Best Yoga Retreat 2021: My Top Pick

4th June 2021

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! This is a collection of best yoga retreats 2021 I have either been visiting or have been dreaming of visiting — there are retreats for all budgets, from luxury yoga retreats abroad, to more affordable yoga retreat near me and you — because that may well be as far as we can go.

As 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 for 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 doing yoga, meditating, and eating delicious healthy food? None in my book.

So without further ado, here are my recommendations for what I think the best yoga getaway in the world is!

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All levels welcome, always!

Dreaming of more yoga trips? Here’s some destination-specific retreat guides:
* Retreats in India
* Retreats in Europe
* Retreats in Costa Rica
* Retreats in Bali
* Retreats in Greece
* Retreats in Thailand


European friends, tell me: 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! Looking also for yoga retreat for beginners recommendations.


Yoga Retreats 2021: My top picks


EUROPE & NORTH AFRICA


Nefeli Nine Retreats, Attica, Greece

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 bougainvillaeas. The retreats are fitness-oriented and include, 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 massages are available.


Duration: 3 to 7 days
Price: from $660
Closest Airport: Athens (26 km)
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

Check out retreats at Nefeli Nine Retreats

Yoga with Perumal, Imlil, Marrakech, Morocco

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 and charming staff as well as highly skilled yoga teachers. The venue has an outdoor swimming pool and an amazing rooftop view of North Africa.

Morocco is high on my list for 2021 and Perulmal’s yoga retreats are my top pick! With direct flights between Berlin and Marrakesh, I think those could count as yoga retreats near me?


Duration: 4 to 7 days
Price: from $840
Closest Airport: Marrakesh Menara
Airport pick up included? No, but it’s €25
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

Check out retreats at Yoga with Perumal

Body And Mind Holidays, Vouliagmeni, Greece

yoga retreat in greece

The Body and Mind Holidays offer incredible health and wellness yoga experiences in this yoga retreat for your whole being to regenerate and become revitalized. You can enjoy daily yoga, pilates, gentle therapeutic water exercises, all while 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.


Duration: 4 to 8 days
Price: from $840
Closest Airport: Athens
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

More retreats in Greece


Fykiada Retreats

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.


Duration: various
Price: from $1,800
Closest Airport: Depends on location
Airport pick up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out retreats at Fykiada now!

Akasha Yoga & Wellness in Transylvania

Romania might not be the first country that pops to mind when you’re planning your next yoga holiday or yoga trip, but hear me out! I think the photo above speaks for itself, 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.


Duration: various
Price: Depends on stay
Closest Airport: Bucharest
Airport pick up included? From Brasov train station
Skill Level: Beginner
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes, all vegan!

Check out retreats at Akasha now!

ASIA


Any Retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

koh phangan yoga

Not a yoga school recommendation per se, but Koh Phangan as a whole is my secret magical place for yoga. I have done yoga in many schools here 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 — did I say?


Duration: various
Price: Depends on stay
Closest Airport: Koh Samui
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: All
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Mostly

Check out retreats in Koh Phangan now

6 Days Rejuvenating Meditation and Wellness Yoga Retreat 2021 Ubud, Bali

yoga retreat

For the ultimate pampering experience and one of the best yoga trip, look no further than this luxury yoga retreat in Bali. Offering more than just yoga, this lovely yoga retreat also includes daily Ayurvedic spa treatments to get you feeling your very best.

Located at the Adiwana Resort, 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. For yoga holidays, Ubud is one of the best places to be and Adiwana offers an all-inclusive yoga retreat you will remember forever.


Duration: 3 to 22 days
Price: From $700
Closest Airport: Ngurah Rai (35 km)
Airport pick up included? Yes
Skill Level: All
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out retreats in Bali now!

Rasa Retreat, Goa, India

beaches of Goa

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.


Duration: 3 to 20 days
Price: From $350
Closest Airport: Goa Dabolim (30 km)
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

More yoga retreats in Goa

AMERICAS


The Retreat Costa Rica, Atenas, Costa Rica

retreat

retreat

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 yoga resorts sit highly on a quartz mountain with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and beyond. While in Costa Rica, consider also experiencing an Ayahuasca Retreat.


Duration: varies
Price: Depends on the duration
Closest Airport: San Jose
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out the retreats at The Retreat Costa Rica

Go Natural Jamaica

yoga retreat in jamaica

yoga retreat in jamaica

One of the best international yoga retreats, this exotic yoga trip will boost your body and mind. Come and enjoy a de-stressing, yoga holiday at the Go Natural Jamaica retreat, where you can sit back and relax on the tropical island of Jamaica and enjoy snorkelling in the ocean, horseback riding, discovering secret waterfalls and reconnecting with nature. Go Natural offers organic, light and healthy meals with fresh colourful fruits and nutritious smoothies to help your body detoxify during your yoga retreat. There are two daily yoga courses for beginners all the way up to advanced, as well as nearby idyllic white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. You’ll be in real paradise!


Duration: 4 to 30 days
Price: From $499
Closest Airport: Norman Manley (53 km)
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out retreats at Go Natural Jamaica

Sagrada Wellness, San Luis Obispo, USA

san luis obispo

The Sagrada Wellness retreat yoga centre is nestled amongst the quiet hilltops of Santa Margarita, California. This yoga retreat is spectacular, and one of the most special yoga retreats 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.


Duration: 3 or 4 days
Price: From $875
Closest Airport: San Jose (252 km)
Airport pick up included? No
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out more yoga retreat California options

4 thoughts on “Best Yoga Retreat 2021: My Top Pick

  1. Caity

    Awesome post! These are some great choices for wellness retreats around the world!
    The Akasha Wellness Retreat in Transylvania looks absolutely beautiful and relaxing!

    Reply
  2. Naomi

    Thanks for sharing such great stuff about yoga retreat. I love practicing yoga and Meditation at Montclair and these retreats seem attractive and I feel I should make plans to visit there.

    Reply

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