Whether it’s under the water or in the snow, in a crater or on top of a mountain, there’s plenty of enticing ways to experience yoga around the world.
Here are our top picks.
Stand-up yoga in a crater cave
Imagine floating atop a geothermal spring, twirling your fingers in the warm water while staring up at the sky through the opening of an ancient crater during yoga nidra.
Park City Yoga Adventures offers stand-up paddle boarding yoga amid the 10,000-year-old limestone rock at Midway Utah Resort. It can be a bit chilly in winter, which just makes losing your balance and falling off into the hot spring all the more inviting. See here.
Underwater yoga in Bali
Take relaxation to a whole new level with underwater yoga in Bali. The Zen Harmony Diving experience at Alila Manggis in East Bali combines yoga, Ayurveda and scuba diving. Divers wear specially designed masks which allow them to breathe through their mouth and their nose, unlike regular deep dive masks which only allow breathing through the mouth.
The program is open to people of any level of experience in either scuba diving or yoga. Beginners dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres and can do a three-day training program to prepare. It might sound a tad disconcerting, but doing yoga underwater is said to help control breathing, increase lung capacity, improve meditative focus and reduce stress. See here.