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Feeling demotivated by the daily routine? Escape to a restorative yoga retreats in Europe for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Everyone can discover their own refuge, from basking in the sun’s rays surrounded by towering mountains to digging their toes into the warm sand while striking a warrior position.

Yoga practitioners of all levels can discover inner peace at one of these 10 European yoga retreats.

1. Dolce Vitality, Italy

Dolce Vitality, Italy

Le Sirenuse, one of the world’s best hotels in Positano, hosts a six-day retreat every spring. Dolce Vitality hosts 30 guests with the whole property to themselves during the week leading up to the hotel’s season opening (March 10–16). After a morning yoga practice, guests will conquer a mountain hike and enjoy views of the Amalfi Coast.

Enjoy a 45-minute daily rejuvenating massage and relax in the pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and ice room. The €8,500 package includes transfers from Naples, spa treatments, lodging, and the executive chef’s creation of seafood feasts.

2. Akasha, Romania

Akasha, Romania

Most people do not envision wellness vacations in Romania. The little resort in the Romanian town of Peştera stands out due to the scenery that surrounds it.

Akasha will debut all-inclusive programs in April that accommodate up to 20 people for four or five days. A night costs €188 to start. Visitors can unwind in the outdoor hot tub or enjoy the  scenery from the sauna after participating in two daily yoga sessions. One of the destinations  includes Bran Castle, possibly the setting for Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula’s Castle, a bear sanctuary, and walks in Piatra Craiului National Park.

3. Silver Island, Greece

Silver Island, Greece

Escape from the world on a private island in the beautiful Aegean Sea. Private Silver Island stands apart from the typical Greek tourist traps and can host a maximum of eleven people for a weeklong session. Stays that span from April to October start at €1705.

You can find a variety of yoga styles here, from Ashtanga to Kundalini. You will practice outside for four hours every day, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. This resort offers spa treatments, island walks, tranquil beaches, and stand-up paddle boards. Enjoy the Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian cuisine and unwind with a glass of wine next to the fire pit.

4. Macalla Farm, Ireland.

Macalla Farm, Ireland

Macalla Farm, located on the island of Clare off the coast of western Ireland, focuses on eco-friendly farming and yoga practices. The group prepares all its vegetables, yogurt, cheese, bread, and honey. Choose between a four-day Sati yoga and meditation program for €580 or a seven-day quiet retreat for €600.  You can enjoy vegetarian and organic meals made with produce grown on the property as well as twice-daily yoga and meditation classes.

5. Casa Fuzetta, Portugal

Casa Fuzetta, Portugal
Casa Fuzetta, a stunning butter-yellow retreat in the center of Olhão, a coastal town in Portugal’s Algarve, hosts around 30 retreats annually. You can practice yoga in the sun on the terrace while listening to church bells whenever you want, although it may not always be offered at a lower price. After that, you can enjoy a dip in the rooftop pool, hop from island to island, or leisurely stroll down the cobblestone pathways of the old town to the beach. Furthermore, you can enjoy various activities, including clamming, horseback riding, dolphin viewing, and olive oil tasting.

6. Wylder, Ibiza, Spain

Wylder, Ibiza

Yoga instructor Charlotte Townend hosts Wylder retreats on several islands in the Balearics. Terra, a traditional whitewashed mansion on the San Miguel hillside, will host the final event in Ibiza, Menorca, and Formentera in 2024. Townend works with local artists, chefs, and professionals to shake things up.

Look forward to her yoga, Pilates, breathwork, jewelry-making, and outdoor movie nights, among other offerings. During their stay, guests can also experience a tour of a pop-up Mexican restaurant, participate in a hands-on cooking class at a local farm, and enjoy plant-based meals. The four-night stay will cost £1700.

7. Shambala Gatherings, Stockholm, Sweden

Shambala Gatherings, Sweden

This retreat facility in the verdant Bergslagen forest, about two hours from Stockholm, offers year-round programming, including winter sessions surrounded by snow-dusted pines (from £525).

Visitors can enjoy daily yoga, relax in the lakeside wood-fired sauna, swim, go on a nature walk to see local animals, and enjoy a healthy vegan, gluten-free lunch. Retreats use English and Swedish as the languages. Changes may occur to weekly schedules and prices.

8. Tofte, England

Tofte, England

Uncover a unique retreat in Bedfordshire, just 90 minutes from London, where you can transport yourself to another era. The Domesday Book initially mentioned the property in 1086, and builders constructed the present house in the 17th century. The property has undergone a meticulous reconstruction, featuring expansive gardens covering fifty acres (20.2 hectares), a fire pit, and a beautiful crystal ball water feature.

The English manor hosts retreats throughout the year, offering various idyllic settings for restorative yoga poses. These include a luxury yurt, a crystal chamber with amethyst geodes, and a magical outdoor labyrinth on sunny days. After your yoga session, you can enjoy a relaxing massage or crystal energy healing or stay active using the outdoor pool and tennis court.

9. Kea, Greece

Kea, Greece

Located on a remote island just an hour’s boat trip from Athens, Kea is home to a retreat facility emphasizing yoga and Mediterranean food. House chef Uri Eshet, previously of the Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant Noma, prepares three meals daily as visitors seek a reconnection with nature.

The Kea Retreat offers more than just yoga on the beach. Guests can also explore shell diving, hiking, foraging, or kayaking in secret caverns. Meticulously restored Kathikies comprise the center’s 14 guestrooms, typical Greek stone farmhouses. Wake up to the soothing sound of the waves here. Each room features its own balcony and outdoor shower, with whitewashed interiors adorned with pieces created by local artists.

10. Suncokret, Croatia

Suncokret, Croatia

The Suncokret retreat is situated on lush hillsides overlooking the serene island of Stari Grad, named after the Croatian word for sunflower. From April to November, you can select accommodations for three, five, or seven days, with prices starting at €400. Each option can hold a maximum of nine people.

Every day, participants in the holistic programs embark on excursions such as bike tours, trips to the old town of Hvar, or nature hikes on the beautiful, unspoiled islands easily accessible by boat. In addition to that, the programs offer yoga, meditation, and journaling. The group enjoys practicing yoga in the rustic stone cottage on the rooftop terrace and the light-filled loft. They explore outdoor yoga adventures twice a week, visiting locations like the beach, the edge of the forest, or even next to a baroque church.

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