Perfect for calming the mind and reviving the body, yoga holidays and retreats are designed to de-stress, rejuvenate and increase self-awareness. From group retreats in Greece to private yoga sessions in India, the immense popularity of this type of holiday means you can salute the sun almost anywhere you want. Whether this is your first time doing yoga or you have a dedicated practice, we’re happy to handpick the best yoga escapes for you.
Yoga originated in ancient India and is a system of physical, mental and spiritual practices and disciplines.
In Western societies most people focus on the physical side of the practice – the asanas – which means postures. These yoga postures are designed to strengthen and purify your body to prepare it for long periods of meditation.
Yoga is a great way to rebalance and relax your mind and body, build strength and flexibility, boost your immune system and relieve stress. An integral part of the practice is about focusing on the present moment, helping you to slow down and reconnect with your inner self.
A yoga holiday will combine mindfulness with movement, encourages sustainable self-care and is guaranteed to improve your overall well-being.
For people looking to learn more about the philosophy of yoga, have a deeper experience and benefit from the expert guidance and support of professionals, a yoga retreat or meditation retreat is the way to go.
You can either join a group retreat, which is a great way for solo-travellers to meet like-minded people, or benefit from one-to-one teachings at a health resort as part of a personalised well-being program. Expect nutritious meals and meditation sessions to nourish both body and mind.
Further treatments or activities can be incorporated in your program to enhance your experience: Detox therapies, cultural excursions, Ayurvedic healing practices and holistic spa services are just some of the examples.
If you’re familiar with yoga and want a more laid-back experience, a boutique hotel with daily classes might be enough for your next escape. Most hotels can arrange for a yoga instructor to give you private lessons in your suite, villa or even on the beach.
Other activities that often are paired with a yoga holiday are surfing, fitness, hiking and even wine tasting. The possibilities are endless and we look forward to customising your ideal retreat.