Yes! You do not need to be a yoga rock-star or flexible like a pretzel to fully enjoy a retreat. Yoga Retreats often vary in their specific yoga styles, and amenities, but they are often more similar than not when it comes to accommodating all levels of practitioners. What is more important than showing up limber as a cat is showing up with an open mind, ready to explore yoga retreat yourself.
Most do! Yoga retreats can be great for couples, friends, and families, but the majority of retreat takers go solo. The reason is that yoga retreats are by definition a get away. yoga retreats away from the norm. People who attend yoga retreats tend to be respectful, community-driven, and generally well centered, so its a great place to make new friends. It also allows one to find their own grove again, or just relish in being in their own personal space.
When I went into my first Yoga retreat i just asked myself: “Do i have passport and credit cards?”. That’s all you ever really need, but it might be nice to have a few extras that you can’t easily find where you’re going.
- A good inspirational book
- A journal to process and write down your thoughts
- Refillable water bottle
- Reusable shopping bag (handy for toting around odds and ends around the retreat center, or getting groceries from a local market).
- Appropriate clothing for the country/weather. Be mindful of local customs. Most yoga retreats are in warm-weather conditions, so warm weather clothes and swim wear is usually handy (a flattering swimsuit can be hard to find!).
- A few changes of yoga wear – we offer yoga classes at least twice a day (mornings and evenings).
- We provide Yoga mat, Extra yoga props if you need them (e.g., strap, block, cushion).
- Good walking shoes for hikes or general traveling about. And sandals for beach destinations.
- Ear plugs
- Insect repellent
- Passport and copy of passport in a separate place for international travel
We offer two yoga classes a day on our yoga retreats: a morning Vinyasa flow class which is quite active and invigorating, and a heavenly restorative Yin yoga class in the evening with a longer relaxation. Both classes are suitable for all levels. You can find out more about these two yoga styles.
Yes, beginners can join. We have all yoga levels from beginners to advanced, and our teachers will modify the classes so you can practice at your own pace.
There are normally 10-15 people on each yoga retreat. This can vary slightly by retreat and by date, but we tend to limit the number to 16 people in our yoga retreat
People join us from all over the world – from the UK and many other European countries, the US and Canada, Australia, South Africa just to name a few. We welcome solo travelers – on average about half of the people on our yoga retreats come on their own. As well as couples, friends, siblings – everyone is welcome, and we normally have a variety of ages from 20s all the way to 50s and at times 60s! We’ll plan group dinners and day trips for those who want to join, but also respect people’s space if you need some alone-time, it’s all part of the holiday.
Yes, you’ll receive a yoga mat during the first class, to be kept with you. We also provide yoga blocks, cushions and straps, but feel free to bring anything else you may need for your yoga practice.
We have not included flights into the package since we have people joining from all over the world. Please contact us if you need advice with flights from the best yoga retreat in India Rajasthan