7 Most Popular Yoga Destinations in Europe

by Alberto G. Guitron

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The Old Continent is home of some of the most attractive destinations for yoga practitioners all over the world. Yoga retreats in Europe might not have the same ancient yogic tradition as the ones in Asia, but they sure have learned how to organize a great yoga holiday that combines this millennial yoga knowledge with the characteristic European flavors, a very rich culture and the magnificent places of the territory. 

We dived into our statistics to see which countries have the most visitors and yoga retreats available during the year. Check out our list and get ready to explore Europe the yogic way!





spain yoga retreat

With 376 retreats currently available, Spain is by far the most popular yoga destination in Europe. Its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and an exquisite cuisine help Spain to gather over 75 thousand monthly searches online from people who want to practice yoga immersed in its folkloric culture.

Ibiza, Alicante and the Canary Islands are some of the most recurred regions in the country. And if you want to experience an all-inclusive luxury yoga retreat, we recommend this 5-day holiday in the coastal town of Albir.




greece yoga retreat


Another Mediterranean country with mild weather in most areas, Greece is a destination that has much to offer to have an unforgettable yoga retreat. From delightful beaches to majestic architecture and a vast history, Greece is an ideal destination to strike the best asanas on the mat.

At least 64800 people search online for a yoga retreat in Greece and on our website, we offer over 50 programs in Crete, Kythira Island, Paros and many more options to spend their yoga vacations. Looking for advice on which one to choose? This 8-Days Mystic Yoga Retreat in Leros island is guaranteed to help you relax while learning from the fascinating Greek culture and history.




italy yoga retreat

Spaghetti, pizza and… yoga? Yes! This charming country is among the top 3 European yoga destinations. Famous for its cheerful population, exquisite food, and top-notch fashion, Italy also holds some of the best yoga retreats in Europe to make it a remarkable yoga destination.

Over 62 thousand yogis per month look for a yoga retreat in Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany or any of the other regions that currently comprise a little less than 100 different yoga holidays available. If you want to live a truly authentic yoga experience in the mountains, we recommend this 4-day countryside retreat in Pescosolido, you won’t regret it!





portugal yoga retreat

This beautiful country in Western Europe is not only home to many amazing surf camps, but also an excellent location for yoga retreats. And if you combine both practices, you have yourself one of the most amazing experiences you’ll ever have with a yoga and surfing holiday

The Azores, Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve are the main yoga places in Portugal with more than 58000 yogis interested in traveling here to spend a few days on one of the nearly 150 retreats available. This 8-day retreat in Cascais is the perfect example of the brilliant combination of yoga and surf.




france yoga retreat

According to the World Tourism Rankings, France is the most visited country in the world with more than 80 million international arrivals registered in 2015. Maybe among them were the 42 thousand people who search for a yoga retreat in France.

Aside from delicious food, an elegant culture, and impressive cities, this country also hosts around 95 yoga holidays that combine the magical French atmosphere with the yogic philosophy. And yogis not only visit it for a short yoga break, but many aspiring yoga teachers also travel to Chamonix to complete a 25-day Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training to start sharing their knowledge with others.


United Kingdom


uk yoga retreat

The United Kingdom might not be blessed with the more favorable weather of the previous countries, but it still offers lots of fantastic yoga retreats in England, Scotland, and Wales! From the wide territory and endless possibilities in London to the quaint villages and rustic houses in the countryside, more than 36 thousand yogis look for possibilities to spend a yoga break on one of the 123 programs available.

If you’re ready to go greet the Queen and spend the rest of your time doing yoga, this rejuvenating weekend yoga retreat in Devon is one of the most popular offers we have on BookYogaRetreats.com!




croatia yoga retret

Croatia completes our list of top 7 yoga destinations in Europe, and it doesn’t come as a surprise to us considering the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and its surroundings. The Croatian beaches might not have as many retreats at the moment (17), but it is an up and coming yoga destination that is gaining popularity as shown by its 29 thousand searches on average.

Hvar Island is one of the main attractions, where this 7-day boat tour takes place to do meditation and yoga!


Looking for more yoga retreats in Europe? Go to BookYogaRetreats.com and search among thousands of different options to spend a great time in the Old Continent. 

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