Good Karma: Donation-Based Yoga Classes to Feed the Hungry
Subscribe to Outside+ now to get unique access to all of our content, including sequences, instructor tips, video lessons, and much more. When Martha McQuaid and her husband, Ted Cox, opened their yoga studio, Spirit House Yoga, in Oklahoma City in 2004, they were seeking for a way to give back to the community. Despite the fact that her studio was booming, she was aware that there were homeless families in town who were trying to obtain enough to eat. She was inspired by the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba, who said, “Love all, feed all, serve all,” and she hosted a donation class on Thanksgiving Day to support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, which provides food to around 110,000 Oklahomans every week through its programs.
In 2011, she galvanized the local yoga community to launch the first Strike a Pose for Hunger, an annual fundraising event that takes place on a Saturday in January and raises money for hunger relief.
Studios alone collected more than $6,000 in one year, which was used to give 31,000 meals.
Her first impetus for volunteering sprang from a desire to teach yoga to people in need, such as those who are unemployed or homeless.
“You can’t know God if you’re starving,” McQuaid asserts emphatically.
A new seva-oriented studio in a low-income neighborhood in Oklahoma City is McQuaid’s next initiative, which is set to launch in January in a low-income neighborhood.
In other words, it’s about connecting to something larger within ourselves.
How to Aid Food Banks in Your Community
Yoga sessions with a donation component that assist food banks are becoming increasingly popular around the country. Visit feedingamerica.org/foodbank to find one in your hometown, or join up to volunteer at a local food bank – you can find one near you at feedingamerica.org/foodbank. Kate Siber is the author of this piece. See alsoGrow Simply with Seva for more information.
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Good Karma: Yoga Classes for the Homeless
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Kate Holcombe teaches weekly yoga classes for homeless parents and children in San Francisco.
We were inspired by Kate to devote the December edition of Young Journal to individuals who are homeless in Boulder, Colorado. Join us in your towns this month as we collect and distribute items such as blankets and clothing to those who are in need. Also, keep up with our activities on social media with the hashtag #YJendhomelessness. Kate Holcombe, a yoga instructor who grew up in the Washington, DC, region in the 1980s, recalls witnessing a rapid spike in the number of homeless people in her neighborhood.
- Holcombe enjoyed sharing meals and discussion with the folks she met on a regular basis.
- Since 2006, Holcombe has taught weekly seminars for the homeless at Compass Family Services, an organization that helps families get off the street.
- See also: How to Cultivate Compassion for more information.
- It is common for those who live and sleep on the streets to have significant levels of worry and sadness, in addition to medical problems such as back pain and sleeplessness.
- In her weekly courses, she instructs students in yoga postures, breathing techniques, visualization, and deep relaxation techniques.
- Yoga’s relaxing techniques can be especially beneficial for homeless parents who are plagued by anxieties over their children’s safety, according to the American Yoga Association.
- When he eventually received a phone interview for a job, he requested that the company contact him immediately following his yoga session because it was when he felt the most centered at the time.
- “Yoga philosophy tells us that there is a witness or light at our heart that is pure, perfect, and unchanging,” Holcombe explains.
- Holcombe frequently assists with childcare during her lessons so that parents may have a period of peace and quiet.
In her opinion, “when parents are more attentive to themselves, they are better equipped to care for their children.” “And if the children in our society feel more connected and loved, it benefits all of us,” says the author.
Get Involved: Yoga Classes to Serve the homeless
If you’d like to make a donation or volunteer, there are various organizations that provide yoga to the homeless around the country, including these. To get you started, here are a handful of choices to consider: Washington, DC, Miriam’s Kitchen Los Angeles, Ama Yoga Atlanta, Centering Youth Portland, OR, and Street Yoga are just a few of the places you may find.
