1-8 October 2016
Join us on a luxury yoga retreat in Crete at a wonderful 5* hotel on the beach near charming Chania – Crete's prettiest town by the sea. Yoga by our beach, spa treatments, day trips to lovely fishing villages, and delicious meals. And evenings exploring Chania's gorgeous Venetian harbor and pedestrian old town. May and October are warm and sunny – the perfect weather for an off-season swim in the sea!
10-17 September 2016
17-24 September 2016
We've planned several more luxury yoga retreats in 2016 in beautiful Mykonos – Greece's most stunning island famous for its golden beaches, pristine sea, charming white-washed town and breathtaking sunsets. And the views from our outdoor yoga terrace are spectacular! Come discover the trendiest spot in Europe for a fantastic summer holiday and yoga retreat – all with personalized 5* service.
June & September 2017
Lots of sunshine, bright blue skies and warm summer weather – we’re off to Menorca in Spain for a sunny yoga retreat on the island's most heavenly beach. Menorca has a slow pace and a laid-back lifestyle with a true Spanish feel, and this little gem is full of natural beauties. Yoga by the sea, a luxury hotel, delicious Spanish tapas, boat trips to secluded beaches, pretty towns, spa treatments, and plenty of time to relax by the pool. No rules, no schedules!Spain Yoga Retreat More Info
9-16 October 2016
We're hosting another wonderful yoga retreat in Sicily, with trips to picturesque towns and pristine beaches, and plenty of time to relax at our 5* hotel. We'll practice yoga outdoors on our terrace with views out to sea, take bike rides along the coast, and have tasty Italian meals at the best restaurants in town. This yoga holiday is the perfect mix of 5* modern luxury and old-world Italian charm.
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It's summer all year-round on this yoga holiday in sunny Soma Bay, the most beautiful resort on the Red Sea, surrounded by long white sandy beaches and bright blue water. We'll be staying at the high-end Kempinski hotel, voted the best 5* hotel on the coast, with a world-renowned spa. Enjoy yoga classes by the beach, healthy meals, and plenty of time for sailing, snorkeling, or a stroll in the marina.
We're busy discovering new wonderful destinations for more yoga retreats, carefully handpicking the locations to provide a balance of luxury, beauty, culture, relaxation and entertainment. And of course beachtime! Check back with us soon for details of exact locations and dates, or contact us if you'd like to receive an email with that information.
Yoga is at the heart of our trips, but we also believe you deserve a real holiday. All our yoga classes and activities are optional, no rules on food and we enjoy wine with our meals. We discover new cultures and traditions, we welcome solo travelers, friends, couples, and have heartful conversations, moments of self-reflection, and lots of laughs.
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See what our guests are saying about our yoga holidays:
"A perfect balance between excellent yoga classes and a fun holiday with a great group of people. Beautiful location, perfect organization, relaxing days at the beach and evenings out at delicious restaurants. Laura makes everyone feel comfortable and part of the group, and Holly’s yoga classes by the sea were wonderful. I want to go back!" Marina, Milano
"What an amazing holiday we had! Well done to Laura for organizing such a fabulous time and obviously thank you to Sarah for being such a super yoga teacher! What a star! I really haven't enjoyed a holiday so much for a long time. The company was excellent as was the hotel, food and enjoyable yoga." Kay, Wales
"A great holiday – yoga, hotel and setting were all excellent, but most important in making this a special experience were Laura and Holly. Laura has an intimate knowledge of Mykonos and organized restaurants, beach trips etc. with a personal touch. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done without fuss. She has a knack of being well organized but making everyone feel thoroughly relaxed." Bernard, Amsterdam
"Believing that you can't get too much of a good thing, I booked my second yoga escapes holiday - this time in Crete. Bracketed by active yoga in the morning and a quieting, contemplative yin practice in the evening, our days were marked by kingly breakfasts, indulgent spa treatments, sunbathing by the azure Aegean, an excursion to a beautiful nearby beach, shopping in town and toothsome dinners. Just as wonderful was the cameraderie that blossomed among us vacationers. Hailing from all over the world, we found more commonalities than differences. We'll remember the funny moments, the moments of connection, the moments of genuine warmth. We were sad to say goodbye, but cheered to know that for one special week, we lived in a fairyland of relaxation, peace, pampering and friendship. Sincere thanks to the superlative Laura and our exceptional teacher, Sarah, for this gift. I can't wait for my next luxury yoga escape!" Lynne, Washington D.C.
"The best part of the day was our restorative yoga classes at sunset by the sea. I've never felt so peaceful, calm and grounded. My hectic life back home seemed miles away and I could finally breathe, but really breathe, with a completely new perspective on life. Thank you for a wonderful yoga retreat and for opening up those feelings again." Mark, New York
"This is exactly what we were looking for – a yoga retreat where we felt all the great benefits of yoga but did not have to give up everything else, this was not your typical yoga retreat in a secluded place, instead we could enjoy all the things we like when on holiday, with the incredible feeling from practicing yoga every day, especially near the sea. We loved going around the town and discovering a different beach each day, it was nice to try out different restaurants and had some great meals and wine.The perfect way to include yoga into a real holiday." Alex, Paris
"The accommodations were spectacular; the yoga was both physically challenging and spiritually uplifting, the outings and food were top-notch, but what was most impressive about our group is that we were so open with each other about our lives. Being on vacation will do that to you, but there also has to be a certain good chemistry that can't be legislated. This was truly a moment in time that we won't forget. Laura, you are doing more than running a business. You are creating communities of like-minded people from all over the world. We come together for a week of fun and yoga practice and emerge a bonded, loving band of friends. This is something extraordinary." Lynne, Washington D.C.
