The air is still and quiet, save for some chirping birds and humming insects. You step outside and breathe in, deep; taking your time to analyse the smells of nature surrounding you. You begin meditating, preparing yourself for the day ahead. Then, your yoga session begins in the peaceful place, with the fresh air and quiet surroundings.
If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, read on.
Whether you’re more of a rainforest retreat yogi, or one who prefers a yacht yoga holiday, check out these five yoga retreats in Malaysia for your next break. If you like what you see, there are 12 other options we found on this site.
Sivananda Yoga Retreat, Selangor
With the venue being under an hour’s drive from KL city, this weekend yoga retreat is perfect for a quick breather. If you enjoy meditation and Pranayama, this one’s for you. Your weekend escape will include:
- Daily Sivananda yoga classes
- Daily Pranayama and meditation sessions
- Questions and answers session
- Trakta session
- 1 night accommodation
- Healthy vegetarian meals
Check out the relaxing weekend’s plan here.
Next date: 27 October 2018
Price: From RM420 per person
Venue: Sekeping Serendah, Selangor
GPS coordinates: N3.368050 E101.631150
3 Days Luxury Sailing and Yoga Cruise, Langkawi
Take your yoga adventure to new waters (literally) aboard Yogi Alicia’s yoga yacht. This unique getaway will include Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, and Dynamic yoga movements, and is suitable for beginner or intermediate-level yogis. Her husband Thomas is the skipper and chef who will be preparing your healthy and delicious meals. The yacht has three cabins, a patio, a salon, a sun deck, and a shared bathroom. This yoga cruise includes:
- Morning yoga practice
- Sunset yoga class on the beach
- Explore Malaysia’s hidden islands
- Sailing to beautiful locations
- 2 nights accommodation
- 3 daily healthy meals
View the full itinerary here.
Next date: 27 December 2018
Price: Starting from RM8,686
Venue: Langkawi Island
4 Days Restore and Renew, Mulu
Ideal for a long weekend escape, check out this 4 Days Restore and Renew package. All skill levels are welcomed, and it would be good if you let them know yours in advance. You will be practicing Hatha yoga here. Hosted by the beautiful Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa, the package includes:
- Daily 3-hour yoga practice
- Private yoga therapy consultations
- Borneo plant-based medicine and comestible lecture
- Personalized support and assistance on your specific needs
- Daily wellness lectures / theory classes and digital detox program
- Balinese or muscle ease massages
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- 3 nights’ accommodation
During your rest time, there are also other wellness activities to try like cave tours, canopy tours, and mindful walks. Alternatively, it also sounds lovely to rest and sunbathe by the pool. See the schedule here.
Next date: 8 October 2018
Price: Starting from RM2,610 per person
Venue: Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa, Sungai Melinau, Box 1145, 98008 Mulu, Sarawak
4 Days Beauty and Yoga Retreat, Bukit Tinggi
A little closer to KL city, The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort in Bukit Tinggi is another attractive option. They have several yoga retreat packages for de-stressing and relaxation, as well as this 4 Days Beauty and Yoga Retreat. Treat your body right and enjoy some well-deserved pampering, as the package includes:
- Nutritional consultation
- Collagen activator facial
- Yoga and fitness sessions
- Manicure, pedicure, and reflexology
- Swedish massage and reviving facial
- Aroma lift and aroma bust
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- Daily meals
You will be practicing Hatha and Partner yoga styles. See the suggested schedule here.
Next date: Flexible, select your preferred dates.
Price: From RM6,730 per person
Venue: The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort, KM 48, Persimpangan Bertingkat Lebuhraya Karak, 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Pahang
14 Days Traditional Yoga Training and Indian Traditional Arts
This is one for serious yogis looking to get certified. The World Yoga Association is offering a 14 days programme where participants will undergo a traditional and dynamic yoga training course. The syllabus includes learning about the traditional essence of yoga from ancient yogic practices, philosophy, yogic life, asana, anatomy, meditation, pranayama-breathing techniques, mantra-chanting, spiritual life, and more. It is ideal for those who want to become yoga teachers.
Suitable for beginner and intermediate-level practitioners, the 14 days package will include:
- Certification to be a traditional yoga instructor
- 100-hour (certificate by World Yoga Association)
- Daily mantra chanting, pranayama, meditation, asana, anatomy, and philosophy
- Free Indian traditional cooking class
- Delicious daily vegetarian meals
- 14 nights accommodation
The daily schedule can be viewed here.
Next date: 16 November 2018
Price: From RM5,170 per person
Venue: World Yoga Association, No. 15-1, Jalan Putra Permai 1A, Taman Equine, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
To check out some other yoga retreat options available in Malaysia, click here.