Texas may not be known for its yoga retreats, however there are number of great retreats scattered throughout the Lone Star State that welcome yogis of all kinds. Even if you have never done yoga before, all of these yoga retreats listed below encourage people of all skill levels. Not only learn yoga postures but also yoga theory, meditation and breathing exercises at these multi-day intensives. These all-inclusive weekend retreats, where lodging and food are included, leave the planning and logistics out of the equation so you can truly gain peace and relaxation. Find your zen at these five best yoga retreats in Texas.
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Retreat in the Pines, Mineola
Head to the Piney Woods of East Texas for an enlightening retreat at Retreat of the Pines. Located four hours north of Houston or two hours east of Dallas, this yoga and meditation center holds a number of women-only retreats throughout the year. No matter if you’re a beginner to yoga or have been practicing for years, Retreat in the Pines caters to women of all skill levels. Here you’ll stay in a cabin, practice yoga both outdoors and in the studio and enjoy nice walks through the woods. This 30-acre establishment is the perfect place to detox and find relaxation.
Texas Yoga Retreat, Austin
The Texas Yoga Retreat occurs one weekend a year in the Austin hill country. Located at the Ancient Yoga Center, attendees to this retreat will be exposed to a number of different yoga classes from gentle, relaxing sessions to rigorous and sweat-inducing practices. Teachers from all over the Lone Star State head to the Ancient Yoga Center to teach at the Texas Yoga Retreat. This large yoga retreat was established in 1990 and has now turned into a much-anticipated event for Texas yogis. Accommodation and meals are included throughout the weekend. Attendees will love the variety of yoga styles taught at the Texas Yoga Retreat and will also enjoy meeting like-minded yogis from all over Texas.
Purnam Yoga Retreat at Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat, Windom
Head to East Texas for a peaceful retreat full of yoga sessions, guided meditations, breathing exercises and mantra chants. Located at Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat, the Purnam Yoga Retreat is a blissful hideaway that aims to introduce retreat goers to all aspects of yoga. For yogis wanting to combine both the physical components of yoga to also the spiritual ones, this yoga retreat is for you. From chakra balancing to negativity cleansing, this powerful retreat is sure to leave you feeling refreshed, enlightened and awake.
Yoga 4 Love, Ovilla
For those located in North Texas, head to the Yoga 4 Love Studio Cabin for a beautiful weekend retreat. Begin your morning with a guided meditation and a nice Vinyasa flow. Yoga 4 Love also includes outdoor elements in the retreat, so you’ll most likely practice yoga outdoors especially during sunrise or sunset. The Yoga 4 Love Studio Cabin is on waterfront property, so many retreat attendees float the river, hike and sunbathe during their stay. This yoga retreat has onsite lodging but also a free shuttle services from local hotels for those who would rather stay offsite. Enjoy heated yoga, educational workshops and yoga-centered activities while attending the Yoga 4 Love retreat in Ovilla.
Yoga & Meditation Retreats with Charles MacInerney, Chappell Hill
Charles MacInerney, a popular instructor that also teaches at the Texas Yoga Retreat, holds his own yoga retreats in Chappell Hill. Charles has been practicing yoga for over 40 years and has been teaching yoga for more than 25 years. Therefore you’re sure to get a well-taught and thoughtful retreat when you attend Charles’ weekend yoga intensives. This retreat is perfect for those wanting to learn not just about the physical aspects of yoga but also the yoga lifestyle. Take Hatha-based and Raja yoga classes lead by Charles. With workshops, group discussions, asana practice and meditation time, there is no wonder why a retreat by Charles MacInerney is considered one of the best yoga retreats in the Lone Star State.