Retreats are the perfect way to take a vacation that balances travel and adventure along with relaxation and wellness. Whether it’s a weekend yoga festival or a week-long excursion, these experiences are designed to help you reset, unwind, deepen your practice, set goals, adventure, find community and more. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re all set in some of the most breathtaking locations around the world.
We’re curated a list of yoga festivals, workshops and retreats happening in the first half of 2020 that features a mix of experiences, locations and practices for yogis of all levels. And trust us—you’ll have trouble picking just one.
Arizona | March 12th-March 16th 2020
Sedona Yoga Festival is a unique opportunity to gather together in purposeful presence, in one of the most transformative environments on the planet. Surrounded by natural beauty and swirling in intentional energy, you’ll enjoy a haven of peace, yoga practice, conversation and celebration. Craft your own evolutionary path with a customizable curriculum. From the spiritual heritage of yoga to the future of the practice as we know it, you’ll expand and explore under the guidance of our esteemed faculty—and in the embrace of your peers. Come for an enlightening, thoroughly enjoyable journey to the next level of your yoga practice and consciousness—whatever that looks like to you! Because here’s the great thing about evolution: by definition, it’s open to everyone. There’s no wrong place to start, and there’s no pre-ordained finish line. Now in our eighth year, Sedona Yoga Festival is honored to be leading the conversation— and facilitating authentic connection between people, passion and potential. Whether you’re an experienced teacher or an absolute beginner, we believe evolution is a collaboration. And we couldn’t be more excited about what we’re creating...together. More information.
The Yoga Scene Miami | Tadasana Yoga
Miami, Florida | February 27th- March 1st 2020
Yoga, yes. Meditation, yes. But uniquely: a stunning hotel, amazing food, and an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and practice of tools that will create happiness in your life. This trip is all about happiness. The number of rooms are very limited to create an environment where you will get to know your fellow travelers. Our stunning hotel is literally right on the beach in Miami. Built in 1939, the National Hotel was the first hotel on South Beach and offers direct beach access with our own lounge chairs, towel services, a stunning pool, a gorgeous foyer, bar, and indoor/outdoor restaurant, and ocean-view rooms. Each morning we’ll gather for meditation and a Happiness Workshop where we’ll dive into the practical application of tools that will transform your life. Then we’ll enjoy yoga at studios within walking distance or a short cab distance of the hotel. Each afternoon you can enjoy the beach, the pool, the spa or the sights of Miami. Each evening is something special, from a cocktail reception, to dinner and salsa lessons, to fine dining. Register today.
Be Light Be Free Belize | Be Light Yoga Center
Belize | February 29th-March 7th 2020
Join us on an expedition into Belizean culture, into the unknown and into yourself. You will have the opportunity to enjoy daily yoga classes, workshops, and meditation. Feed the body and soul with freshly prepared vegetarian meals and creating community among your fellow travelers. We offer an opportunity to go inward - beyond expectation and beyond doubt. We offer an opportunity to break free, to explore our outer worlds and dance under the full moon - beyond constraint and beyond your comfort zone. This retreat is perfect for those seeking laid-back adventure. Experience the healing qualities of the ocean, the power of breaking the shackles of your comfort zone, kind and supportive company, healthy meals, and a full culture exploration. You will leave feeling nourished and refreshed in heart, mind and soul. More information.
Beneath The Surface Retreat | Modo Yoga Portland
Thailand | March 6th-March 13th 2020
We are committed to creating experiences that build relationship, community and meaning because every journey is richer when shared. Koh Tao (or Turtle Island) is a small island on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand, and it is known for some of the best dive/snorkel sites in the world, white sand beaches, glittering blue waters, and abundant sea life, including whale sharks and (naturally) sea turtles. Sai Daeng Resort is perched on the precipice of a peninsula, offering 360-degree views of the sea, two private beaches, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, bungalows tucked into their natural surroundings and lavishly decorated with the perfect harmony of sea, sand and nature. Your retreat includes daily guided meditations, (2) yoga classes daily, (2) additional workshops, a round-the-island snorkel trip, a Thai cooking class, a massage, a fancy sunset dinner out at a local restaurant and a hike to Koh Tao's most amazing viewpoint. We've carefully curated a life-changing, one-of-a-kind adventure so that you can focus on making memories that last a lifetime. More information.
