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February 15

YOGASCAPES THE BEST YOGA RETREATS & ADVENTURES

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  • Handcrafted Adventures

    Every single one of our retreats is handcrafted by our small team of wellness travel experts.

  • Healing Retreats

    we seek out & indulge in the most healing & transformative places on earth.

  • Beaches

    sand between the toes. coconut in hand. sunrise meditations. sunset swims. moonlit walks. swinging in hammocks. pure rejuvenation.

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    Eat your way through Italy, visit museums in Reykjavik, climb mayan ruins, learn to cook, dance the tango,

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    Hot Springs. Glaciers. Rivers. Oceans. Cliff jumping. Paddle boarding. In water we find ourselves, so we yearn to find ourselves in water.

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    handpicked world-class teachers. whether it's your first time on a yoga retreat or your twentieth, you will have a transformative, safe and unforgettable yoga experience.

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February 15

Kaliyoga - Europe's Best Yoga & Natural Health Retreat

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"An amazing week, just what I needed to unwind & relax - amazing treatments, walks and yoga" Catherine, 2016

All weekly retreats include inspiring yoga and meditation - our gifted yoga teachers work skilfully with mixed ability, beginners and seasoned practitioners. Accommodation is en-suite (single or shared) and cuisine is cutting edge vegetarian. In your free time enjoy a natural health treatment from our world-class therapy team, or opt-in for an excursion e.g. horse riding.

"My time at Kaliyoga made me feel strong, whole and centered" Kym, 2016

All weekly retreats include two yoga and meditation classes per day for mixed ability, beginners and seasoned practitioners. Three healthy & delicious vegetarian meals per day. Comfortable en-suite accommodation (single or room-sharing). Opt-in for a mid-week trip to the beach or a cultural outing e.g. Cisternino.

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February 15

See all our Yoga Retreats, Yoga Holidays & Yoga Weekends

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Yoga Retreats and Holidays

Immerse yourself in yoga. Calm and revitalise your body and mind with our wonderful yoga holidays and yoga retreats. Be relaxed by massage, rejuvenated by delicious vitality foods and emerge revitalised.

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For a more energetic and exhilarating yoga holiday try our activity and yoga breaks. Throughout the UK and the world we combine yoga with active pursuits from hiking and climbing…
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Cleanse and energise with our detox yoga retreats. Stay in fabulous comfort, eat cleansing raw and warming foods and yummy super juices. Twist and squeeze all the toxins away with…
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Diving and Yoga
For those who love to dive and love yoga, or for those who only enjoy one of these activities, experience how yoga and diving perfectly compliment each other. Escape to…
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We can't think of two things we love more - awe-inspiring views from the top of a mountain range and the sense of achievement felt getting up there, then winding…
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New Year and Yoga
Feel the need to get away for the New Year? Want to completely unwind, immerse yourself in your yoga practice and soak up some tranquility? Join us at one of…
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February 15

EcoYoga Retreats Scotland UK - Yoga, Wild River Bathing and Eco Living

Welcome to EcoYoga

'Hello and welcome to ecoYoga Scotland. Now in our sixth year, our tranquil river-side retreat in the Scottish highlands, is dedicated to teaching Yoga and to sustainable eco living.'

 

At ecoYoga we run courses and retreats throughout the year and we invite you to find out more about these on the retreats page. When retreats are not running stay with us on a self-catering basis and study in depth Yoga in our wonderful Yoga studio, have a hot tub, sauna or enjoy our hot wild river baths. See our holiday page for more details.

 

Come and visit. Relax, rejuvenate and learn in luxurious 'eco' style.

We are now closed until the beginning of April when the retreats start up again.

 

It can be cold up here in the winter months and we can have frozen pipes and no water. Join us in the Spring when everything starts to warm up again.

 

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We really did have a great time there; there’s something very special about the place itself but in particular it was the people who work there that really gave it such a lovely good-humoured, chilled-out and warm atmosphere.

 

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February 15

Yoga Thailand, Detox & Ashtanga Retreat Koh Phangan | The Yoga Retreat

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HAS CURRENTLY BEEN CLOSED DOWN FOR ONE YEAR RE OPENING 1ST NOV 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERESA AND KES KENNARD

Authorised Ashtanga Yoga Teacher level 1 with kpjayi.org

THE OWNERS OF THE YOGA RETREAT

ARE NOW OFFERING AN AMAZING ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT IN MALLORCA
14-18th April 2017
  

 

 

This retreat is a chance for you to enjoy the practice of Ashtanga yoga and enjoy other activities such as hiking, Pilates, and meditation. Indulge in an outdoor shala or yoga deck located within a valley and discover the secret corners of the amazing Tramuntana mountains. Fly in to Palma airport (PMI) 30 mins drive from airport to retreat. 

The accommodation options are on private and shared double room basis. The place is stylish and elegant, recently refurbished with sustainable local materials and with an enormous respect for the original features of the Mallorcan house. There are two fully equipped and separate bathrooms for ladies and men, as well as separate toilets.

You will also have access to the kitchen, dining room, living room, and meditation room. There is a private garden with a shala or yoga deck to practice yoga or Pilates, as well as an eco-fun shower overlooking the mountains. There is also a barbecue facility. The Retreat is digital detox, so there is no Wi-Fi available in the house. However, there is a cafe restaurant within walking distance if you need to access the internet.

Regarding meals, breakfast goodies are included, fruit, juices, eggs, bread, cheese, tomatoes, coffee, tea, cookies, milk (cow, almond and soya), marmalades, cereals, etcccc. All organic. There are 3 restaurants in Orient well worth visiting.

 

DATES: FRIDAY 14TH - TUESDAY 18TH APRIL 2017


Includes twice a day yoga, Pilates or hiking. Breakfast and farewell meal
4 nights accommodation shared room £427
3 nights shared room £348
Private room 4 nights £698 or 3 nights £610 
There is a chance of 4 private rooms, or 8 sharing in one house.

Plus another house with one double and 8 bunk beds 

 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE EMAIL
yogaretreatphangan@hotmail.com

 

THE NEXT RETREAT IN THAILAND WILL START 1ST NOV 2017

Located in the Northwest of Koh Phangan, Thailand.

The Yoga Retreat is nestled in the jungle just ten minutes away from Haad Salad beach and provides a nurturing environment to develop your practice and cultivate a better life.

We believe in self healing and that students are their own best teachers. Our aim is to provide you with the tools to deepen your own personal awareness. Whether you are a beginner or professional yoga teacher, the Yoga Retreat is the perfect compliment to a relaxing tropical holiday. We encourage you to listen to your body and will guide you through your own individual transformation. You will learn tools to change your life positively: yoga, chakra healing, detox, pranayama and meditation. 

The Yoga Retreat Owners, Teresa and Kes Kennard, created their family home and business in Thailand in 2000. Bringing together their love and experience in yoga and dance to create a balanced -realistic- approach which they believe to be the secret of true transformation.

We offer free wifi to our guests that wish to use it.     

What people say

All of the staff were so welcoming, friendly & helpful.

Craig Halpin

I just want to thank you for a wonderful 5 days of yoga and philosophy. I appreciate your down to earth yet comprehensive approach to all aspects of yoga.

Brady

I feel the retreat embodied everything yoga should be about- energy, spiritually, peace and growth

Stacey Ly

I am so thankful to have made some positive changes which were lacking.

Marley

Your retreat is really lovely and i really appreciated the Astanga classes having practitioners who really know their stuff.

Steph

My lasting thought of the retreat, and one which I use constantly, is sitting at the end of a practice gazing out into the forest with a feeling of utter joy and calm.

Val

I had a big breakthrough during practice and know this is only the beginning of a life long journey of self discovery.

Sandra

After 3 weeks at the retreat, my yoga has improved greatly due to adjustments which i have never received at home.

Heidi

I can say hands down, that the food at your retreat was better than any of the food I ate on the island.

