10 Best Yoga Retreats in Southeast Asia

A yoga retreat is an amazing way to explore an exotic destination while giving yourself the gift of time and rejuvenation. Here’s our handpicked list of Southeast Asia’s top retreats. Which one is calling you?

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Yearning to do something unique and transformative for your health and wellbeing in 2020? How about an amazing yoga retreat in Asia?

There may be no better way to kick off a new decade than quality time spent at one of Southeast Asia’s best yoga retreats and wellness centers. And, no better time than the present!

Lori and I know that finding the right yoga retreat in Asia can be daunting, especially if you don’t live here like we do. And that’s exactly why we put together this list.

While the list is ranked, all of the retreats on this list have proven themselves exceptional in one way or another, so you probably won’t go wrong choosing any one of these.

We’ve also tried to keep the list as diverse as possible within the scope of our rating system.

No doubt, Thailand is a popular retreat destination. But you’ll also find amazing retreats on our list from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

No Bali?

You may also notice that Bali is conspicuously missing from the list below. Currently, Bali might just be the most popular yoga retreat destination in Asia. Sadly, the island’s immense popularity is also the source of its undoing.

In the face of overtourism and the negative environmental impacts that Indonesia’s most visited island is grappling with, we’ve struggled with promoting travel to the island in recent years, ultimately deciding not to visit ourselves until the situation improves.

Recently, at the beginning of 2020, Bali made headlines when Fodor’s placed the island on their “No-List” of places to reconsider traveling to for the reasons mentioned above and others.

Consequently, Bali retreats are off our list this year as well, though we sincerely hope to see them back on the list in years to come.

The upside is that it gives lesser known, yet undoubtedly amazing, yoga retreat destinations the opportunity to shine, while the fragile island of Bali hopefully experiences its own rejuvenation.

Methodology

Lori and I personally sifted through many dozens of the top-rated and best-reviewed yoga retreats in Asia via the premiere yoga retreat booking site, bookyogaretreats.com (also one of our trusted affiliate partners).

We ranked our top ten on a weighted scale based on each star rating and number of reviews. Then, we carefully read through the reviews for each retreat just to make sure.


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It’s about as objective of a ranking system as we can hope to offer you, which is our aim.

After all that, we’re excited to share with you our results. Check ’em out!

Best Yoga Retreats in Asia – Southeast Asia Edition

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Wonderland Healing Center

Location: Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Price: From US$193

Situated on the beautiful gulf island of Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand, Wonderland Healing Center takes the number one spot on our list.

They currently offers three yoga and meditation retreat packages from February until December, lasting 4, 8, and 22 days.

In their own words:

Wonderland Healing Center is a serene, relaxing, lush tropical environment to enjoy the ancient practices of yoga, meditation, detoxing, and fasting.

Learn more about Wonderland Healing Center yoga retreats.

 

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Muay Thai Battle Conquer Camp

Location: Phetchabun, Thailand
Price: From US$450

Looking for a yoga retreat with a bit of action? This camp may be calling you! Muay Thai Battle Conquer Camp offers packages ranging from 5 days to 3 months.

You can choose from packages that focus on yoga, detox, Crossfit, hiking, meditation, exploring temples, weight-loss, cycling, and of course, Muay Thai boxing.

In their own words:

Muay Thai Battle Conquer camp is a traditional family-run Muay Thai, detox, weight loss, and yoga training camp set in beautiful, rural Phetchabun, Thailand.

Learn more about Muay Thai Battle Conquer Camp.

 

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Island Yoga

Location: Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
Price: From US$139

True to its name, Island Yoga is located on the stunning island of Koh Yao Noi, nestled in a mind-blowingly beautiful bay halfway between Phuket and Krabi.

They currently offer 4-, 6-, and 8-day meditation and yoga packages in most months (check calendar at the link below), focused on spiritual wakening and transformation.

In their own words:

Island Yoga offers yoga retreats that are suitable for all levels of students from beginner yogis to advanced practitioners.

Learn more about Island Yoga.

 

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CC’s Hideaway

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Price: From US$496

CC’s retreats are designed for both wellness and recreation. If you’re looking for a yoga holiday with an emphasis on being active, CC’s Hideaway may be calling you.

CC’s currently offers nearly a dozen packages year round, from a 4-day yoga holiday to 16-day wellness and adventure retreat — something to suit a variety of intentions.

In their own words:

CC’s Hideaway offers yoga retreat, designed for wellness and recreation for those looking to enjoy themselves while also taking care of their bodies and minds.

Learn more about CC’s Hideaway.

 

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Flowers & Fire Yoga Garden

Location: Gili Air, Indonesia
Price: From US$128

Bali may not be on our list for 2020, but the stunning little island of Gili Air off the coast of neighboring Lombok is. If you crave a creative yoga retreat atmosphere, Flowers & Fire may be calling your name.

