If one of your resolutions this year is to embrace your inner yogi, a yoga retreat may just be the perfect way to achieve it. Explore one of these getaways across the country to get a little more zen in 2020.
Yoga of Forgiveness: A Course in Miracles Retreat (Buckingham, VA)
This retreat at Virginia’s Yogaville complex is just one of the many offerings held throughout the year. This one, based on the book by Helen Shucman, combines the mental and physical aspects of yoga to provide a holistic experience that makes you feel good inside and out.
White Lotus Foundation (Santa Barbara, CA)
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Choose from several different retreats at White Lotus, including specialty cooking or music experiences, plus holiday retreats for Memorial and Labor Day Weekends. All of the retreats include accommodations, gourmet vegetarian meals, hikes, and other activities like group discussions and dance.
Kripalu R&R Retreat (Stockbridge, MA)
Held throughout the year, the retreats at Kripalu—a name that’s arguably synonymous with the practice of yoga these days—are immersive and top-notch. They include multiple yoga classes, including vinyasa and gentle styles, meditation classes, guided hikes, and cooking demos. The center’s location in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts makes it even more relaxing.
Rolling Meadows (Brooks, ME)
Set on more than 100 acres, Rolling Meadows just might be the perfect rural location for your next retreat. Groups are limited to 11 people, and yoga classes include both hatha and vinyasa forms. There’s also breathwork, meditation, and silent time.
Retreat in the Pines (Mineola, TX)
Designed specifically for women, Retreat in the Pines offers a sanctuary two hours east of Dallas that espouses acceptance, connection, and authenticity. No experience is necessary, so it’s a great option for those new to the practice. Each retreat has a theme, from Detox to Mindfulness and Meditation.