• 10 of the World's Best Luxury Yoga Retreat

    10 of the World's Best Luxury Yoga Retreat


    From Ashtanga to Yin Yoga, Pranayama to Ayurveda, our luxury yoga retreats offer the best in holistic wellness experiences for the mind, body and spirit. With stunning locations in Morocco, the Philippines and more, our retreats offer everything from daily yoga classes to contemplative meditation and philosophic dialogue. Stretch your muscles, improve your flexibility, and unwind towards a sense of complete tranquillity on one of our 10 best luxury yoga retreats.

    Morocco: Paradis Plage Yoga Holiday

    Paradis Plage yoga class, Morocco

    A yoga class in the beachfront pavilion at Paradis Plage

    Set on a private beach overlooking the ocean, the yoga pavilion at Paradis Plage is a breath-taking wooden construction with panoramic glass windows giving you an unparalleled view of miles of stunning coastline. The resort offers 3 daily classes from Sunrise to Sunset yoga including sessions aimed at beginners and seasoned yogis. In addition to group activities, improve your practice with a private 90 minute yoga lesson with Paradis Plage's resident teachers during your stay. Make the most of the resort's coastal location and partake in a wide array of holistic activities from beach walks and circuit training to beach volleyball and water sports. Home to a RipCurl sponsored Surf Club; you can take to the waves and get a full body workout before relaxing with a fruit smoothie in the beach-front lounge.

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    Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary Yoga

    Absolute Sanctuary Yoga, Koh Samui, Thailand

    Sunset yoga at Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui

    Famed for their world-class spa amenities and indulgent therapies, relax and rejuvenate with an extensive menu of healing treatments at Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand. On this yoga retreat, you are free to attend unlimited yoga classes with up to 25 lessons taking place each week in their charming studios. With a range of disciplines from Ashtanga to vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga to Pranayama, you can enjoy your favourite styles guided by expert yogis. Find your spiritual and physical balance with the help of Absolute Sanctuary's extensive yoga programme including sessions in their Ocean Studio, which provides breath-taking panoramic views of the sea. If you are looking to detox, look no further than the resort's superb restaurant which serves up delicious super-food creations to re-energise and refuel you inside and out.

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    Thailand: Amatara Yoga

    Yoga at Amatara

    A private yoga class at Amatara Yoga

    This award-winning Thai retreat is famed for its all-encompassing approach to wellness, which immediately becomes apparent on its holistic yoga programme. With complimentary attendance to daily yoga classes and private training, as well as Meditation, Pranayama (breathing) and Ayurvedic massage, you can work on your well-being no matter what your preferred style. Enjoy 1-on-1 sessions with a trained Master and restore your balance, both physically and spiritually. The combination of ancient healing traditions and organic ingredients used in both the spa treatments and nutritious cuisine nurture your body, mind and spirit to a state of pure calm.

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    Thailand: Samahita Yoga Retreat

    Samahita Yoga Retreat, Thailand

    Yoga in the shallow waters at Samahita

    This hidden gem on the southern coast of Koh Samui is the perfect setting for a spiritual overhaul and offers complete physical and emotional wellness courses with chances to engage in yogic practices as well as personal training and other holistic activities. Samahita's dedicated yoga retreats teach everything from authentic Pranayama and asana to meditation and ancient philosophies. Samahita offers 5 core retreats including; Restore & Relax, Breathe & Meditate, Align & Flow, Strengthen & Balance, and Philosophise & Harmonise. Each has its own specialised focus and is taught by a resident yoga teacher. The retreats also boast guest speakers and lecturers from around the world who come to Thailand to teach and pass on their spiritual wisdom.

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    Atmantan Yoga

    Terre Blanche Yoga, Pilates, Spa

    Explore the peaceful outdoors at Atmantan

    Observe the naturally impressive mountains of India at Atmantan Yoga. You will discover the art of inner peace, relearn ancient practices, and be guided away from distractions during private yoga sessions. Build a strong core and improve muscle tone and posture as instructors guide both beginners and expert yogis alike. Revitalise in the natural gardens, where you can meditate and practice mindfulness. The subtle incorporation of holistic treatments such as Ayurvedic and pranic healing, will help to realign senses, rejuvenate the body, and reconnect with your inner calm.

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    Thailand: Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

    Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

    Practising yoga amongst lush surroundings at Kamalaya in Koh Samui

     is an award-winning destination spa that boasts flawless service with an extensive range of wellness programmes. The resort is built around an ancient cave, once inhabited by Buddhist monks who came to the island to live a hermit-like existence devoted to meditation. This cave is said to be the basis of Kamalaya's healing qualities, and you can visit it to engage in quiet contemplation and experience its spiritual aura. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, this Yoga Synergy holiday includes 6 private yoga sessions so you can focus on perfecting the basics or advancing your practice. Scheduled daily activities include meditation, Tai Chi and group yoga sessions, which you are free to enjoy on a complimentary basis.

