The Best Yoga Retreats in Europe: Find Your Top Holidays

22nd September 2021

Stop saying that Summer is over! Kids are finally back in school, beaches are at long last quiet — it’s time to plan a yoga retreat Europe vacation! I know many of you (including myself) often look towards South-East Asia (Thailand and Sri Lanka are high up on my list) or South America for a yoga retreat, but when the budget is tight and the time is short, there’s no need to go too far afield, as there are amazing options for a retreat in Europe. And while some countries may seem more appropriate than others for a relaxing yoga retreat Europe holiday because of their proximity to beautiful beaches or nature, I’ve found that there are fantastic options literally everywhere for daily yoga classes, and meditation, especially for a short break.

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Below are the best countries and best places on my radar for the best yoga retreat Europe options in 2021. I’ve tried to cover all bases from luxury yoga retreats to more affordable yoga retreat options. For more spiritual retreats ideas, check those out if you’re after either a detox retreat, a retreat for couples, some meditation retreats options, or, why the hell not, an ayahuasca retreat.


Yoga Retreat Europe: My Recommendations


7 Days yoga holiday europe in Algarve, Portugal

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Located along the beautiful Algarve Coast of Portugal (a popular destination in and out of itself), this seven-day week-long yoga retreat with The Jewel of Yoga offers European yoga retreats trips to relax and unwind through yoga sessions, meditation classes, and spa treatments. Daily yoga sessions and pranayama are paired with free time for you to hit the beach, hang by the pool, walk in the national park, take surf lessons, or treat yourself with a relaxing massage. You can also rent a car to visit the surrounding coastal area.

The intimate accommodation is five minutes away from famous surf camps and beautiful trekking areas. Pair that with fresh organic meals, comfortable facilities, and a relaxing environment, and you’ve got yourself a wonderful hatha yoga holidays Europe you’ll remember forever. To top it off, consider experiencing an ayahuasca retreat while you’re there.


Duration: 7 days
Price: From $1,363
Closest Airport: Faro (60 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

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Sun Salute Retreats in Costa Blanca, Spain

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Kilometers upon kilometers of white sand beaches and beautiful cliffs will be the natural beauty backdrop of one of the best yoga holidays in Europe at Sun Salute Retreats in Costa Blanca, Spain. What more can you ask for? A yoga retreat that’s located a mere few footsteps from the beach? You got it all, at Sun Salute Retreats — it’s the perfect place. Here, you can combine various activities in small groups, and create your very own schedule away from the bustle of everyday life, and the prices are really fair. A great value!

Discover the Spanish culture, sample the local cuisine, relax on the beach, go scuba diving, go cycling, discover local markets, and of course do plenty of yoga style, including both restorative yoga and yoga nidra at the end of the day! One of the best yoga retreats in Europe, Sun Salute is a really amazing way to combine your European travel with a yoga retreat and do a bit of everything. The Sun Salute crew is an inspiring community that promotes the wellbeing of the spirit and body through natural healing and fitness. Cozy accommodation, vegan-friendly local cuisine. Sold.


Duration: 5 days
Price: From $563
Closest Airport: Murcia-San Javier (30 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes!

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Europe Retreat on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Experience the rugged terrains and pastel-toned villages of the nearby Amalfi Coast as you join this yoga and culinary retreat. Alongside daily yoga and meditation sessions, the retreat includes cooking classes, healthy food, and several excursions to local villages, farmers’ markets, and wine cellars. The lovely hosts are passionate yogis who have been traveling around the world in search of alternative ways to improve their lives, live at a slower pace, and practice yoga for over ten years.

Join them for a few days to experience all the health benefits of great yoga and amazing nutritious food, alongside breathtaking views of nature, drenched in extra virgin olive oil!


Duration: it’s a 5-day retreat
Price: From $1,200
Closest Airport: Naples (31 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

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Jiva Healing in England

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Looking for Yoga retreats in the UK? England will always have a special place in my heart. And Wiltshire is a great reminder of a small town vibe and all the wonderful lush green nature I remember so fondly.

