Retreats

to revitalize and inspire the spirit

Yoga is the thread that weaves through all parts of a retreat, creating a colorful, enriching, and unforgettable experience. What makes up a Vajra Sol yoga retreat? Exploration and adventure. Rest and relaxation. Social and personal time. Introspection and insight. Heart and soul. Our upscale yoga retreat venues offer low-key luxury with an intimate ambiance. We take care to select destinations that are in nature-immersed settings as our interaction with the natural elements is essential to maintaining our well-being. Awaken to what is calling you. Join us on a life-changing yoga retreat.

Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Beach, Pacific Coast
Pure Yoga + Surfing + Stand Up Paddle

Located on the Nicoya Peninsula, a few steps to the beachfront is an oasis nestled between the jungle and ocean. It is an idyllic place for a yoga retreat: slow down, relax and rejuvenate. Be barefoot all day, swing in a hammock, learn to surf or stand up paddle, stretch and breathe deeply in yoga, sleep restfully. The laid-back coastal town of Santa Teresa is rated one of the top 10 beach destinations in Central America on TripAdvisor. It is known for its beautiful scenery and great year-round surf.

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Costa Rica

Las Catalinas, Pacific Coast
4-night Yoga + Wellness

Our new mini Costa Rica yoga retreat is just 45-minutes from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) in the coastal town Las Catalinas. Join us for a 4-night reset at a luxury boutique resort with sweeping views of the ocean. Unwind, relax, and celebrate a well-deserved stay in a villa with your own private plunge pool, practice yoga and meditation in an open-air studio, and cruise along the Guanacaste Coast on a boat trip with snorkeling. This is your easier-to-get-to mini Costa Rica wellness getaway.

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Colorado

Steamboat Springs, Rocky Mountains
Yoga + Winter Mountain Escape

Our new Colorado yoga retreat is a little bit of luxury tucked into an authentic mountain guest ranch. Enjoy daily yoga practices, cozy up by the fire with a book or chat with new friends, and experience the outdoors with the ranch’s many winter activities. This intimate 5-night retreat is ideal for those who seek an interlude from daily life. Our unique Rocky Mountain location is a short drive from Steamboat Springs airport, accessible with direct flights from most major cities.

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Patagonia, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park
Yoga + Adventure

Explore the vast Patagonian landscape with Vajra Sol on a yoga retreat to one the most stunning and pristine mountain settings in the world. Unplug and unwind in the award-winning EcoCamp in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. Gaze at the starry night sky through the skylights of your dome lodge. Enjoy hikes in the Patagonia wilderness balanced with yoga sessions. As with all of our retreats, we have included time to relax, hang out with fellow travelers, and solo moments to just be.

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Glacier, Montana

Mountain Yoga Retreat
Yoga + Mountains + Big Sky

Retreat for five nights at a western-style ranch in Big Sky Country. Our retreat locale is just a 10-minute drive from Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana. Get cozy in charming accommodations in a familial ambiance. Enjoy the breathtakingly scenic views and lots of wide-open space. Hike in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Glacier National Park. Unwind and immerse yourself in the great outdoors at our own private Montana ranch.

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Peru

The Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu
Yoga + Culture

The Peru yoga retreat is a cultural and spiritual journey to the Sacred Valley, highlighted by a tour of the mystical archeological wonder, Machu Picchu. In addition to the yoga sessions, we explore Incan sites and vibrant Quechua markets and partake in Andean Shamanic and Sacred Fire ceremonies. Vajra Sol has been offering retreats to the Andean Highlands of Peru for 10 years. Be ready to open your path to an unforgettable adventure on a trip of a lifetime. 

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Croatia

Serenity on the Adriatic Sea
Yoga + Culture

Vajra Sol’s first European yoga retreat is in a charming village on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Located just 20 minutes from the city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, our serene retreat destination has breathtaking Adriatic views, with the sun setting over the Elaphite islands. In addition to our daily yoga practice, enjoy Mediterranean inspired meals, explore the limestone hills of the countryside, and join in on seaside activities. Stay tuned to experience Old World Europe on our next retreat in 2021.

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Online Yoga Classes

On-going
live stream & for all levels

Practice yoga from the comfort and convenience of your home. Sandra teaches the open group classes via Zoom from Costa Rica (you’ll get a bonus tropical backdrop for your class!). If you can’t make the scheduled class time, no problem. Receive an email with the recording to practice later. Private 1:1 or small group classes are also available.

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FAQ

What is the Yoga like?

The principal type of yoga we practice on retreats is Vinyasa Flow, which is generally more active and dynamic to build strength, increase flexibility, and transform energy. Restorative yoga and meditation sessions are integral parts of each retreat. All levels of yoga are welcome. The premise is always – Start where you are.

A focus is on how to practically incorporate the philosophy and practices of the ancient teachings of Yoga into a modern lifestyle via a systematic method.

