Top 6 Bucket List Yoga Vacations from Around the Globe!
In light of a New Year, we have come up with a handy list of yoga classes and offerings for you to bookmark and try from around the globe this year. From Animal Flow to Yoga Nidra (conscious sleep) workshops, below are a curious mix of yoga vacations from mainstream to niche for everyone.
Yoga, is an ancient practice that harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit, and has gained immense popularity globally for its numerous health benefits and holistic approach to wellness. From Greek islands to Jamaica to the Maldives, these six yoga destinations offer an unparalleled opportunity to deepen your practice, rejuvenate your senses, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just beginning your yoga journey, these handpicked locations are sure to inspire and uplift you on your path to well-being.
Explore the world of yoga and unlock a new level of inner peace, strength, and balance as you immerse yourself in these exceptional retreats…
Anti-gravity Yoga & Animal Flow at Cullinan Belek
5* luxury lifestyle resort, Cullinan Belek, cares about your wellbeing when you holiday with them, so yoga is of course on the menu! Guests of all levels can experience the curious gravity-defying aerial yoga, developing kinesthetic awareness of their bodies while levitating in mid-air.
For something slightly more “grounded”, opt for the inspiring Animal Flow class, that combines workout, stretching, calisthenics and a combination of moves that mimic the postures of animals. Pilates, darts, boccia, aqua gym and other fun-filled fitness activities are also available in the resort for guests to stay fit while vacationing abroad.
Yoga Nidra Classes at ACRO Suites and Seaside A Lifestyle Resort
When looking for the ideal yoga retreat, there is no better place than the Asana Yoga Shala in Crete, Greece. Aptly named, “Shala” is the Sanskrit word for “home”, where you’ll be surrounded by unspoiled scenery and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea sure to inspire and ground you. Measuring an impressive 300sqm and built sustainably entirely from bamboo, the magnificent piece of architecture makes it a favourite place to practice, grow and become one with the spiritual domain. NEW for 2023, the Cretan retreat will be featuring weekly yogic deep relaxation sessions on Sunday evenings that taps into the practice of yoga nidra – a conscious yogic sleep, induced by guided meditation. Stay at ACRO Suites for secluded luxury featuring 49 sea-facing suites and villas. Looking for something a little more carefree between your yoga sessions? Stay at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort – with a mix of rooms and suites, some with private pools, which offer all the tranquility and comfort guests could ask for.
Yoga by the beach at Kivotos Mykonos
Relax your muscles and mind on one of the most iconic islands in the Cyclades at the luxury boutique hotel, Kivotos Mykonos. Let the gentle sounds of the waves and sea breeze help you create inner calm and balance as you find your flow by taking part in seaside yoga sessions. Whether you prefer a more relaxed session with meditation to still the mind or an active and invigorating yoga class to get your body moving, there is something for all wellness enthusiasts at Kivotos Mykonos. The natural beauty of the hotel’s surroundings aims to enhance your experience so you can achieve ultimate bliss and relaxation during your Greek escape.
Yin Yoga Retreat at Kivotos Santorini
If you’re looking to completely disconnect from the outside world and comprehensively renew your body and mind, why not try a specially curated one or two-day retreat at Kivotos Santorini. The luxury boutique hotel offers an opportunity to reconnect with your inner shelf through ancient healing techniques such as sound therapy, breathwork and Yin Yoga.
Take time to reflect, rest, reset, and rejuvenate. Dive into the blissful atmosphere of Santorini, while purifying all your senses through the ancient healing techniques of Sound Therapy, Yin Yoga, and Breathwork.
Yin Yoga is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body. It also focuses on stretching and stimulating different acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The retreat is specially designed for those who want a short break from daily stress and reconnect with their inner selves during vacation.
At One with Nature in Jamaica
Searching for a ‘fitcation’? Jamaica is the destination! Start your day with an invigorating yoga practice surrounded by its beautiful tropical landscape and vegetation. There is an infatuation with the Jamaican sunrise. The hues of reds, bright orange and subtle hints of pink make for an epic backdrop for your yoga experience.
Away from the crowds located by the sea on Jamaica’s Treasure Beach sits Jakes Hotel, the bohemian hideaway right off the beaten track. A rooftop yoga deck with 180-degree views of the Caribbean Sea is the perfect invitation to find your zen. Jakes Hotel’s yoga retreats allow guests to commune with nature, a truly unique experience can be had whilst practicing your downward dog with dolphins in the distance and pelicans flying over you.
Bond through Yoga at Nova Maldives
Incorporate yoga into your next getaway seamlessly at Nova Maldives, the experts in curating good soul days and elevated encounters. This summer, Nova is introducing wellness-infused offerings for solo travellers to “be alone together”.
Bond through serene group sunrise yoga sessions to the sound of the Indian Ocean, or trial water aerobics, water polo, Pilates, Zumba or Bachata dance classes with like-minded individuals amid the dreamiest of settings. Nova’s relaxing wellness space, esKape Spa offers an ocean-enveloped yoga pavilion, three treatment rooms and a Thai Sala.
To add to your soulful experience, spin in some spiritual underwater adventures around the island and Nova’s house reef, teeming with colourful corals, manta rays and whale sharks!