We take a look at the best yoga retreats in South America…
Canal Om is a yoga and wellness retreat on the Pacific coast of Chile, just over 2 hours from the capital city of Santiago. It is located on a remote stretch of coastal cliffs between the pretty towns of Pichidangui and Los Vilos, and has access to a quiet pebble beach.
The retreat has two saltwater swimming pools, a freshwater swimming pool, and sea water hot tubs with great views of the ocean. There are daily yoga classes, as well as communal gardens and meditation areas where guests can relax. Stays are on a full-board basis, and the vegetarian meals are freshly prepared using ingredients from the retreats vegetable garden.
Sacred Valley, Peru
Peru’s Sacred Valley is a peaceful and spiritual place, home to the ancient Incas. Yoga Mandala is nestled beneath the mountains of Pitisuray and Sawasiray. The retreat has a wooden yoga temple with floor to ceiling windows, offering great views of the surrounding landscapes.
Daily classes and treatments include yoga, therapeutic massage, temzacal therapy, and traditional Peruvian ceremonies. There are medicinal, herbal and vegetable gardens, and the retreat grows its own varieties of herbal teas.
Located in the Ecuadorian Andes, just outside the famous market town of Otavalo, Sacha Ji is a well-known retreat dedicated to sustainability. The retreat offers impressive views of Lake San Pablo and the Imbabura Volcano, which can be enjoyed from the beautiful outdoor hot tub.
There are extensive gardens and forests, included a vegetable garden and orchard which sustains the restaurant. Sacha Ji runs a variety of wellness retreats, including yoga, aromatherapy, reiki, traditional Andean ceremonies, and even horse therapy, and is only a couple of hours drive from Quito.
Located on the quiet Pacific coast of northern Peru, Samana Chakra comprises of a selection of private villas on a beautiful stretch of beach just north of the resort town of Mancora. As well as yoga workshops the retreat offers detoxes and alternative therapy courses, as well as activities such as surfing, fishing and whale watching.
The outdoor pool and tropical scenery makes this the perfect setting for a peaceful retreat, and lively Mancora is just a short drive away for evenings out.
More Yoga Retreats in South America…
Many hotels across South America frequently host yoga and wellness retreats, and there are also a great selection of natural thermal spas to enjoy too. Contact us for more information about getaways to South America.