With Mother’s Day right around the corner, the pressure to outdo yourself every year (or your siblings) gets increasingly more intense. Dinner at the fanciest Michelin-starred restaurant in town? Done. A rejuvenating spa treatment at a swanky hotel? She’s gone one too many times. So what more can you do?

Well, when it comes to gifts for Mother’s Day, nothing makes a more thoughtful gift than spending quality time together. Think: Treating your mother to a villa stay at a luxurious beach resort. However, if your mum prefers more than just an indulgent beach vacation, we have a better idea: A yoga retreat.

“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness,” Indra Devi, known as The Mother of Western Yoga, once said. We have to agree, and we honestly can’t think of a better gift for your mum than helping her kickstart her yoga journey. Additionally, besides being a great escape from life’s daily stresses, a yoga retreat will also make for some fantastic mother-child bonding.

From places where celebrities like Oprah Winfrey go to rejuvenate, to lush sanctuaries in Thailand and journeys in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, check out these fabulous yoga retreats to get away from it all and discover your inner zen with your mum.

(Featured image credit: Escape Haven)