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Stretch Yourself in Southeast Asia for International Yoga Day

On Friday, June 21, the world will celebrate the International Day of Yoga, and some of Southeast Asia’s most luxurious hotels and resorts invite guests to start their day with mindful movements instead of the usual breakfast buffet. These exclusive retreats are rolling out the yoga mats and offering unique, complimentary sessions led by experienced practitioners set against breathtaking backdrops. Guests can find peace and rejuvenation in style from the tranquil beachfront lawns of Banyan Tree Samui to the scenic shores of Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Peninsula. Here are a few top resorts where the day of Asanas will be celebrated in true luxury:

Sunrise Yoga Overlooking Cam Ranh Peninsula’s Long Beach

Overlooking Long Beach on Vietnam’s scenic Cam Ranh peninsula, The Anam Cam Ranh will roll out 70 yoga mats for its guests to partake in a complimentary yoga class from 6-7 am to mark International Yoga Day. Under the guidance of the 12-hectare resort’s resident yogi Umesh, the class will be held on the resort’s vast and lush lawn area adjacent to Long Beach’s buttermilk sands and aquamarine waters, still plied by traditional coracle boats and sampans to this day, with islands strewn just offshore. To offer a keepsake for the day, the resort will also print t-shirts featuring the International Yoga Day logo and The Anam’s logo.

Downward Dog Under a Dragon’s Gaze in Da Nang

TIA Wellness Resort is taking its yoga offering out of the studio and into the city with a ‘TIA Pop-Up Yoga Flow’ event in Da Nang city center this International Yoga Day. Things start early with the event set for 5am – 6am so locals and TIA guests alike can take in the sunrise together. The wellness team will set up 30 yoga mats at Da Nang Dragon Bridge Westside Park, a waterfront location that overlooks the iconic bridge and city skyline, and lead guests through a practice to greet the sun and the day ahead.

Salute the Sun on Koh Samui

Having rolled out its Wellbeing Sanctuary program in 2021, Banyan Tree Samui has expanded as a luxury wellness retreat as many guests take advantage of the holistic activities. Yoga is a cornerstone of that program, and on the morning of June 21, the International Day of Yoga, the resort’s Ayurvedic and wellbeing practitioner, Mr. Bikram, will welcome all guests and staff members to a complimentary one-hour session of yoga on the beachfront lawn. With 88 all-pool villas tired into a hillside, Banyan Tree Samui is an idyllic and tranquil venue for rejuvenation and peace of mind.

Get Down in the Dunes at Fusion Resort Cam Ranh

Perched atop a 28m dune overlooking Cam Ranh Bay and featuring Fusion’s unique “all spa & wellness-inclusive” and sparkling wine breakfast at any time of the day, Fusion Resort Cam Ranh is a stunning venue that offers a day of holistic rejuvenation throughout June. The resort offers a full program of yoga pursuits. At its onsite Maia Earth Lab, guests can delve into self-care with an organic body scrub before replenishing their bodies and souls with a menu of wellness cuisine featuring organic herbs and vegetables sourced from their Fusion Farm. On June 28, guests are invited to join many revitalizing yoga sessions throughout the day, including Surya Namaskar, dynamic Vinyasa Flow, and tranquil Yoga Nidra practices, fostering inner peace and balance.

Rebalance Mind and Body Overlooking the Andaman Ocean

Phuket resort Trisara is marking International Yoga Day by offering a complimentary yoga class amidst the serene backdrop of the Andaman Sea. Join a teacher in the resort’s gorgeous yoga sala for a transformative journey that will harmonize body and mind through energizing flows and healing practices. This special event invites guests to participate in global celebrations, uniting millions worldwide to pursue wellness and inner peace. After class, indulge in traditional snacks and herbal juices, enhancing the rejuvenating experience. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to yoga, this event promises to uplift and restore, offering a moment of reflection and connection amidst nature’s beauty.