Yoga: the best destinations to practice it on vacation

Yoga: the best destinations to practice it on vacation

Reconnect with yourself first and then with your surroundings. With the yoga You can find your own “middle” while also using the positive vibrations of nature. And so you can use the summer time to treat yourself to yoga classes with a view of the sea or on the edge of a mountain path while on vacation. There is no shortage of appointments for those staying in town either. Here are the best Italian places to practice yoga, meditate and relax.

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Between the Chianti hills

Yoga on vacation in Cerasa di Pontignano
Ancient Charterhouse of Pontignano

A few kilometers from Siena stands the Antica Certosa di Pontignano, an imposing residence dating back to 1343 that follows the traditional aspect of the Carthusian monasteries. Staying here, surrounded by an Italian garden with panoramic views of the Chianti hills, is nothing short of evocative. And on June 21, the facility celebrates World Yoga Day Aperi yoga session. Participants (all, not only guests of Certosa) can take part in a hatha yoga and meditation class from 6.15 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a good aperitif.

Embraced by the peaks of the Dolomites

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Hatha yoga course with Carmen Augschöll (Photo: Thomas Rötting)

In Klausen, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy in the heart of the Eisacktal, in South Tyrol, the youth Carmen Augschöll offers outdoor yoga classes that you can hardly do without. In addition to the teacher’s preparation, the panorama is particularly impressive: the historic Moar zu Viersch farm and the small Santa Caterina church offer the ideal environment for practicing Hatha yoga and enjoying the view over the Villnöss valley. And after training you can enjoy being outdoorsHotel Gnollhofembraced by the imposing peaks of the Dolomites.

With the sound of the sea in the background

Yoga on vacation at the Lido di Pesaro
A yoga class at the Excelsior lido in Pesaro

Practicing yoga with a sea view is possible thanks to the initiative of Boutique Hotel Excelsior Congress SPA & Lido from Pesaro, which hosts yoga teacher Annette Dearne Paulsen to give classes to hotel guests throughout the summer season until September 9th. Sessions are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning at sunrise from 7am to 8am at the Lido Excelsior. With the sound of the sea in the background, you can practice yoga and do targeted breathing exercises to find your well-being and recharge your batteries.

In the heart of Milan

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Yoga Festival (Edition 2022)

Come again this year yoga festival, the largest yoga gathering in Italy. Get your water bottles and mats ready: the appointment is for Wednesday 21 June from 6pm at the Gianni Brera Civic Arena in Milan. Prior to the training, Antonio Testa, ethnomusical researcher and internationally renowned musician, and the music ensemble Enten Hitti will take participants on a sonic journey that will help enhance the mood of the experience. At the end, the actual lessons of the teacher Carlos Fiel begin. The event is free and open to everyone, but reservations are required.

Under the stars in Val Gardena

Yoga on holiday in Val Gardena

From tailor-made excursions to culinary tastings and activities for the little ones: Val Gardena Active is a program that invites you to explore the Val Gardena region from different perspectives, combining sport, culture, gastronomy and art. With so many different proposals, it allows everyone to create a completely individual holiday plan. Among the appointments there are also Full Moon Yoga Dantercepies. If you practice yoga in this place in the evening, you will experience magical moments together with the teacher Linda. There is also the possibility to practice yoga under the stars on the night of San Lorenzo.

In one of the largest parks in Rome

Yoga at Pamphili Villa
Experience the greeting to the sun

ViVi, the Food & Lifestyle brand founded by Daniela Gazzini and Cristina Cattaneo, launches the tenth edition of “Live the Greeting to the Sun”, the free yoga review, held at Villa Pamphili, one of Rome’s largest parks. Until September 3rd (with a summer break from August 14th to 20th) you can practice yoga on your own mat in the shade of the majestic pine trees from 7pm to 8pm. To participate, you must activate your ViVi card on the ViVi site. On June 21, 2023, classes accompanied by live music will be held by Michela Maltoni and Federico Insabato.

In the forest on the Renon


You can take advantage of the package in the exclusive eco-refuge ADLER Lodge RITTEN, embedded in the beautiful Ritten plateau, just a stone’s throw from Bolzano “Feel alive with Simone “Northern”, valid from September 4th to 10th. In fact, the yoga teacher Simone Nothdurfter will propose a varied program focused on the morning between 7.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. to start the new day with a feeling of revitalization, relaxation, well-being and a smile. This includes exercises that work on the whole body and target different areas in a dynamic or gentle way, but always with creative and flowing sequences.

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