Want to travel the world with your little ones but can't bring them to yoga classes yet? Don't worry! There are plenty of retreats that offer childminding, so you can travel with the family and still focus on your yoga practice!
Open since 2006, with three passionate yoga instructors who love what they do are here to guide you along a wonderful yoga holiday!... Keep reading!
The centre is in the middle of a beautiful forest, surrounded by meadows and rolling hills. The 150 acre property is surrounded by 3000 acres of provincial land and has lots of hiking/skiing trails....keep reading!
April 5th to 11th, 2014
May 3rd to 9th, 2014
June 7th to 13th, 2014
July 5th to 11th, 2014
August 2nd to 8th, 2014
September 6th to 12th, 2014
October 11th to 17th, 2014
November 1st to 7th, 2014
December 6th to 12th, 2014
Twin and double occupancy rate - $869 per person
Single occupancy rate - $1191
Twin and double occupancy rate - US$1025 per person
Single occupancy rate - US$1434
Twin and double occupancy rate -US$1094 per person
Single occupancy rate - US$1555
Description: Our yoga retreats feature daily morning meditation and pranayama, two 90 minute yoga asana classes per day, two mid afternoon Yoga nidra classes/yoga lifestyle discussions, one 1 hour full body signature Talalla Massage, villa accommodation, and delicious gourmet meals incorporating local fish, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Retreats are led by our resident yoga instructors. Included are detailed instruction on pranayama and meditation as well as asana classes ranging from dynamic vinyasa flow to restorative styles. Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is also introduced to induce a deep state of relaxation. Free time during the day is time for you: relaxing by the pool, walking along the beach, going for a surf or surfing lesson, or perhaps snorkeling around the reef at Talalla Beach.
Description of Accommodations: Retreat accommodations are "techno-detox" and therefore do not feature televisions, phones or wifi.
Instead, relax with open walls, to the sweet sounds of bird song. Bathe in your open-sky shower and be truly at one with nature.
How long has the retreat company been operating?: 10 years.
Instructor Name and Bio: Talalla Retreat brings in world-renowned teachers including:
Growing up in the warm waters of Reunion Island, Angelique knows just how therapeutic life in the tropics can be. A surfer since her teens, she first encountered yoga after moving to Perth, Western Australia, where she went on to complete an intensive 1,000 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jean Byrne. Angelique is a dedicated Ashtangi who has practiced in Mysore; she also teaches creative, dynamic Vinyasa Flow classes and gentler Hatha, with additional areas of specialization including Yin and Prenatal yoga. Her fun, positive style of teaching is intended to make yoga accessible to all levels of students— even stiff surfers!
Second Instructor Name and Bio: Sandra
Much-loved Sandra is French Swiss, fluent in English, and for the last 25 years has lived in Asia where she has met the Buddhist Dharma and the joys of Yoga. After studying and practicing Yoga for more than thirteen years, her teaching emphasises alignment and breath awareness, and is nourished with heart and joy. She is influenced by the great Masters BKS Iyengar and Sivananda, and introduces Vinyasa flow inspired by Sharon Gannon and David Life from the Jivamukti. All of Sandras classes are adapted to the capabilities of the students and she offers safe and encouraging support to deepen your ability.
Over the years Sandra has taught in variety of locations such as Goa in South India, Switzerland, Thailands premier health resort Chivasom, the Four Seasons in Chiang Mai, Basunti in India, and for six years at the Yoga Studio, Chiang Mai. She now participates in Yoga Teacher Trainings at Dance Yoga in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is always delighted to come home to Sri Lanka.
Saffron grew up on the East Coast of Australia inland from a small town called Byron Bay. Her parents moved to the area as part of a movement of people who were searching for a simple but full life. From a young age she started ballet and contemporary dance which she carried on for most of her teen years. Her mother Martine is a yoga teacher, and under her influence she eventually opened up to exploring the practice. “I soon discovered that it made me feel strong and capable not only physically but emotionally as well. I was able to find a quiet space within my own body which inspired me and fuelled my interest in learning more” She says. “Not just about the physical practice of asana but also the spiritual path of the full 8 limbs”.
