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Embark On A Journey Of Renewal: 9 Unforgettable Yoga Retreats In Vietnam

Looking to embark on a holiday that lets you truly relax and unwind? These yoga retreats in Vietnam are just what you need!


By Aurelia Fernandes Published on Aug 29, 2023, 04:00 PM

Embark On A Journey Of Renewal: 9 Unforgettable Yoga Retreats In Vietnam

Amidst the urban whirlwind, seeking refuge at tranquil beachfront resorts offers a fleeting respite. However, envision a retreat that rejuvenates and paves a holistic path, building resilience against burnout and stress. This is where the remarkable impact of yoga retreats truly stands out. For those looking for such an enriching experience amidst mesmerising coastlines and lush mountains, a yoga retreat in Vietnam is the answer.  

The yoga movement has gained a lot of steam over the past few decades, with people becoming increasingly aware of how beneficial this ancient practice is. Combine that with the breathtaking scenery of Vietnam’s coastal landscapes and the tranquil embrace of its lush mountains, and you will surely walk away a changed person. While India might be the birthplace of yoga, other countries, including Vietnam, have certainly adopted the practice and made it their own. This has led to travellers, practitioners, and enthusiasts opting for yoga retreats and studio classes during their vacations in the country. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate way to destress, yoga in Vietnam is certainly the solution.

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For the perfect mix of luxury and relaxation, Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion is where the magic is at. With 16 deluxe rooms, 14 premium deluxe rooms, 11 one-bedroom bungalows, five two-bedroom bungalows, three zen bungalows and one master zen bungalow, the stay options are many.

Here you can treat yourself to Alba’s extensive wellness programme, which includes access to a hot spring, an onsen, a spa, reflexology and, most importantly, movement therapies, making it one of the best yoga retreats in Vietnam. The latter is centred around yoga practices, complete with a yoga teacher to guide you through the sessions, all of which are conducted in a dedicated yoga room.

Services: Yoga classes, Tai-chi, forest meditation, water meditation, walking meditation and breathwork classes

How to reach
By air: Phu Bai Airport is the closest airport, 52 km away

(Image credit: Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion)

  • Address Phong Son Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam
  • Website More information here
  • Phone +84 234 3556 666, +84 234 3552 222

When it comes to offering the best in luxury, the Four Seasons is a franchise that you can certainly rely on. Combine that with a yoga-themed resort experience, and you have the perfect relaxation experience.

The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, located on Hoi An beach, offers nine pool villas, among other types, while catering to your every need. One of the biggest advantages here is that you can customise your stay in every manner possible, including turning your vacation into a private yoga retreat.

You can opt for classes within the comfort of your villa and also take a masterclass in spa essentials, where you can learn how to make the Nam Hai Body Scrub, Antioxidant Ginger Paste and more. It’s the perfect option if you’re looking for peace and privacy.

Services: Bespoke yoga classes including AntiGravity yoga and meditation sessions

How to reach
By air: Da Nang International Airport is the closest airport, 22.4 km away

(Image credit: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam)

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Known for its villas with stunning vistas, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is among the best yoga retreats in Vietnam. Here, you can pick from their nine different types of villas, including beachfront and water pool villas.

With regard to wellness, Six Senses has three different programs to pick from – Sleep, Detox and Discover Yoga. The Sleep programme, which focuses on improving the sleep cycle, also involves yoga nidra for profound relaxation. However, Discover Yoga offers extensive yoga practices, allowing you to complete the session in three, five or seven nights.

The programme aims to help balance your energy while targetting physical ailments like stress, tension and muscle stiffness, and improving flexibility and stillness of the mind. An excellent option for beginners, it allows you to understand body movements and stay in tune with yourself, mentally and physically. It can also be adapted to a more intermediate level if needed.

