Worldwide yoga retreats

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By Time Out editors

Whether you're combining yoga with winter sports in the Swiss Alps or meditating below Tiger Cave in Bhutan, one thing's for certain: by the time you fly home you'll be relaxed, happy and bursting with inner peace.

Sirsasana practice in Italy

Astanga Vinyasa yoga retreats focusing on sirsasana – aka the headstand – are held at La Campine, an eco-masseria in Italy’s Salento region. Nicely decorated apartments, organic food from the property’s vegetable garden and a lovely swimming pool all make for a deeply rejuvenating break.

Book with YIS (+39 0836 802 108,

Breathe deeply in Dahab

Yoga Travel organises yoga holidays in Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and Thailand. In the idyllic Dahab retreat on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, daily yoga is taught by highly experienced teachers, and you can also undertake various adventure-type activities. A range of budgets are catered to.

Book with Yoga Travel (01579 320547,

Find inner peace in Bhutan

Practice Ashtanga yoga and shamatha sitting meditation in the peaceful Paro valley in Bhutan, South Asia. Learn how to be fully present in the here and now, and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Book with Papaya Yoga (

Sun salutations in the Swiss Alps

Start the day with asana practice to warm up your muscles for a day of skiing, snowboarding or snow walking. Later, return home for another yoga class to wind down and stretch those aching muscles. This unique retreat, based in the lovely village of Wengen, aims to show how yoga can complement and enhance skiing and other sports.

Book with Yoga Traveller (+353 868517710,

Yoga in its spiritual home

For a cheaper, no-frills but authentic yoga retreat in the discipline’s homeland, head to India’s Surya Thejus Advaita Yoga Centre, near Kaladi in Kerala, where yoga classes are taught by local teachers. Vegetarian satvik food is provided, and rooms are basic but clean.

Book with Kerala Tourism Destinations (

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