Yoga retreats are something that I look forward to every single year! Coming together as a community that share the same passions can be a source of powerful healing for your soul.
With COVID, attending in-person retreats has become more difficult, so I have decided to offer some great socially distanced and virtual yoga retreats located all across the world. Here are my top picks for this year! Please refer to these graphics for quick information about each retreat:
#1: Relaxing Yoga Getaway - 8 Day Beyond Yoga Retreat - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, ENG/SPA speaking, from €1,194
Talk about yoga in paradise! My first yoga retreat choice is this “Beyond Yoga Retreat” set in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Each day, 2 yoga classes are offered by specialized yoga teachers along with 3 freshly cooked & healthy meals (vegan/vegetarian friendly too!). Excursions, spa treatments, hiking, beach visits, and swimming in the pool on their villa grounds are all included.
#2: Adrenaline Rush: 8 Day Beginner and Intermediate Yoga and Surf Camp in Bensafrim, Lagos (Portugal), ENG speaking, from € 735
This southern Portugal yoga retreat is anything but boring - in fact, it’s perfect for anyone who loves getting their heart racing.
Enjoy basking in the sun and wading in the ocean on this surf-inspired yoga retreat. Six beach-side yoga sessions and five surf instruction lessons are a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure!
#3: For Those Who Love the Mountains: 6 Day Yoga Retreat at 2,000 Meters in Chandolin, Switzerland, FRE/ENG/GER/ITA/SPA speaking, from € 1,533
Enjoy connecting with yourself at an altitude of 2,000 meters in the mountains of Switzerland during this amazing retreat.
Two yoga sessions are held each day for all levels - including beginners!
If you’re wondering what other activities this retreat has to offer, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that skiing, hot-tubing, and bike riding in the mountains are all available.
Vegetarians are in luck too - all meals are vegetarian friendly!
#4: Family-Friendly Yoga Retreat: 8-Day Nature Family Retreat in Ariège, Midi-Pyrenees, France, ENG/FRE/DUT/GER Speaking, from €1,295
Looking to engage your family in a yoga retreat? This 8-day retreat is the PERFECT way to do exactly that!
Daily yoga classes, nature walks, campfires & guided activities make this so much more than just a yoga retreat - it’s a way to connect with your family.
This retreat is vegan/vegetarian friendly and has an emphasis on healthy and “good for you” foods.
#5: For Those Who Feel More Comfortable at Home: 4-Day Virtual Mindfulness and Stress Relief Yin Yoga Retreat, ENG Speaking, from €350
If going to an in-person yoga retreat feels outside of your comfort zone right now, look no further than this mindfulness focused virtual retreat.
Enjoy 10 hours worth of online live yoga sessions in addition to plenty of mindfulness sessions and yin yoga sessions.
This is a wonderful option for anyone during these uncertain times, and is a great way to get a yoga retreat experience from the comfort of your own home.
I hope that this yoga retreat guide has been helpful to you while you navigate how you’ll be practicing yoga this year.
Feel free to contact me if you know of any other amazing retreats that I should know of, or if you have any thoughts or opinions on my choices.
Until next time, have a wonderful day, and Namaste.