A yoga retreat may be the best vacation you’ll ever have. Ever. Why? Because it’s a holiday with purpose. Sure you’ll can still catch a few rays, explore some cultural sites, have a few drinks, meet intriguing people, but all this will seem even better after a yoga class. Everything seems more profound because you exist in a heightened state of awareness. A dip in the pool feels different after yoga. The organic food is even tastier. The sunset more saturated; the rays more cosmic. Yoga retreats are an excellent way to travel alone, yet feel safe with the support of a group of like-minded individuals. You can be a yogi and still have fun!


A yoga retreat is the perfect way to find out if you like yoga, or not. Ancient wisdom traditions and contemporary psychology are integrated in a mindful practice designed to diminish suffering in our lives. We’ll study basic Pranayama and Meditation techniques, BKS Iyengar alignment principles in key poses and the inner and outer techniques of Vinyasa that tie the poses together in a ‘moving meditation’. Use the breath to feel safe enough to move through difficult poses and work honestly at your edge and shift energy in problem areas (hips & shoulders). Restorative yoga is used as a tool to release hardness in the body, experience deep inner peace and insight, and learn to be at ease in the present moment.


All this is put into context through practical yogic philosophy so you can develop the skillful means to deepen your practice and make sense of your life. You will refine your practice in a way that could take a year in class. Suddenly, those cool asanas you’ve dreamed of doing become reality. But more importantly, you’ll get to the spiritual heart of the practice and develop a daily practice for you – yoga so inspiring you’ll want to get on your mat as soon as you get home. Be a yogi for life!

Heather Elton has taught yoga retreats in spectacular places for over a decade, from beaches in Goa and Thailand, the jungles of Sri Lanka and Costa Rica, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Sierra Nevada in Andalucia, and chic venues in Europe. Past retreats include:

  • La Rosa Dei Venti in Puglia (2011- 2015)
  • Itha 108, Greece (2015)
  • Ashiyana Yoga Resort in Goa (2007 – 2015)
  • Shillim Spa in Maharastra, India (2013)
  • Neydo Monastery, Nepal (2014)
  • The Sanctuary in Thailand (2012)
  • Lotus Retreat in Goa (2010 & 2011)
  • Yoga Rocks in Crete (2010)
  • Chateau Dumas in France (2012)
  • La Palmeraie in Morocco (2010 & 2011)
  • Les Passeroses in France (2009)
  • In Sabina in Italy (2008 & 2009)
  • Molino del Rey in Spain (2006 – 2008)
  • Ulpotha in Sri Lanka (2005 & 2006)
  • Golden Buddha Resort in Thailand (2009)
  • Surya Yoga in Turkey (2005)


Umbria, Italy

Umbria, Italy

June 18 – 25,  2016

Santillan, Spain

Santillan, Spain

Oct 18 – 25, 2016


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