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Great Escapes Yoga. The Retreat Book

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Looking for a relaxing and uplifting vacation? Find inspiration in this updated collection of yoga retreats. Angelika Taschen showcases the world’s best restorative spots, from the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, the place of origin of yoga, to Santani, a 48-acre former tea plantation in Sri Lanka where bliss meets sustainability.
Hardcover9.4 x 11.9 in.5.06 lb360 pages
“Get inspired by this beautiful coffee table book.”
“...a beautiful coffee-table compendium that lists the best properties to head to for some holistic healing.”
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Great Escapes Yoga. The Retreat Book

Great Escapes Yoga. The Retreat Book



These restorative retreats have it all

Looking for a vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored, and uplifted? In this gorgeous updated guide, Angelika Taschen gathers the most exquisite and inspirational yoga retreats around the world, from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan to a spiritual ashram in India, a beach resort in Mexico to a tucked-away treasure in Brazil’s tropical forests.

Highlights include the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh—one of the holy cities of the Ganges and a renowned pilgrimage site where the Beatles attended the Maharishi’s ashram in 1968; and Santani, a 48-acre former tea plantation in Sri Lanka where restorative bliss meets the highest sustainable and eco-standards. Italy is not just a destination for the cultural and culinary traveler but also for the dedicated yogi: Santa Maria del Sole in Puglia strike a balance between yoga and the sensual Italian lifestyle. A hidden gem in the high planes of Brazil, Alto Paraíso is nestled in lush tropical forest, home to some of the world’s most diverse flora and fauna. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur is a legendary New Age destination, offering yoga and much more, with over 500 spiritual and physical workshops; Kretashala, one of Europe’s most popular sites for Vinyasa Yoga, offers authentic Cretan cuisine and breathtaking views of the endless expanse of the Libyan sea; while Amansala’s Bikini Boot Camp in Tulum, Mexico, combines beach life with yoga classes.
The editor

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

Texts by

Kristin Rübesamen is a certified senior Yoga teacher and writer based in Berlin. She is the editor-in-chief of Yoga Easy, one of Europe’s foremost online yoga platforms. A former journalist, she is the author of Everyone Is Enlightened. Confessions of a Yoga Teacher, the first memoir on how to become a yoga teacher, as well as the book Das Yoga ABC and the novel Außer Atem (2019), a psychological thriller set in the world of yoga.

Great Escapes Yoga. The Retreat Book
Hardcover23.8 x 30.2 cm2.29 kg360 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8213-1

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)

ISBN 978-3-8365-8214-8

Edition: Multilingual (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
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5 Ratings


Katharina,October 28, 2021
Super Inspiration, schon erholsam beim Durchblättern. Man bekommt richtig Lust auf Yoga und schöne Orte.

Travel inspirations

Libor,October 28, 2021
All Great Escapes books are a great inspiration to travel in imagination or in reality. Dreaming of the perfect vacation. Good ideas where to spend an active and relaxing holiday. And if you practice yoga at home, you will enjoy so many places where they love yoga all over the planet.

Excellent,High Quality & Informative Yoga Retreat Book.

Robert,October 27, 2021
As expected from TASHEN, only the best will do, and yet again they manage to give the reader excellent, informative text coupled with superb photography regarding Yoga Retreats around the World. 10 out of 10 Yet again !

Great book for yogis

Sébastien,October 27, 2021
Beautiful locations for yoga.

Für Yogafans

Claudia,November 3, 2021
Bringt echte Yogafans zum Träumen... Vielleicht ja auch mal mehr.