Take a deep breath in, tell yourself you’re finally going to do that yoga retreat you always talk about going, and exhale. Seriously, it’s time to take care of you. Check out these 10 Local Alberta Yoga Retreats: no airport hassles or sandy yoga pants. Alberta has a beauty beyond compare, and it’s easy to forget when you’re here all the time. Don’t take it for granted! Get out there and shavasana in the mountains and mountain pose in the prairies. Meditate by serene lakes and breathe in that fresh Albertan air. Yogis rejoice!
Yoga Mountain Retreat by Sarah Harvie
Address: Mount Engadine Lodge, 1 Shark Road, Canmore
Dates: February 6-9, or November 5-8, 2020
Price: $849-1089 + taxes
Mind, Body, Spirit, Meditation and Yoga Holiday by Zen Wellness
Looking for something you know will be good? Zen Wellness Retreats earned the 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor. The retreats offered are mainly focused on helping clients with depression and anxiety. They offer retreats all year, including private one-on-one options. Try the Mind, Body, Spirit, Meditation and Yoga Holiday for a chance to refocus and reconnect with yourself.
Address: 104 White Ave, Bragg Creek
Dates: Year round offerings
Price: $2681 + taxes
Banff Yoga Festival
Join the Banff Yoga Festival for their 5th anniversary this May. The 3-day festival includes workshops, social events, and live music. Bringing leaders in the industry together with yoga practitioners and beginners alike. Get one-day or all-weekend passes, plus, they have carefully selected hotel + ticket options with a wide range of prices so everyone gets a chance to celebrate yoga and the mountains.
Address: The Fenlands Recreational Centre, 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff
Date: May 29-31, 2020
Price: $148-1709 + taxes
Camp Yoga Alberta by Camp Yoga
This may not be the quiet, serene yoga getaway of some people’s dreams, but if you miss those days of summer camp with canoeing, marshmallow roasting, singing around a campfire, and epic hikes, look no further. Add in some more adult themes like wine and dance parties, and you’ve got yourself a weekend you’ll never forget. We know where we’ll be this June.
Address: YMCA Camp Chief Hector Lodge, Canmore
Date: June 12-14, 2020
Price: $424-674 + taxes
Yoga Retreats at Tekarra Lodge
Back to the basics: Tekarra Lodge hosts a simple retreat offering morning meditation, morning and evening yoga, and included breakfast. With your free time you have the opportunity to explore the amazing town of Jasper. Try mountain biking, take a kayak out, or just relax and take in the stunning landscape all around you. Prepare to leave all that stress at home when you escape to this charming retreat. Same retreat offered both weekends.
Address: Highway 93A South, Jasper
Dates: June 12-14, or September 25-27, 2020
Price: Contact for prices
Spring Into Wellness Retreat by Evolve Retreat Co.
The 5-day Spring Into Wellness Retreat is more than yoga. With a focus on adventure, health, and luxury, you won’t be disappointed. Located at the Crosswaters Mountain Resort, you’ll be surrounded by mountains while elevating your yoga practice, horseback riding, hiking, and many other amazing activities. Evolve has a retreat for every season, so check their site for more!
Address: Crosswaters Resort Kananaskis, 1 Terrace Drive, Kananaskis
Dates: May 24-28, 2020
Price: $3695-3895 + taxes
Banff 1-Day Retreats by Rocky Mountain Yoga
If you don’t have time for a full weekend away, try these amazing one-day getaways in Banff. They have different packages available to suit your needs. Plus, they can custom make a retreat for up to 15 people. Enjoy private yoga classes, hot springs, and meditation walks. They also offer an amazing and healthy brunch. Build your own yoga retreats, what’s not to like?
Address: Bison Courtyard 201b-211 Bear St, Banff
Dates: Anytime you want
Price: Custom pricing, contact for details
Rise Up Retreat by Pure Awareness
The Rise Up Retreat will be a wonderful way to jump start the month of June. Your guides are Kristen Stuart from Canmore and Dona Vilma from Peru, sure to help bring awareness back to your yoga practice. There will be energy and healing work, as well as a focus on spirituality and your own inner yogi. Be sure to check out the event calendar on the Pure Awareness site for more retreats throughout the year, like the Beautiful, Bountiful, Blissful Retreat in May.
Address: Hwy 13, North on RR32 (between Pigeon Lake & the Town of Winfield, Alberta)
Dates: June 4-7, 2020
Price: Check site for pricing and updates
Banff Wellness Retreat
This retreat offers a unique take on the yoga retreat: choose your own adventure. There will be two rooms offering a total of 28 events so you can pick and choose what talks and offerings are best for you. Best of all, if you miss something, you will have access to digital recordings of the whole weekend! Get the weekend pass or do a hotel bundle.
Address: 1029 Banff Ave, Banff
Dates: May 1-3, 2020
Prices: $299-941 + taxes
Living with Intention Retreat by Trista Davis
Address: Hastings Lake, Strathcona County
Dates: June 12-15, 2020
Price: $649-699 + taxes
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