23 Best Yoga Holidays & Escapes

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Sometimes, we all need to take a break from the daily grind and de-stress, and yoga holidays can be the perfect chance to do just that. 

From the rural countryside to tropical beaches, yoga escapes are often in beautiful locations away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Most yoga holiday packages include accommodation, meals and excursions in the local area, making them a great opportunity to discover a new place or culture too.

But with such a huge choice out there, where should you start? Whether you want a yoga holiday abroad or prefer to stay in the UK, OriGym’s comprehensive list encompasses everything so you’re sure to find what you’ve been looking for!


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Best UK Yoga Holidays 

#1 - Our Retreat, Somerset, UK

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Prices from £595 for 2 nights

Situated in 42 acres of the stunning Somerset countryside, this luxury yoga holiday is the perfect location to truly unwind.

Although only two nights long, at the end of your stay with Our Retreat, you’ll feel completely refreshed and relaxed.

This is a completely all inclusive yoga holiday as the price includes: accommodation, daily yoga classes, meditation classes, workshops, talks, guided walks, nourishing meals, healthy snacks and evening activities. It is therefore one of the best yoga holiday packages in the UK in terms of value for money!

One of the best features of Our Retreat is the beautiful farmhouse you’ll be staying in. You can choose between a luxury twin room or a superior double room with an en-suite. There is a spacious communal kitchen and living area that is perfect for relaxing by yourself or chatting with your fellow yogis.

The yoga studio itself is equally zen. You’ll be flowing in an amazing Mongolian Yurt overlooking the surrounding countryside. There’s even a log burner for the colder months, if you decide to take a yoga holiday in December.

You’ll certainly eat well here too. Their menu is both nutritious and full of flavour from the best locally sourced ingredients. With a largely plant-based menu, think avocado toast, buddha bowls and fresh juices, plus so many other foods for energy and wellness. You’ll be glowing by the end of this yoga holiday!

A typical day at Our Retreat starts at 8.30am with a morning meditation followed by a dynamic flow class to warm you up for the day ahead. You’ll then have a nutritious buffet breakfast and have time to relax by the log burning fire or outside in the gardens. In the afternoon, there is typically a long walk in nature followed by a snack such as a protein shake or smoothie. The afternoon activity varies from breath-work to sound baths, followed by another yoga class or workshop. 

Evenings are all about relaxing. At around 7pm, a delicious plant-based dinner is served. You can choose to have some me-time or take the chance to chat and get to know the other guests. After all, yoga holidays are a great way to meet new people! 

#2 - Eco Yoga, Scotland

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Prices from £55 per night

Located in the tranquil Scottish Highlands, Eco Yoga is arguably the best yoga holiday in Scotland. As well as yoga and mindfulness, it focuses on promoting a “healthy, happy, carbon free and sustainable lifestyle”.

The Eco Yoga centre is nestled amongst the beautiful Scottish hills, lochs and forests and is completely powered by hydro energy and solar panels. If you’re wanting to escape from the city, you can guarantee that you’ll be truly ‘off-grid’ here! Even though this isn’t an abroad yoga holiday, you will certainly feel like you are miles from home.

One of the best features of this retreat is that everything is optional. With no set daily schedule, you can do as much or as little as you like, making it a great beginners yoga holiday too.

You can either opt for a fully catered yoga retreat where yoga classes are included, or you can take part in their popular ‘Winter Bubble Retreat’. This is when you simply pay per night and yoga classes are on a drop-in basis at £15 per class. This is ideal if you want to take things at your own pace and work around your own schedule.

Yoga styles range from traditional vinyasa and hatha to more niche styles like kundalini. The yoga studio (or ‘Shala’) has under floor heating and overlooks the River Liever. You can also hear the gentle sounds of the nearby waterfalls, making for a truly relaxing yoga experience.

The accommodation is just as luxurious. There are 13 bedrooms in total, 3 of which have separate kids bedrooms, meaning that it is suitable for a family yoga holiday too.

As for food, you can expect fully vegetarian and organic dishes in their spacious dining area. There is also a café for snacks and coffee throughout the day, and it is also a great place to hang out and meet new people.

You will also have access to all of the amazing facilities like the hot tub and wild river baths during your stay. They are all powered by 100% renewable energy and use fresh spring water that will leave your skin soft and glowing. 

There’s also an artisan sauna built with sustainable Scottish Douglas fir wood to open up your pores after a dip in the hot tub. It’s the perfect escape from reality! Plus, saunas are hugely beneficial in ways you may never have considered - OriGym’s comprehensive report explores the benefits of saunas in greater depth.

#3 - St. Michael’s Resort, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

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Prices from £645 for 4 nights

Seeking a sun-soaked seaside getaway right here in the UK? This yoga holiday in Cornwall combines the decadence of yoga holidays abroad with home comforts and hidden gem beaches on the Devonshire coastline. 

This yoga holiday on the Cornwall coast boasts a packed itinerary of yoga and meditative activities, with guided classes in beach yoga, yoga nidra, and SUP (or paddleboard) yoga occurring twice a day. We’ve compiled a full exploration of many different types of yoga styles, if you’re unsure of any of these terms.

