Category: Retreats

Baja, Mexico Yoga Retreat With Liz Arch

Yoga Journal just came out with their list of fantastic yoga retreats for 2017. I will share more, but thought I would start with this one to Baja, Mexico! Here’s YJ’s information:

“Purple Dot Yoga Project with Liz Arch

Where: Baja, Mexico
When: March 25–April 1, 2017

Looking for a way to give back? Sign up for Liz Arch’s Baja retreat. Proceeds will benefit Purple Dot Yoga Project, an organization aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence through yoga. Then enjoy ocean-front eco-lux accommodations and specialty workshops focusing on challenge poses like the inversions and arm balances that have been eluding you.

From $2,095, Thetravelyogi.com

Can’t make it? Practice with Liz Arch in our Challenge Poses online course.”

 

Weekend Warrior at Red Mountain Resort

 

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Time off for self-discovery helps us reset. A week, weekend, day or even half-day works. We get to step out of our daily normal. Explore. Re-think some of our habits. Connect with some amazing people. Probably all of the above. Red Mountain is one of the most comprehensive destination spas out there. Here’s a great weekend package.

Weekend Warrior – Red Mountain Spa Resort, St. Ivins, Utah, Multiple weekend dates in October and November

If you don’t have time for a weeklong getaway, a weekend immersion could be just the thing to help you get back on track. This one includes gorgeous, breath-taking hikes in red rock country; unlimited movement classes (yoga, pilates, etc.); spa treatments and, for the brave ones, some boot-camp classes. Private one-on-one training sessions are also included to figure out a perfect plan for you.

Weekend Warrior

Can’t get away? Maybe a workshop from YogaJournal.com:

Yoga for Stress & Anxiety, Online 6-Week Course at YogaJournal, Oct.17th

This is a new offering from YogaJournal. We all know yoga makes us feel terrific. If we can’t make it to the studio, sometimes a virtual guide can work wonders. Stress might be a part of life, but we don’t have to be defined by it. Learn strategies for coping and thriving in this course.

Yoga For Stress Relief

 

Summer Workshops at Omega Institute

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With the tagline, “Awakening the best in the human spirit,” there’s a lot to love about the Omega Institute. Located in idyllic Rhinebeck, NY, Omega offers weekend and weeklong seminars covering topics like Mind, Body, Spirit; Health & Healing; Relationships and Family; Leadership & Work; and Sustainable Living. I don’t know of anyone who returns from an Omega workshop disappointed. Seriously. There’s something for every kind of wellness seeker. Here’s a sample of  some upcoming workshops that might be perfect for you, but check out their full roster!

1. Insight Meditation for Beginners – Geared towards beginners, but also great for those looking for inspiration to add to existing practices, and for professionals who want to share techniques with clients. Insight Meditation, also know as Vipassana Meditation, is an ancient form of meditation where emphasis is placed on grounding our attention in the present moment.

Details: Weekend of June 3rd, 2016 – June 5th, 2016;  taught by Matthew Daniell;  $185-$410.

2. Omega Wellness Weekend — This is the perfect way to get a sample of what Omega is all about. In this weekend, learn from three experts about holistic well-being. Topics will include: naturopathic and functional medicine, food and nutrition, and intuition. The goal of this weekend is for you to find inner balance and gain knowledge of what you need to thrive.

Details: Weekend of June 24th, 2016 – June 26th, 2016; taught by Tom Francescott, Kathy Fitzgerald, and Wayne Homsi; $310.

3. Meridian Yoga (The Art of Energy Flow) – This workshop is all about unblocking energy. When our energy is blocked, we’re not functioning at the optimal wellness level that we could be. Learn about your body’s energy pathways and how to release stored tension with techniques including yoga, qi gong, breathing exercises and shiatsu message. The result? You know when you feel so good standing on your own two feet — literally and figuratively? There you go!

Details: Weekend of June 10th, 2016 – June 12th, 2016; taught by Daniel Orlansky; price $305.

Bonus: Can’t travel? There are also Online Workshops!

Camp for Grown Ups

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Growing up, I was not allowed to go to sleep away camp. Parental concerns about food, lodging, cleanliness(!), and creepy counselors sunk that idea. I’m over it now (barely), but still have this starry-eyed view of the massive amounts of fun, s’mores, and midnight escapades that I could have gotten up to. (sigh) Luckily, we live in an age where there are camps for grown ups! “Grown up” is such a interesting term, isn’t it? I’m happy to be one — Oh those awkward years!! — but think that having adult status should never equal losing 1. your grasp on fun, 2. using your big “outside” voice, and 3. being curious and open to new things.

With that, here are a couple of “camps” where you can learn, laugh, and as one promotes, “re-ignite your life.” Sounds good to me!

1. Campowerment

Come one, come all! Campowerment wants women to re-discover themselves. Period. And rediscovery takes many, many fun forms: ziplining, archery, art therapy, yoga, meditation and even the opportunity to reinvent your look through their “style bootcamp.” Here’s a personal favorite: ‘Dance your way to Christian Grey in “Get Your Sexy Back” classes.’

And, yes, there will be color war games for those so inclined.

Choose from weekend retreats in idyllic Malibu Beach or a Weekend Woodland Retreat in the Poconos. Find out more about upcoming retreats!

2. Triple R Weekend Retreat

Relax and reboot! This retreat is all about self-care and having fun. Enjoy nature walks, yoga sessions, canoeing, and great workshops on Manifesting Kindness, and Entrepreneurship. Participate to your heart’s content or just come to recharge and connect with a great group of women. This is the brainchild of my dear friend (and mentor), Laurie Peterson. She’s a veteran of print and digital but her “super power” is her passion for connecting women and helping them move the mission (whatever that might be for each person) forward. The site of this event’s inaugural retreat is at Crossroads Camp & Retreat Center in Califon, New Jersey.

Find out more about Triple R Weekend here!

Omega Costa Rica

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The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY has been a major destination for anyone who wants to ‘dig deeper’ emotionally, physically, and spiritually. While their Rhinebeck campus offers many, many workshops (and then some)  on everything from meditation and yoga to creating more intimacy in your relationships, they also offer weeklong winter learning vacations in sunny Costa Rica. (Isn’t tapping into all of your inner questions more delightful with some sea and sand?)

2016 kicks off with a week filled with the following: exploring compassion with zen teacher and social activist Joan Halifax Roshi, Richard Leider (author of The Power of Purpose) helping you to unlock your potential and purpose in life, Qigong and Tai Chi workshops, yoga for rejuvenation with Marianela Ortiz, and so much more. You can do multiple workshops every day or just find your way to the beach or nearest massage table. Perhaps one of the most amazing things about Omega is the community. For solo travelers who might have any second thoughts about going it alone, don’t think — just go.

NB: I have been to a workshop on Mindful Leadership led by Joan Halifax Roshi, and can honestly say she is a true light. Kind. Great sense of humor. The real deal.

Omega Costa Rica Week 1 runs Jan.9-16, 2016. There are four additional weeks offered as well. Pricing runs from $1,800 – $3,200.

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