It goes without saying that a yoga holiday offers you the perfect opportunity to escape the daily grind, relax and unwind. But did you know yoga & wellness holidays are also a great option for solo travellers?
In fact, over 80% of our guests who join a yoga retreat travel solo. Why? Simple really, the group yoga sessions are an ideal way to meet like-minded people and the group meals give you the chance to strike up new friendships in a relaxed and friendly environment.
So if you’re keen to get away and want to ensure there will be others with similar interests and of similar ages on your solo trip, here are our most popular yoga holidays for singles over 30…
Please note that the following holidays are open to all ages over 18 with no upper age limit but tend to attract solo travellers in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
This family-run yoga retreat is a popular one and it is easy to see why. Located in the heart of Central Portugal, away from the hustle and bustle, you can unwind and relax surrounded by mountains in this true yogi’s paradise.
All levels and experiences are welcome and you’ll practise yoga daily, as well as joining in on guided silent walks, wild swimming, wellness workshops and much more.
You’ll also have the chance to catch up with the other guests during the group brunches and dinners – all delicious vegetarian food created by the onsite nutritionist and chef.
There is a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, each one specifically designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment. You can choose whether you would prefer to indulge in your own private space or share with another solo traveller of the same sex to keep costs down.
Find out more this eco-friendly retreat in Central Portugal.
This gorgeous coastal region of Portugal is not to be missed for any lover of nature and the great outdoors. It’s the perfect location for a rejuvenating yoga holiday, tucked away near the seaside village of Azenhas do Mar and Sintra National Park, yet only 40 minutes from Lisbon airport.
The retreat is run by passionate yogis and surfers, Patricia and Zarqa, who’ll lead you through great yoga and meditation sessions (Vinyasa flow in the mornings and Hatha in the evenings) as well as prepare great nutritious food for you. And if you crave some adventure, why not add on a surf lesson or two while you are there?
Here is what returning guest Marta said about her holiday:
“I had a wonderful time in Sintra. The hosts are friendly, caring and excellent teachers. It was a week full of discovery of myself and finding a new way of life. I enjoyed the yoga sessions and meditation which I still continue. The vegetarian food was delicious and fresh. Highly recommend visiting.”
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There’s no better place to step back and reconnect both personally and with nature than Montezuma in Costa Rica.
Morning yoga sessions on the beach will leave you energised for the day ahead, whereas the evening sunset sessions will help you to relax and restore. All with the Costa Rican coast and jungle as your backdrop.
This holiday tends to attract female solo travellers over 30 but everyone is more than welcome to join.
Accommodation is set in a spacious beach lodge, with access to a swimming pool, hammocks, and, of course, the ocean. You can choose to share a room with another solo traveller or upgrade to your own private one.
Find out how you can join this yoga retreat in Costa Rica on your next holiday.
Based in the pretty hilltop village of Casperia just 1 hour north of Rome, is this eco-friendly yoga retreat. You’ll practice Hatha yoga daily in a fun and friendly environment and slow down to the pace of Italian village life in the Sabina Mountains.
This holiday is always a popular choice with our solo travellers as you can also add fun activities such as cooking, horse riding and cycling to your day, to really make the most of your time in Italy.
Run by Lucy, a Hatha yoga teacher and her Italian husband Alan, a local of Casperia, this yoga retreat supports the rural community of the Sabina Hills bringing tourism, creating jobs and supporting local businesses to enhance the village economy.
Returning guest Maite said:
“It was a lovely place; the staff in the retreat were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was cosy and clean. The breakfast was delicious and the yoga amazing and transforming! I want to go back!”
Find out more about this yoga holiday in Italy.
Want to know more? Why not continue to browse our range of yoga holidays?
Or if yoga is not your thing, feel free to take a look at our full range of singles holidays here.