20 Affordable Yoga Retreats for Any Budget All Yogis Should Take Advantage Of
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We kid you not, it is true. You can actually go on a yoga retreat with no need to break the bank.
We know that there are many luxurious options out there that have framed the idea of a yoga holiday as an almost utopic concept exclusive to the wealthiest cream of the crop. That doesn’t really sound like authentic yoga, does it?
Fortunately, there are still many decolonized yoga holidays that don’t put profiting on top of their priorities list. It is possible to find a good amount of affordable yoga retreats all around the globe.
They keep the prices low and the simple yogic lifestyle up. And with that, here are 20 rejuvenating yoga retreats suitable for tight budgets, most with a price tag of well under USD 130 per night!
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8 Days Yoga Trail Week in Portugal $518 ($74 per night).
Europe has its good share of inexpensive retreats and this one in Ericeira is the perfect example. It is considered the Mecca for surfers, so the place is ideal to ride the best waves after a mindful yoga session. Or just to take a walk on the stunning Portugal’s west coast.
But don’t think that affordable equals low quality. Omassim has put together an impressive package that includes 3 vegetarian healthy meals a day, daily Vinyasa Flow sessions, Yin Yoga practice, meditation guidance, surf and yoga props and even one full body 60-minute massage. All included in the initial price!
6 Days Surf & Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka $268 ($54 per night).
Looking for a place where you can truly purify your body and mind, but still staying within budget? Then this retreat in Mirissa is your best choice. It’s a surf and yoga holiday that will help you connect with nature and learn a new activity on one of the most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. You’ll not only improve your yoga, but you’ll have lots of fun in the process.
The package includes 4 yoga sessions, 5 surf lessons and vegetarian breakfast. It’s suitable for all levels; so, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never stepped food on a surf board, a professional instructor will guide you with the very basics of surfing and help you to catch your first few waves.
8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand $470 ($67 per night).
Trust us, it’s not a scam. With just 470 dollars you can enjoy 7 days of yoga at the peaceful and serene Yoga Shala house in Ko Pha Ngan, in the heart of Thailand. Its eco-friendly environment is an ideal destination for those looking for a peaceful ambiance for their daily yoga sessions.
If the price tag isn’t good enough, it also includes 3 daily vegan meals, refreshing juices, and coconut water. It is a wonderland where you can replenish your strength, relax and come back with a better version of yourself.
Additionally, you can refresh in the swimming pool or the herbal steam sauna, enjoy the massages and the evening events. At $61 per night, this is definitely a great option for tight budgets.
7 Days Yoga Wellness Retreat at Shanti Toya Ashram in Bali, Indonesia $295 ($49 per night).
This amazing ashram in Bali is located in a peaceful area of the Balinese islands in Indonesia, where your yoga practice can be perfect and your relaxation complete. You’ll get to enjoy 2 daily yoga practices, All of this, of course, for only a fraction of the price you could expect.
During your stay at the sanctuary, you would enjoy daily vegan meals, made from fresh organic vegetables and fruits harvested in their own garden, as well as coconut water and a traditional health drink. You can also benefit from cooking classes that teach how to make this, and also dancing classes and a Balinese experience tour.
The conditions in here are perfect for everyone to maintain a flow of sadhana (spiritual practice) and experience personal and spiritual growth like nowhere else.
8 Days Yoga Retreat in Ibiza, Spain $485 ($69 per night).
Yes, even in Spain you can find affordable options. And this is actually the first ever yoga retreat in Ibiza, with a unique and authentic environment to rejuvenate and relax at a very reasonable price in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
It includes yoga sessions with world-class yoga instructors and daily vegetarian meals. Plus, you’ll be left with enough free time to explore the surroundings, admire the ocean from the shaded rooftop, go to Benirras beach or simply relax.
2 Week Unlimited Yoga Retreat in Santa Barbara, California $1,586 ($122 per night).
If you’re looking for a more personalized experience, this is the retreat for you. It offers a private appartment in the center of Santa Barbara just for you and maybe your partner or a friend. It has a spacious studio with bamboo floor to practice your best yoga sequences, a queen-sized bed for a restful sleep and a complete small kitchen to prepare whichever healthy food you want.
It includes unlimited yoga classes online guided by the teachers at Santa Barbara Yoga Center, or you can also go to their studios for a live session. There are many different styles you can choose from, including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kundalini and Yin. Plus, the location is so convenient, that you can easily walk to the beach for an infividual yoga session or just be quiet and embrace the good vibes.
And if you prefer to stay just for a weekend, that’s certainly a possibility. The minimum stay is two nights and you can also extend it longer if you want a full month of relaxation in California.
