10 Affordable Yoga Retreats for 2019
No need to break the bank
Thought you could never afford a yoga retreat? Think again. We put together 10 yoga retreats from Colorado to Thailand for 2019 that are actually affordable. If you need a reason to go on a yoga retreat, here’s a good one for you, a yoga retreat will help you enjoy your job more. Affordable and will make you like your job more? Sounds good to us! Read on for some of our favorites.
Body Positive Yoga
Buena Vista, Virginia
July 31- August 4, 2019
Join body positivity expert Amber Karnes on this 5 day yoga retreat in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Buena Vista, Virginia. With a fun group of like-minded women, you’ll enjoy the area’s breathtaking scenery, swim through running rivers, dance to live music, and most importantly talk about body positivity. It’s a time for relaxation, rejuvenation, laughter, and self-care. With an all inclusive price of $895 for the 5 days (all classes, workshops, food, and activities included) it is a reasonable investment in the best thing of all - you! You’re going to love Amber’s Body Positive Yoga Summer Camp. Read more about Body Positive Yoga here.
Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Koh Samui, Thailand
Flexible dates through 2019
Find your inner peace in Thailand’s hidden gem. Located on Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui, Vikasa Yoga Retreats invites you on a 3 night vacation to focus on yourself and your practice. Breathe in ocean air in the waterfront yoga salas, dine on healthy Thai cuisine, relax with a book at the infinity pool, or meditate on the shore.
For only $283 for 3 nights, a beautiful humble room, 2 daily yoga sessions, morning meditations classes, more yoga and pilates classes, gym access, and full meals, are yours. You’ll come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Jekyll Island, Georgia
August 9-11, 2019
Take in stunning ocean sunrises as you begin a morning meditation, breathe salty air during a beach yoga session, and dine on healthy chef prepared meals. These are just a few reasons we love Savannah Yoga’s two day Yoga and Meditation Retreat. You’ll stay in the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort. Whether exploring the resort’s old world grandeur, concentrating on your practice, or laughing with new friends at a group dinner, you’re going to love this retreat as much as we do. Savannah Yoga is one of the m=any reasons we love Savannah, read about the rest in our Savannah Guide.
Rasa Meditation & Yoga Retreat
Flexible dates through 2019
Dotted with rustic villages, waterfalls, stunning coasts, and lush countryside, Southern Goa’s Varca is a true Indian paradise. On Rasa Retreat’s 4 day retreat, you will take time for your yoga practice, meditate, relax on the beach, indulge in a massage, explore the surrounding area, and dine over delicious, healthy, Southern Indian cuisine. Whether kayaking on the coast, participating in a cooking class, learning Asana poses or improving your breathing, The Rasa Meditation and Yoga Retreat is time to treat yourself and do what you love. With a cost of $425 for the 4 days, it also lets financial stress melt away.
Hatha Yoga Weekend Retreat
Catskills, New York
Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7
Located in the stunning Catskills Mountains, the Sivananda Yoga Center invites yogis of all levels to join in on a yoga filled weekend to improve and deepen their practice. Sivananda experts will lead you through daily Hatha yoga classes and Satsangs (meditation, chanting, and a spiritual lecture). Choose to camp on the scenic property for a low cost of $255 for the weekend (meals, classes, etc. included). Or choose a single room or shared apartment, among other accommodations. Between professionally prepared vegetarian meals, lush mountain views, and mindful practices, you will leave Sivananda feeling more centered and ready to take on life with renewed zeal.
Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Mountain Retreat
Available January- December, 2019
Deepen your practice in the remote mountains of Colombia. Throughout this 7 day retreat at La Casa de Loto, you will focus on daily Samatha and Vipassanaa meditations, participate in regular yoga classes, enjoy delicious, ayurvedic, organic food, and spend a week dedicated to mindfulness. Whether you are treating yourself to spa treatments, sipping on tea with fellow yogis, meditating, or exploring the stunning natural surroundings, La casa de Loto is a peaceful place to recenter and refocus. Starting at an all inclusive price of just $450, you can participate in this wonderful retreat. Want more time to explore this beautiful country? Check out our 3 favorite tours in Colombia.
Shambhava Yoga Shoshoni Overnight Retreats
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, just above Boulder, Colorado, Shoshoni is a place to reset, rejuvenate, and recharge on a weekend retreat. Reset and unplug, building a relationship with nature in this stunning mountain location. Rejuvenate through your practice, meditation, and healthy vegetarian meals. Recharge in their hot tub, sauna, and on one of many local hiking trails. With yoga, art, meditation, and so much more, Shoshoni invites yogis to customize their own perfect retreat schedule, starting at just $70 per night (including accommodation). Check out our Boulder Weekend Trip Guide for what to do nearby.
Taghazout Surf and Yoga Holiday Morocco
Flexible Dates through 2019
Constant sunshine, good waves, scenic sunsets and beach views. Could it get any better than Surf Coast Morocco’s 6 day Surf and Yoga Holiday in Taghazout? We think not. If you’ve never surfed, have no fear Taghazout is a great place to learn. Expert instructors will work one on one with you until you’re surfing like a pro. Spend your days with daily yoga classes on the sunny rooftop terrace, explore downtown Agadir’s local markets, learn to surf in warm water, and visit a nearby Hammam for massages and body scrubs. 3 daily healthy meals, a beautiful room to yourself, and daily surf and yoga classes are offered at just $448. I don’t know about you, but we’re ready to book!
Yoga Gathering: Ritual and Rhythm
Big Sur, California
June 16-21, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Esalen in Big Sur, California, a sun filled place to begin with! Explore Bhakti yoga practices and acro vinyasa with yoga pros, rhythmic soundscapes with DJ Drez, art projects, and so much more. As long as you don’t choose a premium room, Esalen yoga weekend is an affordable option, starting at $420 for the full weekend. Join Yoga Gathering: Ritual and Rhythm for a truly moving weekend. Check out more about Esalen here.
Find Your Balance
September 9-15, or November 5-11, 2019
Find balance in your life, reconnect with yourself, build self confidence, and take a week to relax at Viva La Vida’s 7 day Find Your Balance Retreat. Stay in a beautiful converted Andalusian farmhouse surrounded by mountains and take advantage of a large pool and tropical terrace garden. Choose to participate in various yoga classes, creative art workshops, meditation sessions, hiking excursions, sound journeys, juicing workshops, beach trips, massages, and so much more. For a price of just $1045 for 7 days, we are crazy about this retreat.
Ready to book one of these affordable retreats? Or maybe splurge on a different one? We’d love to know what you think! Share in the comments or tag us on Instagram @shetravelswellco.