Are you in need of a little rest and relaxation? Do you feel like it is time to get your life centered and improve your outlook? If these are your goals, a traditional vacation simply won’t cut it, but a specialized yoga retreat may be just what the doctor ordered. A wellness retreat of any kind is the perfect opportunity to soak up your beautiful surroundings and re-connect with your body and mind. On a yoga retreat, you can learn skills and practices that you can take back to your normal day-to-day life.
Below you will find some of our favorite yoga retreat locations.
Villa Punto de Vista, in Costa Rica, offers specialty wellness retreats at a beautiful 10 bedroom estate. From yoga and fitness to meditation and nutrition, the team at Villa Punto can create a customized package just for you. The landscape surrounding the villa could not be more picturesque. You can enjoy views of the rainforest and the coastline right from the property. You can also practice yoga with an ocean backdrop without leaving the villa.
Gourmet breakfast awaits you each morning. The menu includes Costa Rican coffee and passionfruit mimosas. In-house chefs can create special menus for any occasion and can accommodate all diets including raw and vegan.
When you’ve completed your daily yoga, be sure to take advantage of all the other amenities at Punto de Vista. These include an infinity pool and spa, theater room, game room and a rooftop deck. The deck offers a lounge area complete with hammocks, a jacuzzi and full bar.
If you’re looking to step out from the comforts of the villa, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy here. Some of the most popular excursions include zip lining, a tour of the famous Tortuga Island, horseback riding, jet ski tours, fishing, national park tours and whitewater rafting.
Mayoka Lodge is a beachfront boutique hotel located on Roatan, an island off of the Caribbean coast of Honduras. The seven-suite lodge has everything you need to enjoy your retreat. You can book private yoga sessions in the gazebo or on the tree-top ocean-view deck.
After yoga, you may want to book a private Swedish or deep tissue massage. The staff at Mayoka will assist you with organizing yoga sessions and excursions on the island. Mayoka even provides you with a local cell phone to call your personal taxi or contact the lodge while you are out.
Amenities include an infinity swimming pool, tennis court, tropical gardens and easy beach access. Outside excursions include jeep safaris, diving, swimming with dolphins, fishing, golf, horseback riding, snorkeling and paddle boarding.
The resort's Frangipani Restaurant is exclusively for guests. The Italian fusion menu is made up of the finest and freshest ingredients available in Central America.
La Villa del Valle has one of the best views in Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe. When you first step onto the property, you will know immediately that this is an ideal location for relaxation. The six room villa is a tranquil escape from everyday life. There is a sense of community at the villa, and this venue is perfect to rent out if you are traveling with a group.
Start your morning with a warm shower and a complementary breakfast that includes freshly-made juice, breads, yogurt, bacon, eggs and more. Enjoy a morning swim in the oversized pool or take a stroll through the gardens before focusing on your wellness practices. A private yoga studio awaits you next to the pool and spa. Guests can schedule their own private lessons with the on-site yoga instructor.
In the evening, soak in the breathtaking views of the valley from the patio while you sip on your complementary glass of wine and eat some hors d'oeuvres. Don’t forget to venture down to the wine tasting room, which is built from the hulls of antique fishing boats.
As for dining, there is a permanent food truck with some great casual eats, or you can make a reservation at the incredible fine dining restaurant, Corazón de Tierra. All of the ingredients are locally source.
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