Yoga is so much more than a form of exercise. It’s empowerment, escapism, release, sisterhood and more.
This International Women’s day, we want to shine a light on some of our favourite women-led retreats and organisations within the yoga community. Solidarity is key in today’s current climate, and there’s a special type of spiritual shift that happens when women are in the company of other women which as a result has fuelled part of the growing demand for women-only trips and retreats. So round up your female friends and join in one of these getaways for your next vacation together. Check out our round up of top women-led yoga retreats across the globe:
U.K: OYA Retreats
OYA Retreats offer women of the African diaspora and women of colour an opportunity to immerse themselves in self-care and self-practice. They honour the intersections of identities both on the yoga mat and off, and their team is dedicated to providing a sacred space in which all body types have the freedom to experience a fulfilling practice in movement and in stillness.
Discover more: https://www.oyaretreats.com/
Copenhagen: The V
The V, founded by Amanda Norgaard and Josephine Bredsted, is a movement of integrated consciousness and spirituality. “We are facing times ahead that collectively and individually demand us to upgrade and sophisticate our energy levels, nervous system and consciousness in every aspect of life in order to command the massive pressure of energy experienced in The Age of Aquarius. Luckily there is so much knowledge, many techniques and teachings designed for this age and this is what The V facilitates.”
So whether you’re interested in upgrading your health, your wealth or your relationship, The V believes it all begins with You.
Discover more: https://www.thevmovement.co/
New York: SKY TING
“We’re still pushing our original mission, which is for Sky Ting to be community-driven and a place where people will want to stay, hang out, and do work after their practice. We want to recast yoga as not just a place to come to your mat, but bringing joy to other aspects of your life across the board.” - Founders Chloe and Krissy
California: Golden Door
Golden Door is devoted to recharging and reprogramming mind and body through outdoor activities, mindfulness and spa treatments.
UAE: Al Faya Lodge, Sharjah
“Carry memories, leaving footprints in the sands of time.” Away from the city noise and deep into the heart of the desert, Al Faya Retreat offers guests the opportunity to explore the true beauty of the Mlieha region.