Heal your body and mind by taking your practice to new horizons on a yoga retreat.
Yoga is the holistic spiritual, mental, and physical practice that originated in ancient India. It stimulated the awareness of the western public during the 19th century. Today, it is being practiced worldwide. To enliven their practices and free themselves from their usual routine, many yoga lovers are combining Yoga with travel for the best healing experience. India contains some of the best yoga retreats, but this list covers places around the globe.
Here Are Some Of The Places Brimming With Natural Beauty For Yoga Lovers
Lay down with your mats amidst the most beautiful places.
Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
This sleepy, unspoiled island offers the yoga lovers a peaceful retreat. Practice Yoga and meditate with the rhythm of the ocean on this isolated beach. You can also rejuvenate yourself with other adventures such as rock climbing, kayaking through the mangroves. The bright, colorful tropical plants and vibrant butterflies are a treat for the eyes.
Montezuma, Costa Rica
The beaches of Costa Rica are the best places to pair surfing with Yoga as both demand breath control, steady concentration, and patience. You can surreptitiously enjoy the best of both worlds. Consume some of the delicious vegetarian diets and enjoy the artsy vibe around there.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
You are sure to have an unequaled spiritual experience after hiking along the ‘Path of the Gods’. It is a famous trail that connects to the picturesque hilltop town of Agerola, which has the picturesque view of the island of Capri and connects with your inner self. The aroma of fresh basil, citrus, and other trees will surely make your yoga experience unforgettable. Explore exotic underwater caves and relish yourself with meals prepared from fresh farm/sea produce.
Sacred Valley, Peru
The valley burrowed deep into the slopes of Andean highlands is known as ‘sacred’ because it has the energy of Pachamama, mother nature. The spirituality and the scenery of this place draw people from all corners of the globe. It hosts many yoga and meditation workshops throughout the year. The valley is home to enigmatic ruins of Machu Picchu that are sure to recharge your spirits.
Bali is an exceptional place to escape from the hustle-bustle of the city and have a lifestyle that is in close synchronicity with nature. Learn more about Balinese culture and try mouth-watering plant-based cuisine here. Practice Yoga amidst the lush green tropical foliage, and to complete your yoga retreat, pamper yourself with a variety of spa treatments. You can also take their famous chakra balancing and healing classes provided by the locals.
You might be surprised to see this established party location here, but do you know that Spain was among the very first European countries that opened doors to yoga gurus in the 20th century? Ibiza is an unexpected addition to the list. It has the famous Hidden Yoga center, which hosts classes in isolated locations for a tranquil yoga and meditation experience.
Big Island, Hawaii
This fascinating island is bigger than other Hawaiian islands and offers a vast diversity of nature. Wake up to the comforting sounds of birds singing and the ocean waves on its gorgeous black, white, and even green sand beaches. Feel one with nature on this magical island.
Tofo is a charismatic town, and the people here have a laid back attitude. The coastal community is rich with various kinds of whales, sharks, and dolphins, which draws divers and surfers from all over the world. The low-key boho vibe of this place is an attraction for the yoga lovers who can take various yoga classes hosted locally.
Yoga Arava, Israel
This desert has the largest yoga gathering in the Middle East. The golden desert offers you to deepen your yoga practice with various workshops. It hosts the famous ‘Night of Unity’ where the teachers and students come together and practice sunset yoga at the base of Solomon’s Pillars.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Enjoy an immersive yoga experience at the heart of one of the seven wonders of the world. It offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Yoga in the world-famous national parks. Surround yourself with rich flora and fauna along with ancient rocks and ruins, and practice your favorite yoga poses.
Ease yourself into the heartland of Yoga. Rishikesh provides you the best healing experience amidst the Himalayan mountain ranges and the sacred river Ganga. India, being the birthplace of Yoga, provides you the ultimate spiritual experience. If you are a music lover, you can head to the famous Beatles Ashram, where The Beatles arrived in the 1960s. Check out these unseen pictures if you don’t believe me.
Enjoy a myriad of restorative activities in these beautiful spaces. See some of the best meditation retreats if you practice both Yoga and meditation for mind and body healing.