A good vacation isn’t just a break from work — it can serve as a reset on your daily life. And a vacation that makes lots of time for yoga multiplies that stress-relieved afterglow. Of course, you don’t need to go any further than the mat to get the amazing benefits of yoga, but a dedicated retreat is an excellent way to deepen your practice and inspire a more grounded lifestyle, whether you’re a newbie or experienced yogi. Yoga makes any trip that much more enriching, and these yoga-centered destinations in idyllic settings around the globe ensure an experience that’s truly transformative for mind, body, and spirit. Explore our list of 10 gorgeous places for your next yoga escape.


1. Florblanca: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Pura vida, “pure life”, is the mantra at Florblanca, and the morning yoga sessions in their oceanfront yoga dojo fit seamlessly with the active lifestyle embraced by the residents and guests of this Costa Rican surf town. After a good flow maybe you’d like to give fishing, zip lining, horseback riding, pilates, or stand-up paddleboarding a spin—all are just a few footprints in the sand away.

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2.  Amanyara: Providiencales, Turks and Caicos

This Caribbean resort’s organically integrated location—tucked between a Marine National Park and a nature reserve—may be remote, but rustic it most certainly is not. Imagine emerging from your swish open air villa for a private yoga session in the outdoor shala, which borders a tranquil reflecting pond.

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  • Amanyara Providenciales Turks and Caicos
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  • Amanyara Providenciales Turks and Caicos

3. Alavya: Alaçati, Turkey

“Open the door to the fullness and joy of life” at Alavya, a cluster of restored historical houses surrounded by orchards in the enchanting town of Alaçati, 72 kilometers west of Cesme. After a stress-relieving yoga class you can linger for meditation, massage, or a relaxing glass of fine local wine in this comfortable and elegant Turkish setting.

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  • Alavya Alaçati Turkey

4. The Island House: Nassau, The Bahamas

Turn your ideas about yoga upside-down at The Island House, whose partnership with AntiGravity aerial yoga is the first in the Caribbean. Conquer fears with their unique combination of yoga, aerial art, pilates, and dance—a groundbreaking regime that inspires self-confidence, enhances strength and flexibility, and allows you to explore the air. Come back down to earth at the boutique resort’s rooms, restaurants, and spas, which blend contemporary luxury with authentic island life.

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  • The Island House

5. Amansala: Tulum, Mexico

Come back from vacation looking and feeling better than you did when you left with one of Amansala’s retreat packages—do “Beach n’ Bliss”, “Bikini Bootcamp” or “Destination Detox” sound enticing? This eco-chic resort’s spacious cabanas give you easy access to Tulum’s Mayan ruins, turquoise waters, and mysterious cenotes.

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6. Kamalaya: Koh Samui, Thailand

Accommodations at this healing hotel on Koh Samui encircle a cave which was used centuries ago by Buddhist monks as a place for spiritual retreat. The sacred atmosphere is still kindled today in Kamalaya’s fully-customizable personal yoga synergy retreats, with wellness programs and detox menus tailored to your specific intention.

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  • Kamalaya Koh Samui Thailand

7. Silver Island Yoga: Silver Island, Greece

Yoga is all about distancing yourself from distraction—and you can’t get much more secluded than this private Grecian island. Salute the sun from the terrace of the classic white-washed, blue-shuttered, off-the-grid villa, then spend a relaxing afternoon exploring the island’s pebbled beaches and hidden coves. With a maximum of only 10 guests at a time, Silver Island is a place to truly get away from it all.

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8. Floating Leaf Eco-Resort: Bali, Indonesia

Join the many travelers who have been transformed by Bali with an escape to Floating Leaf Eco-Resort, which USA Today called “the healthiest getaway”.  “Walk in” and “float out” of one of their multi-level classes taught by some of the world’s finest instructors at their inspiring yoga sanctuary with sweeping view of Mt. Agung and the Indian Ocean.

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9. Jade Mountain: Saint Lucia

Happy relationships require strength, flexibility, and an open heart—work on those elements both figuratively and literally with a romantic, yoga-centered couple’s retreat at Saint Lucia’s Jade Mountain, which Travel + Leisure’s readers chose as their top Caribbean resort. Beyond their three daily yoga classes, this alluring escape offers a wellness ritual which they call “The Alchemy of Two”, complete with a tantric his n’ hers spa treatment.

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  • Jade Mountain Saint Lucia

10. Ananda in the Himalayas: Uttarakhand, India

For those looking for an authentic yoga retreat experience, Ananda in the Himalayas seeks to help guests redefine their lifestyle through yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, guided cleanses, and Hindu philosophy. Housed in the opulently restored Viceregal Palace with views of the foothills of the Himalayas and the Ganges, this destination spa “creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology” with its wealth of rejuvenating retreat options.

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