Recently I’ve had the privilege of visiting Wild Rose Yoga, found in the magical yoga travel locale of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This lovely studio serves as a haven for traveling yogis that make their pilgrimages to this Southeast Asian paradise. While not a yoga travel resort in the semantic sense, the studio offers many special trainings and events in addition to its regular class schedule. If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, be sure to visit. Wild Rose will make you feel at home, making it easy to fall in love with Chiang Mai and extremely hard to leave.

Chiang Mai is an incredible city that must be experienced first-hand in order to fully comprehend its inner layers of beauty. Found in the north of Thailand, the city is a charming alternative to the concrete mayhem of its big brother Bangkok to the south. Chiang Mai’s old town (where Wild Rose is located) is characterized by its chilled-out atmosphere with its multitude of vegetarian and organic restaurants, quaint coffee shops, and laid back watering holes. Situated amongst a tropical mountainous environment, the landscape surrounding the city boasts ancient temples, organic coffee farms, waterfalls, and elephant parks.

The lifestyle in Chiang Mai is easy going and simple, as is reflected on the smiling faces and warmth of its locals and visitors alike. Chiang Mai’s friendliness is contagious. You’ll quickly find yourself making new friends on a daily basis. In Chiang Mai, simply being in close proximity to another person is enough reason to start up a conversation and make a new friend. This gregarious warmth extends to Wild Rose Yoga as well.

Upon first reaching the studio I was greeted by Rosemary Bolivar, the owner of Wild Rose, who welcomed me and gave me the grand tour. The studio itself is nothing short of spectacular. A dark wooden foundation gives a rustic and cozy feel to the space. I had the opportunity to experience our asana practice during a monsoon shower which had a soothing effect of transforming the studio into a elemental shelter. Wild Rose also has a sauna which hosts weekly “Steam and Beam” sessions where patrons can enjoy herbal scrubs and masks after an invigorating yoga class.

I highly recommend Wild Rose Yoga in Chiang Mai for any yoga travel enthusiast. Stay up to date with coming events and guest teachers on the Wild Rose Facebook Page, which globally connects the yoga travel enthusiasts that have visited this great studio.

Source by Matt C Elmore