Sarah
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February 15

25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats | Travel | The Guardian

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25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats

Yoga trips can change lives but finding the right one may sap your core strength before you’ve even started. Our picks – from Goa to Greece via Yorkshire – will make your quest more relaxing

Shaping up nicely … a Kaliyoga retreat

You can’t move for downward dog opportunities these days. The explosion of yoga in western countries means there’s a studio on every other street and such a variety of styles and options, that choosing a holiday or retreat can be overwhelming. So where to start? It makes sense to try a weekend away before committing to a whole week. One possibility is to choose a teacher you know or like the sound of and see if they’re running anything that suits. Or you could pick a venue you fancy and see what teachers are hosting holidays there. Think about what you want too – some combine yoga with other activities (maybe good for those with non-yogi partners), some are vegan, some don’t ban booze – it’s always worth asking before you book.

Most retreats will cater for all levels, with teachers listening to individual needs, but I’ve marked those particularly for beginners suitable with a B. We think all the places we’re covering here offer good value, but those that stand out price-wise are marked with a £.

There is a glossary of yoga terms at the end of this article.

BEST UK RETREATS

Moor walks, North Yorkshire

The yoga weekends at The Orange Tree, a lovely small retreat in the North York Moors, are led by personable owner Edward Harpin and his sister Helen. They teach hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation in two or three sessions a day, which may include music, periods of silence, mantras, breathing techniques and a gong bath to enhance relaxation. There’s an outdoor jacuzzi and sauna, massages and time for moor walks before a three-course homemade veggie supper and yoga nidra prior to bed.
• From £365pp sharing for 2 nights, 14-17 guests. Next runs 3-5 Feb, theorangetree.com B

Go with the flow, Kent

Jean Hall and Liz Lark are among the UK’s most experienced and inspiring yoga teachers. They draw on a range of yoga styles in their teaching, and on their joint retreats they offer tuition for beginners and more advanced students in separate classes. Their Oxon Hoath base (near Tonbridge) is a stately home on a country estate where participants can expect one pranayama class in the morning and a couple of two-hour flow classes late morning and late afternoon. Mix in walks, massage, open fires and veggie meals – with wine allowed.
• From £295pp sharing for 2 nights, 40 guests. Next runs 10-12 March, yogajeannie.com B £

Doze in the Downs, East Sussex

At the end of a long country lane on the South Downs, elegant Tilton House near Lewes offers weekend yoga retreats all year round, with up to three classes a day from a changing roster of teachers. They include affable Stewart Heffernan, a former actor who teaches vinyasa and yin-based classes to all levels. Between classes, guests can go hiking, doze in the sauna, read by an open fire, have a massage or visit the Bloomsbury group’s Charleston Farmhouse nearby. Meals use ingredients from the orchard and kitchen garden.
• £349pp sharing for 2 nights, 14 guests, tiltonhouse.co.uk B

Solar and sauna, Argyll, Scotland

The rustic retreat of Ecoyoga at Inverliever Lodge features a bath by a wild river, an underground sauna and a solar-powered hot tub for some mindful cold plunges and hot soaking between classes. Mainly ashtanga-based teachers run retreats here all year, including the ashtanga and mindfulness expert Scott Johnson, who teaches a self-practice method and encourages you to practise on your own during the retreat. There are usually two, two-hour-long classes a day with chanting, talks on yoga and healthy veggie meals (including raw chocolate cakes, naturally).
• From £595pp for 4 nights, 12-18 guests. Scott’s next retreat is 20-24 April, ecoyoga.org

Kriya me a river, south-east Devon

A light-hearted, instinctive teacher, London-based Tania Brown leads seven, one-hour classes over a weekend at comfy, organic Trill Farm near Lyme Regis. Wake up with traditional kriya (cleansing techniques), then after a nourishing breakfast and a walk, join in dynamic yoga in the middle of the woods. There’s also massage, foraging and a restorative yoga and meditation session each evening. Meals by a River Cottage chef are seasonal and organic. Detox or indulge in organic wines.
• From £350pp for 2 nights, 10 guests. Next runs 21-23 April, trillfarm.co.uk B

All the right ingredients, East Sussex

Popular restorative and yin yoga teacher and personal development coach Julie Bickerton and yogi and cookery writer Mary Gwynn have teamed up to launch new retreats in East Sussex. Based at a studio in Hartfield village, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, they combine five yoga sessions designed to help deal with seasonal changes, and two cookery demos that focus on sourcing and cooking food that is in season. Largely vegetarian meals will include wine, cake and caffeine. Rooms are split between the hub and a boutique B&B in the village.
• From £448pp sharing for 2 nights, 10 guests. Next runs 17-19 March livelife.org.uk B

BEST FOR ACTIVITIES

Snowdon walks, North Wales

Photograph: Lucy Devereux

On the Isle of Anglesey Zest Life Retreats teams yoga with wild swimming, standup paddleboarding, hiking on Snowdon, walking, detoxing, relaxation, fitness and seashore foraging for engaging, restorative weekends. The base is a secluded, country house estate, and the two, 90-minute classes a day include music, meditation and pranayama either with vinyasa flow with Zest Life founder Laura Bell or yin with partner and dru yoga teacher Kate Hamilton-Hunter.
• From £375pp sharing for 2 nights, 15 guests. Next runs 10-12 Feb, thezestlife.co.uk B

Alpine aura, France

Photograph: Vanessa Fry Photography

AdventureYogi has been offering a great choice of yoga trips for the past 10 years, including fun, intense healthy weeks in the French Alps. Wake up at 7am with an energising hour of hatha yoga with Chetana Thornton, enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding, then unwind with a sauna or a good book by a roaring fire before a 90-minute early-evening restorative class. Your base is an apartment by the slopes at Sainte Foy. Three-course gourmet vegetarian feasts include local organic wines. All levels of yogis and skiers welcome.
• From £989pp sharing for 7 nights, 14 guests. Runs 12-19 and 19-26 March adventureyogi.com B

Ionian inversions, Zakynthos, Greece

Soulfood London runs a creative retreat combining daily yoga and photography lessons at Villa Zaharoula, which overlooks the Ionian sea. There’s a fast-paced but accessible 90-minute yoga class to music each morning, and relaxing meditative classes each evening with dynamic vinyasa flow teacher Charlie Morgan. Professional photographer Chloe Read finds something new to inspire every day, from still life to moving waves, and there’s a trip to a hilltop town and wild swimming in a quiet cove. Organic meals include meat and fish.
• From £349pp for 3 nights, 12 guests. £825pp yoga and photography week 25 Sept-2 Oct, soulfoodlondon.com B

Circle of relaxation, Norway

Photograph: G Austick, Florian Kraler

This four-night retreat is pricy, but there’s nothing else like it. At this site above the Arctic circle, four 90-minute dynamic vinyasa flow yoga classes with Swedish-born teacher Minna Skirgård are followed by four personally guided adventures, including a boat safari and a trek along scenic paths. Expect to flow, sweat and connect with uplifting tunes, pranayama and mindfulness sessions. Boutique Lyngen Lodge has a sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and mountain views, and local, seasonal meals include fish from the fjords and local reindeer.
• From £1,355pp sharing for 4 nights, 16 guests. Next runs 14-18 June, scandoir.com

Heavenly Himalayas, India

Run by Tamsin Chubb, founder of popular Little French Retreat, this fabulous adventure features a two-hour classical hatha yoga class each morning, plus mountain walks, tiffin-style packed lunches, sunset meditation and workshops on local bio-diversity, organic farming, cooking and yoga philosophy. Tamsin teaches a relaxing, calm style of yoga inspired by sivananda and yin practices, and your base is a homely forest retreat – the Foundation for Contemplation of Nature’s Himalayan Centre – in the Almora district with a timber-framed studio and organic, vegetarian alcohol-free meals. You get to see the Taj Mahal and Delhi on this trip too.
• From £1,395pp sharing (excl flights), 8 guests. 4-17 November, littlefrenchretreat.com B

Align your anatomy, Italy

Set on a private hillside estate near Ponte a Moriano, Reclaim Yourself’s fun-filled healthy week features classes with jivamukti expert Emma Henry and alignment-based vinyasa teacher Adam Husler. Start with a power smoothie and a 2½-hour flow class each day with Adam or Emma, then in the afternoons work with Adam on anatomical alignment, turn up the volume in an advanced class with Emma or take a healthy cooking class with chef Sabar Rahbar. There are trips to nearby Lucca and Florence and vegan feasts under the stars.
• From £895 pp for 6 nights, 24 guests. 20-26 August, reclaimyourself.co.uk

