From India to Mexico, we’ve rounded up the best yoga retreats to add to your bucket list.
Everyone needs to rejuvenate once in a while – both physically and mentally. You might already have learnt about the benefits of meditation and yoga is one of the best activities you can experience, offering both a perfectly balanced combination of exercise and rest. Whether you might have enjoyed yoga on a daily basis or it is your first time trying this fun activity, it never hurts to visit the most tranquil places for your body and mind to rest. Here, there are best yoga retreats around the world to add to your bucket list which offer a gorgeous natural atmosphere and will calm you from head to toe.
Ananda Spa – India
Where better to start than the home of yoga itself? The origins of yoga can be traced back to India and this luxurious retreat with Ananda offers only the top-quality yoga. Ananda offers the traditional form of yoga, which starts with Hatha yoga but can be adapted to suit individual needs. With this being said, a variety of activities that are related to the healthy, balanced lifestyle which yoga is emblematic of, are also offered, such as detox, fitness, rejuvenation and so on. Depending on your wellness goal, you can pick and choose according to your lifestyle and the trained yoga instructors will design a specific meditation program just for you. Further, with the retreat being placed in the Himalayan mountains, it is not only one of the most sought-after places for yoga, but the place itself also radiates the grandeur and calmness of nature which you might not have experienced anywhere before. It is not only the perfect place for a yoga getaway but also perhaps a rejuvenating spa treatment and other activities – such as integrative healing – all of which Ananda offers.
For more information, please visit: https://www.anandaspa.com/spa/yoga-meditation.html
Silver Island Yoga – Greece
For a yoga retreat that is a little more sun-kissed and welcomes the early morning sun on the horizon of the wide sea, Silver Island Yoga in Greece might be the perfect destination. The calm, slow-paced island provides a soft and peaceful atmosphere, allowing you to unwind completely and let go of modern, fast-paced distractions. This retreat is perfect in many ways – it offers two yoga classes per day in the open air, overlooking the beautiful ocean and all necessary equipment is provided. Further, there are more active sports to enjoy, such as kayaking or snorkelling, where you can also meet wildlife. Another special point about this retreat is that three vegetarian meals are provided per day, along with vegan wine, and all food is locally sourced! Taking this retreat in the beautiful island will certainly be a gift to yourself and where is the harm in that? – You deserve it.
For more information, please visit: https://www.silverislandyoga.com/theretreat/whatsincluded.php
Xinalani – Mexico
Placed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Xinalani retreat offers a wide range of week retreats, which allow you to not only rejuvenate, but also offers you the opportunity for self-reflection and transformation – a perfect combination of physical and mental well-being. There are retreats all throughout the year, each varying according to the four seasons, and led by highly qualified teachers, from all over the globe. Xinalani hopes to re-inspire the soul through each calming yoga retreat, and this is also shown in the fact that it is an eco-retreat. There is much to be found in this retreat – it is more than a mere vacation; there are various spa and beauty treatments to indulge in and fun activities, such as swimming with dolphins! For more information, please visit: https://www.xinalaniretreat.com/retreats/
Como Parrot Cay – Turks and Caicos
Although Parrot Cay is situated in the Caribbean, the retreat is inspired by Asia, meaning you have the best of both worlds. The mixture of cultures and inspirations means wonderful scenery and exquisite cuisine to be enjoyed, on top of the excellent yoga! The luxurious and quiet programme entails not only daily group yoga, but pilates, tai chi, meditation, and beach fit – all something similar to some, nonetheless slightly different and perhaps a little more interesting. To match the luxury of the yoga programme, there are other luxurious amenities offered, such as a fresh fruit basket with luscious, juicy fruit to cleanse and detox. Further, if the variety in yoga classes was not enough, there are also a variety of activities you might want to experience, such as catamaran sailing and stand-up paddleboarding. Although there are many things you can experience here, each one is exceptionally led by qualified professionals and experts, those who are trained in wellness holidays especially.
For more information, please visit: https://www.healthandfitnesstravel.com/caribbean/turks-caicos/como-parrot-cay/yoga-pilates
The BARAI Spa – Thailand
Go in with yoga in mind, but come out with a healthy lifestyle consultation, analysis of your specific body composition, relaxing massages and more; this BARAI spa offers a plethora of relaxing and stress-relieving massages and yoga activities to let your body and mind rewind. Not only are there treatments for your body, but also variations of yoga, or similar activities, such as hatha yoga, tai chi and even aqua aerobics. Not only are the activities wonderful, but the beautiful beachfront beds add to the splendour of the destination – sunny, hot Thailand. This programme is suitable for all, as you can choose whether to enjoy either a 3-day programme, 5-day programme, or 7-day programme, depending on your schedule. The Bespoke Yoga Journey retreat programme will allow you to rewind, reconnect and improve physical fitness and even boost immunity. Unlike some other retreats, a special factor of the Bespoke Yoga Journey programme is that it offers private yoga lessons, each individually suited to you. Having experienced and completed the retreat, you will definitely be feeling re-energised, peaceful and healthy – what more could you ask for?
For more information, please visit: https://www.healthandfitnesstravel.com/asia/thailand/the-barai-spa/bespoke-yoga-journey