Yoga can make you feel more tranquil and at peace with the world, not to mention the numerous health benefits that come with it. Lower stress levels and increased core fitness are just two main reasons to do yoga. Yoga retreats are not only a great way to meet people and see the world, but you also get to learn yoga from a trained professional and practice in a friendly atmosphere and environment. What could be more peaceful and relaxing than absorbing the Tuscan countryside while doing a spot of yoga? So, what are the best yoga retreats for you to go on?
What could be better than complimenting a peaceful yoga session with a day on the ski slopes? Yoga in the morning as a warm-up and to loosen your muscles, and you’re ready for some skiing or snowboarding after a quick spot of breakfast. Even if you’ve never skied before, you can take a beginners course in skiing. At the end of the day, all that is required is a tranquil session of yoga to sooth your aching, never-before-used, skiing muscles.
The hypnotic chirping of crickets as you practice yoga, what could be more relaxing? A yoga retreat in Italy may just be what you need to de-stress. Not only this, but you will have access to copious amounts of delicious Italian food. And the bonus? It’s mostly all healthy food! With miles and miles of luscious countryside, and old picturesque villages and towns to see, you won’t be stuck for activities when not doing yoga. Unwind at night with a yoga session before you settle down to a Italian dinner and top-quality wine.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of Turkey’s countryside, as many yoga retreats here are based in the quaint, traditional towns and farms that Turkey as to offer. With plenty of unspoiled areas for you to hike and explore during the day, your yoga retreat hotel will be waiting for you in the evening to loosen up your muscles and provide you with traditional Turkish gourmet.
Gozo is an island off the Maltese coast, separated by a 5km stretch of water. It provides the ideal location for a yoga retreat as it is one of the few Mediterranean islands that remains untouched and unspoiled by excessive tourism. The peace and tranquillity that it brings allows you to simply chill out and de-stress. Hikes and scuba diving are amongst the most popular activities to partake in on this beautiful island.
Speaking of beautiful islands, we can’t leave Ireland out. With so much unspoiled countryside and coastal regions, there are numerous locations for a tranquil yoga retreat. One of the most scenic and undisturbed locations is County Clare, home of the Cliffs of Moher. Experience the unique culture and food that comes with the Emerald Isle, while relaxing and chilling out with a session or two of yoga in one of the most rural areas of rural Ireland. You truly won’t be disappointed.
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This article was written by Sarah Flynn, who really feels the benefit of a couple of yoga sessions each week.
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