Welcome to Sattva Travel, Adventures in Wellness!
We offer a variety of “retreat” or getaway packages for you.
We love yoga so much, but we also love travel!
So why not bring the best of both together for our students and teachers to make attending, creating or hosting a yoga retreat an incredible and exciting experience. With previous commercial and retail travel agency experience, Sattva is a full functioning travel agency that not only hosts some of the most diversified yoga travel adventures in the coolest locations, but we also help aspiring yogi travels and retreat aspirants connect. Here is what we can do for you!:
We offer two types of yoga retreats:
Travel Adventures in Wellness, where the yoga is matched to the group and there is heavy emphasis on experiencing the lifestyle of the region and having a vacation. These are typically accompanied by language speaking, regional experts to help create excursions and round out the experience. Yoga is daily in the AM and PM with one day off to explore further afield. For an example, see the Yoga and Cooking Retreat in Sorrento, Italy.
Yoga Adventures in Wellness is where yoga is the bija, or the seed of the event. Practices in the AM & PM are longer often 2-2.5 hours, there is a theme or specific content and is more rigorous. There are breaks in between for free time, but mostly this is about the yoga.
As part of this, Sattva Yoga Travel Adventures can help you with booking your flights, passports, visas where required, as well as helping book add on excursions or extensions to trips to round out your travel experience*
For studios looking to do a retreat but not sure how to put it all together, we offer:
Access to our retreat sites, end:end management of the event, negotiation of contracts, etc. We can make recommendations to help find the right experience by group and the ideal times to host to maximize the experience. Suggested topics and agendas for structure also available. Full travel arrangements can also be coordinated.*
For Yogis looking to go somewhere for something and cannot find it, we are able to plug you into an experience that works for most budgets, most locations, and are happy to help in any way we can.*
Why do a retreat?
From a yoga perspective, we would say…
We all know getting away from it all can never happen when you are plugged in all day and returning to your home every night. The ability to truly gain the full benefit of a focused yoga practice is always way-laid by the burdens on the householder. So we use a concentrated amount of time (five to seven days, say…) to recharge the battery.
How often in a series of one hour yoga classes can you get the time to have phenomenal breakthroughs in your own practice by working one:one in depth with your teacher?
Where else can you go to devote unlimited amounts of time meditating and reconnecting with nature? From a practical and social perspective, might we add…
Also, many people wish to travel, but would never do so alone or without a reason to justify the expense (can you ever put a price on your well-being?).
Since many retreats are to exotic places, it is hard for people new to travel to feel comfortable traveling alone or to a place where they have no context. It can be overwhelming planning this trip of once in a lifetime adventure.
From some people, a retreat is their first trip out of the country. Rather than explore copious tour books, research online and scour pages of miscellaneous flight schedules, why not know that what you are getting is all worked out for you? Simple.
Since we travel all the time, all over the world, we thought, why not make it easy and do all the work for you because it doesn’t feel like work to us? So that’s what we do! Plus, should you want to stay past the retreat dates to explore these amazing places unencumbered by sun salutations and moonlight meditations, Sattva Travel also will help people not only book their travel but how to make the trip even more memorable after the yoga retreat has adjourned.
We offer four-six retreats under the Sattva, or Sattva-partner brands per year. This upcoming year we have co-hosted yoga retreats with Bala Italia, Liz Doyle Yoga, and next year with Terra Yoga and Sundance Yoga. If you need help finding a retreat that works for you, reach out, and we will do our best to help guide you to the right place.
If this all sounds great, but would rather travel out with your group of yogis from your studios, we also offer a service to help yoga studios build and develop their own retreats.
We are invited to guest teacher at yoga retreats to augment the hosting teacher and to allow them time to also practice and gain the benefits of the retreat for themselves since it is so hard to get away from running your own business.
So what are you waiting for? Join us and relax into an adventure of lifetime. A lifetime which probably just got longer because you have made a commitment to take care of yourself!
* Additional fees for travel services beyond the retreat offering apply