Yoga Retreats to Awaken Your Soul

Ready to restore, recharge, and renew? Whether you long to venture to an exotic locale, or you would like to stay local, there are countless yoga and wellness retreat options. Check out this list of retreats happening in 2016 & 17 that will invigorate your practice and enliven your soul.


Kundalini Weekend @ Stonehouse Farm – Wahe Guru Fest!
Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL)
September 9, 2016 to September 11, 2016

Come retreat with us 90-minutes west of Chicago and experience sound healing, nervous system strengthening and heart opening Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and the Gong(s) as taught by Yogi Bhajan! 30% discount at check-out for My Area Yoga Members!

retreatRecharge and Detox Retreat in the Berkshires
In Light Wellness Retreats
September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016

This weekend retreat is detoxing and recharging your body and mind. It combines activities such as yoga (for ALL levels), meditation, hiking, peaceful nature walks with healthy detox meals from our private chef and your personal relaxation time.

Yoga in the Yurt4th Annual Midwest Women’s Yoga Retreat
St. Iakovos Retreat Center with Spirit Rising Yoga
September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016

Unburden and create your own ‘Inner Sanctuary’ as you connect with your strengths and find deep renewal with other conscious women. Nature-meets-nurture, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation group practices. vegetarian meals, pine forest trails & more.

officialshaktipatShaktipat Retreat with Swami Nirmalananda
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center
September 30, 2016 to October 2, 2016

In this meditation retreat, Swami Nirmalananda gives shaktipat to every person. She is a Kundalini master, authorized to transmit this powerful initiation. She explains the process as well as how you maximize the inner force now burning within you.

Strength-in-Stillness-SquareStrength in Stillness, Nature #YogaConIrma CA Getaway to Earth Chakra Where Heaven and Earth Meet
xuntas – the place to gather
October 6, 2016 to October 11, 2016

5 night yoga getaway to a magical place where the pace of life is peaceful and stabilizing. Nature walks. Biking. Sacred Sites. Outdoor live theater. Daily yoga & meditation. Cottage or camper accommodations. Fresh food & more. Back to the Basics.

radicalanatomyRadical Anatomy
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center
October 7, 2016 to October 9, 2016

A weekend that radically changes your understanding of your body! Svaroopa® yoga poses turn your anatomy lessons into breakthroughs. The whole training is organized around your questions and personal needs, aches and pains!

heart2Heart of the Mother Retreat 2016 ~ A Transformational Ayahuasca Retreat ~ Sacred Valley of Peru
Heart of the Mother Retreats
October 7, 2016 to October 17, 2016

This powerful journey is a catalyst for deep healing & transformation. You will enjoy ceremonies with Mother Ayahuasca, meditation and yoga, sacred music, ancestral traditions from the Andes, excursions to powerful temples, delicious and nourishing meals, and more.

Anatomy-of-AsanaThe Anatomy of Asana at The Himalayan Institute
The Yoga Garden
October 14, 2016 to October 16, 2017

We’ll flow from general movement concepts, alignment & anatomy, to a more personal understanding of how it applies to your yoga practice. The weekend will offer study for your mind, movement for your body & restorative sessions to soothe your senses.

a13d29407225b111fcbc373daf6b9ce4-300x203Maui Hawaii Yoga Retreat with Pulsation Yoga!
Pulsation Yoga
October 19, 2016 to October 25, 2016

Maui Hawaii Yoga Retreat by Pulsation Yoga. October 19-25, 2016 $1525 per person, based on double occupancy. Please join us in Maui, Hawaii at the beautiful Wailea Inn. An adventure of beaches, volcanos, waterfalls, jungle, marine life, snorkeling!

yoga-room-at-Blue-Mountain-300x225Replenish: A Restorative Yoga Retreat
Blue Mountain Retreat Center with Tara Lemerise yoga
October 28, 2016 to October 30, 2016

Replenish your spirit, soothe your nervous system, settle your body and quiet your mind. Active and restful yoga practices, iRest guided meditation, optional massage, and delicious nourishing food. Suitable for students of all levels and abilities.

katrinWhole Body Yin Retreat with Katrin Elia
Won Dharma Center with Katrin Elia Yoga
October 28, 2016 to October 30, 2016

Enjoy a weekend of Bliss @ the beautiful Buddhism Won Dharma Center in the Hudson Valley, daily Yin Yoga group Classes, Yin Yoga & Marma Therapy, Yoga Nidra, a Workshop to deepen your Yin Yoga knowledge, morning meditation with monks, hiking & more!

