Best Spiritual Retreats in the World

Apart from, well, retreating, it can be hard to know what you want when picking a relaxing getaway or retreat… especially when you require something more in depth than typical yoga retreats, but straight-up meditation retreats feels too intense. My recommendation? A spiritual retreat!

A spiritual retreat, meaning a retreat where you are nurtured not only in mind and body but on a deep soul level, is a great way to get a deep holistic reset and work on personal growth as well as spiritual growth. They are more well-rounded and emotionally tailored than a yoga retreat but not quite as mind altering and intense as an ayahuasca ceremony! Spiritual retreats can be spaces to unpack some deep shit, or they can be gentler, more comforting experiences that help you to feel restored.

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I’ve put together a curated selection of the best spiritual retreats in the world right now — from iconic locations for spiritual retreats like Sedona, India, and Bali to more niche options like small group retreats on the UK’s rural Norfolk Coast and a women’s only retreat in the Texan woodlands! Whether you want luxe or on a shoe string, deep spiritual work or more of a chilled vibe, these are the top spiritual retreats right now!


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The Best Spiritual Retreats in the World


Spiritual Retreats in Bali

3 Day Watkuru Yoga and Meditation Retreat in a Balinese Village

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There’s nowhere on earth quite like Bali: the culture, the people, the traditions, the crafts, the magical vibrational energy… although it’s fair to say that intense tourism has become an issue in the last few years. This meditation and healing retreat in a traditional Balinese village allows you to harmoniously embrace and respect the culture and experience the authentic Bali while ensuring your visit also brings some good to this incredible island!

You will have daily classes in the traditional Balinese style of yoga, Watkuru yoga, and meditation. You also have the possibility to partake in traditional activities and practices in the Sesandan Megati village where the retreat is based. These range from learning how to make Canang sari, the amazing Balinese Hindu floral offerings you see everywhere on the island, to making your own coconut oil and cooking classes. One massage is included, and there is even the opportunity to have your Eat, Pray, Love moment and visit a Balinese shaman for a blessing ritual to give you the whole Bali spiritual healing retreat experience!

All meals are provided and accommodation is a mix of homestays and guesthouses to further steep you in the village community.

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: from €132
Closest Airport: DPS Ngurah Rai International Airport (34 km)
Airport pick-up included? No, can be added for extra cost of €32 per person
Skill Level: Beginner
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes


4 Day Personalized Wellness Retreat with Raw Food, Meditation, and Yoga in Ubud, Bali

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If you are after a luxury spiritual retreat in Bali then look no further! These curated wellness retreats will ensure that you get to experience the best of Ubud’s yoga, cafe culture, and activities along your spiritual journey. Every day features personalized recommendations based on the information you supply about your health, wellness, and spiritual goals and interests. The program is also flexible, so if something doesn’t appeal to you or you would prefer an afternoon chilling by the pool or in your upmarket accommodation, then no problem!

I have never encountered a retreat like this, but with so many incredible yoga classes, teachers, and places to eat in Ubud this is a perfect way to have your (raw, vegan) cake and eat it!

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Price: from €930
Closest Airport: DPS Ngurah Rai International Airport (34 km)
Airport pick-up included? No, can be added for extra cost of €27 per person
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

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Spiritual Retreats in India

7 Day Ayurveda Wellness Retreat in Kerala

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Ayurvedic cleanses are an amazing way to take complete holistic care of yourself and beautiful, luscious Kerala is world renowned for its Ayurveda. On this retreat you will be assessed by an Ayurvedic doctor, who will determine your Ayurvedic type (dosha) and diagnose your imbalances. Then a personalized program of therapies, yoga, and meals will be developed to restore your complete health—mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Your daily program will start with yoga and meditation, include at least one massage therapy treatment with essential oils (possibly more if recommended), and you will be well nourished with three satvic, balanced meals. If you are looking for an encompassing, holistic, and more spiritually aligned way to take care of yourself, then I highly recommend getting started with this spiritual retreat in India!

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Price: from €790
Closest Airport: Cochin International Airport (17 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Ayurveda is typically vegetarian, get in touch with organizers to see if a vegan option is possible

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Spiritual Retreats in California

3 Day Spiritual Retreat in Joshua Tree

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Make your way to California’s spiritual mecca of Joshua Tree and spend three days under the guidance of Julia Quena Kavi, a certified sound therapist and hypnotherapist who has studied healing practices, cleansing rituals, and plant medicine across Central and South America.

The retreat includes multiple rituals and practices, from cacao ceremonies to ecstatic dance, as well as yoga, sound baths, hypnosis workshops, and Osho-style dynamic meditations. You will also explore the magical desert surroundings and get to know about the energy vortices that give Joshua Tree its unique spiritual energy. Each day will end with an integration circle and stargazing. You can either sleep under the stars in your own tent, book a spot in the yurt, or in the retreat center if you prefer!

