You know what’s better than a getaway? A getaway that’s filled with plenty of yoga. Here are some affordable yoga retreats that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
1. Yoga Seeds – Bintan
Address: Trikora Beach, Bintan | Tel: +65 83221251 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website
Bring your ohm across the Singapore Strait to Yogaseeds in Bintan. Located away from all the lush resorts (because don’t you know, there’s no materialism with spiritualism) at Trikora Beach, Yogaseeds is a good spot for yogis who want to revisit basic yoga principals. The retreat holds various workshops covering yoga fundamentals and core principals, as well as basic breathing and meditation techniques.
All-inclusive package includes 2 nights accommodation at Beach Resort; return ferry tickets from Singapore; return land transfer from ferry terminal to resorts; and breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Package price starts from SGD 499 nett per person ($40 surcharge per head applies during Public Holidays).
Yoga Seeds, Bintan (Source: Yoga Seeds)
2. Qi Retreats – Bohol
Address: Alona beach, Panglao, Bohol | Tel: +63 9771366893 | E-mail: email@example.com | Website
I was floored when I first found out about Qi Retreats. I mean, yoga and diving at an affordable price? Sign me up, sister. And yes, that means you can awaken your asana at Qi Retreats, then go for a swim with the fishes after.
Although many of the retreats are held on various picturesque islands in the Philippines, Qi Retreats also organises trips to Burma and the Himalayas. There are also different programmes catered to varying levels of fitness and adventure, including scuba diving, freediving, hiking and more.
All-inclusive free dive and yoga retreat package starts at USD350. Package prices vary based on location. Qi Retreats also organises Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga retreats.
Qi Retreats, Bohol (Source: Qi Retreats)
3. Anahata Yoga Retreat – New Zealand
Address: 727 Bird Rd, Takaka 7142, New Zealand | Tel: +64 3-525 9887 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website
Affordable retreats outside of Asia aren’t exactly common around here, and Anahata Yoga Retreat in New Zealand is a rare gem for yogis on a budget. Perched above Golden Bay, this eco-friendly retreat boasts a stunning view of the glistening ocean. Plus, it’s also in the midst of New Zealand’s native bush – so you’ll be surrounded by nature (and fresh air) 24/7.
Anahata Yoga Retreat is open all year-long and offers nightly to monthly stays, private yoga training, as well as daily and weekly programs.
All-inclusive package includes accommodation, as well as three vegetarian meals daily and tea breaks. Package price starts from 125SGD per person for three days.
Waking up to this view doesn’t seem too bad eh? (Source: Anahata Yoga Retreat)
4. Ananda Marga Detox Retreats – Taiwan
Address: 56-4 Sha Tien Village, Yu jing District, Tainan County Taiwan | Tel: +886-(0)926151404 | E-mail: email@example.com | Website
Ananda Marga Detox Retreats are for serious yogis. Held in rural Taiwan, don’t expect luxury spa treatments or organic gourmet meals. Instead, you’ll get daily Qi circles, a strict fasting diet, mud cleansing packs and educational talks.
Oh and if you’re not sold yet, we hear that nearly all of their classes are booked up until next year. I guess sometimes simplicity is the way to go eh?
All-inclusive package includes 5 or 7 nights shared accommodation; return land transfer from Yujing bus station; and all juices and meals. Package price starts from NT$7,500 per person.
Ananda Marga Detox Retreats in rural Taiwan. (Source: yogafasting.org)