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Our working Holiday program is a great option for someone looking to experience Chile and learn Spanish while covering some of the expenses by working! You won’t receive a salary, but all Working Holiday programs provide free board (all of your meals) and lodging. In some cases, even compensation money. These unique programs are offered in the tourism sector and give you the opportunity to expl...

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With more than 400 projects worldwide and with 25 years experience of providing ethical travel placements, Frontier can find you the perfect adventure whatever you want to achieve. We offer placements in more than 50 countries including Costa Rica, Madagascar, Fiji and loads more. Here are just some of the options available: Marine Conservation and Diving Travel to beach paradises, scuba...

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Originating in India, yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. It has also been developed and refined in China, Japan, and other parts of Asia. In the last several generations, the Western World has been incorporating yoga into its philosophical ideology and its approach to health. With the growing popularity of yoga, Western science has been proving its efficiency in the maintenance and...

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Global Works offers different programs varying in duration, dates, language learning, adventures and service opportunities. Travel adventures include hiking peaks, lush cloud forests, rafting the Pacuare, volcano tours, environmental projects, rain forest excursions, and surfing at pristine beach locations. Valuable community service alongside villagers improves language skills and cultural exc...

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The Himalayas. Since time immemorial, these colossal peaks with their vast web of rugged, isolated valleys and distinct ethnic groups have drawn only the most intrepid travelers from distant lands. Through rural and urban home-stays, ten days in a Buddhist monastery, high mountain trekking, service learning, and independent study, Dragons’ Himalaya students explore this remarkable region and it...

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VTV provides economical volunteer programs in the small cities of Guaymas and San Carlos Mexico, set on the Sea of Cortez. VTV volunteers will engage in meaningful work in such areas as: women and children, at risk youth, teaching, recreational leadership, art activities, cooking, construction and repairs. When not volunteering, there is time to enjoy plenty of leisure activities and to take in...

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While Costa Rica has a very high literacy rate and has a very strong tourism industry, there are also quite large impoverished and at-risk communities. This project aims to send volunteers into these communities to help them achieve their goals. There are a variety of projects in different fields volunteers can choose from such as helping with women’s issues, child welfare, or healthcare and ed...

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Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal, the nation’s fourth most populous state set in charming East India. But more significantly, Kolkata is the place where Mother Teresa dedicated her life to the poor. It’s a place of both symbolic and spiritual importance for the philanthropist, or just anyone who wants to give back to poor and disadvantaged communities of the world. As a volunteer in Kolkat...

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The lively beach town of Santa Teresa is world famous for surf breaks across beaches pristine, uncrowded and seemingly endless. After surfing and sunbathing are over for the day – and Spanish lessons and volunteering! – the town comes alive with funky surf shops, cafes, restaurants and nightspots for every taste and budget. Your experience will be based at ‘Jakera Jungle Surf Camp’ where we ...

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Volunteers on the Wolf Conservation Volunteer Program have the amazing opportunity to contribute to the conservation and protection of one of nature’s most beautiful and mysterious creatures – the Iberian Wolf. The work of the volunteers is of extreme importance to maintain the Wolves preservation and its habitat. The volunteers will be lodged in very comfortable wooden houses on a Natural R...

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Querétaro is an enchanting colonial Mexican city where old world charm and history meet modern innovation. The city was the third most important city during Mexico’s colonial era, when Spain governed the country and remains to be a growing cultural and economic center. In 1996, the historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Querétaro has repeatedly been recognized as the c...

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Our Family Language & Culture Program is ideal for families who want the opportunity to learn and do something fun while in Nosara. In this program we separate the kids and parents and the kids attend an action and culture packed day camp with other kids while the parents attend our intensive Spanish program with other adults. In the camp portion, children are led by a native Spanish speaking g...

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Experiencia Puerto Escondido is situated on the coast of the beautiful southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Puerto Escondido is a surf town with some of the best waves in the world and is surrounded by tropical jungle. Here you can also enjoy an excellent night life and experience the best that Mexico has to offer: amazing food, cultural events and wildlife! Spanish: Enhance your volunteer ...

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These are our "Off The Wall" projects that focus on language and culture - the out of ordinary, the different and the crazy! These projects are uncommon, exciting, fun and beneficial at the same time! They don't fall into the normal categories of teaching or work experience or conservation. So if you like the unusual or the quirky, you might find something here to suit you. ARGENTINA: ...

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Yoga Travel Programs Abroad

Chanting “Om” to wrap up a yoga class is more than just a semi-awkward sing-a-long, it’s a way to feel connected to the entire universe. Break out of your traditional yoga studio, at-home practice, or wherever you do downward dog to go stimulate your senses in a far-off place. Travel yoga allows you to work on your mental, physical, and emotional health anywhere in the world! Practice new customs and languages while simultaneously practicing mindfulness; your soul and adventurous (and notably more calm) spirit will thank you later.

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The internal, yogic journey starts with your mind and body, but the location of your yoga adventure is key. Before you start looking inward on your yoga journey, check out potential king dancer pose backdrops to set those yogic butterflies free and find your perfect international yoga retreat. Rejuvenate your soul by striking a pose through yoga travel programs in destinations from Latin America to Asia to Oceania. 

