Before you get lost in Spring cleaning, take a little time for yourself. The stress of life sometimes calls for extraordinary measures. You need break the route and get away for a few days to tend to your own well-being. Yoga retreats help you strengthen your skills, learn new techniques and exercise your mind. Here are few excellent choices to consider:
Ever dreamed of being a cowgirl? The great outdoors of Montana is the perfect place to rekindle your inner spirit. At the Double T River Ranch you alternate between outdoor yoga practice and creating stunning photography in workshops that teach you about lighting, technique and creating portraits. Your days are filled with learning new yoga techniques, connecting with horses and completing fun cowgirl photo assignments.
Founded in 1967 by one of the region’s well-known yogis, Ganga White, the White Lotus is known for its ideal placement in a steep canyon on forty acres in the San Marcos Pass. The center overlooks the city of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Many consider it the most established school of yoga thought and practice. When your yoga instruction ends, you can take a dip in sandstone swimming holes, go hiking on the many trails, eat the amazing food, and more. And staying in the yurt village provides a unique and memorable experience.
Go remote and head to the jungle beach on Costa Rica’s southern peninsula. Right on the beach and close to Corcovado National Park, Blue Osa is a perfect vacation destination. You and your family can enjoy kayaking surfing, zip-lining, and wildlife excursions in between yoga sessions provided by world-class instructors. The second floor yoga studio provides a view of the ocean and mountains. Blue Osa offers a number of options for yoga retreats, depending on you and your goals.
When I think of the perfect girl’s getaway, this festival comes to mind. Wanderlust is known for bringing together the world’s leading yoga instructors, top musical acts, speakers, top chefs and winemakers in the natural, rugged setting of North Lake Tahoe. Looking for a new experience? Try RiseSUP a combination of stand-up paddle and yoga on the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe at 6200 feet. You can also relax and enjoy the Soulful Cinema or Speakeasy Lecture Series. Both explore meaningful and insightful topics related to spirituality, healthy living, technology, environment, and more. This year’s festival is July 18-21, 2013.
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