Exotic Yoga Adventures
Roll out your yoga mats on one of these gorgeous, beautifully-taught yoga holidays. Each is open to all levels of yogi, from beginners to advanced. Then scroll down for your chance to win a wellness retreat!
AdventureYogi in Sri Lanka
13 – 22 Feb & 25 Feb – 6 March 2018: These two lovely week-long retreats run at a boutique hotel with beautifully restored Dutch colonial villas near Bentota Beach. Acro yoga teacher Chetana Thornton includes spoken poetry in her well-taught classes and there are lots of local activities too. Explore.
Yoga Explorers in Goa
15 – 22 February 2018: This expertly taught yoga and ayurveda retreat takes place at Samata, a beautiful organic farm. There are two yoga classes a day led by Jonelle Lewis, a highly experienced teacher with an empowering style, with lots of down time for relaxation and ayurveda treatments. Explore.
Reclaim Your Self in Goa
4 – 11 March 2018: The retreat for this tropical Vinyasa flow yoga holiday with Faye Riches is in a large jungle garden setting just a couple of metres away from the gorgeous sandy beach of Morjim. Wonderfully, journalling is encouraged to help you delve deep into your yoga journey. Explore.
Yoga on a Shoestring in Goa
22 – 29 March 2018: On this magical yoga and beach holiday with yoga teacher Jess Horn you stay in eco friendly huts, do yoga and meditation in a shaded outdoor shala and have the option of evenings with live music by a bonfire. Two yoga-free half days leave ample time to relax. Explore.
Simon Low at Kamalaya in Thailand
29 March – 2 April 2018: You can come year round for dedicated yoga programmes at this lovely holistic spa at the quiet end of Koh Samui, or treat yourself to an immersive Yin and Yang yoga retreat with visiting master Simon Low (pictured above) which runs four times in 2018. Explore.
Satvada Retreats in Morocco
20 – 23 April 2018: Satvada Retreats runs a lovely range of Moroccan yoga holidays – this one is a relaxing 3 night yoga and meditation break held at a gorgeous riad inside the exciting medina (walled city) of Marrakech. Yoga takes place on the rooftop or in a gorgeous courtyard. Explore.
Ulpotha in Sri Lanka
Open Jun-Aug & Nov-Mar: This divinely remote organic farm and eco village at the foot of the Galgiriyawa mountains in central Sri Lanka offers yoga holidays with ayurveda treatments and a chance to digitally detox and relax. It is open for much of the year – from 4-18 February you can enjoy an Iyengar yoga holiday with respected instructor Alexandre Onfroy. Explore.
PadmaKarma in Kerala
Opens all year except May, June and July: Book from the 1st and 16th of every month for two weeks or more of in depth yoga study in Padma Nair’s rooftop yoga shala, where you’ll practice asanas and pranayama to help rebalance and rejuvenate. You stay in local accommodation. Explore.
The Sanctuary on Koh Phangan,Thailand
Open all year: Set on a tropical bay and backed by lush jungle on the gorgeous east coast of Koh Phangan, The Sanctuary offers three, seven or ten night yoga retreats with visiting and resident expert teachers. Yoga classes take place in fabulous yoga halls in and around the jungle. Explore.
Yoga Magic in Goa
Open all year: Come to this haven for 3 nights or more on a B&B basis or a one or two week yoga holiday and mix daily yoga with treatments, cleansing meals and access to ad hoc workshops. You’ll experience genuine eco-living and good yogic vibes, and there’s a divine swimming pool. Explore.
Absolute Sanctuary on Koh Samui, Thailand
Open all year: Join a dedicated yoga programme at this Moroccan-styled wellness retreat or mix and match classes with Pilates and fitness. There’s a great range of yoga teachers and styles on offer, from yin and detox-friendly to ashtanga, as well as healthy meals and decent treatments. Explore.