12 Year-Round Yoga Retreats in Europe to Relax Anytime You Want
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It’s not always easy to find enough time to go on a yoga retreat, much less when you have to adjust to a specific date to do so. The good thing is that there are many options all over Europe with plenty of availability all year long.
Whether you want to bask in the cheerful vibes of Portugal, strike your yoga poses on the beautiful beaches of Spain, visit Greece’s magnificent islands, be delighted by the French cuisine or relax in the Italian countryside, there’s something for all tastes and schedules in the Old Continent.
Want a few recommendations? Here are 12 of the very best yoga retreats in Europe that you can join any time from January to December.
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.
- Duration: 4 days
- Location: Ibiza
This retreat in Ibiza offers you as much flexibility as possible. You can basically choose any date you want to attend, and the program and itinerary are adaptable to your requirements and needs.
It’s the perfect option to come with your significant other or with a friend. You’ll have your own private cozy house in the north of the island, surrounded by pine trees, with breathtaking views of the sea, and just a 10-minute walk from a pristine beach where you can relax, bask in the sun or practice your asanas feeling the sand in-between your toes.
The program offers daily yoga classes customized to your level, daily healthy brunch and one dinner on arrival, plus a Tokyo-style massage, complimentary foot massage, and one Reiki session.
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- Duration: 7 days
- Location: Valencia
Looking for a retreat that completely takes care of your needs while you just enjoy your time out? Based in Costa Blanca, a perfect location to unwind and recharge, this holiday is ideal to treat yourself to some well-deserved me time.
This all-inclusive holiday in Spain offers you the guidance of a full professional team consisting of a doctor, nutritionist, retreat director and staff. They'll take good care of you while you naturally detoxify by eating fresh, healthy, delicious food.
Aside from all meals, the program also includes an initial private health-check and a consultation, as well as one meditation class, daily yoga, complimentary use of the spa facilities and private airport transfers. All in all, a truly luxurious experience!
- Duration: 4 days
- Location: Ariège
Nothing like the French Pyrenees to relax, unwind and breathe fresh air. And to make the experience even better, this retreat’s program incorporates a Japanese method known as Shinrin-yoku (forest breathing), which helps you to clean your lungs and reenergize while immersing yourself in nature.
As you walk through the forest and along the river, you’ll feel how your body gets rid of all the and your mind gains clarity. Your senses will completely awake, and you’ll discover new sounds, feelings and tastes thanks to the practice of Taoist Yoga.
The program has many starting dates available all year long and it includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, 3 nights’ accommodation and daily Tao Yoga sessions.
- Duration: 3 days
- Location: Maggiana, Lombardy
Unplug for a few days, forget about your daily routine and slow down nearby the calm waters of Como Lake on this yoga retreat in Maggiana, a charming medieval village in the foothills of the Grigna mountain.
You can choose any day you want to start your vacation and the program includes daily Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga sessions, Pranayama lessons, meditation classes, 2 nights’ accommodation, as well as brunch and dinner made with locally sourced ingredients, prepared by the famous Osteria di Sale e Tabacchi.
During your free time, it’s a great idea to go hiking as this region offers some of the best tracks against the beautiful landscapes of Northern Italy. If you’re interested, you could explore them with a local guide upon request.
- Duration: 5 days (flexible)
- Location: Campofilone, Province of Fermo
If your main intention is to gain mindfulness and bring that sense of calmness back home, this Kundalini Yoga retreat is what you need. With restorative yoga, Tantra, Nidra, Kundalini and Hatha, you’ll feel like a new person after just a few days.
You’ll be staying in a nice villa located 3 km (1.8 mi) away from the sea, an ideal place to connect with your inner self, balance your chakras, connect with nature and just be. The program includes daily classes of Nidra Yoga, mindfulness sessions, 2 daily Kundalini classes, a Buddhist psychology lecture, as well as brunch, dinner and snacks.
The starting date and duration are flexible. So, if you feel like you need more time to find that inner peace, you can extend your stay to up to 10 days.
