15 Yoga Retreats for a Transformative Vacation You'll Never Forget

You'll want to book one ASAP. ✈️️

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A yoga retreat is a vacation you'll cherish forever, and it'll help you escape the stress of your everyday life. Book a trip for a transformative experience — whether you're a novice or a master of the craft. From secret spots in the U.S. to luxury resorts around the globe, we've rounded up the best yoga retreats for every kind of yogi.

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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in Woodbourne, New York 
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in Woodbourne, New York

From yoga immersion for beginners to certificate courses for teaching yoga, you'll find a spread of soulful programs ready to stretch your skills to new limits at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch. It's just two and a half hours from the hustle and bustle of New York City, but you'd never know it. The serene sanctuary hides in the quiet woods of Woodbourne, New York.

Move to the beat of your own drum, or check out the calendar of events and let a yoga retreat guide your stay at the ranch. From meditative retreats to chakra awakening weekends, there are plenty of options to choose from. Some retreats and programs are even offered for free with the purchase of a day pass ($50), which includes meals and access to facilities.

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Fykiada yoga retreat in Mykonos, Greece 
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Fykiada in Mykonos, Greece

Escape to Greece for a 6-day yoga-and-meditation retreat that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Fykiada offers a wide array of different retreat programs, including themes like "Light Up Your Life" or "Heal Yourself." Not only will the various programs unleash your spirit in beautiful Mykonos, but you'll have time apart from the yoga to explore the island. If you're not looking for a totally reclusive getaway, this might be the perfect choice for you.

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Ananda Resort in Uttarakhand, India
Ananda Resort
Ananda Resort in Uttarakhand, India

Nestled in the Himalayan mountains, this yoga retreat is the perfect place to immerse your soul in ancient wisdom and techniques to promote overall healing, mental clarity, and vitality. There's an intro yoga package available for five nights, and then a holistic yoga package available for seven, 14, or 21 nights. If you go the holistic route, you'll work on a specific physical, mental, or spiritual goal during your time at Ananda.

Whether you sign up for an intro package or a holistic package, you'll spend each day eating fresh meals, enjoying the essence of solitude, and ridding yourself of extra tension in the saunas or chill plunge pool. Make sure you leave time for a rose quartz facial, too! Northern India is a must-visit space for true yogis who want to connect with the area of the earth where the practice all began, and this resort is a lush way to do it.

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The Island House in Nassau, Bahamas

Pack your bags and get ready to hit up the Island House in Nassau, Bahamas. You won't find any immersion retreat packages here, but after you're done soaking up the sun and dipping your toes in the clear water, you'll love checking into the movement studio, which offers traditional yoga classes and antigravity sessions.

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Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts 
​Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts

Kripalu is one of the most famed spiritual centers in the U.S, and it offers plenty of programs, classes, and inspirational getaways for true yogis and total beginners.

Check out the educational center's list of upcoming presenters and programs so you can choose a retreat that suits your soul. Yoga retreats at Kripalu start at $413 per person for a two-night stay, and that includes meals and access to ashram facilities.

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Fairmont Orchid in Puako, Hawaii

From flo-yo to seaside yoga, Fairmont Orchid in Puako, Hawaii, will restore you from your toes to your crown chakra. Dip into the waters to get your asana on, try out a floating yoga class, or flow over to the next group session. When you're done, gaze at the ocean and let the tropical breeze zen you out in the outdoor spa.

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Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort in Guancaste, Costa Rica

From surf and yoga retreats to independent exploration, travelers can find anything in the world of yoga at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. Travelers marvel at the dreamy walk to the outdoor yoga studio, nestled in the greenery of Costa Rica.

Check out the list of upcoming events to find a retreat to rejuvenate your soul. Whether you want to focus on the power of thought, aligning with your true purpose, or fixing up your form, there are plenty of options to choose from. Plus, who could turn down healthy meals or evening meditation sessions? Retreats start at around $1,650 per person for a seven-night stay.

