Yoga, the ancient practice that harmonizes mind, body, and spirit, has transcended generations and geographical boundaries to become a universal symbol of wellness.
In recent years, the world has observed the importance of yoga by celebrating Yoga Month, an entire month dedicated to promoting yoga and its myriad benefits.
This September, we explore how luxury destinations and unique experiences are helping individuals of all ages embrace yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in their quest for holistic well-being.
Nurturing Wellness for All Ages at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Nestled between the Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre mountains on the Riviera Nayarit, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers a wellness journey like no other. Families are invited to embark on a heartwarming and holistic experience – Baby Yoga. This unique practice allows parents to bond with their infants and offers numerous health benefits. Baby Yoga enhances fine motor skills, stimulates muscle and nerve development, boosts immune systems, and promotes regular sleep schedules, digestion, and relief from common baby discomforts.
Moreover, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has recently launched Animal Flow, a one-of-a-kind activity that takes inspiration from animal movements to enhance posture, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Guided by expert instructor Victor Peña, this low-impact exercise reduces stress levels and cultivates physical and mental agility.
HomeExchange Collection: Luxury Yoga Retreats Around the World
If you prefer a more personalized yoga experience, the HomeExchange Collection awaits. With over 4,000 luxury homes in 70 countries, this exclusive community allows travelers to practice yoga in serene settings. Imagine doing yoga amidst the colorful fall foliage in Quebec, Canada, or amid the picturesque landscapes of Stockholm, Sweden.
HomeExchange Collection was developed by HomeExchange, a pioneer in home exchange for over three decades. Members of this community not only get to exchange homes but also benefit from locally-curated travel recommendations, making them feel at home anywhere in the world.
Yoga Around Rome at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
With its timeless beauty, Rome provides an ideal backdrop for private 90-minute Hatha yoga classes at iconic locations across the city. The Yoga Around Roma package at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese allows guests to choose from enchanting spots such as Villa Borghese, Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Grove), Villa Torlonia, Villa Ada, and Villa Doria Pamphili.
For an experience that transcends the ordinary, guests can indulge in yoga on their suite terrace, with a breathtaking view of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Borghese Gardens. The skilled Italian Hatha yoga instructor and naturopath, Barbara Capriotti, leads these classes. Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, nestled on a quiet street in the heart of Rome, is a former 19th-century Roman palazzo that adds to the charm of this wellness journey.
Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness in Norway
For those seeking a digital detox and immersion in nature, Up Norway’s Give me Møre! Journey offers a range of wellness experiences in the pristine landscapes of Norway. From hiking secret trails to spending a night in a floating tent under the Nordic sky, this journey offers a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
One of the highlights is yoga, meditation, and mindfulness coaching in Merete’s Garden, a serene oasis amidst Norway’s stunning natural beauty. Up Norway, a specialist in sustainable luxury travel, introduces quality-conscious international travelers to unique Norwegian experiences. Guests receive a comprehensive pre-trip digital guide filled with insider tips and recommendations, ensuring their journey is as enriching as rejuvenating.
Elevate Well-being at SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites
In the heart of Mendoza, Argentina, the SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites invites guests to elevate their well-being amidst the sacred beauty of nature. Here, every element of the travel experience is meticulously crafted to achieve a harmonious balance between mind, body, and spirit.
As part of their commitment to holistic well-being, the boutique estate offers guests a complimentary yoga mat to practice at their leisure in one of the seven spa suites or each suite’s serene private garden. These spa suites feature fully integrated in-room spa features and services, including a steam room, sensations shower, and massage table. Four of the seven suites also have a dry sauna, enhancing the wellness experience.
Making The Most of Yoga Month
Yoga Month is a time to celebrate the timeless practice of yoga and its myriad benefits for individuals of all ages. From baby yoga at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit to luxurious yoga retreats around the world with HomeExchange Collection, and from yoga in the heart of Rome to mindful escapes in the Norwegian wilderness with Up Norway, and finally, to the holistic well-being offered at SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites in Argentina, there is a diverse range of options for those seeking to nurture their wellness in September and beyond.
These destinations and experiences are a testament to yoga’s universal appeal and its power to unite individuals in their pursuit of balance, peace, and holistic well-being. As we celebrate Yoga Month, let us be inspired by these remarkable offerings and continue to embrace the practice of yoga in our lives, enriching our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a newcomer to the practice, there is a world of wellness waiting for you to explore, one yoga mat at a time.
Founder of Spark Nomad, Radical FIRE, Journalist
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Experience: Marjolein Dilven is a journalist and founder of Spark Nomad, a travel platform, and Radical FIRE, a personal finance platform. Marjolein has a finance and economics background with a master’s in Finance. She has quit her job to travel the world, documenting her travels on Spark Nomad to help people plan their travels. Marjolein Dilven has written for publications like MSN, Associated Press, CNBC, Town News syndicate, and more.