8 of the Best Yoga Retreats in the U.S.
From beachfront, to mountains, forest, and deserts, there are a wide variety of backdrops that make the perfect setting for a yoga retreat in the United States. No matter what type of experience you are looking for, there is a retreat to meet your needs. Here are eight of the best yoga retreats in the U.S. to help you take your practice to new destinations.
Where: Yucca Valley, California
When: October 5-7, 2018
Price: Starting at $185
Bring your camping gear to spend the weekend in the famous and stunning Joshua Tree National Park. You’ll enjoy daily hatha, vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga classes, and nidra yoga in the evenings to help you drift off to sleep. Daily meditation classes and guided journaling will help you tap into your intuition, while a sound bath and the option of a private Thai massage will give you ultimate relaxation. How affordable this retreat is makes it one of the best yoga retreats around!
Where: Sheffield, Massachusetts
When: September 21-23, 2018
Price: Starting at $725
Race Brook Lodge in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains is your home away from home for this quick getaway. Daily yoga and Pilates classes will keep your body feeling great for the local hikes and waterfalls at your doorstep. The trails near the lodge will take you to the top of Race Brook Falls where you can observe the stunning nature all around you. Steps away is The Appalachian Trail and farm garden that grows produce for the delicious, seasonal meals you will enjoy on your stay.
Where: Crestone, Colorado
When: June 28-July 1, 2018
Price: Starting at $445
Known for its outdoor lifestyle, Colorado makes a great retreat locale to enjoy the beauty of nature. During this brief retreat, you will explore Crestone, the Great Sand Dunes, and the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Your adventure includes daily morning yoga sessions to stretch, move, and prepare for the day ahead; guided hikes; and as many soaks in the hot springs as you like!
Where: Haiku, Hawaii
Price: Starting at $1172
The Balinese cabins at the Black Swan Temple are nestled in a tropical garden giving you privacy and surrounding you with the beauty of Hawaii. Your day begins on the mat with a hatha/kundalini yoga warm up to ground, connect with the breath, and open the spine. After, you will have time to experience the aerial yoga play swings before journeying into the sacred sound and healing of the crystal singing bowls. During the sound meditations you will explore paths that may include chakras, organs, energy bodies, or astral travel. If your retreat falls during the new or full moon, you will even be able to take advantage of new and full moon ceremonies.
Where: Boca Raton, Florida
Price: Starting at $700
During your stay at the peaceful Zen Den Yoga School Wellness and Retreat Center, you will pamper yourself with a complimentary massage, acupuncture session, and unlimited yoga and meditation sessions. You can also round out your experience with a breath empowerment class, Tai Chi, or a yoga sutra class. In your free time, enjoy the center’s golf putting green, vegetable gardens, and bicycles.
Where: Valley Center, California
When: June 2-3
Price: Starting at $358
Beautiful and fragrant lavender fields at Keys Creek Lavender Farm serve as your setting for this short yoga retreat. The beautiful grounds of the property include a crystal healing pool infused with rose quartz, lavender fields, a zen meditation deck, and a crystal labyrinth where you can enjoy a walking meditation. During your one-night glamping experience, you will take time for yourself with three yoga classes and a meditation session. You will also get in touch with your senses with an essential oils intro kit, time to make your own lavender bundle, and an opportunity to take a dip in the lavender-infused hot tub. A reiki circle and myofascial release class make sure you leave feeling great.
Where: Lansing, West Virginia
When: July 5-8
Price: Starting at $786
Add some adventure to your yoga retreat with a whitewater rafting trip on the New River Gorge in West Virginia. Not only will you get to raft on the New River Gorge, but you will get to start your day overlooking it during your invigorating morning yoga session. After yoga, you will head out for guided hikes and cliff-jumping fun. At the end of the day, you get a chance to recharge your body and mind with a restorative/yin yoga class and live music by the campfire.
When: August 23-26, with monthly dates available
Price: Starting at $720
Located only ten minutes from the beach by car, the Zen Den Yoga School Wellness and Retreat Center lets you take advantage of the tropical climate and beach activities in the area during your retreat. The highlight of your stay is the stand-up paddleboard yoga sessions and the variety of yoga classes and styles you will experience including vinyasa, restorative, chakra flow, and hatha yoga. Community park yoga and drum circles add some variety to your practice. Daily meditation and a complimentary massage and acupuncture session keep you feeling grounded and relaxed as summer comes to a close.
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