Top Yoga Retreats Around The World

Buried in the stress of our daily lives, it's hard to appreciate our connection to the universe and our small but important role.[slideshow:1269]

It's so easy to get carried away and lose focus of what's important. Minds crowded and bodies exhausted we all need an escape every once in a while to reestablish that connection.

For many people yoga is that perfect escape. The practice challenges the mind and body, while helping us focus and let go of the unimportant. When you're looking to unwind and refresh, a yoga retreat might be the perfect opportunity.

We've outlined 10 of the best yoga retreats in the world. From Dominica to Massachusetts, these are the places that have restored the mind, body and spirit of thousands of yogis.

Kalani Oceanside Retreat—Big island, Hawaii

Hawaii's largest retreat center, Kalani, offers a variety of extraordinary programs and amenities to help guests connect and relax. Just steps from the Pacific Ocean and backed by a tropical forest, the facilities have hot tubs, saunas, multiple yoga studios and a charitable policy everyone can feel good about. Kalani is a registered non-profit organization; all of their proceeds go to education, recreation, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the poorest district in Hawaii. Now celebrating their fortieth anniversary, Kalani has become the largest nonprofit in the district and they say there's never been a better time to visit.

Jungle Bay Resort & Spa—Dominica

Tucked away on cliffs overlooking the ocean, this resort is set on the tiny island nation of Dominica. The Caribbean retreat has private cottages that sit among the well-preserved jungle and each comes equipped with an outdoor shower. Daily yoga classes, private afternoon sessions and yoga retreat packages give guests a chance to experience the studio made from reclaimed organic rock, while they listen to the ocean waves crash on the shore below.

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