What to Pack for a Yoga Retreat

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This offers you a break where you and your body can sink into a state of relaxation and revitalise. As the popularity of yoga has risen over the last decade, more and more people of all ages are unearthing the wonderful benefits that this form of exercise can offer. Alongside the growth in popularity of the exercise, yoga retreats have also seen a tremendous increase in interest. This offers you a break where you and your body can sink into a state of relaxation and revitalise. The choices of location for one of these retreats are almost endless, with opportunities popping up all over the world! If you have decided to embark on a yoga retreat adventure, it is best to pack light, and here is what we would recommend you bring.

Why venture on a yoga retreat?

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There are so many reasons why you should embark on a yoga retreat, and it often doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or someone more experienced, you will always learn something new. From the opportunities to make new friends with like-minded people and to share your stories, to being able to take some time out of your busy schedule for yourself to de-stress and relax during a digital detox, the range of benefits that await you on your next yoga retreat are almost endless.

What to pack for a yoga retreat:

Clothing:

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For a yoga retreat, the items you will need are minimal and will likely depend on when and where you are travelling, as well as what the weather will be like. The best way to approach packing for your trip is to utilise layers that can be added or removed to keep you at the optimum temperature. The most important feature that is needed from your clothing will be comfort, and our range of luxury silk clothing offers the perfect range of items for a yoga retreat. All of these items pack away into our silk boarding packs to perfection and offer ease of packing. Take the stress out of packing and invest in your silk clothing collection today. We recommend you bring:  

  • Yoga pants – these should fit well and be comfortable, helping you to keep your focus.
  • Smarter trousers - such as our silk pareo trousers.
  • Sports bra – for comfort during your yoga and meditation sessions.
  • Tops - bring a mixture of comfortable yoga tops and something special for the evenings.
  • Socks - you may be adopting a barefoot chic style, but socks can offer comfort and warmth.
  • Dress or skirt - we recommend a pareo skirt for its versatility.
  • Cardigan/jumper – to drape over your outfits and keep you warm.
  • Shawl - perfect for dressing up a little more or to wear during a meditation.
  • Swimsuit – for a dip in the pool or the sea.
Don’t forget to be prepared for both indoor and outdoor activities!


Footwear

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Whilst in a yoga or meditation session footwear will often be unnecessary, comfortable shoes such as flip flops or sandals will be essential for day-to-day use. If you plan to do a little walking or sightseeing, you may also want to bring along a second comfortable pair of shoes.

  • Flip flops
  • Simple sandals
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
Yoga Gear

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Some yoga retreats will offer these items to you in a welcome pack, however it is best to check beforehand to ensure that you bring all that you need, including:

  • A yoga mat
  • A hand towel
  • Mat wipes

Other accessories

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During the downtime on your yoga retreat, it is recommended to practice mindfulness, to write a journal or to read a book. These activities help you to fully relax, and many benefit from keeping a journal of their time to reflect back on in the future.

  • A book to read
  • A journal
  • Toiletries
Where will you be travelling on your next yoga retreat? We would love to hear from you, so get in touch with us via our Facebook (@ddoocollective), Twitter (@ddoo_collective) or Instagram (@ddoocollective)! 

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