6 of the Best Yoga Retreats for Discovery & Adventure
This article originally appeared on Karryon
For those ready to make the stretch beyond their local yoga studio, Health and Fitness Travel, invite wanderlusting yogis to re-connect with both themselves and the world with 6 of the best yoga retreats for discovery and adventure.
With hand-selected retreats from the serene mountaintops of the Himalayas to the tranquil beaches of Thailand, mat-toting yogis can practice pretzel bending poses whilst exploring new corners of the world.
1. Best for Yoga & Hiking – New Zealand: Aro Ha Wellness Adventure
Discover New Zealand’s iconic landscape on an eye opening yoga and hiking holiday, spent in the Southern Alps at Aro Ha.
Combine Vinyasa yoga and meditation classes, with TRX strength training and healthy vegetarian cuisine for optimal well-being, before discovering holistic wellness with daily therapeutic massages and unlimited use of the water therapy suites.
Re-connect with yourself and with nature at this healthy eco wellness retreat with a series of sub-alpine hikes.
2. Best for Yoga & Diving – Bali: Zen Scuba Diving
Discover how the breathing techniques you learn during yoga can benefit your diving as you explore the exotic marine life of Bali.
Begin your day with sunrise yoga before exploringsome of Indonesia’s finest cliff wall diving sites with a professional PADI dive master.
Complement your days diving experience with luxury spa treatments and sunset meditation to restore your energy before an unforgettable sunrise dolphin sail.
3. Best for Yoga & Sports – Thailand: Thanyapura
Get sporty on the exotic Thailand island of Phuket and enhance your yogic practice whilst building your fitness.
Ace your game on the tennis courts or discover if you were destined to be a triathlete, with expert coaching for all abilities in swimming, cycling and running.
Round off a sporty day by stretching out during a relaxing yoga class or soothing sore muscles with a sports massage.
4. Best for Yoga & Beach – Vietnam: Fusion Maia Yoga
Located on Vietnam’s East Coast, on one of the world’s best exotic beaches, is a luxury yoga retreat dedicated to enlightening your well-being.
With their own individual yoga style, Fusion Maia will immerse you in a personalised introduction to yoga through a combination of private lessons and group classes.
With a guaranteed minimum of two spa treatments a day; enjoy choosing from a range of body scrubs, facials and pressure therapies.
5. Best for Yoga & Surfing – Costa Rica: Florblanca Surfing
Strike a pose both on land and sea on an exotic yoga and surfing holiday set upon Costa Rica’s fantastic Nicoya Peninsula coastline.
With two beautiful nearby beaches renowned as some of the world’s best surfing spots, learn to ride the tropical waves during six private surfing lessons with expert local instructors.
Back on dry land, stretch out during group yoga classes, including specialised classes in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga, before indulging with a reviving treatment at Spa Bambu.
6. Best for Yoga & Ayurveda – India: Ananda Yoga
Experience the harmonizing healing of the ancient Indian arts of yoga and Ayurveda at this luxurious wellness retreat, set amongst the foothills of the Himalayas.
Restore your inner-balance during personalised yoga sessions, tailored to your ability and goals, and de-stress with the breathing practices of Pranayama.
Continue your holistic wellness journey with healing Ayurvedic spa therapies before enjoying a taste of local culture during traditional Indian music classes and dance performances.