The Most Incredible Yoga Retreats On The Map

There's no better way to celebrate International Yoga Day than by rolling out your mat for a few rounds of sun salutations—while you're resting in savasana, why not daydream about a few beautiful places where you'd like to try your shapes in far from your local studio?

Take a deep breath in...and out.

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Big Sky Yoga

Upcoming Retreat: B-Luxe Cowgirl Yoga

Where: Emigrant, Montana

When: July 14–17

What Makes It Cool: On a 9,000-acre ranch just north of Yellowstone National Park, in the heart of Montana's Paradise Valley, visitors spend four days practicing yoga, riding horses (no experience necessary), meditating, and watching wildlife. A-frame cabins make for a cozy stay, while meals of homegrown vegetables and organic ranch-raised beef provide the nourishment necessary for a holistically wholesome experience.

Perfect For: The animal-lover looking to practice their tree pose surrounded by lots of trees.

Rates begin at $1,995

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Exotic Yoga Retreats

Upcoming Retreat: Mediterranean Recharge

Where: Tuscany, Italy

When: July 17–23

What Makes It Cool: Set in a picturesque villa in the serene Tuscan hills, visitors start their morning with an Italian cappuccino before diving into guided meditation. Two daily 90-minute yoga classes offer the chance to refine a downward dog, while, off the mat, days are filled with Ayurvedic meals, nature walks, cooking classes, and of course, plenty of organic Tuscan wine.

Perfect For: The oenophile who knows how to strike a good warrior pose.

Rates begin at $1,795

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Goddess Retreats

Upcoming Retreat: Yoga Surf Retreat

Where: Seminyak, Bali

When: July 10–16

What Makes It Cool: This women-only escape to one of Bali's many resplendent beaches offers yoga classes every morning and afternoon in an open-air shala, affording time and space for extra stretching and strengthening in between surf and upright paddleboard classes. Plus, the retreat comes with unlimited spa treatments, including a Goddess Glow Facial and a Sacred Stone Massage. Throw in healthy, detoxing Balinese dishes like curry, wild prawns, and all the fresh fruit you could want, and it's a vacation fit for a goddess.

Perfect For: The active girl who ends a day of surfing with shavasana.

Rates begin at $2,195

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Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort

Upcoming Retreat: Escape Discover Renew

Where: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

When: October 22–29

What Makes It Cool: On this excursion, yoga studios are surrounded by verdant Costa Rican jungle, so daily classes are accompanied by fresh breezes and the captivating aroma of the rainforest. A smoothie bar (that also serves Costa Rican coffee) offers Chakra juices packed with fresh produce, for a wholly refreshing and invigorating experience.

Perfect For: The conservationist who wants to crow-pose in a consciously green resort.

Rates begin at $1,795

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Vida Yogi

Upcoming Retreat: Yoga in the Amazon

Where: Amazon rainforest and Manaus, Brazil

When: November 21–27

What Makes It Cool: With a portion of the profits benefitting Brazil's Sanctuary of Elephants, this retreat is equal parts traditional Ashtanga yoga classes, environmental talks, and exploration of local communities. In the Mirante do Gaviao lodge, visitors will enjoy nutritious, locally sourced meals.

Perfect For: The adventurous practitioner who wants to try some Ashtanga in the Amazon.

Rates begin at $1,760

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Love Balance Yoga

Upcoming Retreat: Safari Yoga Retreat

Where: Grahamstown, South Africa

When: August 15–20

What Makes It Cool: On a private game reserve, visitors will have the chance to catch a glimpse of South Africa's "big five": lions, buffalo, rhinos, leopards, and elephants. Twice-daily yoga classes offer the chance to stretch and rejuvenate in between guided safaris, wilderness walks, bass fishing, bird-watching, and, of course, spa sessions.

Perfect For: The yogi who wants a little luxury while searching for leopards.

Rates begin at $1,810

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Lux Yoga

Upcoming Retreat: Bikram Method Yoga Retreat

Where: Nice, France

When: August 15–21

What Makes It Cool: There may be no better place for a hot yoga session than the French Riviera. A private villa features vast views over the the bucolic hills of Provence and three daily organic meals give visitors a taste of the south of France. And, of course, a good yoga class can always be topped off with a jaunt into the village for an espresso and a croissant.

Perfect For: The francophile with a soft spot for sun salutations.

Rates begin at $2,450

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Upcoming Retreat: Hawaii Summer Bliss–A Full Moon Yoga Retreat

Where: Pahoa, Hawaii

When: August 15–20

What Makes It Cool: Kundalini and Vinyasa classes are part of a routine that also involves beach time, mountain walks, and meals on an open air lanai. On August 17th, a full moon bonfire ritual offers the chance to get in tune with nature on the beach side resort, located on the southeast coast of the Big Island. Plus, the added options of lava-flow hikes and waterfall tours offer visitors even more opportunities for adventure.

Perfect For: The beach-lover who could use a bit of vinyasa a few miles from a volcano.

Rates begin at $995

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