Aloha Hawaii: North Shore Yoga Adventure | Shaka Power Yoga
Oahu, Hawaii | March 8th- March 12th 2020
Aloha! This yoga adventure retreat will let you experience Hawaii - "da" local style. The mission of our studio (Shaka Power Yoga) is to build a community filled with ALOHA, founded through the practice of yoga. This retreat will be the perfect way for you to experience the aloha as we watch the Hawaiian sunrises and sunsets, hike on the coast and the cliffs of the North Shore, taste the local flavors, all while doing all the yoga. A little about the retreat leaders: Jenny and Mariah met during their Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii. They both share the love of nature and Yoga. They are excited to show you around the North Shore of Oahu and share all the ALOHA with you.
Rishikesh Retreat | Bird Rock Yoga
India | March 22nd-March 29th 2020
This retreat is an amazing adventure to Rishikesh, India! Learn from OMazing teachers, explore OMazing sites, eat OMazing healthy Indian foods, make OMazing heartfelt connections! For one full week you will immerse yourself in the history and culture of yoga. You will practice, meditate, explore and learn. Your home away from home will be under the serenity and peaceful atmosphere of the majestic Himalayas along the river Ganga. Daily asana, pranayama, meditation classes and awe-inspiring excursions to local temples and Chaurasi Kutia (the Beatles Ashram).
Colorado | June 25th-June 28th 2020
Experience an unforgettable weekend of connection and inspiration at the 13th annual Telluride Yoga Festival nestled in downtown Telluride, Colorado. The Telluride Yoga Festival is a 4-day yoga & wellness gathering featuring over 50 presenters and more than 100 offerings including yoga, meditation, music, hiking, wellness workshops, social gatherings and outdoor adventures. Join world-renowned teachers in the stunningly beautiful San Juan mountains: a perfect place to celebrate yoga, nature, spirit, & love.
Sharpen Your Vision in 2020 | Yoga Source
Costa Rica | May 6th- May 13th 2020
Bring your heart & mind wide open for a refreshing spring retreat aimed to EMPOWER your mind, ELEVATE your consciousness, and INSPIRE your soul. Come experience PURA VIDA first hand while resting, rejuvenating, and recharging body, mind & soul. There will be plenty of yoga, delicious food, rest and relaxation, as well as playful adventures to be experienced. You’ll receive the perfect combination of yoga, relaxation, and adventure. Enjoy twice daily yoga sessions, three healthy meals, private pool and lounge, hammocks on the beach, and plenty of time to explore. Everything is located steps away from your room. We will adapt all practices to meet the needs of everyone in the group and give plenty of room for contemplation. Over the course of the retreat, you will find time to slow down and integrate all of the important elements of the yoga practice to meet your true self. You'll walk away from this retreat experience feeling spacious, focused, and clear.
Reset Your Soul | Bloom Yoga Room
Bali | May 22nd-May 27th 2020
Senior Yoga Teachers Susie McLachlan + Sara Evans from Perth, Australia welcome you to join them for a nourishing yoga retreat in beautiful Ubud, Bali. Nestled deep in the jungle, the luxury resort of Bagus Jati is a place of healing + rest. Each day begins and ends with mindful meditation and movement to reset + reconnect. Enjoy a generous spread of freshly prepared food for breakfast and dinner in our dining room overlooking the jungle. This time away provides the perfect platform to explore the transformative practice of yoga asana, pranayama + meditation while providing ample time to rest + relax in lush tropical surrounds.
Written by: Laura Fitzpatrick.