Thanks to its pleasant climate and special energy, Mallorca has become a haven for those that want to practise yoga. Each year, countless people descend to the island to take part in a rejuvenating yoga retreat, or embark on a relaxing session during their holidays.
For those that are lucky enough to also live in Mallorca, they will be truly spoilt for choice in the options for where to undertake the mindful exercise. In our Complete Guide to Yoga in Mallorca, we encourage you to stretch, flex, meditate and tap into serenity at one of the popular yoga spots across the island.
Yoga in Mallorca
The quality of yoga in Mallorca is as good as anywhere you’ll find in the world, where the island has become the home of many experienced yogis, teachers and top level studios. From Vinyasa to Paddle Yoga, Bikram to Kundalini, Mallorca offers a fantastic range of holistic experiences that are good for both mind, body and soul.
Benefits of Yoga
Practicing yoga comes with many benefits for both your mental and physical health. The popular exercise will not only help you to increase your level of fitness, but also regulate your heart rate and reduce stress levels, making you an overall happier person, adding valuable years and quality to your life.
“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”
Yoga is in fact a deeply spiritual discipline that combines physical, mental, philosophical, and spiritual elements. Here are just 10 amazing reasons why you should start yoga!
- Improve flexibility, strength, and posture
- Better all-round fitness
- Weight loss
- Increased energy
- Reduced stress
- Breathe better
- Become happier
- Improved concentration
- Longer life
Pregnancy and Yoga
Throughout your pregnancy it is important to stay fit, where studies recommend that pregnant women exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, four times a week. There are a number of benefits associated with practising yoga during pregnancy, from birth to post-delivery stages. Many advocates claim that yoga can boost mind and body, whilst relieving stress and strengthening the body.
“Pregnant mums who do yoga exercises appear healthier, both in mind and body”.
Yoga helps to prepare for the birth – it encourages breath and body awareness, reduces worry and teaches women to adapt to new situations. Luckily, the benefits can continue long after birth. Postnatal yoga, which can be started around six weeks after the birth, can strengthen abdominal muscles and your pelvic floor – helping you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.
Yoga in Palma
In Palma, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the city’s amazing offering of yoga. The capital is a fantastic place for those that want to rejuvenate their soul, mind and spirit with yoga classes. The added bonus is that you can complement exercise with healthy nourishment, thanks to Palma’s great restaurants, smoothie bars and cafes, which serve wholesome and fresh food.
Located down a quaint cobbled lane that opens up to a pretty courtyard, Zunray yoga is a popular haunt for the city’s yogis. Locals, residents and tourists are all welcome in an international yoga community. The classes are varied with plenty of Hatha sessions with further options for pregnant mothers and children.
Carrer de Sant Feliu, 17, Palma
Situated in the trendy area of Santa Catalina, at Kundalini Raj one can enjoy meditative classes which focus on chakra alignments and breathing. Immersive gong baths here are euphoric and you will undoubtedly leave sessions feeling relaxed, refreshed and enlightened in a welcoming atmosphere.
Carrer de Despuig, 62, Palma
At this cosy studio you can enjoy classic yoga such as Hatha and Vinyasa, as well as ‘Yoga Nidra’ – a Buddhist inspired method that utilises quartz crystals and alchemy mineral singing bowls. Our Their holistic vision is to offer a space for the “meeting and acceptance of oneself, balance, serenity, attention and body awareness”.
Carrer de la Gerreria, 20, Bajos, Palma
Silvia Devi Yoga
Avoiding crowded yoga classes, Silvia Devi specialises in tailored, personal sessions in which the protagonist is the client. She accompanies her clients to see how they slowly improve step by step. Her yoga sessions are focussed on technique and the therapeutic side of yoga. The experienced teacher welcomes many different kinds of clients, from those who are undergoing a difficult time in their life, to those that want to train for a marathon.
Hot Yoga Mallorca
The modern studio at Hot Yoga Mallorca has a full timetable dedicated to this popular and sweaty workout. Alongside the usual Bikram and Hot Yoga schedule, you will find ‘Karma Yoga’ and ‘Fierce Grace’, a more strenuous method which combines Hatha, Asthanga and Bikram principals.
