Yoga retreat in Alaska

Your Relaxation Destination: Wellness & Yoga Retreats in Alaska

Your Relaxation Destination: Wellness & Yoga Retreats in Alaska

The awe-inspiring beauty and serenity of Alaska’s natural landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation. With a wide variety of wellness experiences available, you can easily plan an entire trip around a multi-day wellness retreat featuring yoga, hiking, meditation, and more, or work some self-care into your Alaska itinerary with a day at a spa or yoga class. Many of these retreats and experiences seamlessly intertwine the healing properties of Alaska’s stunning natural landscapes with their practices, making for a truly unforgettable and rejuvenating vacation. Discover the top day spas, wellness resorts, and yoga retreats to nurture your mind and body under the midnight sun (or even under the northern lights).    

Spas in Alaska

Soothe your soul and your body at one of Alaska’s top spas. These wellness experience can be enjoyed as a day trip or can be combined with on-site resorts and accommodations for a quick spa getaway that’s not too far off the beaten path.

In the Southcentral region, head to the ski resort town of Girdwood to relax at Alaska’s only Nordic spa: the Alyeska Nordic Spa. This 50,000 square foot indoor/outdoor experience is based on the healing practice of hydrotherapy and a “hot, cold, rest, repeat” cycle through a network of pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas set in a beautiful boreal forest. Add on a massage or yoga class and pair your spa day with an overnight at the on-site Alyeska Resort to maximize your relaxation. Or, head to the coastal community of Homer for a unique oceanfront spa experience at Homer Inn & Spa. This quaint inn is located on the shores of beautiful Kachemak Bay. Book a day spa package to enjoy soaking tubs, saunas, a massage cabin, solarium, and more – all with stunning waterfront views. Extend your waterfront wellness experience with an overnight at one of Homer Inn’s beautiful oceanfront suites.

Alyeska Nordic Spa in Girdwood
Alyeska Nordic Spa in Girdwood

Heading north to the Interior region is Chena Hot Springs Resort where you can soak in the healing waters of the natural geothermal hot springs. The resort features an outdoor hot springs lake and hot tub and an indoor pool and hot tub, along with massage therapy and accommodation options including cabins, lodge rooms, and camping. The hot springs are open until almost midnight, providing the perfect spot to soak under the midnight sun in the summer and under the northern lights in winter.

Chena Hot Springs Resort in Fairbanks
Chena Hot Springs Resort

Alaska’s state capital, Juneau, is home to the Glacier Salt Cave & Spa. Unwind in the soothing salt cave to reap the benefits of halotherapy – or salt therapy. Book a one-hour session in the cave or add on services like massage or reiki for some quick rejuvenation.

Create an Alaska spa experience at home using locally made products like glacial silt face masks, Alaska sea salt body scrubs, and body products featuring local foraged plants like fireweed, spruce tips, and rosehips. Shop for these products online or at gift stores throughout the state. 

Alaska Yoga Retreats

Yoga retreats in Alaska combine daily yoga practices with nutritious food, comfortable accommodations in beautiful settings, and activities like hiking, meditation, and making meaningful connections with your fellow retreat goers. 

One of the most unique yoga retreats in the state is found in the Brooks Range in Alaska’s Arctic region. Arctic Hive is a hike-in only backcountry yoga retreat located outside of the small town of Wiseman. Daily yoga sessions and meals are hosted in a beautiful fiberglass igloo looking out to peaceful mountain and forest views, with cozy guest cabins located close by. Here, guests can disconnect and experience Alaska’s stunning Artic landscape on 4-to-5-day yoga and adventure retreats, with additional activities like hiking, cross country skiing, dog mushing, and northern lights viewing available every day. Arctic Hive is the northernmost yoga school in North America registered with Yoga Alliance and also offers 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings.

Arctic Hive Yoga Retreat
Arctic Hive Yoga Retreat. Photo Credit: Arctic Hive

In the Southcentral region, Seward’s Salted Roots Cabins offers a Winter Wellness package that includes two nights in one of their A-frame cabins or cottages along with a private yoga class, massage, and local products. Homer-based 59 Degrees from Centered offers three-day yoga retreats paired with meditation and activities like cross country skiing in winter and stand up paddleboarding and hiking in summer.

Yoga at Salted Roots
Private yoga class at Salted Roots in Seward. Photo Credit: Salted Roots

Several local and national yoga studios offer annual yoga retreats throughout the state, including Namaste North in the Anchorage area and Auk Bay Yoga in the Juneau area. National yoga studios offer retreats in destinations like Denali, Sitka, and Ketchikan. If you’re just looking to incorporate a yoga class into your Alaska itinerary, you’ll find yoga studios in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Homer, Kenai, Seward, Palmer, Wasilla, Hatcher Pass, Kodiak, and Sitka.

Wellness Experiences & Retreats in Alaska

For those who want to truly unwind, relax, and incorporate a wide variety of wellness and self-care amenities, book a multi-day wellness experience or retreat. Surround yourself in nature while enjoying spa treatments, massage, yoga, meditation, and delicious food. Disconnect for a few days while relaxing in luxurious cabins or lodges in gorgeous and peaceful settings.

Within the Wild’s Tutka Bay Lodge is nestled in a lush bay, accessible by water taxi from Homer. In addition to amenities like daily activities, cooking classes, gourmet cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs, and cozy cabins, their wellness program includes daily guided yoga sessions, saunas, hot tubs, and multi-day retreats that include additional healing methods like meditation and sound bathing.

Waterside yoga at Tutka Bay Lodge
Waterside yoga at Tutka Bay Lodge. Photo Credit: Tutka Bay Lodge

Also accessible by water taxi from Homer is Stillpoint Lodge, located near the quaint town of Halibut Cove. Guests enjoy private seaside cabins and daily activities along with a focus on health and wellness: delicious meals, massage, yoga, a hot tub and sauna, and more.

If a day of fishing followed by spa treatments and a dinner of locally caught seafood is your idea of wellness, head to Talon Lodge & Spa. This luxury fishing lodge can be found on a private island in Sitka Sound outside the town of Sitka. While fishing is the main event, the lodge prioritizes comfort, food, and wellness, with oceanfront cabins and private houses, a visiting chef and winemaker series, and wellness activities like massage, hot stone therapy, hot tubs, yoga, and meditation.

Dove Island Lodge is also located on a private island near the town of Sitka and features fishing, ecotours, and a stunning waterfront spa with interior walls made of Himalayan salt bricks for added healing and relaxation. Within the glowing walls of the spa, guests enjoy yoga, massage treatments, facials, meditation, and other spa treatments, along with a wood-fired sauna.

Yoga at Dove Island Lodge in Sitka
Yoga at Dove Island Lodge in Sitka

Heading north into Alaska’s Interior region is Denali Backcountry Lodge in the heart of Denali National Park. After a day of hiking, wildlife viewing, biking, or kayaking against a backdrop of the tallest mountain in North America, guests can unwind in a wood-fired sauna or enjoy a massage treatment at the spa & wellness center.

While some lodges make wellness programs a central part of the guest experience, you’ll find wellness benefits at wilderness lodges and resorts throughout the state. Hot tubs and saunas, delicious meals, relaxing accommodations, and the opportunity to unwind in the wilderness will leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored. No matter where your wellness journey takes you, you’ll find endless ways to nurture your body and soul while surrounded by nature in Alaska.


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