San Luis Obispo

Jul 13 - 16, 2017 | Lainie Devina

Join Lainie for a long weekend in beautiful Central California. Get away from it all at this rustic 163-acre private retreat center surrounded by the picturesque Santa Margarita foothills. Deepen your physical practice with daily all-level classes ranging from flow to restoratives, and explore beyond asana with meditation, chanting, and pranayama. You can hike on the back trails on the property (or bring your mountain bike!), venture out into the nearby wine country towns, and marvel at the depth of the starry sky at night. You'll also enjoy fresh gourmet cuisine by Chef Caspar Poyck and a wine tasting, with an optional ziplining adventure and massage.

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Colombia

Jul 24 - 29, 2017 | Loren Ferreira & Kelly Pender

Surrender to nature and join Loren and Kelly for six days of sacred movement and mediation in the lush jungles and tropical beaches of Parque Tayrona, Colombia. Dive deep below the layers of your being to cleanse the chakra system through physical asana, meditation, and pranayama (breathing techniques) at the beachfront yoga shala. Gain the tools to develop your own personal practice for self-realization and the empowerment to live your life to your truth. Enjoy daily excursions to national parks and waterfalls, have an adventure river tubing, or explore on your own.

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Papingo, Greece

Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2017 | Elizabeth Neuse Flint

Join New York-based Senior YogaWorks Teacher Elizabeth Flint for an epic week of yoga, meditation, hiking, and shamanic journey in the mountains of Northern Greece. Step back in time to the quaint village of Mikro Papingo, nestled into the side of the Vikos Gorge – the largest canyon in Greece and one of the deepest in all of Europe. Hike into untouched canyons to pristine springs and to the top of mountains for breathtaking views. Enjoy the freshest authentic Greek cuisine and luxurious spa accommodations, all at a budget-friendly price.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Sep 16 - 23, 2017 | Nadine Johnson

Join Nadine on this all-inclusive, 8 day/7 night retreat and dive deeper into the teachings of yoga in a stunning environment. Nestled between the lush tropical jungle of Conchas Chinas hills in Puerto Vallarta and the pristine shores of South Beach, lies our home base, a private community of modern, open-concept treehouse villas. It’s the perfect sanctuary to retreat, do yoga, and bask in the beauty of nature. Enjoy two yoga sessions per day as well as three local adventures, including a nature hike and snorkeling in the pristine waters. Ready to get away from it all, do yoga, adventure, and get pampered? All levels welcome.

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Maui

Oct 2 - 7, 2017 | Maeve McCaffrey

Join Maeve McCaffrey and Christine Khuri for five glorious nights in the luxury residences at Montage Kapalua Bay. Ranked the number one resort in Hawaii and number four in the world by Travel & Leisure, this 24-acre Maui beachfront resort is the ideal destination from which to experience Hawaiian lifestyle at its finest. At every turn, the spirit of Hawaii merges with your own to create pono — a true sense of balance and harmony.
Workouts will combine strength and cardio. Alignment-based yoga is complemented by restorative reboots and guided meditation. Wellness sessions covering nutrition, journaling, and group adventures will facilitate self-discovery and a richer experience. Outside of group activities, you will have plenty of free time to explore the resort and island. All levels welcome.

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Oahu

Oct 8 - 13, 2017 | Melanie Salvatore August

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Join Mel, author of acclaimed self-help book Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change, for an immersion of yoga and heart inspiration on the magical North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Five nights and six days of exploration, freedom, and fun—yoga, meditation, prompted journaling self-inquiry, self-care coaching, connection, and fierce inspiration to free yourself and the world to love. Each morning will begin with Mel teaching an all-level empowering yoga and meditation practice leading into exploration that will focus on a progressive theme of self-inquiry and energy release to create heart-soul freedom from the inside out. Additional sunset specialty practices of intention setting, chanting, and meditation/pranayama will also be offered.

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Maui

Oct 9 - 13, 2017 | Nadia Toraman

Fresh air, cleansing waters, and the warm Maui sun await you. Take an extended break with us and come relax. Hike, dip into a waterfall, dive into the sparkling blue sea, and surf or paddle board where the waves are just right for you. The Maui Yoga Shala offers retreat options to suit just what you're looking for. Relax in a beautifully designed, charming home minutes from laid back Paia town and enjoy exceptional views of the ocean from your private bedroom. Enjoy breakfast and lunch island style at our Island Fresh Cafe, which is right next to our yoga studio, and features organic meals highlighting local farms. Experience the spirit of aloha! Take yourself and your practice to one of the world's most blissful, beautiful destinations.

