Win a 3 Day, 3 Night Mindfulness AcroYoga Retreat in Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

How would you like to spend a weekend in one of the country’s most beautiful and breathtaking national parks? Known for its unique topographical, geological, and biological features, Ozark National Forest (located in the northwest of Arkansas) is the perfect getaway setting for any yogi who craves the healing powers of Mother Nature in her lushest forested landscapes and scenic rugged mountains.

This February, we’re giving away not one, but two spots to an incredible Ozark Mindfulness AcroYoga Retreat that will take place this May. We’ve teamed up with Max and Liz Lowenstein of Max and Liz Acro for this 3 day, 3 night retreat in what’s considered the world’s most beautiful location.

 

 

This retreat is for yogis who are willing to unplug and activate their mindfulness muscle so they can calm their minds and rejuvenate their spirits. No Wi-Fi or reception service is available in the location so that all retreat members can be fully present.

Max and Liz will take your healing and rejuvenation further than your typical yoga and meditation sessions with soothing sound healing techniques and the chance to try something new with a fluid style of yoga that combines yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage—called called acroyoga. This is truly more than your average yoga retreat!

 

 

Retreat participants will be asked to check in between noon and 5 on Friday before the opening circle ceremony at 5:30pm and a mindful eating dinner at 8:00pm. Saturday’s itinerary starts off early with breakfast at 7:00am followed by a morning hike with meditation and yoga before lunch around noon. Acroyoga and other activities follow in the afternoon before dinner at 6:00pm and a sound healing session at 8:00pm.

Sunday morning follows the same schedule as Saturday’s, followed by a standing acrobatics and Thai massage session in the afternoon. The closing circle ceremony takes place at 5:00pm and participants may check out anytime before 10:00am the next morning (Monday).

All of the following amenities are included in the Ozark Mindfulness AcroYoga Retreat:

  • Room accommodations
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks (with the exception of Saturday night’s vegan potluck dinner)
  • All the tea you want to drink
  • Daily yoga and chanting sessions
  • Daily acroyoga sessions
  • Daily sound healing sessions with sound baths
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Lesson in personal photography/photoshoot
  • Morning hikes

 

 

This incredible Ozark Mindfulness AcroYoga Retreat is scheduled to take place this upcoming Friday, May 25th to Monday, May 28th. If you think you could use a break to reconnect with Mother Nature and renew yourself from the inside out, but don’t have the time or funds to go on a long or pricey vacation, why not enter for your chance to win this one?

With two spots to give away to our Yogi Surprise members, you’ve got a better chance of snagging one! Click the link below to find out how to win.

 

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Win a 3 Day, 2 Night Elemental Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Imagine yourself relaxing on the beach, practicing yoga, and connecting deeply to nature in a private tropical oasis on the Pacific Cost of Mexico. For yogis who are looking to let go of all their stresses and attune themselves to Mama Nature, a short trip to Primo Tapia in Mexico’s Baja California would do the body, mind, and spirit some good!

This January, we’ve partnered with yoga ambassadors/retreat hosts Cheyanne Abolt and Regina Calvario to give one of our Yogi Surprise members a free spot in their 3 day, 2 night Elemental Yoga Retreat. This retreat will take our lucky winner off the grid to connect with the four natural elements of wind, earth, fire, and water.

 

 

Scheduled to take place in mid-April, your first day at the retreat will be focused on honoring the wind with a a sacred smudging ceremony and a dreamcatcher making workshop. The second day, which just so happens to be Earth Day, will be all about honoring the earth and fire elements with a vineyard tour, wine tasting, and a ceremonial bonfire.

On your last day, you’ll honor the element of water with an adventurous visit to Rosarito Beach. Between elemental honoring activities, you’ll also be able to enjoy daily yoga classes, the freedom to swim in the ocean or pool, luxurious rooms to relax in, or a gorgeous deck to chill out on as you take in all the nature around you.

 

 

The Elemental Yoga Retreat includes the following amenities:

  • Shared accommodation at a private and secure beach-front retreat house
  • Daily meals from a private, in-house chef (with vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options available)
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Elemental themed workshops focusing on wind, earth, fire, and water
  • Winery tour and wine tasting
  • Garden tour of an organic vineyard with the opportunity to pick your veggies to be prepared with fresh cheese and wine
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Sacred smudging and bonfire ceremony
  • Day trip to Rosarito Beach for horseback riding and beach games
  • All local taxes, fees, and staff gratuity
  • Transportation to and from San Diego

Flights to and from San Diego International Airport or Tijuana International Airport are not included.

 

 

The retreat will be held this coming April 21st to 23rd, 2017. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their yoga attire, a white outfit for the opening ceremony, layered clothing for cooler evenings, a bathing suit, a dress for the wine tasting, and regular summer clothing.

Although it’s a short one, this retreat packs a ton of incredible activities and experiences into one rejuvenating long weekend. So what are you waiting for?

Click the link below to find out how you can enter to win a spot in the Elemental Yoga Retreat!