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    India: Ananda Yoga

    Ananda yoga, India

    A yoga stretch on the terrace at Ananda

    In the birthplace of yoga, Ananda offers a full spectrum of yogic disciplines including private Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Ajapajapa sessions, all taking place in the resort's stunning outdoor amphitheatre. Explore a range of ancient Ayurvedic practises and personalise your yoga classes to include your favourite styles and sequences. Twice daily holistic group classes are also available to help restore physical and spiritual health. The resort's wellness approach extends to its culinary experiences, where diets are customised to the guest'sAyurvedic body type. Enjoy a delicious menu of healthy offerings designed to suit you and help you achieve your health goals. Compliment your meals with a refreshing cup of tea at Ananda's Viceregal Palace with its majestic colonial charm.

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    Turks & Caicos: Parrot Cay Yoga Retreat

    Parrot Cay Yoga Retreat, Turks & Caicos

    Yoga on the unspoiled beach at Parrot Cay

    An all-encompassing spiritual experience, the Parrot Cay Yoga Retreat boasts idyllic daily yoga classes on their private beach, facing the awe-inspiring immensity of the North Atlantic ocean. The retreat also plays host to Vedic group discussions, which are an amazing way to immerse yourself in yogic philosophy and tradition. Engage in a range of both active and contemplative practises and find yourself spiritually. This health and well-being retreat also offers an amazing spa experience with an exclusive treatment list that makes use of its world-class amenities including Japanese baths, an outdoor Jacuzzi garden and a 1300sq ft. yoga studio. Teaming yoga with cardiovascular fitness is a great way tolose weight, so take advantage of Parrot Cay's health centre and daily group activities to slim down and tone up.

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    Fusion Maia Yoga

    fusion maia beach yoga

    Meditation on the beach at Fusion Maia Yoga

    Take in magnificent views of Vietnam, home to the world’s most beautiful beaches. Fusion Maia focuses on a tradition of 7 daily practices; Uplifting, Refreshing, Energising, Nourishing, Balancing, Calming and Awakening. You will be guided through a journey to improved wellness, as each dynamic activity and luxurious treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs. Try authentic spring roll making, or learn Vietnamese. Take a boat trip and appreciate the magnitude of the surrounding beauty in guided yoga sessions, and unwind in the evening with a beach-front Tai Chi lesson.

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    Thailand: Chiva Som Yoga

    Chiva Som Yoga, Thailand

    Practising yoga on the beach at Chiva Som

    Calm your mind and re-energise your body through meditation and spiritual practices with the dedicated yoga programme at the award-winning Chiva Som in Thailand. Team private yoga sessions from disciplines including Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinsaya flow, with complimentary daily massages and healing water therapy treatments. The resort has a holistic approach to wellness that covers everything from their all-embracing yoga and Pilates classes to the staff's personable and attentive manner. Chiva Som also offers a wealth of fitness classes and unique leisure activities for their guests including hiking, beach biking, fruit carving and catamaran sailing. A health and wellness consultation will provide you with all the information and advice you need to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

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    If you’re still in search of the right destination for you, explore our collection of worldwide luxury yoga retreats offering healthy eating options from raw and vegan, to alkaline, macrobiotic and Ayurvedic personalised diet plans. Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on or contact ushere to discuss tailor-making your perfect luxury yoga retreat.


  • 14 of the Best Yoga Holidays for Discovery & Adventure

    For those ready to make the stretch beyond their local yoga studio, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide, invite wanderlusting yogis to re-connect with both themselves and the world with 14 of the best yoga retreats for discovery and adventure. With hand-selected retreats from the serene mountaintops of the Himalayas to the tranquil beaches of Thailand, mat-toting yogis can practice pretzel bending poses whilst exploring new corners of the world.

    Best of Yoga & Surfing - Costa Rica: Florblanca Surfing


    florblanca yoga surfing


    Strike a pose both on land and sea on an exotic yoga and surfing holiday set upon Costa Rica’s fantastic Nicoya Peninsula coastline. With two beautiful nearby beaches renowned as some of the world’s best surfing spots, learn to ride the tropical waves during six private surfing lessons with expert local instructors. Back on dry land, stretch out during group yoga classes, including specialised classes in Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga, before indulging with a reviving treatment at Spa Bambu.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Florblanca from £2,235pp or £3,035 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a surfing programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Ayurveda - India: Ananda Yoga


    ananda yoga ayurveda


    Experience the harmonizing healing of the ancient Indian arts of yoga and Ayurveda at this luxurious wellness retreat, set amongst the foothills of the Himalayas. Restore your inner-balance during personalised yoga sessions, tailored to your ability and goals, and de-stress with the breathing practices of Pranayama. Continue your holistic wellness journey with healing Ayurvedic spa therapies before enjoying a taste of local culture during traditional Indian music classes and dance performances.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Ananda in the Himalayas from £3,440pp or £4,340 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a yoga programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Healthy Nutrition - Italy: KU Retreats Tuscany


    ku retreats yoga healthy nutrition


    Set amongst the scenic hills of Tuscany, re-boot your well-being on a relaxing yoga and healthy nutrition retreat in Italy. Improve your flow of positive energy with daily hatha yoga, meditation and Tai Chi in the beautiful octagonal studio offering panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Refuel with the healing properties of delicious home cooked macrobiotic meals, using organic ingredients straight from the retreat gardens, before learning to recreate your favourite recipes during macrobiotic cooking classes.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at KU Retreats Tuscany from £1,235pp or £1,735 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme and return flights.


