After the long winter and the dark nights, you will be ready to recharge your battery and itching to roll your yoga mat outside again. Here’s our go-to wellness guide on the best Spring yoga retreats to head to in 2019.
For the nature lover, escape to the Portuguese Mountains
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.
For the wild and free spirited, escape to the Teno Natural Park
Remember dancing in the rain? jumping in puddles? Laughing, running free, without a care in the world? Before you judged yourself or were judged by others? Remember when you weren’t ashamed of who you were? Weren’t afraid of where life was taking you?
There was a time when you didn’t care what you looked like, running through the wet grass. You did it because it felt good, it felt like flying.
Where did you go? Want to find out? Then join us on our free your heart wild heart yoga retreat in Tenerife. Feel like breathing, laughing, moving and eating through a week of of genuinely good company? Fresh mountain air and warm Spanish sunshine, permeated by mind, body, spirit practices infused with the compassion and humour of your radiant, ever-smiling teachers, Gillian and Lisa.
Let’s go get you. Our classes are adaptable to all levels, from no experience to the pro. The only thing you need to do is show up and bring your beginners mind. Get ready to be amazed, to learn and to feel more alive than you have in years.
Discover how to invite new energy in, experience an awakening around your personal habits, explore the healing pathways of your body and embodying insights born of yoga infused with Dao wisdom.
For the ski enthusiast, escape to the French Alps
We know that the key to a fantastic ski or snowboard and yoga experience is; an equal emphasis on the yoga, the skiing/boarding along with plenty of relaxation too.
Alongside nutritious and filling vegetarian or vegan meals, this unique combination is guaranteed to help you feel invigorated on the slopes helping you ski all day without feeling a lag of energy in the afternoon (this has been tried and tested!) and free from strain or injury if you haven’t skied for a year.
Our accommodation is a beautiful private chalet near La Rosiere with 180 degree views of the tarantaise valley below. The chalet is situated at 1850m and is an idyllic Alpine chalet in the Savoie region of the French Alps.
There is a sauna and a serviced outdoor hot tub and our beautiful yoga space which is on the top floor with glass windows opening up to the views of the whole valley. It is simply breathtaking.
This yoga and skiing retreat is suitable all levels of skiers, La Rosiere is a great resort to learn and also for those who love off-piste. It is also perfect for intermediates as the ski area is large and you can ski to Italy for a bigger adventure!
For the spa loving Francophile, escape to the South of France
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.
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, 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, with free time to explore the beaches, hiking trails or town. Our final day will be spent relaxing at a beautiful spa in the countryside with treatments, 5* service and a delicious lunch.
For those in need of rest and relaxation, escape to the French Pyrenees
A 5 day Yoga, Meditation & Clean Living Retreat at the 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.
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.
For body and mind balance, escape to the peaceful North of Ibiza
Life is a Journey; trust every step of the way. As we journey through life we all come across our own challenges along the way. We have so many decisions to make in life it can leave us feeling a little burnt out.
Our timetable will be perfectly balanced between exciting activities and personal time to relax, dip in the pool and catch up on ‘me time’. You are invited to try everything, however, extra personal time and long lies are also supported.
Your home for the week is a beautiful villa nestled amongst a fragrant pine forest in the beautiful North of Ibiza, a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary.
This organic and nurturing home has gardens to explore, meditative spaces to switch off, Bali style huts to relax and a beautiful pool to dip in and refresh.
Together we will discover an island of turquoise waters, hidden coves, pine tree forests, the magical Es Vedra filled with magnetic power and explore Ibiza’s best kept secrets. We will take you exploring on the beautiful island of Ibiza. Think magical picnic sunset on the beach, beautiful nature walks and a spectacular sunrise special yoga on the beach.
For tranquility away from mass tourism, escape to the village of Tochni
A fun-filled week with something to suit everyone, take the next step along your path of self-discovery through the practice of Hatha yoga, physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation with our team of professional yoga teachers!
