Yoga is a 5,000 year old system of health that’s tailor-made for today’s frantic world – which is why so many retreats now include it and why there are so many dedicated yoga retreats about. Far more than just a feel-good exercise, yoga affects every part of your being, and a well-chosen yoga holiday can help you tone up and energise the body, release pent up stress and anxiety, and reconnect with yourself in a short space of time. Choose a yoga retreat that pivots on yoga and runs on set dates for a fully immersive experience – these usually feature vegan food and no alcohol, but the more relaxed yoga retreats have veggie meals and the option of fish and some good wine too should you want them. Or take a look at our yoga holiday section for places that offer yoga classes and programmes as part of a broader offer. If you want to combine yoga with a sporty activity on your retreat such as walking, horse-riding, surfing or stand up paddle boarding, or a focus on wellbeing or detoxing, take a look at our yoga & activity retreats. Do also check out all the ayurveda retreats we recommend, for most of them include yoga as part of their offer. Be warned: you may return from one of these retreats addicted to the yoga mat.