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12 of the Best Yoga Retreats in the USA 2024

by Melissa Lesnie  |  Updated February 9, 2024

Yoga retreats are an ideal way for travelers to enjoy a relaxing change of pace from the daily grind. For a life-changing experience reconnecting with nature and your own body, you may not have to venture farther than the US.

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Whether you are a seasoned yogi or unrolling a mat for the first time, you may be surprised at the abundance of retreats on offer in the USA. There are options for all practice levels, whether you’re seeking off-the-grid adventure or a luxurious, spa-style facility. Retreats typically include daily yoga classes, guided meditations and optional excursions to discover the surrounding landscape, as well as some independent time.

With the right teachers and conditions, a retreat can be more than just a relaxing getaway, but rather an unforgettable and enriching experience for body, mind and soul. With so many options to choose from, we’ve hand-picked 12 of the best yoga retreats in the USA.

4-Day Digital Detox: Move, Breathe, Laugh, Play in San Diego, CA

SoCal Wellness Retreats (Photo: BookYogaRetreats.com)

With over 30 years of experience, yoga teacher John Quirk invites students of all levels to enjoy his 4-day digital detox in San Diego’s beautiful Serenity Mountain Estate, which sits on 20 acres (8 hectares) with spectacular views. In addition to daily yoga, SoCal Wellness Retreats offers classes on meditation and the benefits of plant-based eating. Guests have access to a lap pool, terrace and gardens for independent yoga and meditation. Brunch, dinner and snacks are included and prepared by a private chef using locally sourced ingredients. From $997/4 days

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6-Day Yoga, Meditation & Wellness in Boca Raton, FL

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Experience six days of yoga, meditation and wellness at Zen Den Yoga School in Boca Raton, FL. They offer this retreat year-round to help people unplug and unwind from the stress of daily life, thanks to ashtanga-inspired vinyasa, hatha and restorative styles. Accessible to yogis of all levels, Zen Den’s retreat includes a 50-minute massage and an acupuncture session, as well as meditation and yoga classes. Each morning will start with sunrise yoga and Zen Den’s signature green smoothie, something they encourage you to incorporate into your routine post-retreat. Additional meals are not included, however, guests will have access to a state of the art kitchen and there are nearby grocery stores. From $950/6 days

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3-Day Women’s Yoga and Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park, CA

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For an action-packed weekend (much of it spent upside down), Whitney Base Camp and Climbing School’s 3-day retreat in Joshua Tree will ensure a yoga practice that soothes and stretches climbing muscles. Each day will start with a guided yoga session, before heading out to scale some of the best that Joshua Tree National Park has to offer. Climbing is divided into small groups according to skill level (even beginners can progress here in safety), led by guides certified in different techniques, like bouldering, multi-pitch and big-wall climbing. Climbing gear is provided free of charge. Although all climbing equipment and access to the campground is included, guests are asked to bring their own camping gear and other provisions. Choose from retreat dates in the spring or fall, when temperatures are mildest in Joshua Tree. From $385/3 days

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4-Day Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness Holiday in Kingfield, Maine

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Nestled in the pristine mountains of Maine, along the river in Kingfield, is this rambling, picture-perfect heritage mansion, home to a deeply nourishing retreat. Santosha on the Carrabassett is the ideal, isolated getaway, in a town called home by fewer than 1,000 residents. Each day, participants will enjoy three yoga classes, guided meditation and pranayama breathing sessions, evening dharma talks, and independent time to go hiking snowshoeing, and more. Four daily meals with local, seasonal ingredients from small Maine growers are included. From $850/4 days

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4-Day Yoga, Adventure and Hiking Retreat in Williams, AZ

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In Williams, Arizona, guests at Bigger Life Adventure’s retreat will be surrounded by natural beauty in the open-air shala of Grand Canyon Glamping. The four days include yoga, meditation, workshops and two excursions: choose from hiking in the Grand Canyon, stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Mary, rock climbing and more. There are accommodation options at different price points, from a shared yurt to a private cabin for two. Ayurvedic, plant-based meals are prepared by Chef Zach. This retreat is offered several times throughout the year. From $1,099/4 days

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6-Day Connect to Your “Wild” Yoga Retreat in Ketchikan

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It would be hard to get closer to nature than in this summer retreat in the town of Ketchikan on the remote island of Revillagigedo. Connect your yoga practice to the rustic scenery, ocean views and vast Pacific wilderness, discover the culture of the Haida and Tlingit local tribes, hike through the Alaskan rainforest and relax in front of the fireplace at the quaint yet luxurious Cape Fox Lodge nestled in the mountains. Lauren’s vinyasa and restorative yoga sessions will ground you between guided boat tours, a visit to a rainforest sanctuary, eagle spotting and beach bonfires. From $4450/5 days

