Date(s) - Thu, 02/08/2018 - Sun, 02/11/2018
Not your grandma’s yoga retreat…
Yoga Fun and Frolic in Phoenix, FEB 8-11. Held on the manicured grounds of the Thunderbird School for Global Management at Arizona State University in Glendale, AZ, this retreat strikes a balance. A typical day will start w/ a morning hike (Camelback/ Piestewa Peak), followed by lunch off-site, followed by sightseeing (Heard Museum/Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West/Scottsdale Old Town) or sitting by the pool or even rummaging through the world-class business library if you prefer. We’ll rendezvous back on campus for a 2-hour yoga practice around 4pm, followed by happy hour after which we can adjourn to the famous T’Bird Pub for dinner and drinks. You’ll take advantage of YogaHotDish’s special alumni rate and book your own room for $99/night, and of course, your own airfare. A flat yoga/set-up fee is all you need pay in advance to participate!
So what’s wrong w/ conventional yoga retreats? Plenty! They assume:
- You want to do yoga ALL day
- If you do a non-yoga activity, it’s THEIR activity
- You want to be surrounded by other yoga tourists ALL day
- You want to travel to some exotic destination and never leave THEIR property
- Teachers should work for free, as long as they’re given room and board and have zero missed opportunity cost (this may be true for inexperienced teachers who don’t have to cancel chock-full classes back home)
- That you can make plans 6mo – 1 year in advance and are OK w/ minimal refunds should you have to cancel
Think about it, it’s set up like a CRUISE SHIP! They’ll hold your hand 24/7, you shop in THEIR gift shop, and when you go off-property, they still get a cut.
This is NOT how YogaHotDish rolls, so why would I expect you to? If you’re a savvy traveler who would like to return home in better shape (mind and body) than you left but have some uncontrived adventures, meet some interesting locals and go deeper in your yoga practice, then this retreat IS for you!
Come join some like-minded travelers who can use Uber, break off into small groups and manage their own activities but would like a little company and want to do some yoga every day. There are no “hidden costs” but just a small set-up fee and charge for the yoga classes. Holler back here. if you’re interested (select “private yoga/parties”). Yes, Phoenicians are welcome to join us for the yoga and we do have a la carte class pricing and special rates for students!