We might call them "yoga retreats" - but you'll quickly realize that our small group trips go well beyond just yoga and wellness. We are focused on top-notch, curated cultural experiences with all the details perfectly lined up for you. And, we'll be in touch with helpful details about your vacation from the moment you book until you touch down at your destination.
Whether your idea of a good time is hiking on the west coast of Ireland, exploring temples in Cambodia or relaxing on a yacht anchored off a Croatian island- we have a retreat that's perfect for you. Check each retreat page to see Activity Scores (lower score = focused on relaxation and fewer scheduled activities, while a higher score = more coordinated tours, hikes and adventures).Explore Retreats
You might be a yogi who practices once a day or more like once a year. Either way, you are welcome here. All yoga and meditation classes are suitable for beginners but offer up challenges for more advanced practitioners. Not into the idea of yoga on your vacation? No worries, skip it and we'll hang out at breakfast or just chill by the pool. Above Yoga is all about "you do you." No pressure. No guilt.FAQs + Learn More
Our retreats are highly curated experiences. We take the time to scout out potential destinations and properties 8-18 months ahead of a retreat. So if we are hosting a retreat somewhere - you can rest assured we've already been and we've hand-picked the best accommodations, activities, guides and restaurants. Whether you're a globe-trotter, or a newbie to travel, we are here all along the way to offer a personalized experience.About Us
Are you eager to embark on adventures across the globe, but don’t know where to start with planning - or you can’t find anyone else willing to commit - and don’t want to go it alone? Transformative, warm and inclusive small group travel like a retreat with Above Yoga may be exactly what you are looking for! Want to hear what our previous guests have to say about their experiences with Above Yoga? Check out our testimonials and reviews.Guest Testimonials
Several of our retreats will take you off the typical tourist path in far corners of the globe. You'll dive deeper into what makes the area's people and places unique. Ready to flex that adventure muscle? On retreat pages, look for higher Activity Scores, (2.5+) or use the "Focus" filter to find cultural retreats. You'll have lots of excursions with local guides that would be nearly impossible to replicate (or find!) on your own.Explore Retreats
What if you could travel to faraway places without any of the research or planning? Are you open to connecting with new people across the globe along the way? If so, check out our featured retreats to see some of our current offerings you can join! Or, filter through all retreats to find the best fit for your style of travel.
Above Yoga is requiring proof of full vaccination (including at least one booster shot) for all guests for all retreats. We also require a pre-retreat negative test and, in some cases, use of masks in shared transportation. We work with all vendors to insure that staff who guests come in close contact with are either vaccinated, masked and/or recently tested (usually 2 of the 3). As of June 12, 2022 there is no longer a requirement to test before coming back to the U.S.
"What a wonderful way to explore a country! Honestly a great balance between yoga and exploring the local towns and culture. The included transportation made exploring easy and inexpensive. The meals were nourishing and diverse. I felt very safe the entire trip, excursions and all. Also, as an introvert, I felt I had plenty of moments of free time where I could choose to go on a walk, hang at the pool, or relax on the rooftop to decompress. Overall such a pleasant experience! I look forward to my next retreat!"
- Ally, Atlanta, GA (Coastal Morocco Retreat, 2021)
“This was my first ‘group travel’ experience, and it was perfect from start to finish. Though I often travel alone, this was a part of the world I wasn't sure I felt comfortable going solo. Anna was able to apply her experiences from scouting the trip to allow us to experience the best of what this part of SE Asia had to offer. The pre-trip information was comprehensive and very informative in setting expectations. The variety of activities offered was perfect and uniquely showcased the best of Cambodia.”
- Pamela, New York, NY (Cambodia Retreat, 2020)
“This retreat well surpassed any expectation I had going into it. Anna's attention to every aspect of the experience is second to none. From the moment you arrive, it is obvious that she has done her homework on the retreat location, activities that appeal to everyone's interests, is well-versed in local culture, and is prepared to offer a grade A hospitality experience. Whether you are a yoga instructor or have never practiced, Anna's retreats are for everyone. Going into it I felt that the retreat was a little out of my comfort zone, but the people that Anna surrounds herself with are just as welcoming as she is.”
