Vacation Philosophy

 

Vacations are all about traveling,  having fun, relaxing, getting out of your daily routine and experiencing new locales and cultures.   Laura believes that yoga can be a significant part of a vacation, but shouldn’t be the sole focus of a trip.  So rather than call these trips “ yoga retreats”, she calls them Yoga Vacations.  On a yoga vacation, we practice yoga, often twice daily.  We also schedule in excursions to learn about local culture and/or history, and to partake in the best that a location has to offer.  For example, we sample local cuisine, have quality beach time, provide opportunities for a wide range of water sports, hiking,  and exploring local markets.  Depending on locations, there are opportunities for bodywork, massage and other healing modalities. 


 

We invite you to join us on vacation—it’ll be one of the best things you ever do for yourself!  No yoga experience necessary, classes are appropriate for all levels and backgrounds.



To register or for more information or questions please contact

Laura Vanderberg:
 

yogictraveler@gmail.com

Past Trips

Experience Yourself Experience France

September 22-29, 2018

Join us in exploring one of the last "non-touristy" parts of France, southwestern wine country!  Our weeklong trip takes us to the Dordogne Valley where we'll stay at a refurbished chateau with our own private chef to prepare farm to table meals each day.  We'll take a day trip to La Roque Gageac and Beynac, partake in regional wine tasting, learn about wine & food pairings and create our own wine to bring home, visit the Issigeac market, and have plenty of time to stroll into a midieval town, explore the acreage around the chateau, and of course, have some yoga!  It's an amazing opportunity to explore both inner and outer landscapes!  Our trip includes 7 nights lodging, transfers from Bergerac, 3 meals daily, all excursions and yoga.  Airfare is not included in this trip.  

Space is limited as a function of the number of rooms in the chateau.  For more information or to register, click on the button below to be redirected to the Travel Yogi website.  The folks at the Travel Yogi are experts in travel to Bergerac- please call them for assistance with your travel to/from our chateau.  

Experience Iceland: 

The Land of Opposites

June 18-24, 2017

If Iceland is someplace you've always wanted to visit- this trip is for you! True to our philosophy, this trip combines yoga with the best of Iceland.  We'll stay in Reykjavík and adventure out to geothermal  springs, including the famous Blue Lagoon, visit magnificent caves, see the Golden Falls, and tour the vast, rugged Icelandic countryside.  Add in a gastronomical tour of this eaty-eclectic country, whale watching and a chance to see the only place in the world where the tectonic plates meet above ground (yes, really!).  And with all this adventure, there's still downtime to wander town, soak in hot springs, catch a massage or schedule an additional activity.         

  
 
Soak In Southern Spain Yoga Vacation
October 1-8, 2014

Come and soak in the natural beauty, culture, history and cuisine of southern Spain!  We'll spend 7 nights at the lovely Centro Punto de Luz, a recently remodeled yoga retreat space, where all rooms are singles with en suite bathrooms.  Enjoy daily yoga with Laura, excursions to explore nearby towns and natural sites, and a daylong trip to Granada and the famous Alhambra Castle.  For more details, please click on the button below.  

 
 

Yes, it's summer and it's hard to think about how much you'll want to get away this winter... but, think about RELAX & RENEW in SANTA TERESA, COSTA RICA on February 20-27, 2016!

 

Enjoy 7 nights at a beachfront boutique hotel, airport transfers, all meals, twice daily yoga & an all day island/snorkeling excursion.  What are you waiting for?  It's not that long before the snow flies! Special early bird discount available if you register before Oct. 15.  Plan your escape!  Go to www.TrueNatureEducation.com click on the calendar and scroll down to our trip date for more details & to register.      

 
 
 

Relax & Renew in Costa Rica

February 20 - 27, 2016

When we're open to opportunity, more opportunities seem to present themselves.  The Galapagos Islands is a bucket list destination for me, so when a dear friend suggested this be our next yoga vacation, I was intrigued!  Would it be possible to do a yoga retreat in this World Heritage location, where 97% of the land is national park, and the most amazing flora and fauna peacefully co-exist with a small human population?  The short answer is YES!  I'm so excited to offer this yoga vacation!!!  We'll experience the ultimate in natural environments from the comfort of a lovely guesthouse on Santa Cruz Island.  Seven days of wildlife, scenery, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, beach and volcanoes all in the same trip!  Oh, and, all meals, excursions and yoga, too!  Want to know more?  Click on the link to the full brochure.  Space is limited-- don't miss out on this once in a lifetime trip!  Call or email me to pick your room & register today!

The Galapagos Islands, Equador

October 10 - 17, 2015

SOLD OUT!

Discover Your Inspiration in Santa Fe, NM
March 18-23, 2013

Come discover Santa Fe, New Mexico and let it inspire you!  All you have to do is get to Santa Fe by 7 pm on March 18th and let the vacation begin! Enjoy 5 nights lodging in an adobe casita with a beautiful yoga space and all the equipment we'll need.  Our trip includes all breakfasts (made to order), 3 dinners, an all day excursion to Anasazi ruins & natural mineral hot springs with lunch included, yoga, and free time to explore the varied and eclectic neighborhood districts of Santa Fe on foot or by shuttle.  Optional activities at additional cost include:  spa treatments and other healing modalities, cooking class, wine and/or tea tasting and more.  Come and be inspired!  Click on the brochure button to see all the details!

 

 

 

Explore Tuscany
August 31 - September 7, 2013

Come explore all that Tuscany, Italy has to offer!  All you have to do is get to Rome (Leonardo di Vinci airport) by noon on August 31st, and we'll do the rest!  Enjoy 7 nights lodging at Ebbio, a 14th century restored farmhouse outfitted with a serene yoga space and all the equipment we'll need.  Our trip includes most meals (lunches not provided when out on excursions), transfers from and to Rome, a day trip to the Mediterranean Sea and local hot springs, excursions into Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, wine tasting, culture, fabulous fresh organic food, and, of course, yoga!  We'll learn about the culture and cuisine, and get to experience all of it, first hand!  Click on the Brochure button below to see all the details!  



 

 

VILLAS SHANTI, PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO

19-26 January 2013

(Past trip)



The perfect vacation enjoy seven nights lodging, yoga classes with Laura twice daily (mats and props included) fabulous brunches, first and last night dinners, a full day's excursion to local sites and lots of free/beach team! Everyone welcome; no yoga experience necessary. Click on the Mexico Poster pdf here for all the details.  



 

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​PERU-MACHU PICCHU

1-14 September, 2012

(Past trip)

It was truly the trip of a lifetime.  We can't wait to go back to the Sacred Valley!​