Yoga Meditation Retreats

This yoga meditation retreats page is dedicated to retreats that not only do yoga classes but also have a strong focus on meditation as well. If meditation isn't in the title and if there isn't a very strong focus on it, you won't find it on this page!

The draw of this retreat is the amount of experience and passion your two hosts and instructors bring to these amazing retreats... Keep reading

Ajalia Gardens

Bolton, Ontario, Canada

1 weekend per month they organize a retreat

Now these yoga retreats Canada definitely has a large focus on meditation. Within your weekend retreat schedule you actually have 3 hours on Saturday and one more class on Sunday dedicated to only meditation...keep reading!

Expanding Light-Ananda's Spritiual Retreat for meditation, yoga and health

The accommodations are repeatedly called simple in the reviews but the method to their madness is ...keep reading!

Present Moment, Yoga and Spa Retreat

Troncones, Mexico

ongoing retreat center with many specific retreats through out the year.

Although this appears to be a fluffy, relaxing vacation retreat it does offer the additional meditation classes and therefore fits within my criteria of at least one additional meditation only class outside of the yoga classes. The reason I say fluffy is ...keep reading!

Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

ongoing dates

Every morning begins with a meditation class here at Prema Shanti in Australia. This retreat center is surrounded by beauty- on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest makes this an ideal meditation practice location...keep reading!

Dharana Phuket Meditation Center

Phuket, Thailand


This is much more a meditation retreat than a yoga retreat, however there is a yoga session scheduled everyday at 4pm. Dharana Meditation center is somewhere to go if you’re serious about learning to meditate....keep reading!

Vikasa Yoga Retreat

Koh Samui, Thailand

ongoing, with some specific dates. Flexible start and end dates.

Reviews: It sits at a healthy 94%. The owners and staff will do everything they can to make your stay everything you dreamed it would be. The food and the views from the restaurant are amazing. The rooms are a tiny bit run down and need of an update (July 2013) and a bit more eco-chic than what appears in the website photos.

Go here if: You want a strong focus on yoga and meditation and are not hung up on perfect looking rooms, but yet need comfort and a great atmosphere.

Cost: begins at $70 per person per night for the Zen Bungalow to $150 USD per person per night.

These Thailand yoga meditation retreats were created by Konstantin Miachin the founder of Vikasa yoga. The resort sits atop a cliff overlooking the ocean giving with spectacular views from every angle. They consider this a boutique resort thats away from the hustle and bustle but still within walking distance of a nice beach. Also if you need the hustle and bustle it’s only a $2 cab ride away.

Prices listed above include: 2 daily yoga class with an additional third class a couple of days per week, 1 daily meditation class, 2 daily meals- breakfast and dinner, accommodations and airport transfers

Shambhala Mountain Center

Colorado, USA

ongoing dates

Reviews: wow, the rating sits a very low 78%. Mostly people were disappointed with the cleanliness and improperly trained staff. However most of the problems seem to be in the past

Go here if you’re looking for: a great view of mountains, simple accommodations and aren’t too picky about your instructors credentials, or check them before booking

This is a large buddhist meditation center that offers over 100 workshops per year in a beautiful location. It’s a great place to come and deepener your practice with 600 acres for a back yard. They do offer yoga classes so it can still be considered one of the large yoga retreats USA. Keep in mind before booking this an entirely volunteer run facility that relies on donations. Food is listed as vegetarian but it does indicate in some of the reviews that there was beef served. They have been up and running since 1971 and still going strong. Interesting to note there is a very well known buddhist monument here: the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya that is spectacular to see.

Price: The price is widely ranged at $74 per person per night for their seasonal tent accommodations and includes all your vegetarian meals. It goes up to $229 per person per night for a suite with a private bathroom.

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