LA YOGA Magazine picks top yoga retreats and festivals for wellness of the mind, body, and soul.
Sedona Soul Adventures
Year-Round. Sedona, AZ
Sedona is known for its magical energy and mesmerizing beauty and is the perfect setting for personal spiritual or couples retreats. Sedona Soul Adventures specializes in custom designing personalized experiences, including sessions with master healers and practitioners. Individual retreats are planned by Soul Adventures’ Angel Guides who work directly with the retreat-goer to plan the time appropriately. During couples retreats, guides help partners set intentions for an unforgettable getaway, visiting why your souls have merged, then clearing blocks from the chakra systems to support a higher state of consciousness. Nurturing massages and inner journeys of breath and sound support the transformational journey. Return home with a stronger connection.
Life Source Retreats
Journey To The Heart: Finding Inner Peace
September 28 – October 3. Tulum, Mexico
Find inner peace and take a journey back to where it all comes from: your heart. Learn and experience Shakti Naam Yoga and HeartMath principles as tools to go deeper into love, happiness, and connection. Shakti Naam Yoga supports the ability of the body’s invisible soul force (responsible for health and growth) to increase and to open the heart to receive. This retreat will assist participants in finding a deeper connection with inner wisdom and guide you to achieve clarity of the mind, body, and soul. The all-inclusive experience includes accommodations, meals, daily yoga, fitness classes, sharing circles, evening activities, and excursions around the magical land of Tulum. Allow yourself to return back to center and powerfully reconnect as a whole.
Imagine, It’s Easy If You Try
September 26 12 – 5 pm. Malibu
Imagine, It’s Easy If You Try Festival is a dreamy day of yoga, live music, art, and community for the whole family tribe. As you wander through The Meadow, take a moment to flow through a few sun salutations during the Mindful Yoga Class before you dance off like a gypsy to contemporary funk tunes and live DJ sets. Stroll through the village and cool off with a little kombucha, then head over to the Gypsy Camp for the ultimate bohemian experience of talented aerial yogis, dancers, and henna body painting. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Imagine Festival will directly benefit Unlikely Heroes; an LA-based nonprofit with a global reach committed to rescuing and rehabilitating girls and young women whom have been victimized by sex trafficking.
September 9-14. Joshua Tree
The open skies and peaceful desert of Joshua Tree Retreat Center host the heart-opening experience of Bhakti West. With deep roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation, Bhakti Fest embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and spiritual practices. Attend an extensive variety of yoga classes throughout the day lead by world-class teachers such as Shiva Rea, Sianna Sherman, Kia Miller, Hemalayaa Behl, Tim Miller, and Mark Whitwell. Experience inspiring workshops with teachers including Dawn Cartwright, Jeffrey Armstrong and Lorin Roche. Then, sing and dance to the sacred music of kirtan played by artists like Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Girish, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Shantala, Larisa Stow, Trevor Hall, Sri Kirtan and late night beats by DJ Drez & Marti Nikko and MC Yogi.
Tiffany Palazzini is a recent adventurer to the West Coast from the East Coast. With a 200-hour yoga certification & submersion into Ayurveda studies, she has found Los Angeles to be the perfect landing spot. If she’s not paddle boarding, saving the ocean or planning her future travel, she’s compiling the next fun retreat & festival page just for you.