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5 Reasons to Go On an Epic Yoga Retreat to Patagonia

April 18, 2016

For yogis looking for an adventure, look no further than Patagonia—an outdoor adventure paradise.

As you head into the heart of wild Argentina and Chile, you’ll immediately feel humbled and inspired by the region’s jagged peaks, vast glaciers, snow-capped towering mountains, and wildlife-rich waters, ancient caves, and waterfalls. The night offers some of the most open, star-studded skies available, leaving a person more in touch with the universe and herself.

The region is ideal for adrenaline-lovers—offering epic hikes, kayaking, biking horseback riding, and off-roading, as well as beautiful views for any yoga practice.

5 Reasons to Go On an Epic Yoga Retreat to Patagonia

23603624304_fcc8812d00_b (1)1. Experience some of the most stunning hikes on earth.

For hiking lovers craving a view—look no further than Patagonia. Each step will allow the traveler to gaze out at vast glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear lakes.

In particular, Laguna Azul boasts tall, snowy mountains, a reflecting lake, and an open sky, bringing the hiker close to the clouds. The hike is often described as “pure joy.”

Torres Del Paine National Park is another popular, magical place to hike—encompassing mountains, glaciers, hikes, and rivers. The Torres del Paine are the distinctive three granite plains of the Paine mountain range extending up to 2,500 meters above sea level; be sure to drink a lot of water while visiting. The glaciers include Grey, Pingo, and Tyndall, belonging to the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. The views are absolutely breathtaking.

365640515_491a5ca2c4_b2. Kayak and sail to Grey Glacier. 

Grey Glacier is a magnificent, blue ice form surrounded by Grey Lake, and it’s just as magnificent as it looks. By kayaking and then sailing to the glacier, it increases the sense of connection to one of the earth’s most magnificent ice forms.

Visitors say you need to see it in person, bring a camera, and take it all in.

15703023714_657ca0dc9e_k3. Bike amidst the exotic flora and fauna of Laguna Azul Park.

Patagonia cycling is described as “tough but incredibly rewarding.” Cycling through Laguna Azul offers a unique way to take in the snow-capped mountain and crystal lake wilderness, by giving cyclists a healthy dose of adrenaline. It also allows cyclists to see the area quicker with unique perspective.

11450966893_866d467b49_h4. Find grounding, rebalancing and energizing at the same time through a yoga practice in Patagonia. 

Yoga is a relaxing, energizing, and spiritual practice that allows the practitioner to feel grounded and ready for adventure. One of the most well-known places to practice in Patagonia is in EcoCamp with its location in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. The practitioner will be able to take in the outstanding views while connecting to her own breath and heart-space.

EcoCamp’s yoga dome is ideally placed for maximum appreciate of nature.

16027232636_d78d62c4db_k5. Connect with Mother Earth, the universe and your Self. 

Patagonia is one of the most majestic places on earth—no question. Spend days viewing the towering mountains, soak in colorful sunrises and sunsets, and spend nights under the stars. There’s no doubt that you’ll leave with a greater appreciation of Mother Earth, the universe, and feel more connected to your Self.

Join us along with internationally renown yoga teacher Jason Bowman on our Patagonia Yoga Retreat & Eco Adventure this Oct. 15–22, 2016. Learn more, book now & lock in early bird rates through May 12!

Living every single day for the mat, Sara is a yoga teacher, a published yoga writer and storyteller, an innovative yoga marketer, a YOGANONYMOUS editor, and a dedicated yoga student.

Sara strives to live from the connection of her head and her heart and encourages her students and clients to do the same by motivating them to step into their full powerful purpose through the transformational magic of yoga.

When not on the mat, you can find this earth sign hiking up a mountain in the beautiful Boulder, Colo., where she’s based or shredding down a ski hill.