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Los Altos de Eros in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

From asana and pranayama at the Himalayan Institute (founded by Swami Rama) in Pennsylvania to yoga holidays at Ashiyana in Goa, here are some of our favorite yoga and wellness escapes. Also be sure to consult our current list of Top 10 Yoga Retreats in the World

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USA

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

Big Island, HI
Kalani Oceanside Retreat
www.kalani.com

A yoga instructor at Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island in Hawaii

Kalani Honua translates as "harmony of heaven and earth," which is the mission of this 30-plus-year-old island retreat bordering the ocean and tropical jungle. Visitors have raved about the lush setting and healing and joyful spirit of this place. Yoga great Shiva Rea was inspired to say: "Kalani is one of the most potent and nurturing retreat centers in the world as it is so close to where Pele's lava flows into the ocean — where new earth is actually being created." Top guest faculty from around the country have included Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea and Rodney Yee, but even if you're not a pro and these names mean nothing, this might be the place to begin a spiritual or wellness journey with their Introduction to Yoga retreat offered year-round. Guests enjoy skilled instruction in yoga basics, healthy vegetarian, vegan or seafood-centered meals on the open-air lanai and activities such as Hula basics, creative writing or DolphinDance. On your off-hours, you can laze by the 25-meter Olympic pool, enjoy Hawaiian Lomilomi or Watsu massage or bodywork and volleyball. Accommodations cover all budgets, from the colorful Tree House with ocean and horse pasture views to the friendly cottage.

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

www.himalayaninstitute.org

Yoga retreats at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania

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

Jackson, WY
Amangani Wyoming

www.amanresorts.com

Amangami Wyoming yoga retreat in the winter

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

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AUSTRALIA

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

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CANADA

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

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THE CARIBBEAN

St. John, Virgin Islands
Self Centre at Caneel Bay

www.caneelbay.com

Meditation at the Self Centre at Caneel Bay in the Caribbean
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

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COSTA RICA

Tamarindo
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

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INDIA

Goa
Ashiyana

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

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IRELAND

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

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JAMAICA

Negril
The Negril Yoga Centre

www.negrilyoga.com

A space at the Negril Yoga Centre in Negril, Jamaica
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.


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MEXICO

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

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

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SPAIN

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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