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Yoga Travel, Retreats, and Festivals

YJ Members Share Their Favorite Yoga Trips

Cue the wanderlust.

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A yoga practice can inspire you to explore a new studio, take an expedition to the other side of the world, or travel deeper within. Here are some of our members’ most unforgettable yoga journeys.

Picture it: Tuscany, 2018. Sunrise yoga with a breathtaking mountain view, frolicking through the vineyards of a biodynamic winery, with sunset Prosecco by the Mediterranean Sea. The trip brought me closer to my ancestry, and I hold the experience so dearly in my heart.

—Paul Galloro | Toronto, CA

After I finished my 200-hour yoga teacher training, I went to the Cayman Islands. I expected to completely ignore my practice and spend my time swimming and snorkeling, but I found myself rising with the sun to meditate and do yoga on the beach. It was like a private yoga retreat.

—Maureen Farrar | Coeur d’Alene, ID

I was “trapped” in India at my yoga teacher training for almost two years during the pandemic! Best experience of my life.

—Lindsay Paoloni | Wappingers Falls, NY

I discovered yoga in prison and it saved my life. So in a sense, the entire 6 1⁄2 years was the best and most important “trip” of my life.

—Elias Price | Anderson, SC

Completing my yoga teacher training at age 58 has been truly life-changing. I’ve gone from that moment to opening my own yoga studio and achieving certification in the Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. I cannot wait to see where this journey continues to lead me.

—Hearon Dickson | Annapolis, MD

On my way to work one day, I turned off my normal route to follow a sign to a local studio, Jaya Yoga at Church. The morning meditation allowed me to settle my mind before I started my day.

—Richard Kahn | New York, NY

A Walkabout Yoga Retreat in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This escape was nestled on a hilltop with a waterfall pool overlooking the Adriatic Sea. It balanced our passions for yoga, food, and travel. All of us really came together on our journeys, no matter how different they were.

—Ilana Coenen | Denver, CO


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