strength, mobilise joints and deepen your breathing. The simple fusion of yoga and hiking on one retreat means you receive a complete boost to your health and fitness. Book this retreat!
Dates: 8 – 14 June, 6 – 12 July
Join us for an activity filled nourish and flow yoga retreat in a luxurious villa, located in the beautiful and peaceful north of Ibiza. We focus on providing a full programme during the retreat week, making sure you have plenty of time to relax, unwind and explore Ibiza and its beaches.
During the week, we work on achieving balance. Providing you with uplifting activities such as – dynamic yoga, partner yoga, stand up paddle boarding, a drummer’s circle and sunset at Benirras beach. To balance we offer restful activities including – restorative yoga, meditation and candle gazing meditation, healing crystal sound baths, and plenty of time to sunbathe, enjoy each other’s company and free time to do what you please.
The inspirational yoga teacher Zarah Boden will guide you through a morning Vinyasa flow yoga practise as well as restorative yoga and meditation in the evenings.
This retreat will guide you towards embodying yoga, listening to your inner guru and taking steps towards self-empowerment. You will be nourished with healthy and delicious Mediterranean food, fresh from local Ibiza farms.
Our luxury nourish and flow retreat will be about you, focusing on slowing down, being present, disconnecting, appreciating nature, food, health, and living consciously. We keep groups small with a maximum 12 guests. Book this retreat!
Dates: 31 May – 4 June, 13 – 17 October
A 4 night long weekend yoga and fitness retreat in Ibiza. Filled with yoga, mindfulness, fitness sessions, great vegetarian food, healing massage, energising hike and even a afternoon / night out in one of Ibizan beach clubs (optional) to complete full Ibizan yin/yang circle!
Join us for this true re-set Ibizan style – daily 2.5 hour yoga and mindfulness practice, two one hour fitness sessions by personal trainer to get your heart rate up, healing one hour massage treatment for your body, mind balancing journaling and intension setting, session in our authentic wood-burning sauna, deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra and if you feel like it, let your hair down with music and bit of dance one afternoon / evening in a well-known Ibizan beach club.
We stay in authentic Ibizan country house with lovely green gardens and large swimming pool, sauna and plenty of chill-out areas. We do our practices on a serene yoga platform that is surrounded by ancient trees, eat clean, locally grown vegetarian food and enjoy great company!
Leave totally rejuvenated and find your inner fire and that sparkle again.All meals and full program is included. All you need to bring is a positive spirit and curious mind. Come and join us! Book this retreat!
Dates: open all year round
Join us for one of our yoga holidays in Las Palmas, a place known for its all year long summer, right in the beach promenade of la Playa de Las Canteras, a 12 kilometers beach which is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe. We are open all year round and you can check-in and check-out anytime you like.
The Canary Islands are known for their eternal summer weather, so you can enjoy your holidays at the beach all year long. We want to give you the opportunity to let yoga be your daily companion, merge into the Canarian lifestyle, meet new people, connect to nature and have a time for yourself.
An invitation to leave your “musts” behind and just live your holiday as you please. We want to give you what we love, so we offer you daily yoga classes and all sort of activities to discover Gran Canaria, experience something new or simply relax and chill.
Your non yogi partner will also have its place and you will be able to enjoy both your yoga practice and the pleasure of sharing. Because we believe that above all, the best way to be healthy is to be happy.
The neighborhood where we are located is very quiet, secure and warm, so you can have all the facilities of being in a city, but in a soft and calm atmosphere. Las Palmas is a charming city which still keeps its Latin American colonial influences, making it colorful, joyful and kind.
It also has a lot of different kind of nice restaurants where you will be able to eat all sorts of food from all over the world. Our cute yoga studio is from 5 to 10 minutes walk from all our accommodations as it is the rooftop where we teach some of our lessons. Book this retreat!
