The 10 Best Affordable Yoga Retreats in Europe 2021 / 2022

A yoga retreat in Europe may be just the thing for you if you’re in need of a holiday and seeking more amenities than your standard retreat set-up.

Escape to boutique venues as you travel to some of Europe’s best retreat centres to recharge and rejuvenate while indulging in understated luxury.

You will be surprised by the sheer enormity of the types of programs and activities on offer in 2021 / 2022, plus the huge selection of venues, from guesthouses to 5-star facilities with modern amenities.

With careful searching and forward planning light on the pocket can still be retreating in comfort.

You can review a wide range of options of the best yoga holidays in Europe.

Affordable Retreats in Europe

For your convenience we have listed here some top ideas to get you started.

 

1. 8 Day Pilates, Meditation, Yoga Retreat Fuerteventura

Canary Islands, Spain

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Join in beautiful Fuerteventura or Santorini for more than just a yoga vacation, rather an all-inclusive yoga journey.

Combine Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to take you on an incredible journey of wellbeing and discovery.

Through the practice of yoga, Pilates and meditation connect with your body, mind and soul.

 
 
 
2. 6 Day Barcelona Urban Yoga Retreat Spain
 
Barcelona, Spain
 
 
Girl meditating
 
 
 

During this retreat you will enjoy daily yoga classes with the best international teachers, fantastic accommodation in the heart of Barcelona and daily vegetarian brunch.

Just 10 minutes away from the beach, the building tells an interesting history. Built in 1890, its architecture is an example of Gaudi’s modernist movement and has been restored to its original glory.

Retreat guests practice yoga at the Yoga Shala or at the Rooftop, the centre’s outdoor yoga space, to take in breathtaking views of the city during sunrise and sunset. 

Plus discover many extra optional activities including paddle boarding, guided city tours, cycling, hikes, as well as therapies and alternative treatments.

 

 
3. 6 Day Surf, Meditation and Yoga Retreat nr the Seaside in Portugal
 
Sintra, Portugal
 
 
Portugal coastline
 
 

Focus on expanding the awareness through specific breathing techniques that bring a sense of lightness, joy and bliss. These meditation classes are suitable for all levels of participants.

Enjoy quality surf classes for all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner or you just want to improve your surfing skills, you will have the chance to do this on a beautiful coast that offers excellent conditions for surfing.

All equipment such as board and wetsuit, and insurance will be provided. Lessons are held in one of the two long stretches of the beach, both just 10 minutes from the retreat center. These are very surf-friendly beach breaks that suit all levels.

Enjoy daily meditation. These meditations can easily be done by anyone who is interested in enjoying greater balance, peace, clarity of mind and happiness.

 

 
4. 8 Day Yoga Recharge Relaxation Retreat, Portugal
 
Lisbon, Portugal
 
yoga on the beach
 
 

Vinyasa Flow in the morning and Yin Yoga in the evenings for you.

Yoga is for everyone, so you do not need to be an aficionado, nor to be in top form. Each class includes the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (seat, posture) and savasana (relaxation at the end of the class).

The morning classes will be the Vinyasa Flow, a gentle practice of Hatha yoga which focuses on the synchronization of the breath (prana) with the postures (asanas). It is a dance of the asanas always in connection with breathing to calm the mind.

Let the breath be your guide to liberate your mind and increase your inner peace, harmony, love and joy. Practicing yoga will help to harmonize the nervous system, increase the sense of balance of body and mind and strengthens the lymphatic system.

Traditionally the evening classes are more soft, slow, restorative or yin yoga to integrate the day and prepare for a great rest for the night. Let yourself emerge into the flow of your yoga practice.

Enjoy the breathing, and relax deeply your body, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and also your mind. Let yourself lead your own breath through a class full of regeneration, recreation, and calm.

Additional treatments and activities like surfing lessons, hiking, and mountain biking trips or creative evening events can be arranged.

 
 
 
5. 7 Day Transform Meditation Yoga Retreat, Tuscany Italy
 
Tuscany, Italy
 
 
handstand outdoors
 
 
 

This retreat is the perfect place to tap into your heart energy, nurture your soul and find peace with all that is. The intention behind this retreat is to help you get back on your feet when it feels like your world has been spinning out of control.

This deeply healing inner journey sets out to release negativity stored in both your body and mind, recharge your soul batteries and replenish your heart with peace, joy, and love.

Surrounded by the wild nature and it’s healing properties your whole being will revive. You will gain a great sense of clarity and connectedness with yourself on a spiritual level.

 

This retreat is for you if you want to:

Rest and restore in a blissful atmosphere

Dive into the world of love and healthy spirituality

Gain great inspiration and meet amazing like-minded people

Beginner and intermediate levels of practitioners are welcome to join this retreat. Enjoy being nurtured and pampered, free from the responsibilities of daily life, with an experienced team that dedicated staff to look after your every need.

 

6. 8 Day Sailing and Yoga Retreat
 
Lefkada, Greek Island 
 
 
fun yogi
 
 

Located on the west coast of Greece, which is the protected part, creating the perfect environment for flat seas, mild winds and the best leisure cruising areas. 

