12 Awesome Yoga Retreats That Won't Break the Bank

Sean Kelly
12 Awesome Yoga Retreats That Won't Break the Bank

What's not to love about a yoga retreat? Secluded spaces, yoga, heathy eating, people from all walks of life... sounds pretty awesome! And it seems as though most people who practice yoga are interested in attending a retreat, but feel they lack either the time or the funds.

If you're someone who wants to go on a yoga retreat, but thinks they're too expensive, I've put together a great list of affordable retreats to inspire you.

Whether you're at work right now, or browsing from home, let these 12 yoga retreats encourage you to take the next step in your yoga journey.

1. 7 Day Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat and Initiation

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Date: May 1st - May 8th, 2016

Price: $732

Located in the heart of the Austrian Alps, surrounded by breathtaking beauty and unspoiled nature, this Kriya yoga retreat is a unique opportunity.

Kriya yoga is a meditation and yoga system with a rich lineage and tradition. It works primarily with breathing, prana, and the chakra system. You will get the chance to experience a true inner silence. An inner silence which will be a foundation of your life.

If you're wanting to go deeper into the science of yoga, this retreat is for you.

Check out the retreat here!

2. 6 Day Cleansing, Detox, and Hatha Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Retreat

Date: Available all year round

Price: $1399

Imagine doing yoga on a wooden deck, looking down upon the Costa Rican beaches of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. What could be better than that?

Plus, you'll be taking the time to look inwards, cleanse the body of toxins, and create healthy habits, along with daily yoga classes and Pilates for those who want to participate.

Yoga + Costa Rica = Win.

Check it out here!

3. 8 Day Personal and Simple Yoga Retreat in California, USA

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Date: Available all year round

Price: $350

At Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, you'll get the opportunity to do a personal yoga retreat in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. Located in a beautiful and secluded spot, this charming area is the perfect place to find harmony with what is.

This retreat is for you if you already have your own routine, or if you would like help to develop one, as it's designed to give you freedom to go at your own pace.

In addition to the schedule everyone follows, you'll have the opportunity to take part in other spiritual practices, activities, and share time with like-minded people.

Sound good? Then get more info right here!

4. 7 Day Yoga Break Retreat in Island Falls, USA

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Date: From May to October

Price: $1250

This retreat gives off a true family vibe. The groups are small, ranging from 2-8 people at a time. That means unlike some retreats, you are ensured personalized attention.

A combination of Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative, Kundalini yoga, and meditation comprises the program.

You won't have to be forced into a regimented program, but will still receive a wonderful structure. It's your choice whether to be involved in activities all day, or to do a deep relaxation program.

If that's right up your alley, get more deets here!

5. 8 Day Sound Healing, Cleansing and Yoga Retreat in Hawaii, USA

Hawaii Sound Healing Retreat

Date: From February to May

Price: $1700

A wonderful opportunity to bask in the glow of the Maui sun in Hawaii, while enjoying gentle yoga classes.

You'll get a transformational retreat which cleansing and rejuvenation as the main focuses, which is perfect for someone who wants to lose weight, get over an addiction, or just remove toxins from a period of unhealthy living.

Gentle yoga, meditation, and sound healing make a wonderful combination of healing and centering. Plus there are fun nature excursions to various lush jungle areas and sacred spots on the island.

So what are you waiting for? Find out more here!

6. 5 Day Active Cleanse, Detox, and Yoga in Phuket, Thailand

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Date: From May to October

Price: $750

This retreat will have you reorganize your whole system through exercise, yoga, and raw food.

You'll sweat away many years of toxic buildup in your system as the raw food and juices you get replenish the system with life. You also get nutritional support, and a full program to rebalance your body and mind.

Perfect for those who are overworked, stressed, and have slipped into not-so-great eating habits.

Sound like you? Then get more info on this awesome retreat right here!

