Have a happy, healthy and relaxing Christmas. Start the New Year feeling your best self. Escape the mayhem of the holidays and treat yourself to a life changing (and fun!) adventure.
Choose from a specially themed retreat to mark the celebrations, a wellness or detox program in a resort open all year round or your own private luxury villa to share with loved ones.
When you book with us we’ll share amazing discounts from some awesome yogi brands, and a bunch of organic & vegan skincare brands that we partner with so you’ll be able to pack everything you need for your holiday.
Here’s our top picks of healthy Christmas and New Year Yoga retreats.
Celebrate the New Year in Venice
This enchanting city is the backdrop of a magical celebration – finding presence in each day and setting intentions for the year to come through daily yoga, creativity workshops, day trips, spas, and gourmet meals.
Come away with us for a week in the magical part of Italy known as Venezia! Venice is a place unlike any other in the world, and to see it is to transport yourself back to the days of Casanova, masked balls, and Carnevale.
Oh, but there is so much more to Venice than what the usual tourist visit can offer. Our yoga retreat will allow for a deeper knowledge of Venice, its canals, and neighboring islands.
We’re so excited to offer this retreat during a unique time to visit this amazing city – as it’s out of the main tourist season so you can get a deeper view into the local life, as well as a chance to ring in the New Year in such a magical and inspiring place.
Yoga and meditation classes will be held daily to prepare our bodies and minds to find the calm in the magic that is Venice – and then art projects will help us find news ways of seeing – both yoga and art working together to find focus in the many layers of history, water, and beauty of the Venetian landscape.
An exclusive luxury retreat for women in Ibiza
Our luxury women’s retreats are specifically for women, the reason being that women support one another in a really beautiful way when they’re amongst other women. Naturally feeling more understood, they are able to be open and feel connected in one another’s presence .
The retreats inspire a journey back to one’s authentic self, an opportunity to peel back the layers of everything we’re not and to be comfortable with ourselves as we really are. They give us a chance to rebuild, redirect and refocus our lives and shape them as we want them, all from a place of authenticity.
It’s really an inner journey, with less focus on yoga asana and more on self inquiry, mindfulness, psychology and Buddhist practices.
This Christmas Ibiza Yoga & Wellbeing retreat provides a wonderful opportunity go within, to restore and to reconnect with your true nature, leaving you empowered to live the life you love.
Immerse yourself in a mix of culture, wellness and adventure in Marrakech
Christmas – love it or loathe it you can’t just leave it. Or maybe you can. This year why not do Christmas with an exotic twist and join us for our Merry Marrakech Christmas retreat.
Less sleighs on snow and more camels in the desert as you follow your own star. Indulge all your senses in a wonderfully different style and with a little more bite. Bring your family. Leave your family. It’s your choice. We want to make it the most magical time of your year.
Unwrap this special Christmas package to discover Dar Jaguar and Marrakech. Breakfast will be served each morning either on the Rooftop Terrace or the Rose Fountain Courtyard, before you choose to go out on an excursion, luxuriate in your divine surroundings or participate in a Moroccan delight.
On Christmas Eve, for last minute stocking fillers to hang on the cosy fireplace, just step outside the grand cedar wood doors of Dar Jaguar and head into the souks for a little gold, frankincense or myrrh with your own Dar Jaguar Personal Shopping or Tour Guide. A luxurious massage will ensure that you have a silent night as you wait to see what Christmas delights unfold.
Christmas Day will begin with a sparkling brunch on the Rooftop Terrace and then maybe take a stroll to Jardin Marjorelle for a Christmas Day walk with a difference – a sight for all the senses. The highlight of the day would have to be an alternative Christmas Dinner, the 1001 Nights Banquet with live music and belly dancers – a different take on charades and the Queen’s speech.
Boxing Day at Dar Jaguar breaks with tradition as we whisk you out to the Palm Groves for a Camel Ride Safari in the style of the Magi. Or perhaps you’d prefer to upgrade your desert adventure and book adrenalin-filled dune-buggies to race across the sand, feeling like you are starring in your very own Boxing Day Blockbuster. Return to Dar Jaguar for your Farewell Candlelit Dinner.
Relax with yoga, hiking & movie nights in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema, Spain
Come join us in Spain for our Escape Christmas Retreat in 2018! Enjoy a week of fun-filled and relaxing time away from the Christmas hype.
The days will start with an energising Vinyasa Flow Yoga class and end with more mellow style of yoga: Restorative Yoga, Yin yoga, guided Meditation or Yoga Nidra practices followed by a sauna/sweat lodge session. As part of the retreat, we will also go on a couple of stunning hikes, visit a local Spanish town, experience fun surprise workshops, enjoy a flamenco dancing class, live music and AcroYoga class. We will also snuggle around a log-fire and watch movies.
