A five-minute meditation break at your desk after lunch, a quick 15-minute yoga video before dinner texting between poses, a cleansing green detox smoothie inhaled on your commute to work – sometimes we have to take these opportunities for wellness where and when we can get them.
But imagine taking an entire week, or even longer, out of your regular busy life to travel to one of the world’s best yoga or meditation retreats. Visiting a wellness retreat even just once a year can give you incredible health benefits extending well into your normal life after the trip. You’ll return to your daily life rejuvenated, ready to tackle life’s challenge with renewed energy and a profound sense of balance.
We’ve pulled together our top eight destinations worth travelling to for a yoga or meditation retreat. You’ll benefit from unique wellness practices native to different cultures and traditions around the world, many of which have been healing people for centuries or longer.