When searching for a retreat, it can be fun to pair it with another passion to really take advantage of the time off. We put together a list of retreat ideas that offer a paired-focus to help inspire you to take what we call “hybrid yoga retreats”! This list is also helpful to inspire teachers who are thinking of planning a retreat.
Many retreats combine many different categories as listed below. For example, yoga, surf & meditation is a popular retreat theme combination. But we’ve kept the ideas below as paired combos to highlight the sheer number of possibilities. There is a category and a link to an example retreat or two, many of which we offer on our site, the others we will soon! I’m sure we’ve missed some, feel free to share any others we might have missed!
The major groupings of combos include popular, adventurous, cultural, culinary, creative, and oddballs.
Popular (classic) combos
1. Yoga and a spa – Yoga Escapes has some great luxury options
4. Yoga and stand up paddling (SUP) – Blossom SUP & Yoga retreat in the Dominican Republic
6. Yoga and rockclimbing – Beerasana Rock climbing and Yoga retreat
7. Yoga and snowboarding – AdventureYogi skiing/snowboarding retreat
8. Yoga and scuba – Inner Space Yoga and Scuba Retreat
9. Yoga and hiking – Sedona Hiking with Roy Holman, The Pearl Laguna Yoga, Hiking, and Cleansing retreat.
10. Yoga and horseback riding – See Big Sky Yoga
Yoga in a foreign country, mixed with some aspect of that countries culture:
11. Yoga Plus learning a language – La Catalina Language School offers Yoga and Spanish Retreats.
12. Solyoga is one of our favorite retreat organizers for getting you immersed an another country’s culture while on retreat. A couple favorites include Yoga and Tango in Buenos Aires and a blue lagoon and glacier experience in their Iceland Yoga Retreat.
Yoga and food offers many combos, there’s probably many more that we’ve missed here.
14. General cooking classes – Xinalani retreat, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
15. Yoga Raw Food Retreats, Honduras by Wendy Green Yoga
16. Detox Retreat with SunFoodYoga
17. Ancient Chinese herb cooking with Sagrada Wellness
18. Vegan Cooking and Yoga Retreat with VegNews
19. Italian cooking and Yoga – with Active Gourmet Holidays
20. Mindful, wholefoods cooking with Shengaya, Portugal
22. Yoga and Writing – The Yoga of Writing in Sedona, Arizona
23. Yoga retreat for Couples – Algarve, Tipi Valley, Portugal
24. Yoga and Yarn – Yoga plus Yarn Retreat in Vermont
25. Yoga and Piano Retreat with Kings Place Piano-Yoga retreat, London
26. Yoga and birding – with Yoga in Yelapa
27. Yoga and sailing retreats – with Aegea sailing in Greece
28. Yoga and a cruise – with Yoga Cruise