    Best Yoga & Spa - Morocco: Paradis Plage Spa & Yoga


    paradise plage yoga spa


    Practice your sun salutation from sunrise to sunset in the beachfront yoga pavilion of Paradis Plage, set on a private beach on Morocco’s exotic coastline. With classes from Hatha to Vinyasa and Yin yoga, you’ll soon become a yogi pro. Unwind further with an array of Moroccan inspired spa treatments using natural products, including a rejuvenating massage using local Agadir pebbles. Make the most of your coastal surrounding with additional water sports, from surfing to stand-up paddle boarding.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Paradis Plage from £1,095pp or £1,510 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a spa & yoga programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Holistic Healing - Crete: Porto Elounda Discover Yoga


    porto elounda yoga holistic healing


    For a healthy yogi glow escape on a holistic healing yoga retreat to the sunny shores of Mirabello Bay in Crete. An initial yoga consultation and personalised yoga sessions will ensure you reach your goals, whilst chakra balancing will promote a flow of positive energy through your body. Combine your practice with guided meditation and Pranayama breathing sessions for complete mind and body harmony and let the fresh ocean air cleanse your senses.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Porto Elounda from £1,475pp or £1,825 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, a yoga programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Fitness - St Lucia: The BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness


    the bodyholiday yoga fitness


    Retreat to the Caribbean and discover the exotic island paradise of St Lucia with The BodyHoliday. Surrounded by natural waterfalls and acres of unspoilt rainforests, improve your health and fitness with private yoga or Pilates lessons, personal training sessions and a host of fitness activities, from Box Fit to Qi Gong. Test your sense of adventure on the crystal clear waters with windsurfing and kayaking, and discover the island with hiking and mountain biking.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The BodyHoliday from £2,140pp for single or double occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Detox - Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary Detox


    absolute sanctuary yoga detox


    Escape on an adventure to the beautiful Thai island of Koh Samui and discover a healthier lifestyle on a cleansing yoga and detox holiday. Discover various types of yoga through unlimited classes including, Ashtanga, Yin-Yang, Pranayama and Hot Flow. Complement your luxury yoga retreat with the signature detox programme to meet your individual needs; including detox drinks, nutritional supplements and delicious healthy meals, leaving you feeling energised and refreshed.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 8 nights at Absolute Sanctuary from £1,930pp or £2,215 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & SUP - Portugal: Epic Sana SUP Fitness


    epic sana SUP fitness


    Discover a new way to shape up on the ocean with this refreshingly fun stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) fitness holiday at Epic Sana, set upon Portugal’s stunning Algarve coastline. Suitable for beginners and experienced SUP boarders alike, benefit from a total core and cardiovascular workout during aquatic bootcamps and exciting SUP tours whilst enjoying stunning views of endless white sands and dramatic red cliffs. Unwind with group yoga classes to return home feeling energised and revitalised.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Epic Sana from £1,510pp or £1,670 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a SUP fitness programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Pilates - Turks & Caicos: Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates


    parrot cay yoga pilates


    Discover paradise on the private island of Parrot Cay and feel the soft sand between your toes as you practice daily yoga and Pilates looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Further improve your yoga knowledge as you open your mind and calm your senses through Vedic yogic philosophy group discussions, before raising the pace with mountain biking and windsurfing or unwinding in luxury at the world renowned spa.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Parrot Cay from £2,485pp or £3,885 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a yoga & Pilates programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Meditation - India: Shreyas Silent Retreat


    shreyas yoga meditation


    Take a break from everyday life and experience total relaxation at Shreyas in India. Begin your adventure of self-discovery with a specialist wellness consultation, helping to adapt your stay to your personal goals and needs. Shreyas wellness approach is dedicated to ensuring you have a truly relaxing experience through a range of yoga and meditation classes, complemented with luxury spa treatments to guarantee you spend your healthy holiday in total tranquillity.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Shreyas from £2,085pp or £2,655 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Hiking - New Zealand: Aro Ha Wellness Adventure


    aro ha yoga hiking


    Discover New Zealand’s iconic landscape on an eye opening yoga and hiking holiday, spent in the Southern Alps at Aro Ha. Combine Vinyasa yoga and meditation classes, with TRX strength training and healthy vegetarian cuisine for optimal well-being, before discovering holistic wellness with daily therapeutic massages and unlimited use of the water therapy suites. Re-connect with yourself and with nature at this healthy eco wellness retreat with a series of sub-alpine hikes.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 4 nights at Aro Ha from £3,485pp or £3,640 for single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a wellness adventure programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Diving - Bali: Zen Scuba Diving


