A retreat away does not have to break the bank anymore.
With the increase in the number of retreat centers these days there is sure to be a yoga
holiday that matches your budget wherever you wish to go in the world.
There are affordable retreats all around the world to make your yoga vacation dream come true for you.
Here is our ultimate guide, updated, explaining step by step how to find the most perfect yoga retreat for yourself as the market is very busy and varied, so these tips will help you make the right decision for your time spent away.
There are different levels on offer these days - all types and all price ranges.
If you choose well there are ways of getting a lot of the comforts and amenities
in an affordable yoga retreat.
Many yoga retreats offer an early bird price. Not only will you save on the retreat price but you will be able to book
your flight early too which will make it much cheaper.
When you are waiting for a plane or in transit try these
2. Avoid high and peak season if possible
If you stay just outside of high season you often get exactly the same weather but save on the cost.
And in the tropics the rainy months can mean just an afternoon or evening shower anyway.
Investigate availability in the months just before or after the high season.
Or make your way to your chosen destination in low season and enjoy much more affordable pricing.
3. Consider the Location costs
There are some general price differences based on location but they don't always have to be true.
If you really want to go to a specific location there will be an option to cater for you,
you just need to consider all factors here and search on our site well too.
And if a more expensive destination is really where you want to be then go when the prices are lower in a lower season.
Here's a list of the top countries-
This is always the best way to save money. Book the cheapest form of accommodation on the retreat you are really interested in.
Save on where you sleep and still get to experience all of the activities that you really want to at the location of your choice.
You could even consider shared room options if they are available.
Convince a friend to come with you and it's as good as a private room really, at the cost of a shared room!
Take your pick based on what yoga holiday location you like, exactly what you want to do and how long you have to spend.
Asia has many options and is convenient even for a quick break for people living in Australasia.
It is very convenient for people who wish to go on a retreat getaway in South East Asia - convenient for Australia, Asia and the UAE.
Not so near for US residents though, who would be better with Costa Rica, Mexico or South America for a short break away, or stay somewhere near home.
If you have time on your hands then follow your heart.
Find your best yoga retreat and make a dream vacation of it somewhere that suits you best.
Yoga has a way of making sure we find the right place and people for ourselves, as and when needed.
We have every one of the best yoga retreats imaginable for you here on this search page, yoga retreats near me, and yoga retreats in far away places, all you have to do is search and find the activity, place and people that speak to your heart.
Then let yoga do the rest. We wish you love and and an amazing time away.
You will find great retreats of all kinds here as it's been popular for so long with our yoga crowd from the States.
It offers the opportunity for a trip to it's lush tropical coastline or to be surrounded by rainforest and mountains, or be near both and spoilt for choice, which is sure to enthral with the beauty of tree-top canopies everywhere around you, and being at one and in harmony with the raw nature of jungle and beach.
On both coasts of Mexico there are venues catering to travelers who want to hit the beach and mat.
The Caribbean sea and Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast. Both are great places to visit.
Unbelievable beauty, incredible places, an enchanting time spent away awaits you here.
The Adriatic sea is amazingly beautiful and these retreats on small port islands may just be the most enticing retreat holidays anywhere in the world. Find out for yourself by getting on a plane to this paradise.
High up in the hills above the beautiful beaches find peace and solace, deepen your yoga practice, nourish your soul, and maybe even whale watch (you can organise a tour on the sea) if this interests you.
A short (or even long) stay at a beautiful bay in this wonderful island country offers you the opportunity of some yoga, detox, meditation and generally slowing down to a different pace to refresh and rejuvenate yourself.
Here you have every retreat type & location to choose from across this vast continent.
In fact that is true of nearly everywhere across the world, us yogis are so lucky to be so well catered for by the retreat organisers.
In Asia you are able to find a lot going on in - Vietnam - Cambodia - Bangladesh - Bhutan - Myanmar - Laos - Philippines, in the Pacific.