Primary type of yoga: Hatha
Secondary types of yoga: Vinyasa
Is there childminding available: Yes
Please list everything included in the cost: RETREAT RATES are inclusive of all taxes & service charges and include:
- 6 nights accommodation
- 3 delicious meals per day
- Yoga course (Asana, Pranayama & Philosophy)
- Complimentary 1 hour full body Talalla massage
- Return airport transfers (Valued at US$240)
Please list anything NOT included in cost, including optional activities available in the area:
Retreat rates do not include:
- additional drinks
- spa treatments
- surfing lessons
Sample Daily Schedule: RETREAT SCHEDULE
Day 1 Early afternoon arrival, relax and settle in, meet with the Yoga Teacher at 3.30pm (if possible) for a brief introduction. Optional afternoon class at 4.30 pm.
Day 2 6:30 - 9:00 am & 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Day 3 6:30 - 9:00 am & 2.00 - 3.30 & 4:30 - 6pm
Day 4 6:30 - 9:00 am & 4.30 - 6.00 pm
Day 5 6:30 - 9:00 am & 2.00 - 3.30 & 4:30 - 6pm
Day 6 6:30 - 9:00 am & 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Day 7 7.30 - 9:00 am
Are Non-Yoga partners welcome: Yes
FOOD: what is included and what type of food is it: Three meals per day are included.
Breakfast includes: eggs, pancakes, fruit, cereal, yoghurt, dhal, sambol, toast etc
Lunch includes: salad, middle eastern tapas eg hommus, curry, stew, pasta
Dinner includes: fish or chicken on the BBQ, a variety of vegetarian curries and stews, pastas, salads, soups and of course decadent dessert.
Do they serve alcohol at this retreat: Yes
Size: What is the minimum and maximum number of participants: 15
Instructions for getting there: Retreat price includes a pick up from Colombo or Mattala Airport.
Dates:: 15th april to 19th april 2014
Cost/Price: Double room (2 people sharing* ): $350
Take a pause from the hurly-burly of modern life and becoming a calmer, healthier, happier person.
Our classes are challenging, but we think that the best things in life always are. By working hard sensitively, we create an environment that’s healing and that honors each individual, an environment that respects our boundaries and works within him or her.
Ashtanga yoga is a series of postures designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. Yoga is so much more than a just a physical workout – that’s why it’s so addictive.
Name of Resort/Retreat Center/Hotel: www.greenhotel.co.in
How long has the retreat company been operating?: 2 year
Instructor Name and Bio: Subhash has been practicing yoga for nearly 12 years and has been teaching yoga for the last 10.He has worked extensively in the field of recovery of body and the mind using the Yoga. Have trained more than thousand of national and international participants till now using Yogic as well as behavioral techniques. Yoga for Recovery assists us in releasing the experiences stored in the physical body, while freeing the mind. Through asana, meditation and pranayama we investigate areas of tightness and tension, allowing for the gentle release of that which no longer serves us. He creates a rich, supportive, and powerful learning environment, in which we experience compassion, awareness, change, and healing. Those at any skill level in yoga are welcome.
Primary type of yoga?: Ashtanga Yoga
Secondary types of yoga?: ashtanga, breathing, meditation, silent walk, sightseeing.
Is there childminding available?: yes
Please list everything included in the cost?: The 5-Day Retreat schedule includes:
2. Yoga (Ashtanga & Hatha classes)
3. Meditation class
4. all meals
5. sightseeing two days
Please list anything NOT included in cost, including optional activities available in the area.:
Sample Daily Schedule
» 07:30 a.m. to 08:00 a.m. : Herbal Tea or Juices
» 08:30 a.m. ::10.00 Yoga Classes
» 10:30 a.m. :: Breakfast
» 11.15 silent walk with the nature
» 12:30 p.m. to 01:30 p.m. : Yoga Philosophy
» 02:00 p.m. : Lunch
» 04:30 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. : Yoga Classes
» 06:30 p.m. to 07:30 p.m. :: Meditation
» 08:00 p.m. : Dinner with Group Discussion (Bonfire)
2 days sightseeing as per plan
Are Non-Yoga partners welcome? yes
FOOD: what is included and what type of food is it? vegetarian food included in cost
Do they serve alcohol at this retreat?: no
Size: What is the minimum and maximum number of participants?: 15 to 20
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Nica Yoga 200hr yoga teacher training course
Dates: ongoing about 5 times per year
Type of yoga? Hatha based and Vinyasa, but all other styles with our many guest instructors
Child minding available? yes
Excursions or activties included in cost? Beach, surf, town, cycling, hiking and trail running
Cost? 1 month course with all meals and accommodations and shuttles to town U$2,949
Are Non Yogi partners welcome? yes
2014 Immersion Trainings are scheduled for January, March, May, July and August of 2014. Please email us for an application, specific dates, information about the courses and instructors, and availability on the rosters.
