Ayurveda and Yoga often go hand in hand. This is because of the similarities between Yogic Science and Ayurvedic Science.
And they are a nice addition to each other. Yoga begins where Ayurveda stops, and vice versa.
While yoga often focuses on the body and mind, Ayurveda concentrates on what you feed your body and mind. So, while Ayurveda is a lot about eating the right foods, Yoga is about doing the right movements. But all to make sure we keep ourselves healthy.
This makes it quite obvious that there are quite a lot of retreats that are focused on yoga and ayurveda.
However, they are often quite expensive. That’s why I made a selection for you. The next retreats are quite cheap, for what they offer. So make sure to check them out!
And after reading the article, if you have any questions, make sure you ask them in the comment section down below!
Ayurvedic Yoga Retreat Marrakech
This retreat isn’t your typical Ayurvedic yoga retreat. The retreat leader Khalid Boukhima has combined Ayurveda with Oriental medicine. Which he says are very similar to each other.
These influences you’ll find back in your food and your treatments. Which are actually all included.
Well, don’t expect a massage every single hour, of course. For a full list of what sessions are available you should take a look in the link down below.
The retreat itself will last for 6 days and 5 nights. And there are a lot of things included within this price.
So if you do think this price is a bit too much for a budget retreat, please be aware that you are going on wellness retreat. They are in general a bit more expensive. Often these retreats get booked for over a thousand of dollars!
The accommodation where you’ll be staying is probably what you’d expect of a typical Moroccan house in the country side. Which has its ups and downs of course.
One thing people kept on mentioning is the lack of heat in the winter times.
Which is also a bit to be expected. People used to sleep under a lot of blankets or just in one room as central heating in these areas just don’t exist.
Now that you know, you are aware that you should probably bring some extra clothing during your stay (if you are planning to go in the winter).
Ayurveda and yoga retreat in sintra
Prices start from US$ 800
Multiple Dates Available All-Year-Round
No too far away from Morocco, you’ll find this retreat. Sintra is a beautiful place in Portugal which possesses a lot of (hidden) spiritual powers! Just for this reason it would already be a blast to go here and be in this area. But you are here to talk about a retreat! So that’s what we’ll do!
This retreat has quite some things to offer. All meals are included at this retreat and especially the dinners are focused on Ayurvedic food.
Besides that, you’ll be getting a yoga session every evening. And in the morning it depends a little bit. You’ll get a morning session every day, of course, but they differ. It can be a pranayama session, or a meditation, etc.
another great addition, you’ll be getting 2 massages and an ayurvedic treatment!
The reviews on this retreat are really amazing! People really love coming here and very often you read that they just wanted to stay a longer time. Any negative criticism is very small and nit-picky. Nothing bad really, just small little things to improve even more.
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Sivananda Yoga Retreat Bahamas
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
Prices start from US$ 800
Dates available All-Year-Round
Alright, this one will take place in an Ashram. Meaning that this isn’t the most Ayurvedic retreat, but their food is all about finding the balance inside your body. As this is a yoga ashram, and they are there to support your yoga practice. Which can only be done if you are embracing the holistic approach.
This retreat is on The Bahamas, so expect good weather almost all-year-round. So, it doesn’t really matter which time of year you’ll be going.
Normally an ashram is quite strict when it comes down to a steady program, but this one looks a little bit looser. Not that there isn’t a program, but very often in an ashram there’s a steady bed time.
They do mention that to support to others, it’s recommended to be silent from 10 PM on. Especially because the program starts early in the morning.
But I can imagine that you’ll be able to find a place where you won’t disturb anyone with a bit of talking.
The price is quite alright for the things they offer you. Although, it also has to be said that there are many types of accommodation.
The more comfort and luxury you want, the more expensive it will be. And it can go up to a couple of thousands of dollars. So, it can get pricey if you are looking for a complete deluxe program. Make sure you check the prices before booking.
And also, an Ashram is more or less a sacred space. Therefore, they are more strict when it comes down to alcohol or other substances. Just leave it all at home. Unless it’s medical, then maybe you can ask them before arrival if it’s alright. But even tobacco isn’t allowed on the premises.
That was it again for another article. It was a blast writing this one and I hope there’s something in it for you!
If not, please let me know in the comment section down below! I’m always open to find the perfect yoga retreat for you!
If you did find the retreat that fits you. Don’t hesitate to let us know how your experience was!
These retreats are available all year round, so make sure you tell others about your trip.