Retreat

 The fall and winter seasons are busy. Although the fall symbolizes the season of gratitude, in which we acknowledge our blessings and joys, and winter symbolizes the season of inward contemplation, in which we quiet the mind and soul, we often lose connection with our appreciations and inner-directed thoughts in the traffic of holiday festivities. Parties are great. Joining with family and friends is even better. However, it is always a great idea to retreat: to take a break from the hustle of everyday life—holiday season, or otherwise, action packed and eventful.

A retreat can realign the yogi with the symbolism of the seasons, which also aligns the mind, body and innermost self. In serene and peaceful surroundings, a yoga retreat can offer a community experience, but at the same time can be a time of solitude and reflection, which can deepen your practice on and off the mat.

Purple Yoga has multiple retreat options throughout the year, at destinations both local and abroad.

From Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20 (2016), is the Ojai Retreat with Kim and Asako. Enjoy morning and evening yoga classes, locally sourced meals, and optional activities such as: hiking, swimming, massage, and pranayama breathing.

From Saturday, April 2 to Saturday, April 9 (2016), is the Costa Rica Retreat with Alex and Kim at Blue Osa, a sustainable eco resort. This retreat offers yoga, adventure and farm fresh meals on beachfront property. Amenities include: full service eco spa, lap pool, and an open air yoga studio.

From Saturday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 12 (2016), Alex and Ace return to the Ojai Retreat. Enjoy morning and evening yoga classes, locally sourced meals, and optional activities such as: hiking, swimming, massage, and pranayama breathing.

Melody and Jennifer offer a new retreat location from Friday, August 26 to Monday, August 29 (2016). The Sonoma Retreat located in the grassy hills and vineyards of Valley of the Moon offers daily morning and evening classes, healthy meals, and hiking and swimming options. There is also a stone labyrinth on site. Massage is available at an additional cost.

Treat yourself this season. “Let your practice be a celebration of life” (Seido lee de Barros Sweeping Zen). Book a yoga retreat and give your body, mind and innermost self a vacation.

For more information about the retreats offered through Purple Yoga, click here.