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Recession-Proof Your Workout: Do-It-Yourself Yoga Retreat

If you've always wanted to attend a seven-day yoga retreat, then you can imagine the benefits of immersing yourself in a new place, practicing yoga daily, and enjoying healthy meals loaded with fresh fruits and veggies. While these retreats are wonderfully relaxing, they often come with a hefty price tag, and in today's economy, it's not something many of us can even consider. You can, however, create your own do-it-yourself yoga retreat.

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Find a yoga studio near you that has daily classes and go to one class every day for a week. You'll reap the benefits of the daily yoga practice you'd get on a retreat, but it'll cost about $70 to $150. During that week, eat meals that are full of juicy fruits, tender veggies, and lean protein (or go meatless), and avoid sugar, processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine. Throw in relaxing hot baths, steaming cups of herbal tea, and a full-body massage. By the end of the week, you'll have spent about $300, and though you may not feel as revitalized as if you were doing sun salutations on the beach in Maui, you'll definitely feel like a new person.

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Skorpio Skorpio 6 years
I try to turn any vacation I take small or big into a "yoga retreat." Finding yoga studios near by where I am headed, and doing yoga and meditation in unexpected areas. =) Maybe purchasing a new yoga outfit to make it special.
alenka alenka 8 years
This is a wonderful idea!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
I like this idea! I always wanted to try a health retreat and this is way more affordable. I think I'll save up some PTO and try this.
cg130 cg130 8 years
Cool idea!
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