The 5 Best Places To Go For Yoga

The 5000-year-old ancient practice of yoga was once a niche religious exercise practised only by natives, but it is now a popular activity performed across the world as a way to aid the recovery of aches and depression, as well as method to relax and de-stress. Yoga classes are practiced on a regular basis in leisure centres and health clubs right across the UK, but if you are looking for a truly authentic and spiritual yoga experience to allow you to thoroughly relax and recover, consider escaping on a yoga holiday. These retreats are amongst some of the best locations in the world for specialised yoga holidays, and will ensure that you leave feeling revitalised and rejuvenated.

Absolute Sanctuary - Thailand
Absolute Sanctuary is a specialised yoga resort on the island of Koh Samui, with some of the best yoga and spa facilities in the world. This retreat allows you to completely cut yourself off from the stresses of everyday life, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The hotel also offers signature treatments and healing therapies provided by friendly and knowledgeable staff and serves beautiful and highly nutritious food. It has a friendly atmosphere with guests freely socialising with each other throughout their stay, making Absolute Sanctuary a very popular location for holiday-goers looking for a yoga break.

Kamalaya – Thailand
Kamalaya is a luxury spa resort hidden away on the beautiful south coast of Ko Samui island in Thailand. This award winning resort offers a range of specialist healing wellness treatments and programmes, including detox, stress relief and yoga. Kamalaya has multiple specialist yoga programmes for yoga enthusiasts of all experience levels, such as the personal yoga synergy programme, which includes private on-on-one yoga sessions, wellness consultations and multiple massages. The yoga sessions are tailored to your personal strengths and are designed so that you can continue to practice them once you return home. There are also high quality spa facilities at Kamalaya, including a steam cavern, a swimming pool, a plunge pool and a Shakti fitness centre. Many of Kamalaya’s staff are experts from overseas and many of the counsellors have been monks, so you can rest assured that the service you receive is world class. Kamalaya was also refurbished recently, meaning that its facilities are of the highest quality and are in immaculate condition.

Ayurveda Parkschlosschen – Germany
Ayurveda Parkschlosschen was one of the first health resorts committed entirely to Ayurveda in Germany. It is a family run, five-star resort which bases all of its programmes and treatments on Ayurvedic tradition, including its yoga programme. As well as multiple massages, the yoga programme at Ayurveda Parkschlosschen includes three personal yoga sessions, over the course of a week long intensive programme, designed to leave you with a cleansed mind and body. Each session is tailored to your needs and is delivered by a professional yoga teacher. You will have a consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner to determine the current state of your health and a treatment strategy designed specifically for you. The rooms at Ayurveda Parkschlosschen have also been designed in line with building biology standards. They’re all non-smoking rooms, built with natural materials, and are free from electronic smog and water veins. Book a trip to Ayurveda Parkschlosschen now and take advantage of Healing Holidays’ exclusive deal.

Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat - Spain
Shanti-Som is located in Spain, and offers a specialised yoga retreat open to yoga enthusiasts of all experience levels. It has highly knowledgeable staff which practice a multitude of yoga forms. They provide daily workshops between two daily yoga classes to allow you to learn about the different forms of yoga and how you can incorporate these into your yoga classes. The groups are limited to a small size to make sure that everyone gets a personalised yoga experience, allowing you to experience a feeling of spiritual engagement and harmony. You also get access to a steam bath, a swimming pool and a sauna throughout your stay, and you have an unlimited allowance of filtered water.

Vana - India
Located in India, where the practice of yoga is believed to have originated, Vana is designed to completely cut you off from the outside world and to allow you to take in the surrounding natural beauty of the site. Vana does not offer any predetermined programmes, every programme will be customised to your needs following an in-depth and personal consultation with one of Vana’s doctors. These doctors will also set you a series of personal goals to improve your wellbeing. Everyday at Vana starts with a relaxing and unforgettable yoga session at one of the multiple magnificent yoga spots within the extensive grounds of the sanctuary. Vana is without question one of the world’s leading yoga destinations.

If you are interested in visiting any of the properties mentioned in this blog then get in touch with our experts today by calling 020 7843 3597 or emailing and they can help you plan your dream yoga retreat.

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