One word describes Aruba perfectly: paradise.
When you can practice yoga on the beach, in a pavilion with ocean views, and on a stand up paddle board in the ocean we think that perhaps the more accurate description for Aruba is yoga paradise. Our travel yogi Maria Santoferraro loves this yoga paradise so much that she is getting ready for her 3rd annual Aruba yoga retreat this spring.
There’s much to love about this yoga retreat in paradise, and we wanted to be sure you know all about where you’re going and what to expect!
1. Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
The name says it all. Well, almost all anyway. This beach resort is all about wellness and ensuring that each guests leaves feeling better than when they arrived. How do they do that, you ask? With a focus on fitness, a beautiful spa that offers a variety of treatments, and restaurants that offer food made from local, organic ingredients. The yoga pavilion and the beach yoga deck (seriously, yoga paradise!) host ocean views, so you can rest a little deeper in savasana while listening to the waves crash and feeling ocean air on your skin.
2. Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga
One of the highlights of every Aruba yoga retreat is stand up paddle board yoga. As you can see in the photo above, the stand up paddle boards are tethered together, so you can practice without worrying about keeping track of your paddle or drifting off in to the ocean.
If you’ve never practiced stand up paddle board yoga before, you’ll quickly find that it’s an excellent way to gain some extra core strength and balance. Savasana on the beach is amazing, but savasana on a stand up paddle board with the gentle rocking of waves and all the ocean sounds is possibly the best experience you will ever have.
Each yoga retreat location we scout is completely unique. Part of why we love our Aruba yoga retreat so much is the full slate of adventures the week has to offer. From the sunset sail to Snuba (yes, that’s right, snorkeling and scuba all in one) – a week in Aruba combines the perfect balance of relaxation (spahhhhh!) and epic adventure.
Ready to pack your bag, book your flight, and spend a week playing on retreat?
Join us this year for a sun-drenched island yoga adventure! Where will yoga take you?