Yoga is an art which can be learned and practiced at any age. Whether you are 16 or 60 yoga holds many benefits. As we age, we become more prone to some conditions, but research has indicated that simple yoga exercises can help alleviate common ailments of ageing, whilst significantly improving existing conditions. Age is but a number for yoga enthusiasts.
Yogic exercises have countless benefits for the body as well as the mind. Some of these are:
- Deep breathing exercises help to harmonise the right and left hemispheres of the brain, sharpening the mind and often providing relief for respiratory problems.
- Yoga can help reduce the amount of medication required for hypertension.
- Weight-bearing yogic activities reduce the pace of bone thinning and reduce chances of developing osteoporosis.
- Yoga also helps to reduce anxiety, maintain weight, strength and balance and protects joints.
- A combination of breathing, movement and meditation exercises are found to enhance mood.
- Yoga brings about tremendous relief for patients of high blood pressure, arthritis, incontinence and rheumatism.
Here, we have listed the 10 best yoga retreats from around the world specifically designed to cater to senior citizens so that you can have a rejuvenating wellness boost as you enjoy a relaxing getaway amidst scenic landscapes:
1. Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand:
Kamalaya is built around a cave and located in the quieter part of Koh Samui; the third largest island of Thailand, situated elegantly in the Gulf of Thailand. It offers a holistic spa experience with detoxification and regeneration programs alongside the Koh Samui coast stretching as far as the eye can see. The offered programs combine the best of eastern and western cultures to give guests the most thorough wellness experience coupled with the maximum amount of comfort and luxury.
The yoga pavilion is located on the highest point of the resort and offers soothing and effective yoga sessions by professional trainers.
1. Wellness & Yoga Deluxe:
This is a 3 night package starting from £271.
2. Kamalaya Introduction to Detox:
This is a 5 night package starting from £1,511.
2. Hotel am Schlosspark, Germany:
Hotel am Schlosspark is a four star hotel situated in Gotha, Germany and offers a luxurious retreat amidst a spell-binding oasis perfect for calming your nerves. The hotel has a captivating view of castle Friedenstein; the oldest castle in Germany.
The hotel offers a detailed yoga experience under the careful guidance of a team of wellness therapists, a physiotherapist and a healing practitioner.
Yoga For Friends:
This is a 3 night package starting from £279.
3. OCEANO Hotel Health Spa, Spain:
Situated at a jaw-dropping and peaceful location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Mount Teide; OCEANO Hotel Health Spa offers a world renowned yoga program, weight loss program and purification facilities aimed at improving conditions like obesity, underweight, hypertension, stress, insomnia, arthritis, gout, rheumatism, migraines, menopause, allergies and metabolism disorders.
1. Ayurveda & Yoga Anti-Stress – 1 Week:
This is a 7 night package starting from £898.
2. Ayurveda & Yoga Anti-Stress – 2 Weeks:
This is a 14 night package starting from £1,798.
4. Spa Village Resort Tembok, Indonesia:
Spa Village Resort Tembok is situated on a tranquil location on the Island of Bali with a breathtaking view of a volcanic beach. This non-smoking resort offers the perfect escape from a monotonous routine and is equipped with a state-of-the-art wellness center and offers diverse spa options. The resort also entertains its guests with rich and captivating folklore presentations.
Wellness & Beauty Deluxe:
This is a 2 night package starting from £239.
5. La Clairière Bio & Spa Hotel, France:
La Clairière Bio & Spa Hotel is located in the small and friendly town of La Petite Pierre. The town is situated near the foot of Nordvogesen Park and contains an old city centre which is a tourist attraction owing to its beautiful and artistic half-timbered houses.
The well-being facility is meticulously designed to help guests refuel their energy and draw new strength allowing for an uplifted physical and mental state.
1. Yoga in the Forest – from 3 Nights:
This is a 3 night package starting from £536.
2. Yoga in the Forest – from 7 nights:
This is a 7 night package starting from £1,522.
6. Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village, India:
Kairali is a luxurious resort located in the city of Kerala amidst lush green fields and an alluring plam grove. It has an acclaimed Ayurveda centre that has attained numerous awards for providing holistic Ayurveda treatments. Under the expert supervision of physical trainers and therapists, these Ayurvedic treatments are known to be beneficial for an array of physical conditions.
Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda:
This is a 7 night package starting from £590.
7. Hotel Terme Metropole, Italy:
Hotel Terme Metropole offers an ideal getaway amidst a scenic park on the edge of Abano Terme. It combines treatments from around the world and Eastern philosophies such as Chinese and Japanese medicine, Ayurveda, and Spa treatments, all combined with the extraordinary properties of their spa water which is rich in sodium chloride, bromine and iodine and bio-thermal clay.
Yoga and Orient Week:
This is a 7 night package starting from £675.
8. Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand:
Absolute Sanctuary is a wellness oasis situated on the Koh Samui Island that specializes in yoga as detoxification programs. These programs are carefully crafted to offer guests complete rejuvenation of the body as well as mind.
Packages and Facilities:
1. Yoga Retreat:
This is a 6 night package starting from £806.
2. Detox & Yoga:
This is a 6 night package starting from £976.
3. Absolute Yoga:
Absolute Yoga is a yoga center with three studios and a team of professional yoga trainers. The centre offers yoga classes on a daily basis.
9. The Begnas Lake Resort & Villas, Nepal:
The Bengas Lake Resort & Villas is located on the alluring Annapurna Massifs. The non-smoking resort is surrounded by a splendid landscape entailing panoramic view of mountains. The wellness program of the resort is aimed at complete regeneration and relaxation of guests amidst crystal clear rivers and lush green vegetation.
This is a 8 night package starting from £772.
10. Yoga Vidya, Germany:
Yoga Vidya is the world’s largest yoga workshop house. It is aimed at the recreation and healing of guests in a marvelously beautiful atmosphere. Their Ayurveda oasis offers yoga, Ayurvedic, as well as, meditation treatments.
1. Yoga Weekend:
This is 2 night package starting from £131.
2. Yoga Holiday:
This is a 5 night package starting from £319.
These fun filled, relaxing and rejuvenating retreats are guaranteed to whisk your worries away and uplift your health as well as well-being. What’s more, you can look for several other yoga adventures and choose something that fits your budgetary and health needs!
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