10 Stunning Yoga Retreats To Visit This Year

They offer more than just a five-star pool.

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It’s no secret we love to travel, and we bet you do too. But this year, you may be seeking out vacation spots that promise more than just a five-star pool and all-you-can-drink margaritas. If so, we’ve got you covered.

Ahead, you’ll find ten of the best yoga retreats from around the world. Expect daily yoga classes, meditation workshops, healthy meals, cool spa treatments—and probably some beachside lounging.

1Summersalt Yoga Retreats

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Where: Croatia, Portugal and Thailand

Daily yoga classes, massages plus healthy vegetarian and vegan meals (and plenty of time to unwind!) are just the tip of the iceberg with Summersalt Yoga Retreats. You can also expect luxe spa treatments and a host of other invigorating activities, like SUP.

2Billabong Retreat

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Where: Sydney

Situated just 45 minutes outside of Sydney’s CBD, this breathtaking eco yoga retreat is one of Australia’s best wellness destinations. Spend your days enjoying organic whole food cuisine, practising yoga, meditating or getting massages, facials or reiki treatments. Zen doesn’t get much better than this.

3Surf Maroc Retreat

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Where: Morocco

Surf Maroc hosts 7-day yoga retreats along the rugged Moroccan coastline, where twice daily yoga classes are interspersed with surfing lessons. They also offer vegetarian meals made with fresh, local produce—yum!

4FP Escapes

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Where: Palm Springs, Southern Europe, Nicaragua and more

You love Free People’s flirty frocks, but did you know they offer all-inclusive wellness retreats? They have a few lined up for 2017, all with an element of adventure, travel, nourishment, empowerment, and beauty. Sign us up!

5Yogaworks Retreats

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Where: Nicaragua, Cambodia, Cuba and more

Mandy Ingber, yoga teacher to the stars (including Jennifer Aniston), is known to frequently visit Yogaworks Retreats. And, we can totally see why. They’re located at some of the most beautiful locations around the world and focus on holistic health.

6Miraval Resort & Spa

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Where: Tuscon

In addition to yoga classes (in various styles), you can take part in cooking and art classes, and other soul-nourishing activities—from spa treatments to horseback riding—at Miraval Resort & Spa.

7Cal-a-Vie

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Where: San Diego

Nestled in a secluded valley just north of San Diego, lies Cal-a-Vie. With over 20 different mind-body-spirit classes, 100+ exercise classes, and a state-of-the-art health spa, this wellness retreat is a must-visit.

8Lumeria

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Where: Maui

On the lush lower slopes of Haleakala volcano, Lumeria sits on eight acres of manicured gardens with the ocean in the distance. Enjoy the picturesque views during yoga, hula and meditation classes by day, and during your farm-to-table meal at night.

9Clean Break Retreats

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Where: Bali

Sydney’s premier fitness and yoga studio Flow Athletic will be hosting a 5-night wellness retreat at Bali’s beachfront Kommune Resort this July. Expect fitness training, yoga, massage and healthy meals specifically tailored to your needs.

10Arctic Yoga Adventure

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Where: Norway

This Scandinavian experience above the Arctic Circle is perfect for nature lovers who love vinyasa flow yoga, scenic hikes, soaking in an outdoor hot tub and 3-course dinners.