Relax and unwind in the comfort of one of Cyprus Villages tastefully restored traditional village houses far away from mass tourism. The houses and apartments are located in and around the village of Tochni.
Tochni is set in the country approx. 10 km from the beach and 30 km from Limassol. Spend your free time either reflecting quietly or take part in the varied activities on offer. Leave feeling renewed with a greatly enhanced sense of well-being and positivity.
For a beautiful and transformative meditation experience, escape to the Greek Islands
Join us for a beautiful and transformative Indian Yoga and Alchemist 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.
There are opportunities to work directly with the Zen master and seek Transcendental appointments and therapies from him during the retreat.
Come, allow yourself the change you have always wanted, but did not know how to create. This retreat is immerse and content rich, suitable for the student who is ready to form his her spiritual path.
For breathtaking hikes and views, escape to the mountains of Montenegro
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!
For Island hopping around Croatia, escape to the Croatian Islands
We combine a retreat and sailing yoga holiday in Croatia, on a beautiful Split to Dubrovnik (and vice versa) itinerary. The itinerary is like ‘a tasting plate of Croatia’ including some of the best destinations when you sail Croatia, including Hvar, the magical Pakleni Islands, the National Park in Mljet, the fortified town of Korčula and the magical island of Vis and its hidden gem; Stivina Bay.
Our Croatian retreat and sailing yoga holiday itinerary is like no other. You will have yoga classes in the morning (depending on the day), daily swim stops and evening meditation before heading out to explore a new town/port every day.
As you sail Croatia, you have the freedom to relax as you please with a book, sunbathing, chatting with your fellow yoga retreat guests or learning to sail with your skipper.
If your schedule allows it, stay an extra day before and after your trip. Don’t fly in on Saturday and join the boat immediately, then finish your trip on Saturday, then fly out that day, you will miss out on so much of the amazing Old Towns.
For seaside yoga and secluded beaches, escape to Korcula Island
Are you looking for an inspiring seaside yoga and hiking holiday in Croatia under the Mediterranean sun? Do you want to go somewhere where you can roll out your yoga mat by the sea in the morning, explore secluded beautiful beaches and unspoiled island’s nature in the afternoon, and cleanse your body with organic food and detox juices? Then this nourishing seaside yoga holiday in Croatia is perfect for you!.
The retreat takes place in Lumbarda, a quiet village on Korcula Island. The house is located just 150m from the sea! Experience the joys of a seaside yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises.
Explore the amazing unspoiled nature of the island and neighboring Peljesac peninsula with a hike, a culinary and wine tour, sightseeing, excursions, a visit to an organic olive grove farm and a wild herbs workshop – where you will be able to learn about the culinary use and medical benefits of Mediterranean herbs.
For a long weekend of yoga and fitness, escape to the White Isle
This four night mind & body reset weekend is filled with yoga, mindfulness, fitness sessions, great vegetarian food, healing massage, an energising hike and even a afternoon / night out in one of Ibizan beach clubs to complete the full Ibizan yin/yang circle!
Join us for this true re-set Ibizan style. This retreat offers daily yoga and mindfulness classes, fitness sessions to get your heart rate up, a healing one hour massage treatment for your body, mind balancing journaling and intension setting, a session in our authentic wood-burning sauna and deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra.
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 you need to bring is a positive spirit and curious mind. Come and join us!
For a strong and toned body, escape to a 300 year old olive farm
Join us for a 5 night Yoga and Pilates retreat by the sea and immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food.
Plus, super experienced yoga and pilates teachers will help you open, lengthen, quieten and strengthen your body with two classes a day with time in between to explore this stunningly beautiful area with the optional biking, hiking, horse trekking or simply relax by the pool with a great book and soak up the sun’s rays.
Based at a 300 year old olive farm – now a 4* country house hotel – set in acres of orange and olive groves near the sea. This peaceful setting is the perfect base to get away from your normal routine and get a fresh perspective on life.
Yoga and Pilates, when practiced together, create a strong toned body, excellent alignment and increased flexibility. You’ll feel stretched without being pushed beyond your physical limits.
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