8 (Totally Breathtaking) Countries Practically Made for Yoga Retreats
These destinations bring some pretty Instagram-worthy zen
One of our favorite things about yoga is that you can do it pretty much anywhere. Just grab your mat (or beach towel) and you're good to go. So why not take advantage and book a full-on yoga retreat? Travel yoga company bookyogaretreats.com surveyed 450 of their yogi travelers and mined two years of their yoga travel data to come up with the top spots to roll out your mat around the world. (Psst...Check out these Once-In-a-Lifetime Fitness Retreats for Women.)
According to their results, Spain, India, and Thailand are the top destinations for yoga retreats around the world. As the birthplace of yoga, India is the perfect place to truly deepen your practice, which is why 63 percent of yogis report booking retreats.
For yogis who want to keep things a little closer to home, the top retreat destinations are California, Florida, and Hawaii. We have two words for these spots: beach yoga. With water this blue, it will be hard to go back to practicing inside once you return home.
The yogis at bookyogaretreats.com also found some other top yoga spots depending on the season. In the summer, yogis in the know head to France and Italy. You may think these Mediterranean escapes would be more about drinking wine than perfecting your wheel pose, but we assure you, you'll get plenty of both.
In the colder months, it's all about getting some great yogi tan lines on the beaches of Mexico, which clinches one of the top winter spots.
But year-round, the number one destination to beat will require one heck of a plane ride: Australia. Although with shots like this, we have to admit the Aussies are on to something.