There is no better way to thrill your senses than by combining the elements of air, sun, and water, while practicing yoga on a surfboard!
As its millions of followers’ worldwide will oftentimes tell you, there is no greater form of escapism that can parallel the wholesomeness that yoga offers its students. Not only does it improve flexibility and strength it alleviates stress. It has also been suggested that it can improve one’s sexual health as well. Today, exotic yoga retreats are one of the more popular vacations destinations for those who practice the art. These retreats cater to every ability level and preference while providing some very unique venues for practicing it.
The easiest way to describe this, as the name implies, is the practice of yoga while stand-up paddle boarding. The practice originated in India, more specifically, the town of Rishikesh. It can be practiced at the beach or at home in a swimming pool. In any case, it enables you to gain flexibility and strength. For a firsthand experience, consider visiting any of the following SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) retreats:
- Aruba Bliss/Manchebo Resort and Spa – Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, CA
- Blossom Retreat – Cabarete, Dominican Republic
- L.L. Bean/Casco Bay – Freeport, ME
With a bit of searching, you can find a number of surf and yoga retreats in some amazingly beautiful locations. For many individuals, there is no better way to thrill your senses than by combining the elements of air, sun, and water while practicing yoga on a surfboard. You’re probably shaking your head about now and saying “Really? Yoga on a surfboard! What will they think of next?” As the old saying goes don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. The following are some exotic yoga and surfing retreats to consider:
- El Coco Loco Resort – Chinandega, Nicaragua
- Surf Goddess Retreats – for women only / contact phone numbers listed online
- Three Jewels Retreats – Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and Punta Mita, Mexico
- Xinalani Yoga Retreats – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Yoga with dolphins
One of the more unique experiences for the yoga practitioner has got to be yoga with dolphins. Just imagine watching dolphins swim right in front of you as you are holding a lotus pose and you will catch the gist of this unique yoga venue. This is what you will find when visiting Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas at the famous Mirage Hotel and Resort. Classes that are held in this environment are the ideal example of the latest tourism trend called “destination yoga” where beginning and experienced yoga aficionados can take classes and go on excursions or to retreats in exotic locations.
Wine and Yoga
That sounds exotic, right? California, Italy and in Croatia yoga retreats combine the love of luxury living with yoga holidays. Start your day with yoga in the vineyards. Know more about wine and wine making, take a walk and with the sunset, practice yoga again, perfect blend of good living and healthy lifestyle. Some of the resorts include Penns Woods Winery, while in California, it is offered at Sonoma County Raford Inn with a series of yoga sessions with popular yoha master, Gayle Olson.