practice yoga outdoorsWe moms are too hard on ourselves. The mental chatter that accompanies being a parent can sometimes be deafening and more often than not, we find ourselves questioning our path, our parenting and losing our patience. The important thing is that we show up each day, let it all go and just let it flow. Yoga is a great practice for life and it’s these long summer days that I crave the sunshine outside and long to take my yoga practice outdoors. It’s also the time when kids are out of school and the household din reaches a feverish pitch. Looking to get away from it all and recharge? Here are a few summer yoga retreats to put a little sun into your salutation this season and plan ahead for the long winter ahead.¬† Namaste.

July 22-24, 2011: Seattle Summer Yoga Retreat with Carina and Tina – Whidbey Island, Washington

Friday, July 22 at 4:00pm – July 24 at 4:00pm

Two of the yoga teachers from Terra Yoga and Be Luminous in Seattle that inspired me to take the 40 days of Yoga challenge are teaming up for an inspiring weekend yoga retreat on beautiful Whidbey Island. Yoga retreats are all about the teachers and I’ve practiced many “hours of power” with these two amazing women and this is one for the calendar. Just 2 hours from Seattle, this retreat will give you a chance to get grounded with nature at the Whidbey Institute and offers two options for accommodations: The Farmhouse (limited space for up to 11 people) at $545 per person (includes all meals, two nights and yoga). and tent camping at $425 for the weekend (includes all meals, yoga) Call Be Luminous at 206-682-9642 or email¬† info@beluminousyoga.com to register. Space is limited so book now to get your preferred spot!

July 19, 2011 – Wanderlust Festival – Chicago (and across the country this summer)

wanderlust in the city chicago Join the Wanderlust Festival in Chicago July 19, 2011 to immerse yourself in yoga in Grant Park. Offering festivals across the country, Wanderlust Festival is traveling to a city near you this summer. If you dig a little deeper into these events, you will learn about the active yoga studios in your city and ways to inspire your practice.

Baptiste Power Yoga Workshops and Retreats

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Source: Baron Baptiste

Are you an advanced yogi or an aspiring teacher? Baptiste Power Yoga workshops and retreats will help you get inspired, grow your practice and find your center. I attended the Seattle Foundations in Action training and walked away inspired with a clearer mind, centered practice and many new friends. There is something magical that happens when you get 300 yogis in a room, in the present moment, ready to practice and laying it all out on the mat. You must experience it for yourself. Baron Baptiste holds workshops and retreats year-round. For a full schedule of workshops and retreats with Baron Baptiste visit the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute.

Luxury Yoga Retreats

Can’t do a retreat this summer, but ready to plan one for winter and want to go in style? Yoga Journal Magazine gives us a few Top Luxury Yoga Retreats worth the Splurge. Seattle-based Via Yoga also has luxury yoga retreats to Mexico and Costa Rica where you can practice yoga and surf by day, and sip margaritas by night all in luxurious accommodations at beach side retreats. Can someone say bliss?

What are some of your favorite yoga retreats and why? Share with us here or on our Facebook page. Wherever your travels takes you this summer, don’t forget to let it all go, and just flow.

 

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