New Year Winter Retreats for a happy and healthy January!

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by Editor

We all know January can be a gloomy time of year for some of us. It’s also the best time to get away and fly into the sunshine or keep warm by the cosy fire, go for beach, mountain or forest walks, and energise yourself with invigorating yoga classes to get rid of that Christmas excess.

Soul nourishing food, healing spa and massages and a warm welcoming are all on the new year menu too.

Avoid the January blues and take time for you after the Christmas craziness. Here’s our guide to New Year Winter Retreats for a Happy & Healthy January!

New Year Winter Retreats in Spain

Rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates Retreat, Fuerteventura

Dates: 2 – 9 / 9 – 16 / 16 – 23 / 23 – 30 January

Join us year round 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.

More than just a holiday, we are here to support you in your wellbeing journey, making you feel at ease from the moment you arrive. Relax and revitalise at one of Europe’s leading yoga and pilates retreats in the Canary Islands.

Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, pilates and meditation. Enjoy mouthwatering vegetarian meals, holistic massages and stunning sunsets over the volcanoes.

Our seven night Yoga and Pilates retreats run every week from Saturday to Saturday. They are designed to help reduce stress, improve fitness and vitality and most importantly take time for you. Perfect for all levels from beginner to advanced practitioners.


4 or 7 Day Holistic Happiness Holidays, Andalusia

Dates: Flexible check in dates

With flexible dates, you can check in and check out when you want.In this modern world “Happiness” and its popular sidekick “Well-Being” are the holy grail of our time.

One thing we know is that money can’t buy it- in fact on average people have grown no happier in the last fifty years, even though average incomes have more than doubled.

The good news is there are definitely things we can do to help- from working on our outlook, becoming more resilient, paying attention, practising gratitude and showing kindness to others.

In many ways happiness is an inside job but with a new age of spiritual enlightenment upon us we have a readily accessible cornucopia of ways to help from therapy to yoga, meditation and mindfulness, breathing techniques to practicing self care.

We have also realised that the mind-body connection is crucial to our overall wellness. What and how we eat, how and when we move our bodies have as much influence on our mental as our physical health.

Other crucial happiness habits have gradually been lost in our quest for “stuff”, the grind of the hamster wheel and our slavery to technology- Creativity, connection with nature, learning new skills and just merely being present and sensing the awe of the everyday.

We have devised The Happiness Holidays to bring a little bit of all of these things back into your life- Nature, Peace, Comfort, Tranquility, Culture, History, New places and experiences – as well as providing perfect spaces for you to relax, recharge and renew.


Yoga Holidays in Las Palmas

Dates: Flexible check in dates

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.

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.

Your non yogi partner will also have its place and you will be able to enjoy both your yoga practice and the pleasure of sharing. Because we believe that above all, the best way to be healthy is to be happy.

The neighbourhood where we are located is very quiet, secure and warm, so you can have all the facilities of being in a city, but in a soft and calm atmosphere. Las Palmas is a charming city which still keeps its Latin American colonial influences, making it colourful, joyful and kind.

It also has a lot of different kind of nice restaurants where you will be able to eat all sorts of food from all over the world. Our cute yoga studio is from 5 to 10 minutes walk from all our accommodations as it is the rooftop where we teach some of our lessons.

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Winter Warmer Yoga Retreat, Cádiz

Dates: 3rd – 7th January

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Shake off the winter blues by coming to our cosy and beautiful retreat centre in Southern Spain. Enjoy our excellent daily yoga classes, delicious vegetarian cuisine as well as a guided hike in a local national park and a traditional Flamenco dance class.

Your retreat includes:

  • Four nights in our beautiful, cozy accommodation. Check out our accommodation gallery.
  • Two yoga classes a day: vinyasa practice in the mornings and restorative, yin & yoga Nidra in the evenings.
  • Classes are adapted to suit all levels.
  • Three delicious organic vegetarian meals a day
  • Guided hike in Grazalema National Park
  • Sauna session
  • Use of all the Suryalila facilities including free WiFi.
  • A traditional Flamenco dance class
  • Free tea, coffee, water and fruit all day long


New Year Winter Retreats in the UK

Yoga, Detox & Coaching for women

Dates: Dates throughout January

Reframe your mind and transform your life for a healthier, happier you. Raw Horizons is the UK’s leading destination for wellbeing retreats for women.