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The Karma Project is where we put our efforts. What services does our community require, and how can we assist them? We link with local non-profit groups, causes that may benefit from some extra hands or some additional funds, and individuals who need a helping hand or a supporting community in order to make yoga more accessible to the general public. Interested in contributing to our community’s well-being? We would love for you to come and get your hands filthy with us, attend a contribution-based class to support a worthy cause, or make a donation to the Karma fund to help students who require reduced prices attend classes.
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Events to Look Out For: Details of the January Karma Project: During the month of January, we are pushing you to attend 15 or more classes. In exchange for each class you attend (15 or more), we will give $1 to the Chippewa Fresh Start program. To illustrate, attend 18 lessons in January and get a $18 gift for programs with Chippewa Fresh Start! Because to our collaboration with this important program for young at-risk individuals, we will be able to continue to provide mindfulness training, yoga asana workshops, and assistance for making healthy and well-being choices.
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- Beacon House will host a Giving Tree in November/December 2021 for two local families. School supply collection for Northwoods Elementary will take place in August 2021. The International Day of Yoga will be celebrated on June 21, 2021. Boys and Girls Club will open in May of 2021. Bob’s House for Dogs will open its doors in April 2021. February 2021: Prevent Suicide Chippewa Valley
- December 2020: Giving Tree for three local families, Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley
- February 2021: Prevent Suicide Chippewa Valley
- February 2021: Prevent Suicide Chippewa Valley Winter Gear Drive for the L.E. Phillips Career Development Center will take place in November 2020. In July 2020, a donation-based class for LGBTQIA+ students’ tuition will be offered. Bringing Bridges Together in June 2020
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Emergency Fund Donation-Based Class will be held in April 2020. In April 2020, a donation-based class will be held at the Bolton Refuge House. Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club in February 2020
- In January 2020, I will be volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of America. December 2019: Three local families will benefit from the Giving Tree. Winter coats, snowpants, and hats/mittens will be collected in November for ECASD
- Back to School supplies and backpacks will be collected in August for ECASD
- International Day of Yoga will be celebrated in June 2019. Joshua’s Camp will take place in April 2019, and a Women’s Entrepreneurial Workshop with Amy Erickson will take place in April 2019 in cooperation with the Red Letter Grant and the SBDC. Feed My People Food Bank will take place in February 2019. Fall/Winter 2018: After-School Yoga at Longfellow Elementary
- November – December 2018: Coat Drive
- September 2018: Girls on the Run
- September 2018: Eau Claire Children’s Theatre
- August 2018: Karma Yoga for Fierce Freedom
- June 2018: International Day of Yoga
- May 2018: Bob’s House for Dogs (in collaboration with Ambient Inks)
- May 2018: Feed My People Food Bank
- March 2018: Eau Claire Humane Society
- February 2018: Eau Claire Children’ Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley (February 2018)
- Community Table (January 2018)
- And more. Family from the neighborhood
- December 2017: In November 2017, a local family will be honored. In October 2017, the American Cancer Society hosted Hope in the Valley. September 2017: Red Letter Grant
- August 2017: Eau Claire Children’s Theatre
- September 2017: Red Letter Grant
- September 2017: Eau Claire Children’s Theatre Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley, held in July 2017. Barron County Disaster Relief was launched in June 2017. Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis was established in May of 2017. This month, Beaver Creek Reserve will be open. Fight Against Hunger Fund (ECASD), March 2017
- ECASD Homeless Program, February 2017
- ECASD Homeless Program, March 2017. Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley (January 2017)
- Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley (February 2017)
- Family from the neighborhood in December 2016
- In November 2016, there was a local family reunion. a free clinic in Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, in October 2016
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- September 2016: Be The Match
- August 2016: Be The Match
- Sexual Assault Victim Services was established in July 2016, and the Successful Children’s Network was established in June 2016. The American Legion Post 53 in May 2016
- The Community Table in April 2016
- The American Legion Post 53 in May 2016
- Bob’s House for Dogs opened its doors in March 2016. February 2016: The Kiwanis Club of Eau Claire
- January 2016: Literacy Volunteers
- February 2016: The Kiwanis Club of Eau Claire Family from the neighborhood in December 2015
- Beacon House received a donation in November 2015
- Bolton Refuge House received a donation in October 2015
- And the American Cancer Society received a donation in September 2015.
