From gorgeous golden beaches to mesmerizing mountain-scapes, if you're looking for a venue for your yoga retreat that is guaranteed to leave your guests feeling totally blissed, then check out our top ten picks:
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico With overnight accommodation that can sleep up to 14 guests, the Villa Marcella is a luxurious 10,000+ square foot beachfront estate ideally situated for a once in a lifetime yoga retreat. Wake up early, grab a green juice and step out directly onto the sands of one of Cabo's most private and unspoilt beaches to enjoy the most peaceful and awe inspiring yoga sessions of your life as you gaze out upon the Pacific Ocean, and meditate to the sounds of the waves a mere 100 years away. Top 3 Features: -- Sipping sangrias while watching the sunset from the jacuzzi. -- Only one mile from downtown Cabo's fine dining and nightlife. -- Spacious bedrooms overlooking the ocean that will give you the best sleep you've ever had!
Las Olivas --
Location: Rancho Santa Fe, California The fully landscaped grounds, manicured lawns, serene undercover verandas, and luxurious pools in the Tuscan style estate of Las Olivas provide a dream setting to host your yoga retreat. Peace and tranquility are available in abundance, and there is plenty of space for guests to find their own quiet spot under a tree to meditate. The large multifunctional communal spaces move from inside to out with an easy flow, allowing you to choose the perfect location for each yoga session. The quiet calming sound of the water flowing through the rock formations into the pool offer the ideal natural backdrop for helping you and your guests find your zen. Top 3 Features:
-- Luxurious pool to relax and unwind with a fresh juice.
-- 2 acres of breathtaking landscape to explore and enjoy.
-- Spacious indoor rooms for taking yoga classes when you want to escape the sun.
Location: Cabo San Lucas, California Wake up to the sound of the pure blue waters of the Sea of Cortez and the palm trees swaying in the warm summer breeze, before heading out for your morning yoga session surrounded by breathtaking scenery on your very own almost private beach. After taking a dip in the tropical ocean, slip back indoors and cozy up around the fire while soaking in the enchanting hacienda style decor, before turning in for the night in one of the six lavish suites. Top 3 Features: -- Picture perfect views from every room in the villa. -- A balanced blend of private areas and delightful gathering spaces. -- Stunning pool that blends seamlessly into the backdrop.
Aro Ha --
Location: Southern Alps, New Zealand Not much can beat watching the sun rise over the mountaintops while grounded in tree pose in one of the world's most scenic places. Lead your guests on a transformative yoga retreat at the luxury eco friendly Aro Ha wellness center, while taking full advantage of all the beautiful indoor and outdoor practice spaces. Nature inspired adventures, therapeutic treatments, and gourmet vegetarian, vegan and raw food is abound at this unique property that overlooks the divine Lake Wakatipu. Top 3 Features: -- Take an exhilarating hike through the forested sub-alpine landscapes. -- Pamper your guests with a plethora of organic body treatments and mindfullness practices. -- Host nutrition lectures and yoga sessions for up to 30 people in a state of the art studio.
Location: Cabo San Lucas, California
Villa Turquesa offers some of the most incredible sea views imaginable, being perched 350 foot atop the cliffs, with the waves rolling onto the beach below. After an energizing morning yoga session on one of the open air balconies, you can head out for a stroll along the beach or a swim in the sea. This luxurious larger than life villa, comes complete with a fully kitted out kitchen which is perfect for rustling up fresh healthy food for your guests, and there’s room for you to give nutrition and food preparation classes too. Even with all of the amazing features this villa has to offer, nothing beats a moonlight dip in the infinity pool overlooking the sea - a truly unforgettable experience.
Top 3 Features:
-- Incredible sea views from almost every room in the villa.
-- Fully equipped kitchen ideal for health and nutrition classes.
-- Infinity pool overlooking an endless view of the Pacific Ocean.
Location: Chianti, Tuscany
Take your yoga retreat guests on a transformational journey at this magnificent authentic Tuscan villa. As soon as you step foot in the majestic gardens, you’ll fall in love with the energy of the villa and its 350 hectare grounds. This villa has its own specialist yoga center, as well as a exiting variety of outdoor locations where you can host classes. Each guest can find their own space and favorite locations within the grounds to meditate, become grounded, and spend time reflecting on what they've learnt during their stay. It even has its own serene lake where you can relax, unwind or take a refreshing dip.
Top 3 Features:
-- 350 hectares of forest, lakes, meadow, and manicured grounds.
-- Specialist on-site yoga centre for all your teaching needs.
-- Spectacular outdoor dining and relaxation areas for quality downtime with your guests.
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Tucked away on a pristine private white sandy beach, the self contained paradise of villas Serena & Amanda offer a combined retreat space of 10 beachfront en-suite bedrooms. From the moment you arrive on site you will feel complete bliss. The state of the art granite countertop kitchen serves as the perfect place to prepare all your mouthwatering dishes to nourish and educate your guests during their healthful getaway. When not practicing yoga on the beach, you can reconnect with the natural world with a spot of whale watching to witness these magnificent creatures in all their glory. Top 3 Features: -- Breakfast in bed arranged by your very own personal lifestyle concierge. -- Indulging in a poolside manicure and pedicure. -- Taking a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Location: Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico Forget televisions and telephones and disconnect for a yoga retreat you will never forget in the heart of Mexico's wine country. Unique and authentic experiences are hard to come by, but the immersion of nature, culture and history at Encuentro Guadalupe is truly one of a kind. Guests get the chance to stay in one of 20 luxurious eco pods scattered across the hillside overlooking rustic vineyards and the gorgeous Valle de Guadalupe. With outdoor kitchen, a floating open air deck, and much much more, there are endless spaces to host the health retreat of your dreams. Top 3 Features: -- Stargazing on your very own private deck while snuggling up next to the fireplace. -- Dining on farm to table food within the vineyards. -- Culinary master classes and exclusive wine tasting.
Location: Rancho Santa Fe, California Free from any outside intrusions, The Sanctuary provides ultimate serenity for your yoga retreat. Get grounded among the rich botanical gardens that offer the ideal setting for your daily yoga sessions, all the while soaking in the aromatic scent of the overhanging wisteria which grows in abundance at this estate. Rolling lawns, equestrian trails, and enchanting waterfalls all add to the unique character of this modern zen resort. Top 3 Features: -- Linear layout to mimic the natural flow of water. -- Abundant natural lighting through every open space. -- Cascading terraces that lead on to luscious landscapes to enjoy and explore.
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico This minimalist zen paradise offers the perfect blend of elements to ensure that your yoga retreat is the most revitalizing and cleansing experience possible. The combination of clean lines and open spaces give a truly inspirational backdrop to your retreat, and all of this does not come at the expense of luxury. With an oceanfront swimming pool, large jacuzzi, and the sound of the waves rolling in from the sea, relaxation after an intense yoga session is never difficult. Top 3 Features:
-- Take a dip after dark illuminated by the mesmerizing fire ornaments.
-- Draw upon the four elements of water, fire, air and earth to help rebalance the shakra.
-- Step directly out of your bedroom and on to the beach.
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