British Columbia is a haven for the health-conscious and outdoorsy. There’s no shortage of lakes, forests, or mountains to enjoy on a break from city life as you reconnect with nature.
British Columbia is also a popular, serene place for yoga retreats, and they range from adventure-filled weekends to luxury, relaxing getaways. We’ve researched the best options available to highlight the best yoga retreats in British Columbia below.
Harmony House Community
Harmony House Community invites people to discover their authentic voice through singing retreats. Participants will discover their voice and learn different singing techniques across many genres. While there is a daily schedule, Harmony House encourages people to go at their own pace and participate as they see fit. In addition to vocal classes, retreat activities include yoga, meditation, afternoon walks and gentle yoga before bed. Retreats are held at Stowel Lake Organic Farm Wellness Center, which offers private and shared rooms, as well as opportunities to camp. All meals are vegetarian and included in the retreat cost. From $813 per person
For a more active experience, consider a yoga retreat with Fresh Adventures. In addition to yoga, their retreats include exciting activities like hiking, surfing and white water rafting. Fresh Adventures caters to yogis of all levels and space is limited to ensure everyone has a nice experience. One retreat is held at a hotel, while another is at a comfortable campground, so read the details and choose the best fit for you! Guides are provided for all activities, and meals are included.
From $1,481 per person
Located on stunning Bowen Island, Nectar Yoga offers a range of retreat options that cater to different schedules. Yogis can choose from a day retreat – a quick escape from city life from 12-6pm, or a 3-day, 2-night retreat on the Solstice. Nectar provides all of the tools necessary for a successful retreat, including supplies for Sacred Art Workshops. There are cacao and fire ceremonies, as well as opportunities for forest bathing. The retreats are held on 20 acres of unspoiled land and guests are accommodated in cozy, Scandinavian-style cabins during overnight retreats. Meals and snacks are included. From $75 per person
Okanagan Yoga Retreats
Yogis of all shapes, sizes, skill levels and abilities are invited to Okanagan Yoga Retreats. Retreats range in length but have a general daily schedule: several yoga classes, meditation, and some free time to enjoy the property. Yoga sessions are held on the yoga platform overlooking Okanagan Lake. Okanagan retreats are held at Predator Ridge Resort, an award-winning hotel in an unbeatable location. Rooms are either one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens. All meals are provided, including a breakfast buffet, a famous weekend brunch, and fancier dinners that offer an opportunity to get dressed up. From $829 per person
REO Yoga Retreats
REO Rafting Resort is just two short hours from Vancouver and chock full of activities. They offer yoga retreats ranging from 3 to 7 days long, with themes of Relax, Revive, and Reinvent, among others. Yoga classes are accessible to all skill levels, and private classes can be arranged as well. Optional retreat add-on activities include white water rafting, massages, a scenic float or a waterfall hike. Guests will have access to the resort’s private beach and volleyball courts, and are invited to a nightly campfire and complementary social hour when available. Daily, plant-based meals are included. From $415 per person