6 Beautiful Places Every Yoga Lover Needs To VisitBy WanderfulSoul | Comments: 0 | May 10, 2017
Yoga is the perfect travel companion. Exploring the world around you is one of the best ways to develop your inner self. Combining this with yoga’s invigorating and revitalizing powers make luxury yoga retreats the best way to achieve self-actualization on vacation.
We have scoured the globe to find the 6 best places that every yoga lover needs to visit. We looked at culture, natural beauty & sights, facilities & instructors, and opportunities for exploration to choose our locations.
Thailand is a great location for yoga, exploration, and adventure. With a thriving local culture and beautiful sights to behold, the Gulf of Thailand is one of our favourite places to practice yoga.
With tropical landscapes, and a beautiful coastline luxury yoga retreats in Thailand are perfect for revitalizing your mind and body. For those seeking a spiritual experience, the Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is centered around a cave once used by Buddhist monks for meditation and spiritual retreat.
From readers of Eat Pray Love to yoga practitioners worldwide, India is often the first yoga destination that will come to mind. Between the beautiful sites, rich culture, and being home to Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world, India is a worthwhile destination for every yoga traveller.
With beautiful beaches, guided local tours, spa treatments and more to explore, the yoga retreat in India’s Ananda hotel is one of our favourite places to visit. The retreat overlooks the Ganges River Valley as well as the town of Rishikesh itself. It is the perfect place to relax and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit.
Nicaragua is another location that plays host to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The largest nation in Central America, Nicaragua has a diverse landscape with active volcanoes, crystal blue beaches, and tropical rainforests.
The opportunities for luxury yoga retreats in Nicaragua are as diverse as the landscape.
In Nandaime, Nicaragua’s Pacific countryside, the Nekupe Sporting Resort can be found. A 1,300-acre nature reserve, it is sustainably designed to respect and appreciate the local environment. In addition to a number of sporting and recreational activities, you can have the surreal experience of doing yoga on the mountaintop.
The villas at Mukul in Tola-Las Salinas, Tolas are found where the jungle and beaches meet. You can take yoga classes overlooking the treescape or down on the beach, next to the tides.
The tree houses at the Aqua Wellness yoga retreat are a blend of eco and luxury tourism. In Tola, Rivas there are plenty of outdoor activities as well as plunge pools to refresh after a good yoga session!
Overlooking the ocean, the Rancho Santana yoga retreat is perfect for lovers of both yoga and surf. With wave conditions for any level of surfing experience, Tolas, Rivas is a great place for beginner or expert surfers to get out on the water.
On land, there are still more activities to explore, such as yoga and horseback riding. This is one of our favourite places to reboot and revitalize our adventurous spirit.
In San Juan del Sur, Rivas is another eco-sustainability focused destination The Morgan’s Rock yoga retreat is found in the jungle, with views from the rooms overlooking the ocean. The sounds of the forest and crashing waves are powerful and relaxing, making for restful nights and deep yoga sessions.
With hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, and surfing you will have plenty of memories to look back on!
To renew mind, body, and spirit Mexico’s Rancho La Puerta yoga retreat is a must visit. A focus on wellness, self-empowerment and de-stressing make this great location for yoga practitioners seeking self-actualization.
Rancho La Puerta is the godfather of wellness resorts. For the yoga traveler hoping to achieve mindfulness and to get in touch with their spirit, this is a premiere yoga destination. Reflect and relax through meditation classes. Explore the trails at the foothills of Mt. Kuchumaa, and experience holistic treatments at one of the world’s top-rated spas.
5. Mustique Island
Mustique Island is a private island West of Barbados. Unlike anywhere else in the world, Mustique is the ultimate in luxury island living.
Mustique Island is a great place for yoga travelers who desire luxury, environmental sustainability, and lots of activities. The marine conservation program makes the island a gem for scuba and snorkeling. Travelers will also find ample opportunities for beach sports, tennis, horseback riding, golf, watersports, tennis and, of course, yoga!
Iceland is a unique, and spectacular yoga destination. It is a sharp contrast to many of the other locations on this list, and can leave an impression like no other. A land of fire and ice, there are volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, and glaciers.
Once home to the fierce Vikings, Iceland is now known for its serene landscapes and being one of the safest countries in the world. Life here is balanced and reflective, with the nation powered by eco-friendly geothermal energy, and daily life filled with natural marvels. Between the fjords, glaciers and lava fields, Iceland is a favourite place for yoga travelers to find balance and serenity.
Book Your Next Yoga Retreat
One of the most fulfilling ways to travel is by visiting the best yoga destinations in the world. For those who love both yoga and travel, yoga retreats offer the best of both and let you meet others with the same passions. Book your next yoga retreat today and explore the world in a whole new light.