Top 10 homestays for a yoga holiday retreat

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Taking time out and booking a getaway can do wonders for you. But why not pair it with practising something you love or learning a new skill altogether? Add new depths to your trip by staying with a homestay host who can teach you yoga. We've put together a selection of our yogi hosts around the world who can help you feel zen during your stay!

1. Omisalj, Krk, Croatia

Ljubinka's homestay and her class along the sea front

Stay in a 14th-century homestay on the Croatian island of Krk with host and yoga teacher Ljubinka. She lives there with her partner Nino, who is an archeologist. Ljubinka offers private yoga instruction for all levels to her guests and welcomes them to join in her regular group classes if they prefer, which she holds on the beach overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea.

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2. Burns Beach, Australia

Host Veronika with her dogs and her homestay in Australia

Australian host Veronika lives in Burns Beach, to the north of Perth. She shares her stunning homestay with her boyfriend and her two small dogs, Boof and Rex. Their home is complete with a swimming pool and also features a Medispa which Veronika runs from home. She offers yoga classes, detox plans, massage therapy as well as some cosmetic treatments.

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3. Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Yoga class at Pierina's homestay in Peru

Looking for something off the beaten track? Discover Peru through Pierina's secluded homestay. Located in the south-east of Peru, Puerto Maldonado offers a chance to discover the Amazon jungle, without having to give up all of your creature comforts. Feel like you're in the rainforest while still having WIFI and meeting lots of like minded people.

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4. Thornton, Canada

Kim & her guests in their homestay

Meet Kim, her welcoming homestay is located above a vegetarian restaurant and wellness centre which she runs in the delightful town of Thornton which is located to the north of Toronto, Ontario. Guests can arrange yoga and pilates classes with Kim as well as a range of other activities from massages to one-on-one nutritional advice from her team of professionals. Kim also has free bikes available for guests to explore the local area and nearby beaches of Lake Simcoe.

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5. Maui, United States

Host Leila and her yoga studio in her homestay

Meet Leila, her Maui homestay has it's very own permaculture farm where she grows all kinds of food staples, such as fruit and vegetables as well as fresh herbs. Leila's home is perfect for anyone with an interest in meditation or who needs to unwind: Leila teaches guided meditation sessions and daily yoga classes in her 1200 square foot home yoga studio for any guests interested.

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6. Barcelona, Spain

Homestay host Maria with her boyfriend

Maria lives in the trendy Gracia neighbourhood, a short distance from the famous Parc Güell designed by city's most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi. She shares her beautiful modern homestay with her boyfriend and both are yoga and acro-yoga teachers. The living area is on the first floor and they have a dedicated yoga studio on the ground floor which is available to you to practise or they are happy to lead you in a class as well.

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7. Rishikesh, India

Host Jassy with guests & a yoga class at her homestay

Homestay Rishikesh is run by Jassy and his wife. Their homestay offers full yoga retreats to guests if desired which includes two classes a day, guided meditation and organised outdoor activities. Stay in their cottages and enjoy the beauty of the local area with stunning views of the Chang Bang valley.

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8. Alicante, Spain

Host Maria & the yoga studio in her homestay

Maria's charming homestay is a spacious retreat for those seeking some yoga and relaxation. Her home faces the beautiful shores of Alicante's Postiguet Beach where she likes to walk her dog, Moon every day. Maria teaches regular yoga classes in her home yoga studio to all levels and is more than happy for guests to join in group classes or to take a private class if they prefer.

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9. Guime, Spain

Carlotta's rooftop terrace and yoga studio

Carlotta and Sergi describe their home, Villa Narayana on the Canary Island of Lanzarote as a holistic homestay. The couple from Lanzarote run yoga classes from their home studio and invite guests to join in as much as they want to. Enjoy the stunning sea views from the private terrace just off your room or stroll down to the beach a short distance away to explore the coastline.

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10. Jaipur, India

Kalapana with her husband in her homestay in Jaipur, India

Meet Kalpana, she lives with her family in a large, vibrant homestay in the heart of Jaipur. Her home is easily accessed by the nearby bus and train stations so you'll have no trouble getting there. Kalpana is a renowned yoga guru and holistic advisor in their local area and she is happy to teach her homestay guests.

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