The very first yoga retreat I ever hosted was at the stunning design hotel Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre, Sweden. Ever since then, I have continued to search for breathtaking retreat venues to match it. Of course yoga can, and should, be an amazing experience mentally and physically whether you are on dirt floor, on ancient marble or a ground cover of soft moss. But surroundings do matter. A retreat, I believe, should be an experience for the body and the soul. It should inspire you to live life alive and surround yourself with beauty. I'm always on the look-out for stunning venues in unique settings, great partnerships and beautifully combined experiences. Let me know if you've been to one of those places, I'd love to know!