10 Yoga Retreats & Teacher Trainings to celebrate International Yoga Day

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Last Updated on June 21, 2021 by Editor

Created three years ago by WellBeing World in Jersey, Channel Islands, World WellBeing Week has grown into a worldwide phenomenon.

Now in its third year, World WellBeing Week provides the opportunity for participants worldwide to promote an overall awareness for the wide-ranging aspects of wellbeing, including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental wellbeing. Something never before so important in these challenging times of ours.

To kick off the 10 days of World WellBeing Week, today, we are highlighting International Yoga Day! This day was officially recognised on December 11, 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate and increase awareness to the benefits of yoga.

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, said:

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world, and nature. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.”

To mark the occasion and celebrate International Yoga Day, here are 10 recommended yoga retreats and teacher trainings you can book to start or deepen your practice in a beautiful setting!

Walk in Beauty Retreat, Ibiza | 30th June – 4th July

There is a moment in every single class, here in the hills in Ibiza, where the beauty is just absolutely all consuming. There is a moment that is so divine and the feeling is so, so connected and that is where the bliss is, that is where the beauty is and that is where we will arrive at over and over again on this 5 day immersion.

In shamanic terms, the concept of Walking In Beauty, is all about returning to Harmony and remembering that this is the place where our souls feel full of love, full of beauty and fully connected to all that is.

To get to that place, we will allow the fears to arise, to be felt and to move through us and through this release we will arrive closer to peace, to stillness and to the softness that our souls truly love.

To get to this, we must soften, we must relax, we must trust and allow the flood of hormones in the system, to wash through us, allowing us to sink into to states of calm and peace, this is how we have the realisation that we are one with everything, and everything is beautiful.

We will be out in beauty as much as possible, bathing in the natural beauty here and coming into deeper connection with all the elements.

We will have two Shamanic Kundalini Yoga classes per day and a Workshop where we delve deeper into the souls purpose and uncover more of our unique natures and explore fully what this Walk in Beauty way really means for each one of us.

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Immersive Yoga Retreat in Ibiza | 11th – 18th September

Immersive yoga isn’t just your average yoga retreat. It is an invitation to explore, connect and go deeper through the practice of yoga into your own being. It is open to everyone whether you are just starting out on your yoga journey or well into your own practice. If you can breath, you can do yoga.

We have a program carefully designed to progressively take you deeper, experiencing complete presence, expanding, healing, honouring your soul, whilst at the same time connecting to other like minded people simultaneously on the same frequency.

Set on the magical island of Ibiza by the stunningly iconic bay of Benirras, experience the famous hippy drumming that takes place every evening at sunset, allow the tribal sounds and throbbing energy connect you to the beauty of the island and precious nature that surrounds you.

But, beyond its gorgeous setting and inspiring location, Benirras delivers on a deeply spiritual level, providing a haven of happiness to all those who seek her shores, there we meet, completely immersed…and finally coming home to ourselves.

The program has the perfect balance giving you the right amount of time for practices, self reflection, growth, rest, fun, free time to explore the island plus added unique creative workshops throughout the week.

Ever wanted to attend a Cacao ceremony, learn more about astrology or simply relax in consciousness through yoga nidra and sounds? Then join us on our next Immersive Yoga experience.

7 Night Breathtaking Hiking and Yoga holiday in Montenegro | 12 – 19 September / 19 – 26 September / 26 September – 3 October

hiking and yoga holiday in Montenegro

If you are a lover of the great outdoors then this hiking and yoga holiday in Montenegro is for you. We have planned a week to showcase all that this untouched area of the world has to offer!.

You can expect a relaxed yet exhilarating itinerary, with breathtaking hikes, water sports, boat excursions, beautiful day trips and more, with 3 hours of yoga per day.

We are based in a beautifully renovated olive mill 10 minutes from the spectacular coast, a short walk from the traditional old town and with its cosy restaurants and shops, so if you choose to have a day to relax by yourself, this is fine, too!

If you haven’t visited Montenegro before, you are absolutely in for a treat. Unlike its neighbour Croatia, Montenegro is relatively untouched by tourism but shares the same stunning coastline, scenery and friendly people, we have planned a week for you exploring all that Montenegro has to offer!