And of course the more well-trodden destinations of - Nepal - Bali - Thailand - India - Sri Lanka
You will find the most yoga travelers and retreats up and running across this entire continent between December and March (and probably all year round as it's so popular), so there will always be a great group of people to join in with at any time.
Here are our top suggestions for Asia:
With the whole range of centers available so everybody can find something here to suit them, according to your budget and what program you are looking to attend and where, it's a big island with lots on offer!
It's great for stays with spa inclusions, for all budgets. Hot tip for you, here are 2 great retreats to check out -
Hit the beaches on the islands in the south ( Koh Samui is a favorite, no waves for surf though, or it's little sister island Koh Phangan has many retreats of all types for you to enjoy, dotted along it's idyllic bays), or discover the hills and mountainous regions around Chiang mai in the north to soak up the beautiful forever never-ending countryside.
Last but not least in Thailand is Phuket the main tourist destination island, connected by an international airport to nearly everywhere in the world. In the west of Thailand, in the Andaman sea, this is the largest of all the islands in the country, and as you would expect there is a large range of mid to high wellness and yoga retreat centers to choose from.
From Rishikesh in the north of India to Kerala in the south there are yoga and/or meditation retreats with many different schedules and content focus, from yoga nidra, detox, healing and wellness, through to hiking, festivities and cultural experiences.
Many people also enjoy Goa in India, for visiting the numerous different beach villages up and down the coast.
It offers mountainous plateaus in it's central region where peace and quiet prevails, supporting immersing yourself in meditation on a yoga retreat, and fantastic beachside retreats for surfing mainly along it's Southern coastline. It has become popular with yogis looking for holistic retreats.
Top Yoga Retreats Australia 2020
Australia is a very large continent and in it's many different corners you can find venues of different types and in the most different of locations.
There are many yoga studios with retreats in Sydney and yoga classes and retreats in Melbourne.
There are also some very relaxed parts of the country where retreats take place, like Byron Bay in New South Wales and Margaret River in Western Australia.
Maybe try a yoga and meditation retreat here.
Now for Europe, starting with the UK -
Yoga retreats here are generally short breaks in the countryside to get away from it all and relax. Spend a quick and convenient time on yourself with a group of like-minded people, on detox, meditation and your yoga practice.
The southern and home counties are popular in the UK - East Sussex and West Sussex, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
One good example for you to check out -
A yoga center in London offers the convenience and ease of attending a retreat without having to spend on travel anywhere else if you live nearby.
There are many options to choose from in London, with workshops and yoga studios and even residential retreats not too far away either.
If you don't mind travelling a little or are living there already you could think about Ireland for a getaway, a beautiful country with rolling hills, rugged coastline and retreats nestled in the midst of it's rural beauty. Same goes for retreats in Scotland, UK.Top Yoga Retreats Europe 2020
With lots of gem locations for you to choose from.
Hit the mat & surf after, at one of the cheapest European locations for retreats.
Malaga on the mainland and the island of Ibiza are the most popular locations here to enjoy a retreat of all and any type. Followed by the Canary Islands.
Tuscany, the Amalfi coast, the historical towns, a yoga tour here can take in some beautiful places.
Take a holiday to a picturesque island with the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and imbed yourself with the local community.
In Northern Africa, enjoy watersports like kite and wind surfing around Essaouira, a stunning old sea-wall town. Be amazed by the small cobbled alleyways with hidden-away riads and the traditional market.
Or join in around Marrakech and take in this town's cool vibe and architecture.
California is very popular with yogis, being the most populous American state and also with such changing landscape of mountains, beaches and the enchanting wine country of Southern California.
And then there is Santa Cruz, the oh so typical beach town vibe on the central coast, with retreats offering you a short break to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind you and focus on 'me' spiritual time -
A lot of people head to Florida too, and down to the Florida Keys, it's beautiful there.