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5-Day Ocean Adventure and Spa Yoga Wellness Retreat in Key West, FL

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Head to the southernmost point of the continental US for a 5-day adventure in Key West. You’ll be hosted in a beautiful bed and breakfast within walking distance of the sparkling waters and pristine beaches of the island city. The retreat includes lodging, two ocean excursions (dolphin watching, paddleboard, kayaking, snorkeling, or parasailing) and unlimited studio yoga classes at Full Circle Yoga School. It also comes with two 2-hour spa sessions of the guest’s choice, followed by 60 minutes of yoga and meditation.  From $3,699/5 days

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5-Day Yoga, Meditation, & Hiking Reset Retreat in Peoria, Arizona

Off the grid yoga in Arizona (Photo courtesy of Blisstopia via Book Yoga Retreats)

Blisstopia welcomes guests to come as they are and enjoy a 5-day retreat in Peoria, Arizona, home to Lake Pleasant Regional Park and dozens of desert hiking trails. Highlights of the retreat include yoga classes, meditation sessions, a group HIIT workout and a guided hike, with yoga nidra and sound healing to help you sleep after a fulfilling day. Spa treatments like massages and reiki can be booked at an additional cost. Blisstopia’s retreat is held at an off-the-grid home on three scenic acres: solar panels and a private well ensure minimum impact on the environment, famed here for its healing Arizona Vortex energy. Guests will also have access to a pool, hot tub and jacuzzi. This retreat is held throughout the year. From $1,100/5 days

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6-Day Sound Healing, Yoga & Aerial Yoga, Restore Retreat, Maui US

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In the lush surrounds of Maui on the northern shore of Hawaii, Heather and Donny have created a paradise in which yoga can be grounded or airborne, and healing sounds and music flow. In addition to two hours daily of yoga and aerial yoga (from securely suspended hammocks), you will have access to the pool, small gym and an infrared sauna. The shala is located at Black Swan Temple, an eco-sactuary surrounded by tropical jungle and wateralls over 2.5 acres (1 hectare). You may also explore beyond the grounds of this private estate with optional extra excursions: beaches, waterfalls, a bamboo forest or the Haleakala crater. From $2,229/6 days

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5-Day Relaxing Yoga Retreat in Los Angeles, California

Sivananda yoga at the only residential yoga retreat in Los Angeles (Photo via Book Yoga Retreats)

If you don’t have time for a pilgrimage to India, or even to head into the farflung corners of the US for a profound yoga experience, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center is the only residential yoga center in the heart of Los Angeles (the Jefferson Park neighborhood) and offers a deeply humbling, spiritual practice drawing on the foundations of classical yoga. Get back to yoga in its purest form, waking with dawn for satsang meditation and chanting, two yoga and pranayama breathing sessions, two vegetarian meals a day. There are additional yoga philosophy classes and an hour a day of karma yoga – selfless serving of the community under the guidance of Swami Sivasankariananda.  From $700/5 days

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2-Day Exclusive Introductory Health Retreat at YO1 Health Resort in Monticello, New York

YO1 Health Resort (Photo: BookYogaRetreats.com)

So you just don’t have a week  disconnect-to-reconnect time. That doesn’t mean you can’t pamper yourself for a weekend. This two-day mini retreat is just the reboot that you need, including yoga classes, massage, acupuncture, spa and sauna time, as well as Ayurvedic vegetarian meals and juices. There will be enough time for an enjoyable hike in the nearby Catskill Mountain trails, of which you will have a stunning view from the luxurious YO1 Health Resort accommodations.  From $700/2 days

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3-Day Backpacking and Hiking Holiday with Daily Yoga in Yosemite National Park, California

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Lasting Adventures presents the perfect opportunity to make friends, appreciate nature and set a new personal best in hiking, all in the space of an action-packed yet meditative weekend. From your first meeting point at the Tuolumne Meadows, your group will trek through picturesque hiking trails along the May Lake for some of the most stunning alpine scenery in the Yosemite High Country, including views of Half Dome, Cloud’s Rest, the Clark Range, and the Cathedral Range. All meals, camping and yoga equipemenet are provided: just unroll your mat and enjoy vinyasa flow as you take in one spectacular sunset after the next. You’ll already be on a yoga high by the time you reach the peak of Mount Hoffman with its breathtaking 360-degree viewing point of the entire park, with a final, well-earned restorative yoga session and dinner. From $1,475/3 days

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