Top 12 Most Popular Yoga Retreats in Peru

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Everyone talks about Yoga, more so since the COVID-19 Pandemic. But do you know what it means? ‘Yoga’ comes from ‘Yuj,’ a Sanskrit word that means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite.’ According to the ancient Yogic scriptures, Yoga results in the joining of a person's consciousness with the universal consciousness. This is possible only when the mind and the body are in perfect harmony. To find this harmony often people seek spiritual help, some travel, and others try more drastic measures, but ultimately not everyone is successful. Delightfully, yoga retreats are proving to be an ideal groundwork for achieving balance. Consequently, more and more people are turning towards it. One such place that people come to is Peru. Its mystery and magic with bucket loads of interesting history make it perfect for vacationing and delving into Yoga.

In Peru, roughly 50 short-term yoga retreats are happening during any period. It is quite a tedious task to sift through them, find the genuine ones and again look for the one that matches the individual budget. This list of the Top 12 Most Popular Yoga Retreats in Peru is an honest attempt to bring you the best. Keeping in mind the budgetary requirements, the Top 12 Most Popular Yoga Retreats in Peru list is sorted in descending order of popularity i.e high to low. Now that we have cut short your work all you need to do is figure out which one is your calling.

1. Wild Kite Peru

Location - Máncora, Peru

Yoga Retreat Name - 7-Day Kite and Yoga Retreat in Peru Eco House-Boutique Máncora

Wild Kite is a premier IKO-certified kite surfing school in Peru. You must be wondering what a  surfing school is doing on our list. Well, that is because this one-of-a-kind place offers yoga classes alongside surfing lessons. So now you can satisfy your spirit for adventure with surf lessons and aim for better balance and coordination through Yoga. The team at Wild Kite Peru is amiable, easy-going and open-minded. They also have IKO certification and experience, ensuring that your safety and learning are not compromised at any time. For accommodation, they have several options. You can choose to stay at their boutique eco-house called La Maison or in a suite above the kite club. If that is not to your liking then stay at a 4-star hotel close by or economic guest homes.

Axel is the host and owner of Wild Kite Peru. He knows the North coast of Peru quite intimately. Axel is part of the Cabrinha Kiteboarding Peruvian team. He came to Peru in 2008 and the call of the waves was so intense that he never left the place. Prior to this he was a traveler and had worked for the America’s Cup for 3 years. Presently he calls Peru home and his main function at Wild Kite is to provide guests with the best experience possible.

The 7-Day Kite and Yoga Retreat in Peru Eco House-Boutique Máncora is a different kind of holiday. Here you can pace yourself, nothing is fixed, and you can be flexible. There are numerous activities that you can indulge in on windless mornings when surfing is not possible. These include Yoga SUP, holistic encounters, whale watching (in the right season), fishing with locals, bike tours, SUP tours with turtles, diving and much more. Keeping that in mind here’s an overview of what the 7-Day Kite and Yoga Retreat at Eco House-Boutique entails a total of 4 morning Yoga classes during the retreat period. These classes will be an hour to an hour and a half long and will help you get in top shape. There will be 5 days of kiteboarding lessons and independent riders can go for a kite safari. The gear is available on rental or you can bring your own. The rental gear is insured and the safety equipment meets European standards. If required, you will also be equipped with a walkie-talkie for easy communication on water. At the end of the course, you will get IKO certification. You will get 6 nights of accommodation with Olympian breakfast on all days and airport transfers from and to Talara.

Price per day USD 280

2. Tambo Ilusion

Location - Tarapoto, Perú

Yoga Retreat Name - 4-Day Amazon Reiki Level 1 Initiation & Yoga Retreat Peru Tarapoto

Tambo Ilusión is a hidden gem nestled in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. This stunning 14-hectare reserve is a haven for flora and fauna, and it's easily accessible for nature lovers and travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience. Tambo Ilusión, a recognized private conservation area, offers memorable, close-knit, and experiential retreats that are designed to ignite your passion for holistic health. These authentic and personalized retreats. These combine self-care practices like yoga with nourishing wholesome meals, conversations and connection with nature. Whether you're looking to detox, rejuvenate, or simply connect with yourself and the natural world, Tambo Ilusión is the perfect place to do it. El Comercio, a leading newspaper in Peru, considers Tambo Ilusion as one of the top 5 yoga retreats in Peru. They also have the distinction of having Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. They were the proud recipients of the Trip Advisor 2022 Travelers' Choice Award.

