8 MOST MAGICAL YOGA CENTERS AROUND THE WORLD
This article was originally published on Salty Souls blog here.
8 Most Magical Yoga Centers Around the World
I don’t even have words to describe our magical this place is… For me, the Barn is the source. It’s where it all started, where I’ve done my Yoga Teach Training, and where I keep going back again and again to get inspired ! Located at the end of a little alley, in the heart of Ubud – which literally translates to ”healing” – there in an incredible energy that swipes you off your feet as soon as you walk in. The quantity / variety / quality of the classes offered, as well as the food, everything is just next level. It’s also the home of the Bali Spirit Festival !
Lodged in the highlands of Guate, in a tropical food forest overlooking the lake Atitlán, the Yoga Forest is this kind of mystic place people keep talking about… so much that it truly feels like it is the yogi mecca of Central America. Learn permaculture, stay for a lunar month, drop-in for a kirtan night or a temple dance. In any case, just go.
Pretty new, this center is located in the heart of one of the coolest little town in the world – Canggu. The space is of course beautiful, but above all, the Practice, led by the charismatic Octavio Salvado, has the most solid panel of teachers I know of ! So but SO much to learn here about what goes on beyond the asana.
They also offer a super great online membership program to optimiz your life and help you reach your full potential at home.
This is a. high-end studio with a very special twist ! At the Humming Puppy, one of the first things you will notice is that the room quite literally hums… The yoga shala is injected with a combination of frequencies to enhance and deepen your experience. More specifically they use a combination of 7.83hz – otherwise known as the Schumann Resonance, the frequency of the earth itself which helps ‘grounding’ you – and 40hz – specifically associated with ‘Gamma’ brainwave activity, integral for achieving states of peak performance. And whilst all of that sounds quite serious and complicated, on a much simpler level the hum just feels good!
Go to Thailand for a cleansing & recharging experience, and not to party? That might sound crazy, but after a stay at The Sanctuary on Koh Phangan, a short boat ride away from the Full-Moon scene, your mind, body and soul will thank you.
The Sanctuary, which lives up to its name and is set on its own beach, offers yoga classes, guest teachers trainings, detoxing programs, amazing food, massages and the possibility to enjoy the ocean at the same time. Time to realign!
“Yoga Soup, it is so much more than just a studio to practice yoga asana. It is a community center, a home, a safe space, a place to have your heart held no matter who you are or where you are from.” -Justine Malick
Envision is a yoga + spirituality + music + art festival that comes together each year on the last week-end of February. I took part in the experience last winter, and as I recall here in the full story, I was completely transported to another universe ! Yoga wise, there is nothing quite as magical as practicing outside, in full harmony with nature, with masters from all fou corners of the globe.
Yes, of course we had to name it ! Our very own yoga shala here at Salty Souls ~ El Salvador, built between the palm trees and over-looking the endless sea… There is no place like home. ♡
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