Since I get asked this question on the regular and people are just in the midst of making their Winter holiday plans, I thought now was a great time to present you some yoga retreats I have been saving on my list and am dreaming of visiting this Winter. What better way to slice right through the Winter slump than to reconnect with nature and yourself somewhere warm for a few weeks, while practising yoga and eating delicious healthy food? None in my book. Here are my recommendations for the best international yoga retreats for 2019.
This is where I’ll be heading this Spring with a teacher from my beloved Jivamukti here in Berlin. Join us for a week of yoga, meditation and wholesome delicious vegan food. Connect to nature and your inner Wild at our peaceful retreat location nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the foot hills of the Atlas mountains in Morocco. Can’t wait!
Bagus Jati is hidden deep in the serene jungles and rice paddies of Ubud, the heart of the islands spiritual and wellbeing centre. The luxury Balinese villas within the Bagus Jati health and wellness resort are the ideal place for you to make use of the traditional healing services such as reiki, holistic counselling, vegan and spiritual nutrition any many more. The retreat also offers unique local experiences where you can immerse yourself in the culture with outings to the nearby waterfalls and treks, Balinese dance lessons and herbal remedy making.
It is no surprise the Bagus Jati Health and Wellbeing retreat in Ubud is recognized as the best retreat in Bali, all over the world, perfect for anyone looking for yoga vacations.
The Retreat 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 resorts site highly on a quartz mountain with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond.
The Sagrada Wellness retreat is nestled amongst the quiet hilltops of Santa Margarita, California. The retreat 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 with no Wi-Fi, and they encourage you to stay off all technology during your retreat. Bliss.
The Body and Mind Holidays offer an incredible health and wellness experience 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 historical 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 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.
Rasa Retreat 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 Offline House is one of the world’s first official digital detox retreats, with a real focus on yoga and mindfulness. They offer a safe and fun place for those who are sick and tired of the pressure that comes with social media, emails and being online, and boy do I relate. Here, you can be fully present in the retreat and meet new friends in a chilled environment.
Enjoy the benefits of being offline without the digital distractions in our everyday life in this yoga retreat. You can either relax by the pool with a good book, learn how to catch a wave with the help of the surfing instructors, socialize with other guests or take a bike on an adventure in the surrounding nature.
This Moroccan mountain yoga retreat is the country’s first ever mountain retreat. 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 Winter 2019 and this is my top pick!
This exotic yoga retreat 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 snorkeling in the ocean, horseback riding, discovering secret waterfalls and reconnecting with nature. They offer organic, light and healthy meals with fresh colorful fruits and nutritious smoothies to help your body detoxify in the retreat.
There are two daily yoga classes 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!
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