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Affordable Yoga Retreats in Europe

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By Sonja Bolger

Affordable Yoga Retreats in Europe

With our busy lives today it’s harder than ever to find a moment to reflect and to just be you. Yoga retreats are an opportunity to calm the mind and nourish the soul, but they shouldn’t empty your bank account in the process. However, for every problem, there is a solution. In this case, it comes in the form of these six affordable yoga retreats in Europe. There’s a little something for every type of yoga practitioner and every type of budget.

Whether you want to relax on the beach or hike in the mountains in between yoga and meditation sessions, these budget-friendly yoga retreats in Europe will fuel your spiritual journey without sending you home broke. And the best part? Cheap yoga retreats don’t have to mean any less luxury. Check out the affordable yoga retreats in Europe below to see how you can go on a luxurious yoga retreat that’s easy on the wallet!

6 Affordable Yoga Retreats in Europe

Yoga Adventure in Crete, Greece – $1250

Why have just one type of yoga retreat experience when you can have two? This yoga adventure in Crete takes affordable yoga retreats in Europe to the next level from May 4th to the 15th this year. Enjoy a rustic and authentic Greek adventure in a stunning mountainside retreat for the first half of your stay, then follow it up with an indulgent, luxury experience in oceanside accommodation. Rigorous morning yoga practice and restorative afternoon sessions in both destinations are interspersed with beach excursions, hiking, and visits to Europe’s oldest city. Costs for attending one part of this Greek yoga experience start at just $1250, but why not get the best of both worlds?

Pilates and Mindfulness Retreat in Lefkada, Greece – $1050

Greece is a popular destination for affordable yoga retreats in Europe, and this relaxation focused retreat gives you the opportunity to get away from it all on a Greek Island without breaking the bank. From just $1050 you can spend seven nights from June 21 to the 28th in luxury accommodation on the beautiful island of Lefkada in the Ionian sea near to Corfu. Practice daily Pilates by the pool and mindfulness sessions in the late afternoon on an island that offers striking mountains, crystal clear waters, and sandy beaches. Entertain yourself in between practice with adventure activities including paddle boarding, snorkeling, sailing, and beach visits, or just take the opportunity to get away from it all and relax in mind and body. And when you’re feeling peckish there’ll be visits to nearby tavernas to taste the local delights and all other meals are included in this budget friendly Greek retreat.

Vedic yoga, kirtan, and mantra, in undiscovered Crete, Greece – €940

Find what you’re seeking spiritually at this peaceful retreat in Crete this summer. Treat yourself from June 3rd to the 10th at this budget friendly yoga retreat from just €940 at the early bird price. This experience promises to nurture your soul and calm your mind, something we could all use a little more of! You’ll be accommodated in a beautiful natural habitat, with stone and wood accommodation studios amongst the trees. Follow your own spiritual needs and choose to watch the sunrise, practice yoga near the sea, go trekking in the gorge nearby or relax at the beach just 500 meters away. Traditional food is provided for you to prepare breakfast in your studio, and for other meals, you can visit taverns nearby for the best Cretan food on the island.

Italy Retreat with Joanna Ross-Tash & Aditi Shah in Umbertide, Province of Perugia, Italy – $1650

But affordable yoga retreats in Europe aren’t just in Greece, as this Italian experience makes clear. Wake up at Villa Castellaro to the dawn chorus and enjoy the peaceful silence in the day, broken only by birds and cow bells in the valley. This impressive 35-acre property is set amongst large open fields of rosemary and lavender, and over 120 old olive trees. From July 29th to August 4th and from $1650 you can practice yoga and meditation at your own leisure in the Italian countryside. This affordable European yoga retreat includes various styles of yoga classes, your accommodation in an Italian villa, and meals prepared by an excellent chef. Take part in local activities of your own choosing, like wine tasting or cooking classes, sample the delights of local restaurants in the nearby historic hill towns, or cool off in the 60-foot pool.

Ground – Expand – Connect: A Pilates & Yoga Retreat in Monte Velho, Portugal – $1700

Budget friendly yoga retreats in Europe can found in all sorts of unexpected places, like this one on the top of a mountain in Portugal. From June 18th to June 24th you can appreciate the natural beauty of Portugal in a mountain environment with sea views beyond at this Eco Retreat Centre, for the price of $1700. Connect to your roots and empower yourself through pilates and daily yoga practice with two teachers at Monte Velho. Enjoy stunning views and peaceful spaces, with all meals provided. But remember, yoga retreats aren’t just about yoga when you have activities available like hiking, horseback riding, surfing, massage, music and more.

June Lucia Yoga Retreat Nature & Hiking in Andalucía, España – €795

What list of cheap yoga retreats in Europe would be complete without an option in Spain? The Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema is a forested green oasis above the rest of sunbaked Andalucía. It’s near typical whitewashed Andalucían villages in some of the prettiest mountain scenery in Spain, and according to the BBC, it’s the best place to hike in Andalucía. You’ll be able to practice yoga to your heart’s content with an array of instructors up to four times a day from June 25th to the 30th. When you’re not improving your well-being with yoga, hike the narrow pass between the Andalucían villages and cool off in one of the multiple outdoor pools with mountain views, before filling up on local organic vegetarian dishes cooked for your and included in the €795 cost of your stay.

These are only a sample of the affordable yoga retreats that are available for you this year. These and many other cheap yoga retreats in Europe provide great value for money in accommodation, fun activities, mouth watering sustenance, relaxation and a chance to improve your wellbeing. So what are you waiting for, join a summer yoga retreat in Europe with WeTravel today!

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Sonja Bolger

Article by Sonja Bolger

Sonja is a perpetual expat who has finally settled in Edinburgh Scotland, after living in 5 other countries. When not exploring new places and seeking new adventures she can usually be found in a cafe, writing about her expat and travel adventures on her blog, Migrating Miss.