yoga retreats

Treat Yourself with Tropical Healing in Mayan Ruins with Hosh Yoga! Early Bird Special !

We had the so much fun with Hosh Yoga this past summer in Cuba and are so excited that they will be hosting a five-night, six- day yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico led by Hosh yoga instructors, Jen Devery and Amy Hansen. Running from February 17th to the 22nd 2018, the retreat will bring yoga enthusiasts on a Mayan adventure to relax, explore, and unwind.

They’ve got an Early Bird special until the end of the year so if you want to book a beach vacay on a budget that’ll raise your energy and consciousness, now is the time!

Devery and Hansen’s focus throughout the retreat will be on harmonizing body, mind, and spirit and helping yogis achieve a sense of greater well being. Mornings will begin with breakfast and an energetic yoga practice to set the mood for days filled with adventure, re-connection, and grounding. Evenings will feature a mindful activity, mediation, or restorative yoga practice. Continue reading

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Yoga Escapes by Train – Ask a Trainer!

Kripalu retreat upstate

Dear Flannery,

I’m looking to escape the city and have a weekend (or more) of wellness. Do you recommend any yoga retreats that are easily accessible by train (amtrak/metronorth/etc.?) Thanks!

Dear “Yoga Escape”,

Take 10 days off and head up to the Berkshires for a FREE Vipassana Yoga experience. Food and lodging are free, paid for by unsolicited donations by students who have participated. Volunteers feed you and silently help you around. See, you won’t be talking. Or doing yoga, per se. Or texting or writing in your dream journal. Vipassana is a regimented practice of early rising, simple vegetarian meals, and days spent sitting, standing, and walking in silence (for more info and to sign up, visit Dhamma.org).

Full disclosure: while I have practiced the technique in shorter intervals, I have never been able to successfully schedule a retreat. Best to do so 6 months in advance, particularly if you’re a woman. Men can often get a reservation with shorter notice. There are Vipassana locations worldwide offering the same 10 day format. After participating once, you can attend again as a participant or a volunteer, cooking meals, attending to students and chatting. Eventually you can build to 30 day practices.

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