Explore the wonders of the world with a yoga travel retreat

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Life isn’t meant to be lived in one place. Explore the wonders of the world with a yoga travel retreat. Along with yoga you can expect to immerse yourself in local cultures, history, art and beauty.

We’ve chosen these retreats that have expertly combined a daily yoga and meditation practice with day trips, tours and experiences that will create unforgettable memories.

Travelling solo? These retreats are perfect for meeting new and like minded people. If not now, when? Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime and explore the wonders of a yoga travel retreat.

The Italian Renaissance Luxury Yoga Retreat Florence, 26th May – 1st June 2019

This luxury Italian Renaissance yoga travel retreat takes place in Florence. Picture yourself being transported to the Italian Renaissance through exceptional cultural and historical experiences, inspiring and igniting your own personal renaissance within.

It’s a retreat for people who want to see and do all the best of what Florence has to offer but also feel centered and good in their bodies.

Each day there will be a different excursion planned that encompasses a different aspect of Florence and Italy as a whole.

Two days you will have two different tours of the arts including a city tour that will enlighten you to the prominence and important history of Florence, and another that takes you into one of the most important museums of all of Italy, where you can witness the genius of Michelangelo’s The David.

There will be two days that you leave the city and venture out into the incredible beauty of the Tuscan Countryside. One of those days you will go to the beautiful city of Siena for a tour and lunch, and on the way back you will stop at a 5 star luxury hotel where you will indulge in a two hour spa treatment.

Another day you we will go into Chianti to a sheep farm where you will have a tour of how they make the famous pecorino cheese and have lunch outside on a terrace in the vineyards.

You will also visit the charming town of Greve and do some wine-tasting at the famous Antinori winery where you can also purchase wine and special local products.

You will also be going to a classical music concert in a beautiful church in the center of Florence one evening and every night you will enjoy some of the best food Italy has to offer!. Take me to Florence.

All Inclusive Luxury Kenya Yoga Safari Retreat, 1st – 6th December

Join this yoga travel retreat for a restorative and exclusive all inclusive yoga and safari experience at Sirikoi – an award-winning eco-lodge and Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2018.

A rejuvenating experience offering incredible wildlife encounters, an exceptional farm-to-table organic dining experience and a beautiful, serene setting.

You will have your own guides and vehicles as a retreat group and there have been some  exciting nature excursions scheduled in.

You will enjoy daily yoga sessions with breath-taking nature views and the ancient wisdom of the African wilderness will inspire you as you stop for daily mindfulness meditation sessions.

You will also have daily guided game drives and walks, as well as excursions in the surrounding environment, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lewa Conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Take me to Kenya!.

Yoga, Spa & Culture Retreat in the South of France, 9th – 15th June 

Get ready for a yoga travel retreat in the south of France – 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 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.

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 add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to your retreat experience. Trips may include visits to small villages, large cities, outdoor activities, even a gorgeous spa day in a 5* countryside chateau!

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. You will take a tour through the countryside to see quaint villages, French markets, and hopefully get a peek at the early-blooming lavender fields. Take me to Provence!

Discover Nepal Yoga & Trekking Retreat, 8 – 19 April / 17 – 28 September

On this Discover Nepal yoga travel retreat, you will venture through the mountains and jungles of the Land of the Himalayas, complete with temples, trekking, yoga, and art in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokhara and the Annapurna circuit.

The itinerary has a heavy focus on development through sustainable travel. Nepal is an incredible country with a number of infrastructural challenges especially in regards to the environment.

Your tour guide has keep knowledge of the achievements and challenges, history and culture of Nepal and provides in-depth perspective and context as you will learn about the unique place you’re visiting.

This yoga travel retreat starts in Kathmandu with a visit of the main squares and temples, learning about their Hindu cultural base along with Buddhist influence.

Nepal is incredible on the senses, with incense and oms at every turn. You will then take a domestic flight to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and bike around the temple complex before an afternoon tea time with local monks to learn more about Buddhist philosophy.

From there you will head to the Annapurna mountain range, basing out of the beautiful city of Pokhara.

You’ll have time to explore its many sites before you go on a 3-day trek in the mountains. The hikes will be for around 6 hours per day on moderate terrain enjoying the local villages, vistas and cool mountain air.

You’ll stay in teahouses run by Tibetans and enjoy masala chai under the skies. After you descend, you will recover in Pokhara with its many spa options and traditional massages before the final leg of the trip, a two-night yoga retreat in the hills above Kathmandu.

Activities include an Ayurvedic workshop, spa day and many opportunities for yoga. The trip will end back in Kathmandu. Take me to Nepal!

Luxury Goa Yoga, Move+Manifest Retreat, 25th – 31st March (2019)

This yoga travel retreat in Goa will honour the deeply spiritual nature of India, the birthplace of spirituality.

Daily workshops will be offered that will help deepen your connection with your soul and your divine purpose.

You will have meaningful discussions and exercises on the topic of authentic self-expression and how to create a life aligned with this authenticity.

Your retreat accommodation is the award-winning luxury hotel Alila Diwa Goa where will have a week emphasising self-care and slowing down, along with finding creative inspiration from the travel excursions and the beauty of the land.

The intention is to give you the supported space to recognise your inner guidance and develop a more honest, intimate relationship with yourself, thereby activating your creative potential.

