Whether you’re a yoga newbie or a veteran yogini, these rejuvenating retreats offer a sanctuary for both the mind and body – with breathtakingly beautiful scenery and wholesome food for the soul.
- ESALEN INSTITUTE, BIG SUR
Founded in the 1960s, Esalen is a retreat centre that focuses on mind-body therapies, including yoga, meditation, massage, psychology and the education of one’s body, senses and emotions. Perched on 27 acres of the Big Sur coastline about 150 miles south of San Francisco, Esalen offers a surreal view of the ocean and a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Equipped with hot springs, a massage deck and yoga classes all year round, Esalen offers an ethereal escapade to offer a fresh perspective on life.
- KALANI RETREAT CENTRE, PUNA DISTRICT
Having served as an educational retreat centre for over 40 years, Kalani provides individual or group workshops and community experiences in off-grid campsites as well as eco-cottages developed using sustainable building materials. The Kalani community is actively involved in ecological agriculture and its educational retreat is a major contributor to Hawaii’s ecotourism economy. The centre is also within walking distance of Kehena Beach.
- BIG SKY YOGA RETREATS, BOZEMAN
Also known as Big Sky Country, Montana with its refreshing mountain air, endless meadows and abundance of wildflowers, is the perfect refuge for those seeking to shed their burdens of the world.
This article appears in the August issue of Marie Claire Malaysia.