The passion for yoga is spreading all over the world, and now there are hundreds of best yoga destinations around the globe in different countries. Millions of people all over the world waking up are hungry for spirituality and a deep connection to the divine. Yoga and Meditation is a beautiful way of getting in touch with our bodies, our true selves, and god. As the chaos in the world increases with a massive wave of change in the financial and political systems, now more than ever, there is a deep need and necessity within humanity to go within to find peace and stillness. Once we go within and search for our true selves, the healing process begins. When the healing process starts, we are closer to finding real and eternal peace and balance within.
When we come to a place of lasting peace and balance within, we can begin to make a positive change in the eternal world. Only when we are peaceful within, can we truly help others to find that peace within. Yoga and Meditation are proven ways to find peace within. The reason we don’t have peace within is that we are disconnected from our bodies and authentic selves. Yoga asanas help us get in touch with our bodies, and Pranayama (breath worth) helps purify the air in our bodies through connecting to the most divine force of life that is the breath. After a good session of pranayama and yoga asanas, when our body is still and our minds calm to focus, we can sit for a meditation session and go deep within our minds to find our true selves.
Here are the top 10 best yoga destinations in the world that you can explore to heal your body, mind, and soul through yoga:
RISHIKESH – INDIA
Rishikesh is known as the land of saints and the name of the place can be divided into parts: ‘hrishika’ (senses) and ‘isha’ (lord), translating to ‘lord of the senses’. It is known as the land of saints because many great saints and spiritual seekers have found enlightenment and a deep connection to life here. Rishikesh is the hub for spiritual realization and transformation. Along with one of the best yoga destinations not only in India but also in the world, Rishikesh is also a fantastic adventure sports hub.
The ancient science of yoga originated in India, and there are thousands of fantastic yoga retreats and yoga teacher training courses held all over India. Some of the best yoga schools and yoga masters reside in Rishikesh and teach the ancient science of yoga and meditation. This is the perfect place to go deeper into your yoga practice, spirituality, and, at the same time, enjoy some amazing adventure sports.
COSTA RICA – Central America
Costa Rica is known for its rainforests, but it contains all the dimensions of Mother Nature. Mountains, forests, beaches, oceans, amazing food, and so much more. So many people from all around the world travel to Costa Rica to feel a more profound sense of connection to Mother Nature and the natural world. Thousands of people also travel to Costa Rica because of the fantastic yoga retreats held there. Many certified yoga instructors offer yoga retreats and yoga teacher training courses in Costa Rica.
Many people love to practices yoga on the beaches of Costa Rica to feel a deeper connection to the element of water and their bodies. It is truly a profound experience to connect to the spirit of water while doing yoga asanas. Along with yoga, fabulous beaches, delicious food, the local people of Costa Rica are warm-hearted and welcoming to all the travellers that come there.
BALI – INDONESIA
In the last few years, Bali has become a new spiritual hub where people from all around the world travel to attend yoga retreats, learn sustainable agriculture, learn bodywork, and so much more. One of the best yoga destinations in Southeast Asia, Bali, has a magical vibe that brings out the child explorer out of you.
You can go to the beautiful beaches in Bali like Kuta Beach or Lovina Beach to practice yoga. Near the Lovina Beach are the fantastic Singsing waterfall and the Banjar Hot water springs where you can connect deeply to the spirit of water and Mother Nature. Many yoga experts from all over the world offer yoga teacher training courses and organize yoga retreats in Bali.
KERALA – INDIA
Kerala is known for its beautiful waterfalls, tea and coffee plantations, diverse wildlife and brilliant yoga schools, and so much more. Kerala is another hub major yoga hub that is famous in India and all over the world. People from all over the globe travel to Kerala to attend yoga teacher training courses and yoga retreats in India.
Many top yoga schools in the world are located in Kerala. Yoga schools in Kerala teach Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Hatha Yoga, and so much more. Along with excellent yoga schools, there are hundreds of retreat centres in Kerala that host yoga retreats to give you a refreshing and rejuvenating experience. You can also enjoy the wildlife and beaches in Kerala.
HAWAII – USA
There are few sacred places on our beautiful planet mother earth, which have a very high vibrating spiritual energy. These high vibrating places are called spiritual energy vortexes. When you are in a spiritual vortex, any spiritual problem that you have been working hard to solve and haven’t had much success with has a strong possibility to be resolved.
People have reported feeling a strong spiritual connection to mother earth in these high energy vortexes. Hawaii has a spiritual vortex, and the land of Hawaii has a profound and magical spiritual energy. Hundreds of spiritual retreats are held in Hawaii, and people from all over the globe travel to Hawaii in search of truth for a deep spiritual awakening.
KOH PHANGAN – THAILAND
Koh Phangan is a pristine Crystal island known for its beautiful spiritual and healing energy. This beautiful crystal island is known for the spiritual transformation that it has brought to so many people.
Many people from all around the globe travel to Koh Phangan for yoga retreats that are held. Many qualified and experienced yoga teachers stay here teaching and imparting the sacred knowledge of yoga, meditation, and spirituality.
IBIZA – SPAIN
Ibiza is one of the islands of Spain known for its wild nightlife, but there is a deeply spiritual side to Ibiza. Ibiza has beautiful beaches and natural landscapes that allow people to connect intimately with nature.
The people of Ibiza believe that nature is the best healer, and in Ibiza, the natural world is abundant. Ibiza, too, has a transformation and unique healing there, which makes it the perfect place to do inner work. Many yoga retreats are held Ibiza for which people from all over the travel.
ALGARVE – PORTUGAL
Located on the Atlantic shores, Portugal is one of the best yoga destinations in Europe. Many Europeans and people from all around the globe travel to Portugal to enjoy the beaches, ancient architecture and to find a deeper sense of spirituality.
Algarve is one of the most loved yoga destinations in Portugal, as many top-level yoga retreats are held here. In Algarve, you can enjoy the beautiful sun-kissed beaches and a deeper dive into yourself with the help of yoga and meditation.
POKHARA – NEPAL
Pokhara is a city in central Nepal located on the Phewa Lake. It is one of the best yoga destinations in Nepal, as many yoga retreats are held in this area.
Yoga retreats are held all over Nepal, like near the Sun Kosi River, where yoga and river rafting retreats are offers. In Pokhara, many fantastic yoga retreats are offered by experienced yoga masters and teachers. The mountains of Nepal making learning and practising yoga a delightful and deeply transformation experience.
SEDONA – USA
Sedona is an ancient desert town in the state of Arizona, of the United States. Sedona also has another powerful and transformational energy vortex for which people from all around the world travel. Many people travel to Sedona to experience the energy vortex, and many have had profound spiritual experiences meditating and connecting to the vortexes in Sedona.
Along with being a spiritual vortex spot, Sedona also is a hub for yoga and meditation. Many yoga and meditation retreats are held in Sedona and happen to be one of the best yoga destinations around the globe.
Travel to these top-notch yoga destinations this year and embrace your ‘OM’ while you let go of what’s been holding you back.
Om Singh is a blogger at Retreat Kula, a website that offers the yoga and Ayurveda retreats. He is always on the lookout for interesting places to visit. It took him 25 years of his life to realize where his true calling lies, but once that was done, there’s been no looking back.