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Yoga in United States: Our top choices

» Here is our selection of the best yoga retreats, yoga holidays and yoga teacher trainings in United States «

The US is a nation that is almost impossible to describe, although novelists and journalists have been trying for a couple of centuries or so. Gargantuanly big, teeming with life, and rich in startling stories and natural beauty, America is a breeding ground of every contrast imaginable. There’s no official language, but English dominates, with Spanish the second-most prevalent language. The currency is the not-so-mighty-anymore greenback (the US dollar), which should not be confused with the neighboring Canadian dollar although plenty of US citizens make this mistake.

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Cultural influences abound here with food, fashion, and neighborhoods varying wildly depending on the ethnicity of the people living there. India’s presence is also felt, not least in the abundance of yoga opportunities. There are ashrams and slick spa retreats, yoga studios and beach sessions, lectures, yoga teacher training, groups heading overseas, and even the occasional university course that studies yoga. Yoga is big business in the US, and weeding out the valuable from the superficial can be a time-consuming endeavor.

Getting into the US can be an event by itself, with post-911 strategies including full-body scans, iris scans, and random searches. Also, make sure your visa is current and that you have a return ticket booked or you’re likely to never make it out of the airport. Once customs has been cleared and the ocean of homogenous malls and suburbs has been passed though, America begins to shine. Natural beauty like none other (it doesn’t matter how many photos of the Grand Canyon you see, there is nothing that can replace the haunting and humbling experience of being there), and climates so diverse it’s easy to believe you’ve somehow been transported to another continent.

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  • What we love
  • The head-spinning cultural and natural contrasts
  • Huge number of yoga retreats and training courses to choose from, in all kinds of settings
  • The diversity of hyper-local food, art, and music
  • What to know
  • You may not need a visa if you are from an exempted country
  • Food and petrol tend to be cheap
  • The northern states are extremely cold in winter and many yoga retreats close for the season
  • Why go
  • Unforgettable experience
  • Diversity of land and culture
  • Rich in yoga retreat options
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    • Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville

      »An Indian ashram experience in the American heartland«
      Yoga style: Other, Integral
      Yoga offer: Yoga teacher training, Yoga retreats, Yoga courses
      Location: United States > Buckingham
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    • Kripalu

      »The largest yoga retreat in North America«
      Yoga style: Other
      Yoga offer: Yoga teacher training, Yoga retreats, Yoga courses
      Location: United States > Stockbridge
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    • Ananda Ashram New York

      »Ashram-lite in upstate New York«
      Yoga style: Hatha, Other
      Yoga offer: Local classes, Yoga teacher training, Yoga retreats
      Location: United States > Monroe
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    • Feathered Pipe Ranch

      »The perfect all-round yoga retreat in Big Sky country«
      Yoga style: Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Other
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats
      Location: United States > Helena
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    • 7 Centers Yoga Arts

      »Deeply breathing the arid desert air of Arizona«
      Yoga style: Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats, Yoga teacher training, Other, Local classes
      Location: United States > Sedona
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    • Shoshoni Yoga Retreat

      »An ashram experience with a touch of spa«
      Yoga style: Hatha
      Yoga offer: Yoga teacher training, Yoga retreats
      Location: United States > Rollinsville
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    • Sewall House

      »A yoga retreat disguised as an old-world Bed and Breakfast«
      Yoga style: Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Nidra, Iyengar
      Yoga offer: Yoga teacher training, Yoga retreats
      Location: United States > Island Falls
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    • Kalani

      »Hawaiian for heaven on earth«
      Yoga style: Hatha, Vinyasa, Other, Yin, Restorative, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Nidra
      Yoga offer: Local classes, Private classes
      Location: United States > Pāhoa
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    • Nurturing Nest

      »An unassuming exterior with a golden heart of yoga«
      Yoga style: Hatha, Other
      Yoga offer: Local classes, Yoga retreats
      Location: United States > Desert Hot Springs
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    • The Himalayan Institute

      »From the ancient mountains to the virtual world«
      Yoga style: Hatha
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats, Yoga courses
      Location: United States > Honesdale
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    • SwellWomen

      »For women who are following their bliss all the way to Maui«
      Yoga style: Vinyasa
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats, Other
      Location: United States > Maui
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    • Golden Bridge Yoga

      Yoga style: Kundalini, Vinyasa, Restorative
      Yoga offer: Local classes, Yoga courses, Yoga teacher training
      Location: United States > Santa Monica
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    • Big Sky Yoga Retreats

      Yoga style: Vinyasa, Restorative
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats
      Location: United States > Montana
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    • Garrison Institute

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      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats, Yoga teacher training
      Location: United States > Garrison
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    • White Lotus Yoga

      Yoga style: Hatha, Vinyasa
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats, Yoga teacher training
      Location: United States > Santa Barbara
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    • The Pearl Laguna

      Yoga style: Power, Restorative
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats
      Location: United States > Laguna Beach
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    • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

      Yoga style: Sivananda
      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats, Yoga teacher training, Local classes
      Location: United States > San José
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    • The Yoga Lodge

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      Location: United States > Greenbank
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    • Baptiste Yoga

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      Location: United States > Park City
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    • Surf Into Yoga

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      Yoga offer: Local classes, Yoga retreats, Yoga courses, Private classes, Other
      Location: United States > Kauai
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    • Yoga For Surfers

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      Yoga offer: Yoga retreats, Yoga teacher training, Yoga courses
      Location: United States > Aliso Viejo
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