Yoga is a spiritual and ascetic discipline characterized by breathing control, specific bodily postures and meditating with the aim of relaxing and promoting good health. A few decades ago, yoga wasn’t so popular. Fast forward today, things have changed. This can be attributed to the fact that more and more people are becoming increasingly interested in trying out anything that has health benefits. This explains why there are tonnes of yoga spots around the world.
In this article we will be interested in discovering some of the best luxury yoga retreats in the world. Although yoga can be done anywhere i.e. at home on the front porch, in the office where you have open space e.t.c., we are interested in discovering specialized facilities offering serious yoga services i.e. yoga retreats. The retreats covered in this article host some of the richest yogis (yoga enthusiast) in the world. They are scattered all over the world in some of the most popular and luxurious tourist destinations.
If you are looking to have a meaningful luxurious vacation coupled with numerous health benefits, you should really consider visiting these retreats. This of course applies to yoga enthusiasts. The retreats featured in this article offer everything from periodic yoga classes to philosophic dialogue and contemplative meditation. The retreats also offer unmatched luxury foreign to many traditional yoga venues/classes.
Regardless of your tastes and preferences or style of yoga, you will definitely find these retreats soothing, life changing and luxurious. If you are interested in discovering the best yoga retreats in the world, below are 10 of the world’s best luxury yoga retreats.
10. Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand
New Zealand is home to one integral residential yoga retreat only; Anahata Yoga. The retreat is located in Golden Bay on top of a mountain which is 640 metres above sea level. The retreat’s location offers magnificent views of the ocean, green valleys and the Farewell Spit. Anahata Yoga Retreat offers its clients daily activities and personal sessions throughout the year. The retreat specialized on Satyananda yoga which borrows numerous traditional yoga systems i.e. Hatha, Karma, Raja and Bhakti yoga.
Anahata offers a variety of lodging options from camping and tent sites to private straw bale houses with magnificent views. All meals are organic/vegetarian sourced from Anahata’s garden or local growers. Yoga training packages range from $75 to $90 per hour depending on the number of sessions in-between. Training packages over one hour range from $95 to $110. Private yoga sessions range from $75 to $120 depending on time and type of trainer. For accommodation; Tent Site/Camping: $70/person/night, shared room: $90/person/night, single room $115/person/night or $195/couple/night, Chakra guest house: $160/person/night, $240/couple/night, $310/triple night.