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Yogascapes Top Travel Picks for 2019

December 27, 2018

Every holiday season, our team selects our 10 favorite yoga retreats for the coming year ahead. Although every retreat we create is one that we want to go on, these are the 10 we don’t want to miss and you shouldn’t either. From deserted beaches in the Philippines, to Northern Lights in Iceland and every thing in between, we’ve hand created and hand selected the most spectacular destinations and teachers for our top 10 retreats for  2019. 

Check out our favorite retreats of 2019 from some of our favorite upcoming retreats below, and be sure to sign up by the end of the year (12/31 at midnight) to cash in on our biggest sale of the year! Ring in the new year in a new way and take $200 off any retreat when you sign up with special promo code “YSRESOLVE”.

bali yoga retreat

1. Bali

Every day in Bali is filled with ritual. From the daily offerings left every where, to the deep work with healers, you’ll be sure to come across amazing healing ritual in Bali. On our YOGASCAPES  Bali Retreats, in addition to daily yoga and healing foods, we visit our favorite water temple for a beautiful ritual that you just have to try once in your life. We also finish our hike up Mt. Batur by bathing in the natural hot springs that overlook the lake.

On our upcoming retreat to bali in January we will be offering the following: Soak in Hot Springs at Mt. Batur. Visit to Tirta Empul, Bali’s most sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. Boreh calss – Balinese ancestral warming balm herbal preparation, Jamu class – Prepare and taste our traditional curcuma healing drink

2. Iceland

With so many hot springs to soak in in Iceland, we’re happy to have found a unique spa experience that combines two of Iceland’s passions, hot springs and beer. Soak in a beautiful tub filled with young beer, hops, yeast and pure glacier water and your skin will feel incredible. Not to mention the tap that’s all yours right next to the tub. When you get out you’ll be wrapped in blankets and spend time in the nap room or soak in the sauna or hot tubs overlooking the Arctic Ocean. On our Yoga Retreat in Iceland in February, we’ll be going back!

sierra hot springs yoga

3. Hot Springs California

You are invited to Sierra Hot Springs for an absolutely magical weekend retreat of exploring embodied movement with Hayley Ebersole and soaking under starry night skies. Aligned with a growing moon, we will enjoy the healing waters and embrace all that is illuminated for us inside and out. Every year, we fall in love with this winter retreat and the authentic warmth we find on this land and in sweet community.

With the fireplace crackling, cat curled up on the couch and fellow guests cozy reading on the couches, the sense of retreat is real. Hayley will warm us up with daily yoga classes that invite us to deepen our practice and offer ourselves compassion, curiosity and playfulness. Off the mat, time the wood fire stove and the hot springs will continue to heat our bodies and rejuvenate our souls.

4. Sri Lanka

We are so excited to be traveling to the land of tea and spices this year in March on our first ever Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Sri Lanka. Just being in Sri Lanka is a healing endeavor and doing so at our retreat in Rukgala where we’ll be eating nourishing Ayurvedic meals, hiking around the property and exploring the cultural sites near by including a tea plantation and more! Ayurvedic Massage will be available throughout the retreat.


Morocco Wellness Retreat

5. Morocco

We are in love with Morocco for many reasons, however the combination of being in the Sahara followed by spending time at the local hammam is probably at the top of the list. Each hammam experience is different, so don’t come in with expectations. After getting digging into raw desert dunes and driving over the atlas mountains you’ll be happy to be bathed, steamed, rinsed, massaged and thoroughly cleaned making a hammam treatment a great way to start a trip or end one, or get a deep clean after spending 3 days in the Sahara Desert like we’ll be doing on or Sahara Yoga Retreat 2019.

6. Sicily

Yoga, Food, and Friends in Sicily. Because we think we’re Italian at Yogascapes, we’ve created some of the best yoga retreats in Italy in the last 5 years. From Umbria to the Alps. From Florence to the Amalfi coast. We’ve explored saffron farms in Le Marche and have even taken cooking classes from Michelin star chefs. We’ve scouted Puglia and soaked in Tuscan hot springs.  We are so excited to be going to SICILY again this year. Everyone we’ve met on our adventures, even the Italians, has told us that we have to go to Sicily and they were right. Now you’re invited!

Cooking classes, beach hikes, gelato in charming villages and more await you on this Sicilian Adventure.

7. France

Join us on our Yoga Retreat in France, in the lands that gave rise to exquisite roses wines, troubadours and early legends of the Holy Grail.  The Languedoc region in Southwest France is the land of world- renowned vineyards, legends, abundant sunshine, Mediterranean cuisine, Cathar castles and natural springs. Our retreat home is a 12th Century Farm house on 15 acres wedged between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.  Your teacher, Abby Tucker is uniquely equipped as a yoga teacher, a vineyard owner and an initiated holder of earth wisdom and Grail mysteries, to lead us on a powerful and evocative journey into these lands. Your France Retreat awaits you here.

portugal yoga retreat

8. Portugal

The wild seascapes and rich culture of Portugal have been calling and we’ve answered by creating this magical retreat in a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal, bordering Algarve.  Monte Orada is located in one of the most diverse regions of Portugal, close to some of the most precious beaches this country has to offer as well as an incredibly beautiful countryside. This retreat will be full of delicious yoga, nourishing food from the organic garden, replenishing time in nature and a community of travelers all called to revive and replenish their soul in this magical land.

Join us in Portugal.

cuba yoga retreat

9. Cuba

The captivating world of Cuba awaits! Immerse yourself in an exploration of artistic and cultural expression on this 6 day retreat in Havana and Viñales. From the very first moments, you realize you’ve landed somewhere unlike anywhere else in the world – traveling back in time to experience the island’s unique alchemy of art, music, dance in daily life. This is a down-to-earth trip for curious travelers, where we’ll stay in beautiful home stays and step into life in Cuba first hand.

Join us on our Cuba Yoga Retreat!

10. Palawan Islands

We are so excited to be planning our first trip to the Palawan Islands. We will be announcing it soon so stay tuned and let us know if you’d like to be added to the waiting list!