Yoga and massage, what more do you need to get yourself a great and relaxing holiday? Alright, you can sit somewhere at a beach with a cocktail, but if you’d really like to be conscious and aware, and you’d like to work a bit on yourself, then these holidays will be something for you!
Within this article, I’m going to talk about retreats that have incorporated massage within their package. I got quite sick of always going on holiday and paying an extra 60 dollars for a one hour massage. Within these packages, you won’t have that additional cost as the massages are included! How wonderful is that? I picked out one retreat per continent, just so you have some options :).
Budget Yoga And Massage Retreat Nepal
Umbrella Healing Center (Prices start from US$ 350)
I’m still amazed by the price of this retreat, as it’s as low as US$ 350! Normally you’d get a package like this for a three-day retreat, but this one will last for 8 days! I still don’t know how they do it and they are probably worth a lot more than this. Anyway, if you are traveling on a budget, then this retreat might definitely be something for you!
The retreat will take place in Pokhara, probably one of the better-known places in Nepal. It’s quite a nice city, but getting very tourist orientated. Just like any other city in the world basically ;). Nevertheless, it’s a stunning city, with a big river, surrounded by mountains and quite some nature.
As this one is a city retreat, it might be a bit different than other retreats. When you are in a city, it’s a bit harder to really focus completely on yourself as you’ll want to do a lot of things. Therefore, make sure that you don’t forget why you are there and focus on that as well. Give yourself some time during the day to relax and unwind and put some time aside to do other fun things!
If you’d like to know more about this retreat, click here.
Yoga And Massage Retreat in Portugal
Chic Moove Studio (Prices start from US$ 646)
Alright, you must know by now that I’m a sucker for Portugal… This retreat is as well in a city. Chic Moove Studio will take place in Cascais, which is really near to Lisbon. The thing about city retreats is that it’s easy to get there as they don’t ask for a lot of additional ways of transport. Cascais is easily do-able within one hour from Lisbon Airport.
The retreat itself will be 5 days long and there are two types of massages included. One will be a Thai Yoga Massage. This is said to be yoga for the lazy people as the massage therapist will put you in poses and will make sure that you go really deep. I think it’s a great way to gain a deeper practice in addition to your regular yoga routine.
The other one will be a nice and relaxing massage. Which might also be good for all the yoga that you’ll be doing. A Thai Yoga massage is more focused on the body part of it while a relaxing massage is focused on, as the word itself says already, relaxation.
Another great thing about this retreat is that for the lowest available price, you’ll be getting a private room. Mostly when you look for budget retreats you’ll find that the lowest price often is the shared accommodation option.
For more information about this retreat, click here.
Yoga And Massage Retreat South Africa
Magalies Mountain Lodge (Prices start from US$ 935)
I’ve told you a lot already about some great yoga places and restaurants in the Pretoria area in SA. Now I’m glad to say to you that there is even a great yoga and massage retreat in Pretoria. Well, not really in the city center, but on the outskirts of the city.
What they have to offer is absolutely amazing for what the total price they are asking. Besides the daily yoga, you’ll also be offered 6 25-minutes spa-treatments and 3 full body massages.
In the afternoon you’ll be getting some free time off, making that you could go on excursions in the beautiful area. As the retreat is quite close to Pretoria, you can decide whether you go into the city or you can stay in the area and go on a hike. You’ve got the best of both worlds.
The retreat is high on demand as the price and the whole package is so good! Be sure to check it out!
Yoga And Massage Retreat USA
420 Yoga retreats (Prices start from US$ 1.950)
Alright, this retreat is for all the cannabis lovers out there. During this retreat, you’ll be going on a romantic weekend with your partner. The retreat is designed for two people and will last for three days. Hence the fact that the price is a bit higher. There will also be cannabis envolved, but not in the way that it’s just for fun, you’ll actually be going deeper while you are under the influence, just to break down all walls.
The retreat itself will be taking place in Manitou Springs, Colorado. There you’ll be staying in a mansion that will accommodate your stay there. You’ll be getting a room together with your partner and they’ll make sure there are a lot of couples sessions involved as well!
Are you ready to get a deeper connection with your partner? Enroll here!
Yoga And Massage Retreat New-Zealand
Bay of Islands Health Retreat (Prices start from US$ 635)
During this retreat, you’ll be staying in a luxury accommodation with a solar heated pool! This means of course that the best time to go is during spring or fall when the sun is still radiating some heat.
The owners try to tailor to every kind of food wishes you’d have. They are good at what they do and they truly want to offer you a holistic experience, meaning that they want to offer you guidance with whatever diet you’d like to follow.
And besides that, you can design your own retreat, choosing what you’d like to focus on! The retreat is focusing on quality, which means that there are limited rooms available, which makes it easy to grant you all your wishes. And that’s what they are aiming for!
Click here if you’d like to know more!
Yoga And Massage Retreat Costa Rica
Essence Arenal Wellness Center (Prices start from US$ 798)
And then, last but not least, a great retreat in the middle of Costa Rica. This retreat is located next to a lake, so make sure to bring your swimsuit to go for a dip in the amazing Laguna de Arenal!
Within this retreat, you can decide whether you go for the detox option. Meaning that instead of 3 meals per day, you’ll be going for 6 juices per day. This will be great for people who are looking for a complete body detox.
Together with a 60-minute massage, a mud wrap, and many other activities, you’ll be granted a full body detox in the rainforest of Costa Rica.
The retreat center has a great organic farm and a lot of their food will be produced from this garden. Which is amazing for all the permaculture lovers out there. You’ll be knowing where your food came from and it will be prepared with great care!
That’s about it for our yoga and massage retreats, I’m sure there must be something that really appealed to you! If not, let me know and I will have a look if I can find something that is great for you.
What is your favorite one?