Yoga holidays are increasingly popular because their benefits are long lasting; you relax both body and mind in a peaceful location, but you also improve and deepen your yoga practice on a retreat, giving long-lasting benefits.
While Bali and India (and Byron Bay) are common locations for retreats, one well-known local yoga teacher is leading a trip to Tuscany in September.
You can join Louise Solomon, a world-renowned teacher and trainer with 29 years’ experience developing the fusion of yoga and Pilates, for what she says will be ‘an unforgettable six-day experience, stepping back in time and becoming unplugged, rejuvenating your nervous system’.
The holistic retreat is nestled in the hinterland close to the World Heritage cities of Florence and Siena.
Louise says the retreat will allow you to ‘explore the vitality of your breath with the stability of your core supporting functional movement within your body within the fusion of Yogalates. It’s a great way to implement correct bio-mechanical movement into your everyday living, or to fine tune your yoga practice: relax, rejuvenate, invigorate your mind and body.’
Retreats are at beginner to intermediate level; all levels of yoga are welcome.
Solo traveller? No problem. Yoga retreats are a popular choice with solo travellers. Up to 50 per cent of guests go alone and the organisers help to match guests with other solo travellers if the availability is there, allowing you to keep costs down and make new friends with like-minded people.
Retreat Dates 2017:
Week 1 – Sun 10 till Sat 16 September
Week 2 – Sun 17 till Sat 23 September
More info: www.yogalates.com.au/retreats