IMG_9411Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica
Circle Yoga
October 30, 2016 to November 4, 2016

Join Circle Yoga teachers Rebecca Bly & Mora Solano Lavin for six days in the Pacific Coast beach town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. This retreat is designed for students of all levels to practice yoga and movement in a beautiful and peaceful setting.

iceland-large-300x232Northern Iceland-Inner and Outer Exploration
Rachel Hunter & Kristin Page
November 5, 2016 to November 12, 2016

Join Kristin and Rachael in Northern Iceland to explore one of the most beautiful and peaceful places on earth. This trip-of-a-lifetime will be both an inner exploration through yoga and meditation, and an outer exploration of a wonderland.

UntitledTrue Nature Retreat in Jamaica
Verge Yoga
November 8, 2016 to November 13, 2016

This year Cara and Erica will explore the extraordinary clarity and vitality that is possible through your yoga practice. True Nature (always sells out) takes you beyond your busy mind and emotional drama to experience of being fully awake and alive.

yogahomeGratitude & Grace
Himalayan Institute with Yoga Home
November 11, 2016 to November 13, 2016

Join Maura & Kerri for a deeply nourishing weekend designed to bring you into greater balance, with yourself and the world around you. Yoga practices and time in nature will be both rejuvenating and restorative leaving you feeling grounded and clear.

f5828ddd-b5c8-432b-b886-424de06f6a90-300x143 (1)Finding Balance in Cabo San Lucas
Forever Om Yoga
November 12, 2016 to November 17, 2016

5 days of fun, sun, and yoga! Reset and rejuvenate to remind yourself that balance is what keeps us healthy, strong and vibrant in our lives. We’ll practice yoga – a powerful vinyasa flow, twice a day with options for fun excursions during the day!

imgfortherapyYoga Therapy Intensive
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center
November 15, 2016 to November 19, 2016

Whether you are working on physical issues, mental-emotional processes or all of the above, you will make huge strides forward. Daily Ashram practices, private yoga therapy and vichara sessions for five days in a row!

hsyAdventure to Costa Rica
Honest Soul Yoga
December 3, 2016 to December 8, 2016

Join us for a yoga retreat full of adventure AND rejuvenation in the lush mountains of Costa Rica! All inclusive featuring twice daily yoga in multiple styles, all meals, and guided tours. Add to your adventure: yoga workshops, spa services and more!

mokshaSouth Indian Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Moksha Yoga Center
December 30, 2016 to February 21, 2017

Moksha Yoga Center offers opportunities to travel, practice yoga, and experience deep cleansing practices in the southern tip of India with Director Daren Friesen, who has traveled to India each year since 1999 to study with Indian masters.

Osa-Beach-600pxUnwind, Nurture, Renew Yoga Retreat with James Tennant
Costa Rica with Tejas Yoga
December 31, 2016 to January 7, 2017

Join James for an incredible week filled with daily yoga practices, delicious food, and awesome excursions all while soaking up the beautiful surroundings of the famed Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.

costaricaretreatThe Dakini Mandala Retreat: Elemental Asana, Meditation and Internal Alchemy
Osa Peninsula with Rachel May Yoga
January 15, 2017 to January 22, 2017

A beautiful retreat of yoga & meditation to liberate the body, mind & soul, with senior teacher Rachel May. We’ll be in the Osa Peninsula; the most biologically diverse place on Earth. This counts for 30CEU hours for Yoga Alliance certified teachers.

indiatemple.phpSouth India Temple Tour & Yoga
Moksha Yoga
January 25, 2017 to January 30, 2017

Enjoy the company of yogis and spirit seekers, take yoga classes and study the Vedic scriptures on Bhakti yoga, enjoy touring the most sacred and beautiful places of South India.

