12 great yoga experiences for travellers around the world

If there’re two things that never fail to lift our spirits, it would probably be travelling (duh), and yoga! 💙🌏

Imagine just unwinding your body and resting your mind, while being surrounded by good energy in a spiritual environment… now that sounds like paradise! And luckily with so many options around us, we can enjoy the relaxation of yoga, while travelling and discovering the world!

Whether you’re a newbie looking to stretch and relax, or an expert yogi – one of these fantastic retreats or experiences is bound to be for you! So pack your bag, and get ready to flow through some new yoga movements along your globetrotting journey…

yoga pavilion with sunset

1. A nature lover’s dream in a valley by the Mediterranean

Surrounded by a beautiful pine forest, this ecotourism yoga farm is the place to soak up all that natural living around you! You’ll be spending time with local people and learning about Turkish culture while stretching out on a yoga mat. Help with organic farming, cleaning and more. In your free time learn about the host’s eco-building projects and maybe go for a swim too! Have a great time improving your yogi skills in a lovely environment. 😊☀️

2. Live by the beach in a beautiful Costa Rican wellness retreat 

With daily yoga classes right on the beach, get ready for the real Pura Vida lifestyle! If you’ve got great skills in photography, graphic design, website building or are bloggers and influencers who know how to write… this is the place for you. This Workaway host is looking for help with their luxury wellness retreat centre in Dominical, Costa Rica. This is what yoga dreams are made of!  😉✨

lady sitting by costa rican beach on a log yoga retreat article

3. Join a lovely yoga community on Koh Yao Noi island 

Explore sunsets, pristine beaches and climbing routes in this stunning yoga retreat! In exchange for a free stay in paradise, give this host a hand with cooking, social media and various creative projects. Just be respectful of the culture and religion there whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape, and get to learn about the traditional Thai way of life! ☀️

4. Have fun at a vegan yoga and surfing school with passionate people

Wanna go somewhere with the perfect balance between fun and zen? Go learn surfing while practising yoga at this yoga AND surf camp in Morocco! Apart from teaching yoga, they also need help with SEO, marketing and social media.  Come join the fun team, meet fellow travellers at the camp, share some delicious veggie meals, then kick back and go surfing or take part in their rooftop classes! 🌊 

yogis practicing yoga in moroccan surf school

5. Live in the Carpathian mountains with a free-spirited community 

Ever dreamed of waking up to the beautiful mountain view every morning? ⛰ This free-spirited eco-art space retreat might just be the place for you! The space is open every summer for festivities, gatherings, yoga and friendship! You’d be helping to set up the camp; essentially building the yurt, the ‘chill zone’ and showers. Everyone contributes what they can to the project. The best part of it all? You’d be spending lots of great time with an open-minded group of people and creating your very own travel community!

group of yogis with mountain view in ukraine

6. Spend time with creative yogis who love healthy living

Join these twin sisters in their excitement for life, travelling and of course yoga!  👯‍♂🍃With their enthusiasm for mindful yoga practice, herbal medicine and all things creative, they’re your perfect host if you’re curious & eager to learn lots of new skills! Apart from their spiritual practices, they’re also willing to teach French. They need a helping hand building eco-friendly outdoor furniture, along with gardening and tree planting!

twin sisters sitting cross legged smiling

7. Live off the grid in a peaceful farm 

With dazzling nature all around you, New Zealand is hands down one of our fave countries to find some Shanti! 🧘‍♂️This Workaway host’s goal is to live as sustainably as possible – so you get the chance to unplug and connect with the real world around you. The house is run on solar power and the water is sourced from a fresh stream nearby. You’d be able to practice yoga, meditation and a lot more at the nearby Ashram. This is a time to be fully present, play music, have some real conversations and experience life authentically each day!

