The June 21st it is celebrated all over the world International Yoga Day. The date is not chosen by chance: it is in fact the longest day in the northern hemisphere (and the shortest in the northern hemisphere), close to the summer solstice.

Since 2014, the date on which the UN officially recognized the International Yoga Daythis ancient Indian discipline that affects the well-being of mind and body has gained more and more fans all over the world.

And the initiatives are multiplying everywhere, also embracing hotels, resorts and even refuges in the mountains, which they increasingly offer to their guests yoga sessions with professionals.

13 yoga hotels and facilities in Italy and around the world

If you like the idea of ​​a wellness holiday, take note of these addresses: many are valid all year round.

01. Yoga hotel in Italy – COMO Alpine Dolomites in South Tyrol

Moving to Alto Adige, COMO Alpine Dolomites has just reopened its doors after a renovation phase. For guests there is a busy sports program, which includes daily sessions including wake up flow yoga, deep flow yoga, revitalizing yoga, stretch and pilates.

02. Yoga hotel in Italy – On the beach of Grado, in Friuli Venezia Giulia

On June 21st, the summer solstice and International Yoga Day, Grado beach organizes a series of special initiatives. It starts at dawn with the Summer Solstice Concert, during which an orchestra will play music by Vivaldi, Sibelius and Bach. In the evening, starting from 9pm, yoga under the stars and facing the sea at the Tivoli factory. The activity will continue throughout the summer: every Tuesday evening at 8pm and Saturday at 8am hatha yoga classes will be held on the beach in the morning and at sunset. On the Costa Azzurra beach on 9th July we practice under the moon with the chill out music of DJ Rocco Sax while on 21st July and 19th August Yoga Full Moon Night starting at 9pm.

03. Yoga hotel in Italy – Rifugio Lagazuoi in Veneto

Yoga in the mountains? You can do it at Rifugio Lagazuoi: on the weekend of 15 and 16 June a yoga session combined with mountain excursions will be organized in the company of medium mountain guide Carlo Bulfone. Walking and yoga practice above 2,400 meters above sea level will alternate with lunches and dinners in a refuge on the peaks of the Dolomites.

04. Yoga hotel in Italy – Miri Piri on the Piacenza hills

A bio-architecture center for courses, residential seminars, retreats, training courses and yoga internships, with welcoming rooms and a refined restaurant with vegan and vegetarian cuisine: it is Miri Pirigreen building seminar-house on the Piacenza hills, in the protected area of ​​Monte Pillerone.

There are many possibilities to choose between weekends and holidays, thanks to the open space room with windows overlooking the woods and the involvement of internationally renowned masters and teachers.

05. Yoga hotel in Italy – Palazzo di Varignana in Emilia Romagna

From 19 to 25 June the resort offers Yoga&Mindfulness Retreat: a holistic journey, offered in three or seven night formulas, designed to offer a complete wellness experience by combining regenerating yoga practices, meditation and healthy eating. The objective is to seek a sense of balance and union between mind and body, combating stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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06. Yoga hotel in Italy – COMO Castello del Nero in Tuscany

COMO Hotels has been offering its guests yoga sessions for over 30 years in its facilities. Guests at Castello del Nero, a luxury resort in Tuscany inside a 12th-century castle, will be able to immerse themselves in the practice for free on June 21, starting the day with traditional sun salutations, followed by a mindful yoga practice

A Yoga Retreat with the sisters Andrea and Christina Curry is planned from 3 to 9 November: two sessions a day, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, to be alternated with the activities proposed by the hotel, including truffle hunting and access to COMO Shambala Retreat.

07. Yoga hotel in Italy – Villa Pamphili in Rome

Holiday in Rome? In this urban resort nestled among maritime pines and overlooking one of the largest parks in the capital, yoga sessions can be held every day on

reservation. There is a qualified teacher available to guests for private yoga lessons or miniclasses, dedicated nutrition plans and osteopathy sessions.

08. Yoga hotel in Italy – Yoga in flight in Borgotufi in Molise

In the widespread hotel of Castel del Giudice, in the province of Isernia, yoga is practiced in flight: lying on a special hammock in a room with a panoramic view, you free yourself from tiredness and relax with a discipline that combines yoga with relaxation of the body.

09. Yoga hotel in Italy – Nabi Lakes in Campania

At Laghi Nabi, a glamping facility in the natural oasis on the Domizio coast, every morning at 11 you can try a soft yoga session, for an immediate effect of relaxation and tranquility that strengthens positive energy. It’s an experience suitable for everyone, even first-timers, and it’s free for guests.

10. Yoga hotel in Italy – In Ischia

Between the green of the pines and the blue of the sea, Punta Molino Beach Resort & Thermal Spa in Ischia organizes Yoga in Music on June 21st: an experience that mixes yoga and meditation, guided by a master of the discipline and enriched by the sounds of a multi-instrumentalist musician holistic operator. The session will last an hour and a half and will take place at sunset in the hotel park.

11. Yoga hotel in Italy – Rocket Yoga at the Haspria Harbor Club in Milan

There are different styles of yoga: the new course has started at the Haspria Harbor Club in Milan Rocket Yoga, focused on postures of stretching, strength, balance and relaxation, which allows you to feel lighter at the end of the practice. It is a revisited yoga of the Ashtanga Yoga series, more accessible to all and considered empowering, because in a short time it allows you to increase your heart rate and sweating with the aim of purifying the body.

12. Yoga hotels in the world – Yoga in the Swiss Alps

In the heart of the Canton of Valais, at over 1,500 meters above sea level, W Verbier offers yoga, fitness, pilates and meditation classes, surrounded by the panorama of the Swiss Alps. The property also organizes one-hour private or group yoga sessions with Emilien Badouxformer snowboard champion now specialized in teaching yoga.

12. Yoga hotels in the world – Island Wellness Retreat in Indonesia

The island of Cempedak, Indonesia, is organizing an exclusive Island Wellness Retreat from 18 to 21 October 2024. Led by industry experts, during the four-day and three-night retreat participants will be engaged in guided meditations, ice baths, sessions of breathing, sound healing, revitalizing yoga, all among the natural beauty of the Indonesian island. Early bird rates available until June 30th.

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