For mental, physical to even spiritual well-being, the ancient practice of Yoga is here to stay. While people look for other outlets to maintain calm and gain a new direction to their life, practitioners speak highly of the benefits of this traditional art in managing stress and attaining a level of spiritual peace. Therefore, yoga wellness retreats are becoming increasingly popular; both among serious yoga followers as well as people who have never attempted an asana in their life.
So, if you are craving for some self solitude, head to any of these top destinations with a reputed wellness tour agency like Vacayou. Enjoy a rejuvenating vacation and see for yourself why these retreats are exceedingly popular with the Yoga community…
Northern Edge Nature and Mindfulness Yoga Retreat, Ontario
When it comes to guest convenience and restorative living, Northern Edge Algonquin is the undisputed leader in the transformational field. Located just three hours from Toronto, the Edge provides a superior experience to all types of groups.
This yoga getaway in Algonquin Park, Ontario, offers its guests as many as two separate yoga restorative sessions daily, in the midst of natural surroundings. Moreover, guests have a choice from the wide variety of, simple but comfortable, shared and private accommodation in the cabins and the Highlander House, all surrounded by lakes and forests.
Eupepsia Wellness Retreat, Virginia
Occupying an enviable location in the Jefferson National Forest, bang in the center of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Eupepsia Wellness abode has been serving people of every body type in its unique surroundings.
Irrespective of whether you wish to heal, rejuvenate, lose weight or simply detox, Eupepsia’s progressive screening and assessment will ensure an insight into the health and any imbalance which may be present in the body. As a part of the holistic therapy approach at Eupepsia, daily yoga and meditation courses are on offer, to help connect with your inner self and towards long- term wellness.
Bucuti and Tara Beach Yoga Retreat, Aruba
This adults only Caribbean resort located on the breathtaking Eagles Beach attracts couples looking to relax and celebrate the joys of life in each other’s company. The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort of Oranjestad, Aruba, offers its guests 104 lavishly appointed rooms with every conceivable amenity at their disposal. Apart from a range of outdoor activities the spa center has three treatment rooms offering a range of pampering services. While breakfast is complimentary, guests can enjoy a five course meal at the intimate restaurant, Carte Blanche or a romantic dinner at the sea facing gourmet spot, Elements.
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
This award winning luxury spa and wellness resort enjoys a scenic location overlooking the holy town of Rishikesh and the beautiful Ganges river valley in the hill state of Uttarakhand, India. Ananda is possibly the most luxurious and authentic wellness destination of India, which provides 80 different treatments for improving the health through ten wellness programs listed on the menu of this spa. Surrounded by nature, with the foothills of the Himalayas as a backdrop, Ananda is the ideal getaway for guests seeking peace and tranquility to focus on their personal aims in life.
Outdoor rejuvenation, Yoga Retreat, Portugal
The Six Senses Douro Valley Retreat, overlooking the Douro River in Portugal, is the best hideaway for yoga enthusiasts seeking to restore the mind and body among landscapes dotted with vineyards and rolling hills. The elegant rooms, decorated with Portuguese designs, are all spacious with huge windows offering total privacy and pure luxury.
This ultimate wellness retreat, set high on a hill, offers four different programs and a range of spa treatments and therapies, including yoga and meditation, under the guidance of professional health care specialists, in Portuguese tradition which meets the elements of water, stone and wood in a dream setting.
The large herbal and organic garden ensures a steady supply of locally sourced ingredients which adds a distinct flavour to the food scene, which in turn is complemented by a glass of excellent local wine.
Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, Yoga Retreats, Dominican Republic
If you want to combine yoga with adventure, then a holiday in the stunning nature reserve of Samana is just for you. Spend time in your private luxurious eco accommodation, feasting on the best of local fruits as you gaze across the sandy beaches to find humpback whales peacefully swimming in the ocean. As you soak in the beauty of this private island, accessible only by boat, your experienced fitness teachers will get you in top shape in heated vinyasa yoga sessions.
The evenings can be spent meditating in some scenic location, in an attempt to rediscover your inner self. Activities include whale watching on a private boat, horse riding and a hike in the jungle to a secret beach.
Luna Lodge, Costa Rica (Yoga Retreats in Nature)
Luna Lodge is perfectly located on the periphery of the world famous Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, rated as one of the top romantic spots in the world by no less than National Geographic. The highlights of the property is the 1600 square feet open platform overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the sprawling rainforests where most of the classes and retreats are held.
Practising yoga therapy in the solitude of the natural surroundings, improves flexibility, well-being and invokes a sense of peace in persons of every level.
Aegialis Hotel and Spa, Yoga Retreat, Greece
Whether you are traveling solo, with your soulmate or with the entire family, the top notch Aegialis Hotel and Spa on Amorgos island in Greece will indulge you with its unique Amorgian hospitality. Every room overlooks the Aegiali beach and the placid Aegean Sea beyond. Apart from the exceptional room service, the Lalon Idor Spa is the ideal place to surrender the mind and the body, in the biggest center of its kind in the Cyclades.
Yoga disciples will get simply inspired by the magical sessions under the bright blue sky, where they can harness the captivating energy of the surroundings. This is the ultimate place to open the mind to yoga and the ancient philosophy of Greece under the robust guidance of the expert retreat hostess.
A Last Word About Yoga Retreats…
The present day world is moving at such a fast pace that it is not at all surprising that one hardly finds space to breathe. In order to keep up with its pace, more and more people are reverting to wellness and yoga retreats for an opportunity to detox, unplug and begin anew. Mind you, it is not the fancy resort and the luxurious plunge pool which attracts them, it is the physical treatment and the healing element which they are looking for. We are sure that the holistic destinations described above will help you relax, heal and get inspired.