Since I get asked this question on the regular, I thought of presenting you with this “best yoga retreat 2021” roundup post, cause, boy don’t we all need a bit of hope for the new year, eh. This is a collection of top yoga retreats I have either been visiting or have been dreaming of visiting — retreats for all budgets, from luxury yoga retreats abroad, to more affordable yoga retreat near me — because that may well be as far as I can go. But also I’m always up to trying out new things and adding to the list, so: what do you think are the best yoga retreats 2021 options?
All-inclusive yoga retreats are a hot holiday trend, and with good reasons. What better way to slice right through a slump than to reconnect with nature and with yourself at one of the best yoga vacations somewhere warm and sunny for a few weeks, while practising yoga and eating delicious healthy food? None in my book. So without further ado, here are my recommendations for what I think the best yoga retreats in the world are!
All levels welcome, always!
Dreaming of more yoga trips? Here’s some more reading from me:
* The best yoga retreats in India
* The best yoga retreats in Europe
* The best yoga retreats in Costa Rica
* The best yoga retreats in Bali
* The best yoga retreats in Greece
* The best yoga retreats in Thailand
European friends, are there any amazing yoga retreats near me? Would love to hear from you as yoga travel is likely going to continue being messed up for some time!
Yoga Retreats 2021: The Best of
EUROPE & NORTH AFRICA
Greece is definitely high up on my list of 2021 yoga vacations! Dreamy turquoise water, cosy sand washed stone buildings, mild climate, a bounty of fruits and vegetables – those are pretty much the only prerequisite for a great yoga retreat in Greece, am I right? I hear Athens is also a top vegan location, so I’m really dying to go. Nefeli Nine invites you to join them for a week-long, no-nonsense, luxury yoga retreat. Located in Dikastika not far from Marathon, with expansive views over the Mediterranean, come and unwind amid the wild olive trees perched along the cliffs, the sweet smell of Jasmine and the explosion of colour from the bougainvilleas. The retreat is fitness-oriented and includes, as well as daily yoga, daily hikes and fitness classes such as HIIT, boxing, functional training, kettlebells. To top this up, fresh local food is served and massage is on offer.
This Moroccan mountain yoga retreat is the country’s first-ever mountain yoga vacation location. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, in an extraordinary setting, with welcoming, charming staff as well as highly skilled yoga teachers. You can enjoy an unforgettable rooftop view of North Africa. Morocco is high on my list for 2021 and this is my top pick! With direct flights between Berlin and Marrakesh, I think this could count as yoga retreats near me??
The Body and Mind Holidays offer incredible health and wellness yoga experiences in this yoga retreat for your mind and body to regenerate and become revitalized. You can enjoy the daily yoga, pilates, gentle therapeutic water exercises all whilst staying in the stunning resort situated in hilly Vouliagmeni, near the historic city of Athens. Nearby, you can explore the beaches of Vouliagmeni or discover the Parnitha Mountains. They have a variety of exciting activities from trekking to preparing healthy Greek meals on-site during your best yoga holidays. The retreat hotel is luxuriously designed and will meet every one of your needs as a guest. The Margi Hotel is personal, welcoming and has a warm charismatic atmosphere, the best accommodation for your Body and Mind holiday. One of the best yoga retreats in the world.
Fykiada organises exclusive luxury yoga retreats on the Greek islands in high-end locations with world-acclaimed teachers. 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 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. The food served at Fykiada Retreats represents the best of Greek nature and culture and is personalised to suit guests’ preferences and food allergies. Vegan and gluten-free options are always part of their menu, as well as twists on local recipes.
Romania might not be the first country that pops into mind when you’re planning your next yoga holiday or yoga trip, but hear me out! I think those photos above speak for themselves, to begin with, and I’m so excited that this is a yoga retreat near me! The lovely Akasha Wellness Retreat is located in a quaint little village up in the mountains of Transylvania close to the city of Brasov. It is the perfect and easiest retreat getaway from Western Europe. What you’ll find here: the freshest, purest of mountain air, the most beautiful mountainside view (you are literally up in the clouds!), incredibly peaceful meadow walks, and the best and healthiest home-cooked vegan food. This is a small family-run business that is so totally inspiring and will leave you nourished and rested. My best discovery of 2021 and one of the more affordable yoga retreats 2021! These are yoga retreats for beginners, but really they will suit all level.
