8 Stunning Locations for a Yoga Retreat
Yoga devotees hardly need an impressive backdrop to reach their personal state of zen but it doesn't hurt. Here are 8 stunning locations to practice your warrior pose and make the most of your surroundings.

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Helicopter Pad Yoga

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Just hours away from the United States and yet worlds apart, Lake Atitlan is truly one of the most beautiful and interesting places I've ever visited... and by far a magical and inspiring backdrop for any yoga practice.

Nature puts on a glorious show each day, from the first morning light to the crystal- clear, star-filled night skies- the views are so breathtaking, the air is so clear, the sun is so brilliant- no one ever wanted to miss a practice, although I imagine a few of them would have been fine with a few less chaturangas! And best of all, Lake Atitlan provides you with just the silence and just the inspiration to further your solo yoga practice. Find a deck, a patch of grass, or as I did, a helicopter pad, and let it flow...

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by Erica Gragg
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