Offering wellness coaching, yoga and detox programmes, our life-changing retreats will take you on a unique mind and body journey to be healthily happy. Here you will find sanctuary, a safe haven to find peace, clarity and inspiration.

Come to us to slow down and discover how to find your balance, access your inner confidence, discover your life passions, nourish your body or just relax.

Our delicious cuisine is based on the clean raw food diet, helping you detox in a gentle satisfying way. Join us to start your new year with one of our four signature retreat programs for 2, 3 or 5 nights. Relax with Kundalini yoga, unwind with meditation and rejuvenate with a delicious, gentle detox.

Located in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside with amazing views and lovely country walks, our tranquil retreat venue, Split Farthing Hall is luxurious yet cosy. Arrive tired, stressed, perhaps a little lost… Leave feeling calm, energised and ready to take on the world.


New Year Winter Retreats in France

Alpine Ski Yoga, Alpe d’Huez

Dates: 16 – 23 & 23 – 30 January

Do you dream of combining the passion of skiing and snowboarding with the restorative balm of yoga and meditation? Rockin’ the slopes and carving some inspirational yoga into your holiday? Outside there is ice, snow, powder and breathtaking mountains.

Inside the beautiful stone and wooden chalet there are log fires, bespoke rooms and congenial communal spaces lit by candles, warm smiles and tall tales of mountain adventures. Delicious vegetarian meals, home made breads, juices and house wines are served daily as the sun rises and sets over the mountains of the Oisans ranges.

This is an ancient village where time has been preserved in the twists of the timbers that support the tumbling tiles and wood piles high beside the cow shed door and yet, we can potter up the road and with one ski-lift are deposited into the heart of one of Europe’s favourite ski areas, Alpe d’Huez.

Pumping pistes and the life affirming backdrop of the alpine scenery make this a retreat that offers both peace and passion for the ultimate ski-yoga getaway. Our yoga space looks over the mountains, with eyes drawn towards the rising sun or moon, high above the valley floor.

This environment is perfect to breathe deeply of life, to restore and revitalise as the practice soothes tired muscles, calms the mind and prepares the body lovingly for the skiing in your day ahead.

The company is warm, like minded and welcoming, with participants returning annually to experience the dream fusion of a holiday that facilitates skiing in one of the world’s top resorts and the yoga instruction of a senior inspirational teacher.


New Year Winter Retreats in Sri Lanka

Relaxing Mind Body Detox Retreat at Plantation Villa

Dates: Flexible check in dates

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 centre 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 specialise 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.


Healing Ayurvedic Retreats at Sen Wellness

Dates: Flexible check in dates

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.


New Year Winter Retreats in the US

Winter Hygge Yoga Retreat, Minnesota

Dates: 23rd – 25th January

Join Laurel Leaf Yoga for a deliciously cozy, snuggly Winter Weekend Hygge Yoga Retreat at the ARC this January 22-24. Hygge is a Danish or Scandanvian concept for comfort, or creation of a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life. This Yoga Retreat will focus on just that. The good things in life: Yoga, massage, a snowy hike in the woods (optional) snuggly hot chocolate/tea/coffee and a warm fireplace.

Your retreat begins on Friday, January 22nd at 2pm and includes two nights lodging at the ARC retreat center – a homestyle log cabin located in the middle of a beautifully serene white pine forest.

Expect delicious home cooked vegetarian meals, four Yoga sessions; a variety of styles will be offered, a 30 minute massage and a Hygge goodie bag to make your retreat extra cozy!

The ARC offers single or double occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms. Dining is socially distanced, communal or on your own. Walking, snowshoeing, and skiing trails are available.

Retreat Scholarship Application: Need retreat but funds not flowing currently? The Share the Yoga Love: Retreat Scholarship will pay for one retreat participant to attend free of charge! Apply here.


New Year Winter Retreats in Southeast Asia

Fivelements Ubud, Bali: Rejuvenation & Regeneration Retreat

Dates: Flexible check in dates

A Healing Retreat for Regeneration, Replenishment & Alignment. At Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, 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.

