Yoga Retreats to Celebrate New Year’s Eve [Updated]
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As hard it is to believe, we’re officially entering the home stretch of 2021.
It’s been another year full of challenges and uncertainties. But also full of hope. Across the world, more and more destinations are welcoming travelers again…just in time to ring in the New Year.
If you’re looking for a clean slate, want to set new goals, and end the year on a high note, there’s no better way to do it than going on a yoga retreat.
It offers the perfect setting for you to reflect over the past 12 months and provides an incredible chance to kick off those New Year resolutions. Whether you are looking for more of a spiritual retreat, prefer to completely detox, or be pampered at the spa, the choice is yours.
The best part about joining a yoga retreat to celebrate New Year is that you can avoid the hectic and busy holiday schedule at home. Spending the festive time away on a retreat gives you the chance to recharge, work on your yoga practice, and prepare to make 2022 truly unforgettable.
So, if during the 12 days of Christmas your true love doesn’t give you the gift that you actually want or need, here’s our pick of wonderful retreats spread across the globe that will bring you more benefits than a partridge in a pear tree in the New Year!
Note: BookYogaRetreats offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you to alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.
Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, on California’s Central Coast, this all-inclusive New Year’s retreat offers yoga, meditation, hiking, and live music for an inward journey of renewal.
Stay in a charming lakeside ranch in San Luis Obispo wine country, with access to the hot tub, outdoor areas, and private trails. Enjoy daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, and guided hikes, surrounded by beautiful nature and rich wildlife.
Start the day either with a guided meditation session or a one-and-a-half-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class. After a light and delicious breakfast, you'll head out for a guided hike. Lunch is usually served around 12 p.m. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a toning Pilates class followed by a deep Restorative yoga session to realign your body. Dinner is usually served at 6 p.m. and is followed by another guided meditation session or an evening ceremony.
All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome on this retreat. Three daily meals and hand-blended afternoon organic herbal tea are included in this package.
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Price: From US$1,557
2021 has been a difficult year, a true testament to the manifestation of the Law of Impermanence: everything changes all the time, sometimes abruptly. There have been so many changes in the past year, that we must embrace them and celebrate that we are alive.
It’s time to make 2022 a great year. And what better way to kick it off than with a relaxing retreat in a magical place near Cuernavaca, Morelos. In the middle of nature, close to a river, you’ll be away from the noise of civilization.
The program includes multiple meditation sessions each day, yoga classes, silence, rituals, and talks.
There will be a New Year celebration and you’ll also enjoy free time to explore the area.
The retreat price includes all vegetarian meals.
The language of instruction is Spanish, but if English speakers want to join, the classes will be conducted simultaneously in Spanish and English.
While this retreat takes place from December 31 to January 2, for an additional fee, you may ask the organizer to extend your stay by two days (arrive on December 30 and depart on January 3). Also, for an additional payment, you may join a Temazcal ceremony.
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Price: From US$275
Do you typically set New Year resolutions only to ditch them well before January is over? Then, this retreat could be perfect for you. It will allow you to take a deep look at yourself, refocus, and bring out our best version for the upcoming year.
In a peaceful surrounding, surrounding by nature the Vicentine Nature Park, you’ll find the Cork Tree Resort. Every room is decorated individually, inspired by traditional Portuguese architecture.
During this week-long retreat, you’ll be working on your mindset, body, healthy, and happiness. Each day you’ll join yoga and meditation classes. Moreover, you’ll attend a pranayama workshop, a personal growth workshop, and have a chat with a life coach.
To make it even more special, there will be hikes, sunset meditations, and massages. Plus, a New Year’s ritual and celebration. Additionally, for an extra fee, you may book horse riding lessons at the venue’s equestrian center. Or you might want to learn how to surf.
The package includes full board vegetarian meals, snacks, and drinks, using regional products.
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Price: From US$2,272
Been wanting to rediscover your true self and start living your most authentic life? There’s no better time to start doing so than during an all-inclusive sacred women’s retreat.
Use of the energy of the New Year to give meaning to life’s changes, rebalance, revitalize, and rebirth into the new season.
You’ll stay at Synergy Costa Rica, in Utiva, a small village on the southwest coast of Costa Rica. The mountain meets the ocean, creating a tropical paradise of pure magic. Enjoy your own quiet space in an elegant eco-luxury suite with soothing jungle and lush garden views.
The program includes daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions. You’ll also experience guided journaling and visioning, and group life-coaching sessions.
You’ll enjoy New Year’s and New Moon Cacao ceremonies, as well as go on adventures, visit a waterfall, and take river walks.
On your arrival day, you have the option to explore Utiva and eat at one of the many restaurants in the area. From the second day, all meals are included and are vegetarian. On your last day, breakfast is served at the retreat.
For additional fees, you may join other activities, such as horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or parasailing.
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Price: From US$1,444
Looking for a new beginning? Or perhaps you are searching for inspiration? Join this renewing yoga retreat in Indonesia and receive the help and guidance to find the right path to the discovery of your ultimate dream.
