Nothing like a good long yoga retreat to spend 10-15 days doing asana after asana, eating healthy food, taking care of our body and relaxing like a boss. But we know that having such long vacations might not always be easy; especially for people who have to go to work, take care of their children, study, run a business, etc.
Thankfully, there are many weekend yoga retreats too, which offer busy yogis the possibility of getting all the benefits of a long holiday in just a few days. At BookYogaRetreats.com we’ve put together a list of our 10 best short yoga breaks, available year round, for you to spend a nice yoga weekend whenever you want.
This yoga retreat is ideal for those who want everything customized. During your stay in the coastal town of Sidmouth, East Devon, you will be able to tailor all the activities to get exactly the experience that you want according to your needs and schedule.
In addition to daily yoga classes, you can choose among some other optional activities like canoeing, meditation walks, kayaking, massage, Reiki, spa or stand up paddle boarding. You’ll also be served delicious breakfast and the guidance of two great yoga instructors.
Location: Sidmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom.
Cost: From 268 USD.
One of our most popular short yoga retreats in California, the Pleasant Valley Sanctuary welcomes all sorts of people year round. No matter age, level, sex or beliefs, they embrace the differences to reconnect with the true spirit of yoga.
Your stay includes daily yoga classes, two meditation sessions a day, and dinner prepared with fresh organic vegetables and fruits brought in directly from the garden to the kitchen. The meals, influenced by Ayurvedic principles, are guaranteed to delight your palate and the accommodation is in great yurt style cabins to spend a relaxing weekend.
Location: Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, Northern California.
Cost: From 150 USD.
If you’re feeling stressed out and need a weekend getaway in Europe, this retreat is what you were looking for. It’s located right by the beach so you can relax with the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore and feel refreshed and rejuvenated while staying in a beautiful seaside cottage.
And if the daily yoga sessions and heavenly location are not enough to convince you, the program also includes hypnotherapy and coaching session, all vegetarian meals or vegan if you prefer, and they even pick you up at the airport!
Location: Saint-Lunaire, France.
Cost: From 489 USD.
Stay in a country-side hotel surrounded by forests and meadows on a yoga retreat that’s a 3-day journey through the senses. It gives you 4 yoga classes, an Ayurvedic massage, a spa session and hearty 3-course meals for you to enjoy a truly pleasant weekend yoga retreat.
Additionally, the location is ideal for hiking or biking, there are numerous routes to explore the area and be amazed with the landscapes. There is also cross-country, skiing and sledding just outside the hotel door to add some adrenaline to your trip.
Location: Erzgebirge, Germany.
Cost: From 208 USD.
Nepal is perfect for yoga retreats. Its natural beauty is just astonishing and the Zen-like atmosphere is ideal to spend a weekend doing yoga. Located at a quiet and serene venue in Nagarjun National Park, this retreat has some of the most spectacular views that are enough to empty your mind and put you in the mood to meditate.
The program offers yoga and meditation classes for intermediate and beginner levels, daily healthy vegetarian meals and three cups of tea every day to keep you fresh. During your free time, you can either rest or go hiking to do some sightseeing in this stunning place.
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal.
Cost: From 50 USD.
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The main components of La Crisalida holidays are mindset classes and personal coaching for a true transformation. That’s why this is a retreat designed to encourage people to take the first steps to start an internal process of change. And the magical warmth of Alicante, Spain is always something that can only aid this cause.
In addition to the coaching session, the program includes daily yoga sessions, morning walks and creativity classes and all the meals with fresh juices and fruits, along with herbal teas. Food is something really important on this short yoga break to support your body to cleanse and detox.
Location: Alicante, Spain.
Cost: From 402 USD.
The Zen Gardens Retreat Center is a paradise on earth ideal to spend a few days doing meditation and yoga. The natural setting and the large salt-water swimming pool in the middle of the tropical environment, will only keep you longing to extend your weekend.
The program offers yoga classes every day, meditation sessions, pranayama teachings, and daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner. And if you want to explore the area a bit more, the majestic gardens are located just a few minutes from the Angkor Wat Temples.
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Cost: From 240 USD.
Located on the hillside of Bali, this short yoga holiday will amaze you with its spectacular setting in the middle of the rice paddies so typical of the region. The daily yoga classes aim to awaken the divinity within you while being immersed in a peaceful haven, resting in the traditional Javanese huts. Your journey also includes relaxing spa treatments, daily breakfast buffet and one-way airport transfer for your convenience.
Location: Bali, Indonesia.
Cost: From 526 USD.
Taking place in a fantastic retreat center south of Goa, Lotus Nature Cure offers an architecturally exquisite location, with marble floors and beautiful terraces that allow the wind to refresh the rooms for a great yoga practice.
With a really complete schedule of two daily yoga lessons, meditation, Yoga Nidra, philosophy sessions, spa, Ayurveda therapies and even an Ayurvedic doctor to guide you through your transformation, there is no doubt that this retreat will push you to connect with inner self and balance your body and mind!
Location: South Goa, India.
Cost: From 209 USD.
This is an intimate short yoga retreat in California, perfectly suited to relax and unwind in Santa Barbara during one of those long weekends. It offers unlimited access to yoga classes of a large variety of styles like Kundalini, Iyengar, Power Flow and Pre-Natal.
And all these classes are complemented by meditation sessions, Ayurveda practices, Pilates and Qigong to help you have an amazing experience guided by some of the best instructors in area.
Location: Santa Barbara, California.
Cost: From 640 USD.
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