12 Beautiful Yoga Retreats Around the World at Any Budget

by Christina Garofalo

12 Beautiful Yoga Retreats Around the World at Any Budget

by Christina Garofalo

With National Yoga Day around the corner (June 21), a retreat is a great way to up your game or kickstart your practice while exploring a new destination. Click through to find 12 bucket-list getaways — from budget-friendly to worthy splurges — to inspire your yoga practice and your wanderlust.

With National Yoga Day around the corner (June 21), a retreat is a great way to up your game or kickstart your practice while exploring a new destination. Click through to find 12 bucket-list getaways — from budget-friendly to worthy splurges — to inspire your yoga practice and your wanderlust.

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Paradis Plage - Yoga / Photo courtesy of the property
Alpina Gstaad - exterior
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Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland

Twice a year, this swank 56-room chalet in the Bernese Alps hosts a Tibetan monk to lead a retreat on meditation and Lu Jong Tibetan yoga. Lharampa Tenzin Kalden will lead the August 22 session. The rest of the year, the hotel’s head therapist conducts the sessions, which include personalized health consultation and treatments such as sound healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls.

Twice a year, this swank 56-room chalet in the Bernese Alps hosts a Tibetan monk to lead a retreat on meditation and Lu Jong Tibetan yoga. Lharampa Tenzin Kalden will lead the August 22 session. The rest of the year, the hotel’s head therapist conducts the sessions, which include personalized health consultation and treatments such as sound healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls.

Spa at Alpina Gstaad
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Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland

Splurge: The four-night Tibetan Healing Retreat starts at 3,410 USD per person. What’s included: In addition to yoga, meditation, and sound healing, there’s also daily breakfast, mountain bathing, facials, a Himalayan salt body scrub, 75 minutes of Hor-me therapy to relieve stress and fatigue, and a 90-minute Tibetan KuNye massage using salt packs, stones, and meditation.

Splurge: The four-night Tibetan Healing Retreat starts at 3,410 USD per person. What’s included: In addition to yoga, meditation, and sound healing, there’s also daily breakfast, mountain bathing, facials, a Himalayan salt body scrub, 75 minutes of Hor-me therapy to relieve stress and fatigue, and a 90-minute Tibetan KuNye massage using salt packs, stones, and meditation.

Bali Silent Retreat
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Bali Silent Retreat

A silent retreat may sound intimidating, but once you roll-out your mat among the UNESCO-protected rice terraces of Tabanan, Bali, you’ll feel wonderfully at ease. Here, there are a number of other events  in addition to yoga and meditation  including fire ceremonies to celebrate new and full moons. After class, explore the rice terraces, take a walk in the labyrinth, soak in the hot springs, and stargaze from outdoor beds.

A silent retreat may sound intimidating, but once you roll-out your mat among the UNESCO-protected rice terraces of Tabanan, Bali, you’ll feel wonderfully at ease. Here, there are a number of other events  in addition to yoga and meditation  including fire ceremonies to celebrate new and full moons. After class, explore the rice terraces, take a walk in the labyrinth, soak in the hot springs, and stargaze from outdoor beds.

Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
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Bali Silent Retreat

Save: A day pass ($37 USD) includes meals, snacks, and drinks throughout the day, as well as two classes and events. Rooms range from $25 USD per night for a bed in a female dorm, to $90 USD per night for a private bungalow. What’s included: In addition to three daily meals, a hot shower, a down comforter, kimono, solar reading light, and a pen and notebook. There’s no AC, but it’s cool at night.

Save: A day pass ($37 USD) includes meals, snacks, and drinks throughout the day, as well as two classes and events. Rooms range from $25 USD per night for a bed in a female dorm, to $90 USD per night for a private bungalow. What’s included: In addition to three daily meals, a hot shower, a down comforter, kimono, solar reading light, and a pen and notebook. There’s no AC, but it’s cool at night.

Paradis Plage, Morocco
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Paradis Plage, Morocco

For those into yoga and surfing, Paradis Plage in Agadir — which is situated on a three-mile beach and is framed by the Atlas Mountains — offers prime practice in both disciplines. Guests can take up to three yoga classes a day in a studio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The property offers surf and stand-up paddle board lessons with equipment. Outside, a bar and outdoor cinema shows nightly films. The spa has two hammams (Turkish baths), along with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms.

For those into yoga and surfing, Paradis Plage in Agadir — which is situated on a three-mile beach and is framed by the Atlas Mountains — offers prime practice in both disciplines. Guests can take up to three yoga classes a day in a studio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The property offers surf and stand-up paddle board lessons with equipment. Outside, a bar and outdoor cinema shows nightly films. The spa has two hammams (Turkish baths), along with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms.