BEST FOR SUN

Hatha in Ithaca, Greece

International teachers lead different weeks between May and October at Itha108, a gorgeous island retreat just five minutes from the Ionian sea, where accommodation is split between a Venetian-style house and five Mongolian-style yurts. All levels will enjoy weeks with Laura Gilmore, director of Bristol City Yoga, who teaches two, two-hour long hatha yoga classes a day, the second being a restorative class. Fish is served for those who want it, alongside the veggie meals.
• From £925pp (in a yurt) sharing for 7 nights, 20 guests. Next runs 1-8 July, bristolcityyoga.co.uk B

Life of Pi, Costa Brava, Spain

Photograph: Emmanuel Heurtier

With hammocks and a saltwater swimming pool just a 10-minute stroll from a beach, Pi Blau is an eco villa which enjoys 9-11 hours of sunshine a day during the summer, when Destination Yoga runs retreats here. Twice-daily, one-hour yoga classes are led by visiting experts, including vinyasa flow teacher Joanna Najduch (in June) who is particularly patient with beginners. Between times there’s walking, massages and healthy veggie meals. Guests can detox or enjoy local wine and beer.
• From £995pp sharing for 7 nights, 16 guests. Next runs 10-17 May. destinationyoga.co.uk B

Yurts and yin, Turkey

Sunshine is almost guaranteed from May to October in the secluded Huzur Vadisi Yoga Retreat in its mountain valley 10 minutes from the coast. Guests stay in yurts among olive groves, and do two classes a day with a changing roster of expert teachers in a spacious shala. Yin yang teacher Simon Low runs a retreat here each year, while other experts include the Scaravelli-influenced (gentle, gravity-based yoga) duo Tuesday McNeill and Marc Woolford. Between classes, guests can sunbathe, swim, walk, read, go to the beach or take boat trips. Food is mostly veggie, with fish or chicken twice a week. All levels.
• From £690pp sharing, 28 guests. Next runs 26 Jun-3 Jul (Low), 10-17 Jul (McNeill/Woolford), huzurvadisi.com B £

Restorative riad, Morocco

Come to riad-style Hotel Tigmi in a laid-back Berber village outside Marrakech for yoga with vibrant Jonelle Lewis in May, whose classes are often set to an urban soundtrack, or for an insightful week with iyengar-trained Jim Tarran and Khadine Morcom in June. Twice-daily, 1½- or two-hour classes are punctuated by swims in the two pools, trips to the souks of Marrakech, a massage or hammam and local walks. Veggie and meat meals, cake and alcohol are all on offer.
• From £795pp sharing, 20 guests. Next runs 20-27 May (Lewis), 10-17 June (Tarran/Morcom), yogaexplorers.com

Mediterranean meditation, Crete

On a cliff on the island’s southern coast, where the sun shines almost continually from May to October, is Yoga Rocks. Swim, sunbathe or hang out in a hammock between classes and pick a teacher who feels right to you. Reema Datta, from 13-20 May, teaches a gentle style that incorporates yoga philosophy, chanting, meditation and her own music, while Sky Akasha Tobias in September runs a funky, immersive retreat influenced by tai chi and dance. Expect gigantic vegetarian buffets including cakes.
• From £750pp sharing for 7 nights, 20 guests. yogaholidaysgreece.com B £

Feel the magic, north Goa, India

India, the spiritual home of yoga, is a great place for escaping the British winter and there’s a multitude of yoga holidays to choose from. Yoga Magic is a bit special, with tented eco-lodges in beautiful gardens. There’s yoga twice a day in a shala made from mud with a palm leaf roof, led by great local teachers drawing on a range of traditions, and incredible organic Indian cuisine. There’s a natural pool and Ayurvedic and homeopathic treatments available too.
• From £450pp sharing for 1 week yoga holiday B&B, (high season price), yogamagic.net B £

BEST HOLISTIC RETREATS

For mums and children, Derbyshire

These new yogic glamping breaks from Pachamama Yoga Retreats give tired mums – Pachamama means mother earth for indigenous Andean people – time to bond with their little ones (of any age) in a Peak District woodland setting. Stay in luxury safari tents and wake up with two hours of vinyasa flow each morning with the honey-voiced Kerry Wilde while your children enjoy forest school. Afternoons are free, then there’s a 90-minute yin yoga session each evening plus meditation, massages, vegan food and an African dance workshop.
• From £1,100 for a mother and child for 6 nights, 12 guests. First runs April. pachamama-yoga.com B

Peak peace, Oleiros, Portugal

Restorative retreats at family-run Vale de Moses in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountains offer a morning silent meditation walk along rivers and through forest before an invigorating two-hour yoga class suitable for all levels. There’s also therapeutic massage and acupuncture, workshops exploring aspects of yogic life, meditation and wild swimming, while some retreats focus on sleep. The main yoga teacher is owner Barbados-born Vonetta Winter, who teaches dynamic hatha yoga focusing on strength, balance and stability. Meals are vegetarian and Ayurvedic.
• From £670pp sharing, up to 16 guests. Weekly between March and October. valedemoses.com B £

Wellbeing in the raw, North Yorkshire

Photograph: PR

The women-only Healthily Happy Retreat, led by raw food expert Dr Claire Maguire at Split Farthing Hall, the 18th-century countryside base of Raw Horizons, mixes a daily 90-minute class of kundalini yoga with two daily 90-minute sessions covering wellbeing coaching, chakra balancing, aromatherapy and healthy chocolate-making. Guests can soak in the outdoor hot tub, use the far infrared sauna, have a massage or put their feet up in the cosy library. Meals are cleansing and raw, alcohol- and coffee-free, and yoga includes music.
• From £995pp sharing for five nights, 10 guests. Next runs 29 Jan-3 Feb, rawhorizons.co.uk B

Alpujarras ashram, Spain

At Kaliyoga’s base in the Alpujarras you can pick from a variety of activities to mix with your yoga, including hill walking, raw food cleansing and juice fasting with nutrition lectures, colonic cleanses and guided meditation. Chill by the pool, have a treatment, use the infra-red sauna and take two yoga classes a day. Resident teachers include Lely Aldworth, who teaches dynamic yoga, encouraging guests to experience yoga as a moving meditation. Alcohol-free meals are veggie and vegan.
• From £895pp sharing for 6 nights, 15 guests. Weekly from 26 Feb to 18 Nov, kaliyoga.com B

Fruitful stays, Sri Lanka

At the soulful Sen Wellness Sanctuary, in a nature reserve, there are yoga classes on breathtaking Rekawa beach as the sun rises, followed by breakfast of fruits and a fresh coconut, and ayurvedic treatments or sessions with a resident osteopath before sunset yoga in the shala overlooking mangroves. Excellent acupuncture is available, and meals are veggie with some fish. Yoga teachers in residence in 2017 include kundalini teacher Maren Lander and Pleuni van Hulten, who teaches two Scaravelli-inspired vinyasa flow and yin yoga classes each day, giving a lot of useful hands-on adjustments. All meals are ayurvedic Sri Lankan curries, and you’ll see wild monkeys in the trees.
• From £330pp for 3 nights, 16-20 guests. senwellnesssanctuary.com B £

Healing hotspot, Thailand

At Sanctuary, a jungle and beach retreat on Koh Phangan, guests can indulge in spa treatments, use the steam room, have a healing session at a Tea Temple, take a Pilates class and follow an intense detox programme. Choose a three-, seven- or 10-night yoga retreat with visiting expert teachers, who include Peter Clifford, an Australian yoga master who teaches a flowing classical hatha style. Veggie and seafood meals can be healthy or indulgent, and there are movies under the stars.
• From £290pp sharing for 3 nights, 15 guests, thesanctuarythailand.com B £