Johanne Delisle hosts the 4-Day Amazon Reiki Level 1 Initiation & Yoga Retreat Peru Tarapoto. She is a certified Yoga instructor, cooking instructor, health coach and Reiki master. She is passionate about learning things that are related to personal growth and wellness. Johanne is Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 certified and imparts her Yogic wisdom to the participants. She is a staunch supporter of people advocating good health above all rest. She empowers others with her teachings so that they can live life to their fullest.

With Johanne, you will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery through the 4-Day Amazon Reiki Level 1 Initiation & Yoga Retreat Peru Tarapoto. On this delightful ride, you get a wonderful chance to attune yourself to the first degree of Usui Reiki. Usui Reiki is an easy, non-invasive and holistic healing system that brings back the body's energy centers into the right balance. To give you a brief glimpse, here are the different facets of the retreat - Accommodation for 3 nights at Tambo Ilision’s retreat center which consists of quaint wooden bungalows. The se are equipped with double beds, a private bathroom that has a heated shower, mosquito net and a screened verandah with 2 hammocks. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks (tea and water) are provided. You will have 2 sessions of Yoga and meditation where all necessary props and accessories will be provided. In the context of Reiki, you will have 4 initiations or attunements, 2 guided self-treatments, and give 3 and receive 2 treatments. You will get a study manual and Reiki Level 1 certification. Other indulgent activities include one aromatic herbal bath for aura cleansing, coaching for mind-body nutrition and a follow-up Skype session. Airport transfers are a part of this deal.

Per day USD 490

3. Surf Racer

Location - Punta Farallon, Peru

Yoga Retreat Name - 7-Day All-Inclusive Kitesurf Camp and Yoga Retreat Peru Los Organos

Surf Racer Board House is tucked away in the very isolated Punta Farallon area. Just a short drive from the bustling towns of Máncora and Los Órganos, Surf Racer offers guests a chance to escape the crowds and experience the best of Peru's surf culture. With stunning ocean views and just a 50-meter stroll to the beach, Surf Racer is the perfect place to relax and recharge. They have a private skate bowl. The surf house is a cozy and comfortable industrial loft with rustic touches, and the staff is friendly and attentive. They'll take care of everything, so you can focus on waking up, eating, grabbing your board, and hitting the waves. After a long day of surfing, relax on the terrace with a cold drink and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific. Or, you could socialize with other guests in the common area, which features plenty of space to hang out and unwind.

Octavio and Chelu are the co-founders of Surf Racer. Octavio has several years of experience working in the Sales and Logistics fields while Chelu was into Advertising, PR and Marketing. Their passion for surfing made them quit their jobs and search the world for the best surfing and kitesurfing destinations. This led them to Peru where with their combined experience and lots of hard work they set up Surf Racer. Octavio is a skateboarder, Surfer and Kitesurfer. He has been a kite and surf coach for 10 years. Chelu is obsessed with organization. She is also a surfer and kitesurfer along with being a food-loving Yogi. 

Learning Yoga and kite surfing, exploring a new country and making new friends - this is what the 7-Day All-Inclusive Kitesurf Camp and Yoga Retreat Peru Los Organos, consists of. This fun and relaxing week will fly by and leave you wanting more. The inclusion details for the retreat are 6 nights of accommodation with food. Room options are private, double sharing and triple sharing. Each room has a private bathroom and three single beds that can be joined for couples and upgrades. Food includes a snack early in the morning, pre-kite brunch and a gourmet 3-course dinner. Tea, coffee and cookies are complimentary. There will be 3 yoga sessions where mats and blocks are provided and 5 kitesurfing lessons with all gear included. At the end of the course, you will get IKO certification. They have video coaching and analysis, and theory workshops (gear, wind, kite, the right way, etc.) that are off-water and you will also get your best videos and photographs towards the end of the retreat. Airport transfers are provided to and from Talara (TYL) Airport.