With an abundance of verdant landscapes and prehistoric majesties, Wiltshire is a place that tantalizes all senses. At Jiva Healing, you can combine yoga by different teachers and feel inspired by the impressive 17th-century watermill set in a ten-acre property of woodland and meadows. I can’t really think of a more relaxing and rejuvenating setting and one of the best yoga retreats Europe has to offer. What’s even cooler is that the mill is run entirely on renewable energy. Be inspired by the healthy cooking and nutrition classes, alongside daily yoga, meditation and hot tub sessions. Your afternoons are free to explore the surrounding area. One of many great retreats in England!


Duration: 3 to 8 days
Price: From $795
Closest Airport: Southampton (51 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

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Suncokret Body and Soul Retreats in Hvar Island, Croatia

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There’s little else that screams yoga retreats Europe holiday other than a yoga retreat on beautiful islands! Recenter yourself and find inner peace with the holistic yoga program at Suncokret Body and Soul Retreats. Set in the cute village of Dol Sveta Ana on Ivar Island, on a backdrop of lush greenery, Suncokret is one of my top yoga retreat Europe 2021 options for the Summer. The program includes daily yoga practice with the wonderful Evening Marie, nature walks on a private island via a short boat trip, organic and nutritious meals, meditation, and a lot of downtime to let you explore and recharge.

Located in the east valley of Dol in Hvar island, Dol Sveta Ana will charm you with fragrant lavender plantations, stone cottages, and farmland. Croatia is always a good idea when it comes to a European yoga retreat!


Duration: 6 to 8 days
Price range: From $877
Closest Airport: Split (48 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

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Fykiada Retreats, Greece

Fykiada boutique retreat organizes exclusive luxury yoga retreats Europe trips on the Greek islands in high-end locations a with world-acclaimed yoga teacher selection. From cosmopolitan Mykonos to the otherworldly scenery of Koufonisia and the authentic island of Kythnos, each retreat is one of a kind and tailored to the needs of the group. What makes the greek retreats even more special, is the fact that Fykiada Retreats is run by two girls, Anna & Eranthi, who are island experts and take care of every single detail. From a selection of stunning seaside locations to stylish interiors, conscious welcome gifts, and local touches, everything promises that you’ll be taken excellent care of.

Activities at Fykiada include sea-kayaking to hidden beaches, hiking to ancient temples, private sailing to sacred islands, food workshops, dinner to local tavernas and live music are always part of the special experience that it’s offered.

Fykiada Retreats collaborates with international yoga teachers who provide unforgettable trips, amazing yoga retreats, and high-quality learning experience.


Duration: various
Price: Depends on duration
Closest Airport: Depends on location
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

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7 thoughts on “The Best Yoga Retreats in Europe: Find Your Top Holidays

  1. Sephora Couturier

    I just joined a community based local Yoga group in Helsinki which is free. Thanks for your informative article. All the destinations look great but a yoga retreat in Prana Casa sounds amazing. I wish I could join.

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  2. Darlene

    I’m wanting to go on acre treat and have been doing yoga for 4 months now. I’m about intermediate and want to be in a community with groups of all ages. I need peace and relaxing and like minded people

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  3. Sacha Eastman

    The retreats all sound amazing.
    Im specifically needing something very down to earth & gentle that isnt about high end, but total honesty.
    I recently lost my youngest daughter to suicide so although only after a year i am doing well, i am still grieving & am having to learn to live with this kind of loss.
    I would like some time out & to learn a new skill. Ive never surfed before & ive bn helping myself heal with yoga over the weeks during the pandemic.
    Ive never travelled/holidayed by myself so need a safe nurturing kind place. Do u think the surf retreat in Portugal is the place for me?

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    1. Amélie Post author

      Sacha, my heart goes out to you, so much. I lost my father to suicide, so I know the pain, and I feel this with you. If you’re looking for something gentle, healing and grounding, I really recommend Akasha Retreat in Romania. Take good care <3

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