Why Go on a Luxury Yoga Retreat in the USA
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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to get pampered from time to time?
Picture yourself sunbathing by the swimming pool, feeling the breeze of the ocean with an exotic drink in hand, getting ready for a soothing massage after a yoga class on the beach – well, that’s all possible on a luxury yoga retreat in the USA.
What to expect out of your luxury yoga holiday?
Why would you opt for a luxury yoga retreat over a simple one? Any yoga retreat is a perfect way to work on your yoga skills, relax and deepen your practice. However, there are a few things that are missing compared to a more luxurious one.
Check out our guide to yoga retreats in the USA and learn more about the influence this country has had in yoga.
True, they might be a bit pricier, but these holidays not only offer proper yoga training but also delicious gourmet foods, exciting getaways, wellness options, spas, massages, and many more alternatives to add value to your holiday.
These are some of the perks you’ll find during a luxury holiday:
A luxury yoga holiday will often take place in a five-star hotel, a high-end resort, a chic villa or a stylish boutique hotel. You don’t have to worry about bunk beds, camping tents or anything that could jeopardize an absolutely comfortable stay.
Many luxurious retreats offer an all-inclusive program in which you can eat and drink as much as you can. If it’s not all-inclusive, at the very minimum you’ll get delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the price. Do check all that’s included before you make a reservation.
Thanks to the deluxe setting of these types of retreats, you’ll find different extra wellness options during your stay. There could be a spa where you can spend a day rejuvenating with a nice treatment, get a full-body massage to get rid of all stress, or enter a sauna to sweat all toxins away.
In addition, some resorts could also offer tennis courts, swimming pools, golf course, jacuzzi and other add-ons to make it an unforgettable yoga experience.
Whether you have a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or omnivorous diet, one thing is certain: all meals will be delicious. Often times, the kitchen at luxurious hotels offer gourmet cuisine with organic products. Meals could also be catered around Ayurvedic principles to help you embrace the full yoga lifestyle.
Where to go for a luxury yoga retreat?
Need some suggestions to enjoy a holiday like this? Here are three luxury yoga retreats in the USA that will treat you the way you deserve!
Hawaii is one of the top destinations in the USA, either for a short yoga break or a long yoga teacher training. This retreat takes places on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, a place to immerse in nature like nowhere else.
The retreat center has over 50 acres with gardens, wild groves, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, a beautiful yoga studio and a spa to get pampered the way you deserve. And if you want to explore the area, you can also go on an excursion around secluded valleys, beaches and historical landmarks nearby. The meals? They’re all prepared by an in-house chef that makes everything organic and farm-to-table.
The schedule gives you the opportunity to learn a wide variety of yoga styles like Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Nidra, Anusara, Power Yoga and more. You’ll have two daily yoga sessions, meditation and Pranayama, all guided by two excellent instructors in Molly and Amanda.
One big plus of this retreat, aside from its extra level of comfort, is that all your practice and time on the mat can help you start your journey as a yoga teacher. After the retreat, you can get a 25-hour credit of continuing education recognized by the Yoga Alliance. This means that you’d only need 175 hours more to become a certified instructor.
Learn more about yoga teaching certifications and how many hours to choose for a yoga teacher training course.
To truly make it a sophisticated yoga retreat there must be a boat! How else will your Instagram friends know that you’re having the coolest vacation of all time? – All jokes aside, wouldn’t it be great to do a yoga session on the deck of a yacht while the sun rises in the Gulf of Mexico? You can make it happen on this yoga retreat in Florida.
45 Jeanneau Sun Oddessy is going to be your home for four days and three nights. A captivating boat with a gorgeous interior, three cabins and a spacious saloon to give you an amazing yoga holiday where you can do the Dolphin pose with actual dolphins swimming next to you.
It includes exquisite meals and snacks, stargazing sessions and daily yoga lessons to practice Hatha and Vinyasa guided by Lucinda, an instructor with 18+ years of experience who will transmit her love to yoga and the ocean to you.
California is the hippest yoga destination in the world, there’s no doubt about it. So, if you’re looking for a stylish retreat, this is the place you want to be. This specific 21-day retreat offers a personalized program for no more than five people, which allows the organizers to tailor the itinerary according to the specific needs of each group.
Depending on what you want out of your retreat, you can choose lessons on walking, silent and contemplating meditation, Karma or Nidra Yoga, guided journaling, art, herbal medicine, bioenergy treatment and more.
During three weeks, in addition to the above-mentioned options, you’ll be able to detox through juice cleanse, yoga, raw food and a plant-based diet. All within the luxurious Mandala Springs, a wellness center with all the comfort you need: queen bed in a private cabin, air conditioner, swimming pool and jacuzzi.
If you’re going to go through a detox process, you better do it in style!
Would you like to go on a holiday like these but don’t have enough time? Join a weekend yoga retreat in the USA!