The Top 5 Destinations For Adrenaline Junkies – Air

Have you ever wondered how you can combine your love for heart-pumping action and the healing calm and rejuvenation of yoga? Look no further. At Yovada, we’ve done the work for you and compiled a list of the top 5 locations for adventure yoga retreats!

Zipline and Ananda Pure Yoga Retreat in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

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Located on the stunning island of Koh Pha Ngan in Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon Zipline is a thrill seeker’s dream come true. This eco-adventure tour of the rainforest canopy offers a unique opportunity to zipline through miles of undiscovered rainforest surrounded by monkeys, tropical birds and wild deer. Shimmy out of your harness and head over to Ananda Pure Yoga Retreat, an all-inclusive yoga experience offering a wide array of yoga styles such as Detox Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Chakra Balancing, as well as authentic Thai cuisine, resort rooms, and incredible amenities such as a herbal steam sauna, salt water pool and daily vegetarian buffet.

Bungee Jumping and Rishikesh Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

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Imagine walking onto a platform carefully situated 22 stories high over the River Ganga. You close your eyes, take a deep breath and jump into the abyss. Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh offers an unparalleled exhilarating experience. Once you regain your senses, make your way to Rishikesh Yoga Retreat for some re-centering and balanced yoga, organic food and meditation. Offering a variety of yoga styles, including Kundalini and Hatha yoga, this relaxing retreat also offers vacation and retreat packages to make your stay in India enjoyable and convenient.

Paragliding and Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

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Combine your passion for paragliding and yoga in Goa, India, at Goa Paragliding and Bamboo Yoga Retreat. Absolutely stunning scenery awaits you on the beaches of Goa, where you can feed your thrill-seeking adrenaline loving spirit with an awe-inspiring paragliding session over the cliffs of Arambol Beach. To unwind, make your way to the rejuvenating classes at Bamboo Yoga, offering Ashtanga, Yin and Iyengar classes. An on-site spa offers Ayurvedic massage, and there’s a restaurant preparing fresh, organic super juices, smoothies and Indian food.

Skydiving and Himalayan International Yoga Academy Retreat in Kathmandu, Nepal

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What could be better than starting your day jumping out of a plane – and ending it with a candle-lit, peace mantra yoga class? For those of you who enjoy the balance of maximum thrills and yogic chill, a visit to Pokhara Skydive in Kathmandu, Nepal (just near Mount Everest) is in order. After your exhilarating jump from 13,000 feet, some rest and relaxation will be in order. Check in to the Himalayan International Yoga Academy. Retreats here are run under the guidance of Yogacharya Swami Yog Subodh, a Naturopathic physician, yoga teacher and Reiki master. Ayurvedic massage, reflexology, pranayama and a healing chamber are offered to make your stay in Nepal unforgettable.

Ballooning and Yoga Retreats, Myanmar

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Experience awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling adrenaline pumping heights with a magical balloon ride over the Buddhist temples of Myanmar. Oriental Ballooning fulfills your wild desire to fly high above the incredible landscape of ancient Bagan, where you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the Irrawaddy River, pagodas and Mt. Popa volcano. Once your feet are firmly planted on the ground again, unwind at Yoga Retreats Myanmar. Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa yoga classes are offered, and full accommodation including vegetarian meals are offered by this unique retreat. Other perks that make this trip special are the meditation classes, free airport transfer, two full body massages, and excursions to Inle Lake. You’ll visit markets, Buddhist temples, and have the opportunity to practice yoga in a monastery.

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Leah Van Der Kooy
Leah Van Der Kooy

As a writer, yoga teacher and world-traveler, I have been lucky to live in some of the most incredible places on earth. Along the way, my curiosity about new cultures and the connectedness that happens when I step outside my comfort zone, have unveiled a depth of experience in my life that remains unmatched by anything other than travel. I travel, therefore, I am. Currently based in The Hague in The Netherlands, my recent projects include hosting a travel series for CNN.com and writing for a handful of travel based publications. I can usually be found contemplating my next fresh story idea or on my yoga mat. More likely than not, good food and a delicious cup of tea is involved. Follow me at offthemaindrag.com and on Twitter @leahvanderkooy

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