- Duration: 4 days
- Location: Pitlochry
Looking for a different style of yoga? Head to the Scottish Highlands and sweat it all out with Hot Yoga! This holiday offers you cozy accommodation in a chalet-style house nestled in the Black Wood of Rannoch, surrounded by abundant wildlife and amazing natural landscapes
The yoga retreat generally starts on Mondays or Fridays with several dates available all throughout the year. It includes 2 daily sessions of Hot Yoga, mat and towels, a bike tour around Loch Rannoch, shuttle service to Pitlochry’s train station, as well as a full-board meal plan. In addition, you can book one therapy session or even a sailing trip around Loch Rannoch.
- Duration: 8 days
- Location: Aljezur, Faro
How about combining yoga and surf to double the fun? This vacation allows you to put both practices together for a truly unforgettable experience. And make no mistake, there’s no better place to do so than Portugal!
The retreat starts either on Saturdays or Sundays of every month and the groups are kept to a maximum of 8 people, so you can truly take advantage of all lessons. And don’t worry if you don’t have any surfing experience, the program is suitable for all levels, and you’ll start from the ground up with 6 surfing classes on the beginner-friendly Arrifana Beach.
It includes daily continental style breakfast, 6 buffet lunches, 4 evening meals, 1 massage, and 5 morning yoga sessions designed to connect both practices, as well as your body, breath and mind.
- Duration: 6 days (flexible)
- Location: Essex
This yoga holiday offers you the opportunity to get fit and kickstart a healthier lifestyle while having fun. The main purpose of its program is to solely focus on your wellbeing, getting rid of all tension, and pampering yourself with spa treatments, a plant-based diet, cryotherapy, yoga and exercise.
It’s an all-inclusive program and you can start any day of the week you want. The recommended duration is 6 days, but you can also shorten it to suit your schedule or extend it up to 12 days to get the most benefits out of your stay.
It takes places in the Glass House, a beautiful lodging just a few kilometers away from London. It’s close enough for it to be an easy trip from the capital, but far enough to avoid the noise and bustle of the city.
- Duration: 6 days
- Location: Corfu
All passionate travelers should aim to visit the Greek island of Corfu at least once in their lifetime. So, what better way to cross it off your bucket list than by going on a yoga retreat?
The goal of this holiday is to help you deepen your practice while being inspired by the astonishing landscapes of Corfu. That’s why the program offers 2 yoga classes per day at the beach, daily meditation sessions, hiking tours around the island, snorkeling, daily breakfast and dinner, and complimentary airport transfer on arrival.
It is recommended that you arrive on Saturday, but if this doesn’t suit your schedule, you could easily ask for a different starting date.
- Duration: 7 days
- Location: Athens
If you’re really serious about committing your time 100% to yoga, this retreat in Athens is what you’re looking for. With four hours of yoga every day, you can be certain that you’ll take huge steps forward in your practice.
You’ll learn different styles such as Power, Vinyasa, Yin, Nidra and Chakra Yoga, as well as meditation. You’ll be guided by an experienced instructor with several certifications and training in India and different parts of Asia. She’ll give you thorough advice on alignment, breathing techniques and philosophy so that you can gain in-depth knowledge of yoga.
The program includes daily breakfast catered for your diet, drinks and 6 nights’ accommodation.
- Duration: 3 days
- Location: Amsterdam
This year-round yoga retreat takes place in the quiet natural area of Gaasperplas, a great lake located just a 10-minute drive outside of Amsterdam. Being a short getaway, it’s an excellent option if you want to disconnect for a few days, detox your body and mind, and relax with some yoga and a couple of massage sessions.
You can start any day of the week and it’s suitable for all levels of yoga. The program also includes detox with clay, lemon juice and fruit juices, one counseling walk around the lake, daily yoga classes and 2 nights’ accommodation.
- Duration: 3 days (flexible)
- Location: Eastern Erzgebirge
Taking place in a very quiet place in the Ore Mountains area, surrounded by a magnificent forest and sprawling meadows, this yoga retreat is an excellent option to reset and reenergize among nature.
You’ll stay at the historic Hotel Zollhaus, where you’ll get daily yoga classes, 1 spa session with several saunas for you to choose from, 2 Ayurvedic 3-course meals, and daily breakfast. Additionally, during your free time you can go cycling, horse riding or hiking to explore the astonishing views of the mountains.
You can arrive any day you want, and if you need more relaxation, you can extend your stay to up to 6 days.
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