Paradis Plage, Morocco
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Paradis Plage

Spring: The Surf Yoga & Spa Package is available for one, two, or five days (approx. 95 USD, 140 USD, and 321 USD, respectively). What’s included: Daily surf school sessions, yoga classes, a steam bath in the hammam, and a 25-minute massage. The five-day package adds a 50-minute hammam session with a scrub using local herbs, and an additional massage. Nightly room rates start around $150 per night, and includes breakfast.

Spring: The Surf Yoga & Spa Package is available for one, two, or five days (approx. 95 USD, 140 USD, and 321 USD, respectively). What’s included: Daily surf school sessions, yoga classes, a steam bath in the hammam, and a 25-minute massage. The five-day package adds a 50-minute hammam session with a scrub using local herbs, and an additional massage. Nightly room rates start around $150 per night, and includes breakfast.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
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Yoga in the Wild

These yoga/hiking retreats bring your practice to spiritual and surreal, less-trodden stretches of Utah’s rocky desert. This year’s retreats are in Capitol Reef National Park. Each day starts with meditation and an energizing outdoor yoga class. After breakfast, yogis can explore the park’s striking land formations. Evenings include restorative yoga, soaks in the hot tub, and exceptional star-gazing.

These yoga/hiking retreats bring your practice to spiritual and surreal, less-trodden stretches of Utah’s rocky desert. This year’s retreats are in Capitol Reef National Park. Each day starts with meditation and an energizing outdoor yoga class. After breakfast, yogis can explore the park’s striking land formations. Evenings include restorative yoga, soaks in the hot tub, and exceptional star-gazing.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
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Yoga in the Wild

Spring: From $1,499 USD per person for a four-night stay at the Red Sands Hotel. The next sessions are May 15-19 and Oct. 23-27. What’s included: Daily healthy meals, a group dinner out in town, two guided hikes, one guided canyoneering trip (with gear), twice-daily yoga,

stargazing, yoga mats and props, and a gift bag.

 

Spring: From $1,499 USD per person for a four-night stay at the Red Sands Hotel. The next sessions are May 15-19 and Oct. 23-27. What’s included: Daily healthy meals, a group dinner out in town, two guided hikes, one guided canyoneering trip (with gear), twice-daily yoga, stargazing, yoga mats and props, and a gift bag.

Hvar, Croatia
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Suncokret, Croatia

In addition to twice-daily yoga, retreats at this intimate, family-run yoga center on Hvar may include therapies like reiki and chakra life mapping. During down time, guests can venture out into the 12th-century village and explore the island’s sprawling vineyards, olive groves, and lavender farms. Classes are held either indoors, out on the terrace, or at various locations around the island. 

In addition to twice-daily yoga, retreats at this intimate, family-run yoga center on Hvar may include therapies like reiki and chakra life mapping. During down time, guests can venture out into the 12th-century village and explore the island’s sprawling vineyards, olive groves, and lavender farms. Classes are held either at the indoor studio, out on the terrace, or at various locations around the island. 

Suncokret Yoga Loft
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Suncokret, Croatia

Save: Prices start at approximately $170 USD per night (or six nights from $945 USD per person) for a room with a shared bathroom in the renovated stone farmhouse. What’s included: Free transfer service to and from the Hvar ferry port, twice-daily yoga, daily brunch and dinner, a sunset safari, daily Seva (giving back), and optional outings to waterfront towns, beaches, and historic sights

Save: Prices start at approximately $170 USD per night (or six nights from $945 USD per person) for a room with a shared bathroom in the renovated stone farmhouse. What’s included: Free transfer service to and from the Hvar ferry port, twice-daily yoga, daily brunch and dinner, a sunset safari, daily Seva (giving back), and optional outings to waterfront towns, beaches, and historic sights

Ananda Spa, India
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Ananda in the Himalayas, India

As the self-proclaimed Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh offers seemingly endless yoga retreats, but Ananda Spa stands apart. Covering 100 acres at the base of the Himalayas and overlooking the Ganges River, the luxury resort employs instructors from around the world to teach yoga and meditation and to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedanta with spa treatments and healthy cuisine.

As the self-proclaimed Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh offers seemingly endless yoga retreats, but Ananda Spa stands apart. Covering 100 acres at the base of the Himalayas and overlooking the Ganges River, the luxury resort employs instructors from around the world to teach yoga and meditation and to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedanta with spa treatments and healthy cuisine.

Ananda Spa
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Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Splurge: A six-night yoga retreat with accommodations starts at $2,000 USD per person. What’s included: Daily yoga, meditation, and discussions; a Neti cleansing; a kirtan; an Ayurvedic wellness consultation; healthy meals; and visits to a nearby ashram (monastery) and sunset ceremony on the Ganges. Nearby Rajaji National Park (home to elephants and rare birds) is a splurge-worthy add on.

