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Los Altos de Eros in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

From asana and pranayama at the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania to yoga holidays at Ashiyana in Goa, here are some of GAYOT's favorite yoga escapes.


Desert Hot Springs, CA
Nurturing Nest

Located near Joshua Tree National Park, Nurturing Nest in the picturesque Palm Springs Valley is a tiny but lovingly...Read the full review

Boulder, CO
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat
Situated in picturesque Boulder, Colorado, the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat combines a back-to-nature setting with a...Read the full review

Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA
Baptiste Power Yoga Institute

Baron Baptiste is the kind of yoga celebrity that can intimidate even the seasoned yogi...Read the full review

Honesdale, PA
Himalayan Institute

You don't need to be familiar with founder Swami Rama to benefit from the many programs offered at this retreat in the rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Some people pick up yoga merely to lose weight, but we bet our good karma that most budding practitioners are "seekers" of some sort. Whether you choose to stay for a weekend, a whole week, month or for a long residential stay, you will encounter a serious approach to hatha yoga, Ayurveda, eastern philosophy and meditation. Expect zero luxuries other than vegetarian meals, a peaceful setting and authentic, carefully crafted treatments.

Stowe, VT
Stowe Yoga Retreat Center at Stowe Mountain Ranch

Take a stateside escape to The Stowe Yoga Retreat Center in Stowe, Vermont...Read the full review

Island Falls, Maine
Sewall House Yoga Retreat

Regardless of whether you're a Hatha or Kundalini devotee, both forms of yoga are offered here at this...Read the full review

Meditate on the lake at Sewall House Yoga Retreat in Maine

Jackson, WY
Amangani Wyoming

The Amangani's posh Rocky Mountain address makes it perfect for budding yogis unwilling to do sans luxurious creature comforts. This isn't a yoga camp but an all-suite luxury resort that offers one-on-one yoga sessions and meditation classes among its extensive menu of wellness treats. Whether you're a beginner or advanced yogi, the sessions will be tailored to your needs. After chanting "ohm," guests retreat to their suite featuring a king-size platform bed, fireplace, deck with panoramic views of the Teton peaks and, for soothing tired, yoga-toned muscles, a deep soaking tub with a window view.

Nevada City, CA
The Expanding Light
The Expanding Light in Nevada City teaches Ananda yoga at its retreats and workshops, focusing on the...Read the full review

Sedona, Arizona
7 Centers Yoga Arts

Situated in a 1,700-square-foot center reminiscent of Spanish Mission architecture, 7 Centers Yoga Arts is the first...Read the full review


Byron Bay
Yoga Health Retreats

This serene yoga and meditation retreat, situated two hours from Brisbane in the Australian rainforest, is the setting...Read the full review


Kootenay Lake, British Columbia
Yasodhara Ashram

Retreat to the wilds of British Columbia to the ashram community founded in 1963 by Swami Sivananda Radha. With an...Read the full review

Salt Spring Island
Paradise Found Yoga

Specializing in Kundalini yoga, Paradise Found Yoga offers both scheduled and private retreats with two...Read the full review


St. John, Virgin Islands
Self Centre at Caneel Bay

Located within the 500-acre Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay offers ecotourism at its most luxurious. Blending seamlessly into its environment, this tropical oasis attracts travelers with money to spend, but worldly and materialistic concerns seem light years away. You'll be in the good company of fellow naturalists and self-seekers who like to enjoy some of the best beaches in the world as well as the wellness treatments on offer at The Self Centre: from tai chi and qi gong on the beach to chakra meditation and various types of yoga.

Turks & Caicos
COMO Shambhala Retreat at Parrot Cay

The COMO Shambhala group is known for delivering nirvana (Shambhala is Sanskrit for "peace") via creating peaceful...Read the full review


Los Altos de Eros
Day-long yoga immersions in a place of stillness and peace. A lush spa carved into the side of a hill. Healthy cuisine...Read the full review



Located about 90 minutes from Goa, in western India, Ashiyana is characterized more as a personal growth center than...Read the full review


Guests practice breathing exercises and learn yoga theory at Clare Island Yoga Retreat Centre in Ireland

Clare Island Yoga Retreat Centre
Clare Island provides a unique location for a myriad of retreats year-round (Hatha, meditation and pranyama)...Read the full review


The Negril Yoga Centre

This escape is low-key and inexpensive, but the lush setting is priceless. Practitioners here enjoy vegan and vegetarian meals, classes right on the sand, pretty cottages amid lush vegetation and an abundance of butterflies and birds. The mellow yoga offered is a mix of Iyengar with Vinyasa flow. Massage, Reiki or Reflexology Healing treatments are also available. Come for the setting and the tranquility.



Troncones Beach, Guerrero
Present Moment Retreat

Head down to Guerrero and the Present Moment Retreat for a yoga vacation you won’t soon forget. What better way to...Read the full review

Guest practicing yoga on the beach at Maya Tulum in Mexico

Tulum, Quintana Roo
Maya Tulum

Just 90 minutes from Cancún, this seaside wellness retreat and spa hosts more than 50 yoga events each year...Read the full review


Benirras Beach, Ibiza
Ibiza Yoga

Believe it or not, on the northwest coast of Europe's infamous party island is a quiet corner where people practice...Read the full review


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