Last year I took part in a yoga retreat with Azul Fit on the island of Fuerteventura. It was a fantastic week and it left me feeling fitter, healthier, slimmer and more relaxed. I vowed to make yoga retreats a yearly ritual and I’m desperate to take another one this year.
Ibiza looks like the perfect place for a yoga retreat. The island is beautiful, flights are cheap and the weather is perfect. Even in the low season during the spring and then throughout October it is usually warm and sunny. Ibiza also has the perfect level of affordable luxury I’m looking for. What more could you want?
Ibiza might be famous for it’s clubbing scene but it also has a laid back wellbeing scene that I’m keen to check out.
So without further ado, here are 5 yoga retreats I’m drooling over in Ibiza.
1. Mirella Saraswati Yoga and Detox Retreat
Best for: Yoga + healthy eating
Mirella is a health chef as well as a yoga teacher so this detoxing retreat has a huge emphasis on cleansing and healthy eating too. The retreat house has a hippy chic vibe and a gorgeous pool overlooking the valley.
2. Boutique Yoga and Detox Weekender
Best for: If you’re short on time
This is perfect if you only have a long weekend to spare and you’re looking for a stylish and luxurious retreat. The retreats run from Thursday-Monday so you’ll only need 3 days off work.
3. Hot Yoga Ibiza
Best for: If you’re travelling with non-yogis
If you’ve never tried hot yoga (often known as Bikram Yoga) you need to get it in your life. It takes a bit of getting used to but once you’re in the swing of things it leaves you feeling amazingly energized.
Hot Yoga Ibiza offers classes rather than retreats and they also have ashtanga and core yoga too. You can buy a bulk of up to 30 classes and it can work out more affordable.
There are plenty of options for villas to rent in Ibiza which can be a perfect option if you’re travelling with people who aren’t interested in yoga as they can do their own thing while you’re at your class.
4. Ibiza Yoga Retreat
Best for: Yoga for the mind and body
With ocean views from the yoga deck, wooden bungalows, hammocks swinging around the pool and 3 hours of intense yoga per day, this pretty much sounds like my perfect retreat!
This retreat also offers 3 hours of yoga theory as well as the physical yoga practice. Yoga is as much about the mind as it is the body so I think this would be an interesting addition for yogis and great if you’re thinking about becoming a yoga teacher.
5. Beginner Yoga
Best for: Beginner on a budget
Prices start from just £421 for 8 days and 7 nights. This includes accommodation, a three-hour yoga class per day and your food. Classes are aimed at beginners so this could be the perfect option for newbies to yoga.
Have you ever taken a yoga retreat or are you tempted to take one in the future?
Sunday 29th of January 2017
We'd love you to come to our retreats in Ibiza - yogafitretreats.com . We run week long retreats in April and October and you can come for 3,4,5,6 or 7 days. Our aim is to create something that accessible and offers everyone the chance to do just what they want on retreat. We host over 120 classes during the week with extra activities also available, so if you are travelling as a group, couple or family, you can all do exactly what you want. We are based at a beach resort and we include exciting new classes with every retreat. Food and drink are included as are workshops in life coaching, nutrition, energy reading, different therapies and more. We also run teacher trainings too, so there's a huge variety and prices start from just 350GBP sharing a twin en suite room for three nights.
We'd love to see you
Monday 10th of October 2016
I completely agree with you in that Ibiza is a great place for yoga! I could also add to your listed benefits that the atmosphere is great and everyone who goes there seems to enjoy the place quite a lot. This contributes to a much better yoga experience, which is totally worth it!
Tuesday 22nd of March 2016
Loved reading your ideas on retreats to go to in Ibiza.
Please can you email me more info on similar retreats when you have it.
Tuesday 22nd of March 2016
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Saturday 5th of March 2016
I completely agree with you that going on a yoga retreat every year is an amazing thing for both your body and your mind. Absolutely everyone should clear out their schedule and visit such a place. Even if they are not practicing yogis and just trying out something new. With that said, these five yoga retreats listed here are awesome. I love the fact they are all different and aimed at beginners as well as more experienced yogis... And everything in between. I am smitten with Ibiza Yoga Retreat and I will definitely write it down and include it in my future yoga retreat plans.
Miguel @ Ku Retreats
Tuesday 23rd of February 2016
Ibiza is just the perfect place for a retreat, I've moved there 8 years ago for a season and still feel I'm on retreat :)