Daily Price USD 257

4. Naturalia Retreat

Location - Iquitos, Peru

Yoga Retreat Name - 7 Day Meditation & Shamanic and Yoga Retreat Peru Iquitos

In the heart of the Amazon jungle lies Naturalia Retreat Center, an enchanted oasis where you can immerse yourself in nature, yoga, meditation, and ayahuasca. This handmade facility is a work of love and it shows in every detail. From the charming living accommodations to the thoughtful amenities, Naturalia has everything you need to relax and rejuvenate. As you walk around the property, you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the jungle. Monkeys swing through the trees, butterflies flutter by, and lizards basking in the sun are just some encounters you will have with the wildlife. However, know one thing, if you respect them and let them be, there’s nothing to worry about. The staff at Naturalia is warm and welcoming, and they're dedicated to making sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Whether you're looking to deepen your yoga practice, learn about meditation, or experience the power of ayahuasca, Naturalia Retreat Center is a very good option.

Manu and Paula Danti are the co-founders of Naturalia Retreat. They have poured their heart and soul into this establishment. Building a fine setup in the middle of a jungle is no mean feat and they have achieved this with the help of the locals. Manu's first visit to Peru in 2010 sparked a lifelong love affair with the Amazon. The pull of the place was too hard for him to deny and he kept yielding to its power. Manu has immense respect for the local community and its traditional ways of healing. That is why all retreat programs follow them as closely as possible. Manu, a nature enthusiast finds herself at peace in nature. She believes in the healing and restorative powers of the Amazon. This oneness with the environment makes Manu the best teacher from whom you can gain the wisdom of the jungle and learn to appreciate it.

The 7 Day Meditation & Shamanic and Yoga Retreat Peru Iquitos is a mind and body wellness retreat. It will help you relax, refresh, become mentally strong and find your peace of mind. The program package includes a stay in eco-friendly bungalows for 6 nights. These bungalows can easily accommodate up to 2 people so you can bring a friend or better half to share the experience. Food is also a part of the package. You will get 3 hearty and tasty meals each day. Participate in daily Yoga classes and 4 meditation classes. Flower baths, nature hikes and excursions to places of interest are some of the activities that you shall be partaking in. Pick-up and drop-off are available from Iquitos City. As a part of the package deal, you will also get pre and post-retreat support.

Price per day USD 208

5. Samadhi

Location - Sacred Valley, Peru

Yoga Retreat Name - 5-Day Rest and Reset Yoga Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley

Samadhi is a beautiful and welcoming family-owned retreat center nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Surrounded by mountains and ancient culture this place has pure energy and friendly vibes. In literal terms, Samadhi is the union with the divine. No wonder the aura of the place is also tranquil and positive. The property has lovely grounds with lots of color and texture. A fire pit with circular seating makes for some good times to connect with fellow guests. The Yoga hall is quite spacious and presents you with awesome views of the surrounding mountains. There are 7 beautiful and comfortable bungalows, each decorated with the 7 chakras theme and surrounded by flower gardens. They spiral down a hill to capture the Kundalini energy. The staff is attentive and focused on your comfort.

The hosts, Fernando and his family, are wonderful people. They are gracious, warm and friendly and will instantly make you feel welcome.  The family will take you in its fold and make you feel right at home. All their emphasis is on ensuring that your stay is comfortable and that you have a good time. If you have any questions or queries, they will do their best to answer them to your satisfaction. Although, you might face communication issues due to the language barrier, let it be known they still handle everything remarkably well with effort, dedication and patience.

Yin is all about calmness, looking inside and letting go. This is precisely what the 5-Day Rest and Reset Yoga Retreat in Sacred Valley Cusco, Peru, will help you achieve by showing you how to connect with your Yin side. The retreat has a small group size of a maximum of 8 people. This way the instructor can support each person individually. The all-inclusive 5-Day Rest and Reset Yoga Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley from Samadhi includes - Beautiful accommodation for 4 nights with 3 organic nutritious meals a day. The menu is primarily vegetarian. Tea/Coffee and water are always available. Daily Yoga, meditation and Pranayama classes. In terms of activities, there will be an opening ceremony, sound healing session, fire ceremony, Pratyahara or the art of stillness practice and a Mother Earth ceremony. A trip to Pisac is also on the cards. Transportation is provided during the retreat and you will also get an airport pick-and-drop facility.

