Nothing is more refreshing than a yoga retreat. Yoga in unique locations inspires the soul to rebalance and relax. Here are a few yoga retreat locations that I have on my Goblet List (aka Bucket List). You should too!

Any Jack & Olive Yoga Retreats in New Zealand will give you a retreat not only focused on fitness and yoga, but also surround you with spectacular landscapes, a pristine environment and some extremely friendly people.  All three will enable you to open your heart and mind to take better care of yourself. Tell them Ava sent you for some extra special attention and possibly a little surprise.  This trip is perfect since the hosts are from the area and show you New Zealand unlike most hosts. Also their training in yoga surpasses most other yoga retreats.

While at ILTM Spa I discovered many luxury spas that had amazing yoga retreat packages, but Spa Village Tembok Bali stood out. This trip is one top of my list since it involved an entire spa village devoted to wellness.  Their School of Life activities involve a consultation to personalize your wellness journey. Daily yoga movement practice involved Yoga, Nyuun Yoga, Yoga Swing, 5-Element Form and Pencak Silat.  Your amazing journey in complete with Awareness Workshops, Cooking Classes and best of all Spa Treatments.

Also discovered at ILTM Spa was a spa retreat founder whose life should be a movie. Kamalaya is the ultimate wellness experience. This sanctuary and holistic spa resort was founded by Dr. Karina Stewart, Lic Ac, DOM. Karina’s over 22 years of study and practice of diverse Asian healing has led her to design many wellness programs including yoga retreats.  Kamalaya’s Personal Yoga Synergy offers private one on one yoga sessions.  Also included are Ayurveda spa therapies, but most importantly a yoga plan to take home with you, so your wellness journey can continue. After personally meeting Karina and hearing her devotion and passion to her guests wellness this is a spot on my list that must get checked off soon!

If one is looking for a romantic yoga retreat that also does not require a passport, visit the cosmopolitan location, the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Thee resort’s Eat, Pray, Love package lets couples try new things or relist in favoriate pastimes. This retreat includes a private yoga lesson for two, champagne & strawberries, blackjack lessons, casino coupons, daily breakfast, a Bio Bay tour, romantic turndowns and deluxe accommodations to relax in after your day comes to an end. Use the promo code SPJ.  This location is easy to get to and fun!