"We have safely landed back in Canada and are trying to cope with the time change and learning to do without our daily prosecco, pastries for breakfast, gelato for lunch and of course the delicious pasta and pizza for dinner. What a wonderful week, I miss our yoga classes, I need Sarah here to remind me to relax and enjoy the moment and of course dab me with lavender! It was so great meeting all of you, miss you guys, hopefully we can all meet up in Greece next year! Laura you organized a wonderful trip!!" Kim, Toronto
"These few words to tell you that I enjoyed every minute of this stay with you in Sicily and that I miss you! I look forward to our next retreat!" Béné, Geneva
"Thank you very much for the great time you created for us. I really enjoyed the beautiful places you chose for us and the great yoga classes we could practice with Holly. It was a very special experience to practice yoga on the little wood trace with the beauty of the view of the sea. Being back in the city - in the noise with cars, telephone and all the requests of clients and business partners at the same time, I can now breathe and remember this beauty and peaceful view in my eyes." Simone, Berlin
"I was a little hesitant to go on my own but as soon as I arrived I immediately felt the warmth of the group, there were people from all over with different backgrounds and reasons for coming to our yoga retreat, it was so comforting to go through this experience with them, yoga does something magical to you, and this yoga retreat did something magical to me." Stefanie, Toronto
"The yoga holiday was a great experience and treat for my big birthday. The small group made it even more special, so you were able to get to know each other more easily. Holly was a great teacher, I want to have her set up a daily program for me. She was good about offering alternatives for each person. And I really enjoyed all of the restaurants, and eating as a group was really nice. Laura was very conscientious to try and please all clients which I appreciated." Meg, London
"A big thank you for organizing the yoga retreat so brilliantly. It was like arriving with a ready made group of friends, all such lovely people and a real fun way to start our holiday." Gavin, London
"We were privileged to have Holly as our yoga teacher – she made it challenging but was tuned in to each individual and was always there to correct and encourage. Holly also has a lovely manner and lessons had a good balance of learning, focus and some fun." Majella, Amsterdam
"We were led by a fantastic strong yet gentle and gracious teacher – Holly. We left all our worries behind and found ourselves in the very capable hands of our worldly knowledgeable Caprice dancing captain – Laura – well versed in the lay of the land of Mykonos and made all appear so seamless. This is not an easy task! The yoga, the dinners, the hotel, the group were all perfection! I thank you with all the love in my heart. To the group - you all are so unique and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to spend a week in paradise with all of you. My heart is full with you all." Ilene, New York
"I’m now home after spending the last couple of days relaxing even further! I had to enter the plane horizontal on a stretcher – I was so laid back I couldn’t stand… I have many great memories of all of us holidaying together. Laura, It appears that your work in conceiving, planning and organizing the trip was outstanding, as was your continuous presence and availability during the trip. I always felt in safe hands. You managed to combine your work and being with the group at the same time and seemingly effortlessly. Holly’s work was amazing! and very enjoyable, I feel I have significantly moved forward in my practice. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday!" Susan, London
"I must say that it was a great yoga holiday. You people were all great, and I felt I have known you for years. Laura, you did a great job making sure every one was happy. Holly, you are a great teacher, you managed to give us the confidence to do all the hard poses. I must also say that you have a great soothing voice which added something special about the practice. I did mention this once and everybody agreed, so taking up singing on the side might be a good idea!" Hanna, Amman
"I had an amazing yoga holiday with all of you and feel relaxed and refreshed! Thanks for all the arrangements Laura everything was perfect. The hotel was beautiful, the beaches gorgeous, all food was delicious and you took us to a great variety of places including the Shirley Valentine restaurant! I proved all my friends wrong and managed to come home and not stay in Greece as they were all calling me Shirley! The yoga was great Holly - I can't believe all the poses that you managed to get me to do - crow, headstand etc. It was so lovely to meet everyone and hope we keep in touch!' Alison, London
'Thanks Laura and Holly for a fantastic week in Mykonos. I've been on yoga holidays before but my week with Yoga Escapes was the first one to strike the right balance of uplifting and restoring yoga mixed with fun evenings and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. I'll certainly be back.' Jules, London
"This is the perfect escape when you still need a little summer sunshine to keep you going in October! Practicing yoga outside by the sea was really a special treat, everything was arranged to perfection, thank you for making me feel so good again." Laura, Dublin
"A real luxury and exactly what I needed right now in my life, I feel like I’ve had a week-long full body yoga massage! This is a yoga retreat with a difference. Thank you for the wonderful yoga classes, the gorgeous hotel, the delicious dinners, and all your planning and attention – what a fantastic experience." Kate, Cape Town
"A perfect balance between excellent yoga and a fun holiday with a great group."
We'll show you the hidden gems of the area, take you to the most delicious restaurants, and organize day trips to beautiful beaches and towns.
Our groups are small and we have two Yoga Escapes reps at every location. Our yoga teachers are of the highest level from top yoga studios in London, and no one feels guilty for sleeping in or spending time on their own.
Our yoga retreats are held at 5* hotels with a private beach, luxury spa, seaview rooms and full buffet breakfast.
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