 

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Win an 8 Day, 7 Night Cambodia Yoga Retreat in Southern Cambodia

Win an 8 Day, 7 Night Cambodia Yoga Retreat in Southern Cambodia

On the other side of the world in Southeast Asia, a serene getaway awaits. Cambodia is known for its Khmer culture, lush jungle landscapes, and white sand beaches—making it a prime travel destination for yogis wanting to depend their practice and regular folks looking to satisfy their sense of wanderlust.

This December, we’ve teamed up with yoga ambassadors and retreat hosts Pierce Doerr and Rachel Sherron to give one of our lucky Yogi Surprise members a spot in their 8 day, 7 night Cambodia Yoga Retreat scheduled to take place in early March of 2018 (a $1,000 value). Our retreat winner will get to experience the beautiful natural surroundings and rich culture of southern Cambodia for a full week before returning home as a completely changed and rejuvenated yogi.

 

 

This retreat will be held at Les Manguiers—a small, family-run resort right outside of the small fishing and tourist town of Kampot where the river meets the ocean. The resort features comfortable lodging including bungalows and traditional Khmer housing that look out onto the Bokor National Park for a stunning view of the mountains, jungle vegetation, and riverside.

Enjoy daily yoga and meditation sessions surrounded by natural beauty, relax in one of the resort hammocks, or go for a swim in the salty river waters. Have your meals at the edge of the river as you enjoy the view of the mountains and fishing boats that pass by, or go out into the village where you can check out local markets, visit one of the Buddhist temples, or embark on a tourist excursion.

 

 

Here’s what’s included in this amazing retreat:

  • 7 nights in shared double accommodation (rooms are not air conditioned, but are equipped with fans and cool down quite a lot at night)
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes with Pierce and Rachel
  • 3 meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner consisting of fresh Cambodian and French inspired cuisine
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Free wireless internet access in communal areas
  • River kayaking
  • Bicycles for going into the local village and town
  • Activities including ping pong, foosball, soccer, tree swinging, board games, and more
  • Guidance and advice from Pierce about the places, experiences, activities, and more based on insights gathered from 4 previous trips to the location

Flight and airport transportation are not included, but taxis can be arranged for pickup. Any additional food or drinks separate from daily meals are also available for an extra charge.

 

 

You’ll be asked to bring:

  • Your current valid passport
  • At least two passport size photos for immigration
  • $30 USD for Visa on Arrival fee
  • Your yoga mat and any props you want to use
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Appropriate clothing for warm weather expected between 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (such as shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits for the resort and tourist activities)
  • Appropriate clothing for cultural activities outside of the resort (such as long pants and shirts that cover the shoulders if you decide to visit one of the temples in the area)
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, and a hat to protect you from the sun

This Cambodia Yoga Retreat will take place March 4th to 11th, 2018. Don’t miss your chance to win! Click on the link below to find out how you can enter this incredible retreat.

 

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Win a 6 Day, 5 Night Live Your Yoga and Surf Retreat in Costa Rica

What could be better than leaving all your worries behind and taking your yoga practice to a Costa Rican paradise? Whether you’re looking to swim and play in the warm waves, explore and deepen your yoga practice, or simply relax in nature, Costa Rica is a place like no other for yogis of all levels to do it all.

This October, one of our Yogi Surprise members will win a Live Your Yoga and Surf Retreat courtesy of retreat organizer and yoga instructor Amber Hagberg (valued at $1,000). Our lucky winner will embark on a 6 day, 5 night trip this December at Danyasa Yoga Retreat and Eco Lodge, located on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica in the beach-front town of Dominical, Puntarenas.

Danyasa Yoga Retreat and Eco Lodge is tucked away at the bottom of the jungle-covered mountains on the bank of Dominical’s Baru River. As a boutique style yoga retreat center, the lodge provides all of its guests with everything they need to experience the rich tropical landscape of Costa Rica while exploring the limitless depths of their own yoga practice.

Start your day off right with an early morning 7am yoga and meditation session before indulging in a healthy breakfast made with local ingredients, or sleep in with plans to attend the late afternoon yoga and meditation session instead. This is your time to reconnect with your inner child and explore new possibilities in one of the most beautiful and serene destinations on Earth.

The heart and soul of the lodge is the internationally renowned air Bamboo Yoga play studio,. It features stunning bamboo floors and an advanced sound system, which is where your yoga and meditation sessions will be taking place. Optional activities (including tours and lessons) such as zip lining, snorkeling, surfing, standup paddle boarding, mangrove adventuring and more are also available through the retreat the center.

You’ll stay in one of the lodge’s eight up-cycled shipping container rooms, which combine luxury accommodation with sustainable style. All rooms come with real mattresses plus top quality bedding, air conditioning, free WiFi, safes, and free filtered water.

A typical day during this retreat might look like this:

  • 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Yoga and Meditation
  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Free Time / Self Exploration / Beach Time
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Waterfall Adventure
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Yoga and Meditation
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Evening Journaling

Airport and transportation to the retreat center are not included, but can be arranged by request.

This incredible retreat is scheduled to take place this December 13 to 18, 2017, so if you could use a serious dose of serenity and spiritual rejuvenation in the midst of the holiday season, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Click the link below to find out how you can enter to win this retreat.

 

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