spiritual yoga retreats

By Jessie Festa. This guide to healing yoga retreats contains affiliate links to trusted partners!

Are you looking for spiritual yoga retreats that harness local wellness wisdom and celebrate regional traditions?

Epicure and Culture has rounded up yoga retreats worldwide that allow you to experience local culture while kick-starting a mind and body transformation.

Intimately connect with the spiritual side of your environment on the following yoga trips.

Spiritual Yoga Retreats In The USA & Mexico

women on a spiritual yoga retreat in Arizona
Spiritual yoga retreat in Arizona. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

1) Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon Yoga Retreat (Page, Arizona)

Embrace the spirit of the Southwest and deepen your yoga practice in Page, Arizona.

This spiritual healing retreat embraces its desert location, featuring amazing views of the Colorado River, Lake Powell, and Glenn Canyon Dam.

It’s four days that feature everything from Vinyasa flows to cooking classes to massages — and even adventure activities like trekking and kayaking (so if you’re looking for yoga hiking retreats, this is a great option!).

Rim View Chateau is host to one of the best spiritual retreats in the USA. It’s all-inclusive, so you not only get daily sessions of yoga, guided meditations, and sound healing, but three nights accommodations and daily vegan meals!

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Arizona.

woman leading a spiritual yoga retreat in Joshua Tree
A spiritual yoga retreat in Joshua Tree. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

2) Spiritual Joshua Tree Retreat (Yucca Valley, California)

Joshua Tree is a truly remarkable palace where you can get “lost” to find yourself, so it’s no surprise it’s home to one of the most healing retreats in the USA.

This Spiritual Joshua Tree retreat features three days of activities — including a yoga class per day.

Beyond that, there are guided meditation sessions, spiritual workshops, ceremonies (like a cacao ceremony), hypnosis, sound baths, and more.

There’s even the opportunity to activate your sexual energy through Osho dynamic meditation and ecstatic dance — not to mention you can take in the night sky with a little stargazing.

This retreat features two nights of accommodation and is fit for all skill levels.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in California.

woman doing a yoga pose while jumping in Hawaii
Awaken your inner goddess. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

3) Awake Goddess Untamed (Kealakekua, Hawaii)

Awaken your inner goddess in Kealakekua on this life-changing spirituality getaway.

On this retreat, you’ll have a truly transformative Hawaii experience through four days of yoga practice and pranayama classes.

This spirituality retreat comes with four nights accommodation at Gingerhill Farm Retreat — a sustainable organic farm community located in the lush tropics. Get ready for some truly breathtaking views!

Between yoga sessions, you’ll get to experience healing workshops, learn about sacred plant medicine, dance barefoot under the starry night sky, meditate, partake in goddess circles to reflect and connect, and savor farm-to-table meals.

Additionally, you’ll enjoy beach excurions and tours of the local wild landscapes, giving you a chance to fully immerse yourself in a magical, peaceful experience at one of the best all inclusive spiritual retreats you can attend.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Hawaii.

energy healing ceremony during a spiritual yoga getaway in Tulum, Mexico
Yoga, meditation, and energy healing are all part of this Mexico yoga retreat. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

4) Healing Wellness Retreat (Tulum, Mexico)

Tulum features white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and palm trees that remind you that you’re in paradise.

Along with a rejuvenating atmosphere, it’s also home to an incredible yoga meditation retreat that can give you the help and healing you’ve been seeking.

Experience yoga and meditation classes, a healing massage therapy session, pranayama, and energy healing workshops. You’ll also benefit from a variety of yoga styles, including:

  • Power
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin
  • Chakra
  • Yin Yang

What’s unique about this particular retreat is that you get support before, during, and after you attend from their team — helping you to truly have a transformative yoga experience.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Mexico.

Spiritual Yoga Retreats In Europe

group of people camping on an adventurous yoga retreat in France
This adventurous yoga retreat in France combines yoga with the outdoors. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

5) Off Grid Yoga, Hiking & Self Reflection Retreat (Auvergene-Rhone-Alpes, France)

Healing yoga retreats come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for an off-grid spiritual getaway, this unique retreat helps you unplug from life and connect with yourself through daily self-enquire practices, journaling, art, and meditation.

You’ll nourish your body and soul with fresh mountain water, herbal teas, snacks throughout the day, and a delicious daily plant-based brunch and dinner.

Not only that, but this spiritual yoga retreat gives you access to their wood-fired hot tub, slackline, and archery. They even have evening campfires, sound baths, and forest bathing for fun and healing outdoor experiences.

With six nights of accommodation included, you’ll get a chance to get lulled to sleep by the sounds of nature.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in France.

group of people doing yoga outside in the Tuscan countryside
Enjoy a spiritual yoga retreat in a the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

6) Yoga & Pranayama Retreat (Tuscany, Italy)

Head to Tuscany for one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Italy.

This yoga and pranayama retreat features daily Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes, along with both relaxing and mindfulness meditation sessions.

