Travel Yoga is on the rise. Many people decide to make the most of their vacations to attend a yoga retreat and enjoy their time to nourish their body, mind and soul.
There are so many ways to explore the world through your yoga practice.
Travel Yoga is a great opportunity to connect with the global yoga community. You can meet people sharing the same passion, yoga retreats bring together like minded people from all over the world.
Yoga and Meditation helps people remain mindful and present. If you practice yoga while travelling, it will help you enjoy the moment fully.
Thanks to Yoga, you can connect to a new place in a unique way.
Where are the best yoga retreats in the world? What are the best locations to deepen your yoga practice?
India is the spiritual home of yoga, and Rishikesh the “Yoga Capital of the World.” Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, northern India. Yoga centers are everywhere. Rishikesh represents everything that many expect from India: Ganges, spirituality, spicy food, nature, yoga and (relative) calm.
Even the Beatles came to Rishikesh ! They visited this sacred land in 1968. They trained in Transcendental Meditation and it is said that most of the songs of their White Album were composed here.
In Rishikesh, you can find many ashrams, meditation centers and yoga schools to learn traditional Hatha yoga, Kundalini, Tantra, Iyengar or Ashtanga. But, if you are more interested in Ashtanga, you should better head to Mysore…
A yoga retreat in Rishikesh can be a truly life-changing experience. However, some preparation may be needed such as preparing your stomach to be strong enough to avoid being sick during your retreat.. Indeed, the stereotype regarding Indian Food is true , many travelers are hit by the “Dehli Belly”. Also, Rishikesh is a vegetarian town. Be prepared for no meat and no alcohol.
Yoga was born in India hundreds of years ago, but the beautiful island of Bali has become one of the most beloved destination for learning and practicing yoga. Bali has a strong feminine energy and you can find here some incredible yoga experiences. The sense of true inner peace found in Bali makes this place an ideal sanctuary for spirituality and meditation.
Yoga centers are abundant here. The atmosphere on the island is inspiring and peaceful; also there is a culture of healthy living and tons of vegetarian food all over the island. That makes Bali a true Yoga Paradise.
This place is kind of magical and there is nothing to dislike (maybe it’s a bit pricey compared to other regions but still possible to find affordable retreats in Bali)
Koh Phangan, Thailand
Koh Phangan is an island in Thailand, famous for its full moon parties. This place is also considered a Yogi Paradise. Indeed, it is an incredible destination with inspiring and calming places to practice yoga, surrounded by spectacular hills and tropical landscape.
The island is gorgeous and magical, the environment is the most nourishing to host any retreat.
Thailand in general is one of the best place to practice yoga, to know like-minded people, to cleanse your body and to free your mind from worries. Koh Phangan can be described as the most spiritual and natural island of the Land of Smiles.
Spain is one of the favorite places in Europe for Yoga retreats, especially popular because in Spain people can enjoy warm weather, beautiful beaches and exquisite cuisine.
Ibiza is one of the most recurred regions in the country. Definitely, Ibiza has much to offer, apart from crazy parties and wild nightlife. It is a popular island also for its spiritual and calming side. Ibiza has become a haven for those seeking tranquility, beauty, open minded people and good vibes. Here, you can enjoy yoga and meditation in a perfect setting provided by the Mediterranean landscape.
There are at least a hundred yoga holidays organized on the island. You can find the perfect holistic wellness experience to nourish your body, mind and soul.
Other popular destinations in Spain are Alicante and Canary Islands.