new group picture of zealand yoga community

8. Experience life in Hoi An learning and teaching Yoga

What about a slower pace of life in an ancient town in Vietnam? Based in the quaint city of Hoi An, this yoga studio is looking for teachers that are just as passionate about yoga as they are. You’re more than welcome to join their wide range of yoga and meditation classes as well! There’s even a dedicated ‘healing room’ so if you’re a health or wellness expert they could really use your help. Make new friends with the amazing local team you’d be working closely with and learning from. During your free time, hang out by the beach, grab a Vietnamese coffee – or take art or cooking classes!  👩‍🎨 🍲

creative shot of yoga host in vietnam

9. Join a close ecological community rich in yoga practices

If you’re looking for a tight-knit spiritual community that’s focused on inner growth then this ecological community in the South of Sweden would be the one for you! Found in the cobblestone town of Lund – it’s a great place to relax and meet some like-minded people that you could explore holistic living with. This opportunity is perfect for those who are more comfortable with having more of a structured lifestyle for a while. Apart from helping them with daily tasks and participating in various group activities, with the guidance of a guru – you’ll also have plenty of chances to gather together for some good yoga or meditation sessions too!  💆🏻‍♂️

large group yoga in swedish community

10. Creative art murals and new yoga practices in the Indian Himalayas

Dreaming of a pilgrimage to the birthplace of yoga? Love creating art and painting wall murals? 🎨 This yoga institute is right in the Indian Himalayas surrounded by great skylines and peaceful sunsets, where you can let your inner creative child out to play! You’d also have a lot of opportunities to learn their progressive way of yoga that combines psychotherapy with ancient practices! They’re keen to host organic farmers and cheesemakers (!) as well. This is an ideal spot if you’re looking to deepen your yoga practice, or even just to recharge and rejuvenate from your travel exhaustion! 

yoga pose in himalayan yoga retreat

11. Experience real Ecuadorian life at this holistic farm and food forest

This amazing host is looking for adventurous yoga lovers and permaculture farmers! Plant fresh produce, learn about wild edible plants and live a true farmer’s life for a while. But remember, it’s not all about what you do – it’s also about how you rest. 👌😌👌 Unwind with yoga amongst the jungle green and relax in a hammock, stroll along the farm, or even start your own workshop!

ecuador yoga pose against green backdrop

12. Party it up in Senegal and connect with other yogis

Ready to party? 🎉You might be thinking, what does yoga and partying have to do with each other?! Well, with its many events and festivities, this unique yoga studio in Senegal welcomes workawayers from around the world to take part in the fun and yoga. What could make it better? They’re based near some real beautiful beaches! If you’re a yoga teacher, a videographer or just a curious beginner with creative skills – this community of happy yogis will have you dancing the night away! 

senegal host dancing and yoga

We definitely know where we’d rather be namastaying right now… and hopefully one of these will get your muscles tingling for more travels and an awesome yoga session (or several) abroad too! 🙏

girls swinging from yellow clothe ropes in costa rica
7 replies
  1. Jan Lunde & Kathleen Ginyard
    Jan Lunde & Kathleen Ginyard says:

    Hello
    Nice to hear that yoga is available all over the world.
    We have a Yogacenter at our place, in the countryside in Sweden. Near water, forest and silence.
    We teach Kundaliniyoga and all our workawayers can participate in all our classes and retreats – free of course.
    We have noticed that some people come to us because they want do yoga, and others try it for the first time. And we often hear that they continue with yoga after leaving us.
    So we spread the knowledge about yoga.
    All the best, Sat Nam
    /Jan

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  2. Sisco
    Sisco says:

    A wonderful list of beautiful people! I can’t wait to plan the next adventures and embark on this personal development journey. Yoga for everyone and Love to Mama Earth 🙂

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  3. Niki
    Niki says:

    Hey guys, thanks for an article, this is exactly what I was searching recently on the web – a combination of workaway and yoga. MANY THANKS very inspiring

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  4. Matias Moreira
    Matias Moreira says:

    First I must congratulate you for such valuable information about yoga because 1 year ago I discovered it and my health has improved a lot, I invite anyone who wants to improve their physical and spiritual condition to try it. That is why I want to share with you a guide of the essential postures in yoga so that you have a base and are encouraged to try it: http://tiny.cc/Yogaforlifeguide

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