Total zen comes to you when you enter Mauritius and see the pristine beaches, smiling people, and tropical heat. But to make it even better there are some great yoga places to visit. I’ve checked a few in the North of the island and can share them with you.
Yogahouse, Mapou – in the setting of the grounds of Chateau de Labourdonnais there is a secluded block that provides a spacious yoga studio, a spa area, reception house and lush garden. The pop-up juice bar is there to support with fresh juices from 9am till 1pm. Yogahouse has an extensive schedule of yoga classes and has a wonderful ambience to enjoy classes during your break. I took Vinyasa and Hatha classes with Pauline and Nathalie and enjoyed it a lot.
Grand Baie Gym and Spa – this facility has a few yoga classes during the week. I visited them one day to check the schedule, but it turned out that the period I was there all teachers were on holidays. No luck for me, but the premises looked lovely so please check it out for me when you have a chance.
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Anse la Raie – again on the West coast in the North I found this boutique hotel that provides morning yoga classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This five-star hotel created their mini cove with a small beach, and big garden full of palm trees. In this garden, under the palm trees is where the yoga classes take place. Joanna la Gesse is the teacher that gives a Hatha /Vinyasa class depending on the energy levels and the experience within the group. Starting at 8am it is a perfect way to wake up and prepare for the day.
Shanti Maurice, St Felix-Riviere de Galets – coming from the North and flying from the South of the Island was a perfect excuse to pass by Shanti Maurice, spending the day in their resort and take a yoga class. The resort is lovely, the food is as well, and the private yoga class was an experience. Part of the day package for the resort I enjoyed a mix Hatha-Vinyasa class. They provide group classes as well, so check out their online schedule. Being close to the airport it was the perfect ending to a lovely break.