A retreat is a great way to get away from the world and jump straight into a new yoga practice. But some retreats can be too intense for beginners in yoga. Perfect for those with little or no yoga experience, these retreats from around the world can build on the basics while basking in nature, healthy food, and teachers to set you on the right path.
AyurYoga Eco Ashram: A Spiritual Retreat From Nature In India
Plan: Where better to go on a self-discovery retreat than in the birthplace of yoga? AyurYoga Eco Ashram organizes retreats for a minimum of 10 days for both beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. During this time, you’ll immerse yourself in daily meditation practices, twice-daily yoga sessions, and even theory classes to deepen your understanding of yoga philosophy, history, anatomy, and mythology. There is also plenty of downtime during the retreat, during which time you can spend time sunbathing in nature, consulting your personal trainer or booking an Ayurvedic treatment.
What we love: All retreats at AyurYoga EcoAshram are limited to 10 students per admission, so you’re sure to get the attention you need and deserve during your retreat. Although other retreats may be held concurrently, beginner sessions are always kept separate to ensure proper instruction and adjustment according to level.
All food at AyurYoga Eco Ashram is organically grown or purchased from local farmers. Cultural tours are also included in the itinerary for an additional $10-20 per tour.
Cost: Whether you’re staying for a full two weeks or 10 days, the retreat is $800 for a shared room with another same-sex student, or $1,000 for a private room.
Address: AyurYoga Eco-Ashram Village JP Hundi, Kannenur Post, Hulhalli Hobli, Mysore District, Karnataka, INDIA 571314
Blooming Lotus Yoga in Bali
Program: Book a four- or seven-day retreat with Blooming Lotus Yoga on the “Island of the Gods” in Bali, Indonesia. The retreat program begins every Sunday and is designed to help you realize your full potential in life through yoga, meditation, pranayama and a healthy yogic lifestyle.
All retreats include two daily yoga classes, daily meditation, cultural immersion activities, two daily meals, and yoga workshops, which may include techniques to help you master your mind, tools for higher-level personal growth, yogic philosophy, Chakra, Ayurveda, healthy eating and eating habits and other tools for self-healing.
What we like: Bali is a spiritual oasis where you can pursue your budding yoga practice in paradise. Blooming Lotus Yoga’s daily sunrise and sunset sequences are suitable for all levels and can be customized to suit your body and needs. Daily meditation practices are more than just asanas or yoga poses, they can help you slow down, whether you’ve never meditated before or if meditation has become part of your practice.
Blooming Lotus Yoga is located in a luxurious villa surrounded by tropical jungle and nature, next to a sacred river. So you can escape to paradise at an affordable price.
Cost: The all-inclusive four-day Bali Bliss resort starts at $400 for a shared suite, $500 for a deluxe shared suite and $700 for a private villa.
7-day all-inclusive Bali Escape Retreat from $800 for shared suites, $1000 for luxury shared suites and $1400 for private villas.
Address: Bro. Mawang Kaja, Desa Lodtunduh, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Bali 80571
Bahay Kalipay Raw Food and Yoga Retreat House Philippines
PROJECT: Experience a complete detox of body, mind and spirit at Bahay Kalipay, the House of Happiness, in the Philippines. The all-inclusive retreat includes entirely raw vegan meals, daily yoga practice for all levels, and ashram-style accommodations in native bamboo huts. Book anytime for a yoga wellness retreat, yoga weekend retreat or deep cleansing of nature
What we like: In addition to daily yoga classes, Bahay Kalipay offers daily vegan meals and nutritious smoothies. Additional programs may include pranayama, shamanic journeys, chakra activation, inner dance therapy, and other modalities, depending on teachers and counselors throughout the season.
The site is primarily powered by solar energy, and weekly nature trips to the beach, hot springs, or nearby eco-village are also part of the programme.
Cost: The base price for 5 days of Wellness Yoga is PHP 16,050, but seasonal discounts are available throughout the year. Therefore, please contact Bahay Kalipay for the latest prices and packages.
Address: Lot 38E extension Hagedornstraße Bgy. San Pedro, 5300 Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Sparkling Yoga Retreat