Yoga Retreats in USA: Where to Go

6th September 2021

The US has some of the best yoga teachers and the best yoga studios in the world… so it makes sense that it also has some of the best yoga retreats too! Okay, fine, retreats in Europe are pretty incredible too… and let’s not forget Thailand or Costa Rica either. But the time has definitely come for me to share what yoga retreats in USA have to offer. Think East Coast forests, the deserts of Arizona and California, Hawaiian island magic — and lots and lots of yoga.

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The best yoga retreats in USA

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8 Day Mindful Nourishment Yoga Retreat at Santosha in Phippsburg, Maine

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This retreat combines two of my great loves: Food and Yoga. Your days start with sunrise meditation and finish with a candlelit metta meditation (a gorgeous way to end the day, so I discovered on my Vipassana retreat). There are morning and early evening asana practices, and four — yes FOUR — meals prepared lovingly from local and organic food. Food is such an integral part of yogic living at Santosha that it is woven into the spiritual practices of their Mindful Nourish Retreat and they will teach you how to prepare, engage with, and eat more joyously and mindfully. Not only will you move, breathe, and eat well you will do all this surrounded by the gorgeous nature of Maine that you can explore on bike rides, gentle walks, or ambitious hikes. The retreat center is decked out with luxury touches, such as a swimming pool, hot tub, and a library with a fireplace. If you need even more to help you feel blissed out, you can book in for a massage, acupuncture, Ayurvedic consultation, or even a consultation with a psychic! This is considered one of the best yoga retreats in USA for many, many good reasons.


Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
Price: from $2,000 USD
Closest Airport: Portland International Jetport (44 km), Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (115 hm)
Airport pick-up included? No. A round trip can be arranged for $100.
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes, there are always plant-based options although the retreat center is not exclusively vegan


3 Day Catskills ‘Relax & Refresh’ Retreat in Ellenville, Upstate New York

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Arrive on Friday evening for a weekend of complete relaxation and rejuvenation, and make it back to the city by Sunday afternoon — this is a retreat designed with the busy schedule of New Yorkers in mind. This retreat gives you everything you need to unwind and restore ASAP: Tai Qi and Qi Qong classes, yoga, hikes in nature through the beautiful surrounding Catskills, wellness workshops, and spa and gym facilities, including an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, and jacuzzi, well-equipped fitness suite and tennis courts! This USA yoga retreat packs in absolutely everything you could possibly need (and more!) to feel relaxed and refreshed in just a weekend. Whether you are an NYC resident or just passing through, make sure you balance out your health-packed weekend with the best vegan burgers NYC has to offer.


Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: from $790 USD
Closest Airport: LaGuardia Airport (111 km), Newark Liberty International Airport (113 km), or John F. Kennedy International Airport (128 km)
Airport pick-up included? No. Public transportation is available from the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan.
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: vegan options, although not a plant-based menu


3 Day Yoga, Hiking & Breath Work Retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York

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Yet another glorious weekend yoga retreat in US upstate New York! This luxe retreat is hosted by the experienced Hatha and therapeutic yoga teachers of Vita Pura Yoga, who will lead you through juicy Hatha yoga classes, meditation, and pranayama (yoga breathwork practices). Saratoga Springs has so much to offer that you can tailor this weekend to meet your exact needs from exploring the natural wonders of the State park to museum hopping, shopping, golf, or relaxing in the mineral baths at the spa located in the boutique Gideon Putnam hotel where you are staying. This retreat is an ideal option for a trip away with your bestie, mom, or partner!

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Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: from $1,499 USD
Closest Airport: Albany International Airport (34 km)
Airport pick up included? No.
Skill Level: Beginner
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Not advertised, contact organizers.


3 Day Personal Contemplation Yoga Retreat in Industry, Maine

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Ever feel like you need to run away to an ashram in a remote corner of the Himalayas and spend six months digging deep into your soul? Just me…? Well, this is pretty much that, but in three days, and has the added perk of being a yoga retreat in the USA. Maine, after all, is a little more convenient and accessible than the Himalayas — and dare I say as breathtaking in its natural beauty? This affordable yoga retreat is all about taking a deep dive into yourself in an ashram setting. You can kick your days off with four hours of yoga (if you choose, although the two-hour option may be more than enough) and spend your afternoons in meditation temples and shrines, taking a mindful walk through nature, sweating it out in the wood-fired sauna, or just having a nap. Everything about this retreat is designed to take you on a truly yogic journey, from the vegan food to the group meditations, so you can feel completely at one with yourself after just three days!


Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: $399 for a shared twin room, $720 for a two-person private room
Closest Airport: Portland International Jetport (131 km)
Airport pick-up included? No.
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes


5 Day Exploration Hiking, Healing, and Yoga Retreat near The Grand Canyon in Arizona

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This intimate retreat promises a truly healing experience immersed in the extraordinary landscape of Northern Arizona. Your body, mind, and soul will be deeply nourished with daily yoga, plant-based meals, sound healing, a cacao ceremony, and a private healing session of your choice. There are also hikes to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, optional breathwork sessions, and painting meditation classes. It’s price inclusive with the option to pitch your own tent, making it one of the most affordable US yoga retreats. Whether you choose the provided glamping option or camping, the connectedness you will feel with the earth beneath you and the sky above (think of the star gazing!) adds another healing dimension to this retreat which is all about tapping into self-care, assisted by the staff of experienced healers.


Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Price: from $650 with your own tent to $800 for a shared yurt/
Closest Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (203 km)
Airport pick-up included? No, but a transfer can be arranged for $100 per person.
Skill Level: Not specified, get in touch organizers
Languages: English and Spanish
Vegan Friendly?: Yes


7 Day Health, Meditation, Crystal Sound Bowls and Adventure Retreat in Kauai, Hawaii

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Possibly the dreamiest of yoga retreats in USA: tropical Hawaiian island — check. Daily Kundalini yoga and meditation — check. Beach on your doorstep — check. Sacred sound healing — check. Opportunities to immerse yourself in the native Hawaiian spiritual teachings and ceremonies — check. Fresh, local, organic food — check. Swimming pools, detox juices, Stand Up Paddleboarding — check, check, check. This retreat has it all, perfectly combining the luxuries of a tropical island getaway and your daily hit of yoga with beautiful spiritual and cultural experiences to leave you truly nourished inside and out.

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Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Price: from $3,250
Closest Airport: Lihue Airport (31 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes


3 Day Joshua Tree Core and Yoga Retreat in California

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If you are looking for a fitness and yoga retreat in the US, this one’s for you! Hosted by The Yoga Barn Ranch in their chic contemporary boho retreat center, you will enjoy daily yoga and pilates fusion classes, with plenty of opportunities to explore the renowned hiking trails around Joshua Tree — including optional daybreak hikes and meditation. When you are not working up a sweat, you can enjoy lounging by the pool, gourmet vegan and vegetarian, organic meals prepared by a professional chef, and optional evening sound or cacao ceremonies. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is one of the most popular yoga retreats in USA.


Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Price: from $1, 199
Closest Airport: Palm Spring International Airport (30 km), Los Angeles International Airport (184 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes


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