These are, of course, weather-dependent, but with the beautiful Gylly beach on your doorstep, there’s guaranteed to be a few opportunities to enjoy some mindfulness on the sands. 

Speaking of your doorstep, their lavish accommodation may have you wanting to stay indoors. Not only does this yoga holiday in Cornwall have traditional Cornish decor and supremely comfortable linens, but their on-site hydrothermal centre is second to none.

Offering a red cedar hot tub and the largest hydrotherapy pool in the area, as well as a world-leading sea salt scrub sauna, this luxury spa and its superb quality treatments are all part of the comprehensive package offered by this luxury yoga holiday in Cornwall.

One thing we haven’t yet touched upon is the food, and, as you might expect, this is another area where this yoga holiday (UK) excels. With a typical Cornish breakfast served every morning, and a different dining experience each evening, alongside healthy snacks and drinks available throughout the day, you’ll never go hungry!

Best Yoga Holidays in Europe

#4 - Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats, Gran Canaria, Spain

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Prices from €850 (approximately £735) for 7 nights

When it comes to yoga and pilates holidays in Spain, this is the best there is! From daily yoga classes to hiking excursions, Sky Pilates and Yoga has it all!

Located in the beautiful town of Aguimes in Gran Canaria, this retreat is surrounded by both greenery and sandy beaches, making it the perfect location to unwind. It is also just 30 minutes from the capital Las Palmas, so there’s also plenty of culture to explore too.

The best thing about Sky is that everything you need is included in the price: daily yoga and pilates classes, meditation, food, accommodation and hiking trips.

You can expect mostly hatha or vinyasa yoga classes that are open to all abilities. So even if you’re a beginner, this yoga holiday is for you. Just make sure you get started on practicing your pranayama with one of the best free yoga apps on the market!

There are also pilates classes focusing on lengthening and strengthening the core, offering a nice complement to all the yoga!

Meditation is a big part of this retreat too. Sky offers both individual and group meditation classes to help you de-stress and relax in the Spanish sunshine.

One of the unique features of this yoga holiday in Spain is its stunning hiking trips that are included in the price. There are optional guided walks around the local beaches and through the beautiful green mountains of Gran Canaria.

All of your food for the week is also included in this yoga and pilates holiday. After your morning classes, you can tuck into an amazing vegetarian brunch sitting by the pool. You’ll also be treated to a delicious 5-course dinner for 5 evenings.

After all the yoga, eating and hiking, you are guaranteed to sleep well in the luxury accommodation. There are six double bedrooms available, most of which have beautiful views of the town. There is also another villa just 100 metres from the main site that is used in the busier months.

If you’re after more of a yoga spa holiday, this could be for you too! There is a whole host of optional add-on spa treatments such as massages and acupuncture from the on-site qualified therapists. What more could you ask for?

#5 - Yoga Rosa, Ibiza

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Prices from €300 (approximately £260) per night

If you fancy a yoga holiday in the sun, Yoga Rosa in Ibiza is the retreat for you. Promising to “settle your mind, take it away from worldly distractions into a place of peace and happiness”, you’re guaranteed to feel rested and refreshed after this amazing yoga holiday in Ibiza.

Taking place in the beautiful Agroturismo Can Bet in the heart of Ibiza, it is the perfect setting to find your zen. The site is surrounded by a pine forest and the buildings are in the classic Ibiza-style smooth white stone.

The yoga style is mainly traditional vinyasa and hatha yoga, with a strong focus on meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) too. As well as targeting physical strength, the classes are rooted in the philosophy of Yoga Healing and Yoga Therapy. This is a combination of restorative yoga, breath work, guided meditation and sound healing. It is suitable for all levels, making it a great beginners yoga holiday too. 

The sound healing is a particularly unique feature of Yoga Rosa. Sound healing is the use of high vibration sounds to promote healing and to induce a deep meditation. If you’ve never tried it before, this could be the perfect opportunity!

Food is an important part of this retreat so you can expect only the highest quality, organic, locally sourced ingredients in your meals. The focus is simple but nourishing vegetarian or vegan food. Plus, you’ll be eating them in the amazing setting of the beautiful green gardens, adding to the sensory experience.

A typical day at this yoga and meditation holiday starts with a morning yoga class, followed by a healthy vegan/vegetarian brunch. You will then get free time to explore the grounds, take a trip around the local area or just relax with a book. Next is an early evening meditation class before another amazing organic meal for dinner. In the evening, silent reflection is encouraged, but the choice is yours! 

Flights to Ibiza are generally always reasonably priced from major UK airports, making it one of the easiest last minute yoga holidays too. We’d suggest packing up your best gym bag to ensure you don’t forget anything. 

With prices starting at €300 (£260) per night, this is definitely more of a luxury yoga holiday than a cheap getaway. But if it’s in your budget, it is worth every penny!


#6 - Sunflower Retreats, Casperia, Italy

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Prices from €635 (approximately £550) for 6 nights

If you’re looking for a yoga holiday in Italy, then this 6-night retreat in the tranquil village of Casperia could be for you!

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life? The quaint village of Caperia is a completely stress-free place. Being totally car-free and with just 350 inhabitants, you can truly chill out. It also has amazing views of the local Sabina hills, and not to mention the Italian heat and sunshine!

