Take 3: Hotels with yoga
Parrot Cay by Como HotelsTurks and Caicos, Caribbean, comohotels.com
Yoga can be practised on the beach beside this boutique hotel on a private island. There are also yoga studios and pavilions overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Other body-and-mind altering activities on offer include pilates. Daily yoga classes are included in the price, private lessons extra and there are also yoga retreats. Three-day spa break with yoga from $1,742 (€1,328).
Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Himalayas
Himachal Pradesh, India, oberoihotels.com
Elevate your spirit 2,500m up in the Himalayas. This hotel, on the site of Lord Kitchener’s summer house, offers a yoga menu created by an inhouse “yogacharya”. Stretching beyond the hotel confines, activities include trekking, mountain biking and rafting. There are also special yoga retreats starting at 41,000 rupees (€573) for a single room for three days.
Skiathos Princess Hotel, Greece
YogaAqua takes the balancing act of yoga to new levels by bending on a surf-board. Stand-up-paddling extends to sitting, arching and down-dogs on the calm waters by this hotel in Skiathos. YogaAqua was devised by Sarah Tiefenthaler, who spent weeks testing different poses. She taught the instructors at this hotel, which charges €20 a lesson. Double rooms from €151.