Not only does this retreat take place in a gorgeous location, but you get free access to a spa featuring therapeutic hot springs and saltwater pools.

Enjoy four days in the center of the Italian village of Casciana Terme at Villa Borro — a quaint farmhouse dating back to the 1700s that sits inside a gorgeous 7,000 m² park.

Enjoy the peaceful setting of the village, savor typical Tuscan meals, and practice yoga surrounded by greenery.

It doesn’t matter what your yoga experience level is, you’ll find plenty of space to connect with yourself and nature.

And if you’re also interested in a yoga and wine retreat, you’ll be in the perfect place to also enjoy a tasting or two!

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Italy.

women on a yoga getaway in Greece
Flow in the beautiful scenery Greece. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

7) Day Nature Meditation & Outdoor Hatha Yoga Retreat (Crete, Greece)

Often the most amazing mediation and yoga retreats can be found in the world’s most beautiful places, like this one.

The island of Crete holds powerful energy, making it the perfect place to reconnect with yourself and rejuvenate your system.

This small group retreat gives you a chance to experience:

  • Daily Hatha yoga sessions
  • Breakfast prepared for you
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • A meditative nature walk on the ancient path of Aptera

You’ll get seven nights accommodation at a local family-run apartment or guesthouse within walking distance of the ZenZem yoga center where you’ll be spending your time.

Something nice about this spiritual yoga retreat is it includes plenty of time to explore the island on your own to get to know beautiful Greece.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Greece.

spiritual yoga retreat in the Algarve, Portugal
Enjoy a spiritual yoga retreat in the Algarve of Portugal. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

8) Luxury Detox Retreat For Your Body & Mind (Algarve, Portugal)

If luxury is what you’re looking for, the Algarve region of Portugal has a yoga mediation retreat for you.

This luxury retreat features activities meant to help you detox your body and mind.

It’s an all-inclusive retreat that features four nights accommodation and daily meals, so you can truly relax and enjoy your time without having to plan anything extra.

Set in Seeds of Silence — a beautiful luxury guesthouse built to be an oasis of peace and tranquility — you’ll enjoy a spiritual itinerary filled with yoga classes, sound healing, meditation, breathing sessions, and access to a sauna and pool.

This yoga mediation spa retreat has everything you need to do a serious detox and reset while immersing yourself in nature, sun, and silence,

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Portugal.

Spiritual Yoga Retreats In Africa

woman enjoy one of the many spiritual yoga retreats in Tanzania
Find your flow in Tazania. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

9) Ashtanga Mysore & Vinyasa Flow Yoga Holiday (Paje, Tanzania)

Spend a relaxing eight days in Paje, located on the southeast coast of Zanzibar.

This resort is just a few minutes walk from one of the archipelago’s most beautiful beaches, which offers a meditative experience in itself.

You’ll stay at a local yoga and kitesurfing hotel that offers a relaxed yoga program — so if you’re worried about sticking to a strict schedule, this spiritual yoga retreat is for you.

During your seven nights here, you’ll experience five morning Ashtanga yoga classes, five afternoon Vinyasa yoga classes, pranayama breathing sessions, and a 60-minute massage.

Bonus: if you’re craving a little more yoga, there’s an opportunity to add more classes on site.

Traveling solo? You’ll be happy to know that about 50% of their guests are also traveling alone, making it easy to meet like-minded people.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Tanzania.

Spiritual Yoga Retreats In Asia

group of people on a spiritual getaway in Bali
Embark on an emotional healing journey in Bali. Photo via BookYogaRetreats.

10) Emotional Cleansing Wellness Detox (Lovina, Bali)

This unforgettable yoga meditation retreat allows you to stay at a local retreat center offering sumptuous spa treatments, daily yoga practice, and immersive tours of Bali — a destination known for its spirituality.

One highlight of this retreat is they personalize your program. While everyone gets seven nights accommodation, daily meals, yoga classes, spa treatments, and Balinese cultural activities and workshops, their staff will work with you to create a program based on your individual needs.

Additionally, this retreat goes beyond yoga with offerings like an aromatherapy workshop for mental well-being, a shamanic journey and purification ceremony at a waterfall, and even the opportunity to snorkel with dolphins.

Note that if you want to spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s wise to do some research into the best and worst time to travel to Bali, just to make sure it’s dry when you go.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Bali.

spiritual retreat in Bali
Night view of Resorts Entrance. Photo courtesy of Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali.

11) Choose Your Path To Healing (Bali, Indonesia)

Four hours from Bali’s Denpasar airport resides Spa Village Tembok, Bali’s exotic black sand beach location that will instantly relax you.

Choose from Spa Village’s menu of ancient regional remedies, such as a Discovery Path emphasizing Balance, Creativity or Vigor with bespoke stress relief.

The Balance Path relaxes through soothing body wraps, massages, and calming activities like gentle yoga, guided relaxation, and leisurely walks.

