If you’re looking for your next yoga vacation, you’ve probably noticed that there are two types you can choose from: yoga holidays and yoga retreats. But, how are they different?
You’ve fallen in love with yoga, you’ve spent some time on the mat and now you really want to become a yoga teacher. But how to choose between 200, 300 or 500 hours of training? What’s the difference between all these courses? Which one is right for you?
You’ve decided to go to Thailand for a yoga retreat; great choice! You’re bound to live an unforgettable experience in one of the top destinations. There’s still one question you may still have, though – where in Thailand will I spend my vacation?
Thailand and Bali are undoubtedly two of the top destinations for a yoga retreat. Both locations are a paradise for yogis with plenty of beach and jungle retreats and a variety of styles. So, which destination should you choose for your next (and possibly first) yoga holiday?
Bali is arguably the most popular yoga destination in Southeast Asia. From the incredible beaches in Kuta, to the mystical rainforests in Ubud and the iconic rice fields all over the island, Bali is like a paradise on Earth. If you add in the Zen atmosphere, the culture of healthy living and the tons of yoga studios, workshops and trainings on the island, Bali is just the perfect destination for yogis all over the world.
The food here is ideal for the yogi’s diet. You do not only have lots of raw food or vegan restaurants, but you can also attend workshops and raw food retreats to learn how to incorporate this diet into your lifestyle. And there’s a good reason why the Balinese massage is famous, try one treatment and you’ll never want to leave the island!
There are many more things to do in Bali to complement your yoga practice. The waves here are ideal for surfing, the volcanoes are great for climbing, or if you’re less adventurous, you could learn pottery or do meditation. The island is inspiring to try new things, don’t waste this magic.
There are more than 1,200 spas in Bali, which puts it among the highest per person in the world. There, you can get dozens of different treatments like Acupuncture, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Qigong, etc.
May to July
Rainy season, October to April
Ubud, Seminyak, Sanur, Desa Seni, Canggu
The Yoga Barn, Radiantly Alive Intuitive Flow (Ubud), Prana Spa Bali (Seminyak), The Power of Now Oasis (Sanur)
Bali Spirit Festival (April)
Mount Batur, Tanah Lot, Bali Safari and Marine Park, Goa Gajah, Neka Art Museum, Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Lawar, bebek betutu, babi guling, and gelato
CasCades, Cuca, La Lucciola, Metis, Kilo Balo, Sarong
diphtheria, polio and tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A, cholera.
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