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Create your own group for a yoga weekend or yoga retreat
Fancy going on a yoga holiday or yoga weekend together? Gather your own group of family members, friends, sports team or colleagues together. Group yoga is a fantastic way to be active and relax together. The yoga can be tailored entirely to your group. An inexperienced group would choose for beginners’ yoga. If you do sport together then you probably have issues in the same muscle groups. A customised group yoga class balances out your sporting activities. Choose to emphasise relaxation or strength in the practice; It’s up to you! We’d be delighted to send you an offer for groups of six people or more.
Individual yoga retreats with yoga classes
Take a look through our extensive portfolio of health and wellness hotels and resorts. Any free holistic activities, such as yoga, that are available at each wellness resort and with each wellness package are listed.
The benefits of yoga
A regular yoga practice will help improve respiration, increase concentration levels and lead to a more supple body. It helps you relax – even in stressful situations – and leaves you feeling fitter and more energised.
Which style of yoga will suit me best?
Much like fitness, ballet or football, belong under the umbrella 'sport', 'yoga' encompasses many different varieties. The best style for you is mainly a question of how dynamic you would like the class to be.
Discover which styles are for you, here.
Hatha yoga is the best known style of yoga. This classical, calm style consists of standing, sitting and lying poses (asana). Breathwork (pranayama) plays a central role in this. Thanks to its focus on the breath, hatha yoga has a meditative quality, though some of the poses can be quite intense, especially if held for longer periods. Hatha yoga is the best known style of yoga in het West, and many other styles derive from it.
Iyengar yoga focuses on executing the poses with as much precision as possible. A mixture of props such as blocks, bolsters and straps are used to help achieve the right alignment.
Power yoga / Vinyasa yoga
If you’re looking for dynamism, then power yoga (speaks for itself!) or vinyasa is the yoga for you. This style of yoga is often taught with music, and the poses flow from one to the next, fluidly.
Bikram yoga or hot flow yoga
Bikram yoga or hot flow yoga is physically demanding in a different way, as standing and lying poses are performed in a warm, humid room heated to between 34 and 40 degrees Celsius. The heat makes the body more pliable, making it easier to do the poses. But the temperature also makes you sweat a lot. This simultaneously detoxifies the body.
Kundalini yoga uses intensive movement to stoke energy. The powerful ‘breath of fire’ (whereby the navel is drawn strongly inwards) is very important in this practice.
Yin yoga is a very relaxed form of yoga. Instead of working to strengthen the muscles, it seeks to relax them. The opening poses are held for extended periods, sometimes using bolsters and blocks. The poses affect connective tissue and stimulate the meridians and organs.