Here's two cool and different retreat ideas for you -
Yes you can. Our retreat partners are very responsive and you can make an inquiry and book the retreat immediately with us.
There are retreats happening all over the world every week so all you have to do is make the move.
Most are yoga meditation retreats because the disciplines are so immersed with each other.
You can find them almost anywhere in the world.
To have the largest choice head to Thailand, India or maybe check out Sri Lanka.
There are so many retreats these days that the choice can be daunting.
The best approach is to decide where and what type of retreat first.
They can come with all different activities and programs or can be just yoga & meditation.
They can also be very different experiences as some involve small groups and venues, and others you can enjoy most of the time relaxing on your own.
It really depends on what you want to do, you can find whatever you are looking for, whichever discipline, and whatever schedule.
Maybe you want to improve your handstand technique, there are even groups who dedicate their time only to poses like this on a retreat.
And schedules change too so this needs to be considered. What type of schedule are you comfortable with.
We have all the best retreats in the world and so all you have to do is make the decision of where and what type of retreat.
Maybe you are interested in a retreat with a relaxed come-as-you-like schedule, allowing for a lot of free time in a location that interests you, or it could be that you are more inclined to join an all-inclusive yoga retreat.
Then you can search and look at what is available.
Most retreats are at all year round centers so you can choose your own retreat start date.
This makes it very easy to organise.
We are the easiest place to search for your next retreat away.
Our search allows you to define the retreat type, location and date.
Then you can filter the results by duration and cost.
After that all you have to do is send enquiries to the retreats that interest you most.
It could not be easier.
Attending a retreat offers so much.
Meeting new friends, deepening your practice, holiday travel.
And there are activities to focus on such as meditation, detox, fitness, cooking plus many others.
To combine the desire for a holiday break with the release and reward of yoga makes for an ideal combination.
And you get to return home refreshed with a strong feeling of renewal.
Maybe it's time to check out one of the many international options or a retreat closer to home.
Well this answer is up to you.
These days there are so many options of different types and locations.
And these factors affect the price, so you are free to make your own decision of what a retreat will cost you.
There will surely be plenty of choices open to you based on your requirements.
Perfect timing to fit a yoga retreat in and feel the benefits of escaping the routine of everyday life.
Super convenient retreat programs to recharge and refresh yourself.
Sometimes they run over for a long weekend retreat to include the Monday or Friday. Of if you have the time you could consider attending for the entire week long, if you have the time and it's an available option.
Yoga weekends are very popular with it being so easy to fit the time in to relax and enjoy in the middle of our everyday lives.
Most notably the weekend yoga retreats UK and Europe are very popular getaway options for this. Just as much as those throughout America to get a quick break from our everyday routine and devote some time to 'me'.
You can quickly travel outside of cities like New York, San Francisco, London, Barcelona, Paris, Milan or Lisbon, to beautiful surroundings and immerse yourself in yoga & meditation and find a spiritual connection with a group of like-minded people. Thank you life!
If you have the time to spare and would like total immersion on your retreat experience then a month long time-away could be for you.
These retreats are long escapes that often involve other activities such as fitness, meditation and wellness programs.
A lot is available in retreat holidays these days. It just depends how you wish to spend your time.
Yoga is combined with all other wellness activities to offer a diverse range of yoga & wellness retreat programs.
And there is also such a range of location and accommodation options. Nowadays there are many yoga hotels specializing in retreats, and with all the modern facilities and comforts to go with it.
At the same time as offering a full range of retreat programs with experienced professionals offering guidance and education. And the locations can be spectacular.
From the coast of the Bodrum in Turkey, to the islands of Croatia in the Adriatic sea or the small rustic fishing villages of Portugal.
There is sure to be a retreat in a location that's on your bucket list. And if you find it here on yovada.com it's sure to be amongst the best retreats available worldwide, and an expereince you can rely on to meet your expectations.
Here you will find all the different types of yoga retreats available, try to research them in detail, from the program and teachers, to the food and accommodation.
