Over the past 30 years, the number of yoga experts has increased all over the world. Everyone practices this activity at his or her own rhythm and according to his or her tastes. Thus, each practitioner will choose according to their desires and needs. Their chosen styles can range from the softest to the most tonic of practices.

For all those addicted to this discipline, the ideal is to be able to practice their passion even on holiday. Indeed, the holidays provide the time to combine the benefits of yoga with a period of total relaxation and serenity. That said, the challenge is finding the ideal place. This is because the chosen location should promote perfect harmony, as well as the perfect place for daily practice.

Most Popular Yoga Destinations For A Beautiful Trip

India – The Home of Yoga

Originating from India, this discipline was developed hundreds of years ago. This ancestral Indian practice has evolved and developed into a discipline that unifies body and mind through physical exercises combined with meditation.

Whether it is in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the holy city of Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges. A yoga retreat in Rishikesh, India (“the birthplace of yoga”) can be a truly life-changing experience.  In fact, it’s an experience everyone would benefit from having at some point in their lifetime.  Set in northern India, tucked into the Himalayas with the Ganges river flowing through, it’s no wonder this quirky little city attracts throngs of yoga and meditation retreats each year.  

You can also enjoy yoga in the fertile lands of the Deccan. Situated in the entire southern peninsula of India south of the Narmada River and marked centrally by a high triangular tableland. The name derives from the Sanskrit daksina (“south”). The plateau is bounded to the east and west by the Ghats, escarpments that meet at the plateau’s southern tip. Its northern extremity is the Satpura Range. Its principal rivers—the Godavari, Krishna, and Kaveri (Cauvery)—flow from the Western Ghats eastward to the Bay of Bengal.

One will be spoiled for choice when it comes to yoga in India. You will have the choice between initiation, training courses, classes, private trips, group trips, as well as discovery trips. In fact,  India is probably the country with the most numerous and personalized yoga trips.

Indonesia, Bali – the island of gods 

On a heavenly beach, in the jungle, or in the rice paddies – the places to practice are as numerous as they are magical in Bali. In fact, on this island, yoga is part of the daily life of the locals. What’s more, the town of Ubud has the most schools and retreat places on offer for travelers wanting to recharge their batteries.

Yoga Ubud

Ubud is yogi heaven. Despite its small size (it’s really a collection of villages) there are dozens of classes to choose from every day. You’ll find styles to suit everyone from spiritual practices to fast paced vinyasa and power flows.

Studios are well equipped and make the most of Ubud’s tranquil beauty with views of rice fields and jungle. Ubud yoga classes are affordable.Especially if you buy a class pass which can reduce the drop-in price  by half.

Starting your day with a yoga class is a great way to get into the relaxed, healthy Ubud vibe.

 

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Costa Rica – a meditation on wild beaches

While adventure, thrills, and sports enthusiasts are well served in Costa Rica, relaxation lovers will also be able to enjoy its beautiful beaches and incredible nature. Indeed, this country is bordered by two oceans and miles of wild beaches.

As a result, magnificent luxury hotels and eco-lodges are found hidden between the sea and the forest. These places offer tourists temples of tranquility where relaxation, meditation, and yoga are kings. These preserved places are often confidential and off the beaten track!

 

Additional Popular Yoga Hotspots

For those who, in addition to nature and meditation, are looking for a bit of tourism, you can simply combine a yoga course with a short tourist circuit or a lazy stay on a beautiful archipelago. That said, here are a few ideas for some other nice destinations:

  • Martinique Caribbean Islands
  • Panama and its dream islands
  • Or even a little relaxing stay at an amazing ThalasYoga retreatsotherapy spa hotel in France to enjoy in addition to very, very good gastronomy.

Indeed, whatever the destination of your future holidays, do not forget your mat because there is always the possibility to find small corners out of sight to practice yoga in all serenity!

Traveling with a yoga pet?

Many yogis love animals. There’s no reason to put your yoga on hold if you plan on traveling with your dog. In fact, did you know you can take your dog with you to certain destinations?  For instance you can even be in the heart of New York with your dog in a beautiful hotel and still practice yoga.

Before you get excited, you must check the rules of your international destination around pet travel. Some countries are very strict when it comes to pets in transit. However, once you have this sorted, then all you have to do is book the best company to travel with your dog.

yoga dog

Have you ever tried hot yoga? It’s a great practice, but you do need to understand what you can gain and also if there are any risks.

 

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