If you are passionate about yoga and want to make it a lifestyle, you can consider spending your next vacation visiting destinations that resonate in a special way to yogis known and renown. Here are top 10 yoga destinations that will leave you breathless and calm at the same time.
Floating Yoga resort, or “Flo-Yo”, is situated in the calm Kohala Coast waters, so you can practice yoga on a floating paddleboard (that is how the resort got its name in the first place). Here you can build strength, and balance, but you can also focus on your inner piece while on dry land, if you like.
Feathered Pipe, Montana
The Feathered Pipe yoga retreat in Montana is a rustic centre which “promotes healing and inspires deep internal work” on a variety of locations, starting from the mountains, all the way to lake lodges. It also offers workshops, full accommodation and meals, as well as the use of sauna and hot tubs.
Amansala, or Bikini Bootcamp, is an eco-chic resort that offers invigorating Vinyasa morning sessions, breathing workshops and meditation sequences. You can also use the convenience of nearby beaches for your morning relaxation sessions.
The unique blend of the Ubud culture, Hindu temples, and Balinese cuisine adds that perfect adventurous spice to this fantastic yoga vacation. Yoga is practised every day around Balinese beaches, and when you are not meditating, you might as well be helping out at Yayasan Widya Guna, a learning center for underprivileged children
Kripalu resort offers yoga classes followed by hiking, kayaking and meditative walks through a labyrinth. You are entitled to use a private pool, enjoy outdoor activities and healthy food, all in one northeastern paradise.
Jungle Bay, Dominica
Jungle Bay resort and spa is located in the Caribbean Dominica, on cliffs open to the ocean, where you can start your day with a fresh morning shower, enjoying the sound of waves crashing on the rocks as you tune in to find your inner peace.
Thailand has become somewhat of a cult destination for yogis looking for that perfect jungle setting. The Kamalaya resort is located at the southeastern tip of Koh Samui. It’s fabulous location comes with a private beach and the nicest waters in the world. All yoga rooms have the stunning views and you can use the resort’s swimming and plunge pools, steam cavern and fitness centre for free!
Miraval, Santa Catalina
The Miraval resort and spa near Santa Catalina Mountains is a great place to visit if you want to practice yoga in the Sonoran desert and enjoy watching the sunset in aerial classes or during a yoga-hiking hybrid for a cardio fix.
The pre-Columbian Mayan city of Tulum is situated on limestone cliffs which present the perfect combination of history and nature at one place. This enigmatic retreat is a comfortable place to stay in a tropical climate and breathe some fresh, unspoiled air.
Cal-a-Vie, San Diego
Even though Cal-a-Vie is a yoga retreat outside San Diego, it perfectly mimics the southern French lifestyle. Their yoga program is top notch, and the resort also offers morning hikes, the use of an outdoor Olympic pool, as well as strength training, meditation sessions, and much, much more.