Here you can read recent reviews by guests and browse retreat photos to give you the opportunity to really understand what the retreat experience will be like.
So what are the hot yoga retreat types in 2020/2021
What's hot and what's not.
Here are the main categories of yoga travel that are seeing heaps of interest this year.
Spend time on yourself and delve deeper into your meditation.
Go home balanced and feeling refreshed.
Explore your meditation both on and off the mat.
These retreats often involve other disciplines, practice and focus.
It could include anything, from white water rafting to Yoga Nidra, Shamanic mystical festivities, Yoga Therapy and everything in-between.
And then there are the yoga styles - from Dynamic Yoga to hot Bikram or Power Yoga.
And of course every other style imaginable. Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga; the slower Yin and/or Restorative Yoga; Iyengar, Kundalini, Tantra and Sadhana Yoga, plus more...
There can be Energy work too, on the bhanda (energy lock) and through the chakras (energy centers), with the use of meditation, mantras, and dancing and singing in the joy of the retreat.
Meditation Retreats are the go-to retreat for us yogis, that's for sure.
If you do not want to think about anything else except travelling to the location, then consider an all-inclusive yoga retreat, these make for a perfect stay away at a resort. Once there all your needs are catered for.
Your accommodation, classes, workshops, food, excursions, whatever you will need to enjoy your break will be there, including juices and diet matching if required.
This can be a very attractive option for a Couples Yoga Retreat, if you wish to share the experience with your partner, and focus on quality time with them outside of the studio or shala.
Or alternatively if you are female and would prefer to spend your time with the energy of an all female group then there are a lot of women's yoga retreats which offer the same variety of experiences and activities, just women only.
If you prefer a different vibe and are not too concerned by the cost then you can always check out staying at one of the World's Best Luxury Yoga Retreats.
The beaches of Bali are a very popular destination for yogis, wide with white sand and great rolling wave breaks, making forever popular their Bali Yoga and Surf Retreats.
These retreats are perfect for beginners as there is always great instruction and support. If you have some experience in yoga or surfing you will find your skill & experience helpful with learning the other.
Our next top pick would be the Yoga and Surfing Retreats in Portugal.
A lot of people have discovered it's secret and run retreats near the beautiful beaches and sleepy seaside towns.
Costa Rica too, offers some great waves, surfing, and yoga adventure, on Nicoya Peninsula along the Pacific ocean coastline, is a big favorite of everybodys.
Combine a range of activities like fitness, detox, spa, healing and meditation. There is nothing like the rejuvenation of spending time on yourself like this.
If you are thinking of South East Asia, then here there are many choices of programs in magical locations, across the beautiful islands found here are incredible, possibly give special consideration to the many and varied programs to be found at the Rejuvenating Spa Wellness Retreats in Thailand.
There is nothing like spa & relaxation on your retreat time away. Yoga Resorts have been popping up in recent years offering a variety of packages with different inclusions and activities.
We are talking, comfortable accommodation, incredible settings, amazing facilities and impeccable staff. Who doesn't want to enjoy themselves like this, near home or far away.
Choose where you would like to stay and what you would like to participate in. One place of special note is the Island of the Gods, Bali in Indonesia, there is a great and varied selection of programs at the Top Luxury Bali Health Retreats.
Enjoy pampering spa treatments and the time to relax and unwind. Indulge in first class facilities and accommodation, amidst the spirituality and romance of your journey.can be very hard to resist.
Give the body a reset and immerse yourself in the process of detoxification and renewal.
Choose from the many different types of programs to find the detox approach and activities that you are looking for.
Detox Cleanse Retreats in Europe are a great option for people living there as it can take just a quick weeks holiday to completely refresh and restart the mind and body's health and wellbeing.
Thailand Retreats for Detox & Yoga on the beach and the many Yoga Detox Retreats in Bali, in the midst of rainforest jungle or beachside, are still the most popular in the world, although you will find this health activity on every continent.