    zen resort yoga diving


    Discover how the breathing techniques you learn during yoga can benefit your diving as you explore the exotic marine life of Bali. Begin your day with sunrise yoga before exploring some of Indonesia’s finest cliff wall diving sites with a professional PADI dive master. Complement your days diving experience with luxury spa treatments and sunset meditation to restore your energy before an unforgettable sunrise dolphin sail.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Zen Resort from £2,140pp or £2,315 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a scuba diving programme, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Sports - Thailand: Thanyapura


    thanyapura yoga sports


    Get sporty on the exotic Thailand island of Phuket and enhance your yogic practice whilst building your fitness. Ace your game on the tennis courts or discover whether you were destined to be a triathlete, with expert coaching for all abilities in swimming, cycling and running. Round off a sporty day by stretching out during a relaxing yoga class or soothing sore muscles with a sports massage.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Thanyapura from £1,480pp or £1,680 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


    Best for Yoga & Beach - Vietnam: Fusion Maia Yoga


    fusion maia yoga beach


    Located on Vietnam’s East Coast, on one of the world’s best exotic beaches, is a luxury yoga retreat dedicated to enlightening your well-being. With their own individual yoga style, Fusion Maia will immerse you in a personalised introduction to yoga through a combination of private lessons and group classes. With a guaranteed minimum of two spa treatments a day; enjoy choosing from a range of body scrubs, facials and pressure therapies.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Fusion Maia from £2,285pp or £2,995 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a yoga programme, return flights and transfers.

    For advice, guidance and booking click here or call 0203 397 8891

  • 4 Authentic Yoga Retreats in India

    Authentic Yoga Retreats in India

    Take your passion for yoga across the globe with these 4 authentic yoga retreats in India. These stunning yoga breaks offer the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind from the stresses of every day life whilst being surrounded by beautiful surroundings and like-minded people. After a long day of yoga be sure to indulge in a range of spa treatments ranging from salt scrubs and massages to aromatherapy and reflexology. After a stint on one of these fantastic yoga retreats, you are sure to return home feeling happier and healthier with some new yoga moves under your belt.

  • 6 Amazing Locations for a Yoga Holiday

    Amazing Locations for a Yoga Holiday

    Yoga calms the mind and revitalises the body; nothing helps this more than a yoga retreat with a spectacular view and beautiful surroundings to melt your troubles away. Whether you want to practice yoga with a sea view or surround yourself with beautiful Tuscan countryside; discover a number of breath-taking locations around the world to enhance your practice on our relaxing and invigorating yoga holidays.

  • 6 Mountain Yoga Retreats

    Mountain Yoga Retreats


    If you are in search of a tranquil setting for a re-energising yoga retreat in a far flung destination, then look no further than our exclusive selection of yogi holidays concealed within picturesque mountain regions across the globe. From the secluded beach setting of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula secluded by a rocky mountain terrain, to the tranquil calmness of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, each mountain yoga retreat seeks to connect your inner well-being with its stunning mountainous surroundings. Open your mind and body to the beautiful scenery as you enhance your practice during highly personalised yoga sessions and the group classes on offer at these unique mountain yoga retreats.

  • 6 of the Best Yoga Retreats in Thailand

    Best Yoga Retreats in Thailand

    Fly to the exotic locales of Thailand and experience the benefits of going on a yoga retreat where you can rebalance your mind, body and soul. Nurture your health to peak wellness as you find peace and serenity in any of our luxury Thai yoga retreats. Learn from the pros on how to master yoga poses as you focus on your posture, breathing and mindfulness and let the powers of yoga take over. Absorb the tranquillity and soak up the cultural atmospheres of the yoga retreats that are surrounded by the beautiful and peaceful landscapes, leaving you rejuvenated, revitalised and reenergised on departure.

  • 8 Different Types of Yoga

    Different Types of Yoga


    We’ve all heard about the wonderful health benefits of yoga, but there are so many different variations that it’s sometimes difficult to know what each one entails and which one would best suit your body. It’s important to have an understanding of what each style offers, so that you can choose one which will most benefit your fitness regime. So whether you are looking to embark on a revitalising yoga holiday to a far-flung location or simply want to get involved with a local class; here is a breakdown of eight different types of yoga.

    Our luxury yoga holidays and retreats feature different types of yoga, so you’ll be able to practise the style you enjoy the most if you’re an experienced yogi, or have a go at all of them and find the best one for you. You’ll benefit from expert yoga teaching and guidance, in exotic destinations spanning from St. Lucia, Spain and Italy to India, Thailand and Bali. You’ll return home feeling reinvigorated with a desire to get back on your yoga mat.

    1. Vinyasa yoga

    Get flowing with Vinyasa yoga at Kamalaya

    Get flowing with Vinyasa yoga at Kamalaya

    This type of yoga is often referred to as Vinyasa flow yoga, as it consists of different poses linked together with movement, and synchronised with breathing. Your yoga teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to another whilst inhaling or exhaling; generally when moving upwards you’ll inhale, and when moving downwards you’ll exhale. A Vinyasa yoga class can be fast-paced or slow, and allows a lot of room for the personality of the individual teacher who is taking the class. So, it’s important to find a yoga teacher whose style you enjoy, and be ready for something different when you begin a new class.