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Release to the media dated April 18, 2013 The 18th of April, 2013 (Newswire.com) – Yoga Sol, the only donation-based yoga studio in Minneapolis, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on May 3 with an Open House event to commemorate the occasion. The event will serve as the kickoff to the studio’s summer program and will include a complimentary yoga session set to live music provided by the Yes Let’s! Collective, a local music/art collective. Founder Flor Frey of Yoga Sol describes donation-based yoga as “a movement.” “It’s about going back to the basics, enabling practitioners to pay what they can, and making the transformational impact of yoga available to everyone while also building community,” she adds.
- Yoga Sol first opened its doors on May 1, 2012, and is part of a broader trend of studios throughout the country that are fully sponsored by contributions from their students.
- FlorPeter Frey is a certified yoga instructor.
- The question is, how can we provide the finest quality yoga at the most reasonable price?
- In the words of Frey, “it’s been a big experiment.” “So far, it appears to be effective.” The success of the studio, according to Frey, may be attributed to the collaborative spirit of the employees.
- Specifically, she says, a certain type of yoga teacher is required: one who is consciously and proactively committed to building a more vibrant community.
- Experiments include yoga sessions with live music, a David Bowie-themed class in honor of the rocker’s recent birthday celebration, monthly happy hours, pizza parties and traditional Japanese tea tastings, to name a few.
- In honor of the professors and students that make it all possible, the studio will hold its next event on March 23.
Specifics of the event THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 FROM 5:30-8:00 p.m.
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During the event, Yoga Sol teachers, students, and volunteers will be accessible for interviews as well as video and photography possibilities.
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Memorial Day is coming up this month, and what a poignant moment to commemorate the ultimate sacrifices made by our service men and women–as well as their families–on our behalf. In their honor, we are inviting you to participate in our May karma campaign and “Be the Light” in our veteran’s community. We would like to draw attention to and support Veterans Recovery Resources, which offers a unique by-veteran, for-veteran approach to providing counseling, physical therapy, medical care, and other services to military personnel.
- Please join us in supporting their vital position as a beacon of hope for one of the nation’s greatest populations of veterans.
- If you are not presently a member, you may “Be the Light” by participating in any class offered by the club from now through Memorial Day.
- Then simply schedule your session between now and Monday, May 31; it’s as simple as that!
- Members in the Sterling community are encouraged to contribute to this worthwhile cause as well.
Goodkarma 5K Walk – Goodkarma 5K Walk
This charitable organization, which is run entirely by volunteers, is dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Capital Region via education and nutrition. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of New York, and we arrange an annual 5K Walk/Run for runners of all ages and abilities. The annual 5K is open to everyone, including recreational walkers, who are invited and encouraged to join. The entire amount of our net profits is donated to charitable organizations. Our fundraising efforts in 2020 resulted in over $55,000 being donated to AIM for SEVA, which will support children’s education in India.
- Anne’s Institute, which is located in Albany.
- Registration has now been completed.
- You may also watch this video of Yoga teacher Rashmi Koratkar doing a pre-race warming routine.
- Congratulations to all of the prizewinners.
The Good Karma
Good Karma provides meals, water, and immunizations to unhoused people on Skid Row on April 23, 2021.
22nd of April, 2021 – ‘Good Karma’ is being transmitted by a local firefighter to people in need.
Highlights from the community on February 1, 2021: Meet Vishal Narayan of the Good Karma Los Angeles Organization.
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Featured on The Ellen Show as part of the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway show on December 1, 2020.
