Amazing Yoga Shalas Around the World

Yoga for everyone everywhere
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Jenn Parker

The beauty of yoga is you can practice it anywhere and at anytime. Yoga is an ancient practice that is open to anyone who seeks it. You are never too old or too inflexible to start your yoga journey. Should you choose to practice at a shala and with a yoga instructor, these are some of the most awe-inspiring, uplifting, peaceful, and inviting places to practice at on the planet.

1. Parmarth Niketan, India

Hindu Temple, Shrine

Om shanti in India
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Located on the sacred banks of the Ganga River in Rishikesh, “The City of the Divine”, Parmarth Niketan hosts thousands of spirituality seeking pilgrims from all points on the planet throughout the year. Practicing yoga, meditation, and prayer at this ashram is a truly divine experience. Parmarth Niketan also regularly receives visiting saints, famous musicians, renowned spiritual leaders, and guest lecturers.

2. Intuitive Flow, Indonesia

Yoga Studio

Intuitive Yoga
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Intuitive Flow is a beautiful and inviting studio located in the heart of Ubud in Bali; a place that just feels like you should be doing yoga. There are floor to ceiling windows to the front and sides of the shala, which allow for natural light to pour in and warm your soul. There are all different types of yoga offered at the studio every day of the week, as well as teaching trainings, retreats, and workshops throughout the year.

3. Power of Now Oasis, Indonesia

Yoga Studio

This way
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Power of Now Oasis is an inspiring, eco-friendly, open-aired, beach-front yoga and mediation studio in Sanur, Bali. The two-level bamboo yoga shala is complete with a spacious space to practice, an area to relax and reflect downstairs, an organic juice and tea bar, a library, a small shop, and plenty of hammocks in front of the sea.

4. True Yoga and Food, New Zealand

Bistro, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Fast Food, Street Food

True Yoga and Food is located in Auckland, New Zealand. The harmonious combination of a dreamy yoga studio that overlooks the Okahu Bay and a bistro and bar that serves up creative and organic Kiwi cuisine and biodynamic wines, craft beers, and kombucha is a match made in paradise. There are a variety of yoga, pilates, and barre classes offered throughout the week for all levels. Naturally, to make the perfect trifecta, there is also a wellness center on site.

5. Eco Camp, Chile


Surround yourself with love and nature
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EcoCamp in Chile’s Torre del Paine National Park in Patagonia is the world’s first geodesic dome hotel. This award-wining sustainable hotel is also home to a unique yoga dome. The yoga dome overlooks the pristine Patagonian wilderness at the edge of the EcoCamp hotel. There are two yoga classes offered daily and retreats are hosted here throughout the year. This is a yoga and nature destination that should not be missed.

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