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The Travel Yogi Puts Practitioners On Stand Up Paddleboards During Yoga Sessions In Aruba

Yoga Retreats in Bali and Santorini Round Out Spring 2013 Schedule

The Travel Yogi (, specialist in international yoga retreats and yoga adventures, will put yogis on stand up paddleboards while practicing yoga on retreat April 6-13 on the island of Aruba. In Bali from March 16-23 yogis participate in a weeklong retreat while also taking in the international yoga and music festival: Bali Spirit Fest. And the best Mediterranean views are reserved for yogi guests joining the May 4-11 retreat in Santorini.

“Warm and inviting island destinations are always popular retreats, because the rejuvenating properties of water and yoga go hand in hand,” said Jennifer Hoddevik, The Travel Yogi founder and owner.

In Aruba guests lodge for seven nights in a boutique hotel with a beachfront yoga pavilion and spa. See:

“One of the highlights of the trip will be pushing the envelope and letting go of your fears through the unique experience of stand up paddleboard yoga,” said Hoddevik.

Included in the $1,649 per person double rate are accommodation, two yoga classes a day with instructor Maria Santoferraro (Daily Downward Dog blogger), stand up paddleboard yoga class with Rachel Brathen, sunset catamaran sailing with snorkeling excursion and snacks, daily breakfast, two hotel lunches and dinners and two restaurant dinners in town, plus transfers to and from the airport.

A March 16-23 Bali retreat with LA-based teacher Gigi Yogini is scheduled in Ubud, the arts and crafts center of Bali, to coincide with Bali Spirit Fest March 20-24. This retreat is unique in the overlapping of the international yoga and music festival and the amazing vibe this brings to the already vibrant town of Ubud. The per person rate from $1,795 includes seven nights accommodation, all meals, yoga workshops, massage, a full day ticket to Bali Spirit Fest, airport transfers and more. Participants are encouraged to extend their stay to include the end of the festival. See:

Two other Bali retreats this spring are: Rhythms of Life Bali Retreat with Camden Hock May 11 - 18 and Holistic Yoga Flow Retreat with Travis Eliot (creator of The Ultimate Yogi DVD) and Lauren Eckstrom in Bali June 22 - 29, 2013.

The first of three scheduled Santorini retreats is May 4-11 with Angel Lucia. Similar programs are scheduled Sept. 14-21 with Dimitra Kotanides and Sept. 21-28 with Giselle Mari and Jennifer Prugh. The program, based at an ocean view luxe boutique property is from $1,995 per person double inclusive of accommodation, morning playful yoga flow, evening restorative yoga, welcome poolside fruit and wine, daily breakfast, four group dinners and airport transfers. See:

Hoddevik explains that destinations are scouted by The Travel Yogi team and are vetted for suitability to host yoga teachers and guests seeking yoga retreat holidays and vacation adventures with time out for yoga each day. Non-yoga practicing travel companions are welcome to join twice daily yoga sessions, or not. Prior proficiency in yoga is not required and, even for practicing yogis, the yoga is always optional.

While the retreats are yoga focused, other destinations offer Yoga Adventures with the opportunity to practice yoga while engaged in other adventure travel activities. A list of international and domestic destinations for 2013 include but are not limited to Aruba, Galapagos, El Salvador, Santorini, Maui, Cabo, Tulum, New Zealand and Vermont. Guests practice and play with some of the yoga world's best known instructors: Annie Carpenter, Kathryn Budig, Giselle Mari, Jennifer Pastiloff and Ashley Turner to name a few.

About The Travel Yogi

The Travel Yogi is about expanding boundaries through yoga and travel. Founded in 2010, the goal is find balance and personal transformation through yoga practiced in naturally inspiring destinations. The travel Yogi engages truly gifted teachers who can expertly handle all levels of experience and ambition. Distinguishing itself from others in the same space, the Travel Yogi discovers and organizes compelling locations that get yogis traveling adventurously in a way that typical yoga retreats do not.
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