A communal fridge was constructed at 5th Street San Pedro on March 31, 2021, to assist our unhoused neighbors in having access to fresh food and cool water as the summer months approached quickly after. Participate in the organization and help to load the community refrigerator with food and water supplies.
15th of April, 2021 – Thanks to the generosity of The Joy of Sharing Foundation, Pico Pharmacy, the University of Southern California, and all of our volunteers, we were able to distribute free Moderna COVID immunizations to those in need.
How to Set Up a Successful Donation-Based Fitness Class
As the Christmas season approaches, there is a greater sense of appreciation and giving among the public. We say, go ahead and accept it! With a donation-based class, you can provide your community with a fun and healthy opportunity to give back while also having fun yourself. Incorporating donation-based fitness and yoga classes into your fitness business is one of the most effective methods to generate camaraderie and loyalty for your company while also giving you the opportunity to do good and strengthen ties with your local community.
Pick a Passion
First and foremost, select a cause that is close to your heart. Choosing a philanthropic goal that motivates you increases your likelihood of being energized, and your enthusiasm will come through when you talk about it online and with students. You are the expert on your own community, and a donation-based class can provide you with an opportunity to support smaller NGOs in your region who might need a helping hand right now. Alternatively, there are a plethora of well-established organizations whose aim is to give chances for health and fitness to individuals who are in need.
Among the organizations that have benefited from the efforts of founder Dick Traum, an above-the-knee amputee who found support at his local YMCA and went on to become the first amputee to run a marathon; Back On My Feet, a homeless running program that began in the belief that the first step toward securing jobs and housing, as well as new opportunities, is to restore confidence and self-esteem through fitness; and Achilles International, which was founded after founder Dick Traum, an For those of you who practice yoga, the Give Back Yoga Foundation is a worthy cause to support.
As part of its mission to help the treatment of eating disorders, the charity distributes small funding and materials to yoga programs for war veterans, prison populations, and other vulnerable groups.
When it comes to promoting, and in some cases actually running, your event, most charities are willing to collaborate with you by providing handouts, images and links to inspiring stories for social media, sharing your event with their email and social contacts, and providing representatives to speak about their cause on the day of your event.
You may “start a fundraiser” by clicking on a button on the organization’s website, and an expert will contact you to assist you with the entire process of raising funds.
Make careful to check out your chosen charity using a third-party watchdog website such as Charity Navigator, GuideStar, or CharityWatch.
Create a Fun, Engaging Class Theme
After that, decide on the format for your event. No matter what your area of expertise is, almost any sort of fitness class may be transformed into a successful fitness fundraiser. Would you want to participate in a weekend fun run or an early morning dance party or HIIT exercise in the manner of bootcamp? How about an afternoon zumba-thon? A kettle ball competition? We really enjoy “work-the-turkey-off” lessons, which are held the day following Thanksgiving. Students frequently bring their extended families, which provides a wonderful chance to spread the word about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle while also generating new, starter members for your organization.
Would you be interested in hosting a fitness fashion show showcasing local designers, or organizing a food drive that culminates in an exclusive VIP dinner at a healthy neighborhood restaurant?
These inspiring stories, ranging from two sisters who gathered money through their lemonade stand to purchase 108 turkeys for starving families to a 9-year-old girl who has collected over 7,000 plastic bottles to help pay for cleft-palette surgery, are sure to help you get things done faster.
Set Up Your Donation ToolPromote Your Event
Using the correct studio management software, you can quickly create one-time classes or events and attach them to a price option that allows for donations. For example, with Punchpass, you can set up a prepaid class with your suggested donation amount so that people may book online and give before the event takes place. On the day of the event, you can continue to collect donations as people arrive to participate. If you use Facebook’s free donation collecting tool or a fundraising website such as GoFundMe, Fundly, or FlipGive, you may significantly increase online donations both before and after your event.
According to Nicole Cardoza, the founder and Executive Director of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that empowers educators with yoga and mindfulness resources for the classroom, people are three times more likely to give to something their friends have shared.