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They offer packages from February till September ranging from a 3-day yoga retreat to get your feet wet, to a 7-day yoga package for those with intentions to go deeper in their practice.

Flowers & Fire also offers a unique 7-day Retrieving the Divine Feminine Retreat in June.

In their own words:

Flowers & Fire Yoga Garden is a new yoga studio and creative community space situated in the center of the Indonesian paradise island of Gili Air.

Learn more about Flowers & Fire Yoga Garden.

 

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How Are You Really? Yoga Retreats

Location: Kampot, Cambodia
Price: From US$100

True to their name, this retreat center located in lush and atmospheric Kampot, Cambodia asks you to take a few sacred second to ask yourself the question, “How am I really?” If you’re looking to improve or retain spiritual, physical, and emotional wellbeing, this may be the place for you.

Currently, they offer 3-, 5-, and 7-day packages available all year round.

In their own words:

How are you really? Yoga retreats helps you explore every aspect of yoga on and off the mat with chakras & Ayurveda, also helping to better understand yourself.

Learn more about How Are You Really? Yoga Retreats.

 

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Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Price: From US$378

With Ayurveda and wellness at the heart of this all-inclusive resort and retreat center, Mangosteen currently offers over 30 packages (Feb until Oct) to suit a variety of tastes and intentions.

Situated in a serene hilltop setting in Phuket, Mangosteen offers everything from a 4- to 15-day holidays and retreats (Feb until Oct), with packages focusing on yoga, relaxation, meditation, Reiki & Ananda healing, active and healthy lifestyle, detox, Ojasi & Shodhana yoga, and more.

In their own words:

Phuket, Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, 4-star +, adult-only, permanent all-inclusive Yoga, Wellness and Ayurveda Retreats in comfort and style. Family operated.

Learn more about Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort.

 

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Vagabond Temple

Location: Kep, Cambodia
Price: From US$225

Located on a serene hill in a lovely coastal setting, Vagabond Temple is geared to wandering souls intending to go deeper with their yoga and meditation practice.

Vagabond offers 6- to 48-day yoga and meditation retreat programs at various times of the year (see calendar in link below), as well as yoga and holistic healing training courses for those wanting to take their practice to the next level.

In their own words:

Vagabond Temple offers ongoing yoga and meditation retreats and strives to share knowledge, spiritual guidance and love with people from around the world.

Learn more about Vagabond Temple.

 

mats on covered deck overlooking rice paddies

AMAYEN Sanctuary

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Price: From US$705

Looking to relax and clear your mind surrounded by simplicity and stunning natural beauty? AMAYEN in Northern Thailand may be calling you.

They offer 4- to 10-day yoga and guided meditation retreat packages year-round, including massage, tai chi, mindful breathing, and organic vegan meals.

In their own words:

Relax, clear your mind & discover what you really want in Chiang Mai, Thailand featuring yoga, meditation, massage, and delicious vegan cuisine!

Learn more about AMAYEN Sanctuary.

 

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Mana Yoga Retreat

Location: Lombok, Indonesia
Price: From US$275

Located on the stunning island of Lombok (Bali’s low key neighbor to the east), Mana Yoga currently offers a 7-day Balance & Restore yoga holiday (Feb-Jun) and 4-day Detox & Restore retreat (Feb-Aug).

For those looking to take their practice to the next level, Mana also offers a 24-day (200-hour) yoga teacher training course on the neighboring island of West Nusa Tenggara (Feb, Mar, Jun).

In their own words:

Mana Yoga Retreat offers trainings and retreats focusing on empowering you to develop a strong foundation in yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation.

Learn more about Mana Yoga Retreat.

 

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Honorable Mentions

These last two retreat centers have demonstrated excellence with rave reviews, but fell short of our review count threshold to make it onto this year’s list.

What really excites us about both these locations is that they offer awesome yoga retreat packages in two underrepresented (but just as amazing) Southeast Asia destinations — Malaysian Borneo (Kudat, Sabah) and Vietnam (Phu Quoc island in the Gulf of Thailand).

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9 Huts on a Hill

Location: Borneo, Malaysia
Price: From US$290

In their own words:

9 Huts on a Hill is a resort in Bak Bak Beach, offering a space where you can rest and treat your body and mind to a proper break from everyday life.

Learn more about 9 Huts on a Hill

 

Cassia Cottage Boutique Beach Resort

Location: Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Price: From US$499

In their own words:

Breakaway from the stresses of modern life. Rejuvenate your mind and body through daily meditations amidst lush tropical gardens. Deepen your yoga practice through Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga classes every day.

Learn more about Cassia Cottage Boutique Beach Resort.

 

And That’s Our List of Best Yoga Retreats in Southeast Asia!

Have you been to a yoga retreat in Southeast Asia? Should we consider adding it to our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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Cover photo by Steve Halama / First photo by Kaylee Garrett / Last photo by Jared Rice (Unsplash). All other images by BookYogaRetreats.com

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