So, if during the 12 days of Christmas your true love doesn’t send you a thing, here are 12 New Year’s retreats that will definitely bring you more benefits than a partridge in a pear tree.

 

1. Reflect on your year in Bali, Indonesia

 

new year retreat in bali

Imagine a place nestled among coconut palm trees, just next to the beach with crystalline water perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Well, that’s Bali! A heavenly destination to help you finish the year feeling at peace and fresh for the year ahead. 

At the How are you really? retreat in Bali, you’ll make the New Year celebrations about you and only you. Here, you’ll prepare for the new year on a spiritual, physical and emotional level. There are workshops, classes and several activities to take a moment to ask yourself how the year has gone, forgive the ones who hurt you, forget the negative, and embrace the good memories.

Duration: 7 days

Price: From €832

 

2. Enjoy Nature in Kep, Cambodia

 

new year retreat in Cambodia

Be in nature and be natural on The Art of Living retreat in Cambodia. Here you’ll find all the freedom to be yourself, laugh, celebrate, discover new things and live life to its fullest. And to keep up the good spirit once you return home, the certified yoga teachers in charge of the retreat will give you the necessary tools and support to enable you to practice yoga on your own and stick to the practice throughout the whole year.

Duration: 4 days

Price: From €126

 

3. Do meditation in Byron Bay and Lennox Head, Australia

 

meditation new year retreat in australia

Lennox Head and Byron Bay are two of the most beautiful and spiritually uplifting locations in Australia. Here, where Aboriginal rituals used to be performed, a great meditation retreat will take place during New Year’s Eve.

The Yoga White Lotus retreat in Australia takes advantage of this mystical region to create an awesome program that will immerse yourself in pure and traditional yoga and meditation practices. Along with Ayurvedic meals, workshops, and life coaching sessions, this holiday is a must for those looking to deepen and expand their spirituality.

Duration: 4 days

Price: From €663

 

4. Rejuvenate your body and mind in Fuerteventura, Spain

 

new year yoga holiday in spain

Another year has passed and, for some, that’s only a reminder of how we all get older. But on this New Year yoga retreat in Spain, you’ll truly feel as if age was just a number. 7LemonsHouse offers regenerative activities, relaxing massages, meditations, and lots of workshops for you to reboot and start 2018 feeling younger than ever.

In addition, this retreat features bike tours to be amazed by the surroundings of Fuerteventura, healthy cooking courses, lots of yoga sessions, and the unique opportunity to walk in the crater of Calderon Hondo.

Duration: 8 days

Price: From €990

 

5. Play in the snow in the mountains of Austria

 

snow adventure in Austria

If you’re not the kind of person who shies away from freezing temperatures and prefers a snowy holiday season, this is the retreat for you. At 1800 meters above the sea level, in the middle of Hohe Tauern National Park, MoaAlm Mountain Retreat is the ideal place to spend New Year’s Eve building a snowman, hiking, skiing and, of course, performing your best asanas in the middle of a winter wonderland!

Duration: 8 days

Price: From €950

 

6. Appreciate silence in Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

new year silent retreat

Shhh!... 2018 is about to start.

How about 6 days of complete silence for a soulful journey into your heart to truly meditate and reflect on the year that has passed? Well, it could all happen surrounded by the beautiful mountains and lush countryside in Chiang Mai at this silent retreat in Thailand by Mahasiddha Yoga.

By just being quiet you can learn many things, but to complement this great experience, you will also take part in lectures, interactive exercises, yoga sessions and enjoy delicious vegetarian meals to help you achieve complete mindfulness.

Duration: 6 days

Price: From €218

 

7. Finish the year on the beach in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

 

new year yoga on the beach

There’s something magical about the ocean that just calms you down and allows you to feel as if your whole self was in perfect balance. The sound of the waves, the sea breeze on your face, and the warm atmosphere all combine to make beaches all over the world everyone’s favorite place to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

The Dominican Republic is famous for being home to some of the most spectacular beaches. That’s why, The Yoga Loft has organized this New Year retreat to finish 2017 the best possible way with Acro Yoga, SUP Yoga, surfing, and many other activities that just feel better on the beach.

Duration: 8 days

Price: From €1,142

 

8. Learn Ayurveda in Cornwall, England

 

ayurveda new year retreat

Welcome the new year with a group meditation session and round off 2017 with nice Ayurveda talks around the campfire. On this holiday, you’ll learn how best to live your year ahead with Ayurvedic principles, while having the opportunity to ask all your burning questions on this topic to the rest of the group and the certified instructor.

This New Year retreat in Cornwall by Horizon Inspired, also offers daily restorative yoga sessions, meals, snacks, drinks, massages, and everything you need to be pampered the way you deserve.

Duration: 4 days

Price: From €516

 

9. Surf, Yin Yoga & Vinyasa in Ericeira, Portugal

 

christmas retreat

Leave behind the noisy festivities and embark on a journey of transformation with this New Year & Christmas retreat in Portugal. Start your days with an active Vinyasa flow, get pampered with an afternoon massage, enjoy a coastal walk, and unwind at night with a restorative Yin Yoga class.

But a retreat in Portugal wouldn’t be complete without surfing, and since Ericeira is a renowned destination for surfers, it is the place to take advantage of the professional instructors that will guide you during an optional surfing class, no matter your level.

Duration: 8 days

Price: From €520

 

10. Try Hot Yoga in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

 

new year in Mexico

Puerto Morelos is a quaint little town near Cancun, privileged by the same magnificent views of the Mexican Caribbean, but with a much calmer and relaxing atmosphere. This is where Casa Om hosts this incredible Hot Yoga retreat on New Year’s Eve.

Here you will sweat out all the toxins through several hot yoga classes and welcome 2018 with Vinyasa sequences overlooking the ocean. In addition, you can do snorkeling in the nearby locations, where you can even spot sea turtles!

Duration: 8 days

Price: From €1,091

 

11. Do Pilates in California, USA

 

california yoga holiday

Why wait till the new year starts to get in shape? Finish off 2017 active and tone your body on this Pilates & yoga retreat in California. Held in a picturesque mountain paradise, Sagrada Wellness is an acclaimed retreat due to its top-notch instructors and rich program with Pilates sessions, Vinyasa Yoga, restorative classes, Qi Gong, and a luxurious venue with jacuzzi and saltwater pool.

Duration: 5 days

Price: From €1,189

 

12. Set your New Year resolutions in East Sussex, United Kingdom

 

new year vacations

This is the ideal getaway to kick back, relax and stay away from the noisy New Year celebrations of the city. This yoga retreat in the UK does not only offer daily yoga and meditation sessions, but also silent morning walks, a silent guided walk to Bewl Lake and an intention-setting workshop for the year ahead.

And to welcome 2018, there’s a vegetarian feast with a little bit of dancing, just to show some healthy cheer!

Duration: 4 days

Price: From €520


Want to wait for a yoga retreat until 2018? Maybe an Easter yoga holiday is what you need!