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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, Colorado
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, Colorado

Pop over to the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in the mountains of Nathrop, Colorado, to ditch your stress and welcome in true peace and joy. This facility offers an array of yoga classes, from water yoga to restorative yoga. The vast landscape of Colorado (and the clarity of the sky!) will pull you in immediately.

Conquer your favorite poses in the mountains on your own, or sign up for a four-day retreat (from $650 per person) that'll push you to new physical and spiritual limits. Passes to the hot springs and meals are included.

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Kamalaya in Koh Samui, Thailand

Honor your seasoned skill set and go for the splurge. Once you step foot on the breathtaking grounds of Kamalaya in Koh Samui, Thailand, you won't regret it. Indulge in the personal synergy yoga program, and enjoy Ayurvedic treatments, essential oil massages, full access to plunge pools, steam caverns, yoga facilities, and more!

You can also sign up for a yoga retreat to fully immerse yourself in a restorative stay. Whether you want to work on balancing your emotions, awakening your essential self, or taking a deep dive into your flow practice, each retreat is designed to fully reset and revive. Plus, you'll feel like a total VIP — retreats include a tropical drink upon arrival, healthy cuisine, healing massages, access to steam caverns, and a gift bag upon departure. The yoga retreats start from $2,380 per person for a four-night stay.

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Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Harness your wild (and zen!) side and take a trip out to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, where the wild horses roam free. Join in on one of the mixed-level yoga classes to unwind, sharpen your skills in a private session, or hone your intrinsic life energy in a qigong group session.

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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California

Get your Cali on and say "om" on the gorgeous, spiritual grounds of the Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California. You'll feel both stronger and more relaxed by the end of your stay. Qigong (meaning the integration of postures and breathing) is a big focus here, so you'll want to pitch your tent or rent out a cabin to make sure your chi is where it needs to be. Two vegetarian meals are included daily.

For some real R&R, opt for a yoga vacation to calm your mind and awaken your soul. Regular rates apply, but there might be a $30 surcharge per day depending on the program. You'll want to make sure you get your R&R — the wake-up bell rings at 5:30 a.m.!

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Pura Vida Retreat and Spa in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Pack your bags and take a trip to the Pura Vida Retreat and Spa in Alajuela, Costa Rica. You'll fall head-over-heels in love with the breathtaking views from the main yoga studio. Each room is inspired by nature, so you'll get a full dose of R&R even when the sun sets.

Go for a package, starting at $655 per person, to immerse yourself in an inspiring itinerary that includes massages, yoga sessions, meals, hikes, and eco-adventures.

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SWAN Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

The SWAN Yoga Retreat will completely restore you. After the warmest welcome, you'll have access to an all-natural meal plan, holistic spa services, and endless inspiration for meditation and practicing yoga.

If you have the time, go for a 21-day Panchakarma retreat for an impactful experience that'll leave you with memories and insight to last a lifetime. If you want to sign up for the age-old Ayurvedic cleansing process to detox your mind and body, the rate starts at $1,786 per person for the 21-day, all-inclusive program. Plus, you'll have experts lead you through Vamana, Virechan, Basti, Nasya and Rakta Mokshan programs (personally designed for you) to complete your Panchakarma process.

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kundalini yoga retreat in Clarkdale, Arizona
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Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Clarkdale, Arizona

Chant your favorite mantra among the red rocks of Clarkdale, Arizona. This Kundalini Yoga Retreat will expose you to the mysterious vortexes in the Earth, which will add an entirely new spin to your usual yoga routine.

The four-day desert retreat includes six gong baths at the sites of the powerful energy vortexes. The coolest part? A gong sends vibrations beyond the range of human hearing to tap into your subconscious mind. Can you say #vibes?

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Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

The quiet, clean, and luxurious grounds of the Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is perfect for discovering your zen. This oceanfront resort was designed with consciousness in mind, so you'll find all of the inspiration you'll need as you attend yoga or surf lessons.

If you want to go the retreat route, there are plenty of options at this resort. Top instructors will inspire you to take the reins of your practice and discover new techniques. The retreats are all-inclusive, and there are plenty of opportunities to take up surf and paddle yoga, too! Retreats start at $1,500 per person for six nights, and they include three meals per day and access to restorative yoga classes.

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