The Sunflower Retreat yoga classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced yogis. As well as vinyasa and hatha yoga, this is a great option if you’re looking for an Iyengar or Ashtanga yoga holiday, as they also teach these more specialist styles.

All of the yoga classes take place either in their spacious wooden studio or outside surrounded by natural beauty. You can even get one-on-one tuition with the yoga teacher if you want to really deepen your practice during your stay.

A yoga holiday to Italy wouldn't be complete without amazing food! For breakfast, lunch and dinner, all the ingredients are organic, locally sourced and prepared by traditional Italian chefs. All meals are eaten outside in the fresh air on the stunning terrace or balcony.

As well as yoga, you can opt to take part in daily activities and excursions organised by the staff here. Activities include thermal baths, wild hot springs, cycling and hiking. If you don’t fancy something active, you can even take part in painting classes, olive picking, cooking classes and even wine tasting.

This is a great yoga holiday for whatever your budget. If you’re willing to splash out, you can opt to stay in one of the amazing boutique Latin-style houses. Or if you are on a budget, you can stay in a smaller traditional Caperian townhouse.

You can also make this a family yoga holiday and bring your and kids, as they offer a self-catered accommodation option and can help you arrange a hire car when you are there.

With prices starting at just €635 for 6 nights that includes your accommodation, yoga classes and food, we think it is a great deal for such a luxury yoga holiday!

#7 - Yoga on Kos Island, Greece 

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Prices from €975 (approximately £818) for 7 nights 

Have you ever thought about what a yoga holiday in Greece would be like? 

Book Yoga Retreats offer a 7-night stay on the sensational island of Kos that promises to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. 

Kos is home to an abundance of sandy beaches, stunning sunsets, and incredible culture and so is truly worth considering if you’re after yoga holidays in the sun. 

You will begin the day with a freshly squeezed juice before either a Hatha or Vinyasa yoga session, shortly followed by a healthy breakfast.

You’re welcome to do whatever you like for the rest of the day. There are a plethora of activities that you can engage in. Such as:

  • Hikes organised by locals
  • Trip to Therma, a natural hot spring
  • Wander down to the local beaches
  • Wild swimming and water sports
  • Immerse in the local town’s culture
  • Visit museums 

In the evening, the group will return together to engage in relaxing Yin or Restorative yoga before dinner.

You will have access to unlimited filtered water, herbal teas, and coffee for the full duration of your stay. Plus, all of your morning and evening meals will be catered for.

There will be a total of 17 participants in the group which makes it the perfect yoga holiday package for making friends with like-minded people while truly tuning into your inner self.

Priced at approximately £818 for a private single room, this is most definitely a deal that you don’t want to miss out on as it’s priced very reasonably considering the vast amenities and perks. 

We think that this yoga holiday in Greece is well worth considering and one we think you’ll thoroughly enjoy. 

#8 - Five Elements, Croatia

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Prices from €1100 (approximately £950) for 6 nights

If you’re looking for action-packed yoga holidays abroad, this retreat in Istria, Croatia has a whole host of other activities to accompany your yoga classes.

As the name suggests, their philosophy is based on the five elements: fire, water, air, earth and spirit. It is all about embracing adventure and connecting with nature, meaning that you’ll feel completely refreshed and grounded after this 6-night yoga escape!

Included in the price is your accommodation, food, daily yoga classes and the adventure tours, so you get a lot for the reasonable price tag.

The mornings here usually start with a yoga session in their outdoor yoga space, followed by an amazing vegan/vegetarian brunch, consisting of a multitude of foods high in antioxidants and vitamins.

The afternoons are dedicated to the daily adventure activities including cycling, kayaking, windsurfing and hiking. As well as being fun, they are a great way to explore the local area and the beautiful scenery it has to offer.

There are also talks on philosophy and mindfulness throughout the holiday, so you will be mentally as well as physically engaged.

As for accommodation, you’ll be staying in the beautiful Five Elements House. The house is tranquil, calm and tastefully decorated- and you’ll even find two gorgeous cats roaming around! As well as double rooms, there are also 1-person studios available, making this a great yoga holiday for singles too.

If you’re looking for a yoga holiday in Croatia with an adventurous twist, Five Elements has all of that and more!

#9 - 7 Day All-Inclusive Luxury Yoga Holiday in Tenerife 

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Prices from €1,200 (approximately £1006) for 6 nights

This next option is a luxury yoga holiday in Tenerife.

The retreat provides 5-days worth of invigorating yoga and meditation practice with 2 yoga classes per day. 

The program will begin after your arrival at around 9am for a Reiki session. This is designed to cleanse the body of negative energies and set you up for a week of yoga.

As mentioned, the days that follow will consist of two yoga classes per day; dynamic in the morning and gentler in the evening.

You can also engage in as many or as few meditation sessions as you’d like in between these classes.

Each session will be conducted on a beautifully bright terrace that overlooks the waves from the sea below, something that other yoga holidays don’t offer. 

The afternoons are free for you to engage in whatever activity takes your interest. Activities include:

  • Swim in the accommodation pool
  • Sunbathe 
  • Wander down to the local beach
  • Visit Anaga Natural Park, situated just a few minutes’ walk away
  • Go for hikes in Tenerife’s sensational mountains

As for the additional amenities, your brunch, dinner, and drinks are included in the price of your stay. 