Your Greek Islands yoga sailing holiday starts off with an hour-long yoga class in a new location each day, whether it’s overlooking the bay, the beach or the harbour- rest assured you wont have done a yoga class in a location like this before! Next, the group will set sail for your daily beach stop, which includes some of the clearest waters you’ve even seen.

As you sail you have the freedom to relax as you wish, with a book, sun baking, chatting with your fellow guests or learn to sail with your skipper.

Included in the retreat is daily yoga and meditation, seven days accommodation on board the luxury yacht, full crew: Skipper, hostess & yoga instructor, breakfast and lunch fresh every day on board, tips to help you learn how to sail, snorkelling gear and wifi. 

There are no hidden costs and all the benefits of a private yacht at the fraction of the price of renting your own! 

The groups are kept small with a maximum of seven guests to ensure there is plenty of space and an intimate feel. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

 

7. 3 Day Weekend Yoga Retreat in the UK

Sussex, nr London, England UK

bending touch the toes pose
 
 

Enjoy two daily yoga sessions, along with a silent walk, nutrition talk and evening mindfulness meditations – or simply take some time out for yourself.

Yoga content varies according to time of day, more energising and opening in the mornings, moving to relaxing and restoring towards the end of the day and optional late night meditation.

All activities are optional but it is best for the group if you try to participate in most, especially the yoga sessions. 

 
 
 
 

8. 5 Day Inspired Yoga Retreat

Northern Lights, Iceland

Experience the energy that Iceland will share with you. Immerse yourself in the vibration of this ancient landscape, whilst strengthening your body with yoga, qi gong, hikes and meditation.

 
Where you stay offers a panoramic view of the natural world. Quiet your
 
mind in one of the purest places on Earth.
 
 
Once night falls, head outside for a view of the famous Northern Lights.

 

Included –

4 nights accommodation at the beautiful boutique hostel in the heart of the Golden Circle

all delicious and healthy gourmet nordic cuisine meals

yoga classes, qi gong classes, meditation classes, hot spring visit, sauna and steam room.

 

9. 5 Day Fitness and Yoga Holiday in Malta

Island of Malta

This is not you typical bootcamp with a fixed workout and meal plan. In this programme, created for independent travellers, you will have full flexibility when shaping your own schedule.

On the day of your arrival, you meet with one of the experts to discuss your goals and expectations. Then you choose – through a mobile app from your phone – which classes you want to attend and when.

There are up to 20 different classes every day: from yoga to HIIT, indoor, outdoor & online, from early in the morning till late in the evening.

This approach allows you make the best of your stay in Malta and create the perfect balance between ‘active’ and ‘holidays.

 
 
 

10.  5 Night Mediterranean Yoga Holiday Summer 2022 Spain

Valenica, Spain

The retreat center is located 1 kilometer from the beach in a small seaside town outside of Valencia City. Practice yoga in the large shala with natural light and high ceilings. With four classes daily, learn from different teachers, experience different yoga styles for all levels and have the opportunity to deepen your practice and escalate your health.

Take pleasure in the open spaces and quiet spots to lounge in the garden patios, take a dip in swimming pool after spending time at the beach and unwind in the on-site spa with a jacuzzi and dry sauna.

After morning meditation, yoga, and breakfast, grab your day pack and and head to the Sea. Soak up the warmth of the Spanish sun on the beach while reclining in a lounge chair near the shade the of umbrellas. Take a dip in the clear blue Mediterranean Sea and let any stresses melt away. Enjoy a cold beverage in the shade of a chiringuito, a beach cafe, directly on the beach! Finally, return to the retreat center in time for a relaxing yoga class and dinner. 

 
The retreat package includes –

5 nights at the beautiful Mediterranean retreat center

4 yoga classes per day: 2 energizing and 2 gentle/yin yoga, for all levels and ages

2 yoga workshops

3 delicious healthy meals daily

Spa, sauna and swimming pool at the retreat center

Tour Valencia city, and the old town

Daily organized shuttle from/to the nearest beach (1km) for a small fee

Arrival day and departure day transport between the retreat center and the Valencia airport

All transportation for included activity

 

Conclusion

So you can see that 2021 and 2022 are going to be bumper years for all of us who like to travel with our mats. It’s going to be great to get some yogameditation and wellness travel heaven, which you can really revel in and make the most of the experiential experiences.

Some of the most incredible locations in Europe will be hosting these fantastic getaways.

Giving you the opportunity to make the most of places like Italy, Portugal, Spain and elsewhere.

Or you could think about venturing to another part of the world for your budget yoga stay.

It could be you are looking for a more extended type of retreat, maybe an intensive yoga teacher training course, of which there are many dotted around, often hosted by the same retreat centers here.

Whichever way you intend to travel and stay, make the most of your opportunity to book onto one of these best affordable yoga retreats in Europe for 2021 / 2022.

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Mae Bejo

Mae Bejo is an experienced freelance writer and editor. She has extensively written stories that inspire others to live a healthier life. She tries to live a mindful life herself by eating well, meditating and practicing yoga. Mae loves the occasional challenge of a hot yoga, but cherishes most her bonding time with her five-year-old daughter who loves to copy her downward-facing dog pose. For more of her writing, visit: http://www.thegospelofbeauty.org/