Yoga, when practiced, most sincerely adds years to our lives. It makes us feel alive and grateful to be alive. Our bucket lists are one of the things that make us feel alive too.
The things and destinations we add to our bucket list are the ones that remind us of the beauty and adventure of being alive.
Here are ten yoga destinations to add on your adventurous bucket list:
Known as the island of the Gods, Bali is one of the best yoga destinations to add to your bucket list. Apart from having some of the best yoga schools and yoga studios, diving into yoga retreats in Bali is also easy on the pocket.
At some of the best yoga studios, you can avail a set of 10 classes for just $60. Bali is overall an inexpensive country with pristine beaches, luscious forests, delicious food of many cultures, and so much more.
If Bali is known as the island of gods, then Thailand is known as the ‘land of smiles, and it is for a good reason. The people of Thailand are warm and welcoming, the food is delicious, and most importantly, it has a cool yoga vibe.
One of the best yoga destinations, Thailand has some of the fiercest yoga schools and studios. Learning yoga in Thailand will push you to your best potential in the most loving, truthful and compassionate manner.
The magical islands, intense spiritual energy and incredible yoga culture is a perfect mix that makes Thailand a fantastic destination for yoga.
Being the birth mother of yoga, Best yoga retreats in India is that you need to add on your bucket list for 2020. Even though yoga is practiced and taught in most parts of India; there are two main places in India where yoga blooms like a lotus.
Rishikesh, a holy city in the Himalayan Mountains and Kerala a culturally diverse state in South India are the best destinations for yoga in India. Rishikesh has some fantastic yoga schools headed by teachers who have been practicing yoga for 60 years or more.
Kerala is the best for Iyengar yoga, Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga. Rishikesh is excellent for yoga retreats and yoga teacher training courses.
A vibrant and alive country in the European continent, Spain is one of the best yoga destinations in Europe. The famous cities, Barcelona and Madrid are loved for many things like football, architecture, food, history and yoga.
Apart from Barcelona and Madrid, Spain has other amazing destinations for yoga that are sure to fill your yoga-loving heart up with self-love and spiritual exploration.
White isle not only snuggles some pristine beaches but also has some of the best yoga retreats in Spain along with some of the best yoga studios.
Alicante is a fascinating beach city which is another favorite of travelling yogis and water sports lovers.
One of the most financially affordable places for yoga in the world, Nepal is nestled amid the Himalayan Mountains bringing in a profoundly spiritual vibe.
Warm-hearted Nepalese people, amazing yoga schools and retreats, delicious Nepalese food and the beauty of the majestic Himalayan Mountains make Nepal heaven for yoga lovers.
Nepal is also a wonderful place to do a yoga teacher training course if becoming a yoga teacher is on your bucket list. Apart from the grounded and expansive yoga culture, Nepal has stunning national parks which directly speak to the soul.
Sri Lanka is known and loved for many things like tea, spices, beaches, the authentic Ayurveda culture, and so much more. This divine country is also loved for the deep spiritual vibe it holds and the soul-expanding yoga culture.
Sri Lanka has well-designed yoga studios and amazing yoga teachers from all over the world teaching at these yoga studios. Many yoga studios also have vegan restaurants that make food which nourishes not only the body but also the soul.
A magical state in the United States of America located in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is known for the strong spiritual energy it holds. Hawaii is a sacred spot for an energy vortex. Energy vortexes hold powerful transformational energy that brings rapid spiritual growth to those that visit them.
Due to the energy vortexes in Hawaii, Hawaii has become one of the prime spiritual spots in the US and have many spiritual retreats and workshops including yoga. Many people from the US travel to Hawaii for yoga teacher training courses and yoga retreats.
Open space yoga and Core power yoga are two spectacular yoga studios in Hawaii.
Ganesha yoga and 108 Yoga are some of the best yoga studios in Ecuador. Known for its luscious and magically alive Amazon forest, Ecuador is truly a heaven on earth. This beautiful and unique country has some of the most breath-taking landscapes.
Nestled in South America, Ecuador is slowing growing as a spiritual community. Energy healers, yoga teachers, spiritual seekers, vegans, perm-culturists and others have formed a sweet and sustaining spiritual community in Ecuador.
One of the other splendid yoga destinations in Europe is the culturally vibrant country of Italy. Pizza, pasta and other delicious Italian food, which originated in Italy, are just the tip of the iceberg of what Italy has to offer.
Along with having a growing yoga scene, if you traverse into the wilderness of Italy, you will come across the surreal beauty of Mother Nature. Zem Yoga and Yoga Garage are two widely loved yoga studios in Italy.
Known for its divinely luscious rain forests and magical abundance of the Mother Nature in terms of waterfalls, oceans, mountains and so much more, this Central American country is one of the best yoga destinations.
People from all over the world come to Costa Rica for mainly two things – water sports and yoga. The spiritual and yoga community in Costa Rica is growing steadily and is becoming home to many yogis.
Yoga helps us come alive and grow spiritually. The things we add to our bucket list also add meaning and adventure to our life.
Is yoga on your bucket list?
As Abraham Lincoln says “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”