If you want to be in the symphonic melody of inside you, you would definitely want to take a yoga retreat which could become a spiritual destiny of your soul. Since I have started doing yoga, I have visited several places but when I should start sorting down among them, I would like to mention about the following five places where I want to go again and again, and here are the reasons which make these yoga cities so special:
Rishikesh, India: Also known as Yoga capital of the world, it is a first-ever place where I would love to go. The city is located at the foothills of the Himalayas and is a gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. It has been a spiritual destiny for the Hindu pilgrims and yogis alike since centuries. And, its importance increased when Beatles landed in this town to gain spiritual enlightenment. Rishikesh has now many world-renowned yoga schools and ashrams where the people from all around the world come to learn yoga and seek the spiritual satisfaction. From the dawn till the time when rays began to wade behind the mountains, people can be seen draped in their yogi avatars and doing yoga without caring about anything that is happening around. You can find everything in Rishikesh, splendid of natural beauty, peace, learning environment, temples, and various places to explore and take part in adventurous sports. Ekam Yogashala, the best yoga school offers 7 and 15 days Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh, India.
Kerala India: If you want to see diversity, with the sublime natural beauty along with the beaches, you come towards South into the God’s own land Kerala. It has everything for everybody, beautiful beaches on one side while lush green lands and water bodies on the other. This state is also famous for the ancient treatment methods like Ayurveda, yoga and herbal massage. Especially Varkala in Kerala has many stunning beaches, and temples. And above all, it has its own wonderful culture which is itself a testimony of its richness and sublimity. In Kerala, you get the cultural experience and enjoy the beauty besides do the yoga wherever you like, either along the beach or towards the backwater bodies amidst the natural greenery. As soon as you land in Kerala, you would yourself start loving it and would find what you are seeking.
Koh Samui Thailand: It is a second largest island and a cosmopolitan melting pot. It attracts the budgeted travelers who would like to stay for a month or two in simple beachside bungalows. You can have your own time either in a hustle and bustle of a Chaweng Beach to the lively yet relaxed atmosphere of Koh Samui white beach. Further, you can also get the feel of Bophut Fisherman’s Village to beach paradise of Maenam, Koh Samui. Besides, its uniqueness lies in the peaceful aura that it spreads in its surrounding providing relaxed atmosphere, and above it is famous for the yoga travelers. You can get an amazing yoga retreat experience in its wonderful surroundings. You would get smudged in its green, organic and healthy atmosphere. There are many yoga options for you on this island to get what you are seeking.
Bali Indonesia: Why Bali is on my popular list, as it is a uniquely beautiful, and is a home to an ancient culture. It is famous for the hospitality besides it has sprawling beauty with endless choices of cuisine, famous nightspots, exciting clubbing and much more. The land has an abundance of towering volcanoes and jungles where you can have plenty to do and see. Seascapes and sunrises are an added attraction. Its beauty and peaceful atmosphere is an attraction for the thousands of yogis. Besides, the tranquil seascapes and sunrises are your best bets. These include Nusa Dua, Sanur besides others.
Costa Rica: It is not only a sensory destination but also offers sensory experience. It has an array of environment attractions like misty cloud forests, beautiful river valleys, beaches, and volcanoes. The city has its own story to relate, woven into the majestic beautiful surrounding with the peaceful and family-oriented culture. This happening country is also a top destination for yoga enthusiasts. There are an abundance of oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreats, yoga institutes and resorts where yogis drown in sublime, meditating and performing yoga asanas.
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Hawaii USA: You can enjoy the thrilling experience, beauty, and culture all in Hawaii. There is an expression of music, language, art, culture, theater, dance, film, cuisine, and the multitude of festivals. And at the center of all is aloha, which is a spirit of Hawaii culture, expressing a unique presence of life force. And away from the madness of these mystical crowds, you can find in Hawaii, a yoga culture. Thousands of people come to Hawaii only to intrigue themselves in the yoga retreat. There are many yoga centers and resorts set amidst black sand beaches, volcanoes and pineapple trees. So what you want as a yoga you can get all here in Hawaii.
The beauty, sublimity, and religiosity of these places make these worthy of yoga retreats. These are the uniquely the best to explore your inner and outer self.