International Yoga Day Spotlight: 6 Bucket List Yoga Picks from Around the World

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As we celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21st, we’ve curated a selection of yoga experiences to explore and consider for your next global adventure.

Yoga, an ancient practice that unifies the mind, body, and spirit, has gained tremendous global popularity for its wide-ranging health benefits and holistic approach to well-being.

If you want to deepen your practice, rejuvenate your senses, and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, these six remarkable yoga destinations spanning Greek islands, Jamaica, and the Maldives offer an unparalleled opportunity.

With a diverse range of offerings, from popular practices to specialized ones like Animal Flow and Yoga Nidra (a form of conscious sleep), the following list presents an intriguing array of yoga classes suitable for individuals of all interests.

Whether you’re an experienced yogi or a novice beginning your yoga journey, these carefully selected locations will undoubtedly inspire and uplift you on your quest for overall wellness.

Immerse yourself in these extraordinary retreats, explore the world of yoga, and unlock new levels of inner peace, strength, and balance.

Yoga Nidra Classes at ACRO Suites and Seaside A Lifestyle Resort 

For an ideal yoga retreat, look no further than the Asana Yoga Shala in Crete, Greece. Nestled amidst pristine scenery with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, this retreat will inspire and ground you.

The 300 sq metre sustainably built bamboo structure, known as the “Shala,” is home for your yoga practice, growth, and spiritual connection. For International Yoga Day, the Cretan retreat will introduce weekly yogic deep relaxation sessions on Sunday evenings, featuring the practice of yoga nidra—a guided meditation inducing conscious yogic sleep.

For secluded luxury, ACRO Suites provides 49 sea-facing suites and villas, while Seaside A Lifestyle Resort offers a mix of rooms and suites, some with private pools, providing tranquillity and comfort between your yoga sessions.

Anti-Gravity Yoga & Animal Flow at Cullinan Belek 

Cullinan Belek, a luxurious 5-star lifestyle resort in Turkey, prioritizes your well-being during your vacation. Naturally, yoga is on the menu, catering to guests of all skill levels. You can try the fascinating Anti-Gravity Yoga, which defies gravity and enhances your kinesthetic awareness as you levitate mid-air.

For a slightly more “grounded” experience, the inspiring Animal Flow class combines workouts, stretches, and callisthenics, mimicking the movements of various animals. Additionally, the resort offers a range of fun-filled fitness activities like Pilates, darts, boccia, and aqua gym, ensuring guests can stay fit while enjoying their vacation abroad.

Yoga by the Beach at Kivotos Mykonos 

Immerse yourself in relaxation on the iconic island of Mykonos at the luxurious boutique hotel, Kivotos Mykonos. Let the soothing sounds of the waves and the gentle sea breeze help you find inner calm and balance as you participate in yoga sessions by the seaside.

Whether you prefer a serene session with meditation to quiet the mind or an invigorating class to get your body moving, Kivotos Mykonos offers something for every wellness enthusiast. The natural beauty surrounding the hotel enhances your experience, allowing you to achieve ultimate bliss and relaxation during your Greek escape.

Yin Yoga Retreat at Kivotos Santorini 

If you seek complete disconnection from the outside world and a comprehensive renewal of your body and mind, consider a specially curated one or two-day retreat at Kivotos Santorini.

This luxury boutique hotel offers a chance to reconnect with your inner self through ancient healing techniques like sound therapy, breathwork, and Yin Yoga. Take the time to reflect, rest, reset, and rejuvenate in the blissful atmosphere of Santorini. Yin Yoga, a slow and meditative style, targets the deep connective tissues and stimulates acupressure points based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This International Yoga Day celebration retreat is designed for those seeking a brief escape from daily stress, allowing them to reconnect with their inner selves during their vacation.

At One with Nature in Jamaica  

Looking for a “fitcation”? Jamaica is the perfect destination. Start your day with an invigorating yoga practice amidst the island’s beautiful tropical landscape and lush vegetation.

The Jamaican sunrise, with its vibrant hues of red, bright orange, and hints of pink, provides an epic backdrop for your yoga experience. Located away from the crowds on Treasure Beach, Jakes Hotel is a bohemian hideaway off the beaten track. Its rooftop yoga deck offers a 180-degree view of the Caribbean Sea, inviting you to find your zen.

At Jakes Hotel’s yoga retreats, you can commune with nature, practicing your poses with dolphins in the distance and

Bond through Yoga at Nova Maldives to Celebrate the Spirit of International Yoga Day

Nova Maldives, renowned for curating unforgettable experiences and soulful journeys, seamlessly integrates yoga into your next getaway. For International Yoga Day, Nova introduces wellness-infused offerings designed for solo travellers to embrace “being alone together.”

Join serene group sunrise yoga sessions with the soothing sounds of the Indian Ocean as your backdrop. Dive into invigorating water aerobics, water polo, Pilates, Zumba, or Bachata dance classes alongside like-minded individuals in the most enchanting surroundings. Nova’s esKape Spa, a tranquil wellness space, boasts an ocean-enveloped yoga pavilion, three treatment rooms, and a serene Thai Sala.

Enhance your soulful experience by embarking on spiritual underwater adventures around the island and Nova’s vibrant house reef, brimming with colourful corals, majestic manta rays, and graceful whale sharks. Let the harmonious beauty of the Maldives elevate your yoga journey to new heights.

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