As December rolls in, so does the cold winter weather. While you’re inside dreaming of your next vacation, why not start planning one? I’ve compiled a list of four travel companies that specialize in escapes that are good for mind, body, and soul. Who knows, maybe you’ll find me alongside you at an upcoming adventure!
Head to Marrakech, Morocco, April 20 to 27 with the Sky Ting Yoga Morocco Yoga & Sound Retreat. This exclusive New York City yoga studio takes guests across the globe to participate in yoga, pranayama, meditation, cooking classes, sound baths, and traditional Turkish baths. The group size is limited to 14 people and priced at $2900. Visit www.skytingyoga.com or call 212-203-5786 for more information.
A company called Surf Yoga Beer, recommended by Paddle Diva herself, Gina Bradley, offers numerous trips throughout 2019. I’m talking beach workouts while island hopping in the Philippines in February, surfing and yoga down in Costa Rica in March, Nicaragua in April, Mexico in May, Italy or Morocco in June, Iceland in July, Spain or Croatia in August, Portugal in September, and Cuba in October. The vibe of this fitness tribe is energetic, adventurous, and definitely out of the box thinking. Visit www.surfyogabeer.com.
Ketanga Fitness Retreats landed on the North Fork last summer with its Pilates & Pinot retreat, which makes it a good option for those who might have experienced its local flavor already. The New York-based company has several options for all fitness types. Kicking off in January are several specially designed trips in Costa Rica, including a Vitality in Movement retreat designed for adults 55 and older; a female-only Power & Empower trip later in the month; and Girls Fitness & Adventure in February. There are also a Cannamaste Yoga Retreat to Denver, Colorado, and Ride & Flow Wellness to Ireland offered both in May and in August. Visit www.ketangafitness.com or call 646-454-0704 for information.
Evolve Retreat Co. has two five-day wellness options May 26 to 30 and August 18 to 22 at the Azuridge Estate in the Canadian Rockies. The retreats focus on wellness adventure, including outdoor group training, yoga, sleep therapy workshops, guided hikes, paddle boarding, cycle tours, golf, horseback riding, and more. It also included locally-sourced menu for health and nutrition. Visit www.evolveretreatco.com or call 855-505-5951.