The Julia Roberts’ movie Eat, Pray Love was a worldwide hit and the movie fueled interest in Bali, Indonesia and the yoga retreats on the island. Even before the movie came out, the retreats in Bali were considered some of the best in the world. Like India, Bali is known for its spiritual and cultural significance and atmosphere. And spirituality and yoga go very well together. A retreat is a perfect addition to your trip in Bali. It’s a great experience to promote inner peace on a mental and physical level. One advantage of these retreats is that they’re often located in more remote places, in the middle of nature, and far away from most crowded tourist places. You could make it the focus of your holiday, go retreat hopping, or book a few days at one to undergo the full the experience.
Turkey is not the first country that might come to mind for yoga holidays, but this magnificent country has some great yoga retreats. Having a meditation class in an astonishing country with extremely warm and welcoming people is a once in a lifetime experience which will make you come back often. Turkish culture is rich in food and hospitality, which is sure to entertain you even beyond your wildest dreams.
India is the country where yoga started. There is no better place on earth to perform this ancient art. India is a huge nation of over 1.3 billion people where spirituality and meditation play important roles. And perhaps for that reason Indian people know how to strength your inner self and deal with life as it is going on. India’s cities are busy, alive and can be chaotic, but when you go a little outside to the country side you will experience a complete different world. The many retreats across the country are incredible with deep understanding of yoga techniques and styles and with the history and culture to back this up.