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Uma Paro Bhutan Yoga Retreat

Paro Valley, Bhutan

Luxury Bhutan Yoga Retreat with Uma Paro

Is there anything more ancient and mystical than a luxury Bhutan yoga retreat? Gift yourself a transformation yogic experience in Paro valley within the Kingdom of Bhutan. Just taking a vacation in this country and soaking up the culture is fantastic. Then learn the fundamental tools of yoga asana, pranayama (yogic breathing techniques) and silent meditation. Reflect within, nurturing your mind, body and soul and then wholly appreciate your surroundings.

This Bhutan luxury yoga retreat is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. Using Uma Paro as a luxury base, yoga classes are intermingled with  guided walks, including a pilgrimage to the national landmark known as the Tiger’s Next monastery.

You should be reasonably fit and prepared for some spa pampering too as a signature Como Shambhala massage and a skin detoxifying cleansing treatment are included in the yoga package.

If you’re like me and had Bhutan on your bucket list then Uma Paro and it’s sister hotel Uma Purnaka are wonderful retreats from which to explore the rich tapestry of the country. Situated in the Paro valley, you’re in easy reach of the Tiger’s Nest monastery which clings to the mountainside. If you enjoy exploration, there are many programs to choose from including Himalayan treks with pony, a night at a wilderness tented camp or a series of exciting day tours to immerse yourself in Bhutanese spirituality and ancient wisdom.

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Location

Uma Paro is one of Bhutan's most luxurious and authentic boutique resorts. The cuisine is organic, the treks and tours are out of this world and the warm welcome and indulgent spa treatments are exquisite. Set right in the Paro valley its really near to the airport and a central point for some of Bhutan's best national landmarks.

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Why is it a Sanctuary

In my humble opinion the entire country is a sanctuary! What an honour to be one of the few tourists to enter this ancient kingdom and experience it in the luxurious arms of Uma Paro. Within easy access of Bhutan's highlights from the Tiger's next monastery which clings to the cliff to Thimpu's local markets, Uma Paro's  nine private villas and twenty luxury rooms  rest in a mystical valley.

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Treatments

Imagine this; a private yoga class, a pilgrimage to one of Bhutan's national landmarks, a visit to Thimpu's local market, a leisurely walk through Chela La Pass (Bhutan highest mountain pass). Its a well heeled yoga travelers dream, absolute 'bucket list' material.

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Soul Food

Much of their produce comes from their own organic kitchen, in partnership with local farmers. Light and nutritiously rich cuisine is signature of Como Shambhala with a mix of locally inspired dishes and internationally renowned Western cuisine. The Bhutanese Royal family often make Uma Paro their restaurant of choice!

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Who is it for

Writing this I have to say this is for me! Its for somebody who is looking for more than just a few tours and treks. You won't deny yourself luxury and you want absolutely authenticity. You may be a yoga beginner or have a regular practice and its important to you to experience some inner reflection in this ancient mystical kingdom. What an honour!