Send me OM my way: Where to Yoga Abroad this Summer

Send me OM my way: Where to Yoga Abroad this Summer

By Emma Greenwald

For the Sunshine Queen:
Carve out time for some self loving. Turn off your phone, chuck it into the nearest drawer, and never look back. Located in complete isolation a couple of kilometers away from Oreoi, Greece, Silver Island is the love child of sisters Lissa and Claire Christie. Originally a private family island, when inherited, the sisters decided they wanted to share its beauty with the rest of the world as a place of healing and spiritual growth. A typical day at Silver Island outshines most: practice yoga twice daily with hand picked instructors, bask in the glorious sun, kayak in the Mediterranean, and feast on locally sourced, vegetarian goodness. Hip & Healthy reflected upon her experience at Silver Island, “this is a holiday of peace and rejuvenation, where mindful living, appreciation, gratitude and a magical sense of wellbeing becomes the sole purpose of your stay.” Sounds unreal to us - Where do we sign up?!

For the Party Girl:
Who says you can’t yoga and party too? Find the true meaning of balance at Obonjan Island in Croatia. The island’s motto is tune in, explore, and restore. In other words, Obonjan is a young creatives paradise with constant live music, guest speakers, art workshops, and of course, lots and lots of yoga. Most festivals leave you knackered, Obonjan leaves you feeling more alive. This Croatian paradise is closest to the city of Šibenik: easily accessible from the Zadar and Split airport. The surroundings itself can be described as, “a beautiful island hideaway, covered with fragrant forest and surrounded by crystal blue waters.” Been dying to try out glamping? Here’s your perfect opportunity. Fall asleep next to the Adriatic sea in the festival’s eco friendly lodges or at the Hoxton’s specially curated, luxury tents. Travel & Leisure said it best, “Come for the yoga, stay for the rave.”

For the Busy Bee:
For the girl who needs a break the most, but doesn’t have time to press reset, we’ve found your perfect escape. Don’t worry, you don’t need to commit to a week or even a weekend away from your email. At Wanderlust 108, “participate in the world’s only mindful triathlon.” AKA, a day of running, yoga, and meditation. Located at local parks in various cities, the 108 festival is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your health and clear your mind. Some of this summers European event destinations include: Zurich, Vienna, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Alternatively, keep your eye out for flight deals and use the event as an excuse to have a girl’s getaway! Start the day off with a friendly 5k, ease yourself into a 90-minute yoga practice, and end it with 30 minutes of guided meditation. We promise you’ll leave reenergized!