4 places to do yoga in Mauritius
Mindfulness and wellbeing are the current buzzwords in the healthy holidays industry, and here in Mauritius we’ve endless ways to help you achieve your goals. Yoga is one of the most popular activities among guests who wish to regain some balance and equilibrium in their lives, so here’s our pick of the best places to do yoga in Mauritius.
1. Shanti Maurice
Down on the unspoilt south coast, Shanti Maurice is the perfect get-away-from-it-all destination for yoga lovers. Depending on your goals you can take a number of classes throughout your stay, including therapeutic yoga for easing neck and back pain, high blood pressure and headaches, or yoga for stress management and improved breathing. There’s also a specialised class in power yoga or core Vinyasa – a faster-paced yoga synchronised with the breath – for a truly varied experience.
2. LUX* Resorts
If you’re staying at one of the three LUX* Resorts on Mauritius – LUX* Le Morne, LUX* Grande Gaube or LUX* Belle Mare – you can practise yoga in a group class, one-on-one session, or as part of the hotel’s Vitality Program. But if you really want to take your health and wellbeing to the next level, you can join a five-day guided Wellness Adventure Program (pdf) which includes a ‘wellbeing safari’ with a local excursion into the natural environment to practice yoga in a secluded setting.
3. Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa
At the island’s only five-star all-villa resort, Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is renowned for the quality of its wellbeing and fitness experience. At the heart of the resort, the Indian-influenced Spa includes a yoga studio for both yoga and meditation classes, and a range of sessions are available throughout the day. Classes are specifically designed to suit your level of experience – including for those who are absolute beginners – with an emphasis on achieving your own personal objectives.
4. The Pilates & Yoga Studio
If you’re staying in self-catering accommodation, or your hotel does not offer yoga classes, there’s no need to miss out on your yoga fix. With two locations, in Tamarin and Ebene, the Pilates Yoga Studio offers mat classes in both the Ashtanga and Hatha disciplines, and small group sizes of a maximum of 8 people ensures everyone receives personal attention.