- Cliff, Mountain Top, Yosemite Park, California, US
Where else would we want to do yoga, but in one of the most iconic parks in the United States? Connect with granite, pines, and the diverse life that teems in the Northern California park. Yosemite National Park is nearly all wilderness - forests, mountain cliffs, and clear rivers. Yoga is all about reconnecting to your natural self - your body and mind. Nature is a constant theme in Yoga, even in our own Zen 5 brand. Elevate your body with an inspirational boost from a cliff top. Perch in Tree Pose on top of a any mountain in Yosemite National Park and immerse yourself in natural ebb and flow of life.
- A House Dance Club, Detroit, Chicago, Ann Arbor and More, US
What better way to combine your zen out yoga practice than with some trance music? Fold yourself into your mind with deep beats and otherworldly lights by attending a yoga class a a dance club. One popular option is Deep House Yoga. This is one location that actually travels with the company - check out Deep House Yoga’s website for a transcendent yoga experience. https://www.deephouseyoga.us/tour/
- Kauapea Beach, Kauai, Hawaii, US
Dawn sun salutations on the beach are a yogi favorite, and there’s good reason for it. The reflections of the sun hits the water and you can awaken your body alongside the ascending sun. To further enhance your morning we at Zen 5 would like to take our practice out the Hawaii. One of the most secluded beaches in the US, Kauapea Beach, sometimes called Secret Beach, is a coveted beach tucked between Kilauea Point and Kalihiwai Bay. it takes a small hike a steep 15-minute trail to access the beach. Once you are there, the vast beach features tidal pools and a waterfall that overlooks the sea. The rough surf can cause dangerous conditions, so take caution if you decided to swim or surf.
- International Center for Yoga Education and Research, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India
For a real ‘retreat’ visit one of the many ashrams in India. There are many different types of ashrams, some lean toward more traditional hindu paths, while others have a distinctly Western feeling. Ashrams are a place where a person can improve their quality of life, whether that is through personal development, pursuit of enlightenment, or improving physical and mental health.
Check out the most popular sites where you cna choose from fast wifi or boutique intensives: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jun/21/top-10-yoga-retreats-holidays-india. Alternatively, go in search of a more local experience. http://ashrams-india.com.
One of the more popular, traditional, immersive ashrams is the International Center for Yoga Education and Research, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu. They hold a three-week course to help realign and educate yogis that most can take advantage of (unlike their infamously exclusive 6 month teaching course). Be prepared to limit your contact to the outside world and eliminate mean and alcohol from your diet.
- Britzer Garten, Berlin, Germany
Use all of your senses and immerse yourself in a aromatic experience when more than half a million tulips bloom at the Schloss Britz, or the Britzer Garten, in Berlin. There are some key nature places that are famous in Berlin, but we want to recommend the Britzer Garden for its famous aromatic greenery. It includes 250-acres of hills, lakes, and vast green plots of earth.