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.
Pranamar is a gorgeous and zen-inspiring Earth-friendly and beachfront wellness destination in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The yoga shala is a stunning open-aired and high ceiling structure that faces the ocean. The sound of the waves, sea breeze, tropical bird songs, and monkey chatter adds to an enchanting yoga experience. The shala is just steps from the beach and the villas, but feels like its own hidden utopia.
Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica +506-2640-0852
Blue Spirit is located in Nosara, part of the Blue Zone on the Nicoya Peninsula, and provides the perfect setting for yoga retreats, mediation retreats, wellness vacations, yoga teacher trainings, and other transformational programs. The elevated yoga shala has floor to ceiling windows that offer an expansive ocean and beach view of Playa Guiones. Along with the food, accommodations, and services at Blue Spirit, the view from the yoga shala is world-class.
Blue Spirit, Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica +506-2656-8300
Rancho Santana is located within an exclusive resort and residential community on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Aside from the luxurious accommodations, five-star amenities, and five beaches that make up the coastline here, the yoga shala is heavenly. A five minute climb up gentle natural stairs from the main entrance of the resort takes you to the open-air and ocean facing elevated yoga shala. The energy up there is so peaceful and the views cannot be beat.
Rancho Santana, Carretera Las Salinas, Popoyo, Nicaragua (310) 299-7550
Light Space Yoga was created by mother-daughter duo, Susan and Claire. There are three Light Space Yoga studios, one in Ivanhoe, Balwyn, and Mitcham. The studios are the epitome of a light and uplifting space. The contemporary and minimalistic design, mixed in with the soft and serene color palette, makes the space very calming and sanctuary-like. Vinyasa flow, slow flow, basics, and yin yoga classes, as well as prenatal, moms and babies, and kids yoga classes are offered throughout the week.
Light Space Yoga, Balwyn, VIC, Australia +61-3-9857-3644
Coastal Bliss is located in Tofino on Vancouver Island in Canada’s western province of British Columbia. The small cedar pine studio has a cozy cabin feel and is even complete with infrared heaters. This wonderful gathering place for all levels of yogis fits the rustic nature vibe of the town and surrounding area. Coastal Bliss also offers beach yoga, private classes, workshops, and yoga products.
Sunset Yoga Hawaii is located on the island of Oahu. What makes this “studio” unique is there are no walls. Yoga takes place right on the beach. Sunset Yoga Hawaii also leads meditation waterfall hikes, corporate yoga events and retreats, and even stand up paddle board yoga. They do have a center, though, where you can enjoy a steam detox and other treatments, relax in their oceanfront lounge, sip a cup of tea, or even indulge in some chocolate and fruit. Sometimes the most amazing place to practice yoga is in nature and Hawaii is quite a spectacular studio.
Sunset Yoga Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii, USA 808-321-3297