If you're wondering what a wellness vacation entails or you wish you were able to practise Pilates or yoga somewhere nice and hot then we can help you set out on the road to rejuvenation. Far from being a vacation for hippies, wellness vacations allow you to rest and revive in your own way with healthy meals, like minded groups and expert exercise instruction ensuring you get to have your carrot cake, and eat it.
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We really are what we eat and what you put in to fuel your body on a yoga vacation will determine what you get out
Yoga & nutrition
Blissfully, it’s practically impossible to make unhealthy food choices on a yoga vacation. Most retreats will serve a predominantly vegetarian diet alongside very healthy, cleansing snacks and litres of water, which will all be explained through interesting nutritional workshops.
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Yoga & fitnessIf you want to kick start a new health regime, or finally shift those last few stubborn pounds, yoga vacations with a fitness angle are a great way to cram loads of additional exercise in without really realising it. Combining a targeted fitness programme with your daily yoga practice, fitness at a yoga retreat means shaking up your long-term lifestyle rather than slogging it out for hours on an uninspiring treadmill and you can expect additional classes like Pilates, circuit training, core work, coastal treks and mountain hiking served up with lots of motivation and support and a useful course in meditation to relieve stress and encourage restful sleep.
Gulet cruising, horse riding, hormone balancing and dance - all things you might not expect to fit the yin to yoga's yang, but that do
Yoga & the unusual
Each and every one of a yoga vacation’s unexpected counterparts are about letting music and nature lead the way, so that you’re more aware of your surroundings, your yoga practice is more focused, and this leads you to a greater understanding of the other activity at hand.
If you'd like to chat about Yoga or need help finding a vacation to suit you we're very happy to help.
Yoga & water
With its feet firmly planted in the ancient and the spiritual, it’s not surprise that yoga has a deeply ingrained relationship with each of nature’s five basic elements: earth, space, fire, air and water, the latter featuring heavily in all manner of combined yoga vacations. Super sporty types can team their yoga practice with surfing on the southern coast of Portugal or diving on a stunning island in the Maldives. For something less taxing, but with an exciting exploratory kick head to Spain over the summer and pair twice-daily yoga sessions with a spot of paddle boarding or sea kayaking.
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Whether you want a health kick, quiet meditation, or to train as a yoga teacher yourself, our yoga vacations travel guide will show you the way.
Choosing a yoga vacation that is right for you will include numerous factors, such as whether you’re looking for yoga for fitness, for relaxation or to develop your spiritual side in a location and with a company that have your best interests at heart.
Find out what we recommend as you search the world for where to go on a yoga vacation and use our interactive map of highlights to help you pinpoint a position that won’t leave you tied up in knots.
Choosing the right type of yoga for you is incredibly important and although you can go on a yoga vacation as a complete and utter novice it’s always better to do at least a little bit of research.
Let the sun shine on your next yoga vacation as you discover lesser visited locations and ever so relaxing retreats that help to soothe the soul as you slip into Spain.
Take yourself off for a week in Greece as you discover the delights of yoga vacations where the sun always shines and the food is just as fresh as the breeze skimming off the Aegean.
There's just something about the warm weather and peaceful countryside that sets yoga vacations in Portugal aside from the rest of the pack; and there’s no end of additional activities and well-being therapies to complement your trip.
Yoga vacations in Italy are a pure indulgence for the body, mind and spirit.
Yoga vacations in India are a path not just to physical fitness and flexibility - but to wisdom and enlightenment.
Say namaste to our top 10 unusual yoga retreats for a vacation that is engaging, educational or even exhilarating, but always restorative for mind and body.
Find out a few tips from our yogi friends before embarking on your next yoga vacation.
Our yoga & wellness vacations allow you to sift through the buzzwords and really find out what’s it all about as you discover the difference between a boot camp and a wellness break as our supplier expert Nicola Stone explains further.
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