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Start the New Year Off Right with These Yoga Retreats

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By Sonja Bolger

Start the New Year Off Right with These Yoga Retreats

There’s no better time to reflect and reassess our path in life than just when a new year begins. Swap the holiday season for a calm and relaxing vacation and build healthy new habits to see you through the year ahead. Attending a yoga retreat is the perfect way to start 2018 off on the right foot!

As well as New Year retreats, there are plenty of retreats on offer early in the New Year, so you can see out the past year however you like and then escape with a yoga retreat that will set you up for the year to come.

We’ve pulled together some great retreats at the beginning of 2018, all over the world.

It’s Time to Disconnect to Reconnect: A New Years Yoga Retreat, Watsonville, CA, United States

Jan 19 – 21, 2018

Deepen your yoga practice and set your intentions for the new year at this Californian mountain escape. Reconnect with yourself on this weekend escape, and use the power of sound, movement, and meditation to help you achieve your goals for the year ahead.

Hold your breath & Dive into yourself, Tulum, Mexico

Jan 5 – 8, 2018

Experience the unique combination of yoga and freediving on this retreat in Tulum, Mexico. Join a small group in learning yoga techniques that help with freediving, and allow you to enter a meditative state while in a swimming pool. The next day you’ll freedive in one of the most amazing Cenotes in Tulum. This 3-day retreat will be full of new experiences that will set you up for an adventurous 2018!

Jan 15 – 21, 2018

Cleanse your mind, body, and soul on this juice detox retreat amongst a beautiful natural valley known for its volcanic properties. Nourish yourself with special juices and tonics, vegan soup and local and organic fresh fruit, while practicing yoga. Let go of the old and make space for the new!

A Women’s Winter Weekend Yoga Retreat in Western Massachusetts

Jan 13 – 15, 2018

Take Carolyn up on her invitation to connect with other women, deepen your yoga practice and slow down after what is usually a hectic end to the year. The weekend will involve practicing gentle restorative yoga, engaging in mindfulness exercises and journaling.

Sounds Like Heaven Yoga Retreat, Tulum, Mexico

Jan 8 – 13, 2018

Journey to this private beachfront estate in Mexico for a retreat involving yoga and meditation to the sounds of the ocean and the live music of the African Harp. Watch breathtaking sunrises over the ocean and sunsets over the jungle, enjoy gourmet meals prepared by the chef and take part in a kayaking excursion along the coast.

7 Days “Happy Life” Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Kerala, India

Jan 14 – 20, 2018

Work to achieve a peaceful, happy and efficient life at this seven-day retreat in the stunning Hinterland Village resort in Kerala, India. Learn to manage stress in a holistic, yogic, way. All levels of yoga practitioners will be able to experience “the happy life” in this natural environment and leave having advanced their practice.

Weekend Immersion at Stunning Oregon Coast Farmhouse, Nehalem, OR, United States

Jan 13 – 15, 2018

Harness the energy of winter on this weekend retreat in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Classes and workshops will benefit all levels of yoga practitioners, and in between, you can explore the area or warm yourself next to the wood stove fireplace.

V.I.P. Eco-Adventure Magical Wellness Retreat, Costa Rica

Jan 1 – 6, 2018

Fall in love with yourself and life on this eco-adventure and wellness retreat held in Costa Rica at the start of the new year. As well as yoga and meditation sessions you can enjoy natural hot springs, mud baths, rafting, zip lining, spa treatments, and so much more at the Blue River Resort. What a way to start the year!

8 Days Of Yoga, Adventure And Inspiration In Paradise, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Jan 6 – 13, 2018

Get ready for the next year of your life in the Mexican Riveria, on this relaxing and recharging yoga retreat. Wake up with energizing morning yoga classes, and wind down the day with restorative sunset classes. In between, you’ll experience the delights of the Mexican Riveria with snorkeling trips, jungle hikes, SUP yoga and more.

7 Day Boutique Yoga Holiday in Goa, India (7 January-13 January), Goa, India

Jan 7 – 13, 2018

Release the tension of 2017 and restart your system in Goa, India. Clear away negative energy and bad habits and get ready for the year ahead with yoga practice, and exciting excursions around Goa.

Living Foods, Aerial Yoga Play, and Sound Healing in Maui, Hawaii

Jan 17 – 21, 2018

Begin 2018 on the tropical north shore of Maui. Vacation in paradise while empowering yourself to live at your highest level. Enjoy fresh organic food, yoga practice, aerial yoga play, and sound healing sessions. Set intentions and take part in a sound healing ceremony. Learn how to make raw food through hands-on classes, and set yourself up for the year to come.

Align-and-Shine New Year Retreat with Sarah & Lisa, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Jan 6 – 12, 2018

Have a world-class experience in the lush jungle on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Yoga practice will take place in an open-air pavilion surrounded by nature and ocean views. New Year is the time to pause, reflect, and realign. Cultivate your own life and take power over it, with the help of your instructors and this magical place in Costa Rica.

The Todos Santos Retreat in Baja, Todos Santos, Mexico

Jan 7 – 13, 2018

This desert seaside oasis is the perfect place to revitalize your body and balance your mind. Todos Santos is a creative hub amongst stunning natural treasure that you can take advantage of during this yearly women’s retreat. As well as daily yoga, you’ll be able to experience the vibrant local culture and savor regional cuisine.

Mexico Couples Yoga Retreat, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Jan 10 – 15, 2018

Put the focus on your relationship in 2018 with this couples retreat in Mexico. This intimate retreat will help couples explore creative ways to develop sensitivity and mutual support in their relationship. Yoga practice will take place individually and as a couple, finding creative and effortless ways to stretch and share rejuvenating practices.

These retreats are just a few of the options that will have you feeling revitalized and taking to the year ahead with mindfulness! Check out more WeTravel trips in our marketplace!

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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. Sonja is WeTravel's Blog Editor.