A fundamental concept of the practice is to reduce and eliminate unhealthy stress so that the body-mind can regenerate, heal, and transform. Learn yogic tools to reprogram unempowering behavior patterns and to create an energetically positive state as the norm.

Sandra, the owner of Vajra Sol, leads most of the retreats. She has been practicing and studying yoga for more than 25 years. See About Us page to learn more about her background.

Who is a typical retreat guest?

Most of our retreat guests are solo travelers, then friends joining together, family members, or couples. They are women and men from across the U.S., Canada and farther aboard and range in age on average from late 20s to 60s. They are usually working professionals who prefer the comforts of a more upscale hotel that maintains a casual, low-key style. The level of yoga experience ranges from beginner to more experienced.

How many people on a retreat?

The group size is kept small (on average 12 – 16 persons maximum depending on the retreat) to ensure an optimal personalized experience and comfort for group travel. Typically we require six people to run a retreat.

Is a Vajra Sol Yoga retreat right for me?

It is important to us that a retreat is a right match for you. Read reviews on TripAdvisor by past guests for first-hand commentary of their experience. Or contact us and we’ll gladly answer any questions you have. Vajra Sol has received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for five consecutive years.

Travel essentials

We make it simple and easy. You’ve worked hard and we want to take the research, planning, and the many details off your plate. Once you arrive at the meeting location or retreat property we take care of all the ground logistics during the retreat, hotel bookings, and general organizing. We create a welcoming and safe environment so you can trust to easefully drop right in.

Book your flights, pack your bag, sit back and enjoy the experience. We’ve got this finely tuned for you!

Sustainable travel + the environment

We place high importance on upholding the environmental and social practices of a responsible traveler. We discerningly partner with hotel properties, tour operators, and other businesses that operate under the premise of sustainable tourism by showing an effort to negate adverse effects on local communities and the environment where and when possible.

What is sustainable tourism?

“Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment, and host communities”. (UNWTO – United Nations World Tourism Organization)

What is a responsible traveler?

A traveler who follows a code of ethics when visiting a host destination, as outlined by the UNWTO.

  • Honour your hosts and our common heritage.
  • Protect our planet.
  • Support the local economy.
  • Travel safely.
  • Be an informed traveler.
  • Use digital platforms wisely.
  • Set a good example for other travelers

Click here for the complete TIPS FOR A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELER.

Cancelation Policy for COVID-19 & Travel Insurance for your Yoga Retreat

Travel insurance is highly recommended for coverage of any unplanned changes that may occur before or during your trip, such as trip cancelation, delayed flights, lost luggage, emergency medical assistance, and more.

We have seen over the years unfortunate travel circumstances happen, such as guests’ traveling to the retreat miss a flight and have to stay the night in a hotel and pay for other unplanned expenses. Or they have had to cancel their participation in the retreat last minute.

We recommend travel insurance with iTravelInsured which is affiliated with IMG (International Medical Group). You may customize what you need for travel and/or international emergency medical insurance. Check with your home health insurance provider to see if and for what you are covered when traveling outside the U.S.

COVID-19 RELATED CANCELATIONS
For all retreats, if force ma·jeure (e.g. pandemic, natural disasters, travel restrictions, etc.) causes a retreat to be canceled we will offer a rescheduled date for the retreat. In this case, there are no refunds of payment when it is due to causes beyond our control.

If the rescheduled retreat date does not work for you, full or partial credit (not a refund) towards another one of our retreats at any destination may be possible. This will depend on the specific retreat as policies are reflective of our hotel partners’ policies as well. See the specific retreat page or contact us for the complete information.

Vajra Sol will not be held responsible for any expenses incurred for canceled retreats, by the participant or by Vajra Sol, or due to force ma·jeure.

Retreat travel insurance is strongly recommended for coverage of postponed or canceled retreats in such a scenario.

We want you to feel comfortable with your travel plans and options. We have made our cancelation policy more flexible than previously with the current travel environment with COVID-19.

Contact us with any questions and we will be glad to provide additional information.

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Guest Reviews

trip advisor

“My husband and I recently returned from Vajra Sol’s trip to Peru. Sandra led such an amazing retreat and it was obvious from the start. Everything was taken care of from the moment we touched down in Cusco until our return back to the airport. We are already looking forward to joining her on a future retreat!”

Vera, New York

“This was my 5th time with Vajra Sol and I loved every moment of it. Sandra is over accommodating to your needs. The scene and location of your villa and yoga experience is out of this world. Trust me, this is the best retreat out there for YOGA, SUPING and Surfing.”

Steve P, Conneticut

“Go on one of Vajra Sol’s retreats; you won’t regret it. You may even
conquer some fears and surprise yourself, like I did. You will make new friends and have memories to last a lifetime! This was a life changing experience for me!”

Dina, New York