We seek vacations as a way to relax and decompress from our everyday chaotic lives. Many times we go on vacation with a huge ridiculous itinerary that has us running around the entire time. We come home and are almost as exhausted as we were when we left. The answer to this might be to actually go on a vacation that is based around relaxation and getting our chakras back in line. For many, a yoga retreat is the perfect answer. If this sounds good to you, William Bailey Travel invites you to take a look at 3 of the best to choose from.
Yoga Breaks in Spain is located in the Costa Blanca region of Spain. This area has been named by the World Health Organization as having one of the healthiest climates anywhere. While here you can stay in a hotel near the ocean and can participate in the twice daily yoga sessions that are perfect for beginners and intermediate levels. You can also participate in meditation and breathing workshops that help you reach a level of inner peace. This retreat is perfect for those that are either looking to relax or be active. There are many optional activities that include hiking and mountain biking, pampering, and even Spanish cooking lessons.
Anahata Yoga Retreat is located in Golden Bay, South Island, New Zealand. This is the only yoga retreat in all of New Zealand. It sits on the top of a mountain that offers glorious views of the ocean and the surrounding verdant valleys. Their services are provided year round and focus on Satyananda yoga, which draws from many of the traditional systems of yoga. There are a range of options in lodging from shared rooms to a private straw bale house. There are also tent sites and camping available. The meals provided are all organic and vegetarian from local sources or picked right from the retreat’s garden.
Jatoba Terra Prana Lar Yoga in Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo is located in the Brazilian countryside. The retreat offers many different types of yoga as well as mediation, gong mediation, sacred dances, fire rituals and Zen Shiatsu. Amenities here include a sweat lodge, fresh water pool and a meditation deck on the lake. Meals served here are vegetarian and include homemade cheese, bread and yogurt. Get your hands dirty in the retreats garden and reconnect with Mother Nature. While you are here make sure to visit the nearby sacred waterfall.
You don’t have to dedicate yourself wholly to the philosophy of yoga to go to any of these places. Find out more about these or other amazing yoga retreats around the world.