There are also many yoga detox retreats in India to browse through.
With its holistic approach to health and immersion in yoga and meditation, Ayurveda offers incredible treatments that bring rejuvenation and positive health outcomes.
The best range of holistic and therapeutic regimes available for this can be found at the Best Ayurveda Retreats in India.
By far the the most popular place in India for Ayurvedic treatments and programs are the Handpicked Ayurveda Retreats in Kerala.
7. Fitness Weight-Loss and Yoga
These programs are very 'on-trend' these days, with all the destination retreats offering a selection of durations and activities, with carefully crafted plant-based food menus so the participants can achieve their goals and learn about how to eat and exercise for themselves in the future.
Nearly all retreats include yoga, meditation, stretching, swimming and running maybe, possibly gym work, with professional and supportive teachers and practitioners, plus a great diet and behaviour pattern change for you.
At Yoga Weight Loss Retreats in Thailand many include Muay Thai training, plus there will probably be cross-fit style teaching, like there is at Bali Weight Loss Retreats in Indonesia. If you are interested then you will be able to find Acro or Aerial Yoga in their schedule.
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The key is that the program will only include what you really want it to, and the schedule will only be as busy as you desire. That way these retreats are available to all of us to enjoy in our independent ways and meeting our individual objectives, plus we get to practice yoga at a retreat as always!
To devote so much time to your practice, meditation and expanding your knowledge.
And with a group of people who all come together for the same course. Like a tribe coming together, yoga has a way of making sure we are in the right place with the right people at the right time for us.
The most important decision here is the yoga style.
Bear in mind most courses combine styles or are multi style, although you can find yourself one that focuses on only the one style you are interested in teaching.
A quick breakdown of the main yoga styles for you would be - Aerial, Bikram, Power, Yin, Restorative, Iyengar, Kundalini, and then of course there are the three most popular yoga styles -
Hatha Yoga covers most yoga styles, making it a very flexible yoga style to certify in.
Vinyasa is the most popular yoga style in the West and so it's great to certify in on one of our trainings for your future teaching opportunities.
Connected to the traditional eight limbs of yoga, the dynamic Ashtanga style of yoga performs the exact same poses in the same sequence.
If you decide to visit there is sure to be a group of like-minded people already there waiting for you to join in.
Different programs for fitness, destress, yoga and mindfulness, at this modern and comfortable hotel on the beach in Portugal
Detox & Yoga programs and state of the art modern facilities make this bayside hotel a popular choice.
Weekend getaway short breaks on California's Central coast.
Traditional philosophy with a focus on yoga retreats that include purification, Ayurveda & healing.
Established & respected wellness hotel offering a whole range of incredibly varied and exciting retreats with different inclusions and durations.
Considered one of the best healing spots in the world, offering programs in nutrition, detox and yoga & meditation.
Renowned Spa in the foothills of the Himalayas. Combining Yoga, meditation & spa in holistic programs.
9. Zen Den Yoga School, Boca Raton in Florida
A school with accommodation and daily classes to spend time on your practice in a nice and safe environment.
10. Vikasa Yoga, Samui, Thailand
With a cliff-top health food restaurant, open air yoga shalas in the cliff-face and a varied selection of classes every day to join, this hotel is the yoga hub of Samui.
11. Island Yoga, Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga Bay
Renowned for being on a desolate island, only reachable by boat, except for the beachfront hotels dotted around it's coastline, immerse yourself in classes, great food and a feeling of getting away from it all, off the beaten track.
You will be sure to find a suitable yoga retreat wherever you wish to go in the world.
And this is exactly what we are here for.
To offer you the opportunity to search through the large number of options available to you.
We describe the retreat, the center, the activities, the teachers, the yoga, the food, the location.
Everything. So that you have the best information available to make a decision.
Our search makes it easy as you can choose activity types, locations and time of year.
Feel free to ask a partner a question by sending an inquiry.
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