Mind and body wellness are essential in this crazy world, as is a great restorative vacation. Get the best of both worlds by heading to a luxury yoga retreat, so heavenly, you’ll never want to leave. To help you reset in style, we did some research to unearth the yoga retreats worth getting on a flight for. Here are five of the top yoga retreats you simply have to see to believe.

Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort

Where: Cambutal, Panama

Whether you want to vacation on your schedule or an immersive yoga retreat experience, Sansara Surf and Yoga Resort answers the call. This resort in Cambutal, Panama has 12 luxury beachfront cabanas, complete with access to its saltwater swimming pool and complimentary bicycles and kayaks. Guests spend their days surfing, biking, or indulging in spa treatments. Looking for a structured retreat-style stay? Sansara has a busy winter lineup, and we highly recommend Nourish and Flow – a winter retreat. Enjoy sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, a complimentary surf lesson, and epic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Yoga for Bad People/Shou Sugi Ban House

Where: Long Island, New York

Next on our list of luxury yoga retreats worth getting on a flight for is Yoga for Bad People. YFBP takes a little creative and whimsical license to the traditional yoga retreat, making a point to intertwine other activities like meditation, healing treatments and beach walks along with intense yoga sessions. Classes are also hosted online for those around the globe, but to really experience the restorative powers of YFBP head to the beautiful, Japanese-inspired spa and wellness retreat Shou Sugi Ban House in the Hamptons.


Where: Tulum, Mexico

A self-described “eco-chic boutique hotel,” Amansala in beautiful Tulum, Mexico is a chic sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. The full-service resort offers four retreat packages, three of which are tailor-made for yogis. Try Beach n’ Bliss for twice-daily beach yoga, guided beach walks, and local sightseeing. Or Bikini Bootcamp for days packed with fitness classes, yoga, meditation, and spa pampering. For those seeking complete restoration you’ll want to book Restore n’ Reawaken to experience movement therapies, community, and spiritual growth and mindfulness training—via yoga and journaling. Amansala sits on the pristine beaches of Tulum, and guests have their choice of elevated bohemian style digs including beachfront suites, garden rooms, and bungalows, many with traditional thatched roofs.