Top 10 Yoga Retreats For a Healthy Holiday
with the pressure of daily routine at office and at home, women can be left
panting with exhaustion. A break is needed to walk away stress.
A retreat is a destination with the ideal conditions for a more profound practice of meditation.
Detain yourself for a few days from the usual routine and reflect on your own
self to develop conscious attention. Holidays are a time to rejuvenate and get
refreshed. Yoga can serve as a wonderful option.
WF team brings you a list of 10 holiday options to relax and get recharged.
Here the emphasis is to live an ashram style life (daily yoga, meditation
sessions, chanting classes, organic vegetarian food,
a no-alcohol policy, community service, farming etc.) in private, verdant and
"simply" luxurious accommodation and facilities. The guests practice different
facets of Yoga - for physical strength, balance and flexibility, for
physiological & therapeutic benefits and if they are interested, for pursuing a
spiritual path through various types of meditation. Shreyas
is spread over 25 acres of landscaped gardens and utilizes natural resources
with initiatives such as rain water harvesting, solar heating, ayurvedic and
medicinal herb plantations, organic farming and organic waste disposal on site.
Is situated on a 240-acre
island off the West Coast of Ireland): Set on 240 acres of land, mostly mountain
land grazed by sheep and horses. There's also a 10 acre native woodland, and a
number of organic gardens and two polytunnels, which supply the vegetable and
some of the fruit for the courses. There are soul-feeding views of County Clare,
Yin and Ashtanga yoga and meditation classes, organic meals,
and hillside hiking. Accommodation is a traditional island cottage, complete
with solar panels and wood-burning stoves.
Overlooking the Pacific it is ideal for those looking to reconnect with mind,
body, and nature. This particular region of Costa Rica is regarded as one of the
most biologically diverse place in the world and guests get to see an abundance
of wildlife during their stay. You can expect a prepared vegetarian breakfast and dinner and
a simple local fare lunch each day, as well as a guided yoga class during your 6
destination, bordered by the ocean on one side and the jungle on the other. It
has a strong following among yoga devotees, offering accessible classes, spa treatments
and healthy local food and fresh
juices. Make sure you book a beachfront cabana, so there’s nothing between
you and the ocean. During your stay take advantage of their wellness center with
world-class therapists practicing a wide range of massage,
spa treatments and various healing modalities.
transformation on all levels — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual — as
you withdraw from the stressors and distractions of everyday life. The
Yoga Retreat follows a specific pattern. You’ll rise at 6 a.m., meditate through
dawn, chant until tea time and do two hours of hatha yoga before breaking for
your 10 a.m. vegetarian meal. The afternoon follows a similar pattern with a
session of Karma yoga, where you'll help with ashram duties (known to non-yogis
Located in the Alpujarra region of Andalucía, the centre is blessed with warm
temperatures for most of the year while the twice daily yoga classes take place
overlooking dramatic mountain scenery. They offer a range of fascinating
holistic therapies that target various health issue like tight
a nagging injury, or changing negative habits. Their experienced practitioners
are there to help.
Taken from the ancient Buddhist texts, 'Shambhala' refers to a sacred place of
bliss. A remote resort with sea-view suite or cottage accommodation for those
who remain unconstrained by the new age of austerity. They offer a variety of
different massage modalities, facials for restorative skincare and
authentic Ayurvedic programmes.
It is a stunning beachfront yoga resort with eco-friendly accommodation in the
tropical and un-spoilt south of Goa. Known for their friendly team and welcoming
atmosphere, where even an international clientele would feel at home.
The resort offers three- to seven-night retreats, where groups of 18-26 are
housed in one of the intimate lodge’s thirteen rooms. Each yoga retreat
conducted at The Stowe Yoga Retreat Center has a daily schedule determined by
the yoga studio/ teacher sponsoring the retreat. As examples, some retreats may
be focused on a combination of yoga and outdoor recreation and others on teacher
A few miles off the coast of Athens sits Silver Island Yoga, named for the
silver look of the shimmering olive tree leaves on this 60-acre working olive
farm. Silver island yoga is about getting away, magic, nature, wellness,
transformation and rejuvenation. An experience that will inspire peace, serenity
and mindful living. Kayaks are available for you to explore the shores of the
island, where you might even meet a dolphin or seals! There are also pathways
for exploring the island.
These retreats will help dissolve the tension, allowing you to anchor into the
stillness of your being. Its time to become aware of your "Be-ing".
Dated 22 December 2012