Yoga Retreats

Yoga & Mindfulness Health Retreats

What is a Yoga Retreat?

A yoga retreat is a specialized vacation designed for people to practice yoga and get healthy. Most yoga retreats practice wellness through the mind-body connection, where yoga, diet, and spirituality combine for a holistic health and wellness experience.

Most yoga retreats are all-inclusive, meaning you pay one price for your entire trip, with all yoga, activities, and meals included. Many also have spa services available, which may or may not be included in the all-inclusive price.

Some yoga retreats operate year-round with a flexible schedule; these are known as “yoga resorts”. Check out each retreat page below to see what dates each retreat operates, or if the yoga resort has no set schedule.

6 Best Yoga Retreats for 2023

FitStays reviews the best yoga retreats in the United States. Check out the six best yoga retreats, updated September 2022, as determined by our editorial staff and the FitStays review team, and rated by real travelers like you.

1. The Pearl Laguna

Rated 5.0 stars

(1 review)

The Pearl Laguna is a California yoga retreat located outside of Laguna Beach. The 12-room retreat offers a week-long detoxification program includes a full daily schedule of yoga, hiking, and mindfulness.

The Pearl Laguna

The calorie-limited nutrition program at The Pearl Laguna includes locally sourced, organic, vegetarian meals, along with juices and herbal teas.

FitStays visitors looking for a highly structured retreat focused on yoga, nutrition, and detoxification may wish to investigate The Pearl Laguna.

Read more about The Pearl Laguna pricing and details on FitStays.

2. Art of Living Retreat Center

Rated 3.5 stars

(2 reviews)

The Art of Living Retreat Center is an all-inclusive yoga retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina focused on relaxation, revival, and peacefulness. Activities at Art of Living include yoga, meditation, guided nature walks, and pottery, along with pottery, recovery, and relationship classes.

Art of Living Retreat Center

Health activities are centered around yoga and meditation, including Sri Sri Yoga and Hatha Yoga for beginners and experts. Classes also include mindfulness and breathing sessions to help guests improve overall wellness. Outside of the resort, guests may also participate in rafting, horseback riding, and other outdoor fitness options.

The all-inclusive programs at Art of Living include vegetarian meals drawing on influences from Bombay, the Caribbean, and local recipes. These meals are designed to be healthy and complement the retreat’s healthful mindset, along with fresh fruits and vegetables available from the on-site garden.

Travelers looking for a yoga retreat focused on physical and mental wellbeing with all levels of yoga may wish to consider The Art of Living Retreat Center.

Read more about Art of Living Retreat Center pricing and details on FitStays.

3. Kripalu Center

Rated 1.0 star

(1 review)

Kripalu Center is a yoga and mindfulness retreat in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Kripalu offers retreats ranging from two days to two weeks.

Kripalu Center

Fitness offerings include group yoga and movement classes, and Qigong, a Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control. The resort also offers an on-site gym facility for guests looking for a more intense fitness experience. Meals are included in the overnight resort price at Kripalu Center, and include natural ingredients and healthy nutrition.

Guests looking for yoga, meditation, and spiritual healing are encouraged to check out Kripalu Center.

Read more about Kripalu Center pricing and details on FitStays.

4. Chopra Center

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The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is an all-inclusive yoga retreat founded by alternative medicine guru Deepak Chopra. Located at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, the Chopra Center offers 3- to 10-day retreats focusing on renewal of both body and mind.

Chopra Center

The program at the Chopra Center includes mind-body healing classes, Ayurvedic massages, detoxification treatment, yoga classes, and meditation.

The Chopra Center offers balanced meals that include fiber, oils, detoxifying herbs, and other anti-inflammatory foods designed to provide a gentle-yet-effective detoxification experience.

Guests searching for a FitStay focused on yoga, detoxification, and spiritual healing may wish to review the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA.

Read more about Chopra Center pricing and details on FitStays.

5. Prama Wellness Center

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Prama Wellness Center  is a yoga retreat and diet/detox center outside of Asheville, NC. The Center has five guest rooms, with retreats typically lasting three to five days. The wellness program at Prama focuses on yoga and meditation combined with vegetarian meals and juice cleansing.

Prama Wellness Center

Program offerings at Prama include group yoga classes, silent meditation, and nearby hiking trails. Classes are designed to improve both physical and mental health with a large focus on mindfulness. The Center offers nutrition options such as healthy vegetarian meals or an optional juice cleansing diet.

Guests interested in combining yoga, meditation, and detox cleansing may wish to review the retreat offerings at Prama Wellness Center.

Read more about Prama Wellness Center pricing and details on FitStays.

6. Maui Healing Retreat

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Maui Healing Retreat is a health and wellness retreat in Maui, Hawaii. The retreat offers a variety of rejuvenation and light fitness options including yoga, Tai Chi, and hiking.

Maui Healing Retreat

Maui Healing Retreat does not offer on-site accommodations, but the retreat partners with a nearby hotel for guests to stay at as part of their all-inclusive package. Nutrition at Maui Healing Retreat includes dietary cleansing programs and organic meals, including Paleo, vegan, and vegetarian options.

Maui Healing Retreat may be worth considering for guests looking for a yoga retreat in Hawaii focused on light fitness and a cleansing dietary plan.

Read more about Maui Healing Retreat pricing and details on FitStays.

Picking a Yoga Retreat

Not every yoga retreat is right for everyone. Review a few of your favorites on this page, and ask yourself some questions to help determine the ideal retreat:

  • How much yoga do I want to do daily?
  • What is my retreat budget?
  • Do I prefer more fitness activity, or more mindfulness and meditation?
  • Does the retreat operate year-round or with limited dates?

Read retreat reviews on FitStays, and check out our blog for more advice on fitness, health, weight loss, and travel.

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