Travel and yoga are two pursuits that can greatly add to your overall wellbeing. By combining the two, you could be well on your way to becoming your best self.
One way to start planning both your actual and your spiritual journey is by looking at some of the most top-rated global yoga experiences. On the Airbnb Experiences platform, you’ll find yoga practices in countries you’ve always wanted to visit. We’ve combined some of the most interesting ones, to kickstart your yoga-travels.
Where: Barcelona, Spain.
Highlights: Airbnb Experience host Antonio loves nature and yoga so much that, naturally, he decided to combine the two to share with others.
Just 25 minutes from the city centre, in the Collserola mountains, you can practice yoga in a unique natural setting with incredible 360-degree views of Barcelona. A short hike (or optional drive) will take you to Antonio’s “favourite secret spot” often used as a quiet retreat for nature lovers and bird watchers.
Taking advantage of what he describes as the “cleanest air in Barcelona”, you’ll practice yoga and meditation with the sound of the birds as your music.
Experience cost: R535 per person (including car ride, yoga mat, a snack and cold-pressed juice).
Highlights: Enjoy exercising as the locals do, in an outdoor park in Hong Kong’s city centre. Yoga classes are held in the expansive Tamar Park adjacent to government buildings, with the beautiful view of Victoria Harbour as your backdrop.
“Stretch your body and relax your mind” under the guidance of your passionate instructor Joey, who aims to bring health, flexibility, stress-relief, and self-reflection to those she teaches.
Experience cost: R399 per person (just bring water and a towel).
Highlights: Relax and rejuvenate with a yoga class and a delicious, and nutritious, brunch at a gorgeous seaside villa in Llandudno. Treat yourself to a session of “yoga flowing, ocean gazing, and breakfast feasting”, all with some of the best views in the city. After your class and feast, complete with bubbly if you so wish, you can enjoy a dip in the pool overlooking the ocean. Host Christi is a yoga fanatic, who regularly holds wellness events and retreats to help people “say hello to their happiest”.
Experience cost: R680 per person (including tea, coffee, water, freshly-squeezed juice, brunch, and equipment).
Highlights: This is a truly unique Airbnb Experience. “Bring the brewing process to the yoga practice” at this innovative yoga class. Host Leanne spent years in the beer business before leaving the corporate world to become a yoga instructor and health coach. She created “Brew You Yoga” to marry her two great passions.
After a short talk on “Yoga and Beer as kindred spirits”, you’ll participate in a one-hour vinyasa class to “transform the body through its own brewing process” and “mash up the ingredients within”. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a tasting of four beers – an NYC experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
Experience cost: R436 per person (including a tasting flight of 4 Bronx Brews!).
Highlights: Practice yoga outdoors in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens in East Melbourne, followed by Savasana massage and traditional Indian Chai tea. The unique setting is just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, with palm trees and rolling hills making it one of the city’s most tranquil and vibrant areas. Imogen, your experience host, is a city girl who “loves being outdoors surrounded by space, sunshine and plant life” or, in other words, all the things that “Melbourne is fabulous for”. Classes are in small groups to ensure each student gets time and attention whether they are a beginner or a dedicated yoga practitioner.
Experience cost: R498 per person (including yoga mats and Chai tea).