Daily USD 323

6. Women’s Quest

Location - Cusco, Peru

Yoga Retreat Name - 8-Day Women's Adventure Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Peru Cusco

Women's Quest is a unique and empowering experience that is designed by women to help women reconnect with their inner wisdom and strength. This fitness and wellness vacation blends outdoor activities with mindful practices to create an adventure that will spark your passion and help you live your best life. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner yogi, Women's Quest has something for everyone. You'll challenge yourself physically and mentally as you explore the great outdoors, while also finding peace and tranquility through yoga, meditation, and qigong. But Women's Quest is more than just a fitness vacation. It's a community of supportive women who are all on a journey to rediscover their authentic selves. Through shared experiences and meaningful conversations, you'll create lasting bonds with other women who are passionate about living their best lives.

Colleen Cannon is the founder of Women’s Quest. She was a professional triathlete with a very successful career. In 1984 she was a World Champion and in 1988 and 1990 a National Champion. Colleen was also a multiple U.S. National team member. She is passionate about the outdoors, sports and adventure and believes that achieving balance and transformation is all possible through physical activity. Women’s Quest was started in 1992 with the aim of creating a safe place for women where they could experience new things at leisure and without any pressure. The other reason was to make them aware of the importance of good nutrition, healthy food and active lifestyle.

The 8-Day Women's Adventure Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Peru Cusco, is a customized tour to explore the magnificence of Peru. Through the retreat period, you will be traveling to new locations and covering the essence of this mystical place. Here is what the retreat price will cover a total of 7 nights of accommodation. The first 2 nights will be in Cusco at a boutique hotel called Encantada. The 3rd night will be spent in Machu Picchu Pueblo. Here, your stay will be at the upscale El Mapi Hotel. The remaining nights will be spent in Sacred Valley at an Eco-lodge called Casa Colibri. All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners will be served during this time. You will spend 2 days exploring the Machu Picchu ruins. There will be lots of hiking and you will get to see the zigzagging walls and the amazing fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Another guided hike will take you up a mountain valley to Pumahuanca, a tourist spot and frequented by too many visitors. Making things interesting a special Earth offering ceremony is held at a high spot in Pisac ruins. First-class train tickets to Machu Picchu and the entrance fee are included along with the Sacred Valley tourist pass. Group airport transfers and all ground transportation during the stay are covered.

Per day USD 801

7. Pranaluz

Location - Urubamba, Peru

Yoga Retreat Name - 8-Day Healing Yoga Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley

Pranaluz, accredited by Yoga Alliance, is a wellness studio committed to helping people find the best version of themselves. Through uncommon, personal, and transformational experiences, Pranaluz offers well-structured Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats that help people learn and understand the tools to lead a more fulfilling life. Pranaluz's team is warm and caring, with a human approach to teaching and learning. They help students and guests develop the skills and knowledge they need to live more mindful, balanced, and joyful lives. All of Pranaluz's programs are crafted with meticulous deliberation and immense passion. The entire faculty consists of experienced professionals. With genuine warmth and care, they ensure that all students and guests have a wholesome experience.

Ana Lucía Fariña from Costa Rica is the founder and lead instructor at Pranaluz. She has an MBA and MA and in 2009, she graduated from Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica to get an E-RYT 500 Hours certification. She has supplemented her learning with Kids' Yoga, dance and Aerial Yoga. Analu’s yogic journey has taken her through India and throughout the West where her focus has been on learning and perfecting Iyengar and Hatha Yoga styles. At present, she teaches 200 and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

Healing, well-being and deeply connecting with yourself are the main objectives of the 8-Day Healing Yoga Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley. This retreat takes place at the Kinsapacha Eco Lodge Farms whose guest house is a beautiful 2-story adobe guest house. The key features of the 8-Day Healing Yoga Retreat in Peru Sacred Valley are accommodation for 7 nights. You can book a private room or opt to share with 2 or 3 people. On arrival, you will get a welcome dinner and all 3 meals for the subsequent 6 days. Only breakfast is served on the 8th day, which is the day of departure. Yoga practice is done twice a day, once in the morning (Hatha/Vinyasa) and later in the afternoon (Yin/restorative). Meditation session happens once a day. There is an Andean ceremony of one and a half to 3 hours around a campfire, 1 ceremony of plant medicine, sound healing, Kirtan and mantras. You will get a chance to learn Andean ceramic techniques. For this round-trip transportation is included. There is also a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley where you will see the salt mines of Moray, Maras, Chincheros and Ollantaytambo. Here also the transportation and entrance fee is included.

Per day Price USD 344