Yoga retreats and vacations

Check out the YogaRose.net guide to Ashtanga yoga retreats and vacations

 

 

 

Go to the YogaRose.net guide to one-gas-tank trips to Ashtanga yoga workshops in the Midwest 

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Yoga retreats and vacations

A one-gas-tank yoga workshop to broaden your horizons is one thing, but sometimes you just want to get on a plane and practice yoga with a view of a beautiful horizon. Maybe you dream about practicing yoga in the Tuscan countryside. Maybe you crave some sun salutations on the beaches of Costa Rica.

The yoga travel agent in me wanted to offer a resource for yoga retreats, escapes and getaways that — you guessed it —  focus on Ashtanga yoga. While a few non-Ashtanga retreats will probably slip in now and then, this resource is designed for the ashangti who wants to get away to do even more Ashtanga vinyasa yoga.

Featured retreat

Enjoy white sand beaches in Costa Rica with Peter Hurley. Nov. 22-27, 2011

 

Getaway typeAbout the vacationThe appeal (besides the practice and the instructor!)And how can you say no to...Next retreat beginsTravel tip
14-day Purple Valley Yoga Retreat in Goa, India with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann Goa is a state on India's west coast lined by white sandy beaches and the Arabian Sea. Ayurveda massages and treatments (extra fee). 2012-01/21This husband-and-wife team are the founders of the Miami Life Center.
8-day primary series teacher training retreat with Tim Miller at Maya Tulum, a Mexican beach resort on the Caribbean You stay in "palapas" and swim and snorkel in the ocean and nearby "cenotes." Maya Tulum, the resort, offers spa treatments. You'll be near the archeological ruins of Tulum and Coba.2012-01/28If you want a teacher training in a beautiful resort, this is for you. If you only want to do a little yoga and be a beach bum the rest of the time, it might not be the retreat for you (it is, after all, a teacher training).
14-day Purple Valley Yoga Retreat in Goa, India with Petri Raisanen Goa is a state on India's west coast lined by white sandy beaches and the Arabian Sea. Ayurveda massages and treatments (extra fee). 2012-02/04Petri's past work was as a naturopath and bone-setter in the Finnish folk tradition.
10-day Purple Valley Yoga Retreat in Goa, India with Chuck Miller Goa is a state on India's west coast lined by white sandy beaches and the Arabian Sea. Ayurveda massages and treatments (extra fee). 2012-03/03Even if you can't attend, read "Chuck on Chuck" -- I love his diamond analogy for Ashtanga yoga.
14-day Purple Valley Yoga Retreat in Goa, India with Maty Ezraty Goa is a state on India's west coast lined by white sandy beaches and the Arabian Sea. Ayurveda massages and treatments (extra fee). 2012-03/07Maty Ezraty is an ashtangi who began in the Iyengar tradition. Founder of Santa Monica's original Yoga Works Studios, she
developed the Yoga Works Teacher Training Program.
7-day Purple Valley Yoga Retreat in Goa, India with John Scott Goa is a state on India's west coast lined by white sandy beaches and the Arabian Sea. Ayurveda massages and treatments (extra fee). 2012-04/14John is the author of Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide to Dynamic Yoga
15-day retreat at Triopetra, on the south coast of Crete, Greece with Maria BooxThe retreat is located on a cliff overlooking long beaches with a mountain backdrop.Maria opened a shala in her native Sweden and ran it for a decade before deciding to travel and teach. I met her at Tim Miller's Mt. Shasta retreat, and would love to go to a retreat with her.2012-05/14If you love this spot but can't make this retreat, other Ashtanga teachers offer retreats here as well.
8-day Mt. Shasta (in the upper reaches of northern California) retreat with Tim MillerMt. Shasta is a dormant volcano whose majestic peak has fascinated so many adventurers. Daily hikes led by Tim to waterfalls, pristine mountain lakes and wildflower strewn alpine meadows.2012-07/28Tim holds two of these a year. The first is devoted to primary series; the second week to second series.
14-day Purple Valley Yoga Retreat in Goa, India with Mark and Joanne Darby Goa is a state on India's west coast lined by white sandy beaches and the Arabian Sea. Ayurveda massages and treatments (extra fee). 2011-02-04This retreat begins on Christmas Eve -- which for some may be the perfect time to travel.

 

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Yoga festivals

It would be interesting to find out about the first bonafide yoga festival in the United States, but all that’s in the past anyway. What’s so enticing is that it seems there are more and more yoga festivals taking place every  year, and they typically incorporate diverse styles of yoga along with music, markets and the chance to meet people you would probably not run into otherwise. Whether or not you like the idea of a yoga festival — versus an in-depth yoga training or a retreat — it’s always fun to fantasize about having enough time and money to travel around hitting up these events.

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