Discover the Best Yoga Retreats in January 2024
Time for traveling, participating in activities and bonding with a new group of people, meeting new future friends.
The opportunity for rejuvenation and the benefit to your well-being is never overstated. Retreats are an amazing source of positivity, growth and change.
Especially at the start of the year, with the strong feeling for change and new opportunity.
The mind and body can benefit from the personal space a retreat provides you.
Bring on the yoga retreats in January 2024, for all that's amazing that will be on offer.
How to pick the best retreat for you?
Well first it's where best suits you, then it's what activities to decide on, because you do not
want to be travelling further than you want to.
So either choose from one of the many yoga retreats in the United States if you are based here, or explore more tropical settings like some of the awesome setups for us yogis in Costa Rica and Mexico, even the islands in Asia like Bali or those in the south of Thailand. All of these places are going off in January, with great weather, plus with the excitement and energy of the groups in the very first month of the year, filled with expectation and possibility. You'll even be surprised by what's still happening around Europe and in the United Kingdom UK at this time of year.
Then your next decision is to choose what you want to be doing, Obviously there will be yoga and meditation on your yoga holiday, but do you want to mix it up with different activities, maybe a fitness-focused retreat schedule, guided meditations, or mostly a relaxation retreat. There are so many options to choose from.
Once you have decided where you want to go and what you want to do, the next important question is how much do you want to spend.
There are a few simple tricks that can reduce your overall cost - plan and book early, choose the cheapest accommodation type, often sharing or a dorm. Plus if it's possible go with a friend, often there are multiple guest discounts that apply. It's always worth asking!
The most important thing is to make the right choice for yourself.
With a little research you will end up with a shortlist list of retreats where you would be happy whichever, then all you need to do is find out availability (which will affect cost), as it may be that the most budget-friendly accommodations are already taken. That's why it's a great idea to create a shortlist then start asking the questions that matter the most to you about their planned retreats.
We have them all here on Yovada, so there is nothing to stop you starting to plan, book that retreat in January, and get ready to go.
To make your life even easier we have drawn up our own curated shortlist for you, based on what's most popular at the moment at this time of year -
28th Dec - 1st January 2024
5 Day New Year Yoga and Live Music Retreat, California US
Embark on this journey towards wholeness with a group of dedicated, like minded peers who have a tendency of becoming family by the trip's end.
Daily morning and evening hiking will awaken the senses, purify the mind and renew your relationship to wonder. Hikes are gentle and mindful, a forest bathing experience to rejuvenate the soul.
Compassionate, heart centered 90 - 120 minute Hatha yoga classes in the morning and evening will guide you to inner peace.
This retreat is very much for relaxing and looking after mind and body and making friends with like minded people.
Yoga starts at 7:30 in the morning followed by breakfast. Lunch is at 1:30 and the second yoga is at 5:30 in the afternoon followed by dinner. There is lots of free time in between to go to the beach or relax by the pool.
A short break at this great value venue that is nestled in a quiet beach village and offers daily yoga and meditation.
Participate in a great range of daily classes, from Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Classic Yoga and mediation. Choose two classes a day from the schedule.
Enjoy a spa afternoon of your choice and also spend a great fun day on a snorkelling trip.
Nestled on a remote beach area of Koh Yao Noi, an island in the beautiful Phang Nga bay. This affordable and well run center offers comfortable accommodation along with healthy food and daily classes of all different types of yoga.
At this time of year a lot of us start to think about new horizons and possibilities. One area that becomes popular to investigate are the more intensive retreats, trainings where you learn about yoga, it's background, philosophy and more about the styles and teaching that most interest you. We have written a blog all about these, reviewing the best trainings giving you the opportunity to find out what is available at this time of year or any other time that suits you best. Worth a read if this area could be of interest to you.