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While we’d like to think that you’re taking a mini-vacation every time you step on the mat, packing your yoga bag when you head out of town always takes travel to the next level. Here, we’ve picked 13 unique destinations worth booking to kick back and om.
1. Homestead Resort
For a unique way to stretch après-ski, Homestead Resort has teamed up with Park City Yoga Adventures to offer Geothermal Standup Paddleboard Yoga inside the 10,000-year-old Homestead Crater on the front lawn of the resort. Topple over? No biggie. It can only help work out your toughest knots, since the water is a balmy 90 degrees year around.
See also4 Poses to Try on Your SUP
Photograph By Park City Yoga Adventures © Monique Beeley
2. The Vines Resort & Spa
Get grounded in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) while facing the spectacular Andes peninsula just beyond 1,500 acres of pristine vineyards at this intimate 22-villa retreat, located in the Uco Valley.
See alsoBest Mountain Yoga Retreats
Photograph By Michael Evans, The Vines Resort & Spa
Himalayas Narendranagar, India
The intricately painted blue ceiling of the yoga pavilion, overlooking the Maharaja’s palace, may very well be one of the most tranquil places in the world for meditation. The spa, located at the foothills of the Himalayas, is dedicated to restoring balance with a focus on Ayurveda, thanks to its team of in-house wellness consultants.
Photograph By Ananda
4. One & Only
Reethi Rah Maldives
Aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean will surround you as you practice asana to the soundtrack of lagoon waves in the Chi Pavilion. In addition to yoga, the luxe One&Only Reethi Rah offers Tai Chi, meditation, and one-on-one stretching sessions.
See also23 Sun-Kissed Yoga Retreats
Photograph By One&Only Reethi Rah
5. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Rancho Santa Fe, California
This wellness alcove, just outside San Diego, recently underwent a $30 million renovation, which included the addition of the 1,000-square-foot Serenity Yoga Pavilion. Even if you’re not a guest, a spa pass will get you into Downward-Facing Dog any day of the week.
See also10 Towns With Top-Notch Yoga
Photograph By Ranch Valencia Resort & Spa Rancho
6. Carlisle Bay
Find your center as the Caribbean breeze cools you down in Carlisle Bay’s airy yoga pavilion, tucked away in the tropical gardens. Follow your practice up with the energy-releasing Lomi Juma massage ritual at the 17,000-square-foot Blue Spa.
See alsoWhy You Probably Need a Spa Trip
Photograph By Carlisle Bay
7. Haramara Retreat
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Ready to say “OM-M-G”? This tropical property has two hand-built, 360-degree yoga shalas—one for sunrise yoga, the other for a sunset practice—that boast jaw-dropping panoramic views of the lush rainforest and the Pacific Ocean coastline.
Photograph By Haramara Retreat
8. Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
Wake up the whole family to do Sun Salutations along the Ko Olina coastline. Each class can be tailored specifically to your family’s needs.
See also6 Kid-Friendly Yoga Retreats
Photograph By Aulani
9. Mii Amo
Soak in the healing energy from the red rocks of Boynton Canyon with a WOGA class. This outdoor hybrid session mixes yoga and power walking by utilizing nature-inspired poses throughout the property.
Photograph By: Mii Amo
10. The Surfcomber
Miami Beach, Florida
An ideal reprieve for a cosmopolitan yogi? Try the complimentary Saturday morning beachside class taught by the folks from V Art of Wellness, local gurus for holistic wellness.
See also Catch a Yoga + Surfing Retreat
Photograph By V Art of Wellness
11. The Sarojin
Khao Lak, Thailand
Book a private Hatha session on the 7-mile sugar-white beach alongside the Andaman Sea. Resident yogi, Melanie Schorr, is known for her Indian-style holistic approach of moving energy to unite body and mind.
Photograph By Asia Transpacific Journeys / Kate Robinson
12. Raffles Praslin
The Seychelles Islands
Catch the sun inching over the mountains at sunrise as you find inner (and outer) balance with standup paddleboard yoga in the Seychelles archipelago. The pristine waters of the Indian Ocean soothe even the busiest mind.
Photograph By Raffles Praslin
13. Vail Resorts
Dying for a mountain getaway? Hit Vail Resorts year-round on your snowboard, skis or mountain bike — and then stretch out afterward get your asana practice in at the state-of-the-art Vail Vitality Center located in the Vail Mountain Lodge. Holistic healing, pilates and yoga classes perfect for beginners. (Trust us: after a day shredding the slopes, your body will thank you for the break!)