11 Insanely Amazing Yoga And Meditation Retreats

In need of a prolonged getaway sometime in 2017? Have you always wanted to go on a meditation and or yoga retreat but have always found a reason not to? Now is the time to book your stay at one of the best yoga and meditation retreats around.

Here are nearly a dozen of the most worthwhile meditation and yoga retreats you can look into booking a stay at soon. Take classes, relax, learn and return (eventually) feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.

1. Big Sky Yoga Retreats

Montana is not only beautiful and calm – it is the home of Blue Sky Yoga Retreats, a luxury yoga retreat center that offers more than one yoga class a day for experienced and beginner yogis alike. You will want to book a retreat stay in the summer or fall, so you can enjoy additional outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking and plenty more activities that will also do wonders for your mental and physical health.

2. Rolling Meadows Yoga & Meditation Retreat Centers

Maine is beautiful all year round, all four seasons, making it the perfect place for a yoga and meditation retreat. You can not only participate in various yoga and meditation instructions here, but you can also wander around the campus on your own and explore the various gardens, paths and ponds that make the center not just calming in its activities, but in its appearance and atmosphere as well.

3. Insight Meditation Society

What makes this Massachusetts based location unique is that it happens to be one of the first meditation retreat centers to open in the Western world. Even to this day it offers a number of retreats throughout the year that allow visitors to learn from the basics all about Buddhist meditation techniques. You can be confident that if you attend a retreat here, you will leave knowing more about mindfulness and inner peace than you likely ever thought could be possible.

4. The Esalen Institute

Located in Big Sur, California, the Esalen Institute offers both yoga and meditation workshops for reasonable weekend prices. There are a number of accommodations you can receive in terms of lodging, for example, you can upgrade to give you more privacy or choose to pay more for a room or suite with an ocean view (because there is nothing better to meditate to than the sound of ocean waves, right?). You have the option also to choose from a number of different workshops, and you can stay different lengths of time depending on the workshops you sign up for during your retreat.

5. Stowe Mountain Ranch Yoga Retreat Center

Retreats at the Stowe Mountain Ranch Yoga Retreat Center must either be yoga teachers or you must be with a yoga teacher who is leading a retreat, but the benefit is that you can learn so much more about the inner workings of yoga and how best to instruct others how to immerse themselves fully in the practice.

6. Green Gulch Farm San Francisco Zen Center

If you truly want to learn the ways of Zen – through mindfulness meditation as well as other teachings – you will want to plan some kind of retreat here. You can either enter through an extended apprenticeship program, stay as part of a residence program or simply stay as a guest attending a short but meaningful retreat.

7. Miraval Resort and Spa

This luxury Tucson, Arizona resort and spa offers over 100 different options for people in need of physical and or mental healing and renewal. It is a wellness focused resort that not only offers you a chance to be alone and relax, but also offers classes in techniques like meditation, as well as massages, manicures and so much more. Any accommodation you need, it can be provided.

8. Southern Dharma Retreat Center

This affordable, worthwhile North Carolina retreat center teaches meditation and other mind and spiritual practices through the art of silence. So if a teacher led silent retreat is what you are looking for in a yoga or meditation getaway, this is going to be the place you will want to go.

9. The Art of Living Retreat Center

Solitude and learning are two very important things to many people who wish to travel to a meditation focused retreat center. You can engage in programs such as guided meditation and various forms of yoga while you are here, or you can just relax, spend time alone and enjoy the breathtaking scenery: the choice is yours. Whether you need to get away or you are just extremely eager to try something new, this is the perfect retreat center for you.

10. The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island

The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island is a Washington based yoga learning center that also operates like a bed and breakfast. So you can come here to learn yoga techniques and practice various forms of relaxation and mindfulness and stretching exercises, but you can also feel like you are on vacation and do not have any worries or responsibilities.

11. The Omega Institute

The Omega Institute is a New York based educational retreat center that offers multiple classes per day that can teach you proper techniques for practices such as meditation and yoga. The retreat campus also has a wellness center where you can get a massage, undergo acupuncture treatments or take advantage of over 30 other services available to those who stay at the retreat center for any length of time. Because the rooms at the center have no televisions or phones, you can easily, if you choose to, disconnect and relax while staying for your retreat.

So what are you waiting for? Book a spot on a retreat right now and prepare to feel refreshed and motivated to live a healthier, more relaxed and much more fulfilled life. Learn how yoga and meditation will improve your days and relieve a great portion of your stress. Good luck, and do not forget to rest!