The hustle and bustle of urban life can be exhausting. Looking to unplug and get away? While a relaxing deep tissue massage, sauna, or facial might make a fabulous spa day, a week-long yoga retreat can provide intensive, personalized healing.
These 10 yoga retreats — made for accomplished yogis and eager newcomers alike —are carefully crafted to nourish the body, mind, and soul. But a total reboot doesn't always come cheap. Daily yoga classes, unlimited spa access, and dreamy accommodations add up quickly to produce a hefty price tag that will make you far from relaxed. Scroll down to check out the 10 most expensive yoga retreats in the world.
10 Silver Island Yoga, Greece
Located on a privately owned, unspoiled island off the coast of Greece, Silver Island is totally self-sufficient and sustainable. With a menu of delicious vegetarian food collected from its own gardens, gorgeous views of the Mediterranean, and a dedicated staff, Silver Island is the perfect setting for visitors to unplug and unwind. Silver Island yoga only hosts 10 guests at a time, allowing each visitor a unique and solitary experience.
A week-long experience includes two yoga classes a day, meals and vegan wine, as well as access to kayaks and snorkeling equipment. Guests can choose to stay in a number of dreamy white-and-blue rooms. The most expensive guesthouse is the spacious Hemera Room for $2,233.
9 Ananda, India
Located at the base of the Himalayas, the 5-star Ananda resort houses guests in a stunning Moorish-style palace surrounded by the Sal forests, and with extensive views of the Ganga river.
With individual wellness consultations and check-ups, private and group yoga programs, and three nutritious and delicious meals a day, Ananda's yoga program is meticulously designed to guide each guest through a personal journey to find inner peace. A week-long stay at a one-bedroom villa in Ananda will cost you $2,520.
8 Fusion Maia, Vietnam
Located in the stunning beachside town of Da Nang, the 5-star The Fusion Maia offers week-long programs made to relax, rejuvenate, and cleanse. Each $3,924 package comes with a daily private yoga lesson, two spa treatments, group classes, and guided excursions.
After a relaxing day of yoga, guests can take in some of Vietnam's most important cultural sites. Fusion Maia is near three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the imperial city of Hue, the ancient town of Hội An, and the Hindu temples of Mỹ Son.
7 Ocean Soul Retreat, Bali
Set in a villa in the trendy Seminyak area of Bali, this women-only retreat includes nine yoga sessions, multiple relaxing messages, personalized coaching, holistic therapy sessions, and nutritional talks and cooking demonstrations. Open to women of all ability levels, committed yogis can hone their craft, and newcomers can receive encouragement and community. This six-day stay costs $3,933.
6 Adventure at Aro Ha, New Zealand
At Aro Ha, guests can "expect to become lean, strong, and flexible while reconnecting with purpose" with a multi-faceted program that tackles the spiritual well-being of both the body and the mind. Their signature six-day "Wellness Adventure" combines a sincere engagement with nature, nutrition, mindfulness, peaceful yoga, and functional movement to renew the body and soul. The package costs $3,937.
Aro Ha's majestic surroundings inspires their unplugged and eco-conscious attitude. Your stay includes five sub-alpine hikes, and the guest accommodations at this retreat have sweeping, panoramic views of the Southern Alps.
5 Karkloof Safari Villas, South Africa
The Karkloof Safari Villas allows visitors to both appreciate the majestic South African landscape, and focus on obtaining their own inner peace and tranquility. With morning and night game drives, visitors can see African animals in their natural habitats. With complementary access to mountain biking, fishing, guided walks and hikes, guests can get the whole Safari experience before returning to daily yoga classes taught by master yogis in airy lodge-style rooms. One week enjoying the Karkloof Safari will cost you $4,250.
4 The BARAI Spa, Thailand
Visitors to the BARAI Spa in Thailand can enjoy the natural beauty of 4.5 acres of Hua Hin beachfront land, the full-scale amenities of a five-star resort, and spa treatments that draw on traditional Thai therapies to offer holistic relaxation.
The seven-day Bespoke Yoga Retreat includes a packed schedule of yoga classes, deep tissue massages, and three personalized consultations to help you identify and address issues and build a healthy lifestyle. The Bespoke Yoga Retreat will cost &7,774.
3 Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Thailand
With 13 specialty treatments, Chiva-Som believes that "Only by holistic treatments and activities can you achieve a true balance between your mind and body that enables you to get the most out of life each and every day."
The $10,641 week-long Yoga for Life retreat features daily messages, four yoga sessions, meditation sessions, and complementary attendance to group classes, including kickboxing, Tai Chi, and stress management.
2 COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
Set on over 1,000 acres of stunning, palm-tree-lined beach, Como's private island, Parrot Cay, is nothing short of paradise. Every detail, from the graceful guest rooms to the fresh and local food at the on-site restaurants, is designed to inspire calm. This 5-star resort prides itself on delivering flawless service tailored to the needs and desires of each guest.
Their seven-day program includes daily private yoga, daily group yoga, group classes, and a variety of beachside activities, like windsurfing, single and tandem kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and snorkeling. Looking to splurge on a holiday? This yoga program doesn't come cheap. One week in paradise will set you back $13,161.
1 Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
The Six Senses Zighy Bay is set in a secluded bay in the gorgeous and serene Musandam Peninsula of Oman. Their seven-day program includes multiple massages, facials, group yoga sessions, personalized yoga sessions, meditations, and even body scrubs. Meals are specially catered to offer a delicious digestive detox, and visitors can access complementary group classes.
Looking to kick off your new year in a special way? To go to the Six Senses Zighy Bay for a week in December 2020 to January 2021 will cost you a (not very relaxing) $17,045