The indoor studio setting isn’t always conducive to the relaxing benefits that yoga offers to those keen to connect mind, body and soul. Here are the five alternative and unique places we think you’ll love to unroll your mat.
Tucked away among the trees of Holaved forest in southern Sweden is a totally off-the-grid eco retreat designed to encourage residents to reconnect with nature. Hand-crafted wooden cabins with grass-covered rooves blend into the natural surroundings. An ‘air castle’ hides within the towering evergreen’s spindly branches, and a wonderful treehouse provides a whimsical treat for solo travellers.
When Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace International, was told by an old Hungarian fortune teller at the 1981 Vancouver Folk Festival that “red hollyhocks growing above the hedge” would be extremely important for him, he was mystified, but believed the prediction to be more metaphorical in nature than real.