I think that a Yoga Retreat might just be the most perfect way to travel.
It’s no secret that I love traveling. In the last few years, I have really been digging the kind of travel where you get to soak up time, culture and life in one single setting, like The Cinque Terre or The Northwest Highlands of Scotland.
But also, I think it’s super fun to add an activity to traveling that I already love or that stretches a creative part of my brain. A few examples: Travel + Yoga, Travel + Cooking Classes, Travel + Hiking, or Travel + Art Classes!
If that sounds delightful to you too, you might be interested in these yoga retreats that have come across my radar lately. They are all being offered by folks I know and love, and for that reason I can say with a good degree of certainty that they will be fabulous! So if you’re looking for a new way to travel to a new place to do new things in the near future, here are my recommendations:
When: October 6-13, 2018
Where: The Sacred Valley of Peru
Who: Adriana Robertson is a phenomenal yoga teacher and a delight to be with. I met her in Guatemala last year and am grateful to now consider her a friend for life. She is part-Peruvian so I know that her guidance in the Sacred Valley will be a rich and mind-blowing experience!
When: May 27 – June 2 OR September 9-15, 2018
Who: Jane Reeves has led over 50 yoga retreats and she specializes in helping you tap into Loving Kindness, which we definitely need more of the world! She has been taking yogis and yoga newbies to Italy for five years now. Also, she has scoured Italy to find the very best spots to call home for a week. Anna and I joined her last year in Tuscany and we had a spectacular week of soaking up the Italian countryside and living La Dolce Vita!
When: March 9-16, 2019
Where: Blue Osa, Costa Rica
Who: Jurian Hughes teaches yoga, voice and dance. I met her in Guatemala last year and we did just a couple of sessions of a kind of yoga called Let Your Yoga Dance. It is one of the most beautiful ways I have experienced of being both present and free within my body. I would yoga dance again with Jurian in a heartbeat!
When: July 15-22, 2018
Where: The Big Island of Hawaii
Who: Alexandra Franzen has been leading writing retreats and workshops for a long time. She is, in my humble opinion, one of the best writers on the internet. (Her newsletter is a delight to receive!) Over the last couple of years, she has developed this luxurious experience in Hawaii that seems to me like the ultimate dreamy trip for a writer/yogi!
When: Aug 16-19, 2018
Where: Leyton, Massachussets
Who: Candace Rose Rardon is a watercolor sketch artist who I first came in contact with at a travel conference in 2013. She has started an international project called Moment Sketchers to encourage people to take up sketching wherever they are on the first weekend of every month. She has teamed up with a yoga teacher to create some amazing-looking retreats this year. She’s hosting a second one in September in Portugal.
Cheers to traveling somewhere fabulous and doing things you love while you’re there!!