Start 2019 on the Right Foot at the World's Best Yoga Retreats

Stress can ruin a lot of things in life. It is an unpleasant feeling that fills one with self-doubt and exhaustion. The pressure of responsibilities weighing on the mind can cause physical symptoms ranging from breakouts on your skin to ulcers. We do not want you to succumb to the scourge of stress.

One of the best remedies for a dogged spirit is a serene yoga retreat. Before it became a trendy option for wellness, yoga has been used for internal healing for centuries. Aligning your energy and breath with your movements is essential to finding peace in these hectic times. Longtime yogis have a rock-solid core and the stamina to meditate for hours. A beginner might not have such strength, but mindfulness can be achieved at any skill level.

Add to your vacation the opportunity to explore the natural surroundings, and you may find yourself relaxing amid adventure. Tropical locations are particularly memorable for their scenery and agreeable weather. Many retreats will offer options for juice cleanses or vegan meals at your request, allowing guests to personalize their stay as much as they please. Masters of mindfulness also await you to give expert guidance on yogic movements and breathing for a deep healing experience.

When life begins to unravel, take a step back and allow your body and mind to mend themselves at any of the best yoga retreats around the world.

Formentera Yoga

Best Yoga Retreats — Yoga in Formentera
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Novice and experienced yoga practitioners alike will love this island retreat. Formentera Yoga is about three miles from Ibiza, yet you will find more than a few spiritual retreats happening at once, making it the antithesis of its neighbor. Detox and recharge with the specially tailored retreat for you.

Sun, Sand, and Savasana

Best Yoga Retreats — Sun, Sand, and Savasana
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The Sun, Sand, and Savasana retreat put on by Karuna Yoga Journeys happens on the coast of Goa, India, tucked away from the rest of the city. It provides a meditative reset for anyone who has felt burdened by life recently, and who of us has not felt that weight?

Ananda in the Himalayas

Best Yoga Retreats — Ananda in the Himalayas
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Ananda in the Himalayas takes a more wholly cleansing approach to its retreat, abiding by “ancient Indian virtues, where holistic living was a way of life.” Spiritual advisors will help you through different methods of meditation, and afterward you can enjoy the unforgettable spas.

Nihi Sumba

Best Yoga Retreats — Nihi Sumba
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One of the most intriguing aspects of Nihi Sumba in Indonesia is its commitment to fostering “creativity and passion in [its] guests.” Yoga is an integral part of the local culture, so you can expect to be immersed in mindfulness all around.

Silver Island Retreat

Best Yoga Retreats — Silver Island Retreat
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An island hugging the eastern Greek coast is host to a fully self-sufficient retreat. Silver Island is privately owned and solar-operated, offering complete privacy from the outside world—and we do mean complete. The experience is advertised as an “authentic digital detox.”

Nautilus Boutique Hotel

Best Yoga Retreats — Nautilus Boutique Hotel
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For a getaway that is sustainable and enriching, reserve your spot at the Nautilus Boutique Hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. It offers diverse yoga classes with dedicated instructors with opportunities to explore the tropical surroundings as well.

Haramara Retreat

Best Yoga Retreats — Haramara Retreat
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Just a short distance from Guadalajara, the Haramara Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico, immerses guests in its coastal paradise. The facility was hand-built in order to preserve the environment as much as possible, so that you can experience unity with nature.

Flo-Yo at The Fairmont Orchid

Best Yoga Retreats — Flo-Yo at The Fairmont Orchid
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The Fairmont Orchid offers several distinct mindfulness classes, including meditation, pilates, and several types of yoga. The most popular? Floating yoga. Imagine the strength of your core after maintaining balance atop the crystal blue water.

Kamalaya Koh Samui

Best Yoga Retreats — Kamalaya Koh Samui
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The retreat at Kamalaya encourages you to embrace all aspects of your humanity: physical and mental health as well as community involvement. You can go for the complete detox or just use the space to release all of your stress.

Practice, Breathe, Surf

Best Yoga Retreats — Practice, Breathe, Surf Nicaragua
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The best part about Practice, Breathe, Surf isn’t its expertise and excellence in yoga and mindfulness. It is also not because the resorts boast daily surfing lessons for anyone who wants to escape into the waves. No, the best part of this trip is that it is more affordable and accessible than other excursions.

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