5 Days to Connect with Nature in Costa Rica $300 ($75 per night).
This is the retreat you're looking for if you want to reconnect with yourself and find harmony with nature. This retreat is held at an eco-farm where you can truly feel the magnificence of Costa Rica's biodiversity.
The unspoiled landscapes, birds chirping and lush vegetation, will help you purify your body and quiet your mind. In just a few days, you'll be able to learn sustainable practices and healthy habits to start a new more conscious lifestyle.
And even though it comes with a budget friendly price tag, it includes all meals, a private cabin and 4 yoga classes. A real bargain to live the pura vida!
Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for yoga holidays, which makes it a bit harder to find low-priced options. But if you look carefully, there are actually still plenty on offer, just like this wonderful package at Casa Zen Guest House! Located at the southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula, it is only 50 meters away from the beautiful beaches of Mal Pas and Santa Teresa.
With the 106 bucks that you’d spend for the whole stay, you gain access to unlimited yoga classes and the use of the studio and props. Also, a delicious hearty breakfast is included every day. Additionally, you can also go biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding or many other activities available for all guests for an extra fee.
8 Days Yoga Retreat for Beginners & New Surfers in Taghazout, Morocco $486 ($69.5 per night).
So far, we have covered all continents but Africa. Well, here you are. Located only a few steps from the ocean, surrounded by restaurants, markets and massage places, this charming surf house stands out for its chilled-out atmosphere.
The day starts with a Hatha Yoga session, followed by a breakfast buffet served on a beautiful terrace offering some of the best views in Taghazout. After dinner time, you’re free to do whatever you want; you can either chill out on the lovely terrace, play cards with your new yogi friends, go party into Agadir’s popular nightclubs, or just rest for the next day.
6 Day Meditation and Yoga Holiday in Krabi, Thailand $203 ($33 per night)
Located in a secluded area with breathtaking views of the Krabi landscape, this is a great retreat if you are looking to personalize your experience, relax and rest as much as you want.
There are daily morning yoga classes (from 9:30 a.m.) and daily meditation classes (from 6 p.m.).
Only breakfast is included in the package but the organizer provides twice-weekly transport to local markets so you can easily cater to yourself for lunch, dinner, and snacks.
There’s a fully equipped kitchen for you to use and, should you prefer going out, two restaurants are within walking distance of the retreat.
11 Days Silent Kriya Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Greece $515 ($51.5 per night).
The Ellas retreat is located in a gorgeous setting, just at the foot of the Acarnanian Mountains but at the same time only 10 minutes away from the beach. The island of Lefkada is very close-by and can be explored in your free time, too.
Here, you’ll get to enjoy both kinds of nature sights while relaxing, working on your yoga poses, eating delicious healthy food and having fun.
The retreat includes sunbathing and time for yourself as well. The main kinds of yoga practiced in the retreat are Kriya Yoga (meant to bring the mind and the body in harmony) and Nidra yoga (which makes for some pretty deep relaxation).
4 Day Relaxing Hatha Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India $118 ($29 per night)
Have you always dreamed of practicing yoga at sunrise and sunset from the rooftop of a farmhouse, surrounded by palm trees and lush fields? Then, this is the perfect retreat for you.
Yoga Life Homestay is a farmhouse located on a plot of lush green lawn and surrounded by coconut, nutmeg, papaya, and banana trees! The spacious rooms have fans, as well as western-style toilets.
The two daily yoga classes (each taking 1.5 h) allow for plenty of time to explore the area. Or just indulge in birdwatching at the farm.
Included in the package are three daily meals, drinks, and snacks.
Cochin International Airport (COK) is closest to the retreat and the transfer is available for an additional cost ($21 per person).
3 Day Meditation & Yoga Holiday in Queensland, Australia $221 ($110.5 per night).
Located in the heart of the world's oldest rainforest, the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest on the northeast coast of Queensland, this yoga and meditation retreat runs every day. You can choose to attend over the weekend or any time during the week.
The eco-friendly establishment has boutique rooms, a yoga temple, a meditation room, and a library. Their program caters to all levels of yogis and you’ll enjoy daily yoga classes and morning meditation sessions. During your stay, you are invited to explore the Daintree Rainforest.
Daily breakfast and dinner are included in the package.
7 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Canary Islands, Spain $487 ($81 per night).
This retreat is located in Chinijo Archipelago, a breathtaking natural reserve on the north shore of Lanzarote. Since it combines yoga classes with surf sessions and meditation exercises, it is perfect for surfers. At the end of your stay, you will receive a certificate of level attained by the Canary Islands Surf Association.