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200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Valencia, 5th – 27th OctoberRead more
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Ibiza, 12th – 30th November£500.00 Select options
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Frog Lotus Yoga International at Suryalila, SpainRead more
200h Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Gran Canaria£500.00 – £1,510.00 Select options
200hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Azulfit, FuerteventuraRead more
200hr Yoga Alliance approved Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training, Andalucía SpainRead more
3 night Stay Healthy retreats at Can Lluc boutique Hotel, IbizaRead more
3 night yoga & meditation package at Can Lluc Spa hotel, IbizaRead more
300hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, 17th November – 13th DecemberRead more
4 Night Long Weekend Yoga & Fitness Retreat in Ibiza, 13th – 17th OctoberRead more
5 Day Holistic Wellbeing Retreat through Art, Nature & Mindfulness, Ibiza 24th – 28th OctoberRead more
5 or 7 Day Holistic Detox, Meditation & Yoga Retreat in Alicante. Open all yearRead more
500 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, Valencia, 5th – 27th OctoberRead more
7 Day Reformer Pilates Retreat in Fuerteventura, open all yearRead more
7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training in Spain, open all yearRead more
8 day Ayurvedic Personalised Detox Retreat, Alicante. Open all yearRead more
Adventure Yoga Retreats in Spain, 11 – 18 April, 23 – 30 MayRead more
Christmas Yoga and Pilates retreat in Fuerteventura, 22nd – 29th December 2019Read more
Christmas Yoga Holiday in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria 23rd – 30th DecemberRead more
Christmas Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands 21st – 28th DecemberRead more
Creative Alchemy & Mindful Artists Workshop Ibiza, 13th – 18th MayRead more
Escape Christmas Yoga Retreat at Suryalila, 21st – 28th DecemberRead more
Five Night Yoga and Hiking Retreat in Altea, Spain 26 – 31 March, 23 – 28 AprilRead more
Go with Your Flow: 5 Night Summer Yoga Holiday in Spain, 18th – 23rd JulyRead more
Just Paint Workshop in Ibiza, 9th – 12th April (2020)Read more
Luxury Ibiza Holistic Wellbeing Retreat, open May – OctoberRead more
Mixed Media and Storytelling Workshop, Ibiza 30th April – 3rd May (2020)£200.00 – £235.00 Select options
New Year Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura, 28th December – 4th JanuaryRead more
New Year’s Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands 28th December – 4th JanuaryRead more
Nourishing New Year Yoga Retreat in Ibiza, 28th December – 4th JanuaryRead more
Nourishing Retreat for Women, Ibiza 13 – 18 June / 19 – 24 SeptemberRead more
Pure Yoga Retreat Going Deeper, Alicante Spain, 7 – 12 May, 4 – 9 June, 10 – 15 SeptemberRead more
Pure Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura, 2nd – 9th NovemberRead more
Retreat in Ibiza: Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Wellness, 5th – 12th OctoberRead more
Spring Mind Body Detox Ibiza Yoga Retreat, Ibiza 23rd – 29th AprilRead more
Surya Retreat – Rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates in Fuerteventura, open all year round (Saturday to Saturday)Read more
The Notorious Yogabeats Retreat with David Sye, Fuerteventura 2nd – 9th NovemberRead more
Urban Island Fuerteventura Christmas Yoga Retreat, 21st – 28th DecemberRead more
Yoga and Cultural Retreats at Suryalila in Spain, 13th – 20th JuneRead more
Yoga and Fitness Retreat at a Luxury Health Resort, Alicante, 20th – 25th JuneRead more
Yoga and Pilates Retreat by the Sea, Spain 21 – 26 May, 18 – 23 June, 24 – 29 SeptemberRead more
Yoga Holidays in Las Palmas Gran Canaria, open all year roundRead more
Yoga, Energy and Natural Wellbeing Retreat, Ibiza 27 – 31 October / 20 – 24 March / 9 – 13 April / 24 – 29 MayRead more
Yoga, Mindfulness and Lifestyle Detox Retreat, Ibiza 19 – 24 April / 17 – 23 OctoberRead more
The best places in Europe for a yoga retreat: Italy
It’s an old saying, but in Italy, what grows together truly goes together. Eat to live and not live to eat. How could you go to Italy and not enjoy the food? It is, of course, one of the delights of travelling in Italy.
