National Yoga Month: Yoga Retreats


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National Yoga Month: Yoga Retreats

In honor of National Yoga Month we’re rounding up some great yoga retreats around the world! Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been practicing yoga for years, you’re bound to find the perfect retreat for you here!

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Saveur Yoga Escapes

Yogis and foodies alike will simply fall in love with Saveur Yoga Escapes. Enjoy luxury accommodations, jaw-dropping views, and top-notch service on these Bikram yoga retreats. In addition to practicing yoga in an unbelievable setting you also will delight in spa experiences, sea excursions on a private 60-foot sailing yacht, tennis, kayaking, and so much more! Foodies will rejoice in the delicious gourmet cuisine served throughout the day, and the pre-dinner cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and three-course dinner every evening.

Plan your retreat:

Grenada: Saveur Villas Retreats:
Saturday, November 2 – Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saturday, November 9 – Saturday, November 16, 2013
The villas experience includes the luxury of 35,000-square-feet accommodations plus the intimacy of just 30 guests. The villas have their own private pools overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea and are set on a gorgeous white sand beach with turquoise waters. This resort is renowned as one of the most exclusive luxury resorts in Grenada, where guests enjoy the ultimate in pure elegance.

Includes:

  • Bikram yoga: 10 classes per week, including sunset classes
  • Private yoga clinics
  • All gourmet cuisine prepared fresh with farm-to-table ingredients
  • Sailing and snorkeling excursion on a private 60-foot sailing yacht
  • Hiking through the lush rain forest to magnificent waterfalls
  • Kayaking adventure
  • Private dinner on the beach with live entertainment
  • A complimentary in-room massage for every guest
  • Local spirits, craft beer, and specialty wines carefully selected
  • Wine tasting and rum tasting experience
  • Cooking class with fresh local ingredients, run by the chef
  • Full use of all facilities at resort, including private tennis court and private gym
  • Round trip airport transfers

Petit St. Vincent: A Private Island Takeover
Saturday, June 7 – Saturday, June 14, 2014
Join Saveur Yoga Escapes next summer for their first-ever Bikram yoga retreat on a private island. The entire 115-acre island will belong to the 56 guests for this rare and one-of-a-kind opportunity! This elegant boutique island resort is surrounded by clear turquoise waters, rich tropical reefs, and two miles of stunning white-sand beaches.

Please contact Saveur Yoga Escapes for pricing and additional details.

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Hacienda del Sol

Hacienda del Sol

Enjoy open-air jungle bungalows during your stay at Hacienda del Sol located on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Yogis and healthy travelers will love the Mindful Fitness Retreats. This wellness program is a great way to jump-start a fitness program by incorporating a week of body weight workouts, yoga classes, mobility sessions, and outdoor fitness to inspire guests to want to exercise! Unlike the typical spa retreat, Hacienda del Sol provides a daily schedule of activities which range from guided morning walks, yoga classes, meditation, and other health-related group activities. All are complimentary to our guests and suited to a wide range of abilities, serving to introduce you to new practices, activities, and landscapes. Guests will awaken their metabolism, regain mobility, and ground their mind at the conclusion of the Mindful Fitness Retreat, where they will head home armed with the core techniques to continue on their path to wellness.

Plan your retreat:

Mindful Fitness Retreat
7-night Fitness Program, on going, starting at $1,135

Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation at Hacienda del Sol
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (includes standard beverages**)
  • Complimentary use of all Hacienda Del Sol’s amenities
  • Four (4) personal training sessions
  • 10 yoga classes included in the complimentary daily schedule of activities
  • Customized Mindful Fitness Wellness Program: You will work with the resident personal trainer to focus on awakening your metabolism, building your body’s strength, and grounding your mind in the moment.
  • Living Foods/Paleo all-inclusive a la carte menu
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BodyHoliday at LeSPORT

St. Lucia’s BodyHoliday at LeSPORT has a motte, “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind” and their selection of yoga retreats allow you to do just that! The all-inclusive resort provides a luxury escape, breathtaking views, a Wellness Centre, and tons of activities that will keep guests moving!

Plan your retreat:

September Solos® Retreat happening now (September 1-28, 2013)

The BodyHoliday’s September Solos retreat is a month dedicated to the individual traveler. The retreat is designed to offer the best elements of health, well-being, and fun. Including hosted dinners and dedicated fitness classes, this is the perfect solo getaway!

