Beachwear, sun dresses, shorts and t-shirts, comfortable blankets for the pool and even a practical sarong. A costume is one of those vacation garments that you should always travel with. Not only do they look nice, but they will also protect you from the strong rays of the sun. Many establishments don't allow bathers to wear swimsuits, so it's essential to cover up when heading to a tavern near the beach.
A yoga retreat is the perfect time to receive personalized attention from your yoga teacher, with more practical adjustments to deepen the correct alignment of the asanas. You can also bring a yoga towel if you are practicing hot yoga or Ashtanga or visiting a warm country so that you feel comfortable while you sweat, and a blanket to keep you comfortable in the savasana or when meditating early in the morning or at night. If you combine surfing with yoga, most retreats offer board and wetsuit rentals if necessary, but for hiking retreats you'll definitely need to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and a jacket appropriate to the weather. While you can put on your favorite trendy sportswear for your yoga classes at home, in your retreat you can prioritize comfort and ease of movement.
If you're looking to book your yoga retreat, you'll want to search and compare several retreats and know that they're all legal. Yoga retreat centers used to provide all the essential yoga equipment you needed for your asana practices, but, due to the pandemic, many now require that you bring your own mat for hygiene reasons. Yoga retreats are also the ideal vacation for women traveling alone, as they will be busy with activities in a fun and safe environment, with plenty of healthy food and meeting with like-minded people so that there is no risk of feeling alone. I recently went to a wonderful yoga retreat in the southwest of France and I was too prepared, embarrassingly.
Even if they do, if there's ever a good excuse to improve your yoga mat, it's a yoga retreat, and it's more hygienic to have your own. Start with the basics: the things you always need at the top of your luggage list when you travel abroad (if your yoga retreat is local, you can skip this part). If you want to deepen your yoga practice, or just want to take some time to reconnect with yourself, a yoga retreat is the perfect break. Yoga mat, even if there are places where you can find yoga mats, often the quality isn't as good as that of your own mat.
Not all yoga mats are the same and the last thing you want is to slide while your dog is on his stomach, so take some time to choose a good quality yoga mat with good grip and cushioning to make you feel comfortable. Cultural and spiritual dress codes vary, so check with the retreat organizer before your visit, as many yoga teacher training courses require you to wear all-white clothing for opening and closing ceremonies and it's always a good idea to wear a shawl to cover up. Also, if you wear eyeglasses, consider wearing contact lenses for your retreat if you can, as wearing glasses while practicing yoga can be uncomfortable. If you're deciding what to pack for a yoga retreat in Bali, you'll probably want to include sandals and an emergency raincoat.