But food in Italy is more than about taste. It’s about respect for the land, the people who produce food and wine and the ancient knowledge and traditions that have been developed and refined over many centuries.
Dates: 1st – 7th September
Join us for our annual Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia, and discover this “it list” region of Italy’s rural heel. This wonderful retreat will enable us to experience the landscapes and activities of this incredible rising star of Italy.
Spend a week amongst fertile red earth, gnarled olives and turquoise seas. The day trips will allow you to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer.
Tour through Puglia’s famous “Trulli,” white, cone-shaped houses in the town of Alberobello, a UNESCO heritage site where the main concentration of these trulli still stand.
One day is spent in the neighbouring region of Bascilicata in the town of Matera where we’ll enjoy the sites and unwind in a beautiful spa with treatments. The next day will be spent learning about the flavours of Puglia.
We start off with a cheese tasting and a visit to the town of Martina Franca. We will take in the gorgeous hilltop town of Ostuni, known as the White City, explore some of Italy’s oldest olive farms and enjoy a meal in a local restaurant.
Our day trips will allow you to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer. One night will be spent at an award-winning restaurant with a tasting menu + wine pairing. Next we have a day of relaxation planned at one of the region’s blue beaches and at a private beach club.
One day will include a winery visit with a tour and tasting, and yet another day with a visit to one of the area’s most picturesque towns with plenty of photo-worthy vistas and blue waters, followed by an amazing unique meal in a “grotto” overlooking the cliffs by the sea in Polignano al Mare.
We will round out the week with massage treatments and plenty of time to relax at our home-away-from-home with its beautiful pool, walking trails, and more. Book this retreat!
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“Awaken the Heart” Sightseeing & Yoga Trip Tuscany, Italy 30th October – 6th NovemberRead more
7 Day Luxury Yoga Retreat in Puglia, Italy 20th – 26th September£750.00 – £3,190.00 Select options
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with KPJAYI certified teacher Philippa Asher, Sicily 15th – 22nd SeptemberRead more
Detox, Spa and Wellness Retreat, Sardinia. Open from March – DecemberRead more
Luxury Fashion and Yoga Retreat in Milan, 5th – 10th OctoberRead more
Luxury Ischia Yoga Retreat, 2nd – 7th OctoberRead more
Luxury Venice Yoga, Culture & Creativity Retreat, 3rd – 8th NovemberRead more
Luxury Yoga and Spa Retreat in Chianti, Italy 16th – 21st OctoberRead more
Walking, Food and Yoga Retreat on the Amalfi Coast, Italy 24th – 30th MayRead more
YOGA, FORM+FLAVORS Tuscany Retreat, 16th – 22nd JuneRead more
The best places in Europe for a yoga retreat: France
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, over 80 million people travel to France every year. People from all over the world are drawn to France’s sophisticated culture, heritage sites, delicious wine, sheer diversity, mountain range and charming little towns.
It’s time to discover some of the gems of this country with our recommended yoga and wellness retreats in France.
Dates: 31 July – 7 August, 7 – 14 August, 14 – 21 August 21 – 28 August
Join us in the beautiful French Alps for an alpine yoga and hiking retreat. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home!
If you are a lover of the mountains and enjoy being in the great outdoors this is the hiking yoga holiday for you. An exciting week of adventure activities during the day beginning with yoga and then a choice of hiking, white water rafting, paragliding or wild swimming.
The hiking yoga experience is unrivalled here. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home! There’s nothing like a hiking yoga holiday to exhilarate and enliven body and mind.
Stay in our beautiful rustic Chalet style accommodation nestled on the mountainside surrounded by alpine pastures. Start and end the day with yoga to stretch out your hiking limbs, and soothe them with a sauna and hot tub, or treat yourself to a massage.
Step out of the chalet and the mountain trails are yours for the picking. If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you’re in for a treat. As the winter snow melts away in the spring, the mountains take on their summer mantle of bright green grass and colourful alpine flowers. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.
After a long walk reward yourself with a swim to cool off in a refreshing glacial lake. There are so many hikes to choose from, at blue, red or black levels.
