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If you count the top yoga retreat destinations in the world, you can be sure to come across New Zealand and Byron Bay’s epic yoga retreats. The high number of travelers frequenting the country every year for yoga and wellness retreats can be attributed to the friendly locals, scenic beauty and serene environment in most parts of the country. However, it can be confusing to get the right place to stay especially if you are a first-timer, and to help you out, here are some of the best yoga retreats in New Zealand.
Nestled in a natural forest atop the hills on Golden Bay, the Anahata Yoga Retreat has one of the best atmospheres for a retreat. It is open for business all year round, and the best thing is that you can hire the venue if you travel with a group of fellow yogis. Depending on your level of experience, the center offers an introductory lesson to yoga, yoga for the advanced practitioners, and guided meditations all done by expert trainers. You will love it if you plan to go off-grid and off the digital world to have time for yourself, not to mention their locally sourced gourmet meals.
Situated just outside of the beautiful Queenstown, the Aro Ha wellness and yoga retreat is one of the best places to visit when in New Zealand. The center has a signature focus on the conservation of environment with eco accommodation and a self-sufficiency culture. The yoga classes and wellness consultations are aimed at helping you reestablish the balance in your mind and soul, as well rejuvenate your spirit. Besides, you can take part in strength training, hiking or spa treatments. You will be served delicious meals on the vegetarian menu.
The Tauhara Retreat Center is ideal if you are looking for a place to have your yoga vacation as a group such as colleagues from work. It has spacious studios, and the beautiful scenery of Lake Taupo sets the mood right. You will have the option to use your yoga teacher or be guided by a resident yoga instructor. One of the policies of the center is to keep the environment as clean as possible, and the same goes for their guests. Apart from yoga and wellness exercises, you can opt for other physical activities in the surrounding hilly region.
When your intentions for going on a yoga retreat is to refresh your mind and body with a focus on health, relationships, and finding purpose in life, then the Shambhala Loka retreat center is the right place for you. Their packages offer yoga training, meditation guidance, coaching, and workshops to make you renewed, all around. The good thing is that you don’t have to be a pro to take part in the retreat, there is something for all training levels.
Whether you want to hire a venue for your group retreat, take part in public retreats, or have a private session, the Kawai Purapura Retreat Center offers a versatile retreat haven. This is one of the best yoga retreats in New Zealand sitting on a 19-acre piece of land surrounded by natural vegetation for the relaxation you need on vacation. You will get both community and individual daily yoga and meditation sessions, wellness consultations, and if you travel with your group and an instructor, then you can set the program to suit you, and remember to leave some free time to enjoy the beaches, beautiful sceneries, and stunning landscapes.