Detox and cleanse, Wiltshire

On its retreats at 17th-century Littleton Mill, Jiva Healing cleverly mixes yoga with detoxing and healthy eating a few times a year. Choose the Creative Cooking, Conscious Eating and Yoga retreat for nutrition talks and cookery demos, or the Juice Fasting and Yoga retreat to cleanse with organic juices and coffee enemas. On each retreat, daily hatha yoga classes are taught by Chetana Thornton, whose husband Will plays live relaxing music throughout. There’s also bodywork and vegan meals.
• From £325pp sharing for 2 nights, 14 guests. Retreats run April and August. jivahealing.com
Caroline Sylger Jones is the founder of queenofretreats.com

Yoga lingo

Ashtanga yoga: athletic, quite demanding

Dru yoga: a type of yoga based on flowing movements

Gong bath: being “bathed” in gong vibrations

Hatha yoga: broad term for classical yoga

Iyengar yoga: precise and alignment based

Jivamukti yoga: a vigorous hatha-style yoga form

Kundalini yoga: a spiritual practice focused on raising energy

Pranayama: breathing exercises

Shala: a place of yoga; a studio or platform of wood or mud

Sivananda yoga: classical practice based on 12 basic poses

Restorative yoga: slow and supported poses

Vinyassa flow: flowing from one pose to the next

Yin yoga: slow, long-held poses

Yoga nidra: “yogic sleep”, gentle/meditative yoga

The caption for the leading picture was amended on 2 January because, as two commenters have pointed out, the picture is of the Kaliyoga retreat in Puglia, Italy, not its retreat in Andalucía.

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February 15

Guide to the Best Yoga Retreats & Spas

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There are so many websites focused on mindfulness and so many focused on yoga, and then there are those focused on BOTH. Some are geared toward adults and some are geared toward children, and some are geared toward BOTH. 

We are narrowing it down for you! (You’re welcome)

Here is a list of some of the best websites for resources, inspiration and products, classes, and more, focused on children, yoga, and mindfulness: 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Little Flower Yoga

Yoga Kids 

Left Brain Buddha – tips, activities, and inspiration

mindful.org – mindful magazine – tips and more

mindful kids – resources and activities 

mindful schools – curriculum, resources, training, online and in-person courses

Annaka Harris – tips on teaching mindfulness to children

And don’t forget! Playful Planet has Storyland Yoga, our award-winning children’s yoga DVD and Condor Trek, the accompanying yoga storybook. Enjoy! 

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Storyland Yoga is a nationally recognized, Award-Winning kid’s yoga video that features easy yoga poses for beginners and a story that engages children by motivating them to do yoga as they imitate animal poses and other kids. Whether you’re a concerned mom, teacher or grandparent, this video is a wonderful investment in your child’s future health and development. When practiced regularly, yoga benefits children and has proven to increase concentration, clarity, calmness and even grades.

February 15

Yoga, Hot Yoga, Yoga Studio: Boise, Garden City, Meridian & Nampa, ID: Essential Hot Yoga

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Looking for a way to relax and unwind? Want to calm your mind and feel a connection to your body? Come to Essential Hot Yoga. Our hot yoga classes are the perfect way to sweat out the toxins and find your inner peace. You’ll step onto the mat and feel the day’s stress melt away as our teachers guide you through your practice. Our experienced teachers will guide you through a different flow every time you visit to help you achieve total bodily awareness.

You’ll feel yourself growing stronger physically and mentally every time you step into our studio! We also offer Barre and Sculpt classes to increase strength and flexibility. See what our classes can do for you by signing up for a session at Essential Hot Yoga today.


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You don’t need years of yoga experience under your belt when you come to Essential Hot Yoga. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, our highly trained teachers will guide you through a practice that is accessible to all levels. Our classes are designed to help increase your strength, flexibility and overall well-being.

Learn more about our classes by going to our class description page or by contacting us.

Get the most out of your visit to Essential Hot Yoga

Essential Hot Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and skill levels! We have four convenient locations in Meridian, Boise, Nampa and Garden City, Idaho. In order to get the best experience during your yoga session, we recommend that you:

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to class to register
  • Discuss any health issues with your yoga teacher
  • Come to class on an empty stomach
  • Come to class hydrated and bring water with you
  • Wear something you are comfortable sweating in
  • Bring a yoga mat and large towel to put over your mat, or rent one from the studio
  • Come with an open mind and an open heart
  • Come prepared to explore yoga in a non-competitive environment

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our team! Call or come by Essential Hot Yoga.

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February 15

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Constantly expanding resource of online yoga videos created by experienced instructors. Their HD videos include classes, poses, breathing techniques and anatomy videos.

Videos from world-class instructors who have dedicated their life to yoga. Shot in panoramic backgrounds, they make online experience spectacular. Offers a 14-day free trial.

Get yoga related articles and videos. Their yoga dictionary has in-depth explanations of phrases. The blog also carries articles on health issues, recipes & yoga postures.

February 15

The best online fitness classes: From body pump to yoga and ballet | The Independent

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The best online fitness classes: From body pump to yoga and ballet

It’s cold outside – and dark and damp –  but that is no excuse for sidestepping your fitness routine

Let’s face it, winter is no friend to the best-laid  fitness resolutions. As the evenings get darker and the autumn chill sets in, it’s easy to pack in the exercise regime along with your sandals. By the time we’ve battled home from work in the rain, there’s no way we’re going back out in the damp darkness for a run or a walk. But before you pull on your slippers and reach for the hot chocolate, the answer to all your fitness hurdles (and excuses) are at the touch of a button.

Online classes are now  available in everything from high intensity interval training (HIIT) to dancing to yoga, with modifications for all fitness levels, ways to track your progression and even feedback from your trainer. What’s more, chances are it’ll work out much cheaper than a gym membership and some online classes are even free. Plus you’ll save a fortune on gymwear – no one will judge you if you’re doing star jumps in your jammies (except maybe the cat). Here are some of the best options on the net.

Best for ballet barre: Barrecore 

This London-based studio has gained a cult following, with chignoned fashion editors jostling for a spot at the barre. Barrecore says its classes ‘‘melt fat’’ and now everyone around the country can take part in the ballet-based body-sculpting classes. Rent one video for £4 for 24 hours, or get unlimited classes for £25 a month. barrecore.co.uk/online-classes 

Best for yoga: Movement for Modern Life 

If your toes seem to be just too far away, but you don’t have the time or bravery to join a yoga class, this could be just the introduction you need. This beautiful site has yoga classes to suit every skill level, time of day and even mood, so whether you’re bounding with energy and fancy a rocket yoga class, or prefer to use it to wind down, there is something for you. The site offers a two-week free trial, followed by £15.99 per month, or £131.88 per year.  (movementformodernlife.com

Best for star quality: The Tracy Anderson Method 

You may have already heard of Anderson, or noticed her flanking the fittest celebrities in Hollywood. Her method has been hailed as miraculous by many and is available in an online version where you can participate in live classes alongside her clients, as well as additional training. Quite possibly the closest you’ll ever get to rubbing shoulders with Gwyneth. It costs $90 (£59) per month. (tracyanderson.com

Best for bringing the gym home: Les Mills On Demand

If you’re a member of a gym, chances are you’ve done a Les Mills class or two. BodyPump (weights), BodyBalance (yoga), Sh’Bam (dance) – they’re all Les Mills branded and are taught by trainers in gyms around the country. Now they’re all available online to suit your schedule, with carefully selected instructors and music to motivate you through each routine. A 10-day free trial is followed by a monthly subscription of £9.95. (lesmills.com

Best for price: NHS Fitness Studio

If you’re just dipping your  toe into the world of fitness, or don’t know if you want to commit to a monthly package just  yet, this is a great option. Run  by NHS Choices, it offers free classes from bellydancing to bedtime yoga, and even a 12-week plan to help you set some long-term goals. (nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio)

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February 15

Best Yoga Studios in the World - NYC, London & More | Travel + Leisure

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25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World

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If you practice yoga, the classes that some hotels offer can be frustratingly easy. But how do you find a challenging class in a foreign city? We did the work for you. Here, 25 top yoga studios in cities around the world. All welcome drop-ins and have English-speaking instructors. Namaste!

