Today, June 21, marks the International Yoga Day. In honour of the bendy sport, we spotlight the most beautiful spots on Earth for yoga retreats, where you can practice your sun salutations and perfect that Downward Dog pose without a care.
From August 12-18, 2018, join renowned Anusara yoga teachers Lynn Yeo and Sumei Shum in Bhutan. The Himalayan Kingdom is arguably the best spot in the world to embark on a yoga workshop. Guests will spend three nights at COMO Uma Paro, and another three at COMO Uma Punakha, with daily classes, including trying some of the more advanced postures. This is paired with five days of guided excursions through the Paro, Thimphu and Punakha Valleys.
From now till October 1, 2018, head to The Berkeley Hotel for out-of-this-world rooftop yoga classes, put together in collaboration with new luxury activewear brand Silou London. Spend an hour with yoga masters, Phoebe Greenacre or Kim Hartwell, under the open sky and views of the hotel’s seventh-floor swimming pool and Hyde Park.
Be guided by internationally renowned wellness trainer Dr Adrish Brahmadatta in a reposeful setting within The Siam‘s Opium Spa as you focus on your health and concentration. The hotel’s 4-day, 3-night yoga programme includes 6-hours of improved poise and strength with yoga sessions, 1.5-hours of reiki, 1-hour of meditation, and three times of a 60-minute daily treatment.
From August 10-12, 2018, renowned Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, Guru Jagat, returns to Singapore, this time presenting her first weekend retreat in Asia for women. Kundalini enthusiasts can look forward to a three-day weekend retreat that comes complete with a stay in Capella Singapore at the serene island of Sentosa or opt for a curated two-day programme or a single day retreat with Guru Jagat.
On the southeastern tip of Phuket, there is an elevated and seemingly floating platform perfect for sunrise yoga. Baba Nest, Sri Panwa’s famed rooftop bar, not only boasts panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, it is bordered by an infinity pool, further blurring the lines between sky, sea and land. And with professional yoga instructors on stand-by, you can enjoy a yoga retreat all year round.