Namaste Your Way to Paradise: Experience 11 of the Best Yoga Retreats Across the Globe

Looking for a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner peace through the ancient practice of yoga? Originally from India, this practice has evolved into a global phenomenon, offering a myriad of retreats, seminars, and classes to seekers of tranquility. Whether you seek solace in the serene mountains or rejuvenate by the crystal-clear waters, these 11 retreats featured in a travel blog promise to transport you to a realm of pure bliss that will leave you refreshed, revitalized, and connected to your innermost self.

1. Yoga Explorers, Morocco or France

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Yoga Explorers pop up in various parts of Morroco and France for yogis to connect with others about sacred art. Each destination provides participants with outstanding scenery, delicious food, twice-a-day yoga practices, and full use of spas.

2. Blue Spirit, Costa Rica

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This Costa Rican resort prides itself on its beautiful scenery, revolutionary yoga and meditation classes, and workshops. You can’t get closer to serenity than looking out at white sand beaches, turtle refuges, and wondrous sunsets on the Costa Rican shore.

3. Tia Wellness Resort, Vietnam

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This Vietnamese resort offers several all-inclusive packages and retreats for those who practice yoga and beginners looking to achieve solace and a sense of gratitude. Participate in a yoga flow, breathwork classes, tai chi, and creative workshops to foster your inner child and relax against the beautiful background of Vietnam.

4. Esalen, United States

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If you live in the United States, visit Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. The appointment-based holistic center provides customers with world-renowned practices, lectures, and classes to help realize the total capacity of the human condition.

5. Miraval, United States

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Another U.S.-based retreat is Miraval in Arizona. Placed in the heart of the Sonoran desert and the Catalina mountains, you will find comfort and tranquility during your retreat. Besides workshops and personalized wellness sessions, enjoy fine dining, resort accommodations, and the breathtaking scenery of the resort.

6. Surf Maroc, Morocco

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This Morrocan retreat combines two mindful passions, surfing and yoga. The retreats apply to all genders, ages, and yoga and surf levels and promise to deliver fun surfing and yogi experiences. Each group meets fantastic instructors and positive people throughout their stay.

7. Sen Wellness Center, Sri Lanka

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Do you need a reset? Sen Wellness Center in Sri Lanka is perfect for you. Formed by Sam Kankanamge, the destination teaches residents the methods of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation to heal and restore the body. Plus, the resort offers access to beaches, lagoons, eco-conscious lodging, and fabulous instructors.

8. Ashiyana

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In Hindi, Ashiyana means home. That’s what visitors find when they step foot in this yoga retreat. Ashiyana hosts a couple of yoga retreats; one requires you to participate as much or as little as you like, while the other is an exploration of yoga’s roots and teachings.

9. Mandali Retreat, Italy

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The Italian chapter of this retreat asks guests to participate in a plant-based diet, medical services, and personalized program to help them achieve their goals and understand themselves more profoundly.

10. Shambala Gatherings, Sweden

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Shambala Gatherings has multiple retreats each weekend. Between chakra awakening, yoga instruction, and lessons about yoga, you learn how to master the craft and unleash stronger spiritual connections to the Earth and your body.

11. Ananda, India

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We started by telling you where yoga originated, and we’ll now go back to its roots to explore another incredible retreat. Ananda, located in the serene Himalayan foothills of northern India, is designed for people familiar with yoga.

This retreat focuses on finding joy in balance and perfecting your practice. Immerse yourself in breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga sessions, while enjoying delicious Ayurvedic cuisine and relaxing traditional massages.

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