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: from €524
Closest Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (182 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes


5 Day Relaxing Yoga Retreat in Los Angeles

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Rarely do you hear LA and spiritual retreat in the same breath, but Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center is not only a well-respected and established retreat location but the only dedicated spiritual retreat center in LA!

Spend five days immersed in ashram life with twice daily satsang (meditation, chanting, a talk, or reading), two hours of yoga, karma yoga service to give back to your ashram community, and a workshop on yoga philosophy. If you are looking for an authentic and affordable spiritual retreat in California, then this is a must!

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Price: From €548
Closest Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (12 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

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Spiritual Retreats in Arizona

4 Day Unwind and Rewild Women’s Wellness Retreat in Sedona

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Find healing by returning to nature and embracing your authentic feminine self with this spiritual retreat in Sedona, the spiritual heartland of the US. Each day of the retreat is focused around different elements which you will explore not just through yoga and the chakras, but immersive experiences such as a fire ceremony, sound bath, and hikes to some of Sedona’s most majestical natural wonders.

There’s plenty of time to bond with the fellow women on your retreat, and there is also a lovely garden and a hot tub to kick back and relax in. Extra activities such as massages or even a psychic reading can be arranged!

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Price: from €1,322
Closest Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (152 km)
Airport pick-up included? No, available for €55 per person
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

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Spiritual Retreats in Florida

4 Day Couples Retreat in Key West

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This couples retreat has a flexible program and roster of activities so you and your beloved can choose what will help you bond deeper, heal, or just have a good time together! Whether it’s partner yoga and tantric exercises, or a tarot reading and a vinyasa class are more your style, you’re guaranteed to find what you both need. You will also partake in a private three-hour workshop where you can choose the emphasis from releasing trauma or overcoming anxiety to manifesting your destiny. When you are tired of all that self-work, enjoy some of Key West’s iconic offerings, from dolphin watching and snorkeling to a relaxing sunset cruise. Focusing on your partner and not just yourself makes this a unique spiritual retreat. And Florida is the ideal location for it, with amazing weather and a great mix of things to do!

Your accommodation is a comfortable bed and breakfast with a swimming pool, and is located within walking distance of the yoga and healing sanctuary where your classes and workshops take place, providing a perfectly balanced couple luxury getaway.

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Price: from €4,251 (couple price)
Closest Airport: Key West International Airport (3 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

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Spiritual Retreats in Texas

3 Day Self Love and Acceptance Retreat for Women

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Nurture yourself on this gentle, caring women’s retreat in the peaceful Texas woodland. Spending time in community with women can be incredibly healing, and that is the emphasis of this spiritual retreat. It’s all about the softer side of healing and with a wine reception, nourishing food, yoga, meditation, and workshops that focus on self-love, gratitude, and acceptance—and, of course, great company! This spiritual retreat in Texas is the perfect short but sweet self-care break.

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: from €708
Closest Airport: Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (43 km), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (148 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Get in touch to confirm with organizers

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Spiritual Retreats in the UK

3 Day Finding Space Yoga Retreat on the Norfolk Coast

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Recalibrate and make yourself at home on this intimate breath and yoga retreat! Your capable guide is breath coach and yoga teacher Bridget Rooth, who will not only teach you methods to connect to your breath and open up the body as well as offering spiritual guidance, but you will stay with Bridget in her Norfolk cottage. This intimate retreat only accommodates four people maximum (two double rooms are available) and promises to give you a truly attentive and personalized experience.

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: from €622
Closest Airport: London Stanstead Airport (115 km),
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

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Spiritual Retreats in Costa Rica

6 Day Revitalize and Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat near Tamarindo

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Get the full tropical island healing retreat experience at this amazing eco-lodge set in lush surroundings. Twice daily yoga and meditation, in addition to chakra balancing workshops (you’ll get a deeper understanding of chakras if it’s yours first time), will take care of your physical and spiritual self. This retreat promises a great community, with optional activities such as hikes, dance, and trips to the beach. If you need more solitude, relax on your porch with a book or lounge by the eco-lodge’s swimming pool. Nourishment is a central part of this retreat, not only will you get three delicious meals a day, but nutrition and diet advice for more vitality is also available!

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Price: from €1,030
Closest Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (43 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

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Sometime soon, I hope to put out a guide for spiritual retreats near me in mainland Europe! But in the meantime, why not chase some winter sun by traveling to one of the spiritual retreats on my guide or how about a yoga retreat in Thailand or India? Or if you’re ready to go all out, check out my recommendations for silent retreats.