Best Travel Destinations for Yoga Lovers

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For those who love to relax with yoga and are searching for ideas for their next group vacation, we introduce the best travel destinations for yoga lovers

Experiencing different cultures is one of the highlights of international traveling, getting to see how people from other parts of the world live their daily lives in comparison to ours. Any place you go, but especially the ones we have picked out are breathtaking, so why not benefit from your travels and unwind with some yoga while you’re away? These are the best travel destinations for yoga lovers.


It’s impossible to talk about yoga without mentioning Asia, the origin of yoga, where it all started. One of the most fascinating destinations in South Asia, Sri Lanka won’t break the bank and is equally as beautiful. In addition to yoga, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Sri Lanka; for example, one of the most common attractions is the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The Sigiriya is over 5,000 years old and a renowned destination for Buddhist monks. The city is enriched in Buddhist culture and attracts many visitors. The Galle Dutch Fort gives an insight into their past as it is a world heritage site and displays a chunk of their history. If flowers give you a sense of peace like yoga, the beautiful and renowned Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is home to over 4000 species of plants including orchids, spices, medicinal plants, and palm trees.


Africa has several amazing countries to visit as a group. One of the best travel destinations for yoga lovers is Morocco, whose beauty is rivaled only by the spectacular North African cuisine provided at private yoga retreats. They have marketplaces scattered around that are known for selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. For an added boost to your practice, consider trying out a combination yoga/surf camp, available at select coastal studios. For yoga lovers who want to explore more of the culture and nature of the continent, Kenya is a must-visit. It is home to the Great Rift Valley and many wildlife including lions, elephants, and rhinos. You can even do a safari visit through the Maasai Mara Reserve, renowned for its annual wildebeest migrations.


Europe can be seen as the most comparable to the United States in terms of culture and language to the previous locations, but many European countries possess a very unique flair. One of the most unusual destinations is stunning Iceland, which is extremely ironic to its name. In addition to traditional yoga, you can try out unique aqua-based yoga that combines mindfulness and floating. Somewhere cool and calm to relax your mind and let your body get the full yoga experience. If you’re interested in something perhaps a little warmer, then consider Spain or Portugal, home to countless beach-based yoga retreats that feature delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine.

South America

Several locations in South America are common destinations for yoga retreats, and they’re best when traveling with a group so the experience can be shared amongst you and your peers. The first destination is Guatemala. Known for its natural beauty and their native villages are a fun getaway. Similar to Guatemala, Peru is stunning due to its infamous terrain of mountains and of course the Amazon rainforest. Both countries have one of a kind cultures that you’ll want to immerse yourself in. Although you are not a native, just a visitor traveling to these sites, the locals have a strong love for yoga as well that can create a connection and bond between you and the people of that destination.


The breathtaking scenery and exotic animals in Australia make it a great destination to partake in yoga on the beach. Just picture yourself on the soft, white sands surrounded by the sounds of crashing waves. There’s truly nothing better than doing yoga in the beautiful scenery of Sunshine Coast or New South Wales. You can also join in on retreats that take place all over the country.

Whatever your preferences are, there is always a destination that is just right for you. If you’re looking for something warm and unique, you’ll love Africa or South America. If you want somewhere that’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but colder, you would love Iceland. Regardless, there’s a spot for everyone to share their common love of yoga and to truly relax. The next step is to find the perfect place for you and book your trip!

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