1. Boston

Named Boston magazine’s best yoga teacher of 2006, David Magone (www.insideyoga.com; $18) practices a style of his own invention: PranaVayu. An integration of Power yoga and Vinyasa flow, it breaks sequences down into accessible pieces. Magone, who currently teaches at Boston’s Sports Club L.A. and Exhale Spa, keeps the mood light and playful right up until the 15-minute meditation at the end of class.

2. Chicago

Classes at Yogaview (www.yogaview.com; $15) are a hybrid of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa flow. (Founders Tom Quinn and Quinn Kearney trained with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Richard Freeman, and John Friend, among others.) Meditation is a fundamental part of the curriculum here, with 10 to 15 minutes at the start or end of practice, depending on the instructor. The 1,300-square-foot studio has two rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows; come summer, Yogaview will move to a larger space two blocks away.

3. Los Angeles

It’s not hard to find a challenging yoga class in L.A. Two popular examples are YogaWorks (www.yogaworks.com), with five locations, and Power Yoga guru Brian Kest’s Santa Monica studio (www.poweryoga.com). The Hatha teachers at Liberation Yoga (www.liberationyoga.com; $10), on south La Brea, emphasize the spiritual sides of yoga as much as the physical. Your first class is free.

4. Miami

Word has quickly spread about the Miami Life Center (www.miamilifecenter.com; $18), which opened in November on South Beach. Founded by Kino MacGregor, one of the youngest women to complete the third series of Ashtanga (she recently started on the fourth with Guruji and Sharath), the studio has both "led" Ashtanga classes, traditional Mysore classes (where each student goes at his or her own pace), and a few Vinyasa classes. The Center has two practice rooms with bamboo floors, showers, changing rooms, and a large marble-floored lobby where students linger after class on oversize couches.

5. Minneapolis

Located in South Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Yoga Workshop (www.mplsyogaworkshop.com; $15), attracts a loyal crowd. William Prottengeier, founder and director, teaches Iyengar with an emphasis on meditation. The studio also offers classes in Vinyasa, prenatal, and “thundering years” (for students 10 to15 years old). Print out the coupon on the studio’s Web site, and your first class is free.

6. New York

There’s a surfeit of good yoga studios in Manhattan (and in outlying boroughs). It all depends on what style you practice. For Vinyasa, go to Cyndi Lee’s Om (www.omyoga.com; $18); for Iyengar, head to the Iyengar Yoga Institute (www.iyengarnyc.org; $20) in Chelsea. Jivamukti (www.jivamuktiyoga.com; $17), recently opened an uptown studio on 65th St. and Lexington Ave., but its flagship downtown location is still going strong. At Rolf Gates’s Prana Power Yoga (www.pranapoweryoga.com; $17), classes are a mix of Power and Vinyasa Flow-the studio is heated to 90 degrees, allowing you to stretch deeply into pigeon pose.

7. Oakland

Since 1987, when Rodney Yee founded the Piedmont Yoga Studio (www.piedmontyoga.com; from $10) with two fellow graduates of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute, the studio has grown in size and popularity. Today, there are more than 20 teachers who lead a mostly Hatha-based curriculum, with a few specialty classes such as restorative, back care (how to do yoga with a bad back), and Pilates mat.

8. Philadelphia

The focus at Studio B (www.studiobwell.com; $15), an enormous space in Philly’s artsy Northern Liberties neighborhood, has long been Vinyasa. However, owner Jami Hogan-Gormley (yoga@studiobyoga.com; 215/313-0089) recently introduced Ashtanga classes, including Ashtanga 101, for those who are new to the set sequences, and plans to have at least one Mysore class this spring.

9. San Francisco

At Yoga Tree (www.yogatreesf.com; $16), which now has four studios in San Francisco, you can take classes in Jivamukti, Iyengar, Forrest, Mysore, and just plain old Hatha. If you’re a fan of Power-yoga-disciple Rusty Wells, don’t miss his Bhakti flow class at the Castro studio on Monday nights.

10. Washington, D.C.

There are two studios at Tranquil Space (www.tranquilspace.com; $13) on Dupont Circle-the sky studio, with 15-foot ceilings and skylights and the sea studio, which is painted a soothing sea-foam green. Nonetheless, classes can be packed-especially the hour-long Express yoga at noon and at 5:15 p.m. Instructors, all of whom teach Vinyasa flow, are excellent, and the post-practice tea and cookies is a welcome tradition.

11. Bangkok

Run by Adrian Phillip Cox, Yoga Elements Studio (www.yogaelements.com; $16 [500 baht]), is easily Bangkok’s best studio. Cox trained with Cyndi Lee at Om in New York City as well as with gurus in India. Classes—almost all of which are taught in English—are a mix of Vinyasa and Ashtanga. The studio, located on the 23rd floor of a downtown high-rise, has sunrise and sunset views.

12. Buenos Aires

It is a true challenge to find a yoga class that’s taught in English in the Argentinian capital. Luckily, even if you’re not a guest at the Faena Hotel + Universe, you can sign up for Sat Narayan Simrun Kaur’s Kundalini class (www.faenahotelanduniverse.com; $49 [150 AR]). Sat teaches each Wednesday, but if there’s demand, she’ll hold additional classes. She also teaches privately; a one-on-one 75-minute session is just $20 U.S.

13. Capetown

The BKS Iyengar Yoga Centre (www.capetownyoga.com; $11 [R80]) is one of the larger Iyengar centers in South Africa—and probably one of the most exquisitely located. The studio is set at the base of Table Mountain on the Atlantic coastline of the Western Cape; while you’re in tadasana, you can gaze seaward. Classes are taught by founder David Jacobs, who still makes annual trips to Pune, India, to study with 88-year-old B.K.S. Iyengar himself.

14. Copenhagen

One of the only studios in Scandinavia where instructors teach Vinyasa yoga is Hamsa Yoga Studio (www.hamsayoga.dk; $18—[100 kroner]). It also offers workshops on advanced back-bending and Thai massage. The Danish modern décor—all-white and sparsely furnished with lotus-shaped lamps (by Danish designer Normann) and 18thcentury wall paintings—is oddly suitable for a yoga studio. If you request it, your class can be taught in English.

15. London

Appropriately enough, Triyoga (www.triyoga.co.uk; $22 [11£]) now has three branches in London: Primrose Hill, Covent Garden, and most recently, Soho. The center’s sterling reputation stems from its challenging classes, which run the gamut from Ashtanga to Restorative,and its holistic treatments such as acupuncture, naturopathy, and massage. At the Primrose branch, Triyoga has Pilates equipment sessions and a new organic café.

16. Mexico City

Located in D.F.’s upscale Polanco neighborhood, Agoralucis (www.agoralucis.com; $15 [160 pesos]) is a one-stop wellness center. In addition to a medley of yoga styles (especially Ashtanga and Kundalini), the center offers acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, Tai Chi, and Capoeira lessons. The enormous, light-filled space has five studios, three treatment rooms, and a beautiful Zen garden. Your first class is free.

17. Milan

Recently, yoga has become more popular in Italy, but it's still hard to find classes that are taught in English. If you're a practitioner of Ashtanga, however, it shouldn't matter, since the sequences will be familiar. Instructor Elena de Martin, who studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and Eddie Stern in New York City, has been teaching in Milan for six years. Her classes at the Accademia Biosofica (www.accademiabiosofica.it; $20 [15€]) and the Palestra Forte (www.palestraforte.it; $20 [15€]) are popular with locals and expats alike.

18. Munich

Centrally located near the Marienplatz (and a four-minute walk from the Mandarin Oriental hotel), Airyoga Munich (www.airyoga.com; $54 [40€] for three classes) feels more like a high-end spa than a yoga studio. In addition to two large practice rooms, the 1,500-square-foot space has changing rooms, showers (use of towels, bathrobes, and Korres products included), and an Asian day spa where you can get a post-yoga Thai massage, Sundari facial, or pedicure. As at the Zurich outpost, all major yoga styles are available and classes are taught in English at your request. (The staff is multilingual.)