Create a hashtag for your donation-based fitness class and distribute it to your community, along with photographs and a brief description that they can post to their social media networks to generate interest.
Establish an Instagram or Facebook live event to talk about your event and why you’re so enthusiastic about your cause if you’re a seasoned pro at hosting them. According to NonProfit Source, live chat encourages donors to give 45 percent more.
Set Your Event Up for Financial Success
According to experts, while it is OK to set up a free class and collect financial donations on the day of the event, it is not recommended to pass the hat or have a bucket out for donations. In order to ensure financial success, Cardoza recommends that classes specify a ticket price or strongly propose a gift rather than simply hope for the best. “A required donation-based yoga session is likely to collect four times the revenue of a free donation-based yoga class,” says the author. If feasible, have a representative from your selected charity, as well as a recipient of that charity’s work, present at your event so that they may share a personal narrative about the influence the organization has had on their life on that day.
- Make a request to your community to match your gift by the conclusion of the event to allow them to double their contribution!
- This is a terrific reminder to them that their contributions are deductible from their taxes.
- You don’t want to make the mistake of showing the gifts you receive as taxable income.
- We’d love to hear about the incredible things you’re doing in your community.
20 Affordable Yoga Retreats for Any Budget All Yogis Should Take Advantage Of 
You read that correctly; it is true. You can genuinely go on a yoga retreat without having to spend a lot of money on it. We are well aware that there are many opulent alternatives available that have defined the idea of a yoga vacation as an almost utopian vision that is only available to the wealthiest of the rich and famous. That doesn’t really ring true with the meaning of actual yoga, does it? Fortunately, there are still numerous decolonized yoga retreats that do not prioritize profit over everything else on their priority list of things to accomplish.
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4 Day Yoga Holiday Near the Beach in Cascais, Portugal$339 ($82 per night)
Europe offers a plethora of reasonably priced getaways, and this one in Cascais is a prime example of one of these. It is regarded as an ideal location for surfers as well as people who prefer spending time in the great outdoors. This yoga vacation provides the ideal opportunity to unwind from the stresses of everyday life while participating in some relaxing yoga sessions. Four yoga sessions are included in the package. A number of beautiful beaches, as well as the historic town of Sintra, will be within easy driving distance.
As a result, you may spend your leisure time surfing, walking on the beach, or exploring the area’s sites. Although this is a self-catering retreat, the organizer will arrange meals and barbecues for the participants (for an extra fee). See Pricing Information for further information.
6 Days SurfYoga Retreat in Sri Lanka$268 ($54 per night)
Finding a place where you can completely cleanse your body and mind while yet keeping within your budget is a challenge. Then this retreat in Mirissa is the perfect option for you to consider. It’s a surf and yoga vacation that will allow you to reconnect with nature while also learning a new pastime on one of Sri Lanka’s most stunning beaches. Along the way, you will not only develop your yoga skills but you will also have a lot of fun! Four yoga sessions, five surf lessons, and a vegetarian breakfast are included in the package.
This activity is ideal for people of all skill levels.
8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand$470 ($67 per night)
We assure you that this is not a hoax. In the heart of Thailand’s Ko Pha Ngan province, you can experience 7 days of yoga at the quiet and serene Yoga Shala residence for only 470 USD (about). Its eco-friendly atmosphere makes it an excellent choice for individuals searching for a tranquil setting in which to conduct their daily yoga practices. If the low price isn’t enough to entice you, the package also includes three daily vegan meals, as well as refreshing juices and coconut water. If you want to recharge your batteries, relax, and return back a better version of yourself, then you should visit this utopia.
With rates starting at $61 per night, this is an excellent choice for those on a limited budget.
