How to choose the perfect yoga retreat for you

So you’re ready to take your yoga practice to the next level and go on a yoga retreat. But with so many retreat options out there, how’s a yogi to choose? A yoga retreat can be an amazing opportunity to reboot and find clarity, but the process of finding the perfect one for you can be a bit daunting. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you choose so you can have the best experience.

Your Travel Style

Luxury Yoga Retreat

Ask yourself how you like to travel. Are you a first-class, five star, luxury only kind of gal? Or are you the more adventurous hostel-loving, backpacking, ride the chicken bus type of lady? Maybe something in between? Be sure that any retreat you choose aligns with what your expectations are in terms of service and accommodations.

Your Activity Level

Active Yoga Retreat

When you envision your ideal retreat, does it include lots of non-yoga activities like hiking or horseback riding? Or are you hoping for a quieter more contemplative experience? Maybe sunbathing on the beach in your free time is more your jam. Keep these in mind when selecting a retreat because whatever you’re hoping for, there’s a retreat to match!

Other Guests

Yoga Retreat Friends

Who else will be going on the retreat? Who you travel with matters, so knowing you won’t be the only empty nester on a trip of young twenty-somethings — before you book — can make or break your retreat experience. Even better, get your bestie to come with you! Sharing the experience of travel and a yoga retreat to boot, can truly deepen a friendship.


Yoga Retreat Destination

What’s on your bucket list? Maybe you’ve dreamt of the lush rainforests of Costa Rica, the cultural vibrancy of Thailand, the powdery beaches of Tulum, or perhaps the tranquility of Greece. Travel open us up to new experiences so select a destination you can explore and learn more about not only another culture, but also yourself as a part of your journey.


Yoga Meditation Retreat

When choosing a yoga retreat, knowing who will be leading your classes can be a great way to narrow down your choices. What kind of yoga do they teach? Ashtanga? Vinyasa flow? Can they also lead you in meditation or other wellness practices? Some retreat centers tell you very little about who will be leading your classes so be sure you get the scoop!


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