Make 2020 the year you and your loved one get away with it…not on action-packed sightseeing vacations, but on something more relaxing. Yoga retreats are often touted as a spiritual inner journey, but they can be just as beneficial for couples. On a yoga retreat, you gain insight not only into yourself, but also into your relationships.
Deepen your relationship at one of these ten yoga retreats around the world.
Full Circle Yoga School
The oceanfront Full Circle Yoga School in Cocoa Beach, Florida is known for its yoga teacher training programs and knowledgeable teachers. However, it’s also one of the world’s best retreats for couples, thanks to its Adventure Healing Retreat Center. Check into the comfort of your beachfront hotel and get ready for a relaxing yet intense unlimited yoga session.
Programs: At Full Circle Yoga School, you and your loved one can sign up for a four-day retreat designed just for couples. During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to try couple yoga, acrobatic yoga, and couple kundalini yoga, all of which will be interwoven into your practice. Specialized couple therapies are also available, such as Couples Chakra Therapy and Couple Reiki. Each retreat includes three of these sessions, with the option to add more.
What we like: There’s something for everyone at this couples getaway. Choose the category you want to focus on in your relationship. For couples looking for a deeper connection, try a couples tarot reading or a psychic love reading. For those looking to learn, try a couples massage class. To focus on your yoga practice, try an introduction to tantra or acrobatic yoga.
Cost: $2,999 for two
Address: Full Circle Yoga School, 420 North Atlantic Avenue, #3A and #3Bm Cocoa Beach, FL, 32931, USA
Anamaya Mind, Mind & Spirit Resort
A visit to Costa Rica not only offers iconic jungle and beach scenery, but also a visit to one of the best couples yoga retreats in the world. Anamaya Body, Mind & Spirit Retreat offers signature yoga retreats, including their popular couples yoga retreat. Anamaya has three goals: to help yogis connect with themselves, nature and others. During a couples retreat, you’ll engage in your own physical yoga practice, but also indulge in unique couples classes to strengthen your bond.
Program: Couples yoga retreat packages include add-ons that encourage a deep connection with your partner. Each program includes a one-hour couples massage, an intimate dinner under the stars, a breathtaking tour of Playa Hermosa, cooking demonstrations, dance lessons and ten yoga sessions per person. You’ll also learn partner-specific yoga sequences designed to increase intimacy and connection.
What we like: There are a variety of accommodations to choose from, but a favorite for couples is pampering in the private, one-of-a-kind cabins. Each cottage offers ocean views in the morning and the sounds of the jungle as you fall asleep each night. Enjoy air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows and daily housekeeping, organic linens plus a rooftop balcony and vantage point.
Cost: $265 per person per week on top of the base rate. Base prices range from $765 to $1995, depending on the accommodation selected.
Address: Anamaya Rd, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Soul Tribe Adventure Retreat
Soultribe Adventures lives by the motto “Work Hard, Play Hard, Rest Hard”. If you want to inject more fun and adventure into your relationship, this is the yoga retreat for you. From mountain climbing to zip lining through the jungle to breathtaking waterfalls, there are plenty of group activities to complement the resort’s daily yoga practice.
Project: Soultribe Adventures runs unusual and adventurous yoga retreats around the world. In 2020, they will be holding retreats in Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain and Indonesia. Each retreat has a unique schedule inspired by the local environment (and the adventures that can be had within it!). However, each retreat shares twice-daily Vinyasa yoga, luxurious accommodations and family-style meals to encourage unity and connection. Small group activities, focused workshops and healthy meals are also included.
What we love: From surfing to zip lining to hiking to coastal off-roading… this resort is for the adventurous couple. It’s perfect for couples who are interested in yoga but may just be starting out and looking to expand with other activities and excursions.
Cost: $2,395 per person, double occupancy
Address: various locations
Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Go to the magical island of Koh Samui, Thailand, and witness a person’s transformation