By Sarah Waffle Gavin, on June 20, 2017

Yoga vacations that Nama’slay

Whether it’s for weight loss, relaxation, or achieving ultimate Zen, nobody can deny the health benefits of practicing yoga. It’s no surprise that we’re huge believers that like yoga, travel can also help to open your mind, discover new places, and help you find your inner peace.

In honor of our love for discovery, both spiritually and physically, and International Yoga Day, we looked at some of our users’ favorite places to get their namaste on from around the globe.

The Sofia Hotel
Nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, this historic hotel offers the best of both worlds with its prime location and 24-hour Harkishan Yoga Studio. Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the studio features audio and video surround sound, yoga mats and an on-call yoga instructor. Guests of this urban retreat can enjoy daily yoga classes to help them relax and recharge while enjoying the sites of San Diego. As an Expedia +VIP access hotel, Expedia + rewards silver and gold members are eligible for special amenities and services including spa credits, complimentary food and drink, as well as room upgrades.

Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort
This all-inclusive beachfront resort is a little slice of heaven guaranteed to reinvigorate your love for yoga. Guests can enjoy daily beach yoga as well as other activities and classes including standup paddleboard yoga, acro-yoga, kundalini, meditation, pranayama, vipassana, and core energetics. Located on the southeastern coast of Mexico, this picturesque resort is everything you’ll need for a relaxing getaway including a complimentary kids club, so while you’re deep in savasana you can rest easy knowing your kids are having the time of their lives.

Pranamar Villas & Yoga Retreat
If you are looking to escape the stress and chaos of the concrete jungle to a quiet retreat of pure serenity, Pranamar Villas is the place to be. Tucked away on the beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, this hideaway marries our favorite outdoor duo—surfing and yoga—to create the ultimate holiday destination. Offering daily yoga sessions with their resident yogi, Nancy Goodfellow, they believe that the practice of yoga is for people of all ages, all levels, and all intentions. With the sounds of waves crashing echoing through their custom-built yoga studio, guests achieve complete inner piece as they feel the warm ocean breeze across their face. What more could you ask for?

Paradis Plage Surf Yoga & Spa Resort
Spend a few days getting lost in the culture of Marrakech and the winding maze of Jamaa El Fnaa square before taking your three-hour road trip to paradise—also known as Paradis Plage Surf Yoga and Spa Resort, one of Expedia’s top rated hotels. Situated in the western coastal beach village of Taghazout, the resort features two yoga pavilions, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean making it an idyllic setting for achieving ultimate Zen. They offer up to three daily regular yoga classes, in addition to the possibility of scheduling private or one of the specialized yoga courses they offer onsite, by Karim, their resident yogi.

Honai Resort
With Bali ranking amongst Expedia’s most popular destinations for yoga holidays, our last, but certainly not least, pick is the Honai Resort in Ubud, Bali. Located at the epicenter of the arts and culture scene in Bali, Honai Resort features a purpose-built yoga studio with an open design and philosophy amidst the lush natural environment. Specializing in Hatha and Tantra yoga, this unique blend of practice will leave you relaxed and centered. Balinese meditation sessions will offer you a unique experience designed to renew your sense of self, all in a majestic setting that you’ll never forget. With only 12 rooms available on the grounds, be sure to book early!

Where would you like to stay at for a yoga retreat?