To go on a yoga retreat might be the secret dream of everyone who enjoys yoga. The idea of such is amazing – being in a beautiful location, with nothing to do but relax and eat good food, and stretch in every sense of the world. For those of you who share this dream, and can afford it, here are some of the best yoga retreats in the world right now.
- Ananda Spa, Himalayas India
India is where yoga began, and so it seems right that people return to this exotic location to improve their yoga practices. If you can’t improve your practice and expand your mind in the foothills of the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain ranges, then you can’t do it anywhere.
- Yoga Health Retreats, Byron Bay, Australia.
Byron Bay and the surrounding areas are beautiful, with long stretches of perfect beaches and natural settings that make the modern world seem like a dream. This retreat was one of the first to be established in the western world, and offers a variety of treatments from yoga to meditation, to reiki and Pilates.
- Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui Thailand
Who doesn’t want to go to Thailand? It is filled with great beaches, friendly people, and amazing spicy food. To add to this world-class retreat, they offer focussed programs for a variety of needs and issues in surroundings that look like a five-star hotel. It is one for the bucket list.
- Yoga In The Wild, Utah, USA.
For the Americans who want to stay a little closer to home, this one is for you. It’s located in the stark grandeur of Utah and offers day or multi-day trips with vegetarian food and hiking through one of the most harshly beautiful surroundings in the world.
- Summersalt Yoga Retreat, Croatia
For those who want a more unusual location, try Croatia, the home of amazing food at lower prices than other places in Europe, as well as some amazing landscapes. At this retreat, you will stay in a villa, eat vegetarian food, and explore this travel destination that still doesn’t get the number of visitors that the stunning surroundings really deserve.
- Haramara Retreat, Mexico
Don’t drink the water, but do enjoy the surroundings. Mexico has amazing food that is fresh and healthy, and at this retreat, you will try it all. You will also be immersed in a stunning natural landscape where you can choose from a variety of packages to meet your yoga and health needs.
- Bhutan Yoga Tour, Bhutan
For the really dedicated, this small and slightly obscure destination offers a 17-day package that includes yoga, local food, and total cultural immersion. If you really need a retreat from your modern life and its troubles, what better way than to explore a country that offers a completely different way of life and spiritual practice?
Everyone in the yoga world seems to be raving about yoga retreats, and some of these in particular. Wouldn’t you like to go to one and see what all the fuss is about?