We’ve selected our 5 favourite yoga retreat hotspots from all over the world! It’s too easy for life to take over. Daily errands, work, kids, pets, and a million other obligations. How do you keep up with life? We think yoga is of good help and so we always seek hidden gems that offer yoga lessons on our travels.
Find your own inner yogi while traveling!
Yoga is a mind-set and a way of living, it is a state of deep inner connection with ourselves and the world around us. To experience yoga in its complete holistic approach is to bring more harmony, peace and contentment into our lives and to transform unwanted patterns into blissful living. We promise a regular yoga practice will leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, refreshed and just plain awesome. So why not stay at a yoga retreat while traveling? It will definitely allow you to find your Zen moment wherever, whenever!
We’ve selected our 5 favourite yoga retreat hotspots from all over the world – from Lapland to Barcelona and from Portugal to Nepal and Sri Lanka – tried and tested ourselves, as always.
Husky & Yoga Nature Retreat, Finnish Lapland
Yoga in Lapland? Ánd huskies too? This place is perfect! Our bohemian wanderer Kelly found this hidden gem in Lapland and we’re dazzled! Conveniently close to Rovaniemi, the biggest city in the area, yet far enough from the hustle and bustle, lies the old country house from which Husky & Yoga Nature caters to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts.
The retreat has a yoga hall where Aksana provides yoga lessons. To truly reconnect with yourself and nature, Aksana also organises yoga hikes and multiple day retreats, giving you the opportunity to hike deeper into the wilderness and practice yoga during the day. The sauna is always open to warm those muscles up.
Also: in winter time you can ride the sleigh with your husky dog team or go for a snowshoe walk or cross-country skiing. During the long summer days there’s canoeing trips, swimming in the lake, husky treks, forest bathing and picking wild herbs and berries. READ MORE ➳
Photo’s: Owner Antii
Tipi Valley Surf & Yoga Eco Camp, Portugal
Our boho wanderer Iris found this extraordinary surf & yoga camp in Portugal – put it on your bucket list now! Tipi Valley is an unique sustainable yoga and surf retreat. The retreat is located in the Western Algarve of Southern Portugal. This gem is nestled away in a secluded natural valley on the dramatic Portuguese Atlantic coast. You can book a 5 or 7-day retreat at Tipi Valley and explore the surrounding beaches of Odeceixe, Monte Clérigo and Amoreira for your daily surf lessons!
The camp has 15 spacious & comfy tipi tents to sleep in. Each day you’ll enjoy two yoga lessons and get picked up to go to the beautiful beaches to surf. All meals are healthy, delicious and mostly vegetarian and vegan.Tipi Valley has a simple, effective model for sustainable living… READ MORE ➳
Purna Yoga Retreat, Pokhara, Nepal
Laura, founder of The Boho Guide, was blown away by this yoga retreat in Nepal. Purna Yoga Retreat is a retreat based on a beautiful hill in Nepal. The retreat is a dedicated residential centre for yoga and meditation programs with a heart and soul.
Whether you are looking to begin your new yoga adventure, deepen your existing yoga practice or just rest, relax and enjoy this tranquil yogic environment, this centre is the perfect place for all bohemians out there. At Purna Yoga Retreat, the primary yoga style is traditional Hatha but they enjoy combining many variations and elements from different yoga styles like Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini for a more diverse and complete yoga experience.
Purna Yoga Retreat
Yoga Weeks Barcelona, Spain
Our boho wanderer Anouck found her peace in the middle of the busy city life of Barcelona at Yoga Weeks Barcelona! The retreats that Yoga Weeks offers are a combination of yoga, wellbeing and culture in Barcelona. The basic program starts with a daily yoga session in the morning followed by a vegetarian brunch. In the afternoon there is time for exploring the city of Barcelona. After a busy afternoon in the city, it’s time to find your peace again with a sunset rooftop yoga class. In your free time, you can also book additional activities and treatments like private yoga lessons, healing sessions, hiking tours or a Spanish cooking masterclass.
The retreats are mostly held from Sunday to Friday, so you can enjoy your free time during the weekend! Yoga Weeks is located right in the centre of Barcelona next to Las Ramblas and not far away from the beach, set in a beautiful modernistic house with colorful flooring, high ceilings and long and airy corridors…READ MORE ➳
Yoga Weeks Barcelona
Surf Retreat Boutique Camp Poe, Sri Lanka
Boho wanderer Iris found this hidden gem in Sri Lanka. It’s a pearl indeed! Just opposite of Ahangama beach in Sri Lanka you’ll find Surf Retreat Boutique Camp Poe. Camp Poe has a relaxed bohemian vibe; the common open living room is boho chique decorated and each morning and evening the sweet Sri Lankan neighbour family prepares a fresh, healthy breakfast and dinner for everyone. Camp Poe finds sustainability very important.
You can book a comfortable jungle tent, a more luxury bungalow or a tree house! There are yoga lessons every day in the camp and on Saturdays on the beach. Surf lessons can be booked in the morning and afternoon. Pick up your rhythm with the music teacher or get a new beautiful piece of ink from the in-house tattoo artist…READ MORE ➳