9 of the most beautiful locations to do yoga
For those of you who practice yoga (regardless of your level), you’ll know the benefits of taking time out of your busy life and catching a few “om”s.
If you’re looking for relaxation in your gap year, then combining the relaxing practice with your travels may be a great idea. Lessons are set in beautifully scenic, natural locations and combined with a chilled-out atmosphere and healthy lifestyle.
So, why not unplug from your digital life and re-align your chakras in one of these stunning locations?
With one of the most varied landscapes in Africa, there is bound to be an area of Morocco for you. Take your practice to a new height by visiting a mountain retreat or soak up the sun with a practice on the beach.
The lush jungle of The Philippines is a perfect backdrop to a yoga session… no matter what island you’re on.
If you’d rather be out on the water there’s always the option of yoga on a paddleboard.
Strike a pose here: QI Retreats offers yoga practices in four different areas, for any level of yogi. Just bring your energy!
Between the glittering temples, golden Buddha statues and rice paddies - you couldn't really pick a better place to detox from everyday life.
Strike a pose here: Offering yoga, body detoxes and reiki, a trip to Orion Healing is sure to leave you feeling like new.
Better known for its party scene, Ibiza is quickly developing a place on the yoga map. With cheap flights to locations and warm, sunny weather even in the low season – it’s a great place to visit at any time of year.
Strike a pose here: Ibiza Retreats offer 5-night retreats throughout the year, coupled with a host of different activities to keep you entertained and away from the dancefloor.
All the sun of Spain but without the sangria! Retreats along Alicante’s long stretch of beach are a popular escape from the area's renowned nightlife.
Strike a pose here: The Spanish style shared apartments of La Crisalida retreats all you to make new friends if you’re a single traveler or strengthen the connections between groups.
The positive energy that sums up the Balinese runs throughout the island. Spirituality runs through Bali’s culture, making it an ideal place to get in touch with yours.
Strike a pose here: Bali Spirit Festival host retreats throughout the year, overlooking the surf break at Medewi. Their hotel is only 200 meters from the shore.
With many of the rich and famous calling part of California their home, it’s not surprising that yoga retreats in the area are so popular. Practice by roaring rivers, in the thick of the forest or on one or the areas many mountain ranges.
Strike a pose here: Pleasant Valley Sanctuary offers a wide range of yogic packages so you can get what you want from your retreat.
Offering the highest quality of life in Central America, Costa Rica is full of easy-going people living “the pure life”. That being said, its untouched beaches and lush surrounding make it a truly magical place to lose yourself.
Strike a pose here: Catering for small groups, Samara Soul Adventures offer a truly personalized experience.