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Ojai

Oct 26 - 29, 2017 | Courtney Parkyn

Simplify. Nourish. Ground. Connect. Venture into the lush landscape of the Ojai Valley and the Pepper Tree Retreat Center where time seems to slow down, laughter seems to flow effortlessly, and spirits are rejuvenated. Join Courtney for an extended weekend of daily yoga, pranayama and meditation, daily yoga nidra (deep rest), journaling and introspection, silence, discussions about yoga philosophy, Reiki healing, and the comfort of nature. Enjoy an optional horseback trail ride through the scenic wilderness of Ojai.

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South India

Nov 1 - 15, 2017 | Jeff Perlman

Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat
Have you ever imagined the most perfect retreat you could go on bringing total balance to your body, mind, and spirit? If so, join Jeff for a Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation process) and Iyengar Yoga retreat in Kerala, India. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and the Indian holistic medical system, and Kerala is its birthplace. Stay in a private cottage at a world-renowned resort and Panchakarma center on a private 25-acre compound where you will enjoy organic Ayurvedic cuisine based on your constitution and health concerns. Each day you'll receive 2-3 hours of body therapies overseen by an Ayurvedic doctor. Jeff will teach daily asana, pranayama, and meditation classes based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar and Ayurvedic principles, and in the evenings you'll participate in informational talks on Ayurveda based on your input and interests and enjoy Indian music and dance programs.

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Mexico

Nov 4 - 11, 2017 | Matt Champoux & Sara Hess

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Come join Sara and Matt in paradise for a pre-holiday retreat to set intentions for the New Year. During your free moments, relax in your personal cabana hand-built of all-natural materials, complete with private bath, outdoor showers, and exceptional views of the ocean and jungle canopy. Dine on exquisite meals designed to recalibrate your body while sitting in the exquisite open-air dining room. Lounge by the pool, adventure to the beach, or nap hours away in a comfortable hammock – this week will truly be a way to recalibrate before the busy holiday season!

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Thailand

Nov 5 - 13, 2017 | Andrea Marcum Pietrangelo

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Enjoy 8 days of exploration of all the many facets that incredible Thailand has to offer. Begin in the south at a highly acclaimed, luxurious 5-star resort situated on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park on the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Then explore Chaing Mai's ancient temples by rickshaw, participate in a traditional offering at a Buddhist temple, and enjoy a private walking and shopping tour of local artisans and their handicrafts. Take part in cooking classes and an unforgettable traditional paper-lantern ceremony, and visit a nearby elephant sanctuary. Conclude your journey in Thailand, or continue on with us to one of the world's greatest wonders -- Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

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Cambodia

Nov 13 - 17, 2017 | Andrea Marcum Pietrangelo

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Angkor is one of the world’s most important ancient monuments and a sight not to be missed. Built in the 1100s, this gorgeous and inspiring Hindu temple complex is the national symbol of Cambodia and holds great pride for the Khmer culture. This retreat has been skillfully designed to make the most of your time here, with an eye for avoiding the crowds. Visit all of the more well-known highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a few off-the-beaten-track treasures, where we will likely be the only visitors there. Stay in a lovely 4-star hotel with hospitable staff. Cambodia has experienced decades of political upheaval, civil war, and tragedy, yet what you will likely remember the most from your visit is the indomitable spirit and warmth of its citizens.

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Costa Rica

Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 | Sonya Genel

Begin the New Year with an alchemical journey of body and spirit to the magical land of Costa Rica. On this unique retreat we will awaken and remember the sacred connection between our bodies and the body of the planet. Come practice yoga, meditation, dance, ritual, communion with nature, and more. Meet amazing people, eat incredible organic local food, and totally transform yourself. Discover the heart of the Earth with us. We can’t wait to meet you at the intersection of the mountains, jungle, and sea!

