Written by Odette Viola
If you've traveled around the United States, then you've probably been to various destinations, viewing the country's most historic landmarks. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The Statue of Liberty in New York.
But if you want to free yourself from your hectic routine, and want to incorporate a little bit of yoga in your travels, we've collated the best yoga destinations in the US that would help you hone your skills, unwind, and channel your inner zen:
Unplug for a couple of days at The Feathered Pipe Lodge, Montana
If you want to unplug yourself from the rest of the world for a couple of days, then the Rocky Mountain's Feathered Pipe Lodge will fit your mood. The retreat is nestled near Helena, Montana, and finding a consistent cell service is hard to come by.
You can either opt to stay in a tent to really connect with nature during all of your retreat's outdoor activities. Alternatively, you can also stay in a suite and get a massage. There are wellness consultations and acupuncture that are available as well.
Go for a mystical yoga experience in Sedona, Arizona
If you want to go on an unforgettable yoga experience, then you should pay Sedona, Arizona a visit. The peacefulness and tranquility that the dessert provides will give you a sense of peace. The beauty of the place offers will give you a fresh perspective in life.
Another interesting fact- for generations, the Native Americans consider Sedona as a sacred place. That's precisely why the city is known for its vortices and crystals. It also boasts of beautiful forests, state parks, as well as energy vortexes that people can visit to recalibrate their energy.
The 7 Centers Yoga Arts is the first-ever yoga studio built-in Sedona and known worldwide to be transformational for yoga teacher training.
Soak Yourself in Nature at the Esalen Institute in California
This yoga getaway is located in Big Sur, California is a peaceful oasis set in the breathtaking hills of the Golden State.
Aside from the various workshops that were taught by different instructors, you could marvel at the gorgeous waves of the Pacific, as you take in the vast, breathtaking surroundings that engulf you.
Say "Aloha" at Hawaii's Lumeria Wellness Retreat
Going for a wellness retreat in Hawaii is paradise. The Lumeria Retreat Center is located in Maui, filled with lots of good vibes, sunshine, and palm trees.
Obviously, you'll be doing lots of yoga exercise during your stay, but you can try a handful of other outdoor activities as well, such as surfing and kayaking.
Immerse yourself in blissful meditation afterward, or get a massage after swimming in the facility's gorgeous saltwater pool.
Unleash Your Creativity at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado
This low-key yet breathtaking destination resembles an Egyptian castle, and you're also going to be treated as if you're royalty here.
Set in the breathtaking Colorado Rockies, activities include wilderness walks, guided meditations, and poetry readings. There are plenty of botanical gardens, optional massage, and healthy meals that are served as well.
The retreat is much more than yoga, it's an experience that's truly one of its kind. It's also home to The Great Stupa- known to be a monument of peace.
Go on a Silent Retreat at the Rolling Meadows Retreat, Maine
Be surrounded by stunning gardens and lush greenery at the Rolling Meadows retreat center.
The facility is particularly unique because they're holding the "social silence" time wherein for a particular period of time wherein you and the other participants in the retreat can only communicate verbally with each other unless it's absolutely necessary.
Here, you'd realize that less is truly more, and you'd learn the importance of that during this retreat.
Connect with yourself at The Kripalu Center, Massachusetts
Located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the Kripalu Center is a place where you can find relaxation, serenity, and peace. If you decide to stay in this place, then you can customize your retreat with healing treatments and wellness workshops.
Apart from that, you'll be served with three buffet-style meals every day during the entire duration of the retreat. Guests have also access to the pristine beach, sauna, hiking trails in the area, and so much more.
Sweat at the Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon
This hot springs retreat is found in Detroit, Oregon, and if you want to get your sweat on, this toasty yoga retreat should be on top of your list.
Aside from their unique sweat lodge ceremonies that are held every month that gives you a refreshing, deeply spiritual experience, you'll also have access to a variety of hot springs in the area.
Go on an unforgettable summer or winter retreat at Big Sky Yoga
The facility is set in the gorgeous snow-capped mountains, and pine forests of Montana. What's great about this retreat is that it incorporates yoga with other activities like skiing, hiking, and photography.
Big Sky also offers the Cowgirl Yoga, a one of a kind retreat that's open for women, and emphasizes on horseback riding.
Attend the biggest and most established retreat in North America at Kripalu
Located in Western Massachusetts, the facility focuses on lifestyle changes through various immersion programs.
The retreats are a combination of yoga, healthy eating, sauna, and proximity to nature. Enjoy a serene walk by the lake on afternoons, and the number of services they offer as well, like facials, massages, Ancient Ayurvedic treatments, energy work, and health consultations.
There's also a meditation room and plenty of quiet outdoor areas that give you plenty of opportunities for introspection.
Going on a transformative yoga retreat has a ton of perks for both your mind and body. You'll be able to focus more on your physical and mental well-being. From daily meditation and mindfulness classes, immersing yourself in the glorious beauty of nature, massages, and treatments, there's no doubt about it- yoga retreats are pretty amazing.
About the author:
Odette Viola is a passionate traveler and a writer of touristsecrets.com. She’s always looking for the hidden gems of the world, looking for new adventures and experiences.
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