The practice of yoga has long been described as transporting, and yogis have been taking that concept literally, inviting disciples to join them on trips to exotic locales for intensive yoga retreats. Last spring, boho-chic lifestyle brand Free People launched FP Escapes, a new travel/wellness offshoot that’s led retreats to Nicaragua, Mexico and, in our neck of the woods, the Berkshires. Local yogis are taking that cue too. Take Karen “Shanti” Caiazzo of JP-based Shanti Yoga Boston, who’ll be leading a yoga retreat in Panama on March 18-25. “Prana de Panama” will offer twice-daily yoga classes, morning meditation, restorative massages, fresh cuisine prepared by a local chef and plenty of time for beachside reflection. A June retreat to the Colorado Rockies (dates TBA) promises fresh vegetarian and vegan meals, twice-daily Asana yoga classes and mountain hikes followed by dips in an onsite hot tub. Or you could get a taste of the pura vida with Afro Flow Yoga, which is hosting two weeklong retreats to Costa Rica this winter at Omega’s Blue Spirit center in Nosara (Jan. 28-Feb. 4) and the Vista Ballena Hotel in Uvita (Feb. 5-11). The former will feature daily workshops by internationally recognized wellness teachers, the latter a week of meditation and reflection bolstered by work with therapeutic vocals and percussion. Yoga lovers who’d like to pair their Zen with a bit of culture can look to Boston Yoga School founder Ame Wren, who, among other trips, will co-lead a weeklong retreat (June 10-17) to the southwestern countryside of Dordogne in France. Attendees will enjoy farm-to-table meals, morning and evening yoga sessions, day trips to local medieval villages and, naturally, wine tasting and winemaking. Those who’d like to renew their spirit without renewing their passport can stick closer to home when Back Bay’s Balans debuts its first retreats this spring and summer at Arcadia River House in the woods of Hope Valley, Rhode Island. Hosted and led by Balans founder Marie Aspling, the two retreats (dates TBA) are set to include yoga, meditation, healthy home-cooked meals, hiking and more.