Apart from this you will be nurtured with the most exquisite vegetarian cuisine. There will be a many special meals among which mulled wine and delicious Tufu Turkey prepared for Christmas day.
Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. In typical Spanish style there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees.
Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.
A retreat in Spain for those of you in need of rest and rejuvenation
Yoga Casa Garraf is a beautiful family run space dedicated to yoga set in the tiny seaside village of Garraf near Sitges, Barcelona.
Winter time offers up to us the wisdom of listening deep within to connect with what it is that truly nourishes our lives and so the life around us.
This new year yoga retreat offers a unique space for you to explore being embodied, sensed and closer to your ‘self’ as you enter this next year. A retreat for those of you in need of rest, rejuvenation and a deeper connection to your practice.
The yoga and meditation offers you the opportunity to turn your gaze inwards and to meet the wisdom of vitality and presence this New Year.
The yoga practised on this retreat is inspired by Scaravelli. A practice that awakens the spine to cultivate freedom and strength in the body and flexibility of movement without excessive effort. A practice that encourages enquiry into our bodies through the asanas, through breath, meditation and simply arriving into a sense of wholeness.
Throughout the retreat there will be the option to make contemplative walks and hikes on the beach and around with stunning sea views in your free time. We will explore two group walks together plus guided silent meditation walks. On New Years day there is the option to swim with the locals and group hike in Park National Garraf.
New Years Eve in Ibiza with powerful and inspiring workshops
This New Year Ibiza Yoga & Wellbeing retreat provides a wonderful opportunity go within, to restore and to reconnect with your true nature, leaving you empowered to live the life you love.
Through a series of powerful and inspiring workshops you will:
- Experience a journey of self-inquiry to help you peel back the layers of your conditioned mind revealing your true nature.
- Learn ancient yogic and Buddhist practices such as mindfulness, meditation, pranayama (breathing practices) mantra and mudra to PURIFY, quiet and empty the mind bringing peace and opening the gateway to your innate wisdom.
- Come into alignment with your essential nature and begin to fearlessly express yourself through learning how to silence your inner critic and to trust your intuition through play with self reflection tools such as the language of colour, journaling, and divination arts.
- Design a unique, nurturing personal practice ritual inspired from all that you’ve learned on the retreat. Through guided meditation and an introduction to natural healing practices and vibrational medicine you’ll create self-care plan that will fully support you to create the life you love.
- Create a powerful vision board complete with supportive affirmations, creative visualisation practices and a dynamic action plan to support you to find the joy within and make the life you love a reality.
Stay in an eco village in the jungle of Costa Rica
We have a special opportunity for you to enjoy The Sanctuary in your own way over the holidays. Take a week to retreat in the truest sense of the word. Spend some meaningful time to restore, rest and enjoy the energies of Mother Nature.
There will be a Yoga Teacher Training happening simultaneously, so this is not a typical retreat. You will have unstructured time on your own to use in any way you like. Enjoy a daily massage or some of the other healing modalities that we offer, bask in the sun, explore the jungle, take a surf lesson, it is up to you to find the perfect medicine necessary. This week is approved for 61 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours.
This retreat week includes a 2-hour masterclass Monday-Friday mornings (some will be at SkyLab and taught by instructors other than Liz), an hour of instructed meditation and journalling session 3 afternoons, and a sound healing Gong Bath Sunset session.
We also have 3 hours each day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) to actively practice ahimsa and ekagrata. We will take our Yoga off the mat and apply it to conscious eating while we enjoy gourmet Ayurvedic inspired cuisine. Mealtimes are unplugged and dedicated to yoga related discussions and mindfulness practices. This is an alcohol and substance-free retreat.
Detox in the mountains of Portugal
Start your new year on this yoga and detox retreat, carefully designed to introduce you to deep life changing effects of Cleansing and Detoxifying through Nutritional Metabolic Therapy based on Natural medicine, Gerson Therapy and therapeutic fasting.
We will guide to through mindful yoga sessions, gentle but profound detoxification practices that are sustainable. You can choose between a one week or 2 week program.
For this winter cleanse we bring elements to keep you warm and grounded detoxing body and mind as well as to offer you tools that you can apply back at home. Healing is achieved by detoxifying the cells, bringing toxicity out of the body, eliminating elements that devitalize and age the body, providing high doses of nutrients and enzymes to the body, increasing cellular energy, boosting back the immune system to its full capacity.
