How to afford a yoga retreat

Affordable Yoga Retreats in California

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By Lucy Pearson

Affordable Yoga Retreats in California

When it comes to all things yoga; there’s no doubt it’s a booming business. From the latest tights to the crème de la crème of yoga mats, gone are the days when practicing yoga simply meant downward-dogging, without any of the must-have accessories to go with it.

And for yogis wanting to partake in an all-inclusive yoga retreat that will benefit their body, mind, and soul, the fees are often out of reach for anyone not bringing home a significant salary.

However, there are affordable options out there; it’s simply a case of finding them. With that in mind, we’ve curated some of the most affordable yoga retreats that California has to offer. For anyone based in the Sunshine State, here are our top yoga retreats that won’t break the bank.

5 Affordable Yoga Retreats in California

Witchy Yoga Weekend: Oct 27 – 29, 2017

Spend Halloween in a different way this year, practicing yoga a small group setting in Livermore, California. Gather for organic home cooked meals and evening rituals with an intimate group setting. Get back to nature on local hiking trails and relax in the hot tub when you return to the eclectically decorated ranch house.

This affordable yoga retreat in California starts from just $400 for the whole weekend of BYO camping, with prices increasing based on the type of accommodation you’d prefer, up to your own private cabin. The amount of choice means there’s something for every budget, including joining in for just one day!

Yoga and Meditation Retreat Northern California: Nov 17 – 19, 2017

The Earthrise Retreat Centre 30 miles north of San Francisco is a stunning location for this affordable yoga retreat in California, with prices from $549. Set in 194 acres of rolling hills and with a meditative labyrinth made of river stones, it’s the perfect place to nourish your mind, body, and soul before the busy holiday period. 

Yoga classes will be led by Christie Pitko and are suitable for all levels, plus there are guided meditations and a Mala meditation workshop. Spend your free time hiking or relaxing in the hot tub with views over Sonoma County and enjoy delicious vegetarian meals with the group. 

Sierra Hot Springs Yoga Retreat: Apr 27 – 29, 2018

Enjoy a weekend of renewal and relaxation at the Sierra Hot Springs Resort and Retreat Centre in April 2018. With an early bird discount of $399 until January 29, 2018, this is one of our most affordable yoga retreats in California! Morning meditations and yoga classes will be followed by a delicious breakfast prepared by talented chefs, who will also prepare your lunch and dinner.

Between meals, you can make use of the invigorating hot springs and sauna, or walk through the enchanted forest. You’ll be accommodated in the rustic, historic lodge, or you can bring your own tent and camp outside underneath the stars.

Yoga & Meditation Escape Weekend Retreat: Apr 20 – 22, 2018

This budget-friendly Californian yoga retreat is located in the deep within the lush redwoods of Santa Cruz mountains. Join Jerry Givens for a weekend of finding your calm and steady center, healing, and grounding your energy. From $495 (the early bird price until Dec 31), you’ll be accommodated within the Land of Medicine Buddha, an environmentally conscious meditation, and retreat center. 

Apart from inspiring yoga sessions and guided meditations, you’ll be given the opportunity to explore some of the trails through the nearby coastal foothills and redwood forest. 

Spring 2018 Yoga Camp!: May 25 – 28, 2018

Join Rachel Rajput and Left Coast Teachers for this 4-day weekend yoga retreat just 90 minutes from San Francisco and the East Bay that will make you feel like you’re back at camp, except even better! Camp Double Bear is a private camp situated on 100 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and everyone, including kids, are welcome to this affordable Memorial Day weekend retreat, with prices from $400.

You’ll be led through twice daily yoga and meditation sessions, hiking, birdwatching, and arts and crafts. Join the rest of the camp at the campfire for smores and a drum circle, or jump in the hot tub under the stars. Accommodation is camping, however you like! Bring a tent or trailer, or rest under the large sleeping yurt if you want to be more indoors.

These are just a sample of the affordable yoga retreats in California on offer this year. There are all sorts of alternative experiences available for varying budgets, so if you’re dreaming of a yoga retreat in sunny California, then there’ll on WeTravel for you.

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Lucy Pearson

Article by Lucy Pearson

Lucy is a certified bookworm and qualified yoga teacher with a thirst for adventure. Originally from London; she currently lives in Sydney, and writes about books, travel and life down under on her blog, The Unlikely Bookworm.