Discover your happy place at one of the world’s best yoga retreats.
Ulpotha, Sri Lanka
Spending next month working (and relaxing) at the incredible @ulpotha yoga and ayurveda retreat. No access to Internet so happy holiday season to everyone, until next year! 🙏🏻♥️ . . . . . . . #ulpotha #yoga #ayurveda #retreat #vacation #wellness #wellbeing #holiday #digital #detox #break #happy #holidays #srilanka #asia #southasia #igtrip #instatravel #slowtravel #barefoot #luxury #travelblogger #spiritual #journey #mindbodysoul #travelgram #instagram #wanderlust #wellnessnomad
If you’re serious about getting back to the wild, then Ulpotha, an electricity-free organic farm in the jungles of old Ceylon, is the place for you.
Whether practising Astanga in the Yoga Shala – an open-side studio – meditating under a banyan tree or resting in a traditional, candlelit hut, the resort co-exists so entirely with the landscape it’s like living in the palm of mother nature herself.
Offering a diverse range of breaks from some of the world’s leading yoga teachers, it’s unlikely you won’t find something that appeals to you, although you could just go to partake in one of their extensive Ayurveda programs. Either way, you’ll leave feeling brand new.
From $3700 per person sharing, based on a two-week stay, including yoga, meals, two excursions and two massages.
Four Seasons Resort Bali, Sayan
Fancy something a little more upmarket? No problem. This five-star hotel effortlessly combines luxurious accommodation and first-rate fine dining with some serious spiritual restoration.
Offering everything from anti-gravity yoga to restorative hot-stone practice, it boasts an impressive roster of international yoga masters, along with an array of courses on mindfulness and meditation. All classes are taken in the beautiful, bamboo Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale and you can even choose a villa right on the sacred Ayung River for the soul trip of a lifetime.
From $685 per night, based on two people sharing including complimentary year-round yoga classes (visiting master classes cost extra).
Find your inner Braveheart at this glorious retreat in the Highlands of Scotland.
When you’re not perfecting your Tuladandasana, you can be chowing down on some hearty vegetarian fare, relaxing in the underground sauna built with sustainable Scottish Douglas fir wood and its own natural spring water plunge pool, or splashing around in the wild river.
That’s of course once you’ve taken in all the incredible local wonders, which include natural waterfalls and ancient megalithic sights. Freedom!
From $1000 for a three-night stay, based on one person in a shared yurt, including food and yoga.
Soul & Surf, Kerala, India
Wild things up amongst the palms on our Sri Lanka rooftop studio 🌴 This week we’ve launched our brand new timetable, opening up our classes to everyone, whether you’re staying with us or not. Come join us in the jungle! Schedule and details up on our website. 📸 @pdubsyo . #soulandsurf #soulandsurfsrilanka #lankalife #yogasrilanka #yogastudio #yogaclass #yoga #wildthing
Can’t decide between a surfing holiday and yoga retreat? Well, just pick one that combines both!
Perched on a cliff-top overlooking Golden Beach in Varkala, Soul & Surf is a laid-back, joyful experience, which is as much about socialising with like-minded folks as it is about getting in touch with your inner yogi.
Meditate, perfect your downward dog on a platform overlooking the Arabian Sea, catch up on your reading with an ice-cold beer, and soak up the surf. That dream team of sun, sea and Sanskrit.
From $450 per person sharing for seven nights, including daily surf lessons; six daily yoga classes cost $55.