7 Days Yoga Wellness Retreat at Shanti Toya Ashram in Bali, Indonesia$295 ($49 per night)
Located in a tranquil part of the Indonesian Balinese islands, this beautiful ashram in Bali is the perfect place to develop your yoga practice while also completing your leisure experience. You’ll get to enjoy two daily yoga sessions, and all of this, of course, for a fraction of the cost you’d expect to pay for such services. In addition to daily vegan meals prepared from organic vegetables and fruits gathered from the sanctuary’s own garden, you would also be served coconut water and a traditional health drink during your stay.
The settings in this place are ideal for everyone to sustain a continuous flow of sadhana (spiritual practice) and to experience personal and spiritual growth unlike anywhere else on the planet.
6 Day Urban Yoga Retreat in Barcelona, Spain$673 ($109 per night)
Yes, it is possible to discover budget yoga retreats in Spain, right in the middle of a bustling city center. Moreover, despite the fact that contemporary life is only a few feet away, this retreat provides a respite, a week of yoga, well-being, healthy eating, and cultural activities. The facility offers daily morning yoga sessions, daily sunset yoga lessons (on the rooftop if the weather lets it!) as well as a nutritious meal with a vegetarian brunch on the weekends.
Also within walking distance of the lodgings are the Old Town, the beach, the market, and Las Ramblas. You’ll have plenty of free time (the whole afternoon, every day) to explore these and other nearby attractions. See Pricing Information for further information.
2 Week Unlimited Yoga Retreat in Santa Barbara, California$1,586 ($122 per night)
If you’re searching for a retreat that is more tailored to your needs, this is the retreat for you. It provides a private apartment in the heart of Santa Barbara for you and one or two guests, such as a spouse or a friend. In addition to a large studio with a bamboo floor where you may practice your finest yoga sequences, it features a queen-sized bed for a comfortable night’s sleep and a fully equipped tiny kitchen where you can cook whatever nutritious meals you choose. Yoga courses conducted by the professors at Santa Barbara Yoga Center are included, and you may even attend a live session at their locations.
Furthermore, because of the location’s accessibility, you can easily go to the beach for a private yoga practice or simply relax and soak in the positive energy around you.
The minimum stay is two nights, but you may stay for as long as you like if you want to enjoy a whole month of leisure in sunny Southern California.
5 Days to Connect with Nature in Costa Rica$300 ($75 per night)
You’ve come to the right place if you’re seeking for a more individualized experience. It provides a private apartment in the heart of Santa Barbara for you and one or two guests, such as a spouse or a friend. Yoga sequences may be practiced in the big studio with bamboo floor, a queen-sized bed can be used for pleasant sleep, and a small kitchenette is available for you to cook whatever nutritious cuisine you choose. It includes unlimited yoga lessons online led by the experts of Santa Barbara Yoga Center, as well as the option to visit their classrooms for a live session.
Furthermore, because of the location’s accessibility, you can easily go to the beach for a private yoga practice or simply relax and soak up the positive energy.
The minimum stay is two nights, but you may remain for as long as you like if you want to rest in California for a full month.
Yoga Retreat for BeginnersNew Surfers in Taghazout$485 ($70 per night)
This quaint surf house, which is only a few steps from the seaside and surrounded by restaurants, stores, and massage establishments, stands out for its laid-back ambiance. The day begins with a Hatha Yoga practice, which is followed by a breakfast buffet provided on a lovely patio with some of the most spectacular views in Taghazout. If you want to learn how to surf, this is the place to go. It offers daily 2-hour surf instruction that are specifically tailored to the needs of beginners. If you have another yoga class after lunch, you will either have free time to explore the traditional market or the hammam, where Moroccans often go once a week to bathe and socialize.
Afterwards, you’re free to do anything you want; you can either relax on the wonderful patio, play cards with your new yogi friends, go out and party in one of Agadir’s famed nightclubs, or just sleep in preparation for the next day. See Pricing Information for further information.
