International Day of Yoga is June 21, 2023, and we have gathered all the hotels and yoga facilities that are hosting celebrations around the world.
1. S Hotel - Montego Bay
S Hotel in Montego Bay is starting International Yoga Day with Sunrise Yoga at 6 am. Experience a sun salutation overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the island of Jamaica. Finish the yoga session with a ginger green juice. Led by Cassanie McKenzie, a licensed yoga instructor, astrology and tarot therapist, whose classes combine powerful tools to support unlocking personal power and facilitating healing. At 6:30 pm, join Casanie again for a Sunset Sound Bowl Solstice Meditation on the beach and discover how the sound of singing bowls can influence the body and mind, calming the mind and providing relaxation.
2. Galley Bay - Antigua
Enjoy a tranquil and mind-soothing yoga class at Galley Bay at the beachfront yoga pavilion. Enjoy daily morning yoga classes focusing on flow, moving through various poses with strength and relative speed. The professionally-trained instructor, Mackenzie Hodge, is also a conservationist and holistic nutritionist, who can offer insight on the island’s flora and fauna as well as provide recommendations for meal planning.
3. Finca Victoria - Puerto Rico
Complimentary morning group yoga classes are offered and open to all levels while offering a variety of modifications at the eco-sustainable haven of Finca Victoria. As the Caribbean’s only Ayurvedic center, Finca Victoria offers personalized Ayurvedic consultations and education, as well as individual treatments, Panchakarma detox and weight loss packages, Ayurvedic cooking classes, daily herbology classes and workshops with a staff that have all undergone certified Ayurvedic training.
4. La Botanica - Puerto Rico
La Botánica Hotel offers a Basic Yoga Workshop with an Ayurvedic Lunch. Participants explore the basics of Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Sound Healing Meditation, followed by a Regenerative Ayurvedic Lunch. Bookings at La Botanica Hotel include daily complimentary Ayurvedic breakfast prepared by the hotel’s chefs using fresh produce sourced from local farms.
5. Hotel Laudinella - Graubunden
Celebrate International Yoga Day in June and beyond in Graubunden, Switzerland, where guests can participate in the Yoga & Hiking Retreat at Hotel Laudinella. Start the day with gentle Hatha Yoga, activating flow ground and sharpening all senses. The rest of the day is spent relaxing at the hotel's wellness area or in the modern OVAVERVA indoor pool and spa, or take a hike in the alpine mountain world of the Engadine. In the late afternoon, the group will practice some asanas or a meditation to slow down and harmonize the nervous system. Included in the Yoga & Hiking Retreat package is three nights accommodation, breakfast buffet, six yoga sessions with asanas, meditation and breathing exercises, and two guided hikes of 2-4 hours.
6. Verina Hotels - Greece
Join group yoga sessions on the Verina Terra Yoga deck, under the olive trees, or high atop the hill at Verina Astra. Private lessons are also available in each locale upon request. The Verina group, a Greek-family-owned business, strives to show guests the authentic character of Sifnos, carefully curating experiences and expeditions where guests can explore centuries-old traditions from culinary workshops, arts and crafts expeditions that highlight the island's features and music-filled feasts in secluded monasteries only accessible on foot.
7. Blue Palace Resort - Crete
Join an al fresco yoga experience and book private sessions, while enjoying the unparalleled setting of the resort’s beachfront resort. Whether a Hatha, Vinyasa or Flow Yoga fan, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort, Elounda, Crete, has something for everyone. Part of Phāea, a female and family-run collection of landmark Cretan properties, combines bold design, responsible living and original experiences, offering guests Greek hospitality with the virtues of care and authenticity at their core. With local heritage and tradition always as the key source of inspiration, Blue Palace continues to redefine the essence of genuine Greek hospitality through meaningful concepts that give prominence to a truer and more timeless Greece.
8. Cretan Malia Park - Crete
Inspired by Crete’s rich heritage, rooted in timeless tradition and bound to nature, Cretan Malia Park, a member of Design Hotels, offers experiences that celebrate spiritual and physical well-being and encourage moments of reflection and connection. The resort’s retreats welcome guests from all walks of life – to come and train their body, explore their soul, meet new like-minded friends and enjoy a wellness experience like no other. This year, Cretan Malia will be hosting two yoga retreats: The Cretan Earth & Meditation Workshop and the Yoga & Pilates Retreat.