A unique yoga retreat experience - make new friends, travel to cool places & have a BLAST with AYR...all levels welcome!
"I arrived with a break in mind, a chance to cut loose and ponder some of life's challenges. I returned recharged and clearer after being carried by the warmth of the AYR team. The immersion into yoga and meditation provided a one stop shop for healing. All of this while being rocked in the song of the ocean nearby. A breath-taking location bathed in friendship that also puts nourishing, healthy food on the table - what more does your soul need?"
~ G. Tourelle
Niagra Falls, Canada
"A retreat that is as flexible as the staff - awesome! I really feel like it will have a big impact on me when I return home."
~ J. Beck
New York, NY
"As soon as you arrive at the retreat you can feel the energy and calmness enter your body. The retreat experience is an elixir not only for your body through the daily yoga sessions and nourishing food, but also for your mind, as the learning experiences can be applied to everyday life."
~ C. Morris
San Francisco, CA
"On the first day of my retreat I was apprehensive as to who I would meet, what I would eat, where I would sleep and how many yoga sessions I would participate in. It did not take long before my anxiety turned to a peaceful calm and to be honest, a feeling as if I had found home. I can honestly say that I met the most amazing, inspiring and genuine mix of ecectic people, ate like an organic vegetarian queen, slept the most restful nights sleep and took great joy in participating in each and every one of the 3 yoga practices per day, for the week of my retreat. You have blessed me with an experience that I will sincerely cherish forever and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there at a time when I needed you the most. See you again soon!"
~ K. Lucas
"This was the retreat I'd been waiting for...and now must do again. Me before my AYR Costa Rica retreat: a stressed, multi-tasking, out of shape, distracted working mom. Me during my retreat: well-exercised, surfing, meditative, suntanned...and so happy to be in the company of other cool adults. Me after my retreat: physically and emotionally renewed, with a new focus on self-care, fitness, and finding a new balance. Can't wait to get back!"
~ J. Romney
San Francisco, CA
"I needed a vacation desperately, but wanted something for myself. This was my first vacation on my own and it exceeded all my expectations. It was a wonderful escape in every way. Thank You!"
~ J. Pigot
"The whole trip was incredible and inspiring. Before the retreat life was just too much. Now I feel like I'm strong and can handle anything life throws my way. I tell people who ask about American Yoga Retreats, GO IMMEDIATELY!"
~ J. Gearhard
"One of my best vacations ever. Met great people, challenged myself every day and was pleased at what I accomplished. The yoga instructors were outstanding. I can't wait to apply the things I learned from them into my practice at home. I feel rested, recharged and inspired!"
~ P. Chin
"A great week! The perfect blending of delicious, fresh food, interesting people, the Zen of yoga and surfing in the perfect tropical setting!"
~ P. Chin
"The trip of a lifetime! Exceptional yoga, beautiful tropical beaches and I even learned to surf. I had always wanted to travel to Costa Rica and with American Yoga Retreats' reputation I knew that I'd be in good hands. It was more than I could have imagined. Thank You!"
~ A. McGarr
Hey Yogis (& fun seekers!)
What are YOU looking forward to in 2014? Why not spend a week or two (or more!) doing yoga, making new friends & having a BLAST with American Yoga Retreats - the best in yoga, fitness, travel & fun - guaranteed!?
We create yoga inspired trips & retreats around the United States and world. We work with incredible teachers; we travel to magical places; we seek authentic adventures; we give back to the community; we explore ourselves and the places we visit deeply. Whether you're an advanced or beginner yogi/yogini, a seasoned adventurer or just a nature lover (or simply a traveler looking to move with purpose), we have a retreat for you.
We create spaces for people to fall in love. To fall in love with nature, with yoga, with people, with movement, with breath, with each other...and more than anything, we want people to fall in love with themselves, over and over again.
