Luxury For the Soul: Elemental Yoga Retreats

Elemental Yoga Retreats, a lifestyle division of Elements Yoga & Wellness Center, an award-winning boutique yoga studio based in Darien, Conn., is developing destination yoga retreats with a holistic, spiritual and cultural component at world-class properties throughout the globe.

Voted “The Best” yoga studio in Connecticut for six consecutive years by Greenwich Magazine, Westport Magazine, and New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton Magazine, Elements Yoga & Wellness Center is a spiritually-centered school that offers various styles and levels of yoga as well as expert instruction from acclaimed teachers representing a full and diverse spectrum of disciplines. The studio’s retreat division was formed to host intimate yoga retreats at boutique properties aimed at invoking a total-body transformation. Culturally influenced by their locations, retreats will uniquely combine inner work with outdoor adventure to rebalance the mind, center the soul and nourish the spirit. Enriching activities inspired by local custom and heritage in concert with deep yoga practice and spiritual meditation create a singular experience for soul-searching travelers and yoga practitioners.

November 7-11, 2010, marks Elemental Yoga Retreat’s inaugural “Mystical Mayan Adventure,” which will be held at award-winning Ceiba del Mar Beach & Spa Resort in sleepy Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, on the picturesque shores of a private, white-sand beach, serene and secluded Ceiba del Mar boasts numerous hospitality accolades, a limited-number of ocean-view suites, fine dining and a destination spa. In keeping with its commitment to and exploration of local culture, the “Mystical Mayan Adventure” will be Mesoamerican-influenced and feature restorative yoga and meditation, as well as a complementary Temazcal Ceremony, discounted spa therapies and optional cultural activities.

Boutique properties such as Stonewater Cove Resort and Club in Shell Knob, MO, and Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands are among the destinations tapped to host similar yoga retreats in 2011.

For more information, visit Elements Yoga & Wellness Center, www.ElementsYoga.com.