Does “relaxed, yet engaged, with a unification of mind, body, and spirit” describe a yoga class or a hit of Afghan Kush? Trick question—it’s both. Yoga and weed complement each other so perfectly that everyone from spiritualists to exhausted rat racers is flocking to the legal states for cannabis-inspired yoga retreats that promise to restore, rejuvenate and enlighten world-weary pilgrims. Has your zen gotten away from you? You’ll have a good chance of finding it at one of these upcoming getaways.
LunaGanja Yoga Retreat for Women
As the name implies, this three-day, two-night escape to California’s Joshua Tree is reserved exclusively for female tokers/yogi. Yin, Hatha, and restorative yoga combine with meditation, mindfulness and the medicinal plant that’s legal in the Golden State even when it’s not medicinal.
Edibles, vape pens, and infused tea are all included in the $285 per person price tag, although you’re free to bring your own goodies if you like. Vegetarian/vegan breakfast and lunch are all part of the package, as is a goddess sound bath meditation and a cannabis ceremony that aims to both educate and enlighten. The Oct. 12-14 retreat is filling up fast, but if you miss it, don’t worry—they’re bringing it back in March.
Couples Cannabis Yoga Getaway
Reconnect with yourself and your squeeze at a three-day couples excursion to the PuraVida Float & Retreat on the banks of the mighty McKenzie River in Vida, Ore. Ganja yoga and cannabis cooking sessions are plentiful, but your senses will also be heightened through float and light therapy, sound healing, hot tubs, bonfires, and immediate access to the river’s waterfalls and hot springs.
Yoga glamping in its highest form, the retreat costs $1,200 per couple. The fee covers the cost of not just great bud and kundalini yoga, but a sense of intimacy with each other and the group. There’s even a happy hour with a good, old-fashioned joint-passing session.
420 Yoga Retreat
From August 3-5, a tiny sliver of the majestic Colorado Rockies becomes an oasis of laughter, music, meditation, pot and yoga. The 420 Yoga Retreat rejuvenates with DJ’d freeflow meditation, six healthy meals prepared according to your dietary likings and a 420 goodie bag that lets you take a little piece of your adventure home with you.
But the real draw is retreat leader and ganja yoga guru Yogi D himself. Yogi D’s funky, friendly vibe is infused into the retreat, which costs $395-$645, depending on your choice of accommodations. Mobile devices? No. Shiatsu, Thai and therapeutic acro massage? You bet—and if that’s not enough, opening day closes out with a classic campfire smoke and s’mores session.
Ganja Goddess Getaway
The Ganja Goddess Getaway mission statement is “to help connect women to each other and to the plant.” The purpose of this overnight retreat for ladies is the introduction — or reconfirmation — of cannabis as a therapeutic tool for meditation, creativity, and spirituality. Yoga plays a starring role in the retreat, but it’s by no means the only game in town. Other body-mind unifying movements like qigong, swimming and belly dancing are all available for anyone looking to expand their repertoires.
Toking, edibles and a dab bar are there to help participating goddesses reach their highest inner plateaus. Tickets cost $210—that’s $420 for two if arithmetic isn’t your thing—and dates are scheduled through the summer, fall, and winter in places like Coachella Valley, Calif., Lake Selmac, Ore. and Trinity, Calif.
Elevate and Align
Denver-based Twisted Sister is a ganja yoga pioneer that hosts a range of cannabis-based retreats, and this July it’s Elevate and Align. Like so many great pot-based-anything retreats, Elevate and Align is backdropped by the postcard scenery of the Rockies. Daily yoga sessions are heightened by the thin air and judgment-free space where you can meditate, medicate, and decompress.
Start your days with sunrise asana and meditation in the mountain forests, then enjoy some nature yoga before exploring your inner dharma. Along the way, you’ll develop your own life mission statement to keep you on the righteous path when you venture back to reality, but not before you get in the zone with mindful coloring in a sacred spaces workshop.
Women’s Ganja Yoga and Spa Retreat
Unlike so many back-to-nature ganja retreats where accommodations are intentionally Spartan, home sweet home at the Twisted Sister Women’s Ganja Yoga and Spa Retreat is a modernist-inspired, mid-century luxury home equipped with wifi. The structure is secluded on 90 acres and boasts sleeping quarters with names like Lakshmi, Shakti, Saraswati, Parvati, and Kali.
The second day includes an afternoon at nearby Devil’s Thumb Ranch, where you’ll find an 18,000-square-foot spa that soothes weary bodies and minds with rejuvenating treatments and soaring views of the Continental Divide. The cost is $675-$800 and includes daily massages, yoga sessions, healthy meals, goodie bags and, of course, some of the finest weed in Colorado.
Ganja Yoga’s Harvest Renewal Retreat
Ganja Yoga founder Dee Dussault personally cultivates the topicals, edibles, smokeables, CBD and vaporizers you’ll indulge in when you reach Seattle for the Harvest Renewal Retreat, although you’re of course welcome to BYO. Drinks of choice are terpene mocktails by night and CBD iced tea by day. Farm-to-table meals are followed by fresh low-dose desserts.
An impressive range of weed-enhanced yoga variations are on the menu, and each class is paired with a carefully selected cannabis product. You’ll get acquainted with self-massage yoga, upbeat Hatha, restorative yin-style yoga and Dussault’s specialty, tantra yoga. Depending on accommodations, tickets cost between $474-$1,289.
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