Look no further than an all-inclusive yoga retreat.
Not only do yoga retreats offer an escape for both the body and mind through the restorative practice of yoga, but most prioritize other amazing ways to experience the country's culture through food, interaction with locals, hiking, surfing and much more. And they just so happen to be in the most beautiful parts of the world.
So sit back, relax and start planning your next getaway to one of these yoga hotspots.
Hawaii (numerous locations)1 of 11
If you're craving breathtaking views and endless outdoor activities, without the trouble of having to renew your passport, then the island-state of Hawaii is the spot for you. Yoga retreats are offered on almost every island, so you can have your pick between a more tourist-friendly and mainstream retreat on the island of Maui, or an off-the-beaten-path retreat on the quieter and more secluded island of Kauai.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico2 of 11
If you want a destination rich in tropical beaches and culture, but with travel convenience to boot, Puerto Vallarta is your answer. This Mexican city is just a little less than a three-hour flight from southern California, and a quick Google search will show you more than a dozen options for yoga retreats, ranging in price and length.
Plus, with warm weather all year round—the average low in January is 72 degrees—you can't go wrong booking a trip any time of year.
Tulum, Mexico3 of 11
This picturesque tropical town is the epitome of white sand beaches and crystal blue water. When compared to Puerto Vallarta, it's quieter and less traveled, but because of its reasonable prices, delicious food, Caribbean water and year-round warm weather, Tulum is a popular destination for many of the most well known yoga instructors.
Costa Rica (numerous locations)4 of 11
Costa Rica is another tropical getaway that's just a quick flight from the States. Not only is it tourist-friendly (most locals speak English), but there is no shortage of reasonably priced yoga retreats in this country. Aside from your yoga practice, you'll also be able to experience the diversity of the land—from oceans to rainforests to volcanoes, Costa Rica has almost every ecosystem covered.
Make sure to seek out a retreat that matches your specific interests. Some might be paired with surfing or hiking for the modern adventurer, while others may emphasize a nutritional detox for anyone looking to reboot their system.
Mysuru, India5 of 11
Traveling to India for a yoga retreat is the ultimate experience for anyone interested in understanding the history of the practice. Mysore, the birth place of yoga, is located in a much dryer and hotter climate than the other locations on this list, but it's one of the few remaining places where you can experience the yoga practice as it was originally intended, making for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Ojai, California6 of 11
Ojai, California, is the perfect place to combine two great loves: yoga and wine. Many yoga retreats in Ojai actually bring in sommeliers to educate you on the different types of wine and what to pair them with. And with yoga and wine getaways becoming the new trend, you'll have many up-and-coming retreats to choose from.
Aruba (numerous locations)7 of 11
Located off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is the birthplace of SUP Yoga or Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga. SUP Yoga adds a bit of spice to your yoga practice by challenging your balance and focus, all while gazing into crystal blue waters. Though the offering of yoga retreats is small on this tiny island, you'll experience a very specific brand of yoga not offered by other locations on this list.
Southern Thailand (numerous locations)8 of 11
The spiritual practice of yoga has deep roots in Thailand, and the culture is rich with yoga history, as reflected by the many retreats hosted in the southern tip of the country. Many of these offer packages that include two to three yoga classes a day, plus massage, meditation, specialty workshops and more.
If exploring Thailand is on your travel bucket list, then spending a week at a yoga center is an amazing way to experience the country.
Southern Utah (Red Rocks)9 of 11
This destination is unlike any other on this list. Located in the deserts of Southern Utah, Red Rock country is home to some of the best rock climbing, bouldering, hiking and camping in the world. A yoga retreat in the Red Rocks is for those who love to sleep outdoors, take early morning hikes and reset with sunset yoga classes amid stunning landscapes.
Ubud, Bali10 of 11
Ubud sits on the tiny island of Bali, one of 17,000 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. Bali is one of the more traveled destinations in the world for those looking to explore their spiritual side, and the small artistic town of Ubud is a great place to do so. Located among rice paddies and small farms, Ubud is also one of Asia's top spa destinations, so it's no surprise why yogis flock there every year to deepen their spiritual practice.