19. New Delhi

A whole guide could be written about yoga in India, but what if you don't want to attend a destination ashram in Rishikesh or the B.K.S. Iyengar Institute in Pune?The Yoga Studio (www.theyogastudio.info; $7 [300 RS]) in New Delhi's Hauz Khas neighborhood is a great spot for a drop-in class. Instructor Seema Sondhi teaches a 90-minute Ahstanga classes (in English) every day at 8:00 a.m. and then again at 9:30 a.m. There are evening classes, too.

20. Paris

Located in the shadows of Notre Dame (in the Fifth Arrondissement), Rasa (www.rasa-yogarivegauche.com; $27 [20€])is a peaceful haven with immaculate white walls, dark wood floors, and slanted skylights that let in the sun. Vinyasa is the main tradition taught here, but there are also classes in Ashtanga, Mysore, and Yin. Check the online schedule for classes in English.

21. Phnom Penh

Australia native Isabelle Skaburskis has found a loyal following at NataRaj (www.yogacambodia.com; $8 [32 riel]), in the upscale, expat neighborhood of Boeng Keng Kang. Skaburskis teaches the little-known Nicky Knoff method—a mix of Ashtanga and Iyengar. Since there’s no air-conditioning, classes, taught on a tiled screened patio with ceiling fans whirring above, are also naturally great for loosening muscles.

22. Sydney

If you practice Ashtanga, Yoga Space (www.ashtangayogaspace.com.au ; $14 [17 AUD]) is the place for you. Owner Fiona Parker is well loved as are her instructors, all of whom lead classes in the first three of Ashtanga’s six series. (You can also take a Mysore class.) The studio, centrally located in the Paddington neighborhood, smells of incense, and is decorated with Buddhas and fresh flowers.

23. Tokyo

Classes at BeYoga (www.beyogajapan.com; $25 [2,000 yen]), taught in both English and Japanese, are filled with locals and expats alike; the studio, located five minutes from the Roppongi Hills neighborhood, is near several international schools. BeYoga instructors practice ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda), a yoga style founded in the 1960’s by Alan Finger that emphasizes both alignment and asana. (For more on ISHTA, see: www.ishtayoga.com) U.S.-based teacher Jonas Westring will be leading workshops in Anusara and Thai massage in late April.

24. Toronto

At Jivamukti Toronto (www.jivamuktiyoga.ca; $15 [$17 C]), formerly called Sage Yoga, classes are physically and mentally challenging-and often include music, chanting, and meditation. This window-lined studio, based downtown, has blond wood floors, 12-foot-high ceilings, and a spacious lounge. The center regularly invites guest teachers, such as Jivamukti founders Sharon Gannon and David Life to conduct in-depth workshops and classes.

25. Zurich

At Airyoga (www.airyoga.com; $62 [fr75] for three classes), you can choose from 10 different yoga traditions, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Anusara. The Zen-like studio, which recently moved to the center of town near Bellevue Plaza, is large and light-filled, with changing rooms, showers, and a tea lounge. Almost all classes are taught in English.

February 15

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23 Best Yoga WordPress Themes 2017

Yoga is a preferred fitness activity for many people. It’s associated with so many health benefits and practitioners report feeling rejuvenated and more flexible following a workout. Some turn their passion for yoga into their profession. And as with any profession, you need a website to represent your business online.

Thankfully, there are several WordPress themes available designed specifically with yoga studios and teachers in mind that can serve as a beautiful face for your company. These premium themes offer the flexibility and features you need to build a site that bolsters your business reputation and gives your students all the information they need.

Here are 23 of the best yoga themes out there right now. I hope you enjoy them!

Asana

With the Asana theme you gain a plethora of features for your sport or yoga company. To start, this offers a rather clean layout with the inclusion of the Slider Revolution plugin, a beautiful option for sharing information about your yoga studio, such as promotions and events. The grid-based format allows for the ideal organization of your blog posts and important pages, while the shopping cart integrates with WooCommerce for selling items like yoga mats and clothing. You can even start to sell your own yoga books and watch as the money drops directly into your account.

A schedule module has the functionality for you to quickly share upcoming classes and events, keeping everyone in the loop. The Asana WordPress theme has responsive design elements, meaning that everything snaps into place when someone is looking at your content with a phone or tablet. What’s cool is that a wish list comes with the WooCommerce module, helping customers plan for their special occasions. Several free icons and Google Fonts come with your purchase, and the section parallax background is a lightweight method for grabbing attention and showing off some creativity. Along with animations and an AJAX scroll feature, the Asana theme is one powerful yoga website.

Price: $59

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Yogi

Consider the Yogi theme if your yoga company is interested in a mellow, clean layout with responsive elements. Four custom post types are included with the theme, such as class, trainer and testimonial. With these, you can build your credibility and even share information about upcoming events. We particularly enjoy the trainer post types for putting a face to your company and showing who people can expect to work with when going to yoga classes. Two demos come along with the Yogi theme, allowing you to choose the perfect one for you. The custom floating menu has the power to guide people through your site, no matter where they end up.

With the Yogi theme you gain access to tons of shortcodes and widgets, all of which assist in building your site faster. For example, some of the widgets and shortcodes allow for making areas for recent classes, trainers, video sliders and class schedules. What’s nice about the class schedule is that your customers can filter the events by category, so if they aren’t into advanced yoga, they can completely remove that option. The membership package offers a standout feature, since it brings in people who are willing to spend money on a monthly basis. Share your packages and collect payments without any problems. The Yogi theme also provides a real time customizer, the Visual Composer plugin and WooCommerce integration for selling physical and digital items through your website.

Price: $59

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Yoga Fit

Yoga Fit presents a relaxing and harmonious feel with its smooth colors and intriguing images. One standout feature is the timetable functionality, which reveals when people can signup for classes and where they should show up. The Event’s Calendar plugin doesn’t come with the Yoga Fit theme, but support is provided if needed. The custom WordPress admin has all the tools you need to change colors and logos, while the WooCommerce integration works wonders for peddling shoes, mats and compression shirts. The king-size shortcodes pack cuts down on the time it takes to build items like buttons and columns, and the classes post type explains to people what they can expect when signing up for one of your classes.

You have the option to create a one page website, but by default it comes with a large menu and plenty of pages. Translations are allowed for reaching out to people who may not speak your language, and the premium sliders have animations and overlaying text to send people to your sales pages. Color and font management is fairly easy, and the drag and drop editor works well for both advanced users and beginners. Finally, the Yoga Fit WordPress theme provides a responsive layout for those who would like to view the site on mobile devices.

Price: $59

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Fitness Life

Though designed for pretty much any type of fitness business, Fitness Life is absolutely perfect for yoga studios and instructors. It offers the right combination of style, features, and professionalism that best serve any sports-related business and functions with that explicit purpose in mind. This theme is fully responsive, so it’ll look great no matter what device it’s viewed on. Plus, it has dedicated pages for the specific kinds of content you’d need to write up for a yoga studio. These pages include: Trainers, Classes, Membership, and Testimonials. More traditional pages are also included like a news list and a contact form.

Other features include an unlimited color scheme, custom share buttons, multilingual capability, an included child theme, 12 custom widgets, and more.

Price: $99

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Olympic

Olympic offers a bit of a powerful aesthetic that could help dispel the myth that yoga isn’t for hardcore fitness buffs. In fact, the subdued style and the way it highlights images can give your yoga studio a harder edge, which might bring in some new students. The theme was built by CSSIgniter on Bootstrap 3.0, which means it’s fully responsive and was designed with mobile in mind. It comes equipped with an events calendar to make it easy to display when and where your classes are held. Plus it features custom post types, so you can showcase your staff, class types, events, galleries, and more. Olympic comes with a custom contact template that’s been optimized for conversions. But truly, these just scratch the surface of this theme’s options.

Other features include, short codes, localization, custom menus, various color schemes, theme options, and dedicated support. All that and more definitely makes it worth the price tag, don’t you think?

