About The Kula Retreats

An intentional mix of practice, play, adventure + rest.
2x Daily Practices
Homemade Meals
Adventures Included
the kula's 4 pillars

Movement. Education. Meditation. Service.

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Retreats by The Kula

Kula retreats are built to offer a balance of introspection and play. On top of 2x daily practices, our retreat schedules are curated to include must-do adventures specific to the area that we are in - such as hiking in the French Alps, surfing in Portugal or a wine safari in Cape Town. We also incorporate plenty of free time for you to rest, explore or connect with others on retreat. Each of our retreats is unique from each other - and we love creating detailed and thorough experiences weaving two of our favorite things together: practice + travel.

What is included? 

Our retreats always include accommodations, food and all yoga classes. Some retreats will have a few meals that attendees will be on their own to explore local restaurants, but you'll be notified of this ahead of time. For most of our retreats, all excursions are included (surfing, hiking, etc). Occasionally, there will be free time built into the schedule with the option for you to book and pay separately for a specific excursion (like a surf lesson) or go do your own thing and utilize the free time in the schedule. Everything on our retreat schedules are optional to give you space for what you need during retreat week!

Frequently Asked Questions


What is included in a Kula retreat?

Each retreat is unique, so be sure to check into the details of the specific retreat you’re looking at. However, all of our retreats include quality accommodations for the duration of the retreat, as well as meals and all yoga offerings throughout. Most include excursions throughout the week, but we’ll be clear in our messaging if this is not the case for any particular retreat. We do our best to include transportation to and from the retreat venue - especially if hosting in a remote area.

What is not included in a Kula retreat?

The main thing not included in a Kula retreat is your travel to and from, including flights and any nights before or after the retreat that you stay nearby. Some of our retreat schedules leave a few meals open/not included so that you can go experience local restaurants and have your own choice of what you eat. In more remote locations, we include all meals. Any additional snacks, meals, travel, etc. that is not a part of the retreat schedule will not be included. Some retreats have additional add-on excursions available for an extra charge, and we’ll be clear in our messaging when these are not included in the retreat costs.

Can your retreat chefs accommodate my dietary needs?

Yes! We work with chefs who are experienced and comfortable accommodating all dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut-free, etc. We’ll collect your dietary needs upon registration. Please note that our retreats do allow for attendees to eat meat and/or drink alcohol up to your own discretion and as far as is respectful and mindful of the group.

How much yoga will we do on retreat?

Each retreat schedule is unique, but all will have a minimum of one practice per day. Most days include a second practice or workshop. Our practices range from 60-90 minutes and include asana, pranayama, meditation and journaling. We incorporate workshops such as arm balance + inversions, backbends, or meditation in many of our retreat schedules.

What excursions/adventures will we do, and are they included?

We incorporate excursions unique to the area that we’re visiting. Past retreats have included surfing in Panama, hiking in the French Alps, Wine tasting in Cape Town and island hopping by boat in Portugal. These excursions are almost always included (but always optional) in your retreat pricing. Select retreats are priced lower, but offer excursions as an add-on on-site. We’ll be clear in our messaging about this upon registration.

Will there be free time, and will I get to see the full itinerary before the retreat?

All retreats include free time throughout the week for you to relax, nap, explore, add-on excursions, or anything else you desire. We will go over the retreat schedule for the week upon arrival.

Is there a group transportation option to get to the retreat location?

Most of the time, yes. We try to offer a complimentary shuttle option for the group to the venue, especially for more remote retreat locations. We’ll send a welcome packet upon registration that includes all of your travel need-to-knows.

Should I purchase travel insurance?

It is always recommended that you book travel insurance, though we do not require it.

What is the payment schedule?

We require a non-refundable deposit to book your spot. Your final payment is due 90-days prior to the retreat start, and is also non-refundable once paid. We are only able to refund canceled spaces in the event that we can fill your space with another attendee. Contact us if you’d like to set up a payment plan!

Are retreats co-ed?

Yes! We welcome anyone to join in on retreat, unless noted as a specifically women-only offering. If you join alone but register for a shared room, we’ll pair you with somebody of the same gender. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you would like to discuss the best rooming options for you.

Can I join alone?

Of course! You can join alone, with friends, with family, with a partner, or however you like. Many people join alone - and we always love to watch the friendships that build throughout the course of the week together.

Will there be alcohol on retreat?

Maybe, depending on the retreat. We ask that attendees keep consumption intentional and with awareness of the needs of the group. Prior retreats have included wine tasting in France and Cape Town, or trying the local wines of Portugal paired with dinner.

What are the retreat add-ons?

Some of our retreats include a 3-day add-on experience. These are not yoga-related events, but an additional travel experience to see a different area of the country we’re exploring. As an example, after our Panama retreat, some of our group spent 3 days on a Catamaran boat exploring the San Blas Islands together. We highly value intentional travel and outward exploration and play, and we love to see the world with you! These add-on experiences are often limited in space and offered only to those who have attended the retreat.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

All deposits are non-refundable as these are used immediately to support the planning and prepping process of the retreat. If you must cancel after making your final payment, we can only offer you a refund if we are able to fill your space with another attendee. We are responsible for paying our venues + vendors for your space regardless of whether you join. The sooner you can let us know of your cancellation, the more likely we will be able to fill your space and therefore work with you on a possible refund or transfer to a different retreat.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat?

We try to book venues that have yoga mats and props, but some of our more remote locations do not supply these. We’ll let you know upon booking if you need to bring your own mat!

Yoga Retreats Around the World

Our passion for yoga, community + travel takes us to landscapes around the world. We love meeting you in-real-life for week + weekend-long retreats. Take a peek into our photo galleries to see us play + explore around Panama, Portugal, France, Cape Town + more.

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