February is marked by three major events: The Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and the Carnival. It is also the dead of winter in Europe, featuring cold weather, winter sales, and deals on travel. No matter why you decide to travel in February, there are plenty of places to celebrate love, whether you prefer a colder or warmer climate.
Having followed various workshops in the area of intimacy and authentic connection, I was excited to learn about the popular workshop that Leah Santa Cruz gave about these themes at the BaliSpirit Festival.
Looking for the very best yoga retreats? Our yearly ranking is here with the top destinations for a yoga vacation.
California was the epicenter of the hippie culture in the 1960s, a movement that perfectly aligned with the spiritual ideology brought by several yoga gurus to America during that decade. It was just a perfect match that was well adopted by the Golden State; since then, California has never looked back and is the trendsetter when it comes to healthy living and wellness.
Yogi Bhajan might be one of the most famous. He settled in California in 1968 to teach Kundalini Yoga. He not only introduced this yoga style to the USA, but he was also actively engaged in various political and religious issues that contributed to the expansion of the yoga practice in the west.
Literally, you can find any sort of yoga holiday in California. From budget retreats, to the most luxurious getaways; from breaks for beginners, to courses for yoga teachers. And all kinds of yoga styles are also here; indeed, it is said that the Vinyasa Flow was invented in Los Angeles!
San Francisco International Airport was the first one to have a yoga studio for travelers to practice before their flight.
May to October
Encinitas, Santa Margarita, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Joshua Tree
Liberation Yoga (Los Angeles), Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, The Pad Studios, (San Francisco)
California has one of the highest ratios of yoga studios per square miles in the US
Bhakti Fest (Joshua Tree, CA in September), Sat Nam Fest (Joshua Tree, CA in April), Wanderlust (North Lake Tahoe in July)
A California yoga retreat will surely recharge and replenish you on all levels. You will stretch your body, relax your mind, and nourish your soul. Most California yoga vacations also offer meditation sessions, just to make sure you recharge your spiritual batteries, as well. Healing retreats, where you can experience stillness and complete relaxation, are popular here too. So, browse through our California yoga retreats and book the one closest to your heart today!
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