A yoga holiday is the perfect way to escape from daily life and build an inner sanctuary through the practice of your choice. Here are just a few of the yoga holidays we have reviewed and would recommend that still have availability for 2017 – all are open to every level. Have a browse then click on the link to read more and contact the retreat directly.
Soulshine Retreats, Ibiza
These delightful six-night retreats with yoga teacher Soulla Demetriou are held at a gorgeous luxury villa. They aim to emotionally and physically nourish you, with good food and plenty of time on the mat. Pure retreats include workshops on nutrition, Ayurveda and mindfulness; Dive Deeper retreats focus more on meditation and journalling. Explore.
Yoga Rosa Retreat, Ibiza
Open all year, the beautiful base of yoga therapy teacher Rosa Klein is set amongst a tranquil, lavender-scented, four-acre pine forest. There’s a daily programme of healing yoga, meditation, pranayama and sound healing with Rosa, as well as time out for quiet reflection and optional extras including treatments. The aim is to help you clear your mind and experience your body’s innate intelligence. Explore.
Yobaba Lounge, France
A stylish, bohemian chateau in a quiet rural village, this retreat truly holds you. You can switch off entirely and trust your schedule, sumptuous raw meals, excursions and daily routine to a reliable team led by owner and hostess Gertrud Keazor. She’ll teach you to focus on the power of mindful breath and use yogic movement to rejuvenate body and mind and explore and heal your inner space. Last Breath from the Soul retreat 16-20 September. Explore.
Yoga Explorers, Morocco
For a laid-back and light-hearted group yoga holiday, this seven night Yoga Explorers trip takes place at Hotel Tigmi, a peaceful place with a serene hammam on the edge of a Berber village just 30 minutes by car from Marrakech. There are two classes a day, five days of the week, with the rest of the time free to relax by the pool, have treatments or explore the surrounds or the city. Next date, with talented Manchester-based teacher Lisa Jones, is 7-14 October. Explore.
Yoga on a Shoestring, Greece
Yoga on a Shoestring’s yoga holidays on Kefalonia are based at the clifftop, family-run Vigla Village, which looks over Spartia beach in the undeveloped south of the island. Taught by a variety of experienced teachers, the weeks are great for those who like their freedom – eat what and when you choose, and strike out to explore by car, mountain bike or on foot. Last retreat this year starts 24 Sept. Explore.
If you want to combine the great outdoors with a deeply rewarding yoga practice, then ecoYoga will charm, enthral and free your spirit. Hydro and solar powered, it’s a true eco experience – run a woodland bath beside a waterfall or take a hot tub under the stars. Retreats are hosted by excellent teachers who offer mainly Ashtanga for all levels. Open till New Year. Explore.
Reclaim Your Self, England
Running 17-19 November 2017, the Reclaim Your Self digital detox and yoga retreat is a relaxing, wifi-free break with Jivamukti yoga teacher Emma Henry. Held at a luxury manor house in Bedfordshire, there’ll be twice-daily yoga classes as well as meditation, digital detox talks and time to simply rest. Food is healthy and nurturing. It’s a welcome dose of calm in the countryside. Explore.
Ulpotha, Sri Lanka
Ulpotha is a true escape where you can mix yoga, ayurveda treatments and a digital detox with real time out in nature. Set miles from the nearest road in its own eco village, it offers yoga retreats led by expert international teachers from June to August, and from November to March. All levels of yogi are welcome, and it’s recommended you plan to go for the full two weeks. Explore.
Running 14-17 November 2017, this 14 day yoga trip is led by Tamsin Chubb, Sivananda and Yin yoga teacher and owner of The Little French Retreat in France. Take time out from life’s merry-go-round and renew physically and spiritually in Uttarakhand with mountain walks, tiffin-style packed lunches, sunset meditation and workshops. Explore.