Octoba-Yoga® September 29 – November 2, 2013

Octoba-Yoga dedicates a full month to yoga at BodyHoliday to foster improved flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina as well as to reduce anxiety and stress! BodyHoliday has create a timetable of activities that allows guests to learn new techniques, hear from experts brought in from around the world, and even complement the special program of yoga activities with a bespoke menu of yogic foods. Whatever your yoga ability, Octoba-Yoga will be able to accommodate you! Beginners can practice Restorative Yoga and for those who want to acquire more advanced skills, Yoga Flow. Kathy Cullen, Master Yogi for over 22 years, will take you on a journey that will have you soothed, toned, massaged, stretched, and leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated!

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There’s even more yoga happening at BodyHoliday this year and it comes just in time for the holidays!

Plan your retreat:

Pre-Christmas Restorative Break, December 1-21, 2013

Pre-Christmas restorative break has been designed by the BodyHoliday team to confidently prepare you for not only for holiday season and New Year, but for the rest of your life! The program will help you relax, re-energize, pamper, and rest. A series of specific treatments, therapies, nutrition, and exercise classes have been created to ensure that both body and mind are ready and well prepared for the season ahead! Take advantage of the preseason rates!

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COMO Hotels and Resorts

Parrot Cay by COMO and COMO Shambhala Estate

Leave it all behind and head to Parrot Cay by COMO, a 1,000-acre private island in Turks and Caicos. COMO Shambhala hosts residential wellness retreats, workshops, seminars and other holistic health-related events at our properties worldwide. Led by renowned visiting masters, these events focus on improving guests’ yoga, Pilates and other wellness practices with a results-driven agenda. They generally involve five hours of practice each day over a five-day period and may also include workshops, COMO Shambhala Cuisine and appropriate therapies. Retreats are held at Parrot Cay by COMO and COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali.

Plan your retreat:

A Week of Healing with Elena Brower, November 10-16, 2013

Founder and co-owner of Virayoga, Elena Brower returns to COMO for her fifth year to lead retreat guests in a week of healing. Combining alignment instruction with the soothing movement and seated meditations, you will create space to relieve stress, and reach into your heart to begin to care more deeply about yourself and those around you.

Includes:

  • Six night accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunch & dinner from a specially prepared retreat menu
  • 4.5 hours of yoga instruction daily from November 11-15
  • Return airport transfers
  • Tax and service charge

Retreat prices start from $5,067 for single occupancy and $8,340 for double occupancy, including tax and service charge.

The Curry Sisters’ Restore Retreat, April 27-May 3, 2014

Yogis and sisters, Andrea and Christina Curry will lead a six-night yoga retreat that will empower you through exploring habitual thoughts and behaviors, strengthening the mind and body, and inspiring a more concious way of living and communicating. Daily classes include, Vinyasa flow, Hatha and Restorative asana practice, grounding and recharging pranayama as well as daily meditation.

Includes:

  • Six nights accommodation at Parrot Cay
  • Daily American breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner from specially prepared COMO Shambhala Retreat menu
  • 4.5 hours of daily yoga instruction with feature yoga instructor
  • Round-trip airport transfer rates

Retreat rates start from $5,123 for single occupancy and $8,003 for double occupancy, including tax and service charge.

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Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa

Inspired by the Balinese way of life, Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, encourages guests to nurture the harmony between spirit, nature, and those around you using a holistic integrative approach.

Plan your retreat:

Panca Mahabhuta Retreat
7 nights, $4526++ single occupancy,$3443++ double occupancy* (prices are per person and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge. Reserve your next Fivelements retreat in 2013 with a special 15% savings)

The Panca Mahabhuta (five elements) Retreat is the signature program of Fivelements. The program uses a holistic integrative approach designed to tune-in on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, allowing an organic healing process to naturally unfold.

Includes:

  • 7-Nights Accommodation in one of the exclusive riverside suites
  • Gourmet Healing Cuisine meals (7 breakfast / 6 lunch / 7 dinner / daily 4 glasses of coconut water)
  • Healing Consultation
  • Balinese Blessing Ceremonies
  • Daily Meditation
  • 4 Healing Massages
  • 2 Healing Energy
  • 1 Water Healing Dance
  • 1 Therapy Combination
  • 3 Yoga
  • 2 Sacred Arts
  • 2 Bidadari Beauty Ritual
  • 1 Blessing with Pedanda and Pemangku

Learn more about this retreat and other retreat programs offered by Fivelements here.

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Red Mountain Resort

Surrounded by thousands of acres, towering cliffs, and red rocks, Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah, offers an amazing setting for adventure and outdoor lovers. Guests can explore the area of lava caves, desert, and of course, enjoy a retreat!

