Many people think that retreats are only a seasonal summer/winter activity. The serious retreaters out there know better. Sometimes the best retreats of ALL are happening in what many consider to be “off” season. Sure, in winter many folks need a reprieve from the cold weather affective conditions and many of the yogis among us will flock to Costa Rica or another “yoga mecca” locale to recharge the batteries on that pure, sweet, heat infused elixir. And in summer, well, it’s summer. Who doesn’t dream of Ibiza or a chilled mountain escape from the oppressive summer heat?
Here at Gather, we like things off the beaten path if you haven’t already gathered.
We have put together a list of upcoming retreats around the world that are tickling our collective fancy. This list was spawned from a friend in need of an escape and became a full blown research project on her behalf. It started as a local collection of easy to get to, inexpensive destinations and evolved to include what we would consider luxury adventures.
Let us know if you end up going on one of these retreats, we would love to hear about it!
And in no particular order, may we present our Fall Retreat Guide:
ITALY IS FOR LOVERS
Laurel Attanasio, one of Gather’s own Local Collective Teachers (view her online collection of videos HERE) is leading a stress-free adventure through the beautiful Piedmont Region of Italy. Slow down, unwind and take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Starting at €2,220.
Join Gather’s own Mandy Roberts (see her online video collection HERE) and Shari L. Fox for an exotic beach getaway at the beautiful Amansala Eco-Chic Resort & Spa in Tulum, Mexico. Explore the ancient, artistic town and sugar sands of Tulum. It’s an adventure in paradise with yoga & connection, healing Mayan traditions, meditation to awaken your senses, aqua waters and sea breezes. The cost starts at $1,495 and there are only 2 spots remaining!
GRATITUDE IN SAYULITA
So much more than a yoga retreat…. this deep and delicious yoga immersion is a journey back to your center. As the holidays find their way into our lives, awaken to the sovereignty of your own heart and spirit with daily yoga classes, personal rejuvenation time, horseback riding and a traditional sweat lodge ceremony. Join Britt B Steele, a GatherYoga Local Collective teacher with online classes HERE, and steep yourself in the ancient lessons of yoga that can be applied effortless to everyday life as we share in community, conversation, organic vegetarian meals and so much more. Pricing starts at $1,595 if booked by August 30th!
WINE COUNTRY YOGA IN SONOMA
Melissa Petty enticing our senses with a retreat to wine country in California. Built in the 1930’s, Westerbeke Ranch nestles amid stately oaks, surrounded by rolling grass hills and vineyards in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon. However you get here, you’ll be sorry to leave. Whether you come to work, to celebrate, or simply to relax, the grace and warmth of the Westerbeke Ranch gets inside of you. Pricing starts at $1,695.
YOGA & SURF MOROCO
Katy Misson and Joss Bouvier of Satiam Yoga presents a Yoga, Surf AND Acro Retreat. For one week, study the elements, the force of Nature, Ayurveda, yoga theray as well as Acro yoga in the beautiful Atlantic oceanside town of Imsouane. Open to all levels of surfers and yogis. The early bird special rate ends the 1st of September and starts at €629.
photo via zensurfmorocco.com
GROUNDING IN THE CATSKILLS
Flourish this Fall with practices connecting you with your rooted, grounded, most vibrant self! Relax in nourishing yoga and Ayurveda remedies which ground vata dosha, the air element, and restore focus and balance to your being. Join Gather’s own, Leigh Evans
(see her video collection HERE!) at Narayana’s retreat
center in the Catskills for a weekend filled with joyous and nurturing practices for seasonal well being.
Join Seek Retreat in the beautiful Sacred Valley of Peru for our 2016, Yoga and Plant Medicine retreat. This retreat incorporates daily meditation and yoga with Ayurveda, qigong, exploring sacred sites, hikes and more. Over the 6 day retreat we move through the Native American Medicine Wheel, deepening our practice. We build up day to day from a Shamanic Spa Day, to Cacao Ceremony, to working directly with the local healers for our Shamanic Cleanse. Pricing starts at $950.
Explore and adventure the exotic turquoise coast and Dalmatian islands on this 8-day luxury Croatia yoga cruise with Copenhagen based yoga teacher, Erdinc Raim. Discover hidden beaches, secret coves and charming coastal villages — in style aboard a luxurious 8 guest-cabin wooden gulet, equipped with paddle boards, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and sumptuous island-grown wines. There is 1 spot remaining for this yoga retreat cruise which starts at $2,695.