Italy is a country known for its amazing food, world-famous wine, and passionate people. Now it is enticing visitors for a new reason, it’s becoming a top destination for yoga retreats. Everyone should visit Italy at least once in their life and yoga retreats in Italy are the best way to experience this dazzling country’s pristine beauty, cuisine and drinks with a side of relaxation.
There are hundreds of retreats in Italy so any you decide to join, whatever style you choose to practice will be an unforgettable travel experience. Between the sunny, salty beaches, the quiet, countryside farms, amongst the olive groves, or in the dense, thriving forest, you are guaranteed to leave Italy feeling like a brand new person.
Italy Yoga Retreats Quick Pick
Best Retreat for
SUP, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday
Hatha, Vinyasa & Yin
Yoga, Wine & Olive Oil Tasting
Hatha, Vinyasa & Ashtanga
Luxury Life Changing Spiritual Yoga, Meditation and Spa Retreat
Personal Yoga Retreat
Hatha, Vinyasa, Aerial & Yin
Yoga Immersion at the Beach
Power, Vinyasa & Yin
Nature & Ayurveda
Ayurveda Yoga Retreat
Culture & Reiki
Farm Reiki and Yoga Retreat
Hatha, Vinyasa & Yin
Abuzzi National Park
Top Italy Yoga Retreats
No matter what you’re looking for, from short to long, intense to relaxing, these options are not only some of the best in Italy but the top yoga retreats in Europe too.
8-Day SUP, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday
This holiday was designed to renew and revitalize the energy in your mind, body, and soul. Included in your package is 2 classes per day, 3 organic meals a day, a massage as well as the use of bikes, stand-up paddleboards, and/or surfboards. You’ll be practicing Hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga, and all classes are made taught for all levels of yoga practitioners. In your free time, you can take a surfing or kitesurfing lesson, go exploring and see some of the nearby UNESCO world heritage sites, go swimming or relax on the nearby beach. You can even book spa treatments or several different workshops too.
4 Day Yoga and Pranayama Retreat in Allegroitalia Terme Villa Borri
This yoga retreat in Italy is a top choice for those who are looking to truly slow down. With no extras to keep you distracted, this retreat will keep you on your mat, focused on you, and in a beautiful setting. You’ll get to practice daily yoga daily (twice daily, actually) in the picturesque region of Tuscany at a gorgeous villa where you will practice outside, grounded in nature. Your daily meals are sourced from local ingredients, and the schedule is designed to help you slow down and just be through invigorating Ashtanga and Pranayama in the mornings and yin in the evenings.
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7-Day Hiking and Yoga Retreat
I don’t know about you but when I think of an Italy yoga retreat I think of yoga retreats in Tuscany. And honestly what better way is there to discover the Tuscan countryside than on an active holiday? While on this retreat you will practice Hatha or vinyasa each day, have 2 sun salutations workshops, an olive oil and a wine tasting, plus guided hiking tours. You will also get 3 healthy meals a day catered to your specific dietary needs and a meditation class. During your time between classes there are several optional activities such as fitness classes, shopping trips to nearby towns or you can go cheese tasting.
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Light Italy Week: 8-Day Yoga Vacation in Palermo
Forget your traditional yoga retreat, we are talking about Italy here! Aside from your daily yoga class, you will get to experience the best things about Italy: food and culture. You will get the opportunity to get involved with the community, participate in a cooking class, enjoy a street food tour, and even do a wine and tapas tasting. Not only will you get the time to develop a deeper connection with yourself, but you’ll also get to see this beautiful part of Italy through the eyes of a local.
6-Day Luxury Life Changing Spiritual Yoga, Meditation and Spa Retreat in Tuscany
A luxury yoga holiday in Italy? Yes, please. As one of the top Tuscany yoga retreats, this yoga holiday is set in the rolling hills of the beautiful Italian countryside. Ideals for a luxury girls’ weekend (or maybe a couple’s double date), this retreat is a place for deep healing in a beautiful location, an old medieval village Bagno Vignoni in the forever romanticized Tuscany. Aside from yoga and meditation, this retreat takes you deeper through relaxation at the hotel spa, and with private spiritual sessions including water healing, clairvoyance therapy, and reiki healing.