    Try Vinyasa yoga at Kamalaya in Thailand

    2. Kundalini Yoga

    Experience "the mother of all yoga" at SwaSwara

    Experience "the mother of all yoga" at SwaSwara

    This style of yoga has been described as “the mother of all yoga” as it is one of the oldest recognised forms. Kundalini is the word used to describe the untapped potential inside all of us, which this yoga practice seeks to target and release. It’s a very active form of yoga which includes common poses, as well as some of its own unique poses, chanting, meditation and sounds to stimulate your creative energy. People who practise it are said to finish their session feeling extreme happiness and tranquillity.

    Try Kundalini yoga at SwaSwara in India

    3. Ashtanga Yoga

    Improve your circulation with Ashtanga at The BodyHoliday

    Improve your circulation with Ashtanga at The BodyHoliday

    Ashtanga is a form of moving meditation and a more vigorous type of yoga, perfect for people looking for a more fast-paced workout whilst on a fitness holiday. Breathing is synchronised with movement, producing an intense heat to sweat out toxins and improve your circulation. This type strictly follows a particular order of eight steps, each with a fixed number of breaths and movement which help maintain a healthy heart and stabilise the mind. Strength, sweat and stamina are the three main aspects of this form, which is said with your body’s natural detoxification process and leave you feeling restored.

    Try Ashtanga yoga at The BodyHoliday in St. Lucia

    4. Hot Yoga

    Detox your body with hot yoga at Absolute Sanctuary

    Detox your body with hot yoga at Absolute Sanctuary

    Otherwise known as Bikram yoga, this type is made up of a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises carried out in a specific order in an extremely hot room. Steam is pumped into the studio to create a sauna-like environment, with temperatures reaching around 40°C, which is said to benefit joints, reduce the risk of injury and increase your flexibility. Also, due to the extreme heat, you’ll be sweating profusely meaning it’s a great component to a detox holiday. Also your heart rate will be elevated more than usual, making your body work harder and allowing you to see better results.

    Try hot yoga at Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand

    5. Iyengar Yoga

    Try Iyengar yoga to encourage good posture at SHA

    Try Iyengar yoga to encourage good posture at SHA

    This style of yoga focuses on breath control and detail, precision and alignment when carrying out the different poses, to encourage relaxation, good posture and balance. It features hundreds of different yoga poses and fourteen types of breathing, so you can progress gradually from the easier forms to the more advanced movements. Often props are used, such as belts and blocks, to support the body in certain poses, reducing the risk of injury. This makes it a perfect form of yoga for people looking for rehabilitation on a healing holiday or those who need a gentle and very supportive exercise.

    Try Iyengar yoga at SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain

    6. Restorative Yoga

    De-stress with restorative yoga at The Farm

    De-stress with restorative yoga at The Farm

    Learn to reach deep relaxation and detach yourself from the stresses of daily life with restorative yoga. This will improve the functioning of your immune system and aid with specific wellness issues like digestion, insomnia, fertility and general fatigue, to name but a few. Props, like blankets and blocks, are used to support the body so you’re able to hold certain positions for longer and gain the utmost benefits of each stretch. It is a very gentle class which doesn’t see the body temperature rise as much as in other yoga classes, and is a perfect accompaniment to more cardio exercises.

    Try restorative yoga at The Farm in the Philippines

    7. Pranayama breathing

    Experience different types of Pranayama at Ananda

    Experience different types of Pranayama at Ananda

    This is a traditional practice of breath control used in yoga, which has been found to relieve stress and even improve respiratory conditions, such as asthma. There are several different types of Pranayama breathing, including inhaling and exhaling through alternate nostrils, chanting whilst exhaling and slow inhales then quick exhales. It is said to purify the mind and soul, strengthen your heart, enhance the proper functioning of your organs, remove toxins from your body, reduce blood pressure and get rid of any negative emotions that you feel, like anger, arrogance and greed.

    Try Pranayama at Ananda in India

    8. Hatha

    Learn the basics at 38 Degrees North

    Learn the basics at Marbella Club
    Hatha is one of the more common types of yoga, and is great for learning the basics and reconnecting your body and mind. It describes gentle and basic yoga classes with no flow between poses, unlike Vinyasa yoga. It consists of six slow movements, breathing exercises and meditation, so it’s a brilliant place to start for beginner yogis. It’s also a great choice for people looking to learn effective relaxation techniques whilst on a spa holiday. It is designed to open up the body and allow the free flow of energy, to create balance and harmony.

    Enjoy Hatha yoga at Marbella Club


    Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect yoga holiday.

  • 8 of the World’s Greatest Yoga Retreats to Book

    world's greatest yoga retreats

    We discover the world’s most luxurious and breathtaking yoga retreats to book around the world. From the local shores of Portugal, to the distant islands of the Maldives, grab your mat and you can practice anywhere you please, whether you are a beginner or an expert yogi. You’ll be able to gain a solid foundation and develop your personal practice on these hand-picked yoga holidays and retreats across the globe, and combine this with a variety of holistic sessions, relaxing spa facilities and beautiful backdrops, what more could you ask for in a yoga holiday?

