Yoga Month shines a much-deserved spotlight on the multitude of yoga options at resorts and in studios throughout the world. Like many disciplines, practice makes perfect and one class here and there is never enough. For serious yogis who seek to dive deeper or newbies who want to improve their poses, a yoga retreat is a perfect getaway. Here are notable yoga retreats popping up at luxe spas.
The exotic Paresa Resort (Phuket, Thailand) offers a three-day Yoga & Vitality Retreat (starting at $1,270 per person) aimed at detoxification to relieve the body and mind of the stresses and pressures accumulated during their daily routines. Through daily yoga and meditation sessions, consultations with a local wellness practitioner, healthy meals, and spa treatments, guests will leave their visit feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and armed with the tools to live a healthier and more centered lifestyle that lasts beyond their travels and into their daily lives. One of the five extremely experienced experts will even come to the guest’s Villa to teach them on their deck overlooking the sea, for the ultimate yogi experience.
In addition to exceptional classes, Yoga Retreats are offered year-round at Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico), featuring visiting guest speakers, talented performers, and workshop leaders—authors, politicians, musicians, artists, doctors, and other leaders in their fields—to present afternoon learning experiences and evening lectures.
Travelers can customize their getaway to meet their yoga and wellness goals with Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s Satori Wellness Retreat. Satori Wellnessincludes four or five days of activities custom-designed by a certified personal trainer who will personally guide the spa-goer through an individualized health and fitness program. Activities include an automated weight management plan (based on lifestyle information provided by the guest in advance), a fitness assessment conducted upon arrival, guest’s choice of wellness classes, a selection of spa treatments, and spa pampering at the world-renowned Sanctuary Spa.
Luna y Mar Spa has launched a brand new Yoga Getaway (starting at $520) at The Resort at Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) to help spa-goers release their mind and connect body and spirit with the moon and sea energies. The Yoga Getaway includes the following two private yoga classes under the beach palapa, one moon meditation and night yoga at the beach palapa, and one moonstone flow treatment (90 minutes).