Looking for a tranquil vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored, and uplifted? In this gorgeous guide, 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 farmhouse in Tuscany to a beach resort in Mexico.
Highlights include the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh—the birthplace of yoga, one of the holy cities of the Ganges, and a renowned pilgrimage site, where the Beatles attended the Maharishi’s ashram in 1968; and Yogamagic, an eco-retreat in Goa on the gentle Indian Ocean. Italy is not just a destination for the cultural and culinary traveler but also for the dedicated yogi: Il Convento in Tuscany and Santa Maria del Sole in Puglia strike a balance between yoga and the sensual Italian lifestyle. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur is a legendary New Age destination, offering yoga and much more, with over 500 spiritual and physical workshops; while Amansala’s Bikini Boot Camp in Tulum, Mexico, combines beach life with yoga classes.