You’ll be staying in a bungalow at Alam Kita Retreat, right by the sea.
This retreat includes daily yoga and meditation practice, NLP, counseling, and bodywork. All these practices combined will help you find your new purpose in life.
Included in the program are an Indonesian massage, a snorkeling and island tour, and a waterfall hike.
The package also includes three meals each day. You’ll have the chance to join a stargazing and dinner event and have dinner at the fish market.
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Price: From US$1,374
Take this opportunity to work on yourself with yoga, breathwork, meditation, workshops, and journaling while enjoying plant-based food, having fun, and celebrating the New Year.
You’ll be staying at Green Peace Inn Retreats, an oasis of peace, located on the quiet and scenic beach of Weligama. There are six rooms with private bathrooms, fans, and AC.
Each day starts with a 2-hour Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga class, that includes pranayama and meditation. During the day, you’ll join workshops or attend active meditations. At sunset, you’ll enjoy another yoga class, Hatha or Yin, on the rooftop shala, with an ocean view. You’ll also join a New Year cacao ceremony during which you’ll set your intention for the upcoming year.
The package includes daily plant-based breakfast and dinner. On some days, for lunch, you’ll enjoy fruit platters.
During your free time, you can visit a cinnamon farm, a turtle farm, take a boat safari, spend time at Mirissa beach, snorkel, surf, take a stand-up paddling tour, and more.
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Price: From US$1,255
Recharge your batteries and get inspired during an amazing yoga retreat in Spain. You’ll learn and practice how to balance your body, mind, and emotions to be aligned with your soul and create a beautiful present and destiny.
You’ll be staying in a mansion on the tropical north side of the island of Tenerife. The house features private and shared rooms, two yoga halls, a massage room, a dining hall, and a library.
The program includes two daily yoga practices, Thai-yoga massage workshops, pranayama, mantra, chanting, healing, and guided meditation.
You’ll also enjoy an excursion to the beach, a hike in the forest, and a visit to La Garañona viewpoint. On these trips, you’ll have a picnic outside.
On other days, there’ll be free time to enjoy yourself as you wish, whether you go to the beach, opt for massages, or just prefer to relax at the house.
The retreat includes three vegetarian meals each day, prepared with local, fresh produce.
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Price: From US$1,034
Let go, release tension, and clear blockages through yoga, meditation, breathwork, lifestyle coaching, and sacred cacao ceremonies. Find your flow and feel empowered in the year ahead.
This program allows you to start the New Year with renewed health and energy as you set your intentions. You’ll stay in a cottage with gardens, a tennis court, and parkland, with free bike rental so that you can explore the surroundings at your own pace.
On a typical day, you can go for an early morning run if you wish. You’ll attend a Vinyasa class at 8 a.m. and have breakfast at 9:15 a.m. You’ll then go for a mindful walk or a foraging session led by a wildlife botanist through Badminton Deer Park. Lunch is served at 1:30 p.m. Then, you’ll attend a Goals and Intentions Workshop, followed by free time. A second yoga class is at 5 p.m., followed by more free time and dinner at 8 pm.
The package also includes daily delicious meals.
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
Price: From US$882
Spend the Holidays on the beautiful island of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands. An island of turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and ancient volcanoes, it will provide a lot of opportunities to have an active holiday and relax.
You have two choices for accommodation: Surf Hotel, a stylish hotel in the heart of Corralejo with a cool vibe, with coffee and tea facilities in each room, and a heated swimming pool; and Sunset Beach Apartment, located right on the beach, fully equipped with everything you might need.
You can choose whether you join this vacation over Christmas (December 19-26) or New Year’s (December 26 – January 2).
This holiday includes morning beach sessions, a volcano hike, a winter solstice meditation or activity, a sand dune yoga session, a mini photoshoot, a boat trip to Los Lobos, and a guided excursion to Ajuy Caves. There will be a lot of hiking, various activities, and beach time during the excursions.
This vacation is self-catered, except for picnics and the lunch included in the excursion.
For additional fees, you can opt for private surf lessons, try windsurfing, SUP, kitesurfing, go horseback riding, or go on a dolphin-watching tour.
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Price: From US$1,154
Leave the festive rush behind and get into spirituality through yoga, detox, and meditation. You’ll have the opportunity to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit while you retreat in the capital of yoga, in a stress-free environment.
You’ll stay in a hotel that provides an unforgettable experience, both in terms of luxury and comfort.
This yoga retreat offers a unique and powerful program to experience deep relaxation, healing, and transformation through both traditional and modern forms of asana and pranayama.
You’ll join daily yoga and meditation session, mantra recitations, and pranayama. You’ll also study Indian philosophies and basic yoga anatomy.
On top of all these, you’ll have the chance to explore the shrines and temples in the Himalaya and the city of Rishikesh. You’ll hike to a waterfall and enjoy outstanding sunrises.
The package includes three Sattvic vegetarian meals, two herbal teas, and fresh juice every day.
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Price: From US$599
Featured photo credit: Acrology
*All prices are valid at the time of publication and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change without notice.
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