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Texas may not be known for its yoga retreats; however, there is a number of great retreats scattered throughout the Lone Star State that welcome yogis of all kinds. Even if you have never done yoga before, all these yoga retreats listed below encourage people of all skill levels. You can learn yoga postures as well as also yoga theory, meditation, and breathing exercises at these multi-day intensives. These all-inclusive weekend retreats, where lodging and food are included, leave the planning and logistics out of the equation so you can truly gain peace and relaxation. Find your zen at these top yoga retreats in Texas.
Head to the Piney Woods of East Texas for an enlightening retreat at Retreat of the Pines. Located four hours north of Houston or two hours east of Dallas, this yoga and meditation center holds a number of women-only retreats throughout the year. No matter if you’re a beginner to yoga or have been practicing for years, Retreat in the Pines caters to women of all skill levels. Here you’ll stay in a cabin, practice yoga both outdoors and in the studio, and enjoy nice walks through the woods. This 30-acre establishment is the perfect place to detox and find relaxation.
Retreat Ranch hosts a variety of women-focused retreats, including yoga retreats and yoga teacher training. It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in a women’s healing retreat that includes yoga classes or a yoga-centric retreat full of body workshops and meditation sessions, a visit to Retreat Ranch will have what you need. These multi-day retreats are hosted on a 46-acre ranch. You can choose your accommodation option when you book your retreat, from a private glamping yurt to a bed in the bunkhouse cabin.
This unique Texas retreat focuses more on meditation and oneness rather than asana and movement. Samadhi Retreat and Meditation Center, located on 23 acres in East Texas, is a secluded and peaceful center that offers three-day silent retreats. Although there are some yoga classes included in the schedule, guests here will focus more on how to silence their minds. This all-inclusive retreat offers vegetarian meals, lodging, and a stacked weekend full of guided meditations, scenic hikes, gentle yoga classes, and breathing workshops – all while maintaining silence both vocally and mentally.
Dharma Ranch plays hosts to a number of different yoga experiences throughout the year. A retreat at Dharma Ranch is a great option for yogis not wanting to experience a sleepover retreat, as Dharma is a day and evening use facility. Yoga and meditation classes and workshops are always on the event schedule here, along with unique offerings like writing workshops and women’s circles too. If you are local to the San Marcos area, attend the “Meditation and Buddha’s Practice Teachings” class that is offered twice a week.
If you only have one day to dedicate to your own personal wellness and yoga journey, spend the day at Lizard Yoga Spa in Austin. You’ll find not only daily yoga classes and sound bath sessions here but also spa treatments, including massages, a sauna, and even float pods. However, you may want to schedule your time here around one of the two-hour events, which vary from a mala-making workshop to breathwork sessions to extended yoga experiences. Although Lizard Yoga Spa does not host multi-day retreats, a day here still offers plenty to yogis looking to relax, learn, and become enlightened.
Still Waters Retreat is another Texas facility that hosts a variety of retreats throughout the year, including yoga retreats. From silent retreats to yoga to even marriage retreats, Still Waters Retreat offers a peaceful escape to anyone looking for a mindful getaway experience. The facility can sleep up to 30 people, which makes it a great spot to have an intimate retreat experience. Aside from specific retreat classes and activities, guests to Still Waters can enjoy the fishing pond, outdoor swimming pool, and nearby hiking trails.
Bliss House Yoga offers numerous yoga classes, including vinyasa, beginner-friendly classes, meditation, sound baths, and multi-day retreats. For a unique spin on a yoga retreat, consider attending Bliss House Yoga’s “Yoga, Music, Songwriting, and Singing” retreat, which is a three-and-a-half day experience full of yoga classes and live music moments. Perfect for locals, this retreat isn’t an overnight retreat, so you can decompress at home after spending a day with like-minded individuals.
Waco, Texas isn’t near the coast, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to surf here. 721 Yoga, a Garland-based yoga studio, hosts a “Surf and Yoga Retreat” in Waco. Waco is home to “Waco Surf,” an outdoor water sports facility that is the largest inland surfing spot in the nation. During this day retreat, unwind with some yoga after learning how to surf in a safe environment. This yoga studio also hosts international retreats and plenty of yoga classes in its studio in Garland.
Wild Heart Yoga is an Austin-based yoga studio that hosts a yoga retreat outside of the city in Dripping Springs, as well as international destinations too. Aside from multi-day retreats, Wild Heart also has numerous one-day events and teacher training offerings. If you’re in Central Texas and looking to connect with yourself and the yoga community, explore the opportunities that Wild Heart Yoga offers for beginner yogis, experienced practitioners, and those wanting to become teachers.
Based in Spicewood, Nectar Flow Yoga hosts both local and destination yoga retreats. Local retreats are in Central Texas. This yoga studio hosts their retreats at Retreat Ranch, which is also mentioned on this list. No matter if you attend a mother-and-daughter retreat or a mindful yoga excursion, expect a unique, all-inclusive schedule. Sound baths, yoga classes, meditations, and chef-curated meals are what make the retreats by Nectar Flow Yoga a must-attend for both beginner and experienced yogis.
For those located in North Texas, head to the Yoga 4 Love Studio Cabin for a beautiful weekend retreat. Begin your morning with a guided meditation and a nice Vinyasa flow. Yoga 4 Love also includes outdoor elements in the retreat, so you’ll most likely practice yoga outdoors, especially during sunrise or sunset. The Yoga 4 Love Studio Cabin is on waterfront property, so many retreat attendees float the river, hike, and sunbathe during their stay. This yoga retreat has onsite lodging but also offers free shuttle services from local hotels for those who would rather stay offsite. Enjoy heated yoga, educational workshops, and yoga-centered activities while attending the Yoga 4 Love retreat in Ovilla.
The Texas Yoga Retreat occurs one weekend a year in the Austin Hill Country. Located at the Ancient Yoga Center, attendees to this retreat will be exposed to a number of different yoga classes, from gentle, relaxing sessions to rigorous and sweat-inducing practices. Teachers from all over the Lone Star State head to the Ancient Yoga Center to teach at the Texas Yoga Retreat. This large yoga retreat was established in 1990 and has now turned into a much-anticipated event for Texas yogis. Accommodation and meals are included throughout the weekend. Attendees will love the variety of yoga styles taught at the Texas Yoga Retreat and will also enjoy meeting like-minded yogis from all over Texas.
Head to East Texas for a peaceful retreat full of yoga sessions, guided meditations, breathing exercises, and mantra chants. Located at Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat, the Purnam Yoga Retreat is a blissful hideaway that aims to introduce retreat goers to all aspects of yoga. For yogis wanting to combine both the physical components of yoga to also the spiritual ones, this yoga retreat is for you. From chakra balancing to negativity cleansing, this powerful retreat is sure to leave you feeling refreshed, enlightened, and awake.