7. 8 Day Yoga Retreat on the Magical Island of Mallorca, Spain

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Date: June, July, and September 2016

Price: $1316

It's hard to beat a getaway on Mallorca, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, the retreat is made to reconnect you with nature, body, and mind.

Vinyasa Ashtanga yoga and meditation make up the practices you'll do, with restorative Yin yoga also available.

You get a can't-go-wrong combo of delicious Mediterranean vegetarian meals, an incredible location, and wonderful yoga.

Sign us up! And if you wanna sign up, you can do it right here!

8. 14 Day "Harmony and Balance" Yoga and Surf Retreat in Morocco

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Date: All year round

Price: $1271

An incredible way to learn surfing and go deeper with yoga. They cater to beginners as well as to advanced surfers and yogis. Plus you get to do it all in the magical culture of Morocco.

You'll practice Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, and Hatha yoga, and experience great weather, great food, great yoga, and great surfing.

Sounds perfect, right? If you think so, then find out more about it right here.

9. 7 Day Yoga Holiday in the Tranquil Tuscan Countryside, Italy

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Date: All year round

Price: $1214

A beautiful yoga retreat in the tranquil countryside of Tuscany, Italy, in a very nurturing environment. What could be better for your next getaway?

You'll receive sessions of Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga. Here is what the typical day looks like on retreat:

  • Yoga sessions
  • Breakfast
  • Tranquil walk
  • Other opportunities for exercises of your choice

The retreat gives you the ability to go full on with activities, or just rest and relax on your holiday. It's your choice!

If that sounds like your kind of getaway, find out more about it right here.

10. Beyond Balance: Hot Springs Yoga Retreat in Northern California

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Date: July 15th - 17th, 2016

Price: $375

I've seen a lot of combinations of yoga and something else, but yoga and hot springs has got to be one of the best.

You'll soak and let your body unwind in the hot springs of California, while detoxing in their sauna. You can also receive Reiki treatments, and learn various techniques of Thai massage, all while being surrounded by forest in a wonderful and tranquil environment.

Find out more and book your spot here!

11. 7 Day Yoga, Wellness, and Fitness Retreat in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Wellness Yoga Retreat

Date: April, May, June, and July 2016

Price: $1225

Imagine yourself just outside the historic city of Florence, Italy. Olive groves and vineyards surround you as you soak in the natural beauty of the countryside. Tranquility will naturally flood your body.

That's exactly what you get on this retreat, where you'll have daily yoga and meditation sessions with optional circuit training.

Organic and farm-fresh food will be offered daily, allowing you to set healthy eating habits that you can take home with you. You'll even have time to relax by the salt water pool, enjoy a massage, go for a hike, have a cooking lesson, and explore local vineyards.

Sound good? Check it out here!

12. 5 Day Sivananda Yoga and Meditation Vacation in the Bahamas

Credit: Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Credit: Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

Date: All year round

Price: $533

One of the most famous and authentic ashram retreats in the world, Sivananda Yoga in the Bahamas is the perfect option for those who want authentic yoga in paradise.

You'll get daily yoga classes, tasty vegetarian meals, opportunities to snorkel, and lots of time to relax in the tropical paradise of the Bahamas.

Here's a preview of the itinerary:

  • Start the day at 6:00 for a serene morning meditation, followed by joyful chanting, a spiritual lecture, and then closing prayers.
  • At 8:00 you'll participate in a 1.5 hour yoga session with asanas and pranayama.
  • Brunch at 10:00.
  • Your afternoon schedule is up to you. You can take a workshop, attend a spiritual talk, swim, relax on the beach, or even try some snorkeling.
  • 16:00 will be another yoga class.
  • 20:00 you'll get the opportunity to attend Satsang (association with the Truth). Then meditation and chanting will complete the day.

A complete and authentic retreat in paradise! Find out all about it right here.

If you're feeling a bit too stressed, overworked, or just want to go deeper into your yoga practice, take the opportunity and go on a retreat.

Think of two friends who you want to bring with you, and drop them a line in the comments below!

You deserve it.

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