Yoga holidays & yoga retreats

YOGA RETREATS DIRECTORY

 

US flag Active Gourmet Holidays
based: Connecticut, USA
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Culinary vacations in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Peru, Morocco and Greece that include three or four star accommodation, cooking lessons with local chefs, vineyard visits with wine tastings and wine education, visits to markets and local food producers, gourmet meals. Holidays can be paired with walking, hiking, biking, yoga, language lessons and more.

| cookery | gastronomic | wine | walk/trek/hike | cycle touring | yoga | Western Europe | Peru | Morocco | Greece |

 

uk flagAdventure Alternative
based:
Co Londonderry, N Ireland, UK

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Adventure Alternative is a responsible adventure travel company founded in 2001 by Everest mountaineer Gavin Bate. They offer a wide variety of climbs, treks and adventures, including iconic favourites like Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp. Their service is personalised and experienced, and they pride themselves on an exemplary track record.

| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | mountaineering | expeditions | walking/trekking safaris | ethical/eco tourism | tailor made | yoga | charity | Africa | Asia | Worldwide |

 

uk flagAdventureYogi

based: East Sussex, UK
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Offering yoga retreats and holidays in the UK and overseas, AdventureYogi specialises in holidays that combine yoga with adventure activities like surfing, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, snowboarding and skiing; or in retreats to simply relax and restore. Stay somewhere special, feel energised by yoga, relaxed by massage and invigorated by delicious vitality foods.

| retreats | yoga | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | massage | detoxification | diving/snorkelling | surfing | walk/trek/hike | ski/snowboard | mountain biking | UK | Worldwide |

 

Awaken Holidays

based: Alicante, Spain
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Awaken Holidays offer a collection of specialist holidays from expert providers; holidays for improving wellbeing, relaxing the mind and exciting the soul. Highlighting the best of yoga retreats, fitness holidays, bootcamps, detox breaks and spa retreats; as well as showcasing a great selection of walking, cycling and activity holidays Worldwide.

| fitness | boot camps | yoga | pilates | cycle touring | spas | walk/trek/hike | weight loss | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | Worldwide | Western Europe |

 

Blissful Retreat

based: Alicante, Spain
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Rejuvenating, yoga inspired wellbeing holidays and health retreats near the sea in sunny Spain. Featured in the 'Top 10 Yoga Retreats of the World 2012'. The holidays offer inspiring yoga, pilates, fitness, delicious ayurvedic inspired vegetarian meals, hikes, meditation, biking, educational health workshops and holistic therapies. Carefully selected small, beautiful hotels in special locations.

| yoga | pilates | meditation | fitness | retreats | detoxification | weight loss | nutrition | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | vegetarian/vegan | walk/trek/hike | Spain |

 

Bootlace Walking Holidays

based: Granada, Spain

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Spectacular mountain walks with experienced guides following ancient waterways and caminos, once silk routes of the Moors and drovers' paths. Vegetarian/vegan friendly, all-inclusive, bespoke plus self-guided holidays. Also accompanied treks with local guides in Morocco and special activity holidays such as herbalism, photography, yoga and walking.

| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | vegetarian/vegan | yoga | herb | photographic | Spain |

 

Cala d'Or Yoga

based: Cala d'Or, Majorca, Spain

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Practice yoga by the beach on the stunning East coast of Majorca, in luxury 4-star accommodation. Arrive any day you like for a short break, week or longer stay. Dynamic hatha classes. Beginners welcome. Lots of other activities available, relaxed social vibe.
| yoga | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | multi activity | spa | massage | Spain |

 

Croatia Yoga

based: Mlini, nr Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Practice yoga by the beach on the fascinating coast of Croatia near Dubrovnik, in luxury 4-star accommodation. Arrive any day you like for a short break, week or longer stay. Dynamic hatha classes. Beginners welcome. Lots of other activities available, relaxed social vibe.
| yoga | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | multi activity | spa | massage | Croatia |

 

Himalayan Yoga Institute

based: London, UK
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Himalayan Yoga Institute based: London, UK website: himalayanyogainstitute.com Yoga retreat holidays in two locations; in the Indian Himalayas and on the Isle of Losinj in Croatia. Offering intensive practice of yoga and meditation in beautiful locations, a vegetarian diet and a wide range of activities: twice daily yoga classes, meditation, chanting, hiking, swimming, nutritional advice and life-coaching.

| yoga | retreats | meditation | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | vegetarian/vegan | India | Croatia |

 

uk flagKalikalos Holidays

based: Magnesia, Greece
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Kalikalos summer school offers a full programme of holistic community-based workshops, retreats and workcamps from May through September. Offerings include, Advaita satsang, August family weeks, creative arts, healing, self development, Vipassana meditation, walking weeks and yoga. The centre is unique in that it's run as a community and with vegetarian meals.

| holistic/wellness/wellbeing | tai chi | yoga | self development | meditation | painting/drawing | ethical/ecotourism | vegetarian/vegan | family/child friendly | summer schools | working/volunteer holidays | Greece |

 

uk flagPlatinum Healing

based: West Sussex, UK

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Offering juice detox retreats in England (in West Sussex and Lincolnshire) with yoga and healing. Weight loss and fitness, fertility, stop smoking and emotional healing retreats with 50+ holistic treatments. "One of the Best Retreats in the World" – Telegraph.

| yoga | retreats | detoxification | weight loss | fitness | stag/hen | self development | NLP | meditation | England |

 

Sardinia Yoga

based: Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy

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Practice yoga by the beach on the beautiful north east coast of Sardinia, in luxury 4-star accommodation. Arrive any day you like for a short break, week or longer stay. Choose from vinyasa flow or gentle hatha classes. Beginners welcome. Lots of other activities available, relaxed social vibe.
| yoga | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | multi activity | spa | massage | Italy |

 

 

FEATURED YOGA HOLIDAYS

 

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Which retreat – yoga or Pilates?

Yoga in the mountains

Yoga and Pilates have many similarities, in fact they complement each other well and some retreats will combine the two. So how do they compare and which one offers the right retreat for you?

 

With its roots in Northern India, yoga dates back thousands of years and is based on the idea of moving energy through the body. Practiced to its fullest extent it is actually a complete holistic system – a lifestyle – that focuses on the union of body, mind and spirit. It includes everything: physical postures (known as asanas), healthy diet, meditation, breath control (pranayama), personal hygiene and relaxation. Physically yoga supports and strengthens all muscle groups equally while also improving flexibility and mental clarity.

 

Retreats will vary, some using only physical yoga, while others will fully encompass other aspects such as meditation, breathing or spirituality – be aware of this when searching for a retreat.

 

Also be aware of the many different styles of yoga available, from slow and restorative forms like Iyengar, to faster more aerobic styles such as Vinyasa, or techniques such as Bikram 'hot yoga' and newer forms like Power Yoga.

 

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The most popular yoga retreat destinations

Yoga travel

Whether you are looking for a yoga holiday in the sun, Alpine yoga on a ski trip, a beautiful location where you can also walk or paint, or somewhere local for a quick weekend away, you'll find yoga holidays right across the globe to suit.

 

This site offers yoga breaks throughout the UK and Ireland for people wanting a short break or an inexpensive retreat with less travelling costs. In Europe sunny destinations like Spain, France, Italy, Greece Portugal and Turkey are most popular. While further afield keen travellers will find yoga retreats in the USA, Central and South America and Africa. With Asia, including Sri Lanka, Thailand and in particular India (the home of yoga) being the most popular destination for serious yoga practitioners.