Splurge: A six-night yoga retreat with accommodations starts at $2,000 USD per person. What’s included: Daily yoga, meditation, and discussions; a Neti cleansing; a kirtan; an Ayurvedic wellness consultation; healthy meals; and visits to a nearby ashram (monastery) and sunset ceremony on the Ganges. Nearby Rajaji National Park (home to elephants and rare birds) is a splurge-worthy add on.

Xinalani Retreat
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Xinalani Retreat, Mexico

The hillside palapa cabins of Xinalani are just a 20-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, but they feel like a whole world away. Here, Classes are held in four studios — a mix of indoor, outdoor, and hot — or on the beach. Between rousing morning classes and restorative evening classes, relax in the sweat lodge, saltwater pool, or oceanfront spa. You can also stay active by swimming with dolphins or learning to cook like a local.

The hillside palapa cabins of Xinalani are just a 20-minute boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, but they feel like a whole world away. Here, Classes are held in four studios — a mix of indoor, outdoor, and hot — or on the beach. Between rousing morning classes and restorative evening classes, relax in the sweat lodge, saltwater pool, or oceanfront spa. You can also stay active by swimming with dolphins or learning to cook like a local.

Xinalani Retreat
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Xinalani Retreat, Mexico

Save-Spring: At $1,599 USD per person, Xinalani’s 7-night yoga retreat offers great value. What’s included: Accommodations in thatched open-air cabins, all with sweeping views of Banderas Bay, three healthy meals, a daily margarita, two hour-long massages, twice-daily yoga classes, a jungle trek, use of kayaks and snorkel equipment, a stand-up paddle board lesson, and airport transfers.

Save-Spring: At $1,599 USD per person, Xinalani’s 7-night yoga retreat offers great value. What’s included: Accommodations in thatched open-air cabins, all with sweeping views of Banderas Bay, three healthy meals, a daily margarita, two hour-long massages, twice-daily yoga classes, a jungle trek, use of kayaks and snorkel equipment, a stand-up paddle board lesson, and airport transfers.

The Sanctuary, Thailand
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The Sanctuary, Thailand

Koh Phangan’s The Sanctuary is a short boat ride from Haad Rin. The property offers an array of detox programs and twice-daily yoga overlooking Haad Tien Bay. Retreats explore subjects including Trauma Release, Thai Massage, and Creativity. Guests can practice to the sounds of the jungle in three yoga studios, or participate in workshops and yoga teacher trainings.

Koh Phangan’s The Sanctuary is a short boat ride from Haad Rin. The property offers an array of detox programs and twice-daily yoga overlooking Haad Tien Bay. Retreats explore subjects including Trauma Release, Thai Massage, and Creativity. Guests can practice to the sounds of the jungle in three yoga studios, or participate in workshops and yoga teacher trainings.

Koh Phangan, Thailand
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The Sanctuary, Thailand

Save: A three-day retreat starts at approximately $431 USD per person and includes accommodations, daily yoga classes, massages, a private yoga class, a private therapy session at the Tea Temple, and use of the steam room. The seven-day retreat starts at $809 USD per person, and also includes a welcome meal, two private sessions, one healing session, and five hour-long massages. Note that the property is cash only.

Save: A three-day retreat starts at approximately $431 USD per person and includes accommodations, daily yoga classes, massages, a private yoga class, a private therapy session at the Tea Temple, and use of the steam room. The seven-day retreat starts at $809 USD per person, and also includes a welcome meal, two private sessions, one healing session, and five hour-long massages. Note that the property is cash only.

Silver Island, Greece
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Silver Island, Greece

Set on a private island north of Athens, this retreat hosts just 10 guests at a time in charming, traditional Greek homes with spectacular sea views. Between twice-daily yoga classes (at dawn and at sunset), guests have free rein of some 60 acres of rolling hills, olive groves, and cypress trees to walk, journal, and reflect. Kayaks, snorkel gear, and art supplies are also on hand.

Set on a private island north of Athens, this retreat hosts just 10 guests at a time in charming, traditional Greek homes with spectacular sea views. Between twice-daily yoga classes (at dawn and at sunset), guests have free rein of some 60 acres of rolling hills, olive groves, and cypress trees to walk, journal, and reflect. Kayaks, snorkel gear, and art supplies are also on hand.

Silver Island at sunset
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Silver Island, Greece

Spring: From approximately $1,465 USD per person in a shared room for six nights. What’s included: Two yoga classes per day overlooking the Mediterranean, three meals per day (ingredients are either grown on the island or locally sourced), drinks and snacks, organic wine with dinner, yoga mats and blocks, and transfers to and from the island by boat. There are also toiletries and a water bottle to use during your stay.