Services: Wellness Screening and yoga consultation, personalised yoga per villa, guided meditation, signature Massage, Yoga Nidra

How to reach
By air: Cam Ranh Airport is the closest airport, 40 km away

(Image credit: @sixsensesninhvanbay/ Instagram)

  • Address Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa
  • Website More information here
  • Phone +84 258 3524 268, +84 258 7307 788

With a combination of rooms, suites, penthouses and villas, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort’s breathtaking views and decadence will have you relaxed right from the get-go. Once you settle in, you can sign up for the resort’s wellness programme, which takes a rather holistic approach.

The most popular offering here could certainly be its signature Energy Zen Retreats. This programme comes with a yoga-centric schedule conducted by the resort’s in-house wellness team on the first Sunday of every month between 9 am to 5:30 pm. The schedule for the programme involves a ‘Heavenly Stroll Mindfulness walk to the Relaxation Pavilion’, ‘Insync Meditation Ritual’, breathwork, yoga workshops and more.

Services: Guided meditation, frequency yoga, private yoga sessions, single-day yoga retreats

How to reach
By air: Da Nang International Airport is the closest airport, 21.4 km away

(Image credit: @intercontinentaldanang/ Instagram)

Armed with rooms, suites and stunning beachfront, garden and pool villas, Naman Retreat ensures that its guests leave feeling refreshed. Your stay here is tailored to suit your needs, with the resort offering relaxation, detox, yoga, spa and reiki as an overriding theme for your holiday.

The highlight of Naman is its two yoga-based programmes – the Wellness Yoga Retreat (two nights and three days) and the Daily wellness activities at Naman Retreat. The former is an intensive programme, complete with a schedule that includes an oil massage, body polish, yoga, breathing or meditation classes and a Reiki healing session. The latter consists of a variety of yoga and meditation classes, allowing you to pick the ones that suit your needs.

Services: Naman yoga, aqua yoga, power yoga, hatha yoga, anti-gravity yoga, kundalini yoga, sound meditation, yin yoga, stability yoga

How to reach
By air: Da Nang International Airport is the closest airport, 16.4 km away

(Image credit: @namanretreat/Instagram)

  • Address Truong Sa Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City
  • Website More information here
  • Phone +84 236 3959 888

If you’re looking to embark on a holiday focusing solely on well-being and rejuvenation, then TIA Wellness Resort’s programme is among the best-curated yoga retreats in Vietnam. The Retreat Inclusive has a 360-degree approach to holistic care based on ‘key TIA pillars’, which are truth, inspiration and conscious action.

The programme is planned by your wellness guide, who creates plant-based full-board meals. At the same time, sessions include one retreat therapy, such as sound healing and master reiki and two wellness treatments per night.

During the day, you are encouraged to take Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes, breathwork, Tai Chi and creative workshops, where you are encouraged to make art and exercise your mind and creative energy.

Services: Hatha and vinyasa yoga classes, breathwork sessions, Tai Chi, spa treatments, wellness treatments
How to reach
By air: Da Nang International Airport is the closest airport, 8.7 km away

(Image credit: @tiawellnessresort/ Instagram)

  • Address 109 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City
  • Website More information here
  • Phone +84 2363 967 999

If you’re looking for a yoga retreat beyond just classes, consider visiting An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay. The resort aims to help you become one with nature, starting with your accommodation.

Here, you can pick from the Jungle Rock Villa, Bay View Pool Villa, Ocean View Pool Villa, Treetop Pool Villa, Beachfront Pool Villa and two or three-bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa, which is ideal for large groups.

An Lam focuses heavily on the concept of regeneration, right from their farm-to-table sourcing, supporting local communities and wellness-based activities. The Sun Salutation session is their signature programme, as well as the meditation session, which you can experience on the gorgeous sun deck or by a natural stream, allowing you to connect with nature.

Services: Yoga and meditation sessions, spa packages.

