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Affordable Gourmet week long yoga retreat in the south of France!

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Yoga in the French Pyrenees

  • Who: Domaine de la Grausse, with hosts Dagmar and Mike
  • When: Any week during the season, beginning May 22nd. 
  • What: Twice daily yoga, plus rambling through the hills, horseback riding, and thermal mineral spas. Dagmar, the resident yoga instructor, has 25 years of teaching experience, but she's also British, so don't expect the sweatiest yoga around. You'll just have to use that energy to explore the 18 acres of hills and wild flower meadows surrounding the chateau. 
The Chateau (via <a href="http://www.yogafrance.com/">yogafrance</a>)
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Yoga Fusion Berkshires Weekend

  • Who: Six teachers from New York and Boston, each representing a major yoga discipline
  • What/Why: Wonder if there's some yoga style you haven't tried but that's perfect for you? This weekend is your playground. You'll get Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Kundalini, Sat Nam Rasayan, Bound Lotus, Ashtanga, Kula Yoga, and Yoga Nidra, all in the soothing green of the Berkshires. 
  • When: May 21 - 23, 2010
  • Where: Stockton, Massachusetts, at the Kripalu retreat center
Kripalu (via <a href="http://www.kripalu.org/">Kripalu.org</a>)
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Yoga and Camping on the Beaches of St. John

  • Who: Barbara Verrochi and Kristin Leigh, co-directors of The Shala
  • What: Mysore and vinyasa yoga, swimming, sailing, and snorkeling in the beautiful blue waters of the Carribean.
  • When: May 2 - 7, 2010
  • Where: Maho Bay on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, with accommodations at the Estate Concordia Preserve
  • Why: The retreat leaders are yogis you don't want to miss. And you can camp out in eco-tents near the beach to make this retreat shockingly affordable.
Preserve (via <a href="http://www.theshala.com/retreats.html">the shala</a>)
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Yoga and Poetry in Upstate New York

  • Who: Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi, the founders of Laughing Lotus Yoga
  • Where: Rhinebeck, New York at the Omega Rhinebeck Campus
  • What: Founded in the '70s, Omega is a hub of new-agey goodness, complete with a New England camp style dining hall where everyone eats vegan food. The "Poetry, Art, & Soul of Vinyasa Yoga" weekend promises to ignite your "soul’s longing to merge with the infinite," and help you "serenade [y]our deepest self." If yoga spiritualism is your thing, you've hit pay dirt.
  • When: June 11 - 13, 2010
Omega (via <a href="http://www.eomega.org/">eomega.org</a>)
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A Week of Surfing, Yoga, and Massage on Maui

  • Who: Me-Shell Mijangos and SwellWomen
  • What: A co-ed surf retreat, including surf lessons, daily yoga, massage, and a private chef.  
  • When: May 2 - 8, 2010
  • Where: Maui, Hawaii, with accommodations at a resort on Ka’anapali Beach
  • Why: Great breaks for surfers of all levels, experienced teachers (all instructors have at least five years surf instruction experience), and yoga sessions designed explicitly to complement surfing. 
SwellWomen (via <a href="http://www.swellwomen.com">swellwomen.com</a>)
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Yoga and Spiritual Healing in Panama

  • Who: Anna Karina Gutierrez, Maria Jose Fasano, and Lileana Ledezma, a yogini/astrologist, a hypnotherapist/Reiki master, and a massage therapist, respectively.
  • What: Five days of spiritual healing, including yoga, meditation, massage, astrological readings, hypnotherapy, and Reiki, all amidst the lush mountains of Panama.  
  • When: Retreats begin the second Tuesday of every month.
  • Where: El Valle, Panama with accommodations at Los Mandarinos.
  • Why: You might go just for Maria Jose Fasano. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is a serious student of pranic healing, Kabbalah, shamanism, and metaphysics. With her leading, this just can't be your typical lounging-in-the-sun retreat.
El Valle (via <a href="http://www.losmandarinos.com/index.php?lang=en">losmandarinos</a>)
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Brazilian Dance Adventure Retreat

  • Who: Body and Soul Adventures
  • What: Three hours of dance lessons daily, plus yoga, rainforest hiking and kayaking. 
  • When: Weeklong retreats most weeks from March - December. 
  • Where: Four nights on the beach in Paraty, Brazil, "the Venice of South America," and two nights in Rio de Janeiro testing out your new skills in the city's night clubs. 
Paraty (via <a href="http://www.bodysouladventures.com">bodysoul</a>)
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Paraty is amazing!! It is so so historic; unique and special. ..." More comments...

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Cowgirl Yoga Ranch Camp

  • Who: Big Sky Yoga Retreats
  • What: Yoga and horses. A long weekend of yoga, riding, and cookouts with New-York-yoga-instructor-gone-west, Margaret Burns Vap.
  • When: June 24-27, 2010
  • Where: Wilsall, Montana, with accommodations at Fort Wilsall
Cowgirl Yoga (photo by <a href="http://www.bigskyyogaretreats.com/retreats/pages/cowgirl_yoga.html">Larry Stanley</a>)
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A Week of Yoga in the Greek Islands

  • Who: San Francisco yoga teacher Rusty Wells 
  • What/Why: A week in Crete, with two daily yoga classes, swimming, and sailing. Yoga Journal applauds Wells' "challenging and uplifting vinyasa flow classes," and he describes them as an "experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, and energy," which sounds pretty great. Plus Greek islands, Greek sunshine, Greek food, and Greek hospitality. 
  • Where: Crete with accommodations at the Porto Elounda resort and spa.
  • When: July 4 -10, 2010
Crete! (via <a href="http://www.portoelounda.com/v4/html/Accommodation.htm">portoelounda.com</a>)
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