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Peru

Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 8, 2018 | Ashley Rideaux

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There is magic in the mountains of Peru, and there is no better place to set the tone for a New Year and beyond. The trip will begin with 7 nights nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees nourished by a magnificent waterfall deep in the Sacred Valley. You will explore the near by ancient ruins; visit Machu Picchu, one of the seven modern wonders of the world; and soak up the vibrant city energy of Cusco. You will dine on delicious meals with locally grown and lovingly prepared ingredients. This will be a journey, not just about the beauty of our surroundings, but more so about the beauty within Self. Time together will be geared around Sankalpa (san, "a connection with one's highest truth" / kalpa, "a vow"). Through practice, we'll explore different ways to reconnect and uncover our hearts' highest intention. Unwind, dig deep, and soak in the magic!

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Costa Rica

Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018 | Nubia Teixeira

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Bring in the New Year with Nubia Teixeira and Jai Uttal on their 15th annual bhakti celebration in a wave of prayer and song with the joy-filled and healing practices of chanting and Yoga! During this week we will inquire how the body, the heart, and the mind support and complement each other on our journey toward the realm of infinite love and grace. Nubia will lead the asana and pranayama sessions, which will anchor us in our bodies and open us to the meditative practice of calling to the divine. Jai and Vish will lead us in the ancient practice of Kirtan, or chanting, the heart and soul of devotional yoga. It promises to leave you inspired and ready for 2018!

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Costa Rica

Jan 7 - 14, 2018 | Emily Lodge

Recharge and refresh your mind, body, and soul during a week long yoga retreat with sisters Emily Lodge and Christina Plauche at Vida Asana Eco Lodge in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. We're on "Pura Vida" time here in Costa Rica -- every day you get to sit back and relax or choose to go on an adventure! In addition to twice daily yoga and meditation classes, you'll also have oodles of times to relax at Vida Asana in the shade of the rain forest, sip coffee in a hammock, take a dip in the pool, or swim in the ocean at the nearby black sand beach with a fresh-made smoothie in hand. For the adventure seekers there will be opportunities to hike to the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica, go whitewater rafting or zip-lining, and take surfing and SUP lessons. We will have this Eco-Lodge all to ourselves, and it will feel like a home away from home for you, immersed in the Costa Rican pura vida (pure life) culture.

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Kenya

Jan 8 - 13, 2018 | Christy Brown

Join Christy on a once-in-a-lifetime exotic adventure at one of Africa's most eco-conscientious luxury
safari lodges situated on a Maasai-owned preserve of 283,000 pristine acres of wilderness overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro in the Chyulu Hills, or Hemingway's "GreenHills of Africa." Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, wildlife safaris, nature walks, organic cuisine, and more.

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Mexico

Feb 3 - 10, 2018 | Dave Larot

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Join us as we travel south to this tropical gem, exclusively located by the shores of Sayulita, and discover the magic that this nature retreat has to offer. David Larot will lead an intimate gathering for a week-long inward journey balancing the hemispheres of the mind and body. On your moments free, relax in your personal cabaña hand-built of all natural materials, complete with private bath, outdoor showers, and exceptional views of the ocean and jungle canopy. Dine on exquisite meals designed to recalibrate your body while sitting in the exquisite open-air dining room. Lounge by the pool, adventure to the beach, or nap hours away in a comfortable hammock. An opportunity to disconnect and unplug from the daily hustle and bustle, and reconnect to your true self. Twice daily yoga and meditation practices will leave you grounded and rejuvenated. This week surely will reaffirm your intentions for the new year.

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North India

Feb 19 - 28, 2018 | Annie Carpenter

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Join Annie on an incredible journey to “the Motherland.” On this trip to India we will focus on several northern areas to explore the great history and culture of the birthplace of yoga. We will visit the grand old city of Delhi and the incredible Taj Mahal, before settling into Jaipur for magnificent art and architecture, temple visits, gorgeous crafts, markets, and delicious food. The heart of our pilgrimage will be our yoga practices — together we will will deepen our understanding of the origins of yoga, and our own practices along the way.

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Bali

Mar 12 - 19, 2018 | Erika Trice

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Join Erika for a weeklong retreat at a beautiful location nestled in the center of Bali, Ubud. Our home for the week is a perfect environment for expanding your practice, and classes will be designed in harmony with this auspicious time of year. You will dive deep into the Balinese culture and learn about the significance of their New Year and its unique rituals, while embarking on an exploration of asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy. Each day will be a mixture of both practice and participation as you experience the distinctive ceremonies done in preparation for the day of silence. This is Erika's fifth time leading this retreat in Bali, and each time has offered a unique opportunity for students to both strengthen their yoga and intimately experience this heavenly culture.

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