All that you need to consider is where to go for lunch, but with the plethora of local cafes and restaurants, you’ll feel spoiled for choice. 

This also allows you the opportunity to venture out into the local towns and villages to immerse yourself in the culture. 

This 7-day retreat operates 7 months out of the year and so if you’re searching for last minute yoga holidays, you’ll be sure to find a date that suits your schedule.

#10 - Tochni Yoga Holiday Package, Cyprus

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Prices from €85 (approximately £75) per night

Situated in the quaint village of Tochni, this luxury yoga holiday in Cyprus is the perfect chance to relax and escape the stresses of modern life.

The surroundings are what really makes this a special yoga escape. Tochni is a traditional Cypriot village with a rustic and romantic feel. The houses for this holiday are located all around the village, so you’ll be truly immersed in this laid-back way of life. Plus, all of the houses have either a patio or balcony, a fully equipped kitchenette, air conditioning and access to the communal swimming pool in the main site.

There are a range of yoga styles on offer, from traditional hatha to power yoga and yin. You’ll also learn about yoga philosophy, meditation and mindfulness. All of the classes are adapted to your level, so this is a suitable yoga holiday for beginners too.

All of your food is included in this yoga package holiday. You can expect amazing traditional Cypriot food, cooked by the expert on-site chefs. They can adapt to vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free diets, even incorporating recipes from some of the best keto cookbooks. Plus, all of your meals will be eaten outside in the sun with a stunning view overlooking the village.

Being just 5 kilometres from the sandy shores, if you’re looking for a yoga beach holiday, this is for you! In your free time, you can wander down and take a dip in the beautiful crystal blue water.

There are also a whole host of other activities on offer in your free time. These can be booked yourself or the staff at Tochni yoga will do it for you. Activities include: mountain biking, kayaking, massages, walking trails, wine tasting and sailing. You can even visit a local goat farm to see how traditional halloumi cheese is made!

As for accommodation, there are plenty of options for whatever your budget. Get 7 nights’ accommodation and 5 days of yoga for €750 for a single room, or €595 for a double room. If you fancy a shorter trip, you can also pay per night, at around €85 per person. So, if you’re looking for a cheap yoga holiday, you could always just spend a few nights here and still have an amazing experience.


#11 - Karma Surf Retreat, Portugal

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Prices from €899 (approximately £780) for a week

You may not have thought it, but yoga and surfing are actually the perfect match. They both involve balance, coordination, flexibility, control, strength and endurance. Yoga is a great warm up for the muscles and joints before a surfing session, or for cooling down after. That’s why this yoga holiday in Portugal combines both yoga and surfing to make a completely unique experience!

Karma has two sites to choose from: sea-view villas near Lisbon or their resort in the Algarve. Both are equally stunning locations to find your zen and take on the waves.

The Lisbon location offers two villas, both with amazing ocean views and a swimming pool. Prices range from €899 for a double room up to €1149 for a private apartment. The villa in the Algarve has one also has a beautiful sea view, swimming pool and more. Prices are similar here, ranging from €849 for a double room to €1049 for a suite.

After all the surfing and yoga, you can refuel with some delicious homemade Portuguese food. In both locations, the food is fresh, organic and mostly vegetarian, and includes some of the best immunity boosting foods you can find.

There are two yoga classes per day, held before and after your surfing lessons. They will mostly take place out in the Portuguese sunshine with a view of the Atlantic so you can truly immerse yourself in the nature around you.

One of the best features of this yoga holiday in Portugal is that, if you have kids, you can bring them along! Who said you can’t have a family yoga holiday? Karma offers a ‘Yoga and Surf Family’ package that includes daily yoga and surf lessons for mum and dad, as well as 5 surf lessons for the kids, and childcare during your lessons.

If you’re looking for a new year yoga holiday in December, their Lisbon location has a special New Year’s Eve Retreat. This 5-day trip is perfect for escaping the winter blues and starting the new year feeling refreshed and revitalised. Prices for the week range from €999 for a double room to €1099 for a suite. This includes everything from your 10 yoga classes to all the food for the week.

#12 - Yobaba Lounge, France

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Prices from €750 (approximately £650) per week

Yobaba Lounge hosts all inclusive yoga and meditation holidays in the south of France. Located in a 13th century medieval village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this is the perfect setting to reconnect to yourself and escape the daily grind.

You’ll be staying in a quirky chateau in an area that is rich with natural beauty and history. In your free time, you can enjoy wild swimming, cycling, walking and exploring the local area.

Meditation and mindfulness are a huge part of your stay here, as well as yoga. A typical day at the retreat will always include a period of silence, which is said to help you let go of your ego and increase your self-awareness. As for the yoga itself, you can expect mostly traditional hatha and vinyasa classes.

A typical day at this yoga holiday in France includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and 2 or 3 sessions (either yoga, mindfulness, mediation or silence). There is also free time to explore the local area or to relax in the beautiful chateau grounds.

