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10 Best Women – Only Yoga Retreats Around The World

by Elizabeth Marglin: Join one of these getaways to discover the power of sisterhood as you practice…

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There’s an alchemical shift that happens when women are in the company of other women. For starters, there’s an exponential leap in trust—something in short supply in our current political climate. There’s an ability to drop in and simply be, and a willingness to share all of who we are because we know we’re surrounded by others who’ve had similar experiences.

That solidarity is part of the zeitgeist behind the growing demand for women-only trips and retreats, many of which go beyond yoga, helping women feel empowered through a specific skill set, such as surfing or backpacking.

What exactly happens when women get real with each other? Numerous studies show that women reach out to each other during times of stress, whereas men isolate themselves. Left to our own devices, women opt for tend-and-befriend over fight-or-flight. All-female retreats harness this innate support system and even boost its potency, creating the optimal conditions for deep self-inquiry.

Geneen Roth, author of “Woman, Food, and God” amongst other best-sellers, describes it best: “After a few days, the membrane that separates you from yourself and your deepest longings begins to dissolve … and you move into the life you long for.”

Put some yee-haw into your yoga practice with a retreat that combines, yoga, hiking, and horses in a Patagonia odyssey. Big Sky Yoga Retreats go big with all their getaways, highlighting how the great outdoors can wake us up to our inner riches. At the heart of their retreat ethos is this Joseph Campbell quote: “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.” Many of their retreats for 2018 are already sold out (a good sign), but this once-in-a-lifetime expedition into the wilds of Patagonia promises to delight those of you who are willing to plan ahead. When: March 2-9, 2019Awesome factor: You’ll stay at La Casa Moderna, a seven-room private home with 360-degree jaw-dropping views. Soak in the pristine landscape on the meditation deck by morning and in the outdoor hot tub under the stars at night.From $4,395, bigskyyogaretreats.comSee also 9 Travel Hacks to Help You Find More Zen (Really!) on Your Next Flight

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