The year 2021 has been anything but zen, and we all need to relax. It might be time to start arranging a post-pandemic mixture of yoga and travel if you’re wanting to begin your practice or shake up what’s become a really well-worn routine. From spain to peru, you may leave your living room and lay down your mat in some of the world’s most stunning locations.
Whether your downward-facing dog is rock firm or your warrior pose is shaky, we’ve compiled a list of the world’s top yoga vacation spots where you can relax, perfect your abilities, and partake in a variety of restorative activities to reclaim your rhythm.
The verdant, volcanic highlands, shimmering seashore, and peaceful, hillside temples of Bali are associated with all things healthy, yet the holy vibe that pervades this island stretches well beyond the private retreats and luxury spa resorts that show up on Instagram on a regular basis. It pervades respectful religious rites, sidewalks littered with flower petal offerings, and a calm, almost meditative pace of local life, seemingly untouched by the ever-present streams of tourists hoping to experience Bali’s distinct soul for themselves.
Taksu Spa is a tranquil retreat nestled within the green folds of Ubud’s jungle, providing Hatha, Flow, and traditional Balinese yoga lessons. Consider extending your stay at the Desa Seni resort in Canggu, which offers individually designed yoga sessions for beginners on up.
Leisure and rejuvenation are ingrained into Bali’s DNA, from delightful beach relaxation in Seminyak to touring the island’s numerous calm temples. As a result, there are a plethora of worthwhile travel experiences to be had here, ranging from seeing traditional craftspeople at work to spotting cheeky macaques in Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest.
Boulder, Colorado, is a popular destination for fans of the American countryside. The city’s population of students, fashionable urbanites, and outdoor athletes, framed by stunning mountainscapes, rough rivers, and ponderosa-fringed paths, matches its inherent energy – good ground indeed for yoga studios and retreats to set up shop.
Outdoor yoga practice in Boulder is especially enjoyable because of the majestic Flatiron mountains that serve as a background.
SUP Yoga offers paddleboard yoga classes on Boulder Reservoir, concentrating on core control and breathing while immersed (though preferably not completely) in the city’s surroundings. Iyengar Yoga Centre in the city’s center offers a wide range of therapeutic sessions, as well as Asana and anatomical seminars.
Tofo, a little but dynamic hamlet perched on the top of a wide white sand beach, is both attractive and unpretentious in equal measure. This coastal village, which overlooks a coral reef rich with manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins, and migratory humpback whales, is a year-round draw for surfers and divers, and its laid-back, bohemian feel draws a continuous stream of worldwide yogis eager to perfect their talents.
Sacred Valley, Peru
The Ro Urubamba Valley, tucked away on the Andean mountains and filled with Incan citadels, rustic weaving communities, and airy colonial cities, is regarded as Sacred for a reason. The energy of Pachamama (Incan Mother Nature) can be felt in every cloud-shrouded mountain top, flowing waterfall, and grazing alpaca, bringing yogis from all over the world.