So, you’ve finally booked that yoga holiday in Europe you’ve long been wanting to try. But what do you pack for your first yoga retreat?
A yoga holiday requires a little more thought than the regular beach holiday or city break you’re used to. Below, you will see all the necessities to bring for a relaxing, and unforgettable yoga retreat.
With the great selection of classes we have available, it can be a little bit tempting to pack in all your yoga clothing. However, all you have to do is keep it simple. Pack the colours that match easily; this way you will only need a few yoga bottoms and tops. This means you get the benefit of not over packing, whilst being able to chose from a variety of outfits.
A full breakdown of clothes we recommend can be seen below;
We do provide yoga mats, blankets and other props, so you can leave them at home if you wish. But if you want to bring your own, then that’s fine. Some of us yogis develop an emotional attachment to our mats and don’t like to participate without them. If you do choose to bring your own, then remember the following;
The important thing to remember with a yoga holiday, is to remember you’re on holiday. Pack whatever you feel most comfortable in. If you do want to get dressed up and look glamorous, then why not?. after all,you will either be in Italy or Costa Rica.
Many people enjoy reading when on a yoga retreat, so we recommend bringing a few books with you to read in your downtime. Remember, just because you’re here to do yoga, you don’t have to bring spiritual or inspiring books, bring books that will really interest you nd keep you entertained too.
Phone and charger
Notepad and pen
It is always worth bringing your own shampoo, conditioners, shower gels and soaps with you if you have a preference. Remember to bring your deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste with you; no-one wants to do yoga next to someone who has bad breath or doesn’t smell very pleasant!
Shampoo and conditioner
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Hair straightener orcurler
When on a yoga vacation, you will find you’re constantly taking your shoes on and off, so it might be best you pack shoes that are easy to slip on and off, and a nice pair of flip-flops.
Sunflower Retreats hope you enjoy this list and find it useful for your upcoming yoga getaway.
To talk to one of our yoga holiday specialists, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the yoga retreats we have available.