One of the unique features about this yoga escape is that they welcome long-term stays. As well as month-long retreats, they offer co-working spaces. This is ideal if you are freelance or work remotely; you can make the Pyrenees your new office! Prices for this tele-working option start at €750 for a week or €1700 a month, which includes two delicious vegan meals per day.

All of the food at Yobaba Lounge is vegan and plant based. The retreat’s host, Gertrud, is a critically acclaimed vegan chef, so you can be sure that every meal will be thoughtfully and expertly prepared.

This yoga and meditation holiday in France is perfect for those wanting to focus on the spiritual side of yoga in a tranquil, idyllic setting.


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#13 - Shama Retreats, Lanzarote

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Prices from €1400 (approximately £1210) for 7 nights

With over 15 years’ experience, this yoga holiday in Lanzarote is all about creating “inspiring experiences to reconnect with inner calmness”. They host yoga retreat holidays in several locations in Europe, but this one on the beautiful island of Lanzarote is one of their best.

With its clear blue waters, relaxing beaches and stunning scenery, Lanzarote is known for its tranquillity and calm, this makes it the perfect place for a yoga holiday in the sun!

The site itself is surrounded by vineyards and is just 15 minutes from the beach. You’ll be staying in one of its cottages, complete with terrace, swimming pool and garden. The daily yoga classes will take place in their spacious wooden yoga studio with views of the mountains.

If you’re looking for a yoga spa holiday, there is an on-site spa for massages and other therapies to make your experience even more relaxing.

In-between yoga classes, you can tuck into delicious vegetarian and vegan organic food. All the meals are made on-site using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

As well as daily yoga and meditation classes, a typical 7-day yoga holiday package with Shama includes your accommodation, two nutritious meals a day, airport transfers and organised trips around the local area.

Depending on your budget, you can choose from a double shared room for around €1400 per person, or a private ensuite room for €1810 per person. There is also an Early Bird discount available if you book in advance, making it a fairly cheap yoga holiday if you are willing to book ahead.

Rather than a beginner’s yoga holiday, this retreat is more for those who want to take their existing yoga practice even further. You’ll be learning from inspirational teachers from all over the world and experiencing a range of practices. Just make sure to remember your best yoga mat and an open mind!

Whether you’re looking for an ashtanga yoga holiday or want to improve your hatha practice, there’s something for everyone here!

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#14 - Sampoorna Yoga, Goa, India

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Prices from £34 per night

As the birthplace of yoga, where better to immerse yourself in the practice than India? This yoga holiday in Goa is one of the most popular out there, and it’s no wonder. Located on one of India’s most beautiful beaches, Agonda beach, it is the perfect place to unwind and connect to nature.

This yoga holiday on the beach is ideal for both beginners and more experienced yogis wanting to deepen their practice.

What’s particularly great about this yoga retreat holiday is that there is an hour in the morning where the studio is available for your own meditation or pranayama self-practice. This is a great chance for more seasoned yogis to develop their own practice, or for beginners to simply take time for themselves before the day begins.

After your self-practice in the morning, there is a well-balanced daily schedule consisting of 3 yoga classes. These range from vinyasa to yin yoga, so you can experience a wide range of yoga styles here.

Classes are taught by a mixture of Indian teachers who are trained in traditional yoga, and a selected group of yoga teachers from all around the world. This combination makes for a mix of both traditional and more modern yoga teaching, giving you a well-rounded yoga experience.

In between yoga classes, you will have free time to either rest in the tranquil gardens or explore the local area. You can take advantage of the amazing Agonda beach to sunbathe, swim or even meditate. As the only beach in India where salesmen and hawkers are not allowed, you can truly relax undisturbed on this yoga beach holiday.

The food at Sampoorna is completely vegetarian or vegan and follows a Sattvic diet. Sattvic food is “light, healthy and well balanced” and forms part of the overall yogic lifestyle. You can expect traditional Indian dishes made with aromatic fresh spices. Think lots of rice, chapati, vegetables, dal and salad.

You can choose between a single room for 4720 INR (£46) per night, or a twin sharing room for 3540 INR (£34) per night. Although it feels like luxury, this is actually a pretty cheap yoga holiday!

If you like your yoga holiday in Goa and want to take it even further, Sampoorna is also a certified yoga teacher training school.

#15 - Kailasam India Yoga Holiday, Kerala, India

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Prices from £735 per person for 2 weeks

If you’re looking for a yoga holiday in the sun to brighten up your winter, Kailasam Yoga in Kerala hosts rejuvenating retreats from October to March.

This small but friendly Kerala yoga holiday, India is a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle India’s busy cities. Located in the small village of Kovalam in Southern Kerala, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and palm trees on this India yoga holiday.

A stay at Kailasam promises to “improve your strength, flexibility, relax your body and calm your mind”. This is a truly immersive experience that will leave you with an authentic experience of India and its culture. As well as yoga classes, there are a whole host of organised trips available to local temples, villages, beaches, festivals, markets and wildlife.

The Kailasam Yoga Centre itself is a spacious, calm oasis with a peaceful and homely feel. There are 8 ensuite bedrooms, a yoga studio, dining and lounge areas and a garden.

There are a range of retreats throughout the year to choose from, each focusing on different styles of yoga. For example, there is a specific Iyengar yoga holiday, which is ideal if you want to focus on a particular type of yoga.

