Yoga has a multitude of benefits for your body and your mind. There is no doubt that if you include yoga in your daily activities, you will do your health a world of good. While the world is waking up to yoga’s benefits, they find various ways to make yoga a complete holistic experience.
If you do not just want to stretch your muscles and calm your mind but want to make it a more immersive experience, you should head to a yoga retreat. These retreats offer the right foods in a calming ambiance and everything your doctors would suggest for your well-being.
The place where you indulge in some body-contorting poses can add the right incentive to make your yoga experience a complete one. It can be a Maharaja’s place in the Himalayas or somewhere exotic in Thailand. It can perhaps be the best zen-seeking experience for you. Let’s check out some of the best and the most exotic yoga retreat for you worldwide.
Ananda in the Himalayas
Ananda is for all those zen seekers who have already discovered yoga. Its design revolves around the concept of finding balance around the world. Ananda is atop a hill in a converted maharaja’s palace. And it happens to be the ultimate place where you learn all about yoga and more.
You develop breathing, meditation, and yoga skills. And while you are at it, you also get to gorge on Ayurvedic food. You also get to spend some days relaxing and rejuvenating in the foothills of the Himalayas. Besides that, you can also treat yourself to a few massages along the way.
Como Shambala Estate Bali
The Como Shambala Estate is on the island’s Tri Hita Karana ethos of harmony. It strikes a balance between humans and nature. And this Balinese retreat is set amongst one of the most stunning places you can see, as it is in a rainforest valley outside Ubud.
You can explore the estate’s thick jungles and stone temples before eventually joining an Ayurvedic yoga class by the sound of the river. You can get up in the morning listening to the lovely sound of the twittering birds.
Villa Lena Italy
Set among the picturesque Tuscany’s rolling hills and the sweeping olive groves. This is one of the artistic havens drawing in the creatives seeking to recharge and seek inspiration. You can get up early in the morning attend the sunrise yoga sessions on the poolside deck. Or you can go for long walks, visit the neighboring vineyards and enjoy food sourced from local farms.
Fusion Maia Vietnam
This Flexi-retreat has an updated focus on wellness. Here you get to eat a vegan diet and take part in daily schedules that include beachfront yoga and meditation. You can also take it easy as you enjoy the twice-daily complimentary spa treatments. And that helps you get rid of the overwhelming stress and reduce anxiety.
This Ibiza yoga retreat gives you a break from the everyday hustle and relaxes under the shady pines. Owner Rosa Klein makes it as real as it gets. It has an inviting pool and aromatic lavender. It has a Bedouin tent with fluttering prayer flags. Next, you follow it up with a meditation set to the tunes of a singing bowl.
Kamalaya Koh Samui
Originally popular as a mystical Buddhist shrine, this tropical sanctuary is one in the true sense of the word. And it is well hidden among towering banana trees and colorful frangipani bushes.
You can stay in a beachfront cabin with sweeping views of the sea and enjoy a combination of yoga, pilates, and personal training sessions. Besides that, you can pair the same with physiotherapy and proper nutritional advice.
Yogi Paul Dallaghan runs this retreat. It is in the south of Thailand’s Koh Samui. There is more to this retreat than just yoga. Here you get to spend mornings walking along the peaceful waterfront and take a dip in the water before participating in yoga classes and taking some meditation classes under the swaying-to-the-sea breeze coconut palms.
These Yoga retreats promise a world where there is only peace and quiet. And it gives you a break from the shrill notifications of work e-mails and phone calls. By the end of your session, you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.