The best vegan retreats around the world for Veganuary

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Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Editor

Join the Veganuary lifestyle by going on a retreat that offers a lovingly prepared and nourishing vegan menu. Here’s our recommendations on the best vegan retreats around the world.

7, 10 & 14 Nights Healing Detox Retreat at Fivelements, Ubud Bali

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.

A healing journey for detoxification and transformation. At Fivelements, Bali we recognise that optimal wellness comes from learning to love and respect the body, mind, and spirit, where health and well-being are a reflection of inner harmony.

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.

With your needs in mind, we collaborate with you to nurture a new healing path, combining:
Balinese Healing Rituals for purification, balance and regeneration. Living Foods for detoxification, nutrition and vitality and Sacred Arts for inner strength, integrity and dedication.

As our lives become increasingly demanding, fast-paced and over-stressed, we begin to recognise significant impacts in our body’s natural ability to sustain healthy organ productivity, effective toxin elimination and overall health and wellness.

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Return to Radiance Weekend Retreats in Ibiza, 10th – 13th June

During these long weekend retreats in Ibiza, we re-connect to our true radiance with specific kundalini yoga and meditation classes.

Of course, in order to get there we first need to clear out toxins, clean the organs, clear the energy, relax the physical body, still the mind and open up the energy whilst removing energetic blocks.

We feed the soul with two kundalini yoga sessions per day and we nourish the body with a specifically designed menu which works alongside the yoga to detox the body, clean the liver and balance the body’s PH, leaving you feeling refreshed.

Mostly using produce direct from the farmer’s kitchen, the food offering on our Radiance Retreats is designed to compliment the yoga practice and the food really is the medicine here.


Yoga and Vegan Cooking Retreat in Romania

Join us for an event-filled week, and learn how to create variety in your kitchen through seasonal, wholesome, and healthy vegan cooking. We will create nourishing dishes that can be enjoyed by all, and learn how to combine ingredients to create a plant-based plate of goodness. No diets, no fads, nothing fancy, nothing fake. Simply home cooking that fresh, healthy and delicious.

We’ll begin each day with a sunrise yoga session, followed by a healthy breakfast. After that we will continue with cooking demonstrations and presentations that will help you to form good habits and create a home menu for yourself and your family.

Plant Based Cooking Course outline:
Essentials of a Plant Based Pantry
Nutrition Bases for Vegans & Vegetarians
Food Groups
What are Superfoods
Gluten-Free Vegan Baking
Breads & Sweet things
Raw Vegan Desserts

Your stay includes accommodation in our boutique rooms, nourishing vegan meals, access to the wood-fired hot tub and sauna. You will also have free time to take walks in nature, read or enjoy a massage from our resident massage therapist.

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Euphoria Emotional and Physical Transformation Retreat, 24th – 31st January

This 7-day retreat offers you an immersive experience of our core philosophy for joyful transformation, the concept on which Euphoria Retreat was founded. You will experience the 5 Elements system as a theory for understanding our life path – both through dialogue and experiential practices.

Combining the extraordinary potential of ancient Greek and Chinese healing practices and philosophies, this premium seven-day signature retreat uses group workshops and Five Elements Balancing, complemented by treatments such as acupuncture, energy work and massages.

You will feel a profound connection with your physical and emotional energies, enjoying harmony, freedom and energy flow and a sense of profound optimism in the possibility of achieving your goals.

Combining the extraordinary potential of ancient Greek and Chinese healing practices and philosophies, this premium seven-day signature retreat uses group workshops and Five Elements Balancing, complemented by treatments such as acupuncture, energy work and massages.

You will feel a profound connection with your physical and emotional energies, enjoying harmony, freedom and energy flow and a sense of profound optimism in the possibility of achieving your goals.

This retreat offers you an immersive experience of our core philosophy for joyful transformation, the concept on which Euphoria Retreat was founded. You will experience the 5 Elements system as a theory for understanding our life path – both through dialogue and experiential practices. You will also enjoy beautiful therapies, all of which will deepen your connection to your authentic self.


Breathe From The Soul Retreat with Gourmet Vegan Food, France 29th May – 2nd June

Breathe from The Soul is Yobaba Lounge’s signature retreat format by its founder, Gertrud Keazor, which has gained international acclaim – 5 days exploring an inspirational practice of Embodied Mediation, daily periods of silence and glorious vegan food, in a hip, Boho village chateau in the South of France.

We will look after all your practical needs whilst you spend time reconnecting with yourself. We include daily sessions of gentle, soulful yoga and meditation support you in your journey back to your centre.

Gertrud shares philosophies, science and yogic mindfulness practices that have the power to shift your paradigm.

This retreat is suitable for those who need a break, who are exhausted and burnt out, as well as those who already have a yoga practice but are looking for something deeper and more soulful. It is suitable for those new to yoga as well as those who are already proficient.

Embodied Meditation is a yogic mindfulness practice and offers a way to explore mindfulness in a somatic and experiential way, using breath, movement, visualisation and sound. It leads to transformative experiences without excessive effort and is a simple way of practicing emotional, physical and mental hygiene and self-care.

The result is that we become ever more familiar with our inner, often sub-conscious landscape; we start to feel calm, we naturally slow down, and we naturally feel more vibrant and truly ourselves – the definition of mental and physical health.


Spring Mind Body Detox Ibiza Yoga Retreat, Ibiza 1st – 6th April 

Join us for a Spring Mind Body Detox Ibiza Yoga retreat to balance body, mind and ignite the soul with wellness workshops, fitness, mindfulness and yoga.