Montenegro is half the size of Wales, but in a relatively small area you will be lucky to find an incredible coastline with unspoilt beaches, clear lakes in the national parks for wild swimming, rivers fit for kayaking, and mountains that are begging to be conquered. We can arrange day tours, hiking, cycling and more for you so that you can take in all there is of this incredible country.

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Yoga Retreat Portugal – Vale de Moses | Open April – October

Spend a week or more practicing yoga, receiving massage and acupuncture treatments, walking in forests, swimming in natural river pools and eating delicious nutritious food in the heart of the Portuguese mountains.

Stay in one of the beautifully restored stone cottages, Soulpads or in a Tipi.  Our retreat home is perfect for those in need of a break, rest and relaxation. We are surrounded by nature and forests, peace and tranquility – the perfect ingredients to restore your body and mind.

The combination of good food and sleep, clean mountain air and water, therapeutic massage and acupuncture, hill walking and river swimming, all create a highly restorative context in which to begin, or to deepen, your yoga practice.

Soulfully reconnect with our planet and with your own body. This warm invitation to deepen your love affair with yoga, is open for everyone, travelling alone or with friends, new to yoga or practicing for decades. Most of our retreats at Vale de Moses include morning and afternoon classes, a health consultation, massage/acupuncture treatment, 3 nourishing daily meals and a trip to the nearby Rio Zêzere.

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200 hour Tuscany Yoga Teacher Training|5th – 18th September

We have chosen a magical villa contoured by olive groves and organic gardens as the setting for our Summer 2021 14 Day 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany. Its elegant charm and serene atmosphere make it the perfect setting for learning and transformation.

Villa Gaia is located on a hill in southern Tuscany, between the green slopes of Monte Amiata, the Maremma and a stone’s throw from the Val d’Orcia and the famous Brunello hills. It can be reached from the nearby medieval village of Seggiano with an easy 5-minute country road between isolated farmhouses. Located to the south-west, it enjoys a unique view of part of the Val d’Orcia and the entire area below to the sea, touching the beautiful medieval village of Montenero.

Join us in southern Tuscany in the Seggiano region famous for olive oil and Brunello wines, not to mention their thermal baths! We’ve chosen Villa Gaia to host our Italy YTT this year as it is strategically located only an hour from Siena and Grosseto and two hours away from both Florence and Rome.

The sunsets every evening are a show that is renewed daily. It borders with the ruins of the ancient Hermitage of San Bernardino in an isolated position, where peace is literally absolute and the air, among the aromas of the generous earth, can also give some shade from the sea.

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200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training, South of France | 26 September – 9/16 October

Our 200-hour YTT is where it all begins. This course offers a robust introduction to the Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa Flow method in an intensive, transformational environment.

Lakshmi Rising’s YTT encompasses our mission of education, empowerment, and evolution; draws from many traditions; and emphasises more than the physical practice of yoga. We are where sweat, strength, flexibility, and fun meet softness, quiet, introspection, and self-love.

And we work with your schedule! Students can choose from two options: a 21-day immersion intensive or a 14-day immersion intensive followed by supplemental online coursework that can be completed within one year.

Opt for a 21-day intensive, and you’ll be ready to register with Yoga Alliance as soon as you return home. Don’t have that much time? If you choose the 14-day option, you’ll spend two weeks in intensive study in a luxurious environment, then finish the course remotely—at your own pace, and from anywhere.

The Lakshmi Rising Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program is unique, transformative, and highly regarded worldwide. Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa Yoga is an awareness-based practice that includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care, and ritual for optimal health and personal growth. Our method is a revitalising approach to develop mindful self-awakening and cultivate strength and flexibility on all levels through the practice of yoga.

We delve into the philosophy of yoga, different styles of meditation, the art of ritual and creating sacred space, ayurveda, anatomy of the physical and energetic bodies, the business of yoga and more. Not only will you deepen your own practice and self awareness, you will come away from this experience with all of the tools necessary to begin teaching and sharing your passion

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The Sanctuary at Two Rivers 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Costa Rica

Investing in yourself with a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching. Infused with Vinyasa, Meditation, Mantra, Ritual, Ayurveda & Dance, the Sanctuary at Two Rivers Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica is one of the most unique and transformative anywhere in the world.

