Yoga have become so popular over the recent years that many resorts and studios in Asia are now offering weekend yoga retreats to international visitors. Some of these yoga-centric getaways extend to as long as a week or more! These packages usually include comfortable accommodation, nourishing meals and daily classes that facilitate effortless relaxation.
Yoga’s healing powers are so effective that they are almost magical – this invigorating exercise started since 5,000 years ago in ancient India and emphasises on restoring balance to the body’s physical, emotional and spiritual elements. Tempted to book a yoga getaway already? Here, we have suggestions for 8 Best Yoga Getaways in Asia.
#1 CAMBODIA – SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND
Enjoy the exclusivity of a wellness retreat at Cambodia’s 5-Star Song Saa Private Island, where you can immerse in one of their three specially curated programs – Refresh, Rejuvenate or Revive.
Each program includes personal consultations, relaxing massages, yoga classes and other activities i.e. facials, manicures, cooking classes.
Kaoh Rung, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Tel: +855 23 686 0360
#2 GOA, INDIA – ASHIYANA YOGA RETREAT
City dwellers are more often than not subjected to the detrimental effects of hectic urban lifestyles.
Ashiyana Yoga Retreat in India aims to alleviate the stress of busy workaholics through a well-balanced arrangement of nutritious meals, yoga classes and other healing therapies. Rejuvenating packages start from 7-day stays.
Junas Waddo, Mandrem
Goa 403527, India
Tel: +91 98504 01714
#3 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – THE CHATEAU
The Chateau is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but resembles a French medieval castle.
The award-winning luxurious hotel is 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre and is the world’s very first organic wellness resort. There are many yoga classes to choose from, such as Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa etc.
KM48 Persimpangan Bertingkat
Lebuhraya Karak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 9221 3888
#4 KOH SAMUI – ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY
Customise your own yoga vacation at Koh Samui’s Absolute Sanctuary. Each package ranges from 5 to 10 days and you can choose from a variety of classes taught by experienced yoga instructors that have been trained internationally.
Guests also get to enjoy freshly prepared meals and therapeutic massages.
Moo 5, Mae Nam, Ko Samui District
Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
Tel: +66 77 601 190
#5 MALDIVES – FOUR SEASONS LANDAA GIRAAVARU
Maldives – the most highly sought after honeymoon destination – is a yoga paradise too.
Four Seasons’ guests are in a treat as 17 complimentary yoga classes are conducted at the hotel’s in-jungle pavilion, over-water deck and oceanfront seawater weekly. A bespoke wellness program can also be specially tailored upon request.
Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives
Tel: (960) 66 00 888
#6 PHILIPPINES – THE FARM AT SAN BENITO
The Farm at San Benito is a luxurious Philippines resort nestled in lush greenery. Enjoy meals at their in-house vegan restaurant or allow your bodies to recuperate with their on-site massages.
There are numerous packages to choose from, such as Vitality and Wellness Holiday. The former promises guaranteed weight loss, improved health of heart and a strengthened immune system, while the latter will rejuvenate your tired body with a series of spa treatments and wellness activities.
#7 SRI LANKA – ULPOTHA
Coined by The Observer Magazine as the world’s best yoga retreat destination, Ulpotha is a magical serene destination in Sri Lanka. Do note that Ulpotha is only opened to yogis from November to March, as the other half of the year is dedicate to its primary role of rice cultivation.
The retreat starts from a minimum stay of two weeks and each package comprises of accommodation, laundry, bicycle transportation, yoga classes (twice daily) and all meals.
Galgamuwa-Nikawewa Road, Ulpotha, Sri Lanka
#8 UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA – YOGA BARN
Embarking on a yoga retreat could be intimidating even for seasoned yoga practitioners.
However, yoga barn’s yoga retreat programs in Ubud are friendly and flexible, ensuring that you maximise your time and money. With options starting from 3-day packages, you are bound to reap endless benefits with their private classes and Ayurveda treatments.
Jalan Raya Pengosekan Ubud
Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 971236