Whether you are a yogi looking for more intense & intimate yoga practice, a newbie desiring to explore yoga, or you’re simply drained & in need for some ‘me-time’- a yoga retreat can be the best investment to make for yourself.
Yoga retreats are popular worldwide and are offered at numerous exotic places. They are one fine way of rejuvenating your life & discovering a new personality within.
Listed below are 5 destination yoga retreats sure to blow your mind. Have a look:
1. Les Passeroses, France
Ranging from Iyenger yoga to freestyle, Les Passeros offers an assorted mix of yoga teachings. Being in existence since 2005, this retreat center situated in south-west France provides boutique accommodation boasting of all wooden oak floors, lush fabrics and stone fireplaces. A typical retreat includes two yoga sessions a day plus a two-hour meditation session.
And if you wish to enjoy some time sans yoga, relax by the pool, or take long walks and tuck into the vegetarian food along with some fine wine!
2. The Yoga Farm, Costa Rica
This is the perfect blend of an adventurous holiday & relaxing yoga retreat as both surfing & yoga go hand in hand here. The Yoga Farm is situated near Pavones and offers accommodation on a hilltop with solar panels, compostable toilets and a garden decked with fruit and vegetables. Yoga sessions are conducted daily on a deck overlooking the beach. Your surfing starts as soon as the yoga session gets over.
3. Yoga Barn, Bali
The island brings to you yoga in all forms and styles which makes it easier for you to make a suitable choice. The Yoga Barn runs around eight classes a day, teaching different yoga disciplines – ranging from ecstatic dance to Yin yoga and Vinyasa flow. The classes take place in one of its two mud-walled, thatched-roofed studios. The natural beauty of Bali brings in more freshness & nature’s touch in your yoga sessions.
4. Haramara, Sayulita, Mexico
Haramara is a word that means “Mother Sea”. The place offers warm, family like ambiance and fresh cuisine, which gives this retreat center a sacred appeal. The yoga sessions are held in an open space which provides you a 360-degree view of the ocean and rainforest. The accommodation is provided in simple but stunning palm-thatched casitas, with open-air walls on three sides which allow you to feel the ocean breeze. It’s truly divine!
5. Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, California
Mount Madonna Center is a retreat center located on 355 acres of mountain-top redwood forest and grassland overlooking Monterey Bay. Other than daily yoga classes, you can also spend quality time in exploring hiking trails, playing volleyball, tennis, and basketball, taking a dip in the pond, and enjoying vegetarian meals. It’s a retreat that can rejuvenate you fully!
So roll up your mat and start planning your perfect yoga getaway!
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