Explore in and around South Goa, a land of swaying palms, white sands, sparkling waters, emerald green paddy fields and eternally clement weather.

Goa is the perfect place to dip your toe into the fascinating culture of India…it’s “India ‘lite,’” as we say, and it’s a wonderful experience. Take me to Goa!.

Luxury Spring Weekend Yoga Retreat in Rome, 3rd – 6th May (2019)

weekend yoga retreat in Rome

Join this yoga travel retreat in the ‘Eternal City’ for a luxurious weekend of yoga and adventure.

Picture velvet nights and candy coloured vespas zipping down cobblestone streets. Imagine coins tossed in fountains and taste melting mint gelato under a glistening sun.

Envision yourself leaning over the balustrade of ancient bridges and peering into tiny osterias tucked into fragrant alleyways.

Perhaps Rome is an eternity, and so we are drawn to the one place where we can abandon ourselves to the art of il dolce far niente – the sweet pursuit of doing nothing.

Your retreat home will be the luxurious Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel, a baroque jewel that sits on the lush Janiculum hill.

Built in the 17th century by famed architect Francesco Borromini this treasured dwelling was once a convent commissioned by a noblewoman.

History hides in every corner here – from Renaissance paintings to coffered ceilings, and antique wooden doors.

Inviting you to take a break from the hurried life, is the stunning and secluded cloister, now a garden brimming with planted herbs and rose bushes.

While the terracotta rooftop terrace provides spectacular views as you connect to the intimate expression of body and spirit during the morning meditation and yoga classes. Take me to Rome.

Culture, Food and Yoga Retreat in the heart of Tuscany, 23rd – 30th March (2019)

Join this yoga travel retreat for an adventure in the heart of Tuscany. Nestled in this lyrical landscape, and a short distance from the medieval city of Lucca, you find a true haven for relaxation, Villa Boccella — an immaculately restored 17th century Tuscan estate.

The path to creative awakening begins each morning in the Boccellina garden with a yoga and meditation class.

Wake up to the sweet scent of jasmine with views of the Pizzorne mountains on the horizon.

Follow the enchanting trails that lead you past the wild thyme or simply bask by the pool, in the golden light of the afternoon.

The focus of this retreat, is manifesting the muse within you!.

Expect a week of fully immersive experiences such as pasta making and silk weaving, as well as a visit to gleaming white marble quarries, as you follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo.

In true Tuscan spirit, you will frolic in vineyards, and taste your way through the delectable flavors of the region.

The area around Lucca, is referred to as the ‘green island of Tuscany’. Here, you wil encounter baroque villas, magnificent palaces and charming gardens.

When you are not exploring the local countryside, a host of creative workshops await.

The retreat will culminate on a glorious Tuscan summer evening for a performance of Puccini at the church of San Giovanni.

Your soul will rejoice in the emotion of the setting, the harmony of sounds and the memory created. Take me to Tuscany!

Transformational Yoga Wildlife Retreat, Namibia 5th – 11th December

This transformational yoga travel retreat in December offers you an incredible opportunity to connect deeply with the elements and energy of nature.

Working with the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether you will explore the connection between the elements and our subtle energetic bodies.

Gaining a deeper understanding of how the energetic centres work and creating a holistic self practice that can heal, restore and balance your energy.

The venue is the only lodge in the Bwabwata National Park, an area renowned for its large herds of elephant. The lodge will be used exclusively for the retreat guests.

On arrival at Kasane Airport you will be met by your yoga teacher/host and make your way to Nambwa Tented Lodge.

The drive to the lodge is somewhat of a game drive where you will see various animals and local villages.

At the lodge you will be welcomed and briefed on your Yoga Safari Adventure.

Settle into your luxurious accommodation and relax before your first yoga session as the sun sets, in the floodplains in front of the lodge.

The next day you will adventure on game drive with a yoga session in a remote area in the park 
(Root Chakra, Yin).

Other highlight of this yoga travel retreat include an afternoon boat cruise, where you will stop for a yoga session in the bush as 
the sun starts to set.

If you want to visit Victoria Falls, one of the Worlds Natural Wonders, you can either opt for pre-or post retreat, or both. Take me to Namibia!.

Marrakech + Sahara Desert Yoga & Art Retreat, 5 – 12 October / 21 – 28 April

On this 8 day Marrakech + Sahara Desert Yoga and Art retreat, you’ll first enjoy the bustling city, discovering its souks and artisan crafts throughout the medina and then you’ll head out to the Sahara desert for a few nights under the stars.

You will stop at the striking Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city that once had a prominent position in the trans-Saharan trade route.

You will visit and ancient Kasbah, or a fortress village as well as engage with a Berber women’s textile co-op community partner to learn about artisan textile traditions.

Local experiences include a traditional sand-oven cooking class in the desert, as well as cultural education about traditions, artisanship and the Moroccan way of life.

After yoga and breakfast on day three you will head across to your next destination across the Atlas Mountains.

You’ll arrive at the dunes mid-day with plenty of stops for photos and food and will ride camels the rest of the way in to your Berber camp.

Stretch out with yoga before an incredible desert meal and campfire against a backdrop of stars and traditional Moroccan music. Take me to Morocco!

Having trouble choosing? Email us at retreats@soulseedmedia.com and we will help you find and book your perfect yoga travel retreat.