7 Affordable Healing Retreats to Recharge Your Soul

Recharge through spiritual healing, fitness, meditation, yoga, and workshops.

Mar 7, 2018
Woman meditation at gorgeous pool side of luxury tropical villa

Wellness retreats give us the opportunity to withdraw from our frenetic lifestyles. A healing holiday allows guests to relax and recharge through spiritual healing, fitness, meditation, yoga, and workshops. Surround yourself with like-minded people while escaping from the daily routine in these affordable healing retreats from all over the world.

1. TAGHAZOUT SURF AND YOGA HOLIDAY - MOROCCO

Spend a week hitting the waves of the warm Moroccan Atlantic while clearing your thoughts during daily yoga sessions. Located in a small fishing village in southwestern Morocco, the Taghazout Surf and Yoga Holiday starts at just $431 and comes with six nights’ accommodations, daily surf and yoga lessons,  access to traditional local Turkish baths, and a visit to the Agadir market. Guests enjoy stunning sunsets in a laid back atmosphere in Morocco’s premier surfing destination.

Young man looking for waves at Dracula's, Morocco

2. RESTORATIVE YOGA RETREAT - PORTUGAL

Ericeira, Portugal provides the perfect place for pampering. This charming Portuguese fishing village boasts traditional fisherman’s cottages scattered amongst trendy bars and cafes overlooking the coastline. For just $419 for eight days, travelers looking to escape from it all enjoy a mixture of intensive and restorative yoga in one of the best surfing spots in the world. During the retreat, vacationers have their pick of all kinds of activities including kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Treat yourself to a mix of yoga, massages, vegetarian food, and long walks along beach during this affordable holiday.

Portuguese Atlantic coast. Beach and rocks of Ericeira

3. FIVE ELEMENTS YOGA RETREAT - CROATIA

The Five Elements Yoga Retreat Croatia is situated in the historic village of Rovinj overlooking the Adriatic Sea on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. Costing $718 for seven days, guests can relax and recharge while enjoying daily morning yoga classes, meditation, lectures, and daily breakfast and lunch. During the evenings, everyone can unwind and socialize while exploring the local village.

4. THERMAL SPA RETREAT - HUNGARY

Looking to spend a week soaking in a thermal spa? Hotel Délibáb offers pure wellness indulgence. For just $381, visitors get seven nights in a double room with full access to the spa complex, medicinal baths, water park, thermal pools, sauna, and fitness rooms. In between health treatments, travelers can discover the nearby town of Hajdúszoboszló, nicknamed the sunniest city in Hungary.

5. MOUNT WARNING YOGA RETREAT - AUSTRALIA

Spend a week taking daily yoga classes, studying the Bhagavad Gita, receiving life coaching sessions, and meditating at the Hare Krishna temple at the Mount Warning Yoga Retreat in Australia. This surprisingly cheap retreat down under costs just $251 for a week of camping. Those who prefer a private room can upgrade for the price of $486 for the same length of stay.

6. SHAMBHALA MOUNTAIN CENTER - UNITED STATES

Meditate at 8,000 feet in a serene 600-acre Buddhist retreat nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Eight miles of surrounding trails give guests a chance to spend the afternoon hiking, running, or snowshoeing, depending on the time of year. Visitors can create their own customized retreat packages focusing on a mix of meditation and mindfulness, yoga, arts, body awareness practices, and workshops. Lodgings start at $109 per night per person and include three healthy meals a day. Tuition prices vary between programs.

7. BELIEVE SURF AND YOGA RETREAT - COSTA RICA

Visit the lush beaches and wildlife of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica during an all-inclusive retreat filled with yoga, surfing, and nature walks. Spend just $450 for four days and five nights. That price includes daily yoga and surfing classes for all skill levels along with complimentary breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Lodging also features a swimming pool and yoga studio for self-practice.

ALLISON MICHELLE DIENSTMAN, CONTRIBUTOR
Working from her laptop as a freelance writer, Allison lives as a digital nomad, exploring the world while sharing positivity and laughter. She is a lover of language, travel, music, and creativity with a degree in Chinese language and literature.

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