Yoga Sessions in Niue
Forget another yoga retreat in Bali or Thailand, Niue provides the most off-the-beaten-track locations in the South Pacific to practice yoga. It’s hard to not relax on this raised coral atoll surrounded by some of the world’s clearest waters. What’s more, there is one spa on the island offering exclusively private yoga sessions – and that’s all you need! The occasional yoga retreat does make its way to the island should you seek a class setting. Let’s delve deeper into how and where to do yoga in Niue in this guide.
Before we get into our guide to yoga in Niue, be sure to bookmark the 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List featuring more amazing experiences.
Ways to Relax and Rejuvenate in Niue
Before we dive into the yoga sessions and classes in Niue, here is a quick list of just a few more ways to relax and rejuvenate in Niue:
- Indulge in a tropical massage at one of Niue’s fabulous spas
- Bathe in Niue’s refreshing crystal clear waters at Avaiki Cave or Matapa Chasm
- Stay at your own private accommodation, such as one of Niue’s stunning holiday homes
- Join a wellness retreat – see Yoga & Wellness Retreats in Niue
- Relax with sundown cocktails at one of Niue’s bars.
For more ideas and elaboration, see the 10 Glorious Ways to Relax in Niue.
Maulu Spa offers private yoga classes in Niue. Choose either a session at Lana’s (your yoga instructor’s) clifftop fale nestled in tropical coastal rainforest or opt for a session in the privacy of your Niue accommodation.
Maulu Spa is based along the road between Tamakautoga (where the Scenic Matavai Resort is) and Ana’ana Point. Alternatively, she can come to you wherever you are staying on the island. Sessions are only available by appointment, Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm.
Private Yoga Sessions
Indulge in the spa’s signature massage, their “Relaxation Massage” combined with a Yoga Nidra session. The one-hour Balinese and Swedish body massage is designed to remove tension, particularly around the shoulder area. The massage is followed by a 30-minute Yoga Nidra session which is a guided meditation.
Malau Spa also offers a Yin Yoga session, which is a slow-paced style of yoga where asanas (positions) are held for longer periods of time. Alternatively, try the Hatha Yoga session, which is a more general category of yoga incorporating most styles. Both yoga sessions last one hour. The mat, bolster and blocks are all provided.
Spa treatments like massages and healing rituals are also provided by Maulu Spa. Check out The Best Spas in Niue for more details on the types of massages available.
Yoga Retreats in Niue
An alternative way to experience yoga in Niue is with a yoga retreat. Niue hosts yoga retreats throughout the year, with most taking place at the Scenic Matavai Resort. Yoga retreats are often a complete holiday package with accommodation, most meals, activities and some free time included.
Wellness Retreats NZ
Wellness Retreats NZ organises most of the yoga retreats that take place in Niue. Their agenda develops year-on-year, but the main focus is yoga with a yoga class each day. Yoga classes typically take place once or twice a day at sunrise, sunset or both. Yoga takes place in a class setting and with a style of yoga suitable for everybody.
Learn more about Wellness Retreats NZ in our guide to Wellness & Yoga Retreats in Niue.
More About Yoga in Niue
That’s it for our short guide to yoga in Niue. Should you need more ways to find your zen on the South Pacific’s most unique tropical island, take a look at the following:
- 5 Best Places to Get a Massage in Niue
- 7 Child-Free Activities in Niue
- The Luxury Travel Guide to Niue
Finally, head to the 101 Things to Do in Niue: The Ultimate List featuring more amazing experiences.