There’s nothing like yoga when it comes to the most effective and proven way to relax your nerves and muscles, soothe your mind and get rid of stress. People who practice yoga already know how rewarding this experience is, and especially when practiced outdoors in harmony with nature. Then, just imagine the benefits you could get when you combine some of the most beautiful places on Earth with yoga exercises.
More and more people are deciding to go on a yoga journey, so check some of the best places that would make the perfect start for your yoga retreat travels!
- Spain -
This European country has many natural beauties but if you’re preparing yourself for a true zen yoga experience than undoubtedly make sure to visit Kali Yoga Walking Retreat. Those who decide to participate in this yoga program will be able to experience a lot more than daily schedules of yoga and meditation.
There are also organised hiking and walking tours and visits to the country’s waterfalls, villages and hills. Of course, regular meals are included in this regimen as well as healing therapies that would make you energized and grateful to be alive.
- Swiss Alps -
If you’re the one to enjoy the picturesque nature of mountain hills, Hatha Yoga Retreat located on Swiss Alps might just be the escape you’ve been looking for. Yoga teachings primarily focus on Ujjayi breathing techniques.
Apart from your regular hikes and yoga exercises, you’ll also be able to enjoy the delicious meals all spiced up with some incredible views. There’s a possibility of both private and communal spaces so that you can relax in a hot tub or sauna alone or with a group of your yoga friends.
- Bali -
Is there a more precious feeling than being able to shed all your worries while walking on the soft sand and bathing in sunlight?
If your answer is no, you might want to consider Bali as your perfect start of yoga journey. There are many different types of yoga that can be practiced on Bali, with Blooming Lotus Yoga being one of the most highly recommended retreats.
Of course, apart from all regular commodities, you’ll be able to take part in various workshops regarding different topics and even experience what makes unique Bali yoga teacher training so special.
- Tulum -
If adventure is your middle name, choosing Tulum and Yogascapes Retreat located just between the jungle and tropical sandy beaches, is definitely the right place to spread your yoga mat.
If you choose this retreat during your travels, you’ll be provided with equal amount of yoga exercises and beach time. Of course, accommodation, massages and meals are all included. You’ll also have the possibility to swim in the underwater caves and discover Mayan ruins during this trip for your soul.
- French Polynesia -
This tropical paradise will leave you breathless no matter which island you choose to visit.
On the island of Taha’a you can find one of the most luxurious yoga retreats in the world, and don’t get me started on the Moorea. The island is covered with private bungalows and Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort is the place to be for a early morning, turquoise water solo yoga class.
- Morocco -
Morocco offers a really unique yoga retreat that combines yoga exercises with surfing. So, if you like the idea of riding the waves while reaching mindfulness, feel free to check out Surf Maroc Retreat.
The best thing about this place is the fact that you can book your stay throughout the year, no exceptions. Yoga classes are usually held in mornings and evenings, while your afternoons are reserved for some water fun and surfing.
Of course, there’s a lot more in store when visiting Morocco – traditional steam baths, called hammams, are always fun for the visitors while you can spend some of your free time checking out nearby villages, enjoying the local cuisine and even riding a camel.
There’s nothing like a yoga journey to truly find your way back home.
The experience, memories and yoga classes will leave an unforgettable imprint on both your mind and body which will undoubtedly improve your general health and lifestyle. If you want to understand the craze over yoga journeys, definitely check the above-mentioned locations and allow yourself to see and feel the benefits first hand.
Have you ever travelled to go on an yoga retreat?
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ABOUT THE Guest AUTHOR
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on Twitter and Facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.