10. Simon Low, Goa
One of the founders of Tri-Yoga in London’s Primose Hill and running the Yoga Academy at this moment, Simon Low is a trusted figure in the domain. His training is described as being an intense experience, helping to develop acute awareness of anatomy and physiology as well as a dynamic Asana practice. A change of experiencing his teaching should not be missed since the retreat is accessible to all. A dolphin-spotting trip and unlimited herbal tea are also included.
9. The Yoga Farm, Costa Rica
This certain location offers both yoga and surfing. Besides the fact that they go very well together, the Yoga Farm in Costa Rica achieve great standards when it comes to the services offered. Solar panels, compostable toilets and a garden which provides fruit and vegetables seems like heaven, not to mention the fact that daily yoga sessions are held on deck overlooking the beach and surfing instruction follows after. You can also cut down on the price by volunteering at the farm.
8. The Forge Yoga Centre, Devon
The founder of The Forge Yoga Centre in Totnes, Gretchen Faust, rates Marc Beuvain and Debbie Mills as the most informed practitioners and teachers she’s encountered in her 20-odd years in yoga. At this certain center you will discover numerous poses to bring breathing, body and mind all into alignment, through Vinyasa Krama.
7. The Yoga Barn in Ubud
The location is a big attraction for an eclectic mix of yoga teachings, starting with Ingra and ending with freestyle. Les Passé roses near Angouleme have been a huge attraction since it’s opening in 2005. While the schedule includes two yoga sessions a day, plus one hour long meditation sessions, you can also relax by the pool and enjoy all kinds of vegetarian goodies. Long outdoor walks and wooden oak floors indoors, lush fabrics and stone fireplaces will captivate your mind in an instant.
6. Adventure Yoga Retreats, Portugal
Both vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free diets are catered for, plus breakfast and dinner are also available. The trainer Kelly Aikins is a well know yoga retreats figure. Also expect lots of grilled veggies and barbecued and locally-caught fish, as these foods will be on the menu as well. The yoga training sessions are challenging, the view is fantastic. Kelly Aikins started running retreats in the western Algarve during the summer with three planned for 2012. There will be two yoga sessions a day plus one meditation session, just like you are used to, and you can also surf or go rock climbing as both the beach and the cliffs are nearby.
5. Yoga Barn, Bali
The Yoga Barnin Bali is a center that not only runs 8 classes every day but also all the classes take place of its two mud-walled studios that overlook terraced rice paddies, thus imagine the view. The place is quite unique and offers intense training sessions.
4. Jason Vale Juice and Yoga retreats
This certain retreat promises weight loss and inner peace to all converts. Daily yoga, swimming, circuits, t’ai chi and meditation sessions are available staying here. The main principle is to focus more on what you feed your body as a way of helping with yoga practice.
3. KaliYoga, Spain
If you really want to have a great experience at a yoga resort you might think of going to KaliYoga. It runs a diverse range of training sessions and is located in the Alpujarra region of Andalucía, being blessed with warm temperatures for most of the year. If you love the mountain then you will be amazed by every yoga session, they usually take place overlooking dramatic mountain scenery. The food is both vegetarian and vegan.
2. Yoga Jeanie, East Sussex
The economist John Maynard Keynes and his wife Lydia Lopokova, used this specific location as a retreat for themselves. Now instructor Jean Hall organizes and hosts weekend retreats there. His main specialty is dynamic flow and if you decide to take a weekend trip at this location you should know there are only 15 participants at each training group.
1. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram
This location is perfect if you are searching for full immersion yoga. All aspects of the ashram is mandatory, such as an alcohol-free vegetarian diet, , lectures on yoga and participation in karma yoga which involves an hour a day of helping with tasks around the facility. A trip to this location can lead to a deep spiritual awareness within your yoga practice.