YOGANONYMOUS Winter 2014 – 2015 Essential Yoga Retreat Guide

Winter is here. Like it or not, the weather is getting colder, and the days are growing shorter and the craziness of the holiday season is here. If you're like us, you're thinking the same thing: time to go on a yoga retreat.

Check out some of our favorite upcoming winter yoga-getaways highlighted below and treat yourself this holiday season. We'll see you on the beach.


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Costa Rica Solstice - New Year Retreat & Complete 200 hr/Core 500 Teacher Training Program with Shiva Rea
 December 13 – December 20th, 2014
December 20 – December 27, 2014
December 27 - January 3, 2015
Where: Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica
Who: For the first time in a residential setting, Shiva Rea will be offering the full spectrum of Prana Flow sadhana over three weeks of Jungle Ocean Renewal. Learn 20 Namaskars and 20 Energetic Vinyasa Sequences.
Learn more.


Radiant Spiral Christmas Harmony India Retreat With Anne-Lauren Graham
When: December 21 - 28, 2014
Where: Ashiyana Yoga Goa; Goa, India
Who: Harmony India is a Hatha Flow Yoga and Meditation Retreat and will be taught by Anne-Lauren Graham. Whether you’re looking for a disciplined daily meditation routine at a spiritual center or a luxury spa with a focus on wellness and healing, Harmony India Retreat promises you stress reduction, self-discovery and an escape from a busy urban lifestyle. If you have always wanted to get away for a few days to rest and relax, in India, Harmony India is the retreat experience for you! Learn more.



SOUL SHAKEDOWN: A New Year’s Yoga Retreat to Belize
When: December 27, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Where: Ak'Bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort in San Pedro Town; Ambergris Caye, Belize
Who: Imagine dancing in the New Year on the soft sands of a pristine island off the coast of Belize, under the moonlight, waves lapping at your feet, while DJ Drez drops the blissful beats!? Add a daily 2 hour Jivamukti Yoga practice, on the beautiful palapa a few hundred yards out over the ocean, with Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher John Smrtic. How about a late afternoon vinyasa yoga session with Marti Nikko as the orange evening sun starts to angle under the thatched roof and onto our joy-soaked bodies? Learn more.


MEXICO New Year’s Ritual Retreat with Micheline Berry + Joey Lugassy With Micheline Berry, Joey Lugassy
When: December 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Where: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Who: The New Year is a powerful ritual time to turn inward, meditate and water the creative dharma within. Join Micheline Berry and Joey Lugassy for their annual ritual retreat of nurturing Liquid Asana Vinyasa and Ayurvedic treatments, celebration and silence, purification and fun, stillness and ecstatic movement, accompanied by the local frolic of dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Learn more.


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Kripalu's Bhakti Bliss New Year's Celebration
When: December 28, 2014 – January 2, 2015
Where: Kripalu Center in Massachusetts
Who: Ride the waves of bliss as you usher in 2015 with some of the foremost innovators of joy-filled kirtan (call-and-response chanting). David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira bring their organic and ecstatic East/West fusion, while Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band offer up their soulful and funky New Orleans-style kirtan. Learn more.


Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 3.38.27 PMYogaWorks 200-Hour Destination Yoga Teacher Training & Retreat: Bali
When: January 8, 2015 - February 9, 2015
Where: Bali, Indonesia
Who: This foundational (200–hour) program is ideal for serious students of yoga and aspiring teachers. It is recognized by Yoga Alliance and comprises three areas of study: The Theory and Practice of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, and The Art of Teaching. Learn more.



Spiritual India: Pilgrimage & Retreat With Nianna Bray
When: January 11 - 23, 2015
Where: Rajasthan, India
Who: Embark on this journey and discovery for yourself all that India has to share with you. ndia will give you so much that you will want to give back. On all our Away Inward Retreats we work personally with local non-profit orphanages in support of children having a better future as part of our commitment to conscious tourism and being a part of global change through humanity. Find yourself as you indulge in the sights, sounds and sensations of incredible India. Learn more.



The Goddess Retreats Costa Rica – Yoga, Astrology & Reiki
When: January 21 - 25, 2015
Where: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Who: The Goddess Retreats Costa Rica 2015 is an experience we’ve created that is all about YOU. Join us for a rejuvenating and energizing experience like no other. We’ve combined Yoga, Astrology and Reiki in order to bring you a spiritually uplifting experience. Our retreat will allow you to rest, relax and connect with yourself while having fun and soaking up the beautiful Costa Rican Sun. Learn more.



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YOGASCAPES: Paradise on the Playa Nicaragua Yoga & Surf Adventure 
When: February 8 - 15, 2015
Where: Maderas Village, Nicaragua
Who: Start the new year off right with a week of inspiring yoga, surf lessons, relaxation, delicious food and playful adventure. Join us on this amazing adventure at the Maderas Surf Village on the famous surf coast of Nicaragua.Dana will guide you in a daily yoga practice in the open air yoga platform, Isabel will set the stage with live music and the crew at Maderas will prepare amazing meals, great surf lessons and set up other activities like a catamaran tour, horseback riding and massage. Learn more.



Lotus House of Yoga Spring Beach Retreat + Training
When: February 13 - 19, 2015
Where: Holbox, Mexico
Who: Want to just get away and lose yourself in the beauty of a tropical island? Do you like sipping island drinks on white beaches and blue sparkling water? Want to practice yoga morning, noon and under the stars? Does the moon call to you and create magic in your dreams? If so, then its time for you to travel to Holbox Island with Mary Clare Sweet and the Lotus House of Yoga Vibe Tribe! Learn more.



Winter Yoga Retreat in Tulum, Mexico With Lauren Fecarotta, Mika Oakes
When: March 7 - 13, 2015
Where: Tulum, Mexico
Who: Trade the frigid streets during the winter months for 7 days and 6 nights of sun, relaxation and yoga in central Tulum, Mexico! Enjoy two daily yoga classes, guided meditation, swimming, hiking and more with Lauren Fecarotta and Mika Oakes. Read on.



BaliSpirit Festival 2015
When: March 13 - April 5, 2015
Where: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Who: The 8th Annual BaliSpirit Festival, a global celebration of yoga, dance and music, is taking place in Ubud, on a magical island of Bali. This spiritually charged event attracts over 6,000 visitors annually to celebrate the synergy of global cultural collaboration through the sacred arts: from yoga, healing, and meditation to diverse, creative expressions of music and creative movement. Learn more.