Yoga is one of the best forms of physical activity that has many physical and psychological benefits. On top of that, it is also popular worldwide, being practiced anywhere from living rooms, outdoors, yoga studios and even retreats created specifically for this purpose.
These places have become increasingly popular in time, and now, there are literally thousands of destinations yoga practitioners can choose from. Today, we will take a look at some of the best retreats for yoga lovers the world has to offer. Here are some of the most popular choices.
We start off the list with Bali, which has been one of the most visited destinations for yoga practitioners for years. Yoga has deep roots in Bali, as the very philosophy of yoga is often intertwined with Hinduism, the most widespread religion in the county.
What makes Bali such a can’t-miss retreat is not only a plethora of tremendous yoga studios, it’s also the breath-taking natural beauty the country is known for. Additionally, the cost of these retreats is quite affordable compared to those that can be found in the United States, which is another bonus for people who want to plan for a holiday getaway.
When the birthplace of yoga is just across the see in India, it seems entirely reasonable why Sri Lanka ranks pretty high on our list of ideal destinations for those who enjoy yoga. This place is full of things that should not be mixed and matched, and yet, somehow everything seems to work out in the end.
Sri Lanka is simultaneously both noisy and serene, vivid and tranquil, wild and yet very tame. It’s a country that will surprise you every time, no matter how often you visit it. If you’re looking for a place that has great food, friendly locals and a multitude of peaceful yoga resorts where you’ll be able to reconnect with nature, Sri Lanka is the way to go.
Asia is not the only continent that is widely known for phenomenal yoga resorts. On the other side of the world, we find Mexico as one of the most prominent “new” players in this field. The lively nature of Mexico always served as a draw for travelers from the United States, but that is now balanced out by many resorts that help people to calm down and enjoy the silence.
So, in case that you get tired from all the fun at the beach, partying and the world-renown Mexican tequila, these resorts will give you a nice alternative. From luxurious resorts to the more pocket-friendly solutions, Mexico has something to offer for all of the yoga lovers out there.
Serving as the main hub for digital nomads in the past years, Thailand is already well known among U.S. travelers. Due to that reason, you won’t have any problems when it comes to language barriers, as the locals are already well introduced to travelers from around the world.
Best of all, they are also extremely welcoming, always known to greet foreigners with a wide smile. Major hubs for digital nomads such as Phuket and Chiang Mai are simply filled with amazing resorts, where practitioners of yoga can focus while listening to the soothing sound of the waves. We can honestly say that sunsets in Thailand are like no other, and some of these resorts use that fact to attract travelers from every end of the globe.
Without question, Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, which has an abundance of natural beauty as well as a rich cultural heritage to offer. From calm lakes to intimidating mountains and picturesque Tuscany, this European pearl has more than one ace up its sleeve.
Furthermore, if you get a bit of an itch for traveling and exploration while you’re in a yoga resort in Italy, it doesn’t take much more than a couple of hours of drive or a quick flight to reach many other countries in Europe, each of which is special in its own right. One thing is for sure, every person who loves to travel should have Italy ranked pretty high on the bucket list.