What to Expect on Yoga Retreat?
Most people take a vacation to get away from it all, but students of yoga are increasingly using their hard-earned holidays to deepen their yoga practices by combining travel to exotic places with intensive yoga programs. If you are considering going on a yoga retreat, these tips will help you know what to expect and ensure that you will have a great, relaxing trip.
What to Expect at Yoga Retreat
You Get What You Pay For:
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So, if you go the bargain basement route, expect rustic accommodations. If you are OK with living conditions that are closer to camping facilities than a hotel, this can be a good way to save some money. Some retreats will offer shared or dormitory-style rooms at a discount. Food is almost always included in the price of the retreat, and usually features healthy, fresh, local cuisine. Airfare is almost always NOT included, so make sure to consider this when budgeting.
Yoga classes will usually be offered in the morning and evening. Other activities will vary according to the focus of the retreat, but often include meditation. Some retreats organize a lot of extra activities, which — depending on locations — may include things like hiking, native dancing, or even cooking classes. It is a good idea to clarify ahead of time whether these extras are included in the price of the trip.