Additionally, if you want to take a break from the mat and the surfboard, you can also do some snorkeling and explore the incredible diversity of the island’s marine life, hike around the volcanoes, or ride a bike in the mountain.
12 Days Wellbeing Camp with Detox, Yoga, Meditation, Temple Tours, Hiking and Muay Thai in Pretchabun, Thailand $915 ($83 per night).
Experience Pretchabun in a slow rhythm, slowly, like a local and actually guided by a team of local experts. You will get to work towards your self-care and wellness goals through a daily program of healthy meals, light exercises, varied types of activities and meditation sessions.
The retreat is located in the peaceful countryside of Thailand, where all your worries melt away as your day is guided by a friendly English-speaking monk.
At the same time, you won’t stay cooped up inside a retreat focusing exclusively on your body and mind while ignoring your wider surroundings. This 12-day trip includes a circuit of temple visits and some free time to explore on your own, as well, so you’ll definitely get to see some of the beautiful Pretchabun sights.
5 Days Meditation, Yoga and Vedic Culture Retreat in Rishikesh $119 ($30 per night).
Immerse yourself in the Vedic culture on this amazing holiday full of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda in one of the top destinations in India: Rishikesh.
With everyday yoga and meditation classes, and all meals included, you’ll be able to set aside all stress, relax and improve your practice.
The rooms offer panoramic views of the city with the tall Himalayan Mountains as the background, as if you needed any more inspiration to strike your asanas and find the best version of yourself.
5 Day Yoga Escape in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas $251 ($31 per night)
Santa Teresa is a popular travel destination in Costa Rica, which particularly attracts surfers and the younger crowds to its gorgeous beaches.
Just a two-minute walk from the beach is the lodge where you’ll be staying during this retreat. It is surrounded by the jungle- and the yoga classes will take place on an outdoor deck, completely emerging you in the sounds and views of nature.
The price includes 4 daily yoga classes, held in an open area jungle deck surrounded by nature, as well as daily breakfast, and full access to the swimming pool and chill-out area.
8 Day Dance, Pilates, and Yoga Retreat in Lesbos, Greece $941 ($118 per night)
Renew your energy and feel reborn on a Pilates, Yoga, and dance retreat on the island of Lesbos.
Your daily morning yoga class will be held on the beach, while the evening one takes place in the garden. There is also a meditation class in the evening.
You can also choose between a variety of dance classes such as Greek folk dance, modern dance, show, musical, and classical ballet.
Your accommodation is at Pasiphae Hotel, a 3-star hotel surrounded by nature. The rooms have a balcony overlooking the garden. You can enjoy breakfast – which is included in the package – on the cozy terrace.
To help you relax and discover the surrounding areas, this retreat also includes a one-day trip. There are several options to choose from, such as visiting Molyvos, the mountain village of Agiassos, Mytilini, or hiking to a monastery.
3 Days Yoga Escape in Tulum, Mexico $259 ($129 per night).
Add a fascinating place to your travel map and enjoy a marvelous time in Tulu, Mexico. This retreat is held in a beautiful hotel surrounded by lush organic gardens and a beautiful pond with water lilies and Japanese fish, just the perfect setting for yoga and meditation. The views here are breathtaking!
This vacation includes 2 yoga sessions and there are optional extra activities like cycling, snorkeling, SUP yoga classes or a full-body massage to complement your stay.
8 Days Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat in Aljezur, Portugal $535 ($76 per night).
This wonderful retreat is available year-round because the weather in Aljezur allows you to enjoy the beach regardless of the season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or more advanced since both the yoga and the surf classes are suitable to all levels of practice.
You will enjoy both kinds of activities daily, including transport to the beach and back, all the water equipment needed, 3 delicious daily meals, and free time in the resort’s amazing bungalows in the shade. Speaking of the accommodation, the place is a gorgeous mansion-style Portuguese country house that also hosts a barbecue place, a swimming pool and plenty of spaces for recreation.
35 Days 200 Hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Chiapas, Mexico $1,685 ($48 per night).
Finally, if you’re willing to take the next step and become a yoga teacher, there are also many high-quality options that won’t break the bank. Ananda Healing Center offers this 200-hour training in Mexico, with well-prepared instructors certified by the Yoga Alliance. This is an investment that will transform your life forever for only 48 dollars per night.
The retreat will focus mainly on Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Karma yoga practices, along with a physiology course to better understand the anatomy of the human body while doing asanas. The spiritual side of yoga will not be neglected either, with daily meditation sessions and courses on how to guide such sessions yourself.
You will also become more knowledgeable in the yogic diet and, after finishing the course, you will earn certifications from the Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Federation.
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