There’s no denying that California is a top destination for yoga. In fact, it’s one of the most popular places to practice yoga because of the abundance of yoga teachers, studios, and nature. Seriously, you have a lot of choices in this state. Whether you’re after a yoga retreat that is in a city or prefer to venture into a national park, mountains, or the countryside, California has a ton to offer when it comes to feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and at ease and has some of the best yoga retreats in the USA.
These hand-picked yoga retreats in California varying in length, price, and what they offer so be sure to take a peek at them all, you never know which one will surprise you! I recommend booking with BookYogaRetreats where you can read reviews and a detailed outline of what you get. All of the retreats listed here are for 2021 or 2022 with some available year-round.
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Top Yoga Retreats in California
Want a spiritual California retreat? What about one that includes rock climbing? Hiking? SUPing? You’ve got options with these California yoga retreats.
7 Day Hiking, Detox, Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat Near Yosemite Valley
Not only one of the best yoga retreats in California but all of the USA, this wellness retreat will bring you to a place of peace and quiet in one of the country’s most beautiful and serene areas, Yosemite Valley. For a week, you can call a trailer home that’s parked on a large property that has no one but you and the other retreat attendees on-site. Aside from a variety of yoga styles offered, you’ll also be able to enjoy Tibetan singing bowls, a pool, a hot tub, hiking, and a hybrid sauna. This retreat can be fully customizable to suit your needs and desired outcomes for a week of you time.
2 Week Personal Yoga Retreat with Your Own Studio and Unlimited Yoga in Santa Barbara
Don’t let the 2 week timeframe deter you. This California retreat can be as short as 2 nights as it’s totally customizable! For this retreat, you get your own studio apartment with a space to practice by yourself or you can join in on any of the yoga classes that are hosted in the same building. It’s like having your own apartment and yoga studio next door right in the heart of Santa Barbara. Since the location is so spectacular, you can spend your time by the close-by beach, exploring downtown, or treating yourself to blissful spa treatments to feel even more at ease, even in a bustling city.
4 Day Digital Detox Yoga Retreat: Move, Breathe, Laugh, Play and Learn to be Well in Ramona
Give yourself the gift of living in the present, even if it’s just for a long weekend. Expect to take with you the tools to continue practicing mindfulness in your life though, as this is a weekend of learning as well as moving your body. 4 days are filled with yoga that’s practiced in an open-air space (how blissful), workshops on breathing, meditation, and plant-based eating, and hiking in gorgeous California. All food, accommodation, and activities are included.
7 Day Full Body and Soul Reset Yoga Holiday in San Diego
Peace and nature are combined in this soul-nourishing retreat as you practice yoga daily, and take walks through the 12.5-acre property where you’ll call home for the next week. This retreat in California is far from just yoga though. It is a week designed to re-set your mind, body, and soul through yoga and other wellness techniques that include mediation, breathwork, juice fasting, and cold therapy (following the Wim Hof method). Come ready to learn, all levels are welcome.
3 Day Weekend Warrior Yoga Retreat in Santa Margarita
Designed as a weekend to help you recharge, this retreat gets you out in the beautiful California countryside for a week of yoga, star gazing, reflection, and restoration. A fun blend of yoga styles is taught, including vinyasa, yin, and Hatha. Nourishing meals are served, and time is spent in nature as you can go on hikes, plus a hot tub/jacuzzi will help assist you in reaching total relaxation.
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3 Day Weekend Climbing, Camping, and Yoga Retreat in Joshua Tree National Park
For adventure lovers who adore being active and challenging themselves, this is the California retreat for you. Set in the unique and stunning Joshua Tree National Park, your mornings will be yoga classes to improve your focus and stretching your climbing muscles, with afternoons spent climbing up high. This retreat is welcome to all levels, so don’t pass up on this fun opportunity if you’ve never rock climbed before!
4 Day Joshua Tree Desert Oasis Yoga Retreat with Hiking
Enjoy the outdoors of California in the famous Joshua Tree National Park by day but stay in chic, boho-style accommodation by night. This weekend reset is a combination of yoga, hiking, relaxation, and restoration. If you’re after a weekend away and don’t care to dive too much into the spiritual, this retreat is a top choice for you. You can relax by a pool, go shopping, and even join in on sound healing if you’d like. This weekend is about you recharging in a scenic setting.
3 Day Women’s Climbing and Yoga Retreat in Alabama Hills
Get in touch with nature and yourself more on this retreat that teaches you how to focus and have mental clarity through movement and breath both on the mat and on the rocks. Pairing rock climbing and yoga together will give you an incredible experience and opportunity to deepen your mind, body, soul connection in a beautiful natural setting. The tools that you learn on the mat such as focus, breath, intention setting, and being aware of your body can easily be translated into tools for rock climbing. The two practices are a great idea to combine for a retreat.
4 Day Awaken Your Highest Potential: Yoga and Transformational Breathwork Retreat in Yucca Valley
Experience glamping in the Yucca Valley and be as close to nature as you are luxury. This retreat is designed to help you reach your highest potential through the SIRKO program. Far from just yoga, you can expect a number of ceremonies including cleaning, cacao, and water blessing ceremonies, along with mediation and chakra activation. You’ll also have time to explore the nearby Joshua Tree National Park and participate in a closing circle at the famous Giant Rocks.
None quite suit your fancy? No worries! There are lots of California yoga retreats with new ones added all the time.