It gives you two or three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to cultivate true health and happiness while making new, like minded friends.

This course offers a robust introduction to the Lakshmi Rising Hatha Vinyasa Flow method in an intensive, transformational environment. Lakshmi Rising’s YTT encompasses our mission of education, empowerment, and evolution; draws from many traditions; and emphasises more than the physical practice of yoga.

We are where sweat, strength, flexibility, and fun meet softness, quiet, introspection, and self-love. And we work with your schedule! Students can choose from two options: a 21-day immersion intensive or a 14-day immersion intensive followed by supplemental online coursework that can be completed within one year.

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Koukoumi Vegan Hotel Mykonos – All Inclusive Yoga & Fitness Packages

Welcome to Koukoumi 4* hotel, the 1st and only vegan hotel in Greece. Koukoumi in Myconian dialect means sheltered from the wind a cozy place for snuggling.

Situated in the heart of the island, in the traditional village of Ano Mera, Koukoumi was created to be a peaceful sanctuary for the sophisticated traveler. In this setting we tried to bring a breath of fresh air in hospitality, to show a more intimate side of the island and promote a new life philosophy.

We can enjoy life without harming animals, the environment or ourselves. A vegan will feel at home here and every one can try out an alternative and peaceful way of being, satisfying at the same time all their senses.

Respecting the principles of Authenticity, Simplicity and Balance we offer an impeccable standard of service, while allowing the guest to lie back, relax and enjoy a healthy and harmonious accommodation. Minimum stay of 3 days!

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Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona | 15th – 21st November

Join us for our 7 day Food, Yoga and Wine Retreat in Verona. The timeless beauty of Villa dei Cipressi, nestled on the highest hilltop of the Sona Village, is both enchanting and inviting. Her classically elegant architecture and design are said to date back to the end of the 9th century.

Spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furniture including many beautiful art deco pieces, original art works, exquisite lighting, ancient tiles, linen drapes and luxurious bedding.

We will begin each day with a beautiful morning yoga practice (90 minutes) in the panoramic sun room facing the park. The grand estate, recognised as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centred as the crown jewel.

Just outside the villa are ancient coniferous and cypress trees, a rose garden, lily pond with fountain, bamboo grove with an outdoor pizza oven, expansive lawn, swimming pool, and several cozy seating areas to relax, contemplate and enjoy the breathless views of the Verona Valley with a delicious glass of wine cultivated right on the property.

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Adventure Yoga Retreats in Spain | 19th – 24th July

Our handcrafted Adventure Yoga Retreats combines daily vinyasa flow and restorative yoga classes with super exciting activities in beautiful setting of Andalusian Natural Parks.

From canyoning in the stunning Green Gorge, kayaking in a local lake, cycling the Green Road, hiking in Grazalema National Park, Via Ferrata in Ronda and visit to historic Ronda town, relaxing and detoxifying in Suryalila’s own salt water swimming pool and sauna, to learning how to dance flamenco and enjoying delicious organic meals every day, you will love it all.

The goal of this retreat is to help you deepen your yoga practice in a beautiful retreat environment while exploring the Spanish countryside through outdoor activities here in the breathtaking nature of Andalusia. Classes will be focused on alignment, moving with integrity, powerful breathing and meditation practices. The morning sessions will be vigorous and uplifting and the afternoon classes rejuvenating and relaxing, with a strong focus on breathing. The yoga holiday is ideal for active people and nature lovers.

There could not be a better way to experience all that Andalusia’s magnificent nature and culture have to offer! Suryalila exudes a sense of vastness the minute you arrive: rolling hills, sunflower fields and lakes – the perfect backdrop to deepen your yoga practice.

With its beautifully decorated rooms, gorgeous rolling hills & olive groves, salt water pool and nourishing meals, Suryalila ensures you will be completely satisfied. This trip is open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, families, couples, friends and solo travellers.

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