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destination yoga – yogic star!

What every self-respecting yogi is looking for: a week of challenging classes with expert teachers – the type who inspire, motivate and lend life wisdom – without the ashram-type suffering and soggy cabbage.

destination yoga operates in serene and lovely locations from India to Crete. Plump for Puglia, in Italy’s deep south, for a perfect blast of stretching, sunshine, swimming, warm homemade bread and a whitewashed farmhouse with soulful, earthy vibes. The owner, Julia, is an energy worker and healer who will calm the chattering of your mind; her two devastatingly good looking sons are like something out of Jesus Christ Superstar – one a carpenter, the other a sculptor – and they play ancient drums and chant.

The food is a delicious extravaganza: local cheeses, tons of salad, wholemeal pizza. Even beginners blossom, learning to release stressed bodies and creaky joints, while teachers like Heather Elton know just how to push New York alpha-bendy types to new levels. There are market jaunts and meditative walks in the forest.

And all the while the light and landscape of Puglia draw you out of yourself – raw and elemental, it begs you to reprioritise and reassess. Time out for your mind as well as your body.

See also: all forthcoming yoga holiday dates and destinations

Atol Protected

destination yoga is owned and operated by The Healthy Holiday Company Ltd.  All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.


All non flight bookings are insured with Affirma financial protection insurance. Therefore you can be sure that there is no financial risk to your payment for your destination yoga holiday in accordance with our consumer protection obligations.

Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate, see ATOL Certificate