Spring: From approximately $1,465 USD per person in a shared room for six nights. What’s included: Two yoga classes per day, three meals per day (ingredients are either grown on the island or locally sourced), drinks and snacks, organic wine with dinner, yoga mats and blocks, and transfers to and from the island by boat. There are also toiletries and a water bottle to use during your stay.

Spa at Villa Sumaya
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Villa Sumaya, Guatemala

The tranquil shores of Lake Atitlan — Central America’s deepest lake — are an ideal setting for renewal. This unpretentious eco-resort hosts a continuous list of yoga retreats, which are focused on astrology, writing, and giving back, to name a few. Guest rooms are built into the landscape, and many offer breathtaking lake views. Visit in low season (May through October) for maximum solitude — and savings.

 

The tranquil shores of Lake Atitlan — Central America’s deepest lake — are an ideal setting for renewal. This unpretentious eco-resort hosts a continuous list of yoga retreats, which are focused on astrology, writing, and giving back, to name a few. Guest rooms are built into the landscape, and many offer breathtaking lake views. Visit in low season (May through October) for maximum solitude — and savings.

Lake Aititlan, Guatemala
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Villa Sumaya, Guatemala

Spring: An upcoming retreat called Reclaiming Your Sacred Center is $1,850 USD per person for seven nights. What’s included: Accommodations, daily vegetarian meals and beverages, five two-hour yoga classes, a 90-minute massage, and special ceremonies (in this case, a cacao ceremony and a guided ceremonial sweat with essential oils and sound healing).

 

Spring: An upcoming retreat called Reclaiming Your Sacred Center is $1,850 USD per person for seven nights. What’s included: Accommodations, daily vegetarian meals and drinks, five two-hour yoga classes, a 90-minute massage, and special ceremonies (in this case, a cacao ceremony and a guided ceremonial sweat with essential oils and sound healing).

Plantation Villa
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Plantation Villa, Sri Lanka

Plantation Villa promotes wellness through healthy eating, mindfulness, and connection to nature. It’s fitting, then, that you’ll practice amid wild birds and butterflies, paddy fields, and coconut plantations. In addition to yoga and meditation, a team of doctors, therapists, and teachers are at guests’ disposal. The property offers trips to see elephants, whales, and dolphins.

Plantation Villa promotes wellness through healthy eating, mindfulness, and connection to nature. It’s fitting, then, that you’ll practice amid wild birds and butterflies, paddy fields, and coconut plantations. In addition to yoga and meditation, a team of doctors, therapists, and teachers are at guests’ disposal. The property offers trips to see elephants, whales, and dolphins.

Sri Lanka
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Plantation Villa, Sri Lanka

Save: The Yoga & Meditation Package starts at $110 USD per night (available for any length of time). What’s included: Accommodations in a newly renovated 18-room colonial home; two yoga classes per day; guided meditation; discussions on yoga and meditation philosophy; and organic Ayurveda meals made from produce grown on property.

Save: The Yoga & Meditation Package starts at $110 USD per night (available for any length of time). What’s included: Accommodations in a newly renovated 18-room colonial home; two yoga classes per day; guided meditation; discussions on yoga and meditation philosophy; and organic Ayurveda meals made from produce grown on property.

Kripalu Center
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Kripalu Center, Massachusetts

With 700-plus programs and retreats each year, Kripalu in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is one the most comprehensive and established yoga centers in North America. Guests start each day with a silent breakfast, and then move through a diverse lineup of yoga classes of all styles, workshops, meditation, even dance. The 150-acre lakeside campus (with hiking trails) offers generous space for reflection.

With 700-plus programs and retreats each year, Kripalu in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is one the most comprehensive and established yoga centers in North America. Guests start each day with a silent breakfast, and then move through a diverse lineup of yoga classes of all styles, workshops, meditation, even dance. The 150-acre lakeside campus (with hiking trails) offers generous space for reflection.

Berkshires, MA
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Kripalu, Massachusetts

Save-Splurge: Rates start at $92 USD per night in a group dorm with a shared bathroom, to $339 USD per night for a private room and bath (there are options in between); all have a two-night minimum. What’s included: All meals (all vegetarian), unlimited yoga classes, non-ticketed workshops and events, and use of the sauna and gym. There is a spa on site, but treatments cost extra.

 

 

 

Save-Splurge: Rates start at $92 USD per night in a group dorm with a shared bathroom, to $339 USD per night for a private room and bath (there are options in between); all have a two-night minimum. What’s included: All meals (all vegetarian), unlimited yoga classes, non-ticketed workshops and events, and use of the sauna and gym. There is a spa on site, but treatments cost extra.

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