    Each yoga retreat welcomes yogis of all levels and under the guidance of expert tuition so you can choose to start learning yoga on holiday, or focus on strengthening and developing your existing practice. Whichever path you choose, you will return home re-balanced, rested, and restored.


    Find your Balance in Bali – Divine Body Retreat at Bliss Body Retreat, Bali

    Yoga at Bliss Body Retreat in Bali

    Take yourself off on a luxury yoga retreat that immerses you in meditation and recuperation whilst surrounded by the infamous rice terraces and vast Balinese Jungle. Wash yourself of the strain and anxiety of everyday life with a healing holiday and you can immerse yourself in a world of meditation, rejuvenation and therapy. The organic approach of the Bliss Body Retreat offers a variety of yoga classes, nutritional seminars, and wellness treatments to boost your overall well-being and rediscover your inner balance among a calming Balinese backdrop.

    More Information: View Divine Body Retreat at Bliss Body Retreat


    Poolside Peacefulness in Costa Rica – Yoga at The Retreat, Costa Rica

    Yoga at The Retreat Costa Rica

    Find your serenity in the magnificent mountains of the Atenas province with an Ayurveda retreat. Not just an escape from the boredom of mundane life, this yoga holiday provides you with culinary opportunities, healing massages and nature hikes, all to help you relieve stress and find direction. The organic treatments and methods of a detox retreat can help you rid your body and mind of toxic thoughts and feelings, opening you up to the calming world of meditation and the incredible abilities of the mind, body, and soul.

    More information: View The Retreat


    Flow with the Mediterranean – Discover Yoga at Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey

    Discover Yoga at Six Senses Kaplankaya

    Embark on a yoga holiday and allow yourself to find your inner balance through the guided meditations, luxury spa and spectacular landscapes. Wake up to the coastline views, ocean breeze and the sparkling sea, spend your day doing personalised pranayama, and finish off the evening with a traditional Turkish treatment, to revitalise your body, mind, and soul. This yoga retreat is tailored to your personal needs, and combine it with cooking classes, water sports, exercise classes and sport to combine a fitness holiday that provides you with a journey of a lifetime, both spiritually and physically.

    More information: View Six Senses Kaplankaya


    Meditation in the mountains – Yoga at Ananda in the Himalayas, India

    A yoga retreat in the mountains at Ananda in the Himalayas in India

    Escape to India on a luxury yoga retreat and rebalance with yoga amongst the calming landscape of this exotic yoga holiday. An ideal choice for a singles holiday, enhance your well-being when you combine personalised yoga sessions and group classes, with discovering a taste of local culture through traditional Indian music classes and dance performances. For a true sense of wellness, make the most of complimentary Pranayama and meditation classes, before relaxing on a luxury spa holiday combined with aromatherapy massages and reflexology.

    More Information: View Ananda in the Himalayas


    Beach yoga – Yoga & Spa Premium at Paradis Plage, Morocco

    Beach yoga at Paradis Plage in Morocco

    Practice daily beach yoga, from sunrise to sunset on Portugal’s Atlantic coastline, for one of the best exotic yoga holidays at Paradis Plage. Keep active on your healthy adventure as you combine Manipura and aerial yoga with discovering the island through a selection of water sports, mountain biking and treks. One of the best destinations for beach yoga from our range of yoga & spa holidays, enhance your well-being after an active day in the traditional Moroccan Hammam and relax with therapeutic spa treatments.

    More information: View Paradis Plage


    Island yoga – Discover at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives

    Island yoga at COMO Maalifushi

    Find tranquility on a yoga retreat on the private island of Thaa Atoll, where work and worries are a world away. The crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches are a perfect escape, blended with group Pilates sessions, beach yoga classes, and exquisite culinary options, there is nothing to disturb your wellness practice while you are here. Find your Zen and unwind with a mindfulness retreat that also caters with optional activities to fill your day, and with this yoga holiday offering windsurfing, kayaking and mountain biking, it’s certain you’ll never want to leave.

    More information: View COMO Maalifushi


    Calm on the cliffs – Yoga at Pine Cliffs Resort, Portugal

    Yoga at Pine Cliffs Resort in Portugal

    Kickstart your morning an Ayurveda massage in the Serenity Spa, spend the afternoon in a guided meditation and finish off the evening watching the sun set over the cliffs, this yoga holiday allows your mind, body and soul to reset and relax. The range of sporting opportunities, wellness facilities, and breathtaking landscapes means this yoga retreat is the ideal choice for someone in need of a de-stress holiday. Not only will you watch the sun set over the water, but over your anxieties and worries too.