Practice yoga and meditation, reconnect with nature, enjoy peaceful rest, drink fresh juices and eat vibrant healthy organic and nutritious food together with a whole range of holistic practices to support your detoxification process. Offer a deep cleanse to your body and mind feeling vibrant and luminous again. Go to bed at night with the silence of the stars and wake up to the songs of the birds in the morning. Last few shared spaces left.
Start the New Year treating yourself with inspiration, sunshine and deep relaxation on the White Isle
A full week of inspiring yoga, breath-work, healthy homemade vegetarian/vegan food, a celebration through dance & music and silent nature walks to transform your life and give you a glow of wellbeing. In a small and intimate group of a maximum of 12 guests and two certified yoga teachers there will be plenty of personalised attention to guide you on your journey, within the wonderful dynamic of a group of likeminded souls.
The winter is our favourite time on Ibiza. You have the beaches all for yourself and the vibe is calm and relaxed. Start the New Year treating yourself with inspiration, sunshine and deep relaxation.
With mild and pleasant temperatures varying from 14 up to 22 degrees, it is the perfect climate for outdoor yoga and beautiful nature hikes. In the evenings, we retreat to our big loungy living room to spend time in front of the fire place sharing music, laughter and good conversation.
Are you ready to shine into 2019?! Are you looking for a relaxed and peaceful start of the New Year? Then our Ibiza New Years Yoga Retreat edition is for you! A magical, luxurious location in the nature of Ibiza is the setting of one of the most relaxing, rejuvenating and wholesome retreats to start the new year. It’s the place for you to reconnect with nature and, most importantly, your natural self.
Escape to the magical island of the Gods for a 7 day detox retreat
This program has been carefully designed for your body and soul to reap all the benefits of a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.
This detox retreat at Blue Karma Ubud can help you lose weight, reduce stress, experience glowing skin, eliminate digestive issues, and boost energy levels. Release stress and negative mental patterns, and give your body and soul a new energy and vitality.
Between heaven and earth, 3.5 km from the centre of Ubud, in the middle of rice paddies, you’ll discover Blue Karma Resort Ubud, our Boutique Hotel de Charme, where everything waits for you to relax and let go.
In the middle of this verdant haven of peace, built with respect for the environment, surrounded by fruit trees and deliciously perfumed plants, nestles a 25 m pool, our Karma Yoga pagoda, gazebos with their thatched roofs as well as many other resting areas.
Reconnect with yourself, others, and the environment at Blue Karma Ubud. Traditional Balinese massage and a range of other treatments are available and offer the perfect opportunity to enhance your stay in Bali.
Have a cleansing, healthy New Year in Cornwall
For a New Year’s Eve retreat with a difference, join us in Cornwall. This new year we have relocated to the beautiful area of St Agnes. The area is known for its outstanding natural beauty and from the TV series Poldark, so imagine a dramatic coastline with crashing waves and stunning beaches.
After the excess of Christmas, our New Year yoga retreat Cornwall is the perfect way to unwind, rest and recuperate and start 2019.
Gently cleanse and nourish body and mind this new year with 2 hours of energising yoga in the morning and after brunch, enjoy the many walks from the retreat.
Immerse yourself in the setting intentions workshop, journal, have a massage or soak in the hot tub.
Spend New Year at a country manor house in Oxfordshire
Retreat to the Oxfordshire countryside and escape the normal hectic New Year’s celebrations. Our Bicester venue is well loved by our guests for its grand, yet incredibly homely feel.
Our New Years Eve retreat gives you the chance to pause, reset, be thankful for the year behind us and set intentions for the year ahead!
This year, alongside guided walks, twice daily yoga, and our intentions workshops, we have added a cookery workshop so you can take a little piece of the retreat home with you.
Start 2019 feeling like your true self: rested, rejuvenated and ready to take on the year with a renewed sense of purpose.
This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a New Year away with wellness, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages. Only one male sharing space left!
Celebrate Christmas in the sun in Fuerteventura
Celebrate Christmas in the sunshine this year on our Christmas yoga retreat. Enjoy a week of relaxation, rejuvenation and wholesome celebrations, taking time to bring 2018 to a positive close or maybe to get a head start on New Year’s resolutions.
In addition to our comprehensive yoga and Pilates programme, we will have seasonally themed meditations and some fun activities to celebrate the holidays, as well as a wonderful menu of healthy, delicious and nourishing food.
We will be celebrating two of the finest Christmas Yoga retreat experiences for you on the sun-blessed island of Fuerteventura, with epic sand dunes rolling down into the turquoise ocean, breathtaking white-sand beaches and dramatic volcanic sunsets.
