Yoga Venture Holidays

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Planning for a yoga holiday/retreat…

Excited to join a yoga retreat? Here are some FAQs that will guide you in planning your yoga holiday or retreat.

1. Why join a yoga retreat?

One of the best things about retreats is that you give yourself an ultimate treat. A yoga retreat is intended for all of us who want to have a vacation while doing the activity you love, yoga.

It is a learning experience wherein you can relax, unwind and renew your sense of health. Also, it is an opportunity to connect and share with other people with similar experiences and explore the exciting nature adventures.

A perfect yoga retreat allows us to go more deeply into our yoga practice in its different aspects: postures, breathing, and meditation.

2. Who goes on a yoga retreat?

Yoga retreats are usually designed to progressively introduce the practice of yoga giving anyone the opportunity to learn on their own pace and ability. It is offered not only for yoga professionals but also to yoga students of any level.

Family members, couples, singles with slightly more women within the age range of 24-65 years also join a retreat. Even other people who are looking for a transformative and memorable vacation experience enrol to a yoga retreat.

3. Where to spend your holiday

Yoga retreats are offered all over the world. So, you need to decide on a particular place. You can choose a place you’re interested in exploring. Any relaxing place that is ideal for yoga. The venue can be close to the nature, mountains, in the countryside or near the sea.

For sunny options, we offer yoga holidays in Turkey, Marrakesh – Morocco, Crete – Greece plus a combination one with yoga and surf near Agadir, Morocco.

4. How can I find out more about the yoga teacher?

Each yoga teacher has a certain yoga style. So depending what yoga you do at home, you can either deepen your practice in your style or you try a new style. This opens many new opportunities for you and your body.

Plus, the retreats provide the opportunity for the instructor to get a better sense of your strengths and weaknesses. In this way, he will have the idea on how to guide you.

5. Do I need to know someone else on the retreat to get the most from it?

Absolutely not, it’s normal that some of you don’t know the other. One of the good things about the retreat is that you’ll have the chance to work with other people. These people would be your best source of information, and be your friends. Also, through the yoga retreat you’ll be able to learn new techniques, and above all, have fun.

6. What to wear during the retreat?

Casual, comfortable clothing would be best. But if you are traveling somewhere unfamiliar, you can check with the retreat organizer the local weather of the place. This is to ensure you on the appropriate clothes to wear. However, in some cases clothing requirements are likely defined especially if there will be religious services.

We recommend yogabliss for their range of clothing. Check out their clothing options.

7. What to bring on your yoga retreat?

Yoga retreats vary, not only for their hotel category, but also the weather and time of year. Therefore, please ask your retreat organizer on the things you should bring. You might be advised to bring some special items like flashlights, bathing suit, yoga mats, etc. Be sure to inquire about necessary passports and visas if traveling overseas.

So, ready now for the breath-taking experience? Just keep in mind your purpose that is to relax, learn and have fun!

Our recommended holidays:

Yoga holiday on Mediterranean coast of Turkey (28 April to 5 May 2014 – bank holiday) from £695

Yoga & surf holiday at beachfront villa, Morocco (10 to 17 May 2014) from £595

Yoga holiday in Crete, Greece at tranquil bay of Kissamos (17 to 24 June 2014) from £480

Luxury yoga holiday, Tigmi, Marrakesh, Morocco (27 Sep to 4 Oct 2014) from £695


About the author:

Sabine is the founder and owner of YOGA Venture. YOGA Venture offers luxury yoga holidays and retreats in stunning locations around the world with inspiring first-class yoga teachers.