Price: $39

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Wellspring

We enjoy the Wellspring WordPress theme for a number of reasons. Starting out, the theme offers a beautiful white interface for keeping focus on the content that matters most. It also looks nice for creating a soothing feeling with customers, which is most likely what a yoga studio is going for. The theme works great for promoting a healthy lifestyle, and it comes with the Visual Composer Plugin, an option with drag and drop functionality. The Slider Revolution plugin is also packaged into the theme, delivering a stunning slider towards the top of your page. We enjoy this for featuring images of your yoga studio, or for announcing upcoming events. A BMI calculator helps out people who are trying to lose weight, while the events calendar is there for letting people know when they should signup for an upcoming class.

The bbPress plugin brings about a forum on your website, enabling people to talk with each other about certain yoga poses, diets and strategies. Feature your Instagram feed in the website, and share articles about healthy eating. Quite a few different types of widgets are available with the Wellspring theme. For example, you can share testimonials from people who have come to your yoga studio in the past, while also posting pricing for people who want to signup for a plan. Review tools are provided, and a spot for featuring your latest posts is a great way to get people to stick around on your site for a longer period of time. Overall, the Wellspring WordPress theme is one of the cleanest we’ve seen, and the wide set of plugins and widgets means that you don’t have to go out and find a bunch of third party options.

Price: $59

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Sportify

Sportify represents everything modern in WordPress themes right now. It’s responsive, features a flat design, and comes with plenty of features to make building a site that does exactly what you want it to do a snap. Developed by TeslaThemes, Sportify comes with an attractive slider, powered by Slider Revolution, to give your homepage some real personality. Choose from a variety of transitions, animations, and 3D effects. And the best part is you can build your slider using the built-in drag-and-drop editor. This theme also works with WooCommerce, so if you want to make managing the business end of your site easier, you can. The theme is powered by the Tesla Framework, which makes it easy to customize your theme within the admin panel. Change the background, add social buttons, add a logo, or create a custom map.

Other features include 13 custom post types, 9 custom pages templates, short codes, an AJAX contact form, Google Maps integration, Google Fonts, and more.

Price: $48

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Skin Beauty

If you’re looking for more feminine look to your yoga website, the Skin Beauty Theme has you covered. The default colors are mainly pink, white and light blue, and the responsive nature of the theme works well for those on the go. All of your contact information is detailed at the top of the page, and social media buttons improve how you build your Facebook and Twitter platforms. A beautiful slider comes with the purchase, enabling you to share images of your studio and to talk about new promotions. The shortcodes make easy work of lightboxes, frames and more, while the blog has the power to change up post types and to boost your search engine rankings.

Make testimonial, gallery and client pages for credibility, and build a multi-grid portfolio for bringing in new clients. The stunning design combines with WooCommerce for selling anything from water bottles to yoga mats, and the Goodlayers Page Builder provides drag and drop functionality for those who aren’t interested in coding. When you purchase Skin Beauty, it comes with a demo import so you don’t have to start your design from scratch. In addition, Font Awesome icons and the font uploader combine well to find the perfect branding look for your business.

Price: $59

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Pure

The Pure WordPress theme has an interesting design that works towards grabbing attention and showing people where to go once they land on your website. The fullscreen header/slider allows for high resolution images, and you can write some words about your yoga studio to tell people what they can expect. Another element we like about the header is that an overlaying button can serve as a call to action, prompting folks to signup for a class or to read about your nutritional tips. Although the theme is specifically designed for spas, it works well for yoga blogs and businesses as well. After all, some yoga studios also offer spas. Four unique demos are provided for differentiating your website from the competition. The drag and drop page builder helps out with those who are not used to playing around with the source code.

The Revolution Slider plugin is included with the package, assisting those yoga studios that would like to share images of people doing yoga. Several animations and effects are packaged into the Revolution Slider plugin, making it one of the most popular solutions on the market. The best part is that you get the premium plugin for free. The theme is ready to integrate with the Contact Form 7 plugin, which is handy for keeping in touch with your customers. You can also use the WooCommerce plugin for selling items that relate to yoga. For example, some yoga studios sell mats and clothing, bringing in an additional revenue stream besides classes. Along with a sleek design, one click demo installation and a reservation form, the Pure WordPress theme impresses us quite a bit.

Price: $59

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GymBoom

Put a real focus on fitness and on serving new and old students alike by using the GymBoom theme. It was created by BoxyStudio and comes with more features than you’ll know what to do with. Might as well dive in, right? For starters, this theme is responsive, so it looks great on mobile devices. One of its standout features is a diagonal slider that you can build in a matter of minutes with text, images, and even buttons using drag-and-drop functionality. A built-in event calendar makes it easy to let your students know when you’re holding your next class, and you can easily use the 11 custom widgets to set your site apart.

GymBoom also lets you change the site’s colors and styling; select from custom post types including sliders, galleries, testimonials, and videos; and use the admin panel to make customizations. Finally, this theme comes with two premium plugins: Visual Composer and Slider Revolution to round out the feature set.

Price: $49

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Yogastudio

The Yogastudio WordPress theme has every element built specifically for yoga companies, and the theme delivers a stunning responsive design for those studios that are interested in something simple, yet professional. The minimal design is exactly what the standard yoga studio needs, and the beautiful typography can be customized on the backend, making for an easy branding situation. Upload your logo from the WordPress dashboard, and use the great social engagement tools to spread the word about your classes. The blog is completely ready for you to share articles, and the multiple post formats are solid for different types of media. A blog is essential for boosting your SEO rankings, and it also keeps people on your website for longer periods of time. The three homepage layouts help you get a little creative from the start, and the drag and drop page builder works well for both advanced users and beginners.

Two slider plugins come along with the Yogastudio WordPress theme, enabling you to share information about events, classes, tips and blog posts. SEO optimization is packaged into the theme, while the translation files ensure that people who don’t speak your language can still come and enjoy the wonders of yoga. Customers can quickly make an appointment by clicking a button and filling in a form. The theme lets you create an online store, which comes in handy for bringing in more money and providing additional resources to your customers. A full class schedule is available through the theme, and you can highlight certain testimonials to get more people walking through your doors. Overall, the Yogastudio WordPress theme continues to impress us by using simple designs and robust features.

Price: $49

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Gym Guide

The Gym Guide theme is perfect for any fitness-oriented site and can easily be adapted for those in the yoga industry. Instructors and studios alike can make use of this theme to build a powerful web presence. Created by Chimpstudio, this theme comes with a drag-and-drop page builder, a media gallery, a contact form, MailChimp, and it’s WPML and WooCommerce compatible. You can select from 8 pre-made color schemes or create your own within minutes, it’s up to you. Since Gym Guide is made for fitness companies, it comes with several pages and theme options tailored to this industry, including classes schedule, gallery, facilities, and more. You can also easily manage the homepage slider from within theme options.

Price: $49

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Health Coach

With the Health Coach theme you gain the ability to showcase your own yoga coaching or class events. So, it’s best for those who may run a studio, where there aren’t any other trainers there besides you. The theme is fully responsive for a beautiful look on smaller devices, and it offers an easy to use page builder for changing things like colors, logos and fonts. The Visual Composer plugin is provided for free when you grab the Health Coach theme, which is a wonderful addition for anyone who doesn’t want to program elements like sliders and video spots. Slider Revolution is also included for showcasing a myriad of photos that highlight different promotions and events you may hold.

Health Coach has translation ready features to assist you in reaching out to those who may not speak your language. In addition, the over 630 Google Fonts improve how your branding strategy works.The background area is one of our favorite parts of the theme, since it allows you to implement either a video or parallax background, both of which are known to grab attention and show people what your yoga studio is all about. Along with Font Awesome icons and PSD files for the more advanced developers out there, you can’t go wrong with the Health Coach theme.

Price: $59

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Somnus

Somnus is a contemporary and purposeful WordPress theme, offering an onslaught of beautiful and balanced elements for the modern yoga studio. The theme is completely responsive for viewing on mobile devices, and it has a drag and drop page builder to keep your hands out of the source code. A parallax effect helps with making your site more creative, while the tabbed timetable ensures that customers are aware of the certain classes and events you have coming up. The one click demo installation launches your site within minutes, while the Contact Form 7 plugin can integrate flawlessly. Upon opening up the demo, you’ll notice that the logo is situated towards the center of the header. The menu goes around the logo, giving your website a wonderful flow. The slider supports high resolution images, along with some overlaying text to explain what your yoga studio is all about.

