What better way to say bye to the year gone by and welcome the new year 2018. Yoga trips can be life changing and about finding the right way to sap your core strength. Our picks – from India to Greece and so much more – will make your quest more relaxing. Most retreats will cater for all levels, with teachers listening to individual needs, and offering good value to your soul.
1. Paradise Beach Resort, Morocco
With a yoga studio sitting on the sand of one of Morocco’s most famous surf beaches, this resort combines two great meditative practices. The setting is enchanting, with the soothing ocean sounds making for a relaxing yoga beach getaway.
2. Yoga Health Retreats, Byron Bay, Australia
Combining Yoga with Ayurveda treatments, Pilates, Kinesiology, Reiki and more, this is a health retreat that throws everything at you. Founded over 13 years ago, this is one of the older yoga retreats in the western world. Unlike some of the other retreats in this list, you won’t be staying in a hut or beach bungalow, but you will have the benefit of daily sessions with a teacher who can claim to be a true yoga pioneer.
3. Ananda Spa, Himalayas, India
There are a few questions over how much of the yoga we practice today in the West resembles the original yoga practices from India. Having said that, no list of yoga retreats from around the world would be complete without a trip to India. You could barely imagine a more awe-inspiring setting than this. Located on a 100-acre estate in the Himalayan foothills is this palace devoted to restoring your health and balance. We can’t think of a more suitable place for your first yoga retreat.
4. Yoga In The Wild, Utah, USA
This is something a little different, a yoga retreat that uses the dramatic, red landscape of southern Utah as its setting. Offering both single and multi-day yoga trips, Yoga In The Wild gets its inspiration from the natural world. It feels right, doesn’t it? The package includes guided hikes, vegetarian meals and of course the yoga sessions (not to mention the beautiful scenery). Get inspired by the grandeur of Utah’s landscape.
5. Silver Island, Greece
I could quite happily live on this delightful, 60-acre private island strewn with rough flower-filled tracks, which has an ancient church, a romantic lighthouse and more than 2,500 olive trees. Come for week-long holidays with yoga sessions led by hand-picked teachers, stay in characterful whitewashed houses and enjoy delicious Mediterranean vegetarian meals with local wines.