Meal and accommodations packages for U$811. Package Early Bird Discount of $300 available for the first 5 students in each class roster. Limited Space. Please email us for our course outline and application.
Since 2005 Nica Yoga has been host to Instructors from all over the globe. Nica Yoga now partners with the most noteworthy and inspiring Instructors to bring you these authentic experiences. Our Teacher Trainings are 3-week sacred and spiritual immersion. The 200-hr foundational Yoga Alliance Certified training programs are designed for individuals who aspire to become teachers and also for those who would like to deepen their personal practice.
Things to do with free time? surf, trail run, swim in the longest saline lap pool in san juan del sur
Food, what’s included, what type of food is it? Yes with trainings, no with standard stay
Do they serve or allow alcohol? Yes with visits, we don’t serve alcohol with our trainings
Accommodations? (Luxury, basic, 5 star, eco retreat) custom houses within El Camino del Sol, nicaraguas first yoga community
Size? How many participants will there be (minimum and maximum) average 20
Instructions Getting there (which airport and airport transfers): Managua Airport and transport services available
Type of yoga? Yin, restorative, vinyasa, kundalini, hatha, teacher trainings
Child minding available? Yes
Excursions or activties included in cost? Depends on the retetat
Cost? Varies per retreat
Are Non Yogi partners welcome? Yes
Things to do with free time? Surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, volcano hikes,
colonial city tours, get involved with our non-profit Waves of Hope (www.waves-of-hope.com)
Food, what’s included, what type of food is it? All food and drinks including rum,
wine & beer. We offer plenty of fresh seafood, vegetarian and vegan options, raw
desserts & much more.
Do they serve or allow alcohol? Yes alcohol is included in all retreats.
Accommodations? (Luxury, basic, 5 star, eco retreat) Eco resort
Size? How many participants will there be (minimum and maximum) Maximum 12
students. Minimum 8 students.
Instructions Getting there (which airport and airport transfers): We provide airport
transfers to/from Managua International Airport.
El Coco Loco is more than just a resort – it is a place to call home,
a place to form friendships and memories, a place to deepen your
practice and recharge your soul, a place to surf until you are too
tired to keep paddling. A place to find inspiration in the simplest
forms. A place to get involved and give back.
Not the typical Ashram, but not a resort either, it’s a perfect blend of both. This company offers on going retreats without any date restrictions and they also offer special retreats with guest teachers, including yoga teacher training. Another one of their offerings is their health and wellness programs. With their wellness and treatment center onsite they offer more than just yoga- including thai massage, swedish massage and much much more. With the daily yoga retreat schedule morning tea begins at 7am followed by a morning Ashtanga including pranayama. Then off to a buffet style brunch and a little free time. In the afternoons you’re treated to a restorative yoga class. Accommodations are just steps away from the beach making it a peaceful and wonderful place to find inner balance. One quick tip though, if arranging transportation it’s best to get a taxi on your own as the center’s van is a little pricey.
Child minding available: yes
Other Activities (other than yoga):wellness treatments at their treatment center, lounging on the beautiful beaches
Cost:for the ongoing daily yoga retreat
share two bedroom loft $133 USD per person per night
semi private room $156 USD per person per night
single superior room $172 per person per night
Deluxe suite add $65 per night, $420 for one week, $806 for two weeks, $1170 for three weeks and $1430 for four weeks
•Fully equipped accommodation with AC
•Full brunch and dinner buffets
•Mineral drinking water
•Herbal steam room
•Salt water swimming pool
•Wi Fi internet
•VAT government tax
Non Yogi partners welcome: yes
food: full brunch and dinner buffets
dates: ongoing for these rates, also host specific retreats throughout the year
This is a beautiful waterfront hotel offering Yoga classes in their fitness center. So it’s not really a true yoga retreat but you could make it your own personal one! It’s also a place where you can bring the whole family and everyone will find something to entertain themselves. There is golfing, fishing, boating, horseback riding, beaching, relaxing, going to the spa, shopping or just relaxing by the pool. The possibilities are endless, but just don’t expect yoga immersion!
Type of yoga offered: varies
Child minding available:yes
Other Activities (other than yoga): golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, boating, sunbathing, relaxing, spa treatment, other fitness and dance classes, visiting the onsite nature center, surfing, kayaking, shopping
Cost: $300 to $400 per night, some packages include breakfast
Non Yogi partners welcome: oh yes!
food: nine restaurants onsite to choose from, some packages include breakfast