Argentina. Home to natural wonders of high Andean peaks, icy Patagonian frontier, and powerful waterfalls in Iguazú National Park, programs in Argentina provide a seamless combination of yoga and adventure. Embark on a personal journey of self-discovery that satisfies your soul and your wanderlust with porteños in Buenos Aires, amidst the mountainous Valle de Conlara in Merlo, or the academic and action-packed, yet underrated city of Cordoba

India. If you’ve been curious about the Sanskrit origins of yoga in India’s ancient religious texts, head on over to a country of timeless beauty and invigorating cultural experiences where yoga and mediation were invented. From the City of Light, Varanasi, to one of South India’s best places to practice yoga, Mysore, to mysterious and magical New Delhi, you can personalize yoga travel itineraries that allow some wiggle room for those warrior stances and good stretches. 

Nepal. Just hearing the word Himalayas sets your mind on an exciting journey. Put your yoga practice into perspective in places that redefine natural beauty. If you’re a mountain lover, Nepal is your travel yoga hot spot. To satiate spiritual curiosity, opt for a Buddhist meditation retreat for your yoga adventure in Nepal. To attempt to transcend nirvana, find peace and happiness in designing your own Nepali yoga experience, whether it may be in chilled out, laid back Pokhara or fun-filled, fascinating Kathmandu

Costa Rica. Pura vida isn’t just a common Tico phrase, it’s a lifestyle. Stretch your way into a purer place, in a country teeming with rich wildlife, adventurous outdoor activities, and yoga retreats galore, whether in the capital of San Jose or along the Central Pacific Coast. If you’re searching for a yoga adventure to strengthen your practice and deepen your connection, you can enroll in oceanside yoga programs in Manuel Antonio. You could even combine travel yoga with intensive language courses, volunteering, or a TEFL certification course and knock out multiple bucket list items in one yoga-filled Costa Rican adventure.

Yoga Travel Programs Abroad

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of travel yoga. Yoga adventure programs work to design a journey fit for you, so just grab your mat, Lululemon gear, and go. 

Taking your yoga practice abroad sets you on an internal and external quest. Mindfulness is something both yoga and authentic travel have in common. Your senses will be heightened and you’ll be fully aware of your surroundings, which will vary greatly depending on the destination you choose. One might crave the peacefulness of uncharted, sandy beaches, while another might feel more in tune with themselves amidst a shady, leafy jungle.

Yoga programs offer individuals as well as groups opportunities to explore indoor and outdoor settings and opt for predetermined itineraries or customizable classes. Whatever you want, there is a travel yoga program that has it!

Not all yogis (or yoginis!) are created equal, and neither are yoga travel programs. If you’ve just started stretching into child’s pose (and you’re loving it a little too much!) or you’ve already mastered those crazy, Instagram worthy inversions, there’s an option for your yoga adventure. If you’ve never toppled over yourself attempting crow position, now’s your chance to try out something new; even beginners are welcome abroad!

There are numerous yoga travel programs that allow you to create your own unique experience abroad; yogalicious, eh? Whether you’re arching back into cobra or folding forward to begin your sun salutation sequence, the type of yoga you prefer can be found among the many options from meditation to Ashtanga yoga to Vinyasa yoga in diverse locations around the world. 

Tips & Advice for Travel Yoga

Just like you will (hopefully) become, yoga travel programs abroad are touch-your-toes flexible. The fabulous part about practicing yoga abroad is that the landscapes are endless. From the tranquil beaches of Costa Rica to peaceful mountains in Nepal, find your balance in a yoga travel program during any month of the year for any duration of time that works for you. Do you see yourself on a ten-day spiritual journey or a four-week path to rejuvenation? Both are available in addition to countless other customizable travel yoga options.

No matter where you prefer to lay in corpse pose (erm, who doesn’t?), there’s a yoga travel destination for you. If you’re one to rock the outdoors, don’t forget about seasons and climate. It’s best to do your research about the climate in the country of your desired yoga travel adventure. This way, you’ll be prepared for the temperature and weather patterns that can affect all your seemingly effortless twistin’ and turnin’. Some countries experience dry and rainy seasons, while others enjoy year-round temperate climates (a.k.a. every yogi’s dream). Who needs hot yoga when you’re standing still dripping sweat on your slippery mat on a Caribbean beach. #amiright?

Benefits & Challenges

Finding balance is what travel yoga is all about. While you’re transforming your mind and body, be sure to extend that transformation mindset beyond the sticky yoga mat. Breathe in that fresh, foreign air and always, always, always practice gratitude and respect. 

On & Off the Mat. Meaningful travel urges a deeper connection with the culture and you can cultivate that in and out of yoga sessions. Keep those mental juices flowing by connecting your energy with nature, fellow yoga travelers, and locals. 

Pricey Practice. Yogis and yoginis alike will be able to enjoy their new-and-improved yoga “studio” in a different country, but it can be an expensive one. Prices range depending on duration, country, accommodation, meals, and travel expenses. It’s up to you to select a yoga adventure that tickles your fancy and falls within your budget.

Be Flexible. Not just in your yoga practice, but in your openness to program opportunities. Trying out different styles of yoga in a foreign country can be a rewarding experience, and this is the perfect way to test out what types of yoga and meditation work for you!

Close your eyes, inhale deeply, and exhale that sweet, sweet, ujjayi. Open your eyes and ask yourself: where will my yoga practice take me next? The yoga adventure opportunities abroad are literally endless!

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