12 Day Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand$409 ($33 per night)
Take a much-needed break from your everyday routine and immerse yourself in a reviving yoga and meditation vacation in Thailand to recharge your batteries. You’ll be right in the center of Ko Pha Ngan, near to the beach and other local sights and attractions. Rooms with a view of the pool or luxury double rooms are available at the resort. All of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a safe, Wi-Fi, towels, and bed linen. In addition to several daily yoga classes, you’ll participate in guided meditation sessions, participate in evening events, and have lots of free time to explore the local region.
There is also a free shuttle service to the neighboring beaches included in the package.
3 Day Yoga, Meditation and Hiking in Greece$183 ($59 per night)
This yoga retreat takes place in the stunning Agios Gordios bay on the Greek island of Corfu. You may savor delectable dishes cooked with a broad selection of fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the surrounding area. In addition to having more than 2 million olive trees and beautiful craggy mountains, the island of Corfu is renowned as Greece’s emerald island. It is a wonderful location in which to relax, practice yoga postures, eat excellent nutritious cuisine, and have a good time. In addition to twice-daily yoga and meditation, the retreat includes one day of kayaking or snorkeling to explore the local beaches, one guided tour of Corfu town, daily nutritious breakfast and delicious Greek supper, airport transfers, one guided hike, and more!
4 Day Relaxing Hatha Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India$118 ($29 per night)
Have you ever fantasized of practicing yoga on the rooftop of a farmhouse, surrounded by palm palms and verdant fields, at sunrise and sunset? If that’s the case, this is the ideal hideaway for you. Yoga Life Homestay is a farmhouse situated on a piece of beautiful green lawn, surrounded by coconut, nutmeg, papaya, and banana trees. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind! The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with fans, as are the western-style restrooms. The two daily yoga courses (each lasting 1.5 hours) provide enough opportunity to explore the surrounding region.
Three daily meals, as well as beverages and snacks, are included in the package.
See Pricing Information for further information.
5 Day Learn to SurfYoga Camp in Peru$480 ($96 per night)
This low-cost yogasurf camp is located in Punta Farallon, El Uro, a private beach and high-end residential neighborhood that is ideal for beginners. This fishermen community, located away from the hustle and bustle of the nightlife and tourist attractions, boasts beautiful scenery and excellent surfing beaches for beginners. It’s also a fantastic kiteboarding location, as you can see here. Package includes three surfing lessons, surf equipment (for the sessions), three yoga classes, three gourmet nutritious meals each day, and accommodations in ocean view rooms.
Additional fees may apply. In the afternoons of each day, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in various activities such as massages, kitesurfing courses, stand-up paddleboarding, or swimming. See Pricing Information for further information.
7 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Canary Islands, Spain$487 ($81 per night)
This resort is located in the Chinijo Archipelago, a spectacular natural reserve on the north side of Lanzarote that is home to a variety of wildlife. Because it mixes yoga courses with surf workouts and meditation exercises, it is an excellent choice for surfing enthusiasts. When you leave the Canary Islands Surf Association, you will receive a certificate confirming that you have reached the appropriate level of proficiency. You may also take a break from the mat and the surfboard to go snorkeling and see the wonderful diversity of marine life that exists on the island, trek around the volcanoes, or ride a mountain bike in the mountains if you want to take a break from it all.
12 Days Wellbeing Camp with Detox, Yoga, Meditation, Temple Tours, Hiking and Muay Thai inPretchabun, Thailand$915 ($83 per night)
Experience Pretchabun in a calm, deliberate manner, slowly, like a native, and with the assistance of a team of knowledgeable locals. In order to achieve your self-care and wellness objectives, you will be required to follow a daily routine that includes nutritious meals, mild workouts, a variety of activities, and meditation sessions. Located in the tranquil countryside of Thailand, the retreat is a tranquil haven where all of your troubles will melt away as you are escorted through your day by a pleasant English-speaking monk.
There is a circuit of temple visits included in this 12-day tour, as well as some free time to explore on your own, so you will surely get to see some of the gorgeous Pretchabun attractions.
