You’ve been practicing yoga for years. You are certainly aware of the positive impact it has made on your work-related stress, relationships, and physical health. Maybe it’s time to bump it up a notch and consider your first ever yoga retreat. Before selecting one of the many, from family to nude yoga, be sure to inform yourself of different retreat themes. Read on to discover which type will be just the soul medicine that your needs.


This is a great option for a more social experience. Whether with a group of your best girlfriends or a romantic retreat with your husband, this option pairs the fitness of yoga with excellent, relaxing spa treatments. Massages, aromatherapy, facials, salt water cleanses, and soaks await you with this fun, carefree, and luxurious option.


Do you have an exhaustingly stressful job? Have you just gone through a traumatic experience? Are you angry, sad, or just feeling off-center most of the time? If so, a yoga retreat with a focus on meditation might be your best bet. In this quiet, spiritually centered place, you can return to your Self with practices such as chanting, guided meditations, and vipassana, or silent meditation. This is a very healing retreat style for reconnection.


Maybe your focus with a yoga retreat is to also lose a few pounds. Several yoga retreats out there have a focus in clean, vegan, and raw foods to support the detoxification of the body. Not only will you find people focused on weight support, this is a great retreat style for those battling illness. Cancers of the body have been known to reduce, even disappear, in the presence of a clean, healthy yogic lifestyle. There is nothing better than returning from vacation lighter and with a healthy glow to boot.


When we get out of our comfort zone, we are offering ourselves the chance at a renewed perspective on life. That being said, you might want to take a nude yoga retreat into consideration.

If you care to break through your own sense of vulnerability, nude yoga can promote body acceptance of yourself and all others. Many who go through this experience profess it to be the most profound spiritual experience they’ve ever had. What’s more, experiencing this type of safe, shared intimacy with a group of people will give you new friends for life.

No matter what you select, yoga retreats uproot you from your normal habits and force you to live in a different place, with a foreign schedule and new people. They give you the chance to reflect on what really matters in life.