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Yoga vacations : a guide to international yoga retreats
Cunningham, Annalisa, 1957-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Fe, N.M. : J. Muir Publications : Distributed to the book trade by Publishers Group West, [1999]

Physical Description:
xviii, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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People increasingly are seeking vacations that are relaxing rather than chaotic, that help them renew their sense of health rather than keep them running frantically from sight to sight. Yoga Vacations highlights over 100 different vacation centers and retreats for both the beginner and advanced yoga practitioner. It includes detailed, thoughtfully Written entries providing information on teachers' styles and philosophies, recommended levels of experience, activities and services, and the basics on accommodations, meals, and fees.

The author, a 15-year yoga instructor, makes a distinction between yoga vacations and retreats to help readers customize their perfect getaway. Some destinations are strictly retreats -- places for quiet, in-depth yoga study -- while the vacation settings listed allow free time for nearby shopping and sightseeing.

Author Notes

Author Annalisa Cunningham, M.A. Counseling, has been a certified Hatha yoga instructor for more than 15 years and a certified massage therapist for more than 20 years. She organizes yoga vacations and retreats in the U.S. and Mexico.

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Library Journal Review

Reminiscent of recent travel books that feature "change-your-life" vacations, this book specifically targets yoga retreats across the world. Cunningham, who has been offering yoga vacations for many years, has selected what she considers the best international yoga vacations, as well as retreats that offer accommodations and meals. The entries are arranged geographically by country and state; and each entry includes several pages of informationÄlike when the retreat or vacation is offered (some are only a specific week each year) and what style of yoga is followed. Very detailed information is provided on student criteria, disability access, number of participants possible, accommodations, meals, fees, and daily schedules. The descriptions are well written and somewhat interesting, but this book is only going to find a limited audience among people looking for this kind of vacation. Buy for larger public libraries where yoga books and "change-your-life" travel books are popular.ÄAlison Hopkins, Queens Borough P.L., Briarwood, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. iv
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. vi
Introducing Yoga Vacationsp. viii
Guide Notesp. ix
What Is Yoga?p. xii
U.S. Yoga Vacations and Retreats
Arizonap. 3
Californiap. 6
Coloradop. 44
Floridap. 50
Hawaiip. 53
Illinoisp. 71
Indianap. 73
Mainep. 76
Marylandp. 82
Massachusettsp. 84
Minnesotap. 90
Montanap. 94
New Hampshirep. 99
New Yorkp. 102
North Carolinap. 108
Oregonp. 112
Pennsylvaniap. 114
Utahp. 116
Virginiap. 118
Washingtonp. 125
West Virginiap. 128
Wisconsinp. 130
International Yoga Vacations and Retreats
Austriap. 135
Balip. 137
Canadap. 164
Caribbean Islandsp. 173
Costa Ricap. 187
Francep. 191
Greecep. 193
Indiap. 195
Irelandp. 197
Italyp. 201
Mexicop. 206
Nepalp. 239
New Zealandp. 241
Perup. 243
Switzerlandp. 246
Appendixp. 249
Indexp. 251