Plan your retreat:

Weekend Warrior Retreat, dates below

This 4-day, 3-night personalized retreat is aimed at breaking through weight loss and performance plateaus. You’ll start off your day with a rigorous hike and spend the afternoons in transformative small group classes and activities.

Includes:

  • Three nights in your choice of accommodation
  • Boot Camp Class
  • TRX Small Group Class
  • Canyon View Yoga
  • Two Personal Training Sessions with Starter Kit

Schedule

  • Thursday: 6:30pm Orientation Dinner
  • Friday: Daily Hike (check schedule), 11am Personal Training,1:30pm Fitness Class, 2:30pm Canyon View Yoga, 4:30pm Fitness Class
  • Saturday: Daily Hike (check schedule), 11am Personal Training,1:30pm Boot Camp, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm Fitness Classes
  • Sunday: 6am TRX Class, Daily Hike, 11am Fitness Class.12pm Departure

2013 Dates: September 19-22; October 3-6; October 17-20; November 7-10; November 21-24; December 5-8; December 26-29.

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Rancho La Puerta yoga

Rancho La Puerta

Created in 1940, in Tecate, Mexico, the all-inclusive Rancho La Puerta is surrounded by 3,000 acres of lush gardens and has long been the destination spa of choice for travelers seeking a healthy reboot.

Plan your retreat:

Yoga with Geo Moskios September 21-27, 2013

Creator of Power Yoga, Geo Moskios has been teaching yoga for over 30 years. During the yoga retreat you will enhance your yoga practice as you immerse yourself in a mind, body, spirit program leaving you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and relaxed.

Meditation and Healing Yoga with Michele Hebert, October 5-11, 2013
Michele Hebert is a wellness educator, raja yoga and meditation teacher, natural nutritionist, and author. She started the first meditation-based stress management program at the renowned Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA teaching mind-body wellness techniques to enhance the immune system. Michele blends her background in wellness, yoga, meditation, and nutrition to guide others in.
For both: Rates start at $3,050 and include all meals, guided hikes and walks, fitness classes, evening programs, lectures, and scheduled transportation to and from the San Diego International Airport on Saturdays. Spa services and cooking classes/demos are a la carte. Tax will be added to all personal service fees.
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Menla Mountain

Menla Mahasukha Spa

Tucked away in thousands of acres of Catskills forest preserve, the Tibetan-inspired Menla Mahasukha Spa is hidden oasis where guests enjoy peace, nature, and are able to reconnect with themselves. You with enjoy healing treatments, deluxe private accommodations, and gourmet vegetarian cuisine.

Plan your retreat:

Mahasukha Spa R&R Getaways at Menla this Fall
Dates and rates below

Includes:

  • Deluxe private accommodations
  • Cleanse juices, salads, and light meals
  • A complementary massage, plus use of steam rooms and saunas
  • Morning yoga; daily meditation; a variety of beautiful hikes
  • Use of other amenities including the swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness room, lounge, libraries and more

Dates & Rates

Three Days/Nights (Thu-Sun):

  • Deluxe Private Suite with King Bed and Private Bath - $1525 single; $2160 couple ($1080 per person)
  • Deluxe Private Suite with Twin Beds and Private Bath - $1080 (per person)
  • Deluxe Private Room with Queen Bed and Private Bath - $1080 single; $1750 couple ($875 per person)
  • Deluxe Private Room with Two Twin Beds and Private Bath - $875 (per person)

Two Days/Nights (Fri-Sun):

  • Deluxe Private Suite with King Bed and Private Bath - $1100 single; $1560 couple ($780 per person)
  • Deluxe Private Suite with Twin Beds and Private Bath - $780 (per person)
  • Deluxe Private Room with Queen Bed and Private Bath - $780 single; $1260 couple ($630 per person)
  • Deluxe Private Room with Two Twin Beds and Private Bath - $630 (per person)
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Samahita Retreat

Samahita Retreat

Meaning “centered” or “balanced” in Sanskrit, Samahita Retreats aims to help guests find balance in their day-to-day life – from daily habits, weight management, and coping with stress. Join some of the leading yoga teachers from around the world for a yoga retreat at this beachfront yoga and wellness resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Some of the more notable teachers include: Paul Dallaghan, Sri. O.P Tiwari, Richard Freeman, Kino Macgegor, Chuck Miller, Simon Low, Elonne Stockton, Amy Sharpe, and Arielle Nash- Deggagne.

Plan your retreat:

Retreats run throughout the year and start from $1,190 per week.

Includes:

  • Food
  • Accommodations
  • Yoga classes

Spa, health, and personalized detox packages are available.

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