Maybe you had a stressful winter and want to make good on your 2019 New Year’s resolution to live a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps it’s a matter of wanting to feel closer to nature, deepening your yoga practice and unblocking your chakras. Or maybe you simply want to treat yourself to a holiday in an exotic destination and feel a little smug about doing lots of yoga. Nothing should be stopping you from this. Not even the seemingly sky-high prices of yoga retreats. But you know we always have your back. So here are five awesome, yet affordable yoga retreats – you can thank us later.
£96/night (3 nights/4 days)
£90/night (6 nights/7 days)
Imagine yourself with a coconut in one hand and your book in the other, underneath a palm tree waiting for your yoga class to start. The sun is shining, the ocean has never looked more turquoise than it is now and you’re not entirely sure if you’re actually. Although, you are. Whether you want this dream to last four days or fourteen, the programmes offered here are super flexible, so the choice is all yours.
Ocean and Yoga
Cost: £865 Pounds (£145/night)
This retreat will have you feeling closer to nature than ever. Between meditating, practicing yoga in the middle of a beautiful farm, and surfing, you will take part in nature reconnection workshops, such as planting trees and learning how to study the ocean. And to top it all off, all meals are prepared with fresh ingredients from their own little garden and often enjoyed on a picnic blanket overlooking the sea.
Lotus Shores Retreats
Cost: £1,070 (£214/night)
Okay, maybe this is not the most affordable option. Before you get too excited, it isn’t actually a retreat with puppy instructors or props. But, all of the proceedings from this retreat go to an animal project in the Philippines. So while doing what you love and enjoying this amazing gift to yourself, you will also be giving back to animals that need your help. This week will teach you to practice compassion on and off the mat. The paradise-like location of the retreat, just a few feet away from a sandy white beach could potentially be another plus. Just sayin’….
Cost: £920 (£153/night)
Organized in majestic Negril in Jamaica this yoga retreat is the ultimate way to kick start your summer. It’s a cross between a yoga retreat and music festival (the dream). The package includes yoga workshops, meditation, dance classes, and breakfast. Pretty basic, right? Wrong. It also includes cliff jumping and cave swimming and reggae beach parties andtribe talks. Which also translates to: once you are there you’re probably just never coming home.
Cost: £825 (£118/ night)
It took ten years for Odysseus to go back to Ithaca, but lucky for you planes are a thing now so getting there will be way easier. Itha108 is considered to be one of the most beautiful yoga retreats in Europe and there is a reason why. Surrounded by natural beauty and overlooking the Ionian Sea, Itha108 couldn’t be more perfect for finding some peace and practicing yoga. Between practicing, you can explore some of the most beautiful beaches on the island that are just five minutes away from the retreat. By foot. Oh yeah. If that’s not good enough, all meals are home cooked and based on Greek cuisine with a contemporary touch – all vegetarian. Still not convinced? They offer massage treatments. I mean, come on.
Cost: £2,082 (£232/night) inclusive of a $500 Donation to the Sacred Valley Project
Although this retreat costs a tad more than the others, Nomad supports “meaningful” travel where it can.
Join Souljourn Yoga on its 10-day yoga adventure exploring the ancient lands of Peru from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Give back to yourself while giving to others on this amazing journey while supporting the girls of the Sacred Valley Project, which is dedicated to providing education and accommodations to girls from low-income families in the Andes Mountains. Please join Lisa Bermudez and Cristina Schulmanwhere you will meet the girls of the Sacred Valley and see how firsthand your support can make a real difference.
You’ll never feel better…..
What not to forget on a yoga holiday
You have your holiday booked for that fabulous yoga retreat. Here is a short list of items to bring along to assure your basic comfort!
- Light-weight foldable yoga mat
- Mosquito repellent
- Foldable water bottle
Enjoy the trip and don’t forget to download Nomad