10 of the Best Yoga Retreats to Book for 2022
With its mind-calming and body-toning benefits, yoga is the perfect activity for any retreat and the yoga retreats in the Queen of Retreats collection have this ancient discipline at their very heart. With expert tuition, personal adjustments and time and space to focus on your practice, you can immerse yourself in this gentle, serene activity and emerge stronger in mind and body in 2022.
1) For Yoga and Soothing Ayurveda
The Clover Mill is a truly bespoke ayurvedic retreat set in a restored seventeenth century water mill in Herefordshire in the UK. You’ll practise yoga in a light-flooded studio, savour the Ayurveda treatments and feast on vitalising home-cooked organic meals.
2) For Yoga with Mindfulness
Tucked away in the stunning Monmouthshire countryside in Wales, The Coach House Retreat offers private sessions of yoga and Buddhist mindfulness with experienced teacher and owner Olivia Clarke. There’s also river swimming, forest bathing and mountain walking – on your doorstep.
3) For Yoga with a Cleanse
At Yobaba Lounge, a bohemian chateau in the foothills of the Pyrenees in France, you’ll learn the power of mindful breath as you use yogic movement to rejuvenate body and mind and explore and heal your inner space. You’ll also dine on exquisite, nutritious vegan food.
4) For Yoga on the Beach
If you want peace and quiet, Silver Island Yoga off the Greek mainland is the yoga retreat for you. Stay in white-washed, gorgeously styled houses on a remote 60-acre private island and enjoy tuition from hand-picked yoga teachers from all over the world.
5) For Yoga and Adventure
Reclaim Your Self Retreats combine dynamic yoga with healthy, thoughtfully prepared vegetarian food and lots of adventures in some breath-taking locations, like Croatia, Iceland, Lapland, Scotland, Ecuador, Mongolia and Japan.
6) For Yoga and Nature
In Portugal Vale de Moses offers yoga with good quality tuition by owner and qualified yoga teacher Vonetta Winter, along with holistic treatments, vegan cooking classes, forest bathing and lovely walks through the surrounding pine and eucalyptus forest.
7) For Yoga with a View
Casa Ana is a gorgeous Spanish retreat in the secluded village of Ferreirola in the Alpujarra mountains in Andalucia. Yoga retreats are led by Iyengar instructor Lisa Maclean and classes overlook a picturesque river gorge.
8) For Yoga and Wildlife
At Malabar Retreats in Zimbabwe you’ll practise Lu Jong, a little-known ancient form of Tibetan healing yoga. You’ll also experience the African bush, with its majestic panoramic views across the Zambezi river, and its wildlife – expect giraffes, elephants, lions and hippos.
9) For Yoga and Spa
Set around an original maharaja’s palace in Uttarakhand in India, Ananda in the Himalayas offers wellness packages that combine yoga, meditation, Ayurveda and vedanta. There’s an extensive menu of spa treatments to ease your muscles after your yoga classes.
10) For Yoga in the Jungle
Ulpotha is an admirably remote organic farm and eco village at the foot of the Galgiriyawa mountains in central Sri Lanka. Yoga retreat guests stay in adobe huts dotted among 22 acres of forest scattered with jungle flowers and teeming with monkeys, reptiles, birds and insects.
Queen of Retreats
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