So you have decided to go on your yoga retreat this February at the start of the year.
Here's some tips to help you choose the best option.
You will want to attend and join in the activities you are most interested in experiencing.
1. Vacation Destination Hot Spots
Retreats start worldwide every day with a few places still being the main retreat hot spots.
The traveler trail of Southeast Asia attracts huge numbers of people with it's yoga
community and relaxed welcoming cultures.
The island of Bali is popular where you can choose between jungle or beach
retreats, both with breathtaking views and surroundings.
It's health food shops, alternative therapies and large yoga community make it a yogi
home from home. And there is so much you can do before or after your retreat here.
Same goes for the wild and raw nature of Costa Rica, a yogi haven. And for a spiritual path
there is always something incredible waiting for you in Mother India with the largest and
most varied experiences and learnings.
Near the top of the list too is Amazing Thailand with established and affordable retreat
centers on beautiful beaches drawing many people every year.
Or maybe you could find a retreat in the United States that suits you better.
And then those who don't want to go too far can consider making a quick and easy yoga
2. What's Included
Consider what's included as part of the program.
If it's a tour then does the price include all transportation.
If it's off-the-beaten track then do they run airport transfers and provide local transport connections.
Does the retreat center have fitness, steam and sauna rooms.
And of course what's the pool like and the local area.
How much time do you have on your hands.
If you have a while then go for a retreat with places to go afterwards.
What a nice decision. Asia, Central America or Europe?
There's a whole price range for retreats these days.
From destination spas with treatment inclusions to more basic set-ups.
Prices vary based on venue, accommodation, program and the location.
Bali is more expense than Thailand for example.
One tip, outside of high season is always a good time to go when the cost is normally
lower for everything, making it more affordable.
If you are on a tight budget there are still a lot of places to consider where you can find
cheap yoga retreats and enjoy your time away.
5. Retreat Schedule
Check out the schedule on the retreat that you are looking at. Does it suit you?
Are you looking to stay in bed late or happy to start with an early class.
Will you prefer a lot of down time on the program?
Maybe you would like to combine detox with yoga and spend some well
deserved time enjoying massage and body treatments in the spa.
Conversely you could be pondering a more physically demanding weight-loss objective.
Or maybe you would like to explore meditation more than just a class a day.
6. Comfort Level
It may look cheaper but make sure you know the accommodation details of your retreat.
Retreats often price according to shared or private rooms and room type. Check it out.
Consider your accommodation type when choosing the program.
7. Yoga Style
Make sure the teacher and yoga style match your expectations here.
How many classes a day.
Are you interested in there being meditation classes and a variety of yoga classes.
Are you looking for Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow or the heat of Ashtanga.
Or a range of classes
If so the same teacher every day may not be the best way to go ... different
retreat centers have different approaches.
Some rotate their teachers and yoga classes giving you variety or have
multiple classes to choose from each day.
8. Retreat Theme
Think about what you want to do on your time away.
Maybe you want to hold a handstand for longer.
Or you could just want to hit the beach for some sun and yoga.
So first off you need to decide what you want to be doing.
As the market has grown in popularity so too have the type of retreats on offer.
You can combine your stay with any one of many activities these days.
Are you are looking for options like spa, detox or alternative therapies,
if so make sure to check out whats available.
You are sure to make strong bonds with the other participants of the group as everybody will share interest in the activities, and great friendships are sure to form on a retreat.
Top February 2023 Yoga Retreats
This B&B is located in historic midtown and just a few blocks from the downtown area of Pennsylvania's capital city. Guests can enjoy a plethora of restaurants, sightseeing, and dive into arts and culture.
Daily yoga sessions lead to improved digestion, detoxification, and increased circulation. Instructed meditatively, the body is opened in progressive layers without producing too much adrenaline or losing focus.
With no repeated sequences, you will practice twice per day with each session lasting 90 minutes or so.