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13 Philly Studios Hosting Travel-Worthy Yoga Retreats in 2020

Get out of your head — and out of town — with these nearby and far-flung yoga retreats run by locals.


Yoga retreat in Jamaica / Courtesy of Philly Power Yoga

Philly has an incredibly strong and vibrant yoga community — and one that likes to travel. Plenty of our local yoga studios and organizations are hosting journeys to take Philadelphians to new places in 2020. And the new year (scratch that, new decade) is a popular time to consider a trip like this, since often travel can help open up new ideas and inspirations for those looking for a fresh start — and yoga retreats (if you can set aside the cash to foot them) are a fantastic way to escape the city to reconnect with your mind, body, and spirit in some epic natural landscapes. 

Plus, going away for a retreat with one of Philly’s local studios can help you get more connected with like-minded folks you wouldn’t otherwise meet — and, you’ll have a community of people to reconnect with back home for everyday practice. Here, find thirteen local yoga studios hosting yoga retreats in 2020, in order of when they’re running — so hey, you can just go to all of them all year long, if you’d like. 

CAYA (Come As You Are)

Yogis in Dominical, Costa Rica | Photo courtesy Danyasa Yoga Retreat

Where: Dominical, Costa Rica

When: January 31 – February 6, 2020

What: Yogi Chelsea Fleming‘s CAYA (Come As You Are) invites you to travel to Danyasa Yoga Retreat in Dominical, Costa Rica. The retreat will be hosted by Amrita Yoga and Wellness alums Chelsea Fleming and Daphne Lyon, with some classes taught by Stacia Nero. The co-leaders will guide a week long journey of workshops, mindfulness meditation, journaling, chanting and refreshing your yoga practice. Vegetarian and pescatarian meals are provided by Food Alchemy, an earth-conscious catering company, and attendees are encouraged to venture away from the facility to enjoy a walk on the beach and embrace that “pura vida” lifestyle. Prices range from $1,900 to $2,900, with some discounts available.

Hot Yoga Philadelphia

 

 

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Where: Playa Negra, Costa Rica

When: February 1-8, 2020

What: Relax and renew at this Center City studio’s  7-day Ayurveda retreat led by Chris Fluck and Katelynn Ingersoll along the pacific gold coast of Costa Rica. The Peace Retreat Center is located in the heart of a tropical jungle terrain, just a few minutes from the beach. You’ll be led through daily yoga and meditation workshops and served fresh, plant-based Ayurvedic meals. Prices range from $999 to $1,399 depending on accommodations. 

Mamas Wellness Joint

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Where: Lancaster County

When: February 7-9, 2020

What: Join this women’s-only winter wonderland getaway just an hour outside of Philadelphia. The downtown yoga joint’s bi-annual retreat consists of immersion in nature, daily meditation  ritual practices, family style meals and an on-site massage therapist! No yoga experience is required for the transformative retreat, which is conveniently located nearby to Philly for ease of travel. Prices range from $525 for a shared room or $675 for a single. 

Four Love

Isla Mujeres, Mexico / Courtesy of Four Love Yoga

Where: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

When: February 9-14, 2020

What: Four Love, a mobile yoga company made up of a local family (four sisters, a mom and a dad) who offer yoga to everyone, everywhere takes a trip to their favorite island: Isla Mujeres in Mexico. Several of the sisters teach locally at Yoga Habit, Philly Power Yoga, Freehouse, and even Goddard preschool. They say the trip is an ideal place to find “self-love, restoration, rejuvenation and connection.” The trip will include daily yoga and meditation practices, a massage, a snorkel excursion, private coaching, and all-inclusive meals. (Plus you can take in the white sandy beaches of the island every day.) Prices range from $1,780 to $2,540.

Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates

Yoga retreat in Jamaica / Courtesy of Philly Power Yoga

Where: Treasure Beach, Jamaica

When: February 27-March 3

What: This Center City studio’s “Retreat to Bliss” getaway will help you relax and revitalize under tropical skies. Hally Bayer and Ella Cuda will lead ocean-front yoga and pilates, guided meditation and personalized mantras near sandy beaches. Local sustainable meals are also provided in this 5-day retreat in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. (And cna we talk about those views?!) Prices range between $1,775 and $2,145. 