Yoga is an amazing tool to promote self-awareness, self-esteem, body awareness and ultimately Self-Love! Many people gravitate to yoga because physical/mental results are quick - plus it's FUN! Whether you're an absolute beginner or experienced yogi/yogini, we have some of the best yoga teachers on the planet. In addition to daily power and restorative yoga classes, styles may include vinyasa, hatha, yin, yoga nidra or "peace out" for total relaxation. Participants take 3 - 4 yoga classes per day (classes can be 60, 75 or 90 min each), and at week's end they get to show off new moves in a Friday Performance & Closing Ceremony (recorded for family/friends to watch on YouTube) followed by an all-retreat Farewell Dinner.
The dining area is always the uzzing heart of American Yoga Retreats. And we take food very seriously. You'll be consuming the most nutritious, delicious and rejuvenating foods, and will leave our retreats with tools to continue rebuilding and nourishing your system from the inside out. Since 90% of our cuisine is raw, vegetarian, organic, gluten and dairy free, accommodating food allergies &/or dietary restrictions is no problem. Meal service begins after check-in with Sunday night dinner, and ends before check-out with Saturday morning breakfast. All meals and freshly pressed juices are included in the weekly fee along with two (2) Raw Food Cooking &/or Nutritional classes in our "Loving Food Lab."
Activities & Extras
There's a lot more than yoga happening at American Yoga Retreats! We also offer complimentary activities ranging from relaxing movie nights, adventurous treks, creative arts & crafts challenges, inspiring discussions about everything LOVE, and classes in meditation, nutrition and raw food cooking. As if all of that isn't enough...free time choices may include taking an elective dance/yoga/surf class, swimming, arts & crafts, socializing in the Zen Den, shopping in the Canteen (apparel, accessories, sourvenirs, health food, books, etc)...or just relaxing in your room. All of our complimentary daily activities are included in the tuition cost, giving you plenty of ways to connect, unwind and express yourself during retreat.
And at American Yoga Retreats, you can enjoy awesome activities & offsite adventures like horseback riding, stand-up paddle boarding, hikes, treks, kayaking, white water rafting, relaxing spa treatments & more. Additional fees & waivers will be detailed in the Retreat Handbook sent to confirmed participants. Fees will include any necessary transportation and professional guides (where applicable). Optional activities & excursions generally take place during afternoon free time with the exception of a few evening offerings.
Community & Love
Ready to revitalise your spirit? We're bringing happy back with our life-changing retreats! Each American Yoga retreat has a unique theme (detailed in the Retreat Handbook sent to confirmed campers) and is designed to kick the crap out of your negative thought patterns (aka "fear"). Our retreats truly show you how to make love a way of life through daily yoga, meditation, affirmations, connection & creative "right brain" activities. By accessing this state of "flow," you'll reconnect with your intuition and activate untapped inspiration...within the sacred space of a community of like-minded people. More than anything, friendships are what make our retreats so unforgettable. It takes courage to go on a retreat by yourself, but any feeling of alone-ness ends the moment you
arrive and begin forming relationships that transcend stereotpes and last a lifetime. At the start of the week, AYR staff helps retreat participants get to know each other and to build camraderie by organizing participants into teams. The teams earn points by competing in friendly events and working together to complete various tasks throughout the week (photo safaris, scavenger hunts, art projects, etc.).
Just Some of Our Amazing Staff
It takes a lot of enthusiastic, dedicated people to create American Yoga Retreats around the USA and world. Each year AYU staff (new and returning) undergo a rigorous hiring process - and it works! You couldn't ask for more interesting, sensitive and enjoyable teachers. Our top-notch yoga instructors bring to American Yoga Retreats the coolest combinations from some of the best national and international yoga studios and yoga schools. Don't miss out - join AYR for a chance to take classes with the best yoga instructors in the world!
P.S. for Partners &/or families: Looking for a vacation for the whole family (or romantic getaway for two!) during or after your loved one attends our retreat? Great - you deserve it and we're here to help! We partner with our Costa Rica Retreat Center - and other area hotels - to offer partner & family vacation packages if you wish to make this a fun vacation for everyone!
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OFFER EXPIRES JAN 15, 2014