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Your Ultimate Summer 2016 Yoga Retreat Guide

May 5, 2016

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Why hello there, summer, we see you in plain sight and we’re coming for you. If you’re ready to take a journey off the beaten path, soak up the sun, inspire your yoga practice, and discover the magic that lies in the corners of the earth, we’ve got the guide for you.

Take a look at the top 10 yoga retreats we’re hosting this summer, and hurry — these retreats are expected to fill up quickly.

FP Escapes Yellowstone Yoga Retreat

1. FP Escapes Yellowstone Yoga Retreat

When: June 17–20, 2016

Where: Yellowstone National Park in Montana; stay at Yellowstone National Park, Under Canvas

Teacher: Crystal Dawn Froberg

The Full Scoop: Daily yoga, meditation, and hikes through Yellowstone will serve in grounding, bringing us closer to the earth and awakening our inner intuition.

Celebrating the earth elements, we will dive into geological mysteries, uncovering some of Mother Earth’s greatest secrets. We will hike through Yellowstone National Park, learn how to use minerals in our diet and for natural beauty and explore the healing power of crystals.

Each guest on this retreat will be gifted $250 of Free People Merchandise to infuse their adventure with style and beauty.

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The Lotus Feed Yoga Retreat

2. Love Your Body Yoga Retreat

When: July 1–3, 2016

Where: The Lotus Feed Center at Taylor Maid Farms on the Sonoma Coast, California

Teacher: Kimber Simpkins, Author of “Full: How one woman found yoga, eased her inner hunger, and started loving herself”

The Full Scoop: Join yoga teacher Kimber Simpkins for three days of learning how to become your body’s best friend. Starting wherever you are, you can end the struggle and find a lasting peace with your body.

Through the healing practices of yoga, Buddhist meditation, and reevaluating our underlying beliefs, we can emerge inspired to transform how we relate to our bodies to benefit not only ourselves but the world around us.

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iceland yoga retreat

3. Iceland Yoga Retreat—The Midnight Sun

When: July 2–10, 2016

Where: Moving Retreat—Travel to Hvergardi, Reykjavik, & the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Teacher: Aarona Ganesan

The Full Scoop: Experience yoga practice in the global heartland of geothermal energy, meditation, hot spring soaks, glacier hikes and northern lights serve as the backdrop for this inspiring journey of inner and outer exploration. You’ll get a diverse overview of this magical land as we travel to three different hotels in three different locations, starting in the far southern tip to explore glaciers & icebergs, we’ll move to a new hotel in the cultural center of Reykjavik and close at a luxurious adventure retreat in the heart of geothermal activity. Plenty of free time and optional trips make this escape customizable to all levels and interests.

You’ll get a diverse overview of this magical land as we travel to three different hotels in three different locations, starting in the far southern tip to explore glaciers & icebergs, we’ll move to a new hotel in the cultural center of Reykjavik and close at a luxurious adventure retreat in the heart of geothermal activity. Plenty of free time and optional trips make this escape customizable to all levels and interests.

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4. Summer Farm to Table Yoga Retreat

When: July 8–10, 2016

Where: The Lotus Feed Center at Taylor Maid Farms on the Sonoma Coast, California

Teachers: Baxter Bell + Melina Meza

The Full Scoop: Join us  for a weekend full of yoga, fun, deep relaxation, and most importantly — abundance.  

We will begin and end our days with energizing/ restorative yoga practices to awaken the fire that lies within us. We will then explore the 108 acres of Sonoma coast wildness and farm — meditating by the farm, enjoying a hike, riding a bike, or cooling off in the hot springs. One of the highlights will be mealtimes — as we come together to celebrate the abundance of the season through fresh, farm-to-table vegetarian meals, featuring some of the best fruits and vegetables California has to offer.