There are several additional spa treatments available here, but this is a yoga spa holiday like no other. The spa treatments here are based on Ayurveda; a traditional Indian healing system that uses natural plants, herbs and oils to balance the energy channels in the body. Why not treat yourself to an authentic Ayurvedic treatment such as a massage to complement your yoga practice?

Anyone is welcome, whatever your situation, age or yoga ability. It is a great yoga holiday for singles or solo travellers; the friendly and sociable atmosphere here makes it easy to meet like minded people and make new friends as well as taking time for self-reflection.

#16 - The Sanctuary, Thailand

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Prices from £315 for 3 days

The Sanctuary is one of the most popular destinations for a yoga holiday in Thailand. Located on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan, this beachfront resort is the perfect place to relax.

Their all-inclusive yoga holiday packages include not only three daily yoga classes, but also meditation classes, massage treatments and healing therapies. The focus here is on overall holistic health, so you are guaranteed to leave here feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

One of the best things about The Sanctuary is the flexibility. Choose between a 3, 7 or 10 day retreat and you can create your own schedule for each day. All of the activities are optional, so you can come and go as you please. This is ideal if you don’t like the idea of following a set daily schedule.

There is an option for everyone, no matter your budget. If you’re looking for a cheap yoga holiday, you can opt for a 3-night stay in a standard room for just £315. Or, if you’re after a more luxury yoga holiday, you can treat yourself to a 7-night stay in the executive suite for £1746, meaning you can focus on your rest days and their importance.

All options include accommodation, a welcome meal, daily yoga/Pilates classes, therapy/healing sessions and massage treatments, as well as access to the mediation and steam rooms.

The yoga classes are suitable for all levels and cover a range of styles, from hatha and vinyasa to yin. If you want something a bit more vigorous than yoga, they also offer daily Pilates classes to help you build your core strength.

From simple dormitory rooms to a Thai-style villa to yourself, there are a range of accommodation options to suit your budget. Many of the higher-end accommodation include features like a jungle view, private gardens and hammocks.

Aside from the yoga, the food is one of the best parts of the experience at The Sanctuary! The restaurant serves traditional Thai dishes with a healthy twist, such as noodle salads and fresh summer rolls. They use completely whole food ingredients with no MSG or preservatives to create inventive and inspiring meals every day. You will leave this yoga holiday in Thailand feeling cleansed in both your body and soul!

#17 - Ulpotha Yoga, Sri Lanka

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Prices from $2940 USD (approximately £2140) for 14 nights

If you are looking for a truly unique and immersive experience to reset and recharge, this yoga holiday in Sri Lanka will help you do just that.

Situated in the heart of the Sri Lankan jungle, a stay at Ulpotha is a chance to completely switch off from the stresses of modern life. There is a strong community feel here, making it a welcoming, safe and totally relaxing environment to be in. The pace of life is slow, allowing you to truly wind down.

Where better to practice yoga than amongst breath-taking nature? The yoga classes here take place either in the open-sided yoga Shala, or in beautiful outdoor spots amongst the beautiful Sri-Lankan wildlife.

There are a range of packages to choose from, depending on your goals and level. If you want a strong ashtanga yoga holiday, the Warrior Flow 14-day retreat could be for you. Or if you want a gentler experience, you could try the Hatha and Restorative Yoga program. The ‘Breath of Life Yoga and Kid’s Camp’ 14-day retreat is also a great option if you’re looking for family yoga holidays.

One of the best things about Ulpotha is that it is completely ‘off-grid’; it has no electricity. The paths and accommodation are lit entirely by lamps and lanterns, creating an almost magical atmosphere.  

The food served here is all vegan or vegetarian, naturally gluten-free and made from organic locally sourced ingredients. With the lack of electricity, all meals are freshly picked and cooked straight away in terracotta pots on open fires, ensuring they retain the food’s metabolism boosting effects!

The accommodation is pretty unique too; you’ll be staying in one of the 11 huts made from wattle and daub. But don’t worry, they are all spacious and equipped with the usual amenities, so you can be comfortable as well as being at one with nature!

This all inclusive yoga holiday includes your accommodation, meals, two daily yoga classes, a massage treatment, guided walks in the forest and some excursions such as bike rides.

#18 - The Lighthouse Retreat, Dubai

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Prices from $260 USD (approximately £190) per day

Just 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city is this amazing yoga holiday in Dubai.

The beautiful venue is located in Al Hamra Village just outside of Dubai itself. It has the benefit of being near the sea, mountains and the desert, meaning that you are close to all kinds of nature.

The Lighthouse yoga holiday Retreat is based on four main principles: sanctuary, mindfulness, community and growth. A stay here promises to leave you feeling stronger, healthier and more relaxed.

You can stay for just 2 days or up to 30 days, so you can customise your trip according to how much time you have. It is recommended, however, that you stay for at least 5-7 days to get the most out of the experience.

This is also an ideal yoga holiday for singles, as it prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and sense of community. It is a great place to meet like minded people, or equally to take some much-needed me-time! Plus, exercising with others has many proven advantages - we’ve compiled a thorough case study into the benefits of group exercise.

