We find that the vast majority of our clients are looking to go away on their own. They are actively choosing to take some time out and dedicate this time to themselves as a way of positive self-care.  If you can make the time, it’s a precious opportunity to invest in your own wellbeing rather than take time out to focus on others, be it friends or family, who may place some demands on you for care or company! A yoga retreat or yoga holiday is the perfect time for some quiet reflection and introspection and time to set some positive intentions for the future. Your experience will be different whether you choose to join a group retreat or whether you choose to travel on your own to one of our recommended hotels that offer great yoga but in either case, travelling solo is an incredibly empowering experience and you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before! Our suggestions below will ensure that if you are travelling on your own, you will have the most nurturing and beneficial time.

 

Joining a group retreat

If you would like to know you have some ready-made company on your yoga holiday then the best idea for you would be to join a group retreat. Destination Yoga only works with teachers who are warm and supportive on top of being exceptional yoga teachers, and so you will be incredibly well looked after. We’re also really lucky that we tend to attract really lovely guests – most of whom are also travelling on their own. On a group retreat you have the option of enjoying the company of your fellow guests but also taking some time out to enjoy your own company too. There are usually two yoga classes each day and the rest of the day is free for relaxation, exploring and often spa treatments, meaning you’re never short of anything to do and you have the ready-made company of a lovely group and a teacher, who is always looking out for you. Our group retreat venues range from quiet, remote, serene locations that we take over exclusively through to other unique beach-side hotels that we share with the hotel guests, so you have plenty of different settings to choose from. We can help you choose the teacher that may suit you best depending on whether you have practised yoga before at all, or whether you’ve been practising for years.

 

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Enjoying a tailor-made yoga holiday

Not everyone is keen to embrace the idea of sharing their holiday with others, and so if you’re keen to be a little more independent or private then we have some really great ideas for long and short haul. The advantage of this choice is that we can tailor the holiday around your own availability, rather than you having to fit with prescribed retreat dates. We’ll ask you whether you are keen on a more in-depth yoga holiday (i.e. you may practise  up to a couple of times each day potentially combined with a healthy diet) or whether you are just keen to have more of a leisure break and dip into some classes as well as taking time out for spa, tennis, beach etc. Usually (not always) our solo travelling clients prefer adult-only destinations, just to ensure there is more quiet than there would be at a family-resort, so let us know your preferences. At many of these places ,it is likely that you’ll run into llike-mindedtravellers too.

 

Take a look at some of our stunning destinations…

 

Courtyard Terrace at Shanti Som

Shanti Som, Spain

Nestled in the mountains North of Marbella lies Shanti Som, a wonderful boutique wellness hotel, offering a fantastic yoga programme led by their two resident teachers. The invitingly small hotel, with only 15  bedrooms offers a tranquil environment for you relax and restore whilst away on holiday! The decor is South East Asia inspired and helps you feel far away from the world back home!

 

Euphoria, Greece

This luxurious 5 star hotel, offers private yoga retreats for those looking to travel on dates that suit them. Located within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras at the foot hills of Mount Taygetos of Peloponnese. The owners have lovingly created this beautiful hotel and overseen every element from the unique architectural design, inspired by Byzantium created to show off the views of the private forest and colourful citrus valley; to the  holistic well being philosophy. This special location was picked to help guests tune in with nature to instill a sense of calm.

 

 

Exterior view from the pool area

 

Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand

The palm-fringed beaches and white sands of Thailand’s second largest island, Koh Samui, provide the backdrop for this truly stunning yoga holiday. Absolute Sanctuary is a charming, boutique yoga and wellness hideaway that is the perfect location to practice yoga in the gulf of Thailand.

The holiday offers delicious healthy food, luxury spa treatments and yoga in a peaceful away-from-it-all setting. Particularly popular with solo travelers, Absolute Sanctuary is world class yoga experience at an excellent price.

 

Kamalaya, Thailand

Situated on a white sandy beach on the south coast of Koh Samui, and stretching up the green hill to the jungle, Kamalaya is an exceptional option for a yoga holiday. Everything from the accommodation to the food to the spa and the yoga are of the highest standard and executed to perfection.

Kamalaya is a popular option for solo travellers and an excellent destination to meet like-minded guests. There is a community table at mealtimes if you would like to join it where you can meet your fellow guests. The extensive schedule of complimentary classes as also a chance to meet other guests who are on a programme. It’s no wonder that so many guests at Kamalaya travel solo and many go back year after year.

 

 

Shreyas, India 

A luxury yoga ashram outside Bangalore, Shreyas is a wonderful option for those looking for an authentic retreat experience. A vast estate in the heart of the lush Indian countryside, Shreyas encapsulates the high standards of a luxury hotel with the simplicity of a traditional yoga ashram – the perfect escape for a calm and peaceful yoga retreat.

A popular choice among solo travellers, Shreyas is a safe and nurturing environment where guests can mingle at mealtimes or during the group classes.

 

 

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If you have the time and opportunity to travel on your own, we’ll help you select the retreat or holiday that will be perfect for your needs right now. Just call us on 020 3235 0122

Check out some of our reviews from guests and press.

 

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