Days start with mindfulness, breath work and yoga, followed by delicious plant based breakfast and time to digest. Afternoons are filled with fitness, workshops, pampering treatments, or we head out to explore Ibizas sacred landscape on a seaside hike – followed by sunset dinner and stargazing on Benirras beach.

Days wind down with restorative, Yin or Yoga Nidra sessions before delicious, beautifully plated, mouthwatering three course dinners served by our fabulous private chef Remko and our attentive team.

You will have opportunity to take pampering holistic treatments with one of our highly skilled therapist and our Wholistic Concierge will be helping you to build your own wellness package, if you wanted to add additional treatments, activities and pampering into your wellbeing journey with us..

The nurturing environment, nutritious plant based food, daily yoga and mindfulness practise, heart raising cardio spurts, insightful workshops, morning cleansing rituals and other supporting activities will help you with your journey.

All (mainly plant based) meals are included as well as are your daily juices and herbal infusions. Our food is seasonal, we use produce from our own vegetable garden and even bake our own bread!

The group will be selectively small to ensure personal attention. As the retreat progresses so does your physical strength and clarity of mind.

If you wish to take your spring detox deeper we can offer intense colon cleanse or juice detox packages that are over 5 days, this will be at extra cost. We kept one evening totally free, so you have time to explore the surrounding quaint Santa Eularia town, spend some quality time with your newly found friends at the villa, take extra time to relax and unwind, or head to the beautiful Ibiza Town.


Yoga Retreat Portugal – Vale de Moses, 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.

You won’t be hungry as we feel it’s important to nourish your body while on retreat with us. We’re feeders! We lovingly prepare three delicious and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals every day. Fresh vegetables, salads and fruit available from our own or our neighbours’ gardens during the season and from our favourite local greengrocers in Oleiros.

Our chefs this year, Raul from Spain and Miguel from Portugal, bring a passion and joy to their cooking. They both have years of experience with vegetarian and vegan food in a variety of restaurants and settings around the world. Their fusion of ingredients, spices and flavours, according to the principles of Ayurveda, mean every dish is not only tasty but also easy to digest. Food is plentiful at Vale de Moses. And one of the highlights mentioned in many of our reviews.

”At Vale de Moses they really know how to cook! My taste buds and digestive system felt truly nourished!” – Liese van Dam, Ayurvedic nutritionist and practitioner.

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Seaside Yoga, Meditation and Hiking Holiday in Korcula, Croatia 

yoga and hiking seaside retreat Croatia

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!.

Experience the joys of a seaside yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, hiking through the amazing unspoiled nature of the island and neighboring Peljesac peninsula, a culinary tour, wine tour, sightseeing, excursions, a visit to a 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. The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia.

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Holistic Wellbeing Retreat in Slovenia, 19th – 26th June

Join us this summer for an 8 day retreat in the surroundings of serene captivating beauty of nature within the hidden gem of Europe; a mountain valley of emerald coloured Soca river in Slovenia.

This retreat is an ideal opportunity to restore your energy and to rejuvenate, to nourish and heal your body and mind from daily stress and to disconnect with the world and reconnect with yourself and the nature, to take time to step back and to reflect and find out what is really important to YOU.

Allow yourself to put yourself and your well-being as your top priority during this retreat. This nurturing holistic wellbeing yoga holiday serves as both short training to help you get started on your healthy path as well as a great way to relax, meet new people, and just experience a fun and active holiday.

It will create a platform on which you will be able to build on once when you return home so that you can continue implementing positive changes and a healthy lifestyle in your daily life.

We will accommodate only a small number of participants during this retreat, so that we able to serve you in the best possible way; with love, care and with personal attention that YOU deserve.

Each evening, your next day schedule with activities, tours, and excursions will be brought to your room or will be given to you during tea time. You can just relax and let us take care of everything for you.

All activities offered are suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and they are also optional; you can participate in as many of above described activities as you like, but you can also choose instead to sit in the nature and read a book or relax.


Meditation and Self-Healing Experience in Tuscany, Italy 29th May – 4th June / 25th September – 1st October

This exclusive Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Tuscany is a perfect environment to tap into your heart energy, nurture your soul and find peace with all that is. Surrounded by the wild nature and its healing properties your whole being will revive. You will gain a great sense of clarity and connectedness with yourself on a spiritual level.

This is your invitation to step into a renewed sense of living from the place of unconditional love. This all-inclusive “The Great Heart” program is a transformative and personalised meditation experience for your emotional wellness. We will be working with the energy of the heart centre to develop a feeling of openness and nourishment.

We provide a safe environment for you to go onto the journey of self-rediscovery, gain perspectives and restore inner wellbeing. This experience can support you in healing from past stories and change your vibration. As you change your frequency, you change your reality.

Join us and find out for yourself what unconditional love is and how it feels to live with your heart wide open. In your free time, you can stroll around picturesque Tuscan hills, enjoy horse riding or cycling, or simply breathe in the lavender scent while reading your favourite novel.

With incredible passion, devotion and love our partners cultivate their organic garden which lately manifests on the dining table. Featuring mama’s best creations we are lucky to taste true Tuscan flavours along with enjoying magnificent nature around the mansion.

One day you will be guided by the owner of the mansion to the organic farm for meditative vegetable picking, allowing you to get closer to Mother Nature and learn about permaculture in Monteriggioni.


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