There is a set schedule for each day with a balance of physical and mental activities. There are daily yoga classes, as well as outdoor activities like paddle boarding, beach walks and even sun salutations in the desert. On the more holistic side, you can try sound healing or even get a reiki session.

The yoga sessions take place in the seafront yoga shala, with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. It is a truly magical yoga holiday in the sun!

You can expect delicious, healthy and fresh food during your stay here. All of their food is plant-based and free from processed carbohydrates, meat, dairy, additives and toxins to help “deeply cleanse and nourish your body and mind”.

Although accommodation is not included in this yoga holiday package, there are five great hotels to choose from nearby and the team at The Lighthouse are on hand to help you book your accommodation.

Best Yoga Holidays In Africa

#19 - Sparkling Yoga Retreats, Morocco

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Fancy doing sun salutations in the desert? Located in the village of Berber in the heart of the desert, this unique yoga holiday in Morocco offers just that!

As well as daily yoga classes, you can swim by the pool, explore the beautiful gardens or simply relax under the Moroccan sun!

There are 2-3 yoga classes a day that are aimed at all levels, making it a suitable yoga holiday for beginners. The classes cover a wide range of types of yoga, from vinyasa to yin. There are also yoga nidra classes on offer (yoga sleep), which is a highly beneficial restorative and relaxing practice.

If you’re looking for a yoga spa holiday, you can take advantage of the on-site spa facilities here. Take a relaxing steam bath or treat yourself to a massage with authentic Moroccan oils to help you completely relax.

Although you will feel like you are miles from reality, this peaceful haven is actually only 30 minutes from the vibrant and bustling city of Marrakech. Every week, there is an organised excursion to the city so you can check out the famous colourful markets before heading back for your evening yoga practice.

This yoga holiday in Morocco is also remarkably close to the majestic Atlas Mountains. There is an optional trip there every week, where you can walk up into the mountains with a local guide. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Every room is tastefully decorated in traditional Moroccan style using clay and eucalyptus. Many of the rooms also have their own fireplaces, too.

Morocco is famous for its amazing food, so you can expect meals rich in flavour using authentic and local Moroccan ingredients. Breakfast, lunch and a 3-course dinner is included in the price. All you need to do is pack all your yoga essentials and your best yoga book for the plane, book your flights (which are surprisingly cheap from most UK airports) making it a potential last-minute yoga holiday!

#20 - Coral Coast, Egypt

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Prices from €330 (approximately £285) for 3 nights

You may not have considered a yoga holiday in Egypt, but this 4-day retreat is the perfect location to relax and unwind.

Situated in Dahab, the Coral Coast resort is surrounded by natural beauty such as coral reefs, sandy beaches, majestic mountains and the sandy desert, making it the perfect yoga holiday in the sun!

This is an ideal yoga holiday for beginners, aiming to introduce newbies to the basic principles of the practice. There are also meditation classes to help you find your inner calm. Along with the massages available, you will feel completely refreshed after your stay here.

For the reasonable price, you get 3 night’s accommodation, 4 yoga classes, a mediation session, 3 massages and 2 guided walks. It is therefore a great option if you’re looking for a cheap yoga holiday abroad.

As for food, there is a carefully tailored menu of raw and vegan food, designed to help “cleanse your mind, body and soul”. There is also no caffeine or alcohol available, making it a completely detoxifying diet.

Your accommodation is at the Coral Coast hotel, which offers double or single rooms. If you fancy a more luxury yoga holiday, you can easily upgrade to a superior room with its own kitchen facilities and a balcony with a sea view. 

All of the rooms have access to the private beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, making this yoga holiday in Egypt a truly luxurious experience!

Yoga Holidays In Australasia

#21 - Billabong Retreat, Sydney, Australia

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Prices from $300 AUD (approximately £170) per night

This award-winning yoga holiday in Australia offers a range of retreats focusing on different aspects of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and nutrition.

After your stay here, you are guaranteed to feel relaxed, revived and reinvigorated! All of the programmes are based on traditional spiritual practices but also grounded in modern science.

Whatever your level or goals, there is a programme for you! If you’re looking for a yoga and meditation holiday, their ‘Mediation Essentials Retreat’ is a great introduction to the practice.

If you’re a more seasoned yogi, the ‘Going Deeper’ retreat is perfect for deepening your existing practice.

You can also customise the length of your stay to suit your availability and budget. You can stay for just one night for as little as $300, or the full 7 nights for $2100 or $3850 if you choose a deluxe cabin.

This all inclusive yoga holiday includes accommodation, two daily yoga classes, evening meditation, daily workshops and all your meals. You can also add on extras such as private classes, massages, hot stone treatments and reiki.

The yoga classes themselves cover a range of styles, from hatha to ashtanga. You will be taught by expert teachers who pride themselves in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests.

One of the best things about Billabong is the unique waterside cabin accommodation. There are a range of options to suit all budgets and tastes, from cottages nestled amongst the greenery, to quirky tree houses overlooking the lake.

This yoga holiday in Australia is also completely eco-friendly, using solar power to generate hot water and electricity. 

All of the food served here is seasonal, locally sourced, organic and healthy. The meals follow only the best vegetarian or vegan cookbooks, and the on-site chefs can easily cater to allergies, intolerances and special diets.