The Panca Mahabhuta Retreat is our signature program that comprises a holistic integrative approach designed to tune in on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels, allowing an organic healing process to naturally unfold. This begins by attuning to your authenticity and honouring your highest potential.

Acknowledging and respecting your individuality, we collaborate with you through a personalised Guest Liaison programme, which guides and nurtures a healing path combining: Balinese-inspired healing rituals for purification, balancing and regeneration, Plant-based living foods cuisine for health, beauty and longevity, sacred arts practices for inner strength, alignment and dedication. Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7, 10, 14 & 21 nights’ stays.


5 Day Rejuvenation & Yoga Retreat at Adiwana Resort Jembawan, Bali

Dates: Flexible check in dates

Treat yourself to more than just pampering and spa experiences at the boutique wellness hotel, Adiwana Jembawan. This five day retreat starts with a hatha yoga class,  pranayama and meditation. During the program your meals and spa treatment will be based on your wellness consultation result with the Ayurvedic Practitioner used to diagnose your Dosha.

Rejuvenation is often defined as the reversal of the ageing process. This contrasts with ‘life extension’ strategies that attempt to combat the causes of ageing in order to slow it down. Because rejuvenation is the reversal of ageing, the means employed to achieve it focus on repairing the damage caused by ageing and replacement of damaged tissue with new tissue.

While rejuvenation is one means to achieve extension of life, rejuvenation itself fundamentally affects a person by restoring aspects of youthfulness from the inside out. This retreat program is designed to reverse biological ageing and focuses on the quality of life instead of the mere prolongation of it. It is about enhancing your experience of life itself. You can also customise your own retreat package based on your personal needs both as an individual or part of a group.


Yoga and Wellness at Nihi Sumba, Sumba Island

Dates: Flexible check in dates

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.

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All Inclusive Total Self Care Program at Samahita in Koh Samui, Thailand

Dates: Flexible check in dates

Samahita Wellness Retreat in Koh Samui is purposely set up to help you unlock your potential, increase your energy level, recover and enhance your vitality – to breathe into a new life.

Health, fitness, and spirituality, through yoga practice, meditation, breath, core and cardio workouts, charged delicious food, interesting people, detox and vitality enhancing wellness programs, in a relaxed yet supportive environment, directly on the beach.

Samahita’s Total Self-Care Program has been developed to help you make the most of your stay and relieve stress. You get the stress-free benefit of the whole selection of yoga, breath, meditation, and fitness classes every day, all the great food, and a selection of massages, facials, scrubs and skin treatments. This Samahita wellness program is available for 3, 5 or 7 days.


Luxury Art of Detox Retreat at Chiva-Som, Hua Hin

Dates: Flexible check in dates

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.

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New Year Winter Retreats in Jamaica

Relax, Detox and Reconnect with Nature Retreat, Long Bay Jamaica

Dates: Flexible check in dates

We are directly on the seaside; an Oasis for your Mind & Soul with fantastic ocean views and surrounded by gorgeous green nature; a quiet and safe area where the only sounds you will hear are singing birds and the ever flowing voice of the ocean.

Long Bay beach, one of the most beautiful virgin beaches, with kilometers of fine white sand, is just at 3 minutes walking distance, in the fishermen village Long Bay.

The parish of Portland, on Jamaica’s East Coast is one of the most beautiful places on the island. With its stunning and warm blue waters, romantic coves, virgin beaches, breathtaking panoramic views and waterfalls, it is not a tourist area and you will be far away from the rush, stress, and hustle of the city. You will have a chance to meet locals, walk around and enjoy amazing wild nature and the pulsing culture of sweet Jamaica.

It is time to slow down and get back into balance. Enjoy an oasis of tranquility and relaxation through yoga, mind and body awareness, healthy food, fresh spring water and herbal medicine. More than just a holiday, we are here for you to experience a transformational journey within yourself. Go Natural retreats are all about slowing down and getting back into balance.

We cater to the needs of each individual as a whole being, and provide an oasis of tranquility and rejuvenation through yoga, mind and body awareness, healthy food and herbal teas, in a priceless natural environment.

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