California has long been home to people who want to get away from the daily grind and experience the great outdoors, whether that’s beaches or mountains. When you’re ready to find peace and reconnect with your mind, body, and spirit, a yoga retreat in California is sure to help you on your way.
Meditative Walks (Photo: Sagrada Wellness)
California is home to a long-standing dedication to the great outdoors and connecting with nature. Hiking, cycling, swimming, or rafting, you’re sure to find an activity for you. Unplug from the hustle of daily life and unlock your potential at one of these fantastic yoga retreats in California:
From $400/ per person
SoCal Wellness Retreats offers a variety of yoga and meditation retreats in California that serve all levels of yoga student. They pride themselves on leading retreats that are comfortable and hospitable, and that feature various activities best enjoyed in the Golden State. You’ll start your retreat with a welcome dinner to set your intentions for your experience, followed by daily yoga classes and guided meditation, professionally guided hikes or workshops, depending on the retreat you choose. The retreat price always includes accommodation, varying from a private space on a campsite to a shared or private room, as well as delicious daily meals.
From $765/ per person
Enjoy an all-inclusive yoga retreat experiences on California’s central coast with Sagrada Wellness. Their retreats range from three to five days, with varying themes from meditation and Pilates to writing and wine tasting. No matter the retreat, you will feel welcome and rejuvenated after soaking in the wonderful outdoors at this wonderful boutique style yoga retreat. All retreats include your yoga classes, main activities, accommodation, and meals throughout your stay.
From $999/ per person
Share your passion for yoga with like-minded individuals with a seven-day solo traveller mindfulness, meditation and yoga retreat in California. Join instructors Suzanne and Charlene to help deepen your asana practice with daily yoga sessions and get in touch with your body with mindfulness meditation. Highlights of this retreat include land and paddleboard yoga sessions, guided nature hikes, and daily mindfulness training tailored to your needs. You’ll stay at the beautiful retreat center Casa de Chinquapin in a private single or double room. All meals are included in the retreat, but you’ll also have access to a barbecue and outdoor cooking space.
From $900/per person
Ring in the new year with a wonderful yoga retreat that combines traditional yoga classes with AcroYoga, rock climbing, and Thai massage classes! You’ll head up to Joshua Tree for six days of camping with an amazing group of people to get away from the pressures of the day-to-day and explore your mind, body, and spirit. Included in the retreat are daily yoga classes, camping, two days of guided rock climbing, and three meals per day. You will be responsible for setting up your tent. Be sure to sign up for this retreat for a truly empowering New Year!
From $785/ per person
Enjoy a weekend at the Yosemite Bug, a rustic lodge where you’ll spend your days practicing yoga and meditation. Besides yoga, you will have endless spa time as well as free moments to take in the beautiful scenery and explore Yosemite National Park. Daily yoga and meditation, spa use, meals, and three-nights’ accommodation are included in the retreat. You have the option of a private tent or a private single or double room at the resort with access to their hot rock sauna, natural hot tub, and rainwater shower.
From $895/ per person
After experiencing the power of yoga during her first pregnancy, Jennica Joyce started offering prenatal and baby yoga classes. Her all-inclusive vacation for mother and baby is the perfect way to bond with your baby and elevate the mind and soul. The four-day retreat features mommy and me yoga classes, a personal development workshop, 2-3 hours of caregiving, as well as meals prepared by private chefs. Mornings are dedicated to yoga and you, while afternoons offer free time to spend with your little one. The retreat includes all meals and three-nights’ accommodation in Joshua Tree.
From $460/ per person
This mindful community of yoga practitioners offers a variety of retreats to share their practice and hospitality. The yoga center offers incredible private retreats where the only schedule you have to follow is your own. This top yoga center can lead you in yoga styles including Iyengar, Kundalini, Vinyasa, and more, and you’ll be close to lovely beaches and excellent restaurants. The retreats include all yoga classes, your own private yoga studio, and accommodation in an apartment with a kitchen where you can self-cater. These retreats are entirely about you and your practice!
From $129/ per person
The Expanding Light Retreat is a 700-acre spiritual and vegetarian community that has been sharing their practices since 1969. They offer yoga and meditation retreats in California year-round, from yoga teacher training to yoga for inner peace and attuning yourself to the cosmos. Unplug from the daily grind at their serene retreat location in Nevada City, where you’ll have access to guided yoga and meditation classes suitable for all levels. All the retreat prices include three daily vegetarian buffet meals and accommodation with single and double occupancy options in the retreat center.
From $385/ per person
Whitney Base Camp & Climbing School offers rock climbing and backpacking trips that incorporate daily yoga sessions in the beautiful Sierra Nevada. Practice yoga and feel the thrill of climbing or rafting during one of their long-weekend yoga retreats. These retreats are perfect for athletes looking to push themselves, while the yoga sessions help you enhance your mental focus and awareness. Highlights are world class rock climbing or rafting, campfire gatherings, and breathtaking views of the mountains. The retreat includes guided climbing or rafting, two nights’ camping accommodation, and daily meals.
From $2,100/ per person
The Ultimate Fitness Vacation is not your typical yoga retreat! You’ll have an action-packed daily schedule that includes cardio, strength training, and yoga with some of the best fitness instructors in California. The best part is that it takes place in the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe. This retreat features power and hot yoga classes and guided fitness classes. You’ll also have the option for rent mountain bikes and stand-up paddle boards. Included in the retreat are 10 meals, fitness sessions, and four-nights’ accommodation in a private or shared hotel suite.