#22 - Sanctuary Hill, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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Prices from $625 NZD (approximately £320) for 2 nights

This tranquil yoga holiday in New Zealand is a unique haven where you can truly relax and immerse yourself in nature. They offer a range of yoga holiday packages, each with a different focus so you can tailor your goals, ability and availability.

If you’re looking for a beginner’s yoga holiday, their ‘Beginner Yoga Weekend’ will introduce you to the practice, focusing on traditional hatha and restorative yoga.

They also offer an ‘Advanced Your Yoga Practice Weekend’ program for more experienced yogis who want to deepen their practice or simply refresh their knowledge. If you’re looking for a more advanced Iyengar or ashtanga yoga holiday, this is a great option to consider.

They even have a ‘Cooking and Wellness Weekend’ yoga package holiday where you can learn to cook delicious, nutritious meals from professional chefs!

Overall, this is a fairly cheap yoga holiday, with prices starting from just $625 for a 2-night stay, or $835 for 3 nights. This includes your yoga classes, accommodation, meals and workshops, so you really get a lot for your money, meaning you can even find room in your budget for a pair of the best yoga leggings.

As for accommodation, there are a range of options for every budget. If you’re looking for a family yoga holiday, you could choose the 5-bed Retreat Wing which is a self-contained apartment with its own private kitchen and living areas. There are also a range of spacious single and double rooms available.

A typical day at Sanctuary starts with a grounding yoga practice and ends with a restorative session to unwind before bed. Throughout the day, there are other activities such as workshops, meditation classes and philosophy lessons.

In your free time, you can explore the surrounding greenery of the Taranaki region either by yourself or as part of the organised excursions. Or, if you like the sound of a yoga spa holiday, you can simply relax by the swimming pool or get a massage from the on-site spa.

All of the retreats include insightful workshops and talks on topics ranging from yoga to philosophy and the mind. Many also include Sound Healing sessions using Tibetan sound bowls which is said to help achieve a deep meditative state or even promote healing.

To fuel your yoga sessions, you will certainly be fed well at The Sanctuary. All of the meals are all made from organic, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients with a focus on natural wholefoods. They can also accommodate any dietary requirements such as vegan and gluten-free.

The yoga classes take place in their spacious yoga studio with views of the beautiful garden, making it a peaceful and calming setting to practice yoga.

Yoga Holidays In America

#23 - Bikram Yoga Retreat, Hawaii and Mexico

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Prices from $2,195 USD (approximately £1600) for 7 nights

Bikram Yoga is a type of hot yoga that consists of a set sequence with 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Classes are strictly 90 minutes long and take place in a room heated to exactly 40 degrees.

Intrigued and want to try it for yourself? This Bikram Yoga holiday has been hosting rejuvenating yoga retreats since 1996 and is one of the best places to practice Bikram in the world. They host retreats in both Mexico and Hawaii that focus solely on this type of yoga.

Their 7-night retreat on the island of Kauai (part of Hawaii) is an idyllic setting to practice Bikram whilst being surrounded by nature. This yoga holiday package includes your accommodation, meals, daily Bikram yoga classes, excursions, workshops and airport transfers for $2,195 per person.

They also offer amazing New Year yoga holidays in Mexico, hosted in the Xinalani Retreat Centre. What better way to start the year than with a yoga holiday in the sun?

The 7-night Mexico retreat includes accommodation, yoga classes, food, hiking trips, workshops and airport transfers.

The accommodation in the Mexico Bikram yoga holiday is really unique; stay in one of its 23 palm-thatched private cabins on stilts. Each one has a stunning ocean view and a spacious, calming interior. Prices range from $1800 per person for a bed in a dorm room, to $2900 per person for a double casita with a private pool.

There are only around 10-12 people in both the Hawaii and Mexico retreat, meaning that you will have the chance to bond with likeminded people and make new friends. This makes it an ideal yoga holiday for singles, too!

Although Bikram yoga is a vigorous practice (similar to power yoga), there is also plenty of opportunity to relax! Why not treat yourself to a massage, or simply relax in the sun in-between classes?

The food here is all healthy, fresh and locally-sourced. The chefs can easily accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets. You can even relax in the evening at the bar with a glass of wine, or a fresh coconut drink!

Whatever location you choose, this Bikram yoga holiday is the perfect way to find out more about this specific type of yoga as well as taking time to de-stress in a serene setting.

Before you go!

So it’s hopefully now clear that there are a wide range of yoga holidays, both abroad and in the UK. Whatever your budget, ability, time frame or location, we hope that you have found the perfect yoga escape for you!

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Written by Alice Williams

Content Writer & Fitness Enthusiast

Alice is a content writer at OriGym. With a first-class degree in French and Linguistics, she loves all things language, fitness and culture. As part of her degree, she spent a year living in France where she worked for a lifestyle blog, gaining professional experience in both translation and content writing. 

When she’s not writing, you can usually find Alice practicing yoga and she hopes to one day become a yoga instructor herself. She also loves running, tennis and cooking up a vegan storm in the kitchen! It was this passion for health and fitness, combined with her love for writing, that brought Alice to OriGym.

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