3 Day Himalayan Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India$99 ($33 per night)
With a unique and powerful program that includes both traditional and modern forms of yoga and pranayama practices, Yoga Nidra, and contemporary meditation practices, this retreat is nestled in the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh on the banks of the sacred Ganges River at the foothills of the Himalayas. Wi-Fi and air conditioning are provided at the facility (on request). Each of the restrooms is furnished with a hot shower as well as towels. Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and breath awareness techniques are included in the daily routine, as well as mantra recitations and relaxation time.
You’ll get the opportunity to tour the holy town of Rishikesh as well as temples and shrines.
See Pricing Information for further information.
5 Day SurfYoga Holiday in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica$481 ($120 per night)
Santa Teresa is a renowned tourist destination in Costa Rica, and its beautiful beaches are particularly popular with surfers and the younger generation that come to enjoy them. In addition to being only a two-minute walk from the beach, the hostel is conveniently positioned on a busy road with a variety of businesses and restaurants as well as other attractions in the immediate vicinity. Swimming pool, air conditioning in all rooms, and a strong Wi-Fi connection are available for your enjoyment at the property.
There are daily yoga classes, two surf lessons, transportation to and from the surf areas, images and films of your practice, and plenty of fruit and drink included in the program. See Pricing Information for further information.
8 Day Dance, Pilates, and Yoga Retreat in Lesbos, Greece$941 ($118 per night)
On the Greek island of Lesbos, you may rejuvenate your energies and feel reborn by participating in a Pilates, Yoga, and dance retreat. Each day’s yoga session will be hosted on the beach in the morning, and in the evening it will be held in the garden. In addition, there is a meditation class held in the evening. As an additional option, you may enroll in a range of dance lessons such as Greek folk dancing, modern dance, show dance, musical theater, and classical ballet. Your lodging will be in the Pasiphae Hotel, a 3-star establishment that is surrounded by nature.
Breakfast, which is included in the package, may be enjoyed on the comfortable patio of the property.
It is possible to pick from a variety of activities, such as visiting Molyvos, the mountain town of Agialos, Mytilini, or trekking to a monastery in the area.
3 Days Yoga Escape in Tulum, Mexico$259 ($129 per night)
Tulu, Mexico, is an interesting destination to add to your trip itinerary, and you will have a wonderful time there. There will be yoga and meditation sessions held at an elegant hotel surrounded by lush organic gardens and an attractive pond with water lilies and Japanese koi, which will provide the ideal environment for the retreat. The views from this location are spectacular! Yoga sessions are included in this holiday, plus there are optional extra activities like as cycling, snorkeling, SUP yoga lessons, and a full-body massage to round out your experience.
8 Day Yoga and Surf Camp in Madeira Island, Portugal$659 ($80 per night)
It is possible to enjoy this magnificent refuge all year round due to the pleasant weather on Madeira Island, which allows you to enjoy the beach at any time of year. The fact that both the yoga and the surf lessons are suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners makes it irrelevant whether you’re a beginning or an expert practitioner. You’ll start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading to the beach for a two-hour surfing session on the waves. Once you’ve returned home, you’ll have an hour of yoga to look forward to.
It includes 7 nights of lodging as well as daily breakfast.
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35 Days 200 Hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Chiapas, Mexico$1,685($48 per night)
Finally, if you’re ready to take the next step and train to be a yoga instructor, there are a variety of high-quality choices available that won’t cost the earth. Ananda Healing Center in Mexico provides this 200-hour training program, with instructors who are well-prepared and accredited by the Yoga Alliance. For only 48 dollars each night, you may make an investment that will change the course of your life forever. A physiology lesson will be offered as part of the retreat to help participants better understand the anatomy of the human body while performing yoga asanas.
With regular meditation sessions and seminars on how to direct such sessions yourself, the spiritual component of yoga will not be overlooked either.
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