Last Updated on May 2, 2020 by Editor
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.
Yoga Travel Retreat in Italy
Dates: 30th June – 6th July
On this Luxury Yoga, Food and Adventure Retreat in Tuscany your days will be a perfect blend of exploring the Art Cities of Italy: lingering with iconic art, architecture, and design punctuated with wine, food, fashion, and fun. You will experience the real sensuousness of Tuscany and understand why it is on everyone’s bucket list!
This week is all about recharging through reverence for nature, delight in culinary magnificence, inspired yoga and meditation practices and cultivating community.
Some say you can fall in love with a place just as you can with a person. This is certainly true of Toscana! The tastes, sights and people of Tuscany will nourish your spirit and renew your sense of joy.
Experiencing life under the Tuscan sun is something that stays with you forever. In Italy, you slow down to enjoy each breath, each sip of chianti, each taste of antipasto. You may in fact realise that you are actually home: the home of your heart. And life will never be the same after that. Tuscany teaches us to savour each moment and live inspired by the details that might have otherwise passed us by.
We will move at a relaxed pace; participation in any event is not mandatory and there will be plenty of time offered to explore on your own, read a great book, go on a horseback ride on the over 200 acre estate, hike through the vineyards or lounge by the pool getting the best tan of your life.
You will certainly have time to re-learn the art of relaxation or as the Italians say “Il Bel Fai Niente,” set mindful goals, live in joy and renew your entire sense of wellbeing.
Yoga Travel Retreat in Spain
Dates: 21st September – 28th September
These specially designed Yoga and Cultural Retreats at Suryalila enable you to enjoy the best of this beautiful and culturally rich area of Spain, in a relaxed and warm environment.
The week is designed in such a way that you will get plenty of Yoga and time to relax whilst experiencing authentic and culturally rich excursions to the fascinating cities of Seville, Ronda, Jerez and Arcos de la Frontera.
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.
The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. We also grow organic vegetables and fruits and keep chickens for eggs.
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. .
Day trips include a trip to Ronda, famous for its spectacular views, ancient roman bridges and bullfighting! Ronda is just under a one hour drive from Suryalila Retreat Centre; Sevilla – one of Europe’s most charming and romantic cities. It is probably the most famous historical town in Andalusia, along with Cordoba and Granada; and Jerez de la Frontera. Its old quarter surrounds the Alcázar de Jerez, a Moorish fortress founded in the 11th century. The city is also known for flamenco music and sherry production in the so-called Sherry Triangle lying to the west.
Yoga Travel Retreat in India
Dates: 17th – 28th 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. The 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.
Yoga Travel Retreat in Namibia
Dates: 5th – 11th December
We invite you to come join us for our transformational 7 day yoga wildlife retreat offering 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 we will explore the connection between the elements and our subtle energetic bodies. Gaining a deeper understanding of how our energetic centres work and creating a Holistic self practice that can heal, restore and balance our 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.
Most days are set to begin with a morning yoga practice out in nature. What better place to find yourself at sunrise? The picture-perfect settings will give you the feeling as though time is standing still and you will almost certainly be able to hear the surrounding nature and wildlife whispering rejuvenation into your soul as the world awakes.
The remainder of the day will be spent on excursions, shamanic sessions, relaxation or optional reiki or spa treatments. As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon yoga practice. An incredible way to end the day and quieten your mind before dinner under the starlit skies.
Yoga Travel Retreat in Greece
Dates: 6 – 13 July / 3 – 10 August / 24 -31 August
Join us for our 7 day Greek Islands Summer Sailing Yoga retreat. The Greek Islands are a lifetime bucket list item that is every part as rewarding as you’d imagine it is. Our trip is based out of the Ionian Islands, which is located on the west coast of Greece, known as the protected part, creating the perfect environment for flat seas, mild winds and the best leisure cruising areas.
Each morning begins with an hour long yoga class in a new secret location each day, whether it’s overlooking the bay, the beach or the harbour, but rest assured you wont have done a yoga class in a location like this before.
We set sail for your daily beach stop, which includes some of the bluest, clearest water you’ve even seen with magical white cliffs towering over the beach. It truly is a bucket list trip.
Yoga Travel Retreat in Montenegro
Dates: 14 – 21 September & 25 September – 2 October
If you are a lover of the great outdoors then this spring hiking and yoga holiday in Montenegro is for you. We have planned a week to showcase all that this untouched area of the world has to offer!.
You can expect a relaxed yet exhilarating itinerary, with breathtaking hikes, water sports, boat excursions, beautiful day trips and more, with 3 hours of yoga per day. We are based in a beautifully renovated olive mill 10 minutes from the spectacular coast, a short walk from the traditional old town and with its cosy restaurants and shops, so if you choose to have a day to relax by yourself, this is fine, too!
If you haven’t visited Montenegro before, you are absolutely in for a treat. Unlike its neighbour Croatia, Montenegro is relatively untouched by tourism but shares the same stunning coastline, scenery and friendly people, we have planned a week for you exploring all that Montenegro has to offer!
Montenegro is half the size of Wales, but in a relatively small area you will be lucky to find an incredible coastline with unspoilt beaches, clear lakes in the national parks for wild swimming, rivers fit for kayaking, and mountains that are begging to be conquered. We can arrange day tours, hiking, cycling and more for you so that you can take in all there is of this incredible country.
Yoga Travel Retreat in Marrakech
Dates: 22nd – 28th September
This Luxury Yoga Retreat at Peacock Pavilions offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. Expect meaningful discussions and fun activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and heartfelt desires.
Your retreat home for the week is the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel. This stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler.
You will not only enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and covered yoga platform, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites.
A guided day trip in Marrakech will lead you through an introduction to souks and visits to sites such as Ben Youssef Medrasa.
A full day will be spent exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains with a base at the Kasbah Tamadot Hotel with a traditional mule trek to the nearby village of Asni followed by time at the beautiful grounds of this 5-star location overlooking the vista and tasting menu lunch.
The final full day entails a trip to the famous Bains de Marrakech, a luxurious spa facility, where guests can be pampered to their heart’s content with a full program of various treatments. What better way to wrap up a week of yoga than a day of pure relaxation.
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