Five Yoga Retreats to Go on this Winter

Start the new year with a healthy escape to Bahamas, Arizona, Ireland, Mexico or Hawaii
 

FP Escapes Renew, Reset & Rebalance retreat in Todos Santos, Mexico

Doing yoga is the perfect way to wind down after a busy holiday season. Stretch it out on the beach or get your downward facing dog on in the mountains at these luxurious yoga retreats.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas

The Yoga Vacation Program at this traditional ashram starts with meditation at 6 a.m. and a slow-paced yoga class overlooking the beach. Throughout the day, visitors can snorkel, explore tropical gardens and take a wellness workshop or an additional yoga class. The program runs year-round on Paradise Island (near Nassau) and guests can register for a weekend or week-long stay in beach huts, tents or garden cottages. Rates start at US$32/day plus accommodations.

Grand Canyon Yoga & Hiking Retreat, Arizona

Practise your mountain pose amidst Sedona’s red rocks from January 21 to 25. In addition to gentle yoga overlooking knolls and desert landscape, the retreat offers yoga hikes and sightseeing adventures plus a trek in the Grand Canyon, a Medicine Wheel ceremony and a four-night stay at a plush hotel with an outdoor pool. Starting at US$$1440.

New Year Retreat, Ireland

Beginners and advanced yogis and yoginis are welcome at The Courtyard’s post-Christmas-slump rejuvenation weekend getaway. From January 13 to 15, visitors stay in 200-year-old Victorian-style farm cottages in the Irish countryside, feast on vegetarian fare grown in the resort’s own gardens and take re-energizing yoga classes full of twists and back bends in a restored carriage house. €395.00. ­

FP Escapes Renew, Reset & Rebalance, Mexico

Head an hour north of Cabo San Lucas to Todo Santos for a six-night women-only yoga vacation. Starting on January 22, the FP Escapes Renew, Reset & Rebalance Todos Santos retreat includes a stay in adobe and wood teepees, daily yoga classes, regional vegetarian meals, stand-up paddle boarding lessons and a Mayan sweat lodge ceremony. Starting at US$2,795.

Kalani, Hawaii

Relax on the Big Island with the Kalani Experience six-night personal retreat. The program runs year-round and offers multiple daily fitness classes from candlelit restorative yoga to high-powered yogalates. Meals made with locally grown ingredients and activities like hula dancing and tai chi are also included. Book a stay in the resort’s tree house accommodation and indulge in a 90-minute lomilomi massage to complete your stay. The Kalani Experience starts at US$810.

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