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5. FP Escapes Yoga Retreat in Peru

When: July 16–24, 2016

Where: Moving journey throughout Peru

Teachers: Ashleigh Sergeant

The Full Scoop: Traveling from Cusco through Urubamba, we will explore the Sacred Valley, studying superfoods from the land, to table and learning about their powerful nutrition. This yoga retreat in Peru embodies the ultimate yoga retreat and adventure experience. We’ve created an adventure where the yoga, the travel, the people, the culture, the nature, the food, the history and the healing come together to create a life-changing experience. This trip will be led by our local guides, an amazing yoga teacher and our favorite experienced local host, Gaby, creating the ideal/safe environment for you to sink into the adventure, discover Peru and explore yourself.

Each guest on this retreat will be gifted $500 of Free People Merchandise to infuse their adventure with style and beauty.

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Nicaragua

6. Nicaragua Yoga Retreat

When: July 17–23, 2016

Where: Aqua Wellness Resort on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast

Teachers: Anne Marie Kramer & Joel Strehle

The Full Scoop: Our yoga retreat in Nicaragua is the perfect opportunity to find deep relaxation and quiet as well as adventure and excitement all in one week. This yoga retreat is designed to offer something special to celebrate the summer in a healthy, intentional, transformative way.

Practice yoga overlooking the private beach, take surf lessons, visit Granada, climb a volcano, take a boat tour, sign up for massages & more.

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Scotland Yoga Retreat8. Into the Mystic Scotland Yoga Retreat & Pilgrimage 

When: August 6–12, 2016

Where: Scotland’s EcoYoga Centre

Teacher: Abby Tucker

The Full Scoop: Join yoga instructor and priestess Abby Tucker at EcoYoga for this annual Scotland Yoga Pilgrimage – the most incredible home of naturally-heated hot tubs, underground saunas, spa dome, and winding river. Deepen your yoga practice and explore Scotland’s rich spiritual story with visits to ancient stone carvings, castles, and more. Let’s just say we have plenty of insider secrets to guide the way.

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9. Surf & Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

When: August 7–13, 2016

Where: Nicaragua’s Maderas Village

Teacher: Gloria Baraquio

The Full Scoop: Finish the summer strong with a week of inspiring yoga, surf lessons, relaxation, delicious food and playful adventure in one of our favorite countries on earth. Join us on this amazing adventure at Maderas Village on the famous surf coast of Nicaragua.

Gloria will guide you in daily yoga practices in the open air yoga platform and jungle studio while the crew at Maderas will prepare amazing meals, great surf lessons and set up other activities like a catamaran tour, horseback riding and massage.

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10. FP Escapes Sonoma Harvest Yoga Retreat

When: August 26–28, 2016

Where: The Lotus Feed Center at Taylor Maid Farms on the Sonoma Coast, California

Teacher: Katie Silcox

The Full Scoop: Join us on a working farm in the rolling hills of Sonoma to explore the farm-to-table lifestyle.  Plant the seeds, reap the harvest, and connect with the earth and friends around you. Deepen your yoga practice, connect to California, sleep under the quiet stars, connect to our amazing community & receive $250 worth of Free People product.

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20110626-iceland-001-330-1140x75811. Epic Iceland Yoga Retreat

When: September 3–11, 2016

Where: Moving Retreat—Travel to Hvergardi, Reykjavik, & the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Teacher: Chelsey Korus

The Full Scoop: Enjoy a daily yoga practice in the global heartland of geothermal energy, meditation, hot spring soaks, glacier hikes and northern lights serve as the backdrop for this inspiring journey of inner and outer exploration.  You’ll get a diverse overview of this magical land as we travel to three different hotels in three different locations, starting in the far southern tip to explore glaciers & Icebergs, we’ll move to a new hotel in the cultural center of Reykjavik and close at a luxurious adventure retreat in the heart of geothermal activity. Plenty of free time and optional trips make this escape customizable to all levels and interests.

Learn more…  

Hope you find your perfect escape! Happy Summer!

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

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