Living in the city can take a toll on your physical and mental state. It’s fast-paced, it’s isolating and it’s extremely exhausting. Of course, London is widely known for its ever-growing yoga and wellness classes, but we want to draw your attention to the yoga retreats around the world letting you channel your inner yogi and perfect your downward dog in a heartbeat. Find zen at eight of our favourite yoga retreats across the world.
Whether you’re a fully fledged yogi, or you’re just starting out on your wellness journey, revive your mind, body and soul with a little help from Kamalaya Koh Samui. It’s quite literally centred around a monk’s cave that is said to have served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat (pretty cool), and the retreat hopes to revitalise this spiritual atmosphere through their yogi practices.
Kamalaya Koh Samui offers personal one-on-one yoga sessions that are completely crafted in terms of your needs, plus a few complementary treatments too.
Nuzzled along the Mossman River sits Silky Oaks Lodge, the luxury eco lodge you need on your radar. Best defined by their luxury packages, we’re in love with their spa and romance getaway package. Think three nights of bliss tucked away in your personal bougie treehouse, spa treatments at the touch of a button and complimentary yoga excursions too. Om, yes please!
Om, does it get more relaxing as COMO Shambala Estate in Bali?
Tucked inside the spiritual enclave of jungle, river and sun-glistening clearings just shy of Ubud, this hotel channels holistic wellness creating on hell of a health retreat. Upon checking in, the wellness specialists will craft a life changing programme targeted for your personal needs. As if the harmonious surrounding wasn’t quite enough, their internationally accredited teachers will guide you through daily challenges to help push your body to new limits through yoga breathing and meditation techniques.
Forget your reservations about this party-centric island, Ibiza is an island of two parts. One, of course, is renowned for being a party paradise for celebs and Brits alike, while the other, quieter side is home to sun-kissed beaches that aren’t tourist traps, rich with culture and home to many a’yoga retreat. Our favourite has to be the retreat led by yoga teacher, Lena Tancredi, who’s crafted an energising, yet relaxation focused yoga retreat.
In its own right, the property is an Ibizan paradise set amongst a hillside of pine, olive, fig and lemon trees, with views of the sea, hills and sunsets as picture perfect as you can imagine. As for yoga, expect to be tuning into your inner soul as you learn about the theory behind yoga, the power of sound-healing, and perfect your yoga positions.
For a holiday that encompasses all things yogi, Croatia Yoga does what it says on the tin. Obviously, it’s a retreat nuzzled in the heart of Croatia (although there’s actually retreats on offer in Majorca and Sardinia too!) and revives your inner yogi every morning in their two hour workshops. If you’re new to the wellness lifestyle, fear not as their specialised yoga teachers hold workshops for all abilities throughout your stay, and you can opt for one-on-one classes too for a more personal session. Oh, and the views aren’t half bad either.
Fancy perfecting your child pose? Dwarika’s Resort has crafted the perfect package just for you yogis. Here you’ll immerse yourself into the wildly ancient craft and philosophy of yoga, and will leave reconnected with your body as you embark on your new wellness path. The meditation maze helps to draw out healing energies from the earth and transpose these into your body. Expect to be surrounded by stunning Himulayan scenery and encompassing a new way of life.
Surfer girl? Check. Yogi lover? Check. Yogi-surfer? Triple check. Love Surf Yoga sees your two favourite loves align as you embark on their wellness retreat. Located across the globe, these retreats have been curated to combine adventure, wellness and yoga all in one. From water sports to sightseeing, to the all important yoga stretching, there’s something all here.
I’m pretty sure it’s near impossible for Santorini to ever look bad and now the greek island has only gone and upped our expectations even further thanks to their exceptional yogi offerings. You’ll be feeling on top of the clouds as you dogward dog your way throughout the week at Adventure Yogi. Except breathtaking scenery as you mediate over the Caldera, nourishingly fresh Greek cuisine and yoga for days.
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