5 of the coolest places on earth to do yoga

One of the most celebrated meditation and physical exercises is yoga. Unfortunately, unlike other forms of exercise, yoga cannot be done just anywhere. There are special places around the world that have been recommended by yoga experts as the most ideal. Below are the top 5.

1. Les Passeroses

Located in south west France near Angoulême, Les Passeroses has become a premiere yoga destination in Europe. It not only offers the serene environment required for an eclectic yoga session but it also offers yoga teachings such as Iyengar and free style. The accommodations at the retreat are all traditional. From fabric made mats to wooden huts and stone fireplaces; guests are treated to the best of yoga practices.

2. Lotus Yoga Retreat

For a 2 - 10 day yoga retreat, Lotus Yoga Retreat in Goa is a-one-of-a-kind experience. You will get a chance to train with the UK's top rated yoga teacher Simon Low who is one of the founders of Tri-Yoga in London's Primrose Hill.

3. Anahata Yoga Retreat

Located in the idyllic New Zealand's Golden Bay, Anahata Yoga Retreat offers an elaborate yoga package that consists of Hatha yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Raja Yoga. If you want to learn the best tricks of yoga, then this destination is your best bet.

4. Maya Tulum Resort

This is one of the most renowned yoga destinations in the world. It is located in Tulum, Quintana Roo in Mexico. It is located on the larger Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, about 90 minutes due south from Cancun. It offers its guest an idyllic setting for relaxation, yoga and meditation. Its surrounding lush green vegetation complements thatched roof yoga huts. It offers Hatha, Yoga Flow, Power Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Anusara forms of Yoga.

5. Big Sky Yoga Retreats

How about really rustic ? Well, at Big Sky Retreat in Bozeman Montana the deliver. The retreat boasts Yoga forms such as Cowgirl Yoga, Eat Pray Love Yoga, Cowgirl Yogatography, Winter Wonderland, Cowgirl vs. Cancer, and Luxe Cowgirl. Unfortunately, it is a women-only retreat.

Of course there are other 'hip' places to have your yoga practice. The above 5 destinations have been top-rated by yoga experts as having the best environment to maximize the yoga experience.


by Kennedy Runo on 01/06/2014 in Outdoor Activities