Yoga may not be among the first things that you think of when you think of Spain, but the country certainly lends itself as a prime destination for yoga. Whether you’re after the beaches, the mountains, or the atmosphere of a city, there are certainly choices for yoga retreats in Spain for whatever it is you crave on a yoga holiday.
Love to surf? Of course, there are yoga retreats that incorporate that too. But what about a yoga retreat on a sailboat? In a medieval country house? Amongst the mountains? Truly, you’re spoiled for choice and are bound to have an epic (and relaxing) yoga trip to Spain, which is easily one of the most popular destinations for yoga retreats in Europe.
Top Yoga Retreats in Spain
Whether you’ve given surfing a go already or are a beginner, you’d be silly to think twice about a surf and yoga retreat in Spain as this country is an ideal destination for both. Pick and choose how many days and nights you want to stay at this surf retreat right on the beach in the Canary Islands so that you can spend your days in the water before stretching it out on the mat. Yoga styles offered at this retreat include both Hatha and Kundalini.
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Think Ibiza is just for party lovers? Think again. This stunning island is home to peace, quiet, and tranquility too, but on this Ibiza yoga retreat, you’ll find yourself practicing yoga, conscious breathing, and meditating between periods where you can find the social vibe is top-notch. For a week in your beautiful and vacation-style home you will have the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and you’ll be able to spend your days socializing and practicing vinyasa and yin yoga only minutes from some of Ibiza’s top beaches.
Did someone mention sunsets over volcanoes and massages in a breathtaking location? This retreat did. Combine your love of yoga and pilates for a week of both in Villaverde on the island of Fuerteventura. Yoga styles on this retreat include vinyasa, Hatha, and yin for a great variety of flow, strengthening, and stretch. When you’re not on the mat, meditation classes are also included, as well as delicious vegetation meals, access to a hot tub, and of course a pool to cool off between and after sweaty sessions.
For an idyllic weekend getaway that is both peaceful and relaxing, opt to head to the Spanish countryside where you can practice karma yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques. This short but sweet yoga retreat is historic too, as your accommodation for the duration is in a medieval country house fitted with modern amenities for a truly tranquil escape.
For a truly unique opportunity, this Spanish yoga retreat will take you to the Mediterranean waters for a week of sailing, practicing yoga on beaches, and daily sunset meditations. Your home for the week will be the boat itself where you’ll have the chance to learn how to sail, paddleboard across stunning waters, and get your flow on in epically scenic destinations. This retreat practices dynamic yoga and includes all meals which are vegetarian.
If you’re someone who likes to stay busy and active then this is the retreat for you. Your days will be spent, of course, on the mat, practicing Hatha, vinyasa, and yin, but also in the mountains, hiking through stunning scenery. Cooking classes, kayaking, paddleboarding, and star gazing are also on the agenda for a full itinerary in a peaceful setting. This retreat is also ideal for those who love small groups or prefer to be more private.
Journey to the stunning Mallorca Island for an unforgettable long weekend in paradise. Each day you’ll wake to practice yoga (Hatha, Iyengar, vinyasa, or yin) by the water before having a new activity each day such as a private yoga class or a SUP class. Afternoons are free time and sometimes include excursions so that you can appreciate and explore the beauty and culture beyond the retreat centre itself.
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For a quick solo weekend reset, this yoga retreat will take you to the small village of Sant Pol de Mar. Here you’ll receive expert advice and guidance on detoxing plus yoga classes in both the styles of yoga Nidra and Satyananda.
For a deep dive and focus on yoga and all of the aspects of the practice (not just the physical), check out this retreat. For a week you’ll have 3 daily yoga classes, 2 daily meditation classes, and 2 daily pranayama classes, which you are free to choose how many or little you do. Between classes, there is free time to explore with bikes available or to relax, reflecting on all that you learn at this retreat.
For a quick getaway, you can find yourself on your mat overlooking mountains in the seaside location of Costa Brava. The all-inclusive retreat includes daily yoga and yoga Nirda, along with a number of workshops and activities such as guided walks, cooking classes, yoga combined with pilates classes, and much more. Yoga styles offered at this retreat include Hatha, yin, restorative, and yoga Nidra for deep relaxation.
City lovers rejoice, you don’t have to travel in order to find a peaceful oasis in the middle of lively Barcelona. This 4 or 6-day yoga retreat treats you to morning and evening rooftop Hatha yoga classes from acclaimed international yoga teachers. Each day you have free time with plenty of other activities offered such as Reiki, massages, coaching, and more. Plus, you’re only a 10-minute walk from the beach!
Curious as to what other yoga holidays are available in Spain? There are over 500 yoga holidays in Spain to choose from. Without a doubt you’ll be able to find something perfect for your travel needs and wants.