At the moment times are a bit uncertain if we are able to travel or if we would even want to be in a big group of people. Therefore at The Yogi Life For Me, we’ve been looking at some great retreats that offer you a full refund after cancellation!

It’s not just that traveling is a bit tricky at the moment, things might happen to you personally. And we all know how expensive a full-on travel insurance cost. Let’s have a look at some great American retreats that you can easily cancel.

Yoga Retreats with Full Refund USA

Yoga Retreat in Texas

Belle Oaks Inn (Prices start from US$ 400)
June and July

This retreat is a great one if you’d like to escape for the weekend. In June and July, they are offering every other weekend a 3-day retreat.

The program itself will be quite full. But of course, it will all be with enriching and relaxing activities. You’ll be meditating, doing yoga and even a cooking class will be offered.

The accommodation itself is absolutely stunning. If you’ve ever dreamed of sleeping in a piece of history then there’s nothing better than to sleep in an old colonial house. Of course, it had a couple of updates like AC to keep you fresh during the hot Texan summer days.

And during the free time you have, you can always choose to get a tan at the pool or have a swim in it. The pool itself has also been designed in such a way that it really fits with this place.

If you decide last-minute not to participate at this retreat, you have up until 24 hours before the retreat starts to cancel completely free. You will get your money back up until the last penny.

Well, the only money you might not see back is the transfer costs on your credit card, but in general, they aren’t that high. At least those costs will be a lot cheaper than getting travel insurance.


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Yoga and Vegan Cooking Retreat in Michigan

The Fishbowl (Prices start from US$ 759)
September 21st – 25th 2020

If you’d rather like to go on a retreat in Michigan than the Fishbowl is your cup of tea. Quite literally as you’ll learn more about vegan food and drinks during this one.

During a 5-day retreat you’ll be bathed into yoga and healthy food. They are also offering 2 to 3 group cooking class where you’ll learn some amazing recipes. If you’d like to know how to make your own vegan cheese, you’ll learn it right here!

The retreat center is nicely located and there’s also a beach nearby. So don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and beach towels to relax during your free time near the ocean.

If you don’t want to spend time in a big group, this is something you don’t have to be worried about either. The maximum number of participants are 8. So you’ll have a great time to bond with your fellow retreaters.

Full refund possible four days prior to your arrival.

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Yoga and Detox Retreat in Florida

Zen Den Yoga School and Retreats (Prices start from US$ 2,150)
Available all-year-round

I’ve written a thing or two about detox and detox retreats here. So if you’d like a wider range of options for a detox retreat, have a look! But make sure you read the information about this one first, it might be your dream retreat already!

For 15 days long you’ll emerge into the ins and outs of detoxing. The retreat organizers will guide you in how food can change some everyday discomforts you’ve been experiencing. You’ll learn more about vegan and non-GMO foods, how to detox, and more.

The detox process will be supported as well by yoga and meditation. This will give you a deeper insight into your mind and will make you more aware of your body. This will be a great aid and you’ll be in good hands with Ira and Valerie.

A full refund is available up until 30 days prior to your booking.

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Yoga As Medicine Retreat in Pennsylvania

Himalayan Institute (Prices start from US$ 279)
July 31st – August 2nd
November 6th – 8th

We all know that yoga can help you with a lot of ailments like bloating or neck pain, and in this retreat, you’ll learn more about why it can help you. Dr. Oswald will give you a lecture about movement and its effect on our mind and body during this retreat.

And of course, you’ll be doing a lot of healing movements yourself, to put into practice what you’ve learned. There won’t only be yoga, but you’ll also be doing Tai Chi, forest bathing, self-massage, and much more. Be sure to check it out.

The Himalayan Institute is a non-profit organisation that is focused on awareness within people. They offer a lot of programs and this retreat is just one of them. You can decide if you’d like to stay at the institute or you can also book something yourself off-campus if you’d like to have more space and privacy. It’s all up to you :).

A full refund is available up until 30 days prior to your booking.

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Writing and Yoga Retreat in Massachussets

The Seaward (Prices start from US$ 599)
July 10th – 13th
July 24th – 27th
September 25th – 28th

Are you ready to find out how your yoga practice and your writing skills might benefit from each other? Let’s find it out at this retreat!

During this 4-day retreat you’ll be getting al to of workshops and time to write, but you’ll also be participating in some gentle yoga and meditation. Yoga itself might stimulate your writing process as yoga itself is a tool for reflection.

And as your brain in slowing down and getting clearer from all those thoughts you’d normally have, creativity can flow generously.

