Prana Power Yoga Goes to Sayulita

  • Who: Taylor and Phillipe Wells, the founders of Prana Power Yoga
  • What: Six hours of daily yoga, local food, massage and reiki, raw food workshops, and workshops on topics like "deliberate creation." Optional "Cleanse on Demand" juice cleanse for the duration of the retreat.
  • When: February 19-26, 2010
  • Where: Sayulita, Mexico, with accommodations at the Haramara Retreat
  • Why: Six hours of daily yoga! Plus come February, you'll need a trip to a Pacific fishing village, Sayulita is reportedly gorgeous, and I have friends who swear by Taylor and Phillipe
Haramara (via <a href="">haramararetreat</a>)


Brooklyn Butt-Kicking Goes to Costa Rica

  • Who: Stefanie DiLibero of Gotham Wellness and Ariane Hundt of Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp
  • What: A week of twice daily beach boot camp classes, sunset yoga, snorkeling, dolphin watching, and surfing lessons, plus fresh tropical meals and acupuncture. 
  • When: August 30 - September 5, 2010
  • Where: Playa Cochles, Costa Rica with beach bungalow accommodations
  • Why: Two-a-day bootcamps? You're coming back from this beach trip with a significantly buffer bod. Plus, the price is less than half of what you'll pay for some retreats.
Beach Yoga (via <a href="">brooklynbridgebootcamp</a>)


YogaWorks Collective Weekend in Hawaii

  • Who: L.A.-based YogaWorks instructors Joan Hyman and Billy Asad
  • What: Choose your own adventure yoga weekend. The retreat offers multiple classes and workshops each day. You pick the ones that match your level of experience and interest
  • When: July 28 - August 1, 2010
  • Where: Pahoa, Hawaii (on the Big Island) with accommodations at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Kalani (via <a href=""></a>)


A Yoga Retreat You Might Actually Be Able to Afford

Retreats in Bali or Brazil out of your price range right now? Our friends over at Well + Good NYC have a few suggestions. For about $125 a night, you can get a dose of upstate farmhouse yoga bliss at Heathen Hill in Franklin, NY; the Garden near Beacon, NY; and the Waterfall House in West Fulton, NY. As Well + Good puts it: "Unlike the mega retreats, these bindi-dot–size getaways don’t publish big glossy course catalogs that they leave in every NYC health-food store. So you’ll have to visit their websites and check out their clunky calendars, but it’s worth it." 

(via <a href="">growinthegarden</a>)

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You Could Be Doing Pilates in Bali

  • Who: Pilates instructor Mareile Paley and yoga instructor Kishan Shah
  • What: A week among the bamboo forests and rice fields of Bali with daily yoga and Pilates classes, Balinese and ayurvedic massages, plus classes like Balinese cooking and Pilates practical anatomy. The retreat also includes plenty of free time for relaxing at local cafes or renting a bike and exploring the countryside.
  • When: June 19 - 26, 2010. Yes, that's about two weeks from now. Feeling spontaneous?
  • Where: Ubud, Bali with accommodations at your choice of three partner hotels and classes at the Yoga Barn
Bali (via <a href="">pilatesretreatasia</a>)


Yoga and Surfing on an Island off the Coast of Brazil

  • Who: Yoga Retreat Brazil
  • What: Yoga, surfing, kayaking, and five hour-long massages, on an island off the coast of southern Brazil. 
  • When: Weeklong retreats throughout the year.
  • Where: Florianopolis, Brazil with accommodations at the Praia Mole Eco Village on renowned surf beach Praia Mole. 
  • Why: Miles and miles of coast line, green hills, lakes, sand dunes, waterfalls — Florianopolis is a paradise. Throw in healthy living and you're made.
Florianopolis (via <a href="">praiamole</a>)

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Power Up Sundance Retreat

  • Who: Power Up Retreats and yoga instructor Tara Stiles
  • What: Seven yoga sessions with Tara Stiles, guided hiking, horseback riding, Sundance Summer Theater, Sundance Author Series brunch, plus trunk shows, spa treatments, and gift bags, all with a philanthropic twist: For every retreat purchased, Power Up will donate $1000 to the Redford Center and the Water Film Project, a documentary being made to educate people about threats to our water supply.  
  • When: August 13 - 16, 2010
  • Where: Sundance Resort, in Sundance, Utah
Tara Sundance (via <a href="">powerupretreats</a>)


Yoga at the Mandarin Oriental in Mexico

  • Who: In-house yoga teachers at the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya
  • What: Pricier and more commercial than huts on the beach with your local yoga teacher, but the four-day weekend wellness retreat at the Mandarin Oriental in Mexico has a certain luxury appeal. The package includes morning and evening yoga classes, spa meals, daily guided meditation, a diet and nutrition class, use of the spa's sauna and pool, and a spa treatment, plus, of course, a room at the hotel.
  • When: June 24 - 27, 2010 with other weekends through October
  • Where: Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Mandarin in Mexico (via <a href="">mandarinoriental</a>)


A Yoga Weekend at Blue Pearl Laguna

  • Who: Pravassa Healthy Travel and yoga instructor William Duprey
  • What: A weekend at a spa on the beach in Southern California. Four scheduled yoga classes and otherwise wide open days with ample time for chillin'. 
  • When: September 23 - 26, 2010
  • Where: Laguna Beach, CA with accommodations at the Blue Pearl Laguna spa
Laguna Beach (via <a href="">Pravassa</a>)


Heli-Yoga in the Canadian Rockies

  • Who: Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) and Yoga Instructor Anne Douglas
  • What: A helicopter lifts you high into the Canadian Rockies, where you spend four days being heli-ported around to gorgeous hiking spots and mountain peak locations for yoga and meditation.  
  • When: July 15 - 18, 2010
  • Where: Helicopter departs from helipad near Banff, British Columbia. Retreat in the mountains, with accommodations at the Bobbie Burns Lodge.

Canadian Rockies (via <a href="">cmh</a>)

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