6-Day Personal Yoga Retreat
If you need a break from the world or just need room to breathe, this is the perfect reprieve for you. Get to know yourself again with this personalized and private retreat. You will be staying in a gorgeous farmhouse and provided with fresh, mouth-watering vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each morning you will have a private practice of a style of your choosing. You will also have unlimited use of the studio and you can book optional spa treatments and massages to create one of the best yoga holidays of your life. Find space for yourself again and go home to your family radiating love.
4-Day Yoga Immersion at the Beach
This quick escape is one of the best retreats in Italy. The offer includes a daily morning and night practice, free time to practice SUP yoga, surfing, and kite-surfing plus there is also a breakfast buffet included. You can sign up for extra meals, optional workshops, and excursions to personalize your holiday and make it unique.
5-Day Ayurveda Yoga Retreat
This Italy yoga retreat offers daily practice, one session of Ayurvedic treatments, a cooking workshop, and excursions to nearby towns. Breakfast and dinner are provided for you as well as a mat, towel and a Hatha yoga handbook. This is one of the best Ayurveda retreats in the country and you will leave feeling energized and free.
7-Day Farm Reiki and Yoga Retreat in Abuzzi National Park, Pescosolido
Location: Abuzzi National Park
One of the most unique yoga retreats in Italy, this stay will have you in a truly tranquil setting at the base of a mountain and staying in a farmhouse. Here life turns back to the simplicity of the little things so that you can unwind with not only yoga, but also sound healing, reiki, and nature on hikes. Breakfasts and dinner are included in this retreat with a morning yoga class and an optional class in the evenings.
Make your trip to Italy a totally unforgettable one by adding in some yoga in Italy for a balanced holiday filled with wellness, laughter, beautiful views and mouth-watering cuisine.
Why Retreat in Italy & What Style of Retreat is Best for You?
Italy may not pop into your mind as the first destination for a yoga and wellness holiday, but it’s actually one of the top destinations for a yoga retreat in Europe! Pair yoga and relaxation with the incredible scenery and culture that Italy has and you’re bound to have an incredible holiday that will leave you feeling both nourished and zen.
Food & Wine
Imagine beginning your days with an energetic vinyasa flow, afternoons wine tasting, and finishing your evenings off with handmade pasta. The dream, right? It’s all about balance when you opt for a food, wine, and yoga retreat. And Italy has got plenty of them!
Nature & Adventure
Want to be surrounded by colourful buildings along Italy’s beach-lined coast? There’s a retreat for that. Or what about being tucked in the mountains in the Italian Alps? You’re spoiled for choice and can have a mix of nature with Italy’s diverse landscape for your wellness-focused holiday.
- My top retreat choice by the water
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- My top retreat choice in the mountains
History, Culture & Sightseeing
Step out of the airport and you’re practically engulfed in history in Italy. But on a retreat, you have the opportunity to stay in a historic villa, venture along the colourful coastal towns of Italy’s south, or gaze for hours across the rolling hills of Tuscany. While many Italian yoga retreats are in blissfully quiet and tucked away areas, that doesn’t mean that Florence, Rome, or Venice isn’t close by for a visit to combine your sightseeing holiday with yoga.
Best Time to Go on a Yoga Retreat in Italy
Italy is a year-round destination but when it comes to practicing yoga in serenity and focusing your Italian vacation on wellness spring or fall is the best time to visit Italy. During these shoulder seasons from April-May, and September-October you’ll be spoiled with blissful weather and best of all – fewer crowds.
Not to mention that during the spring and fall seasons, prices tend to be lower for accommodation and flights so you can choose to upgrade to a more luxurious retreat option if it’s calling you.
Summer is ideal if you love the heat, and there’s no shortage of retreats available this time of the year. Be mindful that lots of Italians will take holidays during this period though so more places than you may expect can be closed.
As for winter, a mountain escape in Northern Italy amongst the Dolomites could be just what you need. Or head south where milder temperatures could offer a pleasant break from winter (especially if you’re from somewhere cold like me!).