Choose the Lotus Retreat for beach town boutique, or Surya Retreat for a rejuvenating escape.
These special Christmas yoga retreats include all our amazing classes and activities plus some special seasonal extras. Including additional meditations to cultivate peace, compassion and gratitude during this special, but often stressful time of year, and some festive activities to celebrate and enjoy some festive fun. SOLD OUT!
Keep fit and Yoga in Koh Samui
Christmas and New Year’s Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui Thailand, 22 – 29 December, 29 December – 5 January
For the 15th year in a row, Samahita Retreat is hosting a Christmas and New Year’s Retreat in Thailand. There are two back to back week-long programs, one from December 22 through December 29, and the other from December 29 through January 5.
Paul and the Samahita team will share in the task of teaching and guiding all guests across the range of yoga and meditation practices, core strength work and cycle classes.
The physical yoga asana practice will be offered on a number of levels that includes experienced self-practice, guided vinyasa classes, explorative asana classes, and restorative afternoon sessions.
Weaved into this schedule are different core classes in the morning and/or afternoon. We alternate the cycle classes between silent-sunrise classes to mid-afternoon fun-cycle classes.
The first week will place an emphasis on asana practice in the workshops, with more on the Philosophy by the second week.
There will be a Christmas Eve celebration with special gourmet feast and performances and fundraiser for our local charities.
On New Year’s Eve there will be a special ceremony to acknowledge 2018 and welcome in 2019 as well as a feast and performances.
The special ceremony will help you close and heal the past year, setting the energy and intention for the year coming with an impetus to follow through on it.
The rest of your time will be a nice break from all the crazy holiday happenings and commercial onslaught. Come and really enjoy a genuine holiday break from the ‘holidays’.
Join David Sye for a special New Year Yogabeats retreat in the Canary Islands
Join us for our New Year Yoga Retreat and rock in the New Year with David Sye and his own special brand of yoga, healing and wisdom.
David’s Yogabeats slips you intentionally but subtly into the magical mystical side of yoga, opening up the mind and body, leaving you with a euphoric joy in your heart, and a deep smile within.
Guiding and celebrating with you into the New Year, will be David Sye. David is not only a well known and loved yoga elder, who has studied with many gurus and even met with the Dalai Lama, but he is also one of the most authentic yogis in the world.
An open, friendly and caring soul who will bring amazing vibrant energy to the mat and inspire the very best from your practice, whatever your level of experience.
Known for his life changing yoga sessions where flowing movements meet primal rhythms… A world where breath and meditation join fun, expression and personal growth.
You will feel inspired, supported, part of a community and ready to take on the New Year charged and rejuvenated, with an open heart and a strong mind.
Sessions with David are both invigorating and uplifting and will encourage you to join together in your practice with other yogis, and to open your heart and mind to be part of the yoga community.
David’s goal for this retreat week is to make it a yoga holiday that will be remembered for your entire life.
This week will be real yoga, meaningful, yet playful and fun, guided and supported into the New Year, by the UK’s finest and most authentic teacher.
Alongside a daily yoga & meditation program, we will have a menu of delicious healthful meals that will leave you feeling balanced and invigorated, alive and refreshed. SOLD OUT!
Of course there are the places that are open all year, where you can check-in and check-out when you like.
Experience pure bliss on a remote Island
This is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom.
A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. The endlessly passionate and curious. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning. This is Nihi Sumba.
At Nihi Sumba Island we promote all facets of wellbeing. Our focus is to help you leave rejuvenated and rebalanced through a plethora of activities that have been designed to support our mission.
Let the highly trained, healing hands of our Sumbanese Spa staff take care of you as you unplug from your daily life and begin to reconnect to your inner self.
Traditional Balinese Healing at Fivelements
On our Healing Detox Retreat, we embrace holistic Balinese-inspired therapies administered by traditional Balinese healers using ancient wisdoms passed down through direct lineage.
Following the Balinese principal of Sekala-Niskala, which holds that we all live equally in two worlds; the seen or conscious world Sekala, and the unseen or psychic world Niskala, the Balinese healers engage the help of the divine source during each healing session.
This is our signature cleansing programme inspired by the ancient Balinese philosophy that promotes living with purity of thought, speech, and action. It encourages us to align our heartfelt goodwill and thinking with consistent speech and action.
The retreat includes traditional Balinese healing therapies aimed to detoxify and purify the physical body, sekala, and the non-physical mind and soul, niskala, unifying body and mind towards a natural harmonious state of being, and allowing an organic healing process to unfold.
Where the sun shines all year round & you can practice yoga on the beach
Create your own practice – we are sure you have sometimes thought about going deeper into your yoga practice but don’t find the time. You don’t want to do an intense training but you would like to know more about yoga.