    More information: View Pine Cliffs Resort


    Sunrise yoga – Yoga Synergy at Kamalaya, Thailand

    Yoga at Kamalaya in Thailand

    Give your body and mind the break it needs with a luxury spa holiday and jet off to align your chakras and find your balance of mind, body, and soul with this yoga retreat. On the South coast of Koh Samui this wellness holiday offers you the tropical jungle foliage and lily ponds for the perfect ambience to supplement indulgent spa treatments, calming meditations and exhilarating water sports. Whilst you succumb to your wellness wanderlust on this yoga holiday, the holistic methods and natural healing on this will prove to you how meditation and mindfulness can improve your life significantly.

    More information: View Kamalaya


    Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect yoga holiday.

  • 9 Destinations for Your Yoga Travel Bucket List

    Destinations for Your Yoga Travel Bucket List


    Whether you like Vinyasa flows or breaking a sweat with hot Bikram, take your practice to a whole new level on a yoga holiday. Satisfy your yogi wanderlust as you travel to exotic destinations that replace the four walls of your neighbourhood yoga studio with awe-inspiring panoramas of lush forests and pristine beaches.

    So roll up your mat and embark on a journey to check off your yoga travel bucket list. From the shores of Costa Rica to the lush greens of Bali, combine your yoga retreat with whatever your yogi-heart desires for a life-changing trip that will transform your mind and body.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

    A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

    Every new beginning needs a starting point, and every pretzel bending yogi started somewhere, so if you’re tempted to discover why yoga is so good for you, join in with our beginners guide to yoga. Whether preparing to practice at home, or gearing up for an intense introduction on a yoga retreat, get your yogi journey off to the best possible start as we guide you through the beginners basics. Namaste.  

  • An Insider Interview with Paradis Plage's Tom Benzaquen

    Insider Interview with Paradis Plage's Tom Benzaquen


    Our Insider Interview series sees us speak to one of the team at one of the many retreats we have the privilege of working with and sending clients to. Here we speak to Tom Benzaquen of Paradis Plage, the eco surf and yoga retreat based in Taghazout, Morocco.

  • Biology vs. Chronology: How to Lower Your Biological Age & Increase Longevity on Holiday

    When you look in the mirror, how youthful is the face staring back? Proving that age really is nothing but a number, in recent years there has been a growing focus on what our biological age, rather than our chronological age, can tell us about our overall health and longevity. Determined by lifestyle approaches to stress, diet, exercise and sleep; recent studies reveal that one in five people in the UK were found to have a biological age more than eight years older than their chronological age , effectively losing almost a decade of their life.

    Letting you in on the biological longevity secret, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in healthy holidays worldwide, take a look at how health and fitness can help to turn back the clock in the battle of biology vs. chronology. Whether pressing pause on ageing by learning to let go of stress or sweating your way to a more youthful you, reducing your biological age is the new mantra of the ‘ageing gracefully’ gurus.


    De-stress to stop the clock


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    Whether it is linked to work, family or money, we all get stressed and anxious. Unfortunately, in addition to sleepless nights and unwanted worry lines, stress can also increase our biological age dramatically by shortening the telomeres in our bodies. Reduce this effect by escaping on an educational stress management holiday where healthy lifestyle practices such as mediation and mindfulness will smooth away those frown lines.

    Top 3 De-Stress Holidays: SHA Anti-Stress (Spain), Ananda Stress Management (India), Kamalaya De-Stress Asian Bliss (Thailand)



    Sweat your way to a youthful you


    Bodyscience at the BodyHoliday

    With the power to take years off your biological age, sweat your way to a more youthful you whilst improving your skin tone with the post-exercise face flush. As well as maintaining good cardiovascular health, boosting your metabolism and improving your memory, exercise also slows down our cells basic ageing process. Through the emerging science of DNA fitness testing, pre-arrival DNA analysis can reveal an insight into your genetic makeup, allowing fitness holiday programmes to be tailored with the appropriate training response for your body.

    Top 3 Fitness Holidays: The BodyHoliday Body Science (St Lucia), Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness (Thailand), The Body Camp (Ibiza)



    Sleep to turn back time


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    As well as being an enjoyable way to stay cosy in winter, spending an extra hour in bed can actually increase your lifespan. Our bodies need sleep to carry out vital cell repair, so we awake the next morning fresh and re-energised. Without the recommended 7-8 hours, our bodies are not able to complete this repair, meaning that over time the cells break down faster. Sleep also lowers the stress hormone cortisol, which is a significant barrier to achieving youthful longevity. If you struggle to fall asleep, learn to banish insomnia on a sleep retreat and wake up with youthful energy.

    Top 3 Sleep Retreats: Absolute Sanctuary Sleep Well (Thailand), SHA Sleep Well (Spain), Kamalaya Sleep Enhancement (Thailand)



    Reduce ageing with healthy nutrition


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    Processed foods encourage the formation of free radicals, which will have your biological age soaring above your chronological one. Get a radiant complexion by eliminating these foods and replacing them with nutrient packed fresh fruits and vegetables, which will cleanse and detox your body, lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease. With nutrition experts and educational cooking classes, learn about healthy nutrition on holiday to make changes to your diet which will reward you with a lasting feeling of youth and vitality.

