Celebrate mind, body and spirit on International Yoga Day at one of these picturesque locations in the Caribbean and Europe. In Jamaica, there are special events including sunrise yoga while in Antigua there is daily yoga sessions in a gorgeous pavilion and in Puerto Rico, travelers can participate in yoga workshops. In Europe, there are yoga retreats throughout the summer so you can say Namaste all over the world!
Journey Of The Soul Starts Now: Celebrate International Yoga Day At One Of These Hotels
In Jamaica at S Hotel
On June 21, S Hotel in Montego Bay, is starting International Yoga Day with Sunrise Yoga at 6 am. Experience a sun salutation overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Finish the yoga session with a ginger green juice. Led by Cassanie McKenzie, a licensed yoga instructor, astrology and tarot therapist, whose classes combine powerful tools to support unlocking personal power and facilitating healing. At 6:30 pm, join Casanie again for a Sunset Sound Bowl Solstice Meditation on the beach and discover how the sound of singing bowls can influence your body and mind, calming your mind and providing relaxation. The Yoga Session is complimentary for all guests and the Mediation Session is $40.
In Antigua at Galley Bay
Enjoy a tranquil and mind-soothing yoga class at Galley Bay at the beautiful beachfront yoga pavilion. Enjoy daily morning yoga classes focusing on flow, moving through various poses with strength and relative speed. The professionally-trained instructor, Mackenzie Hodge, is also a conservationist and holistic nutritionist, who can offer insight on the island’s flora and fauna as well as provide recommendations for meal planning.
In Vieques, Puerto Rico at Finca Victoria
Complimentary morning group yoga classes are offered and open to all levels while offering a variety of modifications at the eco-sustainable haven of Finca Victoria, sequestered on three verdant acres in the mountains of Vieques, just a 15-minute puddle jumper flight from San Juan. As the Caribbean’s only Ayurvedic center, Finca Victoria offers personalized Ayurvedic consultations and education as well as individual treatments, Panchakarma detox and weight loss packages, Ayurvedic cooking classes, daily herbology classes and workshops with a staff that have all undergone certified Ayurvedic training.
In San Juan, Puerto Rico at La Botanica
A hidden gem in the heart of San Juan just a block from Ocean Park Beach, La Botánica Hotel offers a Basic Yoga Workshop with Ayurvedic Lunch. Participants explore the basics of Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Sound Healing Meditation followed by a wonderful Regenerative Ayurvedic Lunch. Bookings at La Botanica Hotel include daily complimentary Ayurvedic breakfast prepared by the hotel’s chefs using fresh produce sourced from local farms. The price of the Basic Yoga Workshop with Ayurvedic Lunch package is $75 per person.
In Graubunden at Hotel Laudinella
Start the day with gentle Hatha Yoga, activating flow ground and sharpening all senses. The rest of the day is spent relaxing at the hotel’s wellness area or in the modern OVAVERVA indoor pool & spa, or take a hike in the wonderful alpine mountain world of the Engadine. The diverse hiking trails lead you across lush meadows with colorful mountain flowers, past glittering, bright blue mountain lakes to mighty glaciers and rugged rock formations. In the late afternoon, the group will practice some asanas or a meditation to slow down and harmonize the nervous system. Included in the Yoga & Hiking Retreat package is three nights accommodation, breakfast buffet, six yoga sessions with asanas, meditation and breathing exercises, and two guided hikes of 2-4 hours. Retreat Dates: June 22-25, 2023; June 29 – July 2, 2023; September 7-10, 2023. Pricing starts at $1,000 per person, double occupancy.
In Sifnos, Greece at Verina Hotels
Get in touch with nature in this small-but-mighty, off-the-beaten-path Cycladic island of Sifnos. Join group yoga sessions in the stunning Verina Terra Yoga deck, under the olive trees, or high atop the hill at Verina Astra. Private lessons are also available in each stunning locale upon request. The Verina group, a Greek-family-owned business, strives to show guests the authentic character of Sifnos, carefully curating experiences and expeditions where guests can explore centuries-old traditions from culinary workshops, arts and crafts expeditions that highlight the island’s famed ceramics, boat excursions to uninhabited isles with crystal-clear turquoise waters, and incredible, music-filled feasts in secluded monasteries only accessible on foot.
In Crete at Blue Palace Resort
Join an al fresco yoga experience and book your private sessions while enjoying the unparalleled setting of the resort’s beachfront resort. Whether a Hatha, Vinyasa or Flow Yoga fan, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort, Elounda, Crete, has something for everyone. Part of Phāea, a female and family-run collection of landmark Cretan properties, combines bold design, responsible living and original experiences, offering guests unparalleled Greek hospitality with the virtues of care and authenticity at their core. With local heritage and tradition always as the key source of inspiration, Blue Palace continues to redefine the essence of genuine Greek hospitality through meaningful concepts that give prominence to a truer and more timeless Greece.
At Cretan Malia Park
Inspired by Crete’s rich heritage, rooted in timeless tradition and bound to nature, Cretan Malia Park, a member of Design Hotels, offers sincere, generous experiences that celebrate spiritual and physical well-being and encourage moments of reflection and connection. The resort’s retreats welcome guests from all walks of life – to come and train their body, explore their soul, meet new like-minded friends and enjoy a wellness experience like no other. This year, Cretan Malia will be hosting two yoga retreats: The Cretan Earth & Meditation Workshop (September 9, 10) and the Yoga & Pilates Retreat (September 30 – October 4). The combination yoga and meditation sessions and laid-back holiday vibe, stylish accommodation and incredible food provides the opportunity to really press pause, to recharge, and to re-energize: a retreat as a vacation for the soul.