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Holistic holidays: top 5 yoga retreats around Asia

Looking for the best yoga retreats around the region? From the luxurious and mystical beauty of the Himalayas to the relaxing and pristine beaches of Thailand, Skyscanner shows you where to bring your yoga mat and strike those favourite yoga poses!

1. Ananda Spa, India

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, this retreat boasts an award-winning spa and a truly idyllic setting. Where else could you practice yoga in a majestic open-air amphitheatre? Enjoy an individually designed yoga and meditation programme, or choose from a mind-boggling range of wellness packages. Need a break from your Cat-Cow stretch? Whether you’re into white water rafting, golfing or cooking classes, you’ll find no shortage of activities at Ananda Spa.

Website: Ananda Spa
Address: The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri – Garhwal, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand 249175, India

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2. The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

If you’re looking for a luxurious resort that has a 360-degree approach to health and wellness, you’ve come to the right place. Set in a lush coconut plantation, The Farm offers a dizzying array of yoga classes, spa treatments and fitness activities. Can’t choose between Sunset Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga or Belly Yoga? Do all three, then treat yourself to a delicious dinner at the gourmet vegan restaurant or a relaxing massage under the stars.

Website: The Farm at San Benito
Address: 119 Barangay Tipakan, 4217 Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines

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3. Bliss Sanctuary for Women, Bali

Bliss Sanctuary is an ideal retreat for solo women travellers who want to experience total peace and relaxation. No couples, no kids and no schedules: you can create your own unique itinerary during your stay. Choose the Blissful Yoga package for unlimited yoga sessions and daily spa treatments; or immerse yourself in the Eat-Pray-Love experience, which includes a visit to a renowned Balinese spiritual healer. Either way, you’ll be guaranteed an unforgettable, magical holiday.

Website: Bliss Sanctuary for Women
Address: Tibubeneng, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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4. Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort, Sri Lanka

For a unique combination of Ayurvedic healing and yoga, head over to this stunningly tranquil resort on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The focus here is on traditional Hatha yoga, and daily classes are held on a rooftop with breathtaking ocean views. The resort is famous for its authentic Ayurvedic treatments, so it’s the perfect place to try out acupuncture or indulge in a soothing herbal bath.

Website: Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort
Address: Beruwela, Sri Lanka

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5. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand

Legend has it that this Koh Samui sanctuary draws its healing powers from a nearby ancient cave, which served as a retreat for Buddhist monks. For the ultimate yoga experience, check out Kamalaya’s Yoga Synergy programme. Perfect for beginners and more advanced yogis alike, each private yoga session is crafted according to your personal goals and skill level. The programme also includes essential oil massages and a wellness consultation. Warning: you might never want to leave!

Website: Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
Address: 102/9 Moo 3, Laem Set Road, Na-Muang, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140 Thailand

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Originally published in Jan 2014 and updated in June 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.

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