Anyone who practices yoga knows that it is really not about where you are in the world, but there is something really special about finding a beautiful spot, laying down your mat and starting your practice.
If you do fancy heading to a yoga retreat and want to be a little bit indulgent then you can’t fail to love the stunning retreats below; peace, tranquillity, nature at its finest, and some time to kick back, relax, practice yoga and find your inner peace for a while, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This eco-chic retreat is everything you could want, starting each morning with a Vinyasa session and then getting involved in workshops and sequences based on breathing, meditation and relaxation.
You’ll have time to check out the ridiculously beautiful beaches, explore the Mayan ruins and check out the town of Tulum.
You can definitely expect yoga with a view here.
2.Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand
On the south easternen tip of Koh Samui you’ll find this gem of a yoga retreat. With its own secluded, private beach with warm, still water lapping its shores its a real dream.
The resort offers personalised yoga packages so you can do as little or as much as you’d like. There are swimming and plunge pools and also a fitness centre on site.
The rooms are gorgeous and the views are everything you would expect from Thailand.
3.Jungle Bay, Dominica, Caribbean
Currently closed for reconstruction until the end of this year you’ll have to wait to visit Jungle Bay, but the wait will be worth it.
This magical retreat is set on a cliff over looking the ocean. The yoga studio was previously made of reclaimed organic rock and you could hear the waves crash below as you practice yoga – who knows what the revamped Jungle Bay will look like though, we wait with baited breath.
4.Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Retreat House, Austria
If you fancy practising yoga in the middle of nature with mountains as your backdrop then this is the place for you. Fresh mountain air, lakes for swimming, green meadows and a view of the Wild Kaiser mountain range, its simply beautiful at Sivananda.
Immerse yourself in the integral yoga practice and stay for as long as you would like.
5.Bodhi Khaya Retreat, Gansbaai, South Africa
Closed for refurbishment, October could not come around quick enough when this retreat reopens its doors.
Lying two hours from Cape Town at the foot of the Witkransberg in the Overberg region, this retreat offers a zen and arty place to relax, practice yoga and connect with nature.
6.Lumeria Maui, Hawaii
This restful, Maui retreat is set up to nourish the mind, body and spirit. Lumeria embraces the heritage and culture of Maui’s North Shore and Upcountry regions to enable you transform into your best self through mindful yoga.
They have great accommodation, spa services and adventure and educational activities.
If you want to feel refreshed and rejuvinated then Lumeria won’t let you down.
7.Ananda in the Himalayas, India
This mountain retreat has the most incredible Himalayan setting. Accommodation is utterly wonderful, food and drink is top notch and there is no where better to practise yoga than in the sacred home of yoga, India.
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