Are you craving to finally take some time out from your everyday life and fully dedicate yourself to yourself? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll explain how you can get pretty good with yoga on your vacation and show you our top 3 socialbnbs in Indonesia, Italy and Spain where you can do a yoga retreat. Here we go!
Yoga is an Indian philosophical teaching that translates as “unification, oneness and harmony”. It includes mental as well as physical exercises and practices, with the help of which you can bring your body, mind and soul into balance. The overall goal is self-realization, which in the literature is also often called “enlightenment”.
But yoga is not just yoga: there are over 90 different styles of yoga – some more meditative and spiritual, some more athletic and sweaty. Maybe you have already found your yoga style that supports you in everyday life to be more energetic, stronger and more awake as well as to perceive things more consciously.
Fun Fact: Did you know that yoga was listed as one of the Intangible World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2016?
Everything you need to know about yoga retreats
Retreat basically means retiring from something. But retreat in this case does not have a negative connotation – in fact, quite the opposite. It’s ultimately a strength to know when it’s time to take care of yourself and your own physical and mental health and fitness. Maybe a little time out from your daily routine will do you some good, too.
In a yoga retreat you can deepen your yoga practice, gain new insights, take full care of yourself, relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply gain new experiences. In addition, another plus is meeting inspiring people who are on the same journey as you.
Whether you’re already a yoga pro or want to find out for yourself if you enjoy yoga, a vacation with a yoga option is definitely worth it. A multi-week retreat, on the other hand, we would recommend to those who already know if this kind of transformative yoga journey is for them.
Our recommendations for your next yoga retreat
According to the topic, we’ve picked out three socialbnbs where you can spend your next yoga retreat. Which of the three options appeals to you the most?
1) Yoga Retreat in Indonesia
Our beautiful socialbnb Serenity Eco Guesthouse and Yoga in Denpansar, Bali is the perfect retreat for you. Located in the harmonious surroundings of Canggu, just a five-minute walk from the beach, the guesthouse is family-run and offers you an eco-friendly stay.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere at the 14-meter outdoor pool. In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in many other activities, get a guided tour of the project or visit other destinations such as the “Echo” beach, the “Petitenget Temple”, the “Deus Ex Machina” café, the “Fisherman’s” beach or the “Canggu” beach.
Take one of the many yoga classes offered in different styles such as Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa, or treat yourself to a healing Balinese massage. The eco-guesthouse offers affordable yoga retreat packages and several yoga teacher trainings. Serenity is an official session center for Vipassana meditation groups, which meet every Monday and Wednesday from 5-6pm. Learn more here.
2) Yoga Retreat in Italy
The Yoga Eco Farm Orto Dell’Idro in Otranto offers you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and learn more about yoga and permaculture. Enjoy your vacation close to nature in a beautiful quiet place, away from the daily hustle and bustle. In the green and peaceful garden you can relax and just be offline. The accommodation is located in a cozy stone house, renovated in the style of traditional architecture of the region.
The accommodation is just five minutes walk from the beach and the city center of Otranto. You can explore the beautiful city center or spend a day on the beach enjoying the sea and the sun. Moreover, we recommend you to participate in the common organic meals and to go on a hiking tour with other travelers – or even alone – as well as a kayak tour.
Are you looking for inspiration for a more sustainable and harmonious lifestyle? The Yoga Eco-Farm offers you the opportunity to learn and practice disciplines such as permaculture and yoga. Together with like-minded people you can share your knowledge about yoga as well as other practices and exchange ideas. Improve your own quality of life and participate in social and cultural events on the farm.
3) Yoga Retreat in Spain
Located in the heart of the Doñana region, a World Heritage Site in Andalusia, in the south of Spain, socialbnb Global Tribe is always ready to welcome visitors who want to join a biodynamic revolution. In this accommodation you will sleep in a shared room and spend your time in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The activities around this socialbnb seem limitless: you can explore the big city of Seville – the Spanish heart of art, Gothic architecture and culture, hike through stunning natural landscapes or read a book on the beach. If you’re worried that you won’t meet anyone on your trip, luckily that worry will fade quickly here!
Especially recommended for you are the yoga workshops and the guided meditation sessions. Doing sports together with like-minded people and getting your body and mind going sounds like a pleasant start to the day, doesn’t it?
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