yoga retreats


Do Yoga and Learn Spanish in the Mountains of Mexico

  • Who: Sagrada Wellness
  • What: Forget yoga/surf retreats. Yoga/language immersion is where it's at. Wake up in your adobe cabaña in the mountains above San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, proceed to an hour of mind-priming morning yoga followed by three hours of level 1 Spanish instruction. Then comes spa time. Repeat for seven days.  
  • When: June 19 -26
  • Where: Near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with accommodations at Sagrada Wellness
Sagrada Wellness (via <a href="">Sagradawellness</a>)


Yoga and Kayaking in Southeast Alaska

  • Who: Yoga instructor Laura Humpf and Spirit Walker Expeditions
  • What/Why: Four days of yoga, camping, hiking, meditation whale watching, and wilderness kayaking in southeast Alaska. Think quiet, yet active, downtime in a stunning setting, with ample time for "journaling, reflection and self-inquiry." 
  • When: July 5-10, 2010
  • Where: Gustavus, Alaska
Whale Watching (via <a href="">seakayakalaska</a>)


A Weekend of Yoga With Sara Ivanhoe in Ojai, California

  • Who: Yogalebrity Sara Ivanhoe and musician Travis Elliot 
  • What: Four days of yoga, chanting, guided meditation, swimming, and wine tasting, with organic, locally grown, chef-prepared vegetarian meals with A-list L.A. yoga guru, Sara Ivanhoe. Expect devotees, but a chill away-from-it-all vibe. Also of note, prices for the weekend are surprisingly affordable. 
  • When: June 3 - June 6, 2010
  • Where: Ojai, California at the Ojai Eco Sanctuary

Ojai (via <a href="">Casabarranca</a>)


Memorial Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in California

  • Who: Professional surfer Mary Osbourne
  • What: Memorial Day weekend surf and yoga retreat, with morning yoga, morning and afternoon surf lessons, and afternoon wine tastings. 
  • When: May 28 - June 1, 2010
  • Where: Ventura, California with accommodations at a private beach house.
Ventura (via <a href="">mosurfcamp</a>)


Yoga and Meditation In the Mountains of Colorado

  • Who: Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern of OM Yoga
  • What: A weekend at the Shambalah Mountain Center, a Buddhist meditation retreat center on 600 acres in northern Colorado. Includes four sessions, each divided between dharma talks and meditation and asana practice, leaving plenty of time for you to walk, hike, and explore. This isn't Buddhism-lite, this is actual Buddhism, but if meditating near a grand, consecrated Stupa sounds like your kind of Memorial Day, you're in luck. 
  • When: May 31 - June 2, 2010
Shambhala (via <a href=""></a>)

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


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="">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=""></a>)


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="">the shala</a>)


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=""></a>)

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