Carrer Albó, Locales 5-6, Palma
Earth Yoga is one of the most popular and well known holistic centres in Palma. Here, members and visitors can enjoy a range of activities which include yoga, dance, theatre and music. Situated in the heart of Santa Catalina, the venue has built a wonderful community who are intensely passionate about spreading their love for yoga and other forms of creative expression.
Carrer de Despuig, 34, Palma
Explore Mallorca with Yoga
If you want to explore the island whilst undertaking a spot of yoga, there are a great selection of places that will most definitely appeal. The beautiful town of Santanyi is pasrticully charming with a gorgeous village and also close to numerous stunning beaches and coves. Close to Santanyi you will find Cal Reiet, a stunning holistic centre which offers yoga classes, private sessions and week-long retreats.
The gorgeous venue has emerged as one of the leading boutique retreats in Mallorca for yoga. Here, holistic living is one of its fundamental values, which is combined with nourishment through a consciousness based approach. At a retreat, guests can enjoy fresh and locally-sourced organic ingredients, which are partly sourced from their beautiful garden.
Alternatively, for those that truly want to indulge in a complete holistic experience, you can book a private session with a highly experienced teacher at the luxurious Belmond La Residencia hotel in Deia. Surrounded by lush countryside with a gorgeous beach, the charming town is definitely one of our favourites.
Nestled in the beautiful village of Sa Cabaneta, Tramuntana Flow offers an indulgent experience which combines yoga, meditation and nutrition to restore the mind-body-soul balance of their guests. Here, you can feast your eyes on sensational views of its surrounding landscapes of lush vegetation and striking mountains – a truly breath-taking sight.
Also well recommended is Peopletree, an wonderful retreat centre close to the charming village of Alaro, which is situated at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains. Here, guests can delight in a divine offering of yoga classes, events and workshops, often with a Kundalini yoga orientation.
With ‘Space, Light, Serenity’ as their moto, La Serrania Yoga Studio is a stunning retreat near Pollensa. It is the perfect place to indulge in an intense week of yoga and self-reflection which abundant with tranquil spaces to relax and take care of your mind, body and soul. They also offer wonderful workshops throughout the year with a wide variety of additional activities, such as hiking, massage and meditation.
Yoga on Water
Over recent years, Paddle Yoga has emerged as an innovative and exciting form of yoga. Sup yoga, as the name implies, is a sport that combines paddle surfing and yoga. It consists of maintaining postures and performing stretching and dynamic exercises on the board without losing balance. Test your concentration and balance further whilst being surrounded by gorgeous waters and inspiring views.
Soller Stand Up Paddle Yoga
At Soller Stand Up Paddle Yoga you can enjoy a unique and different time practicing yoga on your paddle board surfing out on the water in the middle of the enchantingly pretty Port de Soller. With classes throughout the week, participants can connect with nature whilst stimulating their body and mind. Sundays are particularly special, with a serene sunset class where you will bask in the tranquil haze of warm light during your workout.
Polígon des Través, 7, Port de Sóller
Relaxing in the sun during and after a class is one of the special pleasures of yoga in Mallorca. Mallorca invites you to slow down, take time to admire its natural beauty and to rediscover yourself. Sometimes a break from daily routine can be a life changer. The island’s beaches are especially fantastic for this, where one can reset and relish in views of enticing waters and landscapes.
Balneario Beach Yoga
Head to the white sandy beach of Illetas for a workout in the fresh air with a spectacular view of the turquoise ocean. At Balneario Illetas, you can really enjoy one of the best experiences in Mallorca with idyllic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Combine your day with an all-round experience of wellbeing, attentive service and high-quality produce, with particularly delicious gastronomy!
Paseo Illetas, 52 A, Calvià
Mallorca is home to a wealth of incredible spas which will allow you to really sit back and relax. There is no better way to unwind than by treating yourself to a day at one of the island’s most luxurious spas which are all unique and equally as special. The spas at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous and Selection Llaut Palma are highly recommended thanks to their exceptional facilities, therapists and treatments.
Offering a wealth of possibilities to restore your inner balance, the island’s beach clubs are one of the best ways to to awaken your senses and cleanse both your body, mind and soul. Infused by their spectacular surroundings, idyllic venues invite you to savour a laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle,