Welcome to Yoga Explorers

Jo and Jim

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

Founded in 2008 by Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher Jim Tarran and long-term yoga practitioner and television producer Jo Thornhill, Yoga Explorers offers a unique travel experience, combining deep blissful yoga from the very best teachers, with beautiful accommodation in some of the world's most incredible destinations. In 2016  and Again in 2017 we were very proud to be listed in the TOP 20 YOGA RETREATS IN THE WORLD (The Times) and, '25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats' the Guardian).

Yoga Explorers are committed to sustainable practices in their selection of locations, accommodations, and service providers. 'We believe in bringing together beautiful surroundings, exemplary services and first class facilities with ethical, sustainable practises that will support your yoga, rest and relaxation.'

"We firmly believe that we all have a responsibility to the world in which we live, and as well as offering some specific eco-incentives on particular trips, we make a policy of giving back to help less fortunate communities."

In 2012 we were fortunate to welcome a fabulous new addition to the Yoga Explorers team, world-class pilates teacher Paul McLinden.

We are thrilled to have Paul on our team. Not only is he a truly beautiful prson, he is also one of the leading figures in pilates. With 30 years in the industry Paul set up some of the UK's first pilates mat classes, and he continues to be an esteemed figure and an acclaimed teacher in the pilates world. His patient good humour and breath centred holistic approach to pilates are a fantastic complement to a regular yoga practise.

November 2013 saw another extremely welcome addition to the Yoga Explorers team. Naomi Absalom is a hugely talented and well respected yoga teacher with a reputation for wisdom, vibrancy, joy and passion in her work. As one of her students says, 'Naomi is an example of how to live a more joyful life'. We couldn't agree more! Naomi's classes, yoga holidays and retreats are always super popular and get consistently great reviews. 

2015 sees the addition of Khadine Morcom and Salema Veliu to our small (but perfectly formed) team. An international Jivamukti teacher with popular classes in top London studio as well as international workshops and yoga events, Salema brings a wonderful vibrant positive energy to Yoga Explorers and we are looking forward to her first retreat with us at Tigmi in May. 

Khadine is a senior Vajrasati teacher and is truly one of the most remarkable yoga teachers we have ever come across. Many people learn and teach yoga but with Khadine it comes stright from the heart with a beauty and clarity that is a rare find. She lives her practise, and there is no-one more qualified or able to guide you to your heart centre through the tools of yoga.

All Yoga Explorers' outstanding and dedicated teachers are chosen for their excellence and all will offer you reflections, techniques and guidance to deepen your practise, no matter what level of experience you are at.

Our hardworking office team also grew last year with the addition of two of the brightest and most beautiful yogis we could ever hope to meet - let alone have the pleasure of hanging out with at work. Introducing Daisy Robertson and Conrad Westmaas. Together with Jo and Jim, Daisy and Conrad can be found manning the phones, answering emails, sharing insights on social media and generally going that extra mile here at Yoga Explorers HQ to make sure your holiday is one of the best you have ever experienced.

The heart-warming positive responses and comments we receive from our customers are what drives our company and shapes it's evolution. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and if you would like to comment on, or make a suggestion for any aspect of our services, we would always like to hear from you.

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