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Intermediate Yoga Retreats to Take the Next Step in Your Practice

by Alberto G. Güitrón

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So, you've been doing yoga for a while, you've mastered the basic asanas and have even tried a few headstands. Now, it’s time to take the next step and develop into an intermediate practitioner. 

A nice way to start this adventure is by joining an intermediate yoga retreat where you’ll get the proper guidance to become a better yogi. At this level, most of the poses will focus on building a strong connection between breath and movement, improving your strength and flexibility, and you’ll learn more aspects of the yoga philosophy off the mat.


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.

Want to make it even more exciting? Here you’ll find five retreats in exotic destinations where you can challenge yourself on an intermediate yoga holiday:

All you need is yoga in Indonesia

yoga retreat in Bali

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Price: from US$350
  • Location: Bali

Indonesia is a beautiful land full of incredible scenery, sandy beaches, wonderful mountain ranges and lush vegetation. No wonder why it’s one of the world’s top yoga destinations.

Bali is the most popular place for yoga in Indonesia, and it’s not only the “Island of the Gods” but also home to this yoga holiday at a peaceful sanctuary located in a spiritual village, close to Mount Watukaru. 

Learn more about why Bali is one of the best destinations for yoga.

The program focuses on Chakra opening work, Tai Chi and Martial Arts. Here, you’ll learn Balinese Watukaru yoga and meditation, by practicing twice a day. 

It also includes pampering spa treatments, daily authentic Balinese cultural excursions, delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine made only with local and organic food (all meals included) and transport during the retreat.

Experience a laid-back lifestyle in Spain

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Price: from US$510
  • Location: Lanzarote

Experience a laid-back atmosphere 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.

Make friends and improve your yoga in Turkey

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Price: from US$915
  • Location: Iztuzu Beach

Turkey is a geographically peculiar country located on two continents–Europe and Asia. This has created a fascinating mix with cultural connections to the ancient Roman, Greek, Persian, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It’s also known for having a variety of historical sites such as the huge 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace.

In recent years, Turkey has become a popular destination for health and fitness holidays. This specific retreat is hosted in the Palace Gokbel, a private wellness center with an ancient olive garden, a natural rock pool and stunning panoramic views; just the perfect place to relax, detox your body and mind and strike a few new yoga poses.

Turkey’s cosmopolitan background has made it a great destination to make friends from all over the world. With 6 rooms at the palace occupied by fellow yogis, you’ll get to meet new people to share your practice with and push each other to improve in leaps and bounds. 

Relax and Unwind in Sri Lanka 

yoga retreat in Sri Lanka

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Price: from US$456
  • Location: Mirissa

Sri Lanka is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean. It offers quite a diverse landscape, from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. But one thing that any yogi will absolutely love is all the astounding Buddhist ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.

This retreat takes place in a beach town on the south coast of the country. It’s the perfect setting to boost your practice with the personalized guidance of professional yoga instructors. The program includes 10 yoga sessions, daily breakfast and one relaxing massage.

You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the beautiful surroundings and join different optional activities such as snorkeling, turtle watching or excursions. With 15 surf spots located within 10 minutes from the camp, it’s also a great place if you want to give it a try!

Adventure time in Tanzania

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  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Price: from US$567
  • Location: Zanzibar

Tanzania is a country located in East Africa, well-known among safari enthusiasts who want to see elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and much more wildlife in the Serengeti National Park or Ngorongo Crater.

One of the most visited destinations in Tanzania is the island of Zanzibar, renowned for its turquoise beaches, clear warm waters and coral reefs rich in marine diversity. It’s also an idyllic place for a yoga holiday.

This retreat takes place on the south-east coast of Zanzibar. During your time here, you’ll get the chance to practice a few yoga inversions, like the Plow Pose, Dolphin or even a Handstand. Sounds tough? Fret not! You’ll have the help of professional teachers to guide you on this journey.

During your vacation, you’ll have plenty of time to travel on the island, go swimming, swing in a hammock, walk into the Jozani tropical forest, visit a spice farm, swim with dolphins, explore Stone Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) or go snorkeling and diving.

Want to take your yoga practice to the next level but you’re on a tight budget? Go on an affordable yoga retreat and tune up your practice without breaking the bank!

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