With the growing interest in yoga around the world, it’s no surprise that countless incredible yoga retreats have popped up over the years. From India—the home of yoga—to almost every corner of the world, yoga retreats are revered sanctuaries, and more and more people are taking refuge. Yoga retreats vary widely in style and ambiance, so the final choice is personal. To give you a place to start your search, we’ve rounded up the top 10 best yoga retreats in the world for 2020. Start your search here, expand and explore places of interest to you.
Guide to Top 10 Top Yoga Retreats in the World in 2020
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Located on the outskirts of Bangalore, Shreyas Retreat is an upscale yoga and wellness retreat in South India. Services on offer include Yoga, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Panchakarma and a variety of spa and beauty treatments. Ashtanga and Hatha yoga as well as meditation are taught here.
The Program: All accommodations here are a kind of personalized yoga retreat. Guests are welcome to attend twice-daily yoga classes and daily meditation sessions. Other teachings are also provided, such as pranayama, sense control, concentration, and meditation. Guests can also choose a retreat package that includes additional personalized lessons.
What we like: In addition to yoga and yoga-related services, this retreat offers guests additional experiences such as: These optional inclusions make staying here a uniquely cultural experience. For those who want to go in another direction, retreats are also an option.
Cost: Three-night yoga retreat packages start at $1,190 (through March 31, 2020).
Address: Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate, Nelamangala, Bangalore, India
Mana Resort Lombok
Located in Lombok, east of Bali, Mana Retreat is an oasis of tranquility offering a down-to-earth, nature-inspired yoga retreat. Three- and six-day retreats are available, as well as ascent and surf retreats for those who want to combine yoga with surf lessons. Yoga teacher training courses are also offered here.
PROGRAM: Balance and Restoration, a six-night yoga retreat, is a personal short-term vacation with flexible timing; take it as long as it fits your schedule. This retreat includes accommodation, unlimited yoga and daily offering meditations, daily breakfast, dinner or lunch each overnight stay, airport or port transfers, one recording session, drinking water, use of amenities, movie night, and a private Yoga classes.
What we like: This retreat center has been thoughtfully designed to embody peace and modesty with an undercurrent of luxury. Even the dorms are chic. Apart from the rooms themselves, the surroundings are vibrant and green, making the site feel like a true tropical oasis.
Cost: The six-night balance and restoration retreat starts at IDR 6,000,000 per person.
Address: Jl. Baturiti I, Kuta, Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573, Indonesia
Silver Island Yoga
Silver Island Yoga is a hidden gem among retreats. Tucked away on a private island, this place is truly a getaway from the outside world. The island has 60 hectares of hills, bays and olive groves, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The retreat is a week-long experience offered from April 2020 through the first week of October 2020.
What: The one-week retreat includes six nights’ accommodation, two classes per day, three vegetarian meals per day, beverages and snacks, organic wine and dinner, use of yoga equipment, boat transfers to and from the island, and other amenities.
What we like: It’s idyllic to have a private Greek island to explore between yoga sessions. Additionally, the circular yoga pavilion overlooks the ocean and nearby islands, providing a powerful backdrop for your practice. Retreat group sizes are limited, adding to the cozy, intimate feel of the holiday.
Costs: Starting at EUR 1450 per week.
Address: Pteleos 340 12, Greece
The Sanctuary Thailand is an idyllic beach spa resort on Koh Phangan. Surrounded by coconut palms, hilltop jungles and the ocean, this is a beautiful resort from time immemorial