Yoga travel is rapidly gaining in popularity as practitioners of all levels are discovering that embracing new settings outside of their daily routine can refresh their practice. Travel and yoga are natural partners, as they are both about expanding boundaries and transforming the inner self through outward experiences. Sustainability and yoga also go hand-in-hand—sustainable travel emphasizes new and authentic experiences in harmony with nature and local cultures, which is in tune with the yogic principles of peace, balance, conscientiousness, and awareness.
There are many different types of yoga vacations available, ranging from luxurious hotels to charming, smaller eco-lodges. A recent trend has seen yoga travelers heading to Latin America to practice in beautiful natural surroundings like beaches, mountains, and rainforests. Costa Rica and Mexico in particular have become popular destinations for traveling yogis.
For those who want to focus on yoga during their vacation, there are many wonderful retreats for virtually all types of yoga, including Vinyasa, Hatha, Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, and Iyengar. Or if you’re looking to simply take a class or two while on vacation, many hotels and spas offer classes, and there are travel packages that combine yoga with other activities like surfing or dancing lessons, spa treatments, and culture or nature tours.
SustainableTrip.org features more than fifty hotels and ecolodges that offer yoga and/or meditation classes and retreats. Find your next sustainable yoga vacation and get ready to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit while enjoying some of the most beautiful places on Earth!
Don't forget to check out our blog entry for more yoga travel ideas: A Journey to Bliss with Sustainable Yoga Travel.