Enjoy views of Mont Blanc in the distance. If you feel like a day off from walking why not try paragliding or white water rafting, or enjoy the Olympic sized pool in Bourg St Maurice. Or simply relax in the garden of the chalet and catch some sun whilst enjoying a good book. Book this retreat!
Dates: 3rd – 7th May
A 5 day Yoga, Mindfulness and Embodied Mediation Retreat in a French Chateau 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.
This 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.
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.
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.
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. You are welcome to add additional nights to the end of your stay. Book this retreat!
South of France
Dates: 9th – 15th June
Get ready for our annual getaway in the south of France – this time with a new itinerary with daily yoga, walks, and food-focused activities throughout the week. From gourmet tastings, the famous Provencal rosé, and plenty of time to take in the gorgeous surroundings on our hikes past lavender, blue waters, and vineyards.
Bastide Avellanne is the ideal location to visit Provence. Situated only 30 minutes from the sea and from the Cote D’Azur between Cannes, St. Tropez and Hyeres. With its hundreds of kilometers of white beaches, rocky capes and wild bays, it is considered the most beautiful coastline of France – 300 kilometers of coast accompanying the Mediterranean Sea, white sandy beaches, a preserved landscape, protected islands and famous locations renowned worldwide.
It looks just as you see in postcards: fields of lavender, medieval villages, chateaux, markets full of colours where you can find local products and exotic spices, lively small towns with a slow way of life.
Day trips will allow guests to add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to their retreat experience. Trips may include visits to small villages, large cities, outdoor activities, even a gorgeous spa day in a 5* countryside chateau where guests can swim, enjoy lunch, use the spa area and receive a relaxing treatment (included in the retreat).
See smaller villages that few tourists visit, and get a true education and taste of France with various tastings of regional wines, aperitifs and cheeses.
One day will be spent on the French Riviera on the island of Porquerolles for freetime to explore the beaches, hiking trails or town. We will take a tour through the countryside to see quaint villages, French markets, and hopefully get a peek at the early-blooming lavender fields.
You’ll enjoy a true Provencal experience with the markets, food, culture, and sites. Our final day will be spent relaxing at a beautiful spa in the countryside with treatments, 5* service and lunch. Book this retreat!
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Alpine Yoga and Hiking Retreat in the French Alps, 29 July – 5 August / 5 – 12 August / 19 – 26 August / 26 August – 2 SeptemberRead more
Luxury Private Villa in the French Riviera, Sleeps 7 / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathroomsRead more
Ski Yoga Alpine Retreats in Alpe d’Huez France, 18 – 25 January, 25 January – 1 FebruaryRead more
Yoga and Skiing Retreat in the French Alps, 22nd – 29th marchRead more
Yoga, Mindfulness and Embodied Meditation Retreat, French Pyrenees 22 – 26 May / 11 – 15 SeptemberRead more
The best places in Europe for a yoga retreat: Portugal
For nature and landscape lovers, Portugal will amaze the most difficult to impress visitor. From volcanic islands, green national parks, waterfalls, caves, stunning long white beaches, valleys, mountains, vast golden fields of wheat, Portugal has it all.
Whether you just like to take pictures, hiking through nature, or just contemplate post-card like landscapes, you’ll love the spectacle Portugal has waiting for you.
Dates: open April to October
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.
Soulfully reconnect with our planet and with your own body. This warm invitation to deepen your love affair with yoga, is open for everyone, travelling alone or with friends, new to yoga or practicing for decades. Most of our retreats at Vale de Moses include morning and afternoon classes, a health consultation, massage/acupuncture treatment, 3 nourishing daily meals and a trip to the nearby Rio Zêzere. Book this retreat!
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Mindfulness and Yin Yoga Retreats, Portugal, 20th – 26th OctoberRead more
Relax & Revive 5 Day Retreat in the Algarve, open March – NovemberRead more
Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat in the Portuguese Mountains, open March to OctoberRead more
Yoga Surf Holiday at Vale da Lama Portugal, 7 – 13 June, 20 – 26 September (2020)Read more
Having trouble choosing from our collection of the best yoga retreats? Email us at email@example.com and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat. Follow our travels on Instagram @soulseedtravel.
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