How to reach
By air: Cam Ranh International Airport is the closest airport, 43.8 km away

(Image credit An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay)

  • Address Hon Heo Peninsula, Ninh Van Ward, Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa
  • Website More information here
  • Phone +84 258 372 8388

Tucked away on the island of Phu Quoc, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort offers its residents a slice of privacy and luxury. With 215 private pool villas to pick from, your stay here is guaranteed to be peaceful, allowing you to make the most of your yoga getaway in Vietnam.

The hotel has a dedicated yoga studio at the Plumeria Spa and Fitness Centre, perched upon a hill on the property, adding to its charm. While you can sign up for classes, you can also take it up a notch and get a personal trainer. This allows you to host your class as and where you like – your private villa, the beach, by the pool or even on the green terrace known for its amazing views of the whole property.

Services: Yoga classes, boxing classes, private fitness training sessions

How to reach
By air: Phu Quoc International Airport is the closest airport, 22.6 km away

(Image credit: @premiervillagephuquocresort/Instagram)

  • Address Ong Doi Cape - An Thoi Ward - Phu Quoc Island - Kien Giang Province
  • Website More information here
  • Phone +84 29 7354 6666

Nestled between serene natural beauty and crystal-clear waters, Mia Resort Nha Trang is an ideal destination for couples, families and even large groups, courtesy of its diverse range of accommodation options.

The highlight here is their five-bedroom, sea-facing residences, which are perfect for group getaways. However, regardless of the number of travellers, you’re sure to find your slice of peace here, owing to their numerous wellness and leisure activities.

Yoga is undoubtedly a way of life at the Mia resort, with classes being held thrice a week for its patrons. Complimentary sessions are available at 4.30 pm on Wednesday and Friday, and for early risers, there is a class at 6 am on Sunday. But if you’d rather have a more flexible schedule, you can opt for private yoga sessions anytime during the week.

Services: Weekly yoga classes, private yoga sessions

How to reach
By air: Cam Ranh International Airport is the closest airport, 17.9 km away

(Image credit: @mia_nhatrang/ Instagram)

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Are there yoga classes available for beginners in Vietnam?
Yes, beginner-friendly yoga classes are available – you can inform the studio/retreat and your designated instructor beforehand.

What types of yoga can I find in Vietnam?
From traditional yoga practices to modern variations like aqua yoga, you can find a variety of yoga types that cater to your preferences.

Are yoga classes conducted in English in Vietnam?
Yes, yoga classes are conducted in English, and you can request for an instructor who is fluent in the same.

Are there yoga retreats available in Vietnam?
Yes, there are yoga retreats available in Vietnam.

Can I practise yoga outdoors in Vietnam?
Most yoga retreats do have facilities that allow you to practise yoga outdoors.

What is the cost of attending a yoga class in Vietnam?
The cost of attending yoga classes in Vietnam varies. Kindly check online before signing up for one.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
No, yoga studios or retreats will provide you with any necessary equipment. However, you can inquire beforehand.

Are there any traditional Vietnamese practices that combine with yoga?
Certain places combine traditional Vietnamese medicine along with yoga practices. However, it is advised to do your own research beforehand.

Can I find yoga teacher training programs in Vietnam?
Yes, you can find yoga teacher training programs in Vietnam.

Are there any specific etiquettes I should follow while practising yoga in Vietnam?
Various studios and retreats have their own code of conduct. It is advised to read this information beforehand.

Are there any specific locations in Vietnam known for yoga?
Yoga is practised across the country – you can find retreats, studios and yoga centres all over Vietnam.

Can I find online yoga classes or resources related to yoga in Vietnam?
Several studios and instructors conduct online classes as well.

Is it safe to practise yoga during my visit to Vietnam?
Yes, it is safe to practise yoga during your visit under the guidance of certified practitioners.

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Aurelia Fernandes

Aurelia Fernandes

Aurelia is a travel writer who has worked with publications like Femina and Lonely Planet Magazine India. When she isn't planning detailed itineraries for her next big adventure, she is usually sniffing out new restaurants in her city. On a lazy day, you'll find her drawing or binge watching every true crime documentary she can find.

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