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>)


Yoga and Hiking in the Mountains of Northern Spain

  • Who: Spanish Steps Adventure Walking Tours
  • What: 10 to 15 miles a day hiking along ancients trade routes, through canyons and mountain passes, and into the lake district of Someido National Park in Northern Spain, plus pre- and post-hike yoga sessions. 
  • When: June 5-12 or October 2-9, 2010
  • Where: The mountains of Asturias in Northern Spain, with accommodations at Fuentes de Lucia, a farmhouse turned boutique hotel.
Asturias (via <a href="">fuentesdelucia</a>)


Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Hawaii

  • Who: Yoga Adventure with yoga instructor Deborah Koehn
  • What: Undertake a full 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training, but instead of doing it in a classroom at home, do it at a retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii. 
  • When: June 11 - July 1, 2010
  • Where: South Kona, Hawaii, with accommodations at Hale Kai on Ho’okena Bay.
  • Why: A small group of 10-15 students, fresh, local food, total immersion, and, of course, Hawaiia, all for not much more than the cost of teacher training in NYC.
Hawaii (via <a href="">yogadventure</a>)


Six Days of Sun and Yoga in Cartagena

  • Who: Escape to Shape and yoga instructor Mark White
  • What: Daily vinyasa classes, power walks, and body sculpting sessions, plus salsa dancing lessons, Spanish lessons, cooking classes, massage, guided historical walking tours, and excursions to the islands just off the coast and the natural mud baths. 
  • Where: Cartagena, Colombia, with accommodations in a restored 16th century mansion. In case your Colombian geography is rusty, Cartagena is a beach town right on the Caribbean sea.
  • When: November 7-13, 2010
Colombia (via <a href="">escapetoshape</a>)


Yoga With Elena Brower at Parrot Cay

  • What: Six nights on a private island in the Carribean, with twice daily Anusara practice led by yogalebrity Elena Brower and fancy spa fare. 
  • When: October 24 - 30, 2010. We know October is a ways away, but we're giving you ample warning so you can save your pennies for this pricey retreat.
  • Where: Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos 
  • Why: Extreme spa luxury on 1,000 pristine acres of beachy heaven, and a contemplative daily practice designed by Elena "to usher in a state of alertness." 
Parrot Cay (via <a href="">Parrot Cay</a>)


A Week on the Aegean with Shiva Rea

  • Who: Yoga superstar Shiva Rea
  • What: Swimming and sailing in the Aegean Sea, with three hours of daily yoga, sunrise and sunset meditations, runs up the steps of the cliffside town Oia, and daily Greek feasts. 
  • When: June 28 - July 4, 1010
  • Where: The village of Oia on Santorini, Greece with accommodations at one of three local hotels. 
  • Why: Cause Shiva Rea is like yoga royalty, and the retreat is billed as "7 days of full moon Mediterranean summer ecstasy" — given the list of activities, that might actually be true. 
Santorini (via <a href="">yaretreats</a>)


A Week of Yoga at a Tuscan Villa

  • Who: Radiance Retreats and Australian yoga instructor Jessie Chapman
  • What: A week of yoga at a villa in Tuscany, plus guided meditations, Italian cooking, and day trips to Roman hot springs. 
  • When: August 22 - 29, 2010
  • Where: Ebbio, a 14th century villa just outside Sienna, Italy surrounded by hills of vineyards and olive trees. 
  • Why: The author of four yoga books and the creator of the Radiance Yoga DVD series, Jessie is an Australian yoga star. And there's that whole Tuscany thing.
Ebbio (via <a href="">ebbio</a>)


Yoga, Hiking, and Hot Springs in Northern California

  • Who: San Francisco-are yoga instructor Sarana Milller
  • What: A weekend of yoga, hiking, and soaking in the Wilbur Springs mineral waters, which, according to Daniel Vitalis, raw water guru, is the "hot springs for the hot springs snobs."
  • When: June 25 - 26, 2010
  • Where: Wilbur Springs, CA at the Wilbur Hot Springs Sanctuary
  • Why: Retreat leader Sarana Miller is the faculty instructor at Yoga Journal, and Wilbur Hot Springs has had a devoted following since 1865.

Wilbur Hot Springs (via <a href="">wilburhotsprings</a>)


Yoga, Rock Climbing, and Wine in the Catskills

  • Who: Outdoor Bound Adventures
  • What: Spend Memorial Day Weekend hiking, rock climbing, camping, and doing yoga at the top of mountains you've scaled just a few hours north of NYC in the beautiful Catskills, with stops at charming Hudson Valley vineyards along the way.
  • Where: Trip departs from 73rd and Broadway (NYC) on Saturday morning.
  • Why: Get outdoors without having to invest in all your own gear. And at $450 for the whole weekend, including all meals, you don't have to kill your bank account to have a swell long weekend away. 
Rock Climbing (via <a href="">outdoorbound</a>)

New York

Warning: Table './sowoblog_live/watchdog' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:12:\"user warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:339:\"Table &#039;./sowoblog_live/accesslog&#039; is marked as crashed and should be repaired\nquery: INSERT INTO accesslog (title, path, url, hostname, uid, sid, timer, timestamp) values(&#039;travel&#039;, &#039;taxonomy/term/3621&#039;, &#039;&#039;, &#039;;, 0, &#039;e8b7c771ba098be7e68377ccaf41ec67&#039;, 28446, 1720927989)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:63:\"/home/sowoblog/public_html/modules/statistics/statistics.module\";s:5:\"%line\";i:63;}', 3, '', '', ' in /home/sowoblog/public_html/includes/ on line 135