If you’re looking to press pause and reset, look no further than a yoga retreat in Ohio, the perfect pair of Midwest hospitality and ancient yogic traditions.
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While people may often think of yoga retreats happening in exotic locations, Ohio has quite a few yoga retreats to offer, too! Retreat hosts have tapped into the natural resources of this state to offer top of the line itineraries in accommodations ranging from luxurious to rustic and off-the-grid. These retreat packages typically include yoga and meditation classes, accommodations and catered meals for the duration of the trip. To help you in your search, we’ve selected five of the best yoga retreats in Ohio to highlight below.
Native Wellness + Co.
Escape to Hocking Hills for a four-day, three-night retreat with Native Wellness + Co., Ohio’s premiere wellness and adventure company. On this retreat, participants will be guided through daily yoga sessions, wellness workshops and on forest therapy hikes. Learn mindfulness practices and spend time journaling with writing prompts to encourage self discovery. Guests will stay in Angel’s Envy Lodge, a luxurious group accommodation at Bourbon Ridge Retreat. Guests can enjoy the firepit and theater room, as well as the indoor outdoor pool and 16-person hot tub. All meals are prepared by a private chef and included. From $999 per person
Ayur-Shilpi Ayurveda and Wellness Retreat
Experience the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda on a four-day weekend retreat at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The retreat promotes inner harmony through yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic treatments. Ayur-Shilpi’s retreat starts with an opening fire ceremony, leading into a weekend of Ayurvedic instruction and community-building activities. Guests will stay at the Hope Springs Institute, which is nestled on 130 acres of wilderness. There are nearby trails to be enjoyed on silent meditation hikes and during free time. A group excursion to the infamous Serpent Mound is built into the retreat agenda as well. All meals are included, however, airport transfers are not provided. From $999 per person
Vino and Vinyasa On the Lake
Pittsburgh’s South Hills Power Yoga offers a weekend retreat to nearby Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. The itinerary includes four full yoga practices in the Inn’s event room, as well as optional evening massages and morning meditations. Weather permitting, some of these classes can be held outdoors. Guests can explore the grounds during afternoon free time, visit the spa, or enjoy a glass of award-winning wine on the Inn’s patio. Meals are included and prepared by the kitchen staff using seasonal ingredients. Retreat guests will stay at Lakehouse Inn and Winery, a beautiful bed and breakfast with several types of accommodations. From $649 per person
True Nature Holistic Retreats
True Nature Holistic Retreats has created a unique opportunity for people to unwind and reconnect to themselves on a Silent Retreat in Holmes County, Ohio. These group retreats start with an opening ceremony, after which talking will no longer be permitted for the duration of the retreat. Self-Breema, yoga, and meditation are on the agenda, as is a 30-minute Breema treatment to release tension and balance the emotions. Guests have several lodging choices, from a cabin to a tipi, and are asked to bring their own linens and toiletries. This is a more rustic experience featuring outdoor showers and composting restrooms. From $435 per person
The Yoga Bar’s Retreat
Whether traveling solo, as a couple, or with friends, the Yoga Bar’s Hocking Hills Fall Retreat is suitable for all. This retreat has a la carte options, so each attendee can select what they’d like to participate in. The retreat fee includes yoga and meditation classes, as well as a hiking excursion. Guests can opt into lodging and meal packages at a discounted rate with the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. Additionally, guests will have priority bookings at the Spa but will be charged per treatment. Morning tea and coffee service is provided free of charge. From $225 per person plus lodging and food