We want to try something different. Yoga retreats are an amazing way to open your mind and body; an amazing way to deepen your practice and your understanding of yoga… they are invaluable. But travel accomplishes much of the same by way of personal and spiritual awakening. Even the worst trips of our lives teach us about other cultures, locations and, most importantly, about ourselves. These need not be mutually exclusive experiences.
In that spirit we are proud to host some amazing retreat locations as well as what we affectionately call Yoga Adventures. We’ll do our best to describe the differences below and leave it to you to define your holiday experience.
The most defining feature of a yoga retreat is the intense focus on yoga. Depending on the teacher and their style you can generally expect two yoga classes offered per day with the possibility of additional yogic training and philosophy. Some teachers may also choose to lead a pranayama or meditation workshop or impart some chakra knowledge. These trips stay at one specific retreat location and have specific rooms or spaces designated and designed for yoga. Although yoga is the focus, all locations will have optional activities such as surfing, swimming, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, etc.
Here’s where we’re being a tab bit creative. Our Yoga Adventures strive to combine the best of a yoga retreat (i.e., a daily practice and amazing teachers) with a wonderful holiday. On these adventures there will be a split focus between yoga and culture/adventure/etc. The yoga on these trips will be a bit more adventurous; yogis should be prepared to practice by a hotel pool or while out traveling. Either way, the yoga will almost always be offered in an atypical location and will require an intrepid and flexible spirit.
One of our current Yoga Adventures is the Queenstown Yoga Adventure. Twice daily yoga is only part of this adventure. Take your pick in the adrenaline capitol of the world and maybe go bungee jumping, speed boating, sky diving, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, fjord-ing, wine tasting or one of a thousand other options. And when your outdoor day is done, enjoy the eclectic and international local that is Queenstown. Yogis and travel enthusiasts welcome.
Our Yoga Adventures will soon be expanding to the Galapagos Islands, Greece and Peru. Why not?
Yoga your holiday, holiday your yoga…