Retreat_Spring2016-300x225Winter Retreat at Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Bloom Yoga Studio
February 4, 2017 to February 11, 2017

Join Renee Chester and Rachel Bers for a week in the tropical paradise of Nosara Costa Rica at the beautiful Blue Spirit Retreat Center! Enjoy two daily yoga and meditation practices, gourmet meals, white sand beaches and offsite adventures!

Sunrise,+TulumWinter Respite to Tulum
Rachel Hunter & Kristin Page
February 8, 2017 to February 12, 2017

Join Rachael Hunter and Kristin Page for a Winter respite in magical Tulum, Mexico. Inviting to the soul, Tulum is renowned for it’s beautiful and healing crystal clear blue waters, pristine white sand beaches, bohemian atmosphere and yogic wonderland.

PuraVidaPura Vida Retreat
Verge Yoga & Empowered Yoga
February 11, 2017 to February 18, 2017

Verge Yoga and Empowered Yoga are coming together – Join Verge Yoga’s, Cara Bradley, and Empowered Yoga’s, Johnny & Sara Gillespie, at the world-class Pura Vida Spa for an amazing week of Movement, Meditation, Fun and Relaxation.

pranadelmarjimbennittYoga Retreat with Jim Bennitt
Baja, Mexico with Tejas Yoga
February 11, 2017 to February 18, 2017

Come spend a week in Prana Del Mar’s beautiful oceanfront yoga retreat & wellness center where the mountains and the desert meet the sea. Enjoy yoga classes, delicious Mexican and international cuisines, and miles of stunning beaches.

Chacala-2017-FlyerChacala Mexico Yoga Retreat
Yoga Within You, LLC
February 18, 2017 to February 25, 2017

Join Chicago-based yoga instructors Jenny Guzon-Bae and Wade Gotwals in the beautiful and life-affirming setting of Mar de Jade in Chacala, Mexico. This week-long retreat is designed to meet yourSelf as you are by revitalizing your body and soul.

indiatemple.phpSouth India Temple Tour & Yoga
Moksha Yoga
February 23, 2017 to February 28, 2017

Enjoy the company of yogis and spirit seekers, take yoga classes and study the Vedic scriptures on Bhakti yoga, enjoy touring the most sacred and beautiful places of South India.

image008Yoga & Melt Method Retreat
Chacala Mexico with Dig Yoga
March 4, 2017 to March 11, 2017

Join Sue Elkind and Lisa Fischer for this transformative Yoga and Melt Method Wellness retreat on the sandy beaches of Chacala, Mexico. Enjoy daily yoga, meditation and a rejuvenating Melt Method practice!

baliRestorative Meditation Intensive Retreat in Bali
Rachel May Yoga
March 8, 2017 to March 14, 2017

A beautiful retreat of yoga & meditation to liberate the body, mind & soul, with senior teacher Rachel May. We’ll be in the north of Bali; the land of 1000 temples. This counts for 30CEU hours for Yoga Alliance certified teachers.

beach-is-callingSpring 2017 Yoga Retreat to Mexico
East Meets West Yoga Center
March 26, 2017 to April 1, 2017

Reacquaint yourself with the benefits of gentle living and leave stress behind with rejuvenating yoga practices, meditations, extraordinary vegetarian food made with love by a private chef, and surrounded by the beauty of the tropics of Mexico.

dhyanaRetreat to Umbria, Italy with Dhyana Yoga!
Dhyana Yoga
June 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017

Umbria is known as the “Lungs of Italy” because there are so many trees that it is said that the whole country gets it’s fresh air from these lush hills. 2017 will be our 8th year traveling to Italy for this trip, and we hope you can join us!

icelandExplore Epic Beauty – Southwest Iceland’s Legendary Golden Circle!
Allison Sobel Yoga
July 1, 2017 to July 9, 2017

Yoga, meditation, hiking & biking in Iceland! The most sparsely-populated country in Europe. Home to geysers, glaciers, & geothermal springs. Visit waterfalls, lava fields, black sand beaches, glacial rivers & city of Reykjavik. Luxury hotels too!



Mary Fetterman – yoga teacher, mom, business owner –  is the founder of the My Area Yoga websites and Namas Day Yoga Festivals.  After spending 15+ years in the marketing and advertising industry, she merged her passion for yoga and marketing into creating the online yoga communities through My Area Yoga. 

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