Becoming a member is a big part of the Somnus theme, since a large button is featured on the homepage, where it leads customers to a page about signing up for the yoga studio. An upcoming events module shares details about times, dates and locations of classes, while the blog is great for showing off certain yoga poses. Social media buttons come along with the theme for pushing people to places like Facebook and Twitter. Building your social platform is essential for running a yoga studio since more people are bound to hear about deals and events through Facebook than they are through your website. Along with that, you gain access to a sleek email newsletter module, rounding out the set of features that are sure to push your yoga studio to the next level.

Price: $49

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Spalon

The Spalon theme was designed with salons and spas in mind but it can easily be adapted for use with yoga studios, too. It has the stylish and airy vibe that so often accompanies yoga-themed designs, after all. This theme comes with so many features, it’ll be hard to list them all here. For starters, it’s responsive and offers unlimited colors, so you can be sure it fits your studio’s aesthetic. It comes with 18 page templates, and several custom post types, including those for your staff, gallery, testimonials, price list, and a slider. You can add as many sidebars as you want, create shortcodes using the shortcode generator, and use the 9 custom widgets to further round out your site’s functionality.

Other features include a page header image uploader, a logo and favicon image uploader, contact forms, social media integration, and a theme options panel. Finally, Spalon is compatible with WooCommerce and includes full documentation and localization support for your convenience.

Price: $49

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WellnessCenter

Now here’s a theme that’s rather affordable and beautiful when it comes to a full screen intro image with overlaying text and logo options. The theme has a responsive design for those who want to come to your site to see your content on smaller devices, and the drag and drop visual builder has all the tools you need for implementing elements without the need to touch any code. Google Fonts are packaged into the WellnessCenter theme, all of which are designed to fit your brand and make you stand out from the crowd. The one click demo installer has the power to quickly populate content into your website, minimizing the amount of work you have to put in from the start.

The theme has a full booking center for when people want to come to your site and book a private or class yoga session. They can even see which classes are coming up in the future so they can plan for them. The contact form is a nice touch, and the newsletter signup form provides the muscle you need to build your email list and get people to come back to your yoga business. What’s cool is that the newsletter form integrates with the MailChimp platform, seamlessly integrating your website and the email creation system. One of the main reasons we like the WellnessCenter theme so much is because it has a client review section with ratings and areas for people to tell you what they like or don’t like. This builds social credibility and you have a quick way to accumulate feedback from members.

Price: $44

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BeautyPress

BeautyPress, as its name would suggest, was designed with spas and beauty salons in mind but the layout and style make it a perfect choice for the zen vibe yoga studios are known to exude. Developed by ThemesKingdom, this theme is responsive and comes with a homepage builder, so you can drag-and-drop content, images, and more wherever you want them to appear. It also comes with Font Awesome, Slider Revolution, shortcodes, and it’s translation ready. Several custom widgets are included as well, such as ones for Twitter, Facebook, Ads, and a Newsletter. Create an unlimited number of sidebars, choose from unlimited colors, and use the Reservation Manager to configure and keep tabs on your student’s class fees.

Price: $49

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Workout

The Workout theme is made for gym owners but it can easily be adapted for used by yoga instructors and studio owners, too. Why? For starters, it comes with all sorts of custom pages and post types that allow you to create content tailored to your business with ease. Created by Two2Twelve, this theme offers pre-built page templates and custom post types–including a programs list, coaches page, galleries, scrolling testimonials, and a specials banner. You can also build programs and class schedules in a snap. Plus, they can be sorted by program or instructor. You can use the “Workout of the Day” feature to create a yoga pose of the day to publish on any page you want for some added content for your visitors.

Workout comes with several really unique features including face recognition cropping, CSS3 animations, several sliders and carousel footers, unlimited customization options, and WooCommerce and Contact Form 7 compatibility. You can also make use of over 100 short codes and the Google Typography plugin to change fonts on the fly. Really, I don’t know if there’s anything this theme can’t do.

Price: $59

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Dream Spa

The Dream Spa theme just looks relaxing, doesn’t it? Well, you can easily use that ambiance to your advantage when promoting your yoga studio. This theme comes with the Layer Slider and Slider Revolution, so you have plenty of options for how you want to present your content with text, images, audio, video, and buttons. It also comes with animated galleries. You can select from one to four column grid galleries that present with or without a sidebar depending on your needs. Plus, pick from several different header designs.

Dream Spa also comes with a custom post type for Procedures, but this can easily be adapted to your Class Description page. Select from 6 different skins in boxed or full-width layouts. The include a mega menu that makes it easier to ensure your site visitors get to where they need to go and the included widgets and shortcodes make customization oh-so-simple. Google Fonts and compatibility with WooCommerce, MailChimp, Font Awesome, and child theme support complete the features list here–and what a list it is!

Price: $59

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Limon

Limon is another spa theme that works well for yoga studios. It’s another Two2Twelve creation and sports all the features you’d expect from a premium theme and then some. Customization is easy with this theme. Choose from 18 different color options and 7 background patterns. You can make all of your changes using the custom options panel and configure an unlimited number of sidebars depending on your specific site needs. Limon comes with over 50 short codes, several gallery layouts, and a Nivo Slider for creating a truly engaging homepage. The menu shortcodes make it simple to create a custom Services pages with drag-and-drop ordering. And the real perk here is the fact that it comes with a custom Facebook fan page that matches the Limon theme and automatically updates with your latest content.

Other features include an AJAX form, custom widgets, and nested comment support.

Price: $49

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Spa Treats

Spa Treats exudes a sense of health and happiness in its design, style, and layout. It walks that line between professional and fun and that’s what I particularly like. It can be used for both spa businesses like yoga studios and restaurants, making for a truly flexible theme. Of course, it’s responsive, but it also comes with two sliders including the Layer Slider and Slider Revolution plugins — which is a $30 value. You can easily switch between the two versions of this theme with the click of a button and set up WooCommerce product lists thanks to full integration with the e-commerce platform.

This theme is translation ready thanks to support for the WPML plugin and it includes the Buddha Panel, which lets you make design changes from the backend without using code. Change everything from page layout to the font to color here. It comes with an AJAX gallery with multiple layout options, 2 custom post types, numerous short codes, Google Fonts, and support for Contact Form 7 and MailChimp. 5 custom widgets, 4 page templates and HD video documentation make Spa Treats a must-see.

Price: $59

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Brick & Mortar

Now, isn’t this theme just gorgeous? Brick & Mortar was designed for creative professionals and provides you with ample opportunity to showcase just what it is you do — and why people should hire you. Developed by Two2Twelve, this theme features 2 homepage sliders. The first uses custom Javascript to display up to three different images. The second is a standard Nivo slider. You can create a service list with brief descriptions that link to full service description pages. It also has jQuery Fancyboxes with animations, 3 gallery layouts, a Google Font Picker, and more. Brick & Mortar also comes with 6 custom page templates that use 35 custom shortcodes, so you can create custom pages whenever and where’ve you want with minimal fuss.

Other features include custom widgets — like a location widget that shows your location and a map, and a reviews widget that shows off your best reviews on a rotating slider. A stylish contact form, nested comment support, and great support round out the feature offerings for this theme.

Price: $44

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Wellness

The last theme on my list today is certainly not my least favorite. Wellness was created by BW Themes and offers a multitude of layout and style options to suit any yoga studio, located anywhere. It comes with 4 different skins designed to suit different kinds of medical or health practices, including Classic Medical, Pastel Sunshine, Forest Retreat, and The Beach. It has a request form that works well as a call-to-action. It’s totally responsive and works well on mobile devices and comes equipped with a theme options control panel to make modifying the theme easier.

Other features for Wellness include a Nivo Slider, custom widgets, shortcodes, and a 960 grid system. Finally, the theme is search engine optimized so you’ll start off your yoga studio on the right foot.

Price: $49

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