Yoga Habit

Haramara Retreat Center in Sayulita, Mexico | Photo courtesy of Yoga Habit

Where: Sayulita, Mexico

When: February 29-March 7, 2020

What: This hot Baptiste-style Fairmount studio’s very first international retreat is dedicated to unwinding and connecting with a hint of adventure. Escape to the Haramara Retreat Center just outside of Sayulita, on a private beach. Morning and evening yoga overseeing the Sierra Occidental Mountain Range. You’ll stay at one of 18 scenic cabanas, explore the local culture with opportunities to sign up for excursions and enjoy authentic Mexican meals. Prices for this trip range from $2,150 to  $3,400. 

Core Power Yoga

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Where: Ubud, Bali

When: March 14-21, 2020

What: This advanced yoga education retreat with senior CorePower Yoga instructors will guide you through the elements of yoga and “leading a healthy, abundant lifestyle.” Each day will bring morning meditation , sunrise and sunset yoga classes in an open air studio in beautiful, beachy, Bali. Participants are encouraged to elongate their stay a few days after the retreat to enjoy the Bali Spirit Festival, celebrating with yoga, music and dance. Prices range from $2,699 to $4,299, visit their website for more details. 

Priya Hot Yoga

 

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Where: Bali, Indonesia

When: March 28-April 3 2020

What: Breakaway to the Uluwatu Surf Villas- a private clifftop stay with exclusive access to breathtaking ocean views. The luxury trip  is complete with your much needed yoga, meditation and workshops brought to you by this Callowhill studio and led by Ella Cuda & Justine Bacon. Prices range from $1,400 to  $1,975 per person, check out their website for more details about lodging.

Three Queens Yoga

 

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Where: San Juan, Puerto Rico

When: April 8-12, 2020

What: AALIGN, a five-day yoga and mental wellness retreat, will be led by Three Queens yoga teachers Adriana Adelé and Alanna Gardner. You’ll be staying at the Numero Uno Beach House looking out over the Caribbean, and enjoying included breakfast and lunches. You can expect self-massage sessions, “Emotional Athlete” coaching sessions with therapist Gardner, beach amenities, and yoga and wellness workshops throughout your stay. Pricing depends on accommodations and ranges from $2,350 to $2,475.

The Yoga Garden

 

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Where: The Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania

When: April 17-19, 2020

What: Rejuvenate your yoga practice after a long and cold winter with Three Days of Dedicated Yoga with Old City instructors Nikki Robinson and Mark Nelson. Over one weekend, you’ll plant the seeds for spring with asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy in the destination for holistic health immersion, The Himalayan Institute. And, luckily, you don’t need to go far for this one, since Honesdale is just a couple hours away. Registration for the program is $299, check out the Himalayan Institute’s website for lodging prices.

Mainline Yoga Shala

Shambala Petit Hotel in Tulum / Courtesy of Mainline Yoga

Where: Tulum, Mexico

When: March 7-12 2020 

What: The “Diving into the Mystery of Who You Truly Are” retreat wants you to slow down and do some soul searching with a break from the nuances of everyday life. Spend 5 days with Erica Taxin Bleznak and Julie Pogachefsky from the Mainline studio to explore the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula. You can taking advantage of breath work and meditation on the beach, daily practice and workshops and 3 farm fresh meals per day. Prices range from $2258 to $3115.

Magu Yoga

Costa Rica yoga and surf retreat | Photo courtesy Magu Yoga

Where: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

When: May 2- 9, 2020

What: This yoga and surf retreat led by Kula Yoga directors takes place on one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Join Alex and Schulyer from the Mount Airy studio at the Boca Sombrero eco retreat center located on the Osa Peninsula. It’s open to both beginner yogis and surfers alike. Master instructors provide two daily yoga classes and expert surf teachers will  you through the waves of the turquoise ocean. Prices range from $1,600 to $2,200.

Grace and Glory

 

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Where: Tuscany, Italy

When: September 29-October 6, 2020

What: Indulge in a daily yoga practice overlooking the countryside on this all inclusive retreat lead by Fishtown Baptiste instructors from Grace and Glory. Participants will have their choice of 4 villas on a 500 acre farm estate 2 hours north of Rome. This program boasts of onsite farm to table meals prepared by authentic Italian chefs, made with locally grown ingredients. Prices range from $3,000 for double occupancy and $3,250 for single occupancy. 

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