Yoga retreats do not have to mean waking up to meditate at 5am, eating meals in silence, and restraining from life’s pleasures. Now, there are some excellent ashrams that offer this type of retreat, however, if you’re looking to blend travel with yoga, you’re probably looking for something a bit more relaxed and exciting. If that’s the case, how about a yoga and wine retreat?
While yoga and wine may not seem like the most likely match, what better combination is there when it comes to having an enjoyable wellness break? Yoga and wine retreats make for a relaxing getaway where you can enjoy daily yoga and meditation, tour vineyards and sip on fine wine.
If this sounds like your kind of vacation, read on to discover the 10 best yoga and wine retreats happening around the world.
Best Yoga and Wine Retreats Worldwide
You’ll find wine and yoga retreats in many of the world’s most famous wine regions, as well as popular tourist destinations and idyllic islands.
Starting from: $2,044
Italy has some of the best wine regions worldwide and is an obvious top choice for a yoga and wine holiday. For 6 days, you can relax on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, enjoying yoga, Italian food, and top-quality wine. This yoga retreat includes Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga classes twice a day, wine tasting in Positano, a private boat tour, and a pizza-making night with an experienced pizzaiolo.
You’ll be staying in a beautiful villa between Sorrento and Positano with a pool and jacuzzi. The food served is a mix of authentic home-cooked dishes and meals at the best restaurants in town. There will be plenty of opportunities to taste fine Italian wine; on arrival, during dinner, on your boat tour…you get the idea!
Starting from: $3,824
If you’re looking to organize a blissful Mediterranean getaway with your friends, how about yoga, wine tasting, and spa treatments in Greece? This retreat caters to private groups of between 4 and 8 people looking for a serious level of indulgence. Here you will enjoy multiple steam baths, massages, and wine tasting in the vineyards of Nemea.
These five days in Xylokastro, Greece will deeply nourish your body. You’ll practice Hatha and Ashtanga yoga every day, eat seasonal produce from local organic farms, and drink rejuvenating, detox juices. You’ll stay at the classy Le Convivial boutique hotel, where your room will be decorated with scented towels, candles, and aromatic foam baths for maximum pampering.
Starting from: $1,095
Whether you need a short solo getaway or a holiday with the girls, this 4-day retreat in Santa Margarita, California, is one of the most fun yoga and wine retreats stateside. The retreat consists of daily meditation/Qi Gong, Restorative yoga, and wellness activities such as hiking and journaling.
During the trip, you’ll visit a nearby vineyard, enjoy daily wine tasting by the pool, and have dinner with a different local wine each night. Your hilltop accommodation, Sagrada Wellness, features a hot tub, private hiking trails, and abundant natural wildlife. Therefore, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings, too.
Starting from: $3,656
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and a renowned wine haven. This week-long yoga and wine vacation is ideal for fitness enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs, and nature lovers. Set in the gorgeous Tuscan hills, you’ll stay in a villa with a private jacuzzi and stunning views of the 17th-century village, Borgo Giusto.
You will practice power and vinyasa yoga every morning, followed by a midday fitness class to build up your appetite for lunch. The afternoon’s consist of nutrition workshops and meditation practices before a fun evening activity such as wine tasting or cooking classes, where you’ll learn to make traditional Italian dishes.
Starting from: $2,500
This 8-day yoga, wine and adventure holiday takes place in the idyllic Dordogne region of France. Here, you will start your mornings with a sunrise meditation and vinyasa yoga then you can choose from one of the many outdoor activities available. In the evenings, you’ll wind down with Nidra and Yin Yoga, a delicious dinner, and plenty of French wine!
The package also includes a wine tasting experience with a local Sommelier at Chateau de Bardouly, three farm-to-table meals a day, and luxury accommodation at Chateau de Bardouly.
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Starting from: $2,689
The historic island of Syros is a peaceful, uncrowded Greek island with gorgeous beaches, incredible restaurants, and picturesque vineyards. Spending 8 days here, you’ll get to slow down with daily Hatha yoga, meditation, creative writing prompts, and other wellness rituals.
You’ll be staying at a historic villa on a stylish eco-farm where you will start your day with yoga on the seaview outdoor platform before a hearty brunch. In the afternoon and evenings, you’ll experience some of the best wine tasting and gastro dining that Syros has to offer, along with guided visits to the island’s sights.
Starting from: $2,606
Explore the beauty and wine of Australia with this 5-day Tasmania adventure. This Australian wine and yoga vacation includes morning Hatha yoga sessions, a guided wine tour, and time to explore Hobart and the Freycinet national park.
As the trip is split between two locations, it’s ideal for those who like to explore their surroundings as much as possible. You’ll experience both sides of the island, from the bustling waterfront town of Hobart to the untouched nature in the coastal national park.
Starting from: $2,200
If you’ve ever wanted to have your own ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience, this yoga, meditation, and wine retreat is for you. This rejuvenating holiday has the perfect balance between yoga, food, wine, and nature. It includes twice daily Hatha and Kripalu yoga sessions, an Italian cooking class, wine tasting and lunch at a castle, and a trip to the nearby Gubbio market.
While here, you’ll stay at the Locanda del Gallo country house with idyllic views of the beautiful Italian countryside and Umbrian hills. Plus, you will have unlimited access to the saltwater infinity pool, jacuzzi, and steam room here.
Starting from: $3,364
This nourishing wellness holiday in Mallorca, Spain, will invigorate your body and mind with eight days of yoga, nature, and Spanish wine enjoyed with your newly made friends. The program includes morning Hatha yoga, daily activities such as guided hikes, sailing tours or wine tasting, and evening restorative practice before indulging in a delicious dinner prepared by the retreat’s private chef.
You’ll be staying in a luxury villa in the lovely town of Selva at the base of the Tramuntana mountain range. This secluded, rural part of Mallorca is far from the tourist crowds, making for a peaceful, quiet respite.
Starting from: $1,311
If you’re looking for a week to unwind and let your hair down, this well-balanced yoga, surf and wine tasting retreat in the Portuguese countryside is just what you need. The week-long retreat is set in the protected area of Costa Vicentina in the southwest of Portugal, surrounded by countryside and beaches. Here you will stay at a rustic-chic countryside hotel with an open-air shala where you’ll practice Hatha yoga every day.
Aside from daily yoga, you’ll enjoy regular surf sessions, a deep healing massage, a nature
hike and a visit to a local vineyard with wine tasting. However, the vineyard trip isn’t the only opportunity you’ll have to sip on Portuguese wine. Food and wine are a big part of this retreat so expect to enjoy delicious meals with local produce and artisanal bread and cheese, washed down with the best local wine.
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