Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and it’s now a really popular way of both relaxing and connecting to your more spiritual side. With yoga retreats available in a variety of places across the globe, there’s a lot of choice available for anybody who wants to experience the best that the yoga field has to offer. Here are some of the main destinations to choose from for those who want to experience a yoga retreat.
Shreyas Yoga Retreat, Bangalore
If what you’re looking for in your yoga retreat is a small community and a sense of togetherness, then this one is likely to be right for you. With only 20 people allowed on the retreat at once, you certainly won’t feel overwhelmed, and with a range of yoga styles on offer, including Ashtanga and Hatha, you can select the yoga practices and techniques that you prefer even if you’re a beginner.
Silver Island Yoga, Greece
Perhaps one of the best yoga retreats in Europe, this one takes place on a private island and is designed to relax and heal you. Each retreat lasts a week and includes a range of yoga classes as well as amazing surroundings. The food on offer at this retreat is designed to nourish your body, with plenty of meat-free Mediterranean meals on offer once the day’s yoga is completed. There’s also plenty of local vegetation around (including olive trees) – all of which contributes to the area’s natural feel.
Synergy, Koh Samui
If you’re searching for a personalized experience, though, Synergy in Thailand is the retreat for you. One-on-one sessions are regularly taught here, which means that you’ll be able to connect with your tutor on a deep level and derive maximum benefit from the yoga experience. With an on-site spa designed to help you get your body ready to take on the challenges of yoga, both your physical and spiritual sides will benefit from this retreat.
The Orange Tree, Yorkshire
Heading to England might not be your first thought when it comes to yoga, but this beautiful Yorkshire-based retreat is ideal for both mindfulness students and Hatha yoga practitioners. It’s set in a beautiful location, and there’s a sauna and Jacuzzi available as well as walks in the nearby countryside. With a three-course vegetarian meal on offer every evening, you’ll have your foodie needs taken care of here.
Going on a yoga retreat is something that’s well worth doing whether you’re just a beginner or a real pro. Yoga retreats tend to take place in surroundings that help you to reconnect with nature while also giving you plenty of natural and authentic beauty to take in, so you’re bound to come away feeling fully relaxed. There are all sorts of gorgeous locations in places around the world, so you can easily factor in convenience and distance when making your decision.