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8 Beautiful Yoga Retreats To Find Your Zen
by Hannah Marsh
Attending a yoga retreat should be totally relaxing to the mind, body, and soul — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a breathtaking view or a challenging adventure alongside it. These eight yoga retreats will capture both your heart and your camera during your next escape.
4 Days Awakening Yoga Retreat: Sierra Nevada, California
Detach from the hustle of your everyday life and attend this four-day, three-night retreat in Yosemite Valley. Enjoy the atmosphere of camping, while still being able to take advantage of resort-like amenities, including a hot tub, a hot rock sauna, a gorgeous yoga room, and even a spa. For a total rate of $425, each day will include an hour and a half of yoga and meditation and plenty of time to explore.
Anamaya Retreats: Montezuma, Costa Rica
This Costa Rican yoga retreat is located in the southern Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. Determine the cost of your stay by choosing from one of their numerous retreat options throughout the year, or just come stay at the resort, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and numerous adventures. You’ll experience healthy, gourmet food, several types of yoga traditions, and a variety of spa services.
Sedona Healing Retreats: Sedona, Arizona
These Arizona yoga retreats take a bit of an unconventional approach to their methods. The Sedona Vortex getaways focus on the four popular energy vortexes in the Arizona wilderness to promote renewal and healing in each of the attendees. For $1,440, enjoy three and a half days of powerful vortex energy and healing on every level.
Red Mountain Resort: St. George, Utah
If you’re looking for a balanced combination of adventure and wellness, Red Mountain Resort’s wellness retreats are designed to enhance all aspects of your health. The cost of your getaway is dependent on which retreat you choose, but with resort bordered by Red Mountain, Snow Canyon State Park, and approximately 7,000 acres of red rock canyons, cliffs, and lava caves, along with three daily meals and full use of the swimming pools, spa, and fitness classes, your experience is almost guaranteed to be priceless.
Casa Om: Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Casa Om’s Bikram Yoga and Hot Pilates Retreat includes daily classes and seminars of both Bikram yoga and Hot Pilates. Take advantage of the resort’s location to one of the largest coral reefs in the world, the tourist area of Playa del Carmen, or enjoy an in-house spa treatment. The six-night retreat offers daily breakfasts and four evening dinners. Your lodging choice will determine what you pay for the getaway, but rates start at $1,099.
Naked The Retreat: Locations in Portugal, Sicily, and the Dominican Republic
Bare it all at this seven-day retreat. Naked The Retreat, travels around the globe encouraging those who attend to not only strip down to their birthday suits,, but to strip down emotionally, too. The website reiterates, “This is not just about taking your clothes off. Can you get naked in your words, actions, feelings, and thoughts?” Join them in Sicily on the next retreat!
Purple Valley Yoga: Goa, India
The week-long Purple Valley Yoga Retreat is located in the peaceful valley of Assagao, North Goa, in between the Arabian Sea and the market town of Mapusa. Ashtanga yoga is the main tradition practiced at this retreat, and the quiet and remote location will allow you to truly feel as though you have escaped. With three vegetarian, buffet style meals each day, and a convenient laundry service, this Indian yoga retreat is one that you won’t want to overlook.
Lumeria Maui Retreat: Maui, Hawaii
Get to know yourself and your body in a more intimate way with one of Lumeria Maui’s immersive yoga retreats. In addition to various yoga practices, spend your free time participating in workshops, such as essential oil blending, hula lessons, and stand up paddleboarding, or feel free to explore the 20-acre property that includes beaches, watersports, and plenty of outdoor activities.