The best yoga retreats in the world

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Stretching sore muscles, improving flexibility, and perhaps most crucially, calming the mind – yoga has all sorts of benefits. But it can be hard to find the time and space to truly focus on your practice. From a converted maharaja’s palace in the Himalayas to a mystical Buddhist shrine in Thailand, these are where true zen-seeking yogis escape to get their relaxation fix.

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    Ananda in the Himalayas

    Designed for those who have already discovered yoga, Ananda is centred around the concept of finding joy in balance and working to perfect practice. Set on top of a hill in a converted maharaja’s palace, develop breathing, meditation and yoga skills – pausing to feast on Ayurvedic food, hike through the Himalayan foothills and relax with traditional massages.

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    Como Shambala Estate, Bali

    Embodying the island’s Tri Hita Karana ethos of harmony between humans and nature, this Balinese retreat can be found in a rainforest valley just outside of Ubud. Rise to the sound of birds singing outside your room and spend days exploring the estate’s thick jungles and stone temples, before joining Ayurvedic yoga classes by the babbling river.

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    Villa Lena, Italy

    Set among Tuscany’s rolling hills and sweeping olive groves, this artistic haven draws in creatives seeking to recharge and find new inspiration. Join sunrise yoga sessions on the poolside deck, go for long walks through neighbouring vineyards and dine on food sourced from local farms.

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    Fusion Maia, Vietnam

    This flexi-retreat offers a refreshingly modern take on wellness. Choose to adopt a vegan diet and take part in daily schedules of beachfront yoga and meditation, or simply allow yourself to kick back and let your twice-daily complimentary spa treatments soothe stress and reduce anxiety.

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  • Kamalaya, Koh Samui

    Originally a mystical Buddhist shrine, this tropical sanctuary is hidden among towering banana trees and colourful frangipani bushes. Stay in a beachfront cabin with sea views and detox with stress-busting sessions of yoga, pilates and personal training sessions paired with physiotherapy and nutritional guidance.

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    Samahita, Thailand

    Set on the southern tip of Thailand’s Koh Samui, this slow-paced retreat is run by world-renowned yogi Paul Dallaghan. Spend mornings strolling along the peaceful waterfront and taking a dip in jade-coloured water, before taking authentic yoga classes and science-led meditation underneath coconut palms on the beach.

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    YogaRosa, Ibiza

    This go-slow Ibiza yoga retreat has shady pines, a cooling pool and aromatic lavender. Owner Rosa Klein leads authentic practices, held in a Bedouin tent with fluttering prayer flags, followed by meditation accompanied by a singing bowl.

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    Tri Sri Lanka

    Set in an old cinnamon plantation in Sri Lanka, this ultra-sustainable yoga retreat overlooks Lake Koggala, providing the perfect Zen backdrop to practice. Sessions are held in a treetop sala above the bamboo grove, and you can spend free time kayaking, salt fishing or tucked away in the library.

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    Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand

    On the side of a steep hill, this laid-back sanctuary is as remarkable for its affordable prices (from £818 per person for seven nights) as it is for its stress-reducing yoga and detox regimens. Power through rigorous personalised exercise classes that focus on resistance and cardiovascular training throughout the day and reward yourself with open-air massages and hikes down to the beach for sunset.

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    Sanará, Tulum

    This is the Tulum insider’s holistic hangout. Without a set timetable, you’re free to spend your time as you like – there’s yoga three times a day, and a good spa if you want to book in for treatments; but otherwise the day is yours to spend on the beach, and eat. Meals are grain-, gluten-, dairy- and refined-sugar-free (to improve digestive health) and there are wonderful ocean views from across the retreat.


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    Shreyas Yoga Retreat, India

    At this ever-popular retreat in Bangalore, India, traditional yoga practices are at the heart of the programme. Kicking off bright and early with 6.30am asana classes, take on meditation, chanting and different forms of yoga as well as a personalised routine of treatments such as scrubs and massages. The meals are all vegetarian and served communally (the concept of community is a big deal here) and there is also an infinity pool and smart private terraces to relax and reflect on.

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    Shreyas Yoga Retreat, Bangalore

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