5 Yoga Holidays in the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean


Early morning stretch during a yoga retreat

Early morning stretch during a yoga retreat

Most of us go on vacation and eat too much, drink too much, and run around trying to see all the sights or go to all the shops in our chosen destination. We get home and get back to work, but we don’t feel as rested as we think we should. This cycle is bad for the wallet, the stomach, and the brain—but fear not, we’re here to propose a new way. This winter, instead of overindulging in Vegas or Miami, why not grab your girlfriends and book a short yoga holiday on a gorgeous island where you can exercise, drink fresh juice, and spend time on the water while enjoying a visit with some of your favorite people?

Here is a list of yoga retreats in the Caribbean:

CUBA

Yoga in Cuba

Yoga in Cuba

MHAI: Located on the beautiful, serene beach area of Playas del Este, 15 minutes away from the center of Havana, this 7-day retreat will run you $1,400 which includes accommodations in a beachfront villa, three healthy meals a day, twice daily yoga classes, one private yoga class with Eduardo, salsa class, guided tour, orishas dance show and workshop, DIY spa night, and much, much more!

Note: Airfare, airport pickup and drop-off, and massages are not included.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Yoga Retreat in the Dominican Republic

Yoga Retreat in the Dominican Republic

Yoga Retreat in Surfbreak B&B Cabarate

Cabarete

Natura Cabana Boutique: Tucked away in a luscious garden next to the beach, Natura Cabana is a hideaway in Cabarete that provides a regular program of yoga classes. They also have ten cozy bungalows where you can escape from the hectic pace of daily life, two open-air restaurants, and a swimming pool. Yoga classes are offered to the public.

Surfbreak Cabarete B&B: A peaceful bed and breakfast located a short walk from the #1 surf beach in the Caribbean, Encuentro Beach, has an amazing yoga studio that includes mats and yoga hammocks (for aerial yoga) you can use free of charge or take one of their instructed classes.

HAITI

Yoga in Haiti

Yoga in Haiti

Affordable Yoga Retreat With Go Give Yoga Haiti

Yoga Ventures coordinates humanitarian yoga retreats to provide cultural and meaningful experiences. They have built a Jacmel Children’s Center, a 13,000 square foot school and home for orphans of 3-10 years old. Yoga Ventures offers a volunteer yoga trip to Jacmel where you can assist with supporting the Haitian youth and playing with the children.

JAMAICA

Yoga in Jamaica

Yoga in Jamaica

Go Natural Jamaica: Yoga and meditation retreats to rejuvenate yourself in Long Bay, Portland, on the eastern coast side of the island. They have four types of retreats: 4 and 7 days Relax & Detox Yoga & Meditation, 5 and 10 day Master Cleanse Detox, 7 Day Weight Loss and Detox Yoga, and 6 Day Yoga, Juicing, and Detox Yoga. All retreats include daily yoga sessions and meditations; healthy organic food; fresh juices, coconut water, and fruits; natural homemade cosmetics, and more.

PUERTO RICO

Yoga in Puerto Rico

Samatahiti: Located in Rincón, on the northwest side of the island, this is a yoga place for adrenaline junkies, with adventurous yoga retreats of all types, including:

Aerial yoga

Paddleboarding yoga

Mother + Daughter Yoga Retreat

Chica Surf + Yoga Camp

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