Not a yoga school recommendation per se, but Koh Phangan is my secret magical place. I have done yoga in many schools there and it’s always been incredible. Koh Phangan is one of those places where I am always the best version of myself, can free my mind and meditate, feel at one with nature, and just live in an extremely balanced way. Add to that almost free papaya and coconut, and let me tell you, Koh Phangan is the best idea on the planet ever, period. Always. And here you can find both luxury yoga holidays and more affordable ones. Some of the best yoga retreats in the world for beginners are here too. Oh, and papaya.
For the ultimate pampering experience and one of the best yoga trip, look no further than this Ubud luxury yoga retreat. Offering more than just yoga, this lovely yoga retreat Bali also includes daily Ayurvedic spa treatments to get you feeling your ultimate best. Located at the Adiwana Resort in Ubud, everything you could possibly need lives within the yoga resort’s walls. Included in the cost of the retreat are daily meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and an afternoon fruit basket served with tea. Each retreat also includes one cultural excursion outside the resort included in the price. Your morning will start with one-hour yoga courses taught by experienced instructors, followed by a one-hour meditation and 2 hours of spa treatments. If you love yoga, Ubud is one of the best places to be and Adiwana offers an all-inclusive yoga retreat you will remember.
If you like to escape for winter yoga retreats, Rasa yoga retreat India is a modest and humble place where guests can find their inner peace and be immersed in the heart of spiritual Goa, in India. This yoga retreat is perfect for those looking for a full yogi experience, with highly knowledgeable yoga teachers in a peaceful and beautiful setting. The team at Rasa Retreat are on hand to provide you with all the care, patience and guidance you require to make sure your stay is memorable and rejuvenating. You can also take excursions to the nearby sights which shouldn’t be missed such as hikes in the nearby jungle and discovering the best nearby tourist spots such as Srinagar.
The Retreat Yoga Costa Rica was initially created as a place to strengthen, restore, nourish and heal the mind and body. It is said that after visiting this transformative place you will come out with a different view on the way you nourish your body with food, a new mindset and improve the way you live your life.
Here you can indulge in the Spa, with a variety of packages to choose from as well as dipping into the stunning pool. The retreat offers an advances wellness and healing program including special culinary options in the heavenly setting. The plush yoga resorts sit highly on a quartz mountain with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond.
One of the best international yoga retreats, this exotic yoga will boost your body and mind, enjoy a de-stressing, yoga holiday at the Go Natural Jamaica retreat. You can sit back and relax in the tropical island of Jamaica and enjoy snorkelling in the ocean, horseback riding, discovering secret waterfalls and reconnecting with nature. They offer organic, light and healthy meals with fresh colourful fruits and nutritious smoothies to help your body detoxify in the retreat. There are two daily yoga courses for beginners all the way up to advanced yogis, as well as nearby idyllic white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, you’ll be in real paradise!
The Sagrada Wellness retreat yoga center is nestled amongst the quiet hilltops of Santa Margarita, California. This yoga retreat California is spectacular, and one of the most special yoga retreat in the world with a quirky boutique style where you can disconnect from technology, practice wholesome yoga, meditate in peace and enjoy organic wholesome foods.
The retreat was founded by a couple, who had a dream to open a yoga-focused retreat in the idyllic Californian hills, and they made it a dream come true! You can look over the Californian hilltops and shoreline where you can reflect and reconnect with yourself in the yoga retreat. You can also enjoy the eco-friendly accommodation, which is 100% solar powered with a dreamy pool, Jacuzzi, and many nearby trails and hiking spots. Spoil yourself with a variety of healthy, delicious meals ranging from vegan to gluten-free delights, all sourced locally and organically. This retreat also offers a complete digital detox retreat with no Wi-Fi, and they encourage you to stay off all technology during your retreat. Bliss.
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