This retreat isn’t just for people who already write. Anyone who’d like to put their experience onto paper can join. The journey inwards is probably the best trip you’ll ever have and why not write it down for yourself or others to read?

The cancelation process for this retreat is quite generous. They offer a full refund up until 1 day before your arrival.

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That’s about it for some amazing retreats that give a full refund if you decide not to come after all. Because we all know that life can be unexpected and it would be a shame to lose money because of something we can’t control.

Which is your favourite? Let me know in the Comment Section down below!

Nama-stay wonderful!

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Nuttanee

    Thank you so much for sharing all these 5 yoga retreats. I have been looking to get away and clear my mind at the yoga retreat after this global pandemic is over. But just in case I love that I have the option that I can cancel and get the full refunds. You never know the second wave might come like they speculated. 

    I live in NYC so the Yoga as a medicine will be ideal for me. Thanks for the review and stay safe! 

    1. Virendra

      Hi Nuttanee, yoga as a medicine sounds very good and it’s just a weekend, so easy to fit into your schedule!

  2. evans

    quite an interesting review you have here on the five yoga retreats with a full refund when you cancel.. having a yoga retreat helps you in several ways,Yoga being  a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India helps you focus on what you literally find difficult to focus on and attain.. it is necessary that at a point or another you should get two take a good yoga retreat

    1. Virendra

      Thank you Evans 🙂

  3. Imelda

    Hello and thank you for that information,

    Oddly enough my partner and I were discussing Yoga retreats so reading this has definitely given me food for thought and an ability to perhaps book something without wondering if I would get a refund or not.

    There are lots of different ideas in here some of which I had not even thought about in various areas of America. Hopefully we will be able to fly soon so this information will be really good for me coming from the UK.

    Thank you again for this timely article.

    1. Virendra

      Oh I really hope you’ll be able to travel soon again Imelda. If not, I’ll be on the lookout for some retreats in the UK for you :).

      But for now, be safe!

  4. Darnell Yeldon

    Great information!! I have never did yoga but it already seems peaceful and great for the body but a yoga retreat seem like it would be paradise, so I really don’t see any reason to cancel unless it’s personal. I now know yoga retreats are all over the world and it’s different kinds of yoga retreats like, Yoga and Vegan Cooking Retreat in Michigan and Yoga and Detox Retreat in Florida. 

    1. Virendra

      Well Darnell, at the moment it’s all a bit crazy with the coronavirus. Meaning that at some point you might need to cancel because of flights not going or other reasons. I’m glad to hear that you’d only cancel because of personal reasons though :). 

  5. majam97


    this is quite useful information! some really good options you presented here! unfortunatelly I am not able to go to these events at the moment, but this looks like a great experience and a very enjoyable way to spend some time and learn more about yourself as well as meeting new people with similar interests! 🙂 i like the option with yoga and writing, i think that can be very helpful for writers and artists. 

    Anyway, yoga is always a good choice and the best thing you can do for your body and mind! It surely improves your life in many ways! 

    thank you for this review! 🙂

    1. Virendra

      Too bad you can’t go just yet, but keep in mind that some of these retreats are available all-year-round, so there’s enough time to plan in the future!

  6. Jomata

    Hello there,  thank you for this very detailed and informative post,  with the way the world is right now, everybody is skeptical about planning travels and retreets seeing that things can just go on the negative and the causing one to loose money and peace, I really find this very helpful it’s gives a sense of security that your money Is not on the fence but in your control at anytime,  and personally I think the september Yoga and Vegan Cooking Retreat in Michigan will be just perfect for me an my family.  Thanks for sharing.

    1. Virendra

      Enjoy the yoga and cooking retreat Jomate :), and come back to us to tell us all about it!

  7. Sheddy Ovb

    Heloo there, q big thanks to you for sharing this insightful and informative post  on yoga retreat… Anyways I actually stumbled on this site which is very interesting, I must confess it’s filled with so much quality and useful contents which is really going to be helpful and useful when considering choosing a yoga retreat. Nice one

    1. Virendra

      Thank you for your comment Sheddy! 

  8. edahnewton1

    Hey nice article you have, your thoughts are indeed invaluable. I was researching online on best Yoga retreat platform, I was directed to this article. Having gone through the features of various Yoga retreat, I am convinced that Yoga and Vegan Cooking Retreat in Michigan, will be an awesome experience for me and my family, considering the fact that my wife will learn how to make home-made vegan cheese

    1. Virendra

      Well Edah, don’t forget that you’ll also learn how to make vegan cheese on the retreat ;). Have a great time!

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