Moreover, the Creativity Path inspires artistic expression through the beauty and colors of Balinese arts like lessons in woodcarving, basket weaving, drama, music, and dance. Lessons will be supplemented with creative yoga practice, meditation, and traditional Balinese treatments to inspire the imagination.

The Vigor Path renews your energy through movement and activity, building strength and stamina along the way.

This itinerary includes daily personal training, yoga, beach walks, spa treatments (make sure to do a Bali flower bath!), and options for outdoor adventure such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and white water rafting.

Don’t leave without experiencing a Massage Under the Stars, a candle-lit massage at the ocean’s edge after dark intensified by crashing waves, sea breezes, and a star-filled sky.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Bali.

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Yoga in Nepal. Photo courtesy of Alex Treadway/ KimKim.

12) Yoga In Monasteries & Nature (Nepal)

Yoga, meditation, and appreciating nature are activities deeply rooted in Nepalese culture.

Your stay can include a 3-day retreat with pranamaya yoga, with a revitalizing program suitable for beginners or regular yogis.

You’ll practice yoga in Tibetan monasteries, eat local food, and even do a yoga trek.

Moreover, you’ll learn about yoga’s philosophical roots and how to use mindfulness to change your life.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in Nepal.

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Spa at Soneva Fushi, Maldives. Photo courtesy of The Luxe Nomad

13) Treetop Yoga & Asian Massage (Baa Atoll, Maldives)

Sonenva Fushi is a famous resort with an optimal location on the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

You can do yoga in a treetop perch or try a Tibetan hot stone healing massage.

For a spa adventure, choose the multi-step Asian Fusion Journey, which starts off with a Maldives’ Kurumba Kashi coconut scrub and continues with Balinese or Thai massage before ending with a blissful Indian head massage.

You can also enjoy countless outdoor activities — including sharing a sunset with eagle rays and dolphins at the overwater bar, volunteering at the Eco Centro recycling center, or identifying constellations with astrophysicists at the resort observatory.

Click here to learn more about this retreat in the Maldives.

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Hariharalya retreat. Photo courtesy of New Girl in the City

14) Home cooked Vegan Food & Blind Massages (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

For an affordable vegan yoga retreat that supports the local community, try Hariharalya in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Every day features extensive yoga and meditation classes, with retreats offered continuously throughout the year.

These spiritual retreats specialize in vegan Cambodian food made by women in the surrounding villages.

After yoga, pamper yourself with a traditional spa treatment, including the Blind Shiatsu Massage — a specialty of Cambodia — where you’ll be walked on by a nimble blind man (the activity is organized by a nonprofit that works with the blind).

Click here for more information on this retreat in Cambodia.

Bonus Yoga Retreat Resources:

15 Incredible Yoga & Wine Retreats Around The World

15 Best Yoga Surf Retreats In Portugal

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6 Important Questions For Choosing A Responsible Yoga Retreat

15 Best Transformative Yoga Adventures Worldwide

How To Enjoy A Silent Meditation Retreat In Mexico

10 Effective Ways To Deepen Your Yoga Practice While Traveling

15 Best Yoga And Hiking Retreats Around The World

15 Best Caribbean Wellness Retreats

15 Amazing Vegan Yoga Retreats For Plant-Based Wellness

What are your favorite spiritual yoga retreats?

*Featured yoga retreat image via Jon Flobrant for Unsplash

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  1. My wife’s a really into yoga and is always looking for retreats to participate in. I think Southwest Desert Spa sounds like a good place. I’ll add it to my shortlist of places we can visit on our anniversary next month. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Wonderful! Thanks for reading, Colin. Have a great anniversary!

  2. This is really a must-have list for every yoga enthusiast. Unlike other trips, this may be very life-changing.

    1. Thanks for sharing with us this interesting blog, I just love it, also Africa it’s one of the best destination for Joga practicers, especially I like practice Yoga in Sahara desert, which is breathtaking place for yoga, and thank you very much for your blog.

  3. Your health is really what’s being worked on when you go on one of these retreats. It’s not just a physical health, but a mental one too! Being in balance with your health and taking care of yourself, like you said, is so important to enjoying your experience.

  4. This blog post is a true treasure for yoga enthusiasts seeking a deeper spiritual journey. Appreciations to the writer for their exceptional work in curating and presenting such valuable information. Well done!

  5. great blog i love it so much information. also the Sahara desert i a great place for yoga !!

    1. you welcome especially in winter is the good time to visit desert .

  6. hallo schonen guten tag ,ja es hat mir dein artikel gefallen , viellen dank ,dass sie haben mit uns diese wichtige auskunft geteilt hast .

  7. Wow! It’s very interesting yoga’s. And I think Treetop Yoga & Asian Massage would be my favourite one.

  8. Lovina is my village. Thank you for promote Bali island, especially Lovina, North Bali. I love this post

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