Ditch the mundanities of everyday life and start your adventure at one of the world’s most blissful yoga retreat destinations. Pack a small bag of essentials and join a group of inspiring instructors and fellow enthusiasts for a truly transformative experience. Whether you’re looking for beaches or mountains, waterfalls vistas or coffee plantation panoramas, rest assured that there’s a retreat out there for you. Combine yoga and travel and gain exposure to new cultures and ideas at these Top 10 Yoga retreats that have been a magnet to spiritual seekers for decades.
# 10 Mexico, Yoga Shala Tulum
Comfy, authentic and enlightening, this yoga retreat will most certainly deepen your practice. Discover the charms of living “off the map” in full contact with Nature. Find yourself surrounded by picturesque jungle, sandy beaches and starry skies.
Dedicated to the development of the total human being, this White Lotus retreat overlooks the city of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Offering teachings of yoga in powerful and natural settings, nourish yourself with pure air, spring water, hiking trails and sandstone swimming holes.
#8 Indonesia, Soulshine Bali
Located five minutes outside of the village of Ubud in Bali, this yoga retreat is a place of happiness that offers adventure, great food and relaxation. This delightfully designed retreat hosts a river, tropical gardens, and several ponds that will start your personal transformation on all levels.
#7 Maui, Lumeria
Seek enlightenment and return home refreshed and inspired by booking a trip to Maui’s Lumeria Resort. Spend your days exploring the adventure-filled island and keep your mind captivated by its daily schedule of meditation, yoga, and new thought classes. A favorite among artists and savvy travelers looking for authenticity, discover Maui’s tropical rainforests, alpine regions, and sunny beaches.
Located on the Himalayan foothills in Northern India, the Ananda Spa is surrounded by alluring sal forests and breathtaking views of the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Enjoy gentle strolls along the picturesque hill trails, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting, and observe the devotional rituals on the bank of the river Ganges.
#5 Costa Rica, Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary
Costa Rica’s first eco retreat, the Samasati Nature Retreat was built with the goal of minimal impact on the environment. Located in a dense rainforest jungle, it is surrounded by rich and diverse flora and fauna. Featuring a restaurant, lounge, and a spa that are integrated harmoniously into the rainforest, prepare yourself for some serious adventure. Explore and discover with the available nature treks, wonderful hikes, bird watching and daily yoga classes that will return you home a changed person.
#4 Thailand, Kamalaya Koh Samui
Experience a life-enriching holiday at the Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary which offers individualized yoga programs. Located on the island of Koh Samui, it has long been favored by the Buddhist monks. Kamalaya’s facilities encircle a centuries-old cave that serves as a sanctuary for spiritual retreat. Opening your heart, resting your mind and nurturing your body, visit Kamalaya if you wish to explore, experience and learn.
#3 Australia, Samadhi Spa and Wellness Retreat
Combining well-being and health with delicious cuisine and home comforts, this Australian-based retreat will prepare you for a lifestyle change. They strive for you to return home with new perspective, determination to lead a healthy life, and an enhanced self-awareness. The week at this blissful wellness center will truly be a sacred journey within.
#2 Italy, Yoga Retreat at Adler Mountain Lodge
Found on an inspiring mountaintop, this lodge offers a spectacular panorama view of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Offering peace and enlightenment, its chalets are constructed entirely of spruce wood for an authentic mountain feeling. The room rates include sunset yoga sessions, access to spa and wellness facilities and optional activities such as skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
#1 Belize, Akbol Retreats
A beachfront sanctuary, the Akbol Retreat is located on Belize’s smallest island, Ambergris Caye. Exquisitely designed, be prepared to be amazed and transformed in the Maya-inspired cabanas located by the sea. Awake to the sound of tropical birds and soak up the sun while taking the walk of your life. In addition to yoga on the water, be part of activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking or take a memorable trip to the historic Mayan ruins.