A funny thing happens not long after you start practicing yoga: you start to see it less as a weekly exercise class and more as a philosophy for how to live. And at some point you start to daydream about what it might be like to take your flow on the go and get your ‘ohm’ on at a refreshing and relaxing yoga retreat.
Well grab your mat, get ready to awaken those chakras, and check out the 7 most ohm-worthy yoga retreats in the world:
Yoga Breaks in Spain
Twice-daily yoga suitable for beginners and intermediates? Check. Tasty Ayurvedic-inspired meals to nourish you and keep you going? Check. Optional cycling trips and day hikes? Check. Creative cookery workshop? Check. Meditation and pranayama (breathing) workshops? Check and check. Oh, and not to mention the gorgeous mountain scenery and lush vegetation of the Costa Blanca region and the hotel right on the coast—yeah, yoga retreats at Yoga Breaks in Spain definitely are definitely energizing, relaxing and also a really good time.
Bespoke Yoga Retreat
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
If you’re looking for a yoga retreat at a 5‑star resort complete with beachside lounging, a seafront pool and a spa, Bespoke Yoga Retreat is the one for you. With daily Forrest-style yoga, designed to open up emotional and physical blockages, taught by Yada Yada Yoga at the only Audubon Signature Sanctuary in Puerto Rico, you can also spend some time wandering the resort’s 483-acres and wildlife by hiking, cycling and bird watching.
A combination of a top-notch outdoor music festival and a retreat with some of the biggest names in yoga, the Wanderlust Festival is not one to miss. And, the four-day summit takes place in multiple locations, so whether you’re closer to North Lake Tahoe, California, Bondville, Vermont, Copper, Colorado, Whistler, BC, Canada, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, or Chillán, Bio Bio, Chile, you can be sure to get your fair share of grooving and stretching.
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat
Paradise Island, Nassau, The Bahamas
Just the scenery surrounding the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat—with its crystal clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and palm trees—is enough to relax even the most stressed of people. With a daily schedule including early morning and evening mediation and chanting, two yoga sessions, a break to swim, relax on the beach or go snorkeling and vegetarian meals, you’ll go home from your yoga vacation feeling energized and refreshed.
Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat
Ambergrise Caye, Belize
When you go on an Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat, you can see the Mayan ruins, snorkel, scuba dive, sail, kayak, get spa treatments and even get Maya healings. Oh yeah, and, you get to practice yoga with great teachers. Stays are 7‑night long and include all accommodations, even beachfront lodging in one of their seven cabanas or the village rooms in their barracks.
Maybe tropical beaches aren’t your idea of a yogic getaway. Maybe the French countryside is more your style. If so, this is the retreat for you. Set in a renovated stone farmhouse nestled against rolling hills filled with sunflowers and corn, Les Passeroses retreats are seven days of revitalizing yoga classes, workshops, great food, massage therapy and boutique-style accommodations.
Big Sky Yoga Retreats
Looking for a ladies-only yoga retreat that has a little yeehaw to go with your Namaste? Then look no further than Big Sky Retreats. Immerse yourself in the snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and mountain meadows of Bozeman, Montana, and connect with nature while you get centered. With several different types of retreats, including the very popular Cowgirl Yoga, there’s sure to be one that matches your style.