yoga retreats


Yoga and Backpacking in Yosemite

  • Who: Balanced Rock Foundation
  • What: Two daily yoga classes, morning meditation, and backpacking, hiking, and camping in Yosemite National Park's backcountry.
  • When: May 26 - 30, 2010
  • Where: Yosemite National Park, California
Yoga Yosemite (via <a href="">Balanced Rock</a>)


Yoga, Paddling, Cooking, and Pilates in Ontario

  • Who: Smoothwater of Tegamami
  • What: Daily yoga, with Pilates classes, canoeing lessons, and cooking with wild edibles.
  • When: July 12-16, 2010
  • Where: On a lake in Temagami, Ontario, with accommodations at a wilderness lodge.
  • Why: You're on a lake in an old growth forest. Think beautiful, relaxing, and affordable, with low-key Canadians for company.
Tegamami (via <a href="">smoothwater</a>)


Yoga and Raw Food Immersion in Honduras

  • Who: Wendy Green of Wendy Green Yoga.
  • What: A week of unplugged living, raw eating, river swimming, rain forest hiking, and daily Ashtanga yoga, plus nightly discussions on topics like "Ayurveda lifestyle" and "deep green living." 
  • When: Ongoing, book any week that works for you.
  • Where: Casa Verde, just outside the Pico Bonito National Forest in Honduras.

View from the Deck (via <a href="">wendygreenyoga</a>)


Yoga and Surf Retreat in Hawaii

  • Who: Surfer Rochelle Ballard and paddleboarder Megan Abudo
  • What: A week of yoga, surfing, and stand-up paddleboarding on the north shore of Oahu with a professional surfer as your instructor.
  • When: April 18 - 25, 2010
  • Where: Oahu, Hawaii with accommodations at a private botanical estate.
  • Why: If you've never surfed before, great. If you're an expert, great. This retreat is built for surfers across the spectrum. Plus, see prices below — a week of bliss can be yours for $850. 
Surf Retreat (via <a href="">surfintoyoga</a>)


Five Days of Yoga, Surfing, and Paddleboarding in Puerto Rico

  • Who: Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga and Gina Bradley of Paddle Diva
  • What: Maybe you recognize this retreat —it's the very one we're sending our Love Challenge winnerLlaves, on. But you don't have to win to go! It's called capitalism, baby, and you can buy your way into this Puerto Rican beach escape and its sweet surf breaks, daily yoga sessions, stand-up paddle boarding lessons and tours, and daily personal training sessions.
  • When: April 8 - 12, 2010
Rincon (via <a href="">casa-islena</a>)

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A Week of Yoga, Pilates, Hiking, and Biking in Italy

  • Who: Leah Katz and Nicole Meadors of Pilates Hudson
  • What: Daily Pilates and Iyengar yoga classes, plus cooking classes, hiking, biking, and the chance to explore vineyards and olive mills. 
  • When: April 24 - May 1, 2010
  • Where: Near Torgiono, Italy, with accommodations at the Villa La Montagnola
La Montagnola (via <a href="">lamontagnola</a>)


Five Days of Yoga and Sound Healing in Nicaragua

  • Who: Luana Hervier and Big World Small Planet 
  • What: Five days of yoga, salsa and traditional Nicaraguan dancing, singing, painting, meditation, Reiki, organic meals, a visit to a local school, cooking class, and a bonfire ceremony with a local shaman. 
  • When: April 17 - 22, 2010
Aqua Nicaragua (via <a href="">acqunicaragua</a>)


Women's Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

  • Who: Professional surfer Holly Beck
  • What: A week of surf lessons and yoga on the beach in Nicaragua, for you and 5-10 girlfriends.   
  • When: Any Saturday to Saturday of your choice. 
  • Where: Nicaragua, 2.5 hours from Managua airport, with accommodations at Casa Blanca.
Holly Beck (via <a href="">Nikki Brooks</a>)


Yoga and Cooking in the South of France

  • Who: Yoga instructor Jason Olson
  • What: Yoga, cooking classes, hikes through foothills overlooking the Riviera, and optional trips to museums, galleries, gardens, grottoes, and local perfumeries.
  • When: July 3 - 10, 2010
  • Where: Grasse, in southern France, with accommodations at La Rivolte.
La Rivolte (via <a href="">jasondujour</a>)


Yoga and Running Retreat in North Carolina

  • Who: Sage Rountree, author of The Athletes Guide to Yoga
  • What: A weekend of yoga and coached running (with gait analysis and help building future workouts) at an athletic training center in North Carolina.
  • When: May 14 - 16, 2010
  • Where: ZAP Fitness in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Blue Rock (via <a href="">ZAP Fitness</a>)

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