The 7 Most ‘Ohm’-Worthy Yoga Retreats in the World

Yoga Retreats








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:

s1Yoga Breaks in Spain
Ali­cante, 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.

Wan­der­lust Festival
Mul­ti­ple Locations
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.

Paradise Island, Nassau, The BahamasSivanan­da 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.

Les Passeros­es
Nonac, France
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 SkyBig Sky Yoga Retreats
Boze­man, Montana
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.