The Best International Yoga Retreats 2020

This post was originally published on Yovada Life by Kelly Fielding

Here is the list of the most popular trending yoga retreats around the world for 2020, the ones that are part of the travelling yogi community.

Retreats like Detox, Ayurveda, Spa, Healing, Yoga, Meditation, Fitness and more. Hot spots like South East Asia feature, with emerging locations such as Portugal and Sri Lanka making a splash.

Costa Rica remains the top destination in 2020 for yoga retreats abroad. The mix of jungle and beach, nature on show at large and the beautiful climate. January to April is the busiest time of year here and there is one center that stands out for it’s location, classes and vibe.


Anamaya Retreat

1. Anamaya Resort

Location: Montezuma, Costa Rica
Featured Retreat: 8 Day Anamaya Pure Yoga Retreat
Prices from $795

Set in the coastal rainforest of Costa Rica, near the cool town of Montezuma, Anamaya offers bespoke yoga retreats with a balance of rejuvenation, relaxation and adventure. The Pure Yoga retreat offers a yoga immersion where you can focus on your practice, enjoy the tranquility of the nature around you, and fuel your body with organic nourishing cuisine. Enjoy the open air jungle yoga sala overlooking the ocean!

Over in Europe there are retreats everywhere you would want to be. On the sea, by the beach, in rolling mountains…the choices are endless. Portugal has found its place in many peoples hearts through the beautiful places and retreats taking place here. For a multi discipline option with great accommodations and amenities Epic Sana is a fine choice.

2. Epic Sana

Location: Algarve, Portugal
Featured Retreat:6 Night Yoga Retreat with Spa
Prices from $1550

In lovely Algarve right by the beach you will find this modern hotel with great amenities and grounds to enjoy and let go. There are many retreats held here from fitness to spa to pure yoga retreats. And Portugal is now the yoga hotspot of Europe so expect to meet many like-minded yogis on your travels.

On from Europe we have the well-trodden yogi trail of South East Asia. Never to disappoint there are so many retreat locations and types to choose from. Top of the list for yoga retreats in 2020 is Bali, it has taken the top spot from Thailand and on this beautiful island there is one stand out yoga retreat in Ubud that has made a name for itself with it’s venue and supplementary spa programs, Bagus Jati.

Bagus Jati

3. Bagus Jati

Location: Ubud, Bali
Featured Retreat:3 Day Renew Yoga Retreat
Prices from $545

The 3 day yoga retreat gives you the opportunity to checkin, tune out and delve into a short break to rejuvenate. The location and venue itself are beautiful, surrounded by the rainforested river valley of Ubud. And all the healthy cafes and practitioners are nearby for you to enjoy.

Staying in Bali here’s one just for the ladies and fast becoming the most sought after retreats in Bali, Goddess Retreats.

Ubud paddie fields

4. Goddess Retreats

Location: Seminyak, Bali
Featured Retreat:7 Day Goddess Surf & Yoga Retreat
Prices from $1995

Enjoy Surf, Yoga, healthy food and beach holiday vibes with the beautiful people of Goddess retreats.There is also a pure yoga retreat held at the peaceful Adiwana Jembawan in the rainforested river valley of Ubud.

If it’s a Thailand yoga retreat in 2020 then it’s Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Started by Kosta Miachin this yogi hangout hotel is the go-to venue of Thailand and Koh Samui. Perched on a cliff-face with open air salas and an incredible healthy and raw cafe on the clifftop there is everything you could need. It’s all-inclusive with two buffet meals , yoga and meditation classes and a good range of room types and costs.

Vikasa Yoga retreats

5. Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
Featured Retreat:5 Day Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Prices from $488

Spend your time at this all-inclusive yogi hot spot and enjoy yoga and meditation classes and meeting the yogi community of Koh Samui. The restaurant is renowned for its healthy and raw food delicacies.

So here you will find the best yoga retreats in the world today and for 2020. Where there will always be a group of lovely yogis to share your practice and experience with and enjoy the well organised and comfortable schedule and program activities.

But what’s the best yoga retreat?What yoga retreat has made such a mark that it is considered the best retreat to attend in the world.

In our opinion that would be Yogascapes, the retreat company that organises retreats in different parts of the world with small groups in amazing locations and with different themes and activities.

Rukgala Retreat

6. Yogascapes

Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Featured Retreat:7 Day Yoga, Ayurveda & Culture Retreat
Prices from $2132

Sri Lanka is an attractive destination with so much beauty around. For years it has been developing as the better kept secret location of Asia. The health & wellness scene is very active with lots of practitioners in Ayurveda, yoga and massage. Sri Lanka needs the travelling yogi to show that love prevails. And you can do this with Yogascapes in the lovely surrounds of inland Kandy.

Wherever you choose to go and who with, we send blessings and hope you revel in your chosen yoga retreat and travels. One Love….