by: Lisa Crawford


We know that summer is synonymous with relaxation. It’s a time to let the stress and hassle of the cold, hard winter disappear. What better way to do just that than with finding your Zen with Yoga? Asia is known for having some of the best Yoga retreats in the world. Here are a few of our favorites.

Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat 

(Siem Reap, Cambodia) 

Located near the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park in Cambodia, Navutu Dreams Resort boasts the largest green space of all the area’s resorts and hotels. The beautiful landscape lends itself to the peace and tranquility of this luxury resort. Along with three large swimming pools to keep you cool, Navutu offers a variety of Yoga options. From Ashtanga, Hatha to Flow and Meditation, daily classes are offered to help you keep your Zen. http://navutudreams.com/

Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat

Samahita Retreat

(Koh Samui, Thailand) 

Also located in Thailand, Samahita Retreat is another destination we think any Yogi would enjoy! This retreat is made for those who are hoping to learn the art of Yoga. From Asana (body), Pranayama (breath), and meditation (mind), visitors are sure to learn something new. And if you are looking for something more challenging than Yoga, Samahita Retreat also offers fitness classes like TRX training and Cycle classes all while enjoying the beachy scenery. http://www.samahitaretreat.com/

Samahita Retreat 2

Vikasa Yoga Retreat & Hotel

(Koh Samui, Thailand)

Thailand is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Due to its vast beauty and plethora of islands, it is no surprise that yogis and those looking to relax would flock to the many yoga retreats Thailand has to offer. One of our favorites is the Vikasa Retreat & Hotel in Koh Samui. Here, guests can take part in a variety of Yoga themed activities. From learning their signature Vikasa Method, to taking individual classes here and there and making the whole vacation all about Yoga. The simple & serene landscape of the hotel will make anyone feel calm and at peace. https://vikasayoga.com/

Vikasa Yoga Retreat & Hotel (Koh Samui, Thailand)

Mahasiddha  Yoga

(Chiang Mai, Thailand) 

Another Thai favorite, Mahasiddha Yoga is more than just a retreat. Here you can learn the art of Yoga and become an instructor yourself. There are several classes and workshops offered daily to students looking to bring Yoga into the lives of others. However, if you are looking for a peaceful getaway without having to study, Mahasidda also offers and spa and wellness area. We suggest you check out the two hour traditional Thai massage. You are sure to leave feeling refreshed. http://www.tantrayogathailand.com/

Mahasiddha Yoga

Museflower Retreat & Spa

(Chaing Rai, Thailand) 

If you are a friend of nature, Museflower Retreat and Spa will be right up your alley. This all-inclusive spa is vegetarian and focuses on holistic healing and natural living. In addition to being health and earth conscience, Museflower also offers an affordable place to take your much needed Yoga vacation. Year-round Yoga classes are offered, as well as massage and holistic therapy spa options. After a week at Museflower, you will feel mentally, physically and emotionally healthy.  http://www.musefloweretreat.com/

Museflower Retreat & Spa

Kura Kura Yoga Retreat

(Bali, Indonesia) 

Boasting “A little piece of Yoga Paradise,” Kura Kura Yoga Retreat is one of Bali’s best kept secrets. This intimate resort is right off the coast and is the ideal spot to rejuvenate your mind, heart and body. The picturesque views make this retreat one of the most luxurious, yet simple places to relax. Each week, Kura Kura hosts a new Yoga retreat to help you rediscover yourself. From learning authentic Yoga to taking part in the Shamanic Ceremony, there is something you can learn about yourself at Kura Kura. http://www.kurakurayogaretreat.com/

Kura Kura Yoga Retreat 2

The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort

(Mae Rim, Thailand)

The Pavana refers to themselves as a health resort and we couldn’t agree more. With over 100,000 square meters of countryside, The Pavana uses a “holistic approach for an inner and outer transformation.” They do this by sharing The Five Habits to Longevity (cleansing, proper eating, breathing, exercising and mind-purification.) Every guest who stays at the Pavana will experience a bit of each of these five habits. Yoga classes, detox juices, learning about raw food diets, hiking, cycling and daily meditation periods are just a fraction of what you can expect from the Pavana. If you need a reset, this is the spot for you. http://thepavanachiangmairesort.com/

The Pavana Chiang Mai Resort

The Sanctuary Thailand

(Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand) 

When you think of the word “Sanctuary,” the mental image of a safe haven comes to mind. And that is exactly what The Sanctuary Thailand offers. A magical experience awaits you from delicious healthy food to Yoga courses from world renowned teachers. Bungalows offer a jungle like experience unique in design and comfort. Training and workshops on Thai massage and Trauma Release will give you the knowledge you need to bring this lifestyle back home. Other offerings include Pilates, Meditation, Fasting Programs, Sea Salt Body Treatments, Hot Stone Massages and Alternative Healing treatments like Taoist Abdominal Massage, which helps with emotional healing. The Sanctuary Thailand will surely satisfy you. https://www.thesanctuarythailand.com/

The Sanctuary Thailand

Blooming Lotus Yoga

(Ubud, Indonesia) 

This gorgeous sanctuary in Ubud, Indonesia will be one of the best places for you to escape the stresses of everyday life. Not only is it the atmosphere, but those interested in becoming Yoga teachers will get that opportunity at Blooming Lotus. The breath-taking jungle setting offers a tranquil background for those looking to learn or even just relax.  Want a really unique experience? Silent meditation weekends are offered for those looking for the ultimate mental reset. https://www.blooming-lotus-yoga.com/

Blooming Lotus

Kamalaya Koh Samui

(Koh Samui, Thailand) 

Another popular Koh Samui retreat is Kamalaya. Here, guests can enjoy the whole package. From luxurious rooms and villas, to tailor- made wellness programs, Kamalaya has something for everyone. Looking to detox and cleanse? There are several programs offered at Kamalaya. Perhaps you want to burn more of a sweat? The Healthy Lifestyle Programs offer Basic and Comprehensive fitness activities to help you meet your goals. Kamalaya also offers mentors to help you find “emotional balance & freedom.” Each retreat is all inclusive and offers food, drink, massage, personal mentoring and use of all of Kamalaya’s amazing amenities. https://www.kamalaya.com/index.htm

 Kamalaya Koh Samui


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