What Happens on a Yoga Retreat?

Practice space in Bali.
Thinking about taking advantage of one of our amazing retreats, but unsure about the details? We're here to help! Here are some of the most common questions we hear from our clients.

What do you do on a retreat?

Retreats are about taking some time for yourself, getting away from your regular routine, and indulging in a little TLC. On a yoga retreat, we do regular yoga practices, meditation, self-reflection, and journaling. Depending on the retreat location, spa treatments and light hiking are available.

Do I need to be a yoga expert?

Definitely not! Just like our studio classes, our retreats are designed to meet you where you are. Anyone from a beginner to a certified Ashtangi can come and delve deeper into their yoga practice on retreat.

How much yoga are we talking about, exactly?

We do two practices a day, a vinyasa practice in the morning & a yin or restorative practice in the evening. Expect something like a Vinyasa I TYB class in the morning, and a Yin or Restorative Flow in the evening. Read the TYB studio class descriptions here.

Hocking Hills.

What should I bring with me?

Your yoga mat, if you have one, but we can usually loan you one if you don't. A journal and pen. Clothes that allow you to be comfortable and move freely in yoga practice. Clothes appropriate to explore the retreat location, if you choose to do so. (For example, you might want hiking shoes in Hocking Hills, or a bathing suit in Bali.)

Will I starve? Is this a cleanse?

You will definitely not starve, and our retreats do not involve cleanses (unless stated in the description). You will enjoy 3 healthy, organic meals each day of the retreat and some limited snacks. All dietary restrictions are happily and lovingly accommodated. If you would like more information, please contact us with your dietary needs and we will be happy to discuss details.

I'm coming by myself. Do I have to share a room with a stranger?

Only if you want to! The room prices posted for each retreat reflect double-occupancy rooms. You can certainly pay the full price of the room. Or maybe recruit a friend to come with you!


Do I have to participate in everything?

Nope. While we plan activities to assist you in the self-reflection process of the retreat, you are always welcome to go on your own journey. We simply ask that you honor the individual journeys of others as well and refrain from disrupting the retreat atmosphere.

Ready to go? Find more information about our 2016 retreats to Hocking Hills, Ohio and Bali here.

Our goal in holding retreats is to give you a comfortable space to go deeply within. We will try to accommodate any and all reasonable requests to assist you on your journey. If you have any additional questions, please ask us!

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