And what’s more, you would love to have tools so that you can create a consistent yoga routine at home. This can be your opportunity to make yoga your daily companion easily.
Relax, unwind, enjoy the sun and go back home with something valuable to start the New Year: the secrets of yoga. The retreat includes some exciting workshops – a Healthy Canarian Cuisine workshop and Natural Cosmetics workshop. We will have a couple of day trips during the week as well – to local and natural spots of the island and tree planting in the beautiful land of Osorio.
The retreat takes place in Las Palmas, right next to Las Canteras Beach. 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. SOLD OUT.
Connect with nature on a healing ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka
The Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a small, peaceful and modest retreat in a nature reserve set between a lagoon and the ocean in the south of Sri Lanka.
It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty and relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.
The Sanctuary offers Yoga and Ayurveda retreats all year round and hosts detox retreats and special Signature retreats a few times a year.
The gentle rhythm of the sanctuary and the pared back approach and architecture of the place allow for a genuine retreat.
The focus at Sen Wellness Retreat is on rest and connection with nature and oneself. The eclectic and fascinating selection of books available are perfect to fill your time between yoga, treatments and walks on the beach.
You’ll be encouraged to put away your devices as much as possible and allow for a digital detox too.
With our retreat sanctuary in the mangrove forest by the beach, we invite our guests to reconnect with nature and feel the vital energy of Sri Lanka.
The signature Christmas retreat is now full. We are taking bookings again from the 1st of January.
Deepen and renew your yoga practice at Plantation Villa
Our retreat at Plantation Villa provides a chance to deepen and renew your yoga and meditation practice, whilst caring for your body and mind with loving care from our village team.
Set in a rural village, surrounded by lush green natural landscape, we are a community center where a village has come together to serve you and take you on an unimaginable journey.
The retreat funds and maintains the Metta Trust charity to do community development, wildlife conservation and forest preservation activities.
We maintain the local temples, village schools and fund majority of the community activities in our village and surrounding villages.
We specialize in Ayurveda which is an ancient art of healing the body and mind through nutrition, relaxation, and herbal treatments. Our Ayurvedic doctors and senior therapists have over 15 year of experience.
During the Christmas period you can attend our special ayurvedic retreat program. A completely personalised, comprehensive and holistic experience.
Our doctors and therapists will work with you from day one to gather a holistic understanding of your physical ailments, areas for stress of the mind, lifestyle, and wellness objectives
Take a wellness retreat in Siem Reap
With 28 rooms and suites housed in low slung chalet on a hectare and half of gardens speckled with 3 swimming pools, it is the only upscale resort and wellness retreat in Angkor.
This is where detoxing or a mini-break can easily be a part of a relaxing holiday highlighted with a visit to Angkor Wat which is a mere 30 minutes driving distance from the resort.
Navutu Dreams has a core team of seasoned wellness practitioners who have crafted programs designed to detox the body, the mind or both.
Yoga classes are available three time a day, each day of the week. Private bodyworks, breath-work, yoga, meditation or even partner yoga sessions can easily be arranged.
Traditional Chinese medicine is also available at the resort. Within its menu are services for acupuncture, shiatsu, cupping and auriculotherapy.
Alternative healing is also readily on-hand. Reiki, Crystal Healing, Tibetan Bowl Sound Bath and the resort’s signature BreathLightBliss which is a combination of these plus breath-work.
Destination-inspired activities also include forest bathing or the practice of ‘’Shinrin-yoku’’ in a selected path at the Angkor Archaeological Park and sunrise meditation within the grounds of 9th century temple on a hill over-looking the Tonle Sap Lake. SOLD OUT.
Detox in luxury surroundings at Chiva-Som in Thailand
The Art of Detox retreat at Chiva-Som is a fully personalised dietary focused programme. Start a beneficial dietary transformation or a more subtle change to achieve the goals you wish to fulfil. Retreats are available for 5, 7, 10 or 14 nights.
For 23 years, Chiva-Som has provided a Haven of Life for guests seeking health and wellness. Our programmes are founded upon our six wellness modalities: Spa, Fitness, Physiotherapy, Holistic Health, Nutrition and Aesthetic Beauty.
Your personal advisor will aid you in discovering the ideal diet, balancing macro and micronutrients while herbal and nutritional supplements ensure your detoxification processes are working optimally to cleanse your body of toxins.
Through our retreat you will discover a new path towards more nourishing foods that will bring your digestive and metabolic systems back to their optimal function for sustaining health.
Or why not hire your own private villa for a bespoke experience?