Self-care is something that is overlooked as a mama. We tend to take care of everyone else, including the animals, before ourselves. Finding the time to add in a trip to the gym, getting a pedicure, going for a massage or even ordering a glass of wine with friends is often the last priority on a mom’s agenda. One great way to get some self-care time in is attending a yoga retreat weekend. The Pacific Northwest is not only an amazing place to live, but a wonderful place for yoga retreats. Being able to drive a few hours to a nature filled yoga retreat is a great luxury that we have living in the Pacific Northwest.
Here are FIVE local yoga retreats near Portland. Why not try one this summer and improve your self-care?
1. Heaven and Earth Retreats (Banks, OR)
Located just 30 minutes west of Portland, the Heaven and Earth Retreat Center is in the scenic foothills of the beautiful Oregon coast, making it the perfect place for a weekend retreat. They offer daily yoga classes and meditation at all different levels of experience, and host different workshops and retreats during the weekend throughout the summery.
2. Back to Nature Yoga Retreat (Eugene, OR)
The Back to Nature Yoga Retreat is put on by Ambuja Yoga at the Tipi Village in Marcola. This three-day, all-inclusive “glamping” style women’s retreat is held in July. Located right next to the river on beautiful grounds, it’s a beautiful background for practicing yoga and the perfect location for a retreat.
3. The Yoga Lodge (Whidbey Island, WA)
The Yoga Lodge resides on beautiful Whidbey Island, just northwest of Seattle in the beautiful San Juans. With twice-daily yoga classes, beautiful hiking and meditation workshops, and a whole calendar of retreats on their schedule, you are sure to find the right self-care yoga retreat for your needs here.
4. Aham Yoga, Sleeping Lady Resort (Leavenworth, WA)
If you have never been to Leavenworth in Washington, this retreat is worth the excuse to visit the quaint Bavarian town tucked away in the mountains. The Sleeping Lady Resort is just as beautiful with its glorious grounds filled with pines and the river. Aham Yoga is a Yoga studio in Redmond, WA and every year they bring their yoga practice to the middle of the woods in Leavenworth. The weekend is filled with yoga, relaxing, great food and beautiful scenery.
5. North Cascades Summer Retreat, North Cascades National Park (Diablo, WA)
A beautiful summer retreat for yoga in July. The retreat is in the Northern Cascades of Washington state, which provides a breathtaking view of the surroundings. Not only do they host tons of yoga during the day, but they also offer a guided canoe tour on Diablo Lake and wonderful, nutritious meals during the retreat weekend.
Know of any local yoga retreats we’ve missed? Please leave them in the comments below!
Jennifer is the owner of the motherhood blogging community for busy moms and military spouses,. Along with blogging and freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife, and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born and raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books, and drinking coffee.