Oh Canada! The vast nation is known for its extreme politeness, maple syrup and love for ice hockey. In addition, it’s a stunning country with miles and miles of undisturbed landscape. From the shores of the oceans to the Canadian Rockies, the Canadian landscape is an ideal backdrop for a weekend or week-long yoga and meditation retreat.
There is a wide range of retreats available in Canada, including everything from silent meditations to active yoga holidays. TravelMag has compared the various options available and our top five choices for the best yoga and meditation retreats in Canada are below.
EvolveRetreatCo. hosts this all-inclusive 5-day, 4-night health and wellness retreat in the Canadian Rockies. This luxurious yoga holiday includes daily yoga classes, guided meditation sessions and outdoor group fitness training. Excursions like a guided cycle tour and hikes in the Rocky Mountains are also included. Guests will have access to a Nordic Spa for a day as well. All meals and snacks are provided and prepared with season, locally grown and organic ingredients. Transfer from Calgary International Airport can be arranged for an additional fee.
Relax and reconnect with a 4-day Wellness Retreat at the Zen Wellness Center Calgary. Instructors create an environment where guests can go on a journey of self-discovery. The program includes daily yoga practices, guided meditation and wellness workshops. In addition, guests can add on supplemental experiences like an aromatherapy massage, organic facial or a full-body scrub. All meals are included in the retreat cost and different dietary requirements can be accommodated. The retreat can coordinate a transfer from Calgary International Airport for a fee.
Embark on a snowy mountain adventure with Sarah’s 4-day retreat in Canmore. Held at Mount Engadine Lodge, this retreat includes guided yoga, meditation and breathwork courses. Guests can take self-guided snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trips, or explore nearby trails. The Lodge is located in Spray Lakes Provincial Park, allowing guests to relax in a serene, undisturbed setting. The Lodge is all-inclusive and meals are served family-style. Guests can enjoy an apres ski (or hike) with an afternoon high tea in the cozy lodge. Retreat participants will need to coordinate transfer between the airport and hotel.
Bring friends or family along for the Ultimate Health and Wellness Group Retreat at the Zen Wellness Center Calgary. The retreat includes both one-on-one and group activities to help participants find balance and feel renewed. The schedule includes daily yoga and meditation classes, some workshops and a 60-minute massage. During free time, guests can explore reiki, angel card readings and more. Three organic meals are provided each day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated but should be acknowledged in advance. Guests will be assigned suites based on occupancy.
Located just north of Vancouver, the 7-day Meditation Retreat at the Diamond Heart Meditation Center is devoted to healing. Guests will develop a deeper relationship with their physical and emotional self. Highlights include daily guided meditations, group exercise classes and spiritual self-healing classes. Two days of the retreat will be completely silent. During afternoon breaks, guests can swim, hike, kayak or just relax! Bedding is provided but guests are asked to bring towels and toiletries for their trip. All meals will be provided or catered and are primarily vegetarian.