Top 10 Warm Winter Yoga Retreats

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Imagine your breath guiding your body into downward-facing dog as the waves crash against the shore. You spent the morning swimming in the ocean, listening to monkeys howl and drinking fresh juice. The afternoon is dedicated to yoga and to your connection to yourself and your spirit. You’ve decided to escape the cold, dark winter gloom and jump start your new year’s resolutions (eat healthy, exercise, take care of yourself) by attending a yoga retreat.

This winter set aside time to focus on you and to deepen your yoga practice. We’ve helped you out by creating a list of ten warm weather yoga retreats designed to renew your spirit, deepen your connection to your practice and deepen your connection to yourself.

Our ten yoga retreats to keep you warm:

1. Exclusive Yoga Retreats in Goa, India
Dates: December 1-15, January 16-30
Dive deep with this oceanside yoga retreat in stunning Goa. This spiritually focused retreat includes yoga and meditation classes, conferences about spirituality and health, culture and nature tours, and dance therapy classes. For 14 days you will stay in a jungle eco-resort 2km from the famous beaches of Goa. For those looking to go deep and start fresh this winter, there are optional healing and clairvoyance sessions, life and diet consultants, and holistic treatments and therapies.

2. OM For the Holidays Yoga Retreat in Mexico
Dates: December 14-19
This retreat offers an opportunity to transform the stress of the holidays into a rejuvenating gift for yourself. Join Renee Gauthier for five days of yoga and relaxation aimed to de-stress your mind, recharge your body and prompt you to ponder what the holidays are really about. Spend the holiday season reconnecting with what matters to you and return home with a renewed spirit.

3. Yoga and Surf Retreat for Couples in Nicaragua
Dates: January 3-9
Join husband and wife duo Ashleigh Sergeant and Justin Newman in a lush tropical paradise for this yoga and surf retreat. This yoga retreat is designed to offer something special for both you and your partner. Ashleigh Sergeant will lead daily yoga classes overlooking a beautiful private beach and her partner will lead surf lessons. Optional adventures like visiting Granada, climbing a volcano, taking a boat tour, signing up for massages and more are readily available.

4. Mindfulness and Yoga at Concordia, St. John
Dates: January 9-16, January 17-24
Concordia is an internationally recognized eco-resort on St. John, a small and beautiful island in the Caribbean. Get up close and personal with the stunning natural environment as you practice yoga in the mountaintop pavilion. Spend your free afternoons swimming, hiking, snorkeling, sailing, exploring the island, or simply relaxing.

5. Maui Bliss Yoga Retreat
Dates: January 13-16
When the winter winds start getting you down, head to Hawaii to soak up some much needed vitamin D. For four sunny days you will enjoy daily yoga classes with Laura Sykora, an acro yoga class, two paddleboard yoga classes, and farm-to-table meals at the legendary Ka’anapali Beach.

6. Blue Spirit Yoga and Wellness Rejuvenation Retreat in Costa Rica
Dates: January 16-23, January 23-30
Wake up to the sounds of monkeys and birds as you enjoy the rich biodiversity of Costa Rica. This retreat includes daily meditation, yoga, and wellness classes to nourish your body and soul. Spend your free time kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing, zip lining, bird watching, and more.

7. SUP Yoga and Surf Retreat in Puerto Rico
Dates: January 18-22
Four days in this luxurious oceanfront villa will leave you rested and ready for the new year. Between your daily yoga and paddleboard classes, you can lounge on the white sand beach or enjoy a rejuvenating massage. Boogie boards, surf boards, and snorkel gear is available for retreat participants.

8. Jamaica Bliss Retreat
Dates: January 31-February 7
Find yourself nestled in the hills of Jamaica, surrounded by fresh fruit and lush, tropical beauty. For seven days enjoy two daily yoga classes and one daily meditation class. Spend the rest of your time swimming in the river, lounging on the beach, taking pottery classes, dancing and drumming, restoring with different body treatments, or just taking in Jamaica’s beauty.

9. Yoga with Bria in St. Lucia
Dates: February 18-23
Escape to the island of St. Lucia this winter for a breath of fresh air in a beautiful beachside estate. This retreat includes daily yoga, meditation, fun island activities, relaxing beach time, and delicious organic meals. Taught by Bria Tavakoli and Charles Polanco-Ali, this yoga retreat is all about rejuvenation and relaxation.

10. Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat
Dates: February 20-27
Head to Morocco for a sunny African yoga adventure. Stay in a private luxury villa surrounded by beautiful olive and argan trees. Enjoy two daily yoga classes and two daily meditation classes as well as group discussions and lectures on various yoga topics. Shopaholics rejoice as this retreat includes a shopping day at the famous Souks market in Marrakech.

If none of the above retreats are what you’re looking for, check out Exotic Yoga Retreats for more options.

Exotic Yoga Retreats
Exotic Yoga Retreats offers retreats throughout the year and all over the world. They have wine, dine, and yoga; culture and adventure; yoga safaris; beach retreats; mountains and hiking; and yoga cruises. They host these unique and exciting retreats in Europe, Bhutan, USA, Mexico, Peru, Africa, and Croatia.

Thinking ahead: plan your retreat now

When attending a yoga retreat, it’s better to plan sooner rather than later. Many yoga retreats increase their prices as the date approaches. Retreats fill up. Airline prices are cheapest when booked in advance. Not sure what kind of retreat is best for you? Our expert writers have some guidelines.

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