    Top 3 Healthy Ageing Nutrition Holidays: SHA Healthy Ageing Women (Spain), The Farm Healthy Ageing (Philippines), Longevity Anti-Ageing (Portugal)


    Learn healthier habits to feel younger


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    The first step towards biological longevity is swapping bad habits which damage your body for healthy habits that nourish it. It needn’t be all at once, make small and lasting changes and notice how your body begins to defy your chronological age. Discover healthier habits on a healthy learning holiday where wellness experts will introduce you to practical lifestyle changes and how to maintain what you’ve learnt long-term, for a healthier and more youthful you.

    Top 3 Healthy Learning Holidays: Kamalaya Embracing Change (Thailand), Shreyas Silent Retreat (India), Grantley Hall Fitness & Wellness (UK)


    Laugh away the years


    SwaSwara yoga


    There is a good reason that laughter is often known as nature’s best medicine. Prompting a flood of serotonin into the body, laughter can boost your mood, relieve pain and release tension. Releasing positive energy through a smile or laugh can not only have a healing effect, but can also make you look younger as it lights up your face and brings a glow to your skin. Discover the healing benefits of laughter yoga on a yoga retreat and feel the years disappear as you laugh away your stress and worries.

    Top 3 Yoga Retreats: SwaSwara Rejuvenation & Yoga (India), Absolute Sanctuary Yoga (Thailand), Paradis Plage Yoga (Morocco)


    Talk to one of our travel specialists today on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss your tailor made healthy ageing holiday

  • Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

    Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

    It is a common misconception that yoga is not fast-paced enough to rid you of those extra pounds. However, you don’t have to look very far to find numerous testimonies of passionate yogis who swear by yoga, declaring it an extremely effective weight-loss technique. So, although to an outsider, yoga may appear to be just a series of light stretches and deep breaths, rendering it too low intensity to be an effective way to lose weight; for those of you who have already practiced yoga, you know that this is a severe misconception.


  • Deepak Rawat on the Art of Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy at Shanti Maurice

    Deepak Rawat

    Deepak Rawat, Spa Manager at Shanti Maurice, Mauritius shares with us the health benefits of practicing yoga and Ayurveda on our mental and physical well-being, as well as explaining how the healing practice of naturopathy can naturally assist with chronic illness and stress-related symptoms.

  • Deepak Rawat on the Art of Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy at Shanti Maurice

    Deepak RawatDeepak Rawat

    Deepak Rawat, Spa Manager at Shanti Maurice, Mauritius shares with us the health benefits of practicing yoga and Ayurveda on our mental and physical well-being, as well as explaining how the healing practice of naturopathy can naturally assist with chronic illness and stress-related symptoms.


  • Flying High: Aerial Yoga and its Amazing Benefits

    Aerial Yoga and its Amazing Benefits

    If you like yoga and would like to book a yoga holiday, you might just love Aerial Yoga! This craze, also known as AntiGravity Yoga, has swept the globe, with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele Bündchen and Kourtney Kardashian advocating it.

  • How Can Yoga Help You Maintain a Healthy Headspace?

    Yoga stretching position

    After this last year I think it is pretty fitting to talk about how practicing yoga can help you maintain a healthy headspace.

    I knows it’s been a wild ride since last March and I hope this shines a light on something that I know has certainly helped me and many others.

  • Insider Interview: An EPIC Wellness Escape to the Algarve

    Insider Interview: An EPIC Wellness Escape to the Algarve


    As part of our Insider Interview series we regularly sit down with one of the team at one of the many retreats we have the privilege of working with and sending clients to. Today we speak to Cristina Rosa, Director of Sales at EPIC SANA Algarve in Albufeira, Portugal.

  • Live the Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle When You Travel

    Live the Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle When You Travel

    Whether you are a complete novice or a growing yoga enthusiast, the more you live the yoga lifestyle on a yoga retreat, the more you will discover that it is not only a physical practise but a holistic practise that seeks to balance the mind, body and soul. This is achieved through the inner peace experienced once the person feels in control of their own self. Similarly, Ayurveda (a traditional Hindu structure of medicine) is based on the notion that balance between bodily systems is essential to optimal health. Thought to aid the prolonging of life, the benefits of Ayurveda can be achieved on an Ayurveda spa holiday through Ayurvedic nutrition, holistic spa treatments and wellness activities, such as yogic breathing. Working in harmony together, yoga and Ayurveda both seek to achieve balance and enhance overall well-being.

  • Nahid de Belgeonne: The Benefits of Power Plates and Yoga

    Nahid de BelgeonneNahid de Belgeonne - Good Vibes

    Nahid de Belgeonne is a qualified expert in yoga and Power Plates, and the founder of the Good Vibes brand of boutique fitness studios, offering a unique class combination of Spincycle for cardio, Power Plates for strengthening and toning and Glow Yoga for your soul. Nahid was inspired by many movement disciplines including Pilates, martial arts and the Feldenkrais Method, and practices an accessible style that leaves her clients feeling good within themselves. Empowerment, kindness and a sense of humour are key mantras in her method of teaching, coupled with a strong belief that everyone deserves to achieve the best health possible.


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