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I would recommend Kho Tao's open air studio for the independent backpacker.
Great teachers and daily drop-in classes where you can meet like minded
people without the structure or cost of a retreat. Feeling brave post yoga? You can even try swimming with the sharks!
I used to call this place yogatraz, but I did love it, and it has only gotten better over the years. And if you ask George very nicely he might even show you where he and his brothers swam as kids, it is amazing!
Spain has this hidden gem in the hills that is so beautiful, it is almost too good to be true. But it exists, so go!
A personal favourite is where i trained in India. it is a home from home and offers a real authentic taste of ashram life without the guru worship. And if you really want some good karma there is an orphanage next door that can always use a volunteer.
Going to Bali? Then you have to stay at the Yoga Barn. It's a great place to book in during the Bali Spirit Festival, when most of the world's top yogis show up on the island.
There is no where like the Sanctuary for a complete immersive experience. You'll never want to leave.