Places That Make You Say 'Om': Yoga Retreats for Every Personality
It’s easier than ever to take your Downward Facing Dog on vacation.
The yoga holiday, once considered “woo-woo,” is more mainstream today. In fact, enter the words “yoga” and “vacation” into a search engine, and you’ll get more than 71 million results! Yoga resorts and retreats are sprouting up across the globe, and all of them are eager to cater to the growing number of health-minded travelers creating a boom in wellness tourism.
While all yoga retreats include daily physical practices paired with healthy cuisine, there is no one-size-fits-all yoga resort. Picking the right one often comes down to location, theme, teacher, cost, and your personality.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a small collection of retreats for varying yogi personalities. Whether you’re a spiritual seeker or a pampered princess, we’ve found a place for you to get your “om” on.
Relax inside your personal cabana. (Photo: Maya Tulum Resort)
Maya Tulum Resort — Tulum, Mexico
For: The Tropical Yogi
Rates start at: $780 per person, for all-inclusive retreats
Be a barefoot warrior at this oceanfront resort along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where you’ll stay in a cute cabana nestled in a tropical forest. Complement daily yoga classes with Mayan-inspired massages or a Temazcal (“sweat lodge”) ceremony hosted by a local shaman. Maya Tulum annually offers more than 50 retreats hosted by yoga teachers from around the world, with a style to suit everyone. Or opt for the resort’s three-, five-, and seven-night “Mind Body Spirit” all-inclusive packages.
Strike yoga poses under Montana’s big sky (Photo: ©2014 Larry Stanley Photography)
Big Sky Yoga Retreats — Bozeman, Montana
For: The Cowgirl Yogini
Rates start at: $1,695 per person, for all-inclusive retreats
Add a little yee-haw to your namaste. This female-only yoga retreat near Yellowstone National Park combines daily yoga practices in a beautifully renovated barn with horseback riding. During the Luxe Cowgirl Yoga retreats, suitable for beginners, even the most expert cowgirl will be impressed by how the yoga postures and breathing techniques are enhanced under Montana’s big sky.
Yoga class is in session. (Photo: Sivananda Yoga Retreat)