- Shannon, Charlotte, NC (Ireland Retreat, 2018)
“Words cannot describe how incredible this trip was! From the moment I signed up, there was steady and clear communication - I didn't have to worry about a thing. This remained consistent throughout the trip, with a number of wonderful activities planned. Additionally, Anna did an incredible job of coordinating any free time activities someone wanted to take part in. Her coordination and organization throughout the trip allowed for the perfect vacation. I would also like to add the itinerary provided was excellent!”
- Jen W., Washington, DC (Ireland Retreat 2018, Cambodia Retreat, 2020)
"First, let’s just say that if you’re hesitating about travelling internationally in this confusing and ever-changing COVID landscape, you can go blindly with Anna and Above Yoga - I cannot imagine a safer way to travel right now. Anna is ON TOP OF IT. And the retreat itself- the most amazing week I’ve had in a long time. As an extremely busy working mom, I was so looking forward to not having to think about any plans or meals, and this week was heaven. Yoga twice a day, meditation, journaling, healthy meals, lovely conversation, interesting excursions, time to relax, etc. I wouldn’t change a thing."
- Erin, Dallas, TX (Coastal Morocco Retreat, 2021)
"Anna's attention to every detail is beyond compare! From the moment we booked our retreat, her communication with us was timely and just the right amount. The villa was absolutely perfect: clean, safe, private and beautiful. The schedule was clear and organized but also allowed for a lot of flexibility and spontaneity - a great balance for a retreat/vacation. Anna's calm energy was also super-appreciated. Even though I know she was working very hard behind the scenes, she always was relaxed, calm and organized which helped all of us, I think, feel the same way during the entire retreat. Truly excellent! "
- Sarah, Milwaukee, WI (Mexico Retreat, 2021)
"This trip was worth every bit of anxiety I had leading up to it. Once I got on the plane, it was all smooth sailing! Anna did an amazing job of keeping us updated leading up to the trip on the COVID situation in Morocco. The accommodations were 100% perfect. The food was AMAZING, and I would eat that way every day if I could. The staff were helpful and accommodating. I loved the variety of yoga classes offered. I usually prefer a sweaty vinyasa flow, so it was good to get some of that, as well as try some new types of yoga. Overall, the entire trip was well-planned, well-balanced and FUN. "
- Meghan, St. Paul, MN (Coastal Morocco Retreat, 2021)
"Wonderful trip with a nice blend of yoga, sightseeing and unique experiences like the sailboat sunset cruise. the group was small but delightful and easy to get to know. The villa was fabulous and so much nicer than staying in a hotel. The property (incl. the rooms) was stunning, the roof top pool magnificent and the location (only a couple of blocks from the ocean) perfect. "
- Andrea, Boise, ID (Mexico Retreat, 2021)
“(The) South of France was my second retreat with Above Yoga. I love how detailed Anna is with her retreats. The pre-trip organization (flight/travel assistance, packing list, weather updates) is top notch. I also love the groups of people she cultivates to join her on trips. Her retreats are a perfect mix for me of yoga, adventure, and tourism!”
– Katie, Charlotte, NC (France Retreat 2019)
"Anna is prompt in communication. I really appreciated her keeping in contact with us during COVID. She was always open to being asked questions. The retreat venue felt like paradise. The staff we interacted with were very welcoming. I only attended one yoga class and never felt any type of pressure to do more. I can’t wait to go back."
- Lori, Winston-Salem, NC (Mexico Retreat, 2021)
"Villa was amazing, perfect space, a little tight when all people were participating in yoga class but not bad. The meals were amazing, the events organized as well. Anna you have a real niche for this. The experience was memorable. My wife and I already miss it."
- Brandon, Los Angeles, CA (Mexico Retreat, 2021)
"What a wonderful retreat! Above Yoga takes care of every detail making travel stress free and easy. Although I went for yoga, sun and relaxation, I came away grateful for the time spent with new friends exploring a new country. The nature walk and swim in the cenotes were the highlight of the trip."
- Melissa , Downers Grove, IL
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