Retreats

Retreats

A Week Of Yoga And Dancing In Southern Italy

  • Who: Yoga instructor Greg Marzullo
  • What: Marzullo is a disciple of Shiva Rea and a student of bellydancing and "the sacred dances, rhythms, and songs of southern Italy," so in addition to yoga and hiking and beach lounging, the retreat also promises "ancient healing dances" and "shamanistic trance"
  • When: September 5-12, 2010
  • Where: Caprioli, near the National Park of Silento on the coast of southern Italy with accommodations at Baia del Silenzio
Palinuro (via <a href="http://www.italyyogaretreats.com/2010/GregMarzullo.html">italyyogaretreats</a>)
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The Eat Pray Love Retreat

Should buying the Eat, Pray, Love perfume, soundtrack, and clothing line not sate your desires for all things Elizabeth Gilbert/Julia Roberts, a number of resorts have put together Eat, Pray, Love retreat packages. Either roll your eyes or get really giddy right now. Here's one option:

  • Who: COMO Hotels and Resorts
  • What: Three nights in Bangkok eating at fine restaurants, attending cooking classes, and going to local markets (EAT). Four nights in Bhutan doing yoga, meditating, going on long walks, and worshiping at a local monastery, and getting massages (PRAY). Three nights in Bali, with visits to a healer and maps to the sets featured in the movie.
  • When: Available starting August 1, 2010
  • Where: Bangkok, Thailand; Uma Paro, Bhutan; Uma Ubud, Bali; accommodations at COMO resorts in each location
Bhutan (via <a href="http://www.uma.paro.como.bz/special/image-gallery">como</a>)
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Lazy Days of Summer Vermont Yoga Retreat

  • Who: Yogamaya studio directors Stacey Brass and Bryn Chrisman
  • What: A long weekend of two-a-day yoga classes, chef-prepared meals made with local farm ingredients, and lots of nearby hikes and excursions.
  • Where: Plymouth Union, Vermont with accommodations at the Good Commons retreat center. 
  • When: August 27 - 30, 2010
Good Commons (via <a href="http://www.yogamayanewyork.com/retreat_summer.php">yogamaya</a>)
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Catskills Post-Labor Day Yoga Weekend

  • Who: Yoga instructor Marisa Sako
  • What: Vinyasa yoga, home cooked meals, swimming, bocci, badminton, horseshoes, and general farmhouse relaxing. 
  • When: September 10 - 12, 2010 (the weekend after Labor Day)
  • Where: Franklin, New York (in the Catskills) with accommodations at Heathen Hill

Heathen Hill (via <a href="http://yogawithmarisa.com/Contact.html">yogawithmarisa</a>)
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Eco Yoga Retreat in Baja

  • Who: Milagro Retreats with yoga instructor Dorothy Price
  • What: Two-a-day yoga classes, plus meditation, "living foods" class, and local organic Mexican-influenced meals. Optional kayaking trips, surf lessons, and massage
  • Where: Outside Todos Santos, Mexico on the southern tip of Baja with accommodations at the Prana del Mar eco retreat center.
  • When: November 20-November 27, 2010
Prana del Mar (via <a href="http://pranadelmar.com/">pranadelmar</a>)
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A Week Of Kundalini Yoga On A Greek Island

  • Who: Paxos Life Activities with instructor Barbara Lyndley
  • What: Early morning Kundalini yoga, meditation walks, early evening yoga and meditation, and the rest of the time free for relaxing amidst olive groves or on the beach. 
  • Where: Paxos, Greece, with accommodations at local villas.
  • When: September 27 - October 4, 2010
Paxos (via <a href="http://www.paxoslife.co.uk/paxos.html">paxoslife</a>)
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A Yoga Surf Retreat Much Closer To Home

  • Who: WB Surf Camp
  • What: Women's only retreat, with daily yoga classes and surf lessons with a 3:1 student to instructor ratio.
  • When: August 14 - 19, 2010
  • Where: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina with accommodations at the Shell Island Resort
  • Why: Flights to North Carolina are definitely cheaper than flights to Costa Rica.

Surf Retreat (via <a href="http://www.wbsurfcamp.com/camps/camp_women_only.asp">wbsurfcamp</a>)
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Yoga Safari Service Adventure in South Africa and Madagascar

  • Who: Zuna Retreats and yoga instructor Marlize Joubert
  • What: Start with yoga and wine tasting in South Africa's wine country, then head to Lesotho for hiking and yoga with children in an HIV orphanage, then to a game reserve for a two-day safari, and finally, an eight day trip to Madagascar with more animals, more yoga, and wildlife conservation and education service projects.
  • When: September 24 - October 17, 2010, though you can opt to join for only 8 or 16 days rather than the full 24.
  • Where: Cape Town followed by Lesotho followed by Kwazulu Natal followed by Madagascar
South Africa (via <a href="http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-69423701675436_2113_26729317">
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A Week of Yoga in Goa

  • Who: International Yoga with instructor Ashley Albrand
  • What: A week on the beach in India, with two-a-day yoga classes, meditation, and bungalows surrounded by lush gardens.
  • When: October 23 - 30, 2010
  • Where: Mandrem Beach, in Goa, India, with accommodations at the Ashiyana Retreat Center
Goa (via <a href="http://www.internationalyoga.com/retreat_india_10_23_10.htm">internationalyoga</a>)
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Long Weekend Kula Catskills Escape

  • Who: Alex Auder and Erin Dudley of the Kula Yoga Project
  • What: Three days upstate with waterfalls, swimming holes, hikes, and two-a-day classes with "generous, revelatory, hands-on assists and mind-blowingly-trippy savasanas and meditations"
  • Where: The Waterfall House in the Catskills, 2.